The Effectiveness of Whole Earthen Resources and the Dangers of Iodine Therapy
by Michael King
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Straight from Nature – A Comprehensive Approach toward Radiation Protection
Clay of all kinds ─ in the bath, on the body and taken internally ─ is recognized (albeit quietly) as being the fastest and most effective way to remove all forms of radiation from the body.
Sacred Clay (pyrophyllite), due to its exceptionally small particle size, high silica and high electrolyte content, outperforms your standard bentonites, zeolites, illites and montmorillonites – although each of these clays are able to produce significant benefits in the area of radiation detoxification, and continue to be highly recommended during times of emergency.
Iodine, on the other hand, will not protect a person from uranium, cesium or plutonium radiation exposure.
Eating clay and taking clay baths have been repeatedly observed to draw out all forms of radiation faster and more effectively than other protocols. As a result, you will see in most of the literature on iodine therapy, the suggestion to use clay to pull out all other forms of radiation that iodine will not touch.
So, what’s missing here??? If clay is so effective at removing all forms of radiation, why don’t we just start with clay and stay with clay from beginning to end? Add other therapies to enhance the action of clay in the body, but look to clay as your first line of defense in the detoxification of radiation (a heavy metal), other heavy metals and chemical toxins.
Clay at Chernobyl
Radiation detoxification clay baths, clay chocolate bars and clay in animal feed were used after Chernobyl to neutralize radiation. Clay was found to remove radiation from the body more quickly than standard protocols.
Before the Response Team at Chernobyl put on their radiation suits, they smeared clay all over their bodies. (What did the Russians know that we are just now beginning to understand?)
Clay was one of the components that were used to bury the Chernobyl reactor due to its known ability to reduce the escape of radiation through its protective barrier.
Clay is commonly used to prevent radon from escaping a radiation waste disposal site. (Radioactive Waste: Production, Storage, Disposal (NUREG/BR-0216, Revision 2))
Radioactive metals are the heaviest of all metals. Clay baths, clay packs and body wraps in clay draw out all forms of heavy metals and other toxins from the skin via its magnetic attraction to heavy (meaning unbonded) metals and it ability to provide a broad spectrum of minerals and trace minerals as bonding/neutralizing partners for each unbonded metal.
Taking a clay that is high in electrolytes internally (like Sacred Clay) sets up an electromagnetic polarity in the body causing heavy metals, radiation, chemicals and other toxins (which are positively charged) to gravitate to the clay as it passes through the body and through the bloodstream.
When a toxin bonds with a clay, does the clay become toxic to the body?
Generally not, for one fundamental reason: when toxins and clay unite, an electromagnetic bond is formed which often converts the toxin into another compound thereby neutralizing its toxicity. An example of this is when heavy aluminum bonds with a clay high in amorphous silica, the resulting compound is an aluminosilicate ─ well known to be harmless to the body. Sacred Clay is high in amorphous (unstructured) silica.
Radioactive caesium-137 in clay soils is not found in local groundwater runoff because “it binds to the clay minerals”.
This tendency to draw from one or more clay minerals to bond with a chemical, heavy metal, radiation or toxin through natural attractive forces is one of clay's greatest assets for increasing the speed and effectiveness in detoxification therapies. Electromagnetic attractions can be very strong an instant the clay and the toxin get into close enough proximity to be drawn to each other.
This same principle of electromagnetic bonding to neutralize a toxin also applies to another one of Nature’s powerful detoxification resources: seaweeds and algae.
Chlorophyll-rich, Alkalizing Seaweeds, Algae and Nutrient-dense Land Plants vs Baking Soda
Seaweeds and algae alkalize the body naturally to a perfect pH balance without pushing the pH too high, even with large amounts. Seaweeds, algae and nutrient-dense herbs like nettle, alfalfa, horsetail, moringa, etc. are far superior for the purpose of alkalizing the body safely than the commonly suggested baking soda alone (often suggested to detox radiation from the body).
Baking soda is helpful, but inferior to seaweeds and algae due to its very limited nutritional benefits. Baking soda can also be harmful in some instances (as when individuals are accustomed to consuming calcium supplements or dairy products (high calcium) regularly). Such a practice can result in kidney stones and alkalosis (excessive alkalinity).
Alkalizing the body to perfect 7.4pH (but not excessively) improves oxygen exchange at the cellular level, circulation of blood at the capillary level, and therefore improved neutralization of radiation and other toxic compounds in the body. A balance pH is helpful to the process for sure, yet seaweeds, algae, electrolyte-dense clays & herbs offer a broad range of additional health benefits as well. The massive array of nutrients contained within these natural resources, provide nourishment and strengthening influences to the whole body.
Baking soda alone provide an alkalizing benefit, but very little else in terms of essential body nutrition. On the other hand, every organ, cell and hormone-producing gland will be nourished toward peak performance by the abundance of beneficial phyto-nutritional compounds and minerals found in seaweeds, algae, clays and herbs.
Alginates from Laminaria Reduce Radiation
Scientists at the Gastro-Intestinal Laboratory at McGill University in Montreal demonstrated that alginates derived from Laminaria could reduce by 50-80% the amount of radioactive strontium absorbed through the intestine.
Spirulina and other algae also contain high amounts of metallothionein compounds, believed by the scientific community to strip the body of radioactive metals and protect against radiation damage.
Spirulina, Blue Green Algae, Chlorella, Gigartina, Kelp, Dulse, and Laminaria (also known as Modifilan) are significant components of Earth & Sea Greens’ blend of over 60 super-foods and Thyroid Balance ─ a blend of over 25 herbs, seaweeds and algae.
Humates bolster the immune system. Dr. Daryl See, MD, formerly an Immunologist of University of California Irvine Medical School, suggests that humates cause the immune system to recognize its own dead cells thereby reducing infection.
Baylor Medical School is currently researching humates both topically applied and internally dosed for burn victims to reduce infections.
Russian scientists are using the same principle for the treatment of radiation sickness. Sodium humate has been found to increase the lifespan of mongrel rats exposed to lethal doses of cobalt radiation (Effect of sodium humate on animals irradiated with lethal doses. Pukhova, G. G.; Druzhina, H. A.; Stepchenko, L. M.; Chebotarev, E. E. Radiobiologiia, 1987; Vol. 27; Issue 5; Pages 650-653.)
Humic/Fulvic Earth is included in most of our herbal formulas to improve bioavailability of the nutrients. It is included in higher amounts in the Deep Earthen Cleanse, Friendly Flora, and for baths, in the Black Beauty Bath and Facial Additive.
Salt mines are used to store and work with equipment that is ultra-sensitive to electromagnetic fields or to prevent the escape of radiation from the equipment or associated experiments. Salt is able to block cell phone signals and therefore effects from cell phone radiation. The minerals in salt act similarly to clay in its ability to bond with radiation.
By adding Himalayan Salt to your Sacred Clay Bath the protective and detoxifying effects are magnified due to the additional electrolytes provided by the salt. Electrolytes are essential to the removal of toxins from the cells and the transport of toxins out of the body into the clay water.
Himalayan Salt, Humic/Fulvic Earth and Ocean Magnesium (another salt of prime importance in the bath) are all included in our Black Beauty Bath and Facial Additive to be used in conjunction with Sacred Clay in the bath.
Clay, salt and humate baths are far more effective at reducing radiation than baking soda or clorox baths. These more comprehensive earthen resources offer their abundance of beneficial minerals which magnetically bond with toxins and radiation of all kinds.
Bile Activator with Triphala
Bile fluids produced by the liver are one of Nature’s remarkable methods of drawing toxins and pathogens out of the body safely while easing the strain on the kidneys and lymphatic system during a detoxification program. Bitter herbs, like the three fruits in the Auyrvedic formula Triphala, activate the production of bile fluids in the liver. Bile fluids holding heavy metals, radiation, chemicals, viruses, bacteria, parasites and yeast are then safely sent down the intestinal tract and out of the body. Encapsulating toxins and pathogens in bile fluids neutralizes them making them unavailable for bonding with receptor sites in the intestines as they pass safely from the body.
Research to prove the benefits of Triphala was carried out in the Bhabha atomic research center, Trombay, India. Certain Swiss mice were exposed to Gamma radiations. These were then orally fed with Triphala. It was found that the radiation induced mice were 60% less affected than the mice that were not fed with Triphala.
Digestive Bitters contains a number of bitter herbs in combination with Triphala.
Well-documented evidence shows pollen counteracts the effects of severe toxins like radiation and environmental chemicals. Bee pollen antioxidants and bee propolis are clinically proven to strengthen immune response and protect the body from radiation.
Recent clinical tests show that pollen significantly reduces the side effects of both radium and cobalt-60 radiotherapy at a level of 2 tbsp. per day.
Bee Pollen & Propolis are both found, along with Ashwagandha, Siberian Ginseng and Kudzu (an alkalizer) in our Bee Pollen-Propolis Formula.
Aloe Vera Gel
Found in most health food stores, the gel of the Aloe plant contains well researched radio-protective properties. Since the gel is less expensive than the Aloe Juice, and is more concentrated, it can be a preferred way to derive benefits from this remarkable gift from Nature. A small amount in a glass of water provides a daily dose of additional protection.
Foods that Provide Radiation Protection:
Asparagus, due to its alkalizing effect on the body by purging uric acids from the system. Asparagus is the second highest known source of glutathione which is known to assist in the reduction of heavy metals and other toxins from the body – including radiation.
Natural, unprocessed whey from goat or cow's milk from 100% grass-fed cows or goats is the highest known source of glutathione, placing whey high on the list of considerations for radiation detoxification. Whey (a fermented food) is also an abundant source of friendly bacteria known to assist in the reduction or elimination of radiation and other heavy metals.
The kidneys are usually among the first organs to suffer damage in radiation toxicity, due primarily to the higher levels of acidity following radiation exposure. Asparagus and chlorophyll-rich seaweeds and algae restore alkalinity and thereby improve kidney function when under stress.
Non-Soy-based Miso – Fermentation improves a plant’s ability to provide radiation protection to the consumer. Miso is one option, but due to the over-estrogenating effects of soy and the high likelihood today of GMO contamination only the non-soy-based miso is recommended (barley [not for Celiacs], chickpea, brown rice, millet, etc.)
Lewis Labs Brewer's Yeast (grown on beets not in beer) and Medicinal Mushrooms (a primary group providing β-glucans) are notable for their ability to modulate (balance and improve) the immune system. For this reason it makes no sense to take Beta1,3 Glucan (a mere fragment of a whole food). Nature has already provided the superior version in the whole food form (mushrooms).
Foods that must be avoided since they weaken the effectiveness of your immune system:
Sugars and other candida promoting foods [breads, pastries, pastas, kombucha, acidifying/sweet foods and drinks (colas, coffee, bottled fruit juices (except unsweetened cranberry), fried foods, corn & potato chips, nuts and nut butters, poorly combined foods (combining fats/oils with sweets/starches), etc.].
Brassica (cruciferous) Vegetables Can Increase Hypothyroidism
Contrary to popular recommendation, brassica vegetables (like maca, Canola oil, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnips, beets, collards, mustard plants, horseradish, etc.), though touted to provide benefit against radiation exposure due to their higher levels of sulphur, are also prone to diminish thyroid production – not something you want happening when under stress from radiation exposure. (See: OK, So What Foods CAN I Eat)
The antidote to excess sulfur is naturally-occurring iron, such as the iron in Sacred Clay or nettle leaf (not an iron supplement pill). Sulfur is good for the body and helpful in countering radiation, but without the proper amount of iron (sulphur’s balancing antagonist), anemia and hypothyroidism can result from sulfur excesses.
Sacred Clay and Earth & Sea Greens contain iron-rich components among their nutritional profiles. Sacred Clay itself is 3-5% iron balanced by approximately 1-2% sulphur. In this manner, you derive the benefits of both sulphur and iron in Nature’s balance.
Is Iodine (e.g. Potassium Iodide) Really Your Best Defense Against Radiation Exposure???
Iodine will not protect a person from uranium, cesium or plutonium radiation exposure.
Taking excesses of potassium iodide or taking KI more often than recommended does not offer more protection and can cause severe illness or death.
Adverse Reactions to Potassium Iodide
While benefits have been derived from its use, there are more effective and more comprehensive whole earthen resources that out-perform iodine supplements both in their gentleness and in their speed of producing results. Here are the Iodine recommended dosages:
Dr. Michael B. Schachter says, “The treatment dose when a person is iodine insufficient is generally between 12.5 mg and 50 mg daily. Preliminary research indicates that if a person is iodine insufficient, it takes about three months to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 50 mg of iodine daily and a year to achieve that while ingesting a dosage of 12.5 mg of iodine daily."
So, the recommendation he suggests is to take 1-200 drops of iodine as a one-time high-pulse dosage to set up your system for radiation protection; yet the potential side effects are characteristic of the typical unbalancing effects of any “remedy” that is less than whole. Fragments of a whole earthen source will never be as effective as the whole source itself. Thus, the side effects:
The following is quoted from a major proponent of iodine, Dr. Mark Sircus. These are the doctor’s own guidelines on taking iodine along with its associated potential side effects. (I am actually a great fan of Dr. Sircus, and hold a great deal of respect for him and his information, but disagree that compounds like iodine are in the best interest of human health in light of such superior alternatives):
“These onetime high pulse dosages of potassium iodide are necessary during an emergency but they do not come without some risk of side effects, which include: severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue), black/tarry stools, confusion, fever, irregular heartbeat, metallic taste in the mouth, mouth sores, numbness or tingling of the hands or feet, skin rash, stomach pains, swelling in the neck or throat, unusual tiredness, weakness.
“Endocrinologic side effects have included both hyper and hypothyroidism. By inhibiting the release of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland, iodine can cause goiter and hypothyroidism. This has been called the Wolff-Chaikoff effect, occurring in approximately four percent of patients and may be in higher proportions in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Iodine may induce hyperthyroidism, called the Jod-Basedow effect, when given to patients with preexisting iodine deficiency or autonomous, “hot” thyroid nodules. Iodine can cause parotid gland swelling.
“Usually, side effects of potassium iodide happen when people take higher doses for a long time but they can occur from taking the government’s recommended onetime pulse dose.”
Many blessings of health & success,
Enjoy these remarkable gifts from Nature!
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