In the late 19th century, Louis Pasteur originated the “germ theory”, which, simply stated, says that the body is sterile and germs from the air cause disease. This became the medical paradigm for the Western world, which seeks to cure disease through medication. Nancy Appleton suggests that disease is generally caused not by outside microscopic invaders, but by ourselves in what we think, say, feel, do and eat. Abundant evidence suggests that germs are not the cause of many illnesses so common in North America, including allergies, arthritis, osteoporosis, and others that fall into the category of chronic and degenerative diseases. This book gives a scientific option to Louis Pasteur’s germ theory, shows why some people get sick and others do not, why medicines heal some people and not others, how your body can resist infections and degenerative diseases, the true cause of disease and the true cause of healing. Food plans and ways to eat to enhance health and healing are offered. This is an excellent patient support book.