Pigs say oink. Some pigs become pork. What are we doing to our bodies when we decide to eat pork?
Anybody remember the Middle Ages Black Plague? The rats on the ships are thought to have spread it. We are doing something similar when we get our pork imported. China is the largest importer of pigs, and over 100 viruses in the United States have come from dead pig meat (pork) from China. We all know about the huge "swine flu" epidemic that happened a few years ago. Some believe it is from the big, but the evidence does not seem to be concrete. However, there are other diseases to fear if you eat pork.
For a moment, stop and think about what pigs do all day. They roll around in mud, eat mud, eat anything in the mud, and eat what is basically trash by human standards; and we are putting that into our bodies? The human body is not a garbage disposal. The pig's digestive system works in a rather fast and sloppy manner. Unlike many other animals eaten by humans, it takes about 4 hours for a pig to digest his/her food. Pigs also have no amount of sweat glands. Consequently, many of the toxins are left in the tissue that later end up in the bodies of those who consume pork.
Pigs also are carriers of many parasites. Even once the pig is cooked, the parasites may not be killed. The leading disease caused by these parasites is trichinosis. This happens when the larva of a trichinella worm is eaten. The trichinella worm decides the best place to live is in the pigs muscles and can sometimes end up in the human body. This disease and its varying symptoms can last for weeks or even months. There are many other parasites too that can cause harm to the body and an effort should be made to not cause harm to our bodies.
There are many helthy alternatives to pork. However do your research and carefully consider your meat before buying and consuming.