Few things strike fear into the hearts of men like the invisible terror of nuclear radiation. While the mention of a mushroom cloud sealed the sales pitch to invade Iraq a decade ago, today the subject of radiations whether from electromagnetic fields like cell phones, medical equipment, depleted uranium weaponry or Fukushima ( the elephant in the room ) has oddly been removed from mainstream conversation.
While the brain is technically microwaved through cell phone exposure, few consider it a significant health risk. New research indicates that cell phone usage by pregnant women could be damaging the neurological health of their unborn children. On the flip side, solid research exists showing that, for those who are exposed regularly to these wavelengths, there are natural substances -- one particularly interesting one produced exclusively from bees -- that can reduce their harmful effects.
This article focuses on internal exposure to ionizing radiation, its detrimental effects on health, and what nutrition-related steps you can take to reduce exposure and absorption in the body.
Could the melanin found in our bodies and in foods like mushrooms help to mitigate the increasingly dire quantities of radiation we are exposed to daily?
In a day and age where radiation exposure is inevitable, radioprotective plant allies like Tulsi (holy basil) can be literally life-saving.
We are bombarded every day by harmful radiation from medical tests like X-rays and CT scans, radon gas and radiation from space. And there is always worry about fallout from disasters like the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. How do you protect yourself from radiation?