Here are two articles by . I’ve been leery of microwaves for years, but had never heard of induction stovetops until about a year ago when a friend I was house and pet-sitting for showed me the single burner unit she had as an option to her regular stovetop. I didn’t use it while I was there and after learning a little more about the units, I’m just as glad I didn’t.
Anyway, I think the following information by Dr. Veronique Desauiniers, breast cancer conqueror and founder of The 7 Essentials System™ for preventing and treating breast cancer, is something everyone should at least be aware of, especially if there are small kids in the household.
Also, at the end of the post I’ve listed a couple of health resources, including a free viewing of the documentary Bought, which I highly recommend watching. And there’s a free Radical Wellness seminar being offered by Deepak Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil, two leaders in the field of alternative health…..
Did you know that 90% of Americans still use microwave ovens to prepare their meals? When I read this fact, I was startled. This means that 9 out of 10 households in the U.S. are continuing to cook in a way that studies have clearly deemed as dangerous to your health!
After posting an article on Facebook about microwave ovens, there were so many varying opinions about the safety of microwaves ovens. You wanted facts, so here they are:
FOUR REASONS why you should stop cooking with a microwave NOW:
Reason #1: Microwaves Causes Molecular Damage
Microwaving uses electromagnetics to agitate water molecules in food. This causes it to heat very quickly and from the “inside out.” Sounds pretty harmless, right?
Problems arise with the friction caused by vibration at the atomic level. This process literally tears apart surrounding molecules, deforming them.
A study conducted at the University of Vienna (1989) found that when food was microwaved, amino acids, the building blocks of protein, were converted from their natural forms to biologically inactive forms which may be toxic to nerve and kidney function. In addition, researchers at Stanford University Medical Center found that warming breast milk in a microwave destroyed 98% of the antibodies that help boost immune function in nursing infants. It also destroyed 96% of liposome activity, which inhibits bacterial growth.
For those on a healthy breast journey, this quote from the well-cited “Comparative Study of Food Prepared Conventionally and in the Microwave Oven” puts it in perspective:
” Microwaved food contains both molecules and energies not present in food cooked in the way humans have been cooking food since the discovery of fire. Microwaves, including those in ovens, are produced from alternating current and force a billion or more polarity reversals per second in every food molecule they hit. Production of unnatural molecules is inevitable.”
Reason #2: Eating Microwaved Food Leads to Inflammation in the Body
Much of the work conducted by international scientists which point to the questionable nature of microwave technology, including its connection to cancer, has been subject to gag orders put into place by the lobbying efforts of big business.
Luckily, some information has managed to make its way to the public. An impressive study was conducted by Swiss researchers Dr. Hans Ulrich Hertel and Dr. Bernard H. Blanc in 1991. Blanc and Hertel gave participants various preparations of vegetables and milk. Some were served raw, some were heating conventionally and some were heated using a standard microwave oven. The researchers took blood samples of all individuals right before eating and then at various times after consumption.
The blood of the individuals who ate the microwaved food showed a decrease in hemoglobin and cholesterol values. Most importantly, they showed a higher level of white blood cells, causing a condition called leukocytosis.
“Leukocytes are often signs of pathogenic effects on the living system, such as poisoning and cell damage,” says Dr. Hertel. “The increase of leukocytes with the microwaved foods were more pronounced than with all the other variants. It appears that these marked increases were caused entirely by ingesting the microwaved substances.”
Reason #3: Microwaving Releases Carcinogens
Other studies, especially those conducted by Dr. Edward Fujimoto (formerly of the Wellness Program Manager at Castle Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii), have reported that microwaving foods high in fat may release dangerous dioxins. It may also release polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a substance found in plastic dishware, and biphenol A (BPA), a substance often found in cookware created specifically for microwaves. BPA is a known Xeno-estrogen that has been linked to Breast Cancer.
Reason #4: Microwaving releases dangerous EMF’s.
If you stand 1 foot away from the microwave you are being exposed to about 400 milliGauss. Studies have shown that as little as 4 miliGauss has been linked to leukemia. According to Powerwatch, a non-profit organization in the UK that delves into the research about EMF’s and microwave radiation: “Even when the microwave oven is working correctly, the microwave levels within the kitchen are likely to be significantly higher than those from any nearby cellular phone base-stations. Remember also that microwaves will travel through walls if the microwave oven is against an inside wall.”
Play It Safe and Ditch Your Microwave
I highly recommend that you play it safe, not sorry, when it comes to your health. Ditch your microwave TODAY and go back to cooking the way nature intended. Your body─ and the planet─ will thank you.
Another Dangerous Cooking Appliance – Induction Stovetops
Since last week I revealed the dangers of microwaving your food, I thought I would go ahead and discuss another new up and coming way of cooking – Induction Stoves. I didn’t even know that there was such a thing as an induction stovetop until an acquaintance recently told me about them. She was at the home of a young couple who had just bought a new condo, equipped with a shiny, glass stovetop.
She decided to boil some water for tea and thought she was cooking on an ordinary electric stovetop until she realized that there was no heat being generated underneath the pot she was boiling water in! What??
Yours may be one of the 5-10% of American households that currently have an induction stovetop. Or perhaps you know someone who raves about how fast it heats foods up and how easy it is to clean.
Even though a small percentage of the population owns an induction range at this time, upgrades in technology and downgrades in price are making them more affordable─ and more attractive─ to families on the go. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the independent market research company Mintel in 2010, 22 percent of those polled said their next stovetop would be an induction.
I can completely understand the draw of anything that makes the daily chore of cooking easier and faster. Unfortunately, however, the jury is still out on how safe induction technology really is.
Induction Uses Electro-Magnetic Energy
The hazards of microwave ovens are well-known and documented. Like I discussed previously, microwaving uses electromagnetic energy to agitate the water molecules in food, causing it to heat items quickly from the inside out.
Induction also works with electromagnetics, but in a slightly different way. An induction “hob,” or ring, alternates magnetic field currents in order to heat the cooking vessel itself, not the surface below it. According to Powerwatch, “High EMFs are generated by the cooker on purpose, and these EMFs induce currents to flow in the metal pans which cause them to heat up. Most induction stove tops now use low radio frequency signals which induce currents in the pan (and people standing nearby!) more easily. As very high EMFs are generated on purpose and these extend into the user, we cannot recommend this way of cooking.”
The top of the cooker stays relatively cool and is mostly heated by contact with the hot pan. In the case of induction stovetops, these vessels must be made of “ferrous metals,” or metals that contain a magnetic charge. Iron and steel are the most common types of ferrous metals found in the kitchen; glass will not work on an induction stovetop.
Questionable Approval Standards for Induction Stovetops
While sources like Consumer Reports and even Dr. Weil strangely claim that the technology is safe for human exposure, current studies say something quite different.
A 2012 study published in the journal Bioelectromagnetics questions the way in which induction ovens were approved in the first place while bringing to light their inherent dangers.
Induction stovetops originally got the stamp of approval because they were said to comply with the standards for EMF exposure outlined by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) as long a person is standing at least one foot away from the unit. REALLY?! One foot away?
I don’t know about you, but my arms aren’t long enough to comfortably stand 1 foot away from the stove when I am cooking, especially when I am using the back burners as well!
Fortunately, the researchers from the Swiss Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT’IS) conducted tests on individuals who were standing less than a foot away from the stove. The results were startling.
The study concluded that the majority of induction rings, or hobs, exceeded the maximum exposure levels set by ICNIRP when a person was standing less than a foot from the stove. The worst case scenario showed a 16-fold increase in exposure levels.
Of particular concern is the effect EMF exposure from induction stovetops could have on the brain tissue of children as well as on pregnant women or women of childbearing years. For children, a mere 2-fold increase (6 dB) of EMF beyond the standard is considered dangerous.
How EMF Effects You
EMF stands for Electro-Magnetic Field and is generated by common household electronic devices such as clock radios, blow dryers, computers and cell phones. Also called electro-pollution, exposure to too much of this toxin has been documented in hundreds of studies to be a serious health hazard that can lead to inflammation, neurological damage, cataracts and even cancer. A 10-year study conducted by more than two dozen international acclaimed scientists called The Bio-Initiative Report examined the data and concluded that electro-pollution’s detrimental effects on the human immune system was very clear.
Electro-pollution has been labeled the “deadliest toxin on the planet.” because you can’t see it, feel it, smell it or taste it, but it affects you 24/7. Now the evidence is pointing to the increasingly-popular induction stovetop as being another major source of this “dirty” power in your home. Is ease and convenience worth the risk to your health and that of your family? Essential # 2 is to Reduce Your Toxic Exposure, and induction stovetops definitely fall under the category of toxic exposure.
Author: Dr. Veronique Desaulniers is the founder of The 7 Essentials System ™, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal Breast Cancer Naturally. To get your free 7 day mini e-course, visit http://breastcancerconqueror.com/.
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