Thursday, March 24, 2011

Easy Natural Alternatives for Radiation Poisoning Defense & Recovery

Thanks to Jaylon ”Timid” Carter for helping me compile the data for this article.
  Everyone is so concerned about radiation levels increasing because of the disaster in Japan. Ironically, we absorb radiation everyday. Knowing the exact levels of radiation we are exposed to each year (E.P.A. radiation calculator) can help us stay healthier and be aware of how much, if any, radiation we are exposed to from the Fukushima incident. If you are exposed health organizations around the world recommend potassium iodide tablets however, those tablets may not work for the type of radiation we would experience from a fallout. The CDC has a great article with all the facts on potassium iodide, what exactly it does inside the body and what it can and cannot protect you from. There are also some rumors flying around the web that there are some serious side affects from taking this drug, ironically one of them is cancer – the exact thing it’s supposed to prevent..


  If you're like me, the thought that you could possibly die from something that is supposed to help you is kind of a deal breaker. So, I decided to to see what other option there were (You know, just in case...). In my searching I found that there are some natural alternatives to assisting the body in ridding itself of radiation exposure rather than ingesting potassium-iodide. Foods such as kelp, rosemary, spirulina, miso soup and niacin all assist the body in fighting radiation damage. Making these foods a regular part of your diet, could help lower your chances of radiation damage to the body.


  Several sources suggest that Kelp may be used to treat the affects of radiation on the body. Many “green foods” such as kelp, seaweed, wheat grass or any other source of chlorophyll will have similar properties. Kelp has a normalizing effect on the thyroid gland. you must also be sure to get enough vitamin A in your diet. without sufficient vitamin A, your thyroid gland cannot produce thyroxin, a hormone that helps the thyroid absorb iodine.


 In fact, this headline states Rosemary Found to Offer Best Protection Against Radiation Poisoning. That speaks loudly enough, don’t you think? In addition to eating the herb fresh or dried (and cooked into dishes), you can also find rosemary extract or tincture in just about any natural health food store.


“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 radioprotective effects. Because they bind heavy metals, algae should therefore be consumed after exposure to any type of radioactive contamination.” Read more about spirulina

Miso Soup

Shinichiro Akizuki, M.D. helped the patients at St. Francis Hospital avoid radiation poisoning after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945 by feeding his patients and workers brown rice, miso soup, vegetables and seaweed every day. His hospital was only about a mile from the blast site. Further away, University Hospital's 3000 patients suffered greatly from leukemia and disfiguring radiation burns. This hospital served its patients sugar, white rice, and refined white flour products. A follow-up study was done on the health of the Japanese people. Over a 25-year period, the Japanese Cancer Institute tested and tracked 260,000 subjects, dividing them into three groups. Group one ate miso soup daily, group two consumed miso two or three times a week, while group three ate no miso at all. The results were stark: those who had not eaten any miso showed a 50% higher incidence of cancer than those who had eaten miso.” The fact that many did not have as serious health repercussions as expected was attributed to the regular inclusion of miso soup and seaweed in their diet. Read more about miso


Researchers claim that niacin had been a definite point of study as an antidote to radiation exposure and has also proven to be an extraordinary effective catalyst for the discharging of radiation.

Sunflower Seeds

According to a Natural News article, both apples and sunflower seeds contain a pectin that’s adept at cleansing the body from residual radiation. (They also mention that the glucosides in buckwheat add protective measures against radiation if eaten before exposure.)

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal, taken internally, removes toxins and poisons from the body. In fact, it’s kept in nearly all emergency rooms at this point to help mitigate the effects of poisoning. According to WebMD, there is also some scientific evidence that it lowers cholesterol. Here’s more on how to take activated charcoal internally.

Please note, activated charcoal and charcoal briquettes are two vastly different things. Please do not eat your barbecue charcoal!

Other foods that may help in combating radiation sickness are foods that naturally detoxify the body. Foods such as reishi mushrooms, green and black teas, garlic, nettles, dandelions, ginseng, lentils, collards and mustard greens.

You can read "How to Help Support Your Body's Healing After Intense Radioactive or Radiation Exposure" a 121 page E-book available for free that details some of the things mentioned above.

Read about the affects of radiation on the body here.

With the concern over increased radiation here in Japan you should increase your intact of Miso, seaweed/sea vegetables and the things mentioned in this article. Don't overdo it with the salt though. Cut down on sugar, white rice and white flour food items as it lowers your immune system. Get Activated Charcoal Capsules and take a couple every day. They are safe and non-toxic and pull out toxins and impurities. These are safe,easy and natural ways of helping to get past this situation and minimize our risk. Tell your friends and family to do the same.

How are you feeling about everything that’s going on right now in Japan? Are you concerned about nuclear fallout reaching where you live?

Do you have any detox and protective measures to add to this list? Any ideas are welcome!


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locohama said...

I'm all over that Miso Soup right about now!

Michael said...

Edible clays...are the top natural radiation defense and recovery aid.
My advice, Google it, and see if there are suppliers where you are at. Also try health food stores. Our prayers are with y'all. God Bless
MB from Texas, U.S.A

TOMOKO said...

I drink/eat miso soup, sea weed, tofu and all sorts of green tea all the time, cannot live without them!
Those are the secrets of Japanese people's health, God has blessed Japanese with them, but this radiation problem is so great.
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