We are publishing these radiation protection recommendations, which come from several different sources, to provide you with various options. If you read through the list with its short explanation of each herb, nutrient, or supplement mentioned, you can see which suggestions you can and want to use. You can see which best fit your budget, too, as some are more expensive than others.
We want to make it clear that we are not experts on radiation protection. We simply studied as much as possible in order to learn as much as we could in this short time since the radiation crisis in Japan, and have compiled this list from many different people's radiation protection recommendations. We hope it will be helpful to you. Please do your own research as well, and consult an informed health care practitioner you trust.
As we have written about in our previous article, Thyroid Protection, potassium iodide (KI) helps protect your thyroid from the radioactive iodine released as a result of most nuclear accidents. This is very important, which is why we suggest having it on hand at all times in case of emergencies, such as an accident at a nuclear reactor which may be even nearer to you than those in Japan.
We do want to stress, though, that potassium iodide should only be used in the event that you are being exposed to radioactive material.
If there isn't clear evidence that you are being exposed, then you should just keep the KI in a safe place, maybe even having some in the car or your purse, but not use it until you really need to.
To get an idea of the winds blowing from Japan to the US, you can use this Jet Stream Analysis Animation tool. In the pink box on that page choose 1 to 4 days, 6 or 12 hour intervals, and click the Build Animation button. You can find Japan on the left at about 9 o'clock near the left edge of the map.
The radiation protection recommendations below can be used now to prepare your body for the stress and ravages of radiation. Ideally, the same recommendations should be used during and for months after exposure.
Your body has the wonderful ability to heal itself from the most terrible diseases if it is provided with the proper nutrition. But regular nutrition alone is not enough for situations like being exposed to nuclear radiation.
These superfoods and extremely nutrient-dense extracts and minerals are designed to provide extra support and raw materials for your body to use in its efforts to protect itself and heal itself.
Omega-3 and Antioxidants - The use of a high quality omega-3 and antioxidant is critical to immune system health and a reduction of inflammation, especially chronic inflammation.
Exposure to radioactive materials from a nuclear accident puts tremendous stress on the whole body, and omega-3 essential fatty acids provide the body with a way of dealing with the effects of stress and oxidation by strengthening the cell membranes throughout the whole body.*
You can see our recommendation for omega-3 on our sister site www.Green-Lipped-Mussel-Oil.com
This very special omega-3 formula also contains two very powerful antioxidants, highly bioavailable and bioactive oils from the grapeseed husk and the kiwifruit seed, both from New Zealand.
From published medical papers, it's clear that omega-3s help the stomach and intestinal tract function better. Green lipped mussel oil has been shown to reduce gastrointestinal inflammation. From personal experience I know that taking our recommended omega-3 settles the stomach.
This can be very important when taking potassium iodide (KI) or an alternative form called potassium iodate (KIO3), because both of these radiation protection pills can upset the stomach to the point of vomiting.
The KI or KIO3 won't do you or your child any good if you vomit it up, so you need to find ways to be sure you keep it down.
(Please see our upcoming article on a comparison of KI and KIO3, coming soon!)
You may already have a favorite fish oil or antioxidant you prefer to take. It's important to be sure that the oil you are taking has not been denatured by the form of processing used, which can actually depress the immune system, and is not contaminated with heavy metals and PCBs.
During this time of crisis, if we are in an area that may be exposed to radioactive material, we need to use the highest quality supplements and superfoods we can, as well take larger servings of these nutrient-dense foods.
Our recommendation would be to take as many MOXXOR capsules as you can. (The "maintenance" serving size in ordinary circumstances is 2 gel caps a day.) There is no toxic level, and the side effect of taking too much is loose bowels, in which case you can just decrease the amount you are taking.
The following recommendations are taken from David Wolfe's excellent podcast called "Everything You Need to Know about Radiation." These recommendations are based on his investigations and research.*
References for Radiation Protection Recommendations from Therapeutic Research Institute
1. Phytotherapy Research, 22(10):1380-3, Oct., 2008.
2. Adv Exp Med Biol, 595:301-320, 2007.
3. Radiation Res, 173(5):590-601, May 2010.
4. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 92(11):4286-9, Nov 2007.
5. Radiation Res, 144(2):198-205, Nov 1995.
6. J Clin Endocrinology & Metabolism Aug 21, 2007
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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