Nuclear Fallout-Should I be Concerned?

There has been a lot of chat on Facebook and other social forums about the effects of the nuclear fallout from Fukushima in Japan following the tsunami. Some folks are alarmed and others are ambivalent.
One person who is a longtime old friend really had a Shakespearian meltdown about the damaging effects of radiation while puffing away on a cigarette and eating processed food loaded with chemicals. So I say let’s take a deep breath and put things into perspective and do the things that our within our control right now to make our immune systems strong and better able to with stand the fall out.
!. Are you eating a whole food nutrient dense diet?
2. Are you getting adequate filtered water each day?
3. Are you regenerating each cell by exercising each day?
4. Are you making an effort to think positive thoughts and live in gratitude?
5. Are you filling in the gaps with whole food nutritional supplements that you uniquely require?
If you are subject to higher levels of toxicity due to job as a flight attendant, aesthetician, computer programmer, hairdresser etc then I suggest all of the above and in addition a purification program at least once a year and a green juice drink or green supplement containing kelp every day.
Below is information from a couple of different sources that answers the major questions. One source says don’t panic and the other has a higher level of concern due to acid rain and the effects it could have on our food supply.
Let me know what you think?
Dr Pia
Q: What is radiation?
A: Radiation is energy emitted from a source. Nuclear energy is produced by splitting the nucleus of a uranium or plutonium atom. That creates other unstable nuclei, or isotopes, including iodine-131 and cesium-137, which continue to decay into other nuclei until they eventually reach a stable form. The time it takes for the radioactivity to drop to half the starting level is called the half-life of the isotope.
Decay emits radiation in the form of beta and gamma rays. Gamma rays are photons traveling at high speed and beta rays are electrons or positrons. Beta rays can be stopped by aluminum shielding, while gamma rays can only be stopped by a layer of lead.
In a nuclear accident, radioactive isotopes including iodine-131 and cesium-137, which are normally contained inside the fuel rods, may be released into the atmosphere as gases or particulates if the rods are damaged. These can be inhaled or ingested through contaminated food or water.
Q: How is radiation harmful?
A: Both beta and gamma rays can pass through human tissues, where they collide with other atoms, breaking up molecules and potentially damaging the DNA inside cells. When the body tries to repair the damage, mistakes may be made, creating the potential for cancer.
Should I be worried about radioactivity coming to the United States from the failed Japanese nuclear reactors?
A: No. There is no need for concern. The information we have now tells us that no harmful levels1 of radioactivity will arrive in the United States from the failed Japanese nuclear power plants. Radioactive plumes2 that are being generated are dissipating with time as they cross the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.
In spite of this reassurance, thousands of people are purchasing potassium iodide (KI), a substance that blocks radioactive iodine (which may be in the plumes and is a potential cause of cancer) from accumulating in the thyroid gland. Medical experts state that there is no need for that in the United States. In fact, use of KI could have an adverse medical effect on people with specific allergies and other ailments.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working with its federal partners to place additional monitors (like air-sampling equipment) in parts of the United States and in the U.S. Pacific territories. The EPA states that it has made this decision “out of an abundance of caution”3 and it is expected that the monitors will show no harmful levels of radiation reaching the United States from Japan.
Q: What specifically is arriving in the air we breathe and unto U.S. soils and water supplies from radioactive Fall-Out emanating from Fukushima’s nuclear power plant meltdown?
A: Right alongside the biologically significant levels of Iodide-131 arriving onto our shores, the extremely low levels of radioactive metals Cesium-137, Strontium-90, Tellurium-132, and Yttrium-91/90 are of primary concern and Americium-243/241, Barium-140, Putonium-244 and Uranium-235/234 are of secondary concern over the short or long term.(H)
Q: What can I do now to protect myself from nuclear fall-out arriving from the meltdown of Japan’s nuclear power plants?
A: The good news is that we can protect ourselves now.
What we must all do now is to fortify our immune system and enhance re growth of cells and bring online our very own Regeneration Effect within.
1. N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) is th
e most powerful short term quencher of ionizing radiation. It is a nutrient, a simple amino acid from protein. In this manner, NAC may be used daily on an indefinite basis, as it is a harmless amino acid our bodies will use to establish antioxidant defenses and aid the immune system. It is also an adequate remover (i.e., chelator
– from the Greek which means that which “grabs onto or claws into”) of toxic metals from the body rarely some adults are sensitive to NAC, so be aware of special advisories regarding its long term use. In those cases, use high-quality Whey products.
2. Iodide is also a first line of defense mineral supplement, since it can out-compete radioactive iodide from entering into our bodies. Kelp and other seaweeds are also excellent chelators of toxic metals from the body, especially if high fiber intake is also being incorporated into the diet. Remember, iodine is an essential nutrient our bodies must have every day to make adequate levels of essential hormones.
3. Chlorella (and other blue green algae) is a superior protector and chelator of radioactive metals from the body
4. Natural Vitamin E Complex To stop cell membrane destruction. Natural Vitamin E is also a powerful antioxidant.
5. Consuming High fiber and seaweed dishes on a regular basis must be used to maximize the best effects of the above tools. These will help insure removal (chelation) of toxic radioactive metals from the body.

From my Heart to Yours: Namaste
Dr Pia Martin DC CCN
PH 214 8696404