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Here is the latest from Mike Adams at Natural News.  Nothing earth-shattering, but a concise summary with a few good links.

http://www.naturalnews.com/035975_Fukushima_radiation_cover-up.html

What must we do?

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Vitamin C:This antioxidant is effective against radiation. Radioactive atoms (radionuclides) have missing electrons that they replace by stealing electrons from other atoms causing cellular and DNA damage. That’s oxidation in a nutshell. An antioxidant gives those atoms the electrons they need, thus neutralizing oxidative stress.

It’s not easy swallowing 10 grams total of ascorbic acid at intervals daily. Injected C or IV C is hard to come by. Here’s a way to maximize cellular absorption of vitamin C without force feeding to the point of diarrhea or injection and IV intake –check out the sources(http://www.naturalnews.com/034591_vitamin_C_mega-dose_healing.html).

Vitamin D3:Make sure you supplement with vitamin D3, not just D or D2. Despite conventional dermatology’s advice, strong sunlight exposure to skin is the safest way to up your D3 blood levels. Despite conventional medicine’s standard, 25(OH)D tested D3 levels at 20 nanograms/milliliter are not enough; 50 to 70 ng/mg would be optimum.

Whey:Pure whey provides all the precursors for the master oxidant glutathione, details here (http://www.naturalnews.com/027114_glutathione_antioxidant_GSH.html).

Other neutralizing supplements should include iodine or potassium iodide. Most of us are iodine deficient. Potassium itself works well at inhibiting radionuclides. The sleep supplement melatonin protects against radiation.

Sulfur supplements are recommended, and bicarbonate of soda is also effective at neutralizing radiation in our organs.

Magnesium intake should be increased along with calcium; both are effective at protecting against radiation poisoning.

Superfoods, chlorella and spirulina, have actually been used effectively where radioactive leaks occurred. Kelp is another possibility.

Bentonite clay or zeolite may help rid radionuclides from internal tissues.

Herbs:Those helpful for preventing radioactive poisoning are milk thistle, ginkgo, and rosemary (http://www.naturalnews.com).

Explore the sources below for more details.

Sources for this article include:

http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v08n17.shtml

http://www.infiniteunknown.net

http://www.health-matrix.net

http://blog.imva.info/medicine/magnesium-radiation-protection

http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info

http://www.naturalnews.com/032103_ginkgo_radiation_protection.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZmmSSwtuS0

http://www.naturalnews.com/031708_iodine_radiation.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/026079_radiation_exposure_rosemary.html

http://www.migrelief.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium

Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/035975_Fukushima_radiation_cover-up.html#ixzz1wBw5MCr5

I am updating this post with some new content, which relates to the widespread epidemic of undiagnosed thyroid problems and the relationship with iodine.  This information is highly relevant beyond the scope of nuclear accidents…make sure not to miss the podcast links below the videos as they are very informative about the link between hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, cholesterol problems and much more.  

For now, suffice to say the time for megadoses of iodine is over. Over 99% of the iodine released in the first few days of the Fukushima nuclear accident has decayed into harmless iodine, though the plants are still smoking, and surely will continue to release some iodine.  Iodine continues to crop up in sewer sludge around Japan, though it is difficult to identify the source.  

Even though there is no need to megadose on potassium iodide, it is still worthwhile to consider iodine supplements at a lower maintenance dose.  A review of the cancer consequences completed 20 years later concluded that prolonged stable iodine supplementation in the years after exposure may reduce the risk of thyroid cancer for those exposed by the nuclear accident.

Iodine has many benefits besides being radioprotective, including being a powerful antibiotic and helping detoxify potentially deadly halides such as fluorine and bromine that are common in our food and water supplies.  Bromine is a common additive in flour, and has pronounced negative effects on the thyroid.  Only unbromated flour should be eaten.

OK – on to the experts:


More from Dr. Brownstein:

Here is a podcast with Dr. Mark Starr, who has cured himself of hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia.  He has authored a book after 6 years of research into what he is calling Type 2 Hypothyroidism.  Much like Type 2 Diabetes, Type 2 Hypothyroidism isn’t an inability of the gland to produce sufficient hormones, but rather an a inability of cells to make use of those hormones.  Fascinating and insightful:

http://curezone.com/upload/Audio/Iodine/Dr_Mark_Starr_ORN_pt_1.mp3

http://curezone.com/upload/Audio/Iodine/Dr_Mark_Starr_pt_2.mp3

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