Alkaline Water Is The Wrong Answer!


Recently I met someone that told me how they were on their way to an alkaline water convention because they had been shown the wonderful value of alkaline water. This person did not know of my extensive background in Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI) soil and dietary chemistry. Once again I realized that another person had fallen victim to the continued fallacy of misleading and erroneous information surrounding the value of drinking “alkaline water.” The internet can be a great source for information. Sadly though, the promotion of alkaline water for health, on and off the internet, is loaded with flawed and absolutely wrong information. So I am going to reiterate some very important RBTI truths and facts in the hopes of preventing more people from being misled by the myths of alkaline water promoters, whom I believe are grossly guilty of “proof by verbosity.”[i]

THE BEST WATER TO CONSUME — The human body can contain anywhere from 65-80% water. The absolute best water to consume for proper hydration is single steam distilled water. This is tap water that has been run once through a steam distillation unit, either commercial or home unit, giving the finished water a conductivity reading of less than 10 microSiemens/cm or approximately 6-7 parts per million dissolved mineral. Steam distilled water is the wettest water. It hydrates the body’s tissues and cells the most efficiently and easily and is the most available for carrying nutrient energy. Wet water is soft water, because each water molecule has had 98-99% of the mineral ions removed that it originally contained due to exposure to the natural environment. Water molecules entering the body that are already holding mineral ions within themselves do not have their full electro magnetic capacity for picking up, carrying and releasing vital nutrient mineral energy while within the body. To re-emphasize this dynamic: When water molecules have their internal energy container already occupied with ions of mineral, as any mineral or “alkaline” water does, those molecules of water are not able to take up and resonate with the human frequency unless the mineral is removed by the body’s internal chemical processing mechanisms. However, in less than ideal health, the body’s mechanisms to accomplish this are very inefficient and unreliable.

Why is this so important? We must keep in mind that water is more a part of your body than any mineral ions that it may transport. Without water your body wouldn’t or couldn’t hold or contain any energy because all chemical/nutrient energy reactions happen within a water environment. This means that the water in your body’s tissues and cells must be on the right frequency in order to be permitted there. This means that the water must accept the same wavelength as our body in order to be properly utilized in its cells and tissues. Moreover, the water molecules must be available to accept the body’s wavelength or frequency. In order for that to happen, the water molecules must be highly energetic themselves without being otherwise already occupied holding various mineral ions. The more mineral ions the water molecules contain, i.e., the more occupied the water molecule is in holding these mineral ions of various types, and the less able it is to accept the wavelength or frequency of the body’s tissues, therefore, the less able it is to be ideally utilized within those vital tissues.

To better understand how water molecules hold mineral or other energy of any type consider this demonstration. If one were to fill a large drinking glass with water right up to the brim, what substance could be added to that glass without causing the water to spill over the edge of the glass? One substance is alcohol. One could pour a fair amount of alcohol into an absolutely full and ready to overflow glass of water and the water would not run over. Why, because the alcohol molecules are small enough to fit in between the water molecules. This means the alcohol molecules are soluble within the water molecules. There is a lot of space within and between the water molecules allowing substances of the right size (frequency or wavelength) to fit. If a substance dissolves in water, the water has accepted the wavelength or frequency of that substance. This shows how water molecules can have their energy tank already occupied by containing wavelengths of soluble mineral ions as found in alkaline water. Likewise, the human cell has space in its molecular structure wherein the wavelength of water must accept the wavelength of the available space of our healthy cells. Therefore, the wavelength or frequency of a healthy cell must be equal to the wavelength of the water, or some even fraction of it, or water is unavailable to be accepted by the cells of our body. Thus, alkaline water of any type, whether man made or nature made, is a very poor type of drinking water since it is handicapped in it ability to ideally function due to its energy being otherwise already occupied by the mineral ions it is carrying. Metaphorically, drinking mineral waters of any type can be compared to washing your dishes in dirty water. It is difficult to get something clean when washing it in water already filled with “dirt.”

WATER MEMORY — Believe it or not water has a memory. What water molecules remember is a result of the environment that those molecules have passed through. “The structure of liquid water is being continuously changed from the moment of its forming. The character of such changes depends on the physical and chemical characteristics of the environmental medium. Even by keeping the distilled water in a constant medium its structure is being changed depending on its ‘aging.’ Therefore the structure of the water could be considered as a currier of a big ‘memory’ on the previous effects of various environmental factors.”[ii] Further, research has demonstrated that the soluble mineral ion content of the water molecule, as shown by the conductivity meter, has a direct relationship to the length of its memory. Thus, the issue is how that memory may interfere with that water’s availability to be utilized by the human body’s physiology.

But, guess what? Water’s memory can be easily erased by the steam distillation process, or any vaporization process similar to rain and cloud formation. Because distilled water has had its memory effectively erased, this type of drinking water is fully available for accepting the frequency and wavelength for proper structuring within the cell, as well as carrying the electro chemical ionic energy vital to optimum cell function. As Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate, stated, “Life is water dancing to the tune of macromolecules.” RBTI has empirically demonstrated, for decades, that steam distilled water has the best potential to carry and “dance” the frequency tunes so vital to the healthy cellular life of the human body. Our cells are simply liquid crystals needing ideal water and mineral to further the highest quality life.

By the way, be aware that homeopathy has long recognized that water has a “big” memory. If it were not for that memory homeopathic solutions would not be a fact. The making of homeopathic solutions absolutely requires the use of steam distilled water because the memory of the water has to be fully available to be tuned to the substances for which the solutions are being made.

THE pH FACTOR — Dr. Reams emphatically stated, in reference to the seven-part urine and saliva RBTI test he first perfected in the 1930s, that “pH is the most important determiner of human health since the closer to 6.40 the urine and saliva can be kept the easier it will be for nature to correct the other test numbers.” Yes, Dr. Reams determined decades ago, before the “alkaline water” deception was around, that the pH of the urine and saliva of a healthy high-energy body should hover right around 6.40. Attempting to purposely make the pH of the urine and saliva move higher than 6.40 (e.g., up into the 7 – 8 range), through consuming alkaline water, alkaline minerals or alkaline anything, dramatically slows the metabolism beginning in the digestion. Purposely causing the pH to move toward 8.0 will result in ever increasing mineral energy losses, from the organs and tissues, hundreds of times greater than their mineral energy uptake at any given moment during the 24 hour day. RBTI defines degenerative disease beginning any time the mineral energy loss is greater than the mineral energy pick up during a 24 hour day.

RBTI teaches that ideal water consumption is for the purpose of supplying the body’s optimum water needs in order to maintain ideal health. In other words, water is not designed to be a supplier of nutrient minerals for the human body — this is the reason for the need for nutrient dense high brix food. In reality, if one were to consume mineral rich waters in an attempt to supply one’s bodily mineral needs, that water would have to be so mineral salt dense that the digestion would most likely rebel and reject that water through diarrhea or vomiting.

Additionally, pH is only a measure of resistance, not a measure of volume. That is, the pH says nothing about the quantity of mineral in a solution. Just because drinking water may have a pH of 8.0 or more, it says nothing about how much mineral that water is actually carrying with each swallow. Even though alkaline water machines may produce water with a pH of 8.0 or higher, that water will contribute very, very little nutrient mineral — most likely none at all — contrary to the promoters.

Regarding claims that alkaline water is a valuable antioxidant, let me add this final note. If you are concerned about your body needing more “antioxidant” help, you need to pay close attention to your body’s calcium needs. Calcium, in your food assisted by proper calcium supplementation where needed, is by far the best of the best antioxidants there is. In addition, keeping the rest of your RBTI numbers in proper ratio results in the ultimate antioxidant affect. Furthermore, contrary to the alkaline promoters, health does not thrive in an alkaline environment.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dr. A.F. Beddoe, DDS


[i] Proof by verbosity, sometimes colloquially referred to as argumentum verbosium — a rhetorical technique that tries to persuade by overwhelming those considering an argument with such a volume of material that the argument sounds plausible, superficially appears to be well-researched, and it is so laborious to untangle and check supporting facts that the argument might be allowed to slide by unchallenged.

[ii] G. Pollack et al, Water and the Cell, The Netherlands: Springer, 2006, p 153


RBTI Reveals The Real Causes Behind Constipation


Laxatives are not the answer, but you would think they were since they are some of the greatest in demand over-the-counter medicaments sold today.

From an RBTI Perspective, I know of nothing that addresses the cause of constipation like the science and technology of Reams Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI). Why? Not because of laxative deficiencies. rather that the average lifestyle is offensive to healthy digestive function. I know this from all of the individuals I have clinically counseled after analyzing their urine and saliva test based on the science and technology of RBTI. From experience, I can generally say the the average person in the work-a-day world is constipated.

RBTI addresses bowel health:

One of the 7 RBTI tests performed on fresh urine samples is the pH test. Among the many things that pH reveals, a significant one is the speed of the digestion. Yes, the speed of the digestion is a critical factor of constipation and RBTI demonstrates that the root cause ultimately results from a lack of calciums in the food being consumed.  When calcium is lacking in the food consumed, the body has to take from its calcium reserves or stores to supply its calcium need. The body needs more calcium by weight and volume than any other mineral. When lacking, the body’s major calcium stores, the teeth and bones, are designed to give of themselves and willingly be cannabalized to make up for what is missing in the diet. This is OK in the short term, but not good on a long term basis.

Calcium lack in the long term, upsets the relationship between necessary calcium types the diet system requires to regulate its pH and thereby its speed. Thus, a change in the speed of the digestion, either too fast (diarrhea) or too slow (constipation) is a signal that conditions in the gut have altered the pH of the digestion away from its ideal of right around 6.40 and calcium problems are at the root of the cause of the vast majority of all digestive and bowel function issues.

The alkaline diet fad:

The science of RBTI reveals that the so called “alkaline diet” is nothing but a nonscience fad taking advantage of the ignorant and desperate. Alkaline diet promoters claim that the pH of urine should be kept above 7.0 and better between 7.2 to 7.4 in order for a person to be healthy. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, RBTI is very clear that urine pH in this range reveals that the digestive contents are moving far too slow and have become very congested, rendering a person to become severely constipated and toxic if the digestion remains at this pH for too long.

In addition, some of the “alkaline diet” programs promote using strong alkalizing agents that contain forms of calcium and other alkalizing minerals that are totally incorrect for the electrochemistry of the bowel and associate body. This creates a calcium excess, which in turn creates a calcium deficiency.

A calcium excess reveals a calcium deficiency.

What do I mean by that? When I was first learning how to analyze RBTI test numbers, I encountered a curious finding. Every one of my dental patients who demonstrated severe calcium deficiency, according to the RBTI numbers, had high hair calcium upon hair analysis tests I was doing at that time in my research. What I learned from this is that a calcium deficiency can be directly caused by calcium excess. Likewise, a calcium deficiency can cause an apparent calcium excess. In other words, where too much calcium is either released by the body attempting to compensate for the lack of calcium in the diet, that which is released is not utilized correctly and ends up being deposited in areas where it is not needed, e.g., hair, joints and arteries etc.

Without the information contained in an accurate RBTI urine and saliva test, trying to overcome constipation will only be a symptom based therapy approach which is no better than guessing. Of course Dr. Reams used to always say very adamantly, “Why guess when you can know for sure.” In other words, there is no need to guess about the cause of any health condition, including constipation, as long as you can avail yourself of the information derived from an accurate RBTI urine and saliva test. The cause is never addressed when the cause cannot be determined. Sure, there are many over-the-counter medications that can counteract symptoms of constipation, and your pharmacy happily supplies these products, but none of them will address the cause if it isn’t known.

Wrong supplements for the given gut electrochemistry cause problems:

Why to people generally believe that they may have to also take laxatives when taking calcium and iron supplements? This is due to decisions made by medical practitioners and others who have observed, on a regular basis, that a majority of people do experience constipation after starting calcium and iron supplements. And why do people have this experience? The answer, from an RBTI Perspective, is that they are taking the wrong type of calcium, iron or other supplement which then subsequently and strongly affects their digestion’s particular bioelectrochemistry.

There has been a huge new interest in the health benefits of much larger doses of vitamin D. Many scientists and practitioners are now saying that the RDA for vitamin D needs to be vastly upgraded. Here again any recommendation for using vitamin D at any level, just like calcium, is only a guess unless accurate RBTI testing is used. You see, vitamin D actually has a digestive slowing affect because it is alkalizing to the gut content. So, don’t guess about your vitamin D needs.

Other factors RBTI can reveal that can make your bowel sluggish:

  • WATER: 1) Water is critical to the actual consistency of the gut content. Lack of proper water hydration, throughout the day, means the gut content will contain less water and therefore be thicker and of a more solid consistency. When bowel content is too thick, the natural rhythmic contractions that move the bowel content along and through the gut are unable to accomplish their task at the optimum speed. However, when intake of water is correct, it acts like a lubricant assisting the movement of the bowel contents.
  • WATER: 2) Where there is a lack of water in the overall electrochemistry of the body, the body cannot access the nutrients like calcium, out of the food, which are so critical. The process of digestion involves a chemical reaction known as “hydrolysis” which is simply converting insoluble food in the digestion into a water soluble form. Adequate water is required for this process. RBTI tests can reveal how much water should be consumed by each individual per day and the way it should be consumed throughout the day.
  • RAW vs COOKED: Without the information provided by RBTI testing one will not know how much raw versus cooked foods are best for their particular bowel health. Yes, your unique digestive bioelectrochemisty, as measured by the RBTI tests, will reveal if you need more raw food in your diet or cooked food. It all depends on the speed of your digestion as demonstrated through the important pH test. Eating the wrong consistency of foods can contribute to constipation.
  • NUT BUTTERS & CHEESE: These food items can contribute significantly to slowing the bowel. Only RBTI can reveal if your diet should include these or not.
  • OILS: Constipation can be aggravated by a lack of the proper oils being included in the diet. Some dietary fads eliminate vital oils and therefore contribute to constipation problems. Some oils are harder to digest than others. The easiest oils for the digestion to process include olive oils and corn oils
  • GELATINS: Ever wonder why so much jello seems to be a part of hospital diets? Gelatin can act like a fiber and a lubricant to the bowel contents. Gelatin is also a protein. Gelatins are available from both plants and animals. Again, RBTI can reveal the need for gelatins in the diet. There is no need to guess.
  • SALT: You may never have thought that salt might be a factor influencing the symptoms of constipation but it can be. Remember in the old days one of the few ways to preserve fresh meat was the use of salt. Salt draws moisture to itself. In other words, salt can be very dehydrating. This means salt takes water away from an area where it may be needed. Salt excess can be another way water imbalance is caused in the body. This imbalance can reflect back on the gut by taking water from the gut and thereby making the gut content drier and thicker.
  • FRESH BREADS vs TOAST: Believe it or not, RBTI can tell you whether you should include fresh baked breads or toast in your diet. If your pH is in a range showing too slow a bowel, only twice baked toast (e.g., zwiebach toast or dry toast) is recommended because it does not make the bowel content thicker as fresh breads can do.
  • EXERCISE: One of the last issues that RBTI testing can reveal is the need for exercise. Exercise can help the bioelectrochemistry of the body and bowel or it can detract from it. When the pH is revealing a slow bowel pattern, some type of exercise needs to be recommended. Exercise can shorten bowel transit time therefore speeding up a bowel that is slowed time. However, don’t guess on how much exercise you need when RBTI can tell you how much. By the way, walking is the best exercise for general overall circulation and bowel stimulation.

Finally, I cannot emphasis enough the value of RBTI from my perspective in my working with it in both agriculture and human health since 1976. Nothing holds more potential, to broadly influence the health of mankind more, than understanding and applying the techniques of RBTI. If you haven’t heard about it or have not taken the time to look into it, do yourself a favor and do it. You can read more on this blog on other related health issues and you can see further helpful information here.

Thanks for tuning in!

Dr. A.F. Beddoe


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