Mental Midgets Posing As Intellectual Giants

I posted several articles here, 5 to be exact, and left the web site because quite frankly I was laughed at. The people doing that laughing were, in my opinion, mental midgets posing as intellectual giants and I realized that this wasn't the site for me.


A simple high school experiment seems to drive my point home. The images attached to that experiment are below but I want to say just a bit more.


We eat a 100% organic diet to avoid pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. The FDA has plenty of data on the saturation of potatoes, apples and other fruits and vegetables regarding this. So does the CDC. Naturally an organic diet doesn't guarantee that we avoid these poisons at a level of 100% but shopping in a regular grocery store does guarantee that we have a 100% opportunity to eat fruits and vegetables grown with human carcinogens and purchase meats raised with antibiotics and other compounds we prefer not to ingest. Buying our food at an organic co-op is preferable for us. At least most of what we buy is probably grown organically.


The issues surrounding peer reviewed data and the compromises sustained by the scientific community to retain grants and funding isn't ambiguous and peer reviewed data is as compromised as anything else so its value shouldn't be regarded as the epitome of perfection or the last word on anything. In a word, it's often tainted and/or manipulated.


That's evident in the history of and the many 10s of 1000s of deaths in the US attributed to Vioxx, the passage of Aspartame as safe for human consumption and the political history associated with that passage and the many 100s of recalls of other 'safe' drugs that were soon deemed deadly. We also have the issue of GM foods to be concerned with and the evidence that these things are unsafe is overwhelming.


That said, I don't use and stopped using a microwave years ago. It reduces the nutritional value of the food that's heated in it. So to all of those people that laughed at my last post regarding microwaves and their obvious detriment to the food you're consuming, keep microwaving. The totality of the body burden of chemicals in the environment and the lower nutritional value of the foods you eat over your 40-50 years of life will eventually be apparent at the culmination of those 40-50 years when you'll experience disease at a slightly higher rate then those who erred on the side of caution and good science.


On the left is a plant watered with purified water that was heated in a microwave and allowed to cool while on the right is a plant that was watered with the same purified water which was boiled and allowed to cool. After 9 days the difference between microwaved and conventionally heated water is apparent and the high school student that performed the experiment should be given a medal. She/he won't be recognized for this experiment because the microwave lobby in the US is too powerful.








Since leaving this web site I've been able to publish over 800 internet posts and over 20 books. I'm retired and read prolifically and write most days. While this web site isn't a place I spend much time anymore because the people that commented on my last post were so closed-minded and literally laughed at the proposition that microwaves might present a very long-term hazard to health by reducing the overall nutritional content of food, I've since decided that those are very likely the same people that eat Fast Food not understanding the long-term health effects of dimethylpolysiloxane which can cause nausea, vomiting, ringing in ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse if less then one gram is consumed.


Of course no one consumes one gram BUT what are the effects, the very subtle and long-term effects when your body, all chemicals and neurotransmitters, is assaulted by this chemical on a limited but regular basis? Do we know these long-term synergisitc effects? We don't.


That same Fast Food contains tertiary butylhydroquinone, another petroleum based product we have no long-term low level exposure data to rely on from independent sources.


I've also decided these are the same people that cook with tap water which contains chlorine and fluoride, thus concentrating the levels of both by heat. These people also very likely brush with a fluoride toothpaste when in fact the mouth is the best organ for sublingual ingestion of chemicals and no one can properly gauge their total daily fluoride intake. There is plenty of evidence that fluoride is retained by the body, stored in bone and causes late-life illnesses.


We also have no scientific data on the synergistic effects these chemicals have on amino acids, phytonutrients, neurotransmitters and other very small elements that make up the human body and how they interact on a cellular basis. This is because developing good science behind the synergistic interactions of numerous chemicals is almost impossible to do.


Here's something else the mental midgets can laugh at. It's part of the public record, submitted to NIOSH on March 14th, 2011, based on a Federal Register request for public data as regards the Zadroga Bill. While I may not produce peer reviewed data and that was the basis for being berated, reproved and chided for my position on microwaves, I do produce valuable and accurate data nevertheless and it's never been my objective to be peer reviewed. But I do know that the truth will not be televised nor will it be in newsprint or magazines and often times peer reviewed data is worthless.


The physics and chemistry analysis of the USGS dust sampling from the World Trade Center:

WTC Physics/Chemistry Analysis



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Comment by Jeff on April 5, 2011 at 10:02pm

The microwaves used in sterilization are not the same however, home microwaves are typically stronger. Micorwaves don't actually have a heat setting, they work by time. The length of time the waves are generated per minute. If you listen to a microwave turned on to 5 minutes at 100% power as opposed to 5 minutes at 50% power you'll hear the wave generation turning on and off and understand how length of time affects the heat output.


Comment by Jeff on April 5, 2011 at 10:00pm
Cliff, it's our personal policy to do as much as we can to diminish the overall chemical exposure that we have in 21st century society. Regular toothpastes contain sodium fluoride, triclosan, FD&C Blue Dye #1 and 2, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol and sodium saccharin, titanium dioxide, and hydrated silica. All of these common ingredients have been found to be harmful to humans. We use a brand by Jason which is 100% organic although it does contain organic plant based glycerin. It's expensive, $6.95 a container, but at our ages, we're both 55, we feel it's worth it. We can't avoid all chemicals, for example our pillows have a fire retardant on them and we don't have several hundred dollars to replace them properly but we do use sheets without dyes made from natural fibers. I'm pro-information and pro- avoiding chemicals in every day life as much as is possible.
Comment by Jeff on April 3, 2011 at 6:41pm
People like you John that attempt to call people names and disparage them in dialogue are the norm. Finding people that have a desire to actually engage in dialogue and discuss the science behind subjects difficult while finding people such as yourself is typical.
Comment by Jeff on April 3, 2011 at 6:38pm

I did refer to people as mental midgets. We microwave sponges to kill germs and sterilize them. We microwave medical devices to keep them sterile. We microwave our food and sterilize it just the same. The point of the article, which escapes you, isn't that microwaving is dangerous, it's that using a microwave to cook all of or a large part of the food you eat isn't healthy eating, it's sterile eating. Pretty simple really it isn't.

Comment by Jeff on April 3, 2011 at 5:02pm

John, calling people names is the only way some people can engage in dialogue. I understand that about you. Microwaves completely sterilize your food in 1-5 minutes based on the scientific data destroying all vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and amino acids. Normal cooking does not. Boiling water is far less efficient. Most foods aren't generally cooked to a boiling point and maintained at that temperature. At least that's not our habit in out home although we cook very little and try to eat raw, whole foods whenever possible. We do steam vegetables from time to time, again far less efficient at destroying all nutrients. John, perhaps you should examine very carefully the full definition of Cognitive Dissonance and adaptive preference formation. The facts surrounding this issue are pretty clear, unambiguous and not actually arguable.


Ashleigh, boiling vegetables requires a lengthy period of time to fully deplete the minerals, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients. Microwaving food is far more efficient and requires far less time. Heat does destroy nutrients. We don't generally cook broccoli or much else. We lightly fry sliced yams, potatos and squash, boil spaghetti and beans and warm most everything else at very low temperature or eat it raw. While the CDC and FDA web sites are deep, meaning they have millions of pages, finding out information is only time-consuming and while John's watching TV I prefer my favorite hobby, which is reading at US government web sites and cross referencing with other scientific data. Something not many people are willing to do. The physics and chemistry of the molecular content of food under various cooking conditions is accurate and well known. Microwaves produce dead food quickly. Normal cooking does so much less and allows for some nutritional value to remain. The danger isn't in microwaving, it's in using a microwave exclusively to heat your food, which many people do.

Comment by Ashleigh Carter on April 3, 2011 at 2:53pm
Argh! And I've been microwaving my broccoli this whole time. Also I was under the impression that any time you use heat to cook food it destroys nutrients. So what is the difference between using a microwave oven and, say, a stove top?
Comment by Jeff on April 3, 2011 at 2:29pm

The known sterilization process of microwaving foods eliminated not just the bad guys, but the phytonutrient, amino acids and other relevant nutritional value. Enjoy your sterile food John. In 30 years you'll see the results of a diet composed of frequent microwave use, and then again, you might not. The human body is resilient. I prefer not to live in a nutrient deprived state. You're welcome to do so. It's all about personal choice and free will.


"Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens."

William H. Beveridge

Comment by Jeff on April 3, 2011 at 2:25pm

John D, from the CDC on microwaves sterilization, which is what you do when you microwave your already nutrient deficient microwave Hungry Man meals or anything else you put in your microwave.


Microwave. Microwaves are used in medicine for disinfection of soft contact lenses, dental instruments, dentures, milk, and urinary catheters for intermittent self-catheterization925-931. However, microwaves must only be used with products that are compatible (e.g., do not melt) 931. Microwaves are radio-frequency waves, which are usually used at a frequency of 2450 MHz. The microwaves produce friction of water molecules in an alternating electrical field. The intermolecular friction derived from the vibrations generates heat and some authors believe that the effect of microwaves depends on the heat produced while others postulate a nonthermal lethal effect932-934. The initial reports showed microwaves to be an effective microbicide. The microwaves produced by a "home-type" microwave oven (2.45 GHz) completely inactivate bacterial cultures, mycobacteria, viruses, and G. stearothermophilus spores within 60 seconds to 5 minutes depending on the challenge organism933, 935-937. Another study confirmed these resuIts but also found that higher power microwaves in the presence of water may be needed for sterilization932. Complete destruction of Mycobacterium bovis was obtained with 4 minutes of microwave exposure (600W, 2450 MHz)937. The effectiveness of microwave ovens for different sterilization and disinfection purposes should be tested and demonstrated as test conditions affect the results (e.g., presence of water, microwave power). Sterilization of metal instruments can be accomplished but requires certain precautions926. Of concern is that home-type microwave ovens may not have even distribution of microwave energy over the entire dry device (there may be hot and cold spots on solid medical devices); hence there may be areas that are not sterilized or disinfected. The use of microwave ovens to disinfect intermittent-use catheters also has been suggested. Researchers found that test bacteria (e.g., E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida albicans) were eliminated from red rubber catheters within 5 minutes 931. Microwaves used for sterilization of medical devices have not been FDA cleared.

Comment by Jeff on April 3, 2011 at 2:18pm
John D, forgive me for not posting the voluminous Russian reports confirming microwaves reduce the nutritional content of food to zero. They fully deplete and destroy the entire B complex, all phytonutrients in plants and most amino acids in meats. The science confirming this is conclusive and can't be debated so it isn't. Your concern as to whether microwaves are "safe" is debatable. If you wish to consume foods devoid of nutritional value of course you can microwave everything and even consume Fast Food and you won't die. The human body is resilient, to a degree. So from an apparently non-scientific and short term perspective they are safe. No more harmful then occasionally smoking a cigarette or using marijuana infrequently. Probably far less risky then driving a car or using alcohol. However, I choose to eat foods that provide the maximum potential nutrients and the least man-made chemical contents. It's about choice, not a mild obsessive compulsive disorder which you aren't qualified to diagnose in yourself let alone per an internet posting. Cognitive Dissonance or adaptive preference formation is not as difficult to spot and you have the necessary components of both. These things follow a pattern, for example: one desires something, likes something and uses something, finds the data attached to that like, use or need reprehensible, and reduces one's dissonance by criticizing it, which is what you've done. On the other hand, I've studied all of the available scientific data on microwaves. All of it. From France, the Netherlands, Russia, the US and Japan. The facts here are very clear and not argued by the scientific community. Microwaves deplete the nutritional components of food. Keep microwaving bro! Long-term habits that insult the human body simply lead to a higher probability of disease. Of course most people don't think beyond next week.
Comment by Ronin on April 3, 2011 at 1:59pm


Good post. I agree with your title. While I may not agree with everything I respect your opinion. One thing I would like to see is a larger test population for the water experiment. One defective plant may not be proof. Good place to start though. Thanks for getting the mental gears whirring. Tom



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