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The Real Cause Of IBS & IBD Is Being Missed

Inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 million people. Patients with this condition suffer symptoms that can include painful bloating, constipation, diarrhea or an alternating pattern of both. Many patients try to avoid social interactions because they are embarrassed by their symptoms.

Similarly, an estimated 1.4 million Americans have Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, a chronic digestive disorder. About 30,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. Ulcerative colitis, one of the most common types of IBD, causes inflammation and ulcers in the top layers of the lining of the large intestine. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite. According to statistics, ulcerative colitis patients can be at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.

From the RBTI Perspective IBS and IBD are really two variations on a theme. And many researchers are agreeing that IBS and IBD are interrelated diseases, noting that patients with IBD experience IBS-like symptoms when their IBD is in remission. A 3-year study found that patients diagnosed with IBS were 16.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with IBD during the study period. Serum markers associated with inflammation have also been found in patients with IBS. Some researchers have suggested that IBS is a type of low-grade inflammatory bowel disease.

What is amazing is that researchers are not even close to addressing the CAUSE of IBS/IBD, as far as RBTI is concerned. Newer research blames the overgrowth of micro organisms. For example, a Cedars-Sinai study[1] concludes that bacterial overgrowth is definitively linked to IBS. While another very recent study, from the same institution identified and characterized a large community of fungi inhabiting the large intestine as a key in IBD. Researchers admit that fungi have existed in the gut, but until now have never been studied as to what types, how many and whether they’re important in disease. Now, they claim to be seeing linkages to digestive disorders.

Which begs the critical question these researchers are obviously not asking. What is providing the free room and board for all these micro organisms to even exist in the quantities research has shown?

This is a most critical question. It is exactly like the question that horticultural researchers never ask regarding the cause of a disease that affects stone fruit trees known as bacterial gumosis or bacterial canker — also two variations on a theme just like IBS & IBD. According to horticultural scientists, bacterial gumosis and canker is caused by micro organisms getting into and affecting the cambium or growth layer where the sap flows under the outer bark of a stone fruit tree (e.g., peaches, cherries, apricots, plums). They thoroughly believe that bacteria (known as Pseudomonas) are the real cause because when they test the gumosis and canker contents they find an over growth of those micro organisms, when, in fact, the micro organisms are only the symptom. By believing that the cause is micro organisms, the so-called “cure” is to use anything that will get rid of the bacteria. In ISB & IBD that means the use of antibiotics will be becoming the treatment of choice to “cure” IBS and IBD based on the newest research. “This new study confirms what our findings with the antibiotic and our previous studies always led us to believe: Bacteria are key contributors to the cause of IBS. This clear evidence of the role bacteria play in the disease underscores our clinical trial findings, which show that antibiotics are a successful treatment for IBS.”

It is unbelievable and a gross shame that researchers remain so narrow in their interpretation of information, while at the same time totally believing they have found the cause—when, in fact, they are only looking at a symptom.

Yes, the digestive tract is certainly home to a very large number of micro-organisms. There is an estimated 100 trillion bacteria that call the gut home. In fact, microbes in the gut outnumber human cells in the body. Under healthy conditions most are necessary to aid in digesting food, producing necessary vitamins and suppressing the growth of harmful microorganisms. Others, under the wrong electrochemical conditions, are harmful to the body, contributing to illnesses such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and other IBS and IBD related conditions. Until orthodox researchers begin to understand what the real cause is behind all disease, even IBS & IBD, symptom treatments will continue to rule the day.

I want to be perfectly clear, real cause of IBS/IBD in the human and bacterial gumosis/canker in a fruit tree, however, has been truly revealed by the science and technology of Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI). You see, RBTI has domonstrated a deeper issue as the cause of the micro organism proliferation discovered in both IBS and IBD. The deeper issue is the foundational reserve mineral energy has been depleted to such an extent that free room and board are being supplied for the IBS & IBD organisms to proliferate unabated.

I hope this opened some eyes.

Thanks for stopping,

Dr. A.F. Beddoe, DDS

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[1]Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2012, June 6). Role of fungus in digestive disorders explored.

RBTI Insights — The Cause of All Dis-ease

Inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 million people. Persons with this condition suffer symptoms that can include painful bloating, constipation, diarrhea or an alternating pattern of both. Most individuals try to avoid social interactions because they are embarrassed by their symptoms.

Similarly, an estimated 1.4 million Americans have Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, a chronic digestive disorder. About 30,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. Ulcerative colitis, one of the most common types of IBD, causes inflammation and ulcers in the top layers of the lining of the large intestine. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite. According to statistics, ulcerative colitis patients can be at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.

From the RBTI Perspective IBS and IBD are really two variations on a theme. And many researchers are agreeing that IBS and IBD are interrelated diseases, noting that patients with IBD experience IBS-like symptoms when their IBD is in remission. A 3-year study found that patients diagnosed with IBS were 16.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with IBD during the study period. Serum markers associated with inflammation have also been found in patients with IBS. Some researchers have suggested that IBS is a type of low-grade inflammatory bowel disease.

What is amazing is that researchers are not even close to addressing the cause of IBS/IBD, as far as RBTI is concerned. Newer research blames the overgrowth of microorganisms. For example, a Cedars-Sinai study concludes that bacterial overgrowth is definitively linked to IBS. While another very recent study, from the same institution, identified and characterized a large community of fungi inhabiting the large intestine as a key in IBD. Researchers admit that fungi have existed in the gut, but until now have never been studied as to what types, how many and whether they’re important in disease. Now, they claim to be seeing linkages to digestive disorders.

Which begs the critical question these researchers are obviously not asking. What is providing the free room and board for all these microorganisms to even exist in the quantities research has shown?

This is a most critical question. It is exactly like the question that horticultural researchers never ask regarding the cause of a disease that affects stone fruit trees known as “bacterial gummosis” or “bacterial canker”—also two variations on a theme just like IBS & IBD.

According to horticultural scientists, bacterial gummosis and canker is caused by a microorganism getting into and affecting the cambium or growth layer where the sap flows under the outer bark of a stone fruit tree (e.g., peaches, cherries, apricots, plums). They thoroughly believe that bacteria (known as Pseudomonas) are the real cause because when they test the gummosis and canker contents they find an over-growth of those microorganisms, when, in fact, the micro organisms are only a symptom of the cause. By believing that the cause is microorganisms, the so-called “cure” is to use anything that will get rid of the organisms. In ISB & IBD that means the use of antibiotics will become the treatment of choice to “cure” IBS and IBD based on the newest research. “This new study confirms what our findings with the antibiotic and our previous studies always led us to believe: Bacteria are key contributors to the cause of IBS. This clear evidence of the role bacteria play in the disease underscores our clinical trial findings, which show that antibiotics are a successful treatment for IBS.”

It is unbelievable and a gross shame that researchers remain so narrow in their interpretation of information, while at the same time totally believing they have found the cause—when, in fact, they are only looking at a symptom of the real cause.

Yes, the digestive tract is certainly home to a very large number of micro-organisms. There is an estimated 100 trillion bacteria that call the gut home. In fact, microbes in the gut outnumber human cells in the body. Under healthy conditions most are necessary to aid in digesting food, producing necessary vitamins and suppressing the growth of harmful microorganisms. Others, under the wrong electrochemical conditions, are harmful to the body, contributing to illnesses such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and other IBS and IBD related conditions. Until orthodox researchers begin to understand what the real cause is behind all disease, even IBS & IBD, symptom treatments will continue to rule the day.

I want to be perfectly clear, the real cause of IBS/IBD in the human and the bacterial gummosis/canker in a fruit tree, has been truly revealed by the science and technology of Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization. You see, RBTI has demonstrated a deeper issue as the cause of the microorganism proliferation discovered in both IBS and IBD. The deeper issue is the real cause. The fundamental reserve mineral savings account has been depleted to such an extent that free room and board is being supplied for the IBS & IBD symptoms aggravating organisms to proliferate unabated. IBS & IBD, like all disease, is caused by a mineral deficiency and the overgrowth of problematic microorganisms is nothing more than the result of conditions being created that invite and favor the proliferation of the microorganisms researcher’s have found associated with IBS & IBD. In other words, the microorganisms are the symptom of an underlying mineral deficiency cause.

The cause of IBS & IBD, as defined by RBTI, is really the fundamental cause of all disease no matter how medical science labels it. Yes, Dr. Reams was probably one of the earliest researchers to reveal that all disease is caused by a lack of adequate and proper mineral in the diet. He found that the foods being commercially grown and processed for consumption by the public have less than 20 to 30 percent of the mineral necessary to sustain a long healthy life. Moreover, food mineral deficiencies begin with the soil upon which the food is grown. If the farmer or gardener is not attentive to supplying the full complement of minerals needed to grow their crops to the highest possible brix levels (i.e., nutrient density, as measured by a refractometer in brix units), those crops will only be contributing to the rampant sickness that we continue to experience around us daily.

The only way to be sure that you are getting the minerals that your body totally requires, from your diet, is to use mineral supplements. The only way to accurately know what minerals and vitamins are needed to help your body utilize these vital minerals is to “go by the numbers.” In this case the “numbers” refer to the RBTI urine and saliva test results. These test results provide the only reference point by which a diet and supplement program can be accurately and individually engineered and monitored for maximum health and wellbeing. In this new age of socialized medicine, RBTI is real health care at its best.

Stop by AdvancedIdeals.org for further information about RBTI and our online RBTI video training program. It is never to late to start addressing your body’s real and individual needs for vitamins and minerals.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dr. A.F. Beddoe, D.D.S.

Real Liver Health and Cancer

New research shows us why liver health is so vital to preventing cancer.

Lithocholic acid (LCA), naturally produced in the liver during digestion, has been seriously underestimated. A study published in the journal Oncotarget shows that LCA can kill several types of cancer cells, such as those found in some brain tumors and breast cancer.

The research team, led by Concordia University, included scientists from McGill University and the Jewish General Hospital’s Lady Davis Institute in Montreal as well as the University of Saskatchewan. Previous research from this same team showed LCA extends the lifespan of aging yeast. This time, the team found LCA to be very selective in killing cancer cells while leaving normal cells unscathed.

“LCA doesn’t just kill individual cancer cells. It could also prevent the entire tumor from growing,” says senior author Vladimir Titorenko, a professor in the Department of Biology and Concordia University Research Chair in Genomics, Cell Biology and Aging.

What’s more, LCA prevents tumors from releasing substances that cause neighboring cancer cells to grow and proliferate. Titorenko says LCA is the only compound that targets cancer cells, which could translate into tumor-halting power.

“This is important for preventing cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body,” he says, noting that unlike other anti-aging compounds, LCA stops cancer cell growth yet lets normal cells continue to grow.

Liver health is key according to Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI)

Aside from the brain, no organ in the human body has more responsibility for overall health than the liver. Liver health is vital to total body health because every other organ or tissue in the body depends on the liver to produce the vital basic building blocks needed by those organs and tissues to maintain optimum levels of health and function. In order for the liver to provide for the rest of the body’s systems, it has to be at its optimum function itself. Therefore, in order for LCA to be produced at the proper amounts during digestion, the liver must be functioning at its best.

Dr. Carey Reams discovered that there are three primary ingredients the liver must have available to properly perform all of its life dependent functions — water, oxygen and calcium. The liver is like a three-legged stool in its dependence on water, oxygen and calcium. If any one of these three items are deficient during the digestive process, the liver is unable then to fully maintain its vital support of the rest of the electrochemical needs of the human body, including the production of such enzymes as LCA. In other words, even if there is a sufficient supply of oxygen and calcium to the liver, a deficiency of water will interfere with the liver being able to use the available oxygen and calcium. Each item is like one leg of a three-legged stool. Even if one leg is missing, whether that item is either water, oxygen or calcium, the stool (liver) is unable to stand on its own.

Water needs are determined according to the weight. In other words, take your weight and divide by 2 and then call that amount ounces. For example, if a person weighed 160 pounds they would need 160 ÷ 2 = 80, or 80 ounces of water throughout their waking hours of the day. The best way to drink the 80 ounces is in increments of 4 ounces every half hour over about 10-12 hours of the day beginning at about 7-8 in the morning. If this example were to consume only 3 ounces every half hour, they would have to extend their water drinking for more hours of the day in order to get their needed ounces according to their weight. Though the liver functions 24 hours a day, its peak times of function are during the waking hours. This is why it is best to hydrate the liver with small amounts of water on hour and half-hour increments. By the way, the best water to be drinking is the purest and wettest water, which is steam distilled water. Since the minerals in water cannot be easily utilized by the body, steam distilled is ideal.

Oxygen needs are determined and regulated according to the carbohydrate number part of the RBTI urine and saliva test. The more the urine carbohydrate can be maintained between 1.0 and 2.0 brix on the refractometer, the better the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. The better the oxygen of the blood the better the brain and liver oxygen needs are being supplied.

As a nutrient mineral, calcium is required by the liver and the body more than any other mineral. Additionally, women, during child bearing years, need seven times greater quantity of calcium than men.

Calcium needs are revealed according to the urine pH part of the RBTI urine and saliva test. Reams classified nutritional calciums needed to feed the liver into two reaction groups. One, those that caused an acid (“cationic”) reaction in the digestion. Two, those that caused an alkaline (“anionic”) reaction in the digestion. In the acid reacting group there are: phosphate and sulfate calciums. In the alkaline reacting group there are: oxide, hydroxide and carbonate calciums, as well as tricalciums and dolomitic calciums.

The ideal urine and saliva pH is 6.40 as long as the rest of the RBTI test numbers are perfect as well. However, when the urine pH moves below 6.20 this would be an early indication that the liver was showing a true calcium deficiency needing calciums from the alkaline (“anionic”) group to help correct. On the other hand, when the urine pH begins to move above 6.60, this would then be the early sign that the body and the liver are experiencing an excess calcium issue, which is needing calciums from the acidic (“cationic”) group to help correct and lower the pH, while reducing the overall excess calcium condition.

The liver is unique because it is the only organ in the body that can fully regenerate itself even if 70-75% is lost. The liver is the largest gland in the human body. It makes up about 2.5% of body’s total weight. On average it can weigh from 3 to 3.5 pounds for a man and about 2.5 pounds for a women. In general, the liver performs more than 500 different functions, participating in the regulation of glucose (sugar) in the blood, accumulating nutrients—minerals (like calcium), vitamins, iron, glycogen, producing bile to help break down fats—and producing the anticancer substance Lithocholic acid.

Additionally, a primary function of the liver is as a cleansing filter. The liver has a vital ability to neutralize toxic byproducts of various metabolic reactions as well as destroying and removing harmful bacteria and their byproducts. In case of poisoning, drug overdoses and poor nutrition, the liver takes the main load in dealing with these issues as well. The liver rarely makes itself felt in the beginning of dis-ease. Usually the liver’s health has already been seriously compromised before symptoms are experienced.

RBTI is all about liver health being the key addressing the cause of any dis-ease. RBTI is about tailor making a diet according to the RBTI test result numbers to properly feed and care for the liver allowing the liver to feed and care for its manager—you!

Thanks for considering another RBTI Perspective.

Dr. A. F. Beddoe, D.D.S.

http://www.advancedideals.org

 

The Basis of Mental and Emotional Health

With all the interest in finding answers to mental, emotional and physical health problems, there appears to be only one person who ever discovered the part that carbohydrate and calcium metabolism plays in these issues. This relationship was recognized and expanded upon over 75 years ago by Dr. Carey Reams, when he was led to discover what has become known as the Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI). Reams found that mental, emotional and physical health issues are directly connected to the body’s ability, or lack thereof, to handle the simple and complex carbohydrates that are consumed in the diet.

What he discovered provides vital answers to issues like:

• Why feeling sleepy can cause a strong craving for carbohydrates.

• Why depression can be a result of low blood sugar.

• Why emotional challenges can be complicated by carbohydrate problems.

• Why the majority of marital conflicts can result from carbohydrate problems.

• Why emotional and physical well-being can be directly affected by carbohydrate metabolism.

• Why women can experience more depression than men.

• Why mental health can be an issue of dietary problems.

• Why substance abuse can be result of carbohydrate problems.

Reams found that the only way to truly understand how the human body is handling simple and complex carbohydrates was not from testing the blood for only glucose, as it rapidly changed from moment to moment, rather testing the urine for the varieties of downstream sugars that result from the body’s upstream sugar digestive process. The downstream urine sugars, that result from the blood constantly throwing off varying amount of simple and complex sugars through the kidneys, were a more accurate reflection of how the body was dealing with the full spectrum of dietary carbohydrates.

Dr. Reams found that blood was unreliable, for determining downstream sugars as it is subject to the immediate and sudden changes during the initial moment by moment nutrient uptake during digestion, thus not reflecting the downstream result of the overall dietary metabolism. Dietary metabolism can only be understood from body fluids that reflect the end result of what happened during the totality of the digestive process. Urine was found to be that fluid. Reams stated it this way. “Your system patterns itself to throw out more sugar at times than it does at other times. It does not throw it out equally, consequently I did away with blood glucose tests early on because I couldn’t keep up with them as they changed so fast. I was at a loss to understand what those blood sugars meant when they changed so fast.” Reams learned further, that in monitoring blood glucose changes in an individual over a 24 hour period and comparing that to the total urine sugars, he found the urine sugar reflected the average of the blood glucose levels over that same period.

From his discoveries Dr. Reams found the best way to measure total urine sugars was using a refractometer. He learned that urine sugars range between the extremes of 0 to 13, depending upon the health of the person. The best measure for healthy sugar metabolism was found when the urine refractometer reading was maintained between 1.2 and 2.0 brix, since this is the range where the best levels of blood oxygen are maintained, as well. Since oxygen is key to brain function and mental health, maintaining ideal blood sugar, as determined by measuring urine sugars, is the requisite to optimum brain oxygen and function. Anytime there is either too much or not enough sugar, according to the urine brix reading, there is always too little oxygen to the brain.

Following is a list of the possible symptoms of oxygen deficiency that can be experienced when the urine sugar levels remain below the 1.2 to 2.0 brix range.

• Hypoglycemia, Carbohydrates carving, Depression, Headaches, Fatigue, Substance abuse, Emotionally fragile and unstable, Neurosis, Motion sickness, Morning sickness, Nausea, Falling asleep at the wheel, Forgetfulness, Mental confusion, Suicidal tendencies, Anger management issues, Fainting, Blackouts, Seizures, Subnormal body core temperature

On the other hand, the higher the urine sugar levels move above the 1.2 to 2.0 brix range, the following lists some of the issues that will be encountered due to the exaggerated oxygen deficiency that develops.

• Hyperglycemia, Allergies, Diabetes, Depression, Headaches, Cirrhosis, Low grade fevers, Poor tolerance to warm weather, Fluid retention, Glaucoma, Poor wound healing, Dehydration, Fatigue, Vitamin A deficiency, Subnormal core temperature, Cold hands and feet.

One good illustration, of the relation of carbs to brain function, was presented at the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Minneapolis, MN in 2011. The study demonstrated that the intensity of self-reported craving for carbohydrates increased in a linear relationship with the severity of subjective daytime sleepiness. The odds of having a strong craving for carbs were 50 percent higher among high school seniors with excessive daytime sleepiness.

In addition, the rate of depression was also higher among students who had a strong craving for carbohydrates (34 percent) than among students who had little or no craving for carbs (22 percent). Students experiencing strong depression were almost three times more likely to have a strong craving for carbohydrates.

What this study failed to consider is the intimate connection of carbohydrates to the brain’s oxygen levels. When the blood sugar is not maintained correctly, not only will there be cravings for simple and complex carbs, but the oxygen deficiency, that accompanies the sugar deficiency, will result in abnormal mental behavior that definitely commonly includes depression expressed in various ways.

Since the brain is the master controller and regulator for all of the rest of human body, the brain’s health has a direct affect on the body. Whenever the blood sugar is either deficient or excessive, the brain will not have its optimum oxygen needs supplied.  Without optimum oxygen, there are a host of potential behavioral problems that will manifest beginning with sugar and starch cravings but could progress to depression, substance abuse, anger management issues as well as even black outs or seizures.

Did you realize that statistically women experience more depression than men, but research is still at a loss to understand why? From the above, we know that a major part of the issue is certainly carbohydrate metabolism issues. However, there is another factor that contributes more to depression in women than men and that is calcium deficiency. You see, calcium is required by weight and volume in the nutritional chemistry of the human body more than any other mineral. In addition, women require seven times more calcium in their body chemistry, during child-bearing years than men do. Women generally exhibit symptoms of depression as being sad, crying, not sleeping well, guilt and issues of self-worth, while men’s depression is displayed in being irritable, angry and even abusive.

According to Dr. Reams, calcium is nature’s tranquilizer for both men and women. Combined with maintaining urine sugars between 1.2-2.0 brix, proper calciums in the diet hold the potential for the best mental and physical health. So, presented here is the Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization perspective for the optimum way to know how to feed and care for your brain and body.

Thanks for considering another RBTI Perspective.

Dr. A. F. Beddoe, D.D.S.

http://www.advancedideals.org

The Ideal “Sugar” For Your Sweet Tooth

Understanding the value of mineral sugars in foods — based on the principles of Dr. Carey Reams applied to the farm and garden

The most important ingredient for the best physical health is natural clean food that contains the highest possible level of nutrients. But how do we tell if we are consuming this type of food? First, the food must come from plants grown under conditions that will allow the least contact with toxic substances from air, water or soil. In other words, have the best natural or “organic” principles of clean growing been followed? Second, the food must come from plants that have been grown in such a way as to insure the greatest amount of natural mineral sugars accumulated in the plant’s cells.

With more and more being written about organic concepts of food production today those interested in healthy foods incorrectly tend to think that “organically” grown food is the most nutritious food available. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely a believer in food grown in toxic free environments. However, “organic” concepts of food production have definite limitations. It is one thing to grow a clean food, but it is definitely another matter to grow food with the greatest amount of nutrient possible.

So, in order for the reader to gain insight into what makes the highest nutritive food from plants, it will be very important to understand a very basic law of plant chemistry. That law is: The higher the organic mineral and natural oil content, the higher the natural sugar content. What I am saying is that if you want to be aware of the nutrition levels of a plant grown for food — measure their natural sugar content. When you know the natural sugar levels you can become aware of how high the natural nutrition is of that vegetable of fruit.

TOXIC ORGANICS

Nature makes nutrition by making sugar. A plant food deficient of sugar, no matter how organically clean it has been grown, potentially becomes a toxic food. This is because organically grown, as well as synthetically grown for that matter, low sugar foods, contribute to indigestion.

Sugar is a food that is high in heat energy — usually measured as calories — and there is more to that energy than most imagine. Sugar energy is vitally involved in the natural digestive processes, because it is the most important chemical reactor for supplying the heat energy for other enzymes to function properly. Without the heat of sugar, indigestion will result.

The problem is that the sugar cannot function properly in the digestion unless it contains its own full compliment of calcium/mineral factors that developed with it in the plant. As sugar is made in the plant’s natural chemical reactions — part of the photosynthesis process — calcium /mineral nutrients, including natural  oils, are made at the same time. This is why, when plants end up with a poor or deficient sugar content, they are deficient in the corresponding minerals (especially calcium), oils and enzymes. This is also why a person eating mineral deficient food will, at some point, begin to desire extra sugar with their meal to satisfy the digestion’s mineral  energy needs. Have you ever wondered why you crave sugar after some meals? Of course that added sugar, if of the wrong type, will only add to the problem of mineral deficiency because the body then has to depend on releasing its stored mineral to allow the refined sugar to be process properly. Thus, if one were to eat mineral sugar deficient foods they would be eating foods that are potentially toxic no matter how chemically free they are grown. When foods do not digest into usable substances for the body, the body will treat them as any potentially “toxic” substance and try to get rid of them. Here is the reason for most food “allergies.” They are really toxic conditions resulting from indigestion caused by mineral sugar deficient food. So the ultimate answer to food allergies isn’t to quit eating the food, it must be to improve the digestion. A vital part of this solution comes though consuming high nutrient, or more nourishing foods, measured by the natural mineral sugar content.  Remember, organically grown food is toxic food if it is only grown chemically free without paying attention to growing superior sugar content at the same time.

MEASURE THE SUGAR YOURSELF

Since the measure of the nutritional quality of fresh produce is the sugar content, obviously then the better the nutrition in the produce the sweeter it will taste. The human sense of taste was designed to lead one to good food. However, humans do not have the sensitive taste for mineral sugar that a cow and many animals like them have. A cow can distinguish as small as one-half of one percent difference in sugar content between two of its available foods. This is why the animals are so often seen stretching over fences looking for greener — sweeter — pastures.

Just as the cow uses sugar content to tell how good the food is, you can learn to distinguish the natural sugar content of different fresh produce. But, you must get personally involved if you want to learn how to distinguish high quality nourishing foods. Besides relying on your taste, the most accurate way to measure the amount of natural mineral sugars is to acquire a device called a hand held refractometer. It is a pocket sized instrument which can be purchased for between $150 and $200 — unless you can borrow one from a friend. If you are interested in purchasing quality produce and want to know if you are getting your moneys worth, this little instrument will give you a distinct advantage. Remember, you will be getting more for your money if you purchase a box of apples for $20, if the sugar content of the apples are 18 brix, rather than 10 brix. Sugar in the fruit juice is a dissolved solid. Therefore, it adds weight to the produce the more there is in it. So a box of apples containing 18 brix fruit, rather than 10 brix fruit, will also weigh more. The refractometer does not lie and it will pay for itself.

The accompanying chart shows the Brix levels for determining if the produce is poor, average, good and excellent quality.

THE BEST VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENT

The best way for an individual to get his vitamins and minerals is from food. No, I’m not against the use of vitamins and mineral supplements, but by far the best way to get them is from the food grown in the best of controlled conditions producing clean optimum sugar content foods. This is accomplished the quickest by getting involved with growing a home garden. You don’t have to wait for someone to do it. Instead you begin by accomplishing this for yourself. It is my belief that the home gardener and farmer, growing high quality food, can have more effect on the health of the community or nation than all the medical institutions put together — a vital premise of Dr. Carey Reams, who taught me these principles as well.

AMBASSADOR OF SWEET INFORMATION

Not only will you begin to make a difference in the health of your family, but you will also make a difference in the health of your community. What produce manager, who truly sees his job as a service to the community, would not be interested in knowing how to measure and demand sweeter and better produce. Just see what happens when you use a refractometer in a super market, farmers market or produce stand! It does get peoples attention. And more than that, it gives you the ability to share the knowledge about what top quality produce really means. So go ahead and really feed your “sweet tooth” properly. Natural mineral sugars from the plant — not manufactured sugars — are absolutely vital to life.

Learn how to grow your own nourishing garden produce at home. Get Dr. Beddoe’s special Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization garden book Nourishment Home Grown.

BRIX CHART FOR DETERMINING QUALITY PRODUCE

PLANT           POOR       AVERAGE     GOOD      EXCELLENT

Alfalfa                  4                   8                 16                 22

Apples                 6                   10               14                 18

Asparagus            2                   4                 6                   8

Avocados             4                   6                 8                   10

Bananas               8                   10               12                 14

Beets                    6                   8                 10                 12

Bell Peppers        4                   6                 8                   12

Blueberries           6                   8                 12                 14

Broccoli               6                   8                 10                 12

Cabbage               6                   8                 10                 12

Carrots                 4                   6                 12                 18

Cantaloupe          8                   12               14                 16

Casaba                 8                   10               12                 14

Cauliflower          4                   6                 8                   10

Celery                  4                   6                 10                 12

Cherries               6                   8                 14                 16

Coconut               8                   10               12                 14

Corn Stalks          4                   8                 14                 20

Corn, young         6                   10               18                 24

Cow Peas             4                   6                 10                 12

Kumquat              4                   6                 8                   10

Endive                  4                   6                 8                   10

English Peas         8                   10               12                 14

Escarole               4                   6                 8                   10

Field Peas            8                   10               12                 14

Grains                  6                   10               14                 18

Grapes                 8                   12               16                 20

Grapefruit            6                   10               14                 18

Green Beans        4                   6                 8                   10

Honeydew           8                   10               12                 14

Hot Peppers        4                   6                 8                   10

Kohlrabi               6                   8                 10                 12

Lemons                4                   6                 8                   12

Lettuce                 4                   6                 8                   10

Limes                   4                   6                 8                   12

Mangos                4                   6                 10                 14

Onions                 4                   6                 8                   10

Oranges                6                   10               16                 20

Papayas               6                   10               18                 22

Parsley                 4                   6                 8                   10

Peaches                6                   10               14                 18

Peanuts                4                   6                 8                   10

Pears                    6                   10               12                 14

Pineapple             12                 14               20                 22

Raisins                 60                 70               75                 80

Raspberries          6                   8                 12                 14

Rutabagas            4                   6                 10                 12

Sorghum               6                   10               22                 30

Squash                 6                   8                 12                 14

Strawberries         6                   10               14                 16

Sweet Corn          6                   10               18                 24

Sweet Potato       6                   8                 10                 14

Tomatoes             4                   6                 8                   12

Turnips                4                   6                 8                   10

Watermelon         8                   12               14                 16

NOTE: This article as first published in 2007 and is being posted again here by request.

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Dr. A.F. Beddoe, D.D.S.