This final major work of Béchamp's is the culmination of his life's research. This book contains, in detail, the elements of the microzymian theory of the organization of living organisms and organic materials. It has immediate and far reaching relevance to the fields of immunology, bacteriology, and cellular biology; and it shows that more than 100 years ago, the germ, or microbian, theory of disease which was spread by Louis Pasteur was demonstrated by Béchamp to be false.
According to his experiments and observations, tiny cellular particles he named "microzymas" have an active role in sustaining and also in terminating life. This knowledge has been subsequently verified and confirmed by such researchers as Gaston Naessens, Royal Rife, Gunther Enderlein, and Philippa Uwins.
There is no single cause of disease. The ancients thought this, and Béchamp proved it and was written out of history for his trouble. The relevance of his work to the dilemmas that plague modern medical science remains as yet unrealized.