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Monday, March 14, 2011

Good Resources for Radiation Exposure

Cesium-137 is a concern following the current problem in Japan.  Please read about this here.

Natural Treatments Offer Hope To People Affected By DU

From Creating Health Institute -

At learn more about Vitamin E and Sulfur bearing compounds and your health

September 27, 2006

Folks who are in the midst of the fields of exposure may be helped by taking kelp or iodine tablets daily in an effort to protect endocrine and immune function.
Kelp and Iodine are controversial, but many holistic physicians are using this type of treatment. Some researchers, however, advise that kelp can contain fluoride, so it may be a 'Catch 22'. The benefit may outweigh the risk is this situation.
Water soluble iodine or natural nutritional protein bound iodine tablets are generally more effective and safer than Potassium Iodide.
Diabetes in this case may develop from loss of function of the thyroid gland, which in turn effects function of all other endocrine glands, including the pancreas. High quality digestive enzymes and other natural pancreatic support may be helpful.
Dry Skin Brushing follow with a 30 minute tub of hot water with 4 to 5 pounds of pure sea salt and 1-2 cups of miso broth added. Drink 1-cup miso broth while soaking for thirty minutes, Finish with a cool shower.
Sea salt and Baking soda baths: 50/50 mix - helpful to re-balance the body after exposure to radiation.
Some treatments can be adapted for use in the field.
Red Clover and Chaparral Tea helps cleanse the blood, and it seems to benefit lymphoma type reactions.
Dandelion herb helps the liver and kidneys. It is high in minerals and especially vitamin A. Any help to these organs of elimination is beneficial. Dandelion root is especially helpful to keep blood sugar balanced.
Eleuthero or what is called Siberian ginseng helps support the adrenal glands. Other help for these glands are vitamin C and bee pollen. These glands are the 'fight or flight' center of your body and are often exhausted in stress.
Alfalfa and spirulina may also be good to use for general support.
Five Flower Remedy and Yarrow Environmental Formula are flower essence remedies that help in anxiety and panic (Five Flower) and environmental over exposure (YES).
Thyroid testing is an important diagnostic tool. Sadly most physicians do not order the correct set of tests to thoroughly evaluate thyroid function. This panel should at least be - ultrasensitive TSH, Free T3 and Free T4. One cannot accurately 'infer' the T3 level from TSH and/or T4 as many doctors claim. If immune dis-orders such as lupus and others are suspected then a reverse T3 is necessary (rT3). Other tests may be needed.
The current range for TSH, since 2003, is 0.3 - 3.0. The optimal rage is 1.5 to 2. If the reading is high you tend to have low thyroid, if opposite you tend to have hyperthyroid. Home kits for thyroid evaluations are available through my office. Sweden seems to have lowered this range upper limit to 2.5.
Avoid any products containing aspartame, acesulfame K and sucralose.
Please know that each individual responds to this type of environmental trauma differently. For the best results it is important to treat each person accordingly, and in relation to their symptoms.
Please refer to these web pages for more information -
By Gayle Eversole, DHom, PhD, MH, NP, ND
The Leaflady Copyright 2006  All Rights Reserved 
Seaweed protects your thyroid, shitake boosts immunity

Shiitake Mushroom Seaweed Soup
Try this delicious combination of seaweed and shiitake mushrooms to add an extra boost of minerals to your Healthiest Way of Eating. Enjoy!
Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes 

  1. Rinse mushrooms and wakame and soak in 2 cups of warm water for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Save water.
  2. Heat 1 TBS mushroom-seaweed water in medium-sized soup pot. Add onion andHealthy Sauté over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic and ginger and continue to sauté for another minute.
  3. When mushrooms and wakame are soft, slice the mushrooms thin and chop the seaweed. Cut out stems when slicing mushrooms and discard. Add to soup pot along with soaking water, and 4 more cups of water and dry vegetable stock. Bring to a boil on high heat.
  4. Add dulse.
  5. Once it returns to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes. Season with soy sauce, rice vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add minced scallion and serve.Serves 4
    Serving Suggestions: Serve with
Healthy Cooking Tips:
For an extra boost in flavor and nutrition, you might try making this soup adding one tablespoon of miso at the end. If you do so, substitute it for the soy sauce. SOURCE

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