What Is Biological Terrain And Why Care?Our internal biological terrain is a sophisticated system and encompasses every aspect of our body that is working 24/7 to nourish, protect, and relay all the instructions that each and every single cell needs to know what job is expected of it. This non stop cellular communication has one main goal in mind, to establish and maintain homeostasis (balance) needed for proper cellular survival.
In reality, it is not the bacteria themselves that produce the disease, but we believe it is the chemical constituents of these microorganisms enacting upon the unbalanced cell metabolism of the human body that in actuality produce the disease. We also believe if the metabolism of the human body is perfectly balanced or poised, it is susceptible to no disease."
~ Annual Report of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian Institution, 1944
If one aspect of the cell communication chain is damaged or broken, a domino effect ripples throughout the vital systems and decay and cell death begin. This can be dramatically observed in disease or in the slower process of the aging system we call 'old age and slow demise'.
It all begins in the guts...the digestive system, simply listed as; stomach, intestines, and colon are the first line to determine the homeostasis - our balance and ability to nourish and flourish as human beings.
The professional clinicians who understand this level of function within our body rise above the pitfalls that both the conventional and allopathic medical communities fall into...using chemical and supplemental isolates (ie. pharmaceutical meds and synthetic vitamins) to chase and manage symptoms.
I realized that a cell’s life is controlled by the physical and energetic environment and not by its genes. Genes are simply molecular blueprints used in the construction of cells, tissues and organs. The environment serves as a ‘contractor’ who reads and engages those genetic blueprints and is ultimately responsible for the character of the cell’s life. It is a single cell’s ‘awareness’ of the environment, not its genes, that sets in motion the mechanisms of life.”
~ Bruce Lipton, The Biology of Belief
The French physiologist Claude Bernard is considered the “Father of Physiology”. He developed the concepts of the “milieu interne” (the internal environment of the extracellular fluids of the body), where its constancy determines the cell’s function and integrity. This ultimately determines the body’s tendency towards health or illness. Bernard originated much of the current physiological thought regarding the extracellular fluids.
The American physiologist, Walter Cannon further developed the concept of homeostasis, where the body as a whole contains numerous cooperating regulatory systems that enforce equilibrium of its internal environment.
All life-sustaining information needed by cells is supplied via the extracellular fluid to the appropriate cell membrane receptors. The extracellular fluid contains ionized water, supporting cellular metabolism and polarity. Similar to the human life form enclosed in skin, the cell is enclosed in a membrane, with a constant temperature, bathed in fluid similar to the original content of seawater. Our internal biology depends upon ionized mineral salts for physiological functions; restoring mineral and water balance is key to establishing the balance of the internal environment—the biological terrain. (1)
"Not withstanding many remarkable discoveries in the area of health, nothing is more obscure than the cause which presides over the development of diseases and their communicability. This is because the cause of our diseased condition is always within ourselves. Yes, external causes contribute to the development of the affliction but only because they have brought about some biological modification of the extracellular terrain in which reside particles of organized matter referred to as the microzymas. These otherwise beneficial microzymas respond to such unfavorable changes in the terrain by metamorphosing into microbiological life forms that express themselves as disease organisms." --Antoine Bechamp
Antoine Bechamp was a nineteenth century microbiologist, who discovered the “microzymas” in animals and plants. At that time, the cell was believed to be the smallest unit of life, but Bechamp believed it was the microzymas within cells that constituted the smallest unit of life. He discovered that microzymas were agents involved in decomposition and pathological processes—he believed microzymas could evolve into bacterial forms (pleomorphism).
During his career as a professor, he advanced his theories, postulating that all bacteria have a common ancestor, present in all tissues and organs. The pathogenicity (ability to cause disease) of the microzyma is determined by the status of internal biological terrain (bio-terrain).
The bio-terrain theory suggests that the balance of the internal biological environment is what protects, or fails to protect, an individual from illness and disease, rather than exposure to microbes (germs). As modern science has proven today, Bechamp understood that microbes exist everywhere. The human body literally hosts a universe of microbes (Kroes, 1999). It’s the bio-terrain—the internal milieu/environment—that actually determines whether health and vitality or illness prevail. (1)
In contrast to Bechamp’s bio-terrain theory, today's western allopathic medicine adheres to the germ theories of one of Bechamp’s colleagues, Louis Pasteur, known as the father of modern pathology. Pasteur discredited many of Bechamp’s concepts and discoveries. According to Pasteur’s germ theory, illness is caused from invasion of external microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites; to overcome illness, these microbes must be killed.
This view became the foundation of modern medicine and gave birth to vaccines and antibiotics. At his death, Louis Pasteur is reported to have recanted the germ theory, admitting Bechamp’s theory was correct. He stated “Bechamp is right; it is the soil and not the germ, that makes the plant grow”.
Understanding our state of health from this perspective is like getting a satellite view of the body organism and seeing how the daily stress factors we encounter, physically, emotionally, and mentally adversely affect our well being.
By employing this higher view and greater knowledge, we can recover from sickness without the side effects that come along with pharmaceutical strategies and we don't have to keep swallowing a handful of supplements each day to try and give us the energy needed to simply live our lives.
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1. ANU white paper report.