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 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.


Backing baking soda

The use of baking soda is diverse. Surely you have once dissolved a teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of water to help with your stomach acids. Of course, you used it while cooking, but baking soda has a wide field of use: for medical purposes, in cosmetics, personal hygiene, and more.

Here are some wonderful uses for baking soda that you just have to know about:

  • Toothpaste: A very simple and effective use is the use of sodium bicarbonate instead of toothpaste or as a toothpaste supplement. Place a half to one teaspoon of baking soda on the toothbrush and carefully brush your teeth and clean the oral cavity and tongue. You will immediately feel the effect. You can first put a thin layer of toothpaste on the brush and then add baking soda. (This is a very good news for those who are aware of the fluoride conspiracy.)
  • Rinse for mouth and throat: In a half cup of water put one teaspoon of baking soda and stir until melted sodium. You can add a little (at most half a teaspoon) salt. By rinsing your mouth with this liquid, you will destroy the microbes. Such fluid also gives excellent effects in the treatment of a sore throat.
  • Hand cleanser: Take a little soda-bicarbonate (one teaspoon) and use it as a hand-washing agent. Be careful not to “escape” the baking soda under the jet of water. For a minute or two gently rub your palms from the back and then rinse. The result is immediately visible – the skin after the peeling is clean and gentle. After the peeling, you can put some light hand cream. You can use the same recipe for facial and body peeling.
  • Deodorant: Baking soda is a remarkable deodorant, an extraordinary neutralizer of unpleasant smells. It can be most easily used if you apply it as a powder. Another way to use it is the following: Dissolve one to two teaspoons in half a glass of water and if you have some essential oil with your favourite fragrance, add one drop. Make the prepared liquid in a vial with a nozzle for easier application of the deodorant.
  • Hair shampoo: Another example of cosmetic use and personal hygiene is the use of baking soda as a shampoo for hair. Take two to three (depending on the abundance of the hair) teaspoons baking soda and use them as a shampoo for the hair. Rinse your hair and repeat the procedure. The hair will be clean and gentle, and you will probably completely remove dandruff. The effect is even more visible in the case of oily hair or hair that uses a lot of gels. Instead of washing with baking soda only, the use of adding baking soda in a little shampoo is more common.
  • Dry shampoo for hair: Baking soda is an excellent replacement for the hair dry spray at times when you do not have time to wash your hair with water. How to use it? Put a little (do not overdo) on the root of the hair and leave for 3-4 minutes to act and soak the oil. Then brush your hair and comb it beautifully.
  • Shoe deodoriser: Having stinky shoes is a common problem that can be quite embarrassing. Luckily, baking soda is also a great remedy for freshening up stinky shoes. Pour two tablespoons of baking soda into two cheesecloths or thin pieces of fabric. Secure the cloths with a rubber band or string and place one in each shoe. Remove the baking soda bags when you want to wear your shoes.


These are just a few checked unusual applications of sodium bicarbonate where the effect is immediately apparent. It is used in many other ways – as a household cleaning agent, against burns, as a facial mask and other adhesives, and therefore we can say it is captivating.


More than red, Cannabis for Eyes

Most people think Cannabis just makes the eyes red but what they don’t know is, cannabis can help improve eyesight, muscular degeneration, glaucoma, Corneal neuropathic pain, CB1 and CB2 receptors are both involved in decreasing neuropathic pain, and hyperalgesia (opiate-induced). Given that corneal cells express CB1 and CB2 receptors.

BGF Cannabis For Eyes

CannaBalm (coconut infused cannabis oil) can be used as natural eye drops. You might be pulling your face at this, but it does truly work. The combination of cannabis and coconut oil is able to help relieve pain, cancer, improve the immune system, boost cognition, and reduce inflammation.

Cannabis has an unusual place in the medical world, because many of its health properties have been identified – and proven -in medical studies.

Glaucoma is a degenerative disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve. One cause of glaucoma stems from higher-than-normal IOP (intraocular pressure). The National Eye Institute shows that THC (tetrahydrocannabiniol), the principal psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis, can lower a patient’s IOP. Cannabinoids may be able to save optic nerve cells via a neuroprotective mechanism.

Dry eyes can also be tied to medical conditions which affect the eyes and tear ducts. Some of these illnesses include shingles, Bell’s palsy, HIV, diabetes, arthritis and lupus. Skin conditions such as rosacea can also result in inflammation along the eyelids or clogged glands, interfering with healthy tear production.Those lacking vitamin A can develop dry eyes. Other nutritional deficiencies can also hinder eye health. Cannabis medicines may be able to slow down degenerative blindness.

List of Bobby Greenhash Foundation Products that can assist in Eye Health

CannaBalm – 3 drops x3 daily also add 1 drop in each to eyes
Apricot kernel Oil – 5 drops x2 daily (high in Vit A, C & E)
Grape Seed – 1 daily
Moringa – 1-2 daily
Maca Root – 1 daily
CoQ10 – 1 daily
Divine Elixir – 1 tot glass twice daily

By Loreal Nel

I am not a Doctor, this information is solely intended for information/research and does not replace the advice of a medical doctor. *Not intended to Diagnose or Treat any illness*

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The Natural guide to Cancer

A recent Article predicts a 78% increase in cancer by 2030…. “South Africa is ranked 50th on the World Cancer Research Fund’s list of countries with the highest cancer prevalence rates.” Since the South African Cancer Statistics haven’t been updated in a few years and still no alternatives have been mentioned or offered. Chemo is prescribed as the first option of treatment, even with a low success rate of less than <10%. How many people have taken their health into their own hands and actually succeeded? In my personal experience, I have seen a few cases where some stopped chemo and started juicing, supplements, using medicinal oils, reiki (energy healing), yoga, ayahuasca and more. Where does healing start? It starts with you, not your dr. It starts at home, your thoughts, the food you eat. What information are you receiving? Do you take control of your life or allow someone …

Fibromyalgia – The Chronic Pain Illness

There is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, with symptoms ranging from chronic fatigue, headaches, depression, aches and an arthritic muscle disease described as immune compromised muscular skeletal pain.   

Some of the general areas fibromyalgia symptoms originate from include:

Pain areas: in the muscles, abdomen, back, or neck

Pain types: can be chronic, diffuse, sharp, or severe

Pain circumstances: can occur at night

Gastrointestinal: constipation, nausea, or passing excessive amounts of gas

Whole body: fatigue, feeling tired, or malaise

Muscular: muscle tenderness, delayed onset muscle soreness, or muscle spasms

Sensory: pins and needles, sensitivity to cold, or sensitivity to pain

Mood: anxiety, mood swings, or nervousness

Sleep: difficulty falling asleep or sleep disturbances

Cognitive: forgetfulness or lack of concentration

Hand: sensation of coldness or tingling

Also common: depression, flare, headache, irritability, joint stiffness, painful menstruation, or tingling feet

I recently read 10 Causes Of Fibromyalgia Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About and think these are some of the things you should look into, making these changes could also help to reverse Fibromyalgia symptoms that affect your day to day life. Have you ever stopped into a book shop and looked for a health book based on your condition? I found at least 5 books online under R200 each for Fibromyalgia, and I’m sure that costs a lot less than your prescription medication. I mean if someone came up to you and said,”this book is for you, reading this book and applying the changes could change your life and your health”. Would you read it? Or wait for your next appointment to be reminded there is no cure…

Most medications should only be taken for a certain amount of time before side effects start to show. But there have been patients on medications for 10+ years. Does that not sound crazy…? There has been long time discussion on Modern Medication vs. Natural Alternatives which is basically Chemical vs Nature… The only reason why people fail to use Home Remedies is the lack of Knowledge. How to use, how much to use, what compliments this method.

Simply using your diet to fight inflammation – would this not make life a lot easier. Next time you’re at your Dr. ask him a few questions , discuss your options and taking time to find what works for you. Sometimes you answer your own questions no one else can answer, so don’t be afraid to follow your intuition.  

 The Power of the mind… Can You Think Yourself Well? & 75 Ways to Think Your Way Into Good Health to get you started with a positive mindset, we are what we think! And that manifests like wildfire.

Low-impact aerobics exercise will prevent muscle deterioration. Yoga‘s ability to calm the mind and reduce stress may also serve to reduce the main trigger of fibromyalgia attacks, as well as slowly loosen cramped muscles. Yoga for Fibromyalgia has helped patients in more ways than one “conventional” method. 

It is a good idea to take a break from supplements for a day or two, taking them at different times, not in a routine. Taking a break on weekends but staying and eating healthy is key. Utilizing supplements as part of your diet, ie: adding Maca Root, Moringa to juices or making Turmeric Tea (Golden Milk) with turmeric is a good example to utilize turmeric and desensitize our taste buds for sugar. Drink this before bed. Alkalizing is important, illnesses thrive in a acidic body. 

Cutting out meat, processed foods and dairies and avoiding alcohol, increasing your fluid intake to 8 to 16 cups daily. Sugar is a big NO! NO! 

Using Cannabis Oils and Supplements to Compliment natural alternatives for Fibromyalgia

A Fibromyalgia Health Pack is available online!!

 By Loreal Nel – BGF Health Help 

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Turmeric and Four in one

Jared Talbot

 Overcame a trachea infection without any anti-biotics and full of energy.

CannaOil, Feco and Apricot Kernel oil

  • Claudia Herweck

The Client that suffers from a brain tumor and has started taking CannaOil, Feco capsules and Apricot kernel oil. A duration of 4 weeks apart, the client did a before and after scan and the tumor has had significant shrinkage.

Cannabis Soap

  • John Marais

Person suffers (12 years) from chronic psoriasis. Client has done extent research and used specialists and has had no success. Through a friend has come across the cannabis soap and has used it everyday since for the last 9 months with no adverse reactions.

Since, there is no sign of the psoriasis and very little itch.

Shea butter and CannaSoap

  • Daleen Botha 

Back and fourth with the pricey doctors this client with her last to spend was so happy with how successful it was. She applied it on the sores and when she woke up she was ‘’normal as can be’’. The sores are dried up and is busy healing in a fast-successful rate.


  • Jacques Albertyn

Persons has suffered from a benign brain tumor that 90% of it was removed 5 years ago, that causes multiple seizures. It has shown that it might have grown back by 1cm and seizures have started again. Doctors advised chemo and radiotherapy. Persons decided to change their lifestyle and significant diet change. They turned to Cannabis oil and one year later there has been no growth in the piece of the tumor that has remained. The tumor has not shrunk but have found dead tumors cells inside. The seizures have become less frequent and only lasts seconds.

‘’Cannabis oil has defiantly changed my life and I highly recommend it, but like any of the BGF members would tell you, it isn’t no one hit wonder. You have to invest in a complete lifestyle change, take care of what you eat and educate yourself.’’


  • Caroline Nel

This client has been asking herself over the last few years (10 years in remission), “why alternative healing?” She made a decision in her life to trust in natures medicine instead of mans. After 4 cycles of chemotherapy and radioactive scans she decided it was enough and changed her life’s path. Caroline has taken cannabis oil everyday as a preventative measure and she has been healthy since.


  • Renesh Ramdayal

Persons family member has informed that she has been using the CannaOil for around 8 days and has already seen the healing process begin. Her appetite has increased with no blockage and a subsided temperature.


  • Louis van der Walt

70 years old and a fantastic health.

Our client has been suffering with sickness aches, pains, arthritis in the hips, knees, hands and elbows. He has bladder problems, kidney problems, prostate problems, tiredness, obese, headaches, blood pressure, highly irritated, skin cancer, tension, short concentration span and sleeping problems.

After 7 months of taking the cannabis oil our client has had no pains, no aches, weight dropped 40kgs without any exercise and diet, more energetic throughout the day and has become calm mentally.

“THE BOBBY GREENHASH FOUNDATION makes one of the most potent and healing oil in the country. Equivalent or better than the world-famous Rick Simpson oil of the USA”


  • Claudia Strydom

Has seen extensive healing with her osteoarthritis and great results on her cholesterol levels.


  • Gerda

Blood pressure has dropped in the first 2 days of taking the oil


  • Debra Bekker

Debra was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 15 years ago and has only been getting worse. She came across a distributor in Cape town and have put her on psilocapsules and had an immediate effect. Debra takes 1 capsule every 3 days and has gained her energy back, her motivation, her ability to focus and concentrate.

“You’ve basically changed my life. And saved it.”


  • Steph van der Linde

After being finding a lump in one of Steph’s breasts, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and decided against surgery and radiation. She is treating herself aggressively with the cannabis oil. Steph went to go measure the lump that was previously 17mm and it has shrunk by 2mm.


  • Priscilla Rossouw

Clients mother has been diagnosed with chrones disease and for the last 3 years she has been to the hospital on a monthly basis. She started using the oil every morning and evening. She has been on the oil for over 2 months and hasn’t been back to the hospital since.


  • Juliette Morris

On the 16th day of taking the oil on a daily basis, our clients migraines that she suffered with every morning when she woke up to has completely stop.  She has struggled with her hair that has been falling out on a concerning level and after using the oil after a few weeks, it has now stopped completely.


  • Madelein

Clients husband suffers from diabetes and epilepsy and through his epilepsy, it has caused a temporary amnesia. He is not able to remember any sort of detail and his concentration has affected his work on a serious level. After taking the oil, a few minutes later he could instantly feel the effects.

He has become very calm and relaxed. His concentration is immaculate and is able to remember every detail of any situation throughout the day.


  • Susan Daniell

3 years ago, our client of Stage four cancer of the liver, kidney, bone marrow and brain. Has even lost an eye, he was given three months to live. After making that decision of starting the cannabis oil at such a late stage and only hoping for the best and treating it aggressively, our client is 45 and still alive


  • Yolanda Gielink

For 20 years our client has been struggling with a virus on her bottom lip that flares up into white blisters on a weekly basis. Client has been to dermatologists and are unable to diagnose the virus. After taking the oil, the inflammation is kept under complete control and the virus is suppressed effectively.


  • Linda Hyman

Emphysema was taking a toll on our client, who was taking schedule 5 pain medication. They turned to the oil and they ended up going completely of the pain medication and anti-depressants.


 Bernadette King

December 2010 our client had a massive stroke that left him with aphasia and limited movement on his right. He suffers from neurological pain post stroke. After using the CannaOil there has been a noticeable improvement and has helped him to sleep better.


  • Eugenie Van Devente

Client went for a xray and found no more cancer.


  • Caroline Nel

 Client was born with ring-chromosome-13 syndrome which has cause him to be mentally handicapped, has the Autism spectrum, severe anxiety, panic attacks (regular basis), leaky gut syndrome (episodes of diaree) and severe stomach cramps.

For 2 months the client has been taking the oils every morning and evening.


He has become less anxious where he is able to leave the house and all stomach problems have been resolved. No more diarrhea or stomach cramps

CannaOil –  Anonymous

  • Voluntary with no coercion or incentives involved

Early December 2016, client was diagnosed with a colon tumor. During the removal of the tumor, there was a substantial part of the colon removed as well and created a colostomy. During the CAT scans it was confirmed that it was an aggressive type on cancer (stage 3) and had started forming metastases on the liver and other internal organs. After the first session of chemotherapy the Ca count shot up double the amount. During the second session she started taking the CannaOil and could see an immediate change in her quality of life. It helped her with her high blood pressure and cholesterol, where she was able to could leave her medication for it. After not being able to do the second session due to low blood count, during the time she was picking up weight and remarked reduction in her Ca count from the oil.


  • Rowena Govindsamy

Client was diagnosed with oral cancer and has been using the cannabis oil, it has been a slow process but has assisted in calmness, sleep and increased appetite.


  • Martz Vdw

Client suffers from extreme anxiety disorder, panic attacks and depression, which causes intense panic attacks, fatigue, hopelessness, irritation, sadness and even the occasional blackout. Since using the oil the client has only had one panic attack, no need of additional tranquilizers, breathing has improved, heart palpitations seem to be under control and not exhausted or fatigue as much.




  • Sharnell Hastie

After 6 weeks of using our oil for the clients fibromyalgia, there has been no fibro pain and energy levels have improved.



  • John Allen Green

After 3 months of the use of the oil, our client feels stronger and can go up to a week without any Puresis.


Midbrain Aneurism and stroke

Elderly client experience painful sensations on her face and left side of her body intermittently with stiffness and irregular uncontrollable spasms, after using the trial of the oil with 7 drops in the evening, her symptoms have decreased significantly. There has been less of the intermittent painful sensations and can even do daily tasks

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