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The Dangers of Iodine Therapy

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

In my previous post, I suggested Iodine Therapy to protect against radiation.  Many people are allergic to Iodine and in that case the use of it can create various side effects including: Severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue), black, tarry stools, confusion, fever, irregular heartbeat, metallic taste in the mouth, mouth sores, numbness or tingling of the hands or feet, skin rash, stomach pains, swelling in the neck or throat, unusual tiredness, weakness.

Below are some alternative treatment for radiation.

by Michael King

Clay
Clay of all kinds in the bath, on the body and taken internally is recognized (albeit quietly) as being the fastest and most effective way to remove all forms of radiation from the body.

Sacred Clay (pyrophyllite), due to its exceptionally small particle size and high electrolyte content outperforms your standard bentonites, zeolites, illites and montmorillonites – although each of these clays are able to produce significant benefits in the area of radiation detoxification, and continue to be highly recommended during times of emergency.

Iodine, on the other hand, will NOT protect a person from uranium, cesium or plutonium radiation exposure.

Eating clay and taking clay baths has been repeatedly observed to draw out ALL forms of radiation faster and more effectively than other protocols. As a result, you will see in most of the literature on Iodine Therapy, the suggestion to use clay to pull out all other forms of radiation that iodine will not touch.

What’s missing here??? If clay is so effective at removing ALL forms of radiation, why don’t we just START with clay and STAY with clay from beginning to end? Add other therapies to enhance the action of clay in the body, but look to clay as your first line of defense in the detoxification of radiation, heavy metals and other toxins.

Clay at Chernobyl

Radiation detoxification clay baths, clay chocolate bars, and clay in animal feed were used after Chernobyl to neutralize radiation. Clay was found to remove radiation from the body more quickly than standard protocols.

Before the Response Team at Chernobyl put on their radiation suits, they smeared clay all over their bodies. (What did the Russians know that we are just now beginning to understand?)

Clay was one of the components that were used to bury the Chernobyl reactor due its known ability to reduce the escape of radiation through its protective barrier. http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A2922103

Clay is commonly used to prevent radon from escaping a radiation waste disposal site. (Radioactive Waste: Production, Storage, Disposal (NUREG/BR-0216, Revision 2))

Radioactive metals are the heaviest of all metals. Clay baths, clay packs and body wraps in clay draw out all forms of heavy metals and other toxins from the skin.

Taking a clay that is high in electrolytes internally (like Sacred Clay) sets up an electromagnetic polarity in the body causing heavy metals, radiation, chemicals and other toxins (which are positively charged), to gravitate to the clay as it passes through the body and through the bloodstream.

When a toxin bonds with a clay does the clay become toxic to the body?
Generally not, for one fundamental reason. When toxins and clay unite, an electromagnetic bond is formed which often converts the toxin into another compound, thereby neutralizing its toxicity. An example of this is when heavy aluminum bonds with a clay high in amorphous silica, the resulting compound is an aluminosilicate, well known to be harmless to the body.

Radioactive caesium-137 in clay soils are not found in local groundwater runoff because “it binds to the clay minerals”. http://ag.arizona.edu/swes/chorover_lab/pdf_papers/Bostick%20et%20al.,%202002.pdf

Electromagnetic Attractions
This tendency to draw from one or more clay minerals to bond with a chemical, heavy metal, radiation or toxin through natural attractive forces is one of its secrets to speed and effectiveness in detoxification therapies.

Electromagnetic attractions can be very strong and instant the moment the clay and the toxin get close enough in proximity to be drawn to each other.

This same principle of electromagnetic bonding to neutralize a toxin also applies to another one of Nature’s powerful detoxification resources: seaweeds and algae.

Chlorophyll-rich, Alkalizing Seaweeds and Algae
Alkalizing seaweeds and algae are far superior at alkalizing the body safely that baking soda, commonly suggested to detox radiation from the body.

Baking soda is helpful if you do not realize the superior alternatives of seaweeds and algae, but still very limited in nutritional benefit, and harmful in some instances, (like when individuals are used to consuming calcium supplements or consuming dairy regularly).

Alkalizing the body improves oxygen exchange and the neutralization of radiation, however, alkalizing with chlorophyll and minerals in seaweeds and algae produce a much more comprehensive array of nutritional benefits than baking soda alone. Every organ, cell and hormone-producing gland will be nourished into peak performance by the abundance of beneficial phyto-nutritional compounds and minerals found in seaweeds and algae.

Scientists at the Gastro-Intestinal Laboratory at McGill University in Montreal demonstrated that alginates derived from Laminaria could reduce by 50-80% the amount of radioactive strontium absorbed through the intestine.

Spirulina and other algae also contain high amounts of metallo-thionine compounds, believed by the scientific community to strip the body of radioactive metals and protect against radiation damage.

Spirulina, Blue Green Algae, Chlorella, Gigartina, Kelp, Dulse, and Laminaria (also known as Modifilan) are significant components of the Earth & Sea Greens blend of over 70 superfoods and the Thyroid Balance a blend of over 25 herbs, seaweeds and algae.

Humic/Fulvic Substance

Humates bolster the immune system. Dr. Daryl See, MD, formerly an Immunologist of UCI Medical School, suggests that humates cause the immune system to recognize its own dead cells thereby reducing infection.

Baylor Medical School is currently researching humates both topically applied and internally dosed for burn victims to reduce infections.

Russian scientists are using the same principle for the treatment of radiation sickness. Sodium humate has been found to increase the lifespan of mongrel rats exposed to lethal doses of cobalt radiation.
(Effect of sodium humate on animals irradiated with lethal doses. Pukhova, G. G.; Druzhina, H. A.; Stepchenko, L. M.; Chebotarev, E. E. Radiobiologiia, 1987; Vol. 27; Issue 5; Pages 650-653.)

Humic/Fulvic Substance is included in most of our herbal formulas to improve bioavailability of the nutrients. It is included in higher amounts in the Deep Level Detox, Friendly Flora, and for baths, in the Black Beauty Bath Additive.

Whole Salt

Salt mines are used to store and work with equipment that is ultrasensitive to EM fields or to prevent the escape of radiation from the equipment or associated experiments. Salt is able to block cell phone signals, and therefore effects from cell phone radiation. The minerals in salt act similar to clay in its ability to bond with radiation.

By adding Himalayan Salt to your Sacred Clay Bath the protective and detoxifying effects are magnified due to the additional electrolytes provided by the salt. Electrolytes are essential to the removal of toxins from the cells and the transport of toxins out of the body into the clay water.

Himalayan Salt, Humic/Fulvic Substance and Ocean Magnesium (another salt of prime importance in the bath) are all included in our Black Beauty Bath Additive to be used in conjunction with Sacred Clay in the bath.

Clay, salt and humate baths are more effective at reducing radiation than baking soda or Clorox baths. These earthen resources offer their abundance of beneficial minerals which magnetically bond with toxins and radiation of all kinds.

Bile Activator with Trifala

Bile fluids produced by the liver are one of Nature’s remarkable methods of drawing toxins and pathogens out of the body. Bitter herbs like the three fruits in the Auyrvedic formula Trifala activate the production of bile fluids in the liver. Encapsulating toxins and pathogens in the almost to slightly alkaline bile fluids neutralizes them making them unavailable for bonding with receptor sites in the intestines as they pass naturally from the body.

Researches were carried out in Bhabha atomic research center, Trombay, India. Certain Swiss mice were exposed to Gamma radiations. These were then orally fed with triphala. It was found that the there radiation induced mice were 60% less affected then the mice those were not fed with triphala.

Digestive Bitters contain a number of bitter herbs in combination with Trifala.

Bee Pollen and Propolis

Well-documented evidence shows pollen counteracts the effects of severe toxins like radiation and environmental chemicals. Bee pollen antioxidants and bee propolis are clinically proven to strengthen immune response and protect the body from radiation.

Recent clinical tests show that pollen significantly reduces the side effects of both radium and cobalt-60 radiotherapy at a level of 2 tbsp. a day.

They are both found, along with Ashwagandha, Siberian Ginseng and Kudzu (an alkalizer) in our Bee Pollen-Propolis Formula.

Aloe Vera Gel

Found in most health food stores, the gel of the Aloe plant contains well research radio-protective properties. Since the gel is less expensive that the Aloe Juice, and more concentrated, it can be a preferred way to derive benefits from this remarkable gift from Nature. A small amount in a glass of water provides a daily dose of additional protection.

Foods that Provide Radiation Protection

Asparagus due to its alkalizing effect on the body purging uric acids from the system. Asparagus is also an excellent source of glutathione which is known to assist in the reduction of heavy metals and other toxins from the body – including radiation.

The kidneys are usually one of the first organs to suffer damage in radiation toxicity due primarily to the higher levels of acidity following radiation exposure. Asparagus and chlorophyll-rich seaweeds and algae restore alkalinity and thereby improve kidney function when under stress.

Raw Milk Whey from 100% grass-fed cows or goats are the highest know sources of glutathione and an abundant source of friendly bacteria.

Non-Soy-based Miso – Fermentation improves a plant’s ability to provide radiation protection to the consumer. Miso is one option, but due to the over-estrogenating effects of soy and the high likelihood today of GMO contamination today, only the non-soy-based miso is recommended (barley, chickpea, etc.)

Lewis Labs Brewer’s Yeast (grown on beets not beer) and Medicinal Mushrooms (one of the original sources for β-glucans) are notable for their ability to modulate (balance and improve) the immune system. For this reason it makes no sense to take Beta1,3 Glucan (a mere fragment of a whole food).

Nature has already provided the superior version in the whole food forms.

Foods that must be avoided since they weaken the effectiveness of your immune system:

Sugars, candida promoting foods and food combinations, acidifying foods and drinks (colas, coffee, bottled fruit juices (except unsweetened cranberry), breads, fried foods, corn & potato chips, nuts and nut butters, etc.)

Warning –
Brassica Vegetables Can Increase Hypothyroidism

Contrary to popular recommendation, brassica vegetables (like maca, Canola oil, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, turnips, beets, collards, mustard plants, horseradish, etc.), though touted to provide benefit against radiation exposure due to their higher levels of sulphur, are also prone to diminish thyroid production – not something you want happening when under stress from radiation exposure!

What is your alternative???
Sulfur is good for the body and helpful in countering radiation, but without the proper amount of iron, sulphur’s balancing antagonist, anemia and hypothyroidism can result from sulfur excesses.

Sacred Clay and Earth & Sea Greens both contain iron-rich components among their nutritional profiles. Sacred Clay itself, is 3-5% iron balanced by approximately 2% sulphur. In this manner, you derive the benefits of both sulphur and iron in Nature’s balance.

Baking Soda??? Is it Really Necessary?

Baking soda is helpful if you do not realize the superior alternatives, but still very limited in nutritional benefit, and harmful in some instances.

What is the alternative?? Alkalizing seaweeds and chlorophyl-rich superfoods like Earth & Sea Greens and Thyroid Balance.

Is Iodine or Potassium Iodide Really Your Best Defense Against Radiation Exposure???

Iodine will NOT protect a person from uranium, cesium or plutonium radiation exposure.

Taking excesses of Potassium Iodide, or taking KI more often than recommended, does not offer more protection and can cause severe illness or death.

Adverse Reactions to Potassium Iodide

While benefits have been derived from its use, there are more effective and more comprehensive whole earthen resources that out perform iodine supplement, both in their gentleness and in their speed of producing results. Here are the Iodine recommended dosages:

Dr. Michael B. Schachter says, “The treatment dose when a person is iodine insufficient is generally between 12.5 mg and 50 mg daily. Preliminary research indicates that if a person is iodine insufficient, it takes about three months to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 50 mg of iodine daily and a year to achieve that while ingesting a dosage of 12.5 mg of iodine daily.

My comments: So the recommendation is to take 1-200 drops of iodine as a onetime high pulse dosage to set up your system for radiation protection. Yet the potential side effects are as follows (characteristic of the typical unbalancing effects of any “remedy” that is less than whole). Fragments of a whole earthen source will never be as effective as the whole source itself. Thus, the side effects:

The following is quoted from a major proponent of Iodine, and are Dr. Mark Sircus’. These are the doctor’s own guidelines on taking Iodine along with its associated potential side effects. (I am actually a great fan of Dr. Sircus, and hold a great deal of respect for him and his information, but disagree that compounds like iodine are in the best interest of human health in light of such superior alternatives:

“These onetime high pulse dosages of potassium iodine are necessary during an emergency but they do not come without some risk of side effects, which include: severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue), black, tarry stools, confusion, fever, irregular heartbeat, metallic taste in the mouth, mouth sores, numbness or tingling of the hands or feet, skin rash, stomach pains, swelling in the neck or throat, unusual tiredness, weakness.

“Endocrinologic side effects have included both hyper- and hypothyroidism. By inhibiting the release of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland, iodide can cause goiter and hypothyroidism. This has been called the Wolff-Chaikoff effect, occurring in approximately four percent of patients and may be more likely in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Iodide may induce hyperthyroidism, called the Jod-Basedow effect, when given to patients with preexisting iodide deficiency or autonomous, “hot” thyroid nodules. Iodide can cause parotid gland swelling.

“Usually, side effects of potassium iodide happen when people take higher doses for a long time but they can occur from taking the government’s recommended onetime pulse dose.”

OK, So What is the Alternative to Iodine Supplements??
Clay, Seaweeds and Chlorophyll-rich Superfoods like Earth & Sea Greens, Thyroid Balance, and Sacred Clay.

Many blessings of health & success,

Enjoy these remarkable gifts from Nature!

Thyroid protection due to nuclear accident/Radiation Protection & Updates

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

As you know the radiation are traveling fast and moving across the ocean toward CA coast. Here are some information on what you can do to protect yourself:

Thyroid protection due to nuclear accidents and emergencies

SSKI may be used in radioiodine-contamination emergencies (i.e., nuclear accidents) to “block” the thyroid’s uptake of radioiodine (this is not the same as blocking the thyroid’s re…lease of thyroid hormone).

Potassium iodide was approved in 1982 by the US FDA to protect the thyroid glands from radioactive iodine from accidents or fission emergencies. In the event of an accident or attack at a nuclear power plant, or fallout from a nuclear bomb, volatile fission product radionuclides may be released, of which 131I is one of the most common by-products and a particularly dangerous one due to thyroid gland concentration of it, which may lead to thyroid cancer. By saturating the body with a source of stable iodide prior to exposure, inhaled or ingested 131I tends to be excreted.

Potassium iodide cannot protect against any other causes of radiation poisoning, nor can it provide any degree of protection against dirty bombs that produce radionuclides other than isotopes of iodine. See fission products and the external links for more details concerning radionuclides.
WHO Recommended Dosage for Radiological Emergencies involving radioactive iodine[22] Age KI in mg
Over 12 years old 130
3 – 12 years old 65*
1 – 36 months old 32
< 1 month old 16 (* contained in 80 tablespoons of iodized salt or one tablet specific for this use)

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html

Iodine to protect against radiation from nuclear plants from Wikipedia. See comments below: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services restated these two years later as “The downward KI (potassium iodide) dose adjustment by age group, based on body size considerations, adheres to the principle of minimum effective dose. The recommended standard (daily) dose of KI for all school-age children is the same (65 mg). However, adolescents approaching adult size (i.e., >70 kg [154 lbs]) should receive the full adult dose (130 mg) for maximal block of thyroid radioiodine uptake. Neonates ideally should receive the lowest dose (16 mg) of KI.”[23]
[edit] Historical use and analysis

Following the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster in April, 1986, a saturated solution of potassium iodide (SSKI) was administered to 10.5 million children and 7 million adults in Poland[23] as a prophylactic measure against accumulation of radioactive iodine-131 in the thyroid gland. People in the areas immediately surrounding Chernobyl itself, however, were not given the supplement.[24]

Potassium iodide’s (KI) value as a radiation protective (thyroid blocking) agent was demonstrated at the time of the Chernobyl nuclear accident when Soviet authorities distributed it in a 30 km zone around the plant. The purpose was to protect residents from radioactive iodine, a highly carcinogenic material found in nuclear reactors which had been released by the damaged reactor. Only a limited amount of KI was available, but those who received it were protected. Later, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reported, “thousands of measurements of I-131 (radioactive iodine) activity…suggest that the observed levels were lower than would have been expected had this prophylactic measure not been taken. The use of KI…was credited with permissible iodine content in 97% of the evacuees tested.”[25]

Poland, 300 miles from Chernobyl, also distributed KI to protect its population. Approximately 18 million doses were distributed, with follow-up studies showing no known thyroid cancer among KI recipients.[26] With the passage of time, people living in irradiated areas where KI was not available have developed thyroid cancer at epidemic levels, which is why the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported “The data clearly demonstrate the risks of thyroid radiation…KI can be used [to] provide safe and effective protection against thyroid cancer caused by irradiation.[27]

Chernobyl also demonstrated that the need to protect the thyroid from radiation was greater than expected. Within ten years of the accident, it became clear that thyroid damage caused by released radioactive iodine was virtually the only adverse health effect that could be measured. As reported by the NRC, studies after the accident showed that “As of 1996, except for thyroid cancer, there has been no confirmed increase in the rates of other cancers, including leukemia, among the…public, that have been attributed to releases from the accident.”[28]

But equally important to the question of KI is the fact that radiation releases are not “local” events. Researchers at the World Health Organization accurately located and counted the cancer victims from Chernobyl and were startled to find that “the increase in incidence [of thyroid cancer] has been documented up to 500 km from the accident site…significant doses from radioactive iodine can occur hundreds of kilometers from the site, beyond emergency planning zones.”[22] Consequently, far more people than anticipated were affected by the radiation, which caused the United Nations to report in 2002 that “The number of people with thyroid cancer…has exceeded expectations. Over 11,000 cases have already been reported.”[29]

These findings were consistent with studies of the effects of previous radiation releases. In 1945, millions of Japanese were exposed to radiation from nuclear weapons, and the effects can still be measured. Today, nearly half (44.8%) the survivors of Nagasaki studied have identifiable thyroid disease, with the American Medical Association reporting “it is remarkable that a biological effect from a single brief environmental exposure nearly 60 years in the past is still present and can be detected.”[30] This, as well as the development of thyroid cancer among residents in the North Pacific from radioactive fallout following the United States’ nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s (on islands nearly 200 miles downwind of the tests) were instrumental in the decision by the FDA in 1978 to issue a request for the availability of KI for thyroid protection in the event of a release from a commercial nuclear power plant or weapons-related nuclear incident. Noting that KI’s effectiveness was “virtually complete” and finding that iodine in the form of potassium iodide (KI) was substantially superior to other forms including iodate (KIO3) in terms of safety, effectiveness, lack of side effects, and speed of onset, the FDA invited manufacturers to submit applications to produce and market KI.[31]

Today, three companies (Anbex, Inc., Fleming Co, and Recip of Sweden) have met the strict FDA requirements for manufacturing and testing of KI, and they offer products (IOSAT, ThyroShield, and Thyro-Safe, respectively) which are available for purchase. The Swedish manufacturing facility for Thyrosafe, a potassium iodide tablet for thyroid protection from radiation manufactured by Recipharm AB, was mentioned on the secret US 2008 Critical Foreign Dependencies Initiative leaked by Wikileaks in 2010.[32]
[edit] Adverse reactions

There have been some reports of potassium iodide treatment causing swelling of the parotid gland (one of the three glands which secrete saliva), due to its stimulatory effects on saliva production.[33]

A saturated solution of KI (SSKI) is typically given orally in adult doses of about 250 mg iodide several times a day (5 drops of SSKI assumed to be ⅓ mL) for thyroid blockage and occasionally as an expectorant. At these doses, and sometimes at much lower doses, side effects may include: acne, loss of appetite, or upset stomach (especially during the first several days, as the body adjusts to the medication). More severe side effects which require notification of a physician are: fever, weakness, unusual tiredness, swelling in the neck or throat, mouth sores, skin rash, nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, irregular heartbeat, numbness or tingling of the hands or feet, or a metallic taste in the mouth.[34]

Japan Evacuation Updates:

Right now Japan enforced evacuation of aprox 170,000 people. IF ONLY IF there is a nuclear meltdown the Japanese government needs to tell the truth to the world. In a nuclear meltdown the radioactive cloud will reach the Pacific coast in a couple of days. It will be a good option to have Potassium Iodide just in case. I dislike to write this note but under the circunstances it is better to be informed. (Renato Longato)

What you can buy & where:

You can buy from a local health food store or Lugols solution from JCrow a:

http://www.jcrowsmarketplace.com/1lugolssolution5folkmedicinebydrjarvisincludessandh.aspx

Here is what David Wolfe recommends:

“In light of the meltdown of Fukushima: How to protect yourself and your thyroid against radiation: kelp, ginseng, ashwaganda (recently found to regrow nerves), chlorella, zeolites, fulvic acid, nascent iodine, reishi mushroom, sea salt (also salty miso), botanical (plant-derived) or lipo- vitamin C, magnesium (chlorophyll), selenium (brazil nuts), coconut butter, Megahydrate, Crystal Energy.”

DANGER – KEEP INSIDE: RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT IS IN THE AIR RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE in CA!

IT IS HERE, UPON US!  DO NOT GO OUTSIDE.

CLOSE YOUR WINDOWS. DO NOT DRIVE. NOTHING BUT THE NET, SLEEP, AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!

BILL

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From Tom, a retired Marine:

Comments below from a highly intelligent friend who is also a scientist, and a very well informed, military-intel individual:

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From Tom, a retired Marine:

Comments below from a highly intelligent friend who is also a scientist, and a very well informed, military-intel individual:

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My suspicion is that someone may have felt it necessary to release the pressure build-up in the reactor.  I say that because they must have figured out early on that they had a potential melt-down situation on their hands, so they either had 1) to “kill” the core with boron-based materials, which absorb neutrons and stop the nuclear reaction there, and/or 2) to cool the core, which they apparently are now doing with seawater.  In either case, the operators had to first open the reactor, in order to introduce the boron and seawater, or wait for it to breach, when the pressure built to a critical level.

The early reports that the U. S. Air Force was racing “coolant” to the site is probably bull feathers.  “Coolant” is what the seawater is, and they wouldn’t have had to fly seawater to Japan .  TheUSAF probably was flying boron-based materials, i.e. borates, to Japan , in order to kill, or “scram,” the reactor(s).  Frankly, the Japanese should have had sufficient quantities of borate on site, or nearby, to close down those reactors under any circumstance.  Hence, as we would expect, the first reports from the U. S. government probably were lies.  Same old story with them.

This is an example of short-sighted mismanagement, and reckless endangerment of the world, frankly.  Don’t eat fish from Japan for the next 3,755,000,000,000 years, unless you want a snootful of plutonium.  The latter is not terribly radioactive, but its toxicity, as a heavy metal, is really dangerous.  One microgram inhaled gives a person a 50/50 chance of developing lung cancer in a very short period of time.