Pasteur vs. Bechamp: Diseases come from Germs or Toxic Conditions?

One of the most unknown scientific debates is Pasteur vs. Bechamp who had completely opposing views on the germ theory. During this coronavirus pandemic nightmare, the world was divided in two. And I thought it was as if they were actually doing their experiment.

The majority trusted the media and big Pharma and went running to get vaccinated. Before doing so they stayed at home, socially distancing from friends and family, wore masks, used antibacterial gel and sprayed themselves with alcohol. And they were considered to be the “normal people”. The odd part is that these people got sick while complying to all the recommendations.

They were doing everything possible to destroy their immune system by being controlled by fear, full of anxiety and depression. Lack of exercise, vitamin D, love, and probably eating less healthy than normal. Sanitizing everything removes contact with bacteria, making the body weaker.

I did nothing of the sort. Actually quite the contrary, traveling to 14 countries in 2020, going to parties, drinking from other peoples cups, and only wearing masks when forced. When asked if I wanted antibacterial gel, I replied no, since that would only weaken my immune system. People looked at me like I was crazy, but I never got sick and neither did all my “abnormal friends”.

Contrary to popular believe, I kept exposing myself to everything while eating healthier than normal, being active and taking supplements and vitamins. If we doing the Pasteur vs. Bechamp experiment, I would definitely be in Bechamp’s control group.

Who was Louis Pasteur?

Louis Pasteur was born in France in 1822. He studied philosophy, then general science and finally received a license of science from École Normale Supérieure in 1843. Later, in 1848 he went on to becoming a professor at the University of Strasbourg where he met his wife. In 1854, he became the dean of the faculty of science at the University of Lille. He kept teaching until 1967 when he gave it up because of poor health. In 1887, he established the Pasteur Institute in Paris and was its director until his death in 1895.

Perhaps you do not know who Louis Pasteur is, but you certainly are familiar with the term pasteurization. This concept mostly applies to milk (and other foods such as wine) which is heated in high temperatures killing germs and bacteria, in order to prevent infections. However, he did come up with this concept in a time when food production and storage was not sanitized. Pasteurization kills nutrients in food and if left in unsanitary conditions can still cause problems.

Pasteur also pretty much created vaccines (rabbles and anthrax). Before, in 1796, Edward Jenner had done something similar when he used cowpox to create immunity for smallpox. Pasteur is most famous for discovering the germ theory, which states that microorganisms are the cause for infectious disease.


Ethel Douglas Hume’s book “Béchamp or Pasteur? A Lost Chapter in the History of Biology” published in 1923 what was what kept the Pasteur vs. Bechamp debate alive.

In 1942, R.B. Pearson wrote a book “Pasteur: Plagiarist, Impostor” and pamphlets to show that the germ theory was false. He believed “illness is created due to errors in diet or manner of living” and “germs are scavengers of dead and waste tissues and food, and not as the cause of the illness”.

In his book he explains that the theory presented by Pasteur was way older, and first written by Geronimo Fracastorio (1483-1553) who did not have a microscope to realize that the particles he was referring were actually bacteria. Finally in 1683, the first microscope powerful enough to see microorganisms was invented by Antonius van Leenwenhoek, a Dutch
naturalist and a maker of lenses. He observed small moving entities (rod and spiral in form) when observing water, saliva and dental tartar. He just notified of his observation in an objective form.

Later, in 1762, M. A. Plenciz, a Viennese physician, published a germ theory of infectious diseases stating that they were produced by micro-organisms that reproduced outside of the body and could be moved by the air.

Who was Antoine Bechamp?

Born in France in 1816, Bechamp obtained a doctor of science degree in 1853 and doctor of medicine in 1856. In 1854, he was appointed Professor of Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg (previously held by Pasteur). After graduation he worked at the University of Montpellier, until 1876, when he became the Dean of Catholic Faculty of Medicine at Université Lille Nord de France.

In 1852, he created a cheap method of producing aniline dye, thus enabling the German synthetic dye industry to grow. He also created the first organically derived arsenic, which was used in the treatment of trypanosomiasis. Bechamp spent the majority of his life studying microzymes and fermentation. The whole Pasteur vs. Bechamp drama got his books to be banned by the Catholic Church even though he was a devout catholic.

In 1886 he retired and ran a pharmacy with his son, then moved to Paris to run a small laboratory at the Sorbonne. He died at 91.


The living gene that Bechamp called microzyma (from zyme, an ancient Greek word for ferment) changes with the nutritional environment to become bacteria or viruses which can be harmless or harmful; these can reproduce when the specific conditions exists. He claimed that microzymas can be reverted to the microzymian state in a principal called pleomorphism. This principle explains how degenerative and infectious diseases create symptoms in the body.

According to Bechamp “the microzyma is at the beginning and end of all organization.” In a healthy stage microzyma acts harmoniously with our bodies, while in a condition of diseases they become morbid and they can destroy cells. They are responsible of the process of fermentation within our bodies and respond to biochemical signals, the most important one is pH. When the terrain becomes acid, the microzyma thinks the organism is dead and starts destructing and fermenting the body. Now it is know that higher evolutionary forms such as fungus and yeast also ferment the body.

Microzyma within our bodies have unique functions as to where they are located and should not be changed with one another. A big difference in the Pasteur vs. Bechamp debate is that Bechamp believed living organisms should not be injected into the blood, especially those of other species.

Vaccines use DNA samples from other species and humans. But they also weaken the immune system, toxify the body and cause degenerative symptoms later in life because of the chemicals and preservatives in them. Since vaccines only provoke one type of immune response, they create a constant state of excessive antibody production which in turn becomes an autoimmune disease.

Germ theory vs Biological Terrain

Pasteur, who is credited with the germ theory of disease, states that there are external germs or microbes which invade the body causing different diseases. To get well you need to identify and kill whatever made you sick. Germs are monomorphic (they only had one form) and require drugs, vaccination, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation to control them. Seems like the basis for modern pharmaceutical medicine, right?

The more we treat people with the germ theory, the more people get ill. Statistics have risen in the pasts years to the point that most people have one or several medical conditions. And most are chronic and pill dependent. Overuse of medication, from antibiotics to antifungals, are creating stronger superbugs which become drug resistant.

Continuing with the Pasteur vs. Bechamp debate, Bechamp believed that there are small particles in cells called microzomas which he believed where pleomorphic, meaning they could change form and function, thus becoming toxic in an unhealthy terrain of the body. Germs are opportunistic and show up where the body has a weakness or imbalance. When they find damaged tissue and cellular dysfunction germs begin manifesting symptoms, but they are not the cause of the disease.

He believed that disease came from “imprudences, miseries or vices.” To reverse illness we need to change our diets, remove toxins, hygiene and maintain healthy practices such as exercise and fresh air. Bechamp did not believe the infection had to be killed, simply that the dysfunction in the immune system had to be corrected. To prevent disease we have to create health. As you can tell both points of views were completely contradictory in the Pasteur vs. Bechamp debate.

Pasteur vs. Bechamp

The Pasteur vs. Bechamp rivalry between both men started when Bechamp found a solution for a disease that threatened the French silk†worm industry. Although, most books will credit Pasteur for fixing this problem. Bechamp ridiculized the chemist and he took every opportunity to torment him.

Pasteur was greatly criticized in the Pasteur vs. Bechamp debate because he failed to recognize the importance of the terrain and was too focused on what he taught was the cause of the disease. Claude Bernard, another French scientist who discovered homeostasis (body must be in equilibrium), contradicted Pasteur.

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Rudolf Virchow, a German physician and biologist known as the father of modern pathology, was also an opponent of the germ theory, saying that germs did not cause disease but were scavengers that feed and cleaned dead tissue caused by pathogenic processes. The germ theory was also attacked by the famous English nurse, Florence Nightingale, in 1860. She said “there are no specific diseases; there are specific disease conditions.”

To Free or Enslave?

Edison vs. Tesla comes to mind when thinking of Pasteur vs. Bechamp. Both Tesla and Bechamp wanted to free humanity, one by providing free electricity and the other one by telling people who to be healthy. But in the end, they were both undermined by their rivals whose theories suited huge corporations. Energy is practically a cartel in every country, since you do not have options and are charge astronomical fees every month. While big Pharma is the biggest lobbyist group that pretty much purchases media and politicians. They don’t want you to be healthy, they want you to be sick for life so they keep on earning profits.

As you know, Pasteur won the Pasteur vs. Bechamp debate, and his ideas were accepted by society. Pasteur had politician connections (including Emperor Napoleon III), while Bechamp was pretty much written off. It is very easy for people to understand that germs are the cause of all disease that comes into our bodies; so we would get sick no mater how we take care of ourselves. It put no blame of self-care and makes people want to be saved. This theory created massive profits to pharmaceuticals who patent drugs and treatments, and to the mainstream media who receives billions from advertisement.

Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin the first antibiotic in 1928. People became accustomed to the easy, quick-fix drugs and forgot to take care of themselves. Chronic diseases (non-communicable diseases (NCDs)) such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, Parkinson, Alzheimer, etc, already account for 7 of 10 deaths in the world. This shows that over abusing drugs is clearly not working. My personal opinion is that pharmaceutical drugs should be used for a very short period of time only when absolutely needed.

The ironic part of the Pasteur vs. Bechamp debate is that towards the end of his life, Pasteur recognized that Bechamp was right. Supposedly, on his deathbed, Pasteur said to Professor A. Renon who looked after him: “the microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything” .