In recent months I've studied pork more in-depth, this new knowledge, combined with the testing I've been performing on myself and clients has seen my abandon pork altogether. Sadly eradicating pork from your diet is a hard task. For many people the thought of missing out on their bacon sandwich is a worrying thought. Yet if you consider the other parts of the pig you'll realise its not just bacon that your consuming each day.
The graphic above shows the work of Christein Meindertsma, a 29 writer that followed a pig at slaughter.Pig number 05049 which was its ID tag number was used in 185 different ways from the sweets that you eat, and the shampoo you use because your worth it. Right through to bread, body lotion, beer and bullets.
05049 (or peppa as I like to call her) was a 16st 3lb pig that gave up 4.9lbs to the wine gum industry, 4.8lbs became liquorice both by being converted into gelatin. Yes I do recommend gelatin, just not pork gelatin, see my site for great quality BEEF gelatin. Their are numerous products that gelatin makes its way into, such as pork pies right through to yogurts. The trick is knowing what kind it is.
Pork gelatin is often used in beers, wines and fruit juices to react with the tannins in the liquid and absorbing the cloudiness. Certain ice creams (stick to Vanilla Hagen Daz ala Ray Peat folk), whipped creams, yoghurts and certain butters also contain gelatin. While your getting sick from all this junk even your medicines contain pig gelatin.
While your feeling ill your probably looking pretty sick and suffering body oder, sadly its no better here as many hygiene and beauty products are made of pig parts. Fatty acids from pig bones give shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, make up and anti aging cremes (snake oil) that shiny appearance that you all seek. Even toothpaste contains glycerine made from pork fat, damn it now I have to go check my Jason's powersmile toothpaste...I'm back, it contains glycerine but states no animal by products so I'm safe.
The Food Standards Authority state that there is no legal obligation to specify whether the gelatin they use is from a pig or another animal.Anyway, here are some amazing uses for Peppa and her friends;
- Haemoglobin from pig's blood is used in cigarette filters.
- L-cysteine a protein made from pig or other animal hair is used to soften the dough in bread.(bacon sandwich seems really easy now)
- Pig bone gelatine is used to transport the gunpowder or cordite into a bullet.
- The snout often becomes a deep-fried dog snack.
- Apparently pig ears can be used for chemical weapon testing due to their similarity to human tissue.
- Tattoo artists can use pig skin to practise on due to its similarity to human skin, while it is occasionally used with burns patients for the same reason. Remember I mentioned in my previous post how similar pork is to human flesh and that the german cannibal confirmed it...mmmm!!
- Pigs are used in medicine such as insulin!!!, the blood-thinning drug heparin (need to double check warfarin), and pig heart valves which are transplanted into us.
Avoiding pork is a hard work, however if you've followed my work over the previous 15 years your probably not consuming too many hidden versions of pork products, so its just a matter of avoiding the obvious, that double edged sword...the bacon sandwich.