Being that we’re already well into 2014, the year that Fukushima radiation is really supposed to start showing itself on the West Coast of the United States, I wanted to throw together a resource for anyone that might be wanting to take some action in avoiding or mitigating the radiation for themselves.
It’s important to note that you should always consult with your doctor or health professional before making any changes to your diet, lifestyle, or prescription medication.
Empower Yourself with a Geiger Counter
Mimi German stated in our interview that the first thing she might do is purchase a Geiger Counter for personal use (a pretty comprehensive list of which can be found on RadCast.org here). With your own Geiger Counter you can test whatever it is you’d like, your food, your environment, and not have to depend on anyone else. That’s pretty powerful, especially considering the E.P.A. has raised the acceptable level of radiation in water and soil since the disaster in Fukushima.
She also impressed upon us that eating any seafood out of the Pacific (to include even seaweed) is not a good idea. Now, that’s a pretty tall order for anyone that enjoys seafood, especially living on the West Coast of the United States or Canada. With a love for sushi myself (and seafood in general), I’ve found that it’s surely a tough break-up. But being honest with yourself about the dangers that this radiation poses can ease some of the pain. A California restaurant recently, and hopefully the first of many, stopped serving any seafood caught in the Pacific.
Continuing, it’s of pretty significant importance that you try to eat organic whenever and wherever possible. Many reading this probably already do, in order to avoid genetically-modified organisms and pesticides, among other things, but it should be noted.
Here is a list of things that might be added to the diet where possible:
- Spirulina and Chlorella: Both have shown radio-protective effects, but should be purchased from a certified heavy-metal free source.
- Water: You can always drink more water, and be sure that you’re either drinking it from a non-fluoridated source or using a filter system that removes it.
- Seaweeds: Sodium alginate found in seaweeds like kelp have been found to eliminate radioactive strontium from the body. Mimi German personally recommends The Seaweed Man as a source that tests their product for radioactivity.
- Black and Green Tea: Several Asian studies have shown the radio-protective effects or both of these teas.
- Anti-oxidants: The use of anti-oxidants like vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, or alpha lipoid acid can be helpful, but several should be used rather than one, as using a single anti-oxidant can make it act as a pro-oxidant.
- Turmeric: A compound called Curcumin, found in the spice turmeric, has been found to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activity.
- Melatonin: Has shown that it protects against radiation-induced oxidative damage.
Airborne radiation is also a concern, so air filtration is recommended. Here are a couple of resources:
- Absolute Air Cleaners: Best HEPA Air Purifiers & HEPA Air Cleaners to Remove Radioactive Fallout Dust.
- Renaud Air Purifiers: HEPA Air Filters and Radiation.
- RadCast.org – RadCast is proving to be one of, if not the leading, resource for information regarding the fallout from Fukushima and other reactors. You can track radiation in your environment using their maps.
- JeffereyJaxen.com – Jefferey has written extensively about the situation in Fukushima, and has a wealth of information on the topic. Also check out our podcast with him, where we spoke about it at length.
- Mercola.com – Dr. Mercola’s website is an excellent health resource. This article in particular talks about the benefits of Vitamin D in regards to radiation.
- Washington’s Blog – This article, “How to Reduce Your Risk of Radiation,” comes recommended from RadCast, and has a ton of useful information.
- Sign of the Times – “Detoxify or Die: Natural Radiation Protection Therapies for Coping With the Fallout of the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown,” a comprehensive look at things we can all do to protect ourselves.
Our friend Jefferey Jaxen recommended this incredibly informative episode of the Blaylock Health Channel’s show, “Radiation and Your Health.”
Please also take the time to look over our medical information disclaimer.