We’ve had a couple of radiation scares over the last few years. I personally feel that the real impact has been hidden from us. I mean, we had garbage from Japan floating up on California shore lines. Why wouldn’t radiation in the air travel that far as well?
You’ve no doubt heard that you should be taking iodine. There are different types of iodine. The potassium iodide is something you should only take if you are being exposed to radiation – not all of the time. I guess in this day and age, it doesn’t hurt to keep some around.
For the everyday types of iodine, many people will use this as an excuse to load up the salt shaker. Increasing your sodium to dangerous levels to get enough iodine is a bad idea. OK?
Anyone who eats packaged and processed foods is already ingesting far too much sodium. Is the salt used in industrial food production iodized? I have no idea.
If you’re eating a heatlhy diet or any kind of natural diet, there is a possibility that you may not be getting enough salt.
If you feel that you need to up your salt intake, sea salt is supposed to be the healthiest and contain the most iodine.
I have assembled a list of protective nutrients from various sources –
- Vitamin C
- Reishi mushrooms
- Coconut products
I will update information on all of these as quickly as I can for you. But, you see the problem here? You could drive yourself friggin nuts trying to take all these supplements, and it would cost a small fortune.
As with any disaster or epidemic, the weaker your body is, the more susceptible you will be. If you keep your body strong and eat a healthy diet to begin with, you have a better chance.
If you’re like most people who eat the standard American fare, throwing a ton of nutrients at it at the last minute may improve your odds, but not by as much as someone who is already starting with a healthy strong body. Maybe this will serve as a wakeup call? You need to get your body healthy!
A lot of you already take a multi-vitamin. Look at the label.
Mine contains –
- Iodine – 150 mcg.
- Magnesium – 50 mg.
- Potassium – 80 mg.
- Boron – 75 mcg.
- Selenium – 55 mcg.
- Vitamin C – 60 mg.
So, I’m already getting some of these nutrients. Plus, my calcium supplement also has another 133 mg. of magnesium, and I take an extra 1000 mg. a day of vitamin C.
But remember – supplements are meant to ‘supplement’ a healthy diet – not take the place of. You also need to eat foods that contain these nutrients. Check the food and vitamin indexes for more information on this.
Another thing you need to be aware of is that it takes 6 months for nutrient levels to build up in your body. You just can’t throw a bunch of vitamins at an unhealthy body. It doesn’t work.
Food you can eat to start giving you more protection are –
eggs, fish, seafood, seaweed, fruits and vegetables (especially asparagus), nuts, yogurt, meat, and of course – drink plenty of water. Use coconut milk to make your smoothies.
I don’t know why no one is talking about niacin. Niacin helps remove toxins.
It would also seem to me that excise would be important to keep your lymphatic system working hard.
Of course the biggest lesson in all of this is – you need to keep your body healthy at all times if you want to survive. Waiting until the last minute and then trying to protect yourself with mega-doses of all kinds of supplements is not a very effective strategy.
Please note that information provided here is not to replace your Doctor’s advice. It is meant as education. Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without consulting your doctor. Many medications must be weaned. Please use common sense.