If you have been listening to any of the recent news regarding the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, then you are aware of the potential threat radiation is posing to those directly affected. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who have been impacted by the disaster. As the events have unfolded, Americans along the West Coast are increasingly concerned about the potential of radiation brought in on Japanese trade winds.
The likelihood of this threat is not what we are addressing today; instead, we would like to give you a few resources for information on how to build up your immune system regardless of the potential for radiation exposure.
At , we have received numerous inquiries from patients as to what they can do to build up their defenses. In particular, many are asking about potassium iodide supplements as the Japanese government is giving tablets to those affected in hopes of minimizing possible radiation damage and the potential for thyroid cancer. There has been panic along the West Coast as Americans have sought to purchase similar iodide supplements and have found the supply lacking.
We have received many questions as to which iodide supplements we recommend along with supply questions, and our vitamin store, , addressed these questions in today’s blog post. Whether you are concerned about building your natural defenses against radiation or from toxins in general, you won’t want to miss Physician’s Preference’s post which gives you not only information about our , but also a list of other great immune building supplements as well. Check out Physician’s Preference’s blog !
Dr. Ellsworth also addressed this issue in today’s . He explains why having a good iodine status is always beneficial for the body. Even if you’re not concerned with radiation, you’ll want to listen to this podcast! Your immune system will thank you!,