Sick of Being Lied To? Protect Yourself From Radiation With Vitamin C
May 22nd, 2012 | D.I.Y., Healing, antioxidant, Damien Downing, DNA, Dr. Yanagisawa, electron, free-radicals, Fukushima, health, ionizing, Japan, JCIT, Linus Pauling, nuclear, orthomolecular, radiation, radioactive, Steve Hickey, supplement, toxin, vitamin c
This is some good news despite the disaster of Fukushima. As Dr Atsuo Yanagisawa points out in the following documentary vitamin C can actually reverse the damage done to DNA from ionizing radiation. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and helps to remove the damage done by free-radicals. Non-ionizing radiation such as that from wireless networks (cellphones, smartmeters etc) also causes free-radicals so Vitamin C and other antioxidants also help with conditions caused by living in a hot-spot as we are.
It is disturbing to learn that despite Dr. Yanagisawa’s repeated attempts to get this life saving information to the Japanese government and main stream media his is simply ignored. Despite the fact that the Japanese military put out a report on the benefits of vitamin C for just these exact circumstances in 2010. They clearly know about it. It is also pretty disturbing to see how all our governments, the US and the UK included have simply raised the ‘safe’ levels of all of these dangerous toxins instead of doing anything to stop it or inform people. As the doctors in this video repeatedly say, it is clearly up to us to protect our own health and that of our families. It is pure blind foolishness to trust and rely on the reports from our governments and our main stream media who are simply protecting financial interests.
I for one am very relieved to hear that studies have been done proving the reversal of DNA damage to workers in the at the Fukushima site after taking high doses of vitamin C as it is clear there is plenty of the radiation over here on the West Coast of North America as well as all across the Northern Hemisphere. None of us can avoid it at this point, we are eating it every day.
by Steve Hickey, PhD; Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD; Andrew W. Saul, PhD; Gert E. Schuitemaker, PhD; Damien Downing, MD
(OMNS May 14, 2012) People have been misinformed about the tragedy at Fukushima and its consequences. There is a continuing cover up, the reactors have not been stabilized, and radiation continues to be released. The Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy (JCIT) has recently released a video for people wishing to learn more about how to protect themselves from contamination by taking large doses of vitamin C.
(Watch the rest of the documentary below)
Japanese Government Minimizes Danger; Ignores Vitamin C
In the fall of 2011, JCIT presented a study that Fukushima workers had abnormality gene expression, which may be avoided using dietary antioxidants, especially vitamin C. The data was presented in Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. The JCIT sent letters to the government urging the government to tell the people how they may protect themselves from radiation. To date, the recommendation has been ignored by Japanese government and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company).
Linus Pauling gained the Nobel Peace Prize in part based on his calculations of the number of deaths from nuclear weapons fallout. He was supported by physicist and father of the Soviet bomb Andrei Sakharov, who also later received the Nobel Prize for peace. These and other scientists estimated that there would be an extra 10,000 deaths worldwide for each megaton nuclear test in the atmosphere. A nuclear reactor can contain much more radioactive material than a nuclear weapon. Fukushima had six reactors, plus stored additional radioactive material and nuclear waste.
How Radiation Damages Cells
Ionizing radiation acts to damage living tissue by forming free radicals. Essentially, electrons are ripped from molecules. Removing an electron from an atom or molecule turns it into an ion, hence the term ionizing radiation. X-rays, gamma rays, alpha- and beta-radiation are all ionizing.
Most of the damage occurs from ionizing radiation generating free radicals in water, as water molecules are by far the most abundant in the body. While avoiding unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation is clearly preferable, people affected by Fukushima do not have the luxury of avoiding contamination.
Antioxidants: Free-Radical Scavengers
Free-radical scavengers, as the name suggests, mop up the damaging radicals produced by radiation. The more common term for free radical scavenger is antioxidant. Antioxidants replace the electrons stripped from molecules by ionizing radiation. Antioxidants have long been used in the treatment of radiation poisoning.[3-7] Most of the harm from ionizing radiation occurs from free radical damage which may be quenched by the free electrons antioxidants provide. Fortunately, safe antioxidants are widely available as nutritional supplements. Vitamin C is the prime example.
Why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is of particular importance and should be included at high intakes for anyone trying to minimize radiation poisoning. High dose vitamin C provides continual antioxidant flow through the body. It is absorbed from the gut and helps to replenish the other antioxidants. When it is used up, it is excreted in the urine. Importantly, it can chelate, or grab onto, radioactive heavy metal atoms and help eliminate them from the body. Large dynamic flow doses of vitamin C (about 3,000 mg, taken 4 times a day for a total of 12,000 mg) would exemplify antioxidant treatment. Higher doses have been used by Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa and colleagues. [8,9]
Shortly after the disaster, Dr. Damien Downing described how supplements can help protect against radioactive fallout. OMNS issued an update on the response to Fukushima in Japan. Recently, Dr. Gert Schuitemaker has provided a review of vitamin C as a radio-protectant for Fukushima contamination.
Persons living in the areas affected by radioactive contamination can take antioxidant supplements, especially high doses of vitamin C, to counteract the negative consequences of long-term low dose radiation exposure, as well as to protect the health of coming generations.[12,13] People who have a possible internal or external radiation exposure should take antioxidant supplements to maintain an optimal antioxidant reserve. Because of the enormous size and oceanic spread of Fukushima contamination, this literally applies to everyone. View references here.
“The International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine is pleased to have participated in the making of this important DVD on the protective effects of intravenous vitamin C on radiation exposure from the Fukushima nuclear plant in March 2011. We are in full support of the valuable work of Dr. Yanagisawa and his colleagues, and we very much appreciate the commitment of Mr. Daisuke Shibata, who has made it possible for the free distribution of the video around the world. May this orthomolecular message raise awareness and foster improvement in the treatment of radiation exposure.” –Steven Carter: Director, International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine