Radiation poisoning is also known as acute radiation sickness, radiation poisoning and acute radiation syndrome. This is a term which is used to describe the damage to your body that is caused by a large dose of radiation which is often received in a short period of time. How much radiation you have absorbed will determine the severity of signs and symptoms. The X – ray and CT which are low – dose radiations are not causing radiation poisoning. It is serious condition and often fatal but it is rare to get it. The signs and symptoms of radiation exposure depend on which part of the body is affected and whether the contamination is external or internal as well as how sensitive to radiation is the affected tissue. The most common signs and symptoms of radiation poisoning are weakness, fatigue; dizziness and disorientation; fever; headache; diarrhea; nausea and vomiting; low blood pressure, poor wound healing, infections, bloody vomit and stools and hair loss. Here are possible sources of high – dose radiation: detonation of standard nuclear weapon; an accident at a nuclear industrial facility; detonation of conventional explosive device that disperses radioactive material (dirty bomb); an attack on a nuclear industrial facility; detonation of a small radioactive device. Talk with your doctor if you suffer from radiation poisoning to tell you which is the best natural treatment for you.
Home remedies for radiation poisoning
Cold – pressed organic vegetable oils: Some oils, such as coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and sesame oil can help to pull the radiation out. There are some sources which are recommending drinking four ounces of oil if you have exposed to radiation. These oils have lipids which bind the toxins but at the same time they can offer you a protective layer on cellular membranes. There are some studies on mice in which were found that the olive oil can protect the mice against high amounts of X – rays ranging from 300 – 2400 roentgens.
Beets: When someone has been exposed to radiation, then the blood collagen in the body can be broken down. There are some studies in which are founds that beets can help to aid in the rebuilding of damaged hemoglobin. In the studies that were done on lab animals was shown that rats who have eaten a diet heavy in beet pulp are able to more effectively reduce the effects of radioactive cesium -137 than rats who did not eat beets in their diets. Those rats that have eaten beets have absorbed and detoxified up to 100% more effectively compared to rats that did not eat beets.
Vitamin B12: The fast absorbing Vitamin B – 12 supplements, such as Methylcobalamin, can protect your body from the exposure to the Colbat – 60 which is a product of nuclear reactors and the exposure could come from an accident at a nuclear reactor. Also it is used in the radiation therapy and it could come from a dirty bomb or spill. You should take this vitamin on daily basis, following the recommended dosage prescribed by your doctor.(2)
Eat your greens: We know that greens are the best heavy metal detoxifiers. Greens are rich in antioxidants, B vitamins, calcium and magnesium. They are very effective in chelating heavy metal toxins and removing them from your body.
Bee pollen: There are some initial studies in which are said that the bee pollen can lower the side effects of radiation exposure, particularly the exposure of Cobalt – 60 radiotherapy; the X – rays and radium. The exposure to radiation can lower many of the natural vital substances in our bodies, such as antibodies and red blood cells. The bee pollen is powerful natural cure that can boost these vital functions.
Papain: This is a cysteine hydrolase which is extracted from the papaya fruit and it is known for its ability to reduce toxicants. There was one study done on laboratory rats in which was found that half of rats supplementing with papain could survive the lethal amount of radiation while the control rats did not survive.(4)
Natural cures for radiation poisoning
Eat Brazil nuts: These nuts are rich in selenium. They are very effective way to stay protected from the radiation poisoning. Selenium is rich in antioxidants and it is known that it has anti – cancer effects which can help to detoxify your body and it will remove heavy metals, such as mercury.
Iron: There are some women who take iron on a regular basis but most men do not take it on regular basis. It is known that when there is a nuclear event, then the iron supplements can prevent the uptake of Plutonium – 239. You should take this mineral on daily basis during exposure but you need to talk with your doctor about the long – term use of iron.
Calcium and magnesium: These minerals are protecting the body from absorbing Strontium – 90. It has been proven that supplementing with these minerals can reduce the Strontium – 90 absorption by up to 90%. This element mimics calcium but the calcium and magnesium work together and they need to be balanced so if you want to have the best results, then you should take daily supplements of the both mentioned home remedies.
Zeolite: This is a natural combination of sea water and volcanic ash which acts as a heavy metal magnet in the body. It has a honey – comb like structure which is physically trapping the heavy metals without removing critical minerals. In some animal studies was shown that zeolite can improve the overall nutrition and it can prevent the reverse growth of cancer cells. But there should be done a lot more studies about this topic.
Bentonite clay: This is a form of volcanic ash which has the ability to physically remove 25 times its weight in the body and this is a known holistic remedy for cleansing impurities. This natural cure is absorbing the toxins and it is causing somewhat a laxative effect because it has high levels of iron, silicon and magnesium.
Include plenty of herbs: Herbs are very important for the treatment of radiation poisoning. Chives, onions, garlic, parsley, cilantro and holy basil are heavy metal detoxifiers and chelators. You should include these foods in your diet as a form of supplement or as homemade dishes. But it is recommended consuming these foods in fresh form.
Potassium: There are many studies in which are said that the potassium supplements will protect the body from the exposure to Cesium – 137 which is radioactive isotope that is commonly found in the environment after there was a nuclear event. The Cesium – 137 mimics the potassium in the body so this is a reason why you should consume potassium as soon as possible because in this way you will saturate your body with potassium and it will prevent the absorption of Cesium – 137. It is very important to consume foods that are rich in potassium in your diet because they are the first line of defense but this may not be enough. The best form of potassium supplement is the Potassium Orotate which is used for the radiation therapy. You should follow the recommended dosage by your doctor because if you consume too much potassium, then it can have side effects.(3)
Iodine: When there is a radiological or nuclear event, then it can release large amounts of Iodine – 131 into the atmosphere. This radioactive iodine is quickly absorbed by the thyroid and it is creating problems for the body immediately or even years later. You should take the dose of potassium iodide or nascent iodide before or after the event because this can fill the iodine receptors on the thyroid and it will prevent from the absorption of Iodine – 131. The most bioavailable form of iodine for this purpose is the nascent iodine but also doctors are recommending potassium iodine. One dose of this natural cure protects the body for 24 hours. If the exposure is ongoing, then the daily doses may be required but you should always talk with your doctor about the recommended dosage and period of taking it. Some of the best foods which have iodine as their component are eggs, tuna, navy beans, shrimp, baked potatoes, cod fish and seaweed of all kinds.(1)
Breathe fresh air: Many people have forgotten about their lungs as one of the main eliminative organs. Every time we inhale and exhale, we are removing carbon dioxide and it is very important for our lives to in – take oxygen. We also breathe out toxins so if we want to stay in a good health, then we should focus on the breathing and we should inhale to the base of your abdomen.