Ever since the tragedy at Fukushima I have been very concerned about radiation exposure. And as the Internet sites I frequented to keep apprised of what was happening disappeared altogether or stopped providing information, I have become even more alarmed. No news is not necessarily good news. So, I thought I would share with you some curious experiences of late.
If you read this blog regularly you will know that two of my three children are severely disabled and that my husband is both diabetic and has malignant melanoma. He is a Viet Nam veteran and our children's disabilities are listed effects of Agent Orange exposure. We see doctors often.
I recently had occasion to take our daughter to see her neurologist for her annual appointment. I told the doctor what I was doing to protect Lara (and the rest of us) from radiation exposure: increase in daily vitamins and especially vitamins C and D; addition of nascent iodine daily; addition of alpha lipoic acid 300 mg daily; epsom salt and baking soda baths; staying out of the rain; and having skin covered as much as possible when outside. The doctor's reaction was very curious -- she never said a word, but as I enumerated each step I was taking, she slowly nodded her head. I got the distinct impression that she had been told not to talk about radiation exposure. She never said one word about radiation exposure or about what I was doing.
Then, I had to go for my annual check-up -- at a different clinic. Our area is very rural and doctors only stay here long enough to meet the service requirements of their student loans or grants . Right now there is only a female physician's assistant for women like myself who prefer to see a female doctor. I decided to see what her reaction was to my radiation exposure precautions. It was the same! She never said one word about radiation exposure or about what I was doing. I am convinced that doctors have been warned not to talk about Fukushima and radiation exposure.
A third incident occurred with my husband. A few weeks ago he received a call from his oncologist's office asking him if he would mind seeing a physician's assistant instead of the doctor since my husband's condition is currently stable and because they were experiencing a large increase in the number of cancer cases coming into the office.
All of this could be coincidental, but I'm a suspicious Scorpio and don't think so.
In case you are interested, here are a couple of useful links:
symptoms of radiation sickness;
Jeff Rense's free e-book Coming Clean: From Denial to Detox is a clickable link located here above the right side bar; written for residents of the Gulf of Mexico tragedy that is also being ignored by the media, I think it is a helpful publication; I frequently listen to Jeff's radio shows and was surprised to find that I did not know about this publication until today (thanks to links in George Ure's Urban Survival blog);
benefits of the use of alpha lipoic acid in Chernobyl victims.
Also of interest is this story already indicating an increase in infant mortality in Japan and the West Coast of the United States.
I guess letting your light shine these days includes understanding that the warm glow you may be feeling might not be so welcome. All I know is that I sure don't want to turn into a glow worm.