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Here is a recipe for sea vegetable lovers.  Sea vegetables are excellent natural source of iodine.  If you consume sea vegetables regularly, you will not need to worry about taking potassium iodine (KI) for severe radiation exposure.  I just made a pot of Tofu-Seaweed Soup last evening.  Both my stomach and thyroid are happy ….

Tofu-Seaweed Soup

 Ingredients:

1.  1/2 tub hard tofu

2.  2 sheets dry seaweed (flaky type for wrapping sushi) or ½ cup of dry shredded kelp

3.  1/2 cup carrots, sliced

4.  1 slice ginger

5.  A dash of sea salt

6.  A sprinkle of unprocessed sesame oil

7.  3 cups purified water                                                 

Yield: 4 servings

Procedure:

1.  Cut ginger into thin strips.  Put it in 3 cups of purified water together with peeled and sliced carrots and a dash of sea salt in a stainless steel or ceramic pot.  Boil the content on high heat.

2.  Rinse off water from the tub and cut tofu into about one-inch long, 1/2-inch wide and 1/2-inch thick dice.  (Put some purified water in the tub and save the leftover tofu in the refrigerator.  Use the leftover tofu within three days.)

3.  Bring the content to boil, and put in tofu.  Cut flaky seaweed into pieces (or tear with your fingers) and drop them into the soup. 

4.  Add a sprinkle of unprocessed sesame oil, and stir gently.   Serve with brown rice and other dishes.

Please note:

If you use shredded dry kelp, soak it in purified water for about 10 minutes. Throw away the soaking water, rinse well, and boil it with purified water, shredded ginger, sea salt.   Bring it to boil on high heat, then add sliced carrots, and then add diced tofu and bring it boil again.  Stir gently.  Sprinkle some unprocessed sesame oil.   Mmmmm ….  Yum Yum ….

Nutritional Benefits:

This dish is very rich in protein and minerals, especially iodine.  Iodine is excellent for metabolic function of the thyroid.  It is also helpful for growing healthy hair, skin and nails.  For those of you who don’t mind the fishy taste of seaweed, this dish is great for weight watchers because it is low in calories, rich in protein and great for metabolic function!

Source:

Health & Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking

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There can be allergic reactions to consuming iodine.  Iodine is basically poisonous.  Chinese medicinal lore cautions not to consume iodine and persimmon (a fruit) together; otherwise it may cause instant death.

Large doses of potassium iodide (130 mg/day) may be consummed by people with cases of large amounts of radiation exposure.  Potassium iodide should not be taken for long periods of time at that dosage.   Do no exceed 10 days of potassium iodide consumption unless you are near a failed nuclear reactor.

Some people may have a potential allergic reaction at 130 mg/day, so it would be best to take a smaller dose initially and build up the dosage over a few days. If you are certain you’ve had a large amount of exposure to radiation, it might be worth risking the allergic reaction than the thyroid cancer.

Excessive iodine/iodide can be dangerous. Symptoms of iodine poisoning include fast heart rate, skin irritation, thinning of secretions (watery eyes, nose or saliva), metallic taste in the mouth, fever, acne, nervousness and headache. If symptoms of iodine poisoning occur, discontinue immediately and consult with your health practitioner.  Usually calcium can be a good antidote.

For people who are allergic to iodine, don’t take iodine orally to prevent thyroid cancer.  Instead, use tincture of iodine to swab the throat and abdomen area.  That can provide some protection against thyroid cancer if a nuclear accident occurs near you and the radiation contains radioactive iodine.

Sea vegetables are excellent natural sources of iodine.  For example, one table spoon of kelp (seaweed) yields approximately 12 mg of iodine.  The daily recommended dosage is only 150 mcg (1mg = 1,000 mcg).  Therefore, eating sea vegetables regularly will give you plenty of iodine to protect you against thyroid cancer due to a large amount of radiation exposure.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox , stress management, spiritual counseling, and detoxification for chronic radiation sickness, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.  We provide counseling over the phone or Skype as well.

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In my previous articles, I clarified that Americans in the U. S. do not have to be concerned about Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) from the nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japan, since  ARS only occurs when there is a large amount of exposure to radiation in a short period of time.

What we need to be concerned about is chronic radiation sickness.  Even though the power of radiation particles diffuse after wind carries them to distant places from the accident site, most radiation particles have a long half-life.  For example, cesium: Cs-137 has a half-life of 30 years  Radiation particles can contaminate the water supply, food, environment, pets, and people. 

I have detailed the symptoms of chronic radiation sickness in a previous article.  Now let’s look at what we can do to prevent chronic radiation sickness.  Radiation burns and kills.  It destroys the DNA in the white cells, and thus destroys the immunity.  Therefore, the most important task in preventing chronic radiation sickness is to keep your immunity strong, so that your body can fight off the ill effects of radiation.

How do we keep our immunity strong?  Remove toxins on a regular basis and allow your body’s innate intelligence to heal and protect you.  The following are some important tips:

1)    Herbal Detox:

Stay on our Herbal Detox program consisting of Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea for at least three months in a row (if you are symptom free).  If you already have some physical symptoms whether they are related to chronic radiation sickness or not, you need to stay on the Herbal Detox program until you are symptom-free.   We all have yeasts and parasites in our body.  When our immunity is strong, we can co-exist with these microbial organisms harmoniously.  When our immunity is low, then our health is controlled by them.

Yeast-Para Control is designed to remove excess yeasts and parasites in your body, and Cleansing-Balance Tea is designed to flush out the “debris”, especially from your liver and kidneys.  These two formulas work hand in hand to keep your body clean and your immunity strong.

2)    Yeast-free nutrition

As much as you can, avoid the Standard American Diet (SAD) that is loaded with sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and chemicals.  It may be a tall order to follow all “Eight Commandments.”  My suggestion is to do the most that you can.  If you do 50%, you will get 50% of the benefits; if you can do 75%, you will get 75% of the benefits.  If you don’t try at all, you get 0% of the benefits.  My cookbook, Healthy & Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking will give you many tips in terms of what you can eat, and what you should avoid, so that you will nourish your body and starve your little enemies within.

3)    Take a Salt Shower or Bath:

Take a shower or bath before bed every night.  Radiation particles can be washed off by a lot of water and soap.  Better yet, take an Epsom or sea salt shower or bath before bed several times a week.  A salt shower or bath not only relaxes your body, but washes off radiation particles that may have fallen on your skin. 

4)    Keep Your Environment Clean:

Vacuum your carpet or wipe your hardwood floor frequently.  Follow the protocol by the Radiation Protection Office to handle and dispose of radiation-contaminated trash.

5)    Soak Vegetable and Peel Fruits:

Soak vegetables with a tea spoon of sea salt for 10 to 20 minutes, rinse off thoroughly before cooking.  Peel the fruits that you would not ordinarily peel the skin, such as apples and pears, etc.

6)    Drink Purified Water:

Drink bottled water or use a purifier.  Change filters more frequently than usual if you use a purifier.

7)    Eat Sea Vegetables on a Regular Basis

Sea vegetable such as kelp is an excellent source of iodine.  One table spoon of kelp yields approximately 12 mg of iodine while the daily recommendated dosage is only 150 mcg (1mg =1,000 mcg).  If you eat sea vegetables regularly, you don’t have to worry about taking potassium iodine (KI) to prevent thyroid cancer if exposed to a large dosage of radiation in a very short period of time.

8)    Keep your pets clean:

Shampoo your pets more frequently than usual.  Radiation particles can fall on your pet’s fur and make you or your pet(s) sick.  Make sure that you wash your hand thoroughly after you pet your pet(s).

9)    Choose Love and Peace instead of Fear and Anxiety:

If you are on the spiritual path, you may know that natural disasters are the results of collective energy.  Fear and anxiety breeds more natural or man-made disasters, while love and peace will help us handle all kinds of challenges.  Given the choice, which do you prefer?

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, Chinese herbal therapy, stress management, spiritual counseling, and detoxification for chronic radiation sickness, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.  I can hold consultations on Skype or over the telephone as well.

Healthy regards,

Dr. J

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Many people are concerned about the nuclear fallout from Fukushima, Japan.  In my previous articles I clarified that Americans in the U. S. do not have to be concerned about acute radiation syndrome (ARS) at this time, since ARS only occurs when there is a large amount of exposure to radiation in a short period of time.

What we need to be concerned about is chronic radiation sickness.  Most radiation particles have a long half-life.  For example, cesium: Cs-137 has a half-life of 30 years  Radiation particles can contaminate the water supply, food, environment, pets, and people. 

The symptoms of chronic radiation sickness vary according to the dose and the duration of radiation exposed.  The general symptoms include:  recurrent infections, low grade fever, loss of appetite, weakness and fatigue, fainting, dehydration, inflammation (swelling, redness or tenderness of tissues), anemia, unhealed open wounds, hair loss, bruises, and skin burns.  Large amounts of or long term exposure can cause birth defects and cancer. 

Treatment usually focuses on the reduction of symptoms.  The Mayo Clinic staff is also concerned about bacterial infections.  However, there is no mention of yeast disorders. 

Why do yeast disorders occur with chronic radiation sickness?  Very simple, radiation burns and kills.  It destroys the DNA in your white cells, and thus destroys the immune system.  If the immune system is weak, the body has no defense when yeasts, bacteria, viruses and parasites invade.  The contemporary medical establishment uses antibiotics liberally to kill bacteria and viruses, but antibiotics kill both the good and bad guys.  The good guys (good bacteria floras) take a long time to come back, while the bad guys (harmful yeasts) take no time to repopulate.  Consequently the body suffers a severe case of yeast overgrowth, and that can contribute to cancer as well.

What would be the best way to prevent and treat chronic radiation sickness?  Stay tuned. The detox protocol for prevention and treatment for chronic radiation sickness will be detailed in the next article.

Choose Love and Peace instead of Fear and Anxiety.

Healthy regards,

Dr. J

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

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The International Atomic Energy Agency has rated the danger from the damage in Japan a 4 on a 7-point scale. That’s lower than the risks caused by the meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979, which rated a 5, and the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, which rated a 7.  At Three Mile Island, no one died.  The reactor that exploded at Chernobyl, sending a cloud of radiation over much of Europe, was not housed in a sealed container as those at Daiichi are. The Japanese reactors also do not use graphite, which burned for several days at Chernobyl.  Acute radiation deaths or acute radiation syndrome (ARS) usually would be expected only much closer to the plant.  Radioactivity can also be carried to distant places by wind, though it will become increasingly diffused. So what we need to be concerned about in the United States is chronic radiation sickness from the exposure to radiation fallout or contamination.

Radiation fallout or particles that fall on your skin can be brushed off.  However, be careful not to contaminate other people and objects.   Radiation contamination occurs when one comes into contact with radioactive materials, typically in the form of what you eat, inhale, and absorb through skin wounds.   You can have both internal and external contamination. If a large amount of radioactive materials is absorbed, they will be transported to various sites in the body, such as the thyroid or bone marrow, and can cause DNA defects.

Both radioactive fallout and contamination require the immediate removal of the radioactive materials.  Contaminated skin should be scrubbed immediately with large amounts of soap and water, small puncture wounds should be cleaned vigorously to remove all radioactive particles (even though the scrubbing may cause pain), and contaminated hair is clipped off rather than shaved because shaving may abrade the skin and allow the contamination to enter the body. Just like in Meryl Streep’s movie Silkwood, scrubbing of the skin surface areas should continue until a Geiger counter shows that the radioactivity is gone.

What are the symptoms of chronic radiation sickness, how are they associated with yeast and parasitic infections, and how do we reduce or eliminate them?  Stay tuned.  More details will be revealed in the next few articles.  Become a fan of our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/drjsbest  to receive daily updates on this important issue.  You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/drjsbest.

Healthy regards,

Dr. J

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

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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.

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

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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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