Japanese government censors Fukushima reports that contradict official story

Censorship of the truth about what is really going on at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility has been taken to a whole new level of corruption. According to a recent report from the Shingetsu News Agency, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIAC), in conjunction with the National Police Agency and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), has established a special project team to crack down on independent and freelance news agencies that criticize or otherwise scrutinize the official Japanese government position concerning Fukushima.
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What you need to know about iodine

The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has led to fears of nuclear destruction and an increasing talk about iodine. It is important to understand that not all forms of iodine are the same, and different types of iodine will concentrate in different tissues and glands within the body.

In the event of a nuclear meltdown where radioactive iodine is released, potassium iodide is what is needed to protect the thyroid from the damaging effects of radioactive iodine. Potassium iodide has a strong affinity to the thyroid gland and will saturate the tissue preventing the absorption of the radioactive iodine. There are potassium iodide products that are made specifically for such a situation, which is why it is recommended to rely on such products and not to substitute with what could be far inferior products. One must use caution because the potassium iodide used for protection against radioactive iodine comes in an adult dosage of 130 mg (milligrams) tablets. Someone can mistakenly purchase a potassium iodide product off of a vitamin store shelf containing less than 200 mcg (micrograms), far less than what would be needed.

Potassium iodide can only protect the thyroid from radioactive iodine, not other parts of the body. Potassium iodide also cannot protect the body from radioactive elements other than radioactive iodine. If radioactive iodine is not present, taking potassium iodide is not protective.

Aside from iodine being used as a thyroid blocking agent, iodine preparations have many other uses supportive to one’s health due to its antibacterial, anticancer, antiparasitic, and antiviral properties. The iodine which is used in supplementation is in the form of iodine, potassium iodide, or combinations of both.

Historically, receiving the benefits of iodine through supplementation was problematic due to the fact that iodine itself is not very soluble in water. This made it difficult to get iodine into a solution which used water as a solvent. Then in 1829, Dr Jean Lugol discovered that potassium iodide added to water increased the solubility of iodine. This led Dr Lugol to create and begin using a solution for infections known as Lugol’s solution, which was a mixture of 5% iodine and 10% potassium iodide in water.

The combination of iodine and its reduced form, iodide, led to another benefit and is a major reason why certain iodine preparations utilize such combinations today. Different tissues of the body actually prefer one, or both, of these forms of iodine.

Since potassium iodide has a high affinity and ability to concentrate in the thyroid tissue, it is used as a thyroid blocking agent. Conversely, iodine itself is concentrated much more efficiently in areas such as prostate gland and breast tissue. Thus using a product that is purely potassium iodide might not give you the benefits you are looking for in the prostate and breast regions of the body.

For reasons of supporting your overall health and taken on a daily regimen, combination products that utilize both iodine and potassium iodide are what is recommended. For reasons of protecting the thyroid gland from the event of a nuclear event, then a highly concentrated potassium iodide product should be used under the guidelines and recommendations provided with the product.

Resources:

Brownstein, David, M.D. Iodine: Why You Need It Why You Can’t Live Without It

http://www.fda.gov/drugs/emergency preparedness/bioterrorismanddrugprreparedness/ucm072265.htm

The CDC Radiation Emergency Site http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/

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In additional to conventional pharmacy, Robert has acquired expertise in kinesiology, bio-identical hormonal therapy and is a board certified clinical nutritionist.
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At time of this writing, radioactive clouds from the Japanese nuclear disaster were expected to hit the western United States within days. Though part of the radiation is expected to dissipate over the ocean, some estimates are forecasting radiation exposure levels of 750 RADS or more. By comparison, one chest X-ray is about 1/300 RADS and one CT-scan is 1 RAD. Following are several precautionary and restorative measures to take in the event of radioactive contamination.
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Iodine, Tocotrienols, Berries, and Lipoic Acid to Protect Against Radiation Exposure

The unfolding events relating to Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors is raising the concern in the U.S. of a worst-case scenario of a meltdown with a consequent cloud of radioactive particles following the jet stream over to the U.S. The prevailing jet stream winds would impact Los Angeles to Alaska, and would include Hawaii. Radioactive pollution would reach the U.S. within 36 hours. It would then travel the typical jet stream across the U.S that you see on your daily weather programs. While we all hope this does not happen, and various experts may debate the severity of public health issues involved if it should, it never hurts to have a better understanding of the subject. What would you do if such a cloud was headed your way? (more…)

Dr. Brownstein: More Iodine Would Counter Radiation Threat Read more: Dr. Brownstein: More Iodine Would Counter Radiation Threat

Americans need more iodine in their systems to fight off the radiation that might spread here from Japan’s nuclear plant accidents, says Dr. David Brownstein, a family physician and Newsmax Health contributor.

 

“The risk to Americans from Japan is minimal now, but we don’t know what will happen,” he tells Newsmax.TV. “There is a risk that there will be fallout over the United States.” Hawaii and the West Coast should be especially concerned, he says.

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Radiation Contamination: Protective and Restorative Measures

As I write this missive, the first of the radioactive clouds from the Japanese nuclear disaster were expected to reach the shores of the western United States within scant days. Though part of the radiation is expected to dissipate over the ocean, some estimates are forecasting radiation exposure levels of 750 RADS or more. By comparison, one chest X-ray is about 1/300 RADS and one CT-scan is 1 RAD. While such estimates may be excessive, no one seems to know for sure what to expect and many would point out that virtually no amount of radioactive fallout is healthy. (more…)