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

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.

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/baking-soda-benefits-uses

https://www.oldnaturalcures.com/general/7-surprising-ways-little-baking-soda-can-change-life/?fbclid=IwAR22guHyqMGuLRV4veBfYzRSjLd7m4ckMNwZMY1igRlzQIbDbYiUR7Lzmy4