Medicine for the People
By Harvey Walks With Hawks
Radiation and Chemotherapy
face it; whether we realize it or just ignore it we are
faced with radiation in our live every day. Anyone who
has had an x-ray or other forms of scans are minutely
subjected to radiation. It is used by conventional
medicines for several types, stages and degrees of
cancerous growth. Usually being subjected to this
treatment is often worse than the disease in terms of
healthy cell damage. There is not much you can really
do about this except prepare your body or immune system
and keep yourself detoxed to maximum capacity. I am not
always right but we all need to try to temper our minds
and body to the coming trade winds.
When I was getting my BSNH; I composed an article about
"AHCC". Since I have been subjected to the wrath of
Mother Earth; this brings me to mind of AHCC (Active
Hextose Corrolated Compound). Strangely it is produced
in Japan. It is a derivative of mushrooms. I will be
sending you the attachment with this email if you want
to open it and read it. I am also a survivor. I used
numerous herbs and this compound for 2-3 years. That
was when I was about 60 and now I am reaching out of the
better of 74 years. My Mother Earth has been good to
me. Lets not go wild about this and take it as it comes
to our land. To know your biological enemy is to defeat
him/her. We might have to be concerned and maybe Mother
will also take of this problem. We do need to be alert
about the situation and keep our eyes on the sparrow and
I, myself will have a supply of potassium Iodine, AHCC,
Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Silica (A good form is
Diatomaceous Earth-Food Grade), Milk Thistle Seed
extract, Kelp, Dandelion Extract, Astralagus extract,
Cat's Claw, Garlic. Sea Weed. you can get most of this
at your local Health Food Store if you shop around
except for the DE. Alfalfa juice or extract also helps
boost your thyroid activity. If you have been alert in
your time on Mother Earth then you will already have
your body performing to maximum capacity. Do not forget
to smudge and ask help from our Creator to cleanse us
from all contaminants. Here is some other information
that might be helpful to all my friends and also if I
have any enemies we need to help them also. Lets all ask
that there be blessings for the people in Japan and
especially the little children who are more vulnerable
to this contaminated air.
Since an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Friday,
the Fukushima 1 plant – which houses two nuclear
reactors – has experienced two explosions and a third
reactor has lost its cooling system. According to
authorities, some radioactive vapor has been
intentionally released to reduce the pressure on the
reactors. The Japanese government has determined that
the radiation around the plant is at a tolerable level
for humans, but a 20-kilometre radius around the plant
has been declared an exclusion zone. More than two
hundred thousand people have been evacuated. Japanese
authorities have told the U.N.’s atomic watchdog they
are making preparations to distribute iodine to people
living near nuclear power plants. Concerns about the
nuclear situation in Japan have sparked runs on iodine
tablets in places as far away as Finland. (Finnish
pharmacy reps said that some of their stores in central
Finland ran out of iodine completely on Saturday.)
After the jump, the National Post found out why
iodine pills are distributed when there is a potential
threat of nuclear radiation.
THE FIRST THING YOU NEED TO KNOW….
There’s radioactive iodine, and non-radioactive iodine.
(You can probably guess which one humans should avoid.)
WHAT IS RADIOACTIVE IODINE?
The most common example of radioactive iodine –
iodine-131 – is a major product of uranium fission.
After a nuclear event, radioactive iodine can be
released into the air and inhaled. It can also
contaminate the local food or water supply and in turn
be ingested. The thyroid gland quickly absorbs
radioactive iodine, which can be damaging. It was a
major contributor to health problems after the Chernobyl
Potassium Iodide (KI) is a salt of stable iodine in
medicine form. It is available as a tablet or liquid.
The body needs stable iodine to make thyroid hormones.
HOW DO IODINE TABLETS
The thyroid gland absorbs both stable and radioactive
iodine and cannot determine the difference between the
two. When you take the tablets, the thyroid becomes
“full” and will be unable to absorb any more iodine —
either stable or radioactive — for the next 24 hours.
WHAT ARE THE TABLETS’
Iodine tablets cannot stop radioactive iodine from
entering the body. Iodine tablets can only protect the
thyroid from radioactive iodine, and no other parts of
the body. And, if the nuclear radiation does not contain
radioactive iodine, then iodine tablets will have no
How effectively iodine tablets prevent the absorption of
radioactive iodine depends on:
How much time elapses
between exposure to radioactive iodine and the
consumption of iodine tablets.
How fast non-radioactive
iodine is absorbed into the blood.
How much radioactive
iodine a person is exposed to.
WHAT ABOUT IODIZED
While iodized table salt does indeed contain enough
iodine to maintain a healthy thyroid under normal
conditions, it does not contain enough to block
radioactive iodine from being absorbed. Table salt
should not be used as a substitute for iodine tablets.
WHO IS MOST AT RISK?
The thyroid glands of a
fetus are most vulnerable (all forms of iodine cross
Infants and children under
18-years-old are highly sensitive to the potentially
harmful effects of radioactive iodine.
The iodine present in
breast milk is not enough to protect a breast-fed
infant from radioactive iodine passing readily into
the milk. The Centre for Disease Control and
Prevention recommends that women who suspect they
have been exposed to radiation switch from
breastfeeding to formula.
People who already have
thyroid problems are also at a higher risk of
Adults over 40 years of
age have the lowest risk of developing thyroid
cancer or injury after contamination and have a
greater chance of experiencing an allergic reaction.
They should not take iodine tablets unless a very
large does of radioactive iodine is expected and
they are told to do so.
WHEN SHOULD YOU TAKE
Local public health or emergency management officials
will alert the public if it is necessary to take iodine
tablets or other protective actions. They may also
advise the public not to eat certain foods or drink
specific beverages until a safe, radiation-free supply
can be guaranteed. People should not take iodine tablets
unless advised to do so because the risks — see side
effects, below — may outweigh the benefits.
HOW MUCH IODINE SHOULD
According to the FDA:
Adults – including women
who are breastfeeding – should take 130 milligrams
of stable iodine.
Children aged 3 to 18
should take 65 milligrams. Children who weigh more
than 150 pounds should take the adult dose,
regardless of age.
Nursing and non-nursing
infants between 1 month and 3 years of age should
take 32 milligrams.
Nursing and non-nursing
newborns should take 16 milligrams.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU
TAKE IODINE TABLETS?
Most often a single dose of iodine – which protects the
thyroid gland for 24 hours – is all that is needed.
Officials may request that the public take a dose of
stable iodine every 24 hours for a few days if
radioactive iodine will remain in the environment for a
prolonged period of time. Pregnant and breastfeeding
women and newborns should avoid taking multiple doses.
RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS
When officials advise the
public to take iodine pills following a nuclear
event, the benefits outweigh the risks.
Taking a higher dose than
is recommended will not provide more protection and
can cause severe illness or death.
People with thyroid
disease should take iodine pills only under a
General side effects
include intestinal upset, rashes and inflammation of
the salivary glands.
With files from Reuters and Agence
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in