People tend to believe that some pathogen may come along and make them ill, and that they are at the mercy of these little beasts, such as cold and flu viruses, parasites, bacteria, or fungi. Louis Pasteur’s “germ theory” helped to set up this belief system. However, during Pasteur’s lifetime, 1822-1895, another scientist, Antoine Bechamp, described his “Law of the Terrain,” which stated that if the terrain of the organism was strong, healthy, in correct balance, it could easily withstand the onslaught of any or all pathogens. The terrain of your body is best thought of as a garden. If your garden has wonderful rich soil, water, sunlight, oxygen, nutrients, the plants growing there can better withstand the onslaught of invaders.
To quote Bechamp, “It is the terrain, milieu or environment that determines health or disease, NOT the pathogen.” This mature outlook on our biology was finally acknowledged by Pasteur, himself, on his deathbed. He recanted his germ theory, saying “It’s the terrain, not the germ.”
In fact, it is both. If your terrain is toxic it is much harder for your immune system to fight off a pathogen. The status of your terrain is determined primarily by four things: its pH (it’s acid/alkaline balance); its electric/magnetic charge (negative or positive); its degree of toxicity; and its nutritional status. For example, low oxygen levels, stagnating body fluids, or loss of electrical charge on red blood cells can all of these result in an unhealthy terrain.
Health is about balance.
Here is a wonderful article which explains all this in greater detail.