In Leviticus 11 of the Bible, God instructs his people to avoid consuming swine (and other unclean foods). The pig was, and is, considered an unclean scavenger – not to be eaten by humanity. In two out of three of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism and Islam), they still follow this rule. But we Christians seem to have forgotten all about it.
God doesn’t just hand down rules without a reason. This is no exception.
You Should Avoid Pork, This is Why.
Pigs eat anything they can find or have been given, even their own feces and carcasses of other sickened animals left for dead–even those of their own young. This leads to a better understanding to why pigs are considered the scavengers of the farm.
Is bacon still making you mouth water? Just wait. To reach your own conclusions on pork let’s get a better understanding.
Know the facts: Pork Chat
Pork meat is MORE toxic than beef, chicken and fish (thats a bold claim, I know, but it’s true – trust me!).
China is the largest producer of pork, one of the most consumed meats around the world. The first domesticated pigs in the world are dated to back around 7500 B.C. According to the the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 100 viruses and pathogens found in the U.S. come from China through pigs. There are some obvious concerns, some of these viruses can prove to be downright dangerous to humans, such as the H1N1.
How toxic is pork meat?
The reason pig meat is loaded with toxicity, even more so than other farm animals, starts with its digestive system. A cow takes a healthy 24 hours to digest its food, similar to humans. A pig digests so quickly it takes only 4 hours to go through their gastrointestinal tract. During the digestive process, animals (including humans) get rid of excess toxins as well as other components of the food eaten that could be dangerous to the animal’s health.
Therefore, the basic digestive system of a pig acts so rapidly that the toxins stay in their bodies and stored in the substantial fatty tissue, ready for human consumption.
Also, another way the body naturally rids itself of toxins is through sweat glands. Pigs do not have sweat glands, further trapping toxins in their bodies.
When we consume pork meat, we are eating what is stored in the body of the animal. If anything, would you agree we all should be cutting down our exposure to toxins, and ultimately eliminating toxins from within our bodies? One vital way to do this is to choose what we eat carefully. Sorry – I know it can be painful when we attack bacon – but its your health – its more important than a crunchy food item too many of us are addicted to!
Trichinellosis, Pork Meat, and Your Health
Did you know that pigs carry a variety of parasites in their bodies? There are dangers and warnings to eating even a little pork because some parasites living within pigs are hard to kill, even when it is thoroughly cooked! (Translation – the critters are still alive in the meat and possibly in you too after consuming!)
There is an infection that humans can get by eating undercooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinella worm, known as trichinosis. This is a huge concern since pork is one of the largest consumed meats in the world.
How does this occur? The worm lives in cysts of the pig’s stomach. Stomach acid in the pigs’ stomach open the cysts and the larvae are released into the body of the pig. These new worms make their homes in the muscles of the pig. What happens next? The unknowing human consumes this infected meat.
This is a serious illness to be avoided. Common symptoms of trichinellosis are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fever, chills, cough, swollen eyes, muscle pains, aching joints, coordination problems, heart issues, and breathing problems. According to the CDC these symptoms can last weeks, and in more serious cases months.
It is recommended by the CDC to freeze the pork prior to cooking it, then cooking it thoroughly to kill any potential worms. If I have to kill the worms out of my food to eat it, I don’t think I am comfortable eating it, but that’s just me.
Pigs are primary carriers of tapeworm, hepatitis E virus, menangle virus, and more, which can lead to serious illness in the human body. By coming in direct contact, or by eating pig meat, we put ourselves at higher risk of getting one of these debilitating viruses, not to mention puttng the human body into toxic overload.
The reasons here are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to eating pigs and your health. Myself, I choose to stay away from unclean pork. Do your research, make your own educated decision about what to feed your body so that it has minimal toxins to ward off and keep you healthy.
Next breakfast, be a “turkey” when reaching for that piece of bacon. Turkey bacon is a healthier alternative, but remember – there is no alternative to vegetables or naturally occurring plants. Although turkey is “cleaner” than bacon, you also need to look into what it was fed, how it was raised and what drugs it was on!
Be safe out there.
Dr. Aaron Ernst, D.C. is host of News Talk 1110 WBT’s “AskDrErnst” show and clinic director of Maximized Living Charlotte.
He specializes in providing customized nutritional and detoxification total body healing programs, utilizing the 5 Essentials of Maximized Living.