by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© October 2018, L. D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.


This is one of the more unusual articles on this website.  The science is not proven, but please have an open mind.  I am hardly the first person to write about this topic.

The somatid theory can definitely help explain newer medical findings that the human intestine is producing many vital chemicals such as hormones, vitamins, and immune system components.


Definitions.  Somatids are a type of small, less differentiated body cells found everywhere in the human and animal bodies.  Most live in the small intestines, and most are made by mitosis in the brain. 

Mitosis means a cell splits into two small ones. 

Similar to trophoblasts.  In size and functioning, somatids are similar to Trophoblast Cells, discussed in a separate article on this website.

Totipotent.  Trophoblasts are almost totipotent cells.  The word totipotent (total potency) means they can turn into any other kind of cell.  Somatids are similar to this and may be the same, in fact.


Generalists.  Most cells, early in their lifespan, differentiate.   To differentiate means the cell becomes a specialist.  Some cells become stomach tissue, while others become skin or hair.  Others become the eyes, the nose, or some other body tissue.  The cell remains this way for the entire life of the cell.  Somatids, in contrast, can change their form and their functions. 




The quality of changing oneÕs form and function is called pleomorphism.  The word just means having many formsSo one can say that somatids are pleomorphic.  This just means that they can change their form and function.

The 21 levels of health.  According to the work of Gaston Naessans and others, there are at least 15 or 16 forms that the somatids can take.  Later in his life, Gaton Naessans studied developed masters and expanded this number of levels to 21.  The reason some of the levels are not known is because they only occur in developed humans, of which there are very few on the planet.

These can be broken down into three groups of seven levels each.  These correspond to the oxidation types as seen on a hair mineral test.  Fast oxidizers roughly are the most healthy group.  Slow oxidizers are the second group, and those with a four lows pattern are the group in the worst health.




Somatids were first found in modern times about 110 years ago when several European scientists with special microscopes noticed them.  One needs a special microscope because most microscopes, including the most modern electron microscopes, require killing cells first before you can look at them.

If one kills the somatid, one will not see the cell change its form or function.  As a result, the idea of a cell that changes itself depending on its environment is not currently accepted in medical science.

The scientists who discovered somatids had special microscopes, known today as Rife microscopes.  These are very rare instruments, and there are very few of them on earth.  They turn the specimen into a light source, and as a result can get extremely high resolution on a live cell.


The somatid discoverers.  The first scientist to see them was Antoine Bechamp, MD (1816-1908) in France.  He called them mycozyma.  Some people still use this term, but most prefer the word somatid.  He saw that they changed their form depending on the terrain inside the body.

As a result, he believed they were the basic building blocks of all organisms, even plants and rocks.  In this, I believe he was incorrect.  Not all cells are somatids.  However, he was correct in identifying the somatids as very unusual.

In the early twentieth century, several other scientists observed them.  A Canadian  doctor, Gaston Naessens, MD (1924- ) called them somatids.  Guenther Enderlein (1872-1968), a German physician, called them protits The name somatids is most accepted.

Another who observed them was Royal Rife, MD in the United States.  All these scientists wrote about these cells, and designed remedies based upon them, as well.  To read more about Dr. Rife, Dr. Naessans and pleomorphism, read The Cancer Pioneers on this website.




The concept that a cell can change its basic form has found only limited acceptance in the medical world.  For example, it is known that many yeasts are dimorphic.  This means they have two forms. 

They have both a mold or hyphal form, and a yeast form.  Among such yeasts are some penicillins and the common candida albicans.  Somatids are somewhat like this – able to change their form depending on the conditions inside the body.

The medical establishment considers somatids part of esoteric or occult science, but it is no such thing.  It is simply science that is more advanced, or harder to see.




One of the more modern discoveries of medical science that is mostly still unknown among doctors is that oneÕs intestine is not just a place to digest food.  It contains immune cells, and many others.  This may be because of the presence of the somatids.

In fact, a popular diet for autistic children is called the Gut And Psychology Diet or GAPS diet, for this reason.  To read more about this, and why I donÕt recommend it, please read The GAPS Diet on this site.




Gaston Naessens and other researchers believed that the pleomorphic forms of somatids are abnormal and pathological.  This appears to be true, although some scientists debate this point.




No. The somatids are not the same as what are called probiotic organisms.  The latter include various strains of bacteria such as lactobacillus acidophilus, for example.  These are cells that cannot change their form or function.  In contrast, somatids can change their function.

The somatids are also different from what are called ferments in the intestines.  These are various bacteria and yeasts found in foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, cheese, kefir, and a few other foods.  Differences between somatids and probiotics include:

1. Compared with the souls in bacteria and ferments, the souls in the somatids are much more advanced. 

2. Somatids are not just found in the intestines, as are the probiotic organisms.  Somatids are found everywhere in the body.

3. Somatids can move in and out of body organs easily because they are extremely tiny.  Probiotic organisms are much too big to be able to do this.

These are just a few of the differences between somatids and other micro-organisms in our bodies.




The implications of the somatid theory are enormous, including the following:


1. If the terrain of the body is this important, then diet, lifestyle, rest, sleep, thoughts and emotions should be the focus of our health care system, not drugs, surgery, vaccines, fluoridation and other toxic methods.


2. If terrain is important, detoxification of the body is critical, as nutritional balancing asserts.


3. If terrain is critical, then keeping the body pure in all ways should be the goal.  In addition to a pure diet, oneÕs lifestyle, morals, character development and careful education of the young are therefore of the greatest importance.




If a person follows a nutritional balancing program for at least 20 years, causing development, the somatids atrophy, and eventually disappear.  This may occur when the down force through the body is strong enough.  To read more about this, please read Downward Moving Energy And Healing on this site.

The replacement of the somatids is one of the goals of every nutritional balancing program.  However, to the best of my knowledge, final somatid replacement is not discussed among doctors who endorse pleomorphism and the somatid theory.  Most likely, this is because they do not know how to accomplish the replacement of the somatids.



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