Published April 24, 2013
The Germ Theory is the belief that germs are the primal cause of disease. Nutrition and exercise play a small role, but it’s really the all-pervading germ that makes you sick. That’s why we “catch cold”, thereby expelling the responsibility outside ourselves.
With this mistaken ideology we lose our innate power to heal ourselves, what Hippocrates called vis medicatrix naturae. Since it was something outside of your body that made you sick, in order to get well you must also seek help from an outside force, namely vaccines and doctors in general.
Luckily we don’t live in a bizarro reality like that. We don’t “catch disease”, we create it. It is not a sick person’s fault for being sick, since they never learned how the human body actually operates, but ultimately the responsibility lies with the individual.
Germs do not cause disease. The precautions we take to eliminate germs do. These include but are not limited to: antibiotics, disinfectants, food irradiation, hand sanitizers, and vaccines which are designed to protect us from the nefarious germ. We also get sick from our compromised food supply, malnutrition, and inability to recognize what the human body needs.
When we think we “get sick”, what is really happening is our bodies are attempting to discard toxic material. “Getting sick” is allowing the body to detoxify itself from toxemia (toxic blood), which is caused by living a toxic life, as well as not absorbing the nutrients our bodies require.
Germs do not cause disease, disease causes germs. Germs are the body’s scavengers, the garbage men of your cells. If they are present that means that the conditions where they lie are unfavorable. Change the conditions of the ‘terrain’, and the germs will morph back into their healthy state.
It is easier for us to put the blame on an outside invader, thereby shifting the responsibility outside of ourselves. But health can only come from within. As Antoine Béchamp said: “Disease is born of us and in us.” That same is true for health.
The immune system is a conceptual bodily system we sort of just made up. It doesn’t actually exist, at least not in the way we think of it. The respiratory system, digestive system, circulatory system, nervous system, lymphatic system, etc, these are all clearly distinct systems of the human body. Where is the immune system? Can you point to it? What composes it? If anything, it’s the lymphatic system that comes closest to being what we call the “immune system”, as it is responsible for detoxing the body from toxins and waste material.
What is the evidence that vaccines work?
Because after they were introduced, the incidents of these diseases declined, precipitously. But, is that, in and of it’s self, not a logical fallacy?
We’ve learned that the healthier a person is the less likely they are to get sick. This aspect of the immune system is correct, but the naming of it is all wrong. Immunity does not exist. Germs don’t invade your body and cause disease, so “building up immunity” and “strengthening your immune system” to ward off those nasty germs is a lost cause. We can only build our health by providing the body with what it needs, and steering clear of chemicals, vaccines, medicines, and other magical allopathic potions that are supposed to lead to a salubrious life, but only cause more iatrogenic deaths.
Science is like a new religion. Once originally called ‘Natural Philosophy’, this new form of worship disregards common sense for the appeal to the authority and other logical fallacies. There is no longer any philosophy to it. The love of wisdom has been lost. Science is no longer “science” when corruption so pervasively dominates the scientific community. The almighty dollar is the universally accepted icon of worship, and in Scientism, the shareholders are the Gods.
The scientific method has been swapped out for blind faith in the corrupt system. The white-coats will tell us we can’t obtain health without their injections and magic potions. Perhaps we should ignore these authority figures and make up our own mind, based on intuition and common sense, instead of blind faith and dogma.
Most people who believe in science also believe that germs make us sick and defenses must be ‘built up’ to keep us safe. We mistakenly think exposing ourselves to these ‘germs’ builds our defenses, antibodies, etc, thereby ‘strengthening our ‘immune system’. But, there is no “immune system”. There is only health, and we build health by providing salubrious conditions for the human body, not by exposing ourselves to poison in hopes that it will ‘make our immune system stronger’. People who seem to have better ‘immune systems’ than others are just healthier in general, and the healthier you are, the less likely you are to get sick. It’s as simple as that.
In 1864, French chemist Louis Pasteur fathered “The Science of Bacteriology” and “The Germ Theory of Disease Causation” by demonstrating the existence of various micro-organisms— and concluding that these germs cause pathogenic changes in living cultures within the laboratory setting.
The germ theory states that diseases are due solely to invasion by specific aggressive micro- organisms. A specific germ is responsible for each disease, and micro-organisms are capable of reproduction and transportation outside of the body. With the germ theory of disease, no longer did we have to take responsibility for sickness caused by our own transgressions of the laws of health. Instead, we blamed germs that invade the body.
The germ theory effectively shifted our personal responsibility for health and well-being onto the shoulders of the medical profession who supposedly knew how to kill off the offending germs. Our own personal health slipped from our control.
Almost everyone in the Western world has been nurtured on the germ theory of disease: that disease is the direct consequence of the work of some outside agent, be it germ or virus. -Arthur M. Baker
It was Antoine Béchamp (1816-1908), a contemporary of Pasteur, who discovered the true nature of germs. He found they were pleomorphic (capable of changing from one type of organism to another). With this theory, it is the conditions where germs live that is important (the terrain), instead of the germ itself.
As Florence Nightingale put it: “There are no specific diseases, there are specific disease conditions”.
Pasteur himself, in one of the most quoted deathbed statements perhaps of all time, recanted the Germ Theory and admitted that his rivals had been right, and that it was not the germ that caused the disease, but rather the environment in which the germ was found: “Bernard acail raison; le terrain c’est tout, le germe c’est rien.” He was referencing his nemesis Claude Bernard, a proponent of the Terrain Theory and contemporary of Antoine Béchamp.
Howard Hencke, in his 1995 book The Germ Theory: A Deliberate Aberration, notes that it was critical for the new medical industry, “… to indoctrinate the public in the Western world with the belief that the salvation from all, especially physical ailments, lay outside the individual’s system and responsibility, because it was caused by external factors…and that chemical remedies (drugs) will keep him free from disease, independent of his own vigilant responsibility.”
Some 17 years before Pasteur, the most famous nurse in history, Florence Nightingale, put it like this:
“Diseases are not individuals arranged in classes, like cats and dogs, but conditions growing out of one another. Is it not living in a continual mistake to look upon diseases as we do now, as separate entities, which must exist, like cats and dogs, instead of looking upon them as conditions, like a dirty and a clean condition, and just as much under our control; or rather as the reactions of kindly nature, against the conditions in which we have placed ourselves? I was brought up to believe that smallpox, for instance, was a thing of which there was once a first specimen in the world, which went on propagating itself, in a perpetual chain of descent, just as there was a first dog, (or a first pair of dogs) and that smallpox would not begin itself, any more than a new dog would begin without there having been a parent dog. Since then I have seen with my own eyes and smelled with my own nose smallpox growing up in first specimens, either in closed rooms or in overcrowded wards, where it could not by any possibility have been ‘caught’, but must have begun. I have seen diseases begin, grow up, and pass into one another. Now, dogs do not pass into cats.”
In other words, certain diseases, like smallpox for instance, did not originate from one original specimen. The AIDS virus didn’t come from one sick monkey. The different symptoms our bodies display are falsely categorized into different diseases. Disease cannot be classified into categories since they are all the same thing. They are the body’s attempts to heal, manifesting themselves in different ways depending on the person and the unfavorable conditions they find themselves in.
If you have the flu or a fever, your cellular terrain has been compromised. Your body’s temperature rises because it detoxes itself more efficiently at higher temperatures. Hippocrates once said “Give me fever and I can cure every disease.” He understood that what we call ‘disease’ today in Western Medicine, is really the body’s attempt to heal.
We don’t ‘catch cold’, we create sickness. As Béchamp said, “Disease is born of us and in us.”
This pathological zeitgeist of allopathy and pseudoscience is sheer madness. We can listen to the ‘trained professionals’ -who also suggest we cut off a section of our penis– or we could listen to common sense and intuition, as well as investigate the suppressed medical literature. Onward we go.
“Had it not been for the mass selling of vaccines, Pasteur’s germ theory of disease would have collapsed into obscurity.”
– E. Douglas Hume
Vaccination did not save us from deadly diseases. All ‘diseases’ were in steep decline well before the vaccine was introduced.
We can forget about the nefarious germs and trying to kill them all by whatever means necessary, but we should also remember not to crap where we eat. Cleanliness is next to godliness. There is a big difference between being scared of germs and living a clean life. Fear is employed by the authorities to manufacture consent. Fear is the opposite of Love, and Love is ultimately knowledge. Knowledge must be cultivated, free of bias and cognitive dissonance.
“If I could live my life over again, I’d devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat, disease tissue, rather than being the cause of disease tissue.” -Dr. Rudolph Virchow, renowned scientist, considered the ‘Father of Pathology’
You could think of it like this; Mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but don’t cause the pool to become stagnant. Its the same way with germs.
“Germs seek their natural habitat – diseased tissue – rather than being the cause of diseased tissue.” -Antoine Béchamp
“if we see flies on a manure pile which do we think is more intelligent – to fight disease be swatting flies or to remove the pile of manure.” -Dr. J. Baldor, Surgeon, Florida
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
There was another theory at the time that actually made sense. I’m talking about the Terrain Theory, or Pleomorphism, or the Cellular Theory of disease causation. The idea that, instead of poisoning our bodies, like we would do with antibiotics(anti-life) to kill an ‘infection’, we would instead provide the right conditions for the body to heal itself, and forget about trying to kill everything in sight.
Which one makes more sense to you? Most healthy people live their lives according to the Terrain Theory just out of common sense. Most people will never hear about this suppressed medical science, and will take the authority figure’s advice as sacrosanct truth.
It makes sense that if you are sick you probably shouldn’t consume poison. Western medicine, in their infinite wisdom, begs to differ. They think the germ is all that matters and it just needs to be eliminated. But germs only thrive under certain conditions.
Perhaps we should just provide the right conditions for our body and if we do encounter one of these pernicious ‘germs’, we can rest assured because it won’t ‘stick’. Using their own flawed and ambiguous terminology, you would be ‘immune’ to the ‘germs’.
So, what’ll it be? Should we continue living in the flawed paradigm of disease-management by treating the symptom? Or should we reject the belief system that passes for modern science and create HEALTH by addressing the root cause of the problem?
Treating the root cause of dis-ease with diet and lifestyle makes a lot of sense,
But unfortunately suppressing the symptoms with drugs and surgery makes a lot of dollar$
Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients. ~Hippocrates
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
“Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.”
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia
It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine. Marcia Angell, M.D.
The description of the disease seems to change according to the drug that’s being marketed.
-Ray Peat, PhD
“If the germ theory were founded on facts, there would be no living being to read what’s written.”
Dr. George White
“The most serious disorders may be provoked by the injection of living organisms into the blood…into a medium not intended for them may provoke redoubtable manifestations of the gravest morbid phenomena.”
“…doctors fight the imaginary foe without ceasing. The people are so saturated with the idea that disease must be fought to a finish that they are not satisfied with conservative treatment. Something must be done, even if they pay for it with their lives, as tens of thousands do every year. This willingness to die on the altar of medical superstition is one very great reason why no real improvement is made in fundamental medical science.”
– Toxemia Explained 1926
Again Dr. Tilden nails it:
“… every so-called disease is a crisis of Toxemia; which means that toxin has accumulated in the blood above the toleration point, and the crisis, the so-called disease – call it cold, flu, pneumonia, headache, or typhoid fever – is a vicarious elimination. Nature is endeavoring to rid the body of toxin. Any treatment that obstructs this effort at elimination baffles nature in her effort of self-curing.”
Rene Dubos of the Rockefeller Institute: “Reasons why the germ theory became popular are: First, it fit neatly into the mechanistic theories of the universe that were popular in the nineteenth century. Second, it fit human nature. Man, apparently, ever ready to avoid responsibility and place causation outside himself, found an easy scapegoat in the bad little organisms that flew about and attacked him. After all, it wasn’t too long ago that evil spirits had been responsible for man’s ills. Third, it fit ‘commercial nature’ When we place causation outside ourselves, we create vast armies of attackers and defenders, assailants and protectors.
The reason why Béchamp was mainly ignored and Pasteur elevated to hero status is to be found in the different personalities and the lure of commercial success. Bechamp was a dedicated scientist and researcher, but he had no skills at politics and ass-kissing. Pasteur, on the other hand, was an expert at both. He ingratiated himself with the rich and powerful, and even became a favorite of French royalty.”
“Do not automatically believe in anything , especially what you are told. Convince yourself of something by observing it with your own eyes. And, after having perceived a new fact, do not lose sight of it again until it is fully explained.” — Wilhelm Reich
People have been educated to be terrified of bacteria and to believe implicitly in the idea of contagion: that specific, malevolently-aggressive disease germs pass from one host to another. They also have been programmed to believe that healing requires some powerful force to remove whatever is at fault. In their view, illness is hardly their own doing.
The ‘germ era’ helped usher in the decline of hygienic health reform in the 19th century and, ironically, the people also found a soothing complacency in placing the blame for their ill health on malevolent, microscopic ‘invaders’, rather than facing responsibility for their own insalubrious lifestyle habits and their own suffering.
Pasteur was a chemist and physicist and knew very little about biological processes. He was a respected, influential and charismatic man, however, whose phobic fear of infection and belief in the “malignancy and belligerence” of germs had popular far-reaching consequences in the scientific community which was convinced of the threat of the microbe to man. Thus was born the fear of germs (bacteriophobia), which still exists today. Before the discoveries of Pasteur, medical science was a disorganised medley of diversified diseases with imaginary causes, each treated symptomatically rather than at their root cause. Up to this time, the evolution of medical thought had its roots in ancient shamanism, superstition and religion, of invading entities and spirits. The profession searched in vain for a tangible basis on which to base its theories and practices. Pasteur then gave the profession the “germ”.
By the 1870s, the medical profession fully adopted the germ theory with a vengeance that continues today. The advent of the microscope made it possible to see, differentiate and categorise the organisms. Invading microbes were now seen as the cause of disease.
The medical-pharmaceutical industry began their relentless search for the perfect drug to combat each disease-causing microbe—of which there are now over 10,000 distinct diseases recognised by the American Medical Association.
The universal acceptance of the germ theory and widespread bacteriophobia resulted in frenzied efforts to avoid the threat of germs. A whole new era of modem medicine was then inaugurated, including sterilisation, pasteurisation, vaccination, and fear of eating raw food.
It is frequently overlooked that around 1880, Pasteur changed his theory. According to Dr Duclaux, Pasteur stated that germs were “ordinarily kept within bounds by natural laws, but when conditions change, when its virulence is exalted, when its host is enfeebled, the germ is able to invade the territory which was previously barred to it.”
This is the premise that a healthy body is resistant and not susceptible to disease. With the advent of Pasteur’s mysterious germ, however, medicine cloaked itself under the guise of ‘science’ and ever since has succeeded in keeping the public ignorant of the true nature of dis- ease. -Arthur M. Baker – Exposing the Myth of the Germ Theory
“Bechamp’s research proved, as long as 150 years ago, what the root cause of disease was, and how it could be reversed or avoided altogether using safe, natural methods. This was long before the synthetic drugs, chemotherapy, radiation, surgical removal of body parts and vaccines with which we are all so familiar today became the mainstays of mainstream medical treatment.
Bechamp’s work showed that the inner condition and health of the cells (sometimes described as the “terrain” in works of the time) determined whether disease would manifest or spread in the body. He proved through rigorous scientific method and repeated experiments over many years that disease was not due to germs attacking the body from the outside, as Louis Pasteur later convinced the world. What you eat, breathe, drink, and bathe in are the primary factors that determine your body’s inner condition. ‘Germs’ arise as a result of a diseased condition. They are a symptom, not the cause.
While working on fermentation (the breakdown of complex molecules into organic compounds via a “ferment”) Béchamp observed through his microscope a host of tiny bodies in his fermenting solutions. Even before Béchamp’s time, other researchers had observed, but passed off as unexplainable, what they had described as “scintillating corpuscles” or “molecular granulations”. It was Béchamp who, able to ascribe strong enzymatic reactions to them, was led to coin a new word to describe them: microzymas, or “tiny ferments”.
Among these ferments’ many peculiar characteristics was the fact that microzymas were abundantly present in natural calcium carbonate (common chalk), whereas they did not exist in chemically pure calcium carbonate made in a laboratory under artificial conditions. This was the reason why chalk could easily invert cane sugar solutions, while pure calcium carbonate could not. In other words, although chemically the artificial “pure” calcium carbonate is exactly the same as the natural calcium carbonate, only natural chalk has a life which allows it to interact with its environment.
Béchamp went on to study microzymas found in the bodies of animals, and came to the startling conclusion that the tiny forms were more basic to life than cells, which had long been considered to be the building blocks of all living matter. Béchamp propsed that the microzymas were fundamental elements, responsible for the activity of cells, tissues, organs — indeed every aspect of all living organisms. He even found them present in eggs, where they were responsible for the eggs’ further development while themselves undergoing significant changes.
Most incredible to Bechamp was his discovery that when there occurred an event serious enough to affect the whole of an organism, disturbing the natural balance, the microzymas within the organism would begin working to disintegrate the organism, totally converting themselves to bacteria and other microbes, in an attempt to ensure their survival. As proof of that survival, Bechamp found them in soil, swamps, chimney soot, street dust, and in air and water. These basic, and virtually indestructible, elements of which we and all our animal relatives are composed survive the death of the cells in our bodies. So seemingly indestructible were the microzymas that Béchamp could even find them in limestone dating back 60 million years. According to Bechamp, the microzymas are the seeds of life.
He demonstrated in his laboratory that by using different solutions as an environment he would grow totally different sets of “germs” in spite of the fact that all solutions had been kept in the same sterile conditions. The germs, he was convinced, could not have come from an outside source but had to be originating from within each solution itself. The microzymas, which are the same basic structures for all living material, transformed themselves according to the stimulation of the various environments in which they lived, into different life forms (in these experiments, germs) corresponding to the content of the solution itself.” -from the first link below – InquisitiveMinds.cc