Each of us, and especially every family, should have a disaster preparedness kit ready for whenever an emergency strikes. FEMA has great suggestions on what to include as first aid in emergencies, and you should be specific to the sorts of natural disasters most common in your area. No one else, though, does a good job talking about the essential natural remedies your family will want in a crisis.
Earth Clinic, fortunately, has thought of that for you! A few essential first aid kit components can help ensure you can deal with whatever medical emergencies or continuing health needs you will face in a survival situation.
Natural Cures: Check out EC's official list of top survivalist remedies here below along with reader suggestions.
Ec's Top Remedies for a Disaster Preparedness Kit
"1. Activated Charcoal to purify contaminated water supplies.
2. Cayenne to stop bleeding and heal wounds.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar (commercial brand, not organic) to stop food poisoning.
4. First Aid Supply Kit."
06/22/2008: TAN KOON PENG from SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE: "Survival Remedies: A whistle is a useful device for attracting attention in times of emergency. You can use it when hiking in the mountains.It will be handy if you are lost or injured and need help. Use it when boating and it can attract attraction easily should the boat overturn. Use it when you are caught in a an natural disaster to get resucer to your aid. Women can also use it for personal protection.
P.S. Check out this useful article http://www.lapislazulilight.com/articles/drlai/20050712_lifesave.php"
[YEA] 03/20/2008: Shawn from Las Vegas, NV: "I used to live in Portland, Or. There is a significant tectonic plate 50 miles of the coast called Juan de Fuca. Scientists have determined that it shifts every 300-350 years with a 9.0+ earthquake to the Northwest. It's overdue. Because of this the Portland fire department has come up with a training program for civilians. It's called the "neighborhood emergency teams" (NET). This program was designed to help yourself, your family and your neighbors, in that order. I pulled out my NET manual and this is what the PFD suggest you have in your medical kit.
- Kerlex, Kling, or any other brand of roller bandage (6 rolls)used to wrap over dressings and to secure splints.
- 4in. sterile gauze pads (4-6)
- 2in. sterile gauze pads (4-6)
- Sanitary napkins (2-4) used to control excessive bleeding.
- 1 and 2in. adhesive tape (1 roll of each) used to secure dressings and bandages; change every 6 months
- Bandaids (1 box assorted sizes)
- Triangular bandage (3) used to secure broken arms, shoulder dislocations or as a wrap for splints. Can be purchased or made from old sheets.
- Ace bandage for wrapping sprains.
- Sterile water (1 Qt.)used to flush wounds and cool burns.
- Antiseptic solution (1 bottle) used to cleanse wounds.
- Medical scissors
- Sterile needle for splinters
- Asprin or non-asprin pain reliever.
- Latex gloves (2 pair)
- Anti-diarrhea medication
- Syrup of Ipecac (to induce vomiting, if advised by Poison Control Center)
- Tube of petroleum jelly
- Cleaning agent/soap
- Moistened towlets or baby wipes
- Assorted sizes of safty pins
Understand this is for a 72 hr. period. After the Katrina fiasco I think it's safe to say that in a major disaster we all may be on our own for a month or more.
As far as food and water use clear plastic bottles for water. I use the 5 gallon type with a teaspoon of bleach in it and change it every 6 months. Just make sure that on the bottom of the container in the recycle triangle the # is 1,2,4 or 5. Do not use 3,6 or 7; it has to do with how the plastic was produced. 3,6 and 7 are fine just not for long term storage like 6-12 months. NEVER use plastic opaque milk containers. They have micrscopic cavities for bacteria. One gallon of water for one person for one day. You can live 30 days without food and 7 days without water. Campers and hikers use the 3/3/3 saying. 3 hrs. for shelter , 3 days for water and 3 weeks for food. As far as food goes can goods are recomended. I make my own granola bars and put them in a Food-Saver bag to the freezer and rotate them out every 6 months. They're light weight and I know what's in them. Hopfully we'll never have to use this information but it's good to know.
P.S. I did this program over 10 years ago and websites weren't as popular as today. I do not have PFD's address."
EC: Shawn, thank you so much for typing all of this information from your manual.
[YEA] 03/04/2008: Deb H : "It seems that there have been many catastrophic events in the past so many years; this has gotten me thinking about what might be good to put in a lightweight backpack - for quick carry away. Of course there are a number of interesting insights to be gleaned from Earthclinic but I thought that maybe it could be an interesting topic to put out there for debate and discussion. It seems that governments may (or may not!) know what their rolls are in catastrophic situations but so often the everyday person is caught off guard and unprepared. (Even just recently, for example, it has been written in our local paper that the underground water pipelines are badly aging and could collapse, causing water contamination for many, many people. And yet, no discussion about what people could do to prepare for such a thing.) And on and on! Anyway, just a suggestion. Best regards! Deb"Replies
03/09/2008: Joyce from Joelton, TN replies: "To the lady who wrote asking for things to have in light weight backpack in event of a catastrophe, I suggest that you research this on the internet - or even better go to a bookstore and buy yourself a book on survival tactics which should tell you lot of things, including building emergency shelters. If you do not have one already, get one on edible plants growing wild. After all, a backpack can only hold enough for a few days, and you may have to survive longer. Study these before putting them in your backpack & review them occasionally after that. You will find lots of books available on survival."
[YEA] 03/18/2008: Deb H replies: "I would like to go to my neighborhood camping and hiking store and talk to them about packing a waterproof emergency kit since I think that campers and hikers seem to have worked through many potential problem situations. My initial thoughts include such things as emergency cash, small tubes of antibiotic, arnica (stuff for cuts, scrapes, sprains); Odwalla bars or Kashi bars or high quality, lightweight foods like these, something for water purification (maybe a travel purifier... not sure about this); maybe some small items found in a formal first aid kit like scissors, tweezers, gauze, etc., perhaps some dry undergarments. It seems that a person could have a really good stash of emergency supplies of miniature items so that a kit could be lightweight but well stocked.
Your idea about discussing food strategies is excellent. This has been a topic of conversation around here and a number of people I know will be joining local CSA farms. Although it never got off the ground, at one point, people in my neighborhood were talking about doing pot luck dinners maybe three nights a week; each week hosted by a different neighbor who would supply dishes, silverware and clean-up. This might be fun to do in conjunction with a church as well. Many church kitchens have been abandoned but are wonderful for serving up group meals."
08/22/2010: Davidmp from Hasty, Usa replies: "Suggestion 1: Buy and read the books "When All Hell Breaks Loose" and "98. 6 Degrees The Art of Keeping Your A** Alive! " by Cody Lundin.
Suggestion 2: Buy a very good bushcraft knife (not a survival knife) and learn how to use it. In an emergency, your knife will become your absolute best friend.
Suggestion 3: Take a good survival course. By good I mean one taught by someone with several years experience. Thoroughly check out the instructors.
Suggestion 4: Stockpile a minimum of 72 hours of light weight, easily transportable food (freeze dried). Also, 72 hours of water - most suggest 1 gallon per person per day. But that generally takes into account water for personal hygiene.
Suggestion 5: Build a well stocked first aid kit. These can be purchased, but most are only a start to a complete kit.
Suggestion 6: Stay away from commercially produced survival kits. These are designed for making money not keeping your butt alive."
[YEA] 04/02/2008: Shirley from Missouri: "A simple mosquito repellant Get a large bottle of Listerine, pour into a 4-ounce spray bottle and use around areas outside. It works great and it's safe. It kills them instantly and will last a couple of days. Spray around food tables, play areas, standing water, anywhere you will be working or playing outside. Spray around door & window frames. Don't spray directly onto wood doors but do spray the frame around the door. This would also be a good thing to add to survival kits."
12/19/2008: Kira-Li from Saratoga, NY: "Ted, if you had to pack a bag and possible flee for your life, what would be the must have remedies in your bag(s)? Its just there are so many listed on this forum, can you help us narrow them down before the new codex alimentary laws make it impossible to get them in the seems to be near future? What are the must haves for the general modern day human? Thank you! And thank God for you!"Replies
12/21/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Kira-Li: I was hoping you wouldn't ask. That's because it requires a long answer!
Ted's Emergency Aid Kits.
It's impossible to know every Emergency scenario there is, in the event of a disaster. Therefore there is a generalized emergency kit and emergency kits also have to consider the nature of the disaster. But for now, I will list, Ted's Emergency Aid Kit for general purpose, but I believe this is woefully inadequate to address the nature of emergencies. It also depends on geographic location as well. If you live near the coast, the flooding, fungus, drowning, and electrical shocks are good bets. If you live near a mountain, then broken bones, frostbites, bruises, head injury and flash floods.
Since the issue of Codex Alimentarius was raised first (begins December 31, 2009), this nature of disaster will be raised first, before we discuss other kinds of disaster. Funny that none of the Election 2008 made any mention of Codex Alimentarius.
The General Purpose Emergency Aid kit (version 1.0 December 21, 2008) are as follows:
This is my short list, assuming my box is a small one (e.g. for travellng!).
1. Milk of Magnesia (MRSA, staphylococcus)
2. Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (snake bite poisoning, and many other)
3. Lugol's Iodine (or Betadine). More compact form is potassium iodide powder and iodine crystals.
4. Sea Salt (septicemia, blood poisoning, low grade fever, low blood pressure, weakness after exercise or sweating too much, but also excess mucus that blocks breathing passages that can kill you in more serious cases such as SARS or common ones such as pneumonia). Hospitals have been using saline I.V. detox or about a hundred years now. Actually the effects are the same with oral sea salt remedy, but better, because it has minerals and less risk from septicemia. This fact has been proven on Oral rehydration salts.
5. Baking Soda (a more powerful one is trisodium citrate)
6. Potassium Bicarbonate (a more powerful one is tripotassium citrate) Chronic constipation, high blood pressure.
7. Vinegar (or Apple Cider vinegar) Insect bites, allergy, skin problems, Aspartame and formaldehyde poisoning,
8. Methylene Blue 0.1% Malaria, cyanide, poisoning, extreme weakness, loss of energy, Chronic fatigue sysndrome, extreme mental exhaustion, fungus infection, etc. (A powdered form is extremely compact and reduces the size into a tiny pack say 2 grams can make to 2 liters of this 0.1 solution!)
9. Aspirin (diabetic attacks, headaches, viral attack, heart attacks, stroke, blood clots. high blood pressure diabetic.
10. Aloe Vera oil or aloe vera cream. (peppermint oil helps with burning too) Helps healing of skin burns, cuts, injury, broken bones. Accelerates healing.
Additional ones if you got space:
Lavender oil. Allergy, insects bites, skin infections, burns.
Magnesium citrate. Muscle aches and pains are actually magnesium deficiency.
Zinc Gluconate. Powderd. Cold remedy, virus,
Potassium Permanganate. In developing countries, there's no clean drinking sources and has to be disinfected. Iodine is one, but potassium permanganate is more cost effective. Disinfects food, water, etc. It's more geared on real emergencies.
EDTA. Metal poisoning, blood clots. About more than 90% foods and drinks we take actually exceeds safety limits but you just don't know. Economy class syndrome, possible strokes. Aspirin are common substitutes.
BHT. A real lifesave if you got metastatic cancer which can kill you in a day. Can buy time to a person's life almost indefinitely even with metastatic cancer. Also a very good aflatoxin antidote - effects of eating cured meats, food poisoning.
Borax. Great for lupus, autoimmunity (fairly common nowadays), fungal exposure, Lack of hormones, hormonal imbalances, Morgellon's disease, etc.
Sodium Chlorite 25%. This is the common MMS that is used, but chemically it is a 25% sodium chlorite solutions. Is used to kill tough viruses, such as Herpes Virus.
Oral rehydration salt packs are convenient but I seem to run out all the time. However, if I HAVE no emergency kits, and somethings required attention, usually I will save a couple of oral rehydration packs at my home. The unfortunate things about these is it has limited shelf life and the salts powder become liquid or other problems. This is why I used sea salt instead, as well as magnesium citrate and potassium citrate.
The above list doesn't require a very large storage pack. If I have a time, maybe I can take a photo from my cellular one of these days to see what it looks like.
Nature of Disaster Scenario (I will not list all, there simply isn't time!) :
1. Codex Alimentarius Disaster:
This is some of the things I assume might happen, but disasters are really difficult to foresee and I just hope it doesn't happen.
Assuming Codex Alimentarius goes into effect, which prevents the sales of all your supplements (where the dose is so low, it won't work) on December 31, 2009. It's estimated 3 billion people will die. One billion from malnourisment, the two billion is from preventable disease (sounds like U.S. is worse hit). United Nations makes Hitler looked like picnic (more like Rothschild and Rockefeller - actually Hitler was a Rothschild). The U.S. have tested this effects onto the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia. One of his policies required for U.S. support was for Pol Pot to declare illegal use of any medicine (restrict importation). Just read the history just how many died from this sort of "control". It wasn't China that supported Pol Pot, by the way. I guess the U.N. have a fairly good idea of the numbers.
So assuming this little United Nation's Armageddon rule is in effect, more emergency is expected, and hence no supplement or supplies. To get around the problem, the best supplements (if United Nations doesn't directly control it) is partially cooked liver. It has nearly all the vitamins and minerals there is.
Because Codex Alimentarius requires all animals take Monsanto bovine growth hormone and antibiotics, the food should be washed and deactivated in weak hydrogen peroxide solution. It won't kill the bovine growth hormone, but some heat will on limited basis.
Hence pre-preparations for Alimentarius Codex Disaster are as follows:
Save and trade seeds with your neighbors. Become a seed collector. Prepare organically grown vegetables. Diet consists of 90% vegetables and grains or more, 10% meats (half of that maybe partially cooked liver).
What Codex doesn't cover: drugs from aquarium shops. Become a Vet who also has access. Medical schools are way too much indoctrinated and controlled. Open your own chemical supplier company as so you can buy in bulk and distribute them. Other more drastic steps are visiting China and India and buy bulk chemicals there. Obviously, someone loyal to the cause of United Nations are probably reading this and have counter plans to my plan anyway. This is why secret organizations work against humanity is so easy. In Physics, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction and to oppose that you need another similar secret organization that opposes the elite feudal secret society (the so called 13 families).
There are of course less elaborate short-term steps (buys time for 1-2 years such as stocking up on supplements) They do have some supplements not all. My favorite is magnesium citrate, obviously, some are not so obvious, such as EDTA. But more common ones are vitamin Bs and amino acids. Some in fact they don't even post, such as DHEA, for example and needs to be contacted directly. However, the important onces in the emergency aid kit that they do have is Magnesium citrate and potassium citrate.
What supplement do you stock up for specifically addressed to Alimentarius Codex? These are the minimum additions:
Vitamin B complex. Imagine a huge rise in bulimia, anorexia, insanity (pellagra), schizophrenia, cachexia. This is the effects of B complex deficiency.
Vitamin C. (500 mg sodium ascorbate) Imagine scurvy.
Vitamin D2 (20,000 i.u. minimum) Imagine multiple sclrerosis, autoimmunity, osteoporosis.
Chlorophyll (for anemia, blood loss)
An addition of Police state and mandatory vaccinations and then I need to take a huge dose of BHT, EDTA and borax. Which kills mostly mycoplasma, aflaxtoxins, and rid of mercury poisoining for example.
You can also learn more about what medicines are needed by studying, besides Cambodia, about U.S. sanctions and its effect on mothers and children, when medicine was sanctioned. There's always a video on that one on youtube, once common ones that I know of is dysentery. In Vietnam, it was malaria. However, in a police state, we haven't quite looked on ways to prevent depleted uranium poisoning just yet.
There is a bright side to all this "virus", "bacteria" and "brain-eating amoebas" thing in face of growing threat of antibiotic resistance and bioweapons war onto innocent people however. and I really think it is long time due that I have to present some of my own information, which has side tracked people for years from disinformation:
One mainstream information promoted by Hollywood is we can't kill the virus. That's promoted by the movie "War of the Worlds", "Aeon flux", "Ultraviolet", "I am Legend", "Mission Impossible II" (Chimera), "Outbreak" (1995), "28 Days Later" (2002), 28 Weeks Later, Resient Evil (2002), "12 Monkeys", "Tomb Raider-Cradle of Life", "Blade Trinity", "Andromeda Strain", "X-Files the Movie" "Virus" 1999 played by Jamie Lee Curtis The Omega Man, "Winds of Terror" are some of the examples that is called "social conditioning" (he's also the author of the infamous 911 Commission Report). Obviously many people think it's not possible to protect yourself. Accept the defeat.
However, those who knew something can be done through the use of supplements or Royal Rife also get sidetracked by trying to figure out how that can be done. So there are many layers of onion. The problems about supplements is manufacturers add additives so it becomes less acessible to the body, by preventing their bioavailability. This is a very common issue.This is done by adding calcium phosphate, gelatin or waxes, such as magnesium stearate. That's why I used powdered form. It's pure and no additives to prevent their bioavailability.
Then there is an electronic devices, such as Royal Rife device that kills all the bacteria and other pathogens there is. Unfortunately, most Royal Rife product has been misdirected. Instead of using radio waves it used exclusively audio, which doesn't work. If it used electrical condition that isn't accessible on body cavities and other spots where electricity can't pass through. And then there's Bedini who can kill them, but unfortunately he's still "working on it" using interferometry techniques. However, if you are observant on his killing methods in the video the method is simple: a combination of frequency resulted in EMP (electromagnetic pulse). Therefore, without the complexity, the Bob Beck's Electromagnetic Pulse idea will kill them without the need of complicated interferometry. People think EMP (there's an example of this in 12 Oceans movie) that kills computer and electronics to rob the Las Vegas casino. What it doesn't mention is also kills all kinds pathogens. It works in a very simple principle: when electromagnetic pulse goes through your body, it creates electrical flow throughout the body, zapping the bugs. The EMP device can be created with a good electrical wiring and an electronic flash. So this is one electrical device that I might have in my list of emergency kits, besides a solar recharger so the device can be reusable.
2. GMO Disaster.
Imagine this scenario and it's already happening. A pollen from Monsanto is created with a terminator genes, being spread by the winds. Suddenly all the major agricultural crops (all Monsanto has the GMO) are dying leaving only GMO producing insecticides and herbicides for us to consume, at the cellular level. What happens to us?
To get around GMO disaster, saving seeds is one, growing your plants is another. People will really have to eat more organically grown vegetables, and make up 90% of their diets with 10% or less for meats, and liver! Actually one major reason why rich countries have diabetes, osteoporosis, autoimmunity (besides chlorination, fluoridation and aspartame) is the diets. Most of the diets are fats, meats, and sugar. That's basically it. A switchover to vegetable and grain is required if GMO holocaust doesn't hit is first. A first aid kit in this area is not possible, but common plant seeds are.
With the Doomsday Vault (maybe to protect against GMO for only the elites, not us) that's about to be finished or finished, and GMO plants now is everywhere, or spread through chemtrails and protected by laws so that some preparations is needed to save the seeds from plantation and record their dates collected (seasonally), before GMO changes your plant without you knowing it to be worthless with insecticide and herbicide producing plants that's programmed sometimes to the level of DNA with terminator genes. That's a good one to cause worldwide crop extinction. We all die if that happens. As to herbs, if all sales is prevented then I guess saving seeds and growing in our own backyards might be one of the options that can buy some time, before that one is declared illegal.
The dates recorded helps you go back in time before you knew the plants suddenly became GMO. By the time GMO got into healthy plants, you won't know until it's too late. So going back in time, the seeds can be regrown, more like hydroponically protected in greenhouse if possible.
One more thing about Ted's Pack. Those are just the First Aid that is different from the rest of the bunch. There are generic things that may be suitable too such as bandage, and compass, portable tent, a lighter, swiss knife, for example. But in event of a State emergency (such as Hurricane), you also need a good radio and solar powered batteries, as well as a flashlight. Certain areas may require a lifesaver, a rubber rafts, etc. But those I think people know.
There are other disasters, besides just Codex Alimentarius such as 2012 (debatable), Nuclear holocaust (e.g. Chernobyl), as well as natural disasters. If anyone has any interest I may post those to specifically address them. Also in event of such emergencies, the single most important issue is a safe drinking water. That's why if I had to choose just one small bag or bottle, then it's got to be the potassium permanganate or lugol's iodine. If a nuclear accident, iodine alone isn't going to work, but that's another story.
Some anticipated FAQ I have as follows:
Why do they do this to us?
The Religion of Population Control theory is very persuasive, but they got really big holes in their logic. If you don't believe me how persuasive it is, try me! Here is "their argument":
There is major holes in their logic, but strangely no one had the backbone to say it. Wikipedia will never do it anyway. It's mainstream. First the father of population control that is the basis of New World Order is Thomas Malthus who is best known for Malthusian catastrophe. His argument is simple: the population growth is exponential (1, 2, 4, 8, etc) and agricultural production (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) is an arithmetic growth. Basically the idea is population growth will outstrip agricultural production. What is NOT mentioned, is his faulty logic, not mentioned anywhere except here is that cavemen had zero agricultural production and they didn't become extinct. Also the population growth Malthus was assuming humans were vegetarians for some reason and all farmers. Therefore plants can become exponential too. The issue is not of production. It's one of limiting resources, such as land and energy (if energy is free, then it becomes unlimited). However, the most serious assumption is population growth do not always become exponential. Take for instance the documentary, Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamon. There is a small group of people in Papua New Guinea that didn't evolved into a modern civilization for the last 10,000+ years and they didn't have exponential population growth. Food production limited their population growth. So Mother Nature took care of that they are fairly heathy for all practical purposes. Therefore population growth doesn't have to be exponential growth, is the major fallacy and agricultural production will determine the population growth as seen in Papua New Guinea. Now the implications, or the ideology is that the powers that be must take control over your life. But who powers that be took care of a couple of tribes in Papua New Guinea for the last 10,000+ years? With the new Neo-Malthusian (Albert Bartlett), they have switched to a more attractive, if not mainstream "limitations" such as Peak Oil. The problem here is we are assuming free energy doesn't exist. The Solar power and Wind is free energy. The other problem about Neo-Malthusian is they are assuming Exponential growth forever and arithmetic growth impossible. Well they forget mother nature still. So a person who don't know this fact, is easily taken up by the new religious order of population control. Last ime it was eugenics by Hitler, but he also instituted population control using fluoride during the Nazi era. So nothing new have really changed.
How can I make people believe in this?
Most people use this philosophy: "If its not in mainstream media, then it doesn't exist" or If' it's not in Fox news, you're a liar". Another barrier is they can't be that bad, but what happens if they are? There are a couple of things you can entertain their thoughts (people like entertainment) to switch over one is a video on Building no. 7, World Trade Center. Mr. Silverstein did mentioned that the building had to be "pulled". He got billions more profit from insurance in the "pulling" by the way. The Building No. 7 is also in Eric Hufschmid, Painful Questions.
The other gradual nod, is Sweet Misery video, that talks about aspartame. The third maybe "Money Masters" video. And perhaps the fourth is Codex Alimentarius. All available from video.google.com or youtube. Once they are no longer mainstream, then people just open up and no longer on that Blue Pill (in the movie matrix), or a mouse walking in an invisible Maze. Once the database is in their heads, there's no need to argue.
It also helps to post this in other places, with www.earthclinic.com as the source to at least get the word out of what kind of Emergency Aid kit is need for all it's worth.
12/29/2008: Kira-Li from Saratoga, NY replies: "Ted, a big thanks for all the time it took to type up all the info on the General Emergency First Aid Kit and beyond.I came across some info in the net in regards to dealing with depleted uranium. Please let us know if any of these remedies sound feasible:"Reduce the effects of uranium poisoning by throwing away clothing exposed to DU or washing it in a solution of 2 percent baking soda to make the DU oxide particles release from the fabric." and "Increase your intake of citrus fruits if you suspect uranium poisoning. Tests on animals exposed to a lethal dose of DU indicated that sodium citrate increased the amount of DU excreted in their urine and reduced the poisonous effects." --by eHow Health Editor
http://www.ehow.com/how_4486141_spot-uranium-poisoning.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_artIf the baking soda works on clothing like that, perhaps in our bodies, it'll have a similar effect?
"SOME ANSWERS for URANIUM
While this may be all alarming we CAN do some things:Physically:
* We can take clay baths (we suggest, of course, LL's Magnetic Clay Radiation Detox Bath and alternate it with Zeolite Clay baths, also known to remove radiation. (check our website: www.magneticclay.com)
* We would encourage people to take internally HMD (Heavy Metal Detox) a product that removes not only uranium, but many other metals.
* We would suggest to take activated charcoal internally which is known to help neutralize radiation and other poisons.
* We would drink Thyme tea, also good for numerous things including detoxing radiation. We would also drink miso or fix it in soup.
* Any seaweeds like kelp (in organic form) helps prevent radiation exposure.
* Rosemary Plus is another product that protects from radiation and electro-magnetic energy imbalances. (see www.magneticclay.com)""Most people are aware taking potassium iodide (KI) or potassium iodate (KIO3) tablets will help block your thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine should there ever be a dirty bomb explosion or nuclear power plant mishap such as the Three Mile Island incident. In 1999, another such accident happened in Tokaimura, Japan where several individuals died from radiation exposure in a fuel processing facility.
What people don't recognize is that potassium iodide or iodate tablets only protect the thyroid gland and do not provide protection from any other radiation exposure, so taking them should not give you a false sense of security. It's important to detox your body after radioactive exposure!
One question is, what do you do if KI or KIO3 tablets aren't available during an emergency? Interestingly enough, according to research by Ken Miller, health physicist at the Hershey Medical Center, he found that an adult could get a blocking dose of stable iodine by painting 8 ml of a 2 percent tincture of Iodine on the abdomen or forearm approximately 2 hours prior to I-131 contamination. Potassium iodine tablets are best, but if they're not available this is the next best thing.
An entirely different problem arises after you've been exposed to radioactive contamination because now you have to get rid of any radioactive particles you may have ingested through the air you breathed, water you drank, or food you ate. Some people suggest Epson salt, Clorox or clay baths to remove any residues on your skin and to leach out any heavy metals you may have absorbed, but the big worry is internal contamination. To gain some insights into what to do, we have to turn to the story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
At the time of the atomic bombing, Tatsuichiro Akizuki, M.D. was Director of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Francis's Hospital in Nagasaki and he fed his staff and patients a strict diet of brown rice, miso and tamari soy soup, wakame, kombu and other seaweed, Hokkaido pumpkin, and sea salt. He also prohibited the consumption of sugar and sweets since they suppress the immune system.
By imposing this diet on his staff and patients, no one succumbed to radiation poisoning whereas the occupants of hospitals located much further away from the blast incident suffered severe radiation fatalities.Much of this positive result has to do with the fact that the sea vegetables contain substances that bind radioactive particles and escort them out of the body. This is why seaweed sales usually skyrocket after radiation disasters, and why various seaweeds and algae are typically used to treat radiation victims.
In Chernobyl, for instance, spirulina was used to help save many children from radiation poisoning. By taking 5 grams of spirulina a day for 45 days, the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk even proved that children on this protocol experienced enhanced immune systems, T-cell counts and reduced radioactivity. Israeli scientists have since treated Chernobyl children with doses of natural beta carotene from Dunaliella algae and proved that it helped normalize their blood chemistry. Chlorella algae, a known immune system builder and heavy metal detoxifier, has also shown radioprotective effects. Because they bind heavy metals, algae should therefore be consumed after exposure to any type of radioactive contamination.In 1968 a group of Canadian researchers at McGill University of Montreal, headed by Dr. Stanley Skoryna, actually set out to devise a method to counteract the effects of nuclear fallout. The key finding from their studies was that sea vegetables contained a polysaccharide substance, called sodium alginate, which selectively bound radioactive strontium and eliminated it from the body.
Sodium alginate is found in many seaweeds, especially kelp, and since that time the Russians have been seriously researching the use of their own kelps from Vladivlostok, from which they have isolated the polysaccharide U-Fucoidan, which is another radioactive detoxifier. Because miso soup was so effective in helping prevent radiation sickness, the Japanese have also done research identifying the presence of an active ingredient called zybicolin, discovered in 1972, which acts as a binding agent to also detoxify and eliminate radioactive elements (such as strontium) and other pollutants from the body.The kelps and algaes aren't the only natural foods with radio-detoxifying effects. In terms of fluids to drink, black and green tea have shown "radioprotective effects" whether consumed either before or after exposure to radiation. This anti-radiation effect was observed in several Japanese studies, and studies from China also suggest that the ingredients in tea are radioactive antagonists.
In short, after any sort of radioactive exposure you want to be eating seaweeds and algaes along with almost any type of commercial heavy metal chelating formula to bind radioactive particles and help escort them out of the body. Whether you're worried about depleted uranium, plutonium or other isotopes, this is the wise thing to do which can possibly help, and certainly won't hurt. Many nutritional supplements have been developed for the purpose of detoxifying heavy metals, most of which contain the algaes and plant fibers and other binding substances.
Basically, an anti-radiation diet should focus on the following foods:- Miso soup
- Spirulina, chlorella and the algaes (kelp, etc.)
- Brassica vegetables and high beta carotene vegetables
- Beans and lentils
- Potassium, calcium and mineral rich foods
- High nucleotide content foods to assist in cellular repair including spirulina, chlorella, algae, yeast, sardines, liver, anchovies and mackerel
- Cod liver oil and olive oil
- Avoid sugars and sweets and wheat
- A good multivitamin/multimineral supplement
Yet another benefit of the sea vegetables rarely discussed is their high mineral content, which is a bonus in the case of radioactive exposure. Consuming natural iodine, such as in the seaweeds, helps prevent the uptake of iodine-131 while iron inhibits the absorption of plutonium-238 and plutonium-239. Vitamin B-12 inhibits cobalt-60 uptake (used in nuclear medicine), zinc inhibits zinc-65 uptake and sulfur is preventative for sulfur-35 (a product of nuclear reactors) incorporation by the body.
Since nuclear workers are potentially exposed to radioactive sulfur, this means that workers in the atomic power industry need a higher content of sulfur in their diet. MSM supplements provide a source of dietary sulfur, but thiol supplements such as cysteine, lipoic acid and glutathione serve double-duty in this area because they help detoxify the body and attack all sorts of other health problems as well.
The immune system is usually hit hard after radiation exposure, and a number of steps can be taken to help prevent opportunistic infections after a radioactive incident. Though the full dimensions of the protective mechanism is still unknown, Siberian ginseng is one form of ginseng that exerts a definite radioprotective effect and has been demonstrated to lessen the side effects of radiation. It was widely distributed by the Soviet Union to those exposed Chernobyl radiation and is commonly used to help cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Consuming Reishi mushrooms is another proven way to bolster your immune system after radiation exposure and helps reduce the damage from radiation. It's been used to decrease radiation sickness in animals and help them recover faster after potentially deadly exposure.
Panax ginseng has prevented hemorrhaging after radiation exposure, prevents bone marrow death and stimulates blood cell formation, so it's another supplement to add to one's protocol. In short, yeasts, beta glucans, bee pollen and various forms of ginseng have all been shown to bolster the immune system after radiation incidents. In terms of radiation burns, aloe vera has a proven ability to treat serious radiation burns and offers other radioprotective effects, and can easily be grown in your house.
The amino acid L-Glutamine can be used to help repair the intestine in case of the gastrointestinal syndrome usually suffered due to radiation exposure, and a variety of substances can help rebuild blood cells to prevent hematopoietic syndrome. Those particular foods include beet juice, liver extract, spleen extract, and shark alkyglycerols. Most oncologists don't know that shark liver oil, with alkyglycerols, can help platelet counts rebound in days.
Depleted uranium is currently in the journalistic spotlight because US weapons are made from this material, and after being fired leave a legacy of depleted uranium dust in the environment, which anyone can absorb. Because the kidneys are usually the first organs to show chemical damage upon uranium exposure, military manuals suggest doses or infusions of sodium bicarbonate to help alkalinize the urine if this happens. This makes the uranyl ion less kidney-toxic and promotes excretion of the nontoxic uranium carbonate complex.
In areas contaminated by depleted uranium dusts, it therefore makes sense to switch to drinking slightly alkaline water and to favor a non-acidic diet to assist in this detoxification. Any of the heavy metal detoxifiers, such as miso soup, chlorella, spirulina and seaweeds, are also commonsense warranted.
Another thing you can do is use homeopathics for radiation exposure. People commonly argue over whether homeopathics work or not, but if you assume the position that they produce no results whatsoever then you must also assume that they certainly won't hurt you, which means the only loss from using them is a few dollars. Frankly, there are countless cases and double-blind studies where homeopathic tinctures do provoke physical healing effects in the body. Therefore they are a viable adjunct treatment option. One homeopathic, in particular, is URANIUM NITRICUM (nitrate of uranium) which homeopaths suggest should be used in cases of depleted uranium exposure or uranium poisoning. Not just soldiers or civilians exposed to battlefield dusts, but uranium miners and radiation workers may find it quite useful.
While we've discussed just a few of the many supplements and protocols you can use to help detox the body of the lingering results of radioactive contamination, including the residues of depleted uranium, the last thing that might be of interest is that there is a plant that is a natural geiger counter. The spiderwort plant is so sensitive to changes in radiation levels (its petals change color upon exposure) that it's often used as a natural radiation detector (dosimeter), just as they use canaries in mines as detectors of poisonous gas. Some people like knowing that they have an ongoing monitoring system for radiation in the environment, and this is just another tip available in "How to Neutralize the Harmful Effects of Radiation or Radioactive Exposure."Sincerely,Kira-Li, Saratoga, NY"
12/29/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Many people now have uranium in their system from excessive use of dirty bombs, and when it gets into the environment it just doesn't stay in Iraq or other nations where the U.S. used the bombs. The dusts created tends to get into troops and natural atmosphere. Even ordinary citizens who has no contact with war now have uranium. This can be checked for the presence through hair mineral analysis, and some other radioactive elements too.
In event of an emergency, due to radiation poisoning. The most obvious is iodine, as in lugol's iodine, or potassium iodide for example. The other ones that can be added to emergency AID kit that has versatile uses are charcoal tablets and bentonite clays. It does more than just rid of uranium it reduces bacteria, pathogens as well as reduce the side effects (sometimes deadly) of antibiotics.
Therefore the additional of Emergency AID kit, to add in event of a nuclear holocaust, is activated charcoal and bentonite clays. The original Emergency Aid kit already includes Lugol's iodine and potassium iodide is one.
Other elements added to emergency aid kit are of limited value because of their limited shelf life, such as brown rice, tamarind, and certain soy products. Miso powder might have some value but it's use are also versatile in detoxing effect, not just depleted uranium. Certainly kelp is a good supplements, as is sodium alginate, but also not mentioned is pectin, and even homeopathic preparations of uranium and other radioactive homeopathic preparations. It does really work. Sodium bicarbonate may have limited value in removal of depleted uranium compared to the use of bentonite clay. A solution of bentonite clay is applied and fan dried, so the depleted uranium will attached itself.
As to the issue of sodium citrate, or technically trisodium citrate, this is shown to excrete depleted uranium, but also other heavy metals. However, a much simpler preparation is possible through the use of lemon and baking soda, which creates sodium citrate. A reaction between citric acid and baking soda can also result in sodium citrate just the same. What's not mentioned is that potassium citrate also helps too, since we also need a fair balance of a sodium: potassium ratio that has to be observed. My perferred ratio, due to it's simplicity is a sodium citrate: potassium citrate ratio of 2: 1. However, these are more deeper levels.
There are certain newer ways to neutralize negative effects of radioactive elements that helps breakdown or speed up such radioactivity to safer elements through the use of scalar device, which is an opposing electromagnetic radiation, but this information is still lacking and as for me, I don't have geiger counter to really prove if it's possible but there are studies that seems to say it helps breakdown radiactivity much faster into safer by products. That's much off the wall at the moment, but still worth the investigation or research, assuming everyone does become radioactive, hiding and detoxing may not be possible if the enviroment is entirely radioactive.
As to the zeolite elements, they work similarly as with bentonite clay, but zeolite is a tricky one, there's many different kinds of zeolite and its properties in chelation of uranium and metals varies. One major obstacles that I have encountered is many zeolites (mostly synthetic ones) has aluminum, as well as variable chelation depending on zeolites. Bentonites are much more well tested and has a broad spectrum in its chelation and detox effects, similarly but through different mechanisms as a charcoal.
The use of Clorox, bromine, sodium chlorite, MMS (sodium chlorite 28%) are all chlorine compounds and tends to weaken the immune systems in the long run, as much as antipsychotic drugs that contain fluoride compounds. Therefore, I would likely disagree with such long term use.
Reishi mushrooms has limitations on long term use because in some people it tends to cause distended stomach and bloating. Most mushrooms have certain mycotoxins not yet identified and it is up there in the top 10 food intolerant risk (along with sugar and aspartame). Brassica cabbage in moderation are helpful, but in long term use causes goiter and hypothyroidism, although it is helpful in the use of dioxin poisoning. Besides brassica has limited shelf life, as all vegetables are that way.
Other things mentioned in treatment of depleted uranium, although are all beneficial, the storage space and shelf life are the major considerations in an Emergency Aid kit.
In case you are wondering what other things I have "just forgot" after posting the first version of the Emergency First Aid kit, and especially before the supplements suddenly no longer available from Codex Alimentarius December 31, 2009 (hopefully this is delayed!), then it has got to be the Vitamin K that I will try to obtain before things become worse. Vitamin K is a very good supplements to protect against bleeding, such as menstrual bleeding, clotting problems and major accidents. It is available in most supplement store. In case everything becomes too late to get them, then fermented soy products are rich in vitamin K but a lot more has to be consumed and is not fitting for emergency first aid kit because of limited storage space.
Chlorella is a well known chelator as is most seaweed products, such as spirulina in protection against depleted uranium. But the properties of miso interest me the most in that it also removes other toxic substances, besides just heavy metals and uranium.
So in case you are wondering what are the addition for a second version of First Aid kit, that I may add, then it's got to be vitamin K, charcoal and perhaps bentonite clay. Vitamin K and charcoal tablets are very important. Charcoal tablets is also useful against poisoning, which makes it a requirement and I believe is the major weakness of my initial posting by not including the charcoal tablets. However, it should be noted the emergency aid kit, the ones sold in Thailand never have charcoal tablets, and vitamin K to help stop bleeding quicker. It used to be 50 years ago that vitamin K was in all ambulances and emergency room that helped saved life and now is removed completely and more people now die from eventual bleeding because it's not as effective as vitamin K. Hence, vitamin K is the obvious one I should have added too.
02/09/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I have recently decided to add two more things that are extremely important to Emergency Medicine kit.
1. Bloodroot tincture
2. Clove oil
3. B complex.
The bloodroot tincture have cured many parasites inside the body - including the brain, as well as Morgellons and many parasites identified in Hulda Clark. The bloodroot tincture also eliminate hepatitis C, hepatitis B, colon polyps and a host of many other major diseases due to parasites, tough HPV virus, and has an anti-cancer properties. The key to successfully using it is to also use vitamin B complex as well as getting a low dose dissolved in a glass of water and baking soda to help healing of damaged tissues.
The clove oil is needed to handle diabetes attack, sudden circulator problems or numbness, as well as unexplained dizziness, food poisoning and cholera. That's why it'is added to the emergency aid kit.
It is also important that bloodroot page is added from the results in treatment of Morgellon's disease, internal parasites, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Colon polyps and cancer tumor. It's fairly effective in a handling of these that it deserves attention. From now on the bloodroot will be added to many remedies because of its effectiveness in dealing with a range of conditions.
05/11/2010: Kan from Ottawa, On replies: "Hi Ted just wondering how much of this potassium iodide I need to mix with, whatever liquid, to somewhat reduce the effects of radiation.
Its from Xenex labs
USP 500 G
Thats all it says on the bottle. I bought it at Costco.
Maybe 1 teaspoon to a glass?
The Green Pharmacy
07/18/2008: Joyce from Joelton, TN: "Survival Remedies: Let's touch on the subject of what I think every family should have in their emergency backpack in the event of a catastrophe. According to a lot of people we have one whale of a catastrophe arriving or finishing up in 2012. If we get the troubles predicted (and I certainly hope it will be natural disasters instead of nuclear) groceries are going to be emptied, ditto for drugstores and shopping centers. Probably telephones, TV's and radios as well as electricity and public water supplies will also be out of order for what will seem like an eternity to us spoiled people who are so used to having it all.
Contrary to popular belief, there have been studies done on lots of plants. There is a federal botanical data base that gives the chemicals and their actions on local and plants from other areas. There is a book titled The Green Pharmacy by James A. Duke (a PHD botanist who spent a lot of years collecting and amassing information for the federal government's data base. He gives information on local plants in the US, plus information on plants found on other parts of the planet. This book should be in every emergency backpack. Other books that should be in there with it is a good reference book identifying these plants and another on identifying edible wild plants. I recommend a trip to your local bookstore for purchasing them now and start looking through them, and some good family hikes to try to see how many you can find should make them more interesting. Field guides on these things will be handier & lighter weights for these hikes. Of course you should also remember a good water supply and enough MRE's (ready to eat meals as used in the military) which can probably be found in army surplus stores as well as on-line in emergency supplies."Replies
08/21/2012: Klutz from King City., Ontario/canada replies: "I thought that I might pass this on. In 1961 I was working in Cairo, On a Sunday in August I was off work, it was incredibly hot, all my friends were out, I went down to the street and bought a small watermelon from a street vendor. I didn't know that he was keeping the fruit plump in the heat by injecting raw Nile water into it.
I ate two slices and within a few minutes I got the most violent cramp in my belly. The only antiseptic that I had was crystals of Potassium Permanganate... So, on the basis that I might be killing myself, I made a fairly dark solution with bottled soda water and drank about twenty ml three times.
Apparently, I probably saved my own life. That's all Folks."