Why Louis Pasteur's Germ Theory Is A Curse
                                       By: Dr. Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

In the late nineteenth century, Louis Pasteur's "germ theory" became the
medical paradigm, the controlling medical idea, for the Western world.  In its
simplest form, the germ theory proposes that the body is sterile and that
germs from the air cause disease.  

The medical community started to look for the right pill to kill off the germ.  
This concept became ingrained into medicine and medical research.  Most
research goes to looking for the right pill for a specific disease.  

If new ideas concerning the cause of disease do not fit into this theory that
airborne germs cause disease and the answer to illness is finding the right pill
to cure the disease, then these new ideas fall on deaf ears.  Any paradigm, or
group of ideas, is difficult to break into if the new ideas do not add to the
original ideas.  

The billion dollar pharmaceutical industry has taken away some of the
symptoms and pain but has not found the answer to many infectious and
most degenerative diseases.  In the U. S., in spite of all the money, research,
and volunteer hours spent, all major degenerative diseases are increasing per
100,000.  

Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate.  Infectious diseases are also on the
rise.  Every year, old symptoms are given new names like Herpes, AIDS,
Epstein-Barr virus, Candida Albicans, chronic fatigue syndrome,
environmental illness, and fibromyalgia - to make them appear to be the work
of new germs.  

People live in hope that soon a magic pill will be found.  Unless we turn this
nonsense around, the list will only grow in the future.  The medical
community and the individual must start looking at what is causing the illness
rather than how to cure the illness.  

The responsibility for health has been taken away from the individual.  If
germs from the air cause disease then the medical community must find the
answer.  The individual is not responsible.  What can we do to stop germs
from the air getting in our mouths and our whole body?  According to the
germ theory, we can do nothing for a cure or to stop the cause of disease.  

There are always germs in the air.  We are breathing in these germs right now.
 Some of us get sick and some of us do not get sick.  For some of us who do
get sick, the cold lingers for days.  Others of us seem to get well very fast.  It
seems a more logical explanation is that germs are allowed to cause
problems in our body when we do not have a strong immune system.  

In primitive villages today there are very few degenerative diseases but they
are coming.  As sugar and other processed foods arrive and people move
into the cities, where lives become distressful, due to crime, pollution, drugs,
and poor living conditions, degenerative disease becomes prevalent.  When
people do get symptoms, they believe that pills and modern technology will
heal them.  

Medical clinics pop up in the cities to help
"cure" people with magic pills.  
They do not understand that they are creating this mess themselves.  In order
for germs and disease not to become a problem in our body, we need to take
back responsibility for our health.  There are parts of our twentieth century life
style that could be causing us to suppress our immune systems.  

What we eat, think, say, do, and feel can affect our immune system, positively
or negatively.  If we eat whole foods, do not let stress become distress, do not
let negative thoughts become a problem, and exercise, then our immune
system will be able to function well and germs will not be able to become a
problem in our body.  

Stop doing to the body what you did to make it sick and the body will heal
itself.  Detoxify the body, give it the nutrients it needs and the body will be
able to defend us against infectious and degenerative diseases.  

By: Dr. Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

About the Author: Nancy Appleton, is a clinical nutritionist, researcher,
lecturer, and author of many books on health, including:
Lick The Sugar
Habit, Healthy Bones,
and Heal Yourself With Natural Foods.  

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