Extract from “The Live Food Factor” by Susan Schenk:
Presently, the germ theory promoted by the medical, pharmaceutical and advertising industries remains a hugely powerful persuasive force worldwide. Even today, the public still demands pills and vaccinations to kill or stave off germs, thus carrying on the hysteria begun more than a century ago. It is, and always has been, a hysteria based upon a complete lie. It makes a lot of people a lot of money as new diseases are identified or made up and blamed on new germ culprits suspected to be responsible for new diseases that are then put on trial and declared guilty!
In our alternative model, microorganisms are termed either friendly or unfriendly, depending on whether they serve us in health or hasten our demise in disease, respectively. Bacteria remain our friends so long as we keep ourselves internally clean. When we do so, we no longer have to fret about visiting sick friends, worrying that we too will “catch the bug” going around. Wherever we may go, we no longer have to fear people sneezing on us, passing on viruses by shaking hands with us or by breathing germs upon us.
Germ phobia began in the 1860s. Louis Pasteur proposed that germs played the primary role in causing disease. He popularized the notion that one unique germ causes one specific disease. To get rid of the specific disease, one must rid himself of the corresponding unique germ culprit.
At the same time, biochemist Antoine Bechamp, who remains unrenowned to this day, discovered micozymas, who are the smallest living unit in all living organisms. Bechamp found that microzymas changed their forms (pleomorphism) according to the general health of the cells they inhabited.
He declared that when the body’s chemistry was healthy, the microzymas developed into benign or even helpful bacteria. When the body’s chemistry was out of balance, as from malnutrition or toxicity, some of the microzymas transferred into harmful forms that contributed to furthering the disease process. He summarized his findings by boldly denouncing Pasteur, declaring “The soil is everything!”
Later German doctor Gunther Enderlein, through sixty years of observing human blood, proved Bechamp’s theory of pleomorphism to be correct. It states that microzymas, or protest, change form according to conditions in the blood. He concluded, “The most powerful diet for bringing a diseased biological terrain back to normal is live foods.”
Thus there arose two conflicting theories about what is to blame for disease: the presence of a pathogen versus the condition of the biological terrain. Pasteur’s theory ultimately won out because establishment leaders found it easier and much more profitable to convince people that they had to wage war against germs rather than teach people that they had to take good care of themselves with healthful living practices.
Pasteur’s victory led to great profits for food processors from pasteurization. Since the late 1800s, vast sums have been made creating vaccinations and other drugs to kill germs. Today, the war on germs is a multibillion-dollar industry.
“The American Medical Association, pharmaceutical companies and others wish us to plan our health care around this scientific error” (Dr Robert Young, author of Sick and Tired?).
“Virulent bacteria find soil in dead food substances only and cannot exist on living cells. Cooked food spoils rapidly, both inside and outside our body, whereas living foods are slow to lose their vital qualities and do not as readily become soil for bacterial decay” (Arthur M. Baker author of Awakening Our Self-Healing Body).
Raw food experts and virtually all biologists and physiologists go a step beyond viewing germs as merely friendly or unfriendly. These experts claim that microorganisms do us a necessary service by helping us clean up our internal and external environments.