Avoiding Radiation Exposure…Maybe By Running For Our Lives

Mark Sircus, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Avoiding exposure and radiation-induced diseases might come down to, I am terribly sorry to say, running for our very lives. Anyone who cannot accept that this is the reality millions of Japanese face is probably not worth saving, so let them consume all the milk and unwashed leafy vegetables they can.

Dr. Michio Kaku, answering the question about the size of the evacuation zone, said:

It’s pathetic. The United States government has already stated 50 miles for evacuating U.S. personnel. The French government has stated that all French people should consider leaving the entire islands. And here we are with a government talking about six miles, 10 miles, 12 miles. And the people there are wondering, “What’s going on with the government? I mean, why aren’t they telling us the truth?” Radiation levels are now rising 25 miles from the site, far beyond the evacuation zone. And remember that we could see an increase in leukemia. We could see an increase in thyroid cancers. That’s the inevitable consequence of releasing enormous quantities of iodine into the environment.

So Dr. Kaku agrees with me about the need for millions to run. Lucky for many Japanese is the fact that so far the winds have blown most of the danger out to sea and onto the northern American continent. If the winds turn and blow to the south for any length of time it could mean curtains for Tokyo.

In today’s post I will begin to answer what Arnie Gundersen is not quite ready to say but will say next week when he has more data. And that is to answer the question of what to do for oneself and one’s family during this nuclear crisis that the world’s governments don’t want you to know. They are, in reality controlled by one-world institutions like the UN, the World Health Organization and others, and that is why we see a lockstep response heard around the world that says—don’t worry!

Life goes on as before and if you want evidence for that just look at your newspaper, Yahoo news summaries or your television to see. But sorry, that is not the truth—not true at all as a tragedy on a civilization-size scale silently falls down on us in the form of nuclear mists of fine very dangerous particles. Most are ignoring this while believing the propaganda of deception that still sounds the loud bells about nuclear safety.

Part of the world ended a month ago in terms of the total destruction of parts of northern Japan and it is true of energy production and industrial capacity, which are collapsing in Japan and around the world like dominoes. After the financial crisis of 2008-2009, the world system has been a drowning giant that is recently coming up from beneath the waters for some air—and now Fukushima is smashing the entire world system back down underwater at a crucial moment.

Filatova Elena Vladimirovna writes, “Let’s face it; with the lack of information coming from Japanese authorities, and so much going on behind the scenes, we are like prisoners in proverbial Plato’s cave who only see shadows of things from real life that is above the ground. When I saw the videos of explosions on the atomic power station in Japan I knew immediately it was a great catastrophe, and that information is being withheld on an unimaginable scale.”

Dr. Michio Kaku said, “The tragedy is, this accident has released enormous quantities of iodine, radioactive iodine-131 into the atmosphere, like what happened at Chernobyl, about 10 percent the level of Chernobyl. Iodine is water-soluble. When it rains, it gets into the soil. Cows then eat the vegetation, create milk, and then it winds up in the milk. Farmers are now dumping milk right on their farms, because it’s too radioactive. Foods have to be impounded in the area. And let’s be blunt about this: would you buy food that says “Made in Chernobyl”? And the Japanese people are also saying, “Should I buy food that says ‘Made in Fukushima’?” We’re talking about the collapse of the local economy. And the government lowballing all the numbers and downplaying the severity of the accident is making it much worse.

I will probably mention in almost every article I write these days about the need to start taking strong dosages of iodine as one’s first line of defense. Not even for one day should you delay as the exposure to radioactive iodine is already an event in progress. For iodine-sensitive people with preexisting thyroid conditions and for children and babies and pregnant women I continue to recommend Nascent iodine because of its atomic I¹ form. And I will continue to say that you should load up on any and all forms of iodine because you will need to keep your thyroid topped off constantly with iodine for the duration of this nuclear disaster—which could be the rest of our lives.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan “warned consumers on Wednesday the 13th of April against eating leaf vegetables such as spinach harvested in Fukushima Prefecture in the first measure involving food consumption to be taken since radioactive materials far exceeding legal limits were found in vegetables there, though in good form top Japanese government spokesman Yukio Edano denied the radiation levels could pose an immediate risk to human health.” Well, perhaps he was thinking about the fact that the Japanese people are iodine sufficient eating as much as 12 mgs of it every day of their lives where as those downwind on the northern American continent consume hundreds of times less.

Avoiding Exposure

If one cannot leave the planet or the northern hemisphere, then doctors Alexey V. Yablokov, Vassily B. Nesterenko, and Alexey V. Nesterenko have some answers from their experience in Russia. “The most direct way of decreasing radionuclide intake is to avoid foods that are potentially heavily contaminated and to consume foodstuffs with lower levels. However, this is not easy to do because the average level of radionuclide bio-accumulation differs in each region owing to differences in soils, agricultural techniques, etc.”

“The Chernobyl experience tells us that soaking in water, boiling, salting and pickling foods such as vegetables can decrease the amount of radio nuclides in some foods several-fold. Milk always contains high levels of radiation; processed products that reduce contamination levels, such as butter and ghee butter, are safer.

When it comes to pesticide exposure the easiest way to avoid exposure is to consume organic foods. In a recent U.S. EPA-funded study, 23 Seattle-area youngsters were switched to an all-organic diet, and the levels of pesticides in their bodies declined to essentially zero after only five days. When the kids started eating conventionally grown food again, their pesticide levels shot back up. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives clearly shows that pesticide-free food leads to pesticide-free kids.[1]


Dr. Joseph Mercola sums it up well when it comes to the usual array of suggestions of things we can do in our daily life to avoid as much toxic exposure as possible. He says to eat as much organic produce and free-range, organic foods as possible. Avoid processed foods—remember that they’re processed with chemicals. Only use natural cleaning products in your home. Switch over to natural brands of toiletries, including shampoo, toothpaste, antiperspirants and cosmetics. Remove any metal fillings as they’re a major source of mercury. Be sure to have this done by a qualified biological dentist. Avoid using artificial air fresheners, dryer sheets, fabric softeners or other synthetic fragrances as they can pollute the air you are breathing. Avoid artificial food additives of all kinds, including artificial sweeteners and MSG. Get plenty of safe sun exposure to boost your vitamin D levels and your immune system (you’ll be better able to fight disease). Have your tap water tested and, if contaminants are found, install an appropriate water filter on all your faucets (even those in your shower or bath). Add to this list the avoidance of pharmaceutical drugs.

Nuclear Elimination Protocol

Fortunately for us and our children, there are natural and semi-natural forms of treatment that can reverse much of the damage of mercury, lead, arsenic and other chemical poisoning. Even uranium can be eliminated with the proper protocol. It’s an approach to medicine that is radically different, for instead of adding to the already heavy chemical burden of the body (which almost all allopathic medicines do, including synthetic chelators), this approach diminishes chemical accumulations and cleans and detoxifies our bodies.

Detoxification and chelation are medical approaches that are definitely closer to the spirit of the Hippocratic Oath that each doctor swears to but betrays in clinical practice. It is impossible to honor the Hippocratic Oath and practice modern pharmaceutical medicine at the same time because each and every pharmaceutical drug is poisonous to one degree or another. In reality there are so many problems with allopathic medicines it is a wonder that we use them at all.

It has long been known that pesticide exposure presents a health risk to infants and children. Food is one of the main sources of exposure. Understanding dietary exposure to these chemicals is particularly important. High levels of pesticide exposure among fetuses and children have been linked to negative health effects ranging from increased rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to increased blood pressure. In addition, recent research[2] finds evidence of pesticide byproducts in nearly 94 percent of children studied.

Stop in the Name of Love

As this nuclear nightmare continues to unfold it is more urgent than ever that we stop poisoning ourselves. For instance it’s a good time to stop drinking diet soda as well as regular soda that makes us more acid and loads us with white sugar. For sure it’s time to stop putting fluoride in the public water supplies. Time to stop injecting our babies and everyone else with mercury because all of these things suppress our ability to resist the toxicity of radiation exposure. Good time to stop smoking cigarettes as well for they are loaded with thousands of chemicals and are slightly radioactive as well.

The newest study about thimerosal from the University of Brazil warns that while vaccines are essential to the wellbeing of children around the world, the use of thimerosal should be reconsidered. The author, Dr. José Dórea, reviews the published science that demonstrates that infant exposure to the amount of thimerosal in vaccines is toxic to human brain cells. A number of recent studies have further suggested that the mercury used in everyday medical products, such as flu shots and amalgam, or “silver” dental fillings, contributes to causing a wide variety of illnesses, including autism and other developmental diseases in children and Alzheimer’s disease in adults.

Vera Hassner Sharav writes: “Public health officials on both sides of the Atlantic have lost the public trust because they have been in alliance with vaccine manufacturers in denying that safety problems exist. If vaccines posed no safety problems, why has the U.S. Vaccine Court awarded more than $2 billion dollars to settle 2,500 cases involving vaccine-related debilitating injuries in children?” It’s these same officials we are now saying that the radiation spreading around the globe also poses no safety problems, so how can anyone believe medical officials who have no respect for people and their children whatsoever?

The New York Times reports that NY state inspectors have found that “long after a major Brooklyn hospital said it had stopped over-radiating premature babies, inappropriate X-rays were still being administered as recently as January.” The inspectors found 27 instances of infants having been subjected multiple times to over-radiation.

The most important point to remember is the more the body is weakened and stressed out from other chemical toxins or other sources of radiation, the more difficult it will be to deal with rising radiation levels sourced from Japan.


And it is time to stop eating all the white foods or what I call the white menaces, white rice, white bread, white sugar, white pasta and white salt. All of these foods are white because they have had all the minerals we will be desperately needing in the age of toxicity removed. With the rising tide of radiation we now face, we need these lost minerals now more than ever.

Doctors Yablokov, Nesterenko, and Nesterenko continue saying:

There are several simple cooking techniques that decrease radionuclides: boil foods several times and discard the water, wash food thoroughly, soak some foods and discard the water, avoid the peels of fruits and vegetables, salt and pickle some foods but throw away the pickling juice! Avoid eating strong broths, use butter, etc.
Remember that another way of boosting your body’s detox capabilities and overall antioxidant levels is through the foods we eat, which then become key to survival in these stressful times. Being on a detox diet is crucial to regaining health in a toxic environment. Our extensive experience and research shows that those on a no-grain/low-carb (no-gluten) and non-dairy diet fare MUCH better.
Chronic ailments often arise from an imbalanced immune/defense system in which food sensitivities are involved even if they are not the cause of the problem, leading in turn to chronic inflammation—which translates into disease. This is why it is important to undergo an elimination diet in order to balance the body’s immune system. Some of our immune cells take six months to regenerate, so it can take that much time to see results if you are very sick. But often you can see positive results in the first two weeks on an appropriate diet, even when you can’t afford any other detox therapies.
Garlic and onions, being sulfur containing foods, help bind and deactivate both the radioactive isotopes and toxic metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. The sulfur will help the kidneys and liver detoxify the body. It is very important to avoid radionuclides in food; if they are consumed, take steps to eliminate them from the body as quickly as possible.

I read this summary of diet on the net:

With radioactive isotopes detected in rainwater in Minnesota and other states, some people are looking into iodine supplements and other ways to protect the long-term health of their families.

None of the foods (listed below) except perhaps seaweed and kelp will do much of anything to protect the thyroid from radioactive iodine. Thyroid protection involves full repletion of any deficiencies in iodine and that can only be accomplished with strong iodine supplementation. Otherwise this is a good list though they did leave out chlorella, which is a super food that the Russians use along with spirulina.

Here are 19 of the best:

  1. Brown rice
  2. Seaweed
  3. Kelp
  4. Miso
  5. Pumpkin
  6. Spirulina
  7. Bee pollen
  8. Wheat grass
  9. Rosemary
  10. Blue-green algae
  11. Beets
  12. Garlic
  13. Ginger
  14. Alfalfa sprouts
  15. Broccoli
  16. Onions
  17. Olive oil
  18. Leafy greens
  19. Apples and other sources of pectin
These foods protect the body from radiation in different ways. For instance, brown rice is high in fiber and phosphorous, which help remove harmful toxins from the body. Sea vegetables contain a polysaccharide that binds to radioactive strontium to help eliminate it from the body, as well as being high in natural iodine. Pectin has also been shown to bind to radioactive residues, and cysteine (in onions) binds with and deactivates radioactive isotopes. Alfalfa sprouts and greens are high in chlorophyll, which has been shown to help protect against radiation damage, as well.
Keep in mind that you should aim for organic and be aware of the sources. For example, fresh sprouted alfalfa sprouts from your windowsill are preferable to those shipped from thousands of miles away (and possibly doused with isotopes).

Also keep in mind that with time many of the foods we might consume to reduce radiation levels in the body might themselves be increasingly contaminated and this is the tragedy of the nuclear nightmare that many of us have feared for decades.

[1] United Press International, Christine Dell’Amore, 22 Feb 2006


Dr. Mark Sircus is a natural health expert and self-sufficiency advocate.  He is the author of several must-read books including titles such as Survival Medicine For the 21st Century, Winning the War on Cancer, and Humane Pediatrics.  You can find all of Mark’s informative articles at his website IMVA.

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