Those of us adapted to raw meat have this thing called an immune system. By exposing ourselves to germs deemed as dangerous pathogens, we become immune to them. The immune system also fights parasites, but there is a history of parasite symbiotic partnership in animals that we scientists are just beginning to understand, but it's there and parasitic infestation isn't necessarily a death sentence, nor is it incurable through natural means.
Through zoopharmacognosy, animals have figured out and teach their offspring the ways of medicinal use of their environment. Parrots eating clay to neutralize toxins in the seeds they eat; apes teaching their young which part of the plant is a medicine and even patting the hand away in an obvious "not that one" communication; and even wolves showing their young how to cure a problem with local botanicals.
The United States is not the rest of the world. It's the country of hypochondria and germophobia because of the market of pharmaceuticals and the fear of germs which was spread around and caused the spread of illness due to avoidance of microbiota.
Japan, France, Belgium--to name a few, have raw meat foods all the time and have no problem. In fact, they practice pharmacognosy.
Lesson in botanical medicine: wasabi is an anti-parasitic and antimicrobial; ginger and turmeric are, too, as well as being cancer preventatives; rosemary deactivates carcinogens in certain foods and is protective of cellular structure while destroying cancerous cells; garlic has the same anti-parasite and anti-microbial properties; etc, etc. Humans have been medicating themselves against parasites for eons with food items.
When exposed to environmental pathogens, one becomes immune to others they've never even been exposed to. So what does that mean? Eat dirt. That's not even a joke. Dirt contains thousands, even millions of microbiota which allows for a healthy gut flora and immunity to supposedly deadly pathogens.
Raw meat, further, is easier on the digestive system for a lot of people such as myself. I hardly cook my meat at all. I've also been through multiple outbreaks of e. coli, salmonella, and four I can't remember the names of because I was younger, and I was the only one who was unaffected, and the only one who was a dumb kid who ate bugs and didn't listen to the warnings about raw meat. My aunt was also unaffected because she lived in a filthy environment and it built up her immune system.
If you want to improve odds and avoid possible negative reactions, start with eating dirt or wallowing in mud, or use vinegar if you can to destroy the microbes. If you get sick, keep hydrated and just wait it out while keeping the emergency room in mind if you have any horrible reactions such as extreme cramping, which can be a life-threatening reaction. Your body needs to adapt to it, but conventional practice will completely destroy your gut microbiota with antibiotics and your immune system will weaken. If you make that choice, it's yours to make. I'm not your mommy. I'm a scientific major with a 4.0 and background in immunological, nutritional, and botanical sciences. I'm just someone who informs.
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And as it turns out, most of the food poisoning and things are self-reported but were not affirmed by medical tests. Plants, not meat, are responsible for more cases of food poisoning. One thing is, plants contain bacteria inside them, so washing them doesn't do anything. They are living organisms just like animals and have a microbiota. The negative reaction is the fault of the antibiotics mashed into everything including soaps to armpit deodorant. You are more likely to get sick from plants than you are from meat, as well, because vegetables contain natural toxicants and poisons to keep animals from eating them, and they must be prepared correctly to make them safe for humans because we are a carnivorous species by physiology, not herbivores with specialized anatomy meant for plant digestion.
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Hope this helps. I'm still working on the article for my book and blog on immunological aspects in foods and the role of plants in food poisoning cases.
Here's one on raw milk:
Scroll to Myth#4 of being a high-risk food.
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