The rise of widespread nutritional deficiencies in the western
world correlates almost perfectly with the introduction of the
microwave oven. This is no coincidence. Microwave ovens heat
food through a process of creating molecular friction, but this
same molecular friction quickly destroys the delicate molecules
of vitamins and phytonutrients (plant medicines) naturally found
in foods. One study showed that microwaving vegetables destroys
up to 97% of the nutritional content (vitamins and other plant-based
nutrients that prevent disease, boost immune function and enhance
Are Microwave Users Unhealthy?
In other words, eating raw broccoli provides you with natural
anti-cancer medicine that's extremely effective at halting the
growth of cancer tumors. But microwaving that broccoli destroys
the anti-cancer nutrients, rendering the food "dead" and nutritionally
depleted. There's even some evidence to suggest that microwaving
destroys the natural harmony in water molecules, creating an
energetic pattern of chaos in the water found in all foods.
In fact, the common term of "nuking" your food is coincidentally
appropriate: Using a microwave is a bit like dropping a nuclear
bomb on your food, then eating the fallout. (You don't actually
get radiation from eating microwaved foods, however. But you
don't get much nutrition, either.)
Consumers are dying today in part because they continue to eat
dead foods that are killed in the microwave. They take a perfectly
healthy piece of raw food, loaded with vitamins and natural medicines,
then nuke it in the microwave and destroy most of its nutrition.
Humans are the only animals on the planet who destroy the nutritional
value of their food before eating it. All other animals consume
food in its natural, unprocessed state, but humans actually go
out of their way to render food nutritionally worthless before
eating it. No wonder humans are the least healthy mammals on the
The invention of the microwave and its mass adoption by the population
coincides with the onset of obesity in developed nations around
the world. Not only did the microwave make it convenient to eat
more obesity-promoting foods, it also destroyed much of the nutritional
content of those foods, leaving consumers in an ongoing state
of malnourished overfeeding. In other words, people eat too
many calories but not enough real nutrition
. The result is,
of course, what we see today: Epidemic rates of diabetes, cancer,
heart disease, depression, kidney failure, liver disorders and
much more. These diseases are all caused by a combination of malnutrition
and exposure to toxic chemicals (plus other factors such as emotional
trauma, lack of exercise, etc.). Microwaves make malnutrition
virtually automatic, and being exposed to toxic chemicals is easy
to accomplish by simply eating processed foods (which are universally
manufactured with the addition of toxic chemicals that act as
preservatives, colorings, flavor enhancers and so on).
Microwaving is, technically, a form of food irradiation. I find
it interesting that people who say that would never eat "irradiated"
food have no hesitation about microwaving their food. It's the
same thing (just a different wavelength of radiation). In fact,
microwaves were originally called "radar ranges." Sounds strange
today, doesn't it? But when microwaves were first introduced in
the 1970's, they were proudly advertised as radar ranges. You
blast your food with high-intensity radar and it gets hot. This
was seen as some sort of space-age miracle in the 1970's. Perhaps
someday an inventor will create a food heating device that does
not radically alter the nutritional value of the foods in the
process, but I'm not holding my breath on this one
the best way to heat foods right now is to simply use a countertop
toaster oven, and keep the heat as low as possible.
The microwave does work as advertised, by the way. It makes your
food hot. But the mechanism by which heat is produced causes internal
damage to the delicate molecular structures of vitamins and phytonutrients.
Minerals are largely unaffected, however, so you'll still get
the same magnesium, calcium and zinc in microwaved foods as you
would in non-microwaved foods, but the all-important B vitamins,
anthocyanins, flavonoids and other nutritional elements are easily
destroyed by microwave ovens.
The microwave is the appliance of the living dead
who use the microwave on a regular basis are walking down a path
towards degenerative disease and a lifelong battle with obesity.
The more you use the microwave, the worse your nutritional state
gets, and the more likely you are to be diagnosed with various
diseases and put on pharmaceuticals which, of course, will create
other health problems that lead to a grand spiraling nosedive
Do yourself a favor: Toss your microwave
, or donate it
to some charity. It's much easier to avoid using the microwave
if you don't have one around. It will clear up counter space,
save you electricity and greatly enhance your dietary habits.
When you need to heat something, heat it in a toaster oven or
a stovetop pan (avoid Teflon and non-stick surfaces, of course).
Better yet, strive to eat more of a raw, unprocessed diet. That
where you'll get the best nutrition anyway. Buy yourself a Vita-Mix
and blend up some smoothies. It's faster than microwaving foods
are far healthier.