RBTI Screening and Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes


When I saw this news headline it got my attention: “Sudden cardiac death kills more young athletes in the United States than previously estimated, according to a new study.”

The next few lines of the article also kept my attention. It said, “an analysis of news reports, insurance claims and data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) revealed that one in 43,770 NCAA athletes suffer sudden cardiac death each year, said the researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle. Most recently it was basketball player Wes Leonard of Michigan and Texas quarterback Reggie Garrett,” Both athletes were just in high school. Both athletes collapsed and died right after scoring the winning play. How sad, but not surprising from the RBTI Perspective.

I had a friend in dental school, who was a couple years behind me, that experienced a similar loss due to “sudden cardiac death.” His father was playing tennis when struck down by a sudden and terminal heart attack. What is, in a way, ironic yet so sad as well is that his father had just passed his annual stress test EKG the previous day. He was given a “clean bill of health,” as they say.

Then, not long after my friends experience, I was reading a newspaper and there was a story about an airline captain that dropped dead of a sudden heart attack while at the controls of a commercial airliner between LA and Orlando. Just like my friends father, this pilot had passed a stress test EKG a few days previously. Fortunately, there was a co-pilot.

So, when reading “sudden cardiac death” is causing such havoc in the sports world it was really not surprising,  when given an RBTI Perspective as a reference.  Any facet of society that puts major emphasis on physical performance, should be the best informed about the cause and effect of physical breakdown versus top physical performance. Unfortunately, this is not the case in all areas of the sports and athletic world, let alone the health world as a whole.

What is amazing to consider is how extremely rbtiworld our technology is for imaging and modeling almost every tissue and molecule within the  human body and yet there has been only one man that ever discovered how to screen for and determine if a “sudden cardiac death” was in the offing, and that was over 70 years ago. Yes, I am here to share some facets about Dr. Carey Reams and the RBTI science and technology he discovered and developed beginning in the 1930s. In this particular article, I want to reflect briefly on how RBTI urine and saliva tests can definitely screen and reveal if a person is in a heart attack zone before it occurs.

You see, Dr. Reams discovered that there are two primary factors measured in the urine that can reveal how much stress the heart is under at any given point in time.  Plus, and this is a very important plus, RBTI tests reveal what a person must do to get their electrochemistry to change for the better and move out of the heart stress and heart attack zones to prevent these events.

One of those two substances that cause heart attacks is a soluble form of nitrogen, known as nitrate, that comes from protein that is not being correctly digested. In other words, when food protein is not broken down properly, due to the digestive system not functioning properly, that protein cannot be utilized by the body. In other words, as far as supplying the body’s protein needs, that protein is useless, but can be potentially dangerous.

If the soluble nitrates accumulate beyond certain amounts in the blood, the heart will be put under much greater load. This is due to the soluble nitrates in the blood causing the blood viscosity (thickness) to dramatically increase. The thicker the blood gets the harder the heart has to work. Eventually, if conditions are not changed, the heart will give-out due to over work with a “sudden cardiac death” as the result.

In addition to the part soluble blood nitrates, from improperly digested protein, play in heart attacks, there is another substance that also can cause severe heart stress and heart attacks. That substance is  from waste salt produced from the body’s metabolism. These waste salts are made up of a large number of different salts, although the majority being sodium based. So additional sodium salts in the diet can contribute to the waste salt stress. You see, the fluid that baths the inside and outside of every cell in your body is similar to sea water — it is salty. Your body uses this salty brine to both feed and cleanse all your cells. If your diet and digestion are such that there is more of certain types of salts being ingested than the body needs, then those extra salts have to be eliminated along with the regular waste salts from normal metabolism of the cell. The point to be emphasized here is to  keep all food sources of salt to a minimum and never use sea salt as your dietary salt. That is correct, sea salt is far more potentially harmful to your body’s electrochemistry than just plain NaCl or table salt. The use of sea salt has become a fad and is not based on science.  Sea salt is more harmful than ordinary mined salt since it contains all the different salts of ocean water while mined salt is only one salt, sodium chloride. Sea water salts do not contribute to nourishing the body. They only complicate the electrochemistry.

Why are excessive waste salts a problem for the heart? There are three factors. One, excess salts in the blood cause the red blood cells to get sticky and clump together. This makes the blood thicker, causing the heart to work harder. Two, excess salts in the blood can cause the proteins in the blood to separate from the blood solution. This is called “salting out.” Salting out happens because proteins are less soluble at high salt concentrations. The salt concentration needed for the protein to separate out of a solution differs from protein to protein and the blood has thousands of different proteins in its solution. Some will be affected more than others. In the food industry some types of tofu are made using a salting out process. In the blood, salting out can contribute to greater thickness of the blood as well as plaque and clot formation on the walls of the blood vessels. Three, as salt increases in the blood beyond what is ideal for excellent health, the walls of the blood vessels become more and more irritated. Have you ever experienced getting salt in your eye? This same type of irritation has been shown to be a beginning point for atherosclerosis in arteries and varicosities of veins. Atherosclerosis is a condition where the walls of arteries thicken and loose their elasticity due to the accumulation of cholesterol which substance is natures way of trying to protect the artery wall through lubrication. Veins, on the other hand, react differently to the high salt levels in the blood. Vein walls lose their elasticity and expand and bag as seen in varicose and hemorrhoidal veins. When the walls of the arteries and veins lose their elasticity, an added load on the heart is created. Healthy blood vessels walls are very elastic. That elasticity works with every beat of the heart helping pump the blood efficiently throughout the body. When that elasticity is lost, the heart has to work a lot harder.

Reducing salt use, whether regular table salt or sea salt, is a significant step toward reducing heart stress due to salt. However, it is considerably more important to increase the amount of pure water consumed, which will help remove the excess salts of all types as well as toxic excess nitrate salts. Furthermore, calcium is very critical here. Dr. Reams taught, that salt cannot accumulate where there are sufficient types of calciums available for the body’s electrochemical needs. That is, calcium deficiency contributes to salt problems in the body.

So the bottom line is this. Sudden cardiac death, among any group of athletes or non athletes, can be easily screened for and prevented through the use of the RBTI diet science and technology. Additionally, how prone a person is to a heart attack at any age, has its beginning in the digestion as it is affected by the lifestyle and the quality of food consumed. Poor digestive function is the beginning point for the problems with protein that lead to sudden cardiac death or other types of heart attack.

You are invited to check out my textbooks for more details on these subjects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dr. A.F. Beddoe