The “Germ Theory of Disease” was made prevalent by Louis Pasteur in the late 1800s. His invention, “pasteurization,” enabled him to keep wine from turning to vinegar. It became a popular belief that if germs cause wine to change to vinegar, then germs are bad in people, too. A rival of Pasteur, Antoine Béchamp, did not believe germs could invade a healthy host and create disease on their own. Over the years, Pasteur’s germ theory became widely accepted by scientists and still remains a belief for most people today. In fact, the fear of germs has escalated to hand sanitizers everywhere you go, babies never allowed to touch the floor, children kept from playing outside, and the list goes on and on.
Dr. Morter’s thinking was more in line with that of Béchamp. When the systems of the body become exhausted, they cannot defend against the germs. When the frequency of the energy vibration of the body is lower than that of a germ, the germ takes over. We call it “disease.” The Morter HealthSystem is about helping you to learn how to raise your vibrational level so that germs can’t thrive inside your body.
Germs are scavengers. Just as mosquito larvae cannot thrive in running water, germs can’t thrive in a healthy body that is vibrating at a higher frequency than the germs. Germs are necessary to take the material back to mother earth. For instance, if an animal dies and the skin is not broken, the body will expand, and maggots and germs will take over to break it down and return it to the earth. It moves from organic to inorganic. This process refortifies the soil. In an acre of land, there is over a ton of bacteria. That amount is necessary to support the amount of grass needed to feed one cow. Without the bacteria, there would be no grass to feed the cow. Germs live in our bodies all the time, but as long as we keep our vibratory rate high enough, they can’t cause problems for us. Germs are actually beneficial. For instance, the microbes in our intestines make B12.
Relatively recently, the “hygiene hypothesis,” which holds that some exposure to germs and microorganisms in early childhood is actually good for us because it helps develop the immune system, is gaining some ground. A 2013 Swedish study for example, showed that children whose parents just sucked their pacifiers clean had a lower risk of developing eczema.
When we talk about the “hygiene hypothesis,” the collection of theories that address the possible problems that can be associated with growing up less exposed to germs and dirt, we are essentially talking about growing up indoors. We’re talking about living in a world of relatively clean and controlled surfaces, where even small children who are constantly picking things up and putting them in their mouths are not going to come into contact with very wide variety of exposures.
“The built environment is the place in which our children grow up,” says Jack Gilbert, the director of the Microbiome Center and a professor of surgery at the University of Chicago. He is one of the authors of a well-known study from 2016 in The New England Journal of Medicine, which compared the immune profiles of Amish children, growing up on small single-family farms, and children, who are similar genetically but grow up on large, industrialized farms. The Amish, living in an environment described as “rich in microbes,” or alternatively, full of barnyard dust, had strikingly low rates of asthma.