Pasteur and Bechamp

When you stop to reflect upon the underlying causes of the different diseases that have become commonplace today, does your reasoning consist of something along these lines: “Germs are our mortal enemy! Our bodies need help in the form of drugs and vaccines to ward off these deadly pathogens who wish to do us harm! Woe are those of us who become sick and die!”

For over a century, conventional medical practitioners – particularly in Britain and the United States – have wholeheartedly embraced without question Louis Pasteur’s (1822-95) germ theory that postulated that illness is caused when microbes invade our bodies. Pasteur believed that the human body must be protected from specific, disease-causing germs in the atmosphere that never change.

Buried deep within the lost pages of medical history is a competing theory from Pasteur’s contemporary and fellow French scientist, Dr. Antoine Béchamp (1816-1908), who believed that diseases were largely due to poor cellular terrain and that airborne germ forms were not necessary for illnesses to strike. As described in the “Cell Theory of Disease,” Béchamp was of the opinion that illnesses are caused by a combination of these four factors:

1. Your body’s acid/alkaline balance (pH)
2. Your body’s electric/magnetic charge (negative or positive).
3. Your level of poisoning (toxicity).
4. Your nutritional status.

Béchamp was not your average, run-of-the-mill scientist of his day, but rather was a practicing physician AND a university professor of chemistry, biology, physics and pharmacy who had earned degrees in each one of those disciplines. Béchamp emphasized the importance of lifestyle changes such as wholesome nutrition and environmental and hygienic cleanliness as keys to disease prevention, and supported his ideas with thorough scientific precision. Moreover, he had observed that diseased tissue is symptomatic of a low oxygen environment at the cellular level and that most people are deficient in their oxygen intake.

REMINDER: Sulfur is an oxygen transporter, and taking daily doses of organic sulfur helps to provide cells in the body with the oxygen they need to regenerate and repair themselves in a healthy manner.

In recognizing Béchamp’s decades-long research and findings at the time of his death in 1908, the French national science journal Le Moniteur Scientifique needed 8 pages just to list the titles of his scientifically published works. Tragically, despite his impressive opus and credentials, Béchamp’s name has largely been omitted from medical, history, and biology books, while many of his discoveries have been assigned and credited to others such as Pasteur.

Pasteur’s approach to human sickness and disease results in misdiagnosis, as described here in a post entitled, “Germ Theory of Disease Causation.”

What most people call a “disease” is really a symptom or a collection of symptoms. For example, cancer tumors are symptoms, which is why trying to fight them has resulted in the epidemic we have today. What people commonly think of as causes of disease, are symptoms. In this category are bacteria, yeast, and their descendants. When germs are involved in illness, they are producing, or influencing the body to produce, secondary symptoms. In orthodox medicine, these secondary symptoms are thought of as the disease. The answer though, lies in the condition of your terrain. Is it in balance?

Unfortunately for the public at-large, Pasteur’s thesis prevailed over Béchamp’s, and the consequence is the wide deployment of patented drugs and vaccines known for their adverse side effects that are sold for considerable profit by the major pharmaceutical firms.

Transforming Medical Treatment Into A Business Model

Backed by wealthy financiers such as John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, the American Medical Association in the early decades of the 20th century was at the forefront of shaping the course of conventional medical education and practice by aggressively promoting Pasteur’s theories over Béchamp’s and, thus, served as the catalyst that removed and discouraged alternative healing modalities such as homeopathy out of the public eye. They were so successful that by the mid-1920s, 10,000 herbalists were out of business and the number of homeopathic medical schools in existence had fallen to just two.

At the same time, the major pharmaceutical firms saw a golden opportunity to make a buck and seize monopolistic control over the global drug market. Duly supported by the Food and Drug Administration – the so-called “public watchdog” – as well as influential organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute of Health, the pharmaceutical companies have grown to become a trillion-dollar-a-year business cartel while, at the same time, prosecuting and prohibiting anyone from using the word “cure” in association with foods, vitamins, minerals, herbs and other natural items.

An example of such demonization can be found in William Faloon’s Life Extension article entitled, “FDA Says Walnuts Are Illegal Drugs,” that was published in August 2011:

Last year the FDA determined that walnuts sold by Diamond Foods cannot be legally marketed because the walnuts “are not generally recognized as safe and effective” for the medical conditions referenced on Diamond Foods’s website. According to the FDA, these walnuts were classified as “drugs” and the “unauthorized health claims” cause them to become “misbranded,” thus subjecting them to government “seizure or injunction.”

Diamond Foods capitulated and removed statements about the health benefits of walnuts from its website.


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by Tony Isaacs
The Best Years in Life

Germ Theory of Disease Causation

Reconciling Béchamp and Pasteur: The Cell Theory of Disease Vs. The Germ Theory of Disease
Lynne Gordon | Self Growth

FDA Says Walnuts Are Illegal Drugs
William Faloon | Life Extension Magazine
Aug 2011

Tracing Modern Disease Treatments Back To Pasteur’s Germ Theory

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