I have been eating raw meat for 6 or 7 years. I find raw meat to be much more digestible and create much less digestive strain than cooked foods. Raw meat is in fact so easy to digest, that it does not even require chewing, it can be simply cut up and swallowed like pills, it digests just fine. If you practice, you can even build up your carnivorous instinct to bolt down large pieces that barely fit in your mouth, like a hungry dog.
Beef tapeworm is rare or non existent in USA. Beef tapeworm, at least the kind that infects humans, requires human manure (containing tapeworms) to be left in fields where cows eat, to complete their species to species life cycle. As far as I know you also couldn't be infected as long as the meat is handled cleanly even if the cow had the tapeworms. Parasites while being much more common than most believe are also much rarer to be present in raw meat than is commonly believed. Most of them that are present can't survive your digestive system as they are all predate on species they have evolved to infect. This is why alternating species on a pasture reduces parasite load as for instance a sheep parasite will die if consumed by a horse. I believe you are more likely to be infected by a parasite from eating a salad than you are a steak. Liver flukes are widespread and their eggs are in the slime trails of snails.
I would say raw meat has vastly improved the quality of my life. There was one time 6 years ago when I was eating raw meat that I had obtained a vast degree of health and happiness than I have experienced before or since. My farming life has been very difficult and I have not been able to replicate the conditions of that year but that is my dream in life. Hopefully next year I'm going to be doing everything right.
I posted a thread a little while after I started doing that, 6 years ago, here it is https://permies.com/t/9301/kitchen/Raw-diet
Also for those who are interested, we have a forum where we discuss this topic as the sole focus of the forum. http://www.rawpaleodietforum.com/
I apologize to Paul and everyone for not being active on the forum for many years. I have had some hard times. Hopefully I can be more active and have more to share in the near future.
Lately I have been planting tropical fruit trees on my acre in South West Florida. I have 6 mamey, many mangoes and coconuts, among others. I harvested my first custard apple this year. It was delicious! tasted like a giant and nearly perfect strawberry, with bit of creaminess.