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pH Testing and RBTI for Optimal Health

You are probably unfamiliar with this type of testing, though so beneficial for creating a great baseline to your health. I am sure you are familiar with urine and saliva testing, just in another context. Read this very informative article to find out more about this outstanding modality.

Our bodies goal is to maintain homeostasis.

Homeostasis is an organisms self-regulating ability to hold a stable temperature, fluid balance and all other chemical and physical components needed to sustain life.

Our body works hard to keep its pH within a narrow range. Blood, urine and stomach pH for instance, are all different. Urine pH and Saliva pH are both ideally the same at 6.4 but may range between 4.5 – 8.0. If the pH of any of our fluids are off, our body will use energy reserves and minerals to keep the pH in balance. Unfortunately, our pH ranges go out of balance regularly because of diet, stress and environmental factors. When our body must constantly try to keep its pH’s in range, these reserves get all used up and the body begins to break itself down in efforts to get the energy and nutrients it needs. This causes a whole host of other problems.

People who don’t live healthy lifestyles (even if they eat healthy but don’t maintain their stress and emotions) will have depleted reserve energy and they will have less room for “cheating,” on a healthy lifestyle.

pH (the potential of hydrogen) is a numeric logarithmic scale used to identify the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The pH Scale is set from 0-14 with 7 being neutral, 1 the most acidic and 14 the most alkaline.

In quantum physics, pH is really a measure of friction between Anions, the smallest particles of energy, and Cations, the 2nd smallest particles of energy. More about energy and anions/cations here. The closer the anions and cations get together the more they rub and create energy. The friction is the electricity of the solution. The more acidic, the higher bio electrical current is present. Contrarily, the more alkaline, the lower the bio electrical current.

RBTI is a 7-part testing modality created by Dr. Carey Reams. Einstein was a close friend of Reams and where Einstein worked mathematically on how to take apart an atom, Reams worked mathematically on how to put living cells back together. Reams was a Mathematical genius, agriculturist phenomenon and scientist. He healed thousands of patrons with cancer with his biological theory of ionization. This test is done to show us the internal terrain of the body. We can identify the speed of digestion, how nutrients are breaking down, overall liver health, whether there is a potential risk of parasites and viruses and can honestly explain bathroom habits, amongst many other things.

Reams found the perfect calculated numbers to come out to be 1.5 (total sugars), 6.4 (both urine and saliva), 6-7C (total salts), .04M (albumin), and both Nitrate Nitrogen Urea and Ammonia Nitrogen Urea to be 3. When in this range, we can fully utilize all nutrients brought into the body. This ensures our reserve energy, so that the body has what it needs to maintain homeostasis and it doesn’t have to break down our bones, cartilage, muscles and other tissues.

To get these results, the RBTI practitioner would use several different tools. The first is the Brix meter (also used in gardening to check the soil!). This is how to get the total sugars number. The Brix meter measures the percentage of how much sugar (carbohydrates) and salts/minerals that are in a dissolved solution. Next the practitioner measures pH, which is divided into a range of acids (mostly Cations) to bases/alkaline (mostly Anions), with a 7 as Neutral. With Urine and Saliva pH though, the perfect range is right at 6.4, so anything above 6.4 is too alkaline and anything below it is too acidic, even though 7 is per say “neutral,” overall.

Personally, in my practice, I use litmus paper to take this reading. This urine and saliva test can also be taken at home, and I encourage it. The urine and saliva pH can be used on its own, without any of these other tests, to gather extremely beneficial information in which I could build an entire plan of better health for you solely based on just that, without knowing anything else. However, in RBTI we would take all 5 readings. The next reading we would take is for total salts, or the conductivity of urine. To take this reading I, being the practitioner, would use a conductivity meter, or the Hanna Dist4. The practitioner would record this as a ‘C,’ which is the Roman numeral for 100. For the Albumin reading, all we are looking for is visible debris in the urine and its color. The debris is the dead cells being released from the body. This just gives a visual representation of the cell exchange rate in the body. The Ureas reading consists of two tests. In the first test the practitioner is determining the nitrate nitrogen in the urine, which is the byproduct of protein metabolism. The second test determines the ammonium nitrogen present in the urine, another byproduct of protein metabolism. The ammonium nitrogen represents the uric acid salts that have been in the body longer than 72 hours. Protein metabolism shows the breakdown of your tissues, amongst other things. When proteins stay in the body longer than 72 hours, they become toxic. The Nitrate Nitrogen (anionic) shows the liver’s ability to process proteins from your diet. If the number is elevated, the protein intake is too high for them. Ammonium Nitrogen (Cationic) shows the kidneys ability to eliminate the byproducts of protein metabolism. Elevation of this number shows that the protein intake and the metabolism of body’s proteins are too low.

The most important thing we can do is eat a wide variety of foods as to consume the widest range of nutrients. This means real, whole foods. Your Mac Dons or chips don’t have any nutritional value to your body and thus are considered “not foods.” People who meal-prep the same thing for every day, are in hindsight making themselves nutrient deficient. Most people don’t know, but there are 6 different types of calcium’s essential to our body, but over 300 different types of calciums exist. We tend to only focus on 1-2, but each play a role in our diet/body. Specific calciums help the pH to stay within range.

In your recommendations, we may either focus strictly on foods containing certain calciums, or in order to balance your numbers quickly, we might use certain calcium. Calcium Lactate will lower (acidify) the pH, Calcium Citrate is weaker but will raise the pH slowly. Calcium Hydroxide is a much stronger anionic and will alkalize the pH quickly. Calcium Gluconate is neutral and will help keep the pH in place and aids the absorption of all calciums. MinCol is used for mineral deficiencies, as it is an assortment of more than 60 minerals extracted from soft rock phosphate. It is believed to be what we were created from when God said, “From dust we have come,” – Genesis 3:19. Dolomite is calcium carbonate and magnesium combined and it is used to lower soluble proteins, which reduces stress on the heart. This must be used with cation though, because it could also be very dangerous. Do not use any of these products without being under the care and recommendation of a practitioner.

In RBTI, depending on what your numbers are, you are categorized in ranges A, B, C, D or E. Range A is that perfect range, where you’re eating right and living a healthy lifestyle. Range B is more of a healing range and is very common. It is more towards that alkaline range with higher salts and sugars. They need more nutrients and gastric juice become weaker, so digestion begins to slow down. Range C is a little more severe than range B. It has been there longer, so it will take longer to bring into balance. There could be an excessive carbohydrate imbalance, too many salts, slow digestion and lots of toxicity because of it. Everyone’s scenario is a little different though. However, if there are high salts and high ureas, they are at risk for cardiovascular or heart disease. Range D is where the body has used up most of its reserves and is very depleted. This range is acidic, and the food moves too quickly through the digestive tract. Nutrients do not get absorbed well in this range. There is even a range E. In range E the body is screaming out for nutrients. This person will be lethargic because their sugar is so low, and their brain will have a hard time processing. These people have a hard time getting through the day. For all the ranges, the chain is as strong as it’s weakest link. So, if one number is in range D, then the whole thing is technically in range D. When working with someone, their ranges could bounce around a bit, the diet and supplementation always needs to be adjusted for which range they’re in. Eventually they will stop bouncing around as much and balance out. Then it can be maintained to be kept in ranges A-B.

One thing I really recommend is to drink lemons in a neutral base, which is distilled water. This is the perfect liver tonic. The liver is considered the king of all organs in Chinese medicine. With good liver health, all other organs will function more optimally. I really recommend getting a countertop water distiller like this one. Make sure not to buy one with a plastic jug because distilled water is just pure H2O and will suck in any toxins from the plastic. For this reason always keep the lid on it as well so it doesn't pull toxins from the air.

Most commonly in my practice, I am just going to take Urine and Saliva pH and base a good amount of your evaluation off that. pH is the core of RBTI. As I said, ideally, we want that number at a 6.4 for both. Even if you’re at a 5.4, that’s still too acidic. You might say, “But I’m not that far off!” However, the way that the pH scale works is that 1. difference is 10X more (in whichever direction) and a 2. difference is 100X more, which makes a tremendous difference in the body. So, to recap, a 4 pH is 100x more acidic that a 6 pH and a 7 pH is 10x more alkaline than a 6 pH. It is important for the practitioner to get both urine and saliva pH because the Saliva pH represents upper digestion and urine pH represents lower digestion. Saliva pH will provide us with beneficial information on carbohydrate breakdown, B12 and k2 deficiencies, HCL levels of the stomach and the transit time of upper digestion. Urine will show how toxic the large intestine can be. It provides information on how you’re assimilating nutrients in the small intestine and also on reproductive health.

With pH alone, there are 5 patterns in which we categorize you in. Pattern One is optimal, Pattern Two is double alkaline, Pattern Three is “low/high” Split Pattern, Pattern Four is the reverse of Pattern Three, and Pattern Five is Double Acidic. Not only is pH important for digestion, elimination and all other bodily functions, but keeping the correct pH will also make is so parasites, candida and viruses cannot survive in your body. That’s ultra-important.

Dr. Carey Reams was also an agriculturist and he discovered that plants yield more crop, better quality, and last longer when the soil pH is correct, and an array of minerals and probiotics are present. This is called Terrain Theory. It works the same for our body. The transit time of digestion is directly related to pH. Depending on if the pH is too high or too low will determine how fast food is moving through the digestive tract, how the body is absorbing the nutrients, and if waste is being backed up causing toxins to be reabsorbed into the body. I know the world has us stuck on alkalinity, but being too alkaline is just as bad as being too acidic. We do, however, want to eat 80% alkalizing and 20% Acidifying foods most of the time, but depending on where you are on the scale, that would be adjusted. Most people tend to be too acidic, especially if they don’t focus on diet and nutrition. Last time I was checked, I led too alkaline and had to increase my proteins and stop overdoing it on alkalizing foods/superfood powders. pH is not only altered by diet though. It is altered by the amount of rest you get, your stress level, the way you process or hold emotions, environmental toxins, your water intake and quality of, ability to detoxify, breathing, the way you cook your food and more. To not get overwhelmed, I really recommend working with a practitioner, like myself, to help guide you along.

If you book an appointment with me to check you pH, and build recommendations for you, please refrain from putting anything, including water in your mouth for 30 minutes, and it is best to eat a meal 2 hours before hand, but do not eat for 2 hours prior to your appointment. Please do not give me your first morning void, because over night your body detoxifies and the urine will be full of toxins, which would give me a false acidic result.

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Ameling, Jason DC, ND "RBTI with Reams Introduction," source. Lecture Notes, 2018, trinityschoolofnaturalhealth.com

Doc Misak, "An Introduction to RBTI" 2018, retrieved Oct. 2019, youtube.com/watch?v=42B7suU5upw

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