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By Stephanie Relfe B.Sc. (Sydney)
Microwave cooking is one of the most important causes of ill
health. It is certainly one of the
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
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
but not in microwave ovens. Does it not therefore follow that
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:
... 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
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
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
have been with us for only a few decades - and that in that time
of many diseases has continued to increase.
Two researchers, Blanc and Hertel, confirmed that microwave cooking
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
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
food, haemoglobin levels decreased. "These results show
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 compounds. These are mutations that are
the natural world. Ordinary cooking also causes the formation of
compounds (which is no doubt one reason why it is better to eat
raw food), but microwaving cooking causes a much greater
then causes deterioration in your blood and immune system.
Lymphocytes (white blood cells) also showed a more distinct short-term decrease following the intake of microwaved food than after the intake of all the other
Another change was a decrease in the ratio of HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol) values.
Each of these indicators pointed to degeneration
The results were published in "Search for Health" in the Spring of
How was this research greeted? A powerful trade organisation,
the Swiss Association
of Dealers for Electroapparatuses for Households and Industry
the President of the Court of Seftigen issue a `gag order'.
Hertel and Blanc
were told that if they published their findings they would face
or up to one year in prison. In response to this, Blanc recanted
Hertel, on the other hand, went on a lecture tour and demanded a
FINALLY, in 1998 the Court `Gag Order' was removed. In a judgment
at Strasbourg on 25 August 1998 in the case of Hertel v.
European Court of Human Rights held that there had been a
violation of Hertel's
rights in the 1993 decision. The Court decided that the `gag
prohibiting him form declaring that microwaved food is dangerous
was contrary to the right to freedom of expression. In
was sentenced to pay compensation of F40,000.
RUSSIANS BAN MICROWAVE OVENS
After the World War II, the Russians also experimented with microwave ovens. From
1957 up to recently, their research has been carried out mainly
at the Institute
of Radio Technology at Klinsk, Byelorussia. According to US
Kopp, who gathered much of the results of Russian and German
research - and
was apparently prosecuted for doing so (J. Nat. Sci, 1998;
1:42-3) - the following
effects were observed by Russian forensic teams:
1. Heating prepared meats in a microwave sufficiently for human consumption created:
* d-Nitrosodiethanolamine (a well-known cancer-causing agent)
* Destabilization of active protein biomolecular compounds
* Creation of a binding effect to radioactivity in the
* Creation of cancer-causing agents within protein-hydrosylate
milk and cereal grains;
2. Microwave emissions also caused alteration in the catabolic
behavior of glucoside - and galactoside - elements within frozen
thawed in this way;
3. Microwaves altered catabolic behavior of plant-alkaloids when
or frozen vegetables were exposed for even very short periods;
4. Cancer-causing free radicals were formed within certain
formations in plant substances, especially in raw root
5. Ingestion of micro-waved foods caused a higher percentage of
cells in blood;
6. Due to chemical alterations within food substances,
in the lymphatic system, causing degeneration of the immune
to protect itself against cancerous growth;
7. The unstable catabolism of micro-waved foods altered their
substances, leading to disorders in the digestive system;
8. Those ingesting micro-waved foods showed a statistically
of stomach and intestinal cancers, plus a general degeneration
cellular tissues with a gradual breakdown of digestive and
9. Microwave exposure caused significant decreases in the
of all foods studied, particularly:
* A decrease in the bioavailability of B-complex vitamins,
vitamin C, vitamin
E, essential minerals and lipotrophics
* Destruction of the nutritional value of nucleoproteins in
* Lowering of the metabolic activity of alkaloids, glucosides,
and nitrilosides (all basic plant substances in fruits and
* Marked acceleration of structural disintegration in all foods.
As a result microwave ovens were banned in Russia in 1976; the ban was lifted after Perestroika.
Standing in front of a microwave is also highly damaging to your health.
have already felt this intuitively? We know that cells explode
in the microwave
- just fry an egg in your microwave. We are made up of trillions
So work out how many are getting damaged if you stand in front
of your microwave
for 5-10 minutes.
In the past I had been told that it was important for people to
stop eating microwaved
food, but I did not pay too much attention to this because I had
cooking for years. I never thought much about it but I suppose
that I figured
that if something was so bad for us, then there wouldn't be so
using it. Little did I know.
When I first began seeing clients for sessions of kinesiology, I did not
too much about telling them to give up eating microwaved food.
kept a record of all of the corrections that were needed for
each client when
they came in. Now, once a correction is made, it is to be hoped
that the correction
will stay in place for a long time to come, hopefully months if
People often ask me "How long will it last?" May answer to them
is "That depends on your lifestyle".
Most of my clients came back to see me after about two weeks. In the
I found that many who came back were not much better. I found
that they were
again `out of balance'. That is, their electrical circuits were
correctly (which is common for many people). It was therefore
that they were not much better, because the body does not begin
to fully fix
itself until the electrical circuits are in balance.
The question was, why did their electrical circuits go out of
balance? The answer
had to be something that was highly stressful, to effect
the body in
such a short space of time. Once that answer was remedied, the
begin to get better. Using muscle testing, I went through the
process of testing
if the cause was electrical, chemical/nutritional, emotional or
Again and again the same answer would come up - electrical. When
I then went
through a range of possible electrical causes, the same answer
up again and again - the person had eaten microwaved food!
answer never came up when a person had NOT eaten microwaved
I began to tell all of my clients on the first visit that under NO
were they ever to do microwaved cooking again. That includes
heating up food or even water in a microwave oven. (Microwaves
work on the water in the food). sans-serif"">I gave this a higher priority
than any of things that are normally considered as health
risks, such as cigarettes
or alcohol. Immediately I began to get a marked improvement in
I was getting. Long term problems such as headaches, back
aches and emotional
instability went away within a few weeks.
Other kinesiologists can confirm these results. David Bridgman, who
has years of
experience as a kinesiologist, said "Of all the people I test
for allergies, 99.9% so far show severe sensitivity to any microwaved
I experienced the effect of eating microwaved food for myself one
time. I had
been doing quite a lot of kinesiology and feeling on top of the
for no apparent reason I began to feel rather `grey' and rather
low. I realised
that I needed a balance from a kinesiologist. Sure enough, I was
out of balance.
When the kinesiologist used muscle testing to see why my body
had gone out
of balance, the answer came up ... microwaved food! The trouble
was, I couldn't
remember eating any. Until I remembered a particular vegetarian
I had been to. When I went back to the restaurant and asked them
if they microwaved
their food, they told me that they did.
So be warned! Many restaurants use microwaved cooking, even
Ask if the "steamed vegetables" are in fact steamed - or are
microwaved? I have sent meals back when they have not been what
described on the menu, much to the surprise of the restaurant
The alternative to heating up or defrosting food is to place it in a saucepan with a little water and lid. Or use a convection oven.
PLASTIC WRAP HAS 10,000 TIMES FDA LIMITS OF CARCINOGENS!
Sent to me by a reader: Hello Folks. Hopefully all of you are already well enough informed so
as to avoid
the use of a microwave oven due to the many detrimental effects
microwaved food has upon our health, but "just in case", here is
some interesting info sent to me by Ron Scanlon -- many thanks,
University of California, Davis Medical Center 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, California
As a seventh grade student, Claire Nelson learned that di(ethylhexyl)adepate (DEHA), considered a
is found in plastic wrap. She also learned that the FDA had
the effect of microwave cooking on plastic-wrapped food. Three
with encouragement from her high school science teacher, Claire
set out to
test what the FDA had not.
Although she had an idea for studying the effect of microwave radiation on plastic wrapped food, she
did not have
the equipment. Eventually, Dr. Jon Wilkes at the National Center
Research agreed to help her. The research center, which is
the FDA, let her use its facilities to perform her experiments,
microwaving plastic wrap in virgin olive oil.
Claire tested four different plastic wraps and "found not just the carcinogens but also xenoestrogen
[into the oil]...." Xenoestrogens are linked to low sperm counts
and to breast cancer in women. Throughout her junior and senior
made a couple of trips each week to the research center, which
was 25 miles
from her home, to work on her experiment. An article in Options
analysis found that DEHA was migrating into the oil at between
200 parts and
500 parts per million. The FDA standard is 0.05 parts per
Her summarized results have been published in science journals. Claire Nelson received the
Society's top science prize for students during her junior year
place at the International Science and Engineering Fair (Fort
as a senior. "Carcinogens --At 10,000 Times FDA Limits"
Options, May 2000. Published by People Against Cancer,
So, it's up to you. One point to bear in mind is that our society
much on money. The multinational companies who make microwave
ovens make a
lot from the sale of them. There is no money in telling people
to stop microwave
cooking. There is, however, the satisfaction of knowing that
saving people's lives and future happiness by spreading the word
to stop eating
You can heat food quickly in a convection oven.
It's just an ordinary oven with a fan.
You can also easily and quickly heat up food, even
by using a saucepan with a lid and a little water, to moisten it
from the steam.
If someone is coming home late, and you want to give them warm food when they arrive, put a saucepan lid over the
food while it
is on a plate. Put the plate of food on a simmering saucepan of
will stay warm without drying up.
If you want to cook food, do it the old fashioned ways - it tastes much better that way!
Much of the above information is from an article in the 1994 edition
of Acres Magazine,
USA, by Tom Valentine.
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Tel: (504) 889 2100
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Some of the above information on microwaved food was published in an Eight Volume Lawyers Cyclopedia which
is used by lawyers who sue in medical cases. Who knows? One day
be a class action lawsuit against microwaves. Here are copies
from the Cyclopedia: