Microwaves - Ditch Them!
It's interesting that humans go out of their way to destroy the nutritional value of their food before it gets anywhere near their mouths. With the advent of the processed food industry, our food is not only processed beyond recognition, filled with synthetic chemicals (some of which are shown to be carcinogenic, and are banned in other countries), and covered with pesticides (which studies have conclusively linked to serious health conditions), but the microwaving processes helps destroy any remaining nutritional value.
The more you use the microwave, the worse your nutritional state will become. As a microwaves heats food, it causes internal damage to the delicate molecular structures of the vitamins and other nutrients. More seriously, eating microwaved foods directly affects the quality of our blood.
- Processed foods & chronic disease
- Food additives & chemicals - toxic ingredients
- Pesticides in food - a big health hazard
How Microwaves Work
Dr. Hans Hertel
Microwaves are a form of short-wave electromagnetic energy (like a light wave or radio wave) occupying a part of the electromagnetic spectrum of energy. They are not only used in the kitchen microwave oven, but are also used to relay long distance signals and information across the earth or to a satellite.
A microwave oven contains a magnetron (a tube where electrons are affected by magnetic and electrical fields) that produces microwave length radiation. It is this radiation that interacts with the food molecules heated in a microwave.
How Microwaving Affects Food & Our Body
Both long and short term published studies show that microwaved food has a significant and detrimental impact on both our blood, and on the various systems throughout the body when used as part of our daily diet. Not only that, but many key nutrients are also destroyed during the microwaving process, with the availability of other nutrients reduced. Microwaves have more than earned a place in the Dirty Dozen.
Let's take a detailed look at these long-term studies, and look at the Top 10 reasons you should ditch your microwave!
Top 10 Reasons to Ditch Your Microwave!
Based on not only the Swiss, Russian, and German studies (see above), but various other studies emerging, here are 10 great reasons to ditch your microwave.
|Detrimentally impacts our blood by: |
|Decreases our ability to absorb important nutrients, including vitamins B, C, and E, antioxidants, essential minerals, and lipotropics. It also damages other plant substances such as alkaloids, glucosides, galactosides, and nitrilosides.|
|Degrades the nucleoproteins in meat.|
|Creates cancer-causing agents, and causes a higher percentage of cancerous cells within the blood serum. In a statistically high percentage of people, microwaved foods were found to cause stomach and intestinal cancer growths, and may be a prime contributor to the rapidly rising rate of colon cancer.|
|Causes a 60-90% reduction in the energy field around all tested foods. A long-term cumulative loss of vital energy within humans, animals, and plants was also noted within a 500-meter radius of the operational equipment. (...Read more about food and vibrational frequency)|
|Degeneration and breakdown of nerve electrical circuits within the body, including the cerebrum (front portion of the brain where thought and higher functions are produced).|
|Creates brainwave disturbance in the alpha, theta, and delta wave signal patterns, with the negative effects of loss of memory, concentration problems, emotional instability, a decrease of intelligence, and interrupted sleep.|
|Interrupts the production of hormones and the maintenance of hormonal balance.|
|Causes malfunctions within the lymphatic system, with long lasting residual effects of magnetic "deposits" located throughout the nervous system and lymphatic system.|
|Contributes to immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations, in part due to the unknown by-products created that the human body cannot properly metabolize. This causes a degeneration of the body's ability to protect itself against certain forms of abnormal tissue growth (neoplastics).|
The German/Russian study revealed that humans did not even need to eat the microwaved food to experience a negative biological impact. Simple exposure to the microwaves themselves was sufficient to cause an adverse reaction.
But Wait! What Else Can I Use?!
Ditching the microwave is a great reason to incorporate more healthful and nutritious foods that do not require cooking, such as fresh fruits, salad vegetables, and pseudo-grains such as quinoa. When you need to cook, consider using a toaster oven as a replacement. They are inexpensive, and depending on the brand, can work wonderfully as a mini-oven too. Most packaged foods give instructions for both microwave and oven preparation. Cooking your food may take a little longer, but it is more than worth the wait for a much healthier alternative. Our family was completely addicted to using the microwave. But 4 years ago, we walked away from it, and never looked back - and today, we don't miss it at all!!
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- Understanding GMOs
- What are processed & refined foods
- Health dangers of foods sprayed with pesticides
- Why today's soy is NOT a healthy food
- Why stress is a silent killer
- Get off the diet merry-go-round
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- Raising children naturally
- Healthy food choices for pets
View Sources & References
- (1) Principles of Orthomolecularism, by author R. A. S. Hemat
- (2) Effects of microwave cooking on bioactive compounds in broccoli. J. Agric. Food Chem., 2007, 55 (24), pp 10001–10007
- (3) Effects of microwave radiation on anti-infective factors in human milk. Pediatrics. 1992 Apr;89(4 Pt 1):667-9.
- (4) Chemist, author, lecturer, and nutritionist Dr. Lita Lee, Ph.D.
- NEXUS Magazine, Volume 2, #25 (April-May 1995)
- Dr. Mercola