Many believe that our bodies work the same way.
Meet Antoine Béchamp who believed that living entities called "microzymes" created bacteria in response to host and environmental factors; he did not believe that bacteria could invade a healthy host and create disease on their own. (credit: Wikipedia)
Haven't we been taught in elementary school health class about how germs work? The germ theory of disease refers to the discovery in the late 19th century that some infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms, small organisms too small to see without magnification, that invade the host. (credit: Wikipedia)
Germs invade the host and we get sick. Soooo the logical conclusion is to create antibiotics and vaccines that KILL THOSE GERMS! Right?
Well, not exactly.
Bechamp (among others) believed that the "germs" couldn't create disease on their own but that a healthy 'terrain' could prevent the invasion.
I, personally do not want to be invaded. At least not by germs. I also don't enjoy the idea that I am helpless against the microorganisms that float around our lives just waiting gather enough forces to attack. Really?
What would happen if a country didn't work at defending it's borders but instead just tried to fight the enemy once they had begun occupation?
I will tell you what...the country would lose more troops AND civilians fighting an adversary that had already started buying real estate and joining the PTA.
Doesn't it make more sense to fortify your defenses before the enemy strikes?