McBride Logan WellBeing Center

Dr. Nancy McBride
Holistic Chiropractor

Attending Staff
& Support Team

4751 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203C
Los Angeles, CA

Fax: 323-954-9850

Maura Cohen
Office Manager






Volume 1 / Issue 1:  Cancer Update

Cancer Update

Johns Hopkins – Cancer News from John Hopkins

 ·         No plastic containers in microwave

 ·         No water bottles in freezer

 ·         No plastic wrap in microwave

A chemical, Dioxin, causes cancer….especially Breast Cancer

Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our body.  Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this will release Dioxins from the plastic.

Recently, Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.  He talked about Dioxins and how bad they are for us.

He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases Dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.  Instead he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.  You get the same results, only without the Dioxin.  So such things as TV dinners, instant Ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else.

Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper.  It’s just safer to use tempered glass.  He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from using foam containers in favor of using paper containers.  The Dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

Also, Fujimoto pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave.  As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.  Cover food with a paper towel instead.

Note from Dr. McBride: In the paragraph above, notice the word “nuked”.  This is why I do not recommend the use of a microwave for heating or cooking. There is plenty of research to validate that there is a loss of at least 50% of the enzymes in the “nuked” food which interferes with its breakdown and digestion.  It’s interesting to note the increase of health related problems such as acid reflux with increased microwave use.