Hey guys, I posted this on Facebook for my family and friends, but wanted to place it here as well for all of you who are wondering about what you can
do. I'm not even going to put it in the "how to protect from radiation" thread because that turned into insults and off-topic flaming real quick.
Y'all will actually appreciate it or just skip it and STFU about it, LOL. ETA: I can't link to the source because I wrote it and I'm not linking to
my Facebook account.
Let me first say: Do not take potassium iodide (KI) pills unless instructed by the authorities or your doctor.
That said, there are many supplements that can help you reduce your intake of, detoxify from and reduce the damage of radioactive fallout not only
from Fukushima, but also from lingering fallout from nuclear tests (China still does them), nuclear accidents, and the everyday toxins around you.
By taking kelp every day, you can support your thyroid's healthy function, beyond radiation concerns. Long-term dosages should be carefully
considered, as too much can have negative effects on thyroid health, but higher-than-normal doses for a few weeks or months is generally not going to
be an issue. There is no real "limit" on iodine intake for everyone, because everyone deals with it differently, but there are "upper level limits"
set forth that you should review in your long-term plans:
Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for Iodine:
Age Group UL (mcg/day): Infants 0-12 months Not possible to establish*; Children 1-3 years 200 mcg/day; Children 4-8 years 300 mcg/day; Children
9-13 years 600 mcg/day; Adolescents 14-18 years 900 mcg/day; Adults 19 years and older 1,100 mcg/day (1.1 mg/day)
The iodine content will depend on what type of kelp you buy; most pills or loose granules of generically-marked "kelp" are the brown kelp that is
highest in iodine, so you can safely assume that 500 mg of powdered kelp will contain somewhere around 500 mcg (micrograms) of iodine, unless
otherwise marked. If you plan to continue a kelp supplement for more than a few months, you will want to verify the iodine levels in your kelp source
so you can be sure of your dosage.
When taking KI pills, you get iodine in the levels of milligrams, not micrograms (around 30 mg for adults, I believe?). 1,000 mcg equals 1mg. For
this reason, KI pills are very effective at flooding your body with so much iodide that it can't take in any more, but this is also what makes it
dangerous to take unless needed. Stay under 1 mg a day for an adult, and you should be fine while also supplying enough iodine to reduce the levels
of I-131 your thyroid absorbs significantly.
This is the single-celled green algae, and was once hailed as the superfood of the future (until Monsanto "solved" the food shortages with chemicals
and genetic modification). It is packed with protein and nutrients, and should be part of everyone's diet anyways. It is also very effective in
detoxifying from dioxins, healing from radiation exposure and damage, and boosting immune systems among myriad other things.
Start with the recommended dosage on your particular brand, and move up if you feel the fallout situation is getting more worrisome. It's pretty hard
to eat too much chlorella; you will most likely just vomit or get the runs before any negative effects take place.
Very similar to chlorella in all of its benefits, except it's not *actually* an algae. It's excellent for preventing mutations to cells and retarding
tumor growth, in addition to its general antioxidant qualities.
This was used with children after Chernobyl to reduce the radiation loads in their bodies, and it showed amazing results.
Pectin (apple was used, but it appears any citrus pectin is effective as well) reduces the intake load and increases excretion of cesium 137 and
strontium 85 in the body (and possibly other radioactive particles associated with fission fallout); a safe & effective dose is around 500-1,000
mg/day for lower levels of radiation and fallout, and up to 4-6 grams/day (4,000-6,000 mg) for severe contamination (kids in Japan should be taking a
tablespoon at every meal right now). Studies found it was most effective when taken in conjunction with vitamins b1, b2, c and two other concoctions
I can't even begin to speculate about (vitamins P and PP?!?)
None of what I have written applies to children, even the studies about the Chernobyl kids, because I will not be legally liable for anything that
happens to your kids.
What you put in them is always up to you and you alone. None of what I have recommended is dangerous in and of itself, and
is pretty dang hard to overdose on, with the exception of kelp (but you'd have a sick stomach before you ate too much of it at one time---it's
long-term thyroid issues that might develop because of high daily dosages, and even this is a crapshoot---some people in Japan get 85 mg of iodine a
day from their diet and are fine). If you want to give these supplements to your kids, please do your own research as to what dosages are safe for
your child's age and weight, and take the full responsibility for your actions. Once again, I HAVE NOT ADVISED YOU TO GIVE YOUR KIDS ANYTHING.
edit on 30-3-2011 by 00nunya00 because: (no reason given)