The recent news about the emergency in Japan following the meltdown of one of its nuclear power plants has triggered increasing concerns about the risk of further plant failures, the fallout and the effects of radiation.

The primary danger from exposure to dangerous levels of atmospheric radiation is very rapid absorption of radiation by the thyroid glands which can then distribute lethal doses throughout the body via the lymphatic system to all organs and systems. Many doctors are recommending potassium iodide as a preventive measure. It is a non-prescription drug which effectively prevents the thyroid glands from absorbing radioactive fallout.

Personally, I prefer to use foods directly from nature as preventive medicine. Fortunately, nature provides us with powerful resources that can help counter the effects of radiation. Seaweeds, such as kelp, provide protection against radiation. Also chlorophyll-rich foods, such as spirulina, chlorella and wild blue-green micro algae, are known to counteract radiation. The herb astragalus is known to improve recovery time from radiation.

According to the author of Healing With Whole Foods, P. Pitchford, you can counter the effects of radiation through other foods, such as panax and Siberian ginseng, garlic, barley-grass, buckwheat and apples. Pitchford further explains that an excellent external treatment from every form of radiation exposure is a bath of sea salt and baking soda. I highly recommend this book; it empowers you to take responsibility for your health with knowledge and wisdom.

We can no longer depend on the “experts” out there to take care of us. Take responsibility for your health and well-being by becoming empowered with knowledge on every level. Do your research; do your own analysis and thinking. And remember the power of prayers.

To wisdom. knowledge and self-empowerment,

Mary Rivas

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