Hippocrates v Hypocrite  



"Plants extract from the air that surrounds them, from water and in general from the mineral kingdom, all the substances necessary to their organization. Animals feed either on plants or on other animals which themselves have fed on plants, so that the substances of which they are constituted originate. In final analysis, from air or from the mineral kingdom. Finally fermentation, putrefaction and combustion endlessly return to the atmosphere and to the mineral kingdom the principles which plants and animals had borrowed from them. What is the mechanism through which Nature brings about this marvellous circulation of matter between the three kingdoms?"....................Lavoisier

Quoted: Rene J. Dubos. Louis Pasteur Free Lance Of Science (Kindle Location 2765). Little, Brown And Company..

The significance of this quote of Lavoisier will become clear later in this chapter


There is nothing but what ought to be. - Galileo

Nothing is created, nothing is lost. - Lavoisier

Nothing is the prey of death: all things are the prey of life. - Bechamp

What makes the germ theory so dangerous is that it seems so obviously true. But it is true only secondarily.

Béchamp said "There is no doctrine so false that it does not contain some particle of truth. It is thus with microbian doctrines."

Béchamp discovered the Microzyma (now known as micro-organisms) - minute or small ferment bodies--the basic structure of cell life; he also realised that germs are the result, not the cause of disease. Through his experiments he showed that the vital characteristics of cells and germs are determined by the soil in which their microzyma feed, grow and multiply in the human body. Both the normal cell and germ have constructive work to do. The cells organize tissues and organs in the human body. Germs cleanse the human system and free it from accumulations of pathogenic and mucoid matter. We are constantly breathing in some 14,000 germs and bacteria per hour. If germs are so harmful, why aren't we all dead?

See http://www.laleva.org/eng/2004/05/louis_pasteur_vs_antoine_bchamp_and_the_germ_theory_of_disease_causation

There is only one thing I would quarrel with in this paragraph and that is the statement ‘germs are the result not the cause of disease’. In fact they are neither the cause nor the result. They are part and parcel of disease as they are part and parcel of health

When you come to a true understanding of biology you realise there is no such thing as either health or disease. There is only a constant continuum of self regulating. What we term disease is simply that condition that occurs when we have left the process of self regulation sufficiently long that suddenly we acquire symptoms that we previously didn’t have and that impede our functioning as we want to function. And this moment of disease manifestation is always a wake-up call. It is the body saying ‘you cannot ignore me any longer; I need your full and undivided attention’.

This allowing the body to get to a point of crisis before we acknowledge that there is a disease problem is almost exclusively a human problem. And it has to do with the chronic way in which we separate ourselves out from our bodies and fail to acknowledge that in fact we are one with our bodies and the two cannot be separated

The syndrome is most clearly illustrated in the most intellectual specimens of humanity and also in the most ‘spiritual’; because both segments of society almost entirely ignore the body and its day to day functioning, its desires, its signals to us. And we exalt these kinds of human being. We exalt them as being geniuses and representative of the best of what it is to be human. While those that exist on a more or less materialistic plane, who devote themselves to the flesh we look down upon as in some way lacking , as not being fully human, as being little better than animals

This is a crass mistake.

The body is all that we have. Every intellectual function, every spiritual experience originates in the body, every thought that we have, every emotion we experience – nothing that we experience as human beings can be experienced without the matrix of the body

Now I am not suggesting thereby that there is nothing beyond the body; that there is not a vast universe beyond the five sense that we can tap into. And indeed it is self evident that the greatest examples of humanity have in some way tapped into this vast universe that extends beyond the body. What I am saying is that they could not give expression to their inspiration - that is the information that they suck in from the universe beyond them - without the matrix of the body they inhabit. We forget this at our peril.

We treat the body like a packhorse, an irritating adjunct when in fact we should be worshipping it as the temple in which we have our being.

Now this does not mean that you have to spend your days having manicures and pedicures and hours at the gym and the swimming pool and the sauna – unless you are so inclined. What it does mean is you have to give recognition to the fact that the body is the receiver through which you receive the information necessary to do whatever it is you want to do.

Fundamentally what we have to realise is that our lives are an act of cooperation between ourselves and our bodies. This is the opposite of Pasteur’s conception and the conception that was propagated by his Germ Theory and has become the cornerstone of the medical technocratic system that now threatens to take over our lives, namely that the body is totally other than ourselves and being other is subject to any number of unwonted assaults that may assail us at any time

Bechamp’s view was quite different. Because Bechamp intuited the fact that all organic life is a vast continuum and when it comes to the body there is no one principle that can be isolated. The I is only the tip of the iceberg. In a strange way Bechamp was to biology what Freud came to be to psychiatry. Both intuited that there was a vast amount to the human being that was unseen and unknown and that it was only possible to understand the whole being that we call human by uncovering at least some of these unseen continents.


Pasteur dreamt up a theory and then spent the rest of his life determined to prove it – at any cost, as was proven with the publication of his diaries in 1993

His original theory was based on 3 dictums, all demonstrably false:

1 The first, and probably most disastrous error, originates from Ferdinand Cohn, who in 1870 proclaimed that all microbes and bacteria have only one form (i.e. monomorphism).

2 the notion that the cell is the smallest vesicle of a living organism originates from William Harvey who stated it in 1651

3 The third error came from Pasteur when he claimed that the blood is sterile, a piece of nonsense still taught by modern bacteriologists


Now if you hold with these 3 theories it is all but impossible not to come to the conclusion that all germs must be exogenous – that is they come from outside the organism


Because if you do not realise that there is a manufacturing entity smaller than the cell, if you hold that the blood is sterile and if you hold that all microbes and bacteria can only have one form and deny the possibility that microbes and bacteria may be pleomorphic then there can be no mechanism for the organism to make bacteria and viruses and there is no alternative but to conclude that they come from outside - that they invade the organism and pollute the pristine nature of the organism – making it sick


But this runs in the face of all the evidence – as Florence Nightingale so eloquently described in 1860

And if you are going to raise the whole edifice of your medical theory on these three errors you are only going to compound the errors over and over

The inevitable result is the obsession with finding and naming new viruses and new bacteria – something which in 2020 has become endemic

And what becomes clear is that because the assumptions are wrong so is all the ‘science’ that grows out of the erroneous assumptions – as David Icke would say ‘Bollocks breeds bollocks’



The biggest proof that Bechamp was right and that micro organisms are pleomorphic not monomorphic and Pasteur, in his insistence that they are monomorphic, wrong, came along only very recently with ‘the discovery’ in the early years of this century of the microbiome, which once and for all effectively scotched the notion that the blood is sterile and all germs are exogenous.

The question we have to ask ourselves is this:

When a disease condition changes is it as a result of infection and re infection and again reinfection...? Or is it not proof positive that microbes and bacteria constantly change shape and function in other words are pleomorphic?

But of course if you don’t accept that bacteria and viruses are pleomorphic you have no alternative but to assert that the patient has acquired another disease – and another – and another...

Let’s look at how Bechamp arrived at his conclusions:

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It all started with the widespread attempts to prove/disprove the notion of spontaneous generation in the middle years of the 19th century. It was recognised that the simplest way of prov/disproving this notion was working with the fermentation of sugars which provide the clearest example of what appears to be the creation of living activity from (apparently) non living substances.

In a 1858 memoir, Antoine Bechamp described how he had proved that moulds accompanying fermentation were, or contained, living organisms, and could not be spontaneously generated but must be an outgrowth of some living organism carried in the air. This was six years before Pasteur came to the same conclusions.

The turning point for Bechamp came when in his experiments he replaced chemically pure calcium carbonate, CaCO3, with ordinary chalk. In his earlier experiments, Bechamp had used several salts, including potassium carbonate, in the presence of which the fermentation of cane sugar did not take place. But when he repeated this experiment using calcium carbonate (common chalk) instead of the potassium carbonate, he found that this time fermentation of the cane sugar did take place.

Bechamp discovered that if the chalk was heated to 300 degrees, fermentation no longer occurred. The reasonable assumption was that something had died or been inactivated by the process of heating. On examining the unheated chalk under the microscope, he found it contained innumerable “little bodies’ which were not evident either in the chemically pure CaCO3, nor in the chalk that had been heated. These “little bodies” were in a constant state of movement . Their power of movement and production of fermentation caused him to regard them as living organisms.

He advised Dumas of his discovery of living organisms in chalk in December 1864, and later, on September 26, 1865, he wrote a letter which Dumas had published. He stated:

“Chalk and milk contain already developed living beings, which is proved by the fact that creosote, employed in a non-coagulating dose, does not prevent milk from finally turning, nor chalk, without extraneous help, from converting both sugar and starch into alcohol and then into acetic acid, tartaric acid, and butyric acid,”

Which of course inferred that there must be a ferment, a living organism, present in both milk and chalk.

In 1866 Bechamp sent to the Academy of Science a memoir called ‘On the role of chalk in butyric and lactic fermentations, and the living organism contained in it’.

In this paper, he named his “little bodies” microzymas, from the Greek words meaning small ferment.

He  compared the microzymas he found in the chalk  to the molecular granulations he had already observed in animal and vegetable cells and in a paper entitled On Geological Microzymas of Various Origins, published in 1870, he outlined the truly revolutionary implications of his studies, namely that the microzymas present in chalk, particularly that which was not exposed to the air, being concealed inside rock formations dating back milennia, must have been extant for literally millions of years. Since these geological microzymas were “morphologically identical” with the microzymas of living beings, the conclusion must be that the smallest component of living beings was ubiquitous and virtually immortal....


Assisted now by Professor A. Estor, Bechamp performed innumerable experiments in which he found microzymas everywhere, in all organic matter, in both healthy tissues and in diseased, in yeast and other animal and vegetable cells.

Slowly but surely the conclusion forced itself upon him that the microzymas, rather than the cell, were the elementary units of life, and were in fact the builders of cell tissues. The two researchers also concluded that bacteria are an outgrowth or an evolutionary form of microzymas that occur when a quantity of diseased tissues must be broken up into its constituent elements.

In other words, all living organisms, he believed, from the one celled amoeba to mankind, were associations of these minute living entities, and their presence was necessary for cell life to grow and for cells to be repaired.

Bacteria, they proved, can develop from microzyma by passing through certain intermediate stages, which they described, and which have been regarded by researchers down to the present day as individual specific species.

Now Bechamp was working with what today would be considered extremely primitive microscopes and equipment, and it would be all too easy to dismiss his findings as irrelevant and misguided, as in fact has been the case, so that nowadays if you read any standard history of medicine you will find no mention of him. He has quite literally been written out of history.

But the fact of the matter is Bechamp’s findings have been confirmed and corroborated over and over throughout the 20th century and down to the present day

As we will see when Royal Rife invented his Universal microscope he was able to witness in live time the perpetual state of transformation of all microbes existing in human tissue. His pioneering work was only echoed and reinforced by that of Gunther Enderlein, Wilhelm Reich and Gustave Naessens.

The conclusive proof of his assertions arrived with the discovery at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries of the microbiome which proved conclusively that are not only microbes not foreign but they make up more than 90% of our human genome. In other words viruses and bacteria are not the enemy but part and parcel of what we think of as human.


How different would the history of the 20th and 21st centuries have been had the ramifications of Bechamp’s research been accepted and adopted. Because it would no longer be possible to say that this or that virus was seeking to destroy human health. There would have been no Measles, no Polio, no HIV, no MERS, no SARS and no Coronavirus; because it would be recognised the absurdity of identifying one pathogen with any one specific disease state.

And it is for this reason and this reason alone that Bechamp has been written out of history. His findings totally invalidate the paradigm upon which the entire medical and pharmaceutical industry is constructed

I recently came across an article on the internet about Bechamp entitled ‘The 19th-Century Crank Who Tried to Tell Us About the Microbiome’

The article opens with the assertion that Bechamp was an embittered crank who opposed Pasteur’s germ theory and the fact that Pasteur was right and Bechamp wrong – ‘comprehensively wrong but not absolutely wrong’ - and then goes on to describe how Bechamp recognised the existence of the microbiome long before anybody else. By the end of the article the only conclusion possible is that it was Pasteur who was comprehensively wrong and Bechamp was comprehensively right!

It’s only another example of George Orwell’s Double Think. In order to get the article published at all the author is required to enunciate nonsense at the beginning of his article in order to be allowed to express some kind of sense later on.



For Becham and Estor the germs of the air were merely microzymas set free when their former habitat was broken up and those they found in the limestone and chalk were simply survivors of living beings of long past ages.

What this meant was that any disease associated with the ‘germs of the air’ could never be the direct cause of a disease condition but were totally incidental to it. This is of course the reverse of Pasteur’s conclusions.

At the beginning of 1868, Bechamp and Estor devised a test for their ideas. They obtained the body of a kitten which they buried in pure carbonate of lime, specially prepared and creosoted to exclude any airborne or outside germs.

‘They placed it in a glass jar and covered the open top with several sheets of paper, placed so as to allow renewal of the air without allowing dust or organisms to enter. This was left on a shelf in Bechamp’s laboratory until the end of 1874.

When opened, it was found that the kitten’s body had been entirely consumed except for some small fragments of bone and dry matter. There was no smell, and the carbonate of lime was not discoloured.

Under the microscope, microzymas were not seen in the upper part of the carbonate of lime, but “swarmed by thousands” in the part that had been below the kitten’s body.

As Bechamp thought that there might have been airborne germs in the kitten’s fur, lungs or intestines, he repeated this experiment, using the whole carcass of a kitten in one case, the liver only in another, and the heart, lungs and kidneys in a third test. These viscera were plunged into carbolic acid the moment they had been detached from the slaughtered animal. This experiment began in June 1875 and continued to August 1882 – over seven years.

It completely satisfied him that his idea that microzymas were the living remains of plant and animal life of which, in either a recent or distant past, they had been the constructive cellular elements, and that they were in fact the primary anatomical elements of all living beings, was correct.

He proved that on the death of an organ its cells disappear, but the microzymas remain, imperishable!

As the geologists estimated that the chalk rocks or ledges from which he took his “geological microzymas” were 11 million years old, it was proof positive that these microzymas could live in a dormant state for practically unlimited lengths of time.

When he again found bacteria in the remains of the second experiment, as he had in the first, he concluded that he had proved, because of the care taken to exclude airborne organisms, that bacteria can and do develop from microzymas, and are in fact a scavenging form of the microzymas, developed when death, decay, or disease cause an extraordinary amount of cell life either to need repair or be broken up.

He wrote in 1869:

In typhoid fever, gangrene and anthrax, the existence has been found of bacteria in the tissues and blood, and one was very much disposed to take them for granted as cases of ordinary parasitism. It is evident, after what we have said, that instead of maintaining that the affection has had as its origin and cause the introduction into the organism of foreign germs with their consequent action, one should affirm that one only has to deal with an alteration of the function of microzymas, an alteration indicated by the change that has taken place in their form.”

See THE DREAM AND LIE OF LOUIS PASTEUR by R. B. Pearson http://www.arizonaenergy.org/BodyEnergy/antoine_bechamp.htm


The whole concept of the mikrozymas is so critical to an understanding of the alternative paradigm that Bechamp was proposing that I want now to let Bechamp speak for himself. He expressed himself extremely clearly. Having said which it is unarguable that Bechamp was a specialist, a professional and an academic and some of his explanations may seem unnecessarily convoluted so we will have frequent pauses along the way to explicate his meaning


BECHAMP REF MICROZYMAS from The Prologue to the Blood

See http://www.whale.to/v/bechamp_b1.html

The microzymas being discovered, the general demonstration was made that the soluble ferments were substances produced by a living organism, mould, yeast, geological microzyma, diverse flowers, a fruit, the kidneys, and the buccal (that is epithelial tissue from the cheek) microzymas. But these were only the preliminaries of the researches, whereof the totality have, since 1867, enabled the microzymian theory of the living organism to be formulated.

After our joint experiment upon the buccal microzymas, I showed Estor an experiment in which a piece of muscle placed in fecula starch, after having liquefied it and commenced to make it ferment, caused bacteria to appear in it as they appeared in soured and clotted milk. He then became my collaborator in proving that which was true of milk and meat was also true for all the parts of an animal. There has resulted from this, thanks to other collaborations and other researches subsequent to 1870, "the microzymian theory of the living organism, the construction whereof is completed by the present work."

The new theory rests upon a collection of fundamental and new facts which may be ranged under the following heads:


1. The verification of the old hypothesis of atmospheric germs and of the ideas of Cagniard de Latour and of Schwann regarding the nature of beer yeast.


Proof that the ferments are not the fruits of spontaneous generation.


Demonstration that the soluble ferments or zymas are not the products of some change of an albuminoid matter, but the physiological products of a living organism; in short, that the relation of a mould, of beer yeast or of a cellule and of a microzyma with the zymases, is that of producer to a product.

2. The distinguishing of organic matters reduced to the condition of definite proximate principles (that is to say, of the organic matter of the chemists, which is not living) from natural organic matters, such as they exist in animals and plants; that is to say, of the organic matter of physiologists and of anatomists which is reputed living or as having lived. The proximate principles are naturally unalterable, do not ferment even when (being creosoted) they are left in contact with a limited quantity of ordinary air, in water at a physiological temperature. On the other hand, natural organic matters, under the like conditions or absolutely protected from atmospheric germs, invariably alter and ferment.

3. Demonstration that natural organic matters are spontaneously alterable, because they necessarily and inherently contain the agents of their spontaneous alteration, viz.: productions similar to those which I called "little bodies" in certain experiments upon sugared water, and "the living beings already developed," in the letter of 1865 to Dumas, and to which I gave the name of microzymas the following year, as being the smallest of ferments, often so small that they could only be seen under the strongest enlargements of the immersion objectives of Nachet, but which I had discovered to be the most powerful of ferments.


What does this similitude of form and of function mean? What was there in common between a microzyma proceeding from a germ of the air, a microzyma of the chalk, a microzyma of the milk and those of natural organic matters? Ever since 1870 all my efforts have been directed to its discovery. My joint researches with Estor, later those of Baltus, upon the source of pus; those of J. Bechamp upon the microzymas of the same animal at its various ages and my own, especially those upon milk, upon eggs and upon the blood, have led me to consider the microzymas not only as being living ferments producers of zymases, like the moulds born in sugared water, but as belonging to a category of unsuspected living beings without analogy, whose origin is the same...

On the one hand, all these researches showed me these microzymas functioning like anatomical elements endowed with physiological and chemical activity in all the organs and humors of living organisms in a perfect state of health, preserved there morphologically alike and functionally different, ab ovo et semine, in all the tissues and cellules of the diverse anatomical systems, down to the anatomical element which I have called microzymian molecular granulation. And especially they showed me that the cellule is not the simple vital unit that Virchow believed, because the cellule itself has microzymas as anatomical elements.

On the other hand, the experiment showed me that in parts subtracted from the living animal, the microzymas being no longer in their normal conditions of existence, produced therein chemical alterations, called fermentations, which inevitably led to tissue disorganizations, to the destruction of the cellules and to the setting free of their microzymas, which then, changing in form and function, could become vibrioniens by evolution,which they did whenever the conditions for this evolution were realized.


And, in the third place, I established that the vibrios, the bacteria which the anatomical microzymian elements had become, destroyed themselves, and that, with the aid of the oxygen of the air, under the conditions which I had realized, they were at last reduced to microzymas while the matters of the alteration, being oxidized, were transformed into water, carbonic acid, nitrogen, etc.; that is to say, restored to the mineral condition, so that of the natural organic matters and of their tissues and cellules there remained only the microzymas.

And these microzymas, proceeding from the bacteria which the anatomical element microzymas had become, were identical, morphologically and functionally, with those of the chalk, of the calcareous rocks, of the alluviums, of the waters, of arable or cultivated earths, or the dusts of the streets and of the air. From these experiments I argued that the microzymas of the chalk, etc., were the microzymas of the bacteria which the anatomical element microzymas of the living beings of the geological epochs had become!


We then have to consider:


1. The microzymas in their function as anatomical elements in the living and healthy organism; there they are the physiological and chemical agents of the transformations which take place during the process of nutrition.


2. Microzymas in natural organic matter abstracted from the living animal, or in the cadaver; they are there the agents of the changes which are ascertained to take place there, whether or not they undergo the vibrionien evolution; changes which go on to the destruction of the tissues and of the cellules.


3. The microzymas of the bacteria which result from this evolution, which are essentially ferments productive of lactic acid, acetic acid, alcohol, etc., with sugar and fecula starch; these microzymas are also producers of zymases and capable of again undergoing vibrionien evolution.


Whence, the microzymas being the anatomical elements of the organized being from its first lineaments in the ovule which will become the egg, I am able to assert that the microzyma is at the commencement of all organization. And the microzymas of the destroyed bacteria being also living, it follows that these microzymas are the living end of all organization. The microzymas are surely then living beings of a special category without analogue.’


And Bechamp goes on to explain the ramifications of his findings concerning the numerous specific disease states that Pasteur and his army of followers would seek to identify and exterminate. For Bechamp the origins of disease are no different from the origins of life and health. Disease is only a different functioning of the same anatomical component that conveys health and vitality. And the only distinguishing factor between the two is the nature of the environment in which the individual microzyma finds itself – that is the terrain:


‘Estor and I demonstrated that in a condition of disease the microzymas which have become morbid determine in the organism special changes, dependent upon the nature of the anatomical system, which lead alike to the disorganization of the tissues, to the destruction of the cellules and to their vibrionien evolution during life.


So that the microzymas, living agents of all organization, are also the agents of disease and death under the influences which nosologists specify; finally they are the agents of total destruction when the oxygen of the air intervenes. Like the indestructible atom or element in the Lavoisierian theory of matter, the microzymas, too, are physiologically imperishable.


The thing to grasp is that the microzymas adapt their function according to the circumstances in which they find themselves. Thus at the outset of life in sperm and ovum they are pure potential and through constant mating and reproduction with other microzymas, through constant proliferation and complexification they are engaged purely in creating and building new structures according to the matrix in which they are contained; and this process can only happen within a closed system, a matrix that has been formed by the sexual mating of two living organisms.

It is the microzymas that engineer the form and structure of the new life while it is growing and then once it is fully grown maintain for the rest of its natural life. How long that is will be dictated entirely by the degree to which the organism is constantly nourished through nutrition and environment – absence of excess stress, and the degree to which the organism succeeds in establishing a fruitful environment for itself...

Think of a plant and then extrapolate what you do to keep a plant alive and well and what is necessary to an animal or a human life; while the organism is correctly nourished and stimulated the microzymas will work day and night to promote health. If the organism suffers neglect or is unduly stressed the microzymas will adapt accordingly in order to maintain homeostasis


In this process of adaptation in order to maintain homeostasis the microzymas will then produce the symptoms of what we call disease. This is because they have ceased their creative building function and are now seeking to scavenge and renovate that that is disintegrating. Disease symptoms only appear where living tissue is in the process of decay and disintegration. Later researchers were able to identify precisely the course of evolution which the microzymas undergo in order to fulfil this quite different function. This evolution of individual microzymas is entirely motivated by maintaining the integrity of the whole organism, the matrix in which they exist – that is they are literally working for the greater good. Once they have fulfilled the necessary function of scavenging and repairing they will revert to their previous function of supporting the creative living functions of the organism.

This only ceases to be the case when the whole organism has collapsed or died, when they no longer find themselves in a living matrix. Thus in an animal or human the heart has stopped beating the lungs are no longer pulsating the liver and kidneys are no longer filtering and the organism has no longer any vitality is, in other words from our perspective dead; but this being dead is only the cessation of the over arching organising principle that has kept all the trillions of individual microzymas about their business for however many years that particular organism has been in existence.

The individual microzymas do not die. They simply change their function. The living creative function reverts to the scavenging cleansing function; while the overall organism remains intact this reversal is limited purely to moments of disease which have to be addressed in order that the organism may continue on its predestined path. Once however the organism has lost the capacity to do this – to regenerate, once the matrix has collapsed, the organism becomes subject to the external germs of the air which hitherto have been constantly filtered and assimilated or expelled by the respiratory system. Once this has ceased to function the microzymas no longer having the wherewithal to revert from their scavenging function to their creative function, have only one recourse and that is to consume that which they have hitherto sought to sustain. This is the third and final stage of dissolution of the putrefying corpse which work they will faithfully fulfil before dispersing into the environment

To return to Bechamp:

From the experimental fact that the microzymas of the chalk and dusts of the air are only microzymas from bacteria which proceeded from the vibrionien evolution (Bechamp’s term for pleomorphism) of the anatomical element microzymas, it follows, that that which I have called germs in my verification of the old hypothesis of germs of the air, are not pre-existenta in the air, in the earth and in the waters, but are the living remains of organisms which have disappeared and been destroyed.

Now this is a very interesting point, because I believe that had Bechamp been alive when the concept of the microbiome was introduced he may well have revised this statement. Because the notion that all so called ‘germs of the air’ are but the circulating remnants of pre deceased creatures still purveys the notion that we are living in an atmosphere that is in some respects contaminated.

What the concept of the Microbiome introduced was an awareness that germs as such whether we call them microbes, viruses, macrophages, bacteria, spores, whatever, are a constituent part of ALL life whether in the seas, on land or in the air. These are the microzymas that assemble and disassemble to form every conceivable life form that we are aware of.

Colin Wilson used to draw attention to a certain kind of bug that could congregate to form beautiful flowers under certain circumstances. And this is what is happening all the time with the germs of the air, which are nothing other than Bechamps’s microzymas in a constant process of congregating and dissolving into different life forms according to the dictates of the electro-magnetic universe in which we live.

We now know that we are living in a microbial soup. This could just as well be termed a microzymal soup. And this soup is perpetually in the process of creating new forms and new paradigms new articulations of life that spring into existence before dissolving in precisely the same way as Wilson’s  bugs. This is where we can see that Rupert Sheldrake’s concept of morphic resonance has far more to say about life as we actually observe it around us than do our orthodox biological theories.

Because as Sheldrake has pointed out the one thing absent from the orthodox obsession with genetic history is any explanation of what it is that creates a particular form, the form that differentiates one living organism from another. To have any chance of explaining this mystery it is necessary to abandon all our tendency to dissect and explain and look at quite another paradigm - a paradigm that embraces 1 the total fluidity and vibrational nature of all living matter 2 the electromagnetic nature of the universe and indeed the cosmos; and how the eruption of individual forms has more similarity with the eruption of different chords in a symphony than the publication of a completed score.

What Bechamp’s microzymal theory gives us is an elegant precursor to the concept of the Microbiome  - the two are one and the same concept. A seething mass of genetic information that is a in a constant state of transformation of adaptation to the environment


The Encyclopedian Britannica’s article on Bacteriology admits as much:

 “The common idea of bacteria in the minds of most people is that of a hidden and sinister scourge lying in wait for mankind. This popular conception is born of the fact that attention was first focused upon bacteria through the discovery, some 70 years ago, of the relationship of bacteria to disease in man, and that in its infancy the study of bacteriology was a branch of medical science. Relatively few people assign to bacteria the important position in the world of living things that they rightly occupy, for it is only a few of the bacteria known today that have developed in such a way that they can live in the human body, and for every one of this kind, there are scores of others which are perfectly harmless and far from being regarded as the enemies of mankind, must be numbered among his best friends.

It is in fact no exaggeration to say that upon the activities of bacteria the very existence of man depends; indeed, without bacteria there could be no other living thing in the world; for every animal and plant owes its existence to the fertility of the soil and this in turn depends upon the activity of the micro-organisms which inhabit the soil in almost inconceivable numbers. It is one of the main objects of this article to show how true is this statement; there will be found in it only passing reference to the organisms which produces disease in man and animals; for information on these see Pathology and Immunity.”

See https://medcraveonline.com/IJVV/second-thoughts-about-viruses-vaccines-and-the-hiv-aids-hypothesis---part-1.html

The writer of the above thoroughly understands germs or bacteria with only one exception; the bacteria found in man and animals do not cause disease. They have the same function as those found in the soil, or in sewage, or elsewhere in nature; they are there to rebuild dead or diseased tissues, or rework body wastes, and it is well known that they will not or cannot attack healthy tissues. They are as important and necessary to human life as those found elsewhere in nature, and are in reality just as harmless if we live correctly, as Bechamp so clearly showed.

More from Bechamp’s The Blood:

The facts of the microzymian theory have legitimatized the genial conception of Bichat, that the only thing living in an organism is what he regarded as elementary tissues. Later, among cellularists, Virchow, following Gaudichaut, held that the cellule was the simple anatomical element from which proceeded the whole of a living being; but it is in vain that he contended that it is the vital unit, living per se, because every cellule, even that of beer yeast, is transitory, destroying itself spontaneously.

It is the microzyma which enables us to specify precisely wherein a tissue, a cellule is living; living per se - that is to say, autonomically, it is in truth the simple vital unit.

But the conception had none the less as a consequence the assertion that, in disease, it is the elementary tissues or the cellules which are affected. Now tissue and cellular physiology being established in accordance with the prevision of Estor, it should result therefrom that tissue and cellular pathology are in reality microzymian pathology. In disease the cellules have been seen to change, be altered and destroyed, and these facts have been noted. But if the cellule were the vital unit living per se it would know neither destruction nor death, but only change. If then the cellule can be destroyed and die, while the microzyma can only change, it is because the microzyma is really living per se, and physiologically imperishable even in its own evolutions, for, physiologically, nothing is the prey of death; on the contrary, experience daily proves, that everything is the prey of life, that is to say, of what can be nourished and can consume.

From the beginning of our researches Estor and I have established the presence of microzymas in the vaccine matter, in syphilitic pus as in ordinary pus, and I have shown in pus (even laudable) the presence of a zymas. In diseases there is then a morbid evolution of some anatomical element which corresponds to a vicious functioning and to the vibrionien evolution. It is thus that in anthrax the morbid microzymas of the blood become the bacteria of Davaine, and the blood globules experience such remarkable changes. but even as the microzymas may become morbid, they may cease to be so; for instance, there is a leading observation of Davaine upon the non-transmissibility of anthrax even by inoculation; if the animal be in process of putrefaction its blood can no longer communicate anthrax.

From this observation of Davaine I draw the conclusion that normal air never contains morbid microzymas, what used to be called germs of diseases and now microbes; maintaining in accord with the old medical aphorism that diseases are born of us and in us, that no one has ever been able to communicate a characteristic disease of the nosological class, anthrax, smallpox, typhoid fever, cholera, plague, tuberculosis, hydrophobia, syphilis, etc., by taking the germ in the air, but necessarily from a patient, at some particular moment. And within the limit of my own studies upon the silkworms I distinguished with care the parasitic diseases whereof the agent came from outside, such as the muscardine and the pebine, from constitutional diseases, such as the flacherie, which is microzymian.

I give in the postscript of this work the communication which I made to the Academy of Medicine the 3rd May, 1870, upon Les Microzymas, la Pathologie et la therapeutique. It will help to establish a date and will show that the theory was then nearly complete. It was not inserted in the Bulletin of the Academy, but an able physician, who gave an account of it in the Union Medicale of Paris, remarked that had it come from Germany it would have been received with acclamation. But there was not at that time any question about the medical doctrines of Pasteur and I did not then have to defend the microzymas against the denials of that savant; it was otherwise some years later.

The foregoing exposition shows clearly the connection of the new facts of the microzymian theory with certain earlier facts of the same kind, ascending to Bichat and Macquer, who, in agreement with the science anterior to Lavoisier, recognised the spontaneous alterability of natural organic matters; and at length Spallanzane, who, to explain certain apparitions of organized beings ascribed to spontaneous generation, invoked the germs of the air. It has enabled me further to follow the connection of the successive discoveries of special facts which, since 1854, the commencement of these researches, have resulted in the discovery of the microzymas and to the demonstration that the blood is a flowing tissue.

It is important to remark that the microzymian theory is in no way the product of a system or of a conception a priori, nor is it the consequence of a desire to demonstrate that the conception of Bichat and the cellular theory are conformable to nature. In fact, it has had for a point of departure the solution of a problem of pure chemistry and the necessity for discovering the role of the moulds in the inversion of a solution of cane sugar exposed to the air. Then, from induction to induction, applying unceasingly the method of Lavoisier, from the attentive study of the properties of the lowest organism I ascended to the highest summits of physiological chemistry and of pathology to discover wherein vital organization consists.

But so fertile is a theory founded upon the nature of things, at the base whereof there is no gratuitous hypothesis, that after it had led me to discover the source of the zymases, the physiological theory of fermentations, the nature of what were called the germs of the air, it enabled me to understand what was true in the genial conceptions of Bichat, of Dumas, in the cellular pathology of Virchow and what profound truths there are in the aphorisms of the old physicians.

The microzymian theory of the living organism is true because it agrees at the same time with these conceptions and with the three aphorisms which I have chosen as the epigraph to this first part of my preface.


... nothing is but what ought to be.


... nothing is created; nothing is lost.


... nothing is the prey of death; all things are the prey of life.

The translator of Bechamp’s The Blood and its Third Anatomical Element has some highly pertinent commentary that is particularly relevant in 2021:

‘The opponents of a truly rational medicine are many and powerful, as evidenced by the suppression for more than a generation of Bechamp's admirable discoveries beneath a "conspiracy of silence," and these opponents of the art of healing are entrenched in nearly all medical schools, in richly endowed Research Institutes, in expensive It and the other "experimental facts" learnedly elaborated by Professor Bechamp and his collaborators make patent the absurdity of all pretended prophylactics against disease save one, and casts all rational minds back to the one sure and only protection—sound hygiene!

We are mocked by quarantines, vaccines, inoculations and other devices for "conveying" the products of labour into the pockets of official doctors.  We are gulled by them to the full extent of our willingness to be beguiled. The opponents of a truly rational medicine are many and powerful, as evidenced by the suppression for more than a generation of Bechamp's admirable discoveries beneath a "conspiracy of silence," and these opponents of the art of healing are entrenched in nearly all medical schools, in richly endowed Research Institutes, in expensive manufactories of animal poisons for poisoning men and animals (under the ignorant belief that they are benefitting us), and in all medical officialdom!—Trans.]

See http://www.rexresearch.com/bechampmicrozymes/bechamp.html


In 2020 there has been much talk of biological warfare – the notion that a specific pathogen such as COVID19 - can be released into a human population and cause decimation of that population

The reason that biological warfare has never replaced normal methods of war – gunning down etc –is that it is an ineffective means of waging war. In the few instances where it has been attempted it has been clear there is no guarantee of the weapon – the virus, bacteria call it what you will reaching its appointed destination – because there needs to be a pre existing susceptibility to viral invasion in the first place

Unfortunately, symptom manipulation plays a major role in creating worse symptoms later. But most people don't consider or realize this when they go for the quick medical fix. Even most doctors are not aware, or aren't telling. The medical/militaristic approach is a substitution of artificial therapy over natural, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons (drugs), trying to correct (attack) the reactions of starvation.

Lack of understanding creates fear, but when we understand that both health and disease are created by our own living and eating habits, then there is no longer any fear of "germs." Our individual immune systems are inescapably linked to the planet Earth, of whose substance we are made. The entire planet Earth, the complete geosphere, has its own functioning immune system, a self-protecting, regenerating, healing system. When we are not integrated in that system, or we harm that system, the inevitable result is our own degeneration. There is no blessing that anyone has ever received that was not linked to the Earth, even if it came from the Internet!

Bechamp was NOT a crank. He was an outstanding scientist of integrity. His work has been comprehensively confirmed by a succession of scientists of integrity that came after – Gunther Enderlein, Royal Rife, Wilhelm Reich and Gustave Naessens being only the most prestigious. Every one of them has been marginalised and harassed for failing to toe the party line. I believe that one day they will all be seen as the heroes of the much beleagyred medical profession in the 20th century

In our own day there is one doctor Robert O Young who has worked tirelessly to realise the ramifications for individual health that an understanding of Bechamp’ discoveries has brought him:


See https://www.drrobertyoung.com