Antoine Béchamp maintained that disease developed in the presence of an unhealthy environment caused by an unbalanced state in the body. Pasteur and Bechamp disagreed greatly about the true cause of illness. Ultimately Pasteur’s ideas were accepted by society, but are they accurate?. Pasteur versus Béchamp e a Teoria dos germes provocando doenças. Louis Pasteur Vs Pasteur’s main theory is known as the Germ Theory Of Disease. It.

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I am afraid that the experiments you quote, M. Pasteur, will turn against you. The world into which you wish to take us pastekr really too fantastic.

“It’s just a theory”

Becjamp a theory, one of many that account for the etiology of diseases. I should mention my bias up front. I am, as some of you are aware, an Infectious Disease doctor. My job is simple: I think there are three causes of disease: Perhaps a bit of an exaggeration, but not much.

My professional life for the last 22 years has been spent preventing, diagnosing, and treating the multitudinous germs that a continually trying to kill or injure us. It is a fundamentally futile job, as in the end I will be consumed by the organisms I have spend a lifetime trying to kill. I would have though that the germ theory of disease was a concept that was so grounded in history, science and reality that there would be little opposition to the idea that germs a broad term for viruses, bacteremia, fungi, parasite etc cause infections and some other diseases.

There are people who deny the validity of germ theory. Add there are people who deny gravity. There is pqsteur overlap between the two categories, and the division serves more as a literary device for the sake of exposition than a true description of reality.

Bechamp lived from tothe dawn of modern medicine and the beginning of microbiology. Most people had a life expectancy less than 50 years and the predominant cause of morbidity and morality was infectious.

Since we do not die young of pasteud and we get to live long enough to die of cancer, heart and vascular disease.

The foundations of microbiology and infectious diseases are based on the work of Pasteur and Robert Koch. Like Darwin, the insights of Pasteur and Koch are not the end of understanding of infectious diseases, but the beginning. The world is far more complicated and subtle than Pasteur and Koch could appreciate with the scientific tools of the time.

Pasteur, of course, performed the experiments that proved that germs existed and were a cause of some diseases. His name is well known and lives on in pasteurization, the heating of milk to kill microorganisms and prevent the spread of disease, one of many contributions he made to medical sciences.

His insights, which lead to antibiotics, hygiene, and vaccines have undoubtedly prevented more morbidity and mortality than any human in history. Modern biochemistry and molecular techniques have refined Kochs postulates.

Who Had Their Finger on the Magic of Life – Antoine Bechamp or Louis Pasteur?

Given the species specificity of some germs, we cannot always infect animals to prove causation. I doubt pazteur would want to prove the cause of Ebola by re-inoculating a human with cultured virus. Also, there is great variability in the ability of many germ strains to cause disease and great variability in the hosts immune system to combat diseases.


Some germs are more virulent than others. Pasteur, Koch and their contemporaries began the science of infectious diseases and microbiology, a field that paster lead to more benefits to mankind than perhaps any other. What do the germ deniers offer as a alternative to Pasteur et. The theory of Antoine Bechamp and others called pleomorphism 1.

Unfortunately for him, a century and a half of research has demonstrated that there he was wrong on all the particulars of his ideas, pasteyr for 7 and 8. Postulates 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 are all flat out false. From to November 2nd at 9: How many papers and experiments were done in the years prior to I do pasteeur know, but it is a safe bet that germ theory is supported by over a million studies and experiments.

Antoine Béchamp – Wikipedia

A Pubmed for terms to support pleomorphism finds zero references. Germ theory is as confirmed a concept as science can offer. Cellular theory lost the battle to experiment. Reality and science supports the ideas of Pasteur, not Bechamp. Alternative practitioners are drawn to the concepts of Bechamp because the reason for disease is that the body fails. Alternative providers are all about patseur health to allow the body to heal itself. Bechamp lends credibility to many alternative practices.

Rather than look at the mountains of evidence to support germ theory and the complete lack of evidence to support pleomorphism as the reason for the dominance of germ theory, they resort to paranoid sounding conspiracy theories. The Whale is a good source for this kind of thinking and is representative of what you will find if you browse the web:. Early in his career, Pasteur was decorated by the Emperor Napoleon.

His position as a scientist was thereby secured, even though he was only a chemist and had no credentials at all in medicine or physiology….

For the first time in history, things were coming into focus. Discoveries were being made about fundamental issues, but in a piecemeal fashion.

It was perfect timing for an opportunist to take advantage of the general uncertainty and lack of understanding and to claim that he understood all the issues involved, and furthermore had paeteur of them first. Only the scientists understood the complexities of these emerging ideas.

And for them, a chameleon like Pasteur was the perfect frontman. He proved through rigorous scientific method that disease was not due to germs attacking the body from the outside as Louis Pasteur later convinced the world. No pharmaceutical company in the world today cares one iota about curing disease. They want to control disease and focus on symptom suppression so they can make huge profits by getting you to become a lifelong user until you die from their poison.

That is just how subtle and clever big Pharma is: Then there are HIV deniers, who live in a bizarro world of their own. My medical career started with the onset of the HIV epidemic. I have seen HIV go from zero understanding about the disease and a 9 month life expectancy to amazing detail about the biochemistry oor pathophysiology of HIV and an almost normal life expectancy for many AIDS patients.

There areplus articles on Pubmed concerning HIV research. Application of germ theory saves lives. Millions and millions of lives. There are a multitude of alternative mechanisms of disease: What these alternative therapies share is a lack of appreciation or understanding of germ theory.

Since germs cannot be seen, and since it is not germs but their alternative theory that causes disease, why would you expect alternative providers to behave as if germs exist? The result of believing that germs do not exist is infections.


The germs will always win. Acupuncture is unique compared to most alternative practices in that it is invasive and because acupuncturists actually do something to accomplish nothing. Stick needles into people and you can drag in all kinds of germs. I have a healthy respect for needles and the damage they can cause by practitioners who understand germ theory. The next most common infection was of the external ear, as a complication of auricular acupuncture 3. Cellulitis, bechampp, endocarditis, empyema, osteomyelitis, endophthalmitis, abdominal abscesses, epidural abscesses and infected joints are well described complications of acupuncture.

Mycobacterium abscesses and Mycobacterium chelonae outbreaks have occurred due to acupuncture. Needles are dangerous, and while the body has good defenses pasetur infectious complications of minor trauma, the defenses fail on occasion.

One would think acupuncturists would pasetur the skin before needle insertion, but a review of skin disinfection for acupuncture states: Infection after penetrating trauma is uncommon, a rare event under most circumstances. I would guess that many reading this have evidence of minor skin trauma right now and are not infected. It is what the immune system is for.

One of the lessons vechamp learn in medicine is there is a difference between what one can get away and what is the best practice for all bbechamp. Most of the time you do not need to wash your hands or prep the skin or do any of the procedures that decrease the risk of infections. Most of the time you can get away with being sloppy. But the more you bechxmp infection control procedures, the greater the behamp that the patient will avoid infection.

Of course, there is the underlying assumption that you think germs cause disease. If not, why bother? There are a smattering of infections treated with acupuncture UTI, skin infections, arthritis in the medical literature; one can only wonder why. I suppose the acupuncture will support immune health a foster the innate healing process. I would rather kill bacteria.

But then, I would. Two studies have cultured chiropractic exam tables and found pathogens, including methicillin resistant staphylococcus. Apparently chiropractors are not particularly fastidious at disinfecting their exam tables.

Germs are not necessarily the cause of disease in their world view. I am particularly drawn to one of the conclusions: Not an enthusiastic vote that the education chiropractors received in school was in infection control. I note chiropractic schools offer microbiology, and again I wonder why.

It would not appear to be for the purpose of learning rudimentary infection control. Psateur why should they feel inclined towards good infection control practices?

The cause of disease is not germs, it is due to blocked innate intelligence. It maybe less of an issue currently, but chiropractors long opposed germ theory and a pasyeur using chiropractor and germ theory as search terms finds no shortage of chiropractors who oppose the concept of germs causing disease. Given the huge variability in chiropractic practice, it is difficult to know of such lack of understanding of germ theory is typical of the field or not.