It’s now estimated that one in four Americans will be diagnosed with cancer, and often before the age of 65 (the rate is even higher at 1 in 3 in the UK). Not the best odds for the nuclear family of four. Every day we’re exposed to man-made radiation in an increasingly radiated world. Survival under such circumstances means that nothing can be taken for granted. Our internal environment is important as is the world around us, so mindfulness is needed to protect our health.
Thanks to the Internet most of us are aware of the toxic stew of industrial chemicals, pesticides, chemtrails and genetically modified organisms in our environment, but very few people talk about radiation. Man-made radiation is unique in that it impacts DNA for years to come, a process known as trans-generational DNA damage. Radionuclides are impossible to detect however without a Geiger counter because they are tasteless, odorless, and invisible.
There are 100 operating nuclear power plants in the US and over 400 worldwide. It is shocking to learn that radiation releases are scheduled as routine maintenance of all nuclear power plants. Add to that radioactive fallout from Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima, bioaccumulation of radiation from above ground nuclear blasts in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, accidents at nuclear storage and disposal facilities (Hanford in Washington, and WIIP in New Mexico to name a few), and it’s becoming abundantly clear that the situation is getting worse.
We know that radiation causes cancer. The National Academy of Science, BEIR VII report, 2006 states “There is a linear dose-response relationship between exposure to ionizing radiation and the development of solid cancers in humans. It is unlikely that there is a threshold below which cancers are not induced.”
Internal exposures to radiation in food are even more difficult to test than the surrounding environment because most food fish, for instance) is dense and requires chopping or even pulping to allow for accurate readings. Copper or lead shielding is also required to separate background radiation from the food being tested. Testing equipment known as a Spectrometer is bulky and retails for $30,000. Research is underway to develop accurate food monitors but affordable technology is far from ready. Currently the average consumer doesn’t have many options at all for sourcing truly safe food.
The FDA has yet to step up with widespread, transparent testing in the US and in fact insists that our seafood doesn’t require testing regardless that the American Medical Association has called on the US government to do just that. Recently the EPA raised the allowable levels for radiation in drinking water.
Is there an upshot to all of the bad news? Information is power, and practicing mindfulness is essential. Fukushima has focused attention on the nuclear industry’s impact on food like never before. The US lags behind Germany and other countries in transitioning to renewable energy, but the transition is indeed underway. Greenpeace published a report stating that new installations of clean energy surpassed those of traditionally dirty energy. It stands to reason that production will follow.
Prior to the internet we weren’t updated on the Chernobyl radioactive fallout on the Ukraine and Belarus in 1986, where to this day trans generational DNA damage continues to produce devastating consequences. Now we’re able to learn valuable lessons, one of the most important being that ingestion of radioactively contaminated food and water leads to devastating health consequences. Now that we know the problem, what can be done now? We can look to history to understand that zeolite was one of the most successful tools used to help mitigate radiation from Chernobyl, and people are turning to it again with Fukushima http://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/finally-an-easy-way-to-detoxify-for-immune-support/.
There are easy, inexpensive ways to become informed about man-made radiation and other harmful toxins but we need to be vigilant and mindful. http://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/simple-steps-to-help-protect-against-radiation-exposure/.
Learn more and register for the upcoming RAPT (Radiation Awareness Protection Talk) teleseminar July 10th, 17th and 24th http://newhealthdesign.com/events/ Recordings available within 1 hour of each presentation, making it possible to listen at your convenience.
Kimberly Roberson is a certified Nutrition Educator and Diet Counselor, Founder of the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) and author of ‘Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout..A Mother’s Response’. Follow @radfreefoodie. www.SilenceDeafening.com, www.NewHealthDesign.com
Sources for this blog include:
EPA raising radiation limits for water: http://www.naturalnews.com/031963_radiation_exposure.html
Greenpeace transition to renewables report: http://bit.ly/newhealthdesign
Zeolite for detoxification: http://newhealthdesign.com/cellular-detox/