I've never been a big fan of ham. I'll take sausage and bacon over ham any day. But I never really thought about pork much at all until I went through my naturopathic training. Then I learned that pork is considered separate from all the other meats because it can contribute to disease. After many years of avoiding pork altogether I started to wonder what it was about pork that was so bad. Here's what I've learned:
Now for the good news. If you really happen to like eating bacon or sausage, or yes even ham, it turns out you still can. If you are careful.
Kathryn Doran-Fisher is a Traditional Naturopath, Certified GAPS Practitioner and owner of Elder & Sage.