State health officials say Iowa’s radiation monitoring stations were seeing slightly higher levels, but say there’s no cause for alarm as fluctuations are normal. Officials say there’s no way to determine if the small boosts in radiation seen in Des Moines and Mason City are tied to the disaster with Japan’s nuclear power plants.
Author and nutritional physician Cass Ingram says Iowans might consider taking precautions as even low radiation levels could be harmful.
“Those are toxic man-made ions and they are destructive to human tissue, no matter what anybody tries to say,” Dr. Ingram says. “I treated two cases from Chernobyl, they lived about 80 miles from Chernobyl and they were head-to-toe all messed up with mutated fungus, really weird things just like in the movies, with organ disorders.” Ingram says nature can offer relatively simple cures.
“The reason I got a hint on this was the Turks,” he says. “When I went to Turkey they showed me pictures of Chernobyl victims with huge thyroid cancers. They didn’t know anything about potassium iodine. They were mountain villagers. They just gave them the juice of oregano, oil of oregano.” Ingram says there are several other natural cures for radiation sickness.
Ingram says, “What about Brazil nuts? They’re rich in selenium. Selenium fights radiation and people get nauseous and sick in their guts, take ginger. Slice up some ginger root, take it in tea.” Ingram says the thyroid is the first internal organ to be damaged by radiation exposure and the best thing one can do is to bombard the thyroid with as much natural iodine as possible. He says wild kelp blocks the absorption of radioactive iodine.
Ingram has written a dozen books, including “Natural Cures for Health Disasters.”