Attack of the germs!

Adapted from Dr. Steven B. Goldstein

What enemy are we being told to fear in our community right now? It is the fear that our bodies were not created perfect.  What drives this fear when we think or talk about the flu and germs in general?  It is very simply the fact that we don’t understand our bodies and the power that resides in all of us!!

Did you know that right now each and every one of us has literally thousands of cancer cells in our body?  Did you know that when your body functions normally, it recognizes these cancer cells and destroys them? It can do this because you have an Innate Intelligence, a power of life within you that can recognize these cells as abnormal. But your body can become overwhelmed and not function efficiently if it has to overcome the consequences of a negative focus and the bad lifestyle choices you might make, in addition to all of the physical, chemical and mental stresses you face each day.

A study was done to find out what is in a sandbox at a child’s playground. Researchers found all sorts of bacteria and viruses including staphylococcus, streptococcus, pneumonia, rat feces, bird feces, cat feces, assorted animal urine, human and animal saliva, and pesticides. Have you ever watched a child in the sand box? They are having loads of fun and eventually they inevitably put a finger up their nose or in their mouth; a finger covered in filth and germs. Yet somehow they don’t get sick!! We don’t read in the papers that sandboxes are being outlawed or that a 10th sandbox-related death is reported this week.

Every second of every day, we are exposed to billions of microbes and yet we remain healthy. That is because we have immune systems that help to maintain and sustain us. Even when we do get sick, it is this same immune system that produces white blood cells, and antibodies to help kill off the harmful bacteria and viruses.

Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur established the Germ Theory. This theory holds that bacteria and viruses are the cause of disease. It is (unfortunately) widely accepted today, but in Koch’s day this idea was very controversial.  “One of Koch’s critics was so convinced that the germ theory was wrong that he brazenly wolfed down a glass of water laced with vibrio cholerae, the bacterium for cholera. To everyone’s astonishment, the man was completely unaffected by the virulent pathogen.” (Science 2000 and The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton, PhD).  Dr. Lipton then sums up one of the biggest problems with the germ theory when he says,   “The problem is that there cannot be exceptions to a theory; exceptions simply mean that a theory is not fully correct.” (Bruce Lipton).  Many diseases occur without any evidence at all of a germ.

How many times has someone told you to stay away because they have a cold? Do you realize if you are within earshot of hearing these words you are also close enough to breathe in these same germs?  IT IS NOT GERMS THAT MAKE US SICK! If germs made us sick, every staff member in the hospital would be sick all the time! When we get sick, it’s not because we have gotten something we don’t want (germs); it is because we have lost something that we need. We have lost the connection that keeps us healthy by allowing us to fully express our innate intelligence.

Do you have any idea how many germs we are exposed to each day? In 2006 a Middle School student Jasmine Roberts compared the amount of bacteria in ice served at fast food restaurants with the water from the toilet bowls in the same restaurants. Her finding was that 70% of the time, the ice had more bacteria than the toilet water. When was the last time you or your children had a cold drink in a fast food restaurant loaded with ice? Yet here you are, alive and well, as are your children!! This body of yours is truly miraculous, is it not? According to Miranda Hitti from WebMD Health News, there are more bacteria in the bathtub than in your garbage bin!!

A study from the Hygiene Council (funded by the company that makes Lysol) found the following;

  • Toilet bowl: 3.2 million bacteria/square inch
  • Kitchen drain: 567,845 bacteria/square inch
  • Sponge or counter-wiping cloth: 134,630 bacteria/square inch
  • Bathtub, near drain: 119,468 bacteria/square inch
  • Kitchen sink, near drain: 17,964 bacteria/square inch
  • Kitchen faucet handle: 13,227 bacteria/square inch
  • Bathroom faucet handle: 6,267 bacteria/square inch
  • *** The study also found children’s toys had on average 345 bacteria/square inch!

I share this not to scare you but to inform you. We are continually surrounded by all sorts of germs. Science admits that if we were to kill all the germs and viruses on the planet, all life would cease to exist. In fact, it is these very microbes that help to keep us alive.! They strengthen our immune system and help us to fight more serious infections by “cleaning things up.” The truth is they exist for a reason!!

So what does all of this mean? It means no matter what we do, we can never ever escape from germs, no matter how many times you wash your hands, sneeze into your elbow, or avoid shaking hands. Germs are a part of life. At this point, some might think I am suggesting that medicine is useless. Certainly not!!  We have the best trauma care in the world. Doctors save thousands of lives every day. That being said, there is not a drug on the planet that can heal anything without that power of life that resides in each of us. If we shoot a cadaver full of drugs and replace its organs with a beating heart, a fresh liver, and brain, will it come back to life?  Of course not.!  What is the difference between a live person and a dead person? It is the presence or absence of life force – that spark of energy that pumps the heart, and fires the brain!

Now, if I asked you what controls the strength of our immune system, what would you say?  The nervous system.  Remember, our brain controls EVERYTHING!  And if our brain is able to communicate with our body better, then EVERYTHING inside of us will be working better.  Especially our immune system.  Getting adjusted regularly and ensuring your nervous system is at 100% is a key component to staying strong.

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