Pork is a ‘poison’

The Chinese philosopher Confucius said that a gentlemen should not eat pork. St Hildegard of Bingen mentioned in her book of healing Physica that the pig is an unclean animal and its flesh is neither good for the sick or healthy. The old testament of the Bible forbids eating pork.

In my book Leaf to Life, pork is prohibited in my Leaf to Life healing diet. Unlike traditional Chinese medicine, I don’t recommend pork in the diet as pork is known to be a histamine release food (also strawberries, plums, peaches, chicken and duck).

Here is a sharing submitted by a friend of ours who cured her eczema simply by avoiding all pork and pork related food.

As far as I can remember, I always had eczema in many parts of my body such as my hands, fingers, elbows, legs, toes… and the accompanied constant skin’s itchiness.

I suffered from this condition since early childhood days right and even after I gave birth to my 3 children. But all these changed when I was around 33 years old.

Due to some reasons, I eliminated pork from my diet (including all pork related food like pork oil (lard), soups made with pork base/bones etc.. To my surprise, the itchiness stopped and my wounds started to heal.

I am happy to say that I am eczema free 95% of the year. Because I am prone to this condition, the 5% recurrence is a small matter.

Now one of my twin daughters is also eczema prone. As a delicious meat, she often eat it (with her father) and did not believe that pork is a trigger factor for eczema. As she became older, she too realised that pork aggravates her skin problem. Now her skin’s condition has improved very well with avoidance of pork and its related products.

I would suggests eczema sufferers to stay away from pork and pork related products.

Tan Ei-leen

About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases.
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