I’m being deluged with emails asking if I would recommend potassium iodide to protect us from radiation that is slowly encircling the world from the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan. However, high dose potassium iodide is only used within 20 miles of a nuclear meltdown to protect the thyroid. Taking it otherwise can give you too high doses of iodine. Most people should use kelp and low dose iodine supplements for generalized support of your thyroid. But what about the rest of the body?
At risk of sounding simplistic, this is why I’ve been recommending clay! I’ve been looking into ways of treating radiation poisoning because of the incredible amounts of depleted uranium in the Middle East. So, naturally, we’re bringing clay to Dubai. Therefore, clay becomes a natural treatment for the possible radiation that may fall on us.
You may also adopt the philosophy that the sky may fall but it won’t fall on me. However, to even out your odds you can start using clay. I’m sitting with my feet and lower legs in a bucket of ½ cup of clay (blended in water) and magnesium flakes. I use and recommend the clay and magnesium flakes at LL’s Magnetic Clay. Amazingly enough, baking soda also detoxifies radiation. Add 1 cup along with your clay and magnesium!
On the LL’s site you can find a specific Radiation Detox formula chock full of herbs including an herbal source of iodine and activated charcoal. The hot water in your bath opens up your pores to release toxins that bind to the clay but it also allows absorption of healing herbs. There are several good articles on detoxification and radiation on the LL’s site that I found very useful.
Another product that I recommend for heavy metal detox is called HMD-Heavy Metal Detox, a product that removes uranium as well as many other heavy metals.
Activated charcoal taken orally can also help neutralize radiation as well as other poisons.
Thyme tea, rosemary tea, miso soup and seaweeds are good antiradiation measures that you can also take. Remember, the survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the “seaweed eaters.”
And don’t forget about magnesium. It detoxifies everything. You can take it orally and also as magnesium oil in your baths. Look under Resources to see the type of magnesium I advise.
How do you choose what treatments and products to use? It really is up to you. Just read through the list and see which ones resonate with you and start playing with them.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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