Radiation is in the news thanks to the Japanese nuclear reactor crisis. We read of radiation in the sea water, in the air and now in our milk supply. Should you be worried? Is there something you can do to protect yourself?

First let’s establish a perspective. Radiation is around us all the time in the form of decaying uranium in the granite countertop, cosmic rays from the stars, X-rays from the sun, radon in the soil under your house, electro-magnetic radiation (EM) from your computer, cell phone, house wiring, dental X-rays, medical procedures like CT scans, angiograms and more.

It is wise to give radiation of all kinds some respect.  The first person to die from X-rays was Clarence Dally. He was experimenting with different techniques using his own hands as subject matter in Edison’s lab. He developed lesions on his hands that later turned cancerous leading to his demise in 1904. It is good to know that those exposure times were in minutes instead of fractions of a second used today. Rosalind Franklin did most of the work leading to the discovery of the DNA configuration that Watson and Crick took credit for. She used X-ray crystallography to image the DNA molecule. She was not around to get her share of the credit because she died from repeated exposure to X-rays.

Other examples are numerous. Fortunately these examples are the extreme with extreme consequences but that doesn’t mean that the rest of us are completely out of the woods.

The people most at risk are forming babies, commercial pilots and flight attendants and radiology technicians. People who take X-rays for a living and people who spend several hours per week at altitude get re-exposed before their bodies have time to heal from the last exposure.  It is good to note that some peoples who live at very high altitudes and receive more radiation than those at sea level often have some of the longest life spans. Other factors must be at play.

Basically people who have the ability to most effectively repair the damage radiation exposure live the longest and are most disease resistant. Radiation is a stress. Everything you do to reduce other stress on your body will help so your body can work on healing radiation damage. Minimizing dietary stress and other lifestyle stress will be helpful.

From a supplement point of view, you can use homeopathic remedies such as Rad-Tox by Apex Energetics. Use 10 drops under the tongue once or day or more often depending on exposure.

Potassium iodide in the form of Iodizyme from Biotics can be thyroid protective. You only need ½ tablet per day. If you have an autoimmune thyroid issue, make sure you are working with a doctor who is monitoring urine iodine. Supplemental iodine is not tolerated by everyone especially those with autoimmune hypothyroidism.

To keep the cells free of metabolic breakdown products in general and for those damaged components from radiation, use LifeWave Glutathione Patches 2-3 times per week. The Glutathione Patches work better with some glutathione precursors such as NeuroScience CysNAC or Glutathione Recycler from Apex Energetics.

For most people, the increase in radiation from the nuclear reactor will be minimal. It is still OK to take some simple precautions, especially with the Rad-Tox and Glutathione Patches and glutathione precursors.