This is Your Brain - On Pork Tapeworms

This is Your Brain - On Pork Tapeworms

Do you know of someone that needs a good reason to switch to a whole-food, Starch-Smart® diet? If so, you may want to share the two videos below with them featuring Dr. Michael Greger. This information may motivate your bacon-loving friends to reconsider their disease promoting diets!

A review by the Mayo Clinic describes how eating pork may initiate neurocysticercosis, which literally means "pork tapeworms curled up inside your brain." Surprisingly, neurocysticercos is "the most common cause of adult-onset epilepsy in the world." Pork tapeworm larvae, called Cysticerci, "create cavities in the human brain and other body tissue where their tiny bodies grow sometimes into tapeworms 2 to 7 meters (23 feet) in length and can live up to 25 years in the human body." The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a review stating, "Pork tapeworms on the brain has emerged as a cause of severe neurologic disease in the United States."

The CDC explains in further detail, saying, "Even after pork tapeworm larvae infect your brain, some people remain asymptomatic their entire lives, while others can go for years without symptoms and then suddenly become very ill with seizures, headaches and other focal neurological deficits as the larvae multiply within the nervous system and other issues and can cause sudden death just due to the pressure buildup in the brain."

Initial symptoms of this condition can be vague complaints such as headaches, weakness, dizziness, and high blood pressure. These pork tapeworms can also move into our muscles. Interestingly, even those that do not consume pork could also be infected by eating food handled by someone that does eat pork; via tapeworm eggs.

Dr. Greger closes by saying, "So for those of us that want to avoid the number-one cause of adult-onset epilepsy, we may want to not eat pork, and not eat anything made by anyone who eats pork."

Click Here for more information on headaches and migraines regarding pork.

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  1. Eva Ort

Do you think that armour thyroid would increase the risks as well. I wonder if this was ever studied.

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  1. Linda Carney MD    Eva Ort

Eva, great question. Thanks for posting it. The reason I do not prescribe Armour Thyroid is not because of pork tapeworms, which would not be considered infective if all ground up to powder and placed within a tablet. I won't prescribe Armour Thyroid because of the possibility that it may contain prions, which cause Mad cow disease in cattle and cause Creuztfeld-Jakob encephalopathy in...

Eva, great question. Thanks for posting it. The reason I do not prescribe Armour Thyroid is not because of pork tapeworms, which would not be considered infective if all ground up to powder and placed within a tablet. I won't prescribe Armour Thyroid because of the possibility that it may contain prions, which cause Mad cow disease in cattle and cause Creuztfeld-Jakob encephalopathy in humans. This dementia looks very much like Alzheimer's dementia.

Prions are smaller then viruses, and are not technically "alive". Yet, they cannot be destroyed with super-high temperatures (pressure-heated steam to 800 degrees) nor by freezing cold, nor by bleach or formaldehyde or the other toxic chemicals used as anti-septics.

Thus prions can still cause brain deterioration even after all that humans can do to render them non-infective.

Prions have been discovered in many domestic animals used for food, as well as in deer and elk in the wild. Armour thyroid is created by grinding up the thyroid glands of domesticated animals.

For all the studies proving this, see the books by Howard Lyman, the mad cowboy. He advised Oprah Winfrey in her defense against the lawsuit launched at her by the cattlemen. Oprah won.

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