We’ve been closely following the situation with the nuclear plants in Japan. We live on the Oregon Coast, which is relatively close to Japan – straight across the pacific ocean. My partner has been sending emails to friends and family as he comes across valuable information and I thought I’d share his latest with you all, with some of my own additions.
Since nuclear fall out could come this way what should one do?
It is smart to be ready, and research takes time.
Normally Potassium Iodide is recommended to protect yourself from radiation poisoning. In a nuclear situation, there are high concentrations of radioactive Iodine and Cesium. The body does not distinguish between radioactive and non-radioactive minerals. The body treats it like it would potassium, which is why potassium is suggested.
The idea is that if the body has a full supply of these minerals, it will not take up the radioactive forms. If the body is deficient, it will readily absorb the radioactive minerals. In a case where we have some time, ideally we would get our minerals from food sources. Taking extra kelp and dulse – both valuable food sources of Iodine, as well as foods high in potassium such as bananas, avocados, black strap molasses – would be supportive. Apples are high in pectin, which bind to radioactive particles. Buckwheat is high in rutin, a bioflavinoid that protects against radiation. Calcium and magnesium are also recommended and are said to help prevent the body from absorbing radioactive minerals.
Antioxidant rich foods also support the body in defending itself on a cellular level.
There was a report that the radioactive levels in Oregon are currently normal, but in the event that further catastrophe occurs it is not far-fetched to consider we could be affected. We are definitely not in a panic here, but this is a highly concerning situation and it is wise to be as functional and pro-active as we can be. Give your body whatever you can to help it protect itself.
Large Blast at the plant that is heading in to melt down phase.
The water vapor loop is interesting. We will try to find a map/loop that is better.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Nuclear News: (might be some what slanted but more info than most…)
I am thinking so much of the people in Japan. It is hard to imagine having to evacuate my home, with not only the unthinkable devastation caused by the quake and tsunami, but now the threat of radiation exposure.
If anyone has links of interest, or helpful information, anything you want to share, I’d love to learn more.