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“It has to get worse to get better,”
That’s what my mom always used to say, whether it was a room or just a closet she was cleaning. That’s because you’re moving old things around. Dusty things, maybe moldy or rotten things (think: back of the fridge), broken stuff to throw away. You make a mess. And then you clean it up. The end is so much better than the beginning.

Making the mess, when it’s in your body, feels kinda gross
It is just like an acute illness, but for many people this label creates fear, so it’s good to just call it what it is: detoxification. There might be a low fever, discharges from various mucous membranes, diarrhea, fatigue, or loss of appetite. These things usually last a few hours or a few days and leave you feeling much better than you did before it started.

I’m not talking about a “cleanse”
Don’t get confused. A cleanse focuses on a particular organ or system, such as the liver or digestion, and tries to improve its function by cleaning it. The detoxification I’m talking about is wholly the work of the body’s own built-in abilities, and is triggered by adjusting the body chemistry, according to values you measure yourself, to remove the stress of trying to stay in homeostasis under deficient conditions.

You must supply what’s missing
While this is not a new concept for many people who are used to alternative medicine, there’s a critical difference in what I do to individualize a person’s diet.

The difference with RBTI is that by measuring body chemistry we can determine which nutrients the body will accept, use and benefit from.
To use a oft-repeated quote from Dr. Reams: Why guess when you can be sure?

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