Tuesday, May 14, 2019

cold thermogenesis

It's Monday afternoon. May 13th. Time to check the tub temp.

Water is 55 degrees F. Air is 65 degrees F. This is how I do Cold Thermogenesis in Missouri.

43 minutes. This is the real deal. My main focus is maintaining my breathing. To hear my comments go to the following time stamps.

00:39  check water temp
02:48  breathing 
05:05  clock time
08:51  focus breathing 
09:52  adaption
11:59  duration in cold
13:42  about shivering 
15:45  sunshine helps 
16:29  skin tone
17:27  extend time
21:21  marker 20 
22:07  surrounding temp
23:27  bird song

24:58  tub fits one person  
26:08  cooling with ice
29:00  toe touch warm ups
31:19  marker 30

31:36  when to go longer
32:40  reluctance
36:35  marker 35
39:00  no distractions
39:15  body burns fat
39:25  white fat
39:31  brown fat
39:50  water at 50 - 55 converts white fat to brown adipose tissue
40:07  brown fat warms organs
40:25  happens while I sit here
40:52  workout  
41:35  marker 40


Eleven minutes. Cold organs from being in cold water. It takes one to two hours to bring internal body temps back up to normal. Activity helps. Wrists in warm to hot water does it the fastest for me.

The tub we use:

These are easy methods for cold adaption that Jack Kruse provides: 

Drinking hot water helps warm up my internal organs.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

shall be like a tree

It is 2018. What about the two trees laying in our yard?

Just look at the exposed roots.

Jan called the trees DEAD.

One day in Spring I notice feathers of green fuzz. Then the smallest buds.

  Shoots unfurl. Leaves fan out on the parallel trunks. In spring of 2018 shade is created. The space is a place to explore and be inside tucked away from sight. Yessss.

The two trees full of leaves in 2018 are tied to the activity of God.

The one who delights in the way of the LORD, who considers and takes to heart His instruction WILL BE ---
like a tree planted by the rivers of water...  that brings forth its fruit in its season... whose LEAF will not wither... and whatever one does will prosper.   book of psalms, chapter one, verses two and three
Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD... and whose hope is the Lord. One will BE LIKE A TREE.... PLANTED BY THE WATERS... spreading out its roots down by the stream. One will not fear when the heat comes. But its leaf will be green!! And will not be anxious in the year of drought... nor will it cease from bearing fruit.       book of jeremiah, chapter seventeen, verses seven and eight
The two trees are a word picture for me. 
A reminder of whose I am. 
Who my Keeper is.
The LORD is active  alive.
He has planted me - waters me - 

The trees are alive and green in 2018 and will be also in 2019.

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