Frequently Asked Questions

What is Body Chemistry Analysis (BCA)?
Body Chemistry Analysis is a working explanation about the fundamental ionic energy composition and function of biological life. This theory was discovered, developed and proven through the unique work of agronomist, biochemist and mathematician, Dr. Carey A. Reams, beginning in the 1930's.


What is a Body Chemistry Assessment?
BCA testing is a non-invasive seven part test completed on fresh samples of urine and saliva. There are six tests done on the urine sample: total carbohydrate, pH, conductivity, cell debris, nitrate nitrogen & ammonia nitrogen.  There is one test done on the saliva sample, which is pH.


Why is the Body Chemistry Analysis so valuable?
It is true real-time mathematical analysis of what is taking place within the electro-biochemical structure of the human body.  It reveals the intricate cause and effect of the physiological dysfunctional patterns demonstrated through the urine and saliva analysis.  The individual, being analyzed, may or may not be aware of the dysfunction.  More importantly, the RBTI analysis will reveal a perfect life-style program each individual must follow to reverse the dysfunction patterns that RBTI has disclosed


For example, the analysis reveals:

• How much water to consume, when and why
• What juices, teas and herbs to use and which to avoid when and why
• What foods to use along with how they are to be prepared, when and why
• What foods to eliminate or avoid, when and why
• What type of mineral supplements to use and which to avoid, when and why


Is the Body Chemistry Assessment used to treat illness?
BCA is not for diagnosing or treating medical illness - you may consult a licensed medical doctor for that.  The purpose of the assessment is to analyze and identify previously unrecognized electrobiochemical dysfunctions taking place within the human body, thereby allowing the creation of a perfect set of personal life-style recommendations that will address and reverse those unrecognized dysfunctional patterns.  BA, when correctly applied, offers the highest potential for perfect health.


Can one bring their urine and saliva sample from home?
Once a sample of urine is voided, there is only a small window of time during which the tests can be performed and still be accurate.  Thus, it is not recommended that one bring their urine and saliva samples from home.


How often should one be tested?
This depends on the analysis of the test results.  If the analysis reveals severe dysfunctional patterns you may have to return for more frequent reevaluations, even as often as once or twice per week.  If the analysis reveals a need for a general tune-up only, indicating minor changes, then one may not be scheduled to return for several weeks after implementing their personal program.  The determination for how frequently one is analyzed depends totally on the information the test reveals - that being unique for each individual.  


What if one does not return for follow-up tests?
It is vital that one follows their analyst's recommendations for retesting.  The analysis reveals how closely the chemistry must be monitored for the best results.  One set of recommendations from one test will not reverse a life time of dysfunction.  Getting one analysis and program recommendation, without the proper follow-up, is absolutely not recommended. 


What type of program will the Body Chemistry Analyst recommend?
All programs are unique and individualized because no two people will have the same test results.  All programs do contain recommendations that may touch all aspects of each person's life-style.  What is a life-style?  A life-style involves every aspect of ones living habits, and can best be described as comprising: all that you eat, breath, drink, think and do.  Remember, wellness involves more than food and drink, since true wellness involves wholeness, even one's state of mind.
Source - RBTI brochure


What is an Herbalist?
​​One who uses whole herbs and foods to prevent disease and support the body in its proper function.  He/She seeks to educate those who needlessly suffer.  The selfless acts of natural healers like Jethro Kloss, Dr. Christopher, Bernard Jensen, and other herbalists have helped thousands of people become healthier.
Herbalist honor the Hippocratic Oath's Admonition to "First do no Harm!"
Herbalists know that symptoms are really the body's signal that something is wrong and needs to be addressed using natural methods


What is an Herb?
Medicinally, an herb is any plant part or plant used for its therapeutic value​.  Parts include the leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, resin, root bark and inner bark. 


How can herbs help me?
Herbs can offer you a wide range of safe and effective therapeutic agents that you can use as an integral part of your own health care program. They can be used in three essential ways:
1) to prevent disease
2) to treat disease
3) to maximize one's health potential


How safe are herbs?
Herbs are safe when used in their natural form. When herb constituents are isolated the herb becomes more like a drug and less like what nature intended.