Sunday, April 7, 2013

Radiation Affecting Babies after Fukushima Meltdown

Two years after Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear meltdown we are finally receiving some health information. Have you seen the headlines a few days ago?
"Children born after the 2011 meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant are at high risk of acquiring congenital hyperthyroidism if they were in the line of fire for radioactive isotopes. Just a few days after the meltdown, I-131 concentration levels in California, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and Washington were up to 211 times above the normal level, according to the study.

At the same time, the number of congenital hypothyroid cases skyrocketed, increasing by an average of 16 percent from March 17 to Dec. 31, 2011. And between March 17 and June 30, shortly after the meltdown, newly born children experienced a 28 percent greater risk of acquiring hyperthyroidism." Taken from

How radiation exposure can affect people varies widely and is based on many factors. Iodine is sometimes prescribed if levels are high.

I have searched the internet looking for some natural ways that you and your family can boost your protection from radiation if you are exposed. Here is what I found:

Why your diet can help:
"Diet and your body’s susceptibility to radiation are closely entwined. Radiation and pollutants destroy vitamins A, C, E, K several N vitamins, essential fatty acids, calcium and neuro-hormones. If your body lacks calcium. Potassium and other nutrients, it will more readily absorb the radioactive elements that are similar in structure to these nutrients." (

1. Calcium/magnesium 

2. Vitamin A or beta carotene 

3. Coenzyme Q10 

4. Vitamin C + bioflavinoids and rutin 

5. Vitamin E 

6. Zinc 

7. Selenium 

8. Proanthocyanadins (Grape seed extract/Pycnogenol) 

9. DHEA 

10. Melatonin 

1. Chlorophyll-containing foods: barley grass and chlorella. 

2. Miso 

3. Fermented (Lactic acid) vegetables and juices 

4. Cultured (fermented) milk products: yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, unprocessed cheese. 

5. Cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, turnips, cabbage, spinach, cauliflower, and greens such as kale) 

6. High-fiber foods: whole grains, fruits and vegetables 

7. Foods containing a natural Vitamin A 

8. Sesame seeds – raw, ground (tahini) or in capsules. 

9. Sea vegetables and their products 

10. Bee and flower pollen 

11. Essential fatty acids, GLA and EPA aka salmon

*Information from  See full article here
"Information for this report was excerpted from Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs and Vitamins, by Steven Schecter, N.D., and Radiation Protection Manual, Lita Lee, Ph.D."


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