Originally Posted by ThereseReich
I need some reassurance here that I don't have parasites
How important is it to freeze the meat for 2 weeks? Now that I think about it, that meat I ate only spent about 4 or 5 days in the freezer and then a couple of days defrosting in the refrigerator. I wasn't concerned about parasites before because I thought that as long as I'm having regular bowel movements every day, the parasites don't have enough time to set up shop. And I was also thinking about Aajonus Vonderplanitz and him not being afraid of parasites. But last night with my stomach being 3 times the size its supposed to be from being really bloated, my husband was like OMG and told my parents what happened and then my parents freaked out and said are you stupid, blah blah and then told me horror stories about how a couple ate some raw live snails and within 2 weeks they were dead because the snails had parasites, which ended up eating the peoples' brains, and then about how there was a lady who was having really bad headaches, and a surgeon removed this huge parasite worm from her brain, which they said was from eating meat.
My stomach is pretty much back down to its normal size now and I had a heck of a lot of gas this morning (and didn't have any gas yesterday), so I guess that helped, lol, and I'd say that my stomach feels mostly back to normal. I crushed up some raw garlic this morning and took that down with water, because garlic "kills everything" right?
You most likely are experiencing a detox reaction.
But unfortunately, you went about eating raw meat in the wrong way:
- You should NEVER eat previously frozen meat: freezing kills BENEFICIAL bacteria and allows some less beneficial bacteria to survive; Freezing severely damages proteins, creating waste in the meat you are eating; Freezing can also damage the fat in meat.
- Always eat ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC, or fresh wild meat ONLY -- factory beef or other commercial meats are LOADED with pathogenic bacteria, bad fats, and countless chemicals... any or all of which may have contributed to your reaction.
- When eating meat, make sure to combine your meal properly, i.e., no carbs (raw or cooked), no alkaline veggies, etc.
- Do NOT fear bacteria; they are beneficial. Any bacteria/parasites can only eat pathogenic matter, i.e., material that does not belong in your gut anyway. Bacteria clean you up, they are nature's janitors.
I went thru the same ignorance and panics as you did when eating meat raw in the beginning. I have been eating fresh (never frozen), raw, organic meat of all kinds for 7 years with NOT ONE bad reaction. The health benefits have been immense.
Don't let your mind victimize you: eat only FRESH ORGANIC and you can't go wrong.
If you are still timid, you can marinate your meat VERY lightly in high quality olive oil, a LITTLE onion (about a tblspn per lb) or garlic (1/2 tblspn per lb), a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or organic red wine.
Eventually you won't want marinade, but many people enjoy them.