Some nuclear events are survivable.
It depends on the type of case and the closeness to ground zero. Incident possibilities range from dirty bombs that can spread radiation over a small area, to nuclear incidents and detonation of nuclear weapons that cause vast amounts of damage and contamination. Your first priority is to prevent nuclear accidents and you can take cover immediately after a nuclear incident. Therefore, the publicity you are getting must be mitigated. Keep informed about your area’s local guidelines, but be mindful that your local news coverage can be structured to avoid mass hysteria, rather than offer the best advice.
Harmful Effects of Radiation Exposure
The negative effects of exposure to radiation are various and varied. Some effects go unnoticed, only months or years later to cause cancers.
You should act rapidly to avoid absorption before exposure and immediately after exposure, and eliminate radioactive contaminants from the body. There are a number of compounds and supplements which can help you detoxify and prevent damage. Each acts differently and others, including Iodine, are unique to only one radioisotope, so prepare to use both, or as many as possible, of these methods for better results.
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The Law of Selective Uptake
One essential concept in shielding the body against the ingestion of radioactive isotopes is the law of selective uptake. Reduced to bare-bones, this means that radioactive isotopes appear to the body as nutrients, and if the body becomes depleted, it can take hold of the isotope and use it in the body. By taking extra doses of the nutrients, you can prevent this absorption. Iodine supplements protect the body against iodine-131, cesium-137 imitation potassium, strontium-90 imitation calcium, Plutonium-239 imitation iron and cobalt-60 imitation vitamin B-12. Being nutritionally sound is the first line of protection and take supplements for certain minerals or vitamins when exposure is imminent or directly after exposure.
We’ll talk about these supplements in more detail below:
A radiological or nuclear occurrence may release significant quantities of iodine-131 into the atmosphere. This radioactive iodine is rapidly absorbed by the thyroid and immediately or even years later causes problems for the body.
Scientists studying the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl found that potassium iodide decreased radiation exposure to thyroid with limited side effects. Taking a dose of potassium iodide or nascent iodine before or immediately after the event can fill the iodine receptors on the thyroid and prevent the radioactive Iodine-131 from being absorbed. Of this reason, nascent iodine is the most bioavailable source of iodine but potassium iodide (KI) is also frequently recommended. One dose keeps the body protected for 24 hours. If exposure is continuous, daily doses are needed, follow local authorities’ recommendations.
Potassium supplements protect the body from exposure to Cesium-137, another radioactive isotope that is commonly found in the environment following a nuclear event. Since cesium-137 mimics potassium in the body, immediate doses saturate the body with potassium and prevent the absorption of cesium-137. Rich potassium sources in the diet is a good first line of defense, but it may not be enough. Potassium Orotate is the best form of potassium supplements to use for radiation exposure. Follow dosing guidelines on the product you choose, since too much potassium can have ill effects.
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3. Calcium and Magnesium
Calcium and Magnesium defend the body against Strontium-90 absorption. The addition of these nutrients has been shown to minimize absorption of strontium-90 by up to 90 percent. As mentioned earlier, strontium-90 mimics calcium, but these two minerals work together and need to be balanced so supplements of both of these minerals are taken daily for best results.
Many women often take iron but most men do not need daily supplementation. Nevertheless, iron supplements will prevent Plutonium-239 from taking up in a nuclear case. Take an iron supplement daily during exposure, but check with a doctor for long-term use.
5. Vitamin B-12
A fast-absorbing vitamin B-12 supplement, such as methylcobalamine, can protect the body against cobalt-60 exposure. Cobalt-60 is a nuclear reactor product and exposure may come from a nuclear reactor accident. It is also used in radiation therapy, and may be due to a spill or a dirty bomb. Take vitamin B-12 daily, as recommended by the bottle.
6. Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is a controversial compound of sulfur which has been shown to selectively detox the body and protect against harmful radiation effects. Research in animals show that DMSO protects DNA from breakage due to exposure to radiation and defends against cell destruction. A Japanese study has shown that even low doses of DMSO provide cellular-level defense against radiation damage and can promote DNA repair. There is a need for more work into DMSO but the findings are positive so far. Save for protection of donor organs and for cases of interstitial cystitis, the FDA has not approved its use. When you plan to use DMSO, search for pure sources that do not contain any other solvents, except maybe a small amount of water.
7. Zeolite Clay
Zeolites clean the body in the same way they clean the environment from toxins and radioactive particles. Their porous structure and affinity to positive ions allow them to bind and extract toxins and nuclear waste as they pass through the body. Zeolite Clay can be taken internally safely, and was widely used in Chernobyl for detoxification. In addition to detoxifying the body, it is effective in eliminating toxic nuclear waste and can be used to mop floors and scrub walls in polluted areas.
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8. Other Clays
Bentonite, Fuller’s Earth, Kaolin, red clay, French Green Clay, and other clays are also useful in binding and extracting radioactive waste from the body. Clay particles are negatively charged, such that they are attracted by positively charged radioactive ions. They can be taken internally or used to clean off the body to prevent contaminants from outside. Clay’s are considered safe to eat but be sure to buy a pure, clay-grade food.
9. Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal may be used to absorb and neutralize most poisons and toxins, including radiation. Research have shown that activated charcoal in radioactive contaminants can neutralize up to 70 per cent of its weight. Certain applications for activated charcoal include: natural dental infection treatment, infections of the lungs, ear infections, lower blood pressure, water purifier and much more.
Papain is a natural enzyme found in papaya fruit and known for its toxin-reduction capability. Mice experiments indicate that it allows the mice exposed to survive lethal doses of radiation. Early research suggests papain, after radiation therapy, reduces skin reactions and other side effects.
11. Bee Pollen
Recent studies indicated that bee pollen is successful in preventing and alleviating the negative effects of radiation therapy by improving the body’s defenses and promoting natural functions, and after a nuclear accident, it may provide these same benefits.
Beets are excellent sources of antioxidants which can aid to defend the body against the stresses of exposure to radiation. Also, they help the body rebuild broken down hemoglobin as a result of exposure. Animal experiments show that rats consuming a heavy diet in beets, after exposure to cesium-137, had less impact. They will absorb and detoxify the control group’s radiation dose to twice.
13. Cold-pressed Organic Vegetable Oils
Olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, and other healthy oils provide some protection during and after exposure to the radiation. The lipids in the oils provide protection for individual cells, lining the cell membrane and trapping toxins before cell damage can occur. Studies on animals show that mice fed oil is protected from x-ray doses ranging from 300 to 2,400 roentgens and can survive lethal doses. The advice is to drink 1⁄2 cup of oil at the earliest opportunity after exposure.
14. Organic Germanium-132
Organic Germanium-132 is an ultra-modern mineral that enhances cell oxygenation, strengthens the immune system, and helps remove contaminants, including radiation, from the body. Recent research in the US and Japan have experimented with doses of 500 to 1000 mg daily for various medical conditions, but existing guidelines in Japan are that exposed individuals take 100 mg of organic germanium-132 daily.
It is important to remember that the recommendation here is only organic germanium. Inorganic germanium is highly toxic. For minerals, the word organic has a different meaning than in food and inorganic germanium is a totally different compound.
15. Prussian Blue
Prussian Blue, also known as ferric ferrocyanide, is a useful antidote to Cesium-137 when consumed with the radioactive isotope. Researchers found in the Brazilian Goiânia accident that treatment with up to 10 grams of Prussian Blue daily, eliminated up to 70 per cent of Cesium-137 from the body and that it reduced its effects accordingly. This is an experimental antidote for use only where known exposure to cesium-137 is present.
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16. Organic Brewers Yeast
Some reports suggest organic Brewers yeast to avoid the radiation effects and to help the body recover after exposure. Offer children 5 to 15 mg and the adults 25 to 50 mg. For known exposure cases this dose may be safely doubled or even tripled.
Nutrition and general health are vitally essential during and after a nuclear crisis. Eating fruits and vegetables that contain high amounts of antioxidants will help protect the body from the harmful radiation effects. Naturally, do not eat plants that have been exposed to debris or grown in polluted soil, but frozen, dried, freezed and safe fresh produce is good and gives boost to the body systems.
Each of these remedies should be started immediately upon a nuclear event or exposure, for best results. Preparation is critical. Before a case, you should have certain ingredients on hand along with instructions on how to use them.