Just in Case Kelp Powder
I don't know if I should be worried about radiation from Japan. But since I have kelp powder laying around I filled up a months worth of capsules for me and Mikey to take.
Kelp, as you may know, has the ability to protect the body from radiation. People in radiation therapy often use it to protect the thyroid. Kelp contains iodine and so if radioactive iodine finds its way to the body the body will reject it simply because it's already full. If the body takes in radioactive iodine than it can bind to the thyroid and cause long term dna damage, cancer and sickness.
It's important to note that long term use of iodine containing foods is not recommended. We'll likely take kelp for 2 weeks to a month at about 20 to 50 grams a day which should bring us to about 1000 mcg of iodine. This is a safe level. Emergency levels are significantly higher.
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Tuesday, March 15, 2011