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Pasteurization, named after scientist Louis Pasteur who developed it, involves heating raw milk to very high temperatures in order to kill the germs and bacteria inside the milk and prevent infections. The idea is that “germs are bad” and that they are the cause of disease and ill health. Following that assumption, it makes sense that “killing germs” would be the solution to both treating and preventing states of disease. This is the basic concept—that germs (virus, bacteria, etc.) are the cause of illness—upon which Western medicine is based.

But there is a fascinating history behind both the “germ theory” of disease as well as its controversial proponent…Louis Pasteur. I invite you to do your own research by Googling “Pasteur vs. Bechamp” to see the many sources of information on this controversy.

In 19th century France, while Pasteur was advocating the notion of germs as the cause of disease, another French scientist named Antoine Bechamp advocated a conflicting theory known as the “cellular theory” of disease.

Bechamp’s cellular theory is almost completely opposite to that of Pasteur’s. Bechamp noted that these germs that Pasteur was so terrified of were opportunistic in nature. They were everywhere and even existed inside of us in a symbiotic relationship. Bechamp noticed in his research that it was only when the tissue of the host became damaged or compromised that these germs began to manifest as a prevailing symptom (not cause) of disease.

To prevent illness, Bechamp advocated not the killing of germs but the cultivation of health through diet, hygiene, and healthy lifestyle practices such as fresh air and exercise. The idea is that if the person has a strong immune system and good tissue quality (or “terrain” as Bechamp called it), the germs will not manifest in the person, and they will have good health. It is only when their health starts to decline (due to personal neglect and poor lifestyle choices) that they become victim to infections.

You can see this when a group of people go hiking in the woods. It often seems that the mosquitoes attack only one or two people out of the group. And as it turns out, it’s always the same person that always gets attacked by the mosquitoes. This person is usually the one who always catches the latest flu and has the weakest immune system. This is because these germs (including insects) are opportunistic in nature and only attack the weak.

To treat illness, Bechamp’s cellular theory also applied. Bechamp was less concerned with killing the infection and focused more on restoring the health of the patient’s body through healthy lifestyle choices. Bechamp saw the infection as a footnote to the state of illness and not the primary cause. As the person restored health through diet, hygiene, and detoxification the infection went away on its own–without needing measures to kill it.

Pasteur and Bechamp had a long and often bitter rivalry regarding who was right about the true cause of illness. Ultimately Pasteur’s ideas were accepted by society and Bechamp was pretty much forgotten. The practice of Western medicine is based on Pasteur’s germ phobia which gives rise to the use of vaccinations, antibiotics, and other anti-microbials.

The irony is that towards the end of his life, Pasteur renounced the germ theory and admitted that Bechamp was right all along. In the 1920’s medical historians also discovered that most of Pasteur’s theories were plagiarized from Bechamp’s early research work.

http://maronewellness.com/pasteur-vs-bechamp-an-alternative-view-of-infectious-disease/

Other interesting articles on the subject:

https://danielleduperret.com/articles-blogs/pasteur-bechamp-the-2-sides-of-medicine/

 

Louis Pasteur (1822 – 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist born in Dole. He is best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. His experiments supported the germ theory of disease. In essence, Pasteur taught that disease came from outside the body in the form of bacteria. For Pasteur, to fight illness is to treat the symptoms. This approach has shaped modern medicine and pharmacology.

Few people know that on his deathbed, Pasteur recanted and said “Béchamp was right.”

But… who is Béchamp?

Pierre Jacques Antoine Béchamp was a French biologist, contemporary of Louis Pasteur. He believed that a completely healthy body would be immune to harmful bacteria and that only when the body became a welcome host for this bacteria (i.e. when our cells become weak and our immune system becomes compromised) would the bacteria have a destructive effect on the body.  Béchamp taught that disease came from inside the body. For Bechamp, you do no fight illness, you create a healthy body in which disease cannot develop.

Unfortunately, medicine became big business and Béchamp’s theory was conveniently forgotten. In fact, pharmaceutical companies all over the world give thanks to Pasteur every single day.

https://thevaccinereaction.org/2018/02/pasteur-vs-bechamp-the-germ-theory-debate/

https://dreddymd.com/2018/03/10/louis-pasteur-vs-antoine-bechamp-know-the-true-causes-of-disease/

An interesting quote in the comments section at the above link:

 

Speaking from my experience as a former US Army physician, director of the Orthomolecular Medical Society established by Dr Linus Pauling, and over 40 years of holistic medical practice,I wholeheartedly agree with the microzyme version and not with the germ
hypothesis that has been advocated by the followers of Pasteur and the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Lucidi

 

 

 

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Excellent Thoth! Pasteur was completely wrong about germs being bad and causing disease! 

note for others: It's only fair to Thoth that we realize that the Dunning Kruger effect applies to him and that as he tries to rise up the slope to recovery he's being constantly called by back by Icky David from the peak of mt. stupid.

Thoth is motivated in this case by his need to somehow show that the Corona virus is a fake of course and so at least this can't be put down as wild imaginings of a dingbat. It has a purpose!

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9 hours ago, montgomery said:

Excellent Thoth! Pasteur was completely wrong about germs being bad and causing disease! 

note for others: It's only fair to Thoth that we realize that the Dunning Kruger effect applies to him and that as he tries to rise up the slope to recovery he's being constantly called by back by Icky David from the peak of mt. stupid.

Thoth is motivated in this case by his need to somehow show that the Corona virus is a fake of course and so at least this can't be put down as wild imaginings of a dingbat. It has a purpose!

I appreciate you reading the post. I do question though why at mostly every time you say something you are throwing insults for no reason. Were you picked on as a child or are you that bully that we warn our children of? If it makes you feel good to throw insults at people you may have a psychological problem and you might want to come to terms with that.

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It's quite possible that the psychological problem is mine Thoth my friend and so for now I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on Pasteur being wrong about germs being bad and them causing disease. 

But I have to ask for a commitment from you too. You can't go and start another topic that directly disputes your new theory on germs and Pasteur. Deal?

 

others: Thoth is treading dangerously close to the edge of his flat earth now and so it behooves us to grab him by his shirttail and pull him back. A little help would be appreciated here! 

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10 hours ago, montgomery said:

It's quite possible that the psychological problem is mine Thoth my friend and so for now I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on Pasteur being wrong about germs being bad and them causing disease. 

But I have to ask for a commitment from you too. You can't go and start another topic that directly disputes your new theory on germs and Pasteur. Deal?

 

others: Thoth is treading dangerously close to the edge of his flat earth now and so it behooves us to grab him by his shirttail and pull him back. A little help would be appreciated here! 

I will post what I want and find at anytime. I don't take orders from anybody. It is all a learning experience and if you don't want to learn that is your problem.

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GERM THEORY (PASTEUR)

CELLULAR THEORY (BECHAMP). Pleomorphism

1. Disease arises from micro-organisms outside the body. Disease arises from micro-organisms within the cells of the body.
2. Micro-organisms are generally to be guarded against. These intracellular micro-organisms normally function to build and assist in the metabolic processes of the body.
3. The function of micro-organisms is constant. The function of these organisms changes to assist in the catabolic (disintegration) processes of the host organism when that organism dies or is injured, which may be chemical as well as mechanical.
4. The shapes and colours of micro-organisms are constant Micro-organisms change their shapes and colours to reflect the medium
5. Every disease is associated with a particular micro-organism Every disease is associated with a particular condition.
6. Micro-organisms are primary causal agents. Micro-organisms become "pathogenic" as the health of the host organism deteriorates. Hence, the condition of the host organism is the primary causal agent.
7. Disease can "strike" anybody. Disease is built by unhealthy conditions.
8. To prevent disease we have to "build defences". To prevent disease we have to create health.
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32 minutes ago, OceanBreeze said:

I do believe in the value of vaccinations, but I also agree with the importance of a healthful environment. The two approaches are not mutually exclusive but complementary.

Yes of course Breeze! But we must make sure this isn't being promoted as an anti-vaxxer soapbox. Or motivated by Trump's need to make the Corona virus into an imaginary problem. Good grief!!

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On 10/10/2020 at 11:55 AM, montgomery said:

Yes of course Breeze! But we must make sure this isn't being promoted as an anti-vaxxer soapbox. Or motivated by Trump's need to make the Corona virus into an imaginary problem. Good grief!!

Great point of view. I also believe vaccines can be good but the problem is that greed and power by the vaccine companies and big pharma in general has taken a toll on many people's health. I think we really need to learn to be a more informed society and we shouldn't be being informed by the lobbyist through propaganda and other techniques. 

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On 10/10/2020 at 11:55 AM, montgomery said:

Yes of course Breeze! But we must make sure this isn't being promoted as an anti-vaxxer soapbox. Or motivated by Trump's need to make the Corona virus into an imaginary problem. Good grief!!

If you want to give me a label instead of using a cabal CIA label such as anti vaxxer which is another buzz word like conspiracy theorist used as a tool to stop people from critical thinking. I would like the term anti-dumass because that is what all these people are now not doing any kind of research or doing any kind of critical thinking. But you won't use that term Monty because you would rather use a term for the Cabal to enforce their illusion with their minions such as yourself.

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On 10/10/2020 at 11:55 AM, montgomery said:

Yes of course Breeze! But we must make sure this isn't being promoted as an anti-vaxxer soapbox. Or motivated by Trump's need to make the Corona virus into an imaginary problem. Good grief!!

I got the new buzz word for you Monty. Germ Theory denilelism. It's a real thing invented by your favorite Gov and Technocrat operatives.😄So now we have Conspiracy Theorist, Anti Vaxxer, climate change denier. I am guessing the next one will be Covid denier or Anti Covid.😆

 

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Germ Theory denilelism is lizardspeak. You must be talking about denialism, if indeed that's a word?

There's a change starting to come over you Thoth but I'm not sure whether it's positive or just more of you falling deeper into your illusions. In any event it's good to see happening because it's become obvious that your tenuous grip on reality couldn't sustain you indefinitely.  

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