The Germ Theory
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Neohygiene
By: Dan Hall
Excellent article.  A fascinating
perspective on the medical
profession and the confusion they
create regarding germs and disease.
"The germ theory of disease came on
the  heels of the Middle Ages when
people believed that demons and evil
spirits caused all diseases, it was
not
a
big transition to go from demons to
microscopic bacteria.  The belief in
viruses came later, but they don’t cause
disease, either.  Am I saying that Ebola,
HIV, and other viruses don’t cause
disease?  Am I saying that pneumonia,
and other diseases are not caused by
bacteria?  The answer to both
questions is a resounding Yes."
Germ Theory Of Disease
By: Gabriel Donohoe
“Modern medicine is firmly
founded on the Germ Theory of
Disease promulgated by Louis Pasteur
in the 1860's.  Pasteur's 140-year-old
theory is still the medical paradigm
upon which Western medicine fights
disease. With a huge increase in
infectious diseases and the rapidly
rising epidemic of cancer, diabetes,
heart disease and other chronic
illnesses; we have to wonder if
Pasteur's theory is really that sound.  
This new theory about germs invading
from outside  the body empowered the
medical and pharmaceutical industry
as guardians of human and
animal health."  
Pasteur & Germ Theory
By: Anuradha Vashisht   
Great Article.  Natural Hygiene is
alive and well in India where the
philosophy of natural healthcare has
been in place for centuries.

"Germs or viruses are nature’s tools to
cleanse and clean up.  They do not
cause disease; they only come to feed
on the disease-causing toxin that has
accumulated inside the organism.  
Germs are no more the cause of
disease than flies are the cause
of garbage.
 Through the disease
process life is making an effort
to re-establish lost health."  
Germs
By: Herbert M. Shelton
Excerpt From:
The Hygienic System
Great article from the master
of physiology and human health.

What Shelton has to say about the
Germ Theory is pure logical science
that will remain true today,
tomorrow and into the future.  
"When health is normal the digestive
secretions are sufficient protection
against germs and parasites.
 If germs
are powerless against a healthy body
the logical preventive is the
cultivation of health."   
The Germ Theory
Of Disease Causation
By: Robert & Kerrie Broe  
"We do not catch diseases.  We build
them.  We have to eat, drink, think, and
feel them into existence.  We work hard
at developing our diseases.  We must
work just as hard at restoring health.
The presence of germs does not
constitute the presence of a disease.  
Bacteria are scavengers of nature they
reduce dead tissue to its smallest
element.  Germs are not the cause of
the disease, any more than flies
and maggots cause garbage.  Flies,
maggots, and rats do not cause
garbage but rather feed on it."
Louis Pasteur
vs
Antoine Bechamp
By: Tony Isaacs, Natural News
"Mainstream medicine believes that
virtually all illness is caused by germs
or genetic hereditary weakness.  
Their solution and strategy is to have
us believe that there are over 10,000
different diseases and that each

disease requires outside intervention
from drugs and surgery.  The germ
theory enabled mainstream medicine
to hugely profit from patented drugs
and treatments.  Someday the
germ theory and unnatural drugs
will be relegated to the science
junk pile where they belong."  
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.
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.”  
Germ Theory, Beriberi &
Deficiency Theory of Disease
By: K. Codell Carter
An example of how a nutritional
deficiency can be mistaken
for a
disease caused by germs.

S
tudy discredits the germ theory.  
"it was already known that nutrition
cured scurvy and beriberi but once
the germ theory became popular
scientists decided to re-visit the
scurvy issue caused by deficiency
and try to find a germ instead.  
No fact in medicine is more clearly
established than that the
exclusive cause of scurvy and
beriberi is the prolonged and
complete withdrawal of
succulent plants and fruits."
 
Smallpox
By: Dr. Virginia Vetrano
"It is claimed by medical historians
that the vaccination process wiped
out smallpox throughout the world.  
However, the truth is that compulsory
vaccination was abandoned because
more deaths were caused by the
vaccinations than there were cases of
smallpox.  Smallpox is a disease of the
bon vivant, epicurean, who overeats on
a daily basis especially on animal
foods.
  Instead of toxins being taken
care of by the liver or the kidneys the
body sometimes chooses to eject
them through the skin. Vicarious
eliminations such as this are often
natural emergency measures."
Cause of Polio, Virus or DDT?
By: Jim West
"Before 1950, DDT was hailed as a
miracle of progress that was virtually
nontoxic to humans, in spite of the
FDA's attempts to keep it off the
market.  DDT was sprayed directly on
dairy cows, their feed, bedding and
water.  US Department of Agriculture
found that although feed treated with
DDT caused no damage to the cows
eating it the health of their calves was
severely impaired, sometimes with
fatal results.  DDT is a neurotoxin and  
the calves developed something very
much like infantile poliomyelitis."
Sexually Contagious
Diseases?
By: www.rawfoodexplained.com
Article refutes popular belief that sexual
diseases are caused by germs and           
transmitted from one partner to another.
 
“It is not true that venereal diseases are
contagious. The concept of contagion is
unproven despite appearances.  Medical
scare words are used to stampede
customers into the offices of medical
practitioners. The fact that fasting will
enable an organism to heal quickly in
injury or illness and drugging will defer
or prevent healing altogether is some
indication of the error of the medical
school of thought."  
Epidemics
By: Herbert M. Shelton
Herbert Shelton is the expert
in the field of healthcare, so we offer
several articles by the well read
experienced authority on the
subject of germs and disease.  
“Environmental Improvements, Not
Vaccines, Eliminate Epidemics.   
Concurrent with environmental
improvements including better
sanitation some forms of disease
have disappeared.  Vaccine promoters
have taken the credit for the virtual
disappearance of smallpox but nothing
is said about the dwindling of
cholera, plague, and leprosy, for
which no vaccines exist.”  
Prevention of Epidemics
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"Epidemics are due to mass
prostrating influences, commonly of an
environmental character.
Overeating
on Thanksgiving and Christmas is
invariably followed by a
n increase in
illness
of the population.  Mass famines
mass fear as in war,
 mass overwork  
and national emergencies, may result
in increased illness.  Prolonged heat,
prolonged cold,
prolonged dry or rainy
weather and
similar meteorological
stresses are
sufficient to further
prostrate the
already greatly enervated
and
toxemic and result in
mass illness."
Disease, Remedial Activity
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"Devil-chasers were common in
those benighted days of the Middle
Ages, devil-chasing was as popular as
microbe slaying is today.  The medieval
wizard who chased devils has evolved
into the modem serologist who chases

microbes.  This old idea that disease is
an entity that attacks the
body and
wreaks as much havoc as possible has
taken several forms
through the ages
and is incarnated in
the germ theory
that holds sway today.  Hippocrates
broke
away from the theory that
disease is a divine punishment, but
he was unable to fully emancipate
himself from the belief that it is
an attacking entity.”     
Enervation & Toxemia
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"In line with the old concept of
disease as something imposed from
without, an
attacking entity, medical
men and the public have been taught to
think of
causation in terms of germs,
viruses
and parasites.  What is meant
by the term enervation?  It means the
reduction
of nerve energy sufficient to
interfere
with or reduce the organic
activities of
the body.  In the last
analysis toxemia
is the result of fatigue
of the nervous
system to a sufficient
degree to lessen
the functioning power
of life and
cripple the effort to
maintain normal functions."
Heredity
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"Heredity is the transmission of
germinal characteristics, including
germinal weakness.  But we do not
inherit "disease."  One may inherit a
weak, narrow chest, weak lungs, etc,
but he does not inherit tuberculosis.  
Congenital defects, and larval
weaknesses are more likely to be due

to nutritional deficiencies than to an
affliction of the parent.  It is often
nothing more mysterious than the fact
that the same conditions that produce
the "disease" in the parents are usually
present in the life of the child.  The
same food, bad hygiene and lack of
sunshine that produced tuberculosis
in the parent may produce the
same pathology in the child.”   
A True Perspective Of
Health & Disease
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"Drugs may suspend vital activity such
that symptoms disappear but they do not
remove cause.  They may kill germs but
they also kill off patients.   Powerful
X-rays may destroy a cancerous growth
but they also destroy healthy tissue and
cause further cancer while leaving intact
the causes of disease.  Agents such as
drugs that produce disease in the well
cannot possibly produce health in the
sick.  To "cure" disease, remove the
causes of disease.  It is the worst kind
of folly to attempt to cure disease by
ignoring its causes and employing
modalities, which are in themselves
causes of disease."
Intestinal Parasites
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"It is common to think that there are
parasitic diseases and the textbooks
list a whole catalogue of these.  
It is the Hygienic view that the parasites
are merely incidental and adventitious
elements of disease and not the cause.
Wrong habits of body and mind reduce
the powers of the body and make it
possible for parasites to live in its
cavities.  Parasites of all kinds must find
favorable habitats if they are to set up
housekeeping.  Not vaccines and
serums, but our own normal means of
defense protect us from all possible
bacterial and parasitic inroads."
Death By Medicine
By: Gary Null, PhD;
Martin Feldman, MD;
Debora Rasio, MD;
Dorothy Smith, PhD.
A Shocking comprehensive Expose
of the medical & drug industry.  
The authors of this excellent article are
not natural hygienists; nevertheless
they are reputable professionals in
their field and bring a great deal of truth
and common sense to the table.  
"With the discovery of the germ theory
medical scientists convinced the public
that infectious organisms were the
cause of illness.  From the beginning,
chemical drugs promised much more
than they delivered.  But far beyond
not working, the drugs also caused
incalculable side effects. Unfortunately
allopathic medicine itself is a

leading cause of death, as well as
the most expensive way to die."  
The Doctors Dilemma:
Preface On Doctors
By: George Bernard Shaw  
Shaw was a Nobel Prize winner
and a genius for all seasons.  In this
preface to his brilliant Play he skillfully
shows us with hilarious satire how it is
almost impossible to obtain healthcare
you can trust under a profit motivated
system.  He was very influential in
establishing not-for-profit healthcare

in Great Britain.  The satire is still
poignant because here in America the
accusations against the medical
profession have a ring of truth.
"Treat the private doctor exactly as
you would treat a private executioner.  
Treat persons who profess to be able

to cure disease as you treat fortune
tellers.
Nothing is more dangerous
than a poor doctor.  It is simply
unscientific to
allege or believe that
doctors do not
perform unnecessary
operations
and manufacture and
prolong lucrative illnesses."    
Herbert M. Shelton
Gabriel Donohoe
Tony Isaacs
Nancy Appleton
Virginia Vetrano
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Gary Null
George Bernard Shaw
Louis Pasteur
The Selling of Disease
How Doctors and Drug
Companies Give The False
Impression That Sex
Transmits Disease From
One Partner To The Other
The Nutrition Institute of
America
says that
conventional medicine is
“the leading cause of
death” in the United States.
Over 700,000 Americans die
each year from government-
sanctioned medicine.
"There is a risk of side
effects every time you
take a prescription drug.
No one expects these
medications to kill them,
but they can do just that.
Officials emphasize that
people should not
assume there's no risk in
prescribed medicines.
The truth is, the only way
to avoid all risk, including
death, from prescription
drugs is to not take them
at all.  It is your body, not
your doctor's and not
your pharmacist's, so it is
up to you to make the
decision of what drugs to
take, if any."