The following is an excerpt taken from an article written by Marco Torres a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.
The excerpt focuses on the comments by Dr. Eldon Dahl, a naturopath doctor from Calgary, Canada who comments on the current nuclear situation in Japan and the treatment necessary for those citizens affected by radioactive fallout.
There has been some irresponsible treatment protocols in the alternative media promoting iodine as the all-cure element to combatradiaiton poisoning. According to Naturopathic Doctor, Eldon Dahl, encouraging iodine supplementation for radiation poisoning can lead to devasting consequences. "When I seen them handing out iodine for radiation poisoning it is like putting a Band-Aid onto a ruptured carotid artery...it is short term thinking with devastating consequences. Many factors come into play regarding treatment, the level of exposure and the accumulated levels from exposure over a long period of time..this nuclear meltdown will have disastrous results globally," stated Dr. Dahl.
Based on Dr. Dahl's own experience and practice at life-choice.net, he recommends ozone therapy, chelation therapy, P5P complex (containing vitamin B6, folic acid and B-12) and a thyroid support complex (containing ferrous iodide, calcium idodide, potassium iodide, burnt lime and sodium chloride). He encourages individuals to seek professional guidance before commiting to any supplement at a health food store.
There is a lot of conflicting information on the internet regarding the application of iodine. An overdose of iodine can cause the thyroid to shut down completely. However, a small amount of iodine does help conditions such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Problems occur in those who take potassium iodide supplements, and those who take internal iodine drops. However, there is little evidence of this in no evidence in those who apply iodine transdermally. Remember that the transdermal application allows the body to regulate the absorption at its own rate.
Following a radiological or nuclear event, radioactive iodine may be released into the air and then be breathed into the lungs. "The average citizen can not order gas masks that filter out chemical warfare, or radiation," stated Dr. Dahl. "I would recommend that people stock up on bulk charcoal and keep enough that you could make your own masks using a cotton cloth filled with charcoal."
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