Vitamin C — Needed More Than Ever


With the continued media bombardment regarding public health concerns about H1N1 flu virus, it seemed appropriate to revisit what Dr. Carey Reams discovered regarding vitamin C and its importance in supporting body chemistry for “perfect” wellness. Dr. Reams stated that to have “perfect health” one’s blood must maintain 4500 parts per million of vitamin C per liter of blood over a 24 hour period. This amount could also be expressed as milligrams (mg) per liter and mean the same thing. So, how can one maintain this level of vitamin C?

Whole blood has two constituents, plasma (liquid part) and blood cells (cellular part). There is a unique relationship that exists between the blood cells and the plasma containing them such that red blood cells (RBCs) can concentrate vitamin C up to 50 times what is contained in the plasma surrounding them.

Unlike most animals and plants, man, along with guinea pigs, are among the few animals that don’t produce their own vitamin C. For example, an adult goat, a typical example of a vitamin C-producing animal, will manufacture more than 13 g of vitamin C per day in “normal” health and the biosynthesis will increase to as much as 100 grams (100,000mgs) under stress. Whereas, we humans must obtain every bit of our vitamin C from our diet on a regular daily basis. This is because we humans have a “defective” gene that prevents the last of four steps in the process of converting glucose to vitamin C from taking place. Humans are genetically unable to produce a liver enzyme called gulanolactone oxidase needed for the fourth and final step in manufacturing vitamin C.

Vitamin C exists in two forms in the plasma, either as ascorbic acid or dehydroascorbate (also referred to as DHA). The ascorbic acid is the active non-oxidized (or “reduced”) form, which is why there is so much interest in it as an anti-oxidant, while the dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) is the nonactive “oxidized” form. Researchers have demonstrated that in a so-called healthy — though not according to RBTI standards — individual, there is in the plasma an ongoing dynamic ratio between the two forms of vitamin C, with the ascorbic acid very significantly predominating at about 14-15:1. On the other hand, in various disease conditions, such as Pyogenic meningitis for example, the ratios were found to be as low as  0.7:1. In other words, the active ascorbic acid, in disease and toxic states, is so low that the person would be considered as having scurvy. Research has demonstrated that during illness, injury and toxic poisoning people require up to 1000 times the levels absorbed by healthy individuals due to the great deficiency. Yes, healthy individuals have obtained sufficient Vitamin C from (quality food) however, truth be known this can be  a rare find due to the  often found poor quality of our foods today.

In his book Vitamin C and Cancer, Dr. Abraham Hoffer writes how Dr. Riordan, a leading researcher into cancer and vitamin C, came to understand the increased need for vitamin C in times of stress and this experience was one of the factors that led to his interest in the substance. As part of a research study, Riordan’s own vitamin C blood levels were being measured on a regular basis. His plasma levels were in the typical range of 13 to 17mg per liter. However, during the time of the experiment, a spider bit him on the thigh. He was surprised to find that his blood levels subsequently dropped to undetectable values. Thinking it would be easy to bring his levels back to the normal range, he asked a nurse to give him 15 grams of sodium ascorbate intravenously — a large dose. The next day his blood levels were still undetectable. Amazed, Dr. Riordan repeated the 15 gram injection, with the same result. He continued to repeat the cycle for five days, when his blood level became detectable but was still in the range typical of deficiency. It was several more days before his vitamin C level returned to normal and the spider bite was completely healed. This is an example of how a minor injury required more than 75 grams of vitamin C, given intravenously, before “normal” blood levels were restored.

In RBTI terms, this means that keeping one’s numbers in the “healing” range A, with plenty of vitamin C in the daily diet, is the only way to be assured that an active reservoir of the ascorbic acid form of vitamin C can be maintained in the plasma. On the other hand, if the RBTI chemistry is in one of the other ranges, this would be an indication that ascorbic acid form of vitamin C in the plasma may be practically non existent, allowing the DHA inactive form to dominate.

There appears to be an interesting and challenging caveat, however. Research has shown that ascorbic acid has a half-life in the blood plasma of about 30 minutes. This means that every 30 minutes half the remaining amount of ascorbic acid in the blood is excreted through the kidneys. It is this high turnover rate which makes it extremely challenging for the body to maintain an ideal ascorbic acid reservoir (4500 ppm) in the blood that is able to deal with the “oxidizing” affects of dis-ease causing chemistry, i.e., demonstrated by RBTI numbers outside of range A.

On the other hand, there is a redeeming factor in this short half-life. First, there is also a rapid excretion of the DHA (oxidized) form of ascorbic acid. Second, there are pumps within the kidneys that reabsorb ascorbic acid, but not DHA. This process works in favor of increasing the ratio of ascorbic acid to DHA, providing the dietary consumption of vitamin C is in the form and amount in agreement with the RBTI chemistry.

Very interestingly recent research has shown that humans, and their animal counter parts that cannot manufacture their own vitamin C, have a unique recycling system for the inactive DHA form of vitamin C in order to keep the active ascorbic acid form of vitamin C in predominance within the plasma as well as body tissues and cells.

Human red blood cells (RBCs), which make up as much as 45% of blood volume, absorb DHA from the plasma. They can absorb up to 50 times more per volume than the plasma can contain. Once inside the RBC the oxidized DHA is converted back to non-oxidized (reduced) ascorbic acid where it can be efficiently carried through the bloodstream to supply the rest of the body’s cellular needs. In comparison, research has also shown that in animals that manufacture vitamin C, their RBCs are unable to pick up DHA. Plus, humans, along with animals that likewise do not manufacture their own vitamin C, have a special cell membrane protein called Glut1, which is responsible for transporting into the cell not only glucose but also DHA due to their structural similarities. What’s more, human RBCs have more Glut1 than any other cell type and Glut1 also strongly favors DHA over glucose. Interestingly, Glut1 is missing in animals that manufacture all their needed vitamin C.

The brain illustrates the body’s unique way of recycling vitamin C. The brain is one of the organs that contains one of the highest amounts of vitamin C of any organ in the body.  Yet, the active form of vitamin C cannot pass the blood brain barrier. Instead it is dehydroascorbate (DHA) that is transported through the blood-brain barrier via Glut1 transporters, and then converted to vitamin C after it is transported.

From this it does not take much of a stretch of our RBTI chemistry knowledge to see why excess sugar in the blood or tissue can improperly dominate Glut1’s function and interfere with vitamin C’s proper uptake, distribution and utilization. Vitamin C research certainly is substantiating that the further RBTI chemistry is away from range A (they call it “oxidative stress”), the more DHA (oxidized) form of vitamin C will predominate throughout tissues. While the closer RBTI chemistry is to range A, the greater the potential for nonoxidized active form of vitamin C to predominate in and through tissues. The ratio of nonoxidized to oxidized is central to the action of vitamin C, while how much is available in the blood at any given time for the health of the tissue is directly related to the amount in the diet and whether the RBTI chemistry will promote or detract from its uptake, distribution and utilization.

Dr. Reams taught two ways of supplementing vitamin C in the diet; 1) ascorbic acid supplements, both natural and otherwise, but only according to the test “numbers;”  2) stewed onions. Ascorbic acid, because of being a strong cation, can only be used as long as the pH of the urine was above 6.20. If the pH were below 6.20, then he would recommend stewed onions or soup from stewed onions. Yet, an ever expanding research interest in the real disease suppressing and curing value behind high level vitamin C supplementation (mega doses) has also provided some very valuable new information that can certainly add to the RBTI student’s working knowledge and understanding. For example, cell culture studies at the National Institute of Health demonstrate that 350-400mg/dL of vitamin C show optimal cytotoxic effects on cancer cells. When we transpose Dr. Reams’ 4500 ppm per liter of blood into to mg/dL we find that it is equivalent to 450 mg/dL. Thus, optimum vitamin C levels in RBTI range A means that diseased cells and organisms can be literally destroyed by vitamin C present in the blood.

We can also learn from research that there is a right and wrong way to take vitamin C. For example, since the half-life (the time it takes for half of a substance to be excreted) of vitamin C in the blood is 30 minutes, taking mega doses infrequently is not best if one is attempting to maintain a continuous maximum blood level. Indeed, research verifies that five 100mg doses taken at intervals through the day would raise average blood levels more than a single one-gram does. The best way is to take smaller amounts at regular intervals, say 250-500 mg every 4 or 6 hours, throughout the day according to the RBTI “numbers.”

Since vitamin C is absorbed actively from all areas of the gut, using a time-release form may be of value in some cases where a strong cationic affect from C is not needed. Furthermore, using mineral ascorbates can be beneficial where there is a concern for causing a pH drop with vitamin C. Contrary to previous beliefs, when mineral ascorbates, i.e., calcium ascorbate, potassium ascorbate etc., make contact with the stomach acids their conversion to ascorbic acid and mineral ions do not add to the volume of acid in the digestion according to research. When mineral ascorbates have appeared to cause digestive upsets, research has demonstrated that it is the osmotic gradient that has been altered in the gut not the pH. When blood plasma is not able to take on more C, there is an osmotic movement of water toward the ascorbate in the gut, which means water will move into the gut and liquefy the stool, causing diarrhea.

Vitamin C has been considered one of the most important essential nutrients in our diet since the discovery in 1907 that it prevents scurvy. In addition, vitamin C has several important functions in our body for the synthesis of amino acids and collagen, wound healing, metabolism of iron, lipids and cholesterol and others. With the ever-increasing interest in the importance of “anti-oxidants” in disease prevention, vitamin C continues to attract research attention for the key role it plays in this regard.

Thus, it is certainly possible to keep your blood levels of C at or near the optimum of 4500ppm by understanding your RBTI chemistry as it dictates your diet and supplementation patterns to maintain “perfect health” no matter what public health challenges one might be exposed to.

Biological tissues that accumulate over 100 times the level in blood plasma of vitamin C are the adrenal glands, pituitary, thymus, corpus luteum and retina. Those with 10 to 50 times the concentration present in blood plasma include the brain, spleen, lung, testicle, lymph nodes, liver, thyroid, small intestinal mucosa, leukocytes, pancreas, kidney and salivary glands.

Vitamin C Breakthrough

Of the many projects that Dr. Reams was desirous of completing before his death, developing an anionic (alkaline reacting) vitamin C was an important one. But little did he realize that within 30 years of his passing a method would be discovered making it possible for anyone to maintain high blood levels of vitamin C in spite of their RBTI chemistry. Yes, it is now possible to take water soluble vitamin C orally because of what is known as liposome encapsulation. This method of delivery allows vitamin C (ascorbic acid) to be delivered directly to the blood and then to the cell without  negatively altering the digestive or blood chemistry. Liposome encapsulated vitamin C is 100% absorbed into the blood and delivered directly into the cell because the microscopic liposome capsule is identical to the material the cell wall is made of. Like attracts like. Dr. Reams would have praised God for this discovery. Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C now makes it possible for anyone to maintain a high blood level of vitamin C while moving their RBTI electrochemistry toward Range A.

Here are some fascinating facts about vitamin C that Dr. Reams discovered:

  • Vitamin C is the vital cement that holds the cells of the body’s tissues together.
  • The disease leprosy is actually an expression of a type of scurvy, vitamin C deficiency such that the cells of the body are coming apart for lack of vitamin C to keep them cemented together.
  • If the blood can maintain 4,500 mg of vitamin C per liter or 450 mg/dl (i.e., 4,500 ppm concentration), perfect health could be realized, because vitamin C can then be the perfect dis-ease “policing” substance of the body.
  • As the levels of available vitamin C in the blood decrease, so does the reserve mineral energy level.
  • The ascorbic acid form of vitamin C is acidic and should not be used when urine pH is below 6.20.
  • The urine chemistry must have a pH greater than or equal to 6.20 or the body’s cells cannot accept vitamin C.
  • Stewed onions are the richest source of non-acidic vitamin C that the body can easily use when the pH of the urine is below 6.20.
  • The body can store vitamin C, contrary to what science has said.
  • Natural pancreatic insulin is necessary for vitamin C utilization, but excess insulin (natural or synthetic) is an enemy of vitamin C.
  • When calciums are out of ratio, as shown by the urine and saliva pH, it indicates a vitamin C deficiency.
  • When the conductivity of the urine becomes excessive, this shows that vitamin C is being destroyed.
  • When the body’s oxygen, calcium, iron and iodine are deficient, this causes a critical vitamin C deficiency which is the basis of all so-called “collagen diseases.”
  • “Stretch marks” are a classic sign of vitamin C deficiency.
  • A vitamin C deficiency means a vitamin A deficiency.
  • Taking vitamin C orally is not a guarantee that your body will properly accept and use it. RBTI test numbers must be understood in order to know how to properly supplement vitamin C.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dr. A.F. Beddoe, D.D.S. 


RBTI On Super Healthy Bones


There continues to be greater and greater concern about the public health issues surrounding what medical science has named osteopenia and osteoporosis. Osteopenia has two Greek ancestors: “osteon,” bone and “penia,” poverty. So osteopenia is simply bone poverty. Even though osteopenia is not considered a “disease,” by medical science, it is considered to be an indicator of susceptibility to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, on the other hand, is just a more severe osteopenia in which the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced to the point where bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous protein in the bone is altered. In other words, the bone has become porous like a honeycomb.

In 2001, national attention was focused on the ever-increasing concerns regarding bone diseases when both the House and Senate jointly commissioned the Surgeon General to issue a first-ever Report to the Nation on the status of research and education on osteoporosis and related bone disease. Furthermore, to setting forth an action plan to comprehensively address the urgent need to reverse the increasing toll of this disease.

In 2004 the Surgeon General’s “Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis” was released. In summary, the Report calls osteoporosis a “silent” condition because many Americans are unaware that their bone health is in jeopardy. In fact, four times as many men and nearly three times as many women have osteoporosis than those that report having the condition. Plus, osteoporosis affects men and women of all races, and while bone weakness manifests primarily in older Americans, the Report made a point of emphasizing that strong bones really begin in childhood.

Besides reporting the status of bone health the report included recommendations on what Americans can do to decrease the likelihood of developing osteoporosis. One of those recommendations focuses on the value and impact of proper nutrition — especially the consumption of foods that are significant sources of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D. The Report also calls upon health care professionals to help Americans maintain healthy bones “by evaluating risks for patients of all ages …” and “look for ‘red flags’ that may indicate someone is at risk.”

ENTER DR REAMS’ BIOLOGICAL THEORY OF IONIZATION

There is no time like the present for the value of Dr. Ream’s Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI) to be demonstrated. For health care professionals to be able to help their patients determine if they are at risk for having or developing bone disease, they must be able to establish if there is an ongoing mineral deficiency in progress before their patients’ bones ever begin to get close to the condition labeled osteopenia — let alone osteoporosis, as demonstrated in a bone density test. Currently employed risk assessment systems, such as the common bone density tests, are only looking at the ongoing effects after the fact, not the cause. There is no dispute that truly strong and healthy bones must begin with proper nourishment in childhood. However, Dr. Reams is the first and only scientist to establish the biologic math for perfect health. From that, he learned to tailor-make diets according to individual body chemistry needs that will result in all tissue, including bones, being made the strongest and healthiest.

So what does RBTI teach us about building and/or maintaining strong bones at any age?

  • RBTI tests must first be done and the test numbers properly interpreted.
  • RBTI teaches that the liver must have its’ needs for water, oxygen and calcium properly supplied according to viable RBTI test numbers.
  • RBTI teaches that there must be enough of the right types of calcium in the daily diet, moving through the intestinal tract, in order for all the organs and tissues of the body, through the liver, to be perfectly supplied with enough mineral energy from the food. Calcium deficiency in the digestive tract means poor mineral energy production and delivery.
  • RBTI teaches that food should be our prime source for minerals. However, with the endemically mineral deficient foods available today, the diet must be supplemented only with the correct calcium types and associated minerals and vitamins according only to the test numbers. Furthermore, RBTI reveals how various foods impact a given chemistry of the body for better or worse. In other words, RBTI teaches how to tailor-make diets based on individual bio-math of body chemistry. “Why guess, when you can be sure”… how to perfectly feed the bones.
  • RBTI teaches how the pH of urine and saliva holds the keys to understanding how to use calcium supplements and which type(s) for the best organ and tissue results. RBTI principles of pH also reveal how vitamin C and D, in whatever form, can only be used if desiring ideal dietary and health to impact the bones or any organ.
  • RBTI teaches how Dr. Reams discovered the unique chemical colloid, completely different from the typical “dispersed phase” (size related) colloids.[i] Unlike the “dispersed phase” colloids, chemical colloids are:
    • Structured like a miniature solar system. That is, they contain their own independent internal power supply, which allows them to move anywhere water moves independent of electromagnetic or ionic charges around them. In other words, chemical colloids can levitate in air or water and go with the flow of either.
    • Absolutely vital to the structure of organs and tissues. The harder the substance the more chemical colloid must be available to supply the needs of the cells as they are replaced, rebuilt and restored.
    • The ultimate determinate of how strongly bone is built or how quickly bone is restored when minerally depleted. Chemical colloids act as friction reducers to the movement of mineral molecules into the cell. RBTI teaches that all mineral (except nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen and carbon) can only be carried into the cells attached to phosphate. Chemical colloids are a significant source of this vital nontoxic phosphate that moves mineral into cells.
    • Are structures that contain from 66 to 84 different minerals, all of which are nontoxic because they only remain and function within the chemical colloid itself as it moves within the biologic entity.
  • RBTI teaches that the prime source for chemical colloids  comes either from high quality (high Brix)[ii] foods grown incorporating soft rock phosphate according to RBTI soil principles or from the supplement Dr. Reams named Min-Col which is specially extracted from a natural substance known as soft rock (colloidal) phosphate.
  • RBTI teaches that the prime construction material of bone is calcium phosphate, including the chemical colloids, and that bones are the body’s main mineral reservoir. That the body depends on this mineral reservoir anytime the body is unable to get enough mineral, especially calcium, from its diet. Dr. Reams likened this mineral reservoir to a savings account. The first day one does not get enough mineral out of the food eaten, that is the first day that the body defaults to its mineral reservoir to supply its’ needs. When this happens, this is technically the start of degenerative dis-ease, according to Dr. Reams. In other words, osteopenia or osteoporosis result from the body cannibalizing the bones for its’ mineral needs, primarily calcium, when it cannot get sufficient supply from the food consumed.

RBTI holds the keys for healthcare professionals to look at and become knowledgeable about the cause as well as the potential for bone softening long before it is considered a disease — simply the best prevention. This is a fact, because RBTI provides the true reference point for real health. It references perfect not “normal.” Standard health evaluation methods only reference “normal.” If one’s health evaluation tests are “normal,” one is considered healthy in standard health systems. If research were to compare bones developed on RBTI references versus bones considered “normal,” based on standard density testing, it would be quite evident that “normal” densities would be considered deficient based on RBTI’s perfect bio-math reference. Take it from one who has looked at all the standard and alternative “health systems” out there, both past and present. RBTI has no match, not even close, bar none. Furthermore, RBTI holds the keys for true health education, while exposing the vast amount of destructive fads and myths believed and practiced in the alternative health arena. Yes, the alternative health arena is full of the blind leading the blind with no real reference point. Yet, RBTI has the only bio-math reference that does not mislead. So, “why guess, when you can be sure” of how to build and maintain super bones with RBTI.

Thanks for taking the time to consider another RBTI Perspective

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

 

 

 



[i] Many familiar substances, including butter, milk, cream, cheese, aerosols (fog, smog, smoke), asphalt, inks, paints, glues, sea foam as well as all manufactured “colloidal minerals” and “colloidal supplements” in the food supplement industry are this type of “size” colloids. Don’t be fooled into thinking that because a supplement is labeled “colloidal” it is the same as the chemical colloid Dr. Reams discovered and taught. It is not!

[ii] Brix is the unit of measure on an instrument called a refractometer. Brix measurements from a refractometer can be directly interpreted into the percent sugar contained in the juice of fruit or vegetables. The higher the Brix reading the higher the sugar content of juice of the fruits or vegetables, the greater the nutrient mineral content of those fruits or vegetables.

 

 


Vitamin D | The Rest of The New Story

Over and over I find myself continually marveling at how ahead of his time Dr. Carey Reams was regarding the chemistry of all aspects of biological life, and it is time to marvel again, as I will certainly continue to do so. This time I am going to marvel at what Dr Reams taught about vitamin D through his Biological Theory of Ionization and how to determine if one needs to supplement vitamin D or not in their daily diet.

First though, I want to draw your attention to an article in the July 2010 issue of Endocrine Today, about Anthony Norman, a distinguished professor emeritus of biochemistry and biomedical sciences and an international expert on vitamin D. Norman, has been researching vitamin D for nearly 50 years. It is his research that has contributed to a much keener interest in vitamin D’s affect on human health. In 1967, his laboratory discovered that the vitamin is converted into a steroid hormone by the body. Two years later, his laboratory discovered the vitamin D receptor (or VDR), an essential receptor for the steroid hormone form of vitamin D that is present in more than 37 target organs of the body that respond biologically to the vitamin. Dr. Norman says, “There is now irrevocable evidence that receptors in the immune, pancreas, heart-cardiovascular, muscle and brain systems in the body generate biological responses to the steroid hormone form of vitamin D.”

On the down side, Dr. Norman claims half the people in North America and Western Europe get insufficient amounts of vitamin D. “Elsewhere, it is worse,” he says, “given that two-thirds of the people are vitamin D-insufficient or deficient. It is clear that merely eating vitamin D-rich foods is not adequate to solve the problem for most adults.”

He continues, “The benefits of more research on the topic justifies why this field of research deserves additional governmental funding,” “Already, several studies have reported substantial reductions in incidence of breast cancer, colon cancer and type 1 diabetes in association with adequate intake of vitamin D, the positive effect generally occurring within five years of initiation of adequate vitamin D intake.”

There is now a new bold tidal wave of interest in higher dose vitamin D supplementation which received considerable momentum from what was called the “Vitamin D Consensus Letter” of April, 2008. In that letter, signed by twelve well known researchers and medical professionals, the following was stated:

We have concluded that the vitamin D status of most individuals in North America will need to be greatly improved for substantial reduction in incidence of cancer. Epidemiological studies have shown that higher vitamin D levels are also associated with lower risk of Type I diabetes in children and of multiple sclerosis. Several studies have found that markers of higher vitamin D levels are associated with lower incidence and severity of influenza and several other infectious diseases.

Previously, these same researchers pointed out that:

Thousands of new cases are diagnosed, and hundreds die, each week from serious diseases whose incidence could be substantially reduced by intake of adequate amounts of vitamin D, according to a substantial body of evidence demonstrated by more than 1,000 scientific articles indexed in PubMed supporting the role of vitamin D in prevention of chronic diseases, including most of the nation’s most prominent epidemiological cohort studies, a wide range of preclinical studies, and a recent randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trial…

And … Any risks of vitamin D inadequacy considerably exceed any risks of taking 2000 IU/day of vitamin D3, which the NAS-IOM regards as having no adverse health effect.

With that said, what happened to the fear about taking too much vitamin D because it is a fat soluble vitamin and the body can store it? Well, researchers have concluded that running the serum “25-hyroxyvitamin D” test is the best way to know if a person is getting enough D3 in their daily diet. However, there is one small fact about having this test done. The body needs to be invaded by a hypodermic needle in order to get a sample of blood to run the “25-hydroxyvitamin D” test. And blood testing only provides short term information not long term need information. Plus, how much time does it take to have the medical lab run the test. From the RBTI Perspective, I’m positive that the “25-hydroxyvitamin D” test cannot be an easy screening test like RBTI, nor can it supply understanding on how the diet needs to be adjusted to enhance vitamin D uptake and utilization.

Along comes the Reams Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI):

Over  75 years ago Dr. Carey Reams had discovered that seven simple noninvasive electrochemical nutritional tests could be run on fresh samples of urine and saliva that were very revealing about the relationship of diet to health. Upon analysis, the test results would reveal the true electrochemical patterns present in the digestive tract of anyone regardless of their health. Armed with that information, Reams could then tailor make a diet in such a way that it could help an individual dealing with health dysfunctions return to health and wellness. Of course this was conditioned upon the person continuing to follow the dietary recommendations and adjustments based on ongoing testing and follow-up as long as indicated by the tests themselves.

RBTI and vitamin D:

Reams discovered that vitamin D is definitely needed in the human diet in very specific electrochemical patterns that only the RBTI test can reveal. On the other hand, he also learned that vitamin D can be toxic as well. The answer as to whether a person needs extra supplemental vitamin D or not in their diet depends on the pH of the digestion as demonstrated through the RBTI urine and saliva test. To measure the pH of a urine and saliva sample, reveals firstly whether the contents of the digestion are moving too quickly or too slowly through the digestive canal. The speed of the digestion is definitely a factor in how thoroughly digestion takes place. It is critical to know this because this tells whether there to too much or too little electrochemical pressure — known as “resistance.” If the resistance of the digestion, as reflected in the speed, is OK because the urine and saliva tests are within what is referred to as Range A, including pH tests between 6.20 & 6.60, then the digestion is working as efficiently as possible as far as electrochemical pressure and resistance is concerned. However, the more the pH part of the urine and saliva tests move above 6.60, the more alkaline the digestive environment becomes. This creates increasingly excessive unhealthy electrochemical pressure on the digestive contents, and if not dealt with, may certainly result in ever-worsening constipation. On the other hand, the more the pH part of the urine and saliva tests moves below 6.20, the more acid  the digestion environment becomes. This creates a very deficient and unhealthy electrochemical pressure on the digestive contents that may, if not dealt with, certainly eventuate in worsening diarrhea.

When the pH of the urine and saliva test is outside the ideal digestive pH of 6.30 to 6.50, the RBTI tests will reveal when vitamin D is needed or when it may become toxic, especially to the liver. As the pH moves into either extreme, the less able the body is to receive needed nutrient energy. It is in the pH ranges below 6.20 that vitamin D is definitely needed according to RBTI science. However, in the pH ranges above 6.60 vitamin D can actually become toxic to human electrochemistry in the long run.

Ramping up the intake of vitamin D just because well recognized researchers have demonstrated that more vitamin D is much better for the average individual is not recommended from the RBTI Perspective. Although, I would basically agree with the above quoted researchers that said, “serious disease could be reduced by intake of adequate amounts of vitamin D,” the problem is, researchers are always singling out particular nutrients trying to understand how that nutrient fits the big picture, but the big picture is more than just how much is in the blood of sick people vs “normal”** healthy people. The big picture involves the dietary electrochemistry that is interacting with the food being consumed. RBTI technology is still, after over 75 years, the only spot-on way to determine what nutrients may be lacking or excessive in an individual’s diet and how to individually structure a diet that is not toxic or deficient for any given person. RBTI screening tests are simple and noninvasive and represent the only way any health professional can know for sure if more vitamin D, or any nutrient for that matter, is going to benefit a particular person’s diet or otherwise be excessive and unnecessary.

  • **PS: The word “normal” is assumed to mean healthy when it comes to using it with the word health. However, “normal health” is arrived at by measuring some physical or physiological parameter of a large random sampling of individuals who are “assumed” to be healthy. They are assumed healthy because they don’t appear to be sick in any way. If we don’t really know how healthy a person is, from whom some physical or physiological parameter has been determined, how can finding the average or “mean” of the data compiled provide a true understanding of standard for “normal health.” If we stop and think much about it, “normal health parameters” are derived from nothing more than an average of a bunch of less than ideal data taken from electrochemically sick persons. RBTI is concerned with ideal or perfect health, not “normal health.”

Thanks for tuning in.

Dr. A.F. Beddoe, DDS