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Tempted by the microwave to warm your lunch up?

January 19, 2013

My clients, family and friends have all listened to me on the issue of microwaves. My curiosity was first aroused as a student when I put a light bulb in a bowl of water and put in the microwave and pressed on. The bulb lit up and flickered until I turned the microwave off- my housemate reminding me you are not meant to put metal in them!

This experience put me off using them for food. Just a gut feeling it didn’t seem right.  The research which backed up my hunch was first brought to my attention by two wonderful Ayurvedic practitioners in Brighton, Sascha and Rebecca Kriese, who run the Ayuseva clinic.

Experience shows that most people don’t even think twice about popping something in the microwave, but please do some reading up. And if you are convinced, as I am, invest in a good quality food thermos that will allow you to take piping hot soups, stews and even rice into work with you so you don’t need to eat a cold,damp sandwich through the Winter. Or the even colder sushi…




Please click here for the full article sumarising known research. Its quite long but here are the key summary points:



Ten Reasons not to Use Your Microwave Oven

Based on Swiss, Russian and German clinical studies

  1. Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term, permanent, brain damage by “shorting out” electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue].
  2. The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in micro-waved food.
  3. Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating micro-waved foods.
  4. The effects of micro-waved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.
  5. Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all micro-waved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.
  6. The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in a microwave oven.
  7. Micro-waved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This has been a primary contributor to the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in the United States.
  8. The prolonged eating of micro-waved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.
  9. Continual ingestion of micro-waved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.
  10. Eating micro-waved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.

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