A Health Hero and a Haiku

- Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

Are Microwaves Safe to Use? – The Paleo Mom

Microwaves are a hot topic in the health community (pun intended!), and the internet is full of claims that they leak radiation, destroy nutrients, change the chemical structure of food to become toxic, and pose a wide variety of health risks. Even the term “nuking” our food brings to mind scary images of atomic bombs …

Source: Are Microwaves Safe to Use? – The Paleo Mom

    Using the microwave was something that would bring on feelings of guilt and shame, there was a little voice in the back of my head suggesting that maybe I was killing all the nutrients in my food that I spent my hard earned money on and making it toxic.  Reading this article and the one to follow set my mind at ease and helped get food in my mouth faster on many occasions.  Turns out microwaves kill nutrients at roughly the same rate as most other cooking methods, it doesn’t make your food toxic and the radiation used does not pose a threat unless the vessel itself is cracked.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Haiku…

I want my food fast.
But not nuclear waste fast…
Safe Radiation.

Just in case you need a little more reassurance:


And check out this method for preparing spaghetti squash that’s not super annoying:

Spaghetti squash with italian-style meat sauce (or, the easiest dinner EVER)

Jessie Faber

Functional Health Practitioner, Researcher, Writer, Lifestyle Design Experiment, World Traveler, and Nomad.

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