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The role of micro organisms in health from a traditional osteopathic perspective

PART ONE THE UNDERPINNING PHILOSOPHY

Howard Beardmore, March 2007

The role of microorganisms in health and disease is not one of attack and defence but a symbiosis whose end is to clean the body of embedded waste, render it harmless and prepare it for excretion via the mucous membranes.

90% of the cells in our bodies are microbes and we tend to think of the human genome as defining who we are but actually that a very small part of our genetics.

John Dupre professor of Philosophy of science and director of Eginis, the ESRC Centre for Genomics in society, at Exeter University speaking on radio 4 Thursday 8th March 2007 'In our time.

So the knowledge that the Genome may give us will only tell us about the other 10%. Microbiology claims to be a complete science that drives modern medicine to develop therapies based on its observations but this is far from the truth.

All our knowledge of microbiology is based on the 1% of culturable microbes - 99% which are out there and doing something we know nothing about, it really is the hidden universe.

Anne Glover Chief Scientific advisor for Scotland and Professor of molecular and cell biology at Aberdeen University. Speaking on radio 4 Thursday 8th March 2007 'In our time.

It seems incredible that the whole of microbiological science is based on only 11% of observable facts, that is 10% is given to us by the genome, and 1% from the study of micro organisms that can be grown as pure cultures. If this was used as a statistical basis for accepting facts generated by this paradigm then it represents half of what you would expect from a placebo effect, generally accepted to be about 20%.

This article reviews the underpinning philosophies and observations that support the concept, that, properly managed the presence of catabolising bacteria and viruses infer benefit to health and the suppression of their action by antibiotics and anti virals at best temporarily palliates and worst predisposes to chronic illness and ultimately destruction of health.

The stimulus of toxaemia and the production of waste is a normal part of life. The process of assimilation that turns unorganised protoplasm into vitalised organised living matter has by-products that are normally excreted.

If, through some disturbance in the flow of the fluids that bathe the living tissue, there is an accumulation of waste the environment of the tissue changes. This is because reabsorption, promoted by cortisol; during prolonged stress events causes the waste to organise within the tissue.

The accumulation of body waste, which is predominantly acidic, stimulates the sympathetic adaptive response thus raising the sympathetic tone via adrenal cortical secretions. Raised adrenal tone depresses excretion of waste further by depressing kidney output, bowel function, liver perfusion and at a cellular level. This accumulating cycle of toxicity/cortisol/toxicity may be the mechanism behind 'addictive' behaviour because every time you break the cycle a 'cleaning crisis' also knows as 'cold turkey' or withdrawal will produce the cleaning symptoms of sweating, fever, diarrhoea, skin eruptions etc.

When toxaemia is prolonged, a loss of body bases (alkaline blood reserve) occurs which results in a shifting of the acid alkalis balance of the tissues toward the acid side.
The entire nervous system is influenced by toxaemia, but that particular group of nerves which shows the greatest degree of peripheral stimulation, as indicated by disturbed organic function, belongs to the sympathetic system.
This manifests itself in a particularly striking manner as a depressed function of all organs belonging to or derived from the gastrointestinal tract, except the sphincters; a rapidity of heart action; and a vaso constriction in the cutaneous blood vessels.

Pottenger - symptoms of visceral disease

The secretion of the body's steroidal cortical hormone cortisol further 'locks in' the waste to keep it temporarily from irritating cellular activity by thickening the lysosomal (cellular dustbin) wall thus suspending temporarily the excretion at the cellular level.

Many orthodox 'flu' remedies contain adrenal mimickers that take advantage of the suppression generated to excretory function and therefore moderate the cleaning symptoms of mucous discharge. This may be one reason why these 'medicines' are getting stronger and stronger?

Embedded waste requires a greater catabolic action than the usual modes of elimination to facilitate excretion and this observation was a major theme of the work of Antoine Bechamp.

This may explain why patients who are under chronic long term stress fall apart when the body relaxes on holiday as the huge release of waste that has been stored promotes a grand cleaning crisis.

These micro organisms (germs) feed upon the poisonous material which they find in the sick organism and prepare it for excretion. These tiny organisms are derived from still tinier organisms called microzyma. These microzyma are present in the tissues and blood of all living organisms where they remain normally quiescent and harmless. When the welfare of the human body is threatened by the presence of potentially harmful material, a transmutation takes place. The microzyma changes into a bacterium or virus which immediately goes to work to rid the body of this harmful material. When the bacteria or viruses have completed their task of consuming the harmful material they automatically revert to the microzyma stage".

Bechamp

This is why the main thrust of traditional osteopathic treatment is to inhibit the sympathetic nervous system. This in turn, treats the toxic state by stirring up embedded waste, improves the flow of fluids by relaxing contracted tissue and brings the body to its most neutral position at rest. Commonly this will provoke an increase in elimination that will either:

  1. be coped with by the usual channels of excretion
  2. Stimulate a greater reaction involving the production of specific organisms, derived from microzymal activity in the toxic tissue, specific to the job of catabolising and rendering harmless embedded and capsulated toxins. They are then excreted via mucous membranes in hypersecretion.

The 'germ causative' theory of disease has never been officially subjected to a comparative randomised controlled trial. That is you give a standard amount of a particular germ to 100 people and see how many people do or do not succumb. This has however been done by many practitioners including doctors who were not convinced by the work of Pasteur.

The following texts are extracted from booklets prepared at a time when the government was threatening to legislate on mass immunisation and make interesting reading as the vast majority of evidence against germ theory is actually made by doctors, health officials and what would be deemed orthodox sources.

Typhoid inoculation and the germ theory

Sourced from inoculation against typhoid fever a criticism of its value and scientific basis by M Beddow Bayly, MRCS LRCP 1941

Unless it can be shown that there is valid evidence that these bacilli (typhoid) fulfil the postulates of Koch, recognised as necessary in order to establish the specific causality of a micro-organism, the whole scientific rationale of the practice of inoculation must fall to the ground.
True, if it could be proved to be successful in preventing the disease, the practice might be defended on a purely empirical basis, even in the absence of this evidence, but this could scarcely be termed scientific. However, as is shown elsewhere in this booklet, such a defence has no more basis in fact than has the theory that typhoid fever is caused by the bacillus of Eberth.

Koch's postulates

In order to fulfil the first of Koch's postulates the bacillus should be present in all cases of the disease; whereas in fact it is absent in quite a large proportion. Dr William Hamer, later Minister of Health for the county of London, declared in 1909 that the careful investigations of Dr Houston, water examiner to the Metropolitan Water Board, had disclosed that the germ is "very rarely found where it would be expected," and is "especially encountered in unexpected places." Indeed he came to the conclusion "that it is typhoid fever which leads to the development of the bacillus" and not vice versa, and "that the bacillus should be looked upon as an effect rather than a cause." Annual report for 1915
This view of the problem has received striking confirmations through the investigations of J E R McDonagh, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, (FRCS) into the nature of the disease. Extending over a period of at least thirty Years, his observations of the bacteriological cultures obtained from the intestinal contents of numerous cases of enteric fever established that fact the bacillus typhosus is present in comparatively few instances and that when it does occur it represents a mutation of the form of the Bacillus coli communis (normal gut flora).
This mutation, he maintains, is brought about by alterations in the contents of the bowel of a putrefactive nature caused by a disregard of what he calls the fundamental ways of living.

Sourced from inoculation against typhoid fever a criticism of its value and scientific basis by M Beddow Bayly, MRCS LRCP 1941 pg 10

So we can see here that there has been a continuum of agreement from Bechamp onwards, via respected scientist and officials; that the observations of the transmutation of bacteria was factually acknowledged as a phenomenon and openly debated.

S. Guerney-Dixon has pointed out that Adami (quoted by Arlions in 1891) put forward the suggestion that B Coli might give rise in the presence of fermenting faecal matter to B Typhosus, a theory which has been recently revived by Tarchette (1904) and others (quoted by Hamer, 1909.

The transmutation of bacteria S Guernaey-Dixon, MA MD MRCS, LRCP (Cambridge university press, 1919, pg 108

Moreover, Guerney-Dixon has shown that virulent typhoid bacilli from the urine of a carrier entirely lose their virulent properties when grown in subculture on ordinary media such as agar for a few days, but maintain them from over a year in urine. In fact, as HP Newsholme has pointed out, the bacillus typhosus does not develop toxins in the presence of carbohydrates; thus proving that the toxicity of bacteria is dependent upon their environment. .
Moreover, John Harley Fellow of the Royal college of Physicians, consulting physician to the London fever hospital and St Thomas's wrote in 1915: "I deny that this disease is contagious. It cannot be inoculated. It is merely the outcome of insanitary conditions."

Sourced from inoculation against typhoid fever a criticism of its value and scientific basis by M Beddow Bayly, MRCS LRCP 1941 pg 11, 12

The harmlessness of cultures of typhoid bacilli when taken by mouth was demonstrated by Dr Fraser of Toronto in 1916. By experiments upon himself and five other volunteers he tested the toxicity of various supposedly pathogenic bacteria and descried the results in the Canada Lancet. To quote: "The second series of tests was to decide whether the Eberth bacillus would cause typhoid, but each test was negative: even when millions were swallowed." He explained that "the germs were swallowed in each case, and were given in milk, water, bread, cheese, meat, head cheese, fish and apple - also tested on the tongue."

Canada Lancet Vol XLIX, No 10 June 1916, pg 447.

Many organisms which are considered to be causal are frequently to be found in healthy persons. The organisms of enteric fever, (typhoid) of cholera, and of diphtheria may be cited as examples of this.

The Lancet, March 20th 1909 pg 848.

He (Bechamp) proved that these mycrozyma are the primal units of life which, under congenial conditions develop into the normal cells of living bodies, but under abnormal conditions, as in dead bodies, or in accumulations of morbid materials in living bodies, may develop into bacteria and parasites, whose natural function it is to consume and decompose putrefying materials into their component elements. I have expressed this truth in the words. "Every disease germ lives on its own particular kind of disease matter, and if it does not find this it has to leave for pastures new" (or it is eaten up by its own mycrozyma)

Sourced from the practice of nature cure by Henry Lindlahr page 3.

Too much stress is being laid on the microbe as a disease producer. Microbes are always found where there is disease, but may be the result and not the cause.

Virchow quote from the thirteenth triennial session of the International Medical Congress in Paris, sourced from the principles of osteopathy by Littlejohn and Meyran

A recent radio 4 programme discussing the history of microbiology confirms the impossibility of proving Koch's idea that specific germs cause specific diseases which makes it even more amazing that orthodox medicine is using an unproven, out of date philosophy to justify the killing of micro organisms as rational or in any way scientific.

In order to try to demonstrate this causal relationship (between micro organisms and specific diseases) you need to be able to reproduce the disease in an animal by inoculating or injecting the animal but this proves not to be possible really.

He goes on to say:

Disease causing germs were found to be widely distributed in the healthy part of the population.
There were lots of people who had the particular disease - a clinician could say that this person has the disease, but they couldn't find the germs in them.
The first of these things was dramatically demonstrated by a Public Health expert in the period who in a sort of public experiment swallowed a pure culture of these deadly cholera germs and survived pretty well.

Andrew Mendelsohn senior lecturer in the history of science and medicine at Imperial College, University of London speaking on radio 4 Thursday 8th March 2007 'In our time.

Another 'modern myth' is the anti body theory of disease resistance. Even the Medicine Research Council could find no correlation between immunity and anti body levels in patients with disease when they studied diphtheria in 1950.

Furthermore, we have heard for years past of attempts made to relate the amount of antibody in patients to their degree of immunity to infection. The results have often been so farcically chaotic, so entirely unlike what was expected, that the scandal has had to be hushed up - or put into a report which is much the same thing. (Vide MRC report 272, May 1950, A study of Diphtheria in Two Areas of Great Britain, now out of print.

The blood poisoners by Lionel Dole 1965 Gateway

This quote Refers to the Medicines Research Council report 272 which was unable to find any correlation between anti body levels and immunity to Diphtheria. That is, people with highest levels had the most evidence of infection and those with non could not be infected. Apparently if you are HIV positive it is bad news!

Although Louis Pasteur spent most of his career championing 'germ theory' he is acknowledged on his deathbed to have admitted that another scientist, Antoine Bechamp; was right 'The germ is nothing it is the soil'.

Indeed Bechamp observed from endless experiments that in fact the appearance of organisms was dependant upon the medium and not the other way round. In the same way that flies do not cause rotting meat to appear germs do not cause diseases.

In traditional osteopathic practice we see patients who have apparently repeated infections in the same location that do not resolve by repeated doses of antibiotics.

Although the antibiotic may 'kill' the bacteria it does nothing to remove the toxaemia involved in their production and so the 'infection' returns when the antibiotic is excreted. Indeed one may ask the question 'if the antibiotic is helpful why is it excreted by the body and thus requires continual doses? Why does the body actively remove it?

Gastric ulceration

I have seen many patients with gastric ulcers who have had the diagnosis that H pylori is the culprit. After many doses of antibiotics they still have the condition. Usually you find that either the diet or spinal lesioning between the 5th and 9th Dorsal vertebrae are the maintaining factors. Irritation in the spine at this level affects vasomotion to the mucous membranes. (70% of the blood to the gastro-intestinal tract produces mucous).

From an osteopathic perspective it is disturbance in the blood flow to the digestive system that causes modification in the gut wall and predisposes to the predominance of H Pylori and from Bechamps' enlightenment may explain that the erosions in gut ulceration are the body's' response for the need to 'clean' the toxic diseased tissue and remove it. I would argue the same for 'autoimmune' diseases; the body is not attacking 'healthy' tissue but trying to remove toxicity.

What is an anti biotic or anti fungal made from?

Antibiotics are made from fungal toxins and antifungals are made from bacterial toxins. These approaches seek to modify the local area in bacterial and fungal infections, at a cellular level and according to Bechamp will only make the infection mutate to become even stronger. It is only important to the allopathic approach what the 'bug' is because they need to know the specific to kill it.

From a traditional osteopathic perspective it is enough to correlate the maintaining factors that are leading to the obstruction of natural processes. Restoration of the trophicity of living tissue by addressing circulatory obstructions and deficiency in diet will bring about the conditions necessary for a return to health. This is reflected in the first osteopathic principle of 'natural immunity' first introduced by A T Still.

Are herbs or 'natural remedies' different to orthodox medicines?

If used to treat 'infection' locally and by attempting to kill the organism then no. The use of herbs or plant extracts to treat infection, (although the non-standardisation of the preparation may provide palliation for longer because each herbal remedy is slightly different), still only delays the inevitable; the germ becomes stronger. Also excretion of toxic tissue is abated creating the environment for chronic disease.

The difference between herbs and chemically manufactured drugs is that instead of the organisms being modified by a subtlety variant application (with herbs) a completely new compound (with chemically manufactured drugs) is required at each stage. This (non herbal drug) invariably becomes more and more toxic to suppress the transmutation of mycrozmal activity which in turn makes the emerging organism more virulent. This may be one argument against the 'safety' of the standardisation of orthodox medication, in that it promotes faster mutation and therefore faster resistance.

It cannot be too illogical to assume that the emergence of 'flesh eating killer bugs' is the natural extension of this process and that if the whole body has become saturated with waste after years of suppression then the consequent catabolic result is not that mysterious.

Multi resistant strains of bacteria are now commonplace; this outcome, to some, is no surprise.

If man goes down the therapeutic route of killing the germ it does not bode well for mankind.

Antoine bechamp sourced from the oeuvre de Bechamp by Joyceln Proby

I would argue that it does not matter what preparation you use whether man made or 'natural' if you treat the 'infection' locally you are doing the same thing that is palliating. This is one of the confusing states that the current trend for all things natural is not obviously aware of and as a consequence we have practitioners 'borrowing' techniques from different disciplines under the name of integration but are not actually going to achieve the result they hoped for.

THE APPROACH TO TREATMENT

The traditional osteopathic approach to the treatment of 'infections' whether bacterial, fungal or viral is to locate the stagnation in circulation, observe lesion patterns that may be disturbing general elimination and remove the obstructions. This of course includes advice on diet, mental stress and any other maintaining factor that is raising the sympathetic tone and thus preventing the body from cleaning itself.

The mechanics of the body correlate with the physiology and when we see postural disturbances that lead to adaptations in the mechanics the physiology moves with it. Also we may find lesioning that affects the peristalsis of the large intestine and liver. The diet may be poor further desisting the body the nutrients to repair itself.

For example in patients who have leg ulcers we often find lumbar and pelvic lesioning that correlates with parts the spine that control the vasomotors to the leg. Because wastes are not being removed internally they are secreted through the skin, via the ulcerative portal. This is compensatory elimination, not a disease.

Examples of ulcers treated without topical applications of any kind. It is enough to re-establish lymphatic drainage and bowel function by addressing obstructive lesioning and diet.

If this compensatory route of elimination is not allowed to take place because the organisms involved are killed with applications, then the reabsorption of waste at best can lead to scarring and at worst over time necessitates amputation. It does not matter what agents are used whether they are 'natural or man made', treating the organism topically or locally, will not resolve the case and at best only palliate for a while. It is the reapsorption that then provides the 'soil' for transmutation at a later stage to more virulent organisms and thus it is the topical approach that leads to treatment resistance. As each acute stage is suppressed the next requires a bigger reaction to clean the tissue. If you remove the obstructions to the flow of waste internally however the ulcers are no longer required to do work and they heal up.

The correction of the spinal lesions cannot be done 'segmentally' or in isolation either, that is, as isolated manipulations because the context of the total mechanics has to be considered both for stability and integration. In the same way you would not replace an isolated block in an arch, you have to 'rebuild' the arch. A description of arch mechanics is not appropriate here and will be enlightened on in another article. An unfortunate consequence of listing techniques for correction, alongside specific conditions; tends to make those wishing for a prescriptive solution for every condition think that all they have to learn is 'push button' lists.

There is no place for prescriptive treatment protocols in a therapy that claims to be holistic and symbiotic in its approach. The only outcome for specific treatment is at best palliation, as the operator tries to 'fit' all patients into one diagnosis; and at worst degeneration of the condition to chronic by the use of force.

We must always remember that it is the patient that is sick or diseased, not his stomach or his heart, but himself. The localised forms, as in the stomach, are expressions of some change in the condition of the patient.

Littlejohn and Meyran page 227

Germs consume organic wastes undergoing decay, thereby aiding in the important task of keeping the system clean - It is the build up of toxic wastes or a polluted body that creates infection and disease within the body.

Ian Sinclair Health the only immunity pg 13.

FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE PROTECTIVE ROLE OF MICRO-ORGANISMS IN COMMON CHILDHOOD CLEANING CRISISES

Mumps

Girls who contract mumps naturally during childhood are less likely to develop ovarian cancer in later life:

West, R. "Epidemiologic study of malignancies of the ovaries." Cancer 1966; 19:1001-1007.

Wynder, E., et al. "Epidemiology of cancer of the ovary." Cancer 1969; 23:352.

Newhouse, M., et al. "A case control study of carcinoma of the ovary." Brit J Prev Soc Med 1977; 31:148-53.

McGowan, L., et al. "The woman at risk from developing ovarian cancer." Gynecol Oncol 1979; 7:325-344.

This observation can be gathered from study of the above papers, there is not space to review them here but when the traditional osteopathic view of cancer is discussed in another article they will be. Also there is Australian research that shows contracting mumps whilst the patient has ovarian cancer can lead to complete remission of the disease!

Measles

The usefulness of measles was utilised in a Clinic in Bern Switzerland, up to 1967, that specialised in the treatment of nephritis (kidney disease). Measles was induced in patients and when the rash appeared at the end of the episode the kidney disease was no longer present.

Childhood infectious diseases are just enhanced cleaning events that in the vast majority of cases do no harm to a patient with a competent immune system. There has only been one recorded death from measles in England in 15 years in an unvaccinated child in 2006. Any death is a tradgidy but when you also know that the child in question was taking immuno suppressants this puts the issue into perspective.

I have witnessed many times major development in children who have benefited from measles infection, both mentally and physically. The accompanying fevers are only complicated when there is interference from suppressive treatment. Modern research showing the relationship between atopic diseases like asthma, eczema and food allergies makes compelling reading.

When you think that now there is a new legal precedent called the ASHFAR RULING meaning every known significant risk must be notified before any treatment intervention and no one at present offering 'vaccination' is telling the parents that there is a known significant risk of atopy from the procedure you wonder what the priority is when this is actually negligence to inform.

The judicious administration of anti temperature medication removes the controlling aspect of its influence and without its regulation makes it more likely those complications of viral and bacterial overrun will dominate.

Commonly the crisis starts in the afternoon with the temperature rising and falling over the period between 40 and 37. Usually this falls around midnight and sleep follows. The next day the child seems a lot better until again in the afternoon the cycle starts again. By now the parents are confident that the child can cope and sleep comes around midnight or early hours.

This may continue for 3 to 5 days until the appearance of the rash on the face brings the condition to maturity. The rash moves down the body to the periphery and is gone in a few days accompanied by a much-improved health.

Interestingly the breath suddenly becomes fetid towards the end of the cleaning process and this is more evidence of waste being thrown into the lumen of the lung to be coughed out.

Chicken Pox

The following case shows the improvement in eczema after contracting chickenpox.


Eczema before chickenpox

Beginning of improvement as spots mature

After crisis improvement

Impetigo left (patients) mouth and swollen tonsils

Another patient same beginning

Impetigo from an orthodox perspective is caused by Staphylococcal aurous infection. If this were true then we would all have it, as this organism can be isolated from a simple skin scrape in everyone. In the case above look at the tonsils, they are swollen more evidence that the condition is not local but constitutional. So often you find that this 'highly contagious' condition is present with only one member of the family.

I find it interesting that on the face it almost always starts on the left side of the mouth. If you look at the article on reflex skin conditions you will see that this is a parasympathetic reflex associated with poor liver/bowel function. This is signified by light coloured stools, (poor bile secretion), gaseous digestion and general malaise. The bloating of the stomach is also generally obvious.

When the weather becomes colder as we move out of summer the skin contracts and is unable to excrete as much. This throws the strain back onto the internal organs, especially the liver that is required to work harder. The usual cycle of seasonal constitutional cleaning starts with the lungs before xmas and the bowels after.

During these periods of 'adjustment' the process can be flagged up by way of conditions like this. We can then direct treatment to improve elimination, via the general circulation; and the condition quickly resolves. The use of specific 'liver tonics' is contraindicated, as is direct liver treatment. There are no prescriptive, specific protocols each case requires its own detective work. Specific treatment forces the organ to work and is only palliative. It is better to address obstructions to the circulation that is being maintained by lesions thus allowing the organ to work.

It is worth noting that suppression of the eliminative portal, (the area affected, which is the mouth in the above cases) usually moves the condition to other branches of the trigeminal, namely the cheek and round the eye.

This fascinating article (Guardian 2004) makes some interesting reading. Well documented is the fact that survival rates at Waterloo from sepsis, gangrene and tetanus was higher than in modern warfare despite having no anti-biotics.

London even goes on to say that:

'Yet with all our technical advances in medicine, mortality rates from conditions such as sepsis (bacterial infection in the blood stream) haven't improved dramatically'
'Modern treatments trigger changes in the patient's inflammatory and immune responses or influence circulatory, hormonal, bioenergetic and metabolic systems in ways we don't appreciate. Even lowering the temperatures of a feverish patient may be counter productive'.

Prof Mervyn Singer and intensive care specialist at University College London.

THE CONTROLLING ROLE OF TEMPERATURE IN THE CLEANING CRISIS

As the transmutation of mycrozymes into specific organisms for cleaning the diseased tissue occurs the increase in metabolic activity increases the temperature and the temperature is the mechanism that keeps the reaction working within safety limits. So often cases that get into difficulty have been administered anti pyretic agents that suppress the temperature and it is this Palliation that allows the development of overwhelming levels of catabolic organisms to put the patient in danger. From experience I have found that Patients that have a history of vaccination have a tendency to perverted fever control and this can make management of the case complex.

Bilious fever, yellow fever, chills and fever, and every name and grade of fevers are effects of interrupted or perverted physiological functioning.

AT Still the philosophy and principles of osteopathy chapter X Fevers.

An aborted cleaning event, especially with suppressed fevers this often leads to sequelae and there is modern research that demonstrates the protective role of fever, and the consequence of suppression leading to increases in atopic illnesses like eczema, asthma and food allergies

Diseases are crisis of purification, of toxic elimination.

Hippocrates the father of medicine.

Generally there are a group of micro organisms and organisms that can cause disease and the vast majority cannot and do not cause disease under any circumstances, in fact they are positively beneficial to us. There is a very small group of organisms which can opportunistically cause disease so that from our point of view a healhy individual would not suffer from disease when infected by some of these organisms but if you were immuno compromised or unhealthy in some way then you might be succeptable. But generally a tiny tiny fraction of microbes would cause disease.

Anne Glover Chief Scientific advisor for Scotland and Professor of molecular and cell biology at Aberdeen University. speaking on radio 4 Thursday 8th March 2007 'In our time.

It is totally curious that a modern scientist is not concerned with in what way someone may be 'unhealthy' in some way. The orthodox view that germs appear by magic or can be 'caught' from another person does not seem to have any basis in science. It seems incredulous that modern medicine is so heavily biased towards the use of microbiology when the evidence for its promotion is so poor.

There seems to be more evidence for the ideas of Bechamp than Pasteur and the increasing drug resistiance of micro organisms must be some kind of proving of this. We certainly do not have less 'infection' from the germ killing spree of the last 200 years.

Perhaps the medieval fear of germs has prevented most modern practictioners from seeing the benefit of a cleaning crisis factiltated by the catalytic involvement of transmutated micro organisms in patients with chronic and degenerative conditions.

CONCLUSION

The traditional osteopathic perspective does not support the allopathic view that micro organisms are causative in disease but they are part of a vigorous, adaptive cleaning process that ultimately leads to a restoration of health.

Treatments designed to modify micro organisms, or kill them directly; infer no benefit to the body and may indeed start a pathway to degeneration by denying the body the opportunity to clean and repair itself. Evidence of the transmutation of ordinary body cells into specific micro organisms and viruses in the presence of waste laden tissue is a normal extension of the body's natural immunity. It is a self limiting process dependant on the completion of the task to remove waste that sees the transmutation back to ordinary body cells at it's conclusion.

Revalidation of Bechamp's microzyma experiments is the most important piece of research waiting to be done, as once achieved the traditional osteopathic understanding of the role of micro organisms in maintaining health will be re-established.

In part two we will look at some further evidence with case histories of the success of the traditional osteopathic treatment, and the role of micro organisms as a catalyst in the restoration of health through the ‘cleaning crisis’.

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