Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Natural Alternatives

I’ve been watching all the news and paranoia about radiation going around since this unfortunate accident over in Japan. Yes, I said paranoia. I’m going to put it to you as simply as I can. The defecation has impacted the oscillation and there’s not a thing you can do about it. At this point, radiation, in several forms, has been detected everywhere in the US except the New England states.

The amounts that have been detected really are microscopic and essentially are nothing to worry about. That said ~ no amount of radiation is good for you. All you can do is purge your body of what it will absorb. You can do this with chemicals that are not good for you or you can do this with natural substances that are nothing but good for you. The choice up to you.

Read my earlier post about Potassium Iodide. Click here.

The following list foods can help the human body fight radiation damage. Using these foods as part of your regular diet can help lower your chances of radiation damage.
• Kelp
• Rosemary
• Spirulina
• Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Let’s consider each of these, one at a time.

The following is from Marie Mulrooney in the article “Benefits of Sea Kelp Tablets”.

“Sea kelp, or simply "kelp", belongs to the family Laminariaceae and comes in several varieties, all edible, sometimes known as kombu, konbu, wakame, haidai or qundaicai. Kelp is available in a variety of forms, including cooked or raw as food, in capsules, powder or tablets. Tablets are a particularly suitable way of taking kelp if you do not like the taste of it as food. No matter how you consume kelp, it has numerous benefits.”

Kelp is:
• Rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K which all help boost the human immune system.
• Rich in the minerals iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, silicon, chromium, selenium, barium and iron, out of which high iodine can assist in making thyroid hormones and potentially boost low thyroid function, though too much iodine may interfere with a normally functioning thyroid gland.
• It also contains alginate, agar and carrageenan gels, which some say help stimulate gastrointestinal health and aid digestion.
Marie Mulrooney also says that there are other health benefits of kelp including “helping to loosen extra mucous in the body, lowering blood pressure, treating arthritis and rheumatism and stimulating powerful skin healing thanks to its germanium content, which boosts immune function and combats cancer. Kelp may also be used to help reduce the effects of radiation and chemotherapy on the body.”

According to Barbara L. Minton in her article “Rosemary Found to Offer Best Protection against Radiation Poisoning” there are compounds in rosemary that fight against mutagenic effects of radiation.

She states that scientists in Spain found that “nothing can fight radiation damage to micronuclei like this simple garden herb. They noted that ionizing radiation causes the massive generation of free radicals that induce cellular DNA damage. When the compounds were added after gamma-irradiation treatment, the protective effects relied not on scavenging ability, but on activity against free radicals already present in the cells. The fact that carnosic acid and carnosol found in rosemary are fat soluble allows them to provide highly significant protective anti-mutagenic activity. Even the most powerful water-soluble antioxidants lack the capacity to protect against gamma ray induced damage. This study can be found in the British Journal of Radiology, February 2 edition.”

The Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk proved that children affected by radiation poisoning from Chernobyl who took 5 grams of spirulina a day for 45 days, experienced enhanced immune systems, T-cell counts and reduced radioactivity.

As niacin, also known as B3, is water soluble and can’t be stored in the body. It is eliminated during urination, which means that you need it in your daily diet. It has been proven to be an extraordinarily effective catalyst for the discharging of radiation.

Niacin can be found in the following foods:
• Leafy Vegetables
• Broccoli
• Tomatoes
• Carrots
• Dates
• Sweet Potatoes
• Asparagus
• Avocados
• Dairy Products
• Eggs
• Fish - Tuna, Salmon
• Nuts
• Wholegrain
• Legumes
• Saltbush Seeds
• Mushrooms
• Brewer’s Yeast
• Enriched Breads and Cereals supply some Niacin
• Coffee and Tea also supply some Niacin

Now you too can make an educated choice.

Choose wisely.

1 comment:

  1. I read a comment from a fellow who had taken Potassium Iodine, in liquid form, in anticipation of the spreading effects of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan. He was on the easter seacoast US. His bodies response was an immediate sore throat and he will not use it again. The antidote he took is a government recommended medication. However, it is not effective taken after exposure.