Thursday, April 3, 2014


Americans love their pork mostly in the form of bacon, ham, sausage, pepperoni, pork chops, and ribs. But is the "other white meat" really good for us? Below is 5 top reasons why you shouldn't eat pork.

 1.  A pig will eat anything. A garbage disposal, a pig will eat just about anything from urine, excrement, maggots, and rotten produce to cancerous growths off of other animals. If you believe you are what you eat, you'll stop eating pork without reading any further.

2.  Pigs have a dozen parasites. Flukes, tapeworms, worms, and trichinae thrive within the body of a pig. The trichinae worm is microscopically small. Once ingested, it can lodge itself in the intestines, muscles, spinal cord, and brain of humans resulting in the disease called trichinosis. Symptoms can be mistaken for acute alcoholism, arthritis, gall bladder trouble, gastritis, meningitis, MS, and rheumatism. There is no safe temperature to cook pork at to guarantee all parasites and their eggs have been killed.

3. Pigs carry the H1N1 virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control, pigs are carriers of more than 100 viruses including the H1N1 virus. Many of these viruses are easily transmittable to humans.

4. Pigs absorb toxins and don't have sweat glands. Pig's meat is far toxic than vension or beef and stays that way due to the pig's inability to perspire due to their lack of sweat glands. Perspiring helps remove toxins from the body.

5. God instructed His people not to eat pork and shellfish. For those of you who are religious. "And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you". (Leviticus 11:7-8)   

Recommendations for life without pork:

1. Substitute pork bacon with organic, free range turkey or vegan bacon. Turkey and vegan bacon have much less fat and calories and much less risk on your health. 

2. Substitute pork sausage with organic, free range chicken or vegan sausage. Chicken and vegan sausage have much less fat and calories than pork or beef sausage.

3. Eat more eggs. Eggs, which have gotten a bum rap in the late 20th century, are coming back. Eggs are loaded with nutrients including choline, lecithin, inositol, and much needed cholesterol (why eggs got a bum rap). The brain requires cholesterol to function properly. For those of you on statin drugs, are you listening? Just make sure your buy free range, organic eggs from local farms. Factory farms, even organic farms kill the male chicks by suffocation or through a grinder (alive). Egg substitutes are nothing but processed foods.    

4. Eat more non-animal sources of protein.  Try alternative but much ignored sources of protein such as nuts, seeds, legumes (beans, organic tofu and edamame, and peas), and whole grains (quinoa, millet, spelt, oats, and teff). Any kind of modern wheat is not recommended. It is difficult to digest due to its high gluten content.

5. Drink Wormwood Tea. If you have eaten a lot of pork in the past, take wormwood extract or drink wormwood tea to help eliminate parasites. 

Your comments are always welcome.

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1 comment:

Anya A said...

Wonderful blog! As I didn't know as much as I thought I did about pork.

Thanks for sharing!