Hebrew Roots/Unclean foods/Diseases

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Yahweh God has given us instructions of what is good food for our bodies. In the beginning fruits and herbs bearing seed were ordained for mankind but after the flood, liberty was given to eat meat. Of all the clean animals and fowl, Noah was instructed to take seven of each specie so that they would breed quickly and there would be an abundance of clean 'meats' for man to eat. Genesis 9

With the changes in the earth's canopy as a result of the flood, the vegetation was affected by the sun's rays and no longer contained the same amount of nutrition. Also, it would take time to cultivate vegetation under the new conditions. And so, man is given the liberty to eat meats, but prohibited from drinking their blood. Noah obviously understood the difference between the clean and the unclean animals (Genesis 7:2-3; 8:20).

When the descendants of Abraham came out of their time of servitude in Egypt where they were subjected to the culture of their overlords, Yahweh gave them instructions for their lives to benefit them. Part of those instructions were the foods which were clean and those which were unclean for them to eat.

When we eat the animals which the Bible says are unfit for human consumption, we take poisons into our bodies which will have a detrimental effect upon our health. These animals serve their purpose of being the garbage removalists, water filters and living sewage processors in the Creator's plan of maintaining the earth. They were not intended for our consumption. They are His ordained means of refuse disposal to sanctify the earth.

Pork and Shellfish are two of the most commonly eaten unclean foods in our society and research has shown that these foods are unclean in nature and their consumption unnecessarily overloads our immune system with wastes.

"You shall therefore put a difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and you shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean." (Leviticus 20:25)

"For I am Yahweh your God: you shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be HOLY: for I am holy: neither shall you defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creeps upon the earth" (Leviticus11:44-45)

THE PIG[edit]

"the Swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he chews not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall you not eat, and their carcass shall you not touch" (Leviticus 11:7-8). The pig is a scavenger eating dead and decayed flesh, quite often other unclean animals.

The pig can carry up to 200 different diseases, and 18 different worms and other parasites. Pigs carry large round worms, which can be 18 inches long, the tape worm, three kinds of stomach worms, a tiny hair worm, a hookworm, and the thorn-headed worm, one specie of whip worm and several species of nodular worms exist in the large intestine as well as the kidney worm. It's muscles are alive with tape worms and the Trichinella cysts abound in their flesh.

"Pigs eat enormous amounts of food, and this dilutes the hydrochloric acid in the pig's stomach. This in turn allows toxins, viruses, parasites and bacteria to be absorbed into the animal's flesh .... Pigs readily harbor parasites including Trichinella, the pork tapeworm, and toxoplasmosis." [What Would Jesus Eat - The problem With Pork by Don Colbert]

According to the Mayo Clinic pork may be the cause of Hepatitis E, a rare form of Hepatitis not normally found in the U.S. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the primary cause of epidemic and sporadic enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis.

The comment is based on two recent isolations of HEV from American swine that suggest that, in the United States, hepatitis E is a zoonosis with the swine population as one of its hosts. [Mayo Clinic Proc December 1997; 72:1133-1136, 1197-1198] More support of this - //articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/01/02/pork-and-hepatitis-e.aspx

Liver specialists, Drs. Amin A. Nanji and Samuel W. French, found in an analysis of statistics that they did that there was a significant correlation between cirrhosis and pork consumption. Their conclusions were, that alcohol by itself is not a cause of cirrhosis of the liver, but together with pork consumption it is a serious danger. [Lancet, Relationship Between Pork Consumption and Cirrhosis; 23 March 1985, pages 681-683]

Pigs are normally fed all the refuse from restaurants, chicken hatcheries and slaughter houses. If they are raised with other animals they will eat the refuse of those animals as this is part of their normal diet and the purpose for which they were created. It was God's purpose for them to be garbage collectors and waste removalists.

"Pigs are known to carry up to 200 diseases and 18 different parasites and worms ... A person may be committing slow suicide when they eat bacon, ham, sausage or pork chops. Even hog farmers who insist that corn-fed hogs are safe won't give their guarantee that their indoor hogs haven't eaten rats, mice, fecal waste, or maggots within the past few days .... Pork should be considered a homotoxin (human poison) and the probable cause of many common sicknesses and degenerative diseases." [The Genesis Diet - Gordon S. Tessler, PhD.]

Trichinella Spiralis Trichinella Spiralis is a microscopic nematode variety of roundworm which is prevalent in pigs, as well as other animals, that causes the parasitic disease called trichinosis from the consumption of inadequately cooked meat of infected animals. The larvae are released from the Trichinella cysts in the pig's flesh into the intestines, and are then carried from the gastrointestinal tract by the bloodstream to various muscles, where they become encysted, causing pain, fever and muscle deterioration. Symptoms may appear twelve hours to two days after ingesting them and as a result of the inflammation which they cause, there can be an immunological reaction of nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, puffiness around the eyes, headaches, possible delirium, sweating and diarrhea followed by fever five to seven days later. After ten days intense muscular pain, difficulty breathing, weakening of pulse and blood pressure, heart muscle damage and various nervous disorders may occur. People with trichinosis usually recover in about six months, after the mature larvae become encysted.

Some people recovering from trichinosis suffer permanent heart or eye damage, and about 5 per cent of cases are fatal due to heart failure, respiratory complications or kidney malfunction. Because of the difficulty of diagnosis in its early stage, the disease is rarely treated then. It is estimated that 10% to 20% of the adult population of the United States suffers from trichinosis at some time, quite often wrongly diagnosed undiagnosed in its early stages as muscular rheumatism. au.encarta.msn.com/text_761565232__1/trichinosis.html

A special report on trichinosis was presented at a Conference on Communicable Diseases by Dr. Manley, an expert on animal diseases. The report revealed that autopsies showed that one out of three people are infected with trichinosis. It is a much more serious and widespread problem that most people believe because it is often not diagnosed properly and the symptoms are mistaken for at least 40 other diseases. It can cause cancer of the stomach and intestines.

"Physicians have confused trichinosis with some fifty ailments ranging from typhoid fever to acute alcoholism. That pain in your arm or leg may be arthritis or rheumatism, but it may be trichinosis. That pain in your back may mean a gall bladder involvement, but it may mean trichinosis." [Senator Thomas C. Desmond, chairman of New York Trichinosis Committee]

The trichinae worms are so small that only a highly trained inspector using a powerful microscope can detect their presence (not normal inspection procedure). When pork is stamped as inspected and passed by authorities it does not indicate that it is trichina-free, although where indoor husbandry is practiced it is not common. Pig farmers cannot guarantee that the pigs have not consumed offal and other vermin outside of the diet fed to them which could cause them to be carriers of the trichinae worms. Despite rigid standards of meat inspection, infected pork can sometimes pass inspection because the disease is extremely difficult to recognize.

"Routine meat inspection doesn't always tell you that it is infected, either. The skin tests that were tried to detect infected pigs haven't been successful." [Dr. Lamb - Abilene reporter News]

Trichina cysts in pork may be destroyed completely by freezing the meat at -15° C (+5° F) for 21 days or -30° C (-22° F) for about 25 hours. Trichina larvae that are not encysted are claimed to be destroyed when the meat is heated to 66° C (150° F). Ordinary curing and smoking processes do not render pork safe for consumption. But it has been reported from laboratory tests that trichinae-laden flesh was heated to an very high temperature and then put under a microscope and some worms were still alive and moving about. The supposition that all of these worms can be killed in cooking is not to be relied upon.

The nation of Turkey which avoids eating Pigs or any other unclean meat, has a very low incidence of cancer.

Israel's parliament prohibits the "raising, keeping, or slaughtering" of swine in most areas of the country. Former Prime Minister David Ben Gurion stated at the Jubilee celebration of Israel's Medical Association that, "Israel has the lowest death rate In the world" (i.e. the highest life expectancy)


"The carcass of any animal that divides the foot, but is not cloven-hoofed or does not chew the cud is unclean to you ... And whatever goes on its paws, among all kinds of animals that go on all fours, these are unclean to you." (Leviticus 11:26-28)

Of those that "move about on the ground," which may not be eaten include such things as bears, lions, tigers, leopards, mountain lions , camel, horse, kangaroo, wallaby, possums, donkey, wombat, beaver, weasels, the mouse, the mole, prairie dogs, gophers, ferret, hare, rabbit and the rock hyrax and whatever else does not chew its cud and have divided hooves

All the unclean animals are carnivores which have a simple round sac-like stomach that secretes ten times more hydrochloric acid than a herbivore. Its intestines are only three times the length of its trunk for quick expulsion of its food which quickly rots. They also have large livers and kidneys to handle the excessive amount of uric acid produced by their diet. Our bodies are designed differently and their flesh is toxic to our system. Doctors have discovered that eating these animals has a very bad effect on our heart, liver and other organs in our bodies.

In 1953 Dr. David I. Macht, conducted toxicity tests on more than a hundred species of mammals, birds and fish. He reported that in every case, the unclean mammals, birds, and fish exhibited toxic effects whereas the clean ones did not.


The clean species of birds have a 'crop" which prepares the grain and food before entering its stomach and a gizzard with a double lining which can be separated. They bring their food to the ground and divide it with their bills. They have a toe-spread, so that three front ones can be on one side of a perch, and a hind one at the back.

"And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten: the eagle, the hawk, the vulture, the red kite, the black kite, all owls, all ravens, the cormorant, osprey, storks, pelicans, falcons, ravens, cuckoos, woodpeckers, parrots, ostrich, emu, herons, the hoopoe bats, the sea gulls (and all other aquatic and wading birds, excluding the swan and ducks). [The Hebrew word teshemet does not mean "swan", but rather refers to both a water hen and a species of owl] Leviticus 11:13-19

Unclean birds will devour their food in the air or press it down with their feet and tear it apart with their bills as they have a different digestive system. Birds who lack any of the specifications for clean birds, fall into the unclean category.

The enzymes in these birds are used to deal with the food chain upon which they depend and these enzymes make their flesh incompatible to the human digestive system. There is also a transmission of viral diseases from the unclean birds.


Of those that live in the water (including fish) only those that have fins and scales may be eaten.

The clean/kosher categories of fish contain balanced levels of detoxifying agents, such as selenium and arsenic in their bodies which give them more efficient systems of eliminating toxins. However, at too high a level they are not able to tolerate pollutants in the ocean and rather than adapting to the levels of toxins as do the unclean varieties, it kills them. Increased pollution will thereby limiting clean fish production.

The flesh of fish is made digestible for humans by the large quantity of selenium which it contains. This is particularly the case in the larger fish such as the kosher/clean types of tuna (Yellowfin and Bluefin) and swordfish.

"But all in the seas or the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing that is in the water, they are an abomination to you." (Leviticus 11:10)

All crustaceans and mollusk shellfish have no scales and are therefore unclean. These include shrimp/prawns, lobster, scallops, mussels, oysters, squid, octopus, crabs and other shellfish) is not clean. Some "fin fish" do not have scales (e.g. various types of tuna - blue fin and yellow fin are clean) and therefore are also included amongst the Biblical unclean foods.

This includes fish such as shark which lack the counterbalancing chemical selenium that enables the fish to be digested without being toxic for humans. There are some 300 species of fish which have been known to cause outbreaks of fish poisoning, Salmonella and Hepatitis-A virus.


These can be contaminated with parasites and resistant viruses that may not even be killed with high heat. These creatures, considered scavenger animals, consume foods that may be harmful for you. They contain high levels of cholesterol, mercury, disease, worms, parasites, and sometimes pesticides and other residue from man-made pollutants which they absorb from the waters where they dwell. Eating these foods gives you a quadruple dose of toxins--trans fat, acrylamide, mercury and possibly parasites or viruses--with every bite. [1]

Toxins which they filter from the ocean remain in their flesh and as a result they accumulate large quantities of mercury. They also concentrate "red-tide" which produces neuro-toxins in their flesh and can lead to blood poisoning. This is part of their intended function to filter toxins from the ocean by absorbing them without harm to themselves.

They are the waste collectors and water purifiers of the earth. Crabs are nothing but sea spiders; lobsters - sea scorpions; and oysters, clams and shrimp are sewage processors and disposals units. Those who indulge in the consumption of these creatures, are eating their intestines, the urine and feces within them; as well as all their internal organs and blood supply.

Shellfish, such as oysters and clams are increasingly becoming harbingers of pathogenic bacteria and pose a serious risk, especially since they are often eaten raw. Salmonella and campylobacter are bacteria pathogenic to humans and are some of the leading causes of food-borne illness around the world. Researchers state that the shellfish are becoming contaminated because they often reside in estuaries where fecal runoff from sewage pollutes the water and they pick up fecal pathogens there by filtering water through their systems which then concentrates in their meat.

According to Dr. Nicholas A. Daniels at the University of California, San Francisco. "Shellfish, particularly oysters since they are filter-feeders, concentrate the bacteria in their tissues," Dr. Daniels told Reuters Health. "Humans become infected when they eat raw or undercooked shellfish." [The Journal of the American Medical Association 2000; 284: 1541-1545]


"All flying insects that creep on all fours shall be an abomination to you. Yet these you may eat of every flying insect which creeps on all fours: those that have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth. These you may eat: the locust after its kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind." But all other flying insects which have four feet shall be an abomination to you." (Leviticus 11:20-23)

Of the insects, only the locust, the cricket and the grasshopper are kosher/clean (winged creatures that walk on all fours and have jointed legs for hopping on the ground). All other insects are unclean for human consumption.


"And every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten".

"You shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps, neither shall you make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled thereby" (Leviticus 11:41, 43)

This includes multiple-footed creatures such as caterpillars, snakes, eels, worms, lizards ,chameleon and snails

What is listed here is a coverage of the negative aspects of what goes into our bodies by eating the flesh of animals AHAYAH God has declared unclean. We should take His Word as the authority on these things rather than the wisdom of man and honor our bodies as His temple by not defiling it with anything which He says is unclean.

As AHAYAH said, "If you wilt diligently hearken to the voice of AHAYAH your God, and will do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you" (Exodus 15:26).