In light of our current crisis in Japan, I have agreed to post my information from Wellness Wednesday discussing how to protect yourself from ionizing isotopes (radiation).
Radiation occurs when unstable molecules release energy that penetrates our skin and internal organs. There are many different types of radiation including sunrays, x-rays, cosmic rays, CT scans, nuclear radiation. Each of these affect your cells energetically to create a release of FREE RADICALS.
Iodine – 131 is rapidly absorbed by the thyroid, and leaves only as it decays radioactively, with a half-life of eight days. It is known to accumulate in the thyroid gland, where it can cause cancer and other thyroid diseases.
Cesium – 137 is absorbed by muscles, where its half-life of 30 years means that it remains until it is excreted by the body. It takes between 10 and 100 days to excrete half of what has been consumed. Cesium – 137 accumulates in the body and soft tissues, where it increases risk of cancer, according to EPA.
Plutonium – 238, 239, 240 is one of the most dangerous chemicals to the planet. It is highly carcinogenic in small doses and very difficult to detect. With a half-life ranging from 88 years for isotope 238, 24,100 years for isotope 239, and 6,500 years for isotope 240, plutonium radiation is extremely damaging. Once ingested into the body the particles bounce around like ping pong balls gaining momentum with every hit on an organ. It is one of the most carcinogenic chemicals on the planet.
According to TEPCO plutonium has been found in several soil sites around the Fukushima power plant. Link…
A danger to our seas?
As of April 10th 2011 TEPCO announced that 50,000 gallons of highly radioactive water is being flushed into the Pacific Ocean each and every day. “Increased radioactivity in the marine environment occurred by aerial deposition and by discharges and outflow of contaminated water with a high radioactivity level.” (International Atomic Energy Agency – May 3rd 2011). Link...
I still hear reports that there is nothing to worry about, but where do you think all this radioactive material goes? Just because it’s invisible doesn’t mean we are safe.
What about our food?
There have already been foods tested around the world found to have radioactive contamination. A few to note include:
- Raw Milk
- Milk products
- Vegetables – spinach
Milk tested April 4th in Hilo, Hawaii measured in at 18 pCi/l for radioactive iodine, a level six times the EPA maximum safety threshold of 3.0pCi/I and 19 pCi/l for Cesium-137, which has a half-life of 30. Why do we test raw milk? When cows’ milk starts testing positive for high levels of radioactive elements radioactive contamination of the entire food supply has occurred.
April 7, 2011 CRIIRAD, a French research body on radioactivity, announced, “the risks associated with iodine-131 contamination in Europe are no longer “negligible.”
They advise pregnant women and infants against “risky behavior,” such as consuming fresh milk or vegetables with large leaves.
What can you do?
Luckily, there are foods that can help rid the toxic elements of radiation from your body.
Spirulina – shown to improve damaged immune system in response to radiation (Chernobyl) because it is high in GLA (Gamma-Linoleic Acid)
Chlorella/Chlorophyl – detoxifies the body of heavy metals and radioactive material. Studied in Japan after Hiroshima in 1945.
If you can’t tolerate then use spirulina, blue-green algae, or phytoplankton
Kelp – iodine rich food to protect the thyroid gland. Absorbs and eliminates radioactive elements and heavy metal contaminants from our bodiesCalcium Bentonite Clay is a negatively charged ion that pulls positively charged radioactive material from the body. It adsorbs any kind of radiation and is recommended as part of a healthy diet.
- Reishi mushroom
- Shiitake mushroom
- Aloe Vera
- Black walnuts
- Coconut oil
- Goji Berry
The best defense begins with diet and supplements. When you eat radioactive food, the threat to your health increases exponentially. That’s because internal radiation is far more deadly to your body than external radiation. So, you have to eat good foods that will assist in detoxifying the radioactive foods.
Dr. Wendy Norman, D.C.
- David Wolfe – Superfoods