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Treating Radiation Exposure: How to Detox Your Body of Depleted Uranium With Herbs, Nutrition, Natural Supplements

19 Mar
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Residues, the Effects of Radiation, and Radioactive Contamination
These Herbs and foods can also be used for many other Health challenges– This sure gives me a lot of peace of mind. ~J

It’s sad but true that there are thousands of scientific references

and medical studies out there on the fact that radiation and

radioactivity can harm you, yet despite millions of dollars spent by

the government to study radiation, virtually nothing is available

about a detoxification diet or nutritional supplements you might use

if you are exposed to radioactive contamination.

Here’s some of the information we do know from the only book in the

world on the topic. Keep this information in the back of your mind

as it may one day help save you or someone you know.

Most people are aware taking potassium iodide (KI) or potassium

iodate (KIO3) tablets will help block your thyroid gland from

absorbing radioactive iodine should there ever be a dirty bomb

explosion or nuclear power plant mishap such as the Three Mile

Island incident. In 1999, another such accident happened in

Tokaimura, Japan where several individuals died from radiation

exposure in a fuel processing facility.

What people don’t recognize is that potassium iodide or iodate

tablets only protect the thyroid gland and do not provide protection

from any other radiation exposure, so taking them should not give

you a false sense of security. It’s important to detox your body

after radioactive exposure!

One question is, what do you do if KI or KIO3 tablets aren’t

available during an emergency? Interestingly enough, according to

research by Ken Miller, health physicist at the Hershey Medical

Center, he found that an adult could get a blocking dose of stable

iodine by painting 8 ml of a 2 percent tincture of Iodine on the

abdomen or forearm approximately 2 hours prior to I-131

contamination. Potassium iodine tablets are best, but if they’re not

available this is the next best thing.

An entirely different problem arises after you’ve been exposed to

radioactive contamination because now you have to get rid of any

radioactive particles you may have ingested through the air you

breathed, water you drank, or food you ate. Some people suggest

Epson salt, Clorox or clay baths to remove any residues on your skin

and to leach out any heavy metals you may have absorbed, but the big

worry is internal contamination. To gain some insights into what to

do, we have to turn to the story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

At the time of the atomic bombing, Tatsuichiro Akizuki, M.D. was

Director of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Francis’s

Hospital in Nagasaki and he fed his staff and patients a strict diet of brown rice, miso and tamari soy

soup, wakame, kombu and other seaweed, Hokkaido pumpkin, and sea

salt. He also prohibited the

consumption of sugar and sweets since they suppress the

immune system.

By imposing this diet on his staff and patients, no one succumbed to

radiation poisoning whereas the occupants of hospitals located much

further away from the blast incident suffered severe radiation


Much of this positive result has to do with the fact that the sea vegetables contain substances that bind

radioactive particles and escort them out of the body. This is why

seaweed sales usually skyrocket after radiation disasters, and why

various seaweeds and algae are typically used to treat radiation


In Chernobyl, for instance, spirulina

was used to help save many children from radiation poisoning. By

taking 5 grams of spirulina a day for 45 days, the Institute of

Radiation Medicine in Minsk even proved that children on this

protocol experienced enhanced immune systems, T-cell counts and

reduced radioactivity. Israeli scientists have since treated

Chernobyl children with doses of natural beta

carotene from Dunaliella algae and proved that it helped

normalize their blood chemistry. Chlorella

algae, a known immune system builder and heavy metal

detoxifier, has also shown radioprotective effects. Because they

bind heavy metals, algae should therefore be consumed after exposure

to any type of radioactive contamination.

In 1968 a group of Canadian researchers at McGill University of

Montreal, headed by Dr. Stanley Skoryna, actually set out to devise

a method to counteract the effects of nuclear fallout. The key

finding from their studies was that sea

vegetables contained a polysaccharide substance, called sodium alginate, which selectively bound

radioactive strontium and eliminated it from the body.

Sodium alginate is found in many seaweeds, especially kelp, and

since that time the Russians have been seriously researching the use

of their own kelps from Vladivlostok, from which they have isolated

the polysaccharide U-Fucoidan, which is another radioactive

detoxifier. Because miso soup was so

effective in helping prevent radiation sickness, the Japanese have

also done research identifying the presence of an active ingredient

called zybicolin, discovered in 1972,

which acts as a binding agent to also detoxify

and eliminate radioactive elements (such as strontium) and

other pollutants from the body.

The kelps and algaes aren’t the only natural foods with

radio-detoxifying effects. In terms of fluids to drink, black and green tea have shown “radioprotective

effects” whether consumed either before or after exposure

to radiation. This anti-radiation effect was observed in several

Japanese studies, and studies from China also suggest that the

ingredients in tea are radioactive antagonists.

In short, after any sort of radioactive exposure you want to be

eating seaweeds and algaes along with almost any type of commercial

heavy metal chelating formula to bind radioactive particles and help

escort them out of the body. Whether you’re worried about depleted

uranium, plutonium or other isotopes, this is the wise thing to do

which can possibly help, and certainly won’t hurt. Many nutritional

supplements have been developed for the purpose of detoxifying heavy

metals, most of which contain the algaes and plant fibers and other

binding substances.

Basically, an anti-radiation diet should focus

on the following foods:
· Miso soup

· Spirulina, chlorella and the algaes (kelp, etc.)

· Brassica vegetables and high beta carotene vegetables

· Beans and lentils

· Potassium, calcium and mineral rich foods

· High nucleotide content foods to assist in cellular repair

including spirulina, chlorella, algae, yeast, sardines, liver,

anchovies and mackerel

· Cod liver oil and olive oil

· Avoid sugars and sweets and wheat
· A good multivitamin/multimineral supplement

Yet another benefit of the sea vegetables rarely discussed is their

high mineral content, which is a bonus in the case of radioactive

exposure. Consuming natural iodine, such as in the seaweeds, helps

prevent the uptake of iodine-131 while iron inhibits the absorption

of plutonium-238 and plutonium-239. Vitamin B-12 inhibits cobalt-60

uptake (used in nuclear medicine), zinc inhibits zinc-65 uptake and

sulfur is preventative for sulfur-35 (a product of nuclear reactors)

incorporation by the body.

Since nuclear workers are potentially exposed to radioactive sulfur,

this means that workers in the atomic power industry need a higher

content of sulfur in their diet. MSM

supplements provide a source of dietary sulfur, but thiol

supplements such as cysteine, lipoic acid and

glutathione serve double-duty in this area because they

help detoxify the body and attack all sorts of other health problems

as well.

The immune system is usually hit hard after radiation exposure, and

a number of steps can be taken to help prevent opportunistic

infections after a radioactive incident. Though the full dimensions

of the protective mechanism is still unknown, Siberian

ginseng is one form of ginseng that exerts a definite

radioprotective effect and has been demonstrated to lessen the side

effects of radiation. It was widely distributed by the Soviet Union

to those exposed Chernobyl radiation and is commonly used to help

cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.

Consuming Reishi mushrooms is another

proven way to bolster your immune system after radiation exposure

and helps reduce the damage from radiation. It’s been used to

decrease radiation sickness in animals and help them recover faster

after potentially deadly exposure.
Panax ginseng has prevented

hemorrhaging after radiation exposure, prevents bone marrow death

and stimulates blood cell formation, so it’s another supplement to

add to one’s protocol. In short, yeasts, beta glucans, bee pollen

and various forms of ginseng have all been shown to bolster the

immune system after radiation incidents. In terms of radiation

burns, aloe vera has a proven ability

to treat serious radiation burns and offers other radioprotective

effects, and can easily be grown in your house.

The amino acid L-Glutamine can be used

to help repair the intestine in case of the gastrointestinal

syndrome usually suffered due to radiation exposure, and a variety

of substances can help rebuild blood cells to prevent hematopoietic

syndrome. Those particular foods include beet

juice, liver extract, spleen extract, and shark alkyglycerols.

Most oncologists don’t know that shark liver oil, with

alkyglycerols, can help platelet counts rebound in days..

Depleted uranium is currently in the journalistic spotlight because

US weapons are made from this material, and after being fired leave

a legacy of depleted uranium dust in the environment, which anyone

can absorb. Because the kidneys are usually the first organs to show

chemical damage upon uranium exposure, military manuals suggest

doses or infusions of sodium bicarbonate

to help alkalinize the urine if this happens. This makes the uranyl

ion less kidney-toxic and promotes excretion of the nontoxic uranium

carbonate complex.

In areas contaminated by depleted uranium dusts, it therefore makes

sense to switch to drinking slightly alkaline

water and to favor a non-acidic diet

to assist in this detoxification. Any of the heavy metal

detoxifiers, such as miso soup, chlorella, spirulina and seaweeds,

are also commonsense warranted.

Another thing you can do is use homeopathics

for radiation exposure. People commonly argue over whether

homeopathics work or not, but if you assume the position that they

produce no results whatsoever then you must also assume that they

certainly won’t hurt you, which means the only loss from using them

is a few dollars. Frankly, there are countless cases and

double-blind studies where homeopathic tinctures do provoke physical

healing effects in the body. Therefore they are a viable adjunct

treatment option. One homeopathic, in particular, is URANIUM NITRICUM (nitrate of uranium) which

homeopaths suggest should be used in cases of depleted uranium

exposure or uranium poisoning. Not just soldiers or civilians

exposed to battlefield dusts, but uranium miners and radiation

workers may find it quite useful.

While we’ve discussed just a few of the many supplements and

protocols you can use to help detox the body of the lingering

results of radioactive contamination, including the residues of

depleted uranium, the last thing that might be of interest is that

there is a plant that is a natural geiger counter. The spiderwort

plant is so sensitive to changes in radiation levels (its petals

change color upon exposure) that it’s often used as a natural

radiation detector (dosimeter), just as they use canaries in mines

as detectors of poisonous gas. Some people like knowing that they

have an ongoing monitoring system for radiation in the environment,

and this is just another tip available in  “How

to Neutralize the Harmful Effects of Radiation or Radioactive


See also: Three Ways to Treat Radiation Exposure Naturally

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