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Preventing damage caused by radiation pollution or electrosmog
Plus insights from Dr Atsuo Yanagisawa on the Fukushima nuclear disaster
It is my pleasure to share excerpts of the wonderful Prof. Dr. Dana Flavin’s blog at www.collmed.org, and a presentation by Dr Atsuo Yanagisawa, president of the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, on this most important topic of radiation damage prevention.
Our bodies are naturally pre-programmed for protection and survival. However, our daily environment, diet, and even stress can undermine these protective mechanisms. Given how daily exposure to electrosmog (electromagnetic radiation) is increasing exponentially with ubiquitous WiFi, mobile phone use, cell phone towers, etc, we should all be taking steps to mitigate against radiation damage in our bodies, not least because of its link with DNA alterations and cancer. What follows are a few easy-to-implement suggestions from Prof. Flavin.
What are the dangerous toxins in radiation damage?
According to Dr. Martin Pall, the main toxin associated with radiation pollution, such as 5G, is peroxynitrite. At normal low levels, peroxynitrite protects against pathogens. At high levels reached with 5G exposure, it can be toxic to the tissues in the body, liver and more.
Peroxynitrite is produced by two of our body’s enzymes. The first enzyme, xanthine oxidase (XO), is an oxygen radical enzyme that generates the toxic superoxide radical. Another enzyme, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), collaborates with the superoxide radical to create an even more toxic substance called peroxynitrite. These enzymes are endogenous enzymes that aid us in combating pathogens and man-made toxins. Unfortunately, if the product peroxynitrite goes unchecked it can cause damage to our own bodies.
We can downregulate the production of peroxynitrite by increasing our glutathione levels.
Another enzyme, glutathione peroxidase, plays a role in protecting against the harmful effects of peroxynitrite. It consists of glutathione, a tri-peptide made from glycine, glutamine, and cysteine, as well as the mineral selenium.
The ubiquitous pesticide glyphosate inhibits glutathione (GSH) production, however certain foods can help increase glutathione (GSH) levels. Onions and garlic for example boost GSH production, making these vegetables important for our well-being. Brazil nuts, rich in selenium, are also beneficial as they contribute to the glutathione peroxidase enzyme. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a precursor to GSH production, so supplementing with NAC is a simple and fairly inexpensive measure to increase GSH levels.
We can also reduce the enzymes that produce peroxynitrite. Flavonoids, such as cherry extract, can decrease xanthine oxidase (XO) activity. To reduce iNOS, we can take nicotinamide (Vit B3).
In addition to plenty of filtered water and fresh fruit, especially berries, another inexpensive supplement that reduces oxidative stress and free radical production is vitamin C.
XO and iNOS are important enzymes for protecting our bodies from pathogens and radiation, but they can also be toxic to our own cells. Glutathione-rich foods and supplements, and flavonoids, including cherry extract, and nicotinamide (Vit B3) can decrease the activity of these enzymes.
It is crucial to avoid foods and water containing glyphosate. Opting for organic foods, filtering our water, and detoxing from toxic metals and nanoparticles further enhance our protection provided by the life-saving enzyme glutathione peroxidase.
The Fukushima nuclear disaster
At the Better Way Conference this year, Dr Atsuo Yanagisawa, President of the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, shared Japan’s experience of managing radiation injury following the Fukushima nuclear accident. Vitamin C and other anti-oxidative nutrients were key to effective prevention and treatment approaches. Regrettably, as with Covid, the World Health Organization and the Japanese government did not share these simple nutritional strategies with the public. Here is a link to Dr Yanagisawa’s most interesting presentation:
Better Way Conference presentations can still be watched on demand on the Better Way Conference website.
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