As I was eating breakfast this morning, I ran across a report on nuclear fallout from Fukushima. As I live on the west coast (San Francisco) this was of great concern to me. When I looked closer, it seems the radiation has spread worldwide. Are these reports correct, or just fear tactics? This is very hard to confirm one way or another, so I will try to update this page as more information is available.
To get some basic understanding, I went through this article and this video, it is clear there is at least SOME danger from radiation. As I tend to believe David Wolfe (from past personal experience), this article sums it up pretty well for me.
There are many forms of radiation. Some forms we can protect ourselves from, so this is the type I will deal with in the radiation detox diet.
From my research, these are the best things to do to protect yourself:
- Keep your iodine levels up – This is actually a “protection” from radioactive iodine. When your body has all the iodine it needs, it will allow the radioactive iodine to pass right through. Two good ways to keep your iodine levels optimum are:
- Nascent Iodine – Works similar to potassium iodine without the side-effects
- Kelp – A great natural source of iodine.
- Chlorella – Chlorella is an amazing detox supplement, and should be used regardless of radiation fears. It is a great way to cleanse the body of heavy metals and chemicals (such as pesticides). Just remember, it can be very detoxifying. Drink plenty of water with Bentonite or Zeolite about 15 minutes after consuming it.
- Bentonite or Zeolite – In a word, clay. Clay is eaten by most animals in the wild for detoxification. It binds to heavy metals as clay has an opposite charge to them (see quote below). I love the 1,2 punch of chlorella and clay.
- Miso – Here is a great article on how miso has been proven to help in healing radiation damage. It is a great whole food way to start a radiation detox diet
“It turns out that nearly all heavy metals and most pathogenic organisms are oppositely charged. Bentonite clay is negatively charges (anionic; pronounced “an-eye-on-ic”) and pathogens are positively charged (cationic, pronounced “cat-eye-on-ic”). And according to simple physics, opposite charges in nature attract. So Bentonite clay nanoparticles stick to pathogenic compounds and heavy metals like flypaper to flies. This is called adsorption (with a “d”).” – Clay Minerals Research
There are other ways to protect yourself. For this article, I am going to keep it short and sweet. Try the above protocol, and you should see many benefits, regardless of radiation dangers. As always, real world experience trumps articles. Please give me your feedback below.