Nuclear Radiation Health Fact Sheet

Nuclear Radiation Health Fact Sheet

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“We are living through the worst public health scandal in history.” – Dr. Chris Busby

 

  There is no “safe” level of nuclear radioactivity. The general rule is:

 

  “The more you get, the sicker you get.”

The proper purpose of government is the health of the people. The government of the United States has failed to serve this purpose. It has failed to inform the people of the radioactive fallout from Fukushima. It has failed to inform them of what they can do to mitigate its effects on their health. The Japanese government has failed to serve its people. In fact, every government has failed in this regard. The governments of the world have demonstrated their contempt for their proper purpose. They have shown they are the servants of money and corporate power. We need a global revolution. Service is a virtue when it is service to virtue. It is not a virtue when it is service to money. The love of money is the root of many evils.

People have been misinformed about the tragedy at Fukushima and its consequences. There is a continuing cover-up by the media and government. The reactors have not been stabilized and radiation continues to be released. It has now spread throughout the northern hemisphere.

There have been many excess deaths in the U.S. already from the radioactivity which has fallen from the sky. The estimates vary from 20,000 to 100,000 excess deaths in the U.S. so far.

Fukushima is much more dangerous than Chernobyl was in 1986. Fukushima continues to release radioactivity into the air. ( 300 Chernobyl-size releases possible ) The governments of the world have failed to show the proper level of concern and take appropriate action.

“We could have a disaster much worse, many times worse than Chernobyl.”

 

Dr. Michio Kaku on the precarious state of the spent fuel rods in the severely damaged Fukushima nuclear reactor Unit Number Four building. The United States and other countries should get involved and help the Japanese government expedite the removal of that spent fuel and put it into dry hardened storage. I urge you to contact your elected representatives ( http://congress.gov ) and President Obama.( http://whitehouse.gov)

40 million Japanese people are in “extreme danger” of radiation poisoning, and many eastern cities, including Tokyo, may be evacuated in the coming months to avoid extreme radiation poisoning. Japan needs the help of the world! Care for Japan. We must shift our focus from making war on Iran to caring for Japan. We are one people living on one planet. We share one destiny. Wisdom requires us to care about Japan.

The government of Japan has failed to protect its people and is hiding the dangers of radiation from Fukushima. There are options for radioprotection that have not been disclosed.

Radiation exposure is a global concern. It has spread all over the world. Children are more vulnerable than adults. Fetuses are even more vulnerable. Girls are more vulnerable than boys. ( nobody knows why )

No one will protect you. You are responsible for your health. Those who have received the most damage are the most ignored.

 

If the nations of the world really understood the implications of the actual ‘fallout’ – past, current and future – the current nuclear energy paradigm would be systematically shut down. The problem with Iran is not nuclear weapons but nuclear power. It was the United States which sold the Shah of Iran on nuclear power. All of the 31 nuclear nations need to shut down their plants and switch to renewable sources of electricity. Every nation which has a nuclear power plant has a bomb-making facility. Nuclear power plants produce plutonium by their nature.

Radioactivity refers to the particles which are emitted from nuclei as a result of nuclear instability. Because the nucleus experiences the intense conflict between the two strongest forces in nature, it should not be surprising that there are many nuclear isotopes which are unstable and emit some kind of radiation. The most common types of radiation are called alpha, beta, and gamma radiation, but there are several other varieties of radioactive decay.

A radioactive nucleus will undergo one or more of these decays, releasing particles with characteristic energies.

The fission product nuclei are beta emitters with associated gamma rays. Beta particles are high energy electrons that do not have discrete energies — they are released in a continuum with an “endpoint” energy that depends on the nucleus. Gamma rays are photons (“particles of light”) and have discrete energies. These discrete energies are fingerprints for a specific nucleus. Cesium-137 has a strong gamma-ray “line” at 662 keV.

Radioactive cesium lasts for 300 years. It is in our food, water and air. It will be with us for the rest of our lives. It was here before Fukushima from nuclear bomb tests in the 1950’s and 1960’s as well as the Chernobyl nuclear power accident. Nuclear power plants also vent small amounts of radioactive gases on a regular basis. They are not “clean energy” and should be shut down. We don’t need to destroy the structure of matter in order to turn the lights on.

 People who live near nuclear power plants have more health problems. There is radioactive rain near nuclear power reactors.

Radiation causes cancer. But it also causes many other diseases and health conditions including heart disease, diabetes and dementia. There is no “safe” level of this kind of radiation. Technically speaking, the kind of radiation from Fukushima is called “ionizing radiation.” This means that it releases sub-atomic particles which cause severe damage to living things. The difference between ionizing and non-ionizing is the difference between a particle and a wave. Particles do much more damage, especially if they are inside you next to your cells. Internal exposure is much more dangerous than external exposure. That’s why we should be monitoring and reporting on the air, water and food. It causes mutations in the DNA which often produce cancers. It may take many years, even decades before these cancers appear. It also can cause birth defects which can take generations to appear. All analogies to x-rays, background radiation and solar radiation are invalid and deceptive. ( http://chernobylheart.nodes.org )

Internal exposure is more dangerous than external exposure. If you get some radioactive particles on your skin you can wash them off with soap and water. But if you inhale or ingest them, they could stay inside you for the rest of your life. You might excrete them in urine, feces, or sweat but you also might retain them in muscle tissue or bone marrow.

One of the primary muscles affected by radioactivity in the body is the heart. Children and athletes have been dying of heart attacks. This is exceptionally unusual. Radioactivity in our environment has made us rethink everything we know about being healthy. We should be considering growing food indoors or in greenhouses.

Wear a N95 mask when travelling by airplane. The radioactivity is strong in the upper atmosphere. http://n95_mask.shopping.nodes.org Get a HEPA air purifier for your home and/or office. http://HEPA_purifier.shopping.nodes.org

Radioactivity bio-accumulates in the food chain. This means that over time it concentrates in animals like fish, cows and humans. Low dose and high dose are not nearly as important as the types of isotopes and their actions in the body. There is no “safe dose” of this kind of radiation. A single atom of plutonium can ruin your entire life.

There is some evidence that a low dose for a long time can be more harmful than a high dose over a short time. Low dose alpha emitters can be 1000 times more likely to cause cancer than an equal gamma emitter. All three types of radiation cause lethal damage.

A dollar bill weighs a gram. If you divide a dollar bill into a million pieces, each piece would be capable of giving you cancer if it was made of plutonium (1 millionth of a gram).

Health Tips:

Know your food. Where does it come from? Buy local food whenever possible. Buy food from the southern hemisphere rather than the northern hemisphere. Avoid all dairy products. If you must eat cheese, buy two-year old cheese ( or older ). Don’t buy any food from Japan. Avoid seafood from the Pacific ocean, including from China. Avoid vegetables and fruits grown in California, Oregon and Washington states.

Avoid mushrooms – they are radiation concentrators.

Take off shoes before entering your home. Wash clothing if you are out in the rain or snow. Get some N95 face masks. Don’t worry about what people think. It’s about protecting yourself from radioactive particles in the air. http://n95.shopping.nodes.org

Plant mustard greens, ginkgo, sunflowers and other radiation absorbing plants around you. Drink filtered water. Reverse Osmosis water is good but there are better filtration methods. ( http://www.berkeyfilters.com http://www.pureeffectfilters.com/ )

 

Recommended Supplements ( not from Japan )

Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Selenium, multi-mineral, melatonin, calcium, rutin, cucumin ( turmeric ), Green Clay ( edible kind ) Zeolite liquid, Food grade diatomacious earth, apple pectin, resveratrol, kelp tablets ( go slow – can be toxic), Coenzyme – Q10 , Glutathione, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Alpha Lipoic Acid, DCA, and N-acetylcysteine (NAC).

Recommended Herbs

 

You can take them as a tea, a tincture or as individual encapsulated herbs. You can get individual herbal tinctures online at Herb Pharm or get a custom combination tincture made at Farmacopia in Santa Rosa, CA.

Source: http://falloutsupplements.nodes.org/

 

          Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)– removes radioactive isotopes from the body.

          Recommended Dose – 1-4 ounces/300-120 grams of cooked fresh root, up to a pint of infusion daily, or several large spoonfuls of vinegar but only if made with fresh roots. Tincture – 15-20 drops 3 times a day.

          Contraindications – do not use Burdock during the first trimester of pregnancy.

 

          Cilantro Leaf (Coriandum sativum)– natural heavy metal chelator (i.e. plutonium and cesium are heavy metals.) Therefore, it helps to eliminate them out of the body.

          Recommended Dose – Take 1-3 dropperfuls daily of tincture or eat large amounts of fresh cilantro

 

          Eleuthero/Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)– helps protect against the side effects of radiation exposure.

          Recommended Dose – 500-3000 mg. in capsule form. Tincture: 15-20 drops three times a day.

          Holy Basil/Tulsi Aerial Parts (Ocimum sanctum)– preliminary research shows evidence that Holy Basil protects against radiation-induced peroxidation, thus helping to protect against the detrimental effects of low-level radiation. It also increases glutathione and superoxide dismutase which are important mediators in the liver in helping the body deal with radiation.

          Recommended Dose – Tincture: 40–60 drops, three times per day. Tea: add 1 tsp. dried leaf to 8 oz. hot water, steep, covered, 5–10 minutes. Take 4 oz. of tea up to three times per day. Capsules: various forms of capsulated products are available. These include extracts in gelcaps, dried or powdered herb in capsules, and standardized extracts (2 percent ursolic acid) in capsules.

          Contraindications – Holy Basil should not be taken while pregnant or nursing or for an extended period of time. Use caution if you have high blood pressure or rheumatic heart disease.

          Reishi Mushroom Fruiting Bodies (Ganoderma lucidum)– offers protection against ionizing radiation

          Preventive Dose – 400 mg. take 2 caps or 1 dropperful of tincture up to 3 times per-day.

          Dose Upon Radiation Exposure – take the same dose up to 6 times per day

          Contraindications – None.

           

 

Holy basil, sage, ginkgo, gotu cola, burdock root, siberian ginseng, chaparral, aloe vera, nettles, red clover, astragalus. ( You can make teas and vinegars with some of these – search Google for instructions. )

Recommended Foods ( not from the west coast, Japan, China or Pacific ocean )

1. Seaweed – In scientific studies seaweed was able to neutralize radioactive isotopes in the human body.

2. Kelp

3. Miso – Miso broth is the classic food for prevention of radiation damage.

4. Pumpkin

5. Spirulina

6. Bee pollen

7. Wheat grass

8. Rosemary

9. Blue-green algae

10. Beets

11. Garlic

12. Ginger

13. Alfalfa sprouts

14. Reishii (a mushroom)

15. Onions

16. Olive oil

17. Leafy greens

18. Red Apples and other sources of pectin

19. Brown rice

20. Kefir

21. All cabbage family plants – including arugula, turnips, radishes, cauliflower, mustard greens, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, broccoli d’rappe, kale, collards, and of course broccoli – protect your cells from the damaging effects of radiation.

  22. Orange/dark green vegetables – Sweet potatoes, winter squash, beets, carrots, and spinach.

 

Pharmaceuticals ( prescription )

 

  Prussian Blue, DTPA and Neupogen

 

Stay out of the rain, fog, surf and snow. Stay away from the Pacific ocean including the beaches. Get a geiger counter and learn how to use it. http://geigercounters.com

If you experience a metallic taste in your mouth EVACUATE the area immediately.

Take a baking soda bath and juice some cilantro, it helps your body flush heavy metals and will assist in eliminating some of the radioactive particles in your body. “Oil pulling” for your mouth after potential exposure can help. ( http://oilpulling.nodes.org )

“Vitamin C is of particular importance and should be included at high intakes for anyone trying to minimize radiation poisoning. High dose vitamin C provides continual antioxidant flow through the body. It is absorbed from the gut and helps to replenish the other antioxidants. When it is used up, it is excreted in the urine.
Vitamin C can chelate or “grab onto” radioactive heavy metal atoms and help eliminate them from the body. Large dynamic flow doses of vitamin C (about 3,000 mg, taken 4 times a day for a total of 12,000 mg) would exemplify antioxidant treatment. Higher doses have been used by Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa and colleagues.”

http://chelate.wiki.nodes.org

The needs of the people must be prioritized over the profits of corporations. The focus on ownership is wrong. The focus should be on stewardship of the Earth, each other and the future of all life. Stewardship is better than ownership. We need a new philosophy.

Nuclear power is a mistake. Reject nuclear politicians. Support renewable energy.

 

WE are the media now. WE must take responsibility for educating the people. Please copy this document and share it. Send copies to your federal, state and local elected representatives and local news producers. Break the “conspiracy of silence” and demand that government does its duty and protects the people from radioactivity by daily monitoring and reporting of radioactivity. Support a nuclear-free world and all the organizations which work for it. http://antinucleargroups.nodes.org

References:

News module: http://japancrisis.nodes.org

Google search: http://fukushima.news.nodes.org

Twitter search: http://fukushima.twitter.nodes.org

Youtube search: http://fukushima.youtube.nodes.org

Raditation detection module: http://detect.nodes.org

Purchase a geiger counter: http://geiger_counters.shopping.nodes.org

Radiation Prevention site: http://radiationprevention.com/dont-know-radiation/

Health Solutions module: http://radhealth.nodes.org

Radiation Health Solutions Facebook group: http://rhs.nodes.org

Radiation Watch Facebook group: http://radwatch.nodes.org

Energy Conservation module: http://energyconservation.nodes.org

EPA shut down: http://epashutdown.nodes.org

Fukushima Facts: http://fukushimafacts.com

Radiation Injury Prevention and Mitigation in Humans ( book ) :

http://radmitigation.nodes.org

Effects of Cesium contamination in Japan: http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Fukushima/StevenStarr.html

Merck manual on radiation:
http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/injuries_poisoning/radiation_exposure_and_contamination/radiation_exposure_and_contamination.html

http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Surviving_Radiation.htm

http://blog.imva.info/medicine/treatments-nuclear-contamination

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/nuclear/radact.html

http://www.oasisadvancedwellness.com/health-articles/2011/03/fighting-radiation-exposure-natually.html

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/apple-pectin-reduced-cesium-137-levels-626-chenobyl-children

http://www.strahlentelex.de/Yablokov%20Chernobyl%20book.pdf

http://www.facebook.com/notes/var-ee-mhairi-williams/plan-b-for-anyone-caught-without-potassium-iodide-ki-tablets-in-a-nuclear-emerge/10152022044176043

While it is true that there is much we do not understand about nuclear radioactivity, there are two things which can be said with certainty. 1. The fallout from Fukushima will be with us for the rest of our lives. 2. There is no safe dose of this kind of radiation. The less you get, the better off you are. If you get it, try and get it out of your body ( De-tox ) and take supplements to improve your body’s ability to cope with it.

In Japan we see a nation that was literally set up to be a poster child for the nuclear power industry. This, in a place that is known to be the most seismically active region in the world!

“Does anyone in their right mind believe that nuclear power plants can ever be designed, engineered or constructed to withstand 9.0 earthquakes followed by 15 meter high tsunamis? Sorry if we offend, but such a display of so deadly a combination of ignorance and arrogance must represent the very height of hubris. Particularly in view of the inevitable consequences which have manifested at Fukushima, how is it that so few saw this pre-ordained and disastrous outcome, except by willful blindness?”

  — Japan: A Nation Consigned To Nuclear Armageddon

 

In the largest nuclear workers study it was found that there was an increased cancer risk. The average dose was 2 mSv per year. The Japanese government raised the allowable limit, even for children, to 20 mSv per year — ten times the average for nuclear power plant workers. Japan’s allowance of 20 mSv per year is not safe. Low level exposures may actually produce more cancer than high level exposures.

Nuclear was a mistake. Japan is proving this. We are witnessing the death of a nation. Any nation which has nuclear power can have nuclear weapons. Nuclear power produces the necessity of a strong central authority to regulate and secure the nuclear material. ( big government ) Nuclear power plants ARE bomb-making plants. They produce plutonium by their nature.

The situation at Fukushima is not resolved. Contact your elected representatives and ask them to address the issue with solutions, including health information for the people. We need to put our collective focus on stabilizing Fukushima and building a containment structure around it. People everywhere need to know how they can mitigate the effect of radioactive isotopes in the environment and the Japanese living in highly contaminated regions need to be evacuated.

There is radioactivity from Fukushima at 30,000 feet. Wear an N95 mask when travelling by airplane.

WE are the media now. WE must take responsibility for educating the people. This document is in the public domain. Please share it with others. It’s the caring thing to do. Compiled by Steven Moyer – http://stevemoyer.us – steve@stevemoyer.us

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SUPPLEMENTS SHOWN TO HELP PREVENT EFFECTS OF RADIATION FALL-OUT

http://www.collapsenet.com/free-resources/collapsenet-public-access/item/703-supplements-shown-to-help-prevent-effects-of-radiation-fall-out

by Dr. Melissa Patterson, ND

(additional editing and research by Suzie Gruber, MA)

[photo: medicinal plants, by Daderot, via Wikimedia Commons]

© Copyright 2011 Dr. Melissa Patterson, ND, all rights reserved

— At publication, the nuclear emergency in Japan continues to worsen. Six reactors at Fukushima Daiichi #1 Plant are in danger of catastrophic meltdown.  Of these six reactors four or five are now to have been storing 20 years worth of highly radioactive spent fuel rods outside of and directly above the containment buildings. Some of those fuel rods have already melted and are attacking the containment domes underneath. Those fuel-rod burns will – if unchecked – attack the tops or sides of the containment buildings housing the reactors themselves. The situation has far surpassed Three Mile Island and is now a Chernobyl in progress. But Chernobyl was only one reactor. There are six at Daiichi #1. And a catastrophic meltdown of Reactor #4 is imminent. One such event will likely make it impossible to save the other five reactors. No one knows yet what the result of six China Syndrome events would be in Japan and the mainstream refuses still to discuss the possibility (which we consider a likelihood) other than in the vaguest terms. — MCR

— March 16, 2011, Sebastopol, CA – Yesterday, my Sebastopol colleague, Dr. Melissa Patterson, ND, compiled this very helpful information describing what herbs, foods and other supplements we can take to address harmful effects of radiation exposure on the body. She has encouraged us to spread this information far and wide, so I feel moved to share it with the CollapseNet community – Suzie Gruber

Dear Patients, Friends and Colleagues,

Over the last few days I have heard great concern over the potential of radioactive fallout from the nuclear power plant explosions in Japan. It is hard to tell definitively what is going to happen, but from the research that I have done it looks like there is a great chance that the Pacific Coast will feel some nuclear fallout from the ongoing nuclear catastrophe that is occurring. Therefore, I have made a list of different supplements, herbs and foods that can help eliminate side effects of radiation.

Please feel free to send it far and wide. Please read it carefully before you decide to take any supplements. These supplements have been well-researched and can be taken by most people. However, if you have a serious illness, are on medication or are pregnant/breastfeeding please contact your healthcare provider to make sure that these supplements/herbs are okay for you. Also, only the adult dosages are given if you would like to give the supplements/herbs to a child please do research to find the appropriate dose for your child and find out if it is okay for them to take.

I begin with information on radioactive fallout and the jet stream.  Then, I offer my recommendations in three sections: inexpensive supplements that you should start taking now and continue taking if you are exposed to radiation, supplements that are more expensive and hard to find, and additional supplements that are helpful and not as critica.

Radioactive Fallout and the Jet Stream

Radioactive fallout is defined as radioactive material that is carried by winds until it settles to earth. Under some circumstances you may see the fallout; under others you may not. The radioactivity it gives off cannot be seen. You can’t feel it. You can’t smell it, but fallout doesn’t come out of the sky like a gas and seep into everything. It can best be described as a fine to coarse sand carried by the winds. Because the wind direction varies at different heights above the ground, it is not possible to judge from the ground where the fallout will settle. It can settle in irregular patterns hundreds of miles.  Here are two websites for following the jet stream and fallout pattern.  Accuweather says that fallout could come to the Pacific Coast as early as 10 days from the date of the explosion in Japan. There have been several fires and explosions already at the Fukushima 1 plant which has six reactors. Endtimes started tracking “hotspots” that landed in Oregon as early as Sunday, March 13, 2011.

Supplements to Start Taking Now

The following are supplements that I recommend that you start taking now to help your body prepare preemptively for radiation. They are relatively inexpensive and generally locally available: All of the following supplements in this first section except rutin can be found at Whole Foods and other natural food stores.

Herbal Remedies

Here is a list of medicinal herbs that I recommend you take for radiation exposure.  You can take them as a tea, a tincture or as individual encapsulated herbs.  You can get individual herbal tinctures online atHerb Pharm or get a custom combination tincture made at Farmacopia in Santa Rosa, CA.

Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)– removes radioactive isotopes from the body.

Recommended Dose – 1-4 ounces/300-120 grams of cooked fresh root, up to a pint of infusion daily, or several large spoonfuls of vinegar but only if made with fresh roots.  Tincture – 15-20 drops 3 times a day.

Contraindications – do not use Burdock during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Cilantro Leaf (Coriandum sativum)– natural heavy metal chelator (i.e. plutonium and cesium are heavy metals.)  Therefore, it helps to eliminate them out of the body.

Recommended Dose – Take 1-3 dropperfuls daily of tincture or eat large amounts of fresh cilantro

Eleuthero/Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)– helps protect against the side effects of radiation exposure.

Recommended Dose – 500-3000 mg. in capsule form. Tincture: 15-20 drops three times a day.

Holy Basil/Tulsi Aerial Parts (Ocimum sanctum)– preliminary research shows evidence that Holy Basil protects against radiation-induced peroxidation, thus helping to protect against the detrimental effects of low-level radiation. It also increases glutathione and superoxide dismutase which are important mediators in the liver in helping the body deal with radiation.

Recommended Dose – Tincture: 40–60 drops, three times per day. Tea: add 1 tsp. dried leaf to 8 oz. hot water, steep, covered, 5–10 minutes. Take 4 oz. of tea up to three times per day. Capsules: various forms of capsulated products are available. These include extracts in gelcaps, dried or powdered herb in capsules, and standardized extracts (2 percent ursolic acid) in capsules.

Contraindications – Holy Basil should not be taken while pregnant or nursing or for an extended period of time. Use caution if you have high blood pressure or rheumatic heart disease.

Reishi Mushroom Fruiting Bodies (Ganoderma lucidum)– offers protection against ionizing radiation

Preventive Dose – 400 mg. take 2 caps or 1 dropperful of tincture up to 3 times per-day.

Dose Upon Radiation Exposure – take the same dose up to 6 times per day

Contraindications – None.

Other Supplements

Rutin-a bioflavonoid that can also be found in lower doses in vitamin C supplements containing bioflavonoids. Rutin is glucoside found in buckwheat that can help protect the body from the effects of radiation. Itstrengthens the capillary walls and reduces hemorrhaging caused by x-rays. In animal studies it was shown to reduce the death rate caused by excessive x-rays by 800 per cent.

Preventive Dose – 100 to 200 mg a day.

Dose Upon Radiation Exposure – 800 mg. or more a day. I

Contraindications – none

Selenium– protects DNA from radiation damage and helps prevent damage to the skin surface, too. Get plenty of selenium by eating a daily dose of 2 cups/500 ml of nettle infusion, one-half ounce/15 g kelp, 2 ounces/60 g cooked burdock root, or 1 cup/250 ml organic yogurt daily. Shellfish, green and black teas, and garlic contain significant amounts of selenium, as do many mushrooms. The best sources however are nettles (2200 mcg per 100 grams), kelp (1700 mcg/100 g), Burdock (1400 mcg/100 g), Catnip (Nepeta cataria), American Ginseng, and Eleuthero which is also known as Siberian Ginseng and Astragalus.

Vitamin A– In 1974, researchers from India found that vitamin A, when taken internally by humans, hastened recovery from radiation. In 1984, Dr. Eli Seifter and a team of researchers for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reported that vitamin A and beta-carotene counteracted both partial and total body gamma radiation. It also improved the healing of wounds; reduced weight loss, thymic and splenic atrophy, and adrenal enlargement; and prevented gastro-ulceration and an abnormal decrease in red and white blood cell formation. For therapeutic purposes, 25,000 to 35,000 IU is the recommended dose for adults. During emergencies or crisis situations, intensive exposure may warrant higher amounts.

Contraindications – can be toxic if taken too much over a long period of time.  Vitamin A can also be toxic to pregnant woman and their babies.

Vitamin B-Complex– many B vitamins, especially pantothenic acid, help to decrease the effects of radiation. One of its many functions is that they normalize the red and white blood cell count because the destruction of white blood cells by radiation can last for extended periods of time. The various B vitamins have different effects and should be taken together.Take the dose recommended on the bottle.

Vitamin C with bioflavonoids– this is a VERY IMPORTANT supplement as it protects against intercellular damage from radiation.

Preventive Dose:  2-5 grams per day

Dose Upon Radiation Exposure – 2-5 gram per day

Contraindications – when you start having diarrhea back off 500 mg until you reach bowel tolerance.

Vitamin E– can provide internal and external protection against Cesium-137 which is a common component of fallout and a reported component in the fallout from Japan.  Vitamin E also helps prevent the destruction of vitamin A and fatty acids by massive doses of x-rays. If large doses of C, B and E are taken before exposure, the terrible symptoms of radiation sickness can be reduced or eliminated to a large degree.

Preventive Dose – an adult weighting 155lbs should take 900 IU per day of Vitamin E as d-alpha-tocopherol.

Dose Upon Radiation Exposure – up to 1600 IU per day.

Additional Recommended Supplements That Are More Expensive and/or Difficult To Find

Laminaria Japonica– probably the most important seaweed in helping decrease radiation in our body.  This seaweed was the secret weapon of Russian doctors that saved thousands of innocent people from disease after nuclear fallout from Chernobyl.  It can be quite hard to find. Try Body Ecology.

Recommended Dose – 1500 mg/day

Seaweeds are not only a great natural source of nutrients, they are very effective at removing radiation from the body as they contain sodium alginate. There are literally thousands of different types of seaweeds but some of the most popular seaweeds are arame, wakame, kombu, hijiki, bladderwrack, rockweed, sea lettuce, and dulse. You can find them in your local health food store and various oriental grocery stores in your neighborhood in their natural form, or in flakes, flat sheets, and powders. They can be mixed in soups and salads, or eaten by themselves. If you don’t like the taste of seaweeds, or you want something more convenient you can find various seaweed supplements in capsules or tablets. One high quality seaweed supplement made with four organic seaweeds in a capsule is 
Sea Treasure™ by RegalLife™.   It also contains organic alfalfa which is also found to be beneficial at removing radiation becomes of its rich chlorophyll content.

The Atomic Energy Commission recommends for maximum protection against radioactive poisoning for humans, taking a minimum of 2 to 3 ounces of sea vegetables a week or 10 grams (two tablespoons) a day of sodium alginate supplements. During or after exposure to radiation, the dose should be increased to two full tablespoons of alginate four times daily to insure that there is a continual supply in the GI or gastrointestinal tract. There may be a rare problem of constipation but this can be avoided if the sodium alginate is made into a fruit gelatin. Agar, derived from sodium alginate in kelp, is a safe, nontoxic substance that can be used as a thickening agent or gelatin. Sea vegetables are also high in natural iodine. However, I recommend sticking to potassium iodide as discussed below.

Beta-1,3 glucan– In a controlled study done at the US Armed Forces Radiobiology Institute, 70% of rats given a lethal dose of radiation were completely protected from radiation effects when given a dose of yeast beta glucan by mouth after the radiation exposure. Beta glucan is a free radical scavenger. It is able to protect blood macrophages from free radical attack during and after the radiation allowing these cells to continue to function in the irradiated body and release factors important to the restoration of normal bone marrow production.  This supplement is very expensive, but worth it.  Reishi mushroom is high in beta 1,3 glucan if you just want to take that.

Recommended Dose – 500 mg cap/1 time a day

Additional Recommendations Upon Exposure

Here are some additional recommendations if you think you have been exposed to radiation.  First and foremost, don’t panic.

Potassium Iodide– take this as soon as you can once you know you have been exposed. This is a VERY IMPORTANT supplement that helps protect you if you are exposed to Iodine131.  It does not help with exposure to any other isotopes.  Because it is such an important supplement I recommend IOSAT only FDA approved potassium iodide that is in sealed containers.  IOSAT is available online.

Potassium Iodide Recommended Dose from the FDA and the CDC:

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 (one 130 mg tablet OR two 65 mg tablets OR two ml of solution).
  • Women who are breastfeeding should take the adult dose of 130 mg.
  • Children between 3 and 18 years of age should take 65 mg (one 65 mg tablet OR 1 ml of solution).  Children who are adult size (greater than or equal to 150 pounds) should take the full adult dose regardless of their age.
  • Infants and children between 1 month and 3 years of age should take 32 mg (½ of a 65 mg tablet or ½ ml of solution). This dose is for both nursing and non-nursing infants and children.
  • Newborns from birth to 1 month of age should be given 16 mg (¼ of a 65 mg tablet or ¼ ml of solution). This dose is for both nursing and non-nursing newborn infants.

Contraindications – do not take if you are not exposed and take as little as possible, i.e. only when you know that you have been exposed.

Oil– ½ cup of any cold pressed oil if you are exposed will help protect the cell membranes. Extra virgin olive oil is preferred.

Bentonite Clay– helps to eradicate toxins radiation/toxins.  It is generally advisable to start with 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay daily, mixed with a small amount of juice. Pay attention to the results for a week and then gradually increase the dose to no more than 4 tablespoons daily in divided doses.Make sure you drink plenty of chlorine-free water throughout the day. You can also use other forms of edible clay such as French green clay.

Sea Salt and Baking SodaBaths– add 1 pound of sea salt and 1 pound of baking soda and soak in chlorine-free water for 20 minutes. Then rinse with cool water. You can also 1 pound of betonite, or other clay, to the sea salt and baking soda when soaking which increases the removal of radiation. Some specialists who work with radioactive isotopes use this method to remove radiation from their body. If you have been exposed to an abnormally high level of radiation you can use this method three times a week for one month.

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)– good for preventing cell nicking from ionizing radiation.

Recommended dose – 5-10 ml per day

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)– helps the liver deal with the effects of toxicity of radiation poisoning.

Recommended dose -1-3 dropperfuls of tincture per day

Melatonin– helps protect the brain against radiation

Recommended dose – 1-2 mg      Caution – only take Melatonin at night!

Lecithin– helps protect the cell membranes

Recommended dose – 2-3 tbsp. a day

Chlorophyll – a number of studies found that chlorophyll-rich foods can decrease radiation toxicity. Spirulina and chlorella are two micro-algae that are rich in this substance, as are leafy greens, celery, parsley, the sprouts of any grain or bean, the young shoots of any edible grass, such as wheat and barley, and sunflower greens. Chlorophyll is similar in structure to hemoglobin.  Guinea pigs on a diet rich in chlorophyll showed increased resistance to lethal X-rays. Organic alfalfa is a good source of natural chlorophyll.

Miso– has been used to treat radiation sickness. It is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting rice, barley and/or soybeans, with salt and the fungus kojikin, the most typical miso being made with soy. Miso is widely available in most natural food stores and many grocery stores.

Other Foods that help the body decrease the effects of radiation– garlic, onions, beets, kale, brewer’s yeast/nutritional yeast, green tea/black tea, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, watercress, apples, guavas, quince, plums, gooseberries, oranges and other citrus fruitspineapple, seaweed (see above).

In the light of the catastrophe at hand I invite us all to stay calm and focused, knowing that this too shall pass one way or another. May we use this opportunity to realize the beauty and fragility of life, as well as, to give thanks for what we have. And, may people finally awaken to the fact that nuclear power does NOT work in any form no matter what the benefits.

Note on taking supplements: The above supplements have been shown through research to be effective in decreasing the detrimental effects of radiation on the body.   There is a lot of information here.   If you only want to do a few supplements, I recommend sticking with the supplements in the first half of the document, since they have the most scientific evidence supporting their use.  The doses given are what is determined as safe for an average adult.  If you are breastfeeding, pregnant or want to give the supplements to a child, please do further research to see if they are safe for you or your child and what the specific dose would be.  Also, if you are sensitive to medications or supplements, please stick to the lower dose.  Lastly, some supplements are recommended in higher doses after exposure.  If you choose to do this, please note that some side effects might occur with some of these supplements.  Please do further research on what you are taking before you take the maximum dose.  If you have any serious illnesses or are on medications please talk to your healthcare provider to get more detailed information to ensure these supplements are safe for you prior to taking them.

References

www.livewellnaturally.com

www.rifeenergymedicine.com

“Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs and Vitamins” by Steven R. Schechter, N.D

Dr. Melissa Patterson has been in privately practice as a naturopathic doctor and medical intuitive for ten years. In 2000, she completed the rigorous four-year Naturopathic Graduate Program at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She has also completed the Master of Intuition Medicine® program, through the Academy of Intuition Medicine® in 2003. She is a certified hypnotherapist, as well as a certified Reiki master, yoga instructor, and massage therapist. She has studied holistic medicine including mind-body, energetic and intuitive healing for nearly two decades. She has also studied with a myriad of medicine people from diverse tribal backgrounds, including Lakota, Cherokee, Crow, and Dagara (African).  You can reach Dr. Patterson by telephone at (707) 829-8137, by e-mail at drmpatterson at gmail dot com or through her website at www.drmpatterson.vpweb.com

DISCLAIMER:

This article contains general information about medical conditions and treatments.  The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.  Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Dr. Melissa Patterson does not warrant that the medical information in this article is complete, true, accurate, up-to-date, or non-misleading. You must not rely on the information in this article as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. The medical information in this article is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  Dr. Melissa Patterson makes no representations or warranties in relation to the medical information in this article.

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