Radiation – What We Can Do To Protect Ourselves

March 20, 2011

Recently, there has been concern about radiation contamination.  Here are a few ways we can protect ourselves:
1. Nutrition:   
Foods:
Regular consumption of Miso (make broth – see seaweed below).
Green tea; red and green sweet peppers and all hot chili peppers; basil, beets, black beans, blessed thistle, Brussels sprouts, chamomile, celery, green beans, kidney beans, lettuce, navy beans, and many herbs such as oregano, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, tarragon, thyme and yarrow. Include apples or apple pectin, buckwheat, avocados, lemons, cold-pressed safflower, flax seed oil and olive oils for the Essential Faty Acids, and drink plenty of steam-distilled water (to help detoxify – not recommended for on-going use).

Minerals: Calcium/magnesium, Zinc.  Pacific oysters are the best source of zinc.  It is also found (in much lower mg) in crab, beef, Napa cabbage, scallops, dark turkey, bison, Shitake mushrooms, clams, dried watermelon and sesame seeds and other foods.

Vitamins:
Co Q10, Coenzyme A, Glutathione, L-cysteine, L-Methionine, garlic, grape seed extract, Pantothenic acid (B5), selenium, Vitamin C with bioflavonoids including rutin (4-10 grams daily), Brewer’s yeast, lecithin, Vitamin A with mixed Carotenoids including Beta-Carotene (found in carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale and other greens, and many squashes, cantaloupe, pumpkin and Chinese cabbage, and bok choy. watermelon, red tomatoes, grapefruit, guava, and red peppers), Vitamin B complex plus extra inositol, Vitamin E
Lipoic Acid:  Persons exposed to Radioactivity after the Chernobyl incident (in Russia) who received Lipoic Acid supplements exhibit greatly lowered oxidative damage

Amino Acids:  Cysteine and L-Dopa protect the body’s Cells

Hormones:  Melatonin protects the body’s Cells and tissues

Antioxidants scavenge the free radicals that the body accumulates as a byproduct of energy production as well as through pollution, tobacco smoke, ultraviolet light and radiation. Antioxidants benefit virtually every organ and body system because they mop up damaging free radicals.
Antioxidants include raw, organic fresh fruit and vegetable juices, including wheat grass (it is gluten free), green foods such as blue green algae, Spirulina, chlorella, and liquid chlorophyll; Herbs such as rosemary, basil, oregano, ginko, garlic, ginger, turmeric, thyme, dandelions, tarragon, and licorice; Juices including noni, acai, goji berry, blueberry, apricot, raspberry, guava, passion fruit, pomegranate, wolfberry, and mangosteen.   All increase immune function.  In addition look for super foods and high ORAC foods.

Noni Juice from Nature’s Sunshine; NingXia from Young Living Essential Oils.

Flower Essence:  Yarrow

Essential Oils:  Juniper; Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil with Juniper (Young Living Essential Oils).

Seaweeds contain high levels of minerals, including potassium and iodine. Kelp, Dulse, Spirulina, Aloe vera (gel can be applied topically).  Reconstitute a variety of seaweeds in hot tea water and add miso.  This soup may help absorb and rid the body of the radioactive iodine isotope as well as strontium 90 and cesium 137.  You can find a wide variety of seaweeds in health food stores.

Products For the Immune System & Radiation Protection:
We carry or can readily get the following:
Metagenics – www.metagenics.com
Super Garlic 6000, Andrographis Plus, ImmuCore, D3 1000, many other products. 
Design’s For Health – www.designsforhealth.com           
Allicillin (garlic), Ultimate Antioxidant Full Spectrum, Immunitone Plus, Stellar C and many other products
Nature’s Sunshine – www.mynsp.com/krellner 
Thai-Go, Super Antioxidant; Immune Stimulator, Anamu (protection for cell), Immune System, Garlic, Garlic, High Potency, SynerPro, Capsicum & Garlic with Parsley, Dulse (2 fluid oz – seaweed that contains iodine for the Thyroid), Thyroid Support (60 caps), Thyroid Activator (100 caps) and Solstic Immune (30 packs – with Vit D3 to strengthen the immune system), Silver Shield w/Aqua Sol (4 fl. Oz), Heavy Metal Detox (90 caps). You can open an account at this web cite and making a purchase of just $40 or more. 

2. Emotional Release:  many have experienced emotional trauma and need to have that addressed.  We offer several techniques. 
A very simple version you can do on yourself is found on our web cite:  www.blossomhealthandwellness.com.  Click on Services.

RESONANCE  REPATTERNING here at Blossom Health and Wellness.
Resonance Repatterning is based on principles of physics and psychology as well as the ancient knowledge of the Chakra system of India and the five element meridian system of China. Using the bio-feedback tool of Muscle checking we are able to identify and transform unconscious, non-coherent patterns that manifest as our difficulties, life-depleting habits and negative perceptions. Once we transform these non-coherent frequency patterns, positive change physically, emotionally and/or mentally are automatically experienced.
www.resonancerepatterning.net

Body Talk – recently added to our list of therapies.  For more information see www.bodytalk.com.

3. Bath Soaks: In a hot bath, add 2 cups apple cider vinegar, 2 cups Epsom salts and soak about 20 minutes.  Rinse with lukewarm water. 

4. Detoxifying organs

5. Potassium Iodide fills up the thyroid so that radiation can’t get into it.  Do not take Potassium Iodide more than 10 days or if you are allergic to iodine.  There are alternatives.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, breathing problems, burning in mouth, throat, chest pain, fast, irregular heartbeat, fever with joint pain, lump or swelling on the neck, metallic taste, pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet, unusual aches, pains, unusual bleeding, bruising, unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):  diarrhea, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
From: www.health.yahoo.com
6:  Desensitization or Allergy Elimination:
Although the term “allergy” has been used by the medical profession and the public for many decades, knowledge about the nature of allergies and their wide range of implications is still in the beginning state. Even in the enlightened age, many people including some health professionals, on hearing the word allergy think only of a runny nose, sneezing, hives and perhaps asthma or hay fever. Fortunately, on the other hand, an increasing number of medical doctors and researchers are now considering allergic factors as being involved in most illnesses and medical disorders, including heart attacks.
There is no limit to the number and kinds of substances that cause allergic reactions. Any substance under the sun, including sunlight, can cause an allergic reaction in any individual. During stress, cells become mutated. Sometimes, due to this alteration, sensory nerve receptors or the nerve energy supply to a certain organ becomes dormant and is unable to conduct messages between the spinal cord and the brain. In other cases the meridians become blocked. There may be enormous allergic reactions. In others, few allergic reactions may be seen, but we can see poor growth and poor functions of body and mind. These are not easily detected by most allergy tests but can be detected by muscle checking. By the desensitization process we can successfully wake up the dormant sensory nerve fibers and unblock the meridians and thus restore normal functioning of the body parts or organs.  Negative emotions can sometimes also cause blockages to the meridians and be a causative factor in allergies. Negative emotions restrict the flow of energy to the organs and can cause malfunctions. For proper function to be restored, we also address the release these blockages with emotional release techniques.

This process does not eliminate the negative effects of radiation.  It does, however, help to reduce the negative effects and allows the body to process and move the radiation out of the body.  Two techniques I know of are NAET and Healing Wave Desensitization.  

We use the Healing Wave Desensitization process here at Blossom Health and Wellness.  I also teach the Healing Wave Desensitization class to Health Care Practitioners.  Let me know if you are interested in taking  or retaking this class.

7. Quantum Energetics Structured Therapy (QEST):   QEST is a preventative, holistic, and non-invasive approach to health. Its objective is to bring balance to the body’s energy fields and create lasting results that will allow the body to function at optimal levels.
QEST focuses on repairing injured or diseased tissue, strengthening the immune system, and early detection and prevention of potential problems. Practitioners use a variety of methods to evaluate the body’s needs, including muscle checking, timed energy holds, soft tissue manipulation, and herbal and nutritional supplements.
Each dysfunction of the body has its own unique energy and has been defined by a numerical code, which is universal, common to all people. The combination of these codes and a simple corrective procedure teaches the brain how to engage systems within the body to make the necessary repair.
Radiation not only affects the Thyroid.  We would want to think holistically, taking care to also check the adrenals, liver, and pituitary. Radiation also affects the skin, throat, stomach, ovaries, testes, circulatory system, bone marrow and the brain.  You may want to make an appointment with a QEST practitioner to strengthen these organs and to raise your immune system. A partial list of practitioners in Southern California can be found at www.blossomhealthandwellness.com. (click on affiliates).  Practitioners in other areas can be found at www.quantumenergeticshealing.com.  If you would like to become a practitioner, go to www.quantumenergeticshealing.com. (click on About the Institute), where you can learn more about QEST and classes.

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CHEMICALS COMPROMISE OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

April 22, 2009

        

 

                    I have long been concerned about the chemicals that we are exposed to.

                    1000 – 2000 new chemicals are made every year, most of which are food

                    additives.  We potentially are exposed to 84,000 chemicals every day. 

                    The abundance of chemicals may cause the liver to become over taxed

                    and unable to detoxify the body. Any chemicals in cosmetics, creams,

                    anti- perspirants & perfumes, which are put on the skin, enter directly

                    into the blood.  Chemicals such as Food additives, food coloring,

                    MSG, etc, enter the body through the digestive or respiratory systems

                    and also through the skin.  Pesticides have a nervine that destroys the

                    nervous system.  Plastics and Pesticides have a molecule similar to

                    Estrogen and it is felt that these Xynoestrogens may contribute to breast

                    and uterine cancer and may render men infertile. Then all the cleaning

                    products that are out there are loaded with CHEMICALS.  It is

                    important to STOP using as many chemicals as possible because they

                    also severely compromise our immune system.  Last week I had lunch

                    with a friend.  She served what seemed to be a healthy lunch, which

                    consisted of mixed greens and spinach and our choice of toppings, dried

                    cranberries, walnuts, cottage cheese, etc.  The problem with packaged

                    greens is they are covered with preservatives and may be contaminated

                    with salmonella. I left her house with the feeling that something was

                    attaching my throat.   By that evening, I had a soar throat, the next

                    day, a full blown cold and two days later, flu symptoms with fever.  A

                    contributing factor was I had been under stress and didn’t get enough

                    rest.  The moral of this story is get plenty of rest and use Organic fruits

                    and vegetables or if you have a farmer’s market near you, ask to make

                    sure they don’t use pesticides. 

          

                   There are other measures that we can take to keep our health.  It is not as

                   difficult a task as it may seem.  The following article is from The Healthy

                   Times, Temecula Valley, CA April/May 2008 issue.  

 

Greening Your Cleaning

 

While a good scrubbing of the home creates a healthy environment, it’s crucial to know how certain cleaning products can actually be harmful to your family’s health.  It’s also equally important to explore safer, earth-friendly alternatives.

 

Cleaning often involves the use of potentially harmful products, which can be toxic, corrosive, irritating and flammable.    Every time you use a cleaning product, you are absorbing its contents into your skin and breathing it into your lungs.

 

What Are In Cleansers?

Phosphates – These can be found in dishwasher tablets.  When they reach waterways, they cause algae to bloom.  Algae consume oxygen and block the sunlight from reaching other aquatic organisms.  As a result, the other organisms die from a lack of much needed nutrients.

 

Phthalates – These come from phthalic acid, which is used to make dyes and perfumes,  has been related to health effects such as organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), reproduction and fertility issues and birth and/or developmental effects.  It can also harm the endocrine system, the brain, nervous system and even the immune system (including sensitization and allergies).

 

Ethoxylated alcohols – Found in washing liquids, these can be harmful because they consist of chemicals such as sodium laureth sulphate, which help create foaming but are also a possible carcinogen.

 

Chlorine – Chlorine, a poisonous, greenish-yellow gas, is a very corrosive and hazardous chemical in bleaches and creates toxins in waterways.  It is crucial to never mix chlorine with other products such as ammonia, as this can create highly toxic fumes.  It also creates organochlorines, compounds that pose an adverse human health risk.  Some are even carcinogens.  Exposure to chlorine gas can produce chest pain, vomiting, coughing, difficulty breathing and/or excess fluid in the lungs.  Exposure to 430 ppm in air for 30 minutes or more will cause death.

 

Ammonia and nitrobenzene – Commonly found in floor polish/glass cleaners, such chemicals can cause respiratory problems and are skin and eye irritants.  It is important to never mix ammonia and bleach.  This combination produces dangerous chlorine gas, which in small doses can cause irritation to the eyes, skin and the respiratory tract.  In large doses, it can kill.

 

Triclosan – This is an antimicrobial agent found in antibacterial liquid hand soap, detergents and other sanitizing/cleansing products.  The popularity of antibacterial products has led to increased consumer use of triclosan.  However, the American Medical Association (AMA) has advanced an official recommendation against using antibacterial products in the home due to concerns about antimicrobial resistance.  In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel reviewed the existing research and found no evidence that households that use antibacterial products are healthier than households that use soap and water and other basic cleansers.

 

 

Avoiding Toxic Chemicals

Any product carrying the words CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER or POISON is harmful to living things and should be avoided.  People can try to avoid harsh chemicals in their cleaners by buying natural, non-toxic household cleaning products at environmentally-friendly stores.   Natural cleaning products are made with biodegradable materials and do not contain harmful chemicals.

 

Tips for Green Cleaning:

  • Use alcohol as a sanitizer in place of “antibacterial” products.
  • Pine oil or citrus-based solvents make great renewable resources, and they will not damage your lungs or cause cancer.
  • There’s finally a great use for full-fat mayonnaise: it’s a wonderful furniture cleaner.
  • Buy biodegradable sponges that can break down or be composted when their useful life is through.
  • Indoor air can be up to 90 percent more polluted than outdoor air.  Open your windows whenever possible.

In addition to non-toxic products, switch to hypoallergenic laundry detergents and fabric softeners, dishwashing liquid and household cleaners, as well as environmentally friendly paper towels and bath tissue.  You can also use things in your pantry to create homemade cleansers.

 

10 Tips for Making Natural Cleansers:

  1. Use olive oil mixed with lemon juice to bring out furniture shine.
  2. White vinegar and baking soda will keep your toilet bowl clean.
  3. Baking soda absorbs odors, so place a bowl near smelly areas, and/or open a window.
  4. Lemon slices placed down the garbage disposal will keep your sink smelling fresh.
  5. Spray vinegar and warm water on glass and then wipe off with crumpled newspaper.
  6. To clean stainless steel, use baking soda as a paste, and leave on for a while to remove tough stains.
  7. Silver can be cleaned with toothpaste, and copper can be cleaned with vinegar and lemon juice.
  8. Use hot soapy water to disinfect cutting boards.
  9. Tea tree oil makes a great disinfectant to eliminate mold and mildew.
  10. A drop of lemon essential oil in rinsing water makes a great disinfectant when cleaning out the fridge, freezer or kitchen surfaces.

 

My suggestion, if you don’t want to be bothered making your own cleansers, check the labels for the above chemicals or go to your local health food stores for products that are safe.

See www.blossomhealthandwellness.com.