Gary Null did a series of programs on radiation, health, and the nuclear industry this past week, at the ProgressiveRadioNetwork.com, Mar 21 – Mar 25. One of the programs was about all the different things you can take to combat radiation exposure. He listed about 20 different things, but he mentioned that one of the most important ones was spirulina.

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Spirulina saved children from radiation sickness after the nuclear meltdown in Chernobyl. Over 160,000 children and 146,000 clean up workers became victims of radiation sickness. A British company, Earthrise UK, sent shipments of spirulina tablets and powder to medical clinics in Belarus to treat children suffering from radiation sickness. By taking 5 grams of spirulina daily, in 45 days the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk, Belarus, found that the children showed strengthened immune systems and T-cell counts and reduced radioactivity.

In particular, spirulina reduced urine radioactivity levels by 50% in twenty days. Even when some children suffered advanced levels of radiation sickness, spirulina was responsible for many areas of health restoration. Based on the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk, the Belarus Ministry of Health concluded that spirulina accelerates the evacuation of radionuclides from the human body.

Chlorella is the most researched algae in the world and there are countless studies that show chlorella has a radio-protective effect to gamma-ray induced chromosomal damage. Although there are numerous nutrient benefits in chlorella, it has the highest concentration of chlorophyll content than other well-known superfoods. According to information provided in the book, “How to Support the Body’s Healing after Intense Radioactive or Radiation Exposure,” chlorophyll-rich diets increased the survival rate of experimental animals after given lethal doses of radiation

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Over 160,000 children are victims of radiation poisoning, with birth defects, leukemia, cancer, thyroid disease, anemia, loss of vision and appetite and depressed immune system, now called “Chernobyl AIDS.” Doctors reported spirulina’s health benefits for child victims of Chernobyl radiation. Spirulina reduced urine radioactivity levels by 50% in only 20 days. This result was achieved by giving 5 grams a day to children at the Minsk, Belarus Institute of Radiation Medicine. The Institute program treated 100 children every 20 days. [1] In a 1991 study of 49 kindergarten children aged 3 to 7 years old in Beryozova, spirulina was given to 49 children for 45 days. Doctors found T-cell suppressors and beneficial hormones rose, and in 83% of the children, radioactivity of the urine decreased. [1]

A comprehensive evaluation was done in 162 patients-liquidators of the Chernobyl accident. Of these, 80 percent were diagnosed as having stage I and II dyscirculatory encephalopathy (DE), 20 percent were in stage III. It is shown that DE progression is caused by great strain on and breakdown of auto-regulatory mechanisms of different biological systems (vascular, central nervous and vegetative, hormonal), and of central regulatory mechanisms as well. Under certain conditions there may occur their breakdown, with syncopal states, crises, and even insults developing in its wake. Treatment and rehabilitation of DE liquidators with pyracetam, vinpocetine, cerebrolysine with magne B6, and phytosorbents (spirulina, quercitrol, and vitapectine) lead to reconditioning of central and autoregulatory compensatory-and-adaptive mechanisms, long-lasting remission, provide complication prophylaxis and promote work activity. [2]
An unpublished 1993 report confirmed 1990-91 research, concluding “spirulina decreases radiation dose load received from food contaminated with radionucleides, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90. It is favorable for normalizing the adaptive potential of children’s bodies in conditions of long-lived low dose radiation.” [3]

Here is a link for a Google Scholar search on spirulina and radiation.

ONE OF THE WAYS THAT THE FDL COMMUNITY COULD HELP JAPANESE RADIATION VICTIMS IS TO RAISE FUNDS TO SHIP SPIRULINA TO JAPAN

ALSO, I’VE NEVER SEEN COVERAGE OF CODEX ALIMENTARIUS AT FDL, EVER. (MY APOLOGIES IF I’VE SIMPLY MISSED IT.) WELL, BOYS AND GIRLS AND INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS, CODEX ALIMENTARIUS IS MAKING ITS UGLY WAY, HERE. WE CAN OBSERVE IN EUROPE WHAT EFFECTS IT WILL HAVE BEFORE THIS SAME FORM OF FASCISM HITS IN THE UNITED STATES. I’M NOT REALLY SURE WHAT ITS SPECIFIC EFFECTS WILL BE ON THE AVAILABILITY OF SPIRULINA, BUT IT WILL CERTAINLY DAMAGE OUR HEALTH FREEDOMS IN MANY WAYS.

HEALTH FREEDOM, BY THE WAY, IS AN AREA WHERE PROGRESSIVES AND NON-PROGRESSIVES CAN UNITE POLITICAL FORCES TO FIGHT THE ENCROACHING FASCISM OF OUR GOVERNMENT.