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Invisible Toxins: 5 Ways to Detox from Fukushima Radiation

Invisible Toxins: 5 Ways to Detox from Fukushima Radiation

Jan 8th 2014

Fukushima Japan

The News You May Not Have Heard

Approximately 70 sailors who were aboard the USS Ronald Reagan when it first responded to the Fukushima disaster in 2011 are now reporting cases of thyroid disease, testicular cancer, leukemia, and more.1

Navy sailor Lindsay Cooper, age 24, tearfully told the New York Post about her radiation sickness: “My thyroid is so out of whack that I can lose 60 to 70 pounds in one month and then gain it back the next. My menstrual cycle lasts for six months at a time, and I cannot get pregnant. It’s ruined me.”1

What happened to these sailors affects you, too.

It has been reported that radiation from the Fukushima disaster has hit the U.S. west coast and is in our food supply, specifically in fish, sea vegetables and crops growing near the Pacific Ocean.2

It is likely that the human health effects of the Fukushima disaster will take years to fully ascertain. It doesn’t make sense to wait for symptoms of radiation sickness to appear. The safest thing for all of us to do is detox now with radio-protective superfoods and supplements.


Top 5 Ways to Detox from Radiation


1. Spirulina: Successfully Used to Treat Radiation Sickness after Chernobyl Disaster

Spirulina CrunchiesThe microalgae spirulina was part of a regimen used to treat victims of the catastrophic nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the former Soviet Union in 1986. Patients diagnosed with radiation sickness experienced “long-lasting remission” from radiation damage as well as reconditioning of cellular functions.3 Another incredible study found that children with radiation sickness reduced radioactivity levels by 50% in only 20 days with five grams of spirulina administered per day!4

Our spirulina is raw, non-GMO, and grown without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. It is also rigorously tested to be free of pollutants such as pesticides, heavy metals and bacteria to ensure that it is the cleanest spirulina out there. Click here to view.



2. Chlorella: To Prevent and Protect Against Radioactive Damage

Chlorella TabletsSimilar to spirulina, chlorella is a microalgae that can protect from radiation, as well as restore your body after the damage has occurred. One study observed that chlorella produced “a significant radio-protective effect” against both acute and chronic radiation damage.5 Another study found that chlorella increased survival rates among mice who were irradiated with lethal doses of gamma rays, as well as increased the production of bone marrow and spleen stem cells which are vital to blood health and immunity.6

Our chlorella is sourced from Taiwan, which is currently considered to be the cleanest and purest source of chlorella in the world. Raw and certified non-GMO, it is extensively tested to be free of contaminants and contains no binders or fillers. It’s just pure chlorella. Click here to view.



3. Iodine: Protect Your Thyroid

IodineDid you know that Japan distributed 230,000 iodine tablets to evacuation centers in Fukushima in 2011?7 Specifically, the tablets were potassium iodide, a salt of stable (not radioactive) iodine that can help block radioactive iodine from being absorbed by the thyroid gland.8
Why should you be concerned about your thyroid right now? Your thyroid is the part of your body that is most sensitive to radioactive iodine.8 One study found that radioactive iodine from Fukushima has caused a significant increase in hypothyroidism among babies in California.9

The iodine that we carry here at Sunfood is not a compound like potassium iodide. Made by Mother Earth Minerals, it is in its purest elemental form and is nothing but iodine. It is a water-soluble, ionic (electrically charged) liquid mineral in angstrom form, which are 10,000 times smaller than colloidal molecules. These minerals are small enough to not just absorb into your body, but assimilate into your cells, which is the key to fully utilizing the benefits of mineral nutrients. Click here to view.



4. Brazil Nuts: Eat 3 a Day & Get Your Selenium

Brazil NutsThe mineral and antioxidant selenium has been shown to have radio-protective properties.10 One study in particular found that selenium “significantly increased” the survival rates of irradiated mice. 10 Another study reported that selenium restored enzyme activity and even cellular deformities after subjects were exposed to radiation.11

Just three of our unpasteurized, raw, organic, non-GMO Brazil Nuts contain 100% of your RDA of selenium. If Brazil Nuts are not your thing, Mother Earth Minerals, the same company who makes the iodine recommended above, also makes a liquid selenium supplement. Click here to view.



5. Zeolites: Volcanic Minerals with Detox Effects

ZeolitesA group of volcanic minerals formed eons ago, zeolites have a unique molecular structure resembling a cage that creates the potential to trap toxins and flush them from the body. In addition to the more well known use of zeolites to detox heavy metals such as aluminum, arsenic, lead and mercury,12 zeolites have also been found to have radio-protective properties.13 Specifically, zeolites increased the survival rate and average lifetime of mice exposed to radiation.13

Super-Z-Lite Liquid Zeolites is the purest and most effective form of zeolites. This is because it’s made of the smallest possible particle size of activated zeolities, combined with ionic trace minerals and humic and fulvic acids to create a highly bioavailable and potent formula for detoxification and restoration. Click here to view.




Don’t wait for the symptoms of radiation sickness to appear. Detox now!

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1 – “Navy sailors have radiation sickness after Japan rescue.” Laura Italiano and Kerry Murtha, New York Post, December 22, 2013.
2 – “Fukushima Radiation Hits ‘US West Coast.’” DNA,, December 29, 2013.
3– “The adaptive potentials of those who worked in the cleanup of the aftermath of the accident at the Chernobyl Atomic Electric Power Station under the influence of different treatment methods.” Lik Sprava, Ukraine, Apr-Jun 2000.
4 – “Spirulina- natural sorbent of radionucleides.” Research Institute of Radiation Medicine, Czech Republic. Belarus, Sep 1993.
5 – “Evaluation of radioprotective action of a mutant (E-25) form of Chlorella vulgaris in mice.” Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, 1993.
6 – “The radioprotective effects of aqueous extract from chlorococcal freshwater algae (Chlorella kessleri) in mice and rats.” Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 1989.
7 – “Iodine tablets: how iodine protects the thyroid from radiation.” Eryn Brown,
Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2011
8 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Potassium Iodide
9 – “Elevated airborne beta levels in Pacific/West Coast US States and trends in hypothyroidism among newborns after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown” Open Journal of Pediatrics, March 2013.
10 – “Radioprotection by metals: selenium.” Advances in Space Research, 1992.
11 – “Radioprotective role of selenium after single-dose radioiodine (¹³¹I) exposure to red blood cells of rats.” Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology, 2011.
12 – “The influence of Parachlorella beyerinckii CK-5 on the absorption and excretion of methylmercury (MeHg) in mice.” The Journal of Toxicological Sciences, Feb. 2010.
13 – “Effect of prolonged dietary zeolites on survival rate and intestinal reaction toward irradiation in mice of different age.Radiats Biol Radioecol, Russia, 2001.