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PASTEURIAN GERM THEORY vs BECHAMP CELLULAR THEORY

by Walene James

GERM THEORY (PASTEUR)

CELLULAR THEORY (BECHAMP).

1. Disease arises from micro-organisms outside the body. Disease arises from micro-organisms within the cells of the body.
2. Micro-organisms are generally to be guarded against. These intracellular micro-organisms normally function to build and assist in the metabolic processes of the body.
3. The function of micro-organisms is constant. The function of these organisms changes to assist in the catabolic (disintegration) processes of the host organism when that organism dies or is injured, which may be chemical as well as mechanical.
4. The shapes and colours of micro-organisms are constant Micro-organisms change their shapes and colours to reflect the medium
5. Every disease is associated with a particular micro-organism Every disease is associated with a particular condition.
6. Micro-organisms are primary causal agents. Micro-organisms become "pathogenic" as the health of the host organism deteriorates. Hence, the condition of the host organism is the primary causal agent.
7. Disease can "strike" anybody. Disease is built by unhealthy conditions.
8. To prevent disease we have to "build defences". To prevent disease we have to create health.