Iodine to Protect Against Fukushima Radiation

August 28, 2013 | 13 Comments

Iodine drops, iodine to prevent radiation,

When the Guardian reports that the meltdown at Fukushima is something to still worry about I can finally come forward and not sound like a complete wack-a-doo. Sadly our government and news outlets have not been straight with us on how much radiation is still being emitted into our oceans and our land. There have been several articles warning us of these dangers, and how samples of milk from Western North America and Canada show traces of contamination. I personally don’t eat fish, but now I am warning my fish eating friends to be cautious with their sushi since the nuclear disaster. So what to do in these frightening times with melt downs reaching our sea shores? Start increasing your intake of iodine. I am giving my children extra kelp and a few drops of iodine a  week in their water. (I’m not a doctor so make sure this is right for you before administrating.) Taking pure iodine will make it more difficult for your thyroid to absorb radiated iodine. The incidence of thyroid cancer was off the charts after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Neighboring Poland dispensed iodine supplements, and avoided the devastation, so can we.

I use J.CROW’S® Lugol’s Solution and  LL’s Magnetic Clay Nascent Iodine. See more holistic health related tips from The Local Rose.



  1. eva says:

    thank you for posting this very important info! i am giving up seafood because i just can’t justify it anymore. not only is radiation leaking into the pacific in massive amounts, but ocean life as we know it won’t be around much longer.

    • Shiva Rose says:

      I know so tragic isn’t it Eva. Thank you for commenting! x

    • Nic says:

      Should we be using table salt with Iodine instead of sea salt?

      • Shiva Rose says:

        great question. that would usually be a good way to get iodine; however table salt is stripped of all it’s minerals, overly processed, and has a preservative in it to prevent clumping. taking iodine can be controversial so table salt can be useful even though processed. i suppose the best way to get adequate iodine is to find sea weed from new england. i will look into this.

  2. cristina says:

    thank you for this wisdom Shiva.

  3. Diana says:

    Shiva, I heard an interview a while back. The gentleman being interviewed was discussing how they dealt with chernobyl. He indicated that what they did was have the people feed their kids whey protein (you know protein powder as in smoothies). There is something in the whey that bonds with the isotopes so you can pass it out of the system. I am sorry I do not remember it fully and will look it up to send to you. OF course this will not be of use to vegans – but it is worth looking at. Thank you for reminding me to take my iodine – I needed the reminder.

  4. Victoria says:

    Thank you shiva for writing about this. I take Iodoral tablets (2 each day) per my doctor’s recommendation and have also stopped eating shell fish. Love your website. you’re a very special & wise woman.

  5. kATHERINE says:

    So Sad!….I love seaweed, what do you consider safe? I know a lot of seaweed comes from Japan. Also, What do you eat? I am always looking for ideas to improve myself. Thank you, Katherine

  6. Akasha says:

    Definitely helpfull… however for long term exposure there are a lot of other radioactive particles of you want to avoid building up anywhere in your body. If you want to protect your home water source try this filter- kind of pricey but the only one that really filters radiation among other things.

    The contamination is really vast, and items are often mislabeled so buy seafood from the atlantic or local farms (that aren’t in Japan/the north American west coast.

  7. maiastras says:

    Dear Shiva,

    Thank you so much for posting this article. I Grew up in Japan, have family there, and therefore this topic is extremely sensitive to me. my family in Japan do not eat any seafood or seaweed (except for canned sardines from Norway), and limit their intake of food cultivated in Northeastern Japan, where the radiation is worst.

    When people here eat Japanese products and sushi, saying that it’s alright, it makes me sad to see how people are being insensitive to all the people in northeastern Japan, especially children, who are affected by radiation and have multiple cancerous cysts and nodules in their thyroid.

    I am glad that the media is finally covering this ongoing disaster…after two whole years. i appreciate your spreading the awareness.

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