I have a question and I'd like no judgements here, just facts please!
I've heard it said that long-term vegetarians can get sick the first few times if they decide to eat meat again. For some reason I always thought this was a myth because I'd never heard the science behind it (or if someone tried to explain it it was always really sketchy, something about an enzyme...), but the point was moot because I didn't think I'd be eating meat ever again.
Anyway, I'm actually thinking of eating some meat on a single occasion sometime in the next three weeks and I want to know if getting sick is something I should be seriously worried about. I have been a vegetarian for five years, and the meat I'm considering eating is 'svid', you can read about it here
(<---EEK GRAPHIC SORRY! Genuinely did not omit this disclaimer on purpose)
Like I said, I don't really care about judgey judgements and will not partake in any of the verbal sparring that seems to occur in the comments of this community from time to time, I'd just like some experiences and maybe even a peer-reviewed scientific journal or two on reasons why I may or may not get sick!