Wednesday, March 16, 2011
NATURAL WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM RADIATION CONTAMINATION
Betty Nobue Kano is a Berkeley based artist, born 3/11 in Sendai, Japan
My heart and compassion go out to the people of Japan. May our prayers and affirmations be with all our brothers and sisters throughout the world in this time of transformation. Natural catastrophes and modern technology can be a lethal mix. We must take every precaution necessary in order to keep ourselves safe, healthy and informed.
Many qualified people are sharing useful information about how to protect yourself from radiation contamination. And, eating clay or dirt, using baking soda and using magnesium sulfate, aka Epsom salt, are just three of many remedies that can be used.
Below are a few suggestions on natural and low-cost protection against nuclear contamination.
Every day our bodies are exposed to low-level radiation from natural and human-made sources. At low doses, cells are able to repair damage quickly. You may want to include a consistent regimen of herbs, foods and other treatments that prevents our bodies from storing radioactive particles.
BAKING SODA (SODIUM BICARBONATE) HELPS TO PROTECT THE KIDNEYS (image courtesy of vanillajoy.com)
Taking sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), diminishes the severity of damage to your kidneys from uranium (radioactive) contamination. The baking soda binds with uranium and flushes it from your body during excretion. Baking soda also makes your body ph more alkaline and less acidic during this time.
According to Dr. Sircus, “There is no better therapy for radiation sickness then intense sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and magnesium baths (Epsom salt) with the appropriate clay (bentonite) added in.”
Visit Dr. Sircus' blog for more information. Also read the article: Precautionary and restorative measures to take in the event of radioactive contamination.
NOTE: Please do your research and consult a health professional for dosage amounts.
FOODS THAT CONTAIN IODINE AND DETOXIFYING PROPERTIES
These foods help rid the body of heavy metals – a concern in radiation exposure – and protect the body against cancer by getting natural iodine into your system.
You can purchase these items in bulk or pre-packaged at most natural health food stores. In Oakland, CA, The Food Mill sells them in bulk. You can also purchase them at Berkeley Bowl, Lhasa Karnak and Whole Foods.
The protective benefits of chorophyll rich foods, particularly spirulina, was used to help victims in Chernobyl. The passage below from Shirley’s Wellness Cafe also supports this fact.
"In Chernobyl, for instance, spirulina was used to help save many children from radiation poisoning. By taking 5 grams of spirulina a day for 45 days, the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk even proved that children on this protocol experienced enhanced immune systems, T-cell counts and reduced radioactivity. Israeli scientists have since treated Chernobyl children with doses of natural beta-carotene from Dunaliella algae and proved that it helped normalize their blood chemistry. Chlorella algae, a known immune system builder and heavy metal detoxifier, has also shown radio protective effects. Because they bind heavy metals, algae should therefore be consumed after exposure to any type of radioactive contamination.”
Cilantro - removes heavy metals and toxic agents from the body
(read the article:
Rosemary Found to Offer Best Protection Against Radiation
Gingko Biloba - may help shield organs against radiation
Ginseng - protects digestive tract against radiation injury
Dandelion - antioxidant and anticancer properties; protects liver along with milk thistle
AND, Read this article from the NIH.gov site:
Radio protective Potential of Plants and Herbs against the Effects of Ionizing Radiation.
BENTONITE CLAY – EATING DIRT
You know from the last blog post, that eating chalk or clay (bentonite) pulls toxins and heavy metals from your body while giving you much-needed minerals. Clay baths are a very effective way of removing heavy metals from the skin and body and increase one’s chances of survival if exposed to nuclear fallout. Russian nuclear workers slathered Bentonite clay on their skin before working with nuclear material.
MACROBIOTIC DIET HELPS PROTECT AGAINST RADIATION CONTAMINATION
The excerpt below is from the book, The Macrobiotic Diet by Michio Kushi, health educator and founder of Erewhon Natural Foods.
"At the time of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945, Tatsuichiro Akizuki, M.D., was director of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Nagasaki. Most patients in the hospital, located one mile from the center of the blast, survived the initial effects of the bomb, but soon after came down with symptoms of radiation sickness from the radioactivity that had been released. Dr. Akizuki fed his staff and patients a strict macrobiotic diet of brown rice, miso and tamari soy sauce soup, wakame and other sea vegetables, Hokkaido pumpkin, and sea salt and prohibited the consumption of sugar and sweets. As a result, he saved everyone in his hospital, while many other survivors in the city perished from radiation sickness."
Herbalist Brigitte Mars recommends, “High-chlorophyll foods like wheatgrass and barley grass strengthen cells, transport oxygen, help to detoxify the blood and liver as well as help to neutralize polluting elements and stimulate RNA production. . . Sulfur-rich vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and mustard greens combine with heavy metals and help prevent free radical damage,”
POTASSIUM IODIDE (KI) PROTECTION
Why should you take potassium iodide to protect your thyroid from radioactive contamination?
In the event of a nuclear power plant accident or detonation of a nuclear weapon, iodine-131 is released. Iodine-131 is a radioactive version of iodine that is created during nuclear reactions (fission). High doses of iodine-131 is very damaging to the human body. Like regular iodine, iodine-131 is absorbed into the human body and quickly concentrates in the one spot that uses it - the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland uses iodine to produce the hormones that regulates the body's energy and metabolism and cannot distinguish between iodine and radioactive iodine-131. The thyroid takes only as much iodine as it can use. If the thyroid is not full it will absorb whatever is available. Consuming iodine-containing tablets for the days following radiation release, during which exposure is greatest, the thyroid is saturated and will not take up much of the radioactive iodine.
Absorbing high doses of radioactive iodine-131 will create long-term health problems such as thyroid cancer and hypothyroidism. Damage can also be caused to the digestive system and increase aging in the body. Contracting thyroid cancer due to radiation exposure is particularly an issue in infants, young children, and fetuses (in pregnant women) whose cells are rapidly growing.
Health professionals advise: "Don’t take iodide unless and until you are exposed to elevated radiation levels. Don’t take more than the recommended dosage."
The Centers for Disease Control and the FDA recommend:
130 milligrams for adults
65 milligrams for children
Each 24 hours that one is exposed to radiation.
You can purchase potassium iodide tablets or liquid at natural food stores, drug stores and online. Consult a health professional for dosage and body absorption rates.
To learn more about potassium iodide visit the sites
and the EPA site on radiation
As always do your research, stay informed and consult a health professional.
Live Healthy, Michele E. Lee (aka Red Roots), author and manager of Working the Roots blog
For more in-depth information, visit the sites below and the ones listed above.
Healing Cancer Naturally
Natural Remedies for Radiation Exposure
Oasis of Health and Wellness: Fighting Radiation Exposure Naturally
Health Despite Oil: Remaining Healthy in a Toxic World, by Brigitte Mars
Disclaimer: Most of the information in this post is from renowned web sites and, is in no way intended to be a substitute for modern medical care. Do not self-treat any medical complaint without the guidance of a licensed health care provider.
Posted by Red Roots at 3:24 PM