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Potassium iodine (KI) is good to prevent thyroid cancer only if there is radioactive iodine in the radiation.  Also, radioactive iodine loses its radiation power after a few days.   So, KI is only needed within the first few days of exposure to radiation.  Stocking up on a bottle or two can be more than enough to fight against this type of radiation damage.  A bottle is good for a 30-day supply, and the shelf life is from five to seven years.

Because of the frenzy of stocking up on KI, some retailers take advantage of the situation by increasing their prices from less than $ 50 a bottle to $ 500 or even $1,500 a bottle.  Is it necessary to pay for KI at such a high price?  I don’t believe so, and the following is the reason why (be aware that KI is only good to prevent thyroid cancer right after the exposure to radiation, but not other types of cancer such as leukemia).

Can you get iodine from a natural source?  Of course you can!  Sea vegetables like kelp provide an abundance of iodine.  One table spoon of kelp provides approximately 12 mg of iodine, while daily recommended dosage is only 150 mcg (1 mg = 1,000 mcg).  Therefore, it would make more sense to stock up on dry sea vegetables like kelp.  If you eat sea vegetables regularly, then you have no need to stock KI.

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What is Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS)?

ARS occurs when individuals are exposed to a large amount of radiation in a very short period of time.  According to earthquake experts, 6 G (gray is a measurement of radiation exposure) is a lethal dosage.  Individuals exposed to more than 6 Gy of radiation will die within days or weeks.  Why is radiation so lethal? Radiation burns and kills.  It destroys DNA in white blood cells, and thus destroys the immune system. 

Symptoms of ARS:

Within two to three days of radiation exposure, if a cluster symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, skin burns, confusion, etc. occur, that’s an indication of ARS. 

Treatment for ARS:

According to the Mayo clinic, treatment for ARS is geared towards symptom relief.  If there is radioactive iodine in the radiation, the patient is also given Iodine potassium (KI) to prevent thyroid cancer.  However, KI will not prevent other types of cancer such as leukemia.

Should we be worried about ARS?

Unless you are exposed to a large dosage of radiation within a short period of time, you will not suffer from Acute Radiation Syndrome.  The fallout of the radiation diffuses the radiation power after “travelling” a distance.  Some people in the U. S. are very concerned about the impact of the nuclear power plant damage after the earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima, Japan.  However, what we really should be concerned about is chronic radiation sickness.

In future posts, I will elaborate on the symptoms of chronic radiation sickness and the role of yeast-free living in the prevention and treatment of this serious public health issue.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal therapy, stress managememt, and spiritual counseling on Skype or telephone, please call us at (800) 715-3053 for an appointment.

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