Health at 40

About a month ago I wasn’t feeling so well. I spent most days with body pain and feeling depleted, trying to limit my execration both physically, being up and about, as well as mentally while working on the computer.

The things I wanted to do were computer development work and the gym but even a short at either of these would leave me feeling terrible for the next day. I wasn’t sleeping very much as joint pain would keep me up as I laid in bed which I think compromised recovery. The feeling of depletion is hard to explain but it isn’t related to being tired and the closest thing I can describe it to is the feeling of anesthesia just before you loose consciousness.

I’m about to turn forty and was thinking back to when I was in my twenties and I could do any physical activity I wanted, cycling/karate, and just had to wait a day to recover. But today my physical ability is ruffly 1% of what it was then. I can barley walk let alone go on any kind of travel, hike or adventure.

I was about to go to the clinic a few times to ask for a blood test but the wait times are 3-4 hours and it deterred me. I started reading books on health and diet and found a few interesting points.

The first being breakfast. I used to get up, walk the dogs and make 1/2 cup of coffee, oatmeal and a protein drink. Now when I get up I have half a cup of coffee and wait until 12 or 2 pm for breakfast where I eat a large bowl of dark greens, nuts and olive oil along with a banana.

This was recommended by Max Lugavere and the first time having this for breakfast I felt alive and satisfied. Oatmeal dulls the feelings of hunger but tastes dead. Apparently carbohydrates are bad for the body as sugars they are converted to clog up the functioning of cells. The Oil is supposed to help absorption of the nutrients in the salad and the dark colours in lettuce and vegetables are a sign that the plants have been stressed which is important for later. The nuts contain magnesium and the banana potassium which are for energy. I also take a multivitamin which contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals.

This intermittent fasting fits my lifestyle. Many health advisors recommend intermittent fasting and the rational is that the bodies cells need to experience both comfort and stress which promotes a period of recovery from damage. Eating all the time apparently tells the body that everything is fine and there is no need to recover and as a result the body falls out of repair. It’s also reported in mice to extend lifespan which sounds good.

I have stopped taking protein drinks as a supplement to a meal. It seems as though protein satisfies the feeling of hunger but because one form being Lucien has the effect of telling the body that everything is fine and there is no need to stop replicating cells but to stop and repair damage. Now I will only take protein during exercise and enjoy the alertness I get from feeling hungry through the day.

The second point is that I changed by gym routine. I used to basically do weight training which I enjoyed but now I spend twenty minutes doing high intensity cardio on a stationary bike before any weights. This has been reported to have longevity benefits and stresses the body to encourage the body to repair itself.

Another Item I am incorporating is exposure to higher and lower temperatures to encourage the body to repair.

The last remaining issue is body pain which seems to be nerve related in the back and hips. I have seen many physiotherapists over the years and stretching helps so it’s probably a matter of optimizing for improvement.

In the future I’m looking to experiment with Resveratrol and NMN which I will write about as I learn more.

Right now my energy levels are good enough to enjoy life it’s just the body pain I have to improve.

Photo: The picture is a year old but was taken on a walk up at Banff national park in Alberta. This was an amazing experience but cause extreme hip pain for about a week.

Randonauts

My brother send me a link to a subreddit called reddit.com/r/randonauts with a few instructions on how to install the mobile app Telegram and commands to send to a Fatum-Bot to receive a location to visit.

The Fatum project bot uses a quantum random number generator to find areas on a map nearby with a high concentration of randomly generated points. People use this to create a mental intention while generating a location, then head out and explore taking note of any interesting objects, people or occurrences at the location.

I have only run this once and didn’t read the instructions fully before hand so I didn’t set an intention. The location landed at a nearby park to I took my dogs and I ran into a past work college and caught up.

There have been some remarkable stories posted on reddit of other odd finds on their walk. It’s worth checking out and I still have lots to read on the topic.

This did remind me of a story of a guy who would go on inspired walks though his city. The idea was to follow signs and synchronicities as they play out during the walk and refrain from planning any part of the route. If a buss pulls up, get on, etc. The similarity being that your intuition is pulling from the same source as the random number generator and or the same source acts through both methods. The supposition that something is orchestrating strange occurrences is subjective and only persists because of the craziness that sometimes happens.

I also suspect that something like the factum project might be going on with my dog Noah. When we go for a walk he is always dead set on a particular route, usually different every time we go out. He refuses to change his course and the only option I have to get home is to pick him up and turn around. Sometimes he does get too tired and gives up though.

I have tried tricking him by picking him up spinning him around to disorient him then starting on a new path and putting him down but after a few seconds he stops and turns back to his original route.

The first time I let him lead after noticing he is adamant about where he is going we got to a shopping mall. He wanted in but i’m pretty sure pets aren’t allowed so I picked him up and went home. The next time he wanted to go into a shop for baby supplies, I should have checked it out as my daughter is expecting in January. Yesterday we went for a morning walk he led for a couple hours and we ended up at a bright coloured house he insisted on going to but it’s not my house so I picked him up and started heading home. I noticed that the address was 3009 and my condo unit number is 309.

When I bought the condo the first time I walked in the unit number on the door jumped out at me as is if the number was significant. My feeling is that every number has meaning and the combination of them makes a story. Myself I notice 11:11 and 12:34 all the time for example. I think I have a basic guess of the numbers but i’m not certain at this point. Also three is a number that occurs most frequently for me. I’m not sure if the numbers are universal and apply equally to others or if they hold meaning different for each individual.

Interesting to think about and experiment with. I will probably write more on this over time.

Synchronicity

I have been noticing a series of interesting synchronicities lately. They were happening several times a day and each one I found surprising. Often times they match pares of two items, for example I would be making some food with two ingredients and as i’m about to pick it up and eat it a YouTube or podcast playing in the background will mention these two ingredients.

I’m getting back into a book on astral projection I made it half way through years ago. I will write a review on the book later, there are some interesting points made in it. In some ways I feel like this one particular synchronicity occurrence that follows is related in some way but I’m not sure how yet.

I went to the movie theatre with a friend last week we saw the latest Avengers End Game movie. It’s in 3D and as we walked in we both forgot to grab the 3D glasses. I looked at the ticket before hand and remember seeing that it was in 3D, I have never before in my life gone into a theatre without grabbing the glasses, I remember thinking when the movie started that’s weird, why did I do that, no big deal though the glasses are just at the door.

I think I enjoyed the movie more than my friend who had to think about it. When I got home I put on my apple TV to listen to music as I work on my laptop. At this point the apple TV is seven years old and i’m expecting it to kick the bucket any day now. The picture looked like it was bifurcating as if it was rendering the image interlaced in two locations just as a 3D movie in the theatre plays. This however is not intentional and a glitch. Special glasses won’t fix this. I thought well the Apple TV gave me a good run, at least if I buy a new one it will be a better model. I unplugged the power a few times to restart, replaced the HDMI cable, no change. Bummer, but oh well.

This is what it looked like.

The next day though it was back to normal.

I have a feeling that this means something but i’m not clear on what. The book i’m reading is describing the nature of the human mind and body complex being a set of physical, energy, astral and other bodies. Normally we are only aware of the physical body but the others are there and available if we look for them. I would guess that the symbology of 3D as it relates to viewing the world is significant? Or rather the normal world we see is like a picture on the screen but the nature of it behind the presentation is a structure or system. If this occurrence was a metaphor the theatre shows two images aided by glasses to present a 3D scene and the Apple TV was duplicating the same mechanism, being two offset images, in a way that made me take note.

As more context I have noticed that the universe often reflects back on us what we are thinking or answers questions and intentions, that is why i’m holding this weird 3D vision incident as somehow symbolic of some concept.

If you have any thoughts or impressions on this or have stories similar leave them in a comment, I’d love to hear from you.

Bitcoin Price Projection

As an experiment I wanted to see what would happen if I was to look at Bitcoins past rate of change pattern to see when the closest match occurred then take the price changes from that date and projected them forward into a hypothetical future chart.

The rate of change pattern is a plotted line of price changes day to day. The faster the price rises the higher the line will run and vice versa.

Here they are, I eventually will use multiple best match days and average them but for now, a six month pattern catches a pre bull run and projects a $79K USD price in the next few months. Although a three month pattern catches the 2013 peak and projects a decline below 5K USD before a run to $55K USD.

This is not meant to be a prediction and I would not recommend investing based on this information. It is only a thought experiment.

The six month chart doesn’t look right to my eye, I will double check the code.

The three month chart shows a price drop followed by a run in about 230 days time.

You can see in the charts that the actual data ends near the end and the rate and match lines zero out along with the dates.

This report is available at AlgoMega.com

Update:

There was an error in the way I was calculating the best pattern match. I was subtracting the current pattern from each of the historical price patterns but this doesn’t actually match the best pattern it just subtracts the current value from the historical price trends. Instead I changed the report to plot the matches using an inverted absolute value difference between the dates in the patterns. This way the best match actually finds the closest pattern. The results are much more sensible.

Here are the four month pattern results over the past eight years. It matches a peak so the subsequent price action is up a little.

These are the six month pattern results.

Obviously this is not a prediction and if you change the parameters you get different results every time. Because Bitcoin has always gone up over time these types of reports will always show a gain when projected out long enough.

Bitcoin Price Projection

I use reports at AlgoMega.com to get a sense for cyclical trends in the price of Bitcoin. Because the price has risen so significantly over the past eight years the past price history on a simple chart looks almost like a flat line but there are large scale timeline cycles that look, to me at least, somewhat predicable.

This report graph below shows the relative price drop from the last all time high. In this way we can see the price frequency trend between lows every few years and new highs. The price difference between these highs and lows is very significant and a trading strategy that buys during the most extreme levels of relative depth and small sells during high run ups in price as shown on another graph that plots the rate of rise over time should be relatively safe.

I’m posting this update today because while the estimated next all time high date is projected to be really soon, December of this year. The date fluctuates a lot between 2020 and sometimes out to 2021. This date is calculated by looking back through history where the trend is the same, price going up or price going down, and the relative position from the last high is the same and averaging the number of days until the subsequent all time high. I.e. this attempts to project the next all time high assuming the cyclical trend continues. Even if there isn’t a new all time high my prediction is that the price will cycle on a multi year time scale that can be traded. This next all time high date would project the time when the price will reach the past peak of $20,000.00.

Some guesses as to what the price will do after the next all time high follow:

Average gain rate: 6.87
Peak gain rate: 57.35
Last low price: $3303.81 USD
Future average price: $22700.37 USD
Next peak price: $189468.81 USD
Conservative peak price: $132628.17 USD (70% of peak rate)

Of course anything is possible and any future uptrend will depend on a wide variety of factors.

Bitcoin Price Trend Update

Using the current down from high level measured with direction (up/down) against past history and projected forward to the future gives a date of Feb 2020 for a new all time high.

Down from high chart. The value is shown in read and a version of it multiplied by the time since the last low is in black. This is just for curiosity as a hypothesis that if the market cycles the longer a cycle lasts the more extreme the price value is considered.

Mania using 30 days data. This chart shows the rate of price change in red. When the price goes up at a high rate this chart will show a spike and I use it as an opportunity to sell.

Mania over 60 days.

Mania over 90 days.

Mania over 6 months.

 

Up from low. This chart in green is supposed to show the relative gain from the past low for each bear/bull cycle. It still has trouble identifying cycle beginnings so the values are not totally correct. This can be used to calculate a hypothetical future all time high price should we see one more bull run. This chart shows a 50X, 22X, 18X and 57X gain over the past 8 years.

Bitcoin price projection from past cycles.

I am personally investing in Bitcoin because my judgement is that it will provide a gain in value independently of other investment options. Here is a summary of projections that I am using.

Previously I wrote about the timing of the next bull run based on the frequency duration average of past bull runs projected from the current time forward. The date for the next bull run lands around May, June or July of 2020. This is about one and a half years from now.

Today I have some projections on the price Bitcoin could reach if it follows a conservative repetition of peaks followed by long run ups.

This graph is still a work in progress but ruffly shows the btc price and logarithmic price along with the down from high (Red) and up from low (Green). The red line is used to identify market cycle lows for buying and the green line shows the relative price rise from lows for tracking when to sell. However the detection of cycle lows used to calculate the green line is a little buggy in places.

To get an estimate on the price of a possible future bull run peak I average the gains made from past cycles and multiply that factor by the projected current low of $3200. We may not have reached the bottom but the down from high chart shows that we reached levels low enough to be equivalent with past lows.

I have added the first run which is probably not relevant as the volume and market have changed significantly. I see an average low to peak value of 36. Or the peak was on average 36 times higher. So If I multiply the current low $3200 USD with 36x is $115,200.00.

If the next cycle achieves the same 57x gain as the last cycle (2017) the price should reach $182,400.00 usd and if the next cycle achieves a more conservative 17x gain from 2013 the price would reach $54,400.00.

This of course depends on increased adoption and investment from new users to achieve prices at this level.

 

Bitcoin Market Price Drop like 2015

The bitcoin price today has reached the same relative rate of decline as it did during the last major cycle almost four years ago. The decline has also taken almost exactly the same if just a few weeks early.

I’m posting this because I think its a rare event and I’m keeping an eye on the market for a correction and buying in.

The thirty day rate of change over time graph is showing that the current drop is so sharp that less than one half of a percent (13 days out of 8 years) of all past history exceeds it.

The drop from high cycle graph (red) shows the relative drop is now the same as it was in January of 2015. The time value (black) indicates that it has occurred slightly earlier than last time.

The average down from high data from this level to an all time high is 463 days, projecting forward that lands on March 14, 2020.

 

 

 

What was that sound? Astral Projection

For many years I had a strong interest and spent a significant amount of time exploring practices to achieve astral projection. I read many books on the subject, tried exercises over a few years and had some interesting experiences as a result but definitely not as amazing as others. It took a lot of effort and as a result of some roadblocks I put the whole thing on hold for many years. Recently my interest has started to return and I have started exploring again these other worldly experiences.

This morning when I woke up I found myself laying in my bed in this state that I recognize must be as others have described, mind awake body asleep. I knew my body was sleeping in bed and I could tell it was there and I know how to wake it up when I want to. I could hear from the hallway a repeating popping sound. It was super loud and I was aware that it was not coming from the waking world.

The best thing that I could compare the sound to is a kids ball popping toy that pops as it is rolled. Only the sound did not include balls bouncing around just the clicking. I thought it was so loud that if it was from the waking world I would expect a noise complaint as a building council member.

The sound didn’t appear to be moving, it wasn’t someone walking down the hallway. It seemed to be about fifteen feet away. I could feel the sound resonance of it in the space.

I have had this scenario happen before but not in the condo I live now. In the past I have heard things like footsteps on the roof above my room but the only thing I have ever seen with my eyes are an astral version of my dog and bed and room. I haven’t ever seen any person or creature that doesn’t belong. It’s usually very peaceful and quiet.

During this experience I was struck with an unbelievable sense of amazement that there is another world right here and that we can touch it if we really want to.

For anyone that hasn’t experienced this before, I have to say these are not dreams. The sensory input while in this state is far more clear and vibrant than waking life. Dreams are foggy and transient or constantly changing. Waking life has ha heavier, physically more limited feeling. There is a familiar sense of recognition and comfort in this space. There is no physical discomfort from the body, vision is exceptionally clear as with sounds.

The experience this morning only lasted about ten seconds and I felt myself fade out back to my physical body and the natural pain from a twisted neck from sleeping badly. I tried to hold on as long as I can. Some literature describes getting up and walking around to explore. When I try this it just breaks the connection and I wake up. The only way, so far, that I have been able to walk around is to find myself already out of body.

I wonder what the sound was. Maybe tomorrow I can go find out.

 

Bitcoin report projects the date of the next all time high

At AlgoMega.com I have a report the plots the relative ratio of the price as it compares with the last all time high. This is intended to show that the price cycles between periods of troughs and peaks.

The red line shows this ratio where 0 is an all time high and the higher the level reflects a drop. 1 would be a drop to a price of 0. Maybe I made this more complicated than it needs to be by inverting the trends.

I thought it would be interesting to project a possible date for the next all time high using an average of the past data where the ratio matches.

The process looks at the current DFH value and it’s trajectory noting if the price trend is down (bear market) or up (bull market). Then I collect all of the past dates having the same DFH value with the same trend.

The trend direction is important because the same DFH values have different times to the next ATH depending if they are heading down or up as a drop has to bottom out and return the other direction.

All of the DFH values are scanned forward to find the number of days to the ATH and the average of those days are taken.

So based on this method, when is the next all time high? It’s in 544 days on May 27, 2020.

 

 

Here is a markup image on how the calculations are made.

 

Update:

One hour later and the date is May 05, 2020. It is just an average so the value will jump around.

My thoughts on this result are of encouragement for the future of the market. I have read a lot of negative articles and posts on the web because of the recent price drop but over the long term these cycles repeat over and over. If you can wait a year and a half I am guessing that the price will in fact return to a new all time high or at least something interesting.

Anther very interesting date coming up in May of 2020 is the next mining halving from 12.5 btc per block to 6.25. This will reduce the production of currency into the next work going forward from that time.

 

Update Next Day:

Someone mentioned that they don’t like the implication there will be another all time high. So I think it’s more reasonable to use this projection as a possible future multi year high date.

Because the previous metric was inverted I decided to add a sin wave style graph oscillating a zero plane. This way you can see the cycles alternate between over and under valued. The light green line shows the drop from past high and the dark green line shows the same DFH value multiplied by the log value of the number of days since that peak.