Due to the fear of radiation traveling to the coast of the U.S., some Americans have been buying potassium iodide, considered a defense against radiation poisoning. I am not one of them, instead I am eating more miso soup. I also sprinkle 1 tbs of kelp powder into my meal and it’s especially tasty in spicy noodles.
Miso is made by adding a yeast mold (known as â€œkojiâ€) to soybeans and other ingredients. They are then allowed to ferment from weeks to years. Different types of miso are produced based on how long they are fermented. Once the miso has fermented, the ingredients are ground into a paste similar in texture to butter. If sealed well in a glass jar, miso can also last up to a year in the refrigerator.
According to Dr. Shinichiro Akizuki, director at St. Francis Hospital, Nagasaki (circa 1945), “Miso belongs to the highest class of medicines, those which prevent disease and strengthen the body through continued usage.”
Anna Bond, author of The Miracle of Miso wrote: “Over a 25-year period, the Japanese Cancer Institute tested and tracked 260,000 subjects, dividing them into three groups. Group one ate miso soup daily, group two consumed miso two or three times a week, while group three ate no miso at all. The results were stark: those who had not eaten any miso showed a 50% higher incidence of cancer than those who had eaten miso.”
Kelp (in powder or capsule) is another good thing to eat and protect yourself against harmful radiation. Kelp is loaded with vitamins A, B12, D and iodine, folic acid, and minerals, including iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. And these same minerals also help draw out toxins from your skin.
Of course not only am I eating kelp, I’m also using my organic kelp and French clay handmade soap for the past few weeks. The soap turned out rather soft because I wanted to use more grapeseed oil. It would be nice if it was a harder bar, but it still leaves your skin very soft and toxin free! I will post a photo of it later this week.
Reuters report “Radiation fears drive sales of kelp on West Coast.” Read here.