Natural sources of Potassium Iodide
After the U.S. Surgeon General ....
.... has publicly supported the idea of buying potassium iodide as a "precaution" for radioactive fallout, Potassium Iodide supplements are getting harder to find as people concerned about the radiation fallout are grabbing them off the shelves like the reactor was next door. ( Where are the Nuclear Plants in the USA?) Many health food stores are out and/or have these supplements back ordered. An alternative source of iodine -Nascent Iodine - was more available, but now it to is on the verge of being sold out everywhere in North America.
Sadly enough, in the middle of all this, some retailers are jacking up their prices exploiting this shortage for their own financial gain. A seller on eBay increased the price of a bottle from $49 to $499. Another one on eBay was asking $1500, and this isn't for a case, this is just for one bottle!
If this reminds you of the price gouging practices of the pharmaceutical industry, you're not alone. And, like dealing with 'big pharma' and their sly mob-like antics, there is always a better way to get around them and get what you need naturally; at least while it's still legal to do so.
Pssssss, over here by the Chinese salad bar. See that pile of green stuff there. Here, the stuff that looks like it came out of your aquarium while you were cleaning it. Yea, that's it, that's what you need. Take it brother, may serve you well. I know, I know, it is an acquired taste, it's difficult getting it past your nose. And if you do it's hard getting past the chewing part and swallowing it, but boy, or girl, it is excellent for you, and a wonderful source, if not the best source of potassium iodine.
All the supplemental pills out there are supposedly natural, but it is still processed and after being heated, bagged, bottled and shipped there's no telling what percentage of potassium iodide is left in the pills or capsules before you swallow them, and if your system is digesting the pill and releasing a good amount of iodide to keep you protected.
There are several foods that are high in iodine. And no, table salt is not one of them. To increase your levels of iodine from table salt, you'd practically have to poison yourself to death with the excess of salt that it would take. The best forms of natural iodide are sea vegetables.
And for sure, sea vegetables provide sufficient levels of iodine to help prevent radiation poisoning of your glandular system.
One of the very best natural sources of iodine is Kelp. All seaweeds contain iodide in the natural state. One of the highest is kombu, which contains up to 2500 mcg (micrograms) of iodide per gram of kombu.
Yes, kelp is especially high in iodide,
which must be present for proper
and metabolism, but it also has a bunch of other healthful nutrients: iron,
sodium, phosphorus and calcium,
as well as magnesium and
potassium. Kelp is also a source
of vitamins A, B1, B2,
C, D and
E, plus amino acids. And because the plant’s nutrients come in a
natural form, not a pill, they are easily assimilated by the body. So, I'd think twice if I were you when you pass up, and turn up your nose, at the seaweed section of the salad bar. I at least have two heaping mouthfuls of it. I'm working my way up to three. I use the 'chew as much as you can then wash it down' method of ingestion. Kinda like I did with Brussels sprouts and asparagus when I was younger.
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Tepco admitted for the first time last month that radioactive groundwater had breached an underground barrier and been leaking into the sea, but said it was taking steps to prevent it.
However, the head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority task force, Shinji Kinjo, told the Reuters news agency on Monday that the countermeasures were only a temporary solution.
Tepco's "sense of crisis is weak," Mr Kinjo said. "This is why you can't just leave it up to Tepco alone"
"Right now, we have an emergency," he added.
If the underground barrier is breached, the watchdog warns, the water could start to seep through shallower areas of earth.
Once it reaches the surface, it could start to flow "extremely fast", says Mr Kinjo.
Contaminated water could rise to the ground's surface within three weeks, the Asahi newspaper predicted on Saturday.
The contaminated water is thought to have come from the 400 tonnes of groundwater pumped into the plant every day to cool the reactors.
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