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Antoine Béchamp

Pierre Jacques Antoine Béchamp (16 October 1816 – 15 April 1908) was a French scientist now best known for breakthroughs in applied organic chemistry and for a bitter rivalry with Louis Pasteur.Béchamp developed the Béchamp reduction, an inexpensive method to produce aniline dye, permitting William Henry Perkin to launch the synthetic-dye industry. Béchamp also synthesized the first organic arsenical drug, arsanilic acid, from which Paul Ehrlich later synthesized salvarsan, the first chemotherapeutic drug.

Béchamp's rivalry with Pasteur was initially for priority in attributing fermentation to microorganisms, later for attributing the silkworm disease pebrine to microorganisms, and eventually over the validity of germ theory.Béchamp claimed to have discovered that the "molecular granulations" in biological fluids were actually the elementary units of life. He named them microzymas—that is, "tiny enzymes"—and credited them with producing both enzymes and cells while "evolving" amid favorable conditions into multicellular organisms. Béchamp also denied that bacteria could invade a healthy animal and cause disease, claiming instead that unfavorable host and environmental conditions destabilize the host's native microzymas and decompose host tissue by producing pathogenic bacteria.

While cell theory and germ theory gained widespread acceptance, granular theories have been rejected by current scientific consensus. Béchamp's version, microzymian theory, has been retained by small groups, especially in alternative medicine. His work in understanding how the "terrain" may affect disease may have implications in emerging microbiome research. Suggested further by Manchester "Béchamp led himself into a theory of such generality that was both its strength and its weakness—it could be used to explain too much, but did not lend itself to experimental testing".

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Some of their strengths

Antoine Béchamp has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Kind, Passionate, Creative, Imaginative, Practical, and Energetic.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Antoine Béchamp is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Antoine Béchamp well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Courteous and Easygoing

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Antoine Béchamp as someone who is polite, modest, and diplomatic.

A person who tends to be socially popular, who loves intellectual or creative activities, who has a talent for communicating with and understanding the needs of others, and who seems to have a knack for getting recognized for their efforts.

Charismatic and Instinctual

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Antoine Béchamp is someone who handles stress better than most people, and who tends to have a powerful charisma and convictions.

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Antoine Béchamp tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of Antoine Béchamp's challenges

While Antoine Béchamp has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Antoine Béchamp can be Hesitant, Narcissistic, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Complicated, Brusque, and Indecisive.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of Antoine Béchamp's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

Antoine Béchamp must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Indecisive and Materialistic

Antoine Béchamp is someone who can be indecisive, indulgent, and materialistic, who can have difficulty focusing on a single career or profession, have difficulty following orders or respecting authority, and who can suffer from "analysis paralysis".

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, Antoine Béchamp also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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