Because of this, events like Fukushima, Chernobyl – and a list of smaller disasters you’ve never heard of – happen almost as if someone was greedy, stupid, and evil enough to want them to happen?
Therefore it is good idea for you and I to learn how to reduce the ill effects created by airport scanners, medical tests as common as a dental x-ray, mammograms, an x-ray for a broken bone, and other diagnostic tests…
Plus ever increasing levels of radiation carried by wind, water, and fish from nuclear power plants. And never forget the opportunity to be irradiated by TSA when you fly commercial.
Flaxseeds Protect Against Radiation Exposure
We are bombarded every day by harmful radiation and, shockingly, nearly half of our radiation exposure in the U.S. comes from medical tests like X-rays and CT scans.
The balance comes from radiation in the earth, radon gas and radiation from space. And many worry about fallout from disasters like the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
How do you protect yourself from radiation?
Eat your flaxseeds.
A study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that flaxseed may help protect lungs against the damage caused by radiation exposure.
The researchers believe that flaxseed might also have a role in protecting other healthy tissues and organs before exposure to radiation and significantly reduces damage even after exposure.
According to principal investigator Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou, Ph.D., research associate professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division, the study demonstrates that dietary flaxseed, already known for its strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, works as both a mitigator and protector against radiation damage.
In several separate experiments, the researchers fed one group of mice a diet supplemented with 10 percent flaxseed, either three weeks before a dose of X-ray radiation to the thorax or two, four, or six weeks after radiation exposure.
A control group subjected to the same radiation dose was given the same diet but without the flaxseed supplement. After four months, only 40 percent of the irradiated control group survived compared to 70 to 88 of the irradiated flaxseed-fed animals.*