Friday, March 18, 2011
Health Alert: Radiation Protection
prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the
simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences." - Proverbs 22:3
have received many inquiries about potential radiation dangers from the
Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant disaster in Japan. Here are a few
questions and answers.
Q. Should we be concerned?
A. Probably not, but just in case...we prefer to take the boyscout approach and be prepared.
Q. Are we in danger from radiation?
The experts disagree, ranging from no danger to serious danger. I would
rather err on the side of caution. Because information from the media
and regulatory agencies has been contradictory and vague, we think it
best to contemplate the worst-case scenario:
be much more attention paid to the spent-fuel pools," says Arjun
Makhijani, a nuclear engineer and president of
the anti-nuclear power Institute for Energy and Environmental
Research. "If there's a complete loss of containment [and thus the
water inside], it can catch fire. There's a huge amount
of radioactivity inside – far more than is inside the reactors. The
damaged reactors are less likely to spread the same vast amounts of
radiation that Chernobyl did, but a spent-fuel pool fire could very well produce damage similar to or even greater than Chernobyl."
The Chernobyl nuclear accident exposed large populations to radiation. Currently people around the globe may be at a similar or worse risk.
Q. Should I take potassium iodide?
Potassium iodide is part of every civil defense prep list. It is
intended for emergency measures only and can be harmful if taken in too
large a dose. By saturating the thyroid with iodide you can prevent it
from absorbing radioactive iodine-131. The thyroid is particularly
vulnerable to that substance.
many people are hypersensitive to this product. Also, taking iodide
will not protect against harm in other parts of the body.
Safer Alternatives: Iodine
from kelp is more easily absorbed by sensitive people than potassium
iodide tablets and less known to cause adverse reactions.
We have available tincture of Fucus vesiculosus, a product made from Sea Kelp that contains iodine. We will also have tincture of Elemental Iodine available
by next week. Instructions will be included on the labels. Start taking
it now as it takes weeks to months to saturate the thyroid with iodine.
As with any product, please use caution when taking. NOTE: We do not sell remedies but can provide remedies to existing clients.
Note: The levels of iodine in iodized salt are not enough to saturate your thyroid. There are more bio-available ways of doing this. Information for how to take the iodine can be found here: http://imva.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25b08cc8b5ebaf472984d04d0&id=a45dfd02fe&e=f15a0e2426
Q. Can homeopathic remedies protect against and/or treat radiation injuries?
Homeopathic treatment has been extremely effective in treating
radiation injuries. During the Chernobyl days homeopaths helped many
desperately sick people. I have personally witnessed some wonderful
recoveries with homeopathic treatment from serious radiation injuries
that were caused by overdoses of radiation.
may find it helpful to have ongoing homeopathic “constitutional”
treatment to strengthen and support the channels of elimination in the
body. Heavy metal chelation is also beneficial for removal of
Homeopathic Home Remedy Kits:
In an emergency, there is no time to go to the store. Many remedies you
need are not found in the health food stores. Have a homeopathic remedy
kit on hand, preferably a 100-remedy family kit. There are numerous
remedies in the kit that have been used to treat the effects of
radiation. As an added benefit, homeopathic remedy kits last for a
lifetime if shielded from excess temperatures and moisture, and can be
used to self-treat your family for acute situations for years to come
with a little study (or you can call your practitioner for an acute
consultation). You can order one of these from our office (you do not have to be an existing client for us to order one for you).
Q. What else can I do?
addition to remedies, foods like alfalfa, sprouts, leafy green
vegetables, lentils, legumes, miso, brown rice, high fiber, whole
grains, seaweed, wheatgrass and more have been used with success to help
lessen the effects of radiation exposure. Remember to take foods only
from organic food sources- you do not need to burden your body with
having to eliminate more poisons than necessary.
Other food and iodine sources are listed here: http://www.naturalnews.com/031730_iodine_radiation_poisoning.html
you would like to receive a more detailed version of this alert, please
email us. We will keep you posted as we can. Please keep up your own
research and preparedness tactics.
Manfred Mueller, MA, DHM, RSHom(NA), CCH
and The Staff at Homeopathic Associates