Radiation Exposure: Minimize the Risk

Nuclear Reactor Tower

Nuclear Reactor Tower

The issue of radiation could be a real concern if the reactors in Japan continue to have problems. Currently it looks like they might get things under control, but that’s not something that can be depended on. It would really help if they gave full information about what is happening. Really, there needs to be international observers to give more confidence to people in Japan as well as the entire northern hemisphere.

There are plenty things that can be done to protect against radiation poisoning even if you are exposed. Let’s look at some of those.

The Immune System
The immune system can deal with a lot, but it needs to be strengthened. Vitamin D is one of the most important supplements you could take to help. At this time of year it is impossible for anyone above 30 degrees longitude to get enough from exposure to the sun. That is just about everyone in the US. If you are below 30 degrees you need at least 40 percent of your skin exposed long enough to turn pink three or four times a week.

Antioxidants are also important. Vitamin C and E are important antioxidants that have been shown to help with radiation exposure. Selenium is a very important mineral used to make the master antioxidant glutathione.

The best bet would be a good multi mineral as other minerals are also important. I like fulvic acid, a naturally occurring mineral found in the soil. It is a constituent of humic acid which works well with it. Fulvic acid has the unique ability to remove toxic minerals from the cells themselves. This would effectively remove any radioactive isotopes from the body.

A lot of people are getting iodine supplements to counter the possibility of thyroid cancer from radioactive iodine. It works because the thyroid won’t absorb the radioactive iodine if it doesn’t need iodine. Fulvic acid has some, but it isn’t a bad idea to get more. A better solution is to eat sea vegetables like seaweed.

Absorb and Eliminate Radiation
Modifilan is a concentrated form of brown seaweed that has the added benefit of absorbing toxins from the digestive system and other tissue. They claim that it offers systemic detoxification, but I think it is more of a direct absorbant that works primarily in the digestive tract. This is great though as some of the worst radiation exposure can come from contaminated food and water, one of the biggest concerns in Japan today.

A generally good diet that greatly limits processed foods is really important too. They weaken the entire body making it susceptible to all major illnesses as well as any new exposure such as radiation. Eliminating all ground up grains, my way of saying processed foods since people think whole wheat bread and noodles are “whole,” and all sugars is ideal. Sugar includes honey, maple syrup and most other “healthy” sugars, the notable exception being stevia.

Rain Helps
The current rain on the west cost is a great protector for the country, but that won’t last. Let’s hope the crisis in Japan doesn’t last either. Our thoughts are with the people of Japan as they struggle to dig out of the catastrophe they are dealing with.

Meet the Author

Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

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