A year ago, a frightening tragedy unfolded at the Fukushima nuclear reactor complex in Japan. Then, as emergency workers gradually gained control over the crisis, our fears faded, and we moved on to other issues. However, reports revealing higher radiation levels still leaking from the reactor sites and also detected along the California coast suggest that we may not be completely safe yet. So everyone should know what to do to protect against the threat of radiation.
Is there cause for a wave of panic about potential radiation exposure travelling all the way from Japan to the United States? No, but it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers and take steps to protect your health. This is particularly true for those of us on the West Coast. I recommend supplementing your diet with detoxifiers, trace minerals, antioxidants and immune boosters to help remove potential radiation from the body and protect cells, tissues and DNA while strengthening vitality and immunity. The beauty of this strategy is that these solutions both help remove radiation and support overall health with numerous additional benefits.
Sea vegetables, in general, and kelp, in particular, are sometimes called “superfoods” for their powerful health-promoting properties. Kelp is very high in minerals, including therapeutic levels of iodine that block radioactive iodine absorption in the thyroid. Kelp’s minerals also help prevent the absorption of other radioactive isotopes, making them easier to eliminate. In addition, sea vegetables provide critical support and protection for the immune system, an essential function during times of stress and exposure to harmful pollution, including radiation. Also, thanks to its high levels of chlorophyll and alginates, kelp is a powerful detoxifying agent. Alginates bind to and remove radioactive particles, heavy metals and toxins from the body. As radiation leaks into ocean waters, though, kelp supplies can become contaminated. So I recommend high quality organic kelp from the North Atlantic Ocean.
Pectin And Alginates First Used In Chernobyl
As a doctor and researcher, I have always been deeply concerned about the dangers of nuclear energy. In fact, the tragedy of Chernobyl and the subsequent use of pectins and alginates to reduce radioactive levels in child victims of this disaster prompted my original research into the use of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) to chelate radioactive particles and heavy metals.
MCP has a specific molecular weight and structure which allows for absorption into the bloodstream and optimal bioactivity against heavy metals, radioactive isotopes and cancer cells. It can be used alone or together with alginates in a gentle, Phase I chelation formula. This all-natural chelation formula is clinically proven to reduce heavy metals from the body without affecting essential minerals.
In addition, MCP helps maintain cellular health by protecting against cancer proliferation and metastasis. This is important, because radiation exposure can damage DNA and cause numerous types of abnormal and malignant cellular growth.
Medicinal mushrooms, in particular Ganoderma and Cordyceps, protect against radiation damage to bone marrow, intestines, internal organs and cells. These mushrooms can prevent radiation-induced changes in the body, boost immunity, detoxify tissues, promote healthy cell replication and boost overall energy and health. Ganoderma and Cordyceps, along with extra immune boosting beta-glucans, can be found in a comprehensive Ten Mushroom formula for daily health and detox support.
Antioxidants And Detoxifiers
Antioxidants protect DNA integrity, sooth inflammation caused by toxins and radiation, boost immunity, detoxify the body and promote overall health. They play numerous critical roles in detoxification and protection against cellular damage.
Glutathione is one of nature’s most potent antioxidants and is known to protect against heavy metals and radioactive particles. One of the best ways to supplement glutathione is to take nutrients and herbs which support the body’s glutathione production and use in the body:
- Milk thistle.
- Lipoic acid.
- N-Acetyl cysteine (NAC).
- Whey powder.
- Vitamin C.
I also recommend taking a Phase II detox formula that contains a blend of glutathione precursors and other botanicals and nutrients that work to remove heavy metals and toxins from deep within organs and tissues. This Phase II formula can be introduced after preparing with the Phase I chelation formula for two weeks. Both of these formulas can safely reduce heavy metals and radioactive particles in the body while protecting and promoting overall health.
In addition, rosemary and sea buckthorn are potent botanical antioxidants that have been shown to offer powerful protection against radiation damage. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cabbage, provide additional cellular protection and detoxification support against heavy metals, toxins and radioactive isotopes.
Seasonal cleansing and detoxification enhance immune function, boost vitality and mental clarity, and support overall health. A gentle seasonal cleanse that incorporates a detoxifying diet together with specific supplements and therapies can ensure that your detoxification channels are functioning optimally to avoid radioactive accumulations. For more detailed spring cleanse recommendations, click here.
What About Iodine?
Iodine lasts in the body for only 24 hours. Taking more than a one-time high dose in the case of a local nuclear event is not recommended, especially if you have thyroid issues or are sensitive to iodine. It is preferable, but not essential, to take a combination of iodine and iodide, as available in a product called Iodoral or in Lugol solution. For ongoing radiation exposure, low doses of iodine between 6 and 25 mg/day can be taken for a limited period of time under the supervision of your healthcare provider. This supplement works by saturating the thyroid with enough therapeutic iodine, thus preventing absorption of radioactive iodine.
One of the most important steps you can take to protect your health in any event, is to minimize stress. Meditation, deep mindful breathing and exercises such as yoga and Qi Gong are excellent practices for reducing stress. Also, make sure your body is properly nourished with whole foods, botanicals and nutrients. While these recommendations can help prevent radiation damage, they will also boost overall vitality and general well-being, while increasing your protection against illness. For more detoxification and wellness information, go here.