This news does not surprise me. In his book, “How to Eat to Live”, Book Two, The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes:
The pig is a mass of worms. Each mouthful you eat is not a nutritious food but a mass of small worms the naked eye cannot detect. Worms thrive in the hog. When these worms are digested into your system, they cause a high birth rate to hundreds of new worms called larvae which travels the blood stream of your system and lodge in your muscles. These worms even enter your brain, lungs or your spinal fluid. They cause muscular aches, fever and many other symptoms of sickness. The worm has an amazing ability to go undetected in your system for many years.
The scientific name for the ill-causing worm found in all pork is Trichinella spiralis which causes trichinosis.
Despite what veterinarians, public health officials, the Agricultural Department or your doctor say, the best defense against the pig is DO NOT EAT IT! When you do eat it, you do not hurt God, His Messenger, the Muslim or anyone else. You hurt yourself. Thorough and slow cooking of pork does not remove the danger of the worms found in all pork. Additional cooking of pork purchased in the summer or processed pork products does not make the worm-infested pork safe for eating.
According to TheScore.com, NBA star Lebron James has reportedly given up pork.
As he now sits on the wrong side of 30, with over 46,000 regular-season and playoff minutes under his belt, LeBron James has had to make some sacrifices to keep his body in peak operating condition.
One of those involves cutting pork out of his diet, something James says he’s done for the past seven years, to noticeably beneficial results.
“Oh, you can tell the difference,” James told Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com. “It’s in how I recover, the energy I have. It has helped a lot with my performance. Overall, I’ve just been feeling good.”