Today’s Washington Post is not the first to trumpet that a cure for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is at hand. A short examination of the history of SIDS shows that an almost endless stream of medical researchers has excitedly put forth an equally endless string of theories as the cause of this most tragic disorder. The problem is that today’s “This is it! This is really it!” claim will soon join its earlier now-discredited brethren.
One can only wonder at what wild-eyed theories future researchers will offer to the disconsolate parents of lifeless children. Dr. Carey Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI) requires a simple measurement of the undigested protein and protein digestion byproducts as a factor in urine/saliva analysis. He found that as those factors approached a combined total of 30 parts per million spillage from the blood into the urine, sudden death was to be expected. Whether the ordinary pectoris heart attack of the adult or a loving parent’s discovery of a no longer breathing child, Reams steadfastedly maintained that one should expect a heart exhausted from dealing with impure blood to ultimately give way.
Reams tested his theory by obtaining urine samples from SIDS victims through personal friendship with various pathologists at several Orlando hospitals. In all cases of SIDS, he found a combined nitrate and ammonia nitrogen level of 30 ppm.
One would think that medical science would be quick to bark up the right tree, but that is evidently not to be. Simple, fully-scientific, double-blind tests of residual urine in post-mortem babies could point the way to an immediate end to such deaths. However, it would appear that SIDS researchers find it far more challenging, finanacially rewarding, and glamourous to race off in all directions to find their own tree to bark up.
And countless families will suffer because they were never alerted to Reams’ advice to give babies water so as to avert this senseless slaughter.