Manataka American Indian Council





Grandfather Speaks

~Robert Gray Hawk, May 2008




More Lost History of Medicine


Last month we talked about two medical theories: The Germ Theory of Louis Pasteur and The Terrain Theory of Antoine Beauchamp


Pasteur is considered the father of Germ Theory, although that thinking had been around for at least a hundred years. His experiments proved it to be valid, and this established him as a cornerstone of Modern Medicine. He later admitted he was wrong, but textbooks don’t show that because once science  approves a theory, mistakes in the research are rarely admitted.


The Wellness Directory of Minnesota  states that it is too bad that much of Pasteur’s  work was plagiarized from Beauchamp and other scientists and was totally unscientific. On his death bed, he recanted by saying that his Germ Theory was all wrong and that the correct theory was the Terrain theory of Antoine Beauchamp.


The Wellness Directory also discusses two scientists whose work was discredited because it did not fit with or support the Germ Theory.  Roy Rife developed a machine that helped the body tissue heal its self. Since there was no historical background for this concept, his work was rejected and his machine and papers were destroyed.  Gaston Naisser researched cancer and through his work with somatides, found a cure called 714X.  His work was also rejected by mainstream medicine because it, too, had no apparent historical basis. Medicine refused to accept any competing theories, even though those well documented with multimedia shows.           


A few short years ago, I met Dr. Robert O. Young, a fascinating scientific who has spent his life re-examining past theories of disease. He began extending the experiments of Antoine Beauchamp’s Theory of Terrain. Using a Darkfield Microscope to study how cells mutate as they reach new areas, he proved that Beauchamp was correct in his analysis that sickness begins within the body.


Dr. Robert O. Young is well known for his lectures and his publications of medical research. His primary book presenting his work to the general public is The pH Miracle. Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health. His wife, Shelly Redford Young, worked with him as a lab colleague.


Dr. Young’s research identified the pH balance as the key factor in keeping the proper healthy terrain of the whole body. The pH of your blood and tissues tells you how acidic or alkaline your body is.  Different areas of the body have different ideal pH levels, but blood pH is the significant marker.


The pH scale we use is from 1 to 14. On that scale 7 is neutral. Any number below 7 is acid, and any number above 7 is base (alkalize). Ideally you should maintain the blood pH at 7.365.  It takes 20 times as much base to neutralize any given amount of acid, so you can see that it is much easier to maintain the balance than it is to bring the pH to balance.


Chronic acidity corrodes the body tissue and if left unchecked, will interrupt all cellular activities and functions of your heart, including the neural firings of your brain. Over-acidity keeps folks overweight because fat absorbs excess acid before much damage can occur.  The problem is that when you add more acid than can be absorbed, damage does occur, and you gain weight.


The best way to keep the pH in the proper balance is to watch what you eat. That means 80% of your food must be alkalizing foods, like green vegetables. The other 20% are made of those that are slightly acidic. In Back to the House of Health, Shelly Redford Young shares recipes to help us maintain a desirable pH balance.


It is important we realize and remember that disease begins when our bodies turn acidic. When the pH balance falls below 7.365, the clean-up crew goes to work - because it thinks the body is DEAD.


Remember, nature  is our teacher. Rudolph Virchow, the Father of Pathology, wrote, “Mosquitoes seek stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to be stagnant.” So we can see that germs do not cause tissue to be diseased but are the clean-up crew of diseased tissue. The Darkfield microscope has shown us that tissue becomes diseased when left in an acid state.


Now knowing these facts, you can one see that the solution to your health problems lies in the foods we eat and your pH balance, not the drugs you take. It is time we get serious about reclaiming the wisdom of our ancestors for healing the body.


Robert Gray Hawk





Robert Gray Hawk King Coke, 77, Cherokee, is the newest member of the Manataka Elder Council. Coke graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1952 with a biology degree. He served in the U.S. Army with a tour in Europe.


After returning home, Robert Coke, entered pre-seminary school Austin College with a major in Philosophy.  He continued his education by earning a degree in Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Business Administration at Southern Methodist University where he later served on the faculty as an instructor. In 1996, Elder Coke was elected Chairman, of the American Indian Heritage Association and served as an ambassador for the American Indian Center of Dallas. Gray Hawk is now a semi-retired consultant.