In March 2011, after the Fukushima nuclear reactor explosions in Japan, we all began living under daily radiation, both chemical and biological. Much of it is invisible to the naked eye. The effects of it may not be felt for years, even decades. But nonetheless, we are living in a time when man-made catastrophes are threatening the health of all living beings on earth.
Why? Because we must now eat, and drink contaminated food and water. We must breathe the heavy metal particles in the air that are circulating around the atmosphere.
Fukushima was classed as a Level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale. There were only 2 nuclear disasters in human history classed at that level, Chernobyl in Russia’s Ukraine in 1986 and Fukushima in March 2011. The fallout from 5 of the 6 reactors at Fukushima is already far worse than the 4 reactors at Chernobyl.
What health consequences can we expect from this fallout?
Research from Chernobyl indicates that there will be a rise in cancers, especially children’s: with autism, auto-immune diseases, brain dysfunctions and long-term damage to organs, bones and tissues, all of which are not directly traceable to contact with nuclear fallout, but of course, are a direct consequence of it.
What the Experts Are Saying
Dr. Helen Caldicott, named by the Smithsonian Institute as one of the most influential voices of the 20th century, an untiring educator and researcher, founded the Nuclear Policy Research Institute in Washington DC. She has been an outspoken critic of the lack of information being released to the public in the mainstream media.
She says that the public is being confused by media reports that play down radiation exposure which say it is minimal. But the radiation they are referring to is ‘external’ radiation. She says they do not distinguish between “external radiation” and “internal radiation” which are two distinct and separate things.
There is a grave threat to our health from “internal radiation” which comes through our food and water, which are exposed to radiation on an ongoing basis.
In Dr. Caldicott’s words: “Internal radiation emanates from radioactive elements that enter the body by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Hazardous radioactive elements being released in the sea and air around Fukushima accumulate at each step of various food chains (for example, into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or in the soil, grass, cow’s meat and milk, then humans). Upon entering the body, these elements -called internal emitters- migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, continuously irradiating small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years, can induce uncontrolled cell replication – that is, cancer. Further, many of the nuclides remain radioactive in the environment for generations, and ultimately will cause increased incidences of cancer and genetic diseases over time.”
What Health Problems are Related to Radiation?
People will begin to notice thyroid conditions showing up, various forms of cancer, liver disease, brain tumors. Increases in diabetes, asthma, Multiple Sclerosis, even dementia can all be correlated to radiation exposure.
The Body Gets Tricked into Accepting Radioactive Elements
Radioactive iodine takes the place of normal healthy iodine. The body sees the radioactive iodine and accepts it. The body gets filled with Radioactive Iodine instead of the healthy iodine. Cesium – a heavy metal released in nuclear explosions – is found in the soil and plants that we eat. It mimics potassium in the body and our bodies think it is the good Potassium and so become depleted of the healthy Potassium mineral because there is no room for it.
10 Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself From Radiation
- Stay out of Radioactive rain. The environment will tell you what is going on. In May, June and part of July 2011 on the Pacific West Coast there was an inordinate amount of rain, almost everyday. The rain cleans the air of radioactive nanoparticles.
You will notice this rainout of radiation in your area, and it is important that you not breathe in that air. That means, don’t go out and jog in the rain. If you have to go out, wear an N95 Particulate Respirator mask to cover your nose and mouth when you are walking anywhere, during the rainout.
- Get a stainless steel, reverse osmosis water filter system and hook it up to your kitchen sink, shower etc. It can eliminate many toxins. Avoid plastic water filters due to the added chemicals off-gassing from the plastic.
Note: The Berkey Water Filters also offer protection. They are gravity filters made of stainless steel.
- Make a commitment to create a healthier diet. This is a matter of survival.
Here are some suggestions. Cook apples and eat your own applesauce stored in glass jars. It binds with radioactive particles.
- Buy Artichokes in olive oil, in glass jars
- Eat Blueberries Look for dried blueberries if you can’t get fresh. Tip: Combine applesauce and blueberries – great in smoothies.
- Use chickpea flour to make your own humus.
- Eat as much garlic, onions, or shallots as possible. These are all active protection for the immune system. They help respiratory health.
- Look for vegetables and condiments that are high in Quercetin: cayenne, cabbage, brussels sprouts, spinach, pears. Onions, apples, cranberries are the highest sources.
- Sprout your own sprouts in glass jars.
- Best Spices and Herbs:
Chamomile tea is great for calming. Helps insomnia, tension, anxiety. Safe for kids.
Curry – great in steamed rice dishes
Ginko biloba is a stimulant for your memory, and will counter aluminium, barium and mercury.
- Use organic plants and herbs.
GROW YOUR OWN in an indoor pot or planter. It’s fun, and a great project for children and families! Choose herbs like parsley, rosemary, thyme.
Bonus Tip: Beta-1,3-D Glucan – an immune system enhancer has been shown to protect from radiation encountered during airline travel, from x-rays, mammograms, and EMF from other sources including high-tension power lines, proximity to nuclear facilities, computer terminals, and the sun. It might be good to incorporate this as part of your regular supplements.