The Passing Of An RBTI Champion


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If you are new to Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI), then you didn’t have the privilege of knowing Dr. Dan Skow, DVM. I don’t remember exactly the date when I first met Dan, but I do know that we became well acquainted through the same compelling interest — Dr. Carey Reams’ science known as Biological Theory of Ionization. In retrospect it was through divinely orchestrated circumstances, while I was a student in the second RBTI class, that Dr. Reams invited me to participate in helping him teach his human nutrition classes. It was through participating with Dr. Reams that I met Dan. Dan, like myself and several others I met in those early days with Reams, could see the grand potential of what RBTI could do for the world if it could be thoroughly understood, practiced and taught in all its applications. And that is why I call him a champion of RBTI. No one has done more to awaken the agricultural world to the timeless value of the science and practices of Dr. Carey Reams than Dr. Dan Skow. Probably one of his single biggest accomplishments was to found the rebirth of International Ag Labs, which Dr. Reams originally founded in Florida back in the 1930s and had closed in 1968. Dan’s contribution to the science, practice and dissemination of RBTI in soil, animal and human health will continue to reverberate for decades.

God Speed Dan! Greet Doc for me. See you later.


Brittle Bones, Heart Disease and Calcium Deficiency


Norwegian studies indicate that people with osteoporosis have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and vice versa since the two diseases, along with stroke, appear to now be related.

Today over 400,000 Norwegians have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to figures from the Norwegian Society of Public Health. These diseases are the most frequent cause of death of both men and women in Norway.

On the other hand, osteoporosis is another common, widespread disease. One-half of all Norwegian women and one-fourth of all Norwegian men will experience at least one bone fracture after they have turned 50.

It’s a shame that the Norwegians have been subject to these statistics for so long as the pieces of the puzzle had not been brought together for them or others for that matter. If they had known about Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization, they would have understood that Dr. Carey Reams actually discovered this relationship when he empirically substantiated the mathematics of his Biological Theory of Ionization in the 1930s. Yes, Reams discovered that calcium deficiency is actually at the root of all disease like osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and stroke. And more unfortunately, the Norwegians are not alone.

Before I became acquainted with Dr. Reams and his RBTI technology, I had been trying to understand what was happening with the chemistry of calcium, in the human body, as it related to disease, especially dental disease. In my efforts to find answers, as a practicing dentist, I had began doing routine hair analysis. However, what I could not understand was why I was consistently finding a direct relationship between the amount of active tooth decay and the amount of hair calcium.  I found that, usually,  the more active tooth decay the person had, the more their hair analysis would show excessive levels.

Calcium deficiency is calcium excess

As I began to take a new look at calcium metabolism, through RBTI technology, I soon found the answer to why hair calcium increased in direct relation to tooth decay. The answer was that calcium deficiency in the body, as reflected in the teeth, was causing the appearance of an apparent calcium excess in the hair. I say apparent calcium excess, because it is not a true overall calcium excess in the body, rather the calcium excess is showing up in a particular area, such as the hair, due to an actual calcium deficiency affecting the body’s overall calcium distribution and ratios. Instead of calcium being distributed correctly to all tissues, it was being improperly distributed such that in some areas it was excessive and in other areas it was deficient.

In RBTI you learn that Dr. Reams discovered that there are seven (7) different functional groups into which calcium forms can be classified. Each of those seven (7) functional groups will influence the pH of the body’s fluids either in an acid direction, alkaline direction or not at all. The groups of calciums that will influence the pH of the body’s fluids toward the acid direction are in the calcium phosphate and calcium sulfate groups. While the groups of calciums that will influence the pH of the body’s fluids toward the alkaline direction are in the calcium carbonate, calcium oxide, calcium hydroxide and tri-calcium groups.

The human body needs more calcium than any other mineral to maintain its health. When calcium becomes deficient in the diet, this means that one or more of the functional groups of calcium is also becoming deficient in the body and the relationship or “ratio” between the needed alkaline reacting calcium groups and needed acid reacting calcium groups is upset. This results in the pH of the body fluids either moving in an alkaline or acid direction.

When tooth decay starts to exhibit, it is a result of the pH of the body’s fluids moving too alkaline and remaining too alkaline for a prolonged period. In other words, when the acid groups of calciums are not in the right ratio with the alkaline groups of calciums, the pH of the body’s fluids will move in the direction of the functional groups that are dominating the body’s electro chemistry. In tooth decay the dominant groups are calciums of the carbonate group, oxide group, hydroxide group and tri-calcium group. Therefore, this means that the calciums of the phosphate and sulfate groups are deficient. This results in the body electro chemistry placing calciums from the groups in excess, into areas that are the easiest for them to be stored, such as the hair for example. Unusable calciums like these are also very likely to deposit in various joints throughout the body such as forms of arthritis.

The body is miraculously designed. When calcium ratios become improper, due to calcium deficiency, the body will begin to mobilize calcium from certain tissue that has extra calcium in an attempt to adjust the supply of missing calcium. This can work for a very short period. In the long run, the mobilized calcium is first taken from the teeth and then the bones, resulting in the first signs of decay (osteoporosis of the teeth) and then osteoporosis of the bones.

On the other hand, another extremely vulnerable area to the deposition of excess calcium is the lining of the arteries as in cardiovascular disease. Yes, more than 80 years ago, Dr.  Reams answered the questions in the Norwegian example above, when he showed that calcium deficiency ties cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, stroke, together, as well as most other degenerative dis-eases.

Here you can learn more about Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization through these publications.

Thanks for considering my RBTI Perspective.

Dr. A.F. Beddoe.


RBTI Numbers Could Have Revealed This Condition Before It Happened

I was recently reminded again of another example of the overwhelming predictive value of Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI). This time it was surfing legend Andy Irons who was brought to my attention. On November 3rd of 2010 he died as a result of a massive heart attack. He was only 32 years old.

The Medical Examiner in Dallas Texas, who performed the autopsy,  found that the “primary and underlining cause” of Irons’ death was from a heart attack due to severe coronary heart disease. According to the Medical Examiner, Iron’s arteries were clogged like someone in their late 50’s.

The autopsy revealed that Iron’s experienced an anterior descending blockage, sometimes referred to as the “widow maker.”  This is the same type of heart attack that killed NBC News anchor Tim Russert at the age of 58. (At the time of his death, Russert had “excellent numbers,” according to his cardiologists, due to medications which had lowered his cholesterol to “safe” levels.)

“A plaque of Mr. Irons’ severity, located in the anterior descending coronary artery, is commonly associated with sudden death,” explained Dr. Vincent Di Maio, a prominent forensic pathologist who reviewed Irons’ autopsy report.

“The only unusual aspect of the case is Mr. Irons’ age, 32 years old,” said Di Maio. “Deaths due to coronary atherosclerosis usually begin to appear in the late 40s. Individuals such as Mr. Irons have a genetic predisposition to early development of coronary artery disease. In about 25% of the population, the first symptom of severe coronary atherosclerosis is sudden death.”

Although the death was ruled as “natural,” toxicology results indicated Irons had used both methadone and cocaine within 30 hours before his death. In addition, the prescription drug alprazolam (Xanax) was found in his system. Xanax is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines, used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks. The Irons family has said that Andy Irons suffered from anxiety, bipolar disorder and insomnia. However, Tarrant County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nizam Peerwani listed a second cause of death as “acute mixed drug ingestion.”

So what would the RBTI test have revealed that could have prevented this loss of life? The RBTI test reveals six electrochemical datum points from a fresh urine sample and one electrochemical datum point from a fresh saliva sample. Of these 7 parameters, one stands out when it comes to predicting coronary atherosclerosis this young man experienced. The part of the test I am particularly referring to is known as the urine conductivity measurement. Urine conductivity is a heavy indicator of what the body is experiencing when the electrical conductance of the urine is away from the ideal or healthy range. The conductivity measurement is nick-named the “salt number,” because it is the first indicator of electrolytic disturbances resulting from how the body is dealing with a variety of waste salts.

What are waste salts?

Waste salts are the various salts, including sodium salts,  that the body no longer needs. Dr. Reams determined that there are close to 48 other mineral salts, besides sodium salts, that are a part of these “waste salts,” which the body must constantly be removing through the kidneys and perspiration to stay well. Waste salts come from two primary places. First, from the worn out cell and tissue parts that the body is replacing. At this stage the salts are not in a soluble state. If those cell and tissue parts are not removed in a timely way, i.e., within 72 hours, they break down into all the soluble ionic mineral salts that made up the original cell or tissue structure they came from. Second, from the daily diet. The amount of salt and kinds of salts, like “sea salts,” used in the diet can be a major contributing factor to the excess waste salts needing removal. Make note that your body absolutely does not need all the salts contained in sea salt. Since sea salt contains all the salts that are contained in the body’s waste salts, using sea salt as a dietary salt only complicates the waste salt removal challenge. On the other hand, mined rock salt, also known as “table salt,” contains only one salt, sodium chloride, meaning it contributes less salts to the waste salt issues.

You see, the cells of the human body are bathed in a water based nutrient liquid, supplied by the blood, similar to sea water, but far less “salty,” if the electrochemistry of the body is operating correctly. On the other hand, when the electrochemistry is not operating correctly, becoming dehydrated, the nutrient liquid bathing the body’s cells become too ionically charged—too salty. In fact, it can easily become more salty than sea water, which is about five (5) times more salty than healthy nutrient cell bathing liquid should be.

How does salt affect the heart and circulation?

When the urine conductivity is excessive, this indicates that the blood and nutrient fluid bathing the cells is overloaded with waste salts, meaning the body tissues are dehydrated. Electrical conductivity, whether in the soil, animal or human tissue, reveals how much electricity is being carried in the medium being measured. Therefore, excess urine conductivity means excess electrical flow in various body tissues. Several types of body issues will become damaged if the excess waste salts, shown by the excessive electrical conductivity of the urine, are not reduced.

For example, the walls of our arteries contain a special type of muscle tissue called “smooth muscle.” This type of muscle is very sensitive to too much electrical energy caused by excess tissue salts. Excess salts cause the smooth muscle to weaken resulting in artery walls losing their vital elasticity for healthy circulation and blood pressure control. The arteries literally expand from this process.

In addition, the special cells that line the internal surface of the arteries is very sensitive to excess salts in the blood plasma. If this electrical irritation due to excess salts continues, the lining cells start to break down. When this happens, the body activates an artery wall protective mechanism. That mechanism redirects some cholesterol to be used as a bandage over areas of the artery wall that are damaged. The problem with this is that the cholesterol becomes a trap for proteins and calcium being salted out of the blood. This is how arterial plaque begins to build resulting in artery walls crystallizing. If not stopped, this process will eventually block the blood from flowing.

What does “salted out” mean?

Well, the plot thickens, or I should really say the blood thickens. Yes, excess salts in the blood cause other issues with the blood. First, it causes the red blood cells to stick together. The more they stick together the thicker the blood will get and the harder the heart has to work to pump the blood. Red blood cells are supposed to travel in the blood separated not stuck together. When stuck together it not only thickens the blood, but it prevents the red blood cells from going through the smallest capillaries, which only allow red blood cells to go through single file. Second, excess waste salts in the blood cause some types of proteins carried in blood solution to separate, i.e., precipitate or “salt out” of the blood. This precipitated protein can aggravate the buildup of cholesterol plaque as well as unwanted blood clotting contribute to other circulatory problems.

By the way, “salting out” is a vary useful electrochemical method outside of the body. One form of Japanese tofu is made by using epsom salt to precipitate soy bean curd out of soy milk in the making of tofu.

So what is the answer to the waste salt issues causing heart stress and heart attacks?

As late as 2009 researchers were claiming that salts’ causal effect on mortality and morbidity is unknown.” Yet, I just showed that salts do effect mortality and morbidity and it has been known for over 80 years. All I can say is that RBTI provides the only way to understand  the effect excess salts have on the health of the cardiovascular system. If athletes want to know how to rule out potential heart and circulatory issues, there is only one way that I know will give the answer for sure and that is the RBTI urine and saliva screening test. It will not only reveals what the athlete needs to be aware of about their own mortality and morbidity, but it will also show them what they can do about it if they go by the vital RBTI numbers.

Thanks for stopping by,

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