Modern medicine is firmly founded on the “Germ Theory of Disease,” promulgated by Louis Pasteur in the 1860s. Pasteur’s 140-year-old theory is still the medical paradigm upon which Western medicine fights disease as we enter the 21st century.
HUMAN-BACTERIA HYBRIDS: Behold yourself, for a moment, as an organism. A trillion cells stuck together, arrayed into tissues and organs and harnessed by your DNA to the elemental goals of survival and propagation.
But is that all?
An electron microscope would reveal that you are teeming with other lifeforms. Any part of your body that comes into contact with the outside world – your skin, mouth, nose and digestive tract – is home to bacteria, fungi and protozoa. Most of the cells in your body are not your own, nor are they even human. They are bacterial.
From the invisible strands of fungi waiting to sprout between our toes, to the one kilogram of bacterial matter in our guts, we are best viewed as walking “superorganisms” – highly complex conglomerations of human cells, bacteria, fungi and viruses. Despite what is still taught in medical schools, blood, also, is not sterile. Anyone who has used a high-resolution darkfield microscope for live blood analysis, can verify that the blood is a veritable aquarium. The ultra-high magnification of new microscopes also confirms discoveries by 19th/20th century researchers, of continuously changing life-forms in human blood.
PLEOMORPHISM (pleo – many, morph – form) In a long lost chapter of history in science, a violent controversy took place in France between illustrious Louis Pasteur and Antoine Bechamp, a noted professor of physics, toxicology, medical chemistry and biochemistry, and the most important microbiologist of the 19th and early 20th century. According to this astute observer, the basis of life is not the cell, but a living “seed” that he called a microzyma, Bechamp( 1816/1908) claimed that all animal and plant cells contained these tiny granules, a common ancestor, which do not perish at the death of the organism, and are integral agents in disease-causing processes and decomposition.
Microzymas can evolve with changes in the nutritional environment to become viruses or bacteria, harmless or harmful. Microzymas themselves are not the primary cause of disease, but disease-causing capability is determined by its environment or terrain. Although apparently specific viruses and bacteria can be reproduced as similar organisms, this is only true if specific bio-terrain conditions exist. Under other conditions evolution to other microorganisms can take place. It is generally accepted that if we can establish the presence of a virus or microorganism with a disease, then that microorganism or virus must be the cause of the disease. But, correlation does not mean causation.
Bechamp’s last work, The Third Element of the Blood, is probably his most famous. In this book he refers to his ongoing confrontation with Pasteur. His problems with Pasteur were once again the theme in Ethel Douglas Hume’s book, Pasteur Exposed (1923). In it she reveals in detail Pasteur’s plagiarisms and his distortions of Bechamp’s concepts. This was later supported by R. B. Pearson in his book, Pasteur: Plagiarist, Impostor (1924).
Microzymas have been rediscovered many times since. Enderlein’s endobiont, Reich’s bions as well as Naessens’s somatids are all examples of the rediscovery of Bechamp’s forgotten concepts. They are indestructable and are found in hot rock deep within the earth, in the Antarctic regions, in radioactive water in nuclear reactors and in petrochemicals. To Dr David Jubb they are the unknown factor between the inanimate and the animate, or perhaps the transitional point where light becomes matter.
In the 1950s Gaston Naessens discovered an ultramicroscopic, subcellular, living and reproducing form, which he christened a somatid( tiny body) – and which he believes predates DNA and carries on genetic activity. Naessens also observed that the particle had a pleomorphic( form-changing) l6 stage life-cycle. In the normal state the somatid will continue to cycle only through the first three stages of change, crucial to the existence of a healthy organism. When the immune system is weakened, or disrupted, the somatids go through the other 13 stages.
Incredibly, Naessens has been able to link the development of specific forms in the 16-stage life-cycle of the somatid to various degenerative diseases (cancer, multiple sclerosis and AIDS) This has enabled Naessens to “prediagnose” conditions in advance, months before they would appear clinically.
MONOMORPHISM: Pasteur (1822/1878) claimed that all microbes, regardless of their type and species, are unchangeable; that each type would produce only one specific disease; that bacteria and fungi would never arise from spontaneous generation; and that blood and tissues are sterile in healthy conditions. Diseases, he claimed, have their origin from bacteria that attack the body from outside.
Although Pasteur is quoted to have said on his deathbed: “Bernard (Claud Bernard, physiologist – 1813/18780) was correct. The microbe is nothing, the milieu is everything” – it was too late. The Germ Theory was quickly adopted by the medical powers of the day. This new theory about germs invading from outside the body, empowered the medical and pharmaceutical industry as guardians of human and animal health. People became dependent on the fledgling medical/drug industry for information and protection from disease.
Thus Modern Medicine was born.
SYMBIOSIS and DYSBIOSIS: To understand better the natural relationship between germs and viruses and other forms of life, we must examine the fundamental principles that govern all forms of life on earth. The first principle is that of symbiosis or coexistence, which states that all forms of life are in one way or another dependent on each other, together forming what is known as the “web of life.” The upsetting of this rather fine balance, even just a little, may result in drastic changes of life forms struggling to survive.
In an amazing discovery scientists have learned that bacteria can communicate with each other. When enough microbes gather to form a “quorum”, they release a hormone (pheromone) which allows them to “talk” to one another, plan strategies and even make some genetic changes to allow survival. As the environment that surrounds the cells become over-acidified, toxic and polluted, our “constant tenants” loose their symbiotic and life-giving properties, become independent and change form into viruses, bacteria and eventually fungal forms – each stage progressively more hostile to surrounding tissue cells – as they prepare to break the host down.
Nature is parsimonious. All ecosystems have mechanisms – often central to their architecture – for scavenging and recycling dead organisms. The weak or sickly in the wild are not tolerated to handicap the group, and one way or another are soon eliminated. C’est la vie
So when a person allows their inner ecosystem to become severely degraded, they should realise that what follows is not a perversity of fate or an unlucky encounter with germs, but merely another step in a natural sequence of events. Whether our “constant tenants” behave as dangerous “bits of alien life,” or like inconspicuous, essential regulatory particles, is entirely up to us. Just imagine, the harmonious hum of microbe and host – the ancient symbyotic symphony of life – disrupted by a stealthy decline in the vitality of the internal milieu!
CONCLUSION: Modern Medicine has no answers for the chronic lifestyle diseases. Screaming headlines regularly announce the serial outbreaks of yet another deadly new infection, such as Legionnaire’s disease, Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fevers, antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis and “flesh-eating” staphylococcus; bacteria are becoming antibiotic-resistant; cancer kills over 20,000 people a day. (Global Cancer Facts and Figures 2007) Remedies based on the concept of chronic degenerative disease as an imbalance between symbiontic partners, have been available, and well researched, in Europe and the Scandinavian countries for the last 80 years. Together with optimum nutrition, these remedies are remarkably effective. As Robert Ingersoll said: “In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments . There are consequences.”