A living organism (such as your body) is greater than the sum of its parts. Every system of the body is made up of individual cells. Any time a cell does not perform to the benefit of the greater whole, the vitality of the system decreases. If a system can’t function up to par, the body suffers. When the vitality, or vital force, of the body drops, resistance drops. The body as a whole is then susceptible to invasion and domination by germs.
When the germs find a congenial host, they begin to multiply. Germs don’t have the ability to dictate their actions or create their environment. They can survive only in an environment that is hospitable to them. Germs, like people, are survival oriented. They will find homes that offer the best opportunity for sustained existence and propagation.
Bacteria neither create nor control their environment or destiny. Bacteria multiply and grow in the environment in which they find themselves. In the body, the environment is determined by the host’s lifestyle. If bacteria that belong in your garden take up residence in your lungs, you may perceive the intruders as “bad”. Actually, they are not “bad”; they are merely in the wrong place for our needs. They need to be relocated. There’s no such thing as a “bad” germ. However, they, like people, can be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
All pathogenic germs (those that are harmful to the body) are scavengers. They don’t attack normal, vital, healthy cells or tissue. They can’t feed on healthy cells. They can grow and prosper only when damaged cells serve as a generous host that provides ample nutrition and an accommodating environment.
Germs, including the alleged “cold germs,” don’t suddenly appear in our lives to cause us grief. They are around us and in us all the time. By keeping your body as fit as possible through diet and system balancing, you will be able to peacefully co-exist with germs.
Germs that invade the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of the body force the body to respond. The responses aren’t necessarily pleasant; they are signs that the defenses are down. Germs aren’t the cause of disease – low resistance is.