Giving your internal Alchemy a helping hand

When reading Choose Life Or Death, it struck me how Carey Reams described the helpful nature of meal regularity. How the Liver is greatly helped by having very stable eating times, as the Liver/Pancreas may find this a great help, as it may learn or predict when certain Enzymes (et al) will be needed, so may prepare itself for the Alchemical needs on the body.

This is readily described, by Potato and many peoples tendency towards Hypoglycaemia when eating Potato. After some time it was realised, Johanna Budwig in her Protocol cited that 50grams of Potato boiled only was allowed, which seemed initially antagonistic to Reams, however, this is part of that same “routine” teaching, as outlined below.

Many people, myself included, are addicted to certain foods, Potato in this focus, is shown by the Linus Pauling Institute to break down into form almost identical to White Sugar. Being a long term Vegetarian myself, I was prone to having a large portion of chips (for example). Now in time, the body gains a muscle memory for this behaviour, often overshooting the Insulin creation, where even if you only have 50grams as Budwig allowed, the memory of previous large amounts of Potato are recalled by the Liver which sends large amounts of Enzymes to the Parncreas to produce excessive Insulin, or excess Amylase production.

Therefore, the body attempting to help the host, trigger’s Hypoglycaemia as it expects large amounts of Potato and drives the bodies blood sugar too low.

Many times, this creates a “Condition”, if we consult Medical types who do not view the broader dynamic of foods causing such instances.

The Linus Pauling studies, show that Potato stored cold or worse frozen exacerbates this dynamic of Potato being like White sugar as the Carbon chains are denatured.

When younger and not fully aware of this dynamic a co-worker avoided Potato completely and was clearly scared to have even 1 crisp in case this was triggered.

Go gently with your body and eating habits, the Alchemist(s) inside will thank you with feeling much better. If you have a long history of eating large amounts of something which makes you feel unwell after, consider this dynamic and be ready to help calm the body away from this state?

Smile, ‘it’s your choice.

Related :


These are steps, which if taken, may help recovery of the bodies abilities to utilise it’s elegant recovery mechanisms, to an elite level, relative to that which constrains us (age, history…).

1. First, the cornerstone for me:

Studies have shown, that Omega3 in various forms (Here is just a few days of searching the published medical papers for Flax), has a juggernaut of healing potential based in and around it.

My day, usually starts with 125g of Kefir Quark (called Kefir Protein in both Waitrose and M&S), blended with 62.5g of super fresh (very important as we’re dealing with Oxidation here) Flaxoil.

Above Picture, is when the Flaxoil is high lignan, if not the high lignan oil; then to be an official Budwig Breakfast, it should have freshly blended flax seeds.

This is blended with a hand blender, or whisk. Then I eat one spoonful alone, before having the rest with low glycemic fruit (Strawberries are my youngest daughters choice, Raspberries my eldest). Sometimes (almost always), I also have with this Planet Organic Paleo Vegan Granola:

Though this is not strictly Budwig kosher, if issues with Cancer or major illness I would not have this element personally.

This above step 1 is my absolute cornerstone with regards to fat metabolism, and protein intake, the sulfur rich proteins in the Kefir Quark has a natural affinity with the Flaxoil, which when blended make them water soluble, emulsify it to give a huge surface area, relative to having it just as an oil, a gestalt food where the sum exceeds the constituents hugely.

This is the foundation of Johanna Budwig’s research (the blend, forget the Granola), which she reported is the best was to re-ignite the Cell walls ability to take and carry Oxygen = Prevention of (or recovery from) Respiratory Acidosis.

2. Green Smoothies – This is a two form deal. Firstly, to explain; the greens in leaves n vegetables etc. Are very rich in Chlorophylls, the centre of which is Magnesium:

So, as we can see, as well as the Magnesium boost you get, you also get a pre-constructed shell your body can use to apply Iron and you have Hemoglobin, then you have the folates, the VitaminK (which microbes in your body may convert to K2 if you eat correctly) and on and on.

When studying diet types, it became clear that green smoothies, with some oil as much of the goodness is fat soluble, creates a sensational dynamic for our Liver/Pancreas/Digestion/Well-Being.

How many of us can truly say we eat enough greens?

So, at least once a day, lately, I am trying to have the following:

1/3-1/4 Bag of Organic mixed leaves (M&S is my choice here)
1/3 Cucumber
1/3 Avocado
1 Tsp of Norwegian Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum)
1 TBSP Flaxoil or Cold Pressed Organic Olive Oil
1 Small pinch of Epsom Salts
1 Tsp of Limewater or Calcium powder (I favour Min-Col, or, Cal II)
1 Handful of low Glycemic Fruit (Cherries today, very nice)
1 1/4 Lemon juice

Fill almost to top with clean water (I’ve got a distiller, but otherwise I like Evian, or Buxton is low Nitrate, Volvic is Silica rich and good if you have memory concerns), blend, and drink.

If no Lemon to hand, Apple Cider Vinegar, Raw with Mother, is an OK substitute, but Lemon is best IMO.

(Reams said the leaves and Olive Oil creates a gelatinous like substance to help lubricate our bowels, he advocated only a salad with olive oil for dinner, low late day protein to rest the body/liver/digestion and set yourself up for the following day, but this is a tough lifestyle adjustment to make, but dovetails research showing the autonomic nervous system needs to direct it’s juice to the Adrenals, key time 11pm-1am I believe, so it must be best to finish digesting proteins which take considerable oxygen, so it may direct it at your innate rest and repair cycles, such as recovering the adrenals, crucial in todays high processed, high refined, world)

3. Moreless Alkalising Drink:

1TBSP Limewater (This is Pickling Lime, but not sold in UK so make my own*)
1 TSP of Raw Honey (Organic, away from high pesticide areas), otherwise Unsulphured Molasses
3 TBSP Norwegian Kelp Powder
1 TBSP Apple Pectin
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Juice Fresh Lemon
1 Pinch Epsom Salts

* This is made from Calcium Hydroxide, please understand not the powder itself, learn the method carefully, if not I have used Min-Col, Call II from Daily Manufacturing which are based on Reams teachings. Be Careful with Calcium!

Mix well, usually I mix this, except the lemon, leave it for an hour or two for the kelp and honey/molasses to fully mix easily, then juice in the lemon when I am to start sipping it. This is a high alkaline, and it is designed to be sipped upon hourly, to prop up your body (it’s well shown that most yeasts/viruses/bacteria/fungus of harmful nature are attracted to, and thrive, in more acidic terrain, mine runs acidic, my daughters when tested does, so this scales up as I see any of the multitude of signs for heightened acidity, in myself or my Girls, though my youngest rejects the Kelp as Yucky, but is fine with it without).

This above Alkaline mix, is the foundation of work, based upon studies of Biological Ionisation, which averts or prevents bodies which flirt with Metabolic Acidosis, Moreless would repeatedly say listen to your body and adjust up/down each ingredient, he rightly for his biochemistry expounded the virtues of all the trace minerals in Molasses, but I cannot tolerate that energetically so I use high, high quality raw organic honey, just enough to carry the Calciums and give a live Carbon bond to the otherwise slightly toxic hydroxide.

These are my foundations of well-being, on top of this, I try to eat as much fresh vegetables as I can. If we get to the stage that we are eating 50% raw fruit and vegetables (mainly veg, and low glycemic fruits), then we are giving such a rest to our Liver.

The above is a large part of the cornerstone of a diet, which if applied correctly, may help almost any illness, it is the foundational elements that the degradation of soil vitality and increasingly denatured living deprive us.

To be continued…

Choose Life Or Death

Carey A. Reams with Cliff Dudley


Reams Biological Theory of Ionization

Understand what health is and what it means.
Understand levels of body chemistry using urine and saliva.
Understand the proper relationship of mental and spiritual aspects of
health relating to body chemistry.

Throughout his research, Dr. Reams discovered that only two bodily fluids were needed to show your body chemistry levels – saliva and urine. If a person keeps his numbers in the Perfect Health or Healing range – it is believed the human body will maintain health. If the human body in not kept in the Perfect Health or in the Healing range – it is believed the body becomes diseased. The great news in pH testing is that you can manipulate your balances by controlling what you put into your body.

REAMS testing, this is how it works.

¬ The Carbohydrate measurement is made with a refractometer and it measures the number of brix in a urine specimen. It also represents the amount of potential energy available per pound of body weight. The ideal carbohydrate measure is 1.5 brix. Healing range is 1.2-2.0 brix. Below 1.2 represents low blood sugar. 5.5 and above represents borderline diabetes.

¬ The pH is a measurement of resistance and indicates the speed at which energy is moving through the body. A reading of 6.4 is the ideal speed for energy to move through the body. The pH is written as a fraction. The top number is the urine pH and the bottom number is the saliva pH. Healing range is 6.2-6.6. If you add the urine pH number to two times the saliva pH number and divide by three – the results will yield your average bodily pH. This is helpful in analyzing the direction of the overall pH of your body. Urine pH provides information about the blood, saliva pH provides information about the liver.

¬ The Salt or conductivity reading is ideally 6-7C. The conductivity number indicates the
level of salts in the body. The salt number indicates whether the body has the correct
number of electrolytes. Electrolyte levels indicate whether the body is undercharging or

¬ Cell debris is an indication of the number of dead cells leaving the body. A sick body needs to rid itself of excess dead cells. The ideal cell debris number is .04M. The cell debris number tells how well the body is cooperating in the healing process. It is also the last number to come into balance.

¬ Urea readings are the Ammonia Nitrates and the Nitrate Nitrates added together. They equal the total ureas. Total ureas represent the total amount of unutilized protein that is being handled by the liver and sent to the kidneys for elimination.

¬ Cell Exchange Rate – Ultimately the entire body chemistry depends upon the correct cell
exchange rate. Homeostasis – a new healthy cell is produced for each old cell dying off. If any of the numbers are off, the cell exchange rate is off and cells are not getting produced to maintain homeostasis. There are three classes of cells: Alpha Cells – perfect whole cells, Delta Cells – damaged or dead cells ready to be replaced, and Omega Cells – dead cells clumping and sticking together. Good health demands an even exchange rate – dead cells out and new cells in. If any of the numbers in the equation are out of range then the delta cells are not leaving the body. Any time the cell exchange is off, there is a mineral problem in the body. The body is made of minerals…The dust of the earth…Minerals are the basis for good health…You cannot build healthy cells without minerals.

¬ Mineral Assimilation is determined by the pH of the digestive system. A second issue is the atomic number of each of the minerals. The higher the frequency, the more difficult it is to assimilate the particular mineral.

What does this test reveal?
Determines calcium needs for your body chemistry
Tells what you are digesting or not digesting
Tells if your body is assimilating nutrients
Shows vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Reveals if blood sugar is high, low or normal
Will show if your body is supporting excess yeast candidiasis) or parasites
Indicates if there is excess stress on internal organs such as the kidneys, liver, heart, colon or gall
Gives the health level of the liver and gall bladder
Reveals if your body’s environment may be supporting:
circulatory problems
high blood pressure
low blood pressure
weight gain
high cholesterol
kidney/gall stones

Through extensive research, Dr. Carey Reams discovered the “perfect numbers” for Biological Ionization, which represent the ideal cellular resistance required for life, just as 98.6 degrees represents the perfect resistance (temperature) for a healthy body. The higher the resistance, the higher the temperature. The lower the resistance, the colder the temperature. Death may occur from either extreme.

We do not live off the food we eat but off the energy produced by the food we eat. It is believed that we receive approximately 20% of our mineral energy from this digestive principal. Approximately 80% comes from the atmosphere. The more efficient the digestion, the more efficient the body is in extracting mineral energy from the air.

Resistance is required for life. An excess of resistance can result in disease and death. Likewise, a deficiency of resistance can also result in disease and death. Dr. Reams determined that each of the 7 parameters, when all occurring simultaneously, represents the perfect 100% Metabolism Efficiency (the conversion of food into energy). The theory being that, if one could maintain a lifestyle that continually manifested the “perfect numbers”, there would be no premature aging.

Of course there is no such perfect world, hence aging does occur. The objective, using “Reams Testing” as a guide, is to determine the proper lifestyle that allows a person to age, but not prematurely age. As the metabolism efficiency decreases, premature aging is more likely to occur, predisposing one to the disease process.
How are urine and saliva tests different than a blood test? According to Dr. Reams, the blood changes every 15 minutes. The urine and saliva test was found to be more accurate. The testing of these two substances is amazingly accurate in determining the degree of wellness one might be experiencing and importantly what minerals, vitamins, and foods one should or should not eat.
Biological Ionization Analysis is an excellent metabolic biofeedback device to indicate whether a particular lifestyle is beneficial or detrimental for any individual. It gives specific information on what vitamins and minerals are not being assimilated into the body’s cellular structure. It provides biofeedback on a holistic (emotional, physical, spiritual) level.

By Donald Kraus (Reams Practitioner) :

The Curse Causeless Shall Not Come


This author may very well go to jail for disclosing the facts contained in this booklet. You will read about a very serious subject: Cancer.

What you will read is the First Person account of how this author was cured of a malignant cancer of the descending colon by a simple dietary procedure. It is expected that this very book will be used against this author to establish legally the fact that he is practicing medicine without a license. He may be ordered by some Court to discontinue the future distribution of this book. Why? Cancer treatment, dear reader, is a major part of the multi-bill ion- dollar drug industry. You are being told, and it is now being subtly suggested to you by the many doctor type TV shows, that the American Cancer Society and the American Medical Association are leaving no stones unturned in an all out effort to “find the cause of cancer.” But at the very same time, every possible force and pressure is being applied to prevent doctors from using known and effective cancer cures. Instead, they are only permitted, by AMA agreement and government coercion through the Federal Food and Drug Administration, to treat cancer by means that they know are futile: Chemotherapy, cobalt radiation, and finally, the delaying tactic of surgery. Perhaps you think this is strong language! If the author dared, it would be even stronger: MURDER ONE.

The author’s grandfather died of colon cancer. The author’s father died of a cancer-related heart attack. His sister has cancer and has taken the Medical approach and is currently suffering from a series of unnecessary operations as her cancer strikes in first one place and then the other. None of these cancer victims were ever told by their Marcus Welby-type doctors that there are alternative choices; that there are valid and effective cancer cures that do not involve such radical surgery, expensive drugs and radiation. Any doctor who happens to stumble upon an effective treatment, or who develops one after years of research, may well be thrown into jail, harassed by the Courts in AMA initiated lawsuits, or driven out of the country.

It is widely known that cancer can be cured in Mexico, but unfortunately by the time the average cancer patient learns of such treatment, if indeed he ever does, the practitioners of the AMA have taken the last of his savings and insurance. With no money left, the patient is found to be “terminal” and sent home to die. For whatever good it may accomplish, and on behalf of the pitiful cancer patients now longing for the relief of death, this booklet is being published.

Nord W. Davis, Jr.

Reams and the Bibles Clean Meats

When reading about the diets of others, I kept coming across this concept of clean meats, but never took any time to learn (long term Vegetarian).

However, now my girls are being raised on a diet with Animal matter, I find it much better to understand what may help, or, potentially harm my daughters vitality and growth.

So, we have the concept of “Clean Meats” as stated in Leviticus:

Not a recommendation of safety by ChooseLife. Perhaps, for the author, less unsafe!

Now, alone this may be of great benefit, some may still find they do not feel good at all on meat. However for those who feel the need for animal matter in their diet, enter Dr Reams :

Dr Reams:

For six weeks I did tests on him, without any limiting of his diet whatever. And he was slowly getting worse. I took that information then and began to weigh it out, day by day by day.

I found out then, every day that he ate the unclean foods such as catfish, shrimp, lobster, pork, ham, bacon, sausage, pork chops, spare ribs, or whatnot, his energy dropped. In the other days, it either held its own or kind of gained a little. It’s so much easier to bring it down than it is to bring it up.

So what I found out was that the unclean meats digest in a period of three hours and the clean meats in a period of 18 hours average. Now that is a difference! When meats digest too fast, they throw too much high-powered energy into your system at one time, and it burns you up. I have seen many people in their late thirties or early fortiesTo look at them, you’d think they were in their late seventies because they had eat so much high-powered foods, until it burned them up.

Dr Reams and Dan Skow Food Class

ChooseLife : That, is huge data, huge, if anybody needs to understand it.

pH : The Toxicity Arrow Piercing Modern Society

By ChooseLife

Why is it, that many modern diseases of high prevalence, affect some people and not others?

Well? It can’t be the Mercury, they said, as otherwise everyone would get it.

Well? It can’t be the Fluoride, our body needs and produces that.

Well? It can’t be the Aluminium, it’s prevalence means we have historical digestive capability to cope they say, it is such tiny amounts given medically they say.

Well? It can’t be poor diet, the body has homeostasis to set right such problems.

Until we start to look at life from another perspective, illness may hurtle towards us, regularly, with ever more velocity. Given the continual decline in soil quality, producing less vital fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts and seeds (even herbs). The problem is exacerbated by the emergence of processed sugars and flours, which in most guises are antagonistic to our biochemistry, chiefly Calcium (Magnesium, Iodine et al.), which might make a simple walk in the park dangerous, simply a cut or graze might cause an infection.

Why is it so? pH

Toxicity decreased with increasing pH 5.0-6.0 found most toxic
Low pH Saliva will make Fluoride progressively toxic to you.
This links the issues all together.

When fluids in the endosome become too acidic, the cargo is trapped within the endosome deep inside the cell. When the endosome contents are more alkaline, the cargo lingers at the cell’s surface for too long.

They found that mouse cell lines containing the Alzheimer’s disease gene variant had more acidic endosomes (average of 5.37 pH) than cell lines without the gene variant (average of 6.21 pH).

Pretty compelling picture.

The above research, clearly demonstrate that it is when pH of matter falls (or rises) out of its environmental bounds, matter starts to decay and becomes unable to buffer stronger opposing electromagnetic forces, demonstrated by the papers above showing it is pH dropping which really appears to make Mercury, Aluminium & Fluoride (Excessively) Toxic, even in the ‘low’ amounts suggested as safe by regulatory authorities.

This ticks all the boxes of “why some and not others” with Dental Amalgam, Vaccination related side effects (Aluminium Hydroxide pH 9.5 injected into an individual with a tissue pH in the 5.0-5.5 range is hugely more dangerous than an individual in the safer zone of 6-7 – the author believes this is the propellant of many debilitating diseases, the data presented in this article supports this theory).

So, we have a period eating poorly, high sugars, processed carbs, processed meats/dairy. Any part of this combination, as a core part of diet, to the wrong individual, will make the tissue pH plummet, it is all there in the studies. If individuals live like this, then the smallest of environmental pollutants may become lethal (because we lack the buffer system, which may allow the host sufficient robustness to cope, this is what gives the lymphatic system the traction to cycle these toxins out).

If you raise the pH of your terrain (eat more greens & more Omega 3!), you suddenly become less prone to infection and heavy metals become less toxic to you, it is almost like God was trying to pass a message to humanity through Carey Reams, isn’t it?

Higher Fruit and Vegetables, less meat, 22,000 people studied, raises pH of Urine:

 In conclusion, a more alkaline diet, higher fruit and vegetable and lower meat intake were related to more alkaline urine with a magnitude similar to intervention studies

Effect of urine pH changed by dietary intervention on uric acid clearance mechanism of pH-dependent excretion of urinary uric acid

High meat after 3 days, urine pH drops to 5.9

High Fruit Veg after 3 days, urine pH rises to 6.7

Study shows mean pH of Urine drops from 6.7 to 5.5 in people suffering diarrhea

Low urine pH is significantly associated with abnormal glucose tolerance; therefore, measuring urine pH might prove useful for identifying patients at high risk for diabetes.

Metabolic abnormalities in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

The majority of sufferers have urine pH below 5.5

Simply testing someones pH, may show clearly whether they have the biological capability, at all, to repel these neurotoxins, could life be so simple? (not that I advocate vaccination at all personally, or any unnecessary exposure to these nasty elements, full stop). However, If I was a worried parent, before deciding on vaccination I would test my childs urine pH, to get an indicator the gravity of danger my child faces. Then if their pH was below 6.0 maybe feed them more greens and good oil for a few weeks, test again, then make a more informed decision. This seems eminently sensible.

ChooseLife : pH balancing is the middle path. Developed from thoughts of Randall David Dew, it is time this great man was set free.

To note, the pH of the ‘high fruit and vegetable diet’, is higher than Carey Reams suggested we should attain, to produce perfect friction (or metabolic energy release between anionic and cationic elements in the body), he suggests 6.4 is perfect urine pH, the same for Saliva pH, which together denote the overall pH terrain status (the mean of 2x Urine 1x Saliva).

As the studies above all show, once your pH is in the range below 5.5 biological function becomes very difficult to sustain, without disease and illness. This dovetails Carey Reams profound teachings about Biological Ionisation, where he demonstrated multiple nutrients cannot be absorbed when the terrain is in this low pH condition (or excessively high also, as shown).

This is just a reflection, this is not advice.

Carey Reams – Kathryn Kuhlman – The Holy Spirit Healings

4minutes 35seconds in, man very similar to Carey Reams talks to Kuhlman, about being able to hear again attending that fateful night.
The Holy Spirit Performing Miracles Through Kathryn Kuhlman

It is a real shame that the Author didn’t include Carey Reams case with Kuhlman in his book. In ‘Choose Life Or Death’ Reams recounts that he was at the brink of death, after suffering shrapnel piercing, and lodging in, his Pancreas during military service.

This genius biochemist was not able to heal himself, he reflected that he felt he was in his last week of life, this is what precipitated his attendance of Kathryn Kuhlmans Healing Service. Reams tells how he had no faith in a healing, but was given glowing reference by someone, and everything else had failed him.

As we see at the very start of the video at the top, Reams was healed by the Holy Spirit!

After this point in Reams life he appears to change quite significantly, he talks of focusing on healing a boy ceaselessly, for days, like a deep meditative reflection (it is my belief that in such situations, the person may be able to connect/touch the universal consciousness, people who encounter near death, such as Reams, appear to perhaps create a soul version of ‘muscle memory’, where subsequently they gain a significant enhancement in ability to connect again to this source).

He comes to a profound realisation, after this sequence of events, that he understands a set of biological variables, which when he tests with some reasonably simple tools, can deduce the biological energy status of the host. This is what he terms Reams Biological Theory of Ionisation (RBTI). This developed understanding and testing methodology, coupled with his background as an agronomist, saw him become famous locally.

Two local Hospitals began to refer lost causes to him, during the next years:

Reams said: We tested over 24,000 people in 1970-1971. Over 10,000 of those came to us as “terminal”. We lost five. Those five we couldn’t keep alive for 30 days. (10K were referred to him directly by doctors for hopeless cases. He worked directly with a Florida hospital and doctors, often with the “hopeless cases.”)

1 hour 10 minutes Carey Reams Full Praise For Healing
Kuhlman speaking on receiving her honorary Doctorate
Mental Attitude

Choose Life : I believe in miracles.

Carey Reams 1978 interview with ACRES USA on Hypoglycemia

ACRES USA: How widespread is hypoglycemia?

DR. REAMS: At least 20 million hypoglycemics is the estimate of Dr. Carlton Fredericks, president of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine. The problem is that the symptoms are almost identical with those of many varieties of mild, or even serious mental disturbances. Most doctors improperly diagnose hypoglycemia as a psychiatric disorder, a neurosis or worse. So they reach for a bottle of sedatives. Those few doctors who do suspect hypoglycemia use the glucose tolerance test. Unfortunately, this test is deeply flawed and cannot be relied upon.

ACRES USA: What is hypoglycemia?

DR. REAMS: Hypoglycemia is a particularly nasty disease in its effects on the sufferer. The dominant characteristics include tiredness and lack of energy, unusual nervousness and irritability, dizziness, and often the most excruciating headaches. It doesn’t sound like much, but when you have hypoglycemia, it’s almost impossible to perform well either on your job or in your marriage. On the one hand, you don’t have enough energy to do an adequate job or to cope with the strains of normal life. On the other hand, your nervousness and irritability makes you unpleasant to be with.  I’ve treated many hypoglycemics, even young men and women in their 20s, who were unable to hold down a job because of their disease. I’m convinced that hypoglycemia is one of the leading causes of divorce. If the disease makes you difficult to work with, it must make you almost impossible to live with.

ACRES USA: What are the other symptoms of hypoglycemia?

DR. REAMS: Well, insomnia is one. That of course adds to the victim’s lack of energy and nervousness. The inability to tolerate even mildly loud noises is another. If someone you know reacts particularly negatively—maybe starting to cry—to a dog’s barking or bottle dropping into a garbage can, that person may well suffer from hypoglycemia.  Hypoglycemics are also highly prone to allergies. Asthma attacks, too, can be precipitated by low blood sugar. One of the more exotic symptoms of low blood sugar is heart palpitations. You can feel your heart skip a beat and slow down. It feels as if your heart is trying to stop, Although these palpitations aren’t quite as intense as real angina pains, they’re understandably frightening, particularly since the hypoglycemia has made the person quite nervous to begin with. Dizziness and light-headedness are other symptoms of hypoglycemia: These can be particularly dangerous if you drive your car a lot. In a few cases, the dizziness is so extreme the person blacks out. Hypoglycemia frequently goes undiagnosed. The symptoms are all commonplace, like fatigue or headaches, so that most people don’t even know something is the matter with them. If they do go to a doctor, in many cases they won’t get relief beyond an aspirin because the doctors simply aren’t trained to spot it.

ACRES USA: What causes low blood sugar?

DR. REAMS: The true cause of hypoglycemia is a liver malfunction. In hypoglycemia, the liver malfunction affects you in several ways. To begin with, the liver is supposed to stabilize your blood sugar in several different ways: by storing sugar when there’s too much and releasing it when more is needed; by maintaining the right chemical balance for insulin—which is essential for proper maintenance of blood sugar levels; and by regulating the production of insulin by the pancreas. In hypoglycemia, the liver fails to properly convert excess sugar into reserve sugar, called glycogen. Because of this the liver doesn’t have enough reserve sugar to release when it’s needed. Moreover, the liver frequently allows the chemical balance of the blood to become too alkaline. This sharply increases the potency of the body’s insulin, which in turn then drives blood sugar levels down abnormally low. In other cases, the liver allows the blood to become too acidic. This decreases insulin’s potency, allowing the blood sugar to go too high. If you were healthy, your body would adjust the blood sugar back to normal. But when you’re hypoglycemic, your body overreacts and forces the blood sugar below normal. So in either case, an improper chemical balance in the blood-caused by a malfunctioning liver allows blood sugar levels to go below normal. In addition, when the liver malfunctions it fails to detoxify and remove various waste products from the body. These build up in the blood and also interfere with insulin’s ability to control blood sugar levels. Finally, when the liver malfunctions it allows the pancreas to produce too much insulin—which causes low blood sugar. This is the main reason for hypoglycemia.

ACRES USA: Why does hypoglycemia cause so many problems?

DR. REAMS: The liver malfunction causes low blood sugar. When your blood sugar is too low, your brain becomes starved for energy. This is because the brain burns only sugar, unlike other parts of the body which can burn either fats or sugars for energy. Natural consequences of a lack of fuel in the brain include the migraine headaches, dizziness, and the symptoms of mild mental disturbance. When the liver isn’t working properly, nutrients are not absorbed. So the patient is undernourished and it’s not surprising that he or she feels tired all the time. Likewise, when the .liver doesn’t work properly, it fails to produce enough hydrochloric acid for proper protein digestion. Urea, a waste product, builds up. This causes tension and insomnia. In turn, this leads to more fatigue, more headaches and more irritability—a vicious cycle. Finally, when the liver is weak, the body becomes hypersensitive to certain starches because it can’t metabolize them properly. It’s not necessarily all starches that cause problems, just some of them. Depending on the patient, it could be wheat, oats, potatoes or something else. Whatever the food, when the hypersensitive patient eats it, it breaks down too quickly into sugar. The blood sugar level, first soars too high, then plummets too low. This leads, as I pointed out earlier, to still more headaches and fatigue.

ACRES USA: What are the main reasons for this liver malfunction?

DR. REAMS: You could be deficient in chlorophyll, oxygen, or calcium—three nutritional elements essen­tial for the liver. When, for instance, the liver lacks calcium, it can’t produce enough hydrochloric acid to digest food properly. Another reason for a sluggish liver is that the person may be eating large amounts of certain foods which put stress on the liver. I’m referring to foods such as nuts & nut butters, meat, whole milk, and cheese. These foods require lots of hydrochloric acid for their digestion. The liver, which must produce the acid, wears down trying to meet the demand. Finally, the liver may malfunction because a person fails to drink enough pure water to keep the liver cleansed of wastes.

ACRES USA: Why is the glucose tolerance test not a reliable means of detecting low blood sugar?

DR. REAMS: First, the test itself is six hours long and is stressful. The stress and the patient’s natural nervousness about the test’s results can and often do affect blood sugar levels. Second, a person may not be sensitive to the glucose solution used in the test, but may be sensitive to other carbohydrates. In this case, the test will simply fail to detect the hypoglycemia. Third, the test only measures the levels of glucose in the blood. However, there are many other kinds of sugars besides glucose. If you don’t measure the total amounts of all kinds of sugars in the blood, you get an inaccurate reading. Fourth, the blood sugar can fluctuate so rapidly that even a series of readings won’t give you reliable data. Fifth, the patient’s blood sugar level may be normal most of the day, except for certain brief periods when it plunges too low. In such cases; the test will probably indicate a normal blood sugar—and miss the problem. Between these five factors, you can see that the glucose tolerance test will often give hypoglycemic readings when there are none; and vice versa, will often give “all okay” readings when hypoglycemia is actually present.

ACRES USA: Then how do you detect hypoglycemia?

DR. REAMS: We use the urine test. It measures the average blood sugar level by measuring urinary sugar levels. The sugar levels in the urine are relatively stable, so the urine test is superior to the glucose tolerance test in this respect. The urine test is non-stressful to the patient, so stress is eliminated as a factor. And the urine test measures all sugars, not just glucose. [Supplemental note: this test employs an ordinary brix refractometer.   According to the RBTI, a urine brix reading of 1.5 is perfect when all other equation numbers are perfect.]

ACRES USA: Can hypoglycemia be cured?

DR. REAMS: The program we recommend cures hypoglycemia in most cases. The secret is to correct the problem—liver malfunction—rather than to treat the symptom—low blood sugar. To correct the liver malfunction, we use the lemon water fast. The lemon water fast produces a rapid improvement in liver function. It also rejuvenates and detoxifies the body. As the body is detoxified and rebuilt, many hypoglycemics experience a “healing crisis” similar to what drug addicts go through in “withdrawal.” Nausea, vomiting and blackouts often occur. Vomiting is just one of the means by which the body rids itself of the poisons accumulated over the years. The blackouts occur, paradoxically, because the body is getting well so rapidly. What happens is that the liver begins to produce many previously lacking enzymes which are needed by the pancreas. When the pancreas suddenly receives this wealth of enzymes, it overreacts and for a short time produces too much insulin. This drives the blood sugar down too low and can cause a blackout. It’s unfortunate, but it is part of the natural healing process. Because the lemon water fast is so powerful, I want to warn all that no person should undertake this fast unless he or she first takes the urine test. Only then can one tell whether it is safe for them to do it without supervision.

ACRES USA: What happens after the fast is completed?

DR. REAMS: Each person is different. However, the general guidelines we follow include a fairly low-fat, low protein diet high in natural carbohydrates. The diet includes grains, vegetables and fruits. Clean meats are allowed several times a week according to the kind of job the person holds. People in physically demanding occupations may require more meat than others. The diet is generous in what it allows. However, we do restrict certain foods to try to eliminate those carbohydrates to which the patient is hypersensitive. We usually remove the Irish white potato from the diet since many, many patients are hypersensitive to it. Another natural organic food which, seems to be harmful to many hypoglycemics is—surprisingly—honey. So often we eliminate honey from the diet, too. Many people who have no problem with one kind of starchy food cannot tolerate similar though somewhat different foods. For example, many people do just fine, with sweet potatoes but are hypersensitive to white potatoes. Others can tolerate maple syrup, yet are hypersensitive to honey. An integral part of the daily diet is fresh raw green salads. This is to supply chlorophyll which the liver needs to produce enzymes. Vegetables rich in chlorophyll include such things as lettuce, escarole, endive, romaine, comfrey, spinach, celery tops, onion tops, green beans and so forth. Chlorophyll in the form of “green drinks” is also important. Take the same type vegetables you used in your salad and juice them with a vegetable juicer or a blender.

ACRES USA: What else do you do to help the hypoglycemics?

DR. REAMS: One of the most important is the distilled water cleansing program. Although most people don’t realize it, they have a lot of sugar—including white sugar; sugar from honey; and sugar from fruit—packed into their muscles and fatty tissues. It’s packed in there because their sugar metabolism wasn’t functioning properly. Their body neither burned those sugars for energy nor excreted them. Until these stored sugars are flushed out of the system, the body may release them into the blood at any time, disrupting the blood sugar level. The distilled water cleansing program is designed to rid the body of these sugars—thus clearing the way for a stable blood sugar level. Next, we recommend that the patients take Min-Col, which is one of the finest mineral supplements available. You can never be sure that the vegetables and meats you eat contain essential minerals. Therefore, we suggest Min-Col capsules, which contain minerals in the same form as in fruits and vegetables. Then we tell patients to eat their fruits and starchy foods before two in the afternoon. Your body needs energy earlier in the day, not towards evening and bedtime. If starchy foods and fruits are eaten after 2 pm, the energy that’s released is not completely used, and the sugar builds up in the bloodstream. Finally, we insist that everyone get plenty of fresh air and do deep breathing exercises daily. This is to assure that your body gets plenty of oxygen.

“The high protein diet only provides temporary relief, but is not a cure.”

[ACRES OR HEALTHVIEW]: What do you think of the popular high-protein diet?

REAMS: I know some people feel better on the high protein diet. However, the high protein diet only provides temporary relief but is not a cure.

The short-term relief occurs because the diet eliminates many carbohydrates to which the patient was hypersensitive. However, by itself, the high protein diet does nothing to correct the malfunctioning of the liver and pancreas.

Moreover, over the long-term, the diet can actually worsen the problem. This is because large quantities of hydrochloric acid are needed to digest all the protein. The liver begins to wear down trying to meet the demand. As we’ve seen, it is this liver malfunction that originally causes hypoglycemia.

Finally, on the high protein diet, urea builds up due to poor protein digestion. This leads, as we saw last time, to explosive tension and heart attacks. Ironically, some hypoglycemic die from heart attacks brought on by the high protein diet, the commonly accepted cure.

[ACRES OR HEALTHVIEW]: How well does your program work, Dr. Reams?

REAMS: So far I have worked with several thousand patients and the great majority of them are now totally free of hypoglycemia.

Many of them see improvement only several days after starting the program. The first sign of health generally appears when the tongue once again assumes a healthy pink color. After that, the pale, worn-out look disappears and the color returns to the face. Wrinkles seem to vanish, almost as if the patients had a face lift.

Within a few weeks, the patients are amazed at how well they feel. The fatigue, tension and irritability are gone. Their zest for life comes back. The patients become easy to get along with and a joy to be around. With their newfound energy, they go back to the jobs and do, as a rule, far better than ever before.

One patient said, “It feels as if I were just born again.” Another recent one thanked me and said simply, “What blessed relief.” I have received hundreds of other notes and comments like these.

[ACRES OR HEALTHVIEW]: One last question, before we go on to diabetes. How permanent is this improvement? I mean, once the patients leave you, does the improvement stick?

REAMS: Generally yes. Once the hypoglycemics are well, the improvements are permanent, provided they stick to the program. Once the liver and pancreas are functioning properly, the patients can go from meal to meal – five hours apart – without a single snack. They can eat a wide variety of foods – including many carbohydrates – without fear of low blood sugar. Incidentally, the craving for sweets disappears for good. How long does this improvement last? Some of my patients who were treated ten years ago still keep in touch regularly. They’re doing fine.

“{Diabetes} often leads to blindness, loss of limbs and even to fatal heart disease.”

[ACRES OR HEALTHVIEW]: Turning now to the opposite condition, high blood sugar or diabetes, what are the symptoms?

REAMS: Many of the symptoms are similar to those of hypoglycemia. The victims are tired and lack energy. They’re unusually nervous and, like the hypoglycemic, quite unstable. Diabetics suffer from headaches, dizziness and lightheadedness. Like hypoglycemic, diabetics have notoriously “sweet tooths.”

However, diabetes is far more severe than hypoglycemia.

It often leads to blindness, loss of limbs and even to fatal heart disease. As you mentioned earlier, diabetes is the third worst killer in America, claiming over 300,000 lives a year.

Eye problems begin with blurred vision and pressure behind the eyes. Frequently, the eyeballs become dilated. If the condition is not corrected, all vision can be lost permanently. Indeed, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults.

One little diabetic boy, just 14 months old, was well along the way to losing his vision. His eyes were puffy and swollen and looked as if they were going to pop out of his head. If his condition had not been corrected, this child would have been blind by the time he was ten.

Loss of limbs can and does result from seemingly minor skin rashes, cuts or sores. As the diabetes worsens, these take longer and longer to heal – sometimes months for a minor nick or scratch. Eventually, they don’t heal at all. Instead, gangrene sets in and amputation is the only way to save the person’s life.

Sexual problems are another unfortunate result of diabetes. Several studies show that 25% to 50% of male diabetics are impotent – percentages which are far higher than among healthy males.

Female diabetics fare even worse. Their genitals become itchy and infected with fungi. Quite often, they complain about foul smelling discharges from their urogenital tract.

Circulation problems are frequent among diabetics. As you’d expect, poor circulation leads to heart problems. Indeed, it’s well-established that diabetics are quite prone to heart attacks.

[ACRES OR HEALTHVIEW]: And don’t most diabetics have excessive thirst?

REAMS: Oh, yes, thank you. Diabetics often drink enormous quantities of liquids. As a result, they must urinate frequently. Certainly not serious, but quite an inconvenience on the job, while traveling, or when you are trying to sleep.

[ACRES OR HEALTHVIEW]: How does diabetes cause so many problems?

REAMS: It’s much the same mechanism as hypoglycemia – liver malfunction. The liver fails to stabilize blood sugar; fails to maintain the proper pH of the blood; and fails to process and absorb nutrients properly.

In diabetes, the liver frequently allows the blood to become too acidic. This reduces the potency of the body’s insulin. The consequence is that, overall, there is too much sugar in the blood.


However, the blood sugar level may fluctuate widely, plummeting down for short periods of time to abnormally low levels and then coming back up again. This occurs because the liver and pancreas are weak, and as a result, they continually overreact – first to high blood sugar levels and then to low blood sugar levels. These extreme blood sugar fluctuations disrupt the brain’s activity. It loses its ability to regulate the use of salts and sugars.

As a result, mineral salts accumulate in the blood vessels. This causes hardening of the arteries.  Simultaneously, various sugars accumulate in the tissues. This causes excessive thirst. It’s just your body’s natural cleansing mechanism telling you to flush out these excessive sugars.

ACRES: And why do cuts fail to heal? [This question & answer not in Dr. Jesse’s transcript]

REAMS: Liver malfunction prevents the proper absorption and use of vitamin A, which leads to a vitamin A deficiency. As you probably know, vitamin A is essential for proper healing. The lack of it is a major cause of the frequent rashes diabetics suffer and the reason why their cuts and sores fail to heal.  The lack of vitamin A is also the primary reason for the vision problems diabetics suffer. It is well known that vitamin A is essential for your eyes.

The reason why diabetes causes the sexual problems I described earlier isn’t completely known. However, there is research indicating that the diabetic’s liver malfunction causes a hormonal imbalance which could cause the problem.

ACRES: If both diabetics and hypoglycemics suffer from a liver malfunction, then what is the difference between the two diseases? [This question & answer not in Dr. Jesse’s transcript]

REAMS: Actually, hypoglycemia – low blood sugar – is just the forerunner of diabetes. If hypoglycemia goes undetected and untreated, it frequently degenerates into fully developed diabetes,

In diabetes, the liver malfunction is more severe than in hypoglycemia. Because of this severe liver malfunction, diabetics suffer from both high and low blood sugar, since their blood sugar may fluctuate widely up and down. For example, we had one diabetic patient whose blood sugar level fluctuated between 300 and 50 in just a few hours.  Diabetes, therefore, is characterized not only by the finding of high blood sugar, but also by the severity and frequency of blood sugar fluctuations.

There is one other factor that makes diabetes so much more severe than hypoglycemia. Ironically, it’s the treatment recommended by the medical orthodoxy – injected insulin.

Insulin can cause tremendous damage, In fact, its continual use may bring about an early death.

ACRES: Would you please explain why you say something like that? [This question & answer not in Dr. Jesse’s transcript]

REAMS: Yes, there are many reasons why insulin is so dangerous.

The insulin the doctors give doesn’t act the same as the insulin naturally produced by your own pancreas.  This induced insulin forms a crystalline salt which oxidizes and hardens the walls of the blood vessels. The result is hardening of the arteries.

One of our neighbors had a twelve year old girl who had been on insulin since she was two years old. The insulin had created severe hardening of the arteries in her brain. A blood vessel burst in her brain, causing cerebral hemorrhage which killed her.

Whenever young children receive insulin injections over a period of years, great damage is done. Insulin should never be used on children except as a last resort.  Diabetic children respond to diet. I’ve helped thousands and not a single one required insulin.

Another problem is that the doctor’s insulin usage never perfectly matches the requirements of the patient. Some days you consume more starches and sweets than other days. Some days, you over-exercise and consume more energy than at other times. It’s almost impossible to measure the insulin dosage to keep up with the body’s precise needs.

So, often the diabetic’s insulin dosage will be too high. As a consequence, the patient’s blood sugar level is forced down too low – with all the problems that that creates. And particularly, when the insulin dosage is too low, another set of problems is created.

Still another problem is that the system slowly releases insulin into the muscle tissues. When the body turns the insulin loose, you get insulin shock as the blood sugar is driven too low.

Finally, in many cases, the body tissues become saturated with insulin. In these cases, the body can’t effectively use any more injected insulin. When a patient reaches this point, it’s possible for the muscle tissues to release a fatal dose of insulin into the bloodstream.

Before any patient takes insulin, he or she should be aware of all the problems it causes. The dangers of injected insulin shows the fallacy of trying to control blood sugar by external means – instead of helping the body to regulate it naturally. We find that improving the body chemistry almost always brings results.

ACRES: So, what do you do to help the diabetics? [This question & answer not in Dr. Jesse’s transcript]

REAMS: Since diabetes – like hypoglycemia – is caused by a liver malfunction – we use the same basic program to handle it.  We use the lemon water fast to improve the liver function; we use the distilled water cleansing program to flush toxins from the tissues.

From a 1977 Reams Lecture: You can write volumes and volumes about a malfunctioning pancreas but it is always due to a mineral deficiency.

Low or High blood sugar is not caused by what you eat. It is a malfunction of the pancreas which is a malfunction of the liver.  All malfunction of the liver is a mineral deficiency.

Then we use the same dietary program to correct deficiencies in minerals and chlorophyll and to rebuild the patient’s body. As with hypoglycemia, we insist on fresh air and exercise.

However, one difference between the care of hypoglycemics and diabetics is that diabetics have to reduce and eventually eliminate their own insulin dosage. This is something we cannot and will not do for any patient. However, patients do not find this a hard task. Once their liver function improves, their insulin requirements drop sharply, often in a matter of days.

For example there was one 40 year old diabetic man who had been on 120 units of insulin per day. By the fourth day, he was down to 30 units of insulin. By the sixth day, he felt a surge of energy which he had not felt in years. By the tenth day, he was off insulin completely, and returned home. He remains on the diet and has been checking with us regularly.  So far, he has been off insulin for over two years.

There was the diabetic man who was 100 pounds over-weight, and who couldn’t walk a hundred feet without having to sit down and rest. He had been on insulin for 20 years, 120 units a day. We gave him a diet and he regulated his insulin shots himself.

Several months later, his excess weight was gone and he was walking several miles a day. He felt 20 years younger and was just ecstatic about being off insulin. So far, this man has been off insulin for almost a year. It he continues on the program, he’ll never have to go back on insulin.

We also cared for a 32 year old diabetic mother; the wife of a doctor and herself a registered nurse. Her blood sugar was out of control in spite of the fact that she took insulin. Indeed, whenever she took insulin, it would drive her blood sugar down so fast and so low that she began to shake. She had lost so much weight that she was a pitiful sight to look at.

Today she is back at home and has been off insulin for more than three months. Although I still don’t consider her completely well, I think she has made enormous progress. She now looks simply marvelous and bubbles with enthusiasm.

Finally, I recall the little 3 year old boy – a full fledged diabetic who was brought here by his mother. He sat around all day and never felt like playing. In five days his blood sugar was down to normal, and three days later he was ready to go home.

So you see, our program has worked for thousands of diabetics, as well as hypoglycemics. This is because we correct the main cause of blood sugar problems – liver malfunction.

ChooseLife Notes : Bold sections added by ChooseLife.

In Choose Life Or Death, Carey Reams describes his recommendation for the Pancreas to function and meet it’s daily requirements of insulin production, this was 3oz of green juice. This would have been many years ago, plus Reams was a world class agronomist, this leads me to presume that nowadays it may require a multiple of this value, 6oz’s or more. Reams would have been feeding patients high brix green smoothies, having tested the quality of many fruits and vegetables nowadays here in the UK, it may take an even higher amount.

Carey Reams lost a large portion of his Pancreas due to shrapnel during service in WWII, he lived some 40+ years (to 82) with around 50% functioning Pancreas.

Calcium – Chlorophyll – Oxygen