10-Day Experiment

The book of Daniel ends with visions, dreams and stories that inspired and baffled scholars and believers for a few thousand years.

But, how does the book start?

With the prophet deciding what he will eat
and what he will not eat.

1.  Decided to NEVER eat or drink a few things that he thought would not be best for body and spirit.

Is there anything you're willing to NEVER eat or drink because you've found them to be that destructive?


No need for a long complicated list…
just decide to not eat or drink those few things.  We're not going for perfect diet…
we're going for perfectly avoiding a few things that you know rip you apart.


2.  Second thing that Daniel decided to do?  To, drink water and eat vegetables!

Fascinating to me that a book that tells of great acts of prophecy and feats of faith…
begins with the decision to drink water and to eat vegetables.

Do you think that when you are thrown into the fiery furnace of your work,
or the lion's den of disaster and diappointment of loss,
that eating vegetables and drinking water could be a beginning point for surviving?

Daniel thought so, too.

Here's the strategy for the day...

Do the same 10-day test that Daniel suggested in Chapter 1.

1.  Completely avoid whatever's on your "never" list.

2.   Do consume the following every day...
a.  5 fruits or vegetables per day.  One serving is 1 cup of vegetables or 1 medium sized piece of fruit
b.  8 glasses of water per day.  I prefer water at room temperature (seems to be easier to drink more of it).

These two keystone habits will automatically change many other habits.
And, of course they fit perfectly with the 1,3,5-Plan for physical, mental, and spiritual health.

365 Health Strategies:  November 25
Walk 3 Miles_______________
Eat 5 Fruits/Vegetables______
Read Daniel Chapter  12_____

Peace & health,


Charles Runels, MD

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Drink 500 ml

Week 47 Day 1
November 19

First, Drink 500ml

Daniel 1:12. "Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink."

Here's a simple way to start your day that will help your health more effectively than the simplicity of the method might imply:  When you wake in the morning, before you put anything else in your mouth, drink 500 ml of "Smart Water."  If you take morning vitamins/supplements, then take those supplements with the water.

First, if you think it's OK to drink lots of water from the tap, I recommend you read a few of the over 5,000 research papers here that talk about all of the contaminants in water from the tap (click)<--  Everything from arsenic to drugs to caffeine.

Yes, I still drank water from a fountain yesterday at the YMCA. I'm not overly protective about it. But, most of the water that I drink does not come from the tap.

Plenty of people make an art out of what's the best wine. Why not spend 1/2 that much effort thinking about your favorite water?

The most simple way to drink healthy water is to start the day with 500ml of "Smart Water." I like it because it's purified with a charcoal filter, then distillation, then with ozone, and then they add back magnesium and potassium (which helps the taste) ... and it's not out of the park expensive. (Here's the details about how they prepare it).

I will vary my water intake with Pellagrino and Perrier and other waters when out to dinner. I also like filling a glass 1/2 with Perrier and 1/2 with grapefruit juice to take the place of Coke and similar products.

If you have another favorite water or a home water purifier, then go for it!

HUGE TIP--You will drink more water if you drink it at room temperature. Test me on that one.

Also, sometimes when I'm fasting, and sometimes between meals, I'll mix amino acids with the water to save muscle mass and they help curb appetite (one of my favorites.click to see on Amazon). This was an old Vince Gironda trick (who was preaching low-carb eating before anyone knew Dr. Atkins existed & who trained Clint Eastwood for the movies).

Hope these "daily" strategies help. The goal is to get you through the Old Testament once in a year and the New Testament twice, remind you of some basic ideas about virtue, and give practical ways to stay healthy.

No one does this perfectly (and I don't always write these strategies everyday--mostly I write them when I think I need them myself!), but just thinking about health strategies that are practical and doable on a daily basis can still make your life amazingly better.

Read Daniel 1-2
Virtue: Justice-Wrong none by doing injuries or by avoiding the benefits that are your duty
Eat 5 Fruits & Vegetables____________________-
Walk 3 miles______________

Peace & health,


Charles Runels, MD

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