One of the best books
ever to have been recommended to me is called
Sick and Tired?: Reclaim Your Inner Terrain, by Dr Robert Young
(no relationship to the actor) and his wife, Shelly. I recommend this book more
than any other we’ve ever touched upon at this web site. And I’ll tell you
why as I go along here.
I’ve always had
suspicions that, no matter what our research here has uncovered, there was still
something missing. All too often we'd come across something that has no historical
Roy Rife: his work came, it would seem, from nowhere, and
after his research was destroyed, it went nowhere. Then there is Gaston Naessens.
We’ve talked about his cure for cancer called
but his work with somatids, again, had no apparent historical perspective. His discovery comes
from nowhere, and goes nowhere as medicine refused to accept his theories, even
though they are well documented with slides, movies, and even a multimedia show.
With the discovery of
Tired, I finally discovered the missing link. Dr Young shows us a
history that has been wiped out of our medical texts and wiped out for a good
reason. If we were to acknowledge these lost discoveries, everything we know
about medicine today would topple.
It is our intention to
display for you objective scientific research that has been ignored, covered up,
and abandoned by those who profit from your being ill.
Despite a system that
treats symptoms only, kills 3 to 6 thousand people weekly [Dean, Carolyn, MD, ND,
Death By Modern Medicine], cures one thing only
to cause another, conventional medicine is still very popular. Why? Because it
is based upon religious tenets and not upon science. (See
Medicine: The New World Religion)
We all know someone who was saved by modern medicine (quickly forgetting those
it killed), and modern conventional medicine is popular because it works instantly;
you take a pill, and the pain is gone. How much more wonderful could that
The Germ Theory
Everyone has heard of
Louis Pasteur. He is considered the father of the Germ Theory of Medicine and he
invented the process of pasteurization. Despite the simple fact that the Germ
Theory of Medicine was at least a hundred years older than Pasteur, his
experiments that supposedly "proved" this theory have established him as a
cornerstone in Modern Medical History.
Too bad much of his work
was plagiarized and some of it was very unscientific. But, truly, that can
be expected of those who were the first to investigate.
His counterparts of that time believed
differently than he. They believed that the terrain was more important than the
germ, and by terrain, I don't mean the immune system.
As Dr Young points out in
immune system’s function of fighting off germs is its secondary job. If you’re
immune system is battling off bugs, you’re driving on a "spare
tire," according to the good doctor.
What exactly is a healthy
Dr Young’s book
introduced me to Antoine Béchamp. I looked him up on the web and read one of
his books published there. Amazing stuff. You won’t find Béchamp’s name in
the history of medicine. He and his work have been expurgated. When he died, his
accomplishments were all listed in a journal. They took up seven pages. Some of the
things we attribute to Pasteur were actually accomplished by Béchamp.
Even though Béchamp was a
scientist, his work is very easy to read. Scientists hadn’t yet developed
their Latin/Greek lingo that would keep the average person on the sidelines
The first thing I read by
him was a study on cats. One group was fed cooked foods and the other was fed
raw foods. The raw foods group were much healthier than the group fed cooked
foods. By the third generation, the young of the cooked foods group (also
getting cooked foods) did not survive into adulthood.
Is there any wonder why
Cancer Diet is 70% live foods?
Now Béchamp was a critic
of Pasteur’s. Pasteur hated Béchamp, mainly because Béchamp was constantly
finding fault in Pasteur’s work. For instance, Pasteur’s experiments that
"proved" his germ theory were less than scientific, according to Béchamp. Pasteur had injected healthy animals with the blood of a sick animal.
The healthy animals got sick. [Pearson, RB.
The Dream and Lie of
Louis Pasteur, Collingwood, Australia; Sumeria Press, 1994 (This book is
online at our website; click to find it and read it, but note that the above is
a newer title. The version we have is called Pasteur: Plagiarist, Imposter.
This is a two book link; the second book is called Béchamp or Pasteur? A
Lost Chapter in the History of Biology by Ethel Douglas Hume)]
First off do I need to
point out that we do not catch germs in this fashion? I mean, if I had to get an
injection to catch a cold, I’d never catch one.
Secondly, there are too
many variables in a syringe full of a sick animal’s blood to "prove"
that the germs in the blood are making the experimental animal sick. Béchamp made the obvious observation that Pasteur was poisoning the blood of the
was also a
contemporary of Pasteur’s. Bernard is considered the
Father of Experimental medicine today. He was a physiologist. However, his
greatest achievements are entirely overlooked today. Let me give you one example
of this man’s assertions.
Amidst a group of
physicians and scientists, Claude Bernard made the statement: "The terrain
is everything; the germ is nothing," and then drank down a glass of water
filled with cholera.
There are not many
scientists who are willing to risk their lives on a theory. This we know. Claude
Bernard has few equals in the history of medicine.
Germs Do Not Cause
The most telling
"concept" that has ever crossed my desk is the quotation Dr Young uses
right at the beginning of his book,
If I could live
my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their
natural habitat—diseased tissue—rather than being the cause of the
diseased tissue; e.g., mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not
cause the pool to become stagnant.
Rudolph Virchow (Father of Pathology)
Do you understand the
importance of this? When I read this quotation for the first time, it hit me
like a brick. I’ve always known the terrain was the key, but I had always
thought of the terrain as the immune system. I had had no idea that the proper terrain alone
was, by itself, enough for perfect health. Nor had it ever occurred to me that
the immune system was merely a backup system that took over when the terrain
So, Béchamp was, in
effect, telling Pasteur that his experiments proved nothing because it poisoned
the experimental animal’s terrain, hence allowing the germs to attack the
diseased tissues caused by the poisoning.
Germs cause disease in unhealthy terrains.
Before we go any further,
we need to know this…
Take a banana and place
it on a counter next to a piece of cheese. Place a glass over the cheese so it
doesn't dry out too quickly. Now watch them both over the over the next few days. What do you think will
happen? The banana starts to turn black and the cheese begins to mold. They go bad.
Now slice open the
cheese. Inside, no mold. Slice open the banana. It's rotten inside. Smell the
banana and you'll smell a hint of alcohol. It's fermenting.
Something that perhaps
only a few of you already knew is: The cheese molds from the outside in, but the
banana rots from the inside out.
The banana was alive. The
cheese is not alive.
Every living thing comes equipped with it’s own janitorial
service that goes to work when it dies. They are programmed to clean up the mess
our dead bodies leave behind.
This is a VERY important
concept for us to know and remember, always.
So what is healthy
terrain? Béchamp began to describe it nearly two hundred years ago, but Claude
Bernard finally put it this way. It consists of two internal factors:
2. Negative Electrical
Contributing to a healthy
terrain are two factors, according to Bernard:
One must have proper
nutrition and be free of toxins to maintain a healthy terrain. More recent
studies add one more factor contributing to a healthy terrain: Emotions/Mental
In one of our newsletters we
touched upon psychoneuroimmunology with a small test that you can take on your
own (Click Here to see it). The higher the score, the greater your chances of getting sick. Why? Well,
the higher the score, the greater your acidity/the less your alkalinity. There
is an emotional side to our terrain. You can do everything the books tell you to
keep your body alkaline, but if you have unchecked emotional issues, you will
still be acidic and your electrical charge will change. This is the body/mind connection, or as someone put it:
We live in a toxic
society. Our food, water, air is poisoned. Additionally, we are poisoning
ourselves with drugs, alcohol, smoke, and even the way we cook our foods
Nearly every drug your
doctor gives you causes your body to become acidic. Every can of pop, every cup
of coffee, every teaspoon of sugar, every piece of chicken, steak, or fish you
consume causes your body to become acidic.
Now please note: the pH of our blood fluctuates
from 7.35 to 7.45 only. Anything lower is acidosis and you'll need a
doctor, and anything higher is also unhealthy (deadly).
By maintaining alkalinity we mean not stressing
out the body so that it has to work hard to maintain these numbers
(above). Eating only acidic foods creates inflammation and the body
has to rebalance.
One more thing early scientists never considered
is the "biome" we all live within. There are 37.2 trillion cells in
our bodies (approximately). There are ten times that in bacteria,
fungus, viruses, yeast, and other microscopic creatures living in
and around our bodies at all times. In other words, 90% of our DNA
isn't really ours. [Those
Little Guys Are Everywhere]
None of them, not Bernard,
Pasteur, Virchow, or Béchamp knew about this biome and none of them
realized the concept of good bacteria (probiotics) living in our
guts. Yet, their dietary recommendations would have actually
promoted an environment that was conducive to raising hosts of good
Even today there are scientists who
are beginning to see disease as not so much an infection caused by
pathogens as it is an imbalance in our biome. (One could easily say
that our bad bacteria outnumber our good bacteria but this concept
is not that cut and dry. Our biome is a very complex community of
thousands of different families living together under one roof.)
The Clean-Up Crew
Béchamp theorized that
there was a particle of life in us, the smallest living thing on the planet,
called a microzyma. It is a plant. Scientists previous to Béchamp had seen these
little "molecular granulations" but had no idea what they were. Gaston
Naessens discovered somatids. Are they the same thing? Perhaps so. Many think
so. The newer powerful dark field microscopes allow doctors and scientists to
view living tissues.
The microzymas are part of
the clean-up crew that lives within all of us.
Now, one place where
modern medicine is completely off track is in our standard blood tests. They take blood, stain
it, freeze it, and examine it.
Blood is alive. It is not
a liquid, but a mobile tissue (Béchamp was the first to describe blood thus). The things in our blood are alive. And one thing
modern medicine does not accept is that something like a bacterium can change
into a yeast that can turn into a fungus that can turn into a mold. We’ve
talked about this elsewhere (and have been labeled "quacks"); it is called pleomorphism. Pleo
meaning many and morph meaning form or body.
Gaston Naessens has
thoroughly documented the life cycle of his somatids. As we've published in our
cancer section, Naessens discovered that
his somatids are nearly indestructible. They resisted blasts of radiation,
temperatures up to 392 degrees, and laughed at the strongest acids. Naessens
mapped the somatid's (or microzyma's) pleomorphic life cycle. Others, especially
Royal Rife, have
documented the pleomorphic changes in bacteria, viruses, yeasts, molds and
Dr Young, the author of
has watched these tiny creatures change from one to another under a dark field
microscope. He has even seen a red blood cell turn into a bacterium and then
back into a red blood cell. Yet it might take 100 more years for medical science recognize this
fact. You will see why shortly.
The True Definition of
When does disease begin?
In our culture, disease begins at the onset of symptoms. In Chinese medicine,
disease begins much earlier. However, with the theories of Béchamp followed by the
scientific and verifiable research of Professor Gunter Enderlein (who basically
proved/tested all the theories of Béchamp), we now have a new definition of disease.
Disease begins when our
alkaline tissues turn acidic causing inflammation, our negative energy charge turns positive,
and when our biome gets out of balance.
This is the beginning of
Perhaps we should be
quoting Dr Arthur C Guyton MD who wrote the Textbook of Medical Physiology (once
used in most medical schools):
The first steps in
maintaining health is to alkalize the body ( pH or acid/alkaline balance). This
is one of the most important aspects of homeostasis. Changes in pH alter
virtually all body functions.
The cells of a
healthy body are alkaline while the cells of a diseased body are below a pH
of 7.0. The more acidic the cell, the sicker we become. If the body cannot
alkalize the cells they will become acidic and thus, disease sets in. Our
bodies produce acid as a by product of normal metabolism. Since our bodies
do not manufacture alkalinity, we must supply the alkalinity from an outside
source to keep us from becoming acidic and dying.
An Important Note
The human body maintains its pH by homeostasis.
The livable span of blood pH is quite thin: 7.35 - 7.45. A body with a pH
of 7.0 will lead to a coma, and possibly, very possibly, death.
Additionally, different organs have different pHs. In the above
where a pH of 7.0 or below is described, you should know that the
body will borrow from the calcium stores (your bones) enough calcium
to act as a buffer and raise the pH.
The problem with an acidic terrain is that the
body must work hard to bring up your pH and is susceptible to
bacterial/viral infections during this time. Maintaining an alkaline
pH just gives your body a break so it can do what it does best
rather than constantly make up for your unhealthy lifestyle.
A Little Chemistry
Water is one oxygen
molecule connected to two hydrogen molecules. If you break the water molecule
apart, you have one hydrogen on one side and an oxygen and hydrogen on the
The singular hydrogen is
acidic with a positive charge. The hydroxyl (OH) is alkaline with a negative
charge. Together they are neutral.
A pH of 2 is extremely
acidic. A pH of 11 is very alkaline. It's just a number; don't let it confuse
you. I do like to refer to pH as Potential for Hydrogen. Dunno why, it's how I
learned it. But I have also learned that the more hydrogen in a solution the
more acidic that solution, and the more oxygen the more alkaline.
Alkalinity means oxygen.
We need oxygen to survive. We need oxygen to maintain an alkaline environment.
Life is oxygen. Oxygen is life.
In the past we have
mentioned that bacteria, yeast, cancer, and viruses (just to name a few) survive
without oxygen. They are said to have an anaerobic (without oxygen) existence.
They metabolize without oxygen, just like fermentation. Fermentation produces
alcohol (as one of its waste products) and many more wastes known as mycotoxins
(that further corrupt our environment).
Remember the smell of the
When we become acidic,
our systems attempt to bring us back into order and balance, or homeostasis. Our
immune system is, first, a clean-up crew, and second a juggling artist on a
tightrope focused only on balance.
Our immune system's first job is to clean up the dead cells we slough off. Billions are lost
daily. In just seven years, our entire body has been replaced with new cells.
This is the immune system's first and foremost job.
If we get out of balance,
then our juggling artist on a tightrope becomes a part of all systems trying to
bring up our pH ─ all the while trying to fend off bacteria and viruses. This is
our immune system's secondary job. However, if we are really, really sick and begin to get
attacked by outside invaders, then this overworked immune system will most
likely fail while still going into overdrive. This is our immune system’s backup job. As Dr Young points
out, when this happens, we’re riding on one of those tiny spare tires found in
begins when our bodies accumulate acidic waste and our charge turns positive.
Now, it is important to
note that acid means lack of oxygen and that bacteria and germs and fungus all
survive without oxygen. Because I’m about to tell you something that will
knock your sox off.
Remember that clean-up
crew we're all born with inside? The clean-up crew that ate the banana from the
When we have accumulated too much
acidic waste (lessoning our oxygen and reversing our negative charge), the clean-up crew goes to work,
BECAUSE IT THINKS WE ARE DEAD.
This is where the first
symptoms of illness show up, but you have to be looking for them. The Chinese
use smell and taste, and the shapes of fingernails, and all sorts of things to
discover what’s going on here. Westerners need live blood analysis.
Candida is part of the cleanup crew. As this yeast turns
into a fungus, it spreads its thin mycelia throughout our bodies attacking other
organs. The clean-up crew produces wastes called mycotoxins. One of the wastes
is uric acid, another is alcohol, and yet another is aflatoxin, one of the most
potent carcinogens known.
Our liver starts
producing more cholesterol to help clean up these mycotoxins. Take Lipitor™
and all you’ll do is allow the mycotoxins to create more and more damage to
organs and blood vessels.
Now you know why modern
medicine has ignored years of research and scientific findings.
Drugs cannot heal
a sick terrain.
Only nutrition and
detoxication programs can heal our terrain.
Do we need modern
medicine? You bet we do! Our bodies are so far out of alignment that all too
often we need something to save our lives.
The problem is, after
having our life saved, we continue on our way as if we are totally healed when
all we’ve been given is a short (very short) reprieve. The body is still
acidic. We are still sick.
Remember Rudolf Virchow’s
quotation? Once our system is acidic, and once the clean-up crew kicks in,
we start to get diseased tissues. Once we have diseased tissues, outside germs
can find a favorable environment in which to grow. They produce the secondary illnesses
we, in this modern culture, call illness or disease. As amazing as it can seem,
germs are attracted to the diseased tissues, they are not the primary cause of
But what about cancer?
How does cancer fit into this picture?
First off, Dr Young
points to a study from the University of Minnesota Medical School that every
cancer patient ever tested has been found to have candida in their blood stream.
They also noted, almost as an aside, that candida wasn’t responsive to drug therapy.
I can assure you that long
before a person has cancer, that person has a systemic yeast problem. It just
hasn’t surfaced. The mycotoxins released by a yeast/fungal infection cause the
body to become even more acidic (with even less oxygen).
Otto Warburg won the
Nobel Prize for describing how cancer metabolizes. He said that cells once
thriving on oxygen suddenly become anaerobic.
If you were a cell, and
you were deprived of oxygen (by an acidic environment) how would you survive?
Wouldn’t you try to change your method of metabolism to one that did not
Cancer could very well be
our bodies trying to survive the conditions we’ve allowed them to deteriorate to.
Perhaps a better way of putting this is: Cancer is the result of your cells
trying to survive a condition that you won't.
Symptoms of Acidosis
Since the first step in
the disease process occurs when our alkaline terrain turns acidic, it follows
that acidosis is the number one disease in human beings. If so, then why don't
our medical community test for it?
Again, why test for
something that pharmaceuticals or surgery cannot repair?
There are three stages of
The symptoms of the first
stage of acidosis are so common that most people simply take a pain
killer or some over the counter medication to mask the symptoms: headaches, food
allergies, bloating, acne, panic attacks, lack of energy, lack of sex drive,
cold hands and feet, agitation, hard to sleep, hard to get up, sinus headaches,
and an increased susceptibility to colds and flu and whatever's going around.
The symptoms in phase two
might bring you to a doctor, but still, some just self-medicate: cold sores,
hives, depression, migraines, asthma, urinary tract infections, fungal
infections, yeast infections, swelling, colitis, tingling, excessive falling hair,
osteoarthritis, and atherosclerosis.
If you have toenail
fungus, then take note that this fungal infection goes much further than just
under your toenails. It is all over your body. And no drug (diflucan) will end
it, though it might clear up symptoms for a while.
The final stages of
acidosis are chronic, debilitating diseases: Crohn's disease, multiple
sclerosis, leukemia, all cancers, Hodgkin's disease, schizophrenia, lupus,
rheumatoid arthritis, and tuberculosis just to name a few.
Heart Disease and
From a lecture by
Scientist/Nutritionist Dr Fred Kaufman we get the following quotation:
"Why is it just the arteries around the heart that get clogged and not the
other veins and capillaries? Because wherever there is a muscle producing energy
there’s always a by-product of lactic acid or waste....as you know any kind of
acid can burn.....this lactic acid burns holes in the arteries and the liver
uses cholesterol to patch those holes. Because heart is a muscle that
continually produces lactic Acid. The more acidic your blood is the more clogged
your arteries are."
This is why our omega-3
Essential Fatty Acids are so important to heart health. They cut the production
of lactic acid. As
discovered, these oils are highly charged (negatively) and if bio-available,
they keep our bodies negatively charged and alkaline. (See the article
Budwig Revisited, at
the bottom, for information on our favorite product, Omegasentials.)
Keep in mind that our blood is
"highly" regulated and maintained to keep a consistent pH within
those limits (7.35 - 7.45). The problem of lactic acid is eventually
cleared up, the problem is, it does a lot of damage before it is
cleared up. This is where we benefit from drinking alkaline water.
It helps the blood return even faster to a normal pH before doing
all that damage.
Drinking alkaline water will not raise your pH all
that much. The benefits are mainly in helping your body maintain
homeostasis and not have to borrow from your calcium stores.
There are two products I use that do that. One is
AquaLyte sachets in water. You can get them here:
Another is an Electrolysed Water Machine, and I personally like my
Balwell, which is powerful and relatively inexpensive. Go here to
check them out:
There you have it. Our
medical and scientific communities have sold out to the profiteers and have
erased one huge chunk of science (scientific fact) from our history. You stay
sick; they stay rich. And sadly, they’re in this too. They too are sick for
having overlooked this bit of information. Is there anyone who doesn't now
understand why we, Americans, pay more for medical care than any other people on
the planet yet our health care system is ranked 24th (figures as of 2005)?
I highly recommend Dr
Young’s book. It is an eye opener. He also has a wonderful web site (http://www.beaphmiracle.com/index.html).
There are things
that I found in Dr Young’s book that I disagree with. Mainly a few of his nutritional
beliefs. They seemed a little off the mark, at least from our nutritional
research. I was also reading another book at the same time called
Alkalize or Die
by Dr Theodore A Baroody. The nutritional advice in this other book seems to be
more realistic. But then again, even some of the things he says in
heart disease don't jive with our findings on heart disease. This is to be
expected. What we know today in the sciences is still very little compared to
what we will know ten, twenty, thirty years from now. Learning is an endless, but joyful
So now, let us focus on
returning our bodies to their alkaline and negatively charged state.
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