The Germ Theory
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20 Articles
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, so it wasn’t that
big of a 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 & The Germ Theory  
By Anuradha Vashisht   
Great Article.  Natural Hygiene is not
only making a comeback in America but
it 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
This is a wonderful article from the master of
physiology and human health.  It was written
some time ago but it is definitely not
outdated, anymore than Newton’s Law of
Gravity is outdated.  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 of these
diseases 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.”  
The Germ Theory, Beriberi & The
Deficiency Theory of Disease
By K. Codell Carter
Beriberi is an example of how a
nutritional deficiency can be mistaken
for a disease caused by germs.  Very
comprehensive study that 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. Vivian 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)  
Excellent article refuting the popular
belief that sexual diseases are caused
by germs and illness is transmitted from
one partner to another.
 “It is not true
that venereal diseases are contagious.
The concept of contagion is unproven
despite appearances.  It is a medical
scare word that stampedes 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
In my opinion Herbert Shelton is the
expert in the field of healthcare, so here
are a few consecutive articles by the
well-read experienced authority on the
subject of germs and disease.  
“Environmental Improvements, Not
Vaccines, Eliminate Epidemics.   
Concurrent with extensive 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.”  
The Prevention of Epidemics
By Herbert M. Shelton
"Epidemics are due to mass prostrating
influences, commonly of an
environmental character. The overeating
on Thanksgiving and Christmas is
invariably followed by a great increase in
illness in all elements of the population.  
Mass famines, mass fear and insecurity
as in war, mass overwork , as in 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 Is 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 very old idea that
disease is an entity that attacks the
body and wreaks as much havoc therein
as possible has taken several forms
through the ages and is incarnated in
the germ theory that holds sway today.  
Hippocrates was the first to break 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; Carolyn Dean MD,
Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD;
and Dorothy Smith, PhD.
A Shocking comprehensive Expose of
the entire 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 lengthy
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 very
poignant because here in America the
accusations against the medical
profession have a ring of truth even
though it was written 100 years ago.
"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.