Since we are in the heart of the “cold and flu season”, I thought it’d be a great time to ask, “Why do we get sick?”
What is your answer to that question? Have you studied your answer and proven its truth? Or have you accepted it as truthful because that is what your mother/father/preacher/teacher told you?
For most people, the answer is they believe what they believe because that is what someone else told them to believe. Let’s look at facts and see what Reason says is truth.
The prevailing belief is that people get sick because of germs. This is the Germ Theory. It states that we are surrounded by germs at all times and must do our best to protect ourselves from them. We do this by washing our hands every time we cough, refraining from eating a carrot that falls on the floor and stays there for longer than the “5 second rule”, and by keeping an aseptic environment. According to the Germ Theory, and it’s founder Louis Pasteur, if we don’t do these things, we will get sick, “catch a cold”, or “catch the flu”.
I am here to tell you that the Germ Theory is false. This is not my epiphany, it was actually advocated by Louis Pasteur’s contemporary and scientific arch-rival, Antoine Bechamp.
Bechamp championed (pun intended) the Terrain Theory. The Terrain Theory promotes the idea that it is not germs that make us sick, it is a weak and susceptible body ecology (or internal environment) that causes us to “get sick”. In other words, germs don’t cause sickness, poor living does. It is a poor lifestyle in terms of physical activity levels, nutritional choices, emotional states, and nervous system coordination and integration of these things that allow us to “get sick”.
You see, as the Germ Theory advocates, there are germs around us all the time. But if the Germ Theory were true, we’d be sick all the time, regardless of our attempts to maintain an aseptic environment (see hospitals where superbugs like MRSA run rampant for proof). I don’t know about you, but my family and I are rarely sick. I don’t know anyone who is literally sick all the time. By simple observation, the Germ Theory is false.
Let’s dig deeper though. When is “cold and flu season”? In the winter. When do you typically exercise the least, eat the poorest, and get most sullen? In the winter! Add to that the fact that the winter is the time of year when you get the least Vitamin D from the sun (a KEY immune system booster), and these 4 ingredients add up to a sub-optimally performing nervous system and an internal environment that is in a very weakened state. The perfect situation for an opportunistic germ to invade and seemingly cause you to be sick.
It isn’t the germ that makes you sick, it is the poor lifestyle leading to the poor terrain that makes you sick. I get adjusted regularly, I exercise daily, I eat the Innate Diet, and I have positive, healthy internal dialogue. I haven’t had the flu in over 8 years. Any sniffle or cold I develop is gone in 2-3 days. My terrain is solid. Germs can try all they want, I don’t believe in the Germ Theory.
(As a final note, it is common knowledge that on his death bed Louis Pasteur was quoted as saying, “Bechamp was right!”)