Kelp is a food that naturally contains iodine. If your thyroid has enough iodine already, it will not need to absorb the radioactive iodine.
Iodine was given to people at the Chernobyl. They are giving it to people in Japan. Don’t wait for the government to give you iodine. Take a natural food, like kelp, that contains moderate amounts of iodine.
There is iodine in salt, but you probably aren’t getting enough iodine from it.
Kelp is an edible seaweed. You can get it in a capsule form, a pill form, or as a powder.
Take kelp now, if you don’t already, in case there is any radioactive fallout from Japan. Take at least 1 – 5 capsules of kelp a day. If you are not used to it, start with one and build up.
The daily recommended allowance of iodine is 150 mcg (micrograms) for an adult. Most kelp capsules, like the one pictured here, contain 780 mcg, (listed as .78 miligrams). If you are deficient, and most people are, you need between 12 to 50 mg per day.
I have been taking kelp for many years and my 19 year old daughter started taking it 2 month ago, and has found it increases her energy. No ill effects. It’s good for you. It is key to preventing breast cancer.
Make sure you are also getting enough selenium (about 100 mcg). The body needs selenium for the iodine to work.
My father has been taking it for the last 30 years, (he had his thyroid removed in 1983 due to thyroid cancer). He’s very fit.
Emergency Iodine Pills
If you are directly exposed to radiation you need a lot more iodine. In this case you need an iodine pill like Thyrosafe and the government may distribute them. You might want to get a pack of these…in case….but they are for emergencies only. They have side effects, and may harm your thyroid.