Laxatives are not the answer, but you would think they were since they are some of the greatest in demand over-the-counter medicaments sold today.
From an RBTI Perspective, I know of nothing that addresses the cause of constipation like the science and technology of Reams Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI). Why? Not because of laxative deficiencies. rather that the average lifestyle is offensive to healthy digestive function. I know this from all of the individuals I have clinically counseled after analyzing their urine and saliva test based on the science and technology of RBTI. From experience, I can generally say the the average person in the work-a-day world is constipated.
RBTI addresses bowel health:
One of the 7 RBTI tests performed on fresh urine samples is the pH test. Among the many things that pH reveals, a significant one is the speed of the digestion. Yes, the speed of the digestion is a critical factor of constipation and RBTI demonstrates that the root cause ultimately results from a lack of calciums in the food being consumed. When calcium is lacking in the food consumed, the body has to take from its calcium reserves or stores to supply its calcium need. The body needs more calcium by weight and volume than any other mineral. When lacking, the body’s major calcium stores, the teeth and bones, are designed to give of themselves and willingly be cannabalized to make up for what is missing in the diet. This is OK in the short term, but not good on a long term basis.
Calcium lack in the long term, upsets the relationship between necessary calcium types the diet system requires to regulate its pH and thereby its speed. Thus, a change in the speed of the digestion, either too fast (diarrhea) or too slow (constipation) is a signal that conditions in the gut have altered the pH of the digestion away from its ideal of right around 6.40 and calcium problems are at the root of the cause of the vast majority of all digestive and bowel function issues.
The alkaline diet fad:
The science of RBTI reveals that the so called “alkaline diet” is nothing but a nonscience fad taking advantage of the ignorant and desperate. Alkaline diet promoters claim that the pH of urine should be kept above 7.0 and better between 7.2 to 7.4 in order for a person to be healthy. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, RBTI is very clear that urine pH in this range reveals that the digestive contents are moving far too slow and have become very congested, rendering a person to become severely constipated and toxic if the digestion remains at this pH for too long.
In addition, some of the “alkaline diet” programs promote using strong alkalizing agents that contain forms of calcium and other alkalizing minerals that are totally incorrect for the electrochemistry of the bowel and associate body. This creates a calcium excess, which in turn creates a calcium deficiency.
What do I mean by that? When I was first learning how to analyze RBTI test numbers, I encountered a curious finding. Every one of my dental patients who demonstrated severe calcium deficiency, according to the RBTI numbers, had high hair calcium upon hair analysis tests I was doing at that time in my research. What I learned from this is that a calcium deficiency can be directly caused by calcium excess. Likewise, a calcium deficiency can cause an apparent calcium excess. In other words, where too much calcium is either released by the body attempting to compensate for the lack of calcium in the diet, that which is released is not utilized correctly and ends up being deposited in areas where it is not needed, e.g., hair, joints and arteries etc.
Without the information contained in an accurate RBTI urine and saliva test, trying to overcome constipation will only be a symptom based therapy approach which is no better than guessing. Of course Dr. Reams used to always say very adamantly, “Why guess when you can know for sure.” In other words, there is no need to guess about the cause of any health condition, including constipation, as long as you can avail yourself of the information derived from an accurate RBTI urine and saliva test. The cause is never addressed when the cause cannot be determined. Sure, there are many over-the-counter medications that can counteract symptoms of constipation, and your pharmacy happily supplies these products, but none of them will address the cause if it isn’t known.
Wrong supplements for the given gut electrochemistry cause problems:
Why to people generally believe that they may have to also take laxatives when taking calcium and iron supplements? This is due to decisions made by medical practitioners and others who have observed, on a regular basis, that a majority of people do experience constipation after starting calcium and iron supplements. And why do people have this experience? The answer, from an RBTI Perspective, is that they are taking the wrong type of calcium, iron or other supplement which then subsequently and strongly affects their digestion’s particular bioelectrochemistry.
There has been a huge new interest in the health benefits of much larger doses of vitamin D. Many scientists and practitioners are now saying that the RDA for vitamin D needs to be vastly upgraded. Here again any recommendation for using vitamin D at any level, just like calcium, is only a guess unless accurate RBTI testing is used. You see, vitamin D actually has a digestive slowing affect because it is alkalizing to the gut content. So, don’t guess about your vitamin D needs.
Other factors RBTI can reveal that can make your bowel sluggish:
- WATER: 1) Water is critical to the actual consistency of the gut content. Lack of proper water hydration, throughout the day, means the gut content will contain less water and therefore be thicker and of a more solid consistency. When bowel content is too thick, the natural rhythmic contractions that move the bowel content along and through the gut are unable to accomplish their task at the optimum speed. However, when intake of water is correct, it acts like a lubricant assisting the movement of the bowel contents.
- WATER: 2) Where there is a lack of water in the overall electrochemistry of the body, the body cannot access the nutrients like calcium, out of the food, which are so critical. The process of digestion involves a chemical reaction known as “hydrolysis” which is simply converting insoluble food in the digestion into a water soluble form. Adequate water is required for this process. RBTI tests can reveal how much water should be consumed by each individual per day and the way it should be consumed throughout the day.
- RAW vs COOKED: Without the information provided by RBTI testing one will not know how much raw versus cooked foods are best for their particular bowel health. Yes, your unique digestive bioelectrochemisty, as measured by the RBTI tests, will reveal if you need more raw food in your diet or cooked food. It all depends on the speed of your digestion as demonstrated through the important pH test. Eating the wrong consistency of foods can contribute to constipation.
- NUT BUTTERS & CHEESE: These food items can contribute significantly to slowing the bowel. Only RBTI can reveal if your diet should include these or not.
- OILS: Constipation can be aggravated by a lack of the proper oils being included in the diet. Some dietary fads eliminate vital oils and therefore contribute to constipation problems. Some oils are harder to digest than others. The easiest oils for the digestion to process include olive oils and corn oils
- GELATINS: Ever wonder why so much jello seems to be a part of hospital diets? Gelatin can act like a fiber and a lubricant to the bowel contents. Gelatin is also a protein. Gelatins are available from both plants and animals. Again, RBTI can reveal the need for gelatins in the diet. There is no need to guess.
- SALT: You may never have thought that salt might be a factor influencing the symptoms of constipation but it can be. Remember in the old days one of the few ways to preserve fresh meat was the use of salt. Salt draws moisture to itself. In other words, salt can be very dehydrating. This means salt takes water away from an area where it may be needed. Salt excess can be another way water imbalance is caused in the body. This imbalance can reflect back on the gut by taking water from the gut and thereby making the gut content drier and thicker.
- FRESH BREADS vs TOAST: Believe it or not, RBTI can tell you whether you should include fresh baked breads or toast in your diet. If your pH is in a range showing too slow a bowel, only twice baked toast (e.g., zwiebach toast or dry toast) is recommended because it does not make the bowel content thicker as fresh breads can do.
- EXERCISE: One of the last issues that RBTI testing can reveal is the need for exercise. Exercise can help the bioelectrochemistry of the body and bowel or it can detract from it. When the pH is revealing a slow bowel pattern, some type of exercise needs to be recommended. Exercise can shorten bowel transit time therefore speeding up a bowel that is slowed time. However, don’t guess on how much exercise you need when RBTI can tell you how much. By the way, walking is the best exercise for general overall circulation and bowel stimulation.
Finally, I cannot emphasis enough the value of RBTI from my perspective in my working with it in both agriculture and human health since 1976. Nothing holds more potential, to broadly influence the health of mankind more, than understanding and applying the techniques of RBTI. If you haven’t heard about it or have not taken the time to look into it, do yourself a favor and do it. You can read more on this blog on other related health issues and you can see further helpful information here.
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