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post #21 of 29

Mommytimes2 - very interesting info! IT reminds me of Pennsylvania 1979...Three Mile Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile_Island_accident (excuse the Wiki source info...just giving it a general summary) Gov't 's from Chrenobyl to Nuc testing to Three Mile Island have NEVER been honest with the general population. "Nothing is wrong...no one will get sick....cancer is caused by too many factors to determine this was the cause...."

 

Found this cancer study as a result of Three Mile Island http://www.albionmonitor.com/9703a/3milecancer.html  "Among those in the most direct path of the plumes, lung cancer incidence went up by 300 to 400 percent, and leukemia rates were up by 600 to 700 percent."  Did the Gov't protect anyone then and tell them what to do do avoid radiation....no.

 

Are they doing it now....no. The media has stopped reporting...the EPA is reducing their testing frequency. The UC Berkely team are still testing, but it is a small sample area.

 

So my thinking is this - I will change the things I can, choose not to obsess over the things I cannot control, and take supp's/vit's to help protect my family.

 

I will say again with the concerns with milk. WE are milk producing and eat the animals (and vegetation) that eat the vegetation with radiation. It accumulates and concentrates the higher it goes up the food chain. It has never been tested...but I am very concerned. (no I'm not advocating early weaning! I'm just giving people something to think about) I would focus on reducing exposure while nursing for sure. 

 

 

Sora - I can relate to your anxiety about toxins and your family. You have to give yourself the power to change what you can, and do the best to protect your bodies with healthy foods/vitamins - to protect you from the things you cannot change. Our immune system has handy little cleaners that can clean up cells damaged by free radicals. If we support those cleaners in doing their job, the theory is that they can clean up the damaged cells before turning cancerous. Studies have shown the power of positive thinking in people already diagnosed with cancer. A person can literally extend their life by believing they can. Stress releases cortisol in the body and wreaks havoc on our immune system. Practice some meditation and visualize something positive to keep the anxiety away - believe that everything will be okay :) If you are caged by fear, you may miss the most important years of your and your families lives - enjoy every minute of it.

 

post #22 of 29

Yes, I agree with you springmum. Like so many things in life, we need to do our own homework to get the information we need. This is another example. Like you said, the media is no longer reporting on Fukushima, and our gov't has stopped its testing. This is unconscionable, in my opinion. There was certainly a cover-up regarding Three Mile Island, and it's looking like we might be in the middle of one now.

You made another great point: radiation kills, but so does stress. My thinking is to educated myself on what is happening so I can best protect my children, take some reasonable precautions, and try my best to enjoy my life because we never really know how much time we have. Oh, and I was never much of an activist or put myself out there, but this situation is making me try to be more vocal about the inherent dangers of nuclear power so this world can be a better place for my little ones.

post #23 of 29

My DH was in elementary at the time of TMI and grew right in Harrisburg (20+ years and could see the smoke stacks) had no choice but to eat mostly local food-and we choose to have a child, as did many others.

 

sadly fear can cause a tremendous amount of damage

post #24 of 29

I agree that living in fear is very damaging, it can paralyze people, and lead to even more damage sometimes. It is not a way to make life decisions.

 

While I personally may be anxious about some of the things discussed, my decisions about lifestyle in regards to this do not come from a place of fear. I still choose to live everyday as I always have, just with some changes to help prevent what I can (and maybe I can't prevent anything, I comfortable with knowing I tried)

 

Not everyone exposed to radioactive isotopes or cesium will develop cancer...there are many  factors to influence that. We do know that radiation and cesium (and plutonium) do increase the risk significantly.  I'm just going do the best that I can with the information and resources available. If I can help reduce the number of factors in our lives that can lead to cancer, then I will. Am I going to extremes or living in fear....no, just making decisions that I feel are good for our family....then moving on.

 

I will live my life to it's fullest, b/c it's situations like this that make me realize how fragile our earth and people are, but also how resilient we are too. 

 

 

post #25 of 29

Okay, so I haven't read this whole thread. But I have to warn you being Vegan and avoiding leafy greans, strawberries and local produce is really difficult! Like some days I just think 'eww this again' I would love a crispy pseudo-caesar salad right about now! BTW My daughter is also vegan and by son is too (aside from breatmilk;) I made the tough decision to stop my share with the CSA I belong to due to the levels of radiation found in produce in CA by UCBerkeley. I have stocked up a freezer with fruits and veggies packaged before then but loath having to switch to canned food after we run out and would much rather eat semi fresh imported foods.  I have been buying fruits from South America that I would prevously not bought because of the carbon footprint of importing it to the Pac NW. I can't seem to find veggies from South America though, any suggestions on where to buy them in the Seattle area?

As for supplements don't get me started! I follow Dr. Apsley's suggestion for my whole family http://doctorapsley.com/RadiationTherapy.aspx We also take apple pectin supplements and my older daughter and I take Bentonite clay. If anyone has any information on giving Bentonite to babies I would love to read it as I want to do everything I can to keep my son safe but do not want to do something that I can not find good information on. I do however give him baths in non edible bentonite, baking soda and salt.

Well I hope you all don't think I need a tin foil hat now:) althought that would keep of the nanometer particles of radioactive dust in the air... wouldn't do much for the gamma rays though.

Oh and we also only drink water filtered by reverse osmosis that is isotonic and have a hepa filter in each room but we did that pre-fukushima.


 

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I stopped drinking milk and eating dairy also giving them to my kids. I'm limiting meat and organic eggs. We eat lots of nori, kelp and seaweed soup. I'm avoiding strawberries, kale, spinach, cabbage and broccoli and produce from California. I've been eating frozen veggies, tropical fruits and grapes from chillie (I wouldn't have bought in the past due to pesticides). I don't know what to do after I finish the frozen meat and veggies in the freezer that I bought pre fukushima. I buy old aged cheedar for now. Probably I will go vegan and will force my children to be vegan? It will be healthier for me, but being a vegan is not easy for kids especially for picky eaters. Very frustrating... How about you? Do you do any supplmenets?



 

post #26 of 29

I'm going to start taking french green clay, and I have started eating more miso, seaweed, and apples (for the pectin).

 

 

post #27 of 29

I didnt read all the responses on here, but I keep getting contacted by a friend "updating" me on the dangers of this whole thing. I have had EXTREME pp anxiety in the past year, and have learned that I CANNOT worry or even dwell on this stuff or I will on the fast track to insomnia again and I cannot go there. I know shes trying to help but sheesh. Anyway, I think that this is something that we can only do so much about, and I think that the pestecides that they use in S America are probably worse than potential radiation exposure in food grown in the US. DDT keeps appearing in blood streams? Yea, because even tho its banned from use, it still is being made and sold to SA. And I have heard that food grown in other countries can call anything "Organic" without proof. Even if USDA checks it out and gives it a stamp, whos to say they stay that way. I dont have alot of faith in the continents food. I have heard the fish oil plants in chile have turned the west coast down there into a sludge mess. I can find nothing to prove or disprove this. I cant find anything at all which makes me suspicious.

I definitely agree with avoiding milk, there are great alternatives anyway, and what about checking into, like, locker beef of a decent grower in the area. The cow has been dead for a while, and its still good meat. We are eating our way through a cow butchered in feb and I am fully confident we will have good safe meat for awhile.

And I dont think you are extreme, but I think there is the theory of buying into the media shushing and smoothing this thing over because the government is directing them too so there isnt a widespread panic, or buying into fear. Just keep educating yourself.

post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by mommaklo View Post And I have heard that food grown in other countries can call anything "Organic" without proof. Even if USDA checks it out and gives it a stamp, whos to say they stay that way. I dont have alot of faith in the continents food.


I was under the impression that most of the produce coming out of Argentina, Paraguay and Uraguay were quite pesticide free and natural. I also read somewhere that Argentina has strict regulations on what is organic more like the Okotec regulations in Germany (I think that's what their organic standards are called). I do agree that most foods from north of Brazil are not up to the same standards. I hope someone has done more research on which countries have the most pesticide free and highest 'organic' standards so that I can learn more too.

post #29 of 29
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I was under the impression that most of the produce coming out of Argentina, Paraguay and Uraguay were quite pesticide free and natural. I also read somewhere that Argentina has strict regulations on what is organic more like the Okotec regulations in Germany (I think that's what their organic standards are called). I do agree that most foods from north of Brazil are not up to the same standards. I hope someone has done more research on which countries have the most pesticide free and highest 'organic' standards so that I can learn more too.



Any updates???

Anyone....

 

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