Nuclear Radiation Education
& Protection: Fukishima
This page is dedicated to the nameless Fukushima Fifty who
knowingly risked radiation sickness and death, with the
hopes of preventing an even greater radioactive global
disaster. It is thought that there were about 200
courageous individuals working in 15 minute shifts at the
Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, fully aware of their
continual radiation bombardment. Five have already died and
apparently 15 others are seriously ill.
No matter the end result, can we salute their courage and
honor their valor? Their sacrifice deserves to be embedded
in our memories that they may never be forgotten. The
courage and fortitude of the Japanese people, who handled
their heart breaking tragedy with dignity and grace, will
help them with the battles to come.
Also not to be forgotten is that Governments subsidize the
Nuclear Industry with our money and that Tokyo electric is
sacrificing their workers to protect their financial
investment. The growing DEAD ZONE around Fukushima will
continue and expand.
continual crisis becomes normal. Isn't that what has
happened at Fukushima? The world wondered how long profits
would be put above all else?
The soil around Fukushima is poisoned, the ground water is
poisoned, the land is radioactive sludge, the salt water
used to cool the reactors is poisoned, contaminating the
earth on it's route to contaminate the sea. The foul
radiation fills the air, joins the trade winds and the jet
stream and carries contamination, poison and sickness to
many parts of the world.
Yet, we are told that radiation exposure is limited to
Fukushima. We are assured that radition levels in US are
normal. Nothing is mentioned about long term environmental
impact or radiation side effects. They sing us the same
song, no need for any alarm, concern or preparation.
Never believe anything until it's been officialy denied" ~
Francis Claud Cockburn"
Nuclear expert Helen Caldicott called Fukushima "an
unprecedented absolute disaster, multiples worse than
Chernobyl. The situation is very grim and not just for the
Only one Chernobyl reactor blew, and it was only three
months old with relatively little radiation. It burned
out of control for only 10 days.
Fukushima's have been operating for 40 years, and would hold
about 30 times more radiation than Chernobyl.
Chernobyl killed nearly one million people and counting,
according to the New York Academy of Sciences. Many deaths
will never be included in the official count, because their
cancers won't be connected to Chernobyl. The long term
impact of a compromised immune system and the subsequent
health challenges will never be officially traced to
What Is Radiation?
Radiation is energy that travels in waves and can't be seen,
tasted, smelled, heard or felt. Some familiar sources of
radition exposure are microwaves, wireless devices (use
microwave signals), cell phones, radiation therapy, radio
waves, visible light, electric blankets, X-Rays, TV, solar
flares, ultraviolet light, industrial pollution, living near
electrical transformers or near a nuclear plant.
Microwave ovens were banned in the Soviet Union in 1976
because of their known health dangers. Microwave Radiation
changes the molecular structure of food, rendering it
harmful and completely void of nutritional value. Yet most
North Americans use Microwave ovens daily.
Exposure to Uranium, Radium and thorium, which occur
naturally, are normally isolated geologically from the
environment under shale and quartz. Man is responsible for
disturbing them, digging them up and contaminating the
environment. These naturally occuring elements are
responsible for cellular mutations and cancers.
Any exposure above natural (non ionizing) background
radiation causes diseases which would have been preventable.
There is a difference between external and internal
radiation. Internal radiation absorbed by inhalation or
ingestion becomes embedded in your cells, tissues and organs
releasing destructive energy for the lifetime of the person,
plant or animal.
External radiation from X-rays, cosmic & neutron, gamma rays
can harm or kill.
Non ionizing radiation is a type of electromagnetic
radiation produced by television, computers, high voltage
electrical lines, radio waves, microwaves, radar stations,
fluorescent lights & sunlamps. Non ionizing radiation can
disrupt, shake or move molecules. There are protections
available for electromagnetic radiation.
Ionizing radiation is the more harmful; it produces charged
subatomic particles from nuclear bombs, nuclear reactors,
dental & medical Xrays, CT scans and is also used in food
Ionizing radiation can break molecules, at a cellular
level, causing unpredictable chemical reactions.
Think of vibrations breaking glass, that is what happens at
a cellular level, in your body, from ionizing radiation.
Ionizing radiation is insidious, these large subatomic
particles travel until they are stopped.
Your skin can easily stop them.
Once they are ingested, inhaled, or enter your body through
a cut, their grotesque potent force cuts through your body
like knife through butter, into the cells, blood or other
organs, impacting other organs and leaving behind hideous,
single alpha particle from Plutonium, Uranium, Americium or
Radon can deliver a huge blast of radiation inside your
body. This radiation energy can destroy your genetic
material at a cellular level.
Some people are more susceptible than others:
* Those who are already sick
* Those who have weak immune systems
* The elderly
* Children, babies & the unborn
The smaller Beta particles can travel farther and are more
penetrating than Alpha particles. Beta particles pose both
internal and external risks to your body. Inhalation or
ingestion are the most common methods of Beta assaults.
Strontium 90 and tritium are released from Nuclear Power
plants during normal operation. Once in your body Strontium
90 is mistaken for calcium, which your body uses to create
new blood cells. This increases your risk of bone and blood
cancers such as Leukemia.
Tritium binds with the most abundant element on earth,
Hydrogen, which is a component of water. Once bonded with
water, your DNA is irradiated internally.
The most penetrating and damaging radiation are the Gamma
rays and it mimics potassium in our bodies which collects in
our muscles. Cesium 137, Iodine 141 and Iodine 129 emit
The thyroid gland is the first to uptake radioactive iodine.
Ionizing Radiation Diseases
Once radionuclide’s are released into the environment they
circulate and are carried with the winds until they become
part of the soil and food chain. They land in our drinking
water, are on the pastures that our livestock graze on, are
on our vegetables and in our fruit trees.
This is particularly dangerous for humans because we are at
the top of the food chain, where the higher concentrations
of radionuclide’s are.
Most Common Diseases From Ionizing Radiation:
* solid tumors or any organ
* bone & blood disorders
* lung cancer
* breast cancer
* endocrine disruption
* reproductive abnormalities
* accelerated aging process
* birth defects
* congenital malformations
* kidney, liver damage
These diseases and mutations don't stop with us. If
ionizing radiation enters our genes, not only does it cause
irreversible damage to this generation, but to future
generations, as evidenced by children being born years after
Marie Sklodowska Curie a pioneer research physicists in
radioactivy is credited with the discoverey of radium.
Radium caused many excruciating deaths among the European
aristocracy who were unknowingly exposing themselves to
dangerous radioactive materials. Radium was used in water,
and painted on pocket watch faces.
Marie Curie died of Aplastic anemia caused from her
miscalculations regarding the dangerous effects of radiation
poisoning from her exposure to radium. Her papers and
notebooks from the 1890's continue to be highly
radioactive. They are kept in lead lined boxes. Anyone who
wishes to consult them must wear the appropriate protective
Safe Radiation Levels
While the radiation from the wrecked Fukushima reactors
continues, we hear about the safe, harmless and less than
dangerous exposure levels. To convince the public that
nuclear energey is safe governments have radiation exposure
* permissable radiation levels
* allowable radiation levels
* legal radiation levels
These levels are reached during routine operations or during
emergencies and are found in the ground water, tap water,
vegetables, milk, animals and humans.
They are permitted under law, but are they really safe?
The amount of natural Cosmic radiation we are exposed to in
our daily lives is about 1 millisievert per year. Recently
the Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary admitted that 1,500
millisieverts, per hour, were spewing from Fukushima.
When you multiple 365 days in a year by 24 hours in a day,
you get 8,760 yearly hours.
Multiply 1,500 millisieverts, per hour, by the yearly 8,760
hours and that is 12,690,000 times normal!
Do you consider that safe? And that's just the figures that
they admit to. That will continue 24 hours a day until
Professor Higley head of nuclear engineering and radiation
health physics at Oregon State University, said that the
average person receives about one to two millisieverts a
year from natural sources in their environments, and one
chest x-ray yields about 0.2 millisievert.
According to the World Nuclear Association Fifty
millisieverts is the lowest cumulative annual dose for which
there is evidence of radiation-related cancer in adults.
When you ingest or inhale radioactive material it can go
anywhere in your body and will stay there.
Can that amount really be compared to a CT scan or X ray? In
the 1950's researched showed that a single pelvic X-ray of a
pregnant woman would double the rate of childhood leukemia
in the unborn baby!
If that X-ray were given in the first 3 months of pregnancy,
that risked increased 10 times higher.
Just 2 abdominal X-Rays to a male increase the risk of his
children developing leukemia.
CT scans are considerd to be low risks from radiation, yet a
40 year old woman has a 1 in 270 chance of getting cancer
from a CT scan, a 20 year old has a 2 in 270 chance.
In the US there are 70 million CT scans which cause 29,000
cancers yearly. Is this safe?
Dental X-rays double your odds of getting thyroid cancer.
Radiation risks are continually misrepresented.
There is no safe level of radiation, ever.
What Radiation Is Hitting North America
When you hear the news or some Nuclear or Health Official
telling you that "only extremely low levels of radiation
have been detected and therefore there is no need to be
concerned, there is no health threat to the American
Do not be comforted by this false sense of security. The
first part of the statement is true, but the remainder is
It's not the loud noise that break glass molecules, it's the
It's not the strong microwave levels that cause cellular
damage, it's the frequency
It's not the strong wireless signal that causes cellular
damage, it's the vibrational frequency.
It's not just high levels of radiation that cause damage,
extreme low levels of radiation do too.
These extreme low levels of biologically significant
radiation hit North America Mid March 2011. Low levels of
radiation were found in Washington and California milk by
the end of March.
North American Radiation
* Cesium 137 accumulates in fatty tissues, liver,
spleen and muscles
* Iodide-131 accumulates in Thyroid, breast and
* Strontium-90 concentrates in your bones and liver
* Barium-140 causes bone tumors up to 30 years later
* Tellurium-132 causes cell mutations, repeatedly via
* Yttrium-0 damage to liver and respiration
* Plutonium-244 concentrates in your liver
* Uranium 235 accumulates in your bones and liver
In 1972 Dr Abram Petkau discovered that low levels of
radiation, over a longer period of time, were more damaging
than higher doses over a short period of time.
Once you ingest or inhale even very low levels of
radioactive particles the Petkau Effect immediately starts
potentially lethal tissue ionization.
The phenomenon of the Petkau Effect basically means that
you are ionizing or irradiating yourself continuously from
the inside out. This insidious burning at your molecular
level will impair your body long before there is a
Free radicals are generated during long term exposure to
extremely low levels of radiation. which will exhaust our
defenses unless our body has an abundant reserve of
Free radicals, or radicals, are atoms, molecules or ions
with unpaired electrons. These highly reactive, molecules
are unstable and contribute to the weakening of the body by
destroying our cellular structure and making us more
vulnerable to disease. When molecules in the body oxidize
they become free radicals.
Without sufficient anitioxidants to combat the extreme low
levels of radiation you will suffer from gene mutation,
birth defects, infertility and increased risk for immune
related disease and cancers.
Damage Attributed To Free Radicals
* degenerative disease
* memory loss
* neurological diseases
* arthritis or other joint disorders
* heart disease or stroke
Isn't it easy to see how the above diseases would never be
associated with low levels of radiation?
Radiation Risks North America
The Geiger counter readings on numerous sites have
truthfully shown continuously very low levels of radiation.
What few are talking about is the harm that will be done if
you don't take aggressive measures now.
The first radiation from Japan hit the west coast March 18,
By April 1 2011 the Fukushima radiation will have passed
over all of North America leaving many areas with very low
levels of radiation depending on jet stream distribution.
As the jet stream continues around the world some
radioactive particles will fall with rain, snow or as dust
particles, before it continues it's deadly circle. The
number of radioactive particles may diminish but the
STRENGTH of each particle does not diminish.
When Reactor 2 at Fukushima melted down on March 29 the
contents in the containment building released radiation 10
million times higher than during normal operations.
Of course, you'll remember these figures were given by TEPCO
Engineers, but the government decided that these numbers
were too high and the figures were revised downward.
Some of the smaller radioactive particles like Uranium and
Plutonium will reach the West Coast within the first week of
April 2011, and then continue their lethal circle around the
globe. The jet stream will control where they visit.
Low levels of radiation will enter our food and water supply
over the weeks and months ahead.
Even after (when and if) Fukushima is decommissioned we
can still expect numerous health problems. Many of these
might ordinarily not be noticed by individuals, just part of
life when a child develops leukemia, or when someone else
gets cancer, or a friend develops a horrible immune system
disorder, or people just don't seem as healthy as before.
Dr Ernest Sternglass of University of Pittsburg presented
the following infant mortality rate for the Pacific states,
following chernobyl fallout in May 1986, just one month
* May 1986 54% increase infant mortality in
* May 1986 48% increase infant mortality in
California compared to previous June
* June 1986 245% increase deaths per thousand live
births in Washington state
* June 1986 900% increase infant mortality rate per
live births in Massachusetts
These problems will face those who inhale or ingest even the
smallest particle of radioactive material:
* premature births
* increased deaths after live births
* increased infant pneumonia & influenza
* increased leukemia
* increased learning defects
* increased thyroid cancer
* increased breast cancer
* immune deficiency disorders
* increased chronic degenerative disorders
Misleading Radiation Levels
There are direct lies and lies by omission.
The media continues to announce that radiation didn't reach
dangerous levels, leading us to believe that there are risk
free radiation levels.
March 25, 2011 Dr Helmut Hirsh of Greenpeace Germany
released a statement that, according to analysis of
radiation released to date, has reclassified Fukushima at
Level 7, comparable to Chernobyl.
April 11, 2011 TEPCO reluctantly admitted that Fukushima was
now a Level 7, the worst possible. However, nobody disputes
that it is multiple times worse than Chernobyl, yet there
isn't any higher measurement. If TEPCO had admitted it
sooner, would people have taken other precautionary
The total amount of radionuclide’s iodine-131 and
caesium-137 released since the start of the accident until
March 23rd 2011 is so high that they are equal to three
class 7 accidents and it continues until stopped.
Chernobyl had one nuclear reactor and only 3 months of
radiation while Fukushima has failures at four nuclear
reactors which hold about 1,000 times more radiation than
the bombs at Hiroshima, and 40 years of improper nuclear
storage and numerous smaller nuclear events. All federal
agencies that regulate radioactive exposures agree that any
radiation exposure raises the cancer risk.
Chernobyl took aggressive action after only 10 days of
burning out of control. They dumped tons of sand and Boron
and began entombment procedures. TEPCO worsened the nuclear
disaster by adding salt water! Are they that incompetent,
do they believe the laws of chemistry cease to exist in
Japan, or is there something more deliberate going on? Is
this really about protecting future profits?
"There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of
(ionizing) radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy
is zero"-- Dr. Karl Morgan, the father of Health Physics.
The National Council on Radiation Protection says, "every
increment of radiation exposure produces an incremental
increase in the risk of cancer."
In the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, "No Dose Too
Low" Dr Ian Fairlie and Dr Marvin Resnikoff report "One
can no longer speak of a 'safe' dose level."
Mary Olson, of Nuclear Information and Resource Service
writes, "Radiation carries a risk, not a certainty, of
DNA damage at every level of exposure. An emission from a
radionuclide that chanced to ride on your sandwich into your
tummy, an exposure so tiny that it would never be measured,
has the capacity to start what might become fatal cancer."
This doesn't mention the diseases caused from a weakened
March 21, 2011 Dr. Chris Busby at European Committee on
Radiation Risk (ECCR) predicts 120,000 cancers worldwide
from Fukushima accident based on current known releases. He
also confirmed that three spent fuel pools are burned up
which puts the radiatin levels at 24,000 Hiroshimas x 3
spent pools or 72,000 times the radiation of Hiroshima is
now in the atmosphere.
This amount represents only that from the spent fuel
pools. Radiation continues to escape from the reactors
until there are rebuilt or entombed.
It appears that the truth about the Fukushima Nuclear
disaster has yet to be told. Pro nuclear groups assure us
that Nuclear energy is safe, and alleged experts twist and
spin words to deceive us.
Nuclear Power Risks
Contaminated Fukushima particles are highly radioactive and
are joining the jetstream giving off very toxic, dangerous
radioactive waves. Fukushima is not the only facility with
cooling problems and 40 year old technology.
Nuclear power plants use vast amounts of water, diesel,
petrol and coal to keep cool. They are never economical or
In order to keep the nuclear reaction in check and to
prevent overheating, huge amounts of coolant are used and up
to a million gallons of water per minute is used, which is
why Nuclear power plants are located on the coast or near
lakes or other water sources.
Basically they are used to boil water into steam which is
siphoned off into a container vessel built up under
pressure, which gushes through a turbine that turns the
dynamo and that is where the electricity comes from, it does
not come from the core.
Huge amounts of radioactive material are made to go through
a chain reaction, a process in which atomic particles
bombard the nuclei of atoms, causing them to break up and
"Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water!" Albert
If the water which cools the reactor core containing 200,000
to 300,000 pounds of radioactive fuel, stops flowing, the
emergency back up cooling system must immediately send water
in to cool the core.
It takes less than a minute for the nuclear fuel to reach
5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This excessive heat burns
through the cement bottom of the plant and bores downward
into the earth. US Nuclear scientist have called this the
Perhaps the Fukushima experts may now call this the "US
Syndrome" where the nuclear accident seems to send it's
radioactive core through the earth to the other side.
Using seawater is insane to cool the reactors as an act of
desperation. The sodium in the sea water reacts and
produces more hydrogen, everything touching the pipes or
concrete becomes radioactive. If there is a crack in a pipe
the sodium reacts with moisture in the air and will
explode. The radioactive sea water is run off into the
ground and back into the sea carrying the radioactivity with
This is unprecedented.
Deliberately destroying sea water destroys everything else.
What logic would compel dumping 1-2 million gallons of
radioactive sea water back into the ocean? What long term
disasters will this cause to all living organisms in the
area, and beyond?
Nuclear power plant meltdown, or explosion from a nuclear
bomb releases radioactive iodine-131 into the atmosphere,
which is then carried via the Jet stream. The fallout
dissipates with distance and is heavily influenced by
weather pressure systems directing it toward or away from
variety of dangerous radioactive materials are present at
Fukushima, including plutonium. But the most worrying are
cesium-137 and iodine-131. Both vaporize easily and thus
can disperse over large distances.
What Is Radiation Sickness
People get radiation sickness, also known as acute radiation
syndrome, after receiving high radiation doses in a short
period of time ranging from a few minutes to hours. The
radiation particles deeply penetrate the body causing
immense biological damage, loss of organ function, cellular
damage, a depleted immune system and cancer. High radiation
can destroy the human body from radiation poisoning in less
than 30 days.
When radiation is at the 400-millisieverts an hour level,
the nuclear plant workers are at risk of radiation
sickness. A total dose of 1,000 millisieverts a day can
cause temporary radiation sickness leading to decreased
blood count, nausea and other symptoms, but not death.
However, the long term consequences are speculation because
of damage to the immune system.
Of particular concern at Fukushima are the spent fuel ponds
which hold 5-10 times more radioactivity than the reactor
core. It's estimated that Fukushima has 20-50 million
curies, while Chernobyl's disaster released only about 40%
of the core's 6 million curies.
Radiation-induced thyroid cancer
Fukushima is releasing radioactive iodine. Cesium 137.
Iodine 131 and Iodine 129 emit Gamma rays. Cesium-137
mimics potassium inside the body, seeking out muscle.
Iodine-131 is rapidly absorbed by the thyroid gland and
increases the risk of thyroid cancer. The thyroid gland is
the first to uptake radioactive iodine.
When the thyroid is iodine deficient it accumulates the
first available mineral, and the danger is if the first
available mineral is radioactive. When radioactive iodine
in inhaled it will accumulate and be trapped by the thyroid
gland causing increased risk of radiation induced thyroid
Potassium iodide (KI) administered in pharmacologic
doses (50-100 mg for adults) within 24 hours before or
eight hours after radiation exposure can offer thyroid
protection radiation exposure thus reducing the risk of
thyroid cancer. In 1986 after the Chernobyl accident Poland
used potassium iodide which explains less childhood thyroid
cancer compared to areas where potassium iodide was not
Chernobyl has taught us that countries with nuclear power,
such as Japan, France, India, China, the United States, and
Germany - must distribute stable potassium iodide (KI)
before an accident, because it must be used within the first
24 hours and repeated every 24 hours until the radiation
levels are within normal ranges.
The Chernobyl nuclear plant was only 3 months old and the
accident was a result of an April 25th 1986 miscalculated
safety test that went critically wrong. Engineers
deliberately closed down cooling to all 4 reactors at the
same time to see if their emergency cooling systems would be
Guess what? Their emergency cooling systems failed. Why
emergency test simulations weren't performed earlier is a
hydrogen bubble inside steel and concrete built up because
the core was heating much faster than expected. The roof
weighed 1,000 metric tons and was made of concrete and
steel, designed to withstand and contain any nuclear
The roof simply blew off, like a cork out of a Champaign
bottle, and flipped over onto the core, completely smashing
it. This caused the hydrogen to ignite.
The core was not being cooled and the heat intensified to
the point it melted through the reactor floor. Melting
floor after floor, after floor...more of that phenomena
known as The China Syndrome.
Chernobyl only burned for 10 days.
The Chernobyl crew dumped a mixture of sand and boron to
soak up free neutrons which melted into glass. This mixture
stuck to everything and slowed the heating of the core until
it got thicker and thicker and finally stopped. Chernobyl
was then encased in a lead, steel and cement sarcophagus.
During the erection of the concrete entombment at Chernobyl
workers did 40 second work shifts, the radiation was so
great. Radioactive waves do penetrate concrete breaking it
down molecularly. Six foot extra layers of concrete are
added to the sarcophagus every 5 years or soon and this must
be done for the next 30,000 years.
Twenty five years after meltdown, Chernobyl just keeps on
giving, the radioactivity is so intense that even a 90
second exposure is equivalent to 250 X-rays!
The sarcophagus will soon be the size of Luxembourg and has
a full time on site crew monitoring it. Clean and green
During those 10 days that Chernobyl was burning, radioactive
particles were sent around the world, those who inhaled or
ingested the particles received continuous, low levels of
internal radiation exposure.
The consequences of Chernobyl reported from 170,000 sources
and 30,000 publications, the Russian death rates analysis
covers a dozen contaminated area, with 7 million people in
The Chernobyl death estimates (from burning just 10 days)
from April 1986 through 2004 estimate the mortality rates at
985,000, or a hundred times more than the WHO/IAEA
On average, spent fuel ponds hold five to ten times more
long-lived radioactivity than a reactor core. Particularly
worrisome at Fukushima, is the large amount of cesium-137 in
fuel ponds, which contain anywhere from 20 to 50 million
curies of this dangerous radioactive isotope.
With a half-life of 30 years, cesium-137 gives off highly
penetrating radiation and is absorbed in the food chain as
if it were potassium. Half life does not mean that it's
gone in 30 years.
According to Brain mass here's how you calculate how
long it would take to disintegrate:
After 30 years, half of the original amount would remain
After another 30 years, half of that half would remain
After the remaining 30 years, half of the 1/4-gram would
remain, or 1/8-gram would still remain.
In comparison, the 1986 Chernobyl accident released about 40
percent of the reactor core's 6 million curies. A 1997
report for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by
Brookhaven National Laboratory also found that a severe pool
fire could render about 188 square miles uninhabitable,
cause as many as 28,000 cancer fatalities, and cost $59
billion in damage.
single spent fuel pond holds more cesium-137 than was
deposited by all atmospheric nuclear weapons tests in the
Northern Hemisphere combined.
Reactors 1 & 3 are still operating today, providing 6,000
jobs and about 6% of the Ukraine's electricity. Reactor 2
was closed after a fire in 1991; the construction of
Reactors 5 and 6 came to a grinding halt after the
explosion. Much of the area is planted in Hemp and
Sunflowers to soak up the radioactive contamination.
Chernobyl Deja Vu
Just my luck to be in Germany during Chernobyl! How easily
the clock turns back to April 1986 remembering the
precautions that were taken to avoid bringing fallout into a
home, I also remember the horrible immune system health
disorders that I endured during 1987. From a person who has
had just one cold and has never had flu, this was
significant and clearly a result of Chernobyl:
* Cytomeglo virus
* Epstein Barr Syndrome
My mother was with me in Germany and died of cancer 6 years
after Chernobyl and did not eat processed foods, smoke,
drink, or have any lifestyle factors that were conducive to
cancer. It was Chernobyl.
also aggressively detoxed with clay and other herbs and
she did not.
There will always be people who overcome health obstacles
and survive. My 1987 health challenges gave me the
opportunity to seriously detox and improve my immune
While Fukushima will not rank among the best news any of us
could experience, my faith and confidence in the forces of
natural, healthy foods and herbal remedies that have
helped me in the past, will not fail now. What is important
to understand is that low levels of radiation are very
What I did then, is what I'm doing now.
* Protect the Thyroid
* Detox specifically for heavy metals
* Detox on a regular basis as my body requires
* Support a robust immune system
* Eat Super Foods and Antioxidants daily.
And all of our animals will also be included in this
Just a tablespoon, or so, of clay in their water will
remove heavy metals, detox & remove parasites, bacteria &
And our soil where the garden is will be decontaminated
before the garden is planted.
What Is Iodine
Iodine comes from the Greek Word ioeides which means
violet. Iodine is the largest of the 25 elements that make
up the human body. Our depleted soils and poor diets cause
many people to be iodine deficient. Iodine is a water
soluble essential trace element that is fairly rare in our
soils, but abundant in the sea.
Because Iodine is water soluble it travels in the lymph
fluid and delivers this critical element to every cell of
our body. Iodine has the highest vibratory rates of all
elements. It is usually one of the 4 most critically
missing elements in humans.
What Does Iodine Do?
Iodine is required by the thyroid which regulates your
emotions, metabolism, hormones, ovaries, mammary glands,
protein synthesis, strengthens the immune system, enzymatic
activity. Your brain, skeletal and nervous system require
Iodine. 30% of Iodine is utilized by the Thyroid gland, the
remainder is used by the mammary glands, eye, gastric
mucosa, cervix, thymus and salivary glands.
Iodine also destroys viruses, cancerous cells and removes
toxic chemicals, such as aluminum, mercury, fluoride,
bromide and from the body. Stress depletes your body of
During an infection Thyroid hormones gathers in damaged or
diseased tissue, and it mobilizes when your immune systems
does battle with toxins or bacteria. This suggests that
iodine is mobilized for critical defensive health battles.
Who Should Take Iodine?
Really, almost everyone is probably deficient in Iodine and
certain natural healthy foods are goitrogens.
When these goitrogenic foods are eaten raw, they prevent
iodine uptake by the thyroid gland, cooking does diminish
this problem. Until Radioactive Iodine quits circling the
earth, I'll skip these foods. It's important to consider
adding Iodine rich foods If you eat a lot of the following:
* Broccoli, Chinese broccoli, Bok Choy, Bamboo shoots
* Cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage,
* Kale, Collar greens, Mustard greens, Spinach
* Pears, Peaches
* Peanuts, Pine nuts
* Sweet Potatoes, Turnips
* Radishes, Rutabagas
* Soy anything
How Much Iodine Do I Need?
According to the World Health Organization there are iodine
deficiencies in 54 countries. Processed foods lose their
iodine content, and refined sugars have no iodine. Iodized
salt can provide excess amounts.
The thyroid and other organs can't store iodine so your body
need to have a little every day, about 150 microgram as a
daily requirement. Too much iodine can be toxic.
Potassium Iodide (KI)
Potassium iodide is available without prescription and may
protect the thyroid against exposure to radioactive iodine
if a sufficient amount is taken before or within 24 hours of
the radiation exposure. It must continue to be taken every
24 hours until the emergency has passed. KI will not help
with radiation damage to other parts of your body.
The FDA has approved two different forms of KI, tablets and
liquid, that people can take by mouth after a nuclear
radiation emergency. Tablets come in two strengths, 130
milligram (mg) and 65 mg. According to the FDA, the
following doses are appropriate to take after internal
contamination with, or likely internal contamination, with
* Adults should take 130 mg tablets OR two mL of
* Breastfeeding women should take the adult dose of 130
* Children 3 and 18 years of age should take one 65 mg
tablet OR 1 mL of solution
* Children who are adult size >150 pounds should take
the full adult dose
* Infants and children between 1 month and 3 years of
age should take 1/2 of a 65 mg tablet OR 1/2 mL of solution
* Newborns from birth to 1 month of age should be given
1/4 of a 65 mg tablet or 1/4 mL of solution
If you're unable to find an oral source of iodine, you can
still put Betadine or other Iodine tincture on your skin.
DO NOT DRINK IT! This method is said to block thyroid
radioactive iodine uptake up to 99 percent. You can paint a
patch on the abdomen, or on your throat above your thyroid,
it will be absorbed into your skin.
Personally, I prefer super saturated Potassium iodide (SSKI)
on the soles of the feet. Your body will absorb the amount
that is needed and will deliver the KI to all organs of your
body, including the thyroid gland. This is easy to do, can
be done just before bed, you don't have to worry about
taking too much. The acupuncture meridian lines loop
through the feet and are very effective for delivery of
herbs, oils & natural remedies.
High Iodine Diet
People in North America eat about 240 micrograms of
People in Japan eat about 12 milligrams (mg) daily or about
50 times more than North Americans.
Most Americans are iodine deficient and would need to
consume 12.5 mg a day for 1 year in order to have sufficient
whole body iodine levels.
The Japanese eat lots of seaweed and other sea vegetables
which protect them from the harmful effects of radioactive
iodine. For thyroid protection they should not need to take
additional iodine supplements. Their abundant consumption
of iodine rich foods helps their thyroid but more will be
needed to protect their other organs from radiation damage.
High Iodine Foods
Levels of iodine in animal products will vary depending on
the type of food given to the animal. This is an even more
critical time to avoid grain fed, or soy fed animals. Soy
is a goitrogen which will prevent iodine uptake into your
* Consuming foods rich in natural iodine helps
protect the uptake of radioactive iodine-131
* Iron inhibits the absorption of plutonium
* Vitamin B12 inhibits cobalt
* Sulfur is a preventative for sulfur-35, a product of
nuclear reactors. I now include 1 tsp of MSM also
beneficial for improved concentration, pain relief for
headaches, arthritis or other inflammation, gastrointestinal
relief, improved hair and nail growth, considered to be
anti-aging, helps with increased wound healing, improves
metabolism and insulin resistence.
Eating these natural healthy foods will help supply
sufficient iodine and boost other mineral levels. This is a
very important time to ensure that you are eating organic
food rather than pesticide sprayed or false foods. Iodine
concentrations differ and are found to some degree in every
living plant and animal.
Best Natural Iodine Sources
* Chlorella, Bladderwrack, sea vegetables, Kelp,
* blueberries, bananas, prunes, watermelon
* asparagus, garlic, onions, eggplant, oats
* papayas, pineapples, mangoes
* eggs, liver, raw goat milk, yogurt, salmon
* green peppers, Cilantro Swiss chard, 14 Organic
Greens, tomatoes, watermelon
Radiation Detoxification and Immune Support
My personal health plan will have several aspects, while I'm
including extra detoxification and bone support
precautions, many of these things are already a part of my
normal healthy lifestyle.
* Protecting the thyroid with sufficient Iodine
supplements and food
* Detoxification, internally and externally
* Combat free radicals with antioxidants
* Bone support
* Control stress levels
* Bach Floral Remedies help balance the emotions,
relieve stress, and reduce fear and nervousness in
stressful, traumatic or emergency situations. Animals also
* Decontaminate the garden where food crops grow
* Supply all animals with weight appropriate detox
Immune system and mineral support
Protecting the thyroid and other organs with iodine rich
food is critical. We started super saturated Potassium
Iodide March 14, 2011 for ourselves and a couple of days
later for our animals. Radioactive Iodide-131 accumulates
in your Thyroid, breasts and ovaries.
We'll continue taking this type of precaution until at least
a month after the radiation quits pouring out of Fukushima.
Fortunately, Iodine 131 has a very short half life.
Detoxification of heavy metals and other radioactive
contamination is equally important. The shot gun approach
works for me, so I'll include and rotate between various
Herbal Detoxification blends that include Traditional
Chinese Medicinal Detox and Ayurvedic Herbal Detox
Remedies or the tasty and time proven classic blends of
Organic Burdock root, Organic Sheep sorrel, Organic Slippery
elm powder and Organic Rhubarb root powder Organic Essiac
Kelatox EDTA Detox is a potent, time released, rectal
suppository that releases Calcium Disodium EDTA directly
into the blood via the colon to bind with and remove harmful
heavy metals from your body. Each suppository will dissolve
through body heat and gradually spread over the lining of
the colon and be absorbed directly into the blood stream in
approximately 90-120 minutes.
In this wireless technology and polluted environment detox
is something I do on a regular basis, now thanks to
Fukushima, it will be forever.
N-Acetyl-Cysteine is a simple sulfur containing amino acid
that offers potent protection from toxic metals. It acts as
a stabilizer for the formation of protein structures, and
for the formation of Glutathione. NAC can be used on a
daily basis to help your body build antioxidant defenses
against free radicals. NAC is inexpensive and very
1,000mg of Vitamin C 3 times daily, supplies a good
distribution of antioxidants.
Do you eat an apple a day? That saying takes on more
meaning, and it's doubtful that one apple will have a
significant impact. The National Institute of Health
research confirming that Apple Pectin reduced
Radioactive Cesium in Chernobyl Children! Apple pectin
significantly removes radioactive Strontium 90, heavy metals
and Cesium 137 and protects against radiation exposure.
Milk Thistle Offers powerful liver protecting & cleansing
properties. It doesn't really wash or cleanse the liver,
but rather causes an irritation that enables the liver to
slough off dead, diseased or damaged cells, while replacing
them with healthy vibrant ones, the liver under goes a
cleansing. It prevents damage and improves function.
Milk thistle supports healthy digestions and many various
liver related illnesses. It's believed to accelerate the
regeneration and production of liver cells and increases the
effectiveness of an antioxidant found in the liver.
It's used to help treat liver disease, including cirrhosis
and hepatitis, also used to treat gallstones and psoriasis.
This herb is a must for any animal that has been on steroids
at any time, had vaccines, chemical wormers, chemotherapy,
or given heartworm drugs or other toxic drugs that destroy
Milk Thistle and Dandelion make a good & gentle liver
cleanser, detoxifier, and help rebalance and repair. Has
been used for liver or kidney damage, hepatitis, jaundice,
leptospirosis, and parvovirus recovery. It may be helpful
in chronic skin disorders, tumors, and cancer.
Milk Thistle is a major antioxidant and also used in
Chlorella and Spirulina were used by The Institute of
Radiation Medicine in Russia to enhance immune systems and
normalize blood chemistry after Chernobyl. Chlorella is a
powerful heavy metal detoxification and protects against
radioactivity by binding heavy metals, it's very nourishing
and is great to blend into a smoothie or yogurt, don't be
alarmed about the deep green, almost black color.
Our earth provides us with everything that we need for our
health. Natural Clays can be used for detoxification on a
daily basis or when exposed to radiation. If you're not
used to taking clay internally start with small amounts, I
use 1 tsp daily on an empty stomach.
If you believe you might be exposed to radioactive particles
you might consider clay detoxification twice daily and
waiting 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything. I
also use clay in my dogs or other animals water. They will
enjoy it and it will help detoxify them and destroy toxins
French Green Clay has enormous absorbent powers due to the
constitution of its micro molecules. It literally
"drinks" oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your
body and skin.
Radioactive material carries a positive ionic charge.
Calcium Bentonite Clay is a negatively charged ion.
Calcium Bentonite Clay adsorbs and absorbs, capturing
positive charged ions, that are safely bound and pass
through your body. Bentonite is a naturally occurring from
volcanic ash sediments. Traditionally used as an internal
supplement to assist in mineral deficiencies, and to help
bind toxins making them more soluble. Animals happily drink
water with clay and it also aids in removing internal
Herbal detoxification work great when combined with teas or
clays. They're inexpensive, gentle and effective.
Something as simple as Baking Soda also helps remove
What are the Benefits of Edible Earth?
* Soothes and Purifies the Digestive Tract
* Remineralizes Cells and Tissues
* Promotes Bacterial Balance in the Colon
* Assists in Heavy Metal and Chemical Detoxification
* Augments Digestive Efficiency
* Supports Nutrient Assimilation in the Gut
* Alkalizes the Body
Activated Charcoal is good to keep on hand, it adsorbs and
binds toxins and safely removes them from your body.
Oregano was the first plant to grow back after Hiroshima
and Chernobyl. Oregano has a powerful, spicy, herbaceous
aroma. Powerful as an antioxidant, helps relieve arthritis,
asthma, body odor, emphysema, glaucoma, high blood pressure,
HIV, sinusitis, has 22 antibacterial chemicals, is an
excellent anti-inflammatory, anti oxidant, antiseptic,
anti-spasmodic, has numerous anti tumor properties, works
well as a fungicide and is good as an expectorant.
Oregano essential oil is very potent as an antiseptic and
kills viruses, bacteria, fungus and parasites. Said to be
beneficial for respiratory conditions, contains analgesic
properties and works as an expectorant. Said to have
inhibitory effects against 25 different bacteria including
animal and plant pathogens. An excellent germicide capable
of killing various fungi.
In the entire table of elements, including subatomic
particles, there is only one mineral that is capable of
accepting and ionizing radiation that never changes the
innards or the nucleus of the cell, and that element is
"The Russians used boron carbide during the Chernobyl
nuclear power plant meltdown. It is routinely used at
nuclear power plants to reduce pipe corrosion and as a
safety element because it will absorb extra radiation." The
protons and the neutrons do not change under any conditions
in the boron molecule. Boron can take radiation and
release it without upsetting this very delicate balance.
Many people have simply taken the laundry detergent Borax.
It is considered safe and has been used for decades. It is
suggested that adults take 4-10 mg daily. Boron is also
found in beans, tomatoes, peanut butter, olives, nuts,
grapes and apples.
Bone meal powder will also protect against radioactive
strontium poisoning and penetration of uranium into bone. I
consider this additional to what I would normally be doing,
but certainly worth it. Bone Meal Powder is a natural
source of minerals derived from cattle raised in the United
States. This sterilized and sanitary Bone Meal Powder is
tested for heavy metals such as lead and aluminum to assure
the lowest levels possible.
Bone Builder is an exquisite comprehensive bone support
formula featuring microcrystalline hydroxyapatite
concentrate (MCHC). MCHC is a crystalline compound
composed primarily of calcium, phosphorus, bone-derived
growth factors, protein matrix, and trace minerals -
ingredients that naturally comprise healthy bone.
Bone Builder stands apart from other calcium formulas:
* Bioavailable calcium, minerals, and organic factors
for bone nourishment.
* Cryogenic process preserves the delicate ingredients.
* X-ray diffraction analysis verifies microcrystalline
* Regularly assayed for heavy metal contamination.
* The MCHC in Bone Builder is imported from New Zealand
and derived from free range fed cattle raised on land where
no pesticides are used.
Strontium is a naturally occurring mineral present in water
and food. Trace amounts of strontium are found in the human
skeleton. Strontium has an affinity for bone and is taken
up at the bone matrix crystal surface. The influence of
strontium on the bone metabolism has been researched since
the 1950's. Studies indicate that strontium positively
effects bone metabolism to promote bone formation and
decrease bone reabsorption, leading to normalized bone
It is chemically similar to calcium and is metabolized in
the body in a nearly identical way. Like calcium, strontium
is involved in bone health. Radioactive Strontium 90
accumulates in your bones and liver.
If you want to make sure that you're getting plenty of
antioxidants, you could consider some of the convenient
Antioxidant supplements and powders. The powders can also
be included with other Super Foods
Probiotics with several billion organisms per capsule per
meal protects against radioactive Strontium 90. This
superior combination of 29 probiotic microflora "Soil
Based-Organisms (SBOs)" uniquely combined with a
humic/fulvic acid prebiotic that enhances SBO proliferation.
This is one of the most effective probiotic supplements for
restoring levels of gastrointestinal micro-flora compromised
from antibiotics, medication, poor diet, stress, and
Superfood, Sprout Powders
So many of my meals are really all in one! I can't imagine
living without a Vitamix. It was an investment, but they
really last a lifetime and get the job done in seconds. You
wouldn't believe how many herbs, herbal powders and other
goodies all get tossed into my raw goat milk smoothie!
What could be easier?
The goats that give my healthy raw goat milk are also taking
Bentonite Clay and Apple Pectin in their water, so they will
produce non radioactive milk. Do you wonder about the milk
that you drink?
14 Organic Greens Don't want to shop, wash, peel and chop?
Then add this to your smoothie! All Organic blend of
Organic Barley Grass Powder, Organic Wheat Grass Powder,
Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach Powder, Organic Alfalfa
Leaf Powder, Organic Kelp Powder, Organic Dulse Leaf Powder,
Organic Barley Grass Juice Powder, Organic Orange Peel
Powder, Organic Beet Root Powder, Organic Dandelion Leaf
Powder, Organic Lemon Peel Powder, Organic Ginkgo Leaf
Powder & Organic Wheat Grass Juice Powder.
Raw Protein Powders taste great and are an easy way to
additional protein in our diet! Take one to work and it
sure beats eating a False Food Burger, doesn't it?
Superfood Powders Carob, Cacao, Bee Pollen, Mesquite, Maca,
they're all here and so easy to just toss into that
smoothie, top on your yogurt, blend into your oatmeal.
If you're looking for a really big bang for your Antioxidant
buck? This is it! Super convenient, much easier than
swallowing tons of pilles, eat by the spoonful or add to
your favorite drink.
Tocotrienols (Rice Bran Solublea) There are over 100 known
antioxidants in Rice Bran Solubles. Antioxidants are
vitamins, minerals, or enzymes that help protect the body
from the formation of free radicals and the formation of
degenerative diseases. Free radical damage is thought by
scientists to be the basis for the aging process.
The Rice Bran Solubles contain natural occurring selenium,
CoQ10, alphalipoic acid, flavonoids, glutathinone
peroxidase, 28 unnamed tocotrienols and various tocopherols
just to name a few, all forming a wealth of anti-oxidants
for the body to draw from when exposed to viral, bacterial
infections, and low levels of radiation.
Contains natural Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin B1
(Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin),
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine),
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folic
Acid, Biotin, Choline, and Inositol.
Your body cannot manufacture a single mineral. And yet,
minerals are constituents of bones, muscle, blood, nerve
cells, teeth and soft tissue. Minerals allow the body to
assimilate vitamins. The following minerals are found in
Rice Bran Solubles: Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium,
Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Iodine, along
with many other trace minerals.
Is there anything that tastes more fresh, crisp and
delicious than fresh sprouts? Sprouts offer the most bio
available nutrition of any food in the plant or animal
These enzymatically active sprouts harness high quality,
complete proteins and nutrients utilized throughout the
entire body. Abundant in vitamins, minerals and chlorophyl,
sprouts ease the digestive system's workload and stimulate
the body to function at superior levels. Sprouts also
contain phytonutrients, essentially powerful antioxidants
contributing to the body's energy, stamina, growth, and
Freshly Freeze Dried Sprout Powders combine the nutritional
benefits of sprouts, hemp, fruit & vegetable superfoods.
This potent formula supplies the body with a raw source of
plant protein and nutrients essential for a healthy and fit
lifestyle. Healthy blend of Sunflower Sprouts, Amaranth
SproutsĀ°, Millet Sprouts, Flaxseed Sprouts, Kale Sprouts,
Quinoa Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts, Hempseed
Protein Powder, Goji Berry Powder, Black Maca Root Powder,
Yacon Root Powder and Lucuma Powder. WOW!
There are dozen of great interactive radiation maps that
track the jet streams at surface, 2500m and 5,000 mt. There
is a lot of different information for the various
radioactive materials that are circling the world.
It seems inconceivable that Tokyo Electric doesn't view
Fukushima as a futile battle. It's doubtful that their
representatives or government officials, or ours, will
suddenly become truthful. While we all hope for a full
containment to stop further radiation risks, the question of
why it's not been entombed as Chernobyl was, must be asked.
How much longer will they allow it to destroy the land, sea
The Jet stream moves west, reaching the West coast of North
America first and spreading from there. Depending on the
day, some days it reached Alaska first, some days it was
Oregon and California.
The jet stream will carry radioactive particles, where they
fall will change from day to day. Check radar maps so
you'll know if you want to stay everyone indoors as much as
Iodine 131 has a short half life, just 8 days or so.
The rest of the radioactive particles will be here long
after we are gone. These low levels of radiation will
become part of our soils, our food, our milk, our vegetables
and unless they and we detoxify and decontaminate our health
will suffer in the many ways discussed.
Location Location Location
The Earth is living, moving and continually active. Where
and how we live has a very significant impact on how any man
made or natural disaster will effect us. Living in a high
rise building in a huge city with few roads out of town will
create a different scenario than living far outside of a
For example, we are 12 miles outside of SmallTown USA. The
small town is <4,000, population, the entire county is
<20,000. Portland Oregon is 2.5 hours away, Seattle is
almost 5 hours away. No tall buildings here, plenty of
game, fish and open areas. This type of area is where many
city people will try to find friendly faces if they need to
get out of Dodge.
Most people have gardens, can food, have private water
wells, many are off grid and are already on the "leading
edge" of being poor. You can't eat money though, can you?
It's good that we use our own intelligence to evaluate risks
and try to avoid them. Just like calling ahead for a winter
pass report. No point in charging head first into an
avalanche if you can avoid it.
We can't control the winds, we can only adjust our sails and
act accordingly. No matter what happens in the days and
years to come, we'll all be making some type of preparation,
alterations to our lives and adjusting our sails and try to
stay informed. Not much point in a panic.