Is your strength good?
Yeah. Tthree years ago I went through testing in St. Louis at Washington University Medical School. And there was a team of cardiologists which were examining raw fooders who had had to be least raw footers for five years and they wanted to take a look at me cause of the high fat diet, their cardiologist, thinking fat, this guy's gonna have plaque all over his heart, arteries, everything. And you figure, when I was 15.5, I started with the angina, which is an older person's disease, but they have plaqued arteries and heart and they have to constant heart attacks.
And I probably had 300 heart attacks from the age of 15.5 til I was 22, and 50 of them caused me to pass out. So that was like 8 or 9 a year that it caused me to pass out, which isn't so many, but I never died and only a few times did I get taken to the hospital. But I was out of it by the time I got there and was examined out of the heart attack.
So, there was no need to revive me. And that's probably just cause people are older when it happens, it's harder for them to recover. So, here I was at this University of Washington's medical school, they have a sonogram, that's how they tell the plaque and usually it takes 'em about 10 minutes, 7 -10 minutes, and they're satisfied.
They stayed on me for almost 25 minutes. Looking, looking, looking, look, look, look looking. Couldn't find any. They just found some here and the choroidal artery, but that was heavily plaqued when I was 15 years old. So, there was hardly any, there was just a little bit in that artery, plaque. Will probably go away in the next 10 years.
They were so impressed cause I'd been a juvenile diabetic and they say juvenile diabetics never heal, so the pancreas is dead and that is it. They gave me a sugar glucose tolerance test, and it's the first time I had had sugar since 72 or 73. So man, I was just buzzing. I mean, I tried to write something and the blood pressure had my hand moving so much I couldn't keep standing and they'd take the blood every half hour and test it to see your sugar level.
And usually around the fifth test, which is three hours later, 2.5 hours later, it's usually around 102 - 104, and then the stops. Mine went all the way down to 54. They said I had the strongest, healthiest pancreas that they've seen.
Right after that kinda sugar because they measured the insulin too, so the insulin was high. See in diabetics, there's no insulin. So, the sugar level is high because there's no insulin. Mine dropped with insulin, ripped it out. Controlled the toxic sugar.
What kind of sugar did they use? Cookie or?
No, no, no. They give it to you in a liquid, its a syrup.
If you converted that into the whole box of Oreo cookies?
It'd probably be what's equivalent into a package and a half Oreo cookies.
Let's say a box of sugar cubes that is about like this.
Probably about 15 sugar cubes of sugar.
So, it's not a normal amount sugar.
That's the way they test it.
I'm surprised you would let them give you that.
I wanted to see, I wanted to know. I did not let them x-ray me though, they wanted to X-ray me.
What did they want to x-ray?
My chest, heart and all of that bones.
He was so impressed cause the head of the cardiology division of that university in that medical school is a famous world renowned sports cardiologist for the US Olympics team and athletes all over the world. So, he was really impressed. He says, "Can we do some more tests on you"? And he says, "You've only agreed to do these". And I said, "Sure, do some more tests, what you wanna do"? And they said, "Well, one thing you have to the gym and see how you perform".
And I said, "I haven't performed since 1970. Haven't done any exercise and lifted any weights, done anything like that since 1979, but let's go do it". He said, "Okay, we'll take it easy". I don't know how much of a test it's gonna be if you take it easy, you know?
So, we went up to this top floor, and they had an indoor track and they had all of these electrode machines where you hook yourself up and through a radio wave that sends it back to the machine so they can register everything. Heart, the brain, the pulse, everything. So, they wired me up, they glued all the the electrodes to me and I had to sign another lease.
First they put me on the leg press, see how much weight I put, they started me off of 40 pounds. I said, "Why don't we start with 90"? "No, no, no, no. We got to do this right. You know, I'm not gonna get sued because you get hurt". Said, "Okay, just wasting a lot of time", he went up 20 pounds each time, so he got up to about 260 pounds with the legs and then I went *struggle* and he said, "Okay, that's enough", but it took 260 for me to start showing strain, I probably could have done about 320, something like that with heavy strain.
So, then it was the bench press. So, I got up to 190 before I was like this *struggle*. And he said, "Okay, that's enough". So as soon as I show a good sign of pushing hard, then he stopped the exercise.
So, I got up to 190 and then he put me on the track. So, I did five minutes on the track, but every time I did an exercise, my heart was regular within three minutes. It was on the high side of normal after a 90 seconds. He said, "I've never seen anything like this before. I have people who workout, three, four days a week that can't do what you", he says "You're no youngster".
I was in my mid fifties when those tests were done.