If the “Germ Theory of Disease” Were Correct,
There’d Be No One Living to Believe It
The developer of the Chiropractic profession, B. J. Palmer, D.C., wrote the above statement. At first that idea goes against everything that we’ve been taught since childhood, although, if you understand how the immune system works, that statement makes perfect sense.
The Germ Theory of Disease states that all diseases are caused by microbial organisms and was postulated by Louis Pasteur in the 1860s. Microbial organisms or “germs” are opportunistic organisms, meaning that they feed off of dead and dying matter. However, they cannot survive in a healthy body that’s immune system is working at its optimum because there’s nothing to consume. They can only thrive or survive in an unhealthy body that has a compromised immune system because there’s plenty of dying matter to feed on.
Health does not come from the outside; it can only come from within the body. Health also happens by choice, not chance. Our bodies require maintenance to be healthy. If the needs of the body are not met it can result in a compromised immune system. These needs include sleep, food, exercise, a positive mental attitude, spirituality and a proper neurological connection between the brain and body.
As a Chiropractor, I feel that having a proper neurological connection between the brain and the body is the most essential and, unfortunately, the most neglected element to having a healthy immune system. Seek out a Chiropractor this coming “flu” season to receive the benefit of having a healthy immune system and a body free of disease.