Let’s Focus on Creating Health We have heard about the Germ Theory of disease, have you heard about The Terrain Theory? It’s time to take back our power and realize we can build up our body to be a bad host to this virus !
When it comes to our health, the Western world has largely adopted the germ theory, meaning we need to identify and destroy anything we deem as a foreign invader as it is directly responsible for causing disease. However, there is another theory called the terrain theory, which believes that it is not the “germ” that determines disease, but rather, the state of our internal health and its ability to maintain homeostasis in the face of “unfriendly” organisms.
The key difference between germ theory and terrain theory is that germ theory states that germs are the causative agents of most diseases while terrain theory states that our internal environment and its elements are responsible for the diseases.
Consider the Terrain Theory of disease concept by Antoine Béchamp about biology and disease pathology
Béchamp’s various discoveries led him to conclude
“our bodies are, in effect, “miniecosystems.” When an individual’s internal ecosystem becomes weakened—whether due to poor nutrition, toxicity or other factors—it changes the function of the microbes that are naturally present in the body, producing disease”
One of the most interesting twists in this battle for “disease prevention supremacy” primarily headlined by Pasteur and Bernard, is that Pasteur recanted on his deathbed over his entire life work, stating that “the microbe is nothing; the milieu is everything.” Another way of stating these words is that it is not the germ that causes disease, but the terrain in which the germ is found.
Using diet and lifestyle modification, you can support your immune system and create a strong, resilient internal environment. If you care about your health, you’ll want to nurture this important protection system.
Let’s Focus on Creating Health. Supporting your immune system and keeping the fire stoked is a big step towards optimal health. Taking the key steps to protect and promote your immune system is as important as it gets when it comes to your health and longevity.
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