What Are the Effects of Nuclear Radiation on F...

How much do you know about the current situation in Fukushima?  Recent news items have been about steam coming out of the ground, and a tent being built over Unit 1.  These are reminders that this issue has not gone away. You need to be aware that you are still being exposed to the effects of nuclear radiation on a daily basis.  This absolutely affects your health, your fertility, and potentially even your signs of ovulation.

As these nuclear radiation particles continue to be released into the environment, they are still being carried away from Japan on the jet stream to the west coast of America. It does not stop there, as this radiation continues to spread around the globe.

Nuclear radiation is extremely dangerous to your health and your fertility.  Already there is a 40% increase in infant mortality near Fukushima.

Everyone is receiving some level of exposure to radioactive particles, and it is wise to understand and follow this issue.  What occurred in Japan can happen to any power plant in the world.  That includes the one closest to you.

Excellent up to date and accurate information about the nuclear issue can be found at http://fairewinds.com.

What Are the Effects of Nuclear Radiation on Fertility and My Signs of Ovulation?

Nuclear radiation affects fertility directly and indirectly, at both high level exposures and low level exposures.  Both men and women are affected.  For most people around the world, chronic low level exposure to nuclear radiation particles is of the greatest concern.  The result of any exposure may be outright infertility, and is even more often lowered fertility.  This means getting pregnant may be more challenging.

As a woman, one of the very important ways to know if you have lowered fertility is to look for any abnormalities in your menstrual cycle, including carefully observing your signs of ovulation.   The “Get Pregnant Naturally” Audio Course described below explains this in detail.  A sign of lowered fertility for men is a low sperm count or abnormal sperm.

What can you do to protect and heal yourself from nuclear radiation exposure?

  1. Eat a nutrient dense diet that includes plenty of fat soluble vitamins and minerals: good fats, meat from natural sources, raw dairy products, bone broth, lacto-fermented foods (unpasteurized sauerkraut, kimchee, beet kvass, kombucha, kombu), greens, and properly prepared whole grains (soaked, fermented, sourdough)
  2. Eat seaweed from the kelp family – kombu, sea palm, wakame (confirmed free of heavy metals).  An excellent seaweed supplement is Modifilan (Click Here).
  3. Drink miso soup
  4. Avoid junk foods, including sugar and refined flour.  These have damaging effects on your health, and displace more nutritious foods.
  5. Take Cod Liver Oil (Click Here):  2 capsules per day or 1/2 tsp liquid.  Or take Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil (Click Here):  4 capsules per day or 1 tsp gel.  These products are from Green Pasture, and the ONLY kind I recommend.  Others can be detrimental due processing or too much vitamin A without adequate vitamin D.
  6. Take a good broad spectrum probiotic, such as  BioKult (Click Here to learn more).
  7. Take an iodine supplement to protect yourself from radioactive iodine.  See information below.
  8. Get plenty of sleep
  9. Manage stress levels in your life and keep a good attitude.

Learn more about good nutrition by going to http://www.westonaprice.org.

Why is iodine important?

Iodine is necessary for every cell in your body.  Large concentrations of iodine are found in the thyroid, breast, ovary, uterus and prostate.  Iodine is a critical nutrient to support your fertility.

If you do not have adequate levels of normal iodine, your body will take up radioactive iodine.  This is very dangerous to your health.

Natural sources of iodine

  • Most sea foods
  • Unrefined salt (Celtic sea salt)
  • Kelp and other seaweed
  • Fish broth
  • Butter, especially from grass fed cows on iodine rich soils
  • Pineapple, artichokes, asparagus and dark green vegetables

Foods must be grown in iodine rich soils.  This is more likely with local organic foods and those grown bio-dynamically.  Certain vegetables, such as raw, unfermented cabbage and spinach, can block iodine absorption when eaten in large amounts.

It is often best to find a holistic practitioner who can guide you when supplementing with iodine.  To learn more about this essential nutrient, read “Iodine, Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It” by David Brownstein, MD.

Iodine dose

  • Adults usually need 3 to 12 mg/day of a combination of iodine and potassium iodide (examples include Iodoral or Prolamine Iodine).
  • Children will need smaller amounts.   A general rule of thumb for children is 0.08mg per pound of body weight.

When you take iodine you must get plenty of the following things in your diet:

  • Selenium:  best source is 2-4 Brazil nuts/day.  Also other nuts, tuna, beef, cod, turkey, and whole grain sourdough bread.
  • Magnesium:  dairy products, nuts, vegetables, fish, meat and seafood.
  • Vitamin C:  many fruits and vegetables and organ meat. Vitamin C is destroyed by heat. Whole food sources include acerola, camu camu, and amla.  I do not recommend ascorbic acid.  An excellent product is “Pure Radiance C” from The Synergy Company (Click Here to BUY).
  • Unrefined salt: 1/2 to 1 tsp per day.
  • Fat soluble vitamins, especially vitamin A:  yellow butter, egg yolks, organ meat, fish, shellfish and fermented cod liver oil.  Preferably all from grass fed or naturally raised animals.

Before taking iodine:
Be cautious if you have Hashimoto’s Disease.  Of course, a true iodine allergy is also a problem. This is rare.  An allergy to radioactive iodine dye does not necessarily mean there is an allergy to inorganic iodine/iodide.  Most allergies are not life-threatening.  An allergy can take any form, including rash, fatigue, congestion, headache and fever.  Talk to your physician if you have concerns.  Follow all of the above suggestions.  Do not just take iodine alone, as you need the other nutrients for it to benefit you without side effects.  If you are taking thyroid medication for low thyroid, taking iodine may eventually cause a need to change your medication dose.  Make sure and discuss this with your physician.

The ongoing theme to get pregnant naturally is to have vibrant health.  Learn about this and much more is the Get Pregnant Naturally” Audio Course.

This new, cutting-edge course, contains a 1 hr. 20 min. audio MP3 file plus a detailed eBook and Resources List that will walk you through the analysis of WHY you may be having trouble getting pregnant, and what to do about it.

Download your copy now and start overcoming your infertility issues!

To Your Vibrant Health!

Veronica Tilden, DO

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