Monday, March 21, 2011

Radiation Poisoning Protection

Japan's nuclear radiation leaks, caused by the devastating earthquakes that rocked the nation recently, have raised much concern for the health and safety of its population.

To protect us from possible radiation poisoning, such as strontium, cesium and uranium, Suzy Cohen offers some timely advice on how to detoxify and help pull metals out of the body. Although not in particular order, the suggested options follow:

  • Zeolite - This is the clay that helps the body rid of heavy metals, radiation, and other stored toxins in the body. Sold at health food stores.
  • Pectasol Chelation Complex by Econugenics - Capsules derived from citrus pectin and sodium alginate (from seaweed). This product gently removes heavy metals and other toxins from the intestines. After the Chernobyl disaster, pectin reduced radioactivity among children with elevated readings by more than 50 percent. Sold in some health food stores and online: www.econugenics.com
  • Spirulina Pacifica by Nutrex-Hawaii- A powerful antidote, this blue-green algae could reduce urine radioactivity levels by up to 50 percent in 20 days, according to a 1993 report by the Institute of Radiation Medicine, entitled "Use of spirulina decreases radioactive dose load received from food contaminated with Cesium-137 and Strontium-90." Being a superfood, it also provides nourishment if you don't have food to eat. Hawaiian spirulina is sold at health food stores and online: www.nutrex-hawaii.com
  • Iodine - It's most useful in the early stages of exposure. You can get your iodine from food sources, like nori (thin, dried seaweed sheets used in sushi), sea vegetables like arame, kelp and hijike. Eat seaweeds (like wakame) and natural salts like Celtic, Himalayan and Alaea salt.
  • Detoxamin by World Health Products - These are suppositories that contain EDTA, a chelating agent that has been clinically proven to remove toxic materials from the body. Sold online at: www.detoxamin.com
  • Beta Glucan - An extract from the amazing medicinal Maitake mushrooms, beta glucan has long been prized for its ability to protect and restore health after you've taken radiation or chemo. Sold by many brand names nationwide.
  • American Ginseng - It's a stress buster that contains ginsenosides and polysaccharide glycans. A study published in May 2010 suggests ginseng has radioprotective effects on human lymphocytes. It scavenges free radicals (toxins). Sold nationwide at health food stores by various companies.
  • NAC - This nutrient is N-acetylcysteine, and in the body it forms glutathione inside the cell, where you want it! Glutathione is a master antioxidant. Get NAC supplements or get this amino acid from protein shakes like whey, rice, or hemp.
(Courtesy of Suzy Cohen, http://dearpharmacist.com/?p=1585)

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