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Ending a Toxic Relationship…Using Food
As a Lymey, it is imperative to restrict toxin intake as best as possible. Fed up with Western medicine, which included constantly being bombarded with antibiotics, I turned to alternative therapies for healing options. It was during my research that I discovered a Russian Doctor who specializes in Lyme disease. It was not until I started treatments with her that I realized the full effects of radiation and its widespread existence in our everyday food supply. This brilliant woman was largely responsible for helping restore the immune systems of those poor souls affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Russia, which included having to heal herself from her own exposure to the fallout. She was the first to explain to me the severe importance of eating and sustaining a clean eating lifestyle. Wait, What? I Thought I Was Eating Healthy?! I admit I was perplexed.I thought that I was already eating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle; definitively much healthier than most Americans. To my surprise, after her brief explanation of what foods to avoid, I realized I had not even scratched the surface.I realized at that moment that I had a lot to learn…. And so my introduction to the Clean Food world began.
A story she shared that impressed upon me most was how sensitive her palate now is to the taste and smell of radiation. The very radiation that ravaged throughout her body for several years, left behind a very keen sensitivity to it. She was easily able to rattle off examples of foods from which she could physically taste the radiation.It was truly alarming!
One key thing to be careful of was seafood sourced anywhere in the Pacific – from Antarctica to the Arctic. Yes, unfortunately, that includes a few delicious favorites such as Langoustines, tasty Chilean Sea Bass caught off the coast of Chile, and wild-caught Alaskan salmon – just to name a few. Since that day over 6 years ago, I have religiously avoided any seafood sourced from those areas. Anyone that has been diagnosed with a weakened immune system or who is fighting any chronic, serious illness could benefit from applying this basic seafood consumption principle.
Toxic spills and radiation disasters, such as Fukushima, are directly responsible for the need to proceed with extreme caution when consuming seafood. The environmental impact of Fukushima is still a concern; almost 7 years later, it is still spewing radiation into the Pacific every second of every day. Though radiation levels appear to be low since the catastrophe, radiation is invisible. Its effects are often not immediately seen. Residual health effects in the area tell a different story. There is an increased rise in heart disease, stress, mental health issues, and certain types of Cancer.
Even if you are not a Fukushima or Chernobyl survivor, many of us are being exposed, in small quantities, consistently. The accumulation of radiation in our bodies slowly causes damage, over time.
“The problem with radiation research is that you are
constantly battling the biological effects of
delayed radiation complications”
Below is a list of the various symptoms associated with radiation exposure:
Signs of Exposure
Long-term Exposure Signals
Blood Vessel Destruction
Short-term or Mild Exposure Signals
Early Onset of Leukemia Lymphoma
The Lucky 13 – Reducing Exposure with Natural Remedies
As with any major personal health decision, you have to decide what the right avenue is for your own personal foodie/health journey. Fortunately, there are natural ways to ward off unwanted radiation. Natural options include:
1. Nascent Iodine
Supplementing with nascent iodine helps counteract the effects of radioactive Iodine. It is one of the single most bio-available forms of iodine and may be effective in aiding individuals exposed to radiation by lowering accumulated and stored radioactive toxins in the thyroid. When choosing this supplement, look for a brand of standardized nano-colloidal nascent iodine; it will be gentler on your digestive system than other iodine supplements.
2. Potassium Orotate
In addition to radioactive iodine, the body may also be exposed to a radioactive isotope of cesium, commonly known as Cesium-137. It forms as a by-product of nuclear fission. Potassium orotates can prevent the accumulation of Cesium-137. In fact, getting enough potassium from food such as bananas is a good first step at preventing radioactive retention. Potassium Orotate is the best form of potassium to use for radiation exposure.
3. Calcium and Magnesium
Each of these essential minerals can decontaminate a form of nuclear waste known as Strontium 90. Calcium supplementation can lower Strontium absorption by up to 90 percent.
4. Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
Dimethylsulfoxide is an antioxidant sulfur compound. Studies show that DMSO actively detoxifies and protects the body from the effects of harmful radiation. One study from Japan found that even small amounts of DMSO offered radio-protective benefits on human DNA and overall cellular structures. It also neutralizes exposure from radio-isotopes.
Nuclear waste is typically “cleaned” or “stored” in the environment by mixing it with Zeolite clay and packing it underground. Zeolites can attach themselves to and remove nuclear waste from the cellular level. In fact, one European study found that Zeolite clay was an effective decontaminate for animals affected by the nuclear waste disaster in Chernobyl. Zeolite clay can also be taken internally for detoxing radiation. Similarly, the United States’ nuclear weapons facilities use Zeolite clay to line walls and floors to prevent toxicity.
6. Other clays
There are many types of clays that bond to nuclear waste from the body. Others include Kaolin, Red Clay, Bentonite, Fuller’s Earth, Montmorillonite. French Green Clay is a particularly absorptive clay shown to possess the ability to rid radiation, toxic metals and chemical residues from the human body. This should come as no surprise, as clay has often been used by engineers, and by the environment itself, to remove toxins from the body or ground. In fact, the former Soviet government added this type of clay to chocolate bars that were then given to citizens to help them remove radioactive waste from the system.
7. Activated Charcoal
Studies show that charcoal possesses the unique ability to neutralize radiation. Charcoal is a substance generally known for its impressive absorption properties.
Papain is extracted from papaya and is known for its ability to reduce toxicants. In one laboratory study, it was found that subjects supplementing with papain could survive a lethal amount of radiation.
9. Bee Pollen
Just another reason why bees are such a vital part of life on our planet! Evidence suggests that bee pollen may significantly lower the negative side effects of radiation exposure. Because exposure to radiation lowers many of your body’s natural vital substances like white and red blood cells and antibodies, bee pollen is a natural way of boosting these vital functions.
Studies show that beets can help aid the body in rebuilding this damaged hemoglobin. Upon radiation exposure, the body’s blood hemoglobin can be broken down. In fact, animal lab studies have shown that beet-eating rats absorbed and detoxified up to 100% more effectively than the control group animals.
11. Cold-pressed Organic Vegetable Oils
Oils such as sesame oil, extra virgin olive oil, and coconut oil also help pull out radiation. Not only do the lipids in the oils offer a protective layer on cellular membranes, they also bind the toxins.
12. Organic Brewer’s Yeast
Many medical sources recommend using organic Brewers use for prevention against radiation exposure. For cases of direct exposure, prescribed amounts can be doubled, or tripled. Brewer’s yeast may aid the body in both repairs after exposure, as well as precautionary protection.
13. Organic Germanium-132
When we are exposed to radiation, the exposure from the rays releases harmful electrons the kill blood cells. Organic germanium has been shown to snatch up these radioactive rays, allowing them to move freely inside the nuclear structure of the Germanium, instead of entering the human cells and bloodstream. This is the type of free – radical scavenger that you want to have.
Foods that Detoxify with Iodine
There are natural ways to get iodine into your system. The following Ocean dwellers contain detoxification properties that give an added benefit:
Blue-green algae and Spirulina help to rid the body of heavy metals, a common concern in radiation exposure. They also have positive effects in protecting the body against cancer.
Protective & Detoxifying Herbs
Plant based land choices that assist in detoxing radiation from our bodies with added benefits include:
Cilantro – has been shown to remove heavy metals from the bloodstream.
Rosemary – reported by Natural News to offer the best protection against radiation poisoning. The compounds found in rosemary fight against mutagenic effects.
Gingko Biloba & Ginseng – both of these herbs are cited as excellent protection and treatment for radiation.
Dandelion – this plant has excellent detox abilities. It’s extremely effective in carrying away free radicals, with additional benefits for liver function.
So, if you’re eating a lot of sushi and seafood, mercury ingestion is not the only toxin to consider. The bottom line is; we can’t avoid toxins, they are everywhere. In addition to the food we eat, they are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the grass we walk on etc etc. We can, however, reduce our toxin intake by being aware and conscientious. We can also be proactive and reduce our bodies’ radiation levels and other toxins with a plethora of natural choices. Carry on, warriors!
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.
Natural News, NIH.gov, The Current, Washington Post