(Food for thought – my opinion only from research I’ve done…take what you like and leave the rest)
Germ Theory Approach or Terrain Theory Approach?
When it comes to our health, we in the Western world feel the need to identify and destroy anything we deem as a foreign invader, as it must be directly responsible for causing the disease or sickness.
However, there is another theory called the terrain theory, which believes that it is not the “germ” that determines disease, but instead, the state of our internal health and it’s ability to maintain homeostatsis ( Homeostasis is the human body keeping a constant internal temperature. noun. The definition of homeostasis is the ability or tendency to maintain internal stability in an organism to compensate for environmental changes. An example of homeostasis is the human body keeping an average temperature of 98.6 degrees.) in the face of “unfriendly” organisms.
When the body is functioning in homeostasis, and immunity and detoxification are operating well, there is healthy terrain that can handle various pathogenic microorganisms, that are thrown our way. The quality of the terrain determines to a point, an individual’s susceptibility to disease.
A weak terrain is naturally more vulnerable to external threats, so it needs to be built up through nutrition, detoxification and maintaining a proper PH of acid/alkaline balance.
If you follow the terrain theory your focus will be on building and maintaining the integrity of your inner terrain so that any external microbe (a microorganism, especially a bacterium causing disease or fermentation )that you may ingest does not morph into anything with serious implications for your health.
This means nutrition, detoxification, proper PH and mindset are important factors to consider in disease prevention.
Detoxification: includes non-toxic cleaning, personal care and beauty Products.
Nutrition: use the finest research proven nutritional supplements (not all supplements are equal) designed to improve one’s overall internal health (terrain).
Proper PH: A balanced PH is important to good health. Viruses and some bacteria are PH sensitive and cannot survive in an alkaline environment.
Remember, you have total control over your body. You could choose to supplement and maintain a healthy PH level thus creating a “hostile terrain” for viruses. This approach puts YOU in control of your own health. Yes, wash your hands, disinfect your countertops, stay home!!! All the while focusing on your internal “terrain” and I believe we can all get through this just fine.
Until next time…..Take care of you!!!