at Biological Immunity Research Institute, Scottsdale, Arizona,
have developed a lab test using urine and saliva. The test is unique
because it has its roots in soil chemistry rather than the traditional
medical approach. The test is called the Biological Immunity Analysis®
is to determine if the various BIA profiles are significantly related
to patient's health. If the BIA profiles can be related to wellness,
then it may be possible to use this simple, non-invasive ten-minute
procedure as a pre-diagnostic wellness modality to determine trends
and tendencies in a patient long before the patient knows it or
traditional medical testing shows it.
is to discover what positive effects the dietary and lifestyle regime
suggested by the BIA has on the various states of wellness. This
regime is referred to as the Biological Immunity System®.
The test consists of seven parameters; Sugar Brix, Urine pH, Saliva
pH, Conductivity Cell Debris, Nitrate Nitrogen, Ammonia Nitrogen:
Sugar Brix (urine):
(Goal: 1.5) A scale of 0-10 has been developed, using a Sugar Brix
(Goal: 6.4) A scale of 4.5-8.5 has been developed, using a digital
(Goal: 6.4) A scale of 4.5-8.5 has been developed, using a digital
(urine): (Goal: 7) A scale of 0-60 C-units has been developed, using
a conductivity meter reading a scale of 0-40,000 micromhos. One
micromho equals 1.5 C-units.
(urine): (Goal: 1) A scale of 1-4 has been developed, using a visual
measuring technique of the urine specimen.
Nitrate Nitrogen (urine): (Goal:
3) A scale of 1-14 has been developed, using a color chart comparison
to shape and color produced by the chemical reaction of the specimen
with the specified reagents.
(urine): (Goal: 3) A scale of 1-12 has been developed, using a color
chart comparison to color produced by the chemical reaction of the
urine specimen with the specified reagents.
Energy Categories (chart
Metabolism Efficiency (EM): (Goal:75 Minimum: 55) A scale of 0-100
has been developed taking into account; 1) the position of each
of the above readings on their respective scales, and 2) the position
that each of the above readings has with regard to each of the other
readings. In most cases, the higher the EM, the fewer symptoms and
greater wellness the patient should exhibit, unless the number of
Adverse Relationships are excessive, which would then indicate emotional
stress, as opposed to physical or biochemistry stress, to be the
cause of presenting symptoms. The EM may be used as a biofeedback
tool to determine how well the patient is converting food into energy.
Reserve Energy (ER): (Goal: 75 Minimum: 65) A scale of 0-100 has
been developed, using the combined average of all previous EMs,
taking into account a Smoking Factor, Drug Factor, and Surgery Factor.
The ER is designed to be a guide to the immunity and healing capacity
of the patient. The EM can fluctuate much more rapidly than the
ER, thus the ER gives an overview of progress made to date.
Biological Age (BA): (Goal: Actual Age) A scale of 0-100 has been
developed to furnish another biofeedback tool to measure the hypothetical
effect of the present EM on the body. This serves as another measurement
device to quickly assess the progress being made by the patient
to restore balance and wellness to the body.
Adverse Relationships (AR): (Goal:0-4) A scale of 0-12 has been
created by comparing the position of the individual test readings
with each of the others. The greater the number of the ARs, the
more imbalanced and stressed the patient may be expected to be.
The greater the ARs, the more emotional stress, as opposed to physical
or biochemical stress, can be expected to be the cause of the presenting
symptoms, unless the EM is also high, in which case emotional and
toxin suppression may be expected. The greater the ARs, the deeper
and more chronic the diagnosed problem is expected to be. The greater
the ARs, the longer it will take to bring balance and wellness back
to the body.
Speed of Decline
Speed of Decline (SD) (Goal: 0-1) A scale of 0-4 has been developed
by comparing the position of the Saliva pH on its scale relative
to the position of the other readings.
There are four relationships under observation. SD is determined
by the number of ARs involving the Saliva pH. The greater the SD,
the greater the inertia behind the deterioration of the balance
and wellness of the patient. It has been observed that a SD of 4
is very serious and almost impossible to treat. An SD of 3 is serious
but seems to respond quite well to the proper regime.
Balanced Numbers (#): It has been observed
that balance is related to wellness. The BIA is relative to each
individual, as opposed to the usual method of comparing test results
to accepted norms. This required a way of determining what each
individual reading SHOULD BE relative to the remaining numbers.
The discrepancy between what the actual reading is and what it should
be becomes all-important in determining the nature of the imbalance
and how it should be treated. This Balanced # concept overcomes
the difficulty presented by the urine becoming diluted or concentrated
due to many factors occurring throughout the day.
Balance Chart: The
Balance Chart (17KB .pdf) displays the graph on which each BIA
may be profiled. Wellness may be depicted by a near horizontal line
created by individual BIA components being plotted on the graph.
It has been observed that the profiles exhibited by differing graphs
can be associated with various presenting symptoms. It has also
been observed that as the patient follows the proper regime resulting
in the Balance Chart moving toward a horizontal line, the presenting
symptoms disappear and the EM rises, ER rises, BA declines, ARs
decrease, and SD decreases.
Immunity Analysis Research Report # 1
Low Back Pain Group
1569 test subjects (Control Group) aged 10-80 years, 409 subjects
(test Group) indicated having LOW BACK PAIN.
The Test Group (409) was 40% more likely to have Urine Sugar Brix
reading of 6.9-7.6 and 9% more likely to have a Sugar Brix reading
higher than the Balanced Sugar Brix reading.
The Test Group (409) was 18% more likely to have a Urine pH between
6.5 and 6.9 and 8% more likely to have a Urine pH reading higher
than the Balanced Urine pH.
The Test Group (409) was 38% more likely to have a Saliva pH between
5.5-6.0 and 20% more likely to have a Saliva pH between 7.5-7.9.
In addition, the Test Group was 27% more likely to have an Over-Balanced
The Test Group (409) was 11% more likely to have a Saliva pH lower
than the Urine pH.
The Test Group (409) was 24% more likely to have a Conductivity
reading between 26-37 and 17% more likely to be 10-19 points lower
The Test Group (409) was 7% more likely to have a Salts (Conductivity)
to Nitrogen ratio less than 1.5 (1.5 is observed to be optimum).
The Test Group (409) was 7% more likely to have a Nitrate reading
The Test Group (409) was 13% more likely to exceed the Nitrate/Nitrogen
reading by 1-4 points.
The Test Group (409) was 11% more likely to have a Nitrate/ Ammonia
ratio less than 1.
The Test Group (409) was 50% more likely to have a Metabolism Efficiency
(EM) reading of 5-24%.
The Test Group (409) was 11% more likely to have Adverse Relationships
(ARs) between 6-7.
Because the Sugar Brix scale is sensitive to specific gravity, it
is likely that, as the person consumes a diet high in fats, oils,
and sugars, that the Urine Sugar Brix scale will rise. As the concentration
of the blood increases, the urine can be expected to be more concentrated,
causing the Urine Sugar Brix to rise. As the Sugar Brix rises, less
freedom of movement and increased pain has been observed.
As the Sugar Brix, rises, symptoms tend to move toward the rear
half of the body. This would account for the increased prevalence
of low back pain. Chronic degeneration also appears to be more prevalent
when the Sugar Brix climbs, especially if the Actual Sugar reading
is Over-Balanced. This appears to indicate a tremendous energy loss
by the body.
A diet high in potassium, chromium, and calcium may reduce this
Over-Balanced Sugar reading. In addition, a lifestyle including
lymphatic stimulation, exercise, and adequate pure water will assist
in lowering this High Sugar reading.
When the patient is allowed to participate in therapy that encourages
the release of past grief, guilt, and resentment issues, the Over-Balanced
Sugar Brix reading will decrease, and as it does, the low back pain
symptoms will decrease correspondingly.
Urine pH Interpretation
Because the Urine pH is supposed to be acid, the fact that the Urine
pH is more likely to be too alkaline but remain close to perfect
in people with low back pain appears to be associated with the tendency
to ignore problems until the pressure they represent becomes so
unbearable that the patient is forced to deal with it.
This inability, or unwillingness, to deal with the cause issues
appears to gradually tax the alkaline reserves, which then become
deficient. The acids, which require bonding and buffering with alkaline
minerals, tend to remain in the body and cause low back pain.
Increased vitamin C, calcium lactate, lemon juice, vitamin A, and
trace minerals as well as a diet high in sulfur, calcium, sodium,
and alkaline minerals may restore the acid Urine pH and the ability
of the kidneys to once again eliminate the acids. Further research
is expected to show that the low back pain symptoms decrease as
we see balance once again restored to the Urine pH.
Saliva pH Interpretation
The fact that the Saliva pH is more likely to be very alkaline as
well as very acid in this test group may be because the more stressed
an individual is, the higher the Saliva pH can be expected to be.
It is as though the Saliva pH, relative to the rest of the BIA,
is a measurement of the body's vitality level: the body's ability
to respond or resist the aggression in the patient's environment.
This aggression can be expected to produce an increased level of
acid, which needs to be neutralized. The higher incidence of Over-Balanced
SpH in the test group appears to support the theory that patients
suffering from low back pain are experiencing severe aggression
in their life, from either an environmental or emotional origin.
As the distress continues, whether stemming from environmental effect
or poor diet, the body loses the ability to effectively eliminate
the acids. When this happens, the UpH travels Over-Balanced or alkaline,
and the SpH reverses and travels acid, or Under-Balanced. This is
why the test group is more likely to have a Urine pH higher than
the Saliva pH as well as why there is a higher incidence of very
high SpH as well as the low SpH. This may indicate that the acids
are not being eliminated (high UpH) and are building up in the system
(low SpH). This is going to increase the symptom of low back pain.
It has been observed that as the correct dietary and lifestyle regime
of increased alkaline foods, decreased meats and grains, ascorbated
vitamin C, calcium phosphate, vitamin B12, liver support, digestive
enzymes, increased rest, and decreased exercise is followed, the
Urine pH and Saliva pH once again return to their correct positions.
As this happens, the level of low back pain also decreases.
The Salts (Conductivity) reading, being more likely to be upper
mid-scale in the test group, as well as being Under-Balanced appears
to be a dichotomy, but our many years of experience with the BIA
assists us in an explanation.
The Conductivity (Salts) reading appears to be associated with the
alkaline reserves of the body. Stress initially raises the Conductivity
level. This explains the rising Salt reading in the Test Group.
As the patient gradually loses the vitality necessary to adequately
respond to the stress, the Conductivity (Salts) reading decreases
or becomes Under-Balanced. This explains the high incidence of Under-Balanced
As the Salts reading rises, antioxidants such as vitamin E, selenium,
vitamin C ,and vitamin A may assist in bringing this reading back
under control. It has also been observed that, as the Salts reading
falls to Under-Balanced, trace minerals, electrolytes, calcium,
and ascorbated C complexed with minerals may assist in bringing
this reading back to balanced.
We expect future research to show that as proper dietary and lifestyle
modifications are initiated, the Salts reading decreases, becomes
balanced, and the low back pain symptoms are eliminated.
Salts/Nitrogens Ratio Interpretation
The Salts/Nitrogens Ratio, being more likely to be decreased, indicates
that the low back pain test group tends to have an excessive protein
diet (high relative Nitrogens) and a low Alkaline Reserve (low Salts)
which may have been caused by the excessive protein pulling calcium
and other vital alkalizing minerals out of the body. We have observed
that, as the patient develops more chronic degeneration, the Salts/Nitrogens
Ratio and the Salts reading tends to become Under-Balanced.
A decrease in dietary protein, an increase in foods rich in electrolytes,
calcium, magnesium, B-complex, and trace minerals will help restore
the Salts/Nitrogen Ratio. As the Salts/Nitrogen Ratio improves,
so do the low back pain symptoms.
Nitrate Nitrogen Interpretation
The higher incidence of Nitrate readings above 10 coincides with
our observation that low back pain is associated with elevated Nitrogen
loss. This could be due to excess dietary protein or inefficient
protein digestion, or both.
If the Total Nitrogens are Over-Balanced and there is large spread
between the Nitrate and Ammonia Nitrogens, then excess dietary protein
may be suspected.
If Total Nitrogens are balanced and the spread between the Nitrate
and Ammonia Nitrogens is greater than 3 points, then inefficient
protein digestion may be suspected. In this case, HCl, pepsin, and
pancreatic enzymes may help to balance this condition.
Both situations may indicate a degeneration of the collagen tissue
and a weakening of the connective tissue supporting the spinal column.
As either of these Nitrogen profiles are corrected, the low back
pain symptoms may disappear.
Ammonia Nitrogen Interpretation
The high incidence of Ammonia Nitrogen being higher than Nitrate
Nitrogen by 1-4 points follows along with our observation that low
back pain increases as the Ammonia Nitrogen reading increases.
Ammonia Nitrogen is many times more toxic than Nitrate Nitrogen.
The presence of Ammonia Nitrogen in the BIA has been associated
with chronic degeneration and pain. It has also been associated
with a declining alkaline reserve. The body uses the high pH of
Ammonia to conserve the alkaline minerals that are needed by the
blood and other body systems.
A diet low in meats, fats, and grains, and high in complex carbohydrates,
vegetables, and vegetable juices will help restore the proper Nitrate/Ammonia
ratio of approximately 1.5. The supplementation of pancreatic enzymes,
calcium, magnesium, potassium and amino acids may also assist in
correcting a low Nitrate/Ammonia ratio.
Nitrate/Ammonia Ratio Interpretation
The Nitrate/Ammonia Ratio being more likely to be low in the test
group appears to be caused by the Ammonia rising rather than the
Nitrate Nitrogen declining. It has been observed that as degeneration
and pain become more frequent, the Ammonia Nitrogen is increased.
We believe that the Ammonia Nitrogen is associated with body tissue
Since very little Ammonia should be present in the urine, it may
be that this elevated reading may indicate the body's immune system
lacks the vitality to deal with the problem. This type of BIA profile
also indicated emotional suppression, which also is viewed by the
body as radiation, causing low back pain, among other symptoms,
due to the pressure placed on the central nervous system.
Ammonia Nitrogen is associated with heat. The hotter the body becomes,
the more Ammonia is generated as a cooling agent. It has been observed
that darker-skinned persons carry a higher Ammonia reading. This
may be due to the darker skin absorbing more heat, requiring a higher
Ammonia to maintain proper body temperature.
The test group's high incidence of low EM is expected because the
higher the stress level of the patient, the lower the EM may be
expected to be.
As the proper dietary and lifestyle alterations are made, the EM
increases to more desirable levels and the patient's symptoms decrease.
Low back pain symptoms also decline as the EM increases to more
acceptable energy production levels.
The test group's high occurrence of ARs is expected because observation
indicates that the more chronic degeneration develops within the
patient, the higher the number of ARs appear in the BIA. This is
good news/bad news. The good news is that the brain is aware of
the imbalances indicated by the fact that they appear in the BIA.
The bad news is that this may indicate an intolerable situation
for the immune system and requires alkaline reserves and other valuable
nutrients to repair the damage being caused by the environmental
and emotional stress. It is our view that low back pain is an effect,
not necessarily a cause.
Further research is expected to show that the Biological Immunity
Analysis® and the accompanying Biological Immunity System®
are effective in indicating what type of dietary and lifestyle regime
a particular patient needs to adopt in order to reduce their low
back pain and prolong their life.
For more information concerning the Biological Immunity Analysis,
you may contact the Biological Immunity Research Institute, 13610
N Scottsdale Rd., #10-456, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, 888-221-4116 or
440-348-6676 (fax) or DrMartin@BIRI.org.
Gary A. Martin, DSc, PhD
Biological Immunity Research Institute
13610 N. Scottsdale Rd #10-456
Scottsdale, AZ 85254