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Still Using a Microwave? You Might Want To Read This

More than 95 percent of American homes own a microwave! This says a lot about our desires for a quick, convenient meal.

Looking at the bigger picture, this isn’t entirely our fault. Our world has evolved into a fast paced race against time, and it doesn’t help that half the food in the grocery stores are packaged in plastic for quick consumption.

I’ve always been really sensitive to microwaves, I can feel the radiation emitting off of them and usually leave the room if one is on.

Here are 5 reasons why they are worth getting rid of:

Microwaves Zap Food Nutrition

Heating your food in the microwave strips away its original nutrients. The high frequencies emitted from a microwave force the water molecules to rapidly spin, creating friction which heats the food in a short amount of time.

This completely changes the molecular structure of the food itself.

Dr. Joseph M. Mercola, a licensed physician writes that the dielectric heat in the microwave bounces around and is absorbed in the food until it evolves into a sort of ‘dead food’.Microwave-nutrients-food

The nutritional value greatly diminishes the longer the food absorbs the radiation.

 

 

 

Microwaves Destroy Breast Milk And Vitamin B-12

In a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers examined the effects of microwave heating on the loss of vitamin B-12 in foods like raw beef, pork, and milk.

The results of the study show there was a 30 to 40 percent loss of the vitamin when the foods received microwave exposure.

What they found was the natural chemicals in vitamin B-12 became virtually inactive after the microwave heating process.

Researchers tested 22 freshly frozen human milk samples for lysozyme activity and antibodies by heating the samples for 30 seconds on either a low or high power setting.baby-breast-milk-bottle

Breast milk microwaved at high temperatures was found to have greater E coli growth — 18 more times than un-microwaved breast milk.

Microwaving at low temperatures also dramatically decreased lysozyme activity and also promoted the growth of harmful bacteria for babies.

 

Microwaves Create Carcinogens In Food

If you do use a microwave, never wrap anything in plastic! You can create carcinogens in the food.

The Russian government issued a warning about the health hazards microwave ovens can have on the human body and the environment.

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Foods that are frozen and meant to be heated in a microwave were found containing toxic chemicals such as BPA, polyethylene terpthalate, benzene, toluene, and xylene.

The plastic containers used to heat these microwave meals have been found to release the carcinogens along with other harmful toxins into your food which is then absorbed by your body.

 

Microwaves Can Change the Makeup of Your Blood

In a Swiss clinical study, researchers found that blood changes in individuals who consumed microwaved milk and vegetables.

They found that, with the eight participants in the study, their red blood cells decreased while white blood cells increased, along with their cholesterol levels.Healthy-and-Unhealty-Live-Blood-Cells-Anaylasis

The non-ionizing radiation of the microwave can affect changes in your blood and your heart rate.

 

 

Microwaves Can Change Your Heart Rate

A study conducted by Dr. Magda Havas of Trent University found the levels of radiation emitted by a microwave affect both heart rate and heart rate variability.

Microwaves can produce effects on your body instantly due to the 2.4 GHz radiation — the frequency of radiation emitted by microwave ovens.imgres-1

These levels are within federal safety guidelines but that doesn’t really mean anything. We are still getting daily doses of radiation.

It’s been reported that you can experience a dramatic change in heart rate, have an irregular heart beat and chest pains if you regularly eat microwaved food.

 

With all these studies, and even just the sheer knowing that a higher level of radiation is coming out of a device in our homes, it seems like a good idea to throw them out. Or at least not use them as much.

A lot of food is designed to only be cooked in a microwave and this is no mistake. We are bombarded with unhealthy choices due to convenience.

In the end, it’s completely worth it to take the time to cook full meals. It may be more time consuming but our bodies will thank us for it!

 

Sources:

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf970670x

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/18/microwave-hazards.aspx

http://www.magdahavas.com/microwave-radiation-affects-the-heart-are-the-results-real-or-are-they-due-to-interference/

Sure, It’s Easier To Run

i-am-02I just watched a documentary last night called I AM. This groundbreaking work follows director Tom Shadyac around the globe as he sits down with renown poets, business executives, psychologists, and biologists to ask two questions:

18iam-span-articleLargeWhat is wrong with the world?
and
What can we do to fix it?

The root to which it all boils down to is encompassed in a response given by English writer, G.K. Chesterton, to the initial question, posed to him by the London Times.
Q: What is wrong with the world?
A: I am.

Science today, as explored in this film, is rounding up more and more applicable and indisputable evidence to suggest that the totality of existence is in fact an energetic projection of The Individual Observer, that each of you reading this Now, whether aware of it or not, are in fact 100% responsible for the entirety of your every experience. Some have expressed this to be a daunting concept to accept, though I personally find this to be a most empowering paradigm. That we have the power to create worlds. That with personal mastery of our emotional and mental states, so too comes mastery of creating whatever reality we desire.

Running-awayOften times, we encounter struggles or set backs in life, and it’s as if it’s almost become natural for us to point the finger to a person or situation or group of persons for having caused the problem. Many times we have even chosen to walk away from a particular job or project, dissolve a personal relationship, or any other number of “move-away” tactics, as if separating ourself from “the thing” is going to solve the issue. The reality is, as the mystics have echoed through the ages, that the issue is within us, not “out there” and we have actual, measurable, repeatable evidence of this concept today! How exciting!

Thanks to institutions like Heart Math and Biocybernaut Institute, just to name a couple, Western culture is beginning to wake up to The Reality of what is true about ourselves and how we work, our natural design to exist in harmony with all that surrounds us, and step into authority of our lives by accepting fully the responsibility of our every experience.

change-your-thoughts-and-you-change-your-world18Instead of running from our problems, we now begin to see that there is no problem. There is only a manifestation of some personality trait that we desire other than to exhibit, and so we now become grateful for the encounter with these parts of ourselves, that they have been brought to our attention as an opportunity for personal growth through identifying those parts of our personality and shifting to what we truly desire to be.

 

The Social Revolution that will Change the Way We Connect with Each Other

We are amidst the beginning of a Social Revolution. All of this technology, our communities, communication, and connection with each other is changing. We are able to connect with each other around the globe, and as our technology advances, so too will our communications become more intimate, more real and more personal.

I found this video the other day and I felt very compelled to share it with you. The Social Revolution. We are magnificent beings. You are a magnificent being! A creator of many calibers. Just watch and you’ll see what i’m talking about.

Here is a thought for you. What is the greatest computer? Mac? PC? How about NASA’s supercomputers?

No. You see, your body… that is the greatest computer. Your eyes… they are magnificent! Do you really know what you are seeing? Every single second your eyes take in 72 gigabytes of information. The worlds greatest camera! Is that not incredible? All of this data, this code is behind the firewall of our personality.  86 billion neurons evolved to give us our vision of the world all around us.

Friends, family, lovers, the people around you now. All of the people around you right now, they are all up in here. Your brain. They’re all stories, memories, charged with emotion. Your happiness, your sadness, your joy, your frustration. These connections and stories make up you, an ongoing story that goes on until you die. Your memories are your life.

The author of this speech – Dr. Antoine Cartier-Wells, is leading a project to integrate and communicate memories on a bio-electrical level between people. The technology is still very early on, but they have put together a rather unique and interesting game you can check out here.  I believe there are a great many ideas and technologies that have the potential to stand out to human-kind and be “game changing”. This technology is no exception, and just like with the power of Flight, it can be used to Aid, or Destroy mankind. It’s all about the core, what’s the intention?

Based on his speech, it sounds to me like they’re headed in the right direction :)

If the core is right, this could be one of mankind’s greatest assets in connecting everyone in a way that is wholesome, honest, truthful, and real. Check it out, and see for yourself. How do you feel about it?

Edible Water Bottles

Are plastic water bottles a thing of the past? They are according to the makers of the new biodegradable and edible water bottle called Ooho.

The Ooho blob-like water bottle may be the answer we are looking for to take care of the worlds water bottle recycling issues.

Check it out for yourself here!


This blob may look crazy but when you think of the almost 50 billion plastic water bottles used by Americans each year it starts to make more sense.

Maybe creator Rodrigo García González, and fellow design students Guillaume Couche and Pierre Paslier are heading in the right direction.  One where we humans can work with nature and leave less of a negative impact on the environment. Continue reading

Conception to Birth – Visualized

Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond.

This video shows the magnificence of humans from the very beginning. Watch as the single cell multiplies in the pattern of the Flower of Life, expanding and evolving to create the most complex geometric structure that is our physical body.

Can we reset the age-clock on our DNA? Scientists say Yes!

An article was published recently via The Guardian & the NY Times describing a new discovery with our DNA, essentially alluding to our age being connected to a function of DNA – measuring the biological age of our tissues and organs.

DNA strandThis “clock” in our DNA shows that while many tissues age at the same rate as the body, some of them age much faster or slower. In addition to that, the age of diseased organs varied hugely, all the way up to tens of years “older” than healthy tissue in the same person, according to the clock.

Now, the researchers say that unravelling the mechanisms behind the clock will help them understand the ageing process in humans, and ultimately lead to some form of slowing things down.

‘”Ultimately, it would be very exciting to develop therapy interventions to reset the clock and hopefully keep us young,” Horvath told The Guardian. He studied the methylation of nearly 8,000 samples of healthy and cancerous tissue and found 353 DNA markers that varied with aging. They effectively work like little biological clocks. Interestingly, different types of tissue age at different rates. Whereas the biological age of heart tissue appears around nine years younger than it should, cancerous tissue appears to be an average of 36 years older.’

The Guardian 

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