So the real question I see in the forum posts is whether genetic mutations are a form of disease anyone has seen "melt away".
"Genetic" is a term used by people who can't come up with a reason for whatever or whichever disorder. As best I understand it, Reams didn't think there was any such thing (*). Yes, he saw many doctor-described "genetic" diseases, but he noticed they were in families who ate at the same table. And, yes, he saw those same "genetic" diseases melt away when each family member ate/supplemented so as to get their numbers in line with the perfect equation. On the other hand, I think Joe...
My doctor finally came up with the ideal to test me for MTHFR a few months ago, and sure enough had a positive result.
I'm still not sure if this "MTHFR" is a joke because it looks like texting shorthand for a word not appropriate in this forum. :)
The basic rules are that if you are working with a regular medical doctor and they have diagnosed you with something or the other, you can't come here and ask for a plan of treatment. Almost all US state laws are written such that any direct advice here could be considered "unlicensed practice of medicine."
Carey Reams was gifted the knowledge that ALL disease is a mineral deficiency and that is all we really discuss here. Yes, we are forced to often use the medical terms so that one person knows what another is talking about, but there is no diagnosis and no treatment for symptoms as such allowed on this forum.
We heal nothing and we cure nothing. What we do is analyze the urine and saliva for 7 important factors. We then work with basic calciums (which happens to be the most abundant mineral in the body by weight and by volume). By doing so, the other needed minerals usually ride in along with it. Sometimes there are special minerals such as easily assimilable iron added. But mostly it is calcium---primarily in food, but frequently with supplementation.
We are not responsible for all the ills that magically melt away when the urine/saliva values are kept within the perfect health parameters. It is not our fault. It is simply something you have to get used to. OK, so the doc said you had lumbago (or whatever) and it went away once you held your numbers right for a while. Yes, we understand you didn't actually tell him about this number stuff because you knew he would think you were talking gibberish. Please don't blame us or credit us. "Bye, bye, lumbago" is just your body doing what it automatically does when you are drinking the right amount of water and the minerals are present to allow for the replacement of ageing cells.
I'm sure your licensed doctor has suggestions for treating this "MTHFR" (or any of the other diseases listed in the PDR). We don't, we won't, and we can't treat things that way because we are not licensed to do so. We have no magic pills and we wouldn't tell you if we did. We can only offer the urine/saliva analysis and help you gently nudge your numbers to be more in line with the perfect health numbers. You (and your body) are on your own after that. If your licensed doctor says your disease (by whatever name he calls it) has "regressed," that is between you and him/her. Sure, you can later tell us about it, but please don't say that we "did it." We do nothing, we heal nothing, we cure nothing because we can't legally do so.
In 1936, Rex Beach who lived in Sebring Florida at the time, wrote a short article about the work of Dr. Charles Northen. Northen (not Northern) had stopped his doctoring work and shifted to agriculture because he felt he could help many, many more if their diets were improved.
Beach's article, Modern Miracle Men, was published in
Few members of the RBTI Yahoo group are aware of how long I have prayed for a comprehensive compendium of all the RBTI materials out there. My own efforts to develop such a tool kept falling short. One day the thought came that perhaps there was someone in the community who could undertake (and finish) the job. And then young Joel Horst came into view.
Most folks who venture into our little internet corner are ailing and also wary of the drugging scene. Only a few will understand right off the bat that all disease is some form of mineral deficiency. Actually, they have had it hammered into their heads that sickness is a DRUG deficiency. We are talking quite a leap and I'm never surprised when a couple of people quickly bail out because the chasm is just too vast.
More than likely, our new visitors have a lifetime of being taught that all food is the same and that what you or I eat doesn't have anything to do with one's health. Although some have abandoned the drug scene (legal or illegal) because of the harm they have witnessed and the dependency they wish to avoid, a few will only rise to the level where they start thinking that this or that "secret" fruit cures this or that disease and some "rare" juice is the remedy for arthritis---or whatever. In other words, they will climb out of the void---but only so far.
No one will force feed them anything here, but they do now stand a chance of learning, starting with the idea that worn out soil with scarce minerals produces food of nutritional nothingness and that there are several ways out of the wilderness. One, actually the best, is to grow or find food of superior nutrition---the foods that their ancestors took for granted. Trust those of us who have been here a while. That is one tough task.
An alternate path is what RBTI is all about. If you decide to walk our straight and narrow way, you will learn that you gain most of the benefit of superior high Brix foods by eating a very wide diet---a great variety---buffered with small amounts of special condiments and carefully selected mineral supplements.
Both ways out of the jungle require proper water drinking and digestive assistance from the common ordinary lemon.
When the simple RBTI urine and saliva analysis shows improvement, you will have your proof that the old dead or dying cells clogging your body are being steadily replaced with fresh new high energy cells. You should experience that "aha" moment, as so many before you have, when you realize that "disease"---whatever disease is---is going out with the yucky and useless.
It is a good moment. Of course, there are the few who go back to the comfort of a pill for every trouble. It's OK.
I received private feedback about the blog article on RBTI retreats. Some described total satisfaction. Some wanted to substitute other ways for the known particulars of certain retreats. And, yes, some total dissatisfaction was reported.
I do not think that any retreat will ever do EVERYTHING exactly as Reams would have wanted it done, but there is the old story about him getting tears of joy in his eyes when he visited the resort that Elinor Barnes worked in up Massachusetts way. Perhaps if we move away from wanting to see 100% Reams and think more in terms of a passing grade we will see existing retreats flourish and new retreats spring up. Good retreats certainly are needed.
The evaluation form I am working on is intended to allow any retreat client to give the rest of us valuable feedback so that we can make better choices. Although it is not programmed on a 1-5 star (5 maximum) concept, those who have chosen which book they may or may not care to read by looking over the Amazon reviews will understand.
Retreat stay reviews from clients can be as valuable to the retreats as it is to prospective clients. The retreat operator who does not notice that they are getting bad reviews and make necessary changes is short-sighted.
You can click this link if you wish to participate in the design. The completed survey will be offered to all.
Over the years as moderator of the RBTI forum I have had many, many requests from desperately ill people who are looking for a Reams-retreat. While I am reasonably confident that there are many "private" retreats where a consultant takes a client under their wing, I only know of three that openly speak of their ability to offer the full RBTI program to all comers.
Before naming them, I should explain my understanding of the RBTI program and how I personally would expect to be treated. Obviously, I would want to be frequently tested and fasted if appropriate. I would want my urea determined and kept in the rebuilding range. If I were diabetic, I would expect even more frequent testing so as to avoid the possibility of diabetic coma should my body release stored insulin too quickly.
Not only would I expect a wide variety of foods at meals, I would expect them to be slanted such that I personally got more of the calcium types I might be deficient in and less of the calcium types I was overloaded with. Also, whether diabetic or not, I would like green drink a couple of times each day with the hope that my pancreas would continue to strengthen. If supplements beyond MinCol and Algavim were required in addition to diet, I would expect serious understanding by the dispenser as far as type or quantity and I would anticipate automatic Vitamin C if my urine were alkaline or Vitamin D should it be acidic.
Let there be no doubt that I would expect my water and my lemon water on a rigorous schedule exactly like I would expect scheduled medicines were I in a hospital. So few people fully understand the powerful qualities of washing away deleterious cell waste and many certainly don't comprehend just how effective fresh lemon juice is in scouring out or digesting nasty things in dark corners of the body. And, yes, if my urine Brix couldn't seem to settle into the proper range, I would appreciate the proper amount of rotated added sugars.
As a clean colon is important to RBTI, I would love for any retreat to not only be able to arrange or direct me to such service while a guest, but to actually insist I start with either a local professional or home self-service before reporting for my stay.
There is no need to mention quiet peaceful sleeping quarters or a just as quiet and peaceful daytime meeting area where the consultant could talk to me about how well my numbers were holding or improving. There would be no reason to talk about my rapidly disappearing disease(s) as RBTI is not about that, or diagnosis, or doctoring. Instead, I would like the consultant to talk at length about how God created my body perfect and that I can expect it to remain perfect if I simply "go by the numbers." And if my numbers did not remain in the healing range with the above care, I would expect my consultant to quietly but firmly urge me to look within my soul for unclean spiritual matters that might be restricting the flow of my life juices. Actually, on second thought, I would appreciate my consultant reviewing my spiritual state every time we met.
Finally, once the consultant really knew me and realized that my numbers showed I was no exception to the RBTI standard, I would want them to review my ways and habits in my work-a-day life so they could identify those things I might improve to stay in the healing range upon return to home.
Currently, there are three retreats where I think a client might get the care discussed above (and more). In no particular order they are:
When people apply to join the RBTI group they are encouraged to say a few words as to why they are interested. Those who have been there for years should take a moment to study the responses as they might see something they can help with. I know that we rarely see a long time member jump up to offer help and I've always assumed that is because they have not yet built their reserve energy up to a very high level. Some (dare I say many?) people here are still on drugs and their battered bodies (or energy levels) simply do have the wherewithal to help others struggle. Others may have never felt good a single day of their lives and helping has never been a part of what they do. Others are just shy and find the ordinary (and normal) back & forth dissecting of fresh ideas a bit threatening to their egos. Although the forum is not a classroom, I picture them as never raising their hands. That may be more comfortable, but that is hardly a way to get their most sincere questions answered.
Anyway, it is important that we welcome the newcomers and help them get a basic idea of "what we do." The basic intent of the newsgroup is to study, research, and report on the work of Carey Reams. Reams taught over and over and over that all disease is mineral deficiency and not a shortage of drugs. Reams was astute enough to know that medical doctors are trained to push drugs of all sorts, so he tried to avoid getting in the path of that juggernaut. Instead he advised people to eat a very wide variety of foods, drink enough water to wash out waste products, and take mineral supplements to close the gaps in their nutrition. He adapted simple chemical analysis developed for testing soils and instructed people how they could rebuild the "soil of their life," not just physically, but mentally and spiritually as well.
Here are a few resources that have proven useful in the past.
1. Thomas Giannou's transcription of a class that Reams taught using Dr. John Black as an assistant
2. The Brixman.com website devoted to all aspects of Reams' work
3. And, of course, everyone should read Reams' book "Choose Life Or Death" (CLOD). The most inexpensive place I have found to get a copy is from Pike Agri. The horribly overpriced versions that show on Ebay are an aberration.
4. Finally, the archives of the forum are a gold mine of information. Often you will find hundreds of prior posts concerning something that seems entirely new to you.
There really isn’t much needed to enter the world of RBTI. The easiest way is to find a qualified consultant who can perform the analysis, guide the client as to food or water, furnish supplements, and teach the RBTI lifestyle. From time to time I will make blog entries intended to help the seeker locate… RBTI [...]
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