Gateway lie

One of the biggest lies in the world is that marijuana is a gateway drug. That is a lie that keeps on taking; it takes away one of the greatest healing plants on earth; it takes responsibility for their own choices away from people; takes the blame for many social ills away from other (legal) substances; and takes freedom from those who know and are aware of this deception.

The argument that marijuana is a gateway drug is just another piece of propaganda aimed at further demonising the plant by misinforming the public. The irony of this fallacy can be seen in the large number of recovering drug and alcohol addicts who used (and continue to use) marijuana to get off the real drugs. Essentially, what can easily be classified as part of the solution is being presented as one of the causes.

In my lived experience, I have been down many roads and I have made some very keen observations on this ‘gateway drug’ theory.

Firstly, I noticed that the demonisation of marijuana had a major influence on where we smoked it. Since it was considered to be this evil thing, we had to go hide to smoke and that exposed us to others who were hiding because they were taking even harder drugs. So, society’s ill-informed perception of marijuana forced us to go to undesirable places where we met undesirable people and were initially exposed to the undesirable elements. What I am saying is, I learned hard drugs because I was forced to smoke weed in places where others were doing hard drugs. Due to the totally incorrect knowledge about marijuana, users of the plant are herded together with those who use the dangerous chemicals. In my pursuit for marijuana, society drove me to places where I was exposed to real drugs.

As I said earlier, countless recovering drug and alcohol addicts managed to escape from the clutches of addiction by using marijuana. I lived that and I have witnessed many do likewise. One thing that most, if not all, drug addicts have in common is alcohol. Recovering addicts always say that their relapses are almost always due to alcohol, one drink and they immediately crave whatever drug they were off. After a couple more drinks, they are nearly certainly going to get hold of their old drug dealers. Honourable mention to those who first tried hard drugs because their inhibitions were lowered through firstly consuming alcohol and ended up addicted to a drug they don’t really remember wanting.

At the end of the day, if you force people to get their marijuana from dealers who sell drugs, you cannot blame marijuana if they end up taking drugs. Everyone’s ignorance on and unwarranted disdain for marijuana are a large part of this gateway that has been attributed to the plant. By treating this plant as if it is what it is not, you expose well-meaning people to things they otherwise would not have been exposed to.

Marijuana is very helpful to those who are coming off drugs, I know this personally. The tragedy is, we live in a world that believes that this (proven) solution is actually the cause of the problem. I could go on forever about whose fault it was initially but I will not because that will make us seem powerless. I would rather tell you that you have been lied to about many things and it is on you to educate yourself and make a place for truth in your life. If you do not, you squander your power and that is on you.

Pasteur Versus Béchamp: The History of Germ Theory

Written by: Darin Olien

This is may be one of the most important articles and views of history you will read about how to stay healthy.

Almost all of us have been sold a “simple” story about germs.

It generally goes something like this: French biologist Louis Pasteur discovered that microorganisms or “germs” caused disease. According to the resulting “germ theory” he championed, we “catch” bacteria, colds, viruses and they should be prevented through drugs, vaccines, and other means. We were taught to be afraid of these germs and out of fear try to “kill” them with drugs rather than generating good environments in our bodies (the beneficial microorganisms and healthy immune balance, healthy PH levels, etc.).

Most people don’t know that a) Pasteur is accused of plagiarism, stealing his ideas from several earlier scientists and b) his theory received opposition from numerous scientists including Antoine Béchamp, a French researcher and biologist (who also happened to be Pasteur’s rival with the exact opposite view of germs).

In contrast to the idea that bacteria would enter a healthy host and create disease on their own, Béchamp proposed that living entities called “microzymes” created bacteria in response to host and environmental factors; this is called “host theory.”

In host theory, people don’t “catch” germs that give them diseases. Instead disease-causing germs are actually opportunistic, thriving in people whose bodies have a weakness or imbalance internally. They are a by-product of the disease, not a cause of the disease. You see, you have MRSA, cancer, viruses, and bacteria in you and on you all the time, every day! A healthy balance of beneficial bacteria and healthy body environments keeps the unhealthy stuff out and in balance. If you wipe out everything by using antibacterial soaps all the time or using antibiotics for every little cold, then you aren’t just destroying the bad bacteria, you’re radically wiping out all the beneficial balance too, leaving you even more susceptible to new diseases in the long run.

Unlike Pasteur, who spawned a mentality of fearfully killing germs to prevent disease, Béchamp essentially understood the balance of and the importance of the environments we create with foods that our internal systems either support or don’t support disease.

Béchamp theorized that germs were actually the chemical byproducts and the degenerative aspects of the unbalanced state of a body. For disease to take hold there already had to be cellular dysfunction, dead tissue, and things in the body already “disease-ing” (if I can create a word). That’s when the germ or bacteria shows and sets up shop because the body or an area of the body was in a state that lets them thrive and gives them a home. This cellular dysfunction or dead tissue is caused by malnutrition or exposure to toxins.

As you can see, host theory and germ theory are two radically different views of how people acquire disease.

Pasteur was a stronger debater, a better salesman for his point of view and his theory won out, becoming the standard theory used by the modern Western medical community today and the foundation of our mainstream understanding of germs.

Germ theory’s downfall is that it attempts to treat chronic diseases with drugs. It does not treat the whole body. When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, it spawned a focus on fighting germs and disease with antibiotics and drugs, leaving food in the dust.

“When I woke up just after dawn on September 28, 1928, I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer,” Fleming would later say, “But I suppose that was exactly what I did.”[1]

You can never have true, lasting health through drug protocols. There are side effects to every drug! That alone should raise red flags for you. Humans shouldn’t have to depend on a drug that has never been here before. The foreign, often “quick-fix” reliance on drugs has created the super bugs and drug-resistance strains we have to fight today. Instead of drugs, we need to turn to food first.

But instead, our future doctors are learning about drug interactions and not about healthy eating and medicinal foods. The whole medical community has turned and flipped on its head and the real science of how the body works has been eliminated. The profit center and the wide eyes of pharmaceutical industries were created. There is profit in fighting and treating the symptoms of disease with drugs. But there is no profit in growing your own food and nourishing and healing your body through nutritional choices.

Germ theory does not acknowledge how powerful your diet can be for preventing and treating diseases (especially chronic diseases or non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, etc.)

Some drugs are needed for infectious diseases, which is a completely different category. Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, polio, and tropical diseases are easily spread through personal contact, water, air, and even mosquitoes and flies. But even these are looking for a more opportunistic host — someone with a compromised immune system or area of internal weakness to exploit.

Here’s a crazy stat: By 2020, NCDs are expected to account for 7 of every 10 deaths in the world, as they already do in the U.S.[2] And worldwide, the World Health Organization reports NCDs are responsible for 63% of deaths worldwide, double the number of deaths from infectious diseases, maternal and perinatal conditions, and nutritional deficiencies combined. The stats don’t lie.

 

Chronic disease is the biggest killer we are facing and it is largely treatable through our food and health habits.  Addressing every disease with drugs — and promoting the abuse of drugs is not working and has never worked to attain health.

THE ALTERNATIVE

The way you approach food can change your health for the rest of your life – and it is totally in your control! Food is medicine and can prevent disease and increase health by creating a healthy internal state in your body.

Very intelligent men throughout history have admitted the extraordinary necessity of treating the whole body and starting with food.

Traditional Chinese medicine, which dates back more than 2,500 years[3], treats the whole body instead of the symptoms of illness.

Even Hippocrates, considered “the father of medicine” observed 2400 years ago to “leave your drugs in the chemist’s pots if you can cure your patient with food.”

Thousands of years later, Thomas Jefferson advised, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” And yet, we can’t regain the deep truth that the right, whole, nutritious food can nourish an internal state of health that puts out a “Do Not Disturb” sign for most chronic diseases.

Pasteur was a great orator and won the debate back in the late 1800s, which is unfortunate as the research is disproving “germ theory” and supporting Béchamp’s work that we can create an internal environment that supports health and discourages disease by the food choices we make. The food we eat can help create a healthy, disease-free life.

Source:

http://www.superlife.com/pasteur-bechamp-germ-theory/?fbclid=IwAR36g3KOBQdpgQMEKjrsq0vFzo-68u3j3_g2qFa-8nhiOlvsdW_Aw–Jb1U