Radiation Fighting Foods
Check out this comprehensive list of radiation fighting foods that are good for everyday health and will help keep you vibrant.
Detoxify the thyroid with Sea Vegetables
All sea vegetables including kelp, dulse and arame are iodine and trace mineral rich and will push out radioactive iodine from the body while tonifying the thyroid gland. Be sure to purchase sea vegetables from the Atlantic ocean. About 2-5% of the diet should be sea veggies.
Cleanse the Blood and Fortify the Immune System
Bee propolis, ginseng (all kinds), astragalus, licorice root, goldenseal, echinacea, burdock root, red clover blossom are superior immune building and blood cleansing herbs. Consider adding some of these into your diet to give your immune system a boost throughout the year, especially in winter time.
Sustain beauty with Sulfur Rich Foods
Kale, avocados, watercress, cabbage, turnips, cauliflower, raspberries, spinach, radishes, okra, chard, garlic, onions and fresh peas are all high in sulfur. Sulfur is a mineral known for promoting beauty but it also protects and repairs DNA from the effects of radiation. It heals skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and is a precursor to the production collagen. Sulfur detoxes pollutants from the body and scavenges free radicals. Enjoy sulfur rich foods to stay healthy and youthful.
Get funky (in a good way) with fermented foods
Miso, sauerkraut, kombucha, chickpea tempeh, shoyu, yogurt, kefir, beet kvass and other fermented foods are the cornerstone to healthy digestion. These foods supply the body with healthy bacteria, which is especially important if you’ve taken antibiotics. There have been several anecdotal reports that regular consumers of fermented foods, both at Chernobyl and near nuclear bomb explosion in Japan, did not experience radiation sickness.
Enjoy the Benefits of Pectin Rich Foods
Grapefruit and oranges (especially the peels), carrots, bananas, beets, potatoes, strawberries, apples and brussel sprouts are all high in pectin which binds materials in the intestines, regulates cholesterol and provides healthy fiber. Pectin has been shown to bond or chelate with radioisotopes, especially strontium-90, reducing their absorption into the skeletal system.* Pectin rich foods should be grown locally, purchased organic, and enjoyed whenever possible.
Bring out the Heavy Defense with Chaparral
Chaparral, also known as creosote bush, is a beautiful desert herb that is useful in countering the effects of chemotherapy and other forms of radiation. This herb has a wide array of applications including the removal of heavy metals from the body, healing skin cancer and powerful anti-viral properties against HIV and all forms of Herpes. If you feel the need for a more intensive detoxification protocol, consider Chaparral.
Other powerful cleansing foods include:
~ Moringa Leaf powder for potassium
~ Black & green tea
~ Nutritional yeast
~ Fatty acid rich oils such as fermented Cod Liver Oil, safflower and sunflower oil
~ Zeolites for cellular detoxification
Would you like to receive a personalized diet and recipe plan for your unique constitution and health concerns? Get a Nutrient Dense Food and Tonic Herb consultation with Rachael Johnson.