|Disease; Understanding The Cause
hover constantly above us, their seeds blown by the wind, but they do not
set in the terrain unless the terrain is ready to receive them.”
Claude Bernard was a 19th
physiologist and contemporary of French chemist Louis Pasteur.
The two famous doctors argued throughout their lives as to what
really was the cause of disease, the soil or the seed.
Pasteur insisted it was the seed (germ) while Bernard claimed it
was the soil (the body). On
Pasteurs death bed, it is said that he admitted that Bernard was right; he
said, “ it is the soil, not the
The seed (germ factors)
or the soil (the body, host factors) argument was as prevalent then as it
is now again today. Today
many medical authors are agreeing that, although germs are certainly a
factor involved in the diseases of man,
the germ alone is not the cause of disease.
Dr. B. J. Palmer, the developer of chiropractic, and the son of the
man who discovered chiropractic stated:
the germ theory of disease were
correct, there would be no one living to believe it.”
Think about it for a
moment, and you will see the common sense in Dr. Palmers statement.
Some medical doctors and most Chiropractors agree that the germ, though
being part of the disease syndrome, is not the direct cause of disease.
First a person must be susceptible to the germ.
Germs will always be with us and our concern should be to
strengthen our resistance to them.
Dr. D.D. Palmer, the
discoverer of chiropractic stated, “Disease is abnormal performance
of certain functions: the abnormal activity has its causes. “
Chiropractic has sought to find these causes which often are due to nerve
interference along the spine caused by a spinal misalignment, called subluxation.
Subluxations can impair normal nerve transmission which then causes
abnormal body function, lowering the bodys resistance and making the body
susceptible to disease.
holds that regular chiropractic care helps prevent disease and maintains
the body in a high state of health. That
is why millions of people choose to receive regular monthly chiropractic
The cause of disease is
within you, it is the lack of your bodys ability to ward off disease.
Increase this ability through the natural drugless method of