What is a virus and what message is it giving us? Should we destroy it or embrace it?

There is a growing chorus of scientists, doctors and microbiologists who are revolutionising the way we think of viruses in our lives. They do not believe that they should be destroyed, but rather that we need to embrace them.

This is inspiring for humanity!

These modern revolutionary medical voices propose that our micro-organisms that live inside us and on us play a critical role in our survival and adaptation, and that their genetic material are essential in delivering the messages that our biology requires.

What’s Old is New Again

When an illness occurs, an acute phase of that illness is happening inside our bodies without actually knowing. This acute response from the body is due to a toxic exposure of some type, causing damage to some body tissue. Our viral and bacterial communities are part of the messaging system to prepare the body for the impending assault and then to play a clean up/recyle/repair role. Once we start to experience the symptoms from an illness we are actually in the recovery phase of that illness, and not the illness itself. Trying to suppress those symptoms means you are suppressing the body’s healing and it may return later to complete the repair or healing process. This is the opinion of Andy Kaufman MD who is a New York psychiatrist and microbiologist. 1

Andy Kaufman’s modern approach to the role of micro-organisms inside the human body aligns with the research undertaken by Antoine Bechamp in the same era that Germ Theory gained favour through Louis Pasteur’s promotion of the concept. Bechamp’s theory has been called Host or Terrain Theory. It holds that the terrain of the host is what determines the behaviour of the micro-organisms, rather than the other way around. He also showed that they are pleomorphic; that is, they appear and change shape and purpose depending on the environmental conditions. Their purpose is to respond and adapt to their surrounding environment rather than create an illness. Bechamp also showed that micro-organisms can appear from within the body and do not necessarily invade from the outside.In line with Bechamp’s research more than 150 years ago, Andy Kaufman believes there are two main factors which determine the presence and behaviour of different viruses.

  • The first is the state of balance of the whole internal ecosystem, and
  • The second is the stresses to which it is exposed.

In other words, rather than causing the illness, viruses respond to a stress in the body.

This contrasts fundamentally with Germ Theory which interprets something such as a virus or bacteria being present at the illness as also causing the illness. Today, Germ Theory is the paradigm through which modern medicine is viewed and from which public policy is still formed.

Through his own research and clinical practice, Andy Kaufman lists five causes of illness. They are malnutrition, toxic exposure (including electromagnetic radiation), parasites, psychological shock, and rare genetic anomalies, usually related to the other causes already mentioned.

Zach Bush MD is widely considered to be a luminary in the field of our microbiome, its connection with the earth and its importance for our survival. He is a triple certified medical doctor trained in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care.

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According to Zach Bush, “Nature’s whole goal is biodiversity and sustaining life. We have pitched ourselves against nature and are attempting to destroy it.” One of his highest recommendations to help recover from any illness is to hug those close to you, and to take a walk in nature in order to expand the diversity of viruses, bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that your body is exposed to in order to help to bring it back into homeostasis.

What does the presence of a virus prove?

Andy Kaufman describes the viruses as the fire fighters present at the sight of the fire rather than the cause of the fire itself. This means that the viruses will be present when tested, but it does not mean that they caused the disease.

A study conducted in 2017 of more than 8,000 healthy individuals, with no symptoms of illness, showed that 42% of them had a range of viruses in their blood streams including HIV Aids, Hepatitis B and C, papillomaviruses, and influenza virus. 4

Similarly, a review conducted in 2009 showed 21 chronic viral infections in a high proportion of all humans on earth, with almost everyone carrying 10 of those viruses.5

Strep throat is said to be caused by streptococcus bacteria. According to Andy Kaufman, the streptococcus bacteria is present in all of us as one of our microbes. If the microbe is responsible for causing the illness, then he questions how it can also exist in healthy people with no symptoms of the illness.6

Zach Bush places the adaptability of the human body squarely at the feet of the huge population of micro-organisms that live in us and on us, and their genetic material constantly evolving and communicating with the human DNA and RNA. It is this constant communication that gives us the ability to adapt. Viruses are not just regulated by our genes but also by the genes of other organisms that inhabit us. When biology is under stress it expresses new genetic information. In this way, our micro-organisms, including viruses, are messengers. They pass information to the human body every second, constantly throughout our lives. And they are critical to our survival.

Tom Cowan MD is one of the most open-minded and enquiring doctors I have ever listen to. He has practiced as a natural-medicine physician for four decades and carries a very deep appreciation for the interruption of nature’s cycles as an important impact on the health and well-being of life. He proposes that viruses are not contagious but rather that they are a response to an external stimulus. He also states that 20% of our chromosomes are actually viruses which have merged with our DNA and that everyone will have present in them every DNA sequence that exists. It depends on the external stress as to which sequences are activated.

In Tom Cowan’s words, the modern theory of the definition of a virus is that it is “a piece of DNA or RNA that has been degenerated or degraded and that the body is using as a messenger”.  They are toxic excretions of the cells to which the body adapts and then must respond and expel. “They happen when the cell is poisoned. They are not the cause of anything.”7

What causes a virus to change its behaviour?

Much like Zach Bush and Andy Kaufman, Tom Cowan believes that an external poison will cause degradation of the genetic material (RNA or DNA). This poisoned cell will then produce millions of copies of this damaged DNA for it to become a messenger sent by the poisoned cell to other cells and tissues in the body. These messengers have recently been named ‘exosomes’. They encapsulate these viral particles sending messages saying there’s a new danger in town. Although it may appear ‘infectious’ these doctors propose that it is the messages that are passed between people (just as we share our microbiome with those around us), and that they will test present in people’s bodies as part of the community preparation for an external stress.

It is environmental stress that triggers the behavioural change in viruses. They show up because of the stress, and their role is to help the body to adapt to that stress.

There are three major environmental stresses that various researchers, scientists and doctors have identified as potential determinants for changes in viral behaviour. They are

  • air pollution
  • chemical exposure from agriculture and pharmaceutical toxins
  • and the electrification of the earth

According to Zach Bush, exposure to high levels of air pollution, especially small particulate air pollution found in large cities due to car emissions, can cause a cyanide-like response in people. This response of lack of oxygen is a common symptom of respiratory illnesses in recent times. He believes these high levels of pollution are forcing massive adaptive information streams that are coming out of our biology itself.8

He also highlights the use of agricultural chemicals continuing at astronomical rates. The application of more than 2,000,000 (2 million) kilograms of antibiotic poured into soils every year is putting extraordinary pressure on genetic changes. “Now the microbiome is accelerating its creation of new genetic material that we call viruses because it has to adapt faster to try to cope with the changing external environment that is trying to kill it.” Zach Bush believes that this is the reason we are seeing declared ‘pandemics’ more frequently because of the environmental stresses on animals and humans.

The main antibiotic that Zach Bush is referring to is the chemical known as glyphosate. Glyphosate is the major active ingredient in chemicals which are used for weed control in agriculture all over the world. The same chemical is widely used in urban areas including public parks, school yards, home gardens and golf greens. Its chemical formula is water soluble. As it is sprayed across millions of hectares of land, its residues wash into the water systems and drinking reservoirs and are also evaporated into the atmosphere to then return in the rainfall.

Glyphosate is a patented antibiotic that kills any micro-organisms it comes in contact with, thus destroying plant life. It is also a mineral ‘chelator’ which means it is used to bind minerals so that they are no longer available to the life in the soil (or the gut) to function in their proper form, further reducing the capacity of the ecosystem of the earth (and the body) to cope with the toxin.

There is a third environmental toxin that has been identified as a major stress and associated with a viral adaptive response. That stress is the man-made electrification of the earth.

From Tom Cowan’s research he is convinced that the structure of the water in the cells is part of the picture. He is adamant that the structure of the water in the nucleus of the cell determines the function of the DNA. This water needs to be structured in order for the cell to perform in a healthy manner. “It is very clear from the research, the thing that destructures the water most intensely is non-native electro-magnetic fields such as 4G and 5G.”

Tom Cowan openly questions the correlation that has occurred in the past 100 years between the outbreaks of many pandemics and the radical changes of the electrification of the earth immediately before each outbreak. This correlation is reported by Arthur Firstenberg in his book “The Invisible Rainbow”. His research correlates this to have occurred multiple times in the past century, starting with the Spanish Flu in 1918 with the introduction of radio waves around the earth, and continuing now with the roll-out of 5G wireless signals across the globe at the same time as the placement of thousands of radiation-emitting satellites in the ionosphere and magnetosphere.9

“It seems that whenever there is a quantum leap in the intensity of electrical exposure, many people and many other living beings die … This pattern has repeated itself over and over again.”

This destructured water in the cells creates abnormal expression of the DNA which is what we see as viruses.10

Although focusing on a different stress from the environment, Tom Cowan’s proposition is similar to Zach Bush and Andy Kaufman. He believes it is probable that these viruses occur internally in the body in response to the environmental stress and are not distributed around the world as infectious agents but rather as messengers. He cites as one example the spontaneous outbreak of the Spanish flu on naval ships that were not exposed to infected travellers.

Another historical record highlights a correlation between disease and environmental toxins. At the same time as the search was underway for a virus that was supposed to be causing polio, in the regions where there were outbreaks of paralysis, there was a repeated correlation with the intensive use of agricultural chemicals and pharmaceutical products containing mercury, arsenic and lead. The effects were not only observed in people but also in animals. It is recognised that paralysis is a side effect of these chemicals, and the paralysis occurs in exactly the same part of the brain stem in the human body as the disease that has come to be known as polio. The virus that came to be called the polio virus was identified in some of the patients and ultimately chosen as the culprit for the disease, although it was never proven that the virus caused the disease.11

So it seems from these perspectives that viruses are not infectious, but rather an important part of our biology.

Zach Bush draws us back to the earth when trying to explain the role of viruses. We can think of a virus as being like a weed. Just like a weed, a virus will appear when there is stress in the environment around it. “Weeds are never the problem; they are the symptom of the collapse of biodiversity.” 12  When the soil of the earth is in balance it integrates and utilises the enormous array of micro-organisms to create a state of homeostasis for healthy plant life. This homeostasis is created through constant energy exchange between all the micro-organisms which build up a web of communication and provide a dynamic symbiotic community.

Although a virus is not a living organism in its own right, when the ecosystem in which it has appeared is under stress, then it will replicate in order to help bring the ecosystem back into balance. A weaker ecosystem virtually ‘invites’ the virus to invade the human cell which becomes its host and it can then conduct its own replication activities, considered to be part of the overall healing process. If the ecosystem of the human body is strong and resilient, then the role of the virus would be complete and it would simply integrate and become part of the terrain. In Zach Bush’s view, history shows that once a virus becomes dominant, it will then take up to two years before it is brought back under control by its resident ecosystem. This adaptation can be thought of as something akin to a genetic software upgrade which then forms part of the biodiversity that is essential to human existence.

Why should we embrace viruses?

Herbert Virgin MD gave a lecture to the US National Institute of Health in 2015. It is highly regarded as ushering in a new era of understanding of virology. In this lecture, he draws on many years of research he had conducted with other research faculties around the world. He showed the results of research demonstrating the inter-kingdom and intra-species interactions and interrelationships of viruses and bacterium including the human as a host of this ongoing interaction. He stated in that lecture, “Biology is complicated. If we try to look in silos at one picture then we are not going to get the whole picture.” 13

Some viruses are shown to change the inflammatory condition of the host, which in turn changes the behaviour of bacteria, that then interacts with other genetic influences. This is a complex and integrated matrix as part of an evolved process.14

A virus is not a living organism in its own right. It needs a ‘host’ cell in order to replicate. These cells may be plant, animal or human cells, and also worms or bacteria, all of which can become ‘host’ to a virus for it to survive and replicate. As it turns out, viruses have any number of host organisms to choose from. Research conducted in the past 10 years has shown that viruses and bacteria have evolved with us and developed communication between themselves and in conjunction with their host. This communication can transfer across kingdoms and provide beneficial effects for the host. One such experiment demonstrated that an interaction between a virus in a worm and the eventual human host, controlled a chronic norovirus infection by interacting with the immune system of the host.15

It seems that viruses also fill important functions in helping the body to cope with other stresses.

  • Within the human ecosystem, chronic herpes virus infection has been shown to change gene expression and protect it against bacterial infection and tumours. This change in biology can once again be described as the virus interacting with the immune system to protect the host.16
  • An animal can be made resistant to bacterial infection by an order of magnitude by having a chronic viral infection.17
  • A study undertaken in 2004 showed that acute viral infections can generate the disappearance of previously intractable epileptic seizures. 18
  • Studies done in the 1960’s showed the cure of psoriasis after measles, and studies in the 1970’s showed that measles provided remission of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.19,20

What can we do to strengthen our bodies naturally?

If you live in the epicentre of any of these environmental toxins, then your body will be responding whether you realise it or not, and your immune system will be under stress. Viruses are a critical constant to our evolving world and the need to adapt to that world. When one appears, like a weed, the best response is to strengthen your body by removing as many external and internal stresses as possible (including fear), and also adopt a more nutritious diet to allow a balanced ecosystem to re-establish.

Medical historians have shown that diseases were overcome in the 1800’s and 1900’s with improvements to people’s living conditions well before the pharmaceutical solutions of antibiotics and vaccines were introduced.21 For most people today, our environmental stresses are different to those experienced a century ago. Instead, they now consist of more innocuous toxins such as air pollution, side effects from drugs as well as chemicals in our food and water supplies, and a range of different man-made electromagnetic fields.

Rather than living in fear and attempting to sterilise our environment, a more positive option could be to listen to the messages that our virome (viral community) are giving us, and engage in as much microbiome sharing as possible! The more aware we are of our body’s messages, and the more diverse our microbiome, then the stronger will be our body and allow it to establish homeostasis, leading to health and resilience.

There are some proactive steps you can take to change some of these innocuous stresses in your life.

Actions you can take

Here are a few suggestions to reduce your fear, and improve the diversity and balance of micro-organisms in your life:

  • choose a nutrient dense diet that includes organic food and filtered water whenever possible 22
  • hug those who are dear to you
  • find things to laugh about! 23
  • let your pet dog lick the kids!
  • live in clean air as much and as often as you can
  • take a walk in native bushland or by the sea
  • swim in the ocean or a fresh water stream
  • replace wifi usage with ethernet cables and adapters that work through the powerlines rather than emitting a wifi signal 24
  • purchase radiation protection sleeves and covers for your devices 25
  • give thanks at least once each day for the good things in your life

This will help your body’s resilience by helping to remove toxins and expand your body’s population of micro-organism. It will also help you to feel more in control which will reduce fear that may be residing in your body.

It’s Inspiring!

It is inspiring for humanity that our medical and scientific communities are (a) embracing the existence and behaviours of micro-organisms and (b) exploring their positive role in our health.

The recent research and understanding about our micro biome and now our virome (viral community) challenges at its very heart the accepted practice of equating a particular virus with a particular illness. With this new information also comes the challenge to the much accepted solution of using drugs (including vaccines) to control or kill the virus. In the process of this new research creating a different picture, long-held paradigms will obviously be challenged.

Much like the flat earth theory eventually died, these recent discoveries must slowly but inexorably mean Germ Theory will become a distant memory.

It’s exciting what is being revealed! These doctors, researchers and microbiologists are giving us hope. I salute them!

References and links from this article:

  1. “Are Germs the Enemy?” https://www.westonaprice.org/podcast/242-are-germs-the-enemy/
  2. “Was Pasteur wrong: human cells may generate bacteria” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328903798_Was_Pasteur_Wrong_Human_Cells_May_Generate_Bacteria
  3. “The Healthy Truth” interview Dr Andy Kaufman, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v2XWuPY09M
  4. The Blood DNA Virome in 8,000 humans https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315531480_The_blood_DNA_virome_in_8000_humans
  5. National Institute of Health Lecture, “The Mammalian Virome” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVxTBuvChU
  6. “The Healthy Truth” interview with Dr Andy Kaufman, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v2XWuPY09M
  7. “Important questions regarding the current health crisis” Dr Tom Cowan https://us04web.zoom.us/rec/play/6JF8Juz6rm03TtWT5QSDBPQqW9S5JqKshilKr6ELzB2xB3JSO1GjYucTNOMhfOm5-BcCHyT6-3zt5sd8?continueMode=true
  8. Zach Bush Interview with Del Bigtree https://zachbushmd.com/video/the-highwire/
  9. “Understanding our current health crisis” Dr Tom Cowan https://www.westonaprice.org/podcast/235-understanding-our-current-health-crisis/
  10. “Important questions regarding the current health crisis” Dr Tom Cowan https://us04web.zoom.us/rec/play/6JF8Juz6rm03TtWT5QSDBPQqW9S5JqKshilKr6ELzB2xB3JSO1GjYucTNOMhfOm5-BcCHyT6-3zt5sd8?continueMode=true
  11. Marready, F. “The Moth in the Iron Lung”
  12. Zach Bush Interview with Del Bigtree https://zachbushmd.com/video/the-highwire/
  13. National Institute of Health Lecture, “The Mammalian Virome”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVxTBuvChU
  14. National Institute of Health Lecture, “The Mammalian Virome”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVxTBuvChU
  15. National Institute of Health Lecture, “The Mammalian Virome”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVxTBuvChU
  16. National Institute of Health Lecture, “The Mammalian Virome”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVxTBuvChU
  17. National Institute of Health Lecture, “The Mammalian Virome”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVxTBuvChU
  18. Epileptic Seizures https://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/spontaneous-improvement-intractable-epileptic-seizures-following-acute-viral-i
  19. Psoriasis https://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/suspensive-effect-measles-psoriasic-erythroderma-12-years-duration-0
  20. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis https://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/remission-juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis-stills-disease-after-measles-0
  21. Humphries, Dr Suzanne, “Dissolving Illusions” https://www.dissolvingillusions.com
  22. Weston A Price Foundation www.wapf.org
  23. https://sites.google.com/site/laughofflife/page-1
  24. Internet through the powerlines https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/tp-link-av2000-gigabit-passthrough-powerline-kit-tptlpa9020
  25. Earthing Oz https://www.earthingoz.com.au