Life with the 5

Germ theory

by Walene James

GERM THEORY (PASTEUR) (first line)


1. Disease arises from micro-organisms outside the body.
Disease arises from micro-organisms within the cells of the body.
2. Micro-organisms are generally to be guarded against.
These intracellular micro-organisms normally function to build and assist in the metabolic processes of the body.
3. The function of micro-organisms is constant.
The function of these organisms changes to assist in the catabolic (disintegration) processes of the host organism when that organism dies or is injured, which may be chemical as well as mechanical.
4. The shapes and colours of micro-organisms are constant
Micro-organisms change their shapes and colours to reflect the medium
5. Every disease is associated with a particular micro-organism
Every disease is associated with a particular condition.
6. Micro-organisms are primary causal agents.
Micro-organisms become “pathogenic” as the health of the host organism deteriorates. Hence, the condition of the host organism is the primary causal agent.
7. Disease can “strike” anybody.
Disease is built by unhealthy conditions.
8. To prevent disease we have to “build defences”.
To prevent disease we have to create health.

I find this interesting because even though allopathic medicine is built on the germ theory, it is most recently been said by some that children are born with disease and potential to spread to others. I personally find that bizarre but still it does against germ theory. If my child is healthy I don’t believe they can spread harmful germs but this seems to be the new argument, possibly by confused people. It can be a confusing issue, first do no harm and learn as much as you can. Stop the blame.


I am probably ignorant about a lot of things. Especially things that don’t directly affect me. In those instances I prefer to not have an opinion, if I do its probably an uninformed thought I may hold. I can admit that.

I saw a post on my dash saying that cows need to be milked. I have also heard that sheep need to be sheared and we should help out the animals. The issue is that the reason why they need human help is because they have been hindered by humans. The dairy industry is built on keeping cows pregnant to supply milk and dairy products to many people who believe it to be necessary. Cows do not need to be milked, that is what calves are for. Humans may express their milk but we don’t need to be routinely milked for the duration of our lives. We lactate for babies and milk production ideally works out to be just right for the infant.

Yes, I am a vegan. A new one at that. I am learning all the time. I believe veganism to be right for me, I have had to relearn nutrition though. I don’t think its particularly right for everyone - that is, everyone is different and ideally eating whole foods with more fruit and vegetables is probably good for everyone whether you choose to eat meat and/or animal products or not.

I am most passionate about health and parenting. Moreso as I have learned to listen to my instinct. I learned the hard way that ignoring my instinct has devastating consequences. Since that day I have started questioning things, namely vaccinations, education and parenting in general. I make no apologies for this. I know I am making the best decisions for my family based on what I know.