Friday, April 1, 2011

Konbu (sea tangle) contains non-radioactive iodine

Extractions from March 23rd ~April 1st.

     I have been suggesting the consumption of konbu as a countermeasure on radiation exposure. However on TV, some commentators that declares themselves as food specialists says that it is a false rumor.  I was surprised to hear that he or she had so easily denied the consumption of seaweeds. If you go into the internet search for radiation accidents, you would easily find many sites from radiation specialist suggesting the konbu is an adequate material to consume in order to saturate the radioactive iodine that has been absorbed internally. For example, Dr.Masamichi Nishio, the director and radiation treatment specialist at National Hospital Organization Hokkaido Cancer Center, had written an article about emergency treatment on radiation exposure
. He has mentioned about eat food such as konbu that contains iodine as you evacuate In the emergency manual, they mention about distributing Potassium iodide(KI). Radioactive iodine is quickly absorbed by the thyroid gland. Because non-radioactive iodine acts to block radioactive iodine from being taken into the thyroid gland, it can help protect this gland from injury. 
However, this will not help from the contamination of the radioisotopes. Thus evacuating towards the wind and eat food that contains iodine (konbu or wakame types of thick seaweeds) would be practical. Prof. Jun Takada from Sapporo Medical University who specializes in the study of radiation protection is also suggesting konbu as natural resource for iodine consumption (now on You-Tube).

Konbu (scientific name: Laminariaceae Bory)
Wakame (scientific name: Undaria pinnatifida)

    The iodine content in Nekonbu is several times higher than other dried seaweed. Ne means root. The more towards the root, the more iodine is contained. Though, when consumed through natural resource, it will take sometime for the iodine to be absorbed. So its important that you take it daily. Please consult with your doctor if you already carry illness in your thyroid gland.

     In the past, I have written about many suggestions on how to prepare for this time of crisis. Many people commented that all the things were very useful at this time in the aftermath we are experiencing today. Whether you believe in what I say or not is up to you. It is all fate.

     When you are all well prepared, nothing happens... I’m sure you’ve experienced this. When you are well prepared, you are confident. And your confidence has “erased”the calamity.

     Trust yourself and act on the preparation. Then you will be alright.

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

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