Kosher rules on dating men
Of course, the Almighty does not want us to become neurotic.Perhaps the most revealing response to those who maintain that kashrut is for health is to look at the traditional staples of Ashkenzai (European) Jewish cuisine -- chopped liver, grivines (fried chicken skin), cholent (a Shabbat stew).A food can be kosher and a first class ticket to a heart attack!We don't know what our ancestors knew, and we are comfortable doing what we are doing. Well, if we really knew that there is a God who gave us the Torah and that we have a covenant with Him to keep the Torah -- it would probably motivate some people. Judaism also forbids eating animals that have abscesses in their lungs or other health problems.
Shellfish, mollusks, lobsters (and yes, stone crabs) which have spread typhoid and are a source for urticara (hives) are not on the diet.
And if we don't have the facts, we can end up looking foolish. The two reasons why Jews for thousands of years have kept kosher is because Jews believe: 1) There is a God who created the world, sustains and supervises it. Is it because we are more knowledgeable than our forbearers of the past 3,000 years? The only question is if one believes that the payoff is worth the investment.