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Best Time to Take Brix

Posted by Tom (La Mesa, CA) on 06/20/2006

Ted, as you have recommended I am taking the granulated lecithin, the DHEA, and the Creatine monohydrate to get my sugar under control. The question is, "What time of the day or when is the best time to take a BRIX reading for the correct results?" Will one's own BRIX reading change through out the day from eating and not from eating? Also what is the best time of day to take a PH reading? I'm confused with Vitamin C and citric acid. You have mentioned them in several responses, is one lemon juice and the other Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid? I need clarity on EDTA. I have looked for disodium EDTA, but have found it to be very costly. The inexpensive one I found is calcium EDTA, will this one be a good substitute for the other? Thank you for sharing of your knowledge, I try to read your responses every day.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

I take my own reading the first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It gives the best reading as food doesn't not interfere at all during this time of hour causing variations in urinary sugar due to after meal effects, which tend to last for at least 3-4 hours. This is your real sugar, roughly speaking.

If you want to control sugar quite steady THROUGHOUT THE DAY, then you actually cheat by stabilizing your biological terrain, by measuring Brix anytime of the day, and drinking an appropriate amounts of water necessary to maintain a good stable urinary sugar. It must be remembered that you can get high urinary sugar JUST BY NOT DRINKING enough water, and when the blood has high sugar, it becomes toxic. Drinking more water will instantly reduce the sugar to any level you so desired, but ideally an optimum is best. Of course this is like putting a patches of holes in the tire, instead of buying a new tire. But as reality would have it, you need to do what is needed to get the job done.

May I make an additional tip or at least a reminder. After about weeks of my own experimentation and research that ended as of yesterday (June 19, 2006), I concluded it is possible to regenerate your beta cells in the pancreas which produces insulin, and insulin sensitivity at the same time. In fact a little known information is that doctors actually used vitamin B3 niacinamide to cure children in New Zealand with diabetes. However, my own experimentation found that there was something to this niacinamide that was missing, apparently it seems to create some sort of free radicals during the regeneration process that I just had to resolved. (It increases cellular turnover) After much trial and error with various supplements, I found that clove oil, and also brewer's yeast (high in RNA & DNA) is needed. This is not required to be taken regularly but for a rebuilding process which should take at least a week, to get pancreas to rebuild the beta cells, at least for borderline people or people who are over 30. A good safe dosage of a B3 is between 100-500 mg./day for at least a week. If you overdose something like 3 grams (my estimate) you can have a headache, drowsiness, sleepiness and its effect and molecular chemical structure is similar in effect to valium). As a result, the antidote for niacinamide overdose is ALSO clove oil. Yes, I found out the hard way!

You can discontinue if you have normal urinary sugar, or just close enough. However you need to take some clove oil (if you can stand the hot taste) or you can drop a small amount into something like a bread or something which can dilute it. I have no problem with hot taste, but some people do really have issues with this. You can also lessen this by perhaps dipping clove oil into a toothpick take it that way. It is the same with those cinnamon toothpicks I used to take while I was a student. Brewer's yeast provides the basic building blocks necessary for cellular regeneration by supplying with RNA/DNA. In fact most RNA/DNA supplements are nothing but brewer's yeast anyway. It is cheaper if it is called "brewer's yeast", but with fanciful marketing, the price at least in Thailand goes up 10 times, if it is relabeled "RNA/DNA". It is the same thing.

Will one's own BRIX reading change through out the day from eating and not from eating?

Yes. After you eat within 30 minutes, Brix will go up. If not it means when you eat, you DRANK ENOUGH WATER. It is quite common for people not TO DRINK ENOUGH WATER, when they eat food!!!! Not only does sugar sometimes go through the roof, but the salts (urinary conductivity) also goes through the roof too. There is a superstition that you should not drink water until you finish eating. This is perhaps THE WORSE WAYS I can imagine in destroying your urinary AND salinity of urine. Always drink plenty of water BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER eating. It is best ways to get your urinary sugar to be stable. I have no problem with this because this is how I was taught.

Also what is the best time of day to take a PH reading?

In the morning, this will be your true readings. You can check anytime throughout the day for pH variations. If you find any unusual variations on specific time, it is possible to take certain buffers to reduce the variations.

I'm confused with Vitamin C and citric acid. You have mentioned them in several responses, is one lemon juice and the other Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid? Lemon juice contains both ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and citric acid. I need clarity on EDTA. I have looked for disodium EDTA, but have found it to be very costly. The inexpensive one I found is calcium EDTA, will this one be a good substitute for the other?

You can take calcium EDTA because you don't have stones. But if you do, you must take disodium EDTA. In your case calcium EDTA will do. EDTA is actually cheap, but intermediaries tend to add way too much profit margins.


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