The Germ Theory of Disease is the idea that certain illnesses are caused by microorganisms, known as pathogens, which are too small to see without magnification. These organisms can infect humans, animals, and other living hosts, and their proliferation within these hosts can lead to disease.

At least, that’s what we’re told by the establishment.

Bacteria and viruses are not the cause of disease, but rather the consequence of disease. They are the result of a local nutritive condition which enables them to invade the tissue.

Antoine Béchamp


Germ theory was first suggested by the Italian physician Girolamo Fracastoro in the 16th century, but it didn’t gain widespread acceptance until the 19th century.

In the 1850s, the Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis demonstrated that handwashing could prevent the spread of Puerperal Fever, a deadly infection that often killed women after childbirth.

Robert Koch (circa 19th century)

Later, in the 1870s, the German scientist Robert Koch developed four criteria, known as Koch’s postulates, to establish whether a specific microorganism is the cause of a specific disease.

Germs cannot be the cause of disease, because disease germs are also found in healthy bodies.

H Tissot

Koch’s postulates

The postulates (criteria for finding a pathogen) are:

  1. The microbe must be found in all individuals with the disease, but not in healthy individuals.
  2. The microbe must be isolated from a diseased individual and grown in pure culture.
  3. When the microbe from the pure culture is inoculated into a healthy individual, the individual must develop the disease.
  4. The microbe must be re-isolated from the inoculated individual and shown to be the same microbe that was originally isolated.

Which is where things get fuzzy.

What often happens is that scientists show us a blurry photo with a Photoshopped arrow pointing at what they claim is the culprit.

How do they know what it is that the arrow is pointing at? They can only make the claim if Koch’s criteria have been met.

What exactly are we looking at here?

No virus, for example, has met the four postulates. 

And, as it turns out, neither has any bacterium.

As Steve Falconer – who produced a brilliant documentary on germ theory – points out in his conversation with me, nobody is researching anything other than germs because that’s where the pharmaceutical money is.

After all, vaccines and antibiotics are upstream from the medical industry.

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.

Rudolf Virchow

If no germ has been shown to cause illness, then what causes illness?

Could it be factors such as environment, toxicities, diet, stress, sleep, injury and so on?

Here’s my conversation with Steve.

Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn’t organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.

Ivan Illich

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