Radiation Sickness (and how to heal it)
Natural Health Home Remedies
Copyright All Rights Reserved, 2010, Toni Reita ND
(Edited and condensed for relevancy to this site, most editorial comments
about the Fukushima nuclear accident removed. The article in its entirety can
be viewed at http://www.natural-health-home-remedies.com/radiation.html
What Is Radiation? (There are two categories.)
Non ionizing radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation produced by television, computers, high voltage electrical lines, radio waves, microwaves, radar stations, fluorescent lights & sunlamps. Non ionizing
radiation can disrupt, shake or move molecules. There are protections available for electromagnetic radiation.
Radiation is energy that travels in waves and can't be seen, tasted, smelled, heard or felt. Some familiar sources of
(NON-IONIZING) radiation exposure are microwaves, wireless devices (use microwave signals), cell phones, radiation therapy, radio waves, visible light, electric blankets, X-Rays, TV, solar flares, ultraviolet light, industrial pollution, living near electrical transformers or near a nuclear plant.
Microwave ovens were banned in the Soviet Union in 1976 because of their known health dangers. Microwave Radiation changes the molecular structure of food, rendering it harmful and completely void of nutritional value. Yet most North Americans use Microwave ovens daily.
Any exposure above natural (non ionizing) background radiation causes diseases which would have been preventable.
External radiation from X-rays, cosmic & neutron, gamma rays can harm or kill.
Ionizing radiation (from nuclear power) is the more harmful, it produces charged subatomic particles from nuclear bombs, nuclear reactors, dental & medical
X-rays, CT scans and is also used in food irradiation.
Ionizing radiation can break molecules, at a cellular level, causing unpredictable chemical reactions.
Think of vibrations breaking glass, that is what happens at a cellular level, in your body, from ionizing radiation.
Ionizing radiation is insidious, these large subatomic particles travel until they are stopped.
Your skin can easily stop them.
Once they are ingested, inhaled, or enter your body through a cut, their grotesque potent force cuts through your body like knife through butter, into the cells, blood or other organs, impacting other organs and leaving behind hideous, shocking damage.
There is a difference between external and internal radiation. Internal radiation absorbed by inhalation or ingestion becomes embedded in your cells, tissues and organs releasing destructive energy for the lifetime of the person, plant or animal.
A single alpha particle from Plutonium, Uranium, Americium or Radon can deliver a huge blast of radiation inside your body. This radiation energy can destroy your genetic material at a cellular level.
Some people are more susceptible than others:
* Those who are already sick
* Those who have weak immune systems
* The elderly
* Children, babies & the unborn
The smaller Beta particles can travel farther and are more penetrating than Alpha particles.
Beta particles pose both internal and external risks to your body. Inhalation or ingestion are the most common methods of Beta assaults.
Stontium 90 and tritium are released from Nuclear Power plants during normal
operation. Once in your body Strontium 90 is mistaken for calcium, which your body uses to create new blood cells. This increases your risk of bone and blood cancers such as Leukemia.
Tritium binds with the most abundant element on earth, Hydrogen, which is a component of
water. Once bonded with water, your DNA is irradiated internally.
The most penetrating and damaging radiation are the Gamma rays and it mimics potassium in our bodies which collects in our
muscles. Cesium 137, Iodine 141 and Iodine 129 emit Gamma rays.
The thyroid gland is the first to uptake radioactive iodine.
Ionizing Radiation Diseases
Once radio nuclides are released into the environment they circulate and are carried with the winds until they become part of the soil and food chain. They land in our drinking water, are on the pastures that our livestock graze on, are on our vegetables and in our fruit trees.
This is particularly dangerous for humans because we are at the top of the food chain, where the higher concentrations of
radio nuclides are.
Most Common Diseases From Ionizing Radiation:
* solid tumors on any organ
* bone & blood disorders
* lung cancer
* breast cancer
* endocrine disruption
* reproductive abnormalities
* accelerated aging process
* birth defects
* congenital malformations
* kidney, liver damage
These diseases and mutations don't stop with us. If ionizing radiation enters our genes, not only does it cause irreversible damage to this generation, but to future generations, as evidenced by children being born years after Chernobyl.
Marie Sklodowska Curie a pioneer research physicists in radioactivity is credited with the
discovery of radium. Radium caused many excruciating deaths among the European aristocracy who were unknowingly exposing themselves to dangerous radioactive materials. Radium was used in water, and painted on pocket watch faces.
Marie Curie died of Aplastic anemia caused from her miscalculations regarding the dangerous effects of radiation poisoning from her exposure to radium. Her papers and notebooks from the 1890's continue to be highly radioactive. They are kept in lead lined boxes. Anyone who wishes to consult them must wear the appropriate protective gear.
Safe (Ionizing) Radiation Levels (none)
The amount of natural Cosmic (non-ionizing) radiation we are exposed to in our daily lives is about 1 millisievert
per year. Recently the Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary admitted that 1,500 millisieverts
(of ionizing radiation), per hour, were spewing from Fukushima.
When you multiple 365 days in a year by 24 hours in a day, you get 8,760 yearly hours.
Multiply 1,500 millisieverts, per hour, by the yearly 8,760 hours and that is 12,690,000 times normal!
Professor Higley, head of nuclear engineering and radiation health physics at Oregon State University, said that the average person receives about one to two millisieverts a year from natural sources in their environments, and one chest x-ray yields about 0.2 millisievert.
According to the World Nuclear Association Fifty millisieverts is the lowest cumulative annual dose for which there is evidence of radiation-related cancer in adults. When you ingest or inhale radioactive material it can go anywhere in your body and will stay there.
Can that amount really be compared to a CT scan or X ray? In the 1950's researched showed that a single pelvic X-ray of a pregnant woman would double the rate of childhood leukemia in the unborn baby!
If that X-ray were given in the first 3 months of pregnancy, that risked increased 10 times higher.
Just 2 abdominal X-Rays to a male increase the risk of his children developing leukemia.
CT scans are considered to be low risks from radiation, yet a 40 year old woman has a 1 in 270 chance of getting cancer from a CT scan, a 20 year old has a 2 in 270 chance.
In the US there are 70 million CT scans which cause 29,000 cancers yearly. Is this safe?
Dental X-rays double your odds of getting thyroid cancer.
Radiation risks are continually misrepresented.
There is no safe level of radiation, ever.
* Cesium 137 accumulates in fatty tissues, liver, spleen and muscles
* Iodide-131 accumulates in Thyroid, breast and ovaries
* Strontium-90 concentrates in your bones and liver
* Barium-140 causes bone tumors up to 30 years later
* Tellurium-132 causes cell mutations, repeatedly via replication
* Yttrium-0 damage to liver and respiration
* Plutonium-244 concentrates in your liver
* Uranium 235 accumulates in your bones and liver
In 1972 Dr Abram Petkau discovered that low levels of radiation, over a longer period of time, were more damaging than higher doses over a short period of time.
Once you ingest or inhale even very low levels of radioactive particles the Petkau Effect immediately starts potentially lethal tissue ionization.
The phenomenon of the Petkau Effect basically means that you are ionizing or irradiating yourself continuously from the inside out. This insidious burning at your molecular level will impair your body long before there is a diagnosable disease.
Free radicals are generated during long term exposure to extremely low levels of radiation. which will exhaust our defenses unless our body has an abundant reserve of antioxidants.
Free radicals, or radicals, are atoms, molecules or ions with unpaired electrons. These highly reactive, molecules are unstable and contribute to the weakening of the body by destroying our cellular structure and making us more vulnerable to disease. When molecules in the body oxidize they become free radicals.
Without sufficient antioxidants to combat the extreme low levels of radiation you will suffer from gene mutation, birth defects, infertility and increased risk for immune related disease and cancers.
Damage Attributed To Free Radicals
* degenerative disease
* memory loss
* neurological diseases
* arthritis or other joint disorders
* heart disease or stroke
Dr Ernest Sternglass, of University of Pittsburg, presented the following infant mortality rates, following
Chernobyl fallout in May 1986, just one month after Chernobyl:
* May 1986 54% increase infant mortality in Washington state
* May 1986 48% increase infant mortality in California compared to previous June
* June 1986 245% increase deaths per thousand live births in Washington state
* June 1986 900% increase infant mortality rate per live births in Massachusetts
These problems will face those who inhale or ingest even the smallest particle of radioactive material:
* premature births
* increased deaths after live births
* increased infant pneumonia & influenza
* increased leukemia
* increased learning defects
* increased thyroid cancer
* increased breast cancer
* immune deficiency disorders
* increased chronic degenerative disorders
Misleading Radiation Levels
There are direct lies and lies by omission.
"There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of (ionizing) radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy is zero"-- Dr. Karl Morgan, the father of Health Physics.
The National Council on Radiation Protection says, "every increment of radiation exposure produces an incremental increase in the risk of cancer."
In the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "No Dose Too Low" Dr Ian Fairlie and Dr Marvin Resnikoff report "One can no longer speak of a 'safe' dose level."
Mary Olson, of Nuclear Information and Resource Service writes, "Radiation carries a risk, not a certainty, of DNA damage at every level of exposure. An emission from a radionuclide that chanced to ride on your sandwich into your tummy, an exposure so tiny that it would never be measured, has the capacity to start what might become fatal cancer."
March 21, 2011 Dr. Chris Busby at European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECCR) predicts 120,000 cancers worldwide from Fukushima accident based on current known releases. He also confirmed that three spent fuel pools are burned up which puts the
radiation levels at 24,000 Hiroshimas x 3 spent pools or 72,000 times the radiation of Hiroshima is now in the atmosphere.
Nuclear Power Risks
"Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water!" Albert Einstein
A variety of dangerous radioactive materials are present at Fukushima, including plutonium. But the most worrying are cesium-137 and iodine-131. Both vaporize easily and thus can disperse over large distances.
What Is Radiation Sickness?
People get radiation sickness, also known as acute radiation syndrome, after receiving high radiation doses in a short period of time ranging from a few minutes to hours. The radiation particles deeply penetrate the body causing immense biological damage, loss of organ function, cellular damage, a depleted immune system and cancer. High radiation can destroy the human body from radiation poisoning in less than 30 days.
When radiation is at the 400-millisieverts an hour level, (people) are at risk of radiation sickness. A total dose of 1,000 millisieverts a day can cause temporary radiation sickness leading to decreased blood count, nausea and other symptoms, but not death. However, the long term consequences are speculation because of damage to the immune system.
Radiation-induced thyroid cancer
Fukushima is releasing radioactive iodine. Cesium 137. Iodine 131 and Iodine 129 emit Gamma rays. Cesium-137 mimics potassium inside the body, seeking out muscle. Iodine-131 is rapidly absorbed by the thyroid gland and increases the risk of thyroid cancer. The thyroid gland is the first to uptake radioactive iodine.
When the thyroid is iodine deficient it accumulates the first available mineral, and the danger is if the first available mineral is radioactive. When radioactive iodine in inhaled it will accumulate and be trapped by the thyroid gland causing increased risk of
radiation induced thyroid cancer.
Potassium iodide (KI) administered in pharmacological doses (50-100 mg for adults) within 24 hours before or eight hours after radiation exposure can offer thyroid protection radiation exposure thus reducing the risk of thyroid cancer. In 1986 after the Chernobyl accident Poland used potassium iodide which explains less childhood thyroid cancer compared to areas where potassium iodide was not used.
Chernobyl has taught us that countries with nuclear power, such as Japan, France, India, China, the United States, and Germany - must distribute stable potassium iodide (KI) before an accident, because it must be used within the first 24 hours and repeated every 24 hours until the radiation levels are within normal ranges.
The Chernobyl nuclear plant was only 3 months old and the accident was a result of an April 25th 1986 miscalculated safety test that went critically wrong. Engineers deliberately closed down cooling to all 4 reactors at the same time to see if their emergency cooling systems would be properly triggered.
With a half-life of 30 years, cesium-137 gives off highly penetrating radiation and is absorbed in the food chain as if it were potassium. Half life does not mean that it's gone in 30 years.
According to Brainmass here's how you calculate how long it would take to disintegrate:
After 30 years, half of the original amount would remain (1/2-gram).
After another 30 years, half of that half would remain (1/4-gram).
After the remaining 30 years, half of the 1/4-gram would remain, or 1/8-gram would still remain.
What I did then, is what I'm doing now.
* Protect the Thyroid
* Detox specifically for heavy metals
* Detox on a regular basis as my body requires
* Support a robust immune system
* Eat Super Foods and Antioxidants daily.
Just a tablespoon, or so, of clay in their water will remove heavy metals, detox & remove parasites, bacteria & viruses.
What Is Iodine
Iodine comes from the Greek Word ioeides which means violet. Iodine is the largest of the 25 elements that make up the human body. Our depleted soils and poor diets cause many people to be iodine deficient. Iodine is a water
soluble essential trace element that is fairly rare in our soils, but abundant in the sea.
Because Iodine is water soluble it travels in the lymph fluid and delivers this critical element to every cell of our body.
Iodine has the highest vibratory rates of all elements. It is usually one of the 4 most critically missing elements in humans.
What Does Iodine Do?
Iodine is required by the thyroid which regulates your emotions, metabolsim, hormones, ovaries, mammary glands, protein synthesis, strengthens the immune system, enzymatic activty. Your brain, skeletal and nervous sytem require Iodine. 30% of Iodine is utilized by the Thyroid gland, the remainder is used by the mammary glands, eye, gastric mucosa, cervix, thymus and salivary glands.
Iodine also destroys viruses, cancerous cells and removes toxic chemicals, such as aluminum, mercury, fluoride, bromide and from the body. Stress depletes your body of iodine.
During an infection Thyroid hormones gathers in damaged or diseased tissue, and it mobilizes when your immune systems does battle with toxins or bacteria. This suggests that iodine is mobilized for critical defensive health battles.
Who Should Take Iodine?
Really, almost everyone is probably deficient in Iodine Iodine and certain natural healthy foods are goitrogens.
When these goitrogenic foods are eaten raw, they prevent iodine uptake by the thyroid gland, cooking does diminish this problem. Until Radioactive Iodine quits circling the earth, I'll skip these foods. It's important to consider adding Iodine rich foods If you eat a lot of the following:
* Broccoli, Chinese broccoli, Bok Choy, Bamboo shoots
* Cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage,
* Kale, Collar greens, Mustard greens, Spinach
* Pears, Peaches
* Peanuts, Pine nuts
* Sweet Potatoes, Turnips
* Radishes, Rutabagas
* Soy anything
How Much Iodine Do I Need?
According to the World Health Organization there are iodine deficiencies in 54 countries. Processed foods lose their iodine content, and refined sugars have no iodine. Iodized salt can provide excess amounts.
The thyroid and other organs can't store iodine so your body need to have a little every day, about 150 microgram as a daily requirement. Too much iodine can be toxic.
Potassium Iodide (KI)
Potassium iodide is available without prescription and may protect the thyroid against exposure to radioactive iodine if a sufficient amount is taken before or within 24 hours of the radiation exposure. It must continue to be taken every 24 hours until the emergency has passed. KI will not help with radiation damage to other parts of your body.
The FDA has approved two different forms of KI, tablets and liquid, that people can take by mouth after a nuclear radiation emergency. Tablets come in two strengths, 130 milligram (mg) and 65 mg. According to the FDA, the following doses are appropriate to take after internal contamination with, or likely internal contamination, with radioactive iodine:
* Adults should take 130 mg tablets OR two mL of solution
* Breastfeeding women should take the adult dose of 130 mg
* Children 3 and 18 years of age should take one 65 mg tablet OR 1 mL of solution
* Children who are adult size >150 pounds should take the full adult dose
* Infants and children between 1 month and 3 years of age should take 1/2 of a 65 mg tablet OR 1/2 mL of solution
* Newborns from birth to 1 month of age should be given 1/4 of a 65 mg tablet or 1/4 mL of solution
If you're unable to find an oral source of iodine, you can still put Betadine or other Iodine tincture on your skin. DO NOT DRINK IT! This method is said to block thyroid radioactive iodine uptake up to 99 percent. You can paint a patch on the abdomen, or on your throat above your thyroid, it will be absorbed into your skin.
Personally, I prefer super saturated Potassium iodide (SSKI) on the soles of the feet. Your body will absorb the amount that is needed and will deliver the KI to all organs of your body, including the thyroid gland. This is easy to do, can be done just before bed, you don't have to worry about taking too much. The acupuncture meridian lines loop through the feet and are very effective for delivery of herbs, oils & natural remedies.
High Iodine Diet
People in North America eat about 240 micrograms of Iodine daily.
People in Japan eat about 12 milligrams (mg) daily or about 50 times more than North Americans.
Most Americans are iodine deficient and would need to consume 12.5 mg a day for 1 year in order to have sufficient whole body iodine levels.
The Japanese eat lots of seaweed and other sea vegetables which protect them from the harmful effects of radioactive iodine. For thyroid protection they should not need to take additional iodine supplements. Their abundant consumption of iodine rich foods helps their thyroid but more will be needed to protect their other organs from radiation damage.
High Iodine Foods
Levels of iodine in animal products will vary depending on the type of food given to the animal. This is an even more critical time to avoid grain fed, or soy fed animals. Soy is a goitrogen which will prevent iodine uptake into your thyroid gland.
* Consuming foods rich in natural iodine helps protect the uptake of radioactive iodine-131
* Iron inhibits the absorption of plutonium
* Vitamin B12 inhibits cobalt
* Sulfur is a preventative for sulfur-35, a product of nuclear reactors. I now include 1 tsp of MSM also beneficial for improved concentration, pain relief for headaches, arthritis or other inflammation, gastrointestinal relief, improved hair and nail growth, considered to be anti-aging, helps with increased wound healing, improves metabolism and insulin resistence.
Eating these natural healthy foods will help supply sufficient iodine and boost other mineral levels. This is a very important time to ensure that you are eating organic food rather than pesticide sprayed or false foods. Iodine concentrations differ and are found to some degree in every living plant and animal.
Best Natural Iodine Sources
* Chlorella, Bladderwrack, sea vegetables, Kelp, Dulse
* blueberries, bananas, prunes, watermelon
* asparagus, garlic, onions, eggplant, oats
* papayas, pineapples, mangoes
* eggs, liver, raw goat milk, yogurt, salmon
* green peppers, Cilantro Swiss chard, 14 Organic Greens, tomatoes, watermelon
Radiation Detoxification and Immune Support
My personal health plan will have several aspects, while I'm including extra detoxification and bone support precautions, many of these things are already a part of my normal healthy lifestyle.
* Protecting the thyroid with sufficient Iodine supplements and food
* Detoxification, internally and externally
* Combat free radicals with antioxidants
* Bone support
* Control stress levels
* Bach Floral Remedies help balance the emotions, relieve stress, and reduce fear and nervousness in stressful, traumatic or emergency situations. Animals also appreciate them.
* Decontaminate the garden where food crops grow
* Supply all animals with weight appropriate detox Immune system and mineral support
Protecting the thyroid and other organs with iodine rich food is critical. We started super saturated Potassium Iodide March 14, 2011 for ourselves and a couple of days later for our animals. Radioactive Iodide-131 accumulates in your Thyroid, breasts and ovaries.
Detoxification of heavy metals and other radioactive contamination is equally important. The shot gun approach works for me, so I'll include and rotate between various Herbal Detoxification blends that include Traditional Chinese Medicinal Detox and Ayurvedic Herbal Detox Remedies or the tasty and time proven classic blends of Organic Burdock root, Organic Sheep sorrel, Organic Slippery elm powder and Organic Rhubarb root powder Organic Essiac Tea
Kelatox EDTA Detox is a potent, time released, rectal suppository that releases Calcium Disodium EDTA directly into the blood via the colon to bind with and remove harmful heavy metals from your body. Each suppository will dissolve through body heat and gradually spread over the lining of the colon and be absorbed directly into the blood stream in approximately 90-120 minutes.
In this wireless technology and polluted environment detox is something I do on a regular basis, now thanks to Fukushima, it will be forever.
N-Acetyl-Cysteine is a simple sulfur containing amino acid that offers potent protection from toxic metals. It acts as a stabilizer for the formation of protein structures, and for the formation of Glutathione. NAC can be used on a daily basis to help your body build antioxidant defenses against free radicals. NAC is inexpensive and very effective.
1,000mg of Vitamin C 3 times daily, supplies a good distribution of antioxidants.
Do you eat an apple a day? That saying takes on more meaning, and it's doubtful that one apple will have a significant impact. The National Institute of Health research confirming that Apple Pectin reduced Radioactive Cesium in Chernobyl Children! Apple pectin significantly removes radioactive Strontium 90, heavy metals and Cesium 137 and protects against radiation exposure.
Milk Thistle Offers powerful liver protecting & cleansing properties. It doesn't really wash or cleanse the liver, but rather causes an irritation that enables the liver to slough off dead, diseased or damaged cells, while replacing them with healthy vibrant ones, the liver under goes a cleansing. It prevents damage and improves function.
Milk thistle supports healthy digestions and many various liver related illnesses. It's believed to accelerate the regeneration and production of liver cells and increases the effectiveness of an antioxidant found in the liver.
It's used to help treat liver disease, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, also used to treat gallstones and psoriasis. This herb is a must for any animal that has been on steroids at any time, had vaccines, chemical wormers, chemotherapy, or given heartworm drugs or other toxic drugs that destroy the liver.
Milk Thistle and Dandelion make a good & gentle liver cleanser, detoxifier, and help rebalance and repair. Has been used for liver or kidney damage, hepatitis, jaundice, leptospirosis, and parvovirus recovery. It may be helpful in chronic skin disorders, tumors, and cancer.
Milk Thistle is a major antioxidant and also used in anti-aging formulas.
Chlorella and Spirulina were used by The Institute of Radiation Medicine in Russia to
enhance immune systems and normalize blood chemistry after Chernobyl. Chlorella is a powerful heavy metal detoxification and protects against radioactivity by binding heavy metals, it's very nourishing and is great to blend into a smoothie or yogurt, don't be alarmed about the deep green, almost black color.
Our earth provides us with everything that we need for our health. Natural Clays can be used for
detoxification on a daily basis or when exposed to radiation. If you're not used to taking clay internally start with small amounts, I use 1 tsp daily on an empty stomach.
If you believe you might be exposed to radioactive particles you might consider clay
detoxification twice daily and waiting 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything. I also use clay in my dogs or other animals water. They will enjoy it and it will help detoxify them and destroy toxins and parasites.
French Green Clay has enormous absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro molecules. It literally "drinks" oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your body and skin.
Radioactive material carries a positive ionic charge. Calcium Bentonite Clay
is a negatively charged ion. Calcium Bentonite Clay adsorbs and absorbs, capturing positive charged ions, that are safely bound and pass through your body. Bentonite is a naturally occurring from volcanic ash sediments. Traditionally used as an internal supplement to assist in mineral deficiencies, and to help bind toxins making them more soluble. Animals happily drink water with clay and it also aids in removing internal parasites.
Herbal detoxification work great when combined with teas or clays. They're inexpensive, gentle and effective.
Something as simple as Baking Soda also helps remove radioactive particles.
What are the Benefits of Edible Earth?
* Soothes and Purifies the Digestive Tract
* Remineralizes Cells and Tissues
* Promotes Bacterial Balance in the Colon
* Assists in Heavy Metal and Chemical Detoxification
* Augments Digestive Efficiency
* Supports Nutrient Assimilation in the Gut
* Alkalizes the Body
Activated Charcoal is good to keep on hand, it adsorbs and binds toxins and safely removes them from your body.
Oregano was the first plant to grow back after Hiroshima and Chernobyl. Oregano has a powerful, spicy, herbaceous aroma. Powerful as an antioxidant, helps relieve arthritis, asthma, body odor, emphysema, glaucoma, high blood pressure, HIV, sinusitis, has 22 antibacterial chemicals, is an excellent anti-inflammatory, anti oxidant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, has numerous anti tumor properties, works well as a fungicide and is good as an expectorant.
Oregano essential oil is very potent as an antiseptic and kills viruses, bacteria, fungus and parasites. Said to be beneficial for respiratory conditions, contains analgesic properties and works as an expectorant. Said to have inhibitory effects against 25 different bacteria including animal and plant pathogens. An excellent germicide capable of killing various fungi.
In the entire table of elements, including subatomic particles, there is only one mineral that is capable of accepting and ionizing radiation that never changes the innards or the nucleus of the cell, and that element is Boron.
"The Russians used boron carbide during the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown. It is routinely used at nuclear power plants to reduce pipe corrosion and as a safety element because it will absorb extra radiation." The protons and the neutrons do not change under any conditions in the boron
molecule. Boron can take radiation and release it without upsetting this very delicate balance.
Many people have simply taken the laundry detergent Borax. It is considered safe and has been used for decades. It is suggested that adults take 4-10 mg daily. Boron is also found in beans, tomatoes, peanut butter, olives, nuts, grapes and apples.
Bone meal powder will also protect against radioactive strontium poisoning and penetration of uranium into bone. I consider this additional to what I would normally be doing, but certainly worth it. Bone Meal Powder is a natural source of minerals derived from cattle raised in the United States. This sterilized and sanitary Bone Meal Powder is tested for heavy metals such as lead and aluminum to assure the lowest levels possible.
Bone Builder is an exquisite comprehensive bone support formula featuring microcrystalline hydroxyapatite concentrate (MCHC). MCHC is a crystalline compound composed primarily of calcium, phosphorus, bone-derived growth factors, protein matrix, and trace minerals - ingredients that naturally comprise healthy bone.
Bone Builder stands apart from other calcium formulas:
* Bioavailable calcium, minerals, and organic factors for bone nourishment.
* Cryogenic process preserves the delicate ingredients.
* X-ray diffraction analysis verifies microcrystalline structure.
* Regularly assayed for heavy metal contamination.
* The MCHC in Bone Builder is imported from New Zealand and derived from free range fed cattle raised on land where no pesticides are used.
Strontium is a naturally occurring mineral present in water and food. Trace amounts of strontium are found in the human skeleton. Strontium has an affinity for bone and is taken up at the bone matrix crystal surface. The influence of strontium on the bone metabolism has been researched since the 1950's. Studies indicate that strontium positively effects bone metabolism to promote bone formation and decrease bone
re-absorption, leading to normalized bone density.
It is chemically similar to calcium and is metabolized in the body in a nearly identical way. Like calcium, strontium is involved in bone health. Radioactive Strontium 90 accumulates in your bones and liver.
If you want to make sure that you're getting plenty of antioxidants, you could consider some of the convenient Antioxidant supplements and powders. The powders can also be included with other Super Foods
Probiotics with several billion organisims per capsule per meal protects against radioactive Strontium 90. This superior combination of 29 probiotic microflora "Soil Based-Organisms (SBOs)" uniquely combined with a humic/fulvic acid prebiotic that enhances SBO proliferation.
This is one of the most effective probiotic supplements for restoring levels of gastrointestinal micro-flora compromised from antibiotics, medication, poor diet, stress, and digestive abnormalities.
Superfood, Sprout Powders
So many of my meals are really all in one! I can't imagine living without a Vitamix. It was an investment, but they really last a lifetime and get the job done in seconds. You wouldn't believe how many herbs, herbal powders and other goodies all get tossed into my raw goat milk smoothie!
The goats that give my healthy raw goat milk are also taking Bentonite Clay and Apple Pectin in their water, so they will produce non radioactive milk.
14 Organic Greens. Don't want to shop, wash, peel and chop? Then add this to your smoothie! All Organic blend of Organic Barley Grass Powder, Organic Wheat Grass Powder, Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach Powder, Organic Alfalfa Leaf Powder, Organic Kelp Powder, Organic Dulse Leaf Powder, Organic Barley Grass Juice Powder, Organic Orange Peel Powder, Organic Beet Root Powder, Organic Dandelion Leaf Powder, Organic Lemon Peel Powder, Organic Ginkgo Leaf Powder & Organic Wheat Grass Juice Powder.
Superfood Powders Carob, Cacao, Bee Pollen, Mesquite, Maca, they're all here and so easy to just toss into that smoothie, top on your yogurt, blend into your oatmeal.
Tocotrienols (Rice Bran Solubles) There are over 100 known antioxidants in Rice Bran Solubles. Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals, or enzymes that help protect the body from the formation of free radicals and the formation of degenerative diseases. Free radical damage is thought by scientists to be the basis for the aging process.
The Rice Bran Solubles contain natural occurring selenium, CoQ10, alphalipoic acid, flavonoids, glutathinone peroxidase, 28 unnamed tocotrienols and various tocopherols just to name a few, all forming a wealth of anti-oxidants for the body to draw from when exposed to viral, bacterial infections, and low levels of radiation.
Contains natural Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline, and Inositol.
Your body cannot manufacture a single mineral. And yet, minerals are constituents of bones, muscle, blood, nerve cells, teeth and soft tissue. Minerals allow the body to assimilate vitamins. The following minerals are found in Rice Bran Solubles: Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Iodine, along with many other trace minerals.
Is there anything that tastes more fresh, crisp and delicious than fresh sprouts? Sprouts offer the most bio available nutrition of any food in the plant or animal kingdom.
These enzymatically active sprouts harness high quality, complete proteins and nutrients utilized throughout the entire body. Abundant in vitamins, minerals and
chlorophyll, sprouts ease the digestive system's workload and stimulate the body to function at superior levels. Sprouts also contain phytonutrients, essentially powerful antioxidants contributing to the body's energy, stamina, growth, and overall health.
Freshly Freeze Dried Sprout Powders combine the nutritional benefits of sprouts, hemp, fruit & vegetable superfoods. This potent formula supplies the body with a raw source of plant protein and nutrients essential for a healthy and fit lifestyle. Healthy blend of Sunflower Sprouts, Amaranth Sprouts, Millet Sprouts, Flaxseed Sprouts, Kale Sprouts, Quinoa Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts, Hempseed Protein Powder, Goji Berry Powder, Black Maca Root Powder, Yacon Root Powder and Lucuma Powder.
At Fukushima, reports confirm that
alpha, beta, gamma particles and neutrons have been released:
radiation and x-rays are a result of electron transitions in atoms or
molecules, there are three forms of ionizing radiation that are a result
of activity within the nucleus of an atom. These forms of nuclear
radiation are alpha particles (α-particles), beta particles (β-particles)
and gamma rays (γ-rays).
Alpha particles are
heavy positively charged particles made up of two protons and two
neutrons. They are essentially a helium nucleus and are thus
represented in a nuclear equation by either α or . See the Alpha
Decay page for more information on alpha particles.
Beta particles come in
two forms: and . particles are just electrons that have been ejected from
the nucleus. This is a result of sub-nuclear reactions that result
in a neutron decaying to a proton. The electron is needed to
conserve charge and comes from the nucleus. It is not an
orbital electron. particles are positrons ejected from the nucleus when a proton
decays to a neutron. A positron is an anti-particle that is
similar in nearly all respects to an electron, but has a positive charge.
See the Beta
Decay page for more information on beta particles.
Gamma rays are photons of
high energy electromagnetic radiation (light). Gamma rays
generally have the highest frequency and shortest wavelengths in the
electromagnetic spectrum. There is some overlap in the frequencies
of gamma rays and x-rays; however, x-rays are formed from electron
transitions while gamma rays are formed from nuclear transitions. See the Gamma
Rays for more" (SOURCE: Canadian Nuclear Association)
"A neutron is a particle that is found in the
nucleus, or center, of atoms. It has a mass very close to protons, which
also reside in the nucleus of atoms. Together, they make up almost all of
the mass of individual atoms. Each has a mass of about 1 amu, which is
roughly 1.6×10-27kg. Protons have a positive charge and
neutrons have no charge, which is why they were more difficult to
discover." (SOURCE: Neutron Radiation)
"Many different radioactive
isotopes are used in or are produced by nuclear reactors. The most
important of these are described below:
1. Uranium 235 (U-235)
is the active component of most nuclear reactor fuel.
2. Plutonium (Pu-239)
is a key nuclear material used in modern nuclear weapons and is also
present as a by-product in certain reprocessed fuels used in some nuclear
reactors. Pu-239 is also produced in uranium reactors as a byproduct of
fission of U-235.
3. Cesium (Cs-137 )
is a fission product of U-235. It emits beta and gamma radiation
and can cause radiation sickness and death if exposures are high enough.
4. Iodine 131 (I-131), also a fission product of U-235, emits
beta and gamma radiation. After inhalation or ingestion, it is
absorbed by and concentrated in the thyroid gland, where its beta
radiation damages nearby thyroid tissue (SOURCE: Amesh A. Adalja,
MD, Eric S. Toner, MD, Anita Cicero, JD, Joseph Fitzgerald, MS, MPH, and
Thomas V. Inglesby MD, Radiation at Fukushima: Basic
Issues and Concepts, March
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Authoritative Verdict: WHO Admits That Cell Phones Cause Cancer. The disturbing report marks the first time the WHO has linked mobiles with cancer, and follows earlier research linking just half an hour's use a day with up to 40 per cent higher odds of brain cancer.
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Vitamin C Prevents Radiation Damage.
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"Planetary Genocide" Fukushima: The Poisoning of Planet Earth. How much longer can we be deceived about the extreme dangers of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons? Everything that encompasses nuclear energy is unsafe. It is hazardous in the extreme. Further, nuclear waste has been accumulating for six decades. There is NO LONG-TERM SAFE WAY TO STORE ANY NUCLEAR WASTE.
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