With world events and tensions today, I’ve been thinking a lot about radiation exposure. What would you do in the event of a nuclear bomb? Would you be prepared for the aftermath and effects of radiation exposure should something happen? Should a nuclear device be launched, everyone would be scrambling for natural remedies for radiation exposure afterwards. Medical facilities would not be able to handle the amount of people that need help. So it’s important to prepare and protect yourself with knowledge and products to treat your body and your family with natural remedies for radiation exposure.
I’m not naïve enough to think that a direct hit of a nuclear bomb won’t kill everything in sight. However, nuclear radiation exposure from drifts from an event hundreds or thousands of miles away can be handled with smart disaster preparedness.
First Aid for Radiation Exposure
Brigitte Mars, author of The Natural First Aid Handbook, shared the following information about natural remedies for radiation exposure with GetGreenBeWell.com:
Radiation exposure from a large-scale disaster at a nuclear power plant or weapons facility or from a nuclear bomb can cause weakness, nausea, and vomiting, as well as cancer, birth defects, and death.
If such a disaster strikes your area, listen to the radio for warnings to evacuate. Get underground into a cellar if possible. If you can’t get belowground, middle or ground floors of buildings are safer than top floors. Choose rooms with the fewest number of outside walls. Buffer walls, doors, and windows with anything available — brick, hard-packed earth, sandbags, and so forth. Stock food, water, and hygiene supplies. Shut off the water main so that contaminated water does not enter your area. Even boiled water that has been exposed to radiation will not be safe for consumption. Have a fire extinguisher handy. Cover exposed skin with anything available.
After you’ve been exposed, wash your entire body with clean water. If pure water is not available, and you are in a shelter with an earthen floor, rub soil on your body and clothing, then throw it out. Cover your nose, eyes, and mouth with a damp cloth to prevent contact between radioactive particles and your mucous membranes.
In a radiation-contaminated zone, stay in the protected, indoor shelter you’ve created for as long as possible. Venture outdoors only when absolutely necessary. For the first 2 weeks, limit any necessary outdoor time to no more than half an hour a day. After that, limit your time outdoors to the shortest periods possible. Remove your outer clothing before reentering your shelter. Wash all clothing and skin exposed to the outside air, and apply any healing herbal salve to any skin ulcerations that develop.
Avoid water from exposed sources. Roots and underground growing things will be safer to eat than aboveground plants. Look for foods with removable coverings: nuts in shells, eggs, vegetables that can be peeled, and vegetables that are protected by outer leaves. Animals that are outside will be contaminated, so don’t think of hunting them or fishing. Wipe off any containers of food before opening. Take nine 250-mg kelp tablets daily to help minimize radioactive levels in the body. Eat miso soup and seaweed (harvested before the disaster) daily. If there’s pure water available, soak in a bathtub to which 1 pound (454 g) each of sea salt and baking soda have been added. To soothe internal irritation as a result of radiation exposure, drink aloe vera juice — 1 ounce (30 ml) 3 times daily. Aloe vera gel can also be applied to radiation burns. Use chlorophyll as a supplement to aid in detoxifying. Eat plenty of pectin-rich foods, such as apples and carrots, as they will bind with toxins and help flush them out of the body
Excerpted from The Natural First Aid Handbook, © by Brigitte Mars, used with permission from Storey Publishing.
Products for Reducing Radiation Exposure
In addition to The Natural First Aid Handbook, also stock up on:
Personal Radiation Detector: Know how much radiation you have been exposed to with this batch of 50 military-grade cards that require no batteries.
Water Filter Straw for Radiation: This straw can be used in whatever cup or bottle you use. It removes most major nuclear contaminants. A perfect addition to your emergency kit. Get one for every member of your family.
Potassium Iodide Tablets: Flood your thyroid with safe, stable iodine so that it does not absorb radioactive iodine. The tablets have a long shelf life, which means it’s wise to stock up at this great price point now.
Nuclear War Survival Skills: A book devoted solely to preparing and prepping for nuclear disasters and subsequent radiation exposure.
Survival Garden Seeds: In the event of a major disaster, food supplies would be scarce. And while these crops wouldn’t grow fast enough for immediate relief, they might be great to be on hand for extended help in growing your own food for survival.
Kelp Tablets: Minimize radiation effects with these capsules.
Emergency Water: Chances are, a nuclear bomb won’t be broadcast with enough time for you to go out and buy water. These cans of water last for 50 years – which makes them an ideal solution to stock up on now for a lifetime of emergency supplies.