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What can mother earth give us today to help us handle our growing crisis? Read in Clinical Notes. We will start with the news today and continue to discuss the ramification of nuclear power, humorously enough in green facts, but we will inject a positive note in clinical notes because there is always hope!

On March 19th 2011 the Wall Street Journal published an article written by Juro Osawa, Elevated Radio Activity Found in Japanese Milk and Spinach. The article is an example of the confusing, conflicting, and simply unreliable information. Everyone that is interviewed is an expert, but can we trust what we hear or their conclusions?

Here are a few excerpts of the article:

Raising concerns over possible contamination from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Japan’s health ministry said Saturday that an abnormal amount of a radioactive material was detected in spinach grown about 110 kilometers (about 70 miles) northeast of Tokyo.

The ministry also said that an abnormal amount of the material, called iodine-131, was detected in milk from a dairy farm about 50 kilometers away from the plant.

This is the first time ever that an abnormal amount of radioactive material has been detected in food in Japan, said ministry official Ryusuke Hagiwara.

Also Saturday, Japan’s science ministry said that small amounts of a substance not usually present have been detected in tap water in Tokyo and five nearby prefectures, but it said the amounts are too small to pose a threat to human health. The ministry started monitoring tap water for radioactive material Saturday, and will continue to check it every day.

In raw milk samples collected from a farm in the town of Kawamata in Fukushima prefecture, up to 1,510 becquerel per kilogram of iodine-131 were detected, about five times the limit of 300 becquerel per kilogram set by law.

One spinach sample collected from the city of Hitachinaka, located about 120 kilometers south of the plant, contained 8,420 becquerel per kilogram of iodine-131, according to the health ministry. The normal amount set by Japanese law is 2,000 becquerel per kilogram.

Another spinach sample from Takahagi, a city closer to Fukushima, recorded 15,020 becquerel per kilogram, more than seven times the normal amount. From that sample, radioactive caesium 134 and caesium 137 were also detected in slightly larger amounts than the limits set by law.

Mr. Edano said that the level of radioactive materials detected in the milk means that if a person drank that milk every day for a year, based on average Japanese milk consumption, total exposure to radioactivity would be about the same as one CT scan. If a person ate the spinach in question for one year, the radioactivity would be about one-fifth of one CT scan, he said.

We all have been glued to the evolving events unfolding in Japan, and the reports are a mixed bag of alarmist warnings of how bad it is or going to be soon and minimalist pronouncements that the problem is under control, and that the radiation levels aren’t really that bad and won’t be to create health concerns. What can we say about this? What is the obvious truth?

The fact of the matter is that as of January 19th, 2011 there are 442 nuclear power plant units in 30 countries around the world, with an installed electric net capacity of about 375 GW that are in operation, and 65 plants with an installed capacity of 63 GW in 16 countries under construction. The US leads the pack with 104, then France with 58 and Japan with 54 (See European Nuclear Society). If you want to view the radiation levels in your own neighborhood in real time every minute, the following link provides a map of the USA and all its monitoring station with their real time minute to minute radiation readings—The Radiation Network.

The point is this: We are a global community and China’s pollution is our pollution, Africa’s pathogens are our pathogens, our fast food franchises are the world’s dietary bad habit. Today we are reminded that Japan’s mounting nuclear disaster (or that of any country with nuclear power) is the earth’s growing radiation problem. Doesn’t it strike you as amazing how we can minimize the dangers of nuclear power plants in the light of our historic misuse of fossil fuels and their obvious detrimental consequences on environmental quality and ultimate species viability.

We are, as a species, truly children playing with fire. We need to grow up, we need to wake up and get into the streets as activists, demanding a safe, sustainable energy that works with nature, learns from nature, and benefits all of life. We can do it! There are powerful groups and individuals working towards these ends. We need to get to know them, work with them, support them, promote them. Join the cause. In the next email I will shine the light on these amazing people, movements and projects that can save the biosphere and create a Garden of Eden for all earths people.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

BioImmersion.com

Clinical Note:

Foods are the wholesome protection given to us by mother earth. We need to use the power of foods to heal and nourish our body. Regularly I take my version of the Therapeutic Foods Platform (call or email me for the mix that best suits your body). For the last four months I have been using the Beta Glucan Synbiotic Formula combined with the No. 7 Systemic Booster in a big glass of water (or fresh coconut water) with 1 capsule of Wild Blueberry Daily, 1 capsule of Fructo Borate, 4 tablets of Organic Chlorella and 2 to 4 capsules of Cruciferous Sprouts Complex.

The wild blueberry is a virtual storehouse of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds via their intense delivery of anthocyanins (multiple forms of cyanidin, delphinidin, malvidin, peonidin and petunidin), beta-carotene and other phytochemicals: chlorogenic acid, kaempferol, myricetin, p-coumeric acid, quercetin, ferulic acid, condensed tannins (proanthocynidins), frutooligosaccharides and resveratrol. It is well established that blueberry helps to prevent against cancer its development and progression, and against radiation sickness.

The chlorella is the greenest of all green plants, having more chlorophyll than all other plants. It is known for its ability to alkalize the tissues, which is critically important for creating a milieu resistant to the development of cancers.

The Fructo Borate Complex over and above its ability to protect against osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, selectively increase blood levels of the steroid hormones—DHEA and testosterone, plus increasing Vitamin D levels. All this without raising estrogen or cortisol levels. I might add that it lowers C-reactive protein levels. Most importantly, boron is used to assist control of nuclear reactors, a shield against radiation and as a neutron detector.

The Cruciferous Sprouts are known for their abilities to fight against the development of cancers by increasing the body’s production of Phase 2 Enzymes, which play a major role in the body’s Antioxidant Defense System.

And, finally any one of the seven symbiotic formulas would be important to use on a regular basis because one of the symptoms of radiation sickness is nausea and diarrhea caused by the disruption of the GI flora. Don’t forget the High ORAC Synbiotic Formula which has a 25 billion count per capsule plus a whole fruit bowel of critically important phytonutrients from wild blueberry extract, wild bilberry extract, grape and grape seed extract, raspberry and raspberry seed extract, prune, cranberry and tart cherry.

Can you see how earth gives us the best foundation for our existence—how one would create a therapeutic foods platform to take daily?

The Last Quiz Answer:

Baboons are African and Asian Old World monkeys belonging to the genus Papio. There are five species, which are some of the largest non-hominid members of the primate order; only the Mandrill and the Drill are larger. This beautiful creature is a Papio Anubis, an Olive Baboon, found in the north-central African savanna. It is usually classified as savanna-dwelling, living in the wide plains of the grasslands. The grasslands, especially those near open woodland, do make up a large part of its habitat, but the baboon also inhabits jungles and deserts. Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo both support Olive Baboon populations in dense tropical forests.

At closer range, its coat is multi-colored, due to rings of yellow-brown and black on the hairs. The hair on the baboon’s face, however, is finer and ranges from dark grey to black. This coloration is shared by both sexes, although males have a mane of longer hair that tapers down to ordinary length along the back. Besides the mane, the male Olive Baboon differs from the female in terms of size and weight; males are, on average, 70 cm tall and weigh 24 kg; females measure 60 cm and 14.7 kg.



To more fully understand the dangers involved in the Japanese plant, and the risks nuclear power plants present in general, click on these links:The BBC piece, Japan’s Earthquake: Slow Progress at Nuclear Plant is an excellently illustrated step-by-step guide describing what went wrong.

There has been much concern expressed about what appears to be a loss of water in four reactors cooling ponds that are meant to protect us from the spent nuclear fuel rods. This article explains the concern: Greater Danger Lies in Spent Fuel than in Reactors (Published March 17th 2011 in the New York Times).

By the end of a uranium fuel cycle, 40 percent of the energy produced comes from the splitting of plutonium. Plutonium-239 has a half-life of 25,000 years, meaning it takes that long to lose half of its radioactive potency. Uranium-235 has a half-life of 700 million years. And cesium, which tends to go airborne much more easily, has a half-life of 30 years.

Finally, the spent fuel rods that we are having all kinds of trouble figuring out what to do with, where to store, to bury, how to sequester away from life forms are seven times more radioactively toxic than the radiation generated in the reactors themselves! With our track record, why are we even playing with this stuff?