Radiation causes microscopic damage to living tissue, resulting in skin burns and radiation sickness at high exposures and elevated risks of cancer, tumors, and genetic damage at lower exposures.
Radioactivity Spreading Worldwide
You don’t have to wait for one of the reactors in the U.S. to blow to create serious danger and harm.
Invisible radiation from Fukushima is hitting all of the northern hemisphere. It is concentrated near Japan and spreading rapidly from north of Los Angeles to Vancouver, B.C. Rising radiation levels are being detected across the U.S. and throughout Europe.
Not only that, but it is worsening. The Fukushima nuclear plant has lost control and radioactive material is escaping faster and faster.
Mainstream Media and Governments Unreliable
There are no mainstream media reports of nuclear dangers and fewer mainstream media investigative reporters than ever before covering this critical problem. For decades, the media has been silent. For example, the only reports of birth deformities stay in obscure medical journals. The public’s right to know about these environmental hazards that affect all our lives never figures into any governmental policy equation.
Conveniently, EPA’s monitoring systems are not working, and daily radiation levels are not reported or are manipulated. The U.S. and the Canadian governments have shut down much of their monitoring. And no one in an official position is talking straight.
There is always some excuse. The entire structure, from the nuclear industry to the government, is seriously and completely corrupt.
That means you must take action to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Women and Children First
Children, pregnant women, and elders are the most vulnerable. Women can have miscarriages, give birth to stillborns, or give birth to babies with serious deformities. Women who are in their first or second trimester of pregnancy have to face this life-changing tragedy.
There are three factors that control the amount, or dose, of radiation received from a source.
- Time: Reducing time of exposure reduces dose.
- Distance: Increasing distance reduces dose.
- Shielding: If used in sufficient amounts, almost any material can act as a shield.
Radiation exposure can be mitigated by a combination of these factors, but each of these is limited when there is radiation building upday-by-day in the environment as in the case of Fukushima and other nuclear reactors. Increasing levels of radiation defeats time, distance, and shielding.
People need protection so here is a list of ideas for protecting yourself and your loved ones from this deadly threat.
In Japan, people are using N95 particulate respirator masks and hooded rain ponchos. Other people, including in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, are beginning to take Potassium Iodide (KI) or Potassium Iodate (KIO3) tablets for thyroid protection against cancer causing radioactive iodine.
If no tablets available, you can topically (on the skin) apply an iodine solution, like tincture of iodine or Betadine, for a similar protective effect. (WARNING: Iodine solutions are NEVER to be ingested or swallowed.)
- For adults, paint 8 ml of a 2 percent tincture of Iodine on the abdomen or forearm each day, ideally at least 2 hours prior to possible exposure.
- For children 3 to 18, but under 150 pounds, only half that amount painted on daily, or 4 ml.
- For children under 3 but older than a month, half again, or 2 ml.
- For newborns to 1 month old, half it again, or just 1 ml. (One measuring teaspoon is about 5 ml, if you don’t have a medicine dropper graduated in ml.)
If your iodine is stronger than 2%, reduce the dosage accordingly. Absorption through the skin is not as reliable a dosing method as using the tablets, but tests show that it will still be very effective for most. Do not use if allergic to iodine. If at all possible, inquire of your doctor NOW if there is any reason why anybody in your household should not use KI or KIO3 tablets, or iodine solutions on their skin, in a future nuclear emergency, just to be sure.
Whole Grains Protect in Five Ways
Whole grains help to protect us from the deleterious health effects of radiation exposure in five ways:
- Grains are low on the food chain. Although they may have been exposed to pollution and radiation, they do not have the concentration of contaminants that is found in meat and large fish, which are at the top of the food chain.
- The high phosphorous content in grains binds to radioactive particles and helps the body to remove these poisons.
- The bulking factor of grains lessens the intestinal transit time and so hastens the elimination of toxins.
- Being neither very acid nor very alkaline, grains help maintain the middle-range pH that has been found to increase resistance to radiation.
- Whole grains provide vitamin B6, which is indispensable for the thymus. In addition, their calcium content guards against uptake of radioactive strontium, and their vitamin E and selenium prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals.
Other Good Foods
- Kelp, haddock, and other iodine-rich foods (kelp pills are an excellent source)
- Red wine and any food or drink containing the antioxidant Resveratol
- Dark chocolate or any food rich in flavonoids, if eaten for a long period of time
- Broccoli, kale, cabbage, and fruit with pectin such as apples
- Brown rice, miso and tamari, wakame, kombu and other seaweed
- Milk thistle, lemon peel, beet root
- Kombucha tea, spirulina, chlorella
Foods to Avoid
- Refined, genetically-modified, and processed foods
- Fatty foods (meat, dairy products, larger fish)
- Simple sugars (white sugar), soft drinks
The list of beneficial foods to help prevent radiation poisoning are the same things that you’ll find on all lists of healthy foods. It is quite obvious that the very best way to deal with radiation poisoning is by being healthy in the first place. That means routinely eating health foods and avoiding bad ones, especially processed foods.
Avoid sugar, in particular, when exposed to radiation.
Before Is the ONLY Time You Can Get Prepared
The real truth is that a nuclear catastrophe, war or disaster, is absolutely deadly. You and your loved ones are going to need a lot more than that red wine, dark chocolate, or even justice, in order to survive radiation.
That’s why I wrote Who Survives? A Survival Manual in Disguise. To give people a fun way to learn how to survive almost any disaster, including nuclear.
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