I'm copy & pasting an email from Len Horrowiz (am on his mailing list). I've deleted a section where branded products are named, because I don't
want to be percieved as a sales assistant or anything like that.
For anyone who's not familiar with this man, he's the one who proved the strain of anthrax distributed after 9/11, was not, in fact, down to
terrorists as portrayed (to incite further fear & hatred & justify increased infringments of liberty), but was actually manufactured within a USA
bio-lab! And that's why I believe he's worth listening to.
How to Protect Against 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 flooding the body 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).
Such iodine saturation should occur 24 hours prior to exposure and be maintained during the duration of excess exposure. This solution is not without
risks, especially when potassium iodide is used. That is because excess iodine can clog thyroid function, inducing either hypo or hyper thyroid.
However, that risk is trivial compared to acute radiation exposure -- thus iodine makes sense. We like water-soluble iodine that in our experience 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.
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. Additionally, almost any nutrient supplement with antioxidant properties, such
as vitamin C, will help bolster your antioxidant team. We suggest that everyone consume a broad spectrum of antioxidant support as the minimum.
Indeed, a cocktail of antioxidants (selenium, vitamin C, N-acetyl cysteine, alpha-lipoic acid, alpha-tocopherol succinate, and co-enzyme Q10) started
24 hours after a lethal level of radiation exposure has been shown to be highly protective.
There are three specific nutrients that have science showing they can protect your body against radiation damage: tocotrienols, antioxidants from
berries, and lipoic acid.
Tocotrienols are a unique form of vitamin E that offers protection that regular vitamin E does not. In a recent animal experiment carried out by the
U.S. Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute it was shown that gamma tocotrienol can protect against whole body radiation exposure.
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. Therefore radiation exposure has adverse consequences on circulatory health and immune system competence, disturbing
energy balance and increasing the risk for cancer. Of particular importance are the hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that constantly rejuvenate blood
and can become any of the white or red blood cells, as well as the hematopoietic progenator cells (HPCs) that transform into specific blood cells.
Both HSCs and HPCs are the life force of blood cell rejuvenation and essential to your good health.
Stem cell colonies (HSCs) are 80% - 86% maintained in gamma tocotrienol-treated mice, while they were 50% reduced in controls. Similarly, progenator
cells (HPCs) have recovered completely within 7 days in gamma tocotrienol treated mice, while they remained at 30% for weeks in the controls.
A detailed analysis of the bone marrow showed that gamma tocotrienol maintained the regenerative integrity of bone marrow cells. Gamma tocotrienol
protects hematopoietic tissue by preserving the HSCs and HPCs and by preventing persistent DNA damage.
Another recent animal study shows that gamma tocotrienol can offset the adverse effects of radiation exposure, including the reduction of
peroxynitrite, the most damaging free radical. This is important because as free radicals begin forming their reactions can cascade into producing
large amounts of the most damaging of all free radicals, peroxynitrite. Short-circuiting peroxynitrite formation in response to radiation exposure is
of immense importance to protecting DNA.
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 lipoic acid has been shown to significantly reduce radiation exposure damage to the brain.
Recent animal research conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture showed that blueberry and strawberry extracts helped prevent brain
damage from radiation exposure. Interestingly, the polyphenols of each fruit protected different areas of the brain -- supporting a variety of dietary
berry intake and/or supplements with multiple berries. Having an adequate antioxidant defense system 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.
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
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 bicarbona te to protect the kidneys from radiation damage.
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.
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 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
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.
The scientist with the greatest genius, especially when it comes to mercury chelation, is Dr. Chris Shade. He has developed a sophisticated
detoxification system based on enhancing the natural removal of metals through the intestines. Though his specialty is mercury, detoxification and
chelation of radioactive poisons use the same pathways as mercury. He has developed three products that are effective for the removal of mercury
including a liposome formula that allows us to get glutathione into the system via oral administration.
Combining his 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 detox protocols; to date there is no natural chelating agent known to mobilize and
eliminate uranium-238 from body tissues.
Cilantro will move 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 to get the material out through the intestines. 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
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.
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 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
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. Miso is
rich in vitamin B12 therefore it is suitable for vegetarians who are in shortage of vitamin B12. For best results do not cook miso.
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. 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. Sulfur-rich vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and mustard greens, as well as garlic,
combine with heavy metals and help prevent free radical damage.
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 -- pine bark extract, green tea extract, grape seed
extract, 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 such as superoxide dismutase (SOD).
Research on animals indicates that curcumin (an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound found in the curry spice turmeric) may help protect against
radiation-induced damage to the skin. Other research in animals shows that the herb ginkgo biloba may help shield against organ damage resulting from
radiation therapy. And aloe vera is a natural remedy for radiation-induced skin changes preventing or minimizing radiation-induced skin reactions.