Challen was telling me how often he comes across a client who has been steeped in various healing "fads" and who wishes to "blend" their preferred therapy with RBTI. "I tell them it won't work," he said, "but it usually takes them a good while to understand."
While he has detractors, those who know him credit Challen with being a stickler for staying very close to the original notes he took during his Reams' classes. Challen has no use for fads.
Many who have lived and breathed RBTI for years remember the "RBTI teacher" who was far more interested in creating and selling myriad specially-created supplement cures than in practicing (and teaching) pure RBTI. From time to time I was guilty of having a bit of fun with that "teacher" because they sold a pill for every trouble. Actually, they had a heavy catalog's worth of pills. Interestingly, that "teacher" made good money while the practitioners of a more pure RBTI slowly went broke.
And people do seem to always have money to buy some pill or potion, some miracle in a bottle that they think---hope---will cure their troubles. This is true, in spades, for those who turn to the drug industry for their "miracle drugs."
RBTI is a whole 'nother animal. Pure RBTI is about drinking water & lemon water to wash out dying or dead cells. RBTI is about a bit of fasting, a little intestinal cleaning, some dietary changes, seeking out higher quality foods, and taking a few basic mineral supplements. These items, as any purist RBTI practitioner will tell you, are always adjusted until an analysis of a client's urine and saliva shows they are lining up closer to the perfect RBTI values.
Recently, someone who is not employing a RBTI consultant contacted me to find out why they received a less than cordial response when they tried to help a RBTI forum member who had spoken of children's growing pains. The person's proffered "help" was to recommend magnesium supplementation, a recommendation that is not pure RBTI.
Reams felt that we get all the magnesium we need from our food (chlorophyll) and from (gasp) the air. However, he also suggested dolomite (i.e., a calcium/magnesium compound) to deal with stubbornly high ureas. Drawing from his agricultural expertise, he knew that magnesium displaces excessive nitrogen.
Although I was willing to concede that there may be times a child could get relief from dosing with magnesium, I tend to equate dosing with drugging such as doctors might do. However, I did offer to do a search of RBTI literature and see what might turn up. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Joanne Fontenot had filed a "been there, done that, got the T-shirt" report many, many years ago. Her book is online for anyone to read, but I think it may help to quote her here:
FONTENOT: As a child, I was taken to the doctor again and again with complaints of growing pains, but even then my root problem, a calcium phosphate deficiency, was not recognized: "Nothing to worry about, she'll outgrow them. Many children have these growing pains and outgrow them."
FONTENOT: Our [my parents and I] confidence grew as Reams described my every mental and physical problem right from those numbers, and especially when he knew of my "growing pains" as a child. All these, he said, were the result of a calcium deficiency. The urine and saliva tests showed which particular calcium combinations were lacking in my diet.
FONTENOT: I do not want any more children to have to suffer, as I did, because of "growing pains" which "went away", only to have them resurface as surgery at 28.
This has been a long blog entry. I hope it helps one or more people change their understanding from ordinary doctor-stinkthink concerned only with the results of dosing and instead getting at the root cause---mineral deficiency---à la RBTI.