Do you have a microwave? What do you think of them? Are microwave
ovens safe? Love your website, by the way. When are you coming to
Joseph Raffo, Santa Fe de Bogota, Panama
Thanks for your letter about microwaves.
Here's a bit of information:
In a paper titled "Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking",
natural health physician Dr. Joseph Mercola recently stated:
"Recent research shows that microwave oven cooked food
suffers severe molecular damage. When eaten, it causes abnormal
changes in human blood and immune systems. Not surprisingly the
public has been denied details on these significant health dangers
Apparently a Dr. Hans Ulrich Hertel, who is now retired, worked
as a food scientist for many years with one of the major Swiss food
companies that do business on a global scale. Some years ago, he
was fired from his job for questioning certain processing procedures
that denatured the food. In 1991, he and a Lausanne University professor
published a research paper indicating that food cooked in microwave
ovens could pose a greater risk to health than food cooked by conventional
An article also appeared in issue #19 of the Journal Franz Weber
in which it was stated that the consumption of food cooked in
microwave ovens had cancerous effects on the blood. The research
paper itself followed the article. On the cover of the magazine
there was a picture of the Grim Reaper holding a microwave oven
in one of his hands.
Dr. Hertel was apparently the first scientist to conceive and carry
out a quality clinical study on the effects microwaved nutrients
have on the blood and physiology of the human body. His small
but well controlled study showed the degenerative force produced
in microwave ovens and the food processed in them.
The scientific conclusion showed that microwave cooking changed
the nutrients in the food; and, changes took place in the participants'
blood that could cause deterioration in the human system. Hertel's
scientific study was done along with Dr. Bernard H. Blanc of the
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University Institute
The rest of the study is lengthy, but if you like I can email it
Joseph, I do not have a microwave oven, and I will never ever
cook in one. Thanks for your appreciation of my website. I hope
to visit Panama in 2005.
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