Updated: Mar 30, 2020
Why the basic theories of biology in support of the germ theory of disease are incomplete and therefore, inaccurate
A centuries-old tale of professional ego, corruption and profit that resulted in the deliberate hiding of material that explains how the biology of pathogenic micro-organisms really works, and why vaccinations never can
(Note: this blog is lengthy. It is also important, so please bear with me and read it all. Our mutual health very well depends on this information).
Whenever you hear the term “The Science is Settled”, I hope your immediate reaction is strong suspicion. You should get out your Sherlock Holmes hat, magnifying glass and start looking for whatever it is that someone doesn’t want you to see.
This isn’t a radical opinion on my part. Rather, it is part of the basic definition of Science, or more specifically, the Scientific Method. Science is never settled! By its very definition, Science can never be settled, because science is the process, not the result. The scientific process very clearly requires all scientific theories derived from scientific experiments to be updated and modified whenever new data become available. When this new information supersedes the old, outdated model, we create a new model, a new paradigm.
This is why most of the thinking world knows that our planet is round, not flat. We sailed around the world, we’ve flown into space and photographed our planet and seen it to be spherical. A new paradigm is why we no longer bleed someone who is sick, in the hopes they get better before they bleed to death. We have a new paradigm about anatomy and physiology, steeped in the results of scientific experiments that have shown us more about how our bodies work.
So, with this cautionary introduction, let us apply the concept of science to the ongoing world situation with the so called pandemic about the corona virus. As much as I might like to, this will not be a discussion of any political motives that may or may not exist regarding this disease’s sudden appearance or overwhelming worldwide totalitarian crackdown. Instead, I’m going to talk about the science – all the science – behind our understanding of micro organisms and the cause of disease.
What is a micro-organism?
Micro means small, and very specifically this term refers to organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye. These various organisms require a microscope to actually see them. The broad, general categories of micro-organisms include bacteria, protozoa, amoeba, fungi and viruses. Of these, viruses are so small they cannot be seen with traditional microscopes, which can magnify something about 10,000 times.
Not all micro-organisms cause disease. Some in fact are quite beneficial, and include the “good” bacteria that live on our skin and inside our GI tracts, and are symbiotic organisms. We give them a home as they live in and on our bodies, and they perform tasks for us such as manufacturing certain essential nutrients we use, or serving as part of our immune system barriers by attacking and killing other micro organisms which could in theory cause disease.
The organisms associated with diseases are called Pathogenic micro-organisms. Pathos – disease and Genic – to cause or generate. It is the pathogenic micro-organisms that are of main interest in our discussion here.
The scientific study of micro-organisms began mostly in the 1600s. Anton van Leeuwenhoek invented a better microscope, and published more than 100 papers in the Royal Society of England and the French Academy of Science, the highest level scientific publications of that time. Based on Leeuwenhoek’s work, Robert Hook initiated a series of investigations and published a textbook called Micrographia, in 1665. As time went on, more and more data were accumulated, and the various micro-organisms became categorized by the same system as other living organisms, into phylum, genus, species, and so forth. An underlying assumption in all these microscopic studies is that each living form observed in the microscope never changes. As we will see later, this assumption was not accurate.
Organisms and Disease
Despite scientific data being available as to the existence of bacteria and other single celled organisms, in the highest scientific journals and sources of that time in the late 1600s, it wasn’t until 200 years later or so that any serious effort was made to apply this theoretical knowledge to the practice of medicine. Perhaps one of the first and most successful was the sad tale of Ignaz Semmelweiss, a Hungarian doctor who researched the difference in death rates between maternity wards where deliveries were performed by doctors, and wards where deliveries were performed by midwives. His theory revolved around some factor, too small to see, that was being spread either in the air or by contact, by doctors who were performing autopsies, then went to perform deliveries.
When his various cleanliness measures were implemented, the death rate in the doctor delivery ward plummeted dramatically. Rather than meeting these findings with joy, however, the other doctors were angry at the suggestion that they had been the ones causing the disease. Semmelweiss was eventually confined to an insane asylum, where he later, sadly, died of an infection.
From these early explorations in the mid 1800s, the so-called Germ Theory of Disease evolved, which states that, if someone is sick with a particular disease, and a specific micro-organism can be isolated from that individual, and then that micro-organism implanted in a susceptible host who contracts the same pattern of disease symptoms, then that organism is then said to “cause” the disease in question. This led to a whole new field in the history of medicine, of attempting to identify specific pathogenic micro-organisms for each disease, and then to find medicines to kill those organisms.
The weak link in the theory, however, is the phrase “in a susceptible host”. Modern medical literature abounds with stories about attempting give someone a disease for research purposes, and them not catching the disease. Strong immune systems tend to prevent the transmission.
Bechamp and Pasteur
Louis Pasteur was a French biologist (1822-1895) who promoted theories that “germs” caused disease. He found that boiling would kill most if not all germs. We still use the term “pasteurization” to refer to the process of boiling liquids in hopes of killing all the germs they might contain.
Antoine Bechamp, was a French chemist (1816-1908) whose research convinced him that rather than the cause of the disease, micro-organisms were a symptom. In Bechamp’s theory, it is the internal environment of a person’s body – pH, oxygen levels, overall health of the immune system – that determined whether or not they became sick. What we view as bacteria and viruses, he viewed as cellular debris of sorts, and he theorized that these different organisms form from tiny particles contained in every living cell, which he called Microzymes. In this theory, under the proper conditions, microzymes could mutate into viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other single celled forms.
A great debate ensued between the two French scientists, and partly because of Pasteur’s successes with pasteurization, his arguments tended to carry the day. Bechamp’s theories were viewed as quaint nonsense, and largely disappeared from use in the active scientific community. The full details of this story are long and complicated. For us, the key is, that Bechamp’s theory, a description of how a body’s internal environment determines the state of health or disease, is proving to be of vital importance.
Ironically, by the time of his death, Pasteur had come around to agreeing with Bechamp. On his death bed he was recorded as saying “I was wrong. The microbe (germ) is nothing. The terrain (milieu) is everything.”
Pleomorphism and 20th Century Advances
The two key names from the 20th century in this investigation are Gunter Enderlein and Royal Rife. Enderlein, a German biologist, took Bechamp’s theories and expanded them. He performed many microscopic studies, and developed a method now known as Dark Field Microscopy, which enabled him to observe phenomena which cannot be seen with a traditional light background microscope. He documented the details of how these tiny particles – which he called Proteets – could morph from one form to another. His work was published in a book called Bacteria Cyclogeny. This theory is now known as Pleomorphism; pleo – many, and morph – shape. Roughly contemporary was an American researcher named Royal Rife. Among his many accomplishments, Rife invented a light microscope with greatly increased magnification. Conventional microscopes can magnify up to about 10,000 times. X-Ray microscopes start at about 100,000 times magnification, with the caveat that the samples one views with an X-Ray microscope are dead tissues. Living tissues won’t survive as the X-Ray microscope involves placing the specimen in a vacuum.
Rife’s microscope could view living specimens between 50,00-100,000 magnification. This was a tremendous improvement. Unfortunately, one of Rife’s other projects was developing a cancer treatment using radio waves, which, in an FDA-approved clinical trial, was shown to be 100% successful. When Rife refused to sell his equipment and patents to the then head of the FDA, his lab was suddenly raided and much of his equipment destroyed or confiscated. It was the microscopes he had invented which seemed to draw the ire of the FDA even more than his successful cancer treatment technique.
Even today, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, doctors and scientists who use darkfield microscopes, which show processes and structures not officially recognized by medical "science", often come under attack and have had their offices or labs raided, microscopes and data confiscated, and their findings suppressed. Apparently there are things to be seen with darkfield microscopes, or other high power light microscopes observing living tissues, that modern medicine and the pharmaceutical industry doesn't want you, the public, to know about.
A Rife microscope today could revolutionize modern medicine. Even using conventional dark field microscopes has proven most of the theories developed by Bechamp and Enderlien. Pleomorphism is real. Micro-organisms will mutate from one form to another, based on the environment in their host. This includes factors such as pH, oxygen levels, electromagnetic field levels, and others. The supposed “pathogenic” micro-organisms are in fact a symptom of an imbalanced bodily environment, not the true cause of the disease.
Suppression and Censorship
Since the early 1800s when the field of Homeopathy was introduced as a new way to practice medicine, the more conventional branches of medicine have denounced any new theory or therapy, especially one as successful as homeopathy has proven to be. All these advances and theories about micro-organisms and the true causes of disease are near the top of the list in terms of being ruthlessly suppressed. Royal Rife, for example, died under extremely mysterious circumstances which many researchers conclude was actually murder.
In particular, the theory of Pleomorphism and any therapies developed using it as a model have been vigorously opposed by conventional medical agencies and especially, pharmaceutical companies. Even in Naturopathic medical schools the field of Pleomorphism isn’t taught. When asked why not, instructors and administrators would simply reply with some version of “we don’t go there”. All the information I’ve accumulated on this subject I’ve done on my own over the decades, acquiring textbooks from Europe, attending conferences taught by visiting doctors, and so on.
Why Vaccines Won’t Work
A long story short is, that when our body’s internal conditions vary from optimal, we will form micro-organisms as a symptom of the imbalance that modern, Western medicine calls a “disease”. If a person suffering from that disease meets another individual whose internal conditions are likewise out of balance, they might, repeat might, transmit the micro-organism to the second individual, who might, in turn, contract that same disease.
The theory on vaccinations is, that they are intended to impart the immunity without having to suffer through the illness and incur any risks that might involve. The key, though, is the internal environment at the time of exposure to the illness. As numerous medical studies have proven, it is hard to get healthy people sick merely through exposure to pathogens.
Any theory of infections, such as to how this current corona virus might spread, MUST take into account the health of the immune system of the persons exposed to the virus. Failure to do so means those involved are ignoring science. Masks and any other preventive measures are important, but the immune system and the internal environment is the most crucial aspect of this or any other potential pandemic. The scientific data collected thus far on corona virus confirm this. The numbers from Italy show that virtually everyone who died had multiple, pre-existing chronic illnesses - in other words, their immune systems were already overwhelmed. The best defense, at all times, against any pathogen, is to get yourself healthy, overall, and stay that way.
My book, Heal Your Life, Heal the World, can teach you to do that.