Germ Theory & Terrain Theory in Clarkesville
In the 1800’s Louis Pasteur is credited with discovering the germ theory. While it is hard for us to imagine a time when washing hands before surgical procedures was considered unnecessary, there was such a time. This idea that invisible bugs caused milk to ferment and rot was rival to the idea that illness came from things rotting in the air, miasma theory.
By contrast, Pasteur’s friend, physiologist Claude Bernard, taught that the ‘terrain’ of the human body was more important than the ‘pathogens’ that infect it. We are surrounded by, and even harbor, microorganisms in our bodies. When exposed to pathogens, we become ill if our defenses are weakened by deficiencies or toxicities. Unlike the germ theory, the terrain theory explains why some people get sick while others, when exposed to the same pathogens, do not. For this reason, it is said that on his deathbed, Pasteur admitted, “Bernard was right: the pathogen is nothing, the terrain is everything.”
However, the germ theory took off and is now the basis for allopathic medicine. Antibiotics, Chemo-therapy, surgery, radiation and vaccines are the tools through which these microorganisms are destroyed and or eliminated. Like any war zone, there is collateral damage.
Turns out the germ theory is convenient, good for the business of medicine and at times an effective strategy in restoring health.
Nearly 200 years later, health experts continue to ignore Bernard’s wisdom, focusing solely on finding ways to kill ever-changing microorganisms. Conspicuously absent from all the public pronouncements are recommendations on how to strengthen the immune system so it can protect you from the current pandemic, the next one, and the one after that.
In the coming months, a number of SARS Coronavirus-2-specific vaccines will be approved by the FDA. If you feel your interests are best served by focusing your immune system’s attention on a single microorganism, be sure that the vaccine you choose has been well tested for both long-term efficacy and safety. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a copy of the full package insert to make sure the vaccine you are about to receive does not contain any known brain and immune toxins. Some common toxic ingredients include mercury (thimerosal), polysorbate 80, aluminum, MSG, dyes, and antibiotics. Each of these toxins impairs immune function and contributes to brain diseases such as dementia, another ongoing pandemic. Unfortunately, the body does not have very effective means of removing these toxins.
Here at a Garden for Wellness we provide the service of exploring your biochemical individual terrain in order to nourish the systems, eliminate the stressors and reorganize your biochemical make-up to optimize function through the use of: whole food supplements, herbs, education about nutrition and reducing stressors. Rather than the strategy of war, we are aspiring towards a finely tuned and harmonized orchestra, so you can express your most coherent, vital and fervent symphony.
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