From Microwave Cooking is Killing You!


By Stephanie Relfe B.Sc. (Syd.)

Microwave cooking is one of the most important causes of ill health. It is certainly one of the most ignored.

There was a lawsuit in 1991 in Oklahoma. A woman named Norma Levitt had hip surgery, but was killed by a simple blood transfusion when a nurse "warmed the blood for the transfusion in a microwave oven!"

Logic suggests that if heating is all there is to microwave cooking, then it doesn't matter how something is heated. Blood for transfusions is routinely warmed, but not in microwave ovens. Does it not therefore follow that microwaving cooking does something quite different?

A little evidence of the harm caused by microwaving cooking was given by the University of Minnesota in a radio announcement:

"Microwaves ... are not recommended for heating a baby's bottle. The bottle may seem cool to the touch, but the liquid inside may become extremely hot and could burn the baby's mouth and throat... Heating the bottle in a microwave can cause slight changes in the milk. In infant formulas,there may be a loss of some vitamins. In expressed breast milk, some protective properties may be destroyed.... Warming a bottle by holding it under tap water or by setting it in a bowl of warm water, then testing it on your wrist before feeding, may take a few minutes longer, but it is much safer".

There have been very few scientific studies done on the effect of eating food microwaved food. This is rather surprising when you think about the fact that microwaves have been with us for only a few decades - and that in that time the incidence of many diseases has continued to increase.

Two researchers, Blanc and Hertel, confirmed that microwave cooking significantly changes food nutrients. Hertel previously worked as a food scientist for several years with one of the major Swiss food companies. He was fired from his job for questioning procedures in processing food because they denatured it. He got together with Blanc of the Swiss Federal Institute of Biochemistry and the University Institute for Biochemistry.

They studied the effect that microwaved food had on eight individuals, by taking blood samples immediately after eating. They found that after eating microwaved food, haemoglobin levels decreased. "These results show anaemic tendencies. The situation became even more pronounced during the second month of the study".

Who knows what results they would have found if they had studied people who ate microwaved food for a year or more?

The violent change that microwaving causes to the food molecules forms new life forms called radiolytic

Irradiation of Food: (Note: Irradiation is not the same as microwaving, but they are similar iboth use unnatural frequencies to alter food).

The Cornell University in 1977 irradiated some sugar and fed it to rats. The type of cell damage son post mortem was the same as if the rats themselves had been irradiated!

Irradiation of Food: Public Citizen has released the English translation of a recent German studyrevealing that a chemical formed in irradiated food can damage DNA.

The study confirms what safe-food advocates have known for more than thirty years: that exposinto ionising radiation can lead to the formation of bizarre new chemicals called "unique radiolytic prthat can cause serious health problems.

One such chemical, known as 2-DCB, caused "significant DNA damage" in the colons of rats that substance. The chemical - which, ironically is a well-known "marker" for determining whether foodbeen irradiated" - has never been found naturally in any food on earth.

The study was conducted in 1998 under the auspices of two prominent pro-irradiation organizationwas performed at one of the most prestigious food irradiation labs in the world: the Federal ReseaCentre for Nutrition in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Public Citizen released an English translation of the study at a meeting on 13 February at the US and Drug Administration in Washington DC.

So, it's up to you. One point to bear in mind is that our society runs pretty much on money. The multinational companies who make microwave ovens make a lot from the sale of them. There is nmoney in telling people to stop microwave cooking. There is, however, the satisfaction of knowingyou are saving people's lives and future happiness by spreading the word to stop eating microwavfood.

You can heat food quickly in a convection oven. You can also easily heat up food by using a saucsomeone is coming home late, and you want to give them warm food when they arrive, put a sauclid over the food while it is on a plate. Put the plate of food on a simmering saucepan of water. It wwarm without drying up. If you want to cook food, do it the old fashioned ways -it tastes much betway!

Much of this information is from an article in the 1994 edition of Acres Magazine, USA, by Tom Va

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Email from Readers

Hi Stephanie Relfe; Last night, I stopped by a healthy food store, and picked up a publication called Indigo Sun Magazine. When I through this publication, a title of your article "The Dangers of Eating Microwaved Food" caught my attention. Wread your article, it really relieved me and I was so glad to know that there is an actual article that finally publishabout the dangers of eating microwaved food. Thank you for sharing it with us by choosing to publish your artithis publication. Let me share my experience of eating microwaved foods with you. Before I start it, some years ago, when I habout the dangers of eating microwaved foods through some spiritual writings that came from channeling, I began to believe it, but I did not move this knowledge into action.

Until sometime last year when I became more intuitive and sensitive to listen to my body, I began noticing some feelings inside my body and my diately turned into bad ones for no reason every time I ate microwaved foods. I internally knew that my body wap using a microwave so I took it. But I was little frustrated because I could not convince my partner or others wmicrowave anymore. They would think I am insane or making it up about the dangers of eating the microwavew, I am so relieved that I have your article that I can share with others. Again, thank you.

That also made me wonder now if eating microwaved foods could have caused my mother's breast cancer, whluckily survived 18 years ago, since she was a first woman who had breast cancer in both of my family generatWe used our microwave for years before a discovery of my mother's breast cancer. May the blessings be. Brian Determan Houston, Texas

Disclaimer : This information is not medical advice. Because every person's situation is different , the aof this article will not be held responsible for any negative results which come from reading or acting uinformation in this article. Use at your own risk.