I have received several inquires from subscribers who are concerned about the meltdown of the nuclear power plants in Japan. In this post I will share my thoughts, but rather than give you advice, I am only going to tell you what we are doing. You do what you want with this information. I am not advising you to do the same but to inform yourself and to make your own decision:
I just acquired several bottles of liquid Dulse, a seaweed high in iodine. For now, we are simply going to take the product as directed on the label. The product was not designed for radiation exposure but rather for thyroid gland support. We plan to use it to help “load up” our thyroid glands with iodine as a preventative measure. (We live in Missouri. Be aware that if you live further west, you are even closer to any potential risks. The jet stream will carry the radiation across the Pacific and it could reach the U.S. in as little as seven days, and possibly sooner.)
Here is some background on iodine: The “radiation pills” used by the government and military contain an iodine supplement (usually potassium iodide.) These radiation pills work by “loading” the thyroid with iodine so that it will not absorb the radioactive iodine because it is already saturated with iodine. This is a widely used method for preventing radiation poisoning that has been in use by governments and militaries for many years. It is based on sound and proven science. I am not recommending the dulse form of iodine as a substitute for these radiation pills. We have the potassium iodide radiation pills in our personal emergency stockpile, just for nuclear emergencies like this. At this time we are not using these pills but instead are choosing to use the natural supplement Dulse, with its lower dose, as a preventative measure just to decrease our risk by starting to load up our thyroid glands.
I believe that everyone should include radiation iodine pills in their emergency supplies. There are nuclear power plants all over the U.S. (many states have several.) If you are not storing this important product in your emergency stockpile, hopefully now you will understand why you should. I order my potassium iodide from Amazon.com.
When the threat is not imminent I prefer to take liquid dulse herb, a more natural and safe form of iodine that is highly bio-available. At this time we are only taking the liquid dulse form of iodine. If the emergency becomes more imminent we will use our stronger potassium iodide tablets.
Please be aware that both the Japanese and the US governments have long histories of under-reporting and even covering up nuclear accidents. So don’t believe everything you hear in the news. In my opinion, from listening to the experts, the danger is far greater than what they are admitting in the media. Watch this FOX news video. It doesn’t require any reading between the lines:
(I have no confidence in Fox news, and even less in the other major media outlets, but this expert who is interviewed in this segment seems to know what he is talking about.)
There are also some good reports at infowars.com: