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February 15, 2012

Attention Canadians: what to eat after Fukushima meltdown

I don't understand why we (Canadians) do not have a government or even Opposition Leaders who are interested in taking what steps they can to protect us.

France’s government is willing to do this but Canada’s is not. Even the U.S. does much better than Canada.

The fact is we are in the path of air and ocean currents from Japan. 

Jean Crowder's office has been adamant in stating that there is no danger to us from Fukushima and that what we are exposed to is minuscule.  Not true.  Surely by now, Alistair knows better than when the accident first occurred?

Vegetables, fruit, milk, etc are all contaminated with hot particles on the West Coast from B.C. down to California and beyond.  This is true to varying degrees across Canada.

One would think our elected Members would at least tell us to stay out of the rain or use umbrellas.

Why would these people not be providing vital information that Canadians could use to try and protect themselves, and especially their children?   We are so badly served by all our Members of Parliament.

What are we to think of this?  

Good tips below.

Following the nuclear meltdowns at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima, Japan’s government issued a warning for its more vulnerable citizens, to avoid milk products and green, leafy vegetables, in a statement saying that consuming these foods at that time equated to "High-risk behavior."

According to University of California's Department of Nuclear Engineering, French officials were furious with the US Government for not telling Americans the truth about the ongoing radiation fallout risk from Fukushima.

Since the French government pays for its citizens' healthcare, they are serious about this!

Chernobyl rapidly killed hundreds rapidly, (mostly small children, of which there is testimony in the local cemeteries) and it continues to trigger cancers in European populations to this day, totaling in the millions of cases, not to mention the birth defects in tens of thousands of children.

The escaped radiation from Fukushima is only 3% of the reactors' uranium fuel; the fallout so far has been 400 times greater than the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Isotope readings being discussed are those of iodine and cesium, which have relatively short half-lives. You rarely hear about the plutonium isotope with the 80 million-year half-life, which is also part of the Fukushima fallout.

It turns out that NASA has done the most research in this area. Their scientists found that the drugs they'd developed were very toxic, so they turned to natural compounds.

Plant flavinoids, which were shown to be radio-protective, include:

- Gingko biloba at a dose of 250-350mg per day; it was found to protect DNA from radiation damage.

- Ginger was found to protect animal DNA from massive exposure to Gamma radiation, the most destructive kind.

- Garlic has also been found to protect against ionizing radiation.

- Curcumin (turmeric extract) was found to be enormously protective as well as,

- Quercitin, which is found in fruits, vegetables, leaves and grains and

- Punicalagins, extracted from pomegranates.

- Alpha Lipoid Acid was found to actually reverse some effects of radiation damage in Chernobyl, returning the levels of oxidized protein compounds in the body caused by radiation exposure back to normal levels and in some cases, better than normal.

- Resveratrol, a compound most commonly associated with red wine is also a very potent radio-protectant, in supplement doses of 200mg, twice a day.

- Hesperidin was found to be very protective of DNA and of bone marrow, the blood-forming organ that's the most sensitive to radiation exposure, along with the brain and the gastrointestinal tract.

The above-mentioned plant flavinoids are found to be much more protective against radiation damage than Vitamins C & E. Together, these vitamins are synergistically protective but nowhere near as powerful as Curcumin and Quercitin.

The following herbs and foods have been shown to help fight the damage of radiation and free radicals:

Kelp, seaweed, spirulina, chlorella, dark green vegetables (these are natural sources of iodine) cilantro, rosemary, ginseng, dandelion, eating a macrobiotic diet, probiotics (yogurt, etc.), turmeric, pomegranate, ginger, oranges.

Vitamin C, D, E flaxseed oil, Alpha lipoic acid, green tea (High in Bioflavinoids), lots of pure fluoride-free clean water especially if you have young children.

Epsom salts baths or baking soda baths with bentonite clay help pull heavy metals and toxins from the body and helps with radiation sickness. Taking baking soda internally will help to lower the body's PH level which helps fight cancer according to many studies. 

Finally, limit exposure to rain as much as possible; if you are working outdoors wear a mask especially if you have a weak immune system.

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