Dr. Suzanne Humphries, MD
Antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals are among the most abused and overused pharmaceutical agents that contribute to human disease. Louis Pasteur became famous for his “discoveries”, and his contribution to the idea that germs could or should be killed. The problem with this paradigm is that while germs do exist and can be killed, it is not the way to create a healthy living environment. Most people are unaware that Pasteur was a political-celebrity pseudoscientist, who lifted much of his information from Antoine Bechamp, his contemporary, and true scholar. Pasteur had a very poor understanding of the gestalt of living systems and in his hijacking of Bechamps information, which he couldn’t have understood enough to even take credit for, he made some incorrect assumptions. Nevertheless, like today, celebrity doctors and scientists, even then, made headlines and were adorned with respect that was wholly undeserved. For more information on Bechamp and Pasteur please read “Bechamp or Pasteur. A lost chapter in the history of biology” by Ethel D Hulme. You will be surprised and entertained by the information that was withheld from your history and science books.