May 2021 Newsletter/Germ vs. Terrain Theory

May 13, 2021

Dear Raising the Vibe Members and Friends,


What does it mean to be in balance: body, mind and soul? If your body was in homeostasis would it allow anything in to disturb it? I have recently been intrigued with the study of Terrain Theory vs. Germ Theory. The following is from

Terrain Theory was initiated by Claude Bernard (1813 – 1878), and later built upon by Antoine Bechamp (1816-1908). He believed that the “terrain” or “internal environment” determined our state of health. When the body is functioning in homeostasis, and immunity and detoxification is operating well, he claimed there was a healthy terrain which could handle various pathogenic microorganisms that inevitably are thrown its way.

Interestingly, Pasteur, inventor of pasteurization, recanted on his deathbed over his entire life work, stating:

“The microbe is nothing; the milieu is everything.”

Another way of stating these words is that it is not the germ that causes disease, but the terrain in which the germ is found.

Another gentleman, Rudolf Virchow, father of the germ theory, stated in his later years:

“If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat–diseased tissues–rather than causing disease.”

Raising the Vibe is an advocate of Holistic Health, which addresses the root causes of disease (mind, body and spirit) instead of only treating the symptoms through pharmaceuticals. Please check out our expanded Holistic Healing section and sign up for the Holistic Health Panel discussion in July (below).

Please join me in welcoming our newest Raising the Vibe Business Members, Architect Peter Lombardi and Soul Business Advisor, Tricia Livermore. Peter, an award-winning architect, is a new Atlanta resident. He has developed a wholistic system which allows you to create your own organic food, water and energy through his intentional designs and architecture, called Thrivability™. I am also pleased to introduce Tricia Livermore, a Heart-Centered Intuitive Coach and HeartMath Mentor residing in Phoenix, AZ.  Her mission is to re-ignite humanity by helping people find peace and harmony within themselves by connecting with their heart. She will speak to Raising the Vibe in August.   Visit the Practitioners page for their contact information and our other trusted Business Members.

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Rebecca Paris

Executive Director, Raising the Vibe

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