Posted by: godswaytohealth | December 10, 2013



The Bible is always correct and pork is very bad for you, because it  is truly an unclean meat as we will see below.

God loves us, therefore He warns us and gives us direction on what we should and should not eat.

The Hebrew people have avoided pork and pig products as a dietary principle discussed in the Bible. Leviticus clearly states that pigs, because they do not chew their cud, are an unclean meat. Modern science has shown that pigs carry a very high toxic load making them unsafe for human consumption.  “And the pig, though it has a divided hoof, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.” Leviticus 11:7.

The Bible warns the Hebrews about unclean foods and the rationale for the uncleanliness. Pigs are dirty animals that ruthlessly scavenge anything they come into contact with on the farm.

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Not only are they known to consume food scraps, insects and their own feces, but they will also cannibalistically eat their own dead carcasses. They have been known to kill and eat their young at times as well.

Due to their scavenger lifestyle, they harbor enormous amounts of viruses and parasites. Pigs are known to be primary carriers of the following pathogenic organisms, which can create very serious health problems:

  • Taenia solium tapeworm
  • PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome)
  • Nipah virus
  • Menangle virus
  • Hepatitis E virus (HEV)

Pig in the mud

A Consumer Reports investigation found that 69% of all raw pork samples tested were contaminated with high amounts of volatile microorganisms such as Yersinia enterocolitica. This bacteria causes fever and gastrointestinal stress and could potentially cause a fatal infection.

Why is pig meat so toxic:

Animals that “chew the cud” as it says in the Bible are called ruminants. These animals hardly chew their food when it is first swallowed. But they have four stomachs that digest and regurgitate food through a special process that allows complete digestion. The major ruminants are cows, sheep and goats.

The digestive system of a pig is unique in that it metabolizes food very quickly through one stomach in a process that takes about four hours. A cow takes 24 hours to digest what’s eaten, and it is able to get rid of excess toxins during the digestive process. The pig’s digestive system doesn’t allow for this, and the toxins are carried into the fat cells and organs of the pig itself.

Pigs also do not have sweat glands.


Perspiration is a key method that the body uses for detoxification, and the pig is not designed to perspire. When we consume pig meat, we get all of these pathogenic microorganisms and environmental toxins into our system.

Pasture fed pork products are much safer, but still, the animal is just not designed to eliminate toxins effectively. Many of these toxins are not neutralized even with high-heat cooking methods. High-heat cooking methods produce heterocyclic amine in the meat and damages much of the essential fats, which makes the pork, ham or bacon highly carcinogenic.

Did you know that pigs carry a variety of parasites in their bodies and meat?

Some of these parasites are difficult to kill even when cooking. This is the reason there are so many warnings out there about eating undercooked pork.

One of the biggest concerns with eating pork meat is trichinellosis or trichinosis. This is an infection that humans get from eating undercooked or uncooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinella worm.


This worm parasite is very commonly found in pork. When the worm, most often living in cysts in the stomach, opens through stomach acids, its larvae are released into the body of the pig. These new worms make their homes in the muscles of the pig. Next stop? The unknowing human body who consumes this infected meat flesh.

And while no one particularly wants to consume worms, trichinellosis is a serious illness that you should do virtually anything to avoid.

Common Symptoms of Trichinellosis:

  • Aching joints
  • Breathing problems
  • Chills
  • Coordination problems
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Heart issues
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Swollen eyes
  • Vomiting

These symptoms of trichinellosis can really put you out of the game for quite a while. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) these symptoms can last for weeks and in more serious cases months on end.


Much of the biblical books of Numbers, Leviticus & Deuteronomy has to do with health principles designed to minimize infection.  This is very logical as infection was the greatest health threat to entire tribes and cities in the pre-medical world.

Was the Bible’s message to avoid consuming unclean meat necessary for reducing infection and chronic health problems? YES, because based on the nature of pigs and the toxic load that they carry, it seems to be the best advice for optimal health.

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