RBTI And The Real Meaning Of Food Quality

There is no question that Dr. Reams, as always, was not only the first, but, the only person to establish an exact and simple way to determine the nutritional quality of fresh produce. In the last 10+ years, with the introduction of “whole food” type super markets across the US, it has become very popular to drop the terms “nutrient dense,” “nutrient density” and “nutrient rich” when marketing fresh produce and “natural” foods of various types. Unfortunately, just because those terms are used, is no guarantee that the items or products referred to actually have any significant level of nutritional content.

Many organizations are finding it very popular to get on board the “nutrient dense” or “nutrient rich” wagon because of the increasing ground swell of people looking for better quality foods as they become more proactive in their personal health and wellness. A fair number of these organizations, who have been connecting their followers to the importance of diet, are posting “nutrient dense food lists” on their websites.

From the RBTI Perspective it is evident that a great deal of assumption goes into the compiling of those lists. Those compiling the lists are, sadly, mostly ignorant of the fact that marketers and promoters of so-called nutrient dense or nutrient rich foods, are not aware of any standard whereby they can reference to determine if, in fact, what they are selling or promoting is “nutrient dense or rich.” It continues to be assumed, by the poorly informed marketer as well as consumer, that fresh produce grown, by so-called “natural” or “organic” methods can be classed as “nutrient dense or rich.” The only thing that determines whether an item of food is included in any “nutrient dense food” list is:

1) Is not processed
2) Does not have added sugars
3) Is low calorie

This means the list can not only include whole fresh produce of all types as well as whole grains, beans, seeds and nuts, but there is no parameters outlining how to determine if any food listed is actually nutrient dense. The categories are not specific and lead to over assumption and way over generalization.

From an RBTI Perspective, it is an outrage that a health enthusiastic public is being broadly misled by so-called “nutrient dense food” lists from so-called experts. Dr. Reams revealed one very simple way to properly determine the nutrient richness or density of any type of fresh fruit or vegetable — that being the use  of a hand-held sugar refractometer. Yes, a very simple handheld refractometer properly used can easily reveal the true nutrient density or nutrient richness of fresh produce. I refer you to chapter 11 of my book Nourishment Home Grown or chapter 9 of my book Biological Theory of Ionization as applied to Farming and Soil Management. for specifics on how to use the hand-held refractometer.

Where the rubber meets the road.

A recent discovery, by researchers, reveals the importance that nutrient dense and rich foods can play in human health. A unique flavonoid was found in tangerines called Nobiletin. The scientists found that Nobiletin has demonstrated a unique action that prevents the buildup of fat in the liver by stimulating the expression of genes involved in burning excess fat, and inhibiting the genes responsible for manufacturing fat. This means this particular flavonoid has a real potential for helping counteract issues with a dis-ease known as “metabolic syndrome.” Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that, together, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular  disease and diabetes. The syndrome affects one in five people in the United States, and prevalence increases with age. Some studies estimate the prevalence in the USA to be up to 25% of the population.

What we do not know, about the tangerines in which the scientists found Nobiletin, was their nutrient density. However, I would expect, from my experience, in testing a lot of different fruit including tangerines with a hand-held sugar refractometer, that the sugar content was most likely about 50% (which is being generous from my experience) of its potential. That is to say, the nutrient density was most likely about half, at its best, what it could have been if RBTI soil principles were used in growing it.

Here is the bottom line.

RBTI soil technology, correctly applied and regulated, can grow the highest nutrient density possible into any fresh produce. Think of what this could mean for the health and dis-ease fighting benefits of food grown with that kind of nutrient density or richness. First of all, it would mean that a piece of fruit grown at maximum sugar content or nutrient density would satisfy one’s hunger the most. Think about it. If you ate an apple with half the nutrient density it should have had, you would need to eat two of those apples to get all the nutrition that you would get from an apple grown ideally using RBTI. Ever consider one of the causes of the worlds’ being over fed and under nourished? Second of all, researchers are constantly analyzing foods today looking for naturally occurring bioactive molecules to fight dis-ease and benefit human health. Think how much more of the flavonoid Nobileton would be in a tangerine grown with RBTI technology. For that matter, think how much more of other extremely beneficial bioactive molecules would be in produce grown with RBTI technology. Here is where foods really would be our medicine.

Physical life cannot exist without nourishment, though it can exist on way less then optimum, but physical life cannot thrive on 50% nourishment. Do you want to thrive or merely survive? THINK ABOUT IT!

Thanks for stopping by.

Dr. A.F. Beddoe


The RBTI Perspective Of Joint Pain And Discomfort

Are you one of the millions of Americans that suffer with joint health issues such as soreness, inflammation, pain, stiffness and swelling?

What I want to reveal in this article, is the RBTI Perspective of joint health and wellness. The joints of your body, and more particularly the spine, hips, knees and ankles, are subject to a lot of stress, but it is not from what you think. Beginning in the 1930s, Dr. Carey Reams, discovered, among many things, how certain aspects of a person’s electrochemistry play key rolls in the cause of joint soreness, inflammation, pain, stiffness and swelling.

The contributing factors in a body’s electrochemistry cannot be guessed at. The information from an accurate RBTI test on fresh samples of a person’s urine and saliva are necessary to know what factors in diet and lifestyle need addressing. RBTI is not about guessing, it is about accurate individualized electrochemical analysis to reveal causes that can be attended to through the diet and lifestyle.

The two general aspects of electrochemistry that affect joint health are: 1) Calcium and dead cell accumulation in the joints; and, 2) The cartilage loses its’ source of lubrication. Each aspect has more than one contributing factor and sometimes both are involved with causing the unpleasant joint condition.

Calcium and dead cell accumulation in the joints has, as one of its causes, chronic constipation. That is, the speed of the digestion has been too slow for too long. The RBTI test results will reveal the digestive slowness through the pH of the urine and saliva. The more the pH remains alkaline (i.e., greater than 6.60, and the higher above 6.60 the worse the condition) for too long, certain types of calciums in the electrochemistry become excessive and joints are one of the favorite places for these excess calciums to deposit. Plus, dead cells and their parts, that are supposed to be eliminated through the kidneys, end up in the joints along with the excess calcium complicating the discomforting condition there.

On the other hand, when cartilage loses its source of natural lubrication this also contributes to joint discomfort. Loss of lubrication happens mainly through a process known as “reverse osmosis.” In a healthy body, one of the ways the movement of water takes place is “osmosis.” In other words, water is able to move to where it is needed by flowing from an area of low mineral salt concentration, through cell membranes, to an area of higher mineral salt concentration. This movement creates what is known in electrochemistry as “osmotic pressure.” Now, the loss of the natural cartilage lubricant results from a reversal of moistures natural flow into the joint tissue such as the cartilage cells. Instead, because of electrochemical conditions of the tissues around a joint, moisture is pulled out of the joint tissue and cartilage cells. This is usually the result of general body dehydration — not drinking enough pure water for the healthy maintenance of the body’s tissues and organs. This means that dehydration causes concentration of salts, outside the joint tissue, to increase greater than that inside the joint tissue, resulting in moisture moving out of the joint tissue, reducing the natural lubricating factors of the joint.

Either condition can cause various levels of joint discomfort. However, together they can be a double whammy. Which condition is the causal reason for what you are experiencing with your joints can only be revealed through and addressed by the RBTI testing and dietary program. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on RBTI to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by.

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



Is Tooth Decay A Thing Of The Past?

Researchers claim they have deciphered the structure and functional mechanism of the glucansucrase enzyme responsible for dental plaque sticking to teeth. This knowledge will stimulate the identification of substances that inhibit the enzyme. Just add that substance to toothpaste, or even sweets, and tooth decay will be a thing of the past, right?


There is no time like the present for us to fully understand there will never be a marvelous magic solution that will stop tooth decay. Additionally, there is no time like the present to also realize there will never be a toothpaste that will stop any amount of dental disease. It is paramount that dentists recognize the true cause of dental disease or there will be no leader to follow other than the misleading advertisements of the toothpaste manufacturers.

Tooth decay starts on the inside.

It is very unfortunate that many dentists and researchers are not  aware of the true cause of dental decay as it was discovered over 70 years ago by Dr. Carey Reams. It is even more unfortunate that little is known of  the work of a dentist and researcher, Dr. Ralph Steinman,  who verified important aspects of Dr. Reams’ findings over 40 years ago. Even though their life-times overlapped, neither man knew anything about the other, or their work.

I was privileged to be a dental student under Dr. Steinman’s instruction and during part of the time he was doing his research that came to be titled “Dentinal Fluid Transport.” The bottom line of Dr. Steinman’s research on “Dentinal Fluid Transport” demonstrates how decay literally starts on the inside of the tooth. I must take a liberty here and repeat myself to make sure this is emphasized — tooth decay starts on the inside of the tooth. Thus, no amount of oral hygiene is going to make much difference in stopping or preventing tooth decay, as tooth decay results from the electrochemistry inside the tooth connected to the electrochemistry of the body which, in and of itself in its totality is all, not functioning correctly. Moreover, body electrochemistry is the systemic mechanism that must function in an optimum mineralized state to keep dentinal fluid transport preventing tooth decay.

In fundamental terms, Dr. Steinman discovered that a healthy tooth has it own natural self cleansing ability, which moves a lymph like fluid, from the blood supply within the tooth’s pulp, out through the dentine and enamel. This natural fluid movement prevents dental plaque from building up as well as counteracts harsh chemical effects from the environment of the mouth. How well this natural lymph flow functions is directly related to the electrochemistry of the body. If the systemic electrochemistry is negatively affected by poor nutrition, the self cleansing lymph flow is significantly reduced or even stopped.

♥Dr. Reams discovery and your teeth.

Beginning in the early 1930s Dr. Carey Reams discovered what he termed “Biological Theory of Ionization,” which later took on his name and is known today as Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization or RBTI. From this we learn that calcium is needed by weight and volume in biological life more than any other mineral. Interestingly, calcium is one of the minerals most lacking in our foods since it is usually the most deficient in our food growing soils. It is important to point out that females, during child bearing years, need upwards of seven times more calcium in their diet than a male. And, of course, calcium is a main ingredient in tooth structure.

Additionally, Dr. Reams also discovered what he referred to as the “chemical colloid.” Reams believed that this unique colloid is so special that life, as we know it, could not exist without it. This special colloid was found in a natural soil amendment known as “Soft Rock Phosphate.” As he studied this unusual colloid and worked with it, he came to realize that it was not only vital to proper soil chemistry in order to raise high quality nutrient dense foods, but he also found it was vital to mineralize and/or remineralize weakened organs and tissues of the human body, especially bones and teeth. In fact, he found that in nature the harder the natural biologic substance the more of this special colloid was required to grow that substance to its maximum hardness. The more he used this one-of-a-kind colloid to supplement soil and human nutrition, the more he realized how vital it was to restoring and maintaining high level wellness. He coined the term “Min-Col” as the name for the chemical colloid when used as a human mineral supplement.

As a dentist, I have come to realize through experience that “Min-Col” is a very effective material in assisting the natural dentinal fluid flow to remineralize and reverse active dental decay. I personally believe that MinCol is the best mineral supplement to provide the optimum overall bone and tooth health than anything else. In my opinion it is far better for supporting healthy teeth than taking any form of synthesized fluoride supplements. Min-Col is non-toxic and natural. By the way, Min-Col is also an excellent source of calcium and, not only that, it helps carry calcium into biological tissue.

So dear reader, it is time to do something about your bones and teeth for good.

And don’t forget, “When you don’t know where your are going, every road takes you there.”

Thanks for stopping by and considering the RBTI Perspective.

Dr. A.F. Beddoe