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Natural Remedies for Radiation and Toxic Overload

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Natural Remedies for Radiation and Toxic Overload

Our three sources of oxygen — food, water and air — are polluted and bound with toxins. All forms of pollution starve our bodies of essential oxygen.

When it comes to nuclear radiation, we are all guinea pigs in a risky experiment. Here are a few ideas that may help us adapt and survive radiation and toxic exposure. We need to remember that nothing is 100 percent guaranteed, and supplies of many of these foods and supplements may already be in short supply.

There are a number of foods that can better help our bodies tolerate the effects of pollution and radiation. Keep in mind that the kidneys are one of the first organs to suffer from radiation damage. Eating lower on the food chain minimizes our chemical intake.

The seed buckwheat is high in rutin, helps to protect against radiation and stimulates new bone marrow production. The mucilaginous fibers in seaweed (such as kelp, kombu, arame, nori, sea lettuce, dulse, wakame and hiziki) help to prevent the reabsorption of radioactive strontium 90, barium, cadmium and radium by binding with them and carrying them out of the body. Sea vegetables are also high in natural iodine, which can load the thyroid, so that radiation is not absorbed. Eat two tablespoons daily for protection and be careful of overdoing. Be sure seaweeds are from clean waters like, or

Following the bombing of Nagasaki, a group of surviving macrobiotic doctors and their patients avoided radiation sickness by eating brown rice, miso soup, seaweed Hokkaido pumpkin, and sea salt and were told to avoid sugar and white flour products. These patients did not get leukemia, though the hospital was only one mile from the bombsite!

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Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, is a nutritional consultant who has been working with Natural Medicine for over 40 years. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Boulder College of Massage, and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and has a private practice. Brigitte is the author of 12 books, including Rawsome!. Find more healthy living articles, raw food recipes, videos, workshops, books, and more at Also check out her international model yogini daughter, Rainbeau at


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6:21AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Thank you Brigitte, for Sharing this!

10:16PM PDT on Jul 10, 2011

OH my, well we can try!

10:21PM PDT on Apr 6, 2011


8:45PM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

Thank you for the post and all the ideas for protection. Shared.

8:59AM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

Thank you. :)

9:48PM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

Timely article...thankyou..

10:00AM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

Very helpful information. Always good to know healthy options.

8:19PM PDT on Mar 22, 2011


5:11PM PDT on Mar 22, 2011

this comes in handy, thanks!

6:45PM PDT on Mar 21, 2011

All those people who are so much smarter than we are and making the world so much more dangerous for all of us, should be hung. Why do they plow ahead and do such stupid things. Often they worked themselves up from the mailroom and now they are running the world. We cannot just trust these idiots. GE built most of the reactors that are failing I saw on Free Speech TV and put the cooling rods on top of the working rods. Soooo, stupid. Design was not well thought out.
Yes, glad to have this information and will pass on as well.
Thank you for presenting it for us. That was really nice.

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