News meant to scare you. For good reason!
It’s only been in the last twenty-years or so that researchers are realizing the dangers to our health that parasites have and are causing. They know enough now to say we’re sure that X causes Y and to say that X came from W.
Dangerous parasites are found in water, certain things that humans ingest, on and in animals we have domesticated, and unclean and damp places. Mold is very bad after abnormally rainy years and thrives in consistently damp areas. That black you see on houses is not dirt. It is either mold or algae, and neither one is good for you. It takes Clorox or chlorine to kill it, or it will latch on to a home and breed.
The most dangerous parasites humans get from eating, come from fish and pork. The problem with one of the Pork Parasites is that it resists heat before it hatches, so can easily enter your body after being cooked. Getting rid of the little bugger is no cinch either, and people can have it for years without knowing it’s what is causing their health problems. Of all substances that humans ingest, pork carries a wide variety of bugs and bacteria and diseases that can be passed on to humans.
The pork industry has done one helluva job sanitizing pork as a staple, healthy food, and demonizing beef (the terrible red meat). You run into a lot of people who won’t touch beef or lamb, but will devour every slither of pork they can get their paws on. It’s “the other white meat,” you know. “Just cook it well done, and you’re fine,” the pork industry often states. They’ll tell you in an instant that “all pork does not carry parasites. Only those that are not raised in clean conditions do.” But they won’t tell you they’ve not discovered a way to stop hogs from eating their own feces. Hogs are the only known animal that can subsist on its own dung. That is how some of the pork parasites are transferred. They also transmit them through semen, blood, and saliva.
People in the West did not always eat pork. They carried hogs along with them and used them as sewers to dispose of their waste. After settling down it sneaked into their lives as food. For example, servants took care of their masters’ waste before indoor plumbing and sewer lines. When the hogs died or got old they would eat them. Over time, they began cooking the meat for everyone and thus it slipped into our diets as a common food.
Almost as bad is, an investigative study by Consumer Reports found “that 70 percent of all raw pork samples tested — nearly 200 samples in total — were contaminated with the dangerous bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica, which causes fever and gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps.” The report also found other pathogenic bacteria, many of which were resistant to antibiotics.
A Few Things I’ve Learned about Hogs over the Last Thirty-Years
Hogs are truly omnivorous; they will eat anything they get close to: dung, dirt, decaying flesh, maggots, dead bugs, decaying vegetables, urine, cancerous growths off other hogs, pigs, or animals.
The meat and fat of a pig absorbs toxins like a sponge. This is one of the reasons they can eat anything; the toxins quickly absorb into their meat and fat — which protects their organs.
A rattlesnake’s venom will not harm a hog, as many poisons that will easily kill other animals will not kill them.
Just touching a hog, a pig, or pork in its raw state is dangerous.
Hog meat is on average 25-times more toxic than beef, lamb, or venison.
The digestive systems of cows and hogs are directly opposite. Cows are strict vegetarians, have four stomachs, and cleanse the toxins out of their food through continual chewing which sends those toxins out through the intestinal system and the good into their bodies to aid them and keep them healthy. It takes 24-hours for cows to digest their food through a very complex system.
Hogs have one stomach, digest their food in four-hours, and have no way to cleanse the toxins from their bodies and keep the good. The good as well as the bad is absorbed as the good as well as the bad goes out the back door — for them to eat. Yum!
Though more are being discovered every year, putting a huge weight on the backs of the pork industry’s propaganda agents, hogs can transmit at least 20 diseases to humans.
No matter how bad the disease, the pork industry quickly sanitizes it as a rarity and/or a specialized situation only. And has a cure for it even more quickly, which is usually on the order of something like this: “just prepare it properly,” which perfectly transfers any problems that may occur directly onto the pork eater — and off and away from the pork and pork industry.
Regular pork eaters always have degenerate diseases far earlier than those who either don’t eat it or rarely do.
No matter how much information you give pork eaters, they are like sugar eaters — they will never stop. Though neither their parents nor their grandparents had any of the information we do about various foods and their goodness or badness, they’ll still come with this: “Grandma ate it and lived to be 100.” Though they don’t need any justification to continue eating it, that helps them justify continuing. They’ll never stop no matter what.
Those are a few of the things I’ve learned about pork. If you know anything else, please fire it in.
The Pork Tapeworm Parasite
A Few More Dangerous Diseases that Hogs & Pigs Can Transfer to Humans
PRRS: A horrendous disease, first reported in 2001, was found to have been a nightmare for many nations since the mid-1980s. At one point referred to as “swine mystery disease,” “blue abortion,” and “swine infertility,” the disease was finally named “Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome” (PRRS), and may afflict about 75 percent of American pig herds.
According to research presented at the 2007 International PRRS Symposium, the disease is also airborne, making eradication efforts very difficult.
The Nipah Virus: Only discovered in 1999, the Nipah virus has caused disease in both animals and humans, through contact with infected animals. In humans, the virus can lead to deadly encephalitis (an acute inflammation of the brain).
Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus (PERV): According to a study in the journal Lancet, this virus is found in hogs and has the ability to infect human cells. PERV genes are scattered throughout pigs’ genes, and researchers have found that pig heart, spleen and kidney cells release various strains of the virus.
Menangle Virus: In 1998, it was reported that a new virus infecting pigs was able to jump to humans. The menangle virus was discovered in August 1997 when sows at an Australian piggery began giving birth to deformed and mummified piglets.
For your health: Ruddy Adam
PS – Cats too carry several dangerous parasites, including a fungus on their hair. They also paw in their own feces and carry parasites in their claws which they can pass on to humans.