Do Germs Cause Disease?

May 6, 2019


Louis Pasteur is responsible for the “germ theory” of disease. It’s based on the belief that germs cause disease and that exposure to them makes you sick.


Even on his deathbed, Pasteur confessed that it wasn’t germs that caused disease. Rather, it was the environment in which the germs were in. In other words – the conditions had to be just right for germs to manifest into a disease.


Parents are starting to understand that children need exposure to germs to gain natural immunity. In fact, many believe that the increase in allergies and asthma is the result of over-sanitization by “germophobic” parents.


When functioning without compromise, our immune system is effective at dealing with just about any germ you or I might encounter. Many who opt for regular chiropractic checkups often make a common observation. “I don’t seem to get the bug that’s always going around.” Coincidence?

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