January 26, 2017
5 Reasons to Avoid Eating Pork
Long studies over the years have proven that pork is a toxic animal to consume. Of all the diseases running rampant across the world, one thing I would recommend avoiding is pork. Even after being cooked at a temperature that is high enough to cook off some of its viruses, pork still is inedible.
Pathogens: According to Consumer Reports, “Our analysis of pork-chop and ground-pork samples from around the U.S. found that Yersinia enterocolitis, a bacterium that can cause fever, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, was widespread. Some samples harbored other potentially harmful bacteria, including salmonella. And there are more reasons to be concerned about “the other white meat.” The harmful pork is contaminated with 70% of pathogens”. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/01/what-s-in-that-pork/index.htm http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/12/eating-pork.aspx
The Nipha Virus has been around since 1999. Nipha virus (NiV) is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Henipavirus. In Malaysia, Singapore the CDC reported there was a mild disease in the pigs of (NiV), but 300 cases in humans and about 100 deaths. In 2001, NiV was again identified as the causative agent in an outbreak of human disease occurring in Bangladesh. Unlike the Malaysian report the Bangladesh report happens annually. Pig has been found with many different types of viruses including Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus (PERV), Menangle Virus and Trichinella spiralis. This is a small example of how many viruses the pig has along with Yersinia enterocolitica, Enterococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes
These germs were found in Pork, “Trichinella spiralis has a long-standing association with pork products, not only in the U.S. but around the world. The concept which many people have about the need to cook pork thoroughly is based on the risk of becoming infected with this parasite. This concern is well founded in history. At the beginning of the 20th century conservative estimates showed a 2.5% infection rate in U.S. pigs.
Even more alarming were postmortem surveys, conducted in the 1930’s. A National Institute of Health report published in 1943 found 16.2% of the U.S. population to be infected (1 out of every 6 people). This type of information led to considerable publicity on the dangers of eating pork. The historical problem of trichinae infection in pigs is responsible for strict federal control of methods used to prepare ready-to-eat pork products in the U.S., and expensive carcass inspection requirements in Europe. These regulations are still in effect in the Code of Federal Regulations, for processed products, and in the Directives of the European Union. This is just a fraction of the amount of worms and germs found in pork meat even after being cooked.” https://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/trichinae/docs/fact_sheet.htm .
There are many forms of tapeworm, three of which can readily infect the brain. From a public health perspective, there’s one in particular to watch out for. “It’s mainly the pork tapeworm that’s the main brain one,” says Helena Helmby from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The pork species, known as Taenia Solium, can infect humans in two forms. The first is by eating undercooked pork from infected pigs, resulting in taeniasis — an adult worm residing in the intestine. The second, in the larval form, through contact with the feces of an infected pig or human, which can go on to infect many tissues. If the larval worm enters the nervous system, including the brain, it can result in a condition known as neurocysticercosis.”
How they are raised and treated: “Nearly all pigs raised in the U.S. come from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFO’s. These inhumane environments are typically toxic breeding grounds for pathogens. If you are not buying Organic humanely treated and raised pork you’re better off not even buying it” http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/12/eating-pork.aspx. I will still recommend not even consuming pork considering all of the diseases and toxins passed to humans after consuming the animal. Animals are more than just meat, treating them humanely and being thankful for them being on this earth is also to be remembered. Millions of animals are killed a year for human consumption and even though I eat meat myself, I still believe in respecting animals and always making sure we know where our meat comes from. Understanding that those animals gave their lives for us and the spirit attached to that is important, especially when consumed. If that spirit was treated poorly we have now consumed a toxic animal as well.
Garbage trucks and Digestive system: Pigs cannot excrete any toxins out of their bodies. The only way is through their hooves. A small tube running down the back of their legs and coming out by their hoof excretes any toxins left and is recycled as the pig eats whatever is excreted to start the cycle over again. The pig has very little sweat glands to excrete toxins while consuming its food (double that of a cow which takes 24 hours to digest food and the pig digest food within 4 hours), leaving many of the toxins eaten in the body stored into its fatty tissues remaining there to be consumed by humans later.
Pigs are extremely resistant to antibiotics and other toxins because of their amazing capability to absorb and resist. The tests done by consumer reports on resistance were amazing. Below is their list of pathogens that were not affected by antibodies:
|Bugs immune to drugs|
|Bacterium||Samples tested||Samples resistant to one or more antibiotics||Details|
|Yersinia enterocolitica||132||121||Fifty-two of those were resistant to two or three antibiotics.|
|Staphylococcus aureus||14||13||Nine of those were resistant to two to four antibiotics.|
|Salmonella||8||6||Three of those were resistant to five antibiotics.|
Processed meat: We have all learned the repercussions by consuming processed meats. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) processed meat like ham, bacon and sausage actually cause cancer. Processed meat is a carcinogen and should not be consumed by humans at all. When consuming 50 grams of processed meat each day you’re at risk of colorectal cancer. To put it in perspective, two strips of bacon adds to 50 grams.
My conclusion would be a definite NO to eating any form of pork. Ultimately, it is a person’s choice to consume pork or not but I know that a few religious groups do not eat pork such as Muslims, Jews and Christian sects. Lining up with scripture in the Bible, Deuteronomy 14:8, Leviticus 11:7 specifically say not to consume the pig because it is an unclean animal to be consuming. I believe that facts reflect scripture in the sense that consuming pork is just not good for our spiritual and physical well-being. Be careful and test everything friends.