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Can someone explain why I feel sick after eating pork?

Asked on November 20, 2014
Created March 05, 2012 at 4:13 AM

I have spent the last year and a half eating primally and experimenting with this and I've finally figured out that eating pork really just doesn't agree with my stomach, but I don't understand why. I know that there is more polyunsaturated fat in pork (and with chicken) but would that really make such a big difference? I don't eat it often and I've tried both grass-fed and normal pork and there really doesn't seem to be a difference. The fat is especially tough on my tummy.

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on November 14, 2013
at 10:37 PM

You're correct, pork does not chew the cud. If your standard of a "clean" animal is one that eats its own vomit then that's cool, but not everyone else feels that way. As for disposing of unwanted chemicals, pigs do have livers, which detoxify harmful metabolites so I don't know what the hell you're talking about. By the way, parasites are killed by cooking genius, heat denatures their proteins, thus killing them and rendering them inert. Educate thyself.

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on November 14, 2013
at 10:30 PM

Yes, yes they are. What you have is clearly a psychological aversion, there is nothing in pig that makes it "evil". The fatty acid composition of pork is very similar to that of humans, it consists of roughly 50% monounsaturated fat (mainly the same oleic acid found in olives, macadamias, avocados, etc), 40% saturated (primarily palmitic and stearic acid) and no more than 10% polyunsaturated (mainly linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid). Pork fat composition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lard

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on November 14, 2013
at 10:16 PM

Please abstain from regurgitating pseudoscience. That study done by the WAPF was so unscientific it was laughable. And yes, live blood analysis is quackery indeed. And suggesting that cured pork which has been processed with sodium nitrite is somehow healthier than fresh pork is ridiculous, specially when considering the nitrosamines that cured pork contains (nitrosomyoglobin, nitrosohemochrome or nitrosyl-heme) are carcinogens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrosamine#Cancer.

47b7669a74390612f0390449aef3bf50

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on November 14, 2013
at 08:42 PM

no need for religion in here, we are speaking scientifically and evolutionary. Having said that, most pigs in the USA are fed junk. whether it be spoiled grains to left over pork chops, pigs eat everything. It has nothing to do with their proper digestive track.

Ca62890449554c119d64af4f88c0845b

on November 14, 2013
at 06:54 PM

Ugh. Find a less pathetic explanation. Not everyone believes your fairy tale.

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on February 12, 2013
at 05:34 PM

Good god, there's a lot of woo in this thread.

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on September 09, 2012
at 09:53 PM

I know a kid that is allergic to turkey and cranberries (there goes Thanksgiving!)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 09, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Pigs aren't built to be grazers, they are in fact designed to be nature's garbage disposals.

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on September 09, 2012
at 12:59 PM

Live blood analysis is BS. http://paleohacks.com/questions/70824/is-live-blood-analysis-real-science

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

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on September 09, 2012
at 07:27 AM

Biblically no, but I (raised christian) still eat it!

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

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on March 05, 2012
at 05:15 PM

My locally raised pork is called "pastured." They forage on acorns. It's mind-blowingly awesome.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on March 05, 2012
at 03:54 PM

There is a point with "grass fed" pork- because pigs aren't ruminating they have a varied diet. But you can absolutely get free ranged pork fed a health diet full of variety. I eat it all the time!

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on March 05, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Roots etc., food found in forests.

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:43 PM

http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/how-does-pork-prepared-in-various-ways-affect-the-blood ...here's the study

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0266737ea1782946902fd3f8e60fa0b9

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on March 05, 2012
at 05:27 AM

It's also not impossible that you're allergic to pork. Some people can develop allergies to animal proteins.

C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

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on September 09, 2012
at 09:53 PM

I know a kid that is allergic to turkey and cranberries (there goes Thanksgiving!)

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3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

on March 05, 2012
at 05:23 AM

Eating pork that has not been cured (as in bacon) or marinated (vinegar) has been shown to cause blood coagulation and clotting as many as 5 hours after consuming it. Live cell analysis observed this. Cured and marinated pork did not produce this effect. The resulting symptoms can vary but lethargy and fatigue often occur. Apparently traditional cultures that rely on pork know this and prepare it accordingly.

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:43 PM

http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/how-does-pork-prepared-in-various-ways-affect-the-blood ...here's the study

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on September 09, 2012
at 12:59 PM

Live blood analysis is BS. http://paleohacks.com/questions/70824/is-live-blood-analysis-real-science

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on November 14, 2013
at 10:16 PM

Please abstain from regurgitating pseudoscience. That study done by the WAPF was so unscientific it was laughable. And yes, live blood analysis is quackery indeed. And suggesting that cured pork which has been processed with sodium nitrite is somehow healthier than fresh pork is ridiculous, specially when considering the nitrosamines that cured pork contains (nitrosomyoglobin, nitrosohemochrome or nitrosyl-heme) are carcinogens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrosamine#Cancer.

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on November 14, 2013
at 11:09 PM

I also have digestive issues with certain types of pork, often diarhea following a stomach ache. I think it has to do with the animal feed. Even pastured pork is often fed soy and grain and much of that even comes from GMO sources (such as the popular USWellnessMeats.com source) so be aware of your choices. I've always noticed wild and grain and soy free pastured pork never gives me digestive issues. Also farmers commonly lie about what they feed their animals so it's always worth visiting the farm personally and having a checklist of questions if your health means anything to you.

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on November 14, 2013
at 07:06 PM

It's likely an individual sensitivity due to a lack of proper digestive enzymes. Pork is not bad for everyone, but there's no need to eat it if it makes you feel sick. You could try adding enzymes like lipase (for fat digestion) to your routine if you still wanted to try.

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on March 05, 2012
at 12:58 PM

Theoretically what would a "wild" pig eat exactly?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on March 05, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Roots etc., food found in forests.

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on March 05, 2012
at 06:10 AM

It might be the omega 6. I don't know for sure. I feel sick after eating pork or chicken, too. I feel very slightly off after eating a lot of CAFO beef, so this the reason it might be omega 6 (since CAFO beef is higher in omega 6 than grass fed beef).

btw, there is no such thing as grass fed pork. All pork raised in the US is fed corn which is about 5% omega 6 by calories. The pigs bioaccumulate omega 6 and their carcass can contain upwards of 25% omega 6 by calories.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 05, 2012
at 03:54 PM

There is a point with "grass fed" pork- because pigs aren't ruminating they have a varied diet. But you can absolutely get free ranged pork fed a health diet full of variety. I eat it all the time!

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on March 05, 2012
at 05:15 PM

My locally raised pork is called "pastured." They forage on acorns. It's mind-blowingly awesome.

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56642fc87d2c1ed6a5ee7f8642f10e5e

on November 20, 2014
at 11:44 AM

People get so angry when the bible is mentioned... Sheesh. Agree to disagree or ignore. No need for bible bashing in here either. 

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on November 14, 2013
at 11:29 PM

Do try pastured pork. I was a near vegetarian for so long for some reasons: I had not realized that the awful meat I was eating (once, then I did not want to touch it for at least a week) was in fact CAFO meat. You can go to more expensive butchers, they will still sell you CAFO. Pastured meat was a revelation. I still find significant differences (in digestibility) between pork and chicken bought from my trusted guy, and that occasionally bought at the farmer market. In particular ham goes from a so-so, heavy food from the best food there is.This guy (2 hrs south of here), will get my business for as long as I live here.

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on September 09, 2012
at 07:20 AM

It makes me nauseous! A few years back my husband brought home honey ham for christmas, a half hour after eating it i threw up violently - he ate it too and was fine, happy, great, go figure!! He actually thought i pretended to vomit because he said it was the best thing he had ever tasted. The smell of raw bacon makes me gag, but i can eat it cooked, the fat seems to bother me the most. Are humans meant to eat pigs???

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

(795)

on September 09, 2012
at 07:27 AM

Biblically no, but I (raised christian) still eat it!

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on November 14, 2013
at 10:30 PM

Yes, yes they are. What you have is clearly a psychological aversion, there is nothing in pig that makes it "evil". The fatty acid composition of pork is very similar to that of humans, it consists of roughly 50% monounsaturated fat (mainly the same oleic acid found in olives, macadamias, avocados, etc), 40% saturated (primarily palmitic and stearic acid) and no more than 10% polyunsaturated (mainly linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid). Pork fat composition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lard

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05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

on September 09, 2012
at 06:59 AM

Most people have an allergy to pork, you maybe that person, my grandmother was allergic to pork she ate it and woke up the next day with a fat lip

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on September 09, 2012
at 06:54 AM

I have been getting sick as well within an hour or so of eating it. I just read that it is one of the hardest foods to digest. So since I have IBS I'm assuming the digestion issue with pork is the reason. No other meat gives me these symptoms.

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on March 05, 2012
at 03:45 PM

The problem.with pork is it gets fed garbage. I only do grass-fed pork as well.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on September 09, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Pigs aren't built to be grazers, they are in fact designed to be nature's garbage disposals.

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Dc3c75e5cfa947af1c46a7b77773a9cd

on February 12, 2013
at 05:31 PM

NO, Humans are not meant to eat pork. Leviticus Ch. 11 gives us a list of clean and unclean food we are allowed to eat. A pig does not have the proper digestive system to break down food and dispose of unwanted metals, etc.; thus leaving a lot of bacteria, worms, and parasites which passes on to people when they eat it.

Swine is very disgusting, it chews not the cud. Look it up!

43873f3cea4f22f91653b0f5ec7ab9d9

(401)

on February 12, 2013
at 05:34 PM

Good god, there's a lot of woo in this thread.

Ca62890449554c119d64af4f88c0845b

on November 14, 2013
at 06:54 PM

Ugh. Find a less pathetic explanation. Not everyone believes your fairy tale.

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on November 14, 2013
at 10:37 PM

You're correct, pork does not chew the cud. If your standard of a "clean" animal is one that eats its own vomit then that's cool, but not everyone else feels that way. As for disposing of unwanted chemicals, pigs do have livers, which detoxify harmful metabolites so I don't know what the hell you're talking about. By the way, parasites are killed by cooking genius, heat denatures their proteins, thus killing them and rendering them inert. Educate thyself.

47b7669a74390612f0390449aef3bf50

(10)

on November 14, 2013
at 08:42 PM

no need for religion in here, we are speaking scientifically and evolutionary. Having said that, most pigs in the USA are fed junk. whether it be spoiled grains to left over pork chops, pigs eat everything. It has nothing to do with their proper digestive track.

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