THE ANTI-RADIATION DIET
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© March 24, 2011, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
There is much you can do to protect yourself from radiation toxicity. At this time, there is no reason to panic. Instead, do the following:
1. Take kelp, not potassium iodide. Kelp is far more physiological, safer, more nutritious, and contains many more essential minerals than potassium iodide.
2. Realize that iodine is not the only need after a nuclear meltdown or radiation release. The reason iodine is given is because one element released in many nuclear accidents is radioactive iodine. This is taken up by plants, animals and human beings. It tends to cause thyroid cancers, hypothyroidism, birth defects and many other problems. If one has enough iodine in the body, the body will take up less of the radioactive iodine, and therefore the effects will be lessened.
However, a nuclear accident releases many other radioactive and even more harmful minerals as well. These include cesium 137, plutonium, uranium, radium, and at least a dozen others. Some have short half lives and become less toxic in a few days to a few weeks, so they are less of a problem. Others, such as uranium-235 and -238 last for years in your body. Kelp provides many more of the physiological minerals than potassium iodide, so it protects better in this way.
3. Take about 1500-3000 mg of kelp daily. If you get a slight reaction to it, start with less and work up slowly to these levels.
4. A nutritional balancing program is the best antidote for radiation poisoning that I know of. All of us have been exposed to radiation, more than was released in all of World War II.
A nutritional balancing program will slowly remove many radioactive minerals from the body. The mechanisms include:
a) Kelp, as mentioned above, antagonizes and helps prevent and remove some radioactive minerals from the body.
b) Renourishing hundreds of nutrients, including two dozen or more vital minerals, many vitamins, all the amino acids and hundreds if not thousands of other phytochemicals found in cooked, not raw vegetables, animal proteins and the other foods we suggest. It is truly the anti-radiation diet.
c) Nutritional balancing also protects and strengthens the body in other more subtle ways. These include making the body more yang and improving its vitality. This definitely helps protect against radiation damage.
Mental development that occurs with a nutritional balancing program may help to avoid some types of radiation damage and reverse its effects.
Sauna therapy, a type of heat therapy, may help kill off weakened cells that have been weakened or mutated as a result of radiation damage. Otherwise, these cells multiply, and eventually cause caners and other diseases.
Reducing the density of the body with open water may also help. Read the article on Open Water for more on this interesting substance.
5. Also, please read the article on this website entitled Nuclear Power And The Alternatives. For those who still admire nuclear power, this article will open your eyes to about a dozen reasons why nuclear is a stupid way to generate power on planet earth. Clean coal, oil, natural gas, and geothermal power plants are far better.
Less advantageous but still better than nuclear power are hydroelectric, wind, solar and other newer alternatives. Sadly, many conservatives and liberals have bought into the idea that somehow nuclear power today is safe, which is simply not true and will never be true.
Below is most of someone else’s article on radiation toxicity that contains more scientific research to back up what is discussed above. However, beware that I do not recommend all the products he suggests.
In particular, I would avoid all spirulina, chlorella, MSM, most organ meats and even too much miso soup and pumpkin. These are yin and not as compatible with the body for other reasons. Otherwise, however, this is an excellent article.
RADIATION DETOX & PREVENTION
by Azlan White on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 8:39pm
- Information from www.radiationdetox.com
Here's some of the information we do know from the only book in the world on the topic. Keep this information in the back of your mind as it may one day help save you or someone you know.
Most people are aware taking potassium iodide (KI) or potassium iodate (KIO3) tablets will help block your thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine should there ever be a dirty bomb explosion or nuclear power plant mishap such as the Three Mile Island incident. In 1999, another such accident happened in Tokaimura, Japan where several individuals died from radiation exposure in a fuel processing facility.
What people don't recognize is that potassium iodide or iodate tablets only protect the thyroid gland and do not provide protection from any other radiation exposure, so taking them should not give you a false sense of security. It's important to detox your body after radioactive exposure!
One question is, what do you do if KI or KIO3 tablets aren't available during an emergency? Interestingly enough, according to research by Ken Miller, health physicist at the Hershey Medical Center, he found that an adult could get a blocking dose of stable iodine by painting 8 ml of a 2 percent tincture of Iodine on the abdomen or forearm approximately 2 hours prior to I-131 contamination. Potassium iodine tablets are best, but if they're not available this is the next best thing.
An entirely different problem arises after you've been exposed to radioactive contamination because now you have to get rid of any radioactive particles you may have ingested through the air you breathed, water you drank, or food you ate. Some people suggest Epson salt, Clorox or clay baths to remove any residues on your skin and to leach out any heavy metals you may have absorbed, but the big worry is internal contamination. To gain some insights into what to do, we have to turn to the story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
At the time of the atomic bombing, Tatsuichiro Akizuki, M.D. was Director of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Francis's Hospital in Nagasaki and he fed his staff and patients a strict diet of brown rice, miso and tamari soy soup, wakame, kombu and other seaweed, Hokkaido pumpkin, and sea salt. He also prohibited the consumption of sugar and sweets since they suppress the immune system.
By imposing this diet on his staff and patients, no one succumbed to radiation poisoning whereas the occupants of hospitals located much further away from the blast incident suffered severe radiation fatalities.
Much of this positive result has to do with the fact that the sea vegetables contain substances that bind radioactive particles and escort them out of the body. This is why seaweed sales usually skyrocket after radiation disasters, and why various seaweeds and algae are typically used to treat radiation victims.
In 1968 a group of Canadian researchers at McGill University of Montreal, headed by Dr. Stanley Skoryna, actually set out to devise a method to counteract the effects of nuclear fallout. The key finding from their studies was that sea vegetables contained a polysaccharide substance, called sodium alginate, which selectively bound radioactive strontium and eliminated it from the body.
Sodium alginate is found in many seaweeds, especially kelp, and since that time the Russians have been seriously researching the use of their own kelps from Vladivlostok, from which they have isolated the polysaccharide U-Fucoidan, which is another radioactive detoxifier.
MISO! -miso soup was so effective in helping prevent radiation sickness, the Japanese have also done research identifying the presence of an active ingredient called zybicolin, discovered in 1972, which acts as a binding agent to also detoxify and eliminate radioactive elements (such as strontium) and other pollutants from the body.
The kelps and algaes aren't the only natural foods with radio-detoxifying effects. In terms of fluids to drink, BLACK AND GREEN TEA have shown "radioprotective effects" whether consumed either before or after exposure to radiation. This anti-radiation effect was observed in several Japanese studies, and studies from China also suggest that the ingredients in tea are radioactive antagonists.
In short, after any sort of radioactive exposure you want to be eating seaweeds and algaes along with almost any type of commercial heavy metal chelating formula to bind radioactive particles and help escort them out of the body. Whether you're worried about depleted uranium, plutonium or other isotopes, this is the wise thing to do which can possibly help, and certainly won't hurt. Many nutritional supplements have been developed for the purpose of detoxifying heavy metals, most of which contain the algaes and plant fibers and other binding substances.
Basically, an anti-radiation diet should focus on the following foods:
- Miso soup
- Brassica vegetables and high beta carotene vegetables
- Beans and lentils
- Cooked vegetables (for potassium, calcium and other minerals)
- High nucleotide content foods to assist in cellular repair including sardines, and anchovies
- Cod liver oil and olive oil
- Avoid sugars and sweets and wheat
Yet another benefit of the sea vegetables rarely discussed is their high mineral content, which is a bonus in the case of radioactive exposure. Consuming natural iodine, such as in the seaweeds, helps prevent the uptake of iodine-131 while iron inhibits the absorption of plutonium-238 and plutonium-239. Vitamin B-12 inhibits cobalt-60 uptake (used in nuclear medicine), zinc inhibits zinc-65 uptake and sulfur is preventative for sulfur-35 (a product of nuclear reactors) incorporation by the body.
While we've discussed just a few of the many supplements and protocols you can use to help detox the body of the lingering results of radioactive contamination, including the residues of depleted uranium, the last thing that might be of interest is that there is a plant that is a natural geiger counter. The spiderwort plant is so sensitive to changes in radiation levels (its petals change color upon exposure) that it's often used as a natural radiation detector (dosimeter), just as they use canaries in mines as detectors of poisonous gas. Some people like knowing that they have an ongoing monitoring system for radiation in the environment, and this is just another tip available in "How to Neutralize the Harmful Effects of Radiation or Radioactive Exposure."