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3:15 am
October 24, 2011


William

posts 146

Post edited 3:45 pm – October 29, 2011 by William


And for the record: I do not take true no-no's, do take celtic seasalt (maybe as much as 30 grams a year, which does not show in the numbers) and am 'attacked' on that again and again by people not knowing my numbers and not being able to say what they believe is the marker for taking seasalt.

Lemonade is something that is on my fluidintake regularly, but not every day, and not the lemonwater routine (so not every half hour). The lemonwater is to strengthen the lever and create the enzymes needed if you body can't make them itself, IMHO it is not something that is required for the rest of you life.

12:19 pm
October 24, 2011


Jacqueline

posts 19

As a kid I never heard of RBTI, let alone understood it. The doctor was not working for money but for the patient, medication was only always necessary if prescribed and all alternative health programs were quackery and the television was my best friend. Shy as I was, I never had the need to question much.

Sure I did have some physical complaints, but not that many.

During my younger years I did spend quite a lot of time at my grandmothers who was just the kindest and most friendly grandma a child could ask for. Especially since my parents were divorced and her place felt more like home than anywhere else. But as the old age was catching up with her, and the medications did not work as they were supposed to, the family was forced to put her in a nursing home. She did not want that and did not like that, and died shortly after.

Then I began to question a bit, only a bit.

Was it wise to put her in there? Were the medications helping? When I grow old, do I want to take hands full of pills that I don’t understand?

Somewhere parallel to the above, my mother got a boyfriend who was really kind and nice, but a bit overweight and with some serious health issues. To me he was the most intelligent man who ever lived, and I really liked him. He has always been clear; he is going to live in Canada (he already is a Canadian) and my mom is going with him.

So far so good. Then one day I met a guy (William), who is just a bit weird. Living in the country that is famous for cheese and potatoes he eats neither. He can tell something about the person in front of him and explain why, without that person saying a word. He can hardly write a sentence without spelling errors and enjoys his own mistakes, now that is weird. So I was fascinated and tried to study what made him tic.

Besides a whole bunch of other things, RBTI was a huge factor. And so I was interested. I started gathering what knowledge I could, from Dr. Beddoe, Dr. Manthei, some of Olszta, Kirban, and obviously from Dr. Reams himself. Somewhere I started questioning on how smart the friend of my mom was, considering that his health problems are slowly but steadily killing him. Why he does not want spend a little money and time to make a huge difference in the quality of his life. Do I have the right to try to force him in the right direction? (A question that is still ongoing).

But while my theoretical knowledge of RBTI grew, many, many questions came up. And who to turn to?  Obviously William, since no-one else around could.

After many questions were answered I finally start to see parts of the puzzle. How nature works, how the body balances things out, and why it sometimes is better not to balance things out. Why the set of numbers an individual has is always perfect, and why we need to be careful changing what is perfect for the body, to bring the numbers closer to what RBTI calls the perfect equation.

Still I see that William sometimes enjoys my mistakes because he sees a totally different part of the puzzle. But nowadays I am starting to enjoy them as well, since I see the mistakes that some others make that make sense to me now, but are still hidden for some others.

Obviously there are many, many things that are up for debate, but even in RBTI, some things are just wrong.

RBTI has given me a whole new way to look at health, but also at the world. In return I want to give something back. I started out on that by working my way through RBTI.info, sorting out all the typo’s I could find, and went on from there, till now offering consultation to beginners. Not only to increase their health, but more importantly to help them understand. I believe to sell myself as an experienced consultant, it would take more than following the work of just Olszta, Beddoe, Manthei and Reams himself. Sure, it made me understand the basics, but there is much more out there. This journey began some 5 years ago, but is far from over.  It has already brought better health to me and some close to me, but let’s not stop at that.

I donate my work as a beginning consultant to RBTI.info, where the money from clients will be used to further develop RBTI-log, so that it will one day include full profiling (stating what percentage had what numbers) and some other cool functions of which the groundwork is already in place but the time / money is not available to do the real programming. I do believe in technology and despite that I am definitely not an expert, I do see how it can take RBTI out of the shadows and clear the path for true understanding and working together globally in order to narrow down the truth in the materials.

12:24 pm
October 24, 2011


Jung

posts 101

William said:

Ans for the record: I do not take true no-no's, do take celtic seasalt (maybe as much as 30 grams a year, which does not show in the numbers) and am 'attacked' on that again and again by people not knowing my numbers and not being able to say what they believe is the marker for taking seasalt.

Lemonade is something that is on my fluidintake regularry, but not every day, and not the lemonwater routine (so not every half hour). The lemonwater is to strengthen the lever and create the enzymes needed if you body can't make them itself, IMHO it is not something that is required for the rest of you life.

William, what do you consider to be "true no-no's"?

 

And what exactly does sea salt do to the numbers? I remember you and Erika were arguing about it on Matt Stone's blog.

 

Thank you soooo much for sharing your experience. It's hard to find honest information on RBTI!

1:07 pm
October 24, 2011


William

posts 146

Jung, your questions relate to the no-no's, so I have answered you there.

10:10 am
October 25, 2011


billycraig

posts 2

Like most of you I've tried various diets and healing modalities. I'm an ex pro mountainbiker (I still ride semi pro but do shows rather than compete) and I also ride motorcycle trials (have done since I was 4) every weekend. 

 

My health issues stem from the rigors of competing depleting my mineral reserves and having asperger's syndrome (ASD). I have a strong need for routine so while competing in europe I would need to have my usual pattern of foods with me. After all manner of injuries and due to my inability to socialize with team GB I left to just ride for fun and have surgery on my knees, wrists etc. I was overweight, out of shape, unpopular with my peers who either hated me for the life I'd lived or hated me for throwing it away. I started drinking, leeched more minerals out of my body, found that alcohol eased my social anxiety and drank everyday.

 

I decided I needed to get back to my old shape so after a period of binge eating and throwing it up (still a taboo topic for a male I find), I hit upon the gym. Asperger's is a wonderful way to develop and addiction so I spent 395 day (even christmas day) training for 4 hours a day in the gym. I lost 4lbs Frown and decided to seek the help of a PT.

 

Much to my surprise the PT knew **** all, so I picked up some books myself. Having Asperger's lead to my obssession with health (over 1000 books Yell) and allowed me to find a way past much of the crap. I worked in a major gym and my female boss loved me because I stopped her training, made her eat and she got slim and happy. The world looked good until I got a new boss that sacked me for making the other staff look poorly educated. I was told to "dumb" down my instructions to clients.

 

I then stumbled upon the CHEK Institute and under the guidence of Paul and Dr Oliver cultivated myself a little business helping people look at their lifestyles. Paul has taken a bit of a beating from people on a lot of forums but he always taught me that his lessons were a start point and that I should search for new techinques constantly.

 

From here I became interested in RBTI from the sidelines and sadly did nothing about it. In May I rode in Las Vegas, Hawaii and San Fransisco for 2 weeks before returning for a 6 day competition in the UK. 3 weeks was too much and my right achilles fully ruptured, then I suffered a pulmonary embolism and subsequent lung infarction and I'm now on warfarin till Jan to thin my blood.

 

While lay in hospital I started researching RBTI and came across Matt making it easy to understand. Not sure who it was (I think Challen but not sure) but someone made a comment about a particular pH leaving you with "beef jerky" tendons that are likely to snap, I was hooked from that point on.

 

The hospital have been struggling to thin my blood to therapeutic dose and its only since my initial consultation that its happened. So, sorry for the long rambling post (aspergers again I'm afraid), but thanks to Jacquline, Williem, Matt, Challen, Pippa and everyone else for giving an aspie a logical number based new obsession Cool

1:02 pm
October 25, 2011


William

posts 146

@Billy

Wonderful story of part of your life!

But still one small comment: you are different, just like the rest of us. Every thing that makes one different is both a strong point and a weak point. When you learn what your weak point are, and are not ashamed of them, and recognize the situations where your strong point can be beneficial, you can achieve much more than just the average guy. Maybe you don't understand, but I bet you do. Embrace what makes you special!

2:22 am
October 26, 2011


billycraig

posts 2

William said:

@Billy

Wonderful story of part of your life!

But still one small comment: you are different, just like the rest of us. Every thing that makes one different is both a strong point and a weak point. When you learn what your weak point are, and are not ashamed of them, and recognize the situations where your strong point can be beneficial, you can achieve much more than just the average guy. Maybe you don't understand, but I bet you do. Embrace what makes you special!

Thank you. I wouldn't change myself for anything. I've had to walk away from so many situations (uni etc) because I questioned the knowledge. I'd rather stick with my values, and when I believe in something like RBTI I can fully embrace it.

 

Looking forward to learning even more from you guys

6:09 am
October 28, 2011


Lawrence Lee

posts 18

Hi, my name is Lawrence. I'm from Singapore and this is my first post in this forum.

I've been on RBTI since October 2009, and the reason I came to RBTI was not because of a health issue, but more of a sequence of events. I'm 48 years old this year, and had reasonable health all my life, other than wearing out my kneecaps  prematurely from my mountaineering (carrying a 50lb backpack and walking up and downhill for days at a stretch, can put a bit of wear on the knees). I also had headaches which I used to blame on my smoking (I smoked 20 sticks a day then). I lead an adventurous outdoor life and have had no major illness. 

I have a hobby planting aquatic plants in my fish tanks. I noticed that my plants were doing better when phosphate, nitrate, iron and calcium were plentiful in the water, and there were no algae at all. This observation was counter to what the leading books were teaching, and I often got flamed for suggesting so on aquatic forums. This hobby taught me about testing, and I got myself tests for Ammonia, Nitrates, pH and EC. I expanded my hobby to planting potted plants, and applying what I learned from the aquarium to the potted plants, I noticed that too much N makes for weak, tender leaves that is often attacked by pests.

At around this time, somebody on a gardening forum recommended a link to Tom's TandJenterprise website for growing high brix plants. I found that what Tom was saying was a close match to my personal observations and started my interest to research high brix gardening, which brought me to Rex's Brixmanus website. 

I started to apply what I learned about RBTI from these two into my gardening — testing the soil, feeding the soil with blackstrap molasses, soft rock phosphate, calcium carbonate, encouraging bacterial and mycorhizzal growth, and producing some sweet, flavourful mulberries, chilli that had no pests despite not using any insecticides, that was the envy of the gardening forum. So all that time, I thought I was doing RBTI.

Then one day I read another section in the Brixmanus website which talked about RBTI as it is applied to the Human. Fascinated, I started to read Joanne Fontenot's "No Time To Die", Nord Davis Jr's "The Curse Causeless Shall Not Come" and Salem Kirban's "Health Guide for Survival". The last book inspired me to take out my test kits and start testing my urine and saliva. 

I bought me a brix refractometer, and calibrated the pH meter and Conductivity meter, I found that the Ammonia and Nitrate test kits I had for aquarium testing was insufficient for the RBTI Urea tests. Buying a Lamotte test here was prohibitively expensive because of the sulphuric acid content of the reagent. I got the CAS numbers for the chemicals so I thought I could get the local chemist to mix up my own test reagents here. But post 9/11 Singapore is a different place, the police uncovered several plots of terrorists wanting to blow up some of our infrastructure. So fertiliser like potassium nitrate got banned, and nobody wanted to sell me the chemicals so I had to make do with an incomplete set of test data.

My first RBTI text book was Beddoe's Calcium Kit. It made starting off RBTI simple and straightforward. It also changed my mindset about taking supplements. (up till then, I thought that I was in the pink of health and supplements were for people eating a diet of hamburgers, fries and Coke, which I did not do). I took the calciums and vitamins not as a supplement, but as the substance to adjust body chemistry. "Choose Life Or Death" and "Nourishment Home Grown" soon arrived in the post. CLOD proved to be more confusing, but it was inspiring. Beddoe's Biological Ionization text books (for human health and for agriculture) were more helpful, although I found that the Agriculture book was disappointing, since Nourishment Home Grown contains most of the information and at a fraction of the textbook's price.

So with these, supplemented with email lessons from Michael Olszta, a kind soul called Dorcas from the Yahoo group who was willing to encourage me and guide me along when I started and Daily's minerals and vitamins, I made my journey with RBTI for Humans this past 2 years. In the process, it eliminated my headaches (and its resulting quick temper) when It addressed my hypoglycaemia by raising the brix. It also addressed my flatulence at night when testing after dinner, I found that my pH had spilt with the UpH falling to around pH6.0 but SpH rising to pH6.8. By simply raising the UpH, the issue of gas disappears. 

My biggest problem in doing the RBTI is getting the test kits for the Ureas, and avoiding the no-no foods in a country and culture that makes pork and shellfish a daily staple. It is near impossible if one eats out, to avoid it. Pork bones are used by the Chinese for the soup stock, and if we were to eat Halal food, shrimp is used instead. So instead of fretting and losing energy over the clean and unclean foods, I try to avoid what is avoidable and not fret over what is not and that's my journey thus far.

9:18 am
October 28, 2011


Orneryswife

posts 20

My name is Tracy and it has been a convoluted path that has brought me to RBTI. 

  • As a child I was always told to clean my plate if I wanted dessert.  What kid doesn't?  We had a lot of junk food around the house, although nothing like kids eat today (I am 51)
  • Later, my large frame (inherited from my father who was not the man who raised me) made me always heavier than my peers. I was slightly chunky and mostly inactive.
  • At age nine, my mother passed away and others stepped in to "help me control my weight" with calorie restricting diets and a LOT of critical comments.  Humiliation was top of the list, and no matter what I ate, there was always critique added as seasoning.
  • At age 12, I attended Weight Watchers for the first time–I weighed 165 lbs and was 5'8" tall. Now I see, I was not overweight merely out of shape.  I didn't stay for long–it was awful to be 12 and in discussion with weight with 50 year olds!
  • I married at 19, (using a starvation diet to get small enough to fit in a decent sized wedding dress) had my first child at 20 and gained 70 lbs. during pregnancy, none of which came off.  
  • Weight gradually increased for five years, then I got pregnant again and gained another 80 lbs.  Yes, my doctors were upset. I followed their advice, but every ounce of food I consumed stuck to me like glue.  Very little of the weight from either pregnancy came off after the babies were born.
  • I went through about five years of heavy antibiotic use while battling URI's, bronchitis and sinus infections. We finally quit drinking milk and they mostly cleared up.
  • Just before I turned 40, Dave and I went to Cancun, Mexico for a little vacation. While there I wrenched my knee and had a cortisone shot to ease the pain. I weighed about 350# at the time.
  • When I returned home, I developed a debilitating disease that was erroneously diagnosed as Hodgkin's Disease (lymphoma) and later changed to mono. It was actually neither of those things, but a reaction to the cortisone–an unhappy circumstance I discovered a few years later when I had another shot and experienced identical symptoms.
  • The thought of dying so young with Hodgkin's Disease made me reassess my whole life, and I made some drastic changes. I gave up a HUGE Dr. Pepper habit (3-4 liters/day) and joined Curves (ladies gym) and worked out five days a week. I lost several pounds and inches, but soon hit a plateau. I was introduced to Advocare and I took that for about 18 months and lost more weight. Then I joined WW again, and lost a few more pounds.  In all I lost just over 100 lbs. and made it down to about 240. Then my lifestyle changed and I put most of it back on.
  • None of the old things worked when I attempted them again, so when hcg came along, with excellent results I jumped on the wagon. I lost 80 lbs. before I realized the insanity. I developed some very strange symptoms including leg cramps that were so bad I passed out from the pain twice. Each round of the drug that I did netted less and less benefit. Eventually I gave up and the weight started piling back on.
  • I was searching for a healthy way of taking off the weight when I discovered Matt Stone's blog. I read about RRARF and ate my fill–right back up to 350 lbs. When he started talking about RBTI I thought, why not?
  • Meanwhile my husband had some really bad liver conditions surface while working with a naturopathic chiropractor. His liver enzymes had tested high for several years on the annual blood tests (insurance physicals) but we never felt good about having a biopsy done, so we just kept hoping for the best and looking for ways to help it heal. 
  • His first symptoms were a strange rash on his shins that turned bright red and itched/flaked for several months. We went to an acupuncture clinic where the guy told him it was related to the liver. Later, as we worked with the DC to get his energy level up, he uncovered this festering infection in the liver that, once exposed, caused complete energy drain, his skin to turn bright orange/yellow, and constant itching from head to toe. It took three months of weekly or bi-weekly visits to finally get over it to the point where he could work a full day again.  
  • This spring he developed a new condition on one of his fingers. It began as little marks that looked like cuts around the cuticle, which swelled up, filled with puss, then flaked as they healed.  Again, the DC treated him–this time for over six months–with supplements and tinctures, but even though he would get a few good days, it would flare up again and didn't seem to ever really heal. At the end of August, the doctor went on vacation, and the day after he left, the condition spread to a second finger.  Panicked, I looked online for natural "cures" for what had originally shown up as a staph infection, then later as a fungal (yeast) infection.  Mega doses of probiotics and garlic and it actually started to clear up! He had been off sugar, dairy and yeast for about 6 weeks at this point.
  • This was about the time I got interested in RBTI.  I started the diet and ordered the kit which took several weeks to arrive.  We did our first test on Sept. 30th, and began the lemonade protocol Oct. 1.  At that time he also ditched all the other treatment protocols. He had a brief flare up at the beginning, but it immediately began to heal, and after about a week, looked almost normal.
  • While I don't really have any "health issues" other than my weight which always gets the doctor up in arms at the annual physical, I knew that there must be some underlying cause for it and for not being able to lose it.  One would think I would have developed myriad other health issues, but other than the occasional slight elevation in blood pressure, I really have been remarkably healthy–on the outside, anyway!
  • I was even more interested when I found out that RBTI helps to cleanse the liver, as I know Dave still has a long way to go for complete healing there. He was raised on a farm and handled/inhaled a lot of petroleum products, pesticides and herbicides. In the last year his teeth have really taken a hit, and he has had about 14 cavities! 

We have now been on the protocol for almost four weeks.  We are both currently off the lemonade–him because he developed a rash on his body and his finger started acting up again, and me because my ureas went up. In that time we have had good days and bad days, but overall I think a slow improvement.  I have lost about 9 lbs since I started, and have had other surprising benefits as well. We look forward to discovering the benefits of RBTI, and are grateful to have found it at this particular time–since we didn't learn it earlier! Laugh

3:41 pm
October 28, 2011


hawaiigirl

posts 98

Tracy, what your husband has sounds a lot like what I had – dishydrotic eczema or pompholyx.  Check them out and see (and yes, it's from a congested liver – especially if it starts on the ring finger).  It's fairly unknown, it took me months to figure out what it was, and I went thru thinking it was staph, herpes, and all kinds of things first.  If that seems right, lmk, and I can give you some tips. 

5:20 pm
October 28, 2011


Orneryswife

posts 20

hawaiigirl said:

Tracy, what your husband has sounds a lot like what I had – dishydrotic eczema or pompholyx.  Check them out and see (and yes, it's from a congested liver – especially if it starts on the ring finger).  It's fairly unknown, it took me months to figure out what it was, and I went thru thinking it was staph, herpes, and all kinds of things first.  If that seems right, lmk, and I can give you some tips. 

That is similar–it came up on his middle finger, and started around the cuticle. The cuticle has been gone for several months now, and the nail looks like a toe nail fungus. It is growing out at twice the rate as the other nails, but it has been a miserable few months.  We didn't go to a regular physician with this–mostly because of past encounters that have worsened our state rather than healed us.  We are most interested to hear what you might recommend!  RBTI really has made it better, but I have noticed that when he breathes paint or other finish fumes it seems to worsen–which is probably why this latest outbreak.  My thoughts are that the liver was beginning to flush and heal, then he taxed it again.  

11:36 pm
October 28, 2011


hawaiigirl

posts 98

Post edited 11:49 pm – October 28, 2011 by hawaiigirl


Did you google dishydrotic eczema?  I'm just curious, because it's treated differently than other things.  Is it itchy, because that's one of the main symptoms, uncontrollable itchiness.  Also, it should look like clear fluid filled bubbles that may eventually break.  I guess that doesn't sound like what you said earlier after all… but it's hard to tell just from a description.  I had the cuts and pus too – it just started with the bubbles.

 

Either way, here are things I've learned.  First, touching wet things will make it worse (don't do dishes, shucks).  I could not get my hands wet, period – no laundry, no wet produce, no hair washing, nothing.  I actually wore all-cotton gloves all the time, to keep me from touching things, and to keep myself from scratching.  I found corn was a trigger, all well as my monthly hormones (probably not his problem!).  But anything can be a trigger.  One of the most common is nickel, so high nickel foods should be tested.  I had a hard time finding a salve that would help, I ended up making my own mix of… let's see it was a while ago now… the main ingredient was pure shea butter.  I also had lanolin, vitamin E, aloe, and lavender.  Probably some other stuff, but that's what I remember.  I found that neat lavender or peppermint oil would stop the itching (although technically you should never use neat essential oils, but…). 

 

Anyhow, those will just help with the symptoms, to "cure" it you have to get that liver clean.  I hope RBTI doesn't cause it to come back out for me, it's finally been over a year with no outbreaks.  I think I'd cry uncontrollably if it came back.

6:21 am
October 29, 2011


Orneryswife

posts 20

hawaiigirl said:

Did you google dishydrotic eczema?  I'm just curious, because it's treated differently than other things.  Is it itchy, because that's one of the main symptoms, uncontrollable itchiness.  Also, it should look like clear fluid filled bubbles that may eventually break.  I guess that doesn't sound like what you said earlier after all… but it's hard to tell just from a description.  I had the cuts and pus too – it just started with the bubbles.

 

Either way, here are things I've learned.  First, touching wet things will make it worse (don't do dishes, shucks).  I could not get my hands wet, period – no laundry, no wet produce, no hair washing, nothing.  I actually wore all-cotton gloves all the time, to keep me from touching things, and to keep myself from scratching.  I found corn was a trigger, all well as my monthly hormones (probably not his problem!).  But anything can be a trigger.  One of the most common is nickel, so high nickel foods should be tested.  I had a hard time finding a salve that would help, I ended up making my own mix of… let's see it was a while ago now… the main ingredient was pure shea butter.  I also had lanolin, vitamin E, aloe, and lavender.  Probably some other stuff, but that's what I remember.  I found that neat lavender or peppermint oil would stop the itching (although technically you should never use neat essential oils, but…). 

 

Anyhow, those will just help with the symptoms, to "cure" it you have to get that liver clean.  I hope RBTI doesn't cause it to come back out for me, it's finally been over a year with no outbreaks.  I think I'd cry uncontrollably if it came back.

It sounds like the same thing. I did google it, but pretty much what I found was doctor recommendations of steroids, etc. Our DC gave him a natural steroid product, along with dozens of other herbals and tinctures–one of which was a vile tasting stuff he had to drink five times/day!

He said it does start with the little pus blisters. Today it looks GREAT, so I think that RBTI is working to clear out the liver. Interesting about the water.  At its worst, he was soaking it several times a day in a horrible smelling natural antibacterial stuff and applying oil to it.  Coconut oil seemed to help most. We didn't try any essential oils. I really do think the paint fumes aggravate it.  At first I blamed the gloves he insists on wearing while doing any sort of work. I have thrown away a dozen or more pairs of leather and rubber gloves thinking there was some bacteria in them! (I guess it was just that they made his hands sweat that was aggravating them)

 I sure had no idea that is what it was. That liver is quite a powerful force to be reckoned with!! Pippa warned me when we first started that he may experience a little flare-up, but the the RBTI protocol should help his body to heal and it wouldn't last long. The first flare up was just a couple days, but even that was less painful than they had been before, so he was sold on continuing with the protocol. 

Thank you so much for the info.  I wish I'd had it a few months ago, but now that it seems to be actually healing, (hopefully from the inside out) we probably won't be doing anything else to it.  I will know it is completely healed when the cuticle returns and the nail looks normal again. Sharing your experience with me has been so helpful!  Thanks so much!

tm

10:40 pm
November 3, 2011


Tran

posts 255

Lawrence Lee said:

I found that the Ammonia and Nitrate test kits I had for aquarium testing was insufficient for the RBTI Urea tests. Buying a Lamotte test here was prohibitively expensive because of the sulphuric acid content of the reagent. I got the CAS numbers for the chemicals so I thought I could get the local chemist to mix up my own test reagents here. But post 9/11 Singapore is a different place, the police uncovered several plots of terrorists wanting to blow up some of our infrastructure. So fertiliser like potassium nitrate got banned, and nobody wanted to sell me the chemicals so I had to make do with an incomplete set of test data.

Hi, Lawrence – First, although I haven't responded yet to most introduction posts, I've read all of them with much interest, and your introduction is fascinating! Thank you very much for posting. I will follow up later with questions for you. In the meantime, I thought that you might like to know that http://www.biri.org ships the nitrate nitrogen reagent (30ml for $40) and the ammonia nitrogen reagent (30ml for $40) to Singapore for $50 shipping, all totaling $130. They have to ship the 2 reagents separately. I certainly can understand that, because when I accidentally spilled one drop of the NN onto one drop of AN, sparks flew.

11:38 pm
November 3, 2011


xMeo

posts 1

Post edited 8:25 pm – November 8, 2011 by xMeo


9:29 pm
May 25, 2013


peepnz

posts 4

Hi all,

I'm in my forties, live in NZ, and have been struggling with a chronic health issue that has gradually gotten worse as the years go by, and seriously interferes with my life, my job, and taking care of my two children.
Over the years I've been to several MDs who have prescribed drugs that help endure symptoms, but probably do harm long term. I've been to naturopaths, acupuncturists, an osteopath, and others, all of whom have probably helped my health somewhat, but not really touched the biggest problem. And I've tried avoiding various foods at times to see if I could avoid triggering episodes.
This last year I've started trying to learn as much as I can about how health works to see if I can improve things myself. So I've read about lots of approaches, and tried various minor experiments to see if anything would help . So far no major improvements.
I recently came across references to RBTI in Matt Stone's blog. The idea that mineral deficiencies and resulting biochemical imblances can influence health intuitively seems to make sense to me. So I'm interested in learning more.
So far, I've read lots of web pages (brixman, rbti.info, advancedideals, 180degree, RBTI yahoo group, this forum) and watched a few youtubes. I've got some pH paper a few days ago, and yesterday a pH meter, but haven't got the calibration fluid worked out yet. I've ordered a refractometer and conductivity meter, ETA in the next 2-3 weeks. No idea how to get urea testing chemicals here.
So I've only got pH tests numbers for 4 days so far. They show quite varied readings – UpH from quite acid to currently quite alkaline, and SpH from mild to very acid. My hunch is that the refractometer readings would show pretty bouncy too. And I guess this means I've got quite a way to go to remineralise.
The last 2 weeks I've been trying to shift my eating schedule, avoid key avoid foods (pork, chocolate, raw/roasted nuts), drink (tap) water a bit more systematically, drink a little lemon water. When my early pH readings showed acid, I looked up and incorporated more alkalinising and less acid forming foods. So maybe that's why my UpH has moved so much. I'm surprised to find the eating schedule does seem to keep me more stable – i've been in the habit of eating very frequently, always before bed, and sometimes when I wake up hungry and can't sleep. I guess with these changes, I've messed up the picture a consultant could get from an initial set of readings. But I've been impatient for change.

Here are some beginning questions I have:

1. I'm considering buying Beddoe's textbook. Can anyone tell me if it covers all the info in the calcium kit? Would you recommend getting that too/first?

2. I think some supplements would make sense what ever the more complete sets of numbers eventually show, eg min-col, algazim, right? (Anyone know if locally harvested kelp is any use instead?).

3. Christchurch town supply water is artesian, and has a good reputation (and taste). asidwe from a few months after the earthquakes broke lots of pipes, it has no chrorine, flouride, etc. What priority would you put on steam distilled water?

4. This is a long shot, but anyone available to help with the full test in or near Christchurch?

5. I expect I need appropriate calcium supplements, but not sure if I can tell what I need yet. Any Kiwis found a local source of suitable supplements? Or got them imported successfully?

6. Any Kiwis around who have managed to get urea test chemicals locally?

7. Anyone got experience/opinions about these steam distillers?:
Mega: http://www.purewaterservices.c…..-distiller
Springflow:
Crystal Pure: http://www.purewater.co.nz/Onl…..-Distiller: http://www.steamdistiller.co.nz/

Thanks,
K

9:34 pm
May 25, 2013


peepnz

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Hi, my name is Sam, I'm 32, and I live in Wellington, New Zealand.

Hi Sam,
You're the first person I've come across doing RBTI in NZ! Are you still doing it? Is it helping?
I've introduced myself below.
K

2:26 am
May 26, 2013


William

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Post edited 6:11 am – May 27, 2013 by William


Hi K,
Before I will try to answer your questions, I will ask some myself. Please do not answer if you don't want to share or find it too personal.
– what is the biggest problem you refer to?
– how long have you had that particular problem?
– how long have you had general health problems?

Your questions in order, for as far as I can answer them:
1. Yes. Beddoe's big book covers just about everything the calcium kit covers, but makes the small part it touches far more accessible. It gives a single page table for a specific gender, age and weight, where you can easily read a recommendation based on your UpH and SpH. But RBTI is about more then just the UpH and the SpH. Beddoe knows that and does also state so in the calcium kit.

2. Min-Col and Algazim would be the two supps that most agree on that are always good when starting out. As for most of the supplements: one has to understand what is going on in the body and why. The better one does, the better the recommendation. In general a practitioner won't give a recommendation based on less then the 7 numbers, because we have on tape that Reams said we should use all 7 numbers. We also know that Reams sometimes had none of the numbers, but made a recommendation based on observations or less. This is quite a controversial point in RBTI, and Beddoe got quite a lot of comments for the calcium kit because it suggests recommendations without all numbers.
Algazim is close to your local kelp, but is said to be much more pure, since contaminations should have been taken out. The contaminations should be a reason for concern according to most in RBTI.

3. I am from the Netherlands. Here most people remember that the Germans used fluoride in the water to make the people docile before WWII, so here that has never been in drinking water. Chlorine also is not. Still I use distilled water because it is less saturated, and thus more usable / easier for the body to use to transport nutrients, but especially wasteproducts. See also rbti.info/basics/good-to-know/distilled-water

4. Sorry, no comment there.

5. Most import them from the States.

6. LaMotte has a dealer / seller in Australia. Make sure you tell them you need the chemicals for soiltesting. The manufacturer does not allow sales if someone suspects it is used for urine testing (because then it is a medicine…). Most from the US are not willing to ship the chemicals abroad. We have shipped to NZ without problems, but is still is at your own risk.

7. There is a small problem on the site when links are shortened. Most pot-distillers switch off when boiled dry. That causes more contamination in the distilled water, and will result in a harder to clean pot. If you use a pot-distiller, consider putting a timer on it, so it will not boil dry and will last longer, since the switch/sensor that turns it off will likely be the first part to break.

Hope that answers most of your questions for now.

5:14 am
May 26, 2013


peepnz

posts 4

Hi William,
Thanks for your quick and helpful replies!

I messed up trying to quote Sam's post, and lost the quote marking somehow – was trying to connect with her as another NZer.

Migraines, debilitating and up to three days long if I don't use strong medicine, and increasingly often. Headaches for 30 years, eventually got bad enough to send me to bed to sleep them off. But c. 13 years ago, I stopped being able to sleep them off – they just got worse when I woke up, and since then have typically lasted 48 – 72 hours. It's months since I've gone as long as 2 weeks without one. These have been interfering with my life increasingly for a long time, and are way more serious than all other health problems put together. Build up over 2-3 hours. Sometimes I have interrupted them with anti-inflamatories and/or coffee, but they don't always work. I don't drink coffee otherwise, and haven't had any in the last month. The most reliable triggers are hunger, disturbed sleep patterns and life stresses. They used to come on in the afternoons, but the last few years I've been often waking up with the migraine process already underway. I would love to have ideas about how better to stop them, both when a particular migraine is threatening, and long term robustness so I a less vulnerable to them.
Other problems include periods of fuzzy-headedness and/or poor concentration, memory etc – for many years. Apart from this, and not as serious, have been string of injuries more recently – including lower spine disk prolapse, strains etc that have recovered, and currently inflamed achilles tendons and a sacroiliac joint that have been taking a long time to heal, if they are healing at all. I have a tendency to cold hands and feet, and occasional cramps in my feet that stop me sleeping. In my twenties I had debilitating mentrual cramps, but that lessened by my 30's.
I'm hoping that just the meal and drinking schedule and avoiding pork, chocolate, etc, will help keep my system more stable, but keen to build up my reserves too. And taking measurements may give me more clues to work with.

I've read many of the pages on your web site – thanks for making this available.
K

6:14 pm
May 26, 2013


Postitnote

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Hey Everyone! I am here because i found Matt Stone about 3 months ago after no where else to go. I figure my current options are going raw (I haven't done that yet) and RBTI.

I've had an uncontrolled case of hypothyroidism for about 21 years. I am much better than it was 4 years ago, but my dosage of thyroid hormone is off the charts and the TSH continues to slowly climb. I have an absorption problem. I have a severe case of vitamin D deficiency even though I take 150,000 units a week. Number won't move past 11. Which is better than 6, which is what it was 2 years ago. I am always tired. Bone numbing tired. And I have these weird Charlie horse cramps all over. Hands, fingers, toes, back, stomach,legs-front and back and sometimes at the same time, shoulder neck and even my jaw. My doctor thinks the cramping might be a mineral issue…I have an absorption problem, wait, I said that already. The other things that I have that is really strange is that food often tastes rotten. I can't eat for several days. We have ruled out a brain tumor. So that can also be from a mineral deficiency. There are other issues, but it gets boring talking about it. I did a google search on mineral deficiencies and I found Matt Stone and RBTI. I ordered the refractometer and just started checking my sugar like Matt says in his ebook. And some of the things he said were spot on. So I ordered the rest of the testing stuff. Now, I have no idea what I am going to do after it gets here. I have been lurking on here for over a month and reading Matt's older posts. I am skeptical….but I don't have anything left to try…..except going raw. I have a severe weight issue. About 7 years ago, when I finally blew the whole thyroid out, I gained 85 pounds in 3 months and another 75 before we finally got the TSH sort of stabilized.I haven't gained weight in 3 1/2 years. So that is the ugly medical drama that just gets to be too frustrating to even talk about anymore. But I have this nearly 3 year old, and I have to figure something out. Besides, he has these really weird medical things also….it would be nice to fix it all or at least move in that direction….