Black People : Can eating Pork lead to a weaken Immune System or AIDS?

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    asmith161718 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Eating pork can lead to intestinal worms. Intestinal worms can lead to chronic illness/ a weaken immune system. If you go to the doctor or a clinic with a weaken immune system you might be mis-diagnosed as someone with HIV. How can you be certain that the pork you eat at restaurant is cooked properly?

    From wikipedia...
    Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork or wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly called the trichina worm.



    I caught part of Oprah's All Stars program on the OWN channel last night and doctor OZ said that tapeworms , pinworms are a common occurance in people. According to him worms in humans are one of the causes of anemia. Since anemia is a major symptom in people with AIDS/HIV it occured to me that maybe this is also one of the factors that are responsible for a rise in mis-diagnosis, IMO ,of AIDS in Africa and the African dispora. I know I have never considered that I should be tested for tape worms and I'm sure others feel the same. In Africa, from what I have seen, most people with AIDS are poor and live in rural areas where they are in constant contact with the soil. Constant contact with the soil can easily lead to a person being affected by tape worms, according to Doctor OZ. Also pinworms are usually found in the stool. So it goes without saying that anal sex often lead to infections.
     
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    asmith161718 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Here's the transcript from the show.

    http://www.oprah.com/own-ask-oprahs-...ll-Stars-103/7

    I looked down in the toilet and noticed some little white things, almost worm-like. What on earth is going on? -Paul from the Ask Oprah's All Stars studio audience

    DR. OZ: I think this might be hook worms. All right, here's what happens with hook worms, and this is why it's so common, especially in the South. So, you're walkin' along and this little worm in the dirt gets up into your skin and bores a hole in the bottom of your foot, into your sole. It gets into the bloodstream through a little vein coming from your foot up towards your body. There it is, coming up. And it wiggles its way up into the bloodstream, and from there it flies up towards the heart. Once it's in the heart, it's pumped in to this cool area called the lungs. When it's pushed into the lungs, it sits there and of course, what happens in the lung? You breathe you, you breathe out. When there's a little worm inside your lungs, you don't like it so you begin to cough it up. These guys, they know where they're goin'. They climb up into the throat. This is the back of your throat.

    It climbs over your uvula and then down into your - over your trachea and into your intestinal system. Once it's in your gut it sets up shop and bangs a little hole in there. See it's little biting things there? Those little teeth then suck in there and actually takes your blood and it lives there for months, sometimes years. So, when they come out, they often come out, they're about an inch, maybe a little shorter than that long. They'll often be alive when they come out.

    Here's the deal. You've got different kinds of worms. There's hundreds of millions of people with hookworms. People argue actually that the South lost the Civil War because they had so many of their population that had worms from the dirt that had gotten into their body and made them anemic. Because the main way you know you got worms of this type is you have low blood counts, you just feel completely washed out. That's one thing you watch out for.

    There are also round worms: probably a billion people on the planet with those. There are little pin worms. They're the ones that make your bottom itch. You have little kids that are itching' their bottoms, you know what to do, right? Put a piece of tape on their bottom. When they go to sleep at night, the worms climb out, get stuck on the tape. Pull the tape off the anus and looked at it, and you will see little itty bitty pin worms. They're the smallest of all the kind we talk about.

    Good news in worms is they're easy to treat, not a big deal. And they don't usually kill ya, they just weaken you. Worms don't wanna kill ya - most bugs don't wanna kill ya, they wanna live on you, they wanna leech on you; they wanna suck your blood, which is what these guys do.

    Get a little bit of poop, take it to the doc. We look at it, we can diagnose what it is by looking' at it. And take the antibiotics.
     
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    More information can be found about worms here,

    http://www.who.int/wormcontrol/stati...seful_info/en/



    Transmission:

    A person infected with schistosomiasis expels eggs in their faeces or urine.

    In villages or communities where there is no proper latrine system or sanitation, freshwater sources around the village or community can easily become contaminated with faeces or urine containing the eggs. On contact with water, the eggs hatch and release larvae called miracidia. In order to survive, these tiny larvae must find a specific freshwater snail to inhabit. If the miracidia find the right type of snail, they use it to multiply in several cycles, eventually producing thousands of new parasites, called cercariae, which the snail then releases into the surrounding water.

    Humans become infected when they come into contact with contaminated water. In a few seconds the cercariae penetrate the skin and make their way into the person's bloodstream.

    Over the next 30–45 days, the parasite transforms itself into a long worm – either male or female – which makes its way to the intestine or bladder:

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    intestinal schistosomes find their home in the blood vessels lining the intestine;
    urinary schistosomes live in the blood vessels of the bladder.
    Once in their final location, the female lays between 200 and 2000 eggs per day over an average of 5 years, according to the species. In fact, only about half the eggs produced are excreted in the faeces or urine. The rest become trapped in the body tissues, and this is what does the major damage.

    Symptoms of infection and impact on health:

    :: Urinary schistosomiasis. The clearest tell-tale sign of urinary schistosomiasis is to see blood in urine. Eventually, infection can lead to bladder cancer or kidney problems.

    :: Intestinal schistosomiasis. For intestinal schistosomiasis the symptoms are much less obvious and nonspecific. They include: diarrhoea, tiredness, abdominal pain or discomfort, and blood in the faeces. Infection can eventually lead to serious complications of the liver and spleen.

    The severity of the disease depends on two factors: the schistosome species (the Asian species, S. mekongi and S.japonicum, cause a much more severe and rapid pathology) and the intensity of the infection (the more worms a person harbours, the more severe the disease)

    Each egg has a small spine which tears the tissues it contacts, creating a lesion. The eggs can also become embedded in the tissues. Each time this happens the body tries to repair the damage and the healthy cells change to a more granular type, leading to formation of a “granuloma”. Over time the number of these granulomas can increase to the point where the organ no longer functions as it should. In urinary schistosomiasis, the bladder can calcify and become cancerous. In severe intestinal schistosomiasis, the liver and spleen can enlarge in reaction to the parasite eggs. This interferes with the body's normal blood circulation and causes portal hypertension (high blood pressure in the venous system) as the blood tries to find another route.

    It is the eggs, not the worms, which cause the damage to the intestine, the bladder and other organs
     
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    http://www.squidoo.com/Dangers_of_Pork



    Pork & Parasites
    Pork is known for its living parasites.
    We tend to think of parasites as something people pick up when they travel in some third world country, but parasites are far more common in the "civilized" world than people imagine.

    Eating pork is often a direct route to becoming infected with parasites. Pork often carries parasites, some of which can survive even the high temperatures of grilling.
    The parasite, known as cysticercosis, lives in pork tissue. Eating raw or inadequately cooked meat, especially pork. The larvae are released, reach maturity, and mate in the intestines, the females producing live larvae. The parasites are then carried from the gastrointestinal tract by the bloodstream to various muscles, where they become encysted.

    Parasites are difficult to diagnose and even medical doctors miss them. However, if you have vague health problems that have not been resolved after much effort, one possible cause may be parasites. Some parasites attach themselves to the intestinal lining with suction or teeth. If they migrate out of the intestine into other parts of the body they can cause unexpected serious health problems.
    Trichinosis Worm
    Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly called the trichina worm. The few cases in the United States are mostly the result of eating undercooked game, bear meat, or home reared pigs. It is most common in the developing world and where pigs are commonly fed raw garbage.
     
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    Intestinal worm symptoms are very similiar to AIDS and HIV.

    Roundworms
    Introduction:
    Roundworms, or nematodes, are parasites that can infect people. They usually live in the intestines. There are different species of worms that can cause infection, and worms can range in length from 1 millimeter to 1 meter. Most often, eggs or larvae live in the soil and get into the body when a person gets them on his or her hands and then transfers them to the mouth. Some can also get into the body through the skin.

    Like other parasitic diseases, roundworm infections are more common in warm, tropical climates. Ascariasis is the most common roundworm infection, and affects as many as 1 billion people worldwide.

    Signs and Symptoms:
    The signs and symptoms of roundworm infection include:

    Ascariasis

    •Cough
    •Shortness of breath
    •Abdominal pain
    •Nausea and diarrhea
    •Blood in the stool
    •Weight loss
    •Fatigue
    •Presence of worm in vomit or stool
    Guinea worm disease

    Symptoms start about one year after infection. When the adult worm is ready to lay eggs, it comes out through the skin. A blister develops, usually on the legs of feet, and becomes an open wound. When the wound is submerged in water, the tip of the worm emerges to lay its eggs. Symptoms include pain and swelling at the site of the wound.

    Hookworm

    Often no symptoms are present. Or they may include:

    •Itchy rash
    •Cough
    •Wheezing
    •Difficulty breathing
    •Abdominal pain
    •Weight loss
    •Diarrhea
    •Loss of appetite
    Loiasis

    •Watery or itchy eyes
    •Blurred vision
    •Some people may see the worm move across the eyes
    Lymphatic filariasis

    •Swelling and scarring, especially of the legs and groin
    •Infections
    River blindness

    •Itchy rash
    •Sores on the skin
    •Swollen lymph nodes
    •Skin turns white (loss of pigmentation)
    •Loss of vision
    Threadworm

    •Itch where the worm enters the skin (similar to a bug bite)
    •Nausea and diarrhea
    •Fever
    •Blood in the stool
    •Dry cough or coughing up blood
    •Difficulty breathing
    Trichinosis

    •Diarrhea
    •Abdominal pain
    •High fever
    •Muscle pain
    •Sensitivity to light (photosensitivity)
    •Headache
    •Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
    Whipworm

    •Abdominal pain
    •Diarrhea (sometimes bloody)
    •Anemia
     
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    Pork is responsible for at least 95% of all of your illnesses. Pork is used for just about everthing because it is so cheap.

    See the most honorable elijah muhammad's 'how to eat to live'.
     
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    the highlighted portion is gross misinformation...
     
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    you can also get worm infestation from eating fish...
     
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    I think about the worms when I eat sushi. rarely do i eat Sushi however. stopped eating pork many moons ago,becuse it was causing me indigestion.
     
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