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How to Protect Yourself from Radiation Exposure

Posted on 17th Mar 2011 @ 12:49 PM


How to Protect Yourself from 
Radiation Exposure


The unfolding events relating to Japan's damaged nuclear reactors is raising the concern in the U.S. of a worst-case scenario of multiple meltdowns with a consequent cloud of radioactive particles following the jet stream over to the U.S. The prevailing jet stream winds will impact Los Angeles to Alaska, and will include Hawaii. Radioactive pollution will reach the U.S. within 36 hours. It will then travel the typical jet stream across the U.S. that you see on your daily weather programs.

A coordinated cover-up of the severity of the situation is underway. This sort of behavior is typical of governments, especially when they are interested in protecting their power base and protecting the interests of transnational corporations.

Japanese health authorities are passing out iodine tablets to those in the vicinity of these reactors -- as it is common knowledge that the thyroid gland is a weak spot when it comes to radiation exposure. By supplementing with iodine it is taken up by the thyroid which then blocks radiation uptake into the thyroid, reducing the risk for future thyroid cancer (which is already an epidemic form of cancer in the U.S. in part likely due to excess CT scans).  However, taking excess Iodine isn’t recommended and can lead to dangerous side-effectsshould not be taken along with Potassium iodide.  Excess iodine can clog thyroid function, creating either a hypo or hyper-thyroid condition. 

Water-soluble iodine is much less problematic when higher doses are used. Liquids can be applied transdermally, directly over the neck region or taken orally, and reapplied as desired based on concerns.

Protecting the thyroid with iodine seems to be about all public health officials are willing to recommend to the public. However, there are other important steps every person should consider. Radiation interaction within your body generates massive amounts of damaging free radicals, in turn potentially inducing DNA damage that may lead to future cancer -- often manifesting a decade or two later. This means it is a good idea to maximize your overall antioxidant defenses. Ideally, this system of defense should be bolstered in advance to provide maximal defense. Unfortunately the antioxidant defense systems of a majority of Americans are in shoddy condition.  And, we can observe this chronic condition in at least 90% of all clients who come for their first visit to Life Sources' viewing the blood cells at1500xs {times} magnification.  One question I continually hear about certain antioxidants is this: “Am I supposed to take this forever”?  If one takes into consider the fact these are not fat-soluble (as with Vitamin D which is a fat soluble ‘hormone’ ((not a Vitamin)) for example) and, our bodies’ needs are to be replenished daily with food, I would think this product adding into one’s daily regimen would seem a rather miniscule so-called ‘having to take a supplement’ when, in fact, upon a doctor’s prescription, no one really questions that.  In effect, pharmaceuticals not only manipulate the immune system’s ability to perform to its optimum, it or “they” put quite a heavy stressful load onto the liver (see Fig. #16); the very organ needed to rid the body of toxins, plus, a very important organ we must daily respect.

Many nutrients contain antioxidants and many of these behave in your vital antioxidant network to protect your DNA from damage. In your diet these nutrients come from fruits, vegetables, whey protein, and whole grains (with the exception for those with autoimmune disorders pertaining to poor digestive health).  Additionally, almost any nutrient supplement with antioxidant properties, such as vitamin C, E, Alpha Lapoic Acid, and, the most highly and efficacious product; OPC-165® which is 20xs stronger than Vitamin C; 50xs stronger than Vitamin E; will help bolster your antioxidant team.

We suggest that everyone consume a broad spectrum of antioxidant support. Indeed, a cocktail of antioxidants (selenium, vitamin C, N-acetyl Cysteinealpha-lipoic acid, alpha-tocopherol and co-enzyme Q10) started 24 hours after a lethal level of radiation exposure has been shown to be highly protective.  Oral chelation of the body’s tissues from such things as Heavy Metal Toxicity not only should be considered, but, during these ominous times these recommended products are meant to assist the neuro-transmitters of the brain such as our propriety formula, Immuzyme® and our OPC-165®

Excessive radiation exposure damages DNA, especially DNA relating to the system in our bone marrow that produces all the red and white blood cells that are vital for survival. (see Fig. #9) Therefore radiation exposure has adverse consequences on circulatory health and immune system competence, disturbing energy balance and increasing the risk for cancer.

Lipoic acid is a very small and versatile fat- and water-soluble antioxidant. Animal studies show that it helps maintain the antioxidant defense system in multiple body tissues upon radiation exposure, especially protecting the brain, liver, spleen, kidney, and testes.

The health status of some 6,000 workers from Latvia who went to clean-up the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant has been followed for several decades. These workers suffered higher-than-normal rates of problems in their nervous, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine system (especially thyroid) and immunological systems. A study conducted on some of these workers 10 years after the fact showed that 600 mg of lipoic acid for two months was able to normalize many, but not all, of their lab abnormalities. Too bad they didn't have protection prior to and during exposure. Pretreatment with OPC-165® has been shown to significantly reduce radiation exposure damage to the brain.

Having an adequate antioxidant defense system; OPC-165®, Alpha Lapoic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin E for more optimal health is common sense. During times of increased stress your needs for antioxidants rise -- and this relates to any type of stress. Radiation exposure is simply one more type of stress -- a rather nasty type. The demands in your life or existing health concerns may already be testing your antioxidant bank account. Bolstering your antioxidant defense system to compensate for a potential challenge is common sense and imperative for now and for whatever our future has in store.

If you have been exposed to too many X-rays or CAT scans, if you fly too much, work with diagnostic medical equipment or are environmentally sensitive and have ingested elevated levels of radioactive contaminated food, air or water, you also want to partake of the following protocol on a regular basis
 
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

The oral administration of sodium bicarbonate diminishes the severity of the changes produced by uranium in the kidneys. The kidneys are usually the first organs to show chemical damage upon uranium exposure. Old military manuals suggest doses or infusions of sodium bicarbonate to help alkalinize the urine if this happens. This makes the uranyl ion less kidney-toxic and promotes excretion of the nontoxic uranium-carbonate complex. So useful and strong is sodium bicarbonate that at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, researcher Don York has used baking soda to clean soil contaminated with uranium. Sodium bicarbonate binds with uranium, separating it from the dirt; so far, York has removed as much as 92 percent of the uranium from contaminated soil samples. The United States Army recommends the use of bicarbonate to protect the kidneys from radiation damage. And, the daily consumption of Magnetized Water not only changes the ionic structure in sync with the OPC-165® to maintain cellular health and repair, but, it keeps the kidneys healthy (Read the information on how magnetizing your water works for kidney support.)

Sodium bicarbonate can safely remove paint, grease, oil and smoke residue, decreasing workers' exposure to harsh chemicals and eliminating much of the hazardous waste associated with other cleaners. "Sodium bicarbonate is able to clean in areas where other substances pose fire hazards, because baking soda is a natural fire extinguisher," says Kenneth Colbert, a general manager for Arm & Hammer. This is the reason it's used by oncology centers to control chemo agent spills and it's actually used intravenously to protect patients from the hazardous toxicity of chemotherapy.

Uranium is one of the only metals that get significant bonding from carbonate. Just flushing a lot of bicarbonate through the system, along with whatever kidney support you are going to use, will be very helpful. There is no better therapy for radiation sickness then intense sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and magnesium baths with the appropriate clay added in. Even sodium thiosulfate can be added to these baths and that instantly neutralizes any chlorine in the bath water while simultaneously providing sulfur for the vital sulfur pathways.

A bit of Caution; we cannot allow ourselves to panic, but, should there be imminent danger (as just about everyone is bracing for from LA to Alaska) we should at least be prepared. The following information is just exactly for that reason.   

Bicarbonate and Nuclear Fallout

If the bombs start dropping anywhere on earth, or if you live near a nuclear plant, you will want to have a large amount of sodium bicarbonate on hand. Minimum stocks should be 25 or 50 pounds. Normally we recommend someone start with using one pound of bicarbonate in a bath but that could easily be two or three pounds in an emergency situation. You will also need a lot of magnesium salts and the very best and most penetrating of them is the magnesium chloride in the form of magnesium bath flakes. Dead Sea salt is also fine for this application because it is high in magnesium. 

Exposure to radiation causes a cascade of free radicals (see Fig. 15, 21) that wreak havoc on the body. Radiation decimates the body's supply of glutathione.  Nebulization is one of the best ways to quickly increase glutathione levels as is the use of glutathione rectal suppositories. The main cancer risk from inhaled uranium oxide and other airborne radioactive particles is from tiny insoluble particles lodged deep in the lungs. That's a good reason to nebulize both glutathione and bicarbonate directly into the lungs and one must wonder why governments and health officials haven't sponsored this.

Uranium oxide can be inhaled by soldiers and civilians, it sticks to the lining of the lungs, it is taken up by cells of the immune systems and gets into lymph glands, bone, brain, hormone producing glands, ovaries and testes. It stays in these organs for many decades and is only very slowly excreted in urine. Nebulization topically treats the lung tissues allowing for best effect on contaminated lung tissues.

Combining formulas with chlorella powder gives the best possible medical formula to help remove radioactive contamination as long as iodine, magnesium chloride, a super-food, spirulina-based powerful chlorophyll-rich formula that is easy to administer in high quantities because of its exceptionally pleasant taste, and edible clay are used as well. The intense levels of will quickly help build up a person's immune system and help them recover from the RNA/DNA damage caused by radiation exposure.

Uranium-238 is being eliminated in the hair using heavy metal detoxifying protocols; to date there is no natural chelating agent known to mobilize and eliminate uranium-238 from body tissues.

Cilantro will remove heavy metals and radioactive material out of the brain cells into the detoxification pathways with rectal suppositories of Detoxamin working on the liver's glutathione pathway (the three (3) amino acids that force the Liver to produce it’s own Glutathoine is and always has been the three (3) amino acids found within Life Sources® Daily Health® Enzyme Formula as, metals excrete through the urine, fecal matter, skin, hair and nails. Always remember “the lots of Fiber rule; High Fiber; Metamucil (psyllium husk) to bulk up the colon. On a daily basis, you’ll be detoxifying the toxins (just from normal living) – and, thus, not only ridding them from the bowels but the liver as well. 

The internal consumption of edible clay and external clays dramatically facilitate this process. Zeolite clay baths are a very effective way of removing heavy metals from the body and increase one's chances of survival if exposed to nuclear fallout. Also activated charcoal powder in water will bind these toxins and pass them out of the body.

Iodine

Iodine is the most obvious and important element in protecting against radiation damages. Radioactive iodine will plunge into any and all iodine receptor cites that have no iodine in them due to iodine deficiencies.  This is a serious problem because over 90 percent of people in North America are iodine deficient. This leaves them incredibly vulnerable to radioactive iodine, which is one of the principle forms of radiation given off in nuclear accidents and from nuclear weapons. 

Intravenous Cocktails

In cases of serious exposure, IV cocktails with high dosages of vitamin C, magnesium chloride or sulfate, sodium bicarbonate and very pure seawater full of all the minerals necessary for life would be ideal. Dr. David Brownstein administers a slow IV vitamin C drip--usually 25-50 gm, with minerals, and he adds 10cc of sodium bicarbonate.

The addition of bicarb to the IVs made a huge clinical improvement.

Nutrients to the Rescue

Spirulina and chlorella have been used heavily by the Russians after the the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. And the Japanese love their miso soup and that was said to help some of their citizens survive the fallout after the Americans attacked two of their cities. We recommend a green powder in high doses that is high spirulina and chlorella content because it is like rocket fuel for the cells, providing them with a broad range of concentrated nutrients.

Miso is effective for detoxifying your body of radiation. During World War II, two hospitals that were located side by side were hit with atomic radiation, in one hospital people consumed Miso and all of them survived while many people in the other hospital that did not take miso died.

There are a number of foods that can better help our bodies tolerate the effects of pollution. Eating lower on the food chain minimizes our chemical intake. Consuming more whole grains has a multitude of benefits, unless you are intolerant to certain grains as in Gluten intolerance. Their high fiber content binds with toxins and lessens intestinal transit time. Their vitamin B6 content nourishes the thymus gland and their vitamin E content helps the body to better utilize oxygen. The grain buckwheat is high in rutin and helps to protect against radiation and stimulates new bone marrow production. The mucilaginous fiber in seaweed helps to prevent the reabsorbing of radioactive strontium 90.

Following the bombing of Nagasaki, a group of surviving macrobiotic doctors and their patients avoided radiation sickness by eating brown rice, miso and seaweed. They also did not get leukemia. Seaweeds also help to break down fatty deposits. High-chlorophyll foods like wheatgrass, barley grass, kale, collard greens, beet greens, Swiss chard, etc. strengthen cells, transport oxygen, help to detoxify the blood and liver as well as help to neutralize polluting elements and stimulate RNA production. In other words, the Liver Detoxifying – “Juicing” that I’ve recommended for years actually combines all of the above vegetables.

Sulfur-rich vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and mustard greens, as well as garlic, combine with heavy metals and help prevent free radical damage.  The amino acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine in combination with our Immuzyme® supports (oral) heavy metal detoxification {chelation} therapy; plus,  Immuzyme® ,our Proprietary {Anti-inflammatory} Proteolytic Enzyme Formula, protects the Liver, (where toxins are stored), Pancreas, Thyroid, Para-Thyroid and Thymus glands just to name a few.

The sulfur compounds trigger increased expression of your glutathione system, which results in both metal detoxification and free radical neutralization. The other group of food compounds that do this is the polyphenolic antioxidants – OPC-165® and Haritaki or terminalia chebula, an Ayurvedic fruit that is the basis for many medicines including the intestinal detoxifier Triphala.  This fruit is used extensively in Tibetan Medicine where it is called the "King of Herbs."  It has potent effects on the glutathione system and on expression of other intracellular antioxidants Life Sources® Inc. product; the great chelater for all organs within the body, Immuzyme®. 

Aloe Vera juice is a natural remedy for radiation-induced skin changes preventing or minimizing radiation-induced skin reactions.  It is always a recommendation for all Life Sources’ clients.

Andrea McCreery,
President/Founder
Life Sources® Inc.
916-536-9930
www.life-sources.com