|Without paying attention to terrain, we may never overcome the chronic infections |
and antibiotic-resistant microbes the world now faces.
|Louis Pasteur, the father of our understanding of infection, is quoted to have famously said, on his death bed, “it’s the soil, not the seed!” Here we explain what he meant|
The term “terrain” was coined by French physiologist Claude Bernard in the 19th century, who used the term for the body’s internal environment. Since the body comprises mostly water, the terrain of the body is in essence an aqueous medium. This includes the blood, lymph and the fluids inside of and between the cells.
The state of the terrain is determined by four factors, namely: its acid/alkaline balance (alkalising is important here), its electric/magnetic charge; its level of poisoning and its nutritional status (including oxygenation).
|The condition of the terrain is absolutely central to the balance between health and disease. We can easily understand the notion that unhealthy soil will yield unhealthy, disease ridden plants, while healthy soil will produce strong, healthy plants. The same concept applies when we look at the terrain of the body: if it is balanced it will promote health and if it is unbalanced it will lead to disease.|
An unbalanced terrain disrupts the normal functions of the body: the immune system is less active, enzymes, hormones and other chemical messengers do not function properly, the elimination of toxins is less effective, prostaglandins and other pro-inflammation chemicals accumulate, digestion becomes inadequate, etc.
The body struggles to maintain balance through its many mechanisms, but eventually fails when the level of disruption reaches a tipping point, especially when there is a lack of proper nutrition and alkalising foods.
This is when a variety of symptoms may begin, such as headaches, recurring infections, skin problems, etc, depending on our individual susceptibility, types of toxins and deficiencies.
Most people then turn to chemical drugs to suppress the symptoms, like painkillers to numb the pain, cortisone creams, antihistamines, digestive medication, antibiotics, etc. These unnatural measures only fuel the fire by aggravating the levels of toxicity, acidity and the degree of disruption of normal functions. They afford only temporary relief, while worsening the underlying imbalances that led to the development of the symptoms in the first place.
A large part of any natural treatment protocol, for any given disease, is focused on correcting the imbalances of the terrain. We maintain that if the terrain is healthy, the rest of the body will be healthy and resistant to disease and infection.
Mosquitos are drawn to stagnant water but do not cause the pool to become stagnant!
Bacteria will not take hold in an unfavourable (healthy) environment.
Based on information from Live Blood London.
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