Great show from Alex Jones
The free On Demand Alex Jones broadcast (until his 11am central show today) is an excellent source to get the latest news. Alex reported that at least on Japanese nuclear reactor has melted down (many other reactors may be at risk) and the U. S. west coast is in line for the jet stream and trade winds. Also, he gives his opinion about the correct supplements and other radiation exposure prevention techniques to take as well as informed analysis about the level of risk for those who live in western U. S. and Canada, as you both do.
The mainstream media lied saying a reactor only collapsed when it exploded. This event, whether manmade or natural, is truly catastrophic.
What is Iodine’s natural function? Why do we need it anyway?
Nutritional Role of Iodine
Iodine's function in the thyroid gland is to manufacture thyroxine, the hormone that regulates the metabolism in the efficient burning of calories and which also regulates children's growth and development. The thyroid is involved in other bodily processes like reproduction, nerve and muscle function, breakdown of proteins and fats, hair and nail growth, and oxygen use by the cells.
Health Benefits of Iodine in Human Nutrition
- For healthy thyroid gland and efficient metabolism
- For weight loss and burning excess fat
- For normal growth and development
- For fibrocystic breasts
- For energy and mental acuity
- For healthy hair, nails, skin and teeth
Natural Sources of Iodine
Kelp sea vegetation), onions, seafood (saltwater fish), table salt, and animals who graze in coastal areas, or fruits and vegetables also grown in iodine-rich soil
Usage Guidelines for Iodine
The RDA for iodine is 150 mcg. Ingestion of up to 20 times the RDA has no known side effects. Side effects of 30 times the RDA may include mouth sores, metallic taste, swollen salivary glands, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, rash, and breathing difficulties. An iodine deficiency is characterized by an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), low thyroid hormone level and hypothyroidism. Other symptoms of iodine deficiency and thyroid problems may include fatigue, dry skin, rise in blood fats, voice hoarseness, slow reflexes, and poor mental clarity.
You can get iodine in food…
Iodine Rich Foods
List of Foods Rich in Iodine
The table below does not just provide an iodine rich foods list. Rather, it also acquaints you with the iodine content present in each of the food stuff in micrograms (mcg). (100 grams is about 3.5 oz) Notice that the Iodine content though is in mcg not mg. So this is a small amount compared to what is needed.
|Food Item||Quantity||Iodine Content|
|Iodized Salt||100 grams||3000 mcg|
|Cereals and Breads||100 grams||10-11 mcg|
|Meat||100 grams||26-27 mcg|
|Vegetables||100 grams||32-33 mcg|
|Fruits||100 grams||4-5 mcg|
|Haddock||100 grams||Almost 300 mcg|
|Malt bread||100 grams||29-30 mcg|
|Haddock||100 grams||300 mcg|
|Jaffa cakes||100 grams||More than 32 mcg|
|Naan Bread||100 grams||28-29 mcg|
|Trifle||100 grams||60 mcg|
|Mayonnaise||100 grams||35-36 mcg|
|Cod||100 grams||More than 90 mcg|
|Boiled Egg||1 egg||23.76 mcg|
|Low Fat Yogurt||1 cup||87 mcg|
|Strawberries||1 cup||13 mcg|
|Kelp||0.25 cup||415 mcg|
|Cow Milk (2%)||1 cup||58-59 mcg|
|Gouda Cheese||40 grams||13.6 mcg|
|Raw Oyster||13-14 grams||21-22 mcg|
|Ice Cream||45-50 grams||9.6-9.7 mcg|
|Cheddar Cheese||1 ounce||5-20 mcg|
|Cottage Cheese||Half cup with around 2 % milk fat||25-70 mcg|
From the above table, you have seen that there are many iodine rich foods. However, apart from these foodstuffs, some other iodine rich foods include,
FOODS THAT PREVENT THE BODY FROM UTILIZING IODINE
Foods that prevent the body from using iodine are: turnip, cabbage, mustard greens, cassava root, soybeans, peanuts, pine nuts and millet. These foods are called goitrogens and excessive consumption can cause goiters. However, cooking usually inactivates goitrogens.
Best options for protection from strong radiation:
You can take Kelp capsules certainly or powder…although if you are not used to taking Kelp, the taste of the powder …well, it tastes like seaweed. J Because of the Bromide in Kelp, all the Iodine may not be as bioavailable. Also, some Kelps are contaminated with an excess of arsenic. Other seaweeds also contain a good amount of iodine. We do like to sprinkle various seaweeds in our soups, sometimes on eggs or other things in which one might want salt. They do give a nice “salty” flavor as well. If I can find an Atlantic Kelp in bulk and get it to everyone I will.
We like Lugol’s Iodine…available from your local pharmacists without a prescription. Just to give you some allopathic confirmation, here is a quote (below) from a medical site about takingLugol’s before a nuclear medicine test is done. As well potassium iodide is what the military uses in cases where they want soldier protected from radiation and fallout. This is in Lugol’s. (We ordered our from Hy-vee pharmacy) It comes in different strengths so the dosage info is different for each one.
· 2% solution 2.5 mg per drop (5 drops for 12.5 mg equal to one iodoral pill)
· 5% solution 6.25 mg per drop (2 drops to equal one iodoral pill)
(This varies per solution…check your bottle instructions)
It appears that a normal dose would be about 2 drops a day, Dr. Jarvis likes to put it with 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar in water. It has no taste really. As mentioned below, a therapeutic dose may be as much as 10 drops per day. I do not know what would be the need in a case like we have above with Japan. Our family will be taking about 2 drops a day until we figure out correct dosage for this situation.
Lugol's solution (potassium iodide) is given to protect the thyroid gland. Lugol's solution is used because of a process called a "mass effect." As iodine is ordinarily taken up efficiently by the thyroid gland, flooding the body with iodine will exhaust the thyroid's ability to take up the iodine. If most of the available iodine is nonradioactive iodine, and only a little is radioactive, the thyroid will take up mostly nonradioactive iodine and little of the radioactive iodine. However, nonradioactive iodine will not block all the radioactive iodine. Instead of taking up 10-25 percent of the available radioactive iodine, the thyroid with Lugol's solution will take up only about 0.1-0.5 percent of the available radioiodine. This will decrease the radiation dose to the thyroid and preclude possible ill effects on the gland. Lugol's solution, at about 10 drops per day by mouth, is usually started a day before the administration of 131I compounds and is continued for at least a week.
Also there is a product called Iodoral that some people like which is in capsule form of iodine. I’ve attached a PDF of different iodine products and what their benefits/downsides are. I did not create this, I pulled this from another website.
We have some friends who take Iodoral regularly and really like it. We have no personal experience with this.
There are some precautions when taking Lugol’s…or any other iodine product…. However many of these are for a very HIGH consumption of Iodine, over 30 times the RDA (recommended daily allowance) so don’t let it freak you out, just need to be aware, esp. if you are on medication.
· 2% solution 2.5 mg per drop (5 drops for 12.5 mg equal to one Iodoral pill)
· 5% solution 6.25 mg per drop (2 drops to equal one Iodoral pill)
According to Hulda Clark:
Lugol's Iodine Solution is "old-fashioned" iodine. Iodine has a distinctive trait - it hangs up on anything and everything. In fact, it attaches itself so quickly we consider everything it touches as "stained." This is just the property we want to make it safe for use. The amount you use is immediately hung up, or attached, to your mucous and cannot be quickly absorbed into the blood or other organs. It stays in the stomach. And for this reason it is so useful for killing vicious bacteria like Salmonella.
WARNING: Do not take Lugol's iodine if you know you are allergic to iodine. It could be fatal.
Six drops of Lugol's solution can end it all for Salmonella. If you have gas and bloating, pour yourself 1/2 glass of water. Add 6 drops of Lugol's (not more, not less), stir with wood or plastic, and drink all at once. The action is noticeable in an hour. Take this dose 4 times a day, after meals and at bedtime, for 3 days in a row, then as needed. This eradicates even a stubborn case of Salmonella.
Notice how calming 6 drops of Lugol's can be, soothing a manic stage and bringing a peaceful state where anxiety ruled before.
Lugol's is perfectly safe (if not allergic) to take day after day, when needed, because of its peculiar attaching property. It arrives in the stomach, reattaches to everything in proximity. Doomed are all Salmonellas; doomed also are eggs of parasites that might be in the stomach (cysts).
Naturally, one would not leave such medicine within the reach of children. Also, one would not use anything medicinal, including Lugol's, unless there were a need. When the gas and bloating problem has stopped, stop using Lugol's. If one or two doses of Lugol's cures the problem, stop. Store it in a perfectly secure place. In the past, 2/3 of a teaspoon (60 drops) of Lugol's was the standard dose of iodine given to persons with thyroid disease. Six drops is small by comparison.
Other discussions and debates and studies about Iodine
Larry Hanus, D.D.S.
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Iowa City, IA, 52240
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