Originally Posted by sakura_girl
Cannibalism: remember what happened when people decided to feed cows to cows? Bovine spongiform encephalopathy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally Posted by ombat
Pig meat is very inflammatory: I knew this even before I knew what a PUFA or Omega six was. For a few years I was dating a guy who grew up on a farm where they raised their own pigs. Organic, healthy blah blah blah. Anyway, while we were together, he developed a chronic, acute pain in his leg. There were times when he literally couldn't walk more than 100 metres without excruciating agony. We got a lot of taxis He went to doctors, got scans, and he tried everything for it. No one could diagnose what it was.
Years later we were talking, and I asked about his leg. He told me that he'd gone to a natoropath who told him to give up pork. Guess what? No more pain. His mum is back raising pigs again, but he says that even if he has a bite of an organic piggie he'll start to feel the twinge.
That's enough evidence for me!
But in addition to the health aspect, pigs are extremely intelligent animals: more so than dogs. I wouldn't eat dolphin either.
And yeah. The cuteness factor (that was me, Ombat, not the OP. Not everyone is so superficial about how good looking their food is )
I would love to have one as a pet but it might be too dangerous...
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat