The True Cause of Disease
It is said that in his final hours Louis Pasteur proclaimed that “the terrain is everything.” Simply put, this was an admission that the true cause of disease is the internal environment of a living organism, not external micro-organisms. It is the state of this internal environment — the terrain — which either allows for germs to invade and injure the organism or fends them off.
With virtually every patient, and every disease that I treat, there are 3 main approaches that blend together to form an effective treatment plan. These are:
1. Rooting out the source/ true cause of disease – the bacteria, the cancer, the toxin.
2. Supporting the vital energy of the body.
3. Altering the terrain.
The conventional medical approach is focused on #1, killing the pathogen or the rogue cells, and drugs like chemotherapy and antibiotics are hard-hitters in this realm. Natural medicine has its own vast artillery that are weaker in action, yet more complex, which can be more advantageous (there are pro’s and con’s to both!). Yet
killing off bacteria and viruses is not the be all and end all of either curing disease nor preserving health.