Here we go… This is going to be a very long article, but I think it’s very important for the world to see this amidst this “pandemic”.
It’s apparently the end of the world as we know it because everyone is scared of catching COVID-19 ie super coronavirus (yes I coined that term).
The grocery stores in my area are running low on supplies, and all the restaurants in the area have their lobby closed so nobody can eat inside.
Also, according to the internet some places are implementing quarantine procedures across the world.
This should be complete insanity to anyone that has been around for more than a couple decades.
While I do not doubt that some people are getting “sick” and of those, some are actually dying. But is this happening as a RESULT of catching a virus?
A couple days ago I heard about something that completely blew my mind, germ theory. Of course I had heard of germs before, and knew that they could get people sick and in some cases kill them, but is this true?
The thing that originally caught my attention is the fact that it is still called Germ THEORY. If it were indeed true, wouldn’t they remove the theory part from it and call it something else instead of Germ Theory?
According to Wikipedia…
Way back in the middle ages there were many different physicians that proposed the idea of germs being the cause of disease and sickness but it really didn’t start taking off until Louis Pasteur came into the picture which was basically the first advocate for pasteurization (hence the name) and germ theory.
A transitional period began in the late 1850s with the work of Louis Pasteur. This work was later extended by Robert Koch in the 1880s. Viruses were discovered in the 1890s. By the end of the 1880s, the miasma theory was struggling to compete with the germ theory of disease. Eventually, a “golden era” of bacteriology ensued, during which the theory quickly led to the identification of the actual organisms that cause many diseases
So if this is the “the currently accepted scientific theory for many diseases (Wikipedia)” then why these use of words?
You’ll begin to see lots of things with wording like this once you start questioning everything. Why wouldn’t it say that it is fact if it were, or that it is universally accepted?
This is what a theory that has been proven to be true looks like on Wikipedia…
Before the germ theory was accepted by the medical and scientific community, there were many different ideas about how disease happened, one of them is called “Terrain Theory”.
Terrain Theory (Microzymian Theory)
The following is the entire page on Wikipedia.
The terrain theory is the theory of diseaseproposed by Antoine Béchamp that a diseased body, the “terrain”, will attract germsto come as scavengers of the weakened or poorly defended tissue. Béchamp believed that the pH of the body is important, and that an acidic pH will attract germs and an alkalinepH will repel them.
In modern science, germ theory as developed by Louis Pasteur has been the scientific consensus for many years. Germ theory states that microorganisms, bacteria, virus and fungi, are the cause of most diseases. It is the cornerstone of modern medicine and treatment of disease, while Terrain Theory is now medically obsolete.
They don’t really go into depth about how terrain theory really works, instead they only give two sentences before promoting germ theory.
Here’s a little about the creator of this theory
Pierre Jacques Antoine Béchamp (October 16, 1816 – April 15, 1908) was a French scientist now best known for breakthroughs in applied organic chemistry and for a bitter rivalry with Louis Pasteur. Béchamp developed the Béchamp reduction, an inexpensive method to produce aniline dye, permitting Perkin to launch the synthetic-dye industry. Béchamp also synthesized the first organic arsenical drug, arsanilic acid, from which Ehrlich later synthesized the first chemotherapeutic drug.
Béchamp’s rivalry with Pasteur was initially for priority in attributing fermentation to microorganisms, later for attributing the silkworm disease pebrine to microorganisms, and eventually over the validity of germ theory. Béchamp also disputed cell theory.
Claiming discovery that the “molecular granulations” in biological fluids were actually the elementary units of life, Béchamp named them microzymas —that is, “tiny enzymes”—and credited them with producing both enzymes and cells while “evolving” amid favorable conditions into multicellular organisms. Denying that bacteria could invade a healthy animal and cause disease, Béchamp claimed instead that unfavorable host and environmental conditions destabilize the host’s native microzymas, whereupon they decompose host tissue by producing pathogenic bacteria. While cell theory and germ theory gained widespread acceptance, granular theories became obscure. Béchamp’s version, microzymian theory , has been retained by small groups, especially in alternative medicine.
Alright now that I’ve laid out a bit of information for everyone to get acquainted to the players here, let’s dive into it.
What The Research Says
If you were to google “germ theory false” you’d see lots of different places criticizing Béchamp, places like wired.com calling him a “crank” and a few random places will actually attempt to give out some accurate information about the subject.
I’m not exactly sure where I found my first big clue regarding this, but it led me to this old book.
this book is over $150 on amazon, why is that?
So I did some more searching and I was able to find a book that is closer to the original, it is called “Béchamp of Pastuer?” Here’s a link.
The first part that caught my eye in this book was a reference to Florence Nightengale. In this book, it is claimed that long before Pastuer came along people knew a thing or two about disease and germs.
"Florence Nightingale, published an attack on the idea in 1860, over 17 years before Pasteur adopted it and claimed it as his own.
She said of ‘infection’:
“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 turn into one another. Now, dogs do not turn into cats. I have seen, for instance, with a little overcrowding, continued fever grow up; and with a little more, typhoid fever; and with a little more, typhus, and all in the same ward or hut. Would it not be far better, truer, and more practical, if we looked upon disease in this light (for diseases, as all experience shows, are adjectives, not noun-substantives):
True nursing ignores infection, except to prevent it. Cleanliness and fresh air from open windows, with unremitting attention to the patient, are the only defence a true nurse either asks or needs.
Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection. The greater part of nursing consists of preserving cleanliness.
The specific disease doctrine is the grand refuge of weak, uncultured, unstable minds, such as now rule in the medical profession. There are no specific diseases; there are specific disease conditions.”
Here you have Florence Nightingale, the most famous nurse in history, after life-long experience with infection, contagion and epidemics, challenging the germ theory 17 years before Pasteur put it forward as his own discovery - Bechamp or Pastuer?
So wait a minute… People can’t spread disease to eachother?
The next part of this series will go over this in detail.
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