Here are a variety of measures you can take to help protect yourself against radiation contamination, to save bandwidth and also provide you with a variety of different alternatives and sources I only included snippets of the articles, along with a link for you to follow to learn more.
Great advise, listen here!
Dr Janet Starr Hull
French green clay : 1 tea spoon in water 3 times a day
Extra water available
Iodise salt to clean throat and nose
rife machine set at 800 hertz
What You Should Know About Radiation Exposure (Infographic)
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The Fukushima explosion is the worst nuclear disaster in Japan since World War II. This situation comes on the heels of—not one, but two—natural disasters, and the in the midst of this crisis, questions undoubtedly arise about health risks.
Between reports that tap water and some food in Japan might already be contaminated with radiation, people are more concerned than ever about exposure.
This timely infographic aggregates numerous sources that are authorities on radiation. It details the threat levels of radiation exposure from events like the Fukushima explosion down to a dental x-ray.
Infogram link: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5552874465_4f0abc284d_o.png
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/what-you-should-know-about-radiation-exposure-infographic.html#ixzz1HkGcOvps
Best practices for Radiation Protection – Mike Adams
What does americium-241 do once it gets into the body?
Once in the body, americium-241 tends to concentrate in the bone, liver, and muscle. It can stay in the body for decades and continue to expose the surrounding tissues to radiation, and increase your risk of developing cancer.
When inhaled, some Am-241 remains in the lungs, depending upon the particle size and the chemical form of the americium compound. The chemical forms that dissolve easily may pass into the bloodstream from the lungs. The chemical forms that dissolve less easily tend to remain in the lungs, or are coughed up through the lung’s natural defense system, and swallowed. From the stomach swallowed americium may dissolve and pass into the bloodstream. However, undissolved material passes from the body through the feces.
Health Effects of Americium-241
How can americium-241 affect people’s health?
Americium-241 poses a significant risk if ingested (swallowed) or inhaled. It can stay in the body for decades and continue to expose the surrounding tissues to both alpha and gamma radiation, increasing the risk of developing cancer. Americium-241 also poses a cancer risk to all organs of the body from direct external exposure to its gamma radiation. One source of direct exposure would be contaminated soil. Exposure to any significant amount of Am-241 is unlikely under normal circumstances. (“Normal circumstances” do not include trying to access or remove the Am-241 source in a smoke detector!)
Is there a medical test to determine exposure to americium-241?
Yes. There are tests that reliably measure the amount of americium in a urine sample, even at very low levels. Using these measurements, scientists can estimate the total amount of Am-241 present in the body. Other tests can measure Am-241 in soft tissues (such as body organs) and in feces, bone, and milk. None of these tests are routinely available in a doctor’s office because they require special laboratory equipment.
Protecting People From Americium
How do I know if I’m near americium-241?
You need specialized equipment to detect the presence of Am-241.
Potassium Iodide is now available on Vitamin shoppe online
Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe:
A Message from Dr. Rosalie Bertell
Dr. Rosalie Bertell
Do not take Potassium Iodide without medical supervision. The Iodine-131 has a short half-life, and probably will not travel very far from the source unless the release from the reactor is explosive. If there is radioactive Iodine in milk then there probably also is Cobalt-60, a very dangerous gamma radiation emitter. The inorganic Cobalt is incorporated into organic Vitamin B-12 in the udder of the cow and becomes much more dangerous to the liver when ingested in milk. Be careful to get sufficient rest so that the body can undertake efficient repair of any damage. Keep hydrated with the best water available to you!
Although it is true that alpha radiation, the primary radiation in early fallout, can be stopped by paper, when this same radioactivity is released inside the body it does about 20 times the cellular damage as the equivalent dose of X-ray.
I like to hold the food in my hands and thank it for its goodness. Then I ask that it protect me from any harmful contaminants it holds. I think this a sort of modern Prayer Before Meals, and not irrelevant under the circumstances.
Excellent article on Sott. net about remedies and cures and detoxification for radiation .
“Detoxify or Die: Natural Radiation Protection Therapies for Coping With the Fallout of the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 06:45 CDT
Gabriela Segura, M.D.
Foot-dragging in recognizing obvious problems and the resultant delays in preventing exposure and mitigating the effects lies at the door of nuclear power advocates more interested in preserving the status quo than in helping millions of innocent people who are suffering through no fault of their own. – Nesterenko, A. V., Nesterenko, V. B. and Yablokov, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment.
We have had conflicting reports from mainstream news sources regarding the nuclear emergency in Fukushima, Japan. Some say that it is not nearly as bad as the Chernobyl catastrophe, others say that it will be much worse than Chernobyl. What are we to make of this? Who can we trust?
Natural Remedies for Radiation and Toxic Overload
Mars Mar 17, 2011
Our three sources of oxygen — food, water and air — are polluted and bound with toxins. All forms of pollution starve our bodies of essential oxygen.
When it comes to nuclear radiation, we are all guinea pigs in a risky experiment. Here are a few ideas that may help us adapt and survive radiation and toxic exposure. We need to remember that nothing is 100 percent guaranteed, and supplies of many of these foods and supplements may already be in short supply.
There are a number of foods that can better help our bodies tolerate the effects of pollution and radiation. Keep in mind that the kidneys are one of the first organs to suffer from radiation damage. Eating lower on the food chain minimizes our chemical intake.
The seed buckwheat is high in rutin, helps to protect against radiation and stimulates new bone marrow production. The mucilaginous fibers in seaweed (such as kelp, kombu, arame, nori, sea lettuce, dulse, wakame and hiziki) help to prevent the reabsorption of radioactive strontium 90, barium, cadmium and radium by binding with them and carrying them out of the body. Sea vegetables are also high in natural iodine, which can load the thyroid, so that radiation is not absorbed. Eat two tablespoons daily for protection and be careful of overdoing. Be sure seaweeds are from clean waters like www.seaweed.net, or www.seaveg.com.
Japan Disaster – Understand & Prepare – Chris Everard & Max Igan — 1/11
Radiation Detoxification and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO),
Comment: Due to the nuclear alert in Japan and its likelihood to affect the United States and other parts of the world, we decided to carry this article published in The Dot Connector Magazine issue #12.
First, a little bit of background.
Radiation produces free-radicals (“inflammatory molecules”) that damage cells that make up tissues such as organs, glands, muscles, and bones. Besides causing the cells to age more quickly they also become distorted, or mutated, creating cancers such as leukemia, anemia, birth defects, and other diseases.
Sulfur has a long history of use as an antidote for acute exposure to radioactive material. DMSO is the classical sulfur compound. A Japanese study showed that even low concentrations of DMSO had radio-protective effects through the facilitation of DNA double-strand break repair, providing protection against radiation damage at all cellular levels in the whole body.
Remember that boosting your body’s detox capabilities and overall anti-oxidants levels is a key to survive in these stressful times. Being on a detox diet is crucial to regain health in a toxic environment. Our extensive experience and research shows that those on a no grain/low carb (no gluten) and non dairy diet fare MUCH better.
We’ll be publishing more material on detoxification, so stay tuned. For more information on how to protect yourself from nuclear radiation, see:
Treatments for Nuclear Contamination
Iodine Treatments for Radiation Exposure
Greenmedinfo.com – Radioprotective
Iodine is an essential element for a vibrant and radiant body. It is a key player in the integrity of our DNA, it boosts the immune system, keeps our metabolism in balance, and even aids cardiovascular health. Many of us are suffering from “iodine deficiency,” even in our ultra-modern times.
In fact, estimates show that more than half of the US population may be deficient in iodine. Studies show lower incidences of breast cancer and fibrocystic disease in women who had higher iodine levels. If we look at the amount of iodine typically consumed by the modern American (240 micrograms (µg) of iodine a day) with amounts in Japan (12,000 µg), a country typically associated with lower rates of breast cancer, we may be witnessing a startling lack.
What is more, iodine plays an important role in the function of the thyroid gland, particularly in the creation of the hormones T3 and T4, which are important for the body’s ability to regulate its own metabolism.
More than thyroid help, iodine is also critical for many other basic physical functions, including the body’s detoxification process from the negative effects of environmental and radiation pollution. Lack of iodine can also lead to emotional disorders, malfunctioning glandular systems, and weight gain associated with hormonal imbalance. Dr. David Brownstein also believes that iodine deficiency may be linked to breast, ovarian, uterus and prostrate cancers and cysts.
Below I overview several forms of iodine supplements, citing many advantages and disadvantages to each:
The Four Best Kinds of Iodine Supplements
8 Foods Rich in Iodine
Iodine is an essential trace mineral crucial in the functioning of the thyroid gland, an organ that stores the minerals needed for the synthesis of our thyroid hormones. It is important to get adequate amounts of iodine in your diet to ensure the proper functioning of the this vital gland which controls much of our metabolism, detoxification, growth and development.
Research has shown that a lack of iodine foods in your diet may lead to enlargement of the thyroid gland, lethargy, fatigue, weakness of the immune system, slow metabolism, autism, weight gain and possibly even mental states such as anxiety and depression.
The good news is that there are many popular foods with iodine, all of which are easy to incorporate into your daily diet.
The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for iodine is 150 micrograms daily for everybody over the age of 14. The RDA for children ages 1-8 is 90/mcg every day, ages 9-13 is 120/mcg every day. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended that you get 290/mcg every day.
The following list will discuss the top foods with iodine.
Go here for the list:
Some thoughts on Iodine. I have a bit of experience taking it as I was doing the Gerson Therapy for a while as a protocol for cancer. Dr. Max Gerson used Lugol’s solution, which is 5 parts Iodine to 10 parts KI to 85 parts distilled water. Gerson used large doses of Lugol’s–3 drops 6 times per day–which equates to about 140 to 180 mg per day, depending on the size of the drops and the dilution of the Lugol’s. (Gerson used the 5% Lugol’s–nowadays they also make 7% and 15% solutions). Today Charlotte Gerson recommends people take 3-6 drops per day routinely for many conditions other than cancer.
Lugol’s and KI used to be highly regarded as universal remedies for many conditions. I once read an account from a Doctor who said that they often used to prescribe KI or Lugol’s when they did not even understand the problem, and it seemed to be effective though they did not know why or how it worked.
Most people today are deficient in Iodine, and lots of things interfere with it, including flouride. Iodine is a highly effective preventative for influenza. My point I guess is that I do not think people need to be afraid to take it as a preventative for radiation exposure.
The following is from a pretty good article on Iodine and Lugol’s:
Information on Lugol’s here:
The Benefits of Potassium Iodide
Category: Natural Health
There are many forms of potassium, but the potassium salt form of iodine is called potassium iodide (KI). This vital mineral is an excellent source of iodine. Iodine is needed for the healthy function of the thyroid gland.
If you are lacking in this mineral, or if you have too much potassium iodide in the the gland, major health concerns can ensue. Potassium iodide has several clear health benefits, and many are related to the functioning of the thyroid.
The following section will outline some of the major health benefits of the mineral.
Potassium Iodide provides the following health benefits:
Contributes to overall healthy thyroid function:
Another good article on potassium Iodide
Potassium Iodide KI
Potassium Iodide is available at very reasonable prices via Amazon. For additional information on quantities etc. go to: Source Naturals Potassium Iodide 32.5mg, 240 Tablets
Taking potassium iodide (KI) tablets after an incident involving radioactive materials may or may not limit the risk of damage to a person’s thyroid gland from ionizing radiation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has prepared this fact sheet to further explain when KI might be appropriate and what people should consider before making a decision to take KI.
When to take KI
Local emergency management officials will tell people when to take KI. If a nuclear incident occurs, officials will have to find out which radioactive substances are present before recommending that people take KI. If radioactive iodine is not present, then taking KI will not protect people. If radioactive iodine is present, then taking KI will help protect a person’s thyroid gland from the radioactive iodine.