There is no doubt that potassium, the major element for the brain, is important. Too little and the possibility of brain tumor appears. We don't actually test for potassium availability, but low ureas when in the earlier stages of the healing range can signal a problem. On the other hand, too high a urea reading requires equal wariness because of the risk of heart attack. That concern takes the joy out of an automatic "Yay! I am getting lots and lots of potassium."
So where might we be getting too much potassium? Dr. Reams entrusted the agricultural and animal husbandry side of RBTI to Dr. Skow, his veterinarian associate of long standing. Those of us who have used a Brixmeter enough to know that 99% of everything we find in a grocery store, fresh or processed, is the lowest possible quality, keep our calcium supplements nearby. Dr. Beddoe even goes so far as to say that he considers modern low-Brix, low-calcium foods "toxic," by their very nature.
But again, "How does it get that way?" Perhaps our answer is in these few words in which Dr. Skow elegantly describes the state of modern agriculture where we can almost visualize need-to-pay-the-rent farmers over-fertilizing abused soil with growth inducing potassium. The reference is to livestock. The wisdom applies to all animals.
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Potassium is essential for growth, but it is easy to fertilize with too much. Potassium in soil is fairly soluble. Calcium is fairly insoluble. Nature has ordered microorganisms into the soil to manage the ratios. But when chemicals of organic synthesis annihilate that valuable livestock in the soil, plants substitute potassium for calcium, always exacerbating disease problems, always setting up the ultimate embarrassment. Cows go down on bad feed. The classic signs and symptoms are bad kidneys. Hogs become arthritic. Dairy animals [cows] get mastitis and somatic cell counts go through the roof.
Most readers can decipher "go down." Some will use Skow's words as enough reason to study RBTI.