Dear OIRF Members:

Following is a copy of the information and instruction sheet that I use concerning the alkalizing mineral powder (called Bio Terrain) I recommend to my patients. We all know that almost everyone in this modern day world is primarily acidic and needs to reduce that acidity to assist with all of our diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

For those patients that are “not too bad” (not overly acidic) I find this basic approach works very well prior to other stronger treatment methods. I have found that attention to the acid-alkaline levels (along with the other factors of the biological terrain of the patient) is one of the most important factors in successful and effective treatment of their presenting disorders.

In my practice, all of my patients are tested with the Bio-Electronic Vincent device which gives me detailed information concerning not only their acid-alkaline levels but also their resistivity and redox potentials.

In Part II of this article scheduled for the next issue of “The Bridge” I will outline some of my other preferred methods for reducing acidity and for determining the severity of this problem in the individual patient.


Alkalizing Mineral Powder

Bio Terrain is probably the safest, most natural, and most effective remedy to normalize the body’s acid-base balance. The Bio Terrain concept is the result of research done by German, Austrian and American doctors. Its basic formulation has been used for decades with outstanding success.

How to Determine Your Personal Requirement for Bio Terrain Alkalizing Mineral Powder

Aside from a complete measurement of the Biological Terrain by highly sophisticated equipment – for example the Bio-Electronic Vincent (BEV or BE-T-A) – you can get a quick idea of whether or not your connective tissue is too acidic (too much on the “acid” side) by using special pH paper to check your first morning urine (this is the only time of the day in which this is considered to be valid).

To test the pH of your urine, place the container of pH paper in the bathroom where you’ll see it in the morning and be reminded to test yourself. Simply tear off a short strip of the pH paper (approximately 1-2”) and hold it in the urine stream for not more than 1 second. Check the color of the strip against the color-coded scale provided with the pH paper. Your first morning urine should be no less than 6.2-6.8 or higher on the scale. Anything less than 6.2 suggests that you are too acidic and that your kidneys have to work overtime in an attempt to process the excess acid out of your connective tissue.

Bio Terrain should be taken before retiring and approximately 1 hour or so after meals (10AM and 4PM). For use as an antacid, Bio Terrain can be used as required.

Dose is dependent on the pH of the first AM urine after 5AM. Use ½ to 2½ teaspoon(s) in water three times daily.

After five days if you are not reaching a more normal pH then you have to increase the dose by ½ teaspoon each dose for three days. Repeat this process as necessary – your goal is to not fall below 6.5 pH more than twice in a two-week period. If you do, then you’ll need to temporarily increase your Bio Terrain dose.

The high stress lives of most Americans and Europeans have contributed greatly to the widespread problem of highly-acidic connective tissue pH and resulting various chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and heart disease to name only a few. Most everyone we see here in our clinic is too acidic. Therefore, we put folks on a regimen of Bio Terrain and also encourage them to consume no sugar, no carbonated beverages, and a low carbohydrate diet, making sure to add more fresh (steamed) vegetables, as well. In the more serious cases which may require a specific period for detoxification or “cleansing”, we have a specific “protein download” diet we prescribe, which helps the body normalize the connective tissue pH at a more rapid rate.

There are, of course, a number of other things which can be done for those who suffer chronic problems. If this is the case with you or one of your loved ones, we are available to talk with you on a consulting basis.

Watch for Part II of this article in the August/September issue of “The Bridge”

An exclusive article for Members
From THE BRIDGE Newsletter of OIRF
Published June 15, 2006

© Copyright 2006, Dr. Brian L. MacCoy, Idaho, USA

About the author

Dr. MacCoy received his degree from the National College of Naturopathic medicine in 1976 after receiving his BA and BS degrees from Portland State University in 1971. Dr. MacCoy also received an “Appointment at Large” from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland as well as completing Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps training. Dr. MacCoy’s professional affiliations include Occidental Institute Research Foundation (Board of Directors since 1990), the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Naturopathic Medical Education Institute, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Naturopathic Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, and previously Portland Teen Challenge (volunteer 1994-1998). Dr. MacCoy has been in private and professional practice since 1976 and in Post Falls, Idaho since 1999 as well as working in Educational Administration. He was the Chief Administrative Officer for two years at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine directing all aspects of clinical and college daily activities.

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