These days we are bombarded with the fast paced world of electronics and the “quicker is better” mentality. Our dependency on items such as cell phones and microwaves has not only changed the way we function each day, but has also begun to change the way we think. EMF radiation, or Electro Magnetic Frequency, is a measure of radiation emitted from devices such as cell phones, hairdryers, microwaves and other small electronics. It’s hard to say weather this increase in radiation is ACTUALLY harmful, but one has to wonder of the effects. It has been theorized that since the advent of cell phones, the incidence of brain cancer has increased. The American Cancer Society states, “The best established environmental risk factor for brain tumors is radiation exposure, most commonly from some type of radiation therapy,” however, no conclusive data has been collected.
Breaking News 5/31/11
CNN health news and the World Health Organization have officially stated that there is a potential carcinogenic effect when using cell phones. The type of radiation we get from cell phones is similar to that
of a microwave oven, which essentially destroys tissue within 1 inch. Every second you are chatting on the cell phone, you are cooking your brain. A team of 31 scientists agree that CELL PHONES CAN (and likely will) CAUSE CANCER! The problem is that we won’t see the effects for 10 years or more, by then it will be too late for those avid cell phone users. This becomes a question of whether the benefit of technology is actually worth the risk.
If cell phones can potentially cause brain cancer, what might happen to our food if microwaved? High levels of radiation can be effective for quickly heating food, but what people don’t know is that this same radiation process actually damages the cells of the food leaving them less than nutritious. Microwave ovens were developed by the Nazis for use in their mobile support operations and later transferred to the United States War Department for scientific investigation. The Soviet Union also obtained several of these microwave ovens and has since been outlawed based on the health and environmental hazards.
So what happens to food when we cook food in a microwave oven?
An article published by the Atlantis Rising Educational Center in Portland, Oregon states these findings based on the use of a microwave oven:
- Microwaving prepared meats sufficiently to insure sanitary ingestion caused formation of d-Nitrosodiethanolamines, a well-known carcinogen.
- Microwaving milk and cereal grains converted certain of their amino acids into carcinogens.
- Thawing frozen fruits converted their glucoside- and galactyoside-containing fractions into carcinogenic substances.
- Extremely short exposure of raw, cooked or frozen vegetables converted their plant alkaloids into carcinogens.
- Carcinogenic free radicals were formed in microwaved plants, especially root vegetables.
Microwaves have been around for many years and deliver us a fast and easy way to heat or cook food. But are the dangers worth convenience? If we really go off the theory that nature knows best, I don’t see where microwaves have a place. Eating food should be about providing nutrients to our body, not for the purpose of convenience. Besides, how many actually put plastic Tupperware filled with last night’s leftovers into the microwave for lunch? Plastic, especially when heated, leaches carcinogens and toxins right into your food! Yuck. This fact also goes for plastic baby bottles, so moms don’t forget that what you feed your child may be laced with toxic cancer causing chemicals.
Try using glass Tupperware or bottles instead and, when needed, re-heat your food on the stove. If convenience is your problem… opt for food that requires no heating, like raw organic fruits and veggies or even a sandwich. As for the cell phones, don’t wear them on your body and NEVER use a blue tooth. Multi-polar magnets can be worn to help unscramble your energy as we are exposed to environmental EMF radiation. They are cheep and can be warn in your pocket.
We get enough radiation as it is so do things now to save your food and save your brain from carnage.
Dr. Wendy Norman, D.C.