Swiss Physician Rejects Medical Status Quo

by Charlie Smith

Dr. Thomas Rau’s biological-medicine approach builds up the body’s strength.
Swiss physician and alternative-medicine guru Thomas Rau isn’t afraid to utter the unspeakable.

“The main message is chronic diseases are curable,” the medical director of the Paracelsus Clinic says on the line from his office just outside of Zurich.


Rau, author of The Swiss Secret to Optimal Health: Dr. Rau’s Diet for Whole Body Healing, maintains that several chronic diseases—including multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Hashimoto’s disease — can be successfully treated by strengthening intestinal membranes and microorganisms in the gut. He even claims to have had success treating cancer patients in this way.

“We should be proseptic, not antiseptic,” he says.

At the Paracelsus Clinic, which employs 92 staff and treats 300 patients per day, staff conduct comprehensive stool analyses, examine fatty-acid profiles, and conduct environmental-toxin tests on patients. According to Rau, the goal is to determine the degree to which the patient’s body has degenerated.

Louis Pasteur, a 19th-century French chemist, is credited with discovering how bacteria cause disease by invading the body. Antibiotics work on the premise that by killing bacteria, the patient will be cured.

Rau turns that notion on its head by maintaining that a deteriorating human body provides fertile opportunities for outside pathogens to flourish. But if the body is sufficiently upgraded—and, according to him, 80 percent of the immune system’s T cells are in the gut—then these outside agents will not pack nearly as much punch. So he practises “biological medicine” by focusing attention on building up the body’s defences.

“We work for the body rather than against the bacteria,” Rau says.

He mentions that testing has demonstrated that a large number of Swiss residents of the Rhine Valley carry the spirochete bacteria that cause Lyme disease in their bodies, but show no symptoms. “They were all positive for Lyme, but they were as healthy as can be,” he says.

Rau also claims that neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, are linked to an imbalance between the body’s deterioration and its capacity to rebuild itself. “ALS is, of course, not my favourite [disease to treat] because there is not a real cure,” he concedes.

The physician and author is also a staunch critic of antibiotics because he feels that these drugs destroy the intestinal microbes. He rejects the use of anti-inflammatory medications, and says the worst are probably the anticholesterol remedies.

“We always have to integrate the intestines in all the healing processes because when the intestines are good, the upbuilding forces get better,” he says. . .

via Swiss physician Thomas Rau rejects medical status quo

4 thoughts on “Swiss Physician Rejects Medical Status Quo

  1. Good to see Physicians with this approach. Focus on fortifying the body’s own defenses.
    The tests they applied further validfated their approach: “comprehensive stool analyses, examine fatty-acid profiles, and conduct environmental-toxin tests”.
    In a nutshell: what is the toxic load on the body!


    • What makes me really frustrated, ebolainfo, is that the majority of western doctors are so slow to catch on to this basic reality. If only they would quit pushing pills and monitoring cholesterol levels, they could help so many patients take control of their own health.


  2. This is why we are dropping dead like flies of horrifying diseases is because we are over-toxified and dripping with antibiotics leaving our immune systems incapable of fighting off diseases and many doctors are part of the problem and are certainly not the answer with the cure.

    Take care of your gut and your gut will take care of the rest of you!


  3. I honestly don’t get it, Shelby. Most western doctors are still 100 years behind the time with the belief that their main role is battling infections with their vaccines and antibiotics. The reason western countries began struggling with infections during the Industrial Revolution was because they decided it was more profitable to treat workers like shit and give them nothing but porridge and potatoes to eat. Life expectancy was really high during the Middle Ages (above age 50). Yesterday I learned it dropped as low as 19 in England during the 1800s.

    Even diseases that were believed to be genetic (like Parkinsons and according to this article ALS) can be prevented and/or treated with proper care of the gut.

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