Dangers of Pork
No Piggy For Me Thanks!
People ask me all the time, Why don't you eat Pork? ...Is it Religious reasons? ...Are you Vegetarian?
I use to eat Pork...till I started hearing and reading things I did not want to hear! So I did research for myself and I'll NEVER eat pork again!
Reason? - believe Pork to be an unhealthy choice!
Should we be eating Pork?
PIGS are SCAVENGERS and will eat ANY kind of food, INCLUDING dead insects, worms, rotting carcasses, excreta including their own, garbage, and other pigs.
There are many diseases carried from swine to man, particularly parasite infestations.
Influenza (flu) is one of the most famous illnesses which pigs share with humans. This illness is harbored in the lungs of pigs during the summer months and tends to affect pigs and humans in the cooler months. Sausage contains bits of pigs' lungs, so those who eat pork sausage tend to suffer more during epidemics of influenza.
When it comes to meats, sausage is probably one of the worst offenders. Sausage, especially pork sausage, is loaded with undesirable, unhealthy fat. Often, it is also heavily processed and seasoned with spices and chemicals. The European Food Safety Authority recently found that a red food colouring in cheap sausages could also cause cancer.
Bacon and Salami
Bacon is so tasty. However, what makes it so tasty is the high amounts of fat and salt it has. Bacon is one of the meats containing the highest fat content. It is also cured with chemicals and preservatives. Salami is just as bad as bacon, as it is cured with the same chemicals. You know it's fatty, because you can obviously see the white fat, marbled throughout the slices of pepperoni.
FACT: Pigs do not have sweat glands. Therefore toxins are not eliminated.
I also heard/read that Pigs are biologically similar to humans, and their meat is said to taste similar to human flesh....disturbingly gross!!! Ewwww!
FIRST TV INTERVIEW WITH GERMAN CANNIBAL 'Human Flesh Tastes Like Pork'
Pigs have been used for dissection in biology labs due to the similarity between their organs and human organs. People with insulin-dependent diabetes usually inject themselves with pig insulin.
Pork & Parasites
Pork is known for its living parasites.
We tend to think of parasites as something people pick up when they travel in some third world country, but parasites are far more common in the "civilized" world than people imagine.
Eating pork is often a direct route to becoming infected with parasites. Pork often carries parasites, some of which can survive even the high temperatures of grilling.
The parasite, known as cysticercosis, lives in pork tissue. Eating raw or inadequately cooked meat, especially pork. The larvae are released, reach maturity, and mate in the intestines, the females producing live larvae. The parasites are then carried from the gastrointestinal tract by the bloodstream to various muscles, where they become encysted.
Parasites are difficult to diagnose and even medical doctors miss them. However, if you have vague health problems that have not been resolved after much effort, one possible cause may be parasites. Some parasites attach themselves to the intestinal lining with suction or teeth. If they migrate out of the intestine into other parts of the body they can cause unexpected serious health problems.
Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly called the trichina worm. The few cases in the United States are mostly the result of eating undercooked game, bear meat, or home reared pigs. It is most common in the developing world and where pigs are commonly fed raw garbage.
Swine Influenza (Flu)
The human swine flu outbreak continues to grow...
The outbreak of disease in people caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin continues to grow in the United States and internationally. Today, CDC reports additional confirmed human infections, hospitalizations and the nation's first fatality from this outbreak. The more recent illnesses and the reported death suggest that a pattern of more severe illness associated with this virus may be emerging in the U.S. Most people will not have immunity to this new virus and, as it continues to spread, more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths are expected in the coming days and weeks.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swine influenza (also swine flu) refers to influenza caused by any strain of the influenza virus endemic in pigs (swine). Strains endemic in swine are called swine influenza virus (SIV).
Swine flu is common in swine and rare in humans. People who work with swine, especially people with intense exposures, are at risk of catching swine influenza if the swine carry a strain able to infect humans. However, these strains rarely are able to pass from human to human. Rarely, SIV mutates into a form able to pass easily from human to human. The strain responsible for the 2009 swine flu outbreak in humans is believed to have undergone such a mutation.
Fox News - Brain Worm
Raw Pork & Coke = Worms ?
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Why Muslims don't eat Pork
Both the Bible and the Qur'an prohibit the eating of pork. Muslims are aware of this prohibition and observe it strictly.
Pork prohibited in Qur'an
The Qur'an prohibits the consumption of pork in no less than 4 different places. It is prohibited in 2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115.
"Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah." [Al-Qur'an 5:3]
The above verses of the Holy Qur'an are sufficient to satisfy a Muslim as to why pork is forbidden.
Is Pork Forbidden to Muslims Only?
The Jews and Christians are also forbidden from eating pork.
Pork prohibited in the Bible
In the Old Testament
7"And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.8You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you."
7"However, of those that chew the cud or that have a split hoof completely divided you may not eat the camel, the rabbit or the coney.That is, the hyrax or rock badger Although they chew the cud, they do not have a split hoof; they are ceremonially unclean for you.8The pig is also unclean; although it has a split hoof, it does not chew the cud. You are not to eat their meat or touch their carcasses."
Then, in Isaiah 65:2-4, and 66:17, God issues a stern warning against those who eat pork.
It is debated in The New Testament rather or not pork is still forbidden.
Myself, I don't believe it is a "Sin" to eat pork! Just believe it to be an unhealthy choice.
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