by Taetske | 1:47 pm
(Last Updated On: February 20, 2023)


The danger of using a Microwave oven


I subscribe to the newsletter GreenMedinfo. The information they provide is always very good, the articles are long and detailed, and filled with valuable links. Often I pick up additional information, more detail, or a better explanation of things I already know.

Just recently, In the September 11th, 2018 issue of GreenMedInfo’s newsletter, I received one of those hair-raising “modern times” health stories.

The article is written by Ed Bauman, PH.D. and the title is: Studies show Microwaves decimate nutrients in food.


Table set for dinner

Table set for dinner image Jill Wellington


A dangerous invention

Here we go again. What might seem like a clever timesaving invention of the modern man (you know as we lead such hectic lives and everything has to be quick) is harmful. In old times, the family would meet for the meals and one would talk about what happened during the day.

Nowadays, there is no time for sitting down and enjoying the food.

I have known for a long time that it was unhealthy to use a microwave oven, and that was the reason I have always refused to have one in my house. My parents did not have one either. Just imagine, I grew up without a TV, but that is another story.



Garlic image Adriano Gadini


The killing of vitamins and amino acids

Keep in mind that modern food is full of awful stuff. You can read about GMO foods, pesticides, artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, bad fats, and the list goes on. To then put this low-quality food in the microwave oven, annihilates the nutritional value.

Vitamins, amino acids, and other important nutrients, if not annihilated, at least are reduced to such a level where the eating of this food does not represent a health benefit.

I personally love garlic, raw or cooked, and I have it about every day. Never mind the smell. I live in the south of Spain and garlic is a must in most dishes. Well, after heating garlic in the microwave oven, the health benefits (such as garlic’s anti-cancer benefits) are destroyed.


This is a special book

The author of the book, G. Viviano, has Sicilian roots. The ancestors came by boat in the very early 1900s. With a condition at birth, which, over time, developed into full-blown migraines at the age of 5, it was a tough childhood. Difficult to socialize in these conditions. Lots of time to read and study.

Many years later, the realization came that this had a benefit. I had developed so many immune diseases I studied to find a solution since the doctors were giving me the runaround.

The title: The health dangers of microwave oven cooking and how it causes autism and all autoimmune diseases, tells you what this book is about.



The other factor one should not forget. When the microwave oven is on, there is a 20m radius of radiation. Heaven forbid the door does not close hermetically. Then you have an added leakage of radiation. Can you imagine cooking a meal in the kitchen wearing a hazardous response suit similar to the ones used to clean up a nuclear disaster?


Healthy vegetable mix

Healthy vegetable mix image Pasja 1000


Unknown things in our food

From reading this article, I learned something new. This clever invention, besides killing off healthy things in your food, can create new things. These things (radio lytic compounds) are not natural, they do not exist in nature. To me, this all sounds like science fiction.

We are invaded by unknown things of which we do not know what the health consequence will be in the long run. Scientists have no idea what these radio lytic compounds will do to you.

I think it to be a good idea that in case you have a microwave oven to throw that monster out of the window. Eat as close to nature as possible and the simple ways of preparing different foods like broiling, cooking, steaming and Wok style are the best.

In case you can eat the food in its natural way, meaning raw, it is a good idea to do so, at least now and then. I think a good balance between cooked and raw food is the best.


Man and woman cooking together

Man and woman cooking together image Werner Heiber


Extra time versus healthy

I just wonder why again and again we are doing these dangerous things to our-self and to our families. It has been proven that microwave ovens are bad for us. Even if we save time in preparing food, it does not outbalance the fact that the food has lost its nutrient value.

It even has some unknown compounds added. In the end, you must agree that good health is a lot more important than the bit of extra time gained. It is high time we rethink our actions. Modern is not always good and old, neither always bad.


Cooking Wok Style

Cooking Wok Style image Pexels


As an afterthought

The sales of the microwave oven seem to be in decline. Probably it becoming so famous was its ability to make popcorn, something which has not helped us to get healthier. Sales are slowing down as most households have a microwave oven already.

With some  90 million units spread over the country, it is evident our daily radiation dose has been met. Hopefully, the trend which can be detected as being more conscious about healthy foods, in general, will include getting rid of this monstrous invention.

Modern life holds many things which emit radiation. These include your mobile, laptop, and tablet. There are ways you can protect yourself. One should always try to mitigate the harmful effects of radiation in our life. To top it off we now have 5G and China is experimenting with 6G. Do we know what we are doing?


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If you also think that radiation is dangerous for humans, then join this Global Protest.

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Source: GreenMedinfo, article by Ed Bauman PH.D.

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Tiffany Domena

Hi Taetske!

I’ve also read books about the hazards of microwaves which is why I decided to get rid of mine. Every now and then, when I’m busy, I’m temped to go get a microwave to increase cooking efficiency.  There’s not many appliances that increase the efficiency as fast as the microwave.  I think it’s good that I stopped by as a reminder of the reasons I stopped using the microwave: the loss of vitamins in the food, the addition of unfamiliar things in the food and so on. Thanks for the reminder.

Oct 05.2018 | 04:26 pm


    Good evening Tiffany,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving this good comment. It is good to get a reminder now and then to confirm why we took certain decisions in our life. In your case, it was a good decision as it was related to your health. The modern human really has it difficult as we are surrounded by bad things. Many of those, like outside radiation, air and water, and some more we have no say about it. What happens in our homes there at least we can decide freely how to behave, what to eat, and what to do.

    I am happy you keep away from the microwave oven, one of our bad inventions.  

    Regards, Taetske

    Oct 05.2018 | 06:02 pm

Jayde Butcher

wow I never knew a microwave could be so bad for us. I am one to use a microwave I must admit. ts really bad that they basically kill all the goodness in the food. Its so scary how much is in our foods that we have no idea about. 

Oct 11.2018 | 02:51 pm


    Good Morning Jayde,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. Yes, this modern world can be really scary and that is why one should be well informed about what is good for us or not.

    I hope you will decide to get rid of your microwave oven and go back to traditional cooking your meals. I think that would be a healthy decision. 

    Regards, Taetske

    Oct 12.2018 | 06:31 am


Hi Taetske. 

It seems that most things that are suppose to make our life’s just a bit easier are actually hazardous to our health in the long run. 

Personally, I stopped using microwaves years ago when I realised the dangers you have mentioned, especially the high radiation levels they omit. Along with the heavy use of phones and tablets, it seems right just cutting down on the radiation in the home.

I’m glad to hear the sales of these toxic gadgets are on the decline. We just need to be more educated on healthy eating and cooking and understand that taking a bit more time in our hectic lifestyles to implement this can at least help us not to compromise our health. Great read!

Oct 11.2018 | 03:08 pm


    Good Morning Teresa,

    It is quite awful when one realizes how many dangerous things man has invented. The Microwave oven is one of them. It kills the few good nutrients left in our food and even adds new and possibly also dangerous things to it. Then we get sick and try to solve that problem with going to the doctor. Eating GOOD foods those visits can be highly reduced.

    This is a strange world, to say the least. We surround our selves by radiation of different sources and are surprised we are not feeling on top of the world. As it seems we cannot escape all of this I have a Himalayan salt lamp in my office to mitigate that.

    Thank you for your comment and I hope to see you again, Taetske

    Oct 12.2018 | 06:28 am


Hi Taetske, I must say that your article helped me a lot to see things in the right way. I like to use a microwave and my family usually prepare the food in that way but I never know that it can kill the nutrients we need. I will seriously think about it. Thanks a lot for sharing such information.

Feb 13.2019 | 03:23 pm


    Good evening Daniel,

    Good to hear you find this information helpful and will rethink if the dangerous microwave oven should stay in your house. Thank you for your comment. Hope to see you again.

    Regards, Taetske

    Feb 13.2019 | 08:00 pm

Peter Echeng

Technology brings good but accompanied with enormous dangers. I have for long now heard doctors condemn keeping foods in microwaves because of the effect it causes to food. Imagine from the views on your post, it would be quite inimical to have it around homes. Though most families have a very tight schedules that they can’t afford skipping microwave from their homes. But the very important question is, do you want to live healthy or eat stuffs out of standard? The choice is ours. 

Feb 13.2019 | 03:33 pm


    Good evening Peter,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF? You are right. What is more important our health or our convenience? I prefer health that is for sure.

    Regards, Taetske

    Feb 13.2019 | 08:07 pm



Thank you very much for sharing with us such an important blog. If I did not read this blog I can not find the details about Greenmedinfo. This blog will be very helpful for others who want to be aware of. The most important thing I just learn from here is put of low-quality food in the microwave oven, destroys the nutritional value completely. I will definitely share this blog with my friends.

Feb 13.2019 | 03:33 pm


    Good evening Seofarhan,

    I am happy to hear you found this information helpful. I hope you will always cook your food the traditional way and like that stay healthy.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Feb 13.2019 | 08:13 pm

Md moinul Islam

Hi,I have read the whole article about this information.Thanks for sharing this wonderful information.This information is very important for us.Most of the people use the microwave oven for their daily activities but they don’t know about it’s danger.Seriously I also don’t know about the danger of using microwave oven.By reading this, I know it.It kills vitamins and amino acid which is very important for our body.Thanks for sharing this informative article about this.

Feb 13.2019 | 03:35 pm


    Good evening,

    Thank you for your comment on my post. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I hope you will cook your food the traditional way as it is so much better for your health. I am happy you found this information helpful.

    Regards, Taetske

    Feb 13.2019 | 08:25 pm


.I enjoyed reading your article on how micro-wave ovens kill the nutrients remaining in our food.  I long for the days when everything we ate was home-grown and home-made without worry about chemicals and over-processing take the nutritional value out of the foods we eat.  Good job on warning the public about this national problem!

Dec 10.2020 | 09:38 pm


    Good Morning Kay,

    Thank you for your visit and for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    As I live on an organic farm since 1981, I am blessed to eat own produce. It is not my total diet, but at least a part of it is clean. 

    One day I do cooked food and the next day mainly raw food. As I said in my article, I stick to the traditional way of cooking. I am a firm believer that even if modern times has given us many advantages, at the same time it includes a lot of negative consequences. It is not always easy to make the right choice. 

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 11.2020 | 07:31 am


Wow, I didn’t know that microwaves had so many disadvantages. Like the majority of the population, I use the microwave for basically everything. Not only does it produce cancer-causing agents, it harms Mother Earth with the release of Radioactive waves into the atmosphere.  Taetske, you article is an eye opener and I’m glad I stumbled upon it 

Dec 10.2020 | 10:46 pm


    Good Morning Miraclex,

    It seems humanity cannot stop inventing things. Most of the time it has to be bigger, faster, or smaller. Well, you know what I mean. Often with these inventions the health factor is left behind. Look at the overall health of the people. I think it has not improved even if medicine has advanced so much.

    We have turned away from Mother Nature, who provides for our needs. We think we can do it better, but often the result is negative. 

    I hope you have downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.


    Dec 11.2020 | 07:39 am

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