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What is the Terrain Physiology?

The intention of this wiki is to be a place to learn about Terrain Physiology and how it relates to health. This is based on a historical system often referred to as Natural Hygiene or Life Science. Terrain Physiology is antithetical to the Germ Theory of disease.

The Germ Theory of disease creation claims that microorganisms invade the body and that this is what causes disease. Despite the passage of more than 150 years, it has still not been scientifically verified. When subjected to credible third-party testing, the evidence supporting The Germ Theory fails to prove that any germ is the direct cause of any disease.

Terrain Physiology is a health model which states that the state of the Terrain (the internal conditions of the body) is the cause of dis-ease within the body. Terrain Physiology stands in contrast to Germ Theory which states that external invading “germs” are the cause of disease. Terrain Physiology grew out of the Terrain Theory of Antoine Bechamp and his contemporaries, with the discovery of Pleomorphism and the idea that “the germ is nothing, the terrain is everything.”

The Terrain Theory of Disease Creation was expanded and refined over the following 150+ years, through the work of Natural Hygienists and the Study of Life Science. Through extensive clinical research, these scientists observed a correlation between disease creation and the number of toxins a person was exposed to, through diet and environmental factors. These disease conditions were then observed to reverse themselves when the diet and lifestyle conditions were corrected by a return to the natural fruit centered diet.

The Natural Hygienists also observed that there are two forms of disease symptoms, Constructive Symptoms and Malfunction Symptoms.

Constructive Symptoms are symptoms like “Colds” or “Flus”, where the body is expelling toxins/wastes/poisons. Malfunction Symptoms are when the body has moved into a Chronic state where the wastes (toxemia) is affecting the function of an organ or gland.

The Hygienists observed that when a body was returned to the natural fruit centered diet the Malfunction Symptoms would move into the Constructive Symptoms through the healing phase and then if the person remained on the fruit based diet the Constructive Symptoms would also be eliminated and would not return as long as the Terrain remained clean. Thus proving “Le microbe n’est rien, le terrain est tout.” (The microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything) –The last words of Louis Pasteur - the father of The Germ Theory.

The science of Natural Hygiene I am presenting is based a terrain model of human physiology, which has been silenced in many ways since the dawning of the Industrial Revolution and the growth of the allopathic model of medical practice. This along with allopathy as a mode for treatment of disease, i.e., with prescribed drugs that are proposed to have the opposite effects to the symptoms. Allopathy as a mode of treatment has been the foundation of what some refer to as, 'Big Pharma.'

It is my goal to bring back a more historical approach to health, wellness and life that is not hindered by disease.


This page created and maintained by Michael J. Loomis | Editor at Chew Digest