Skip to comments.My health food store trip...
Posted on 03/15/2011 12:42:13 PM PDT by djf
Just got back from the health food store.
I went to get some Xylitol. Xylitol is a natural sugar that helps with sinus infections, that sort of thing.
Phone was ringing off the hook. Gal behind the counter was automatically answering "Sorry, we're sold out"...
Anybody guess what people were wanting?
I have a bottle of Potassium Iodate, KIO3,which is supposed to be safer. My knowledge of such things is pretty low, so I can’t be sure it really is safer.
I guess I am in trouble here. My endocrinologist told me to avoid foods with iodine in it. :-)
Table salt, even if it claims to have iodine often has none, the american iodine intake is incredibly low to almost non existant. When we grew iodine was in bread and all kind of things, now they use bromide which tricks the thyroid but in the end doesn’t work the same and is behind a ton of health issues in this country.
People in the U.S. consume an average 240 micrograms (µg) of iodine a day. In contrast, people in Japan consume more than 12 milligrams (mg) of iodine a day (12,000 µg), a 50-fold greater amount.
The dose required to truly protect a person from radiation (at least in the thyroid area) is 130-mg.
If anyone here things they are safe because they eat shrimp a few times a week or plan to add a little extra salt they are truly delusional.
The Japanese get thier iodine from Kelp mostly, which also is heavily contaminated with Arsenic. Most brands of iodine you get at health food store are from kelp and have healthy doses of arsenic. Also, they are too low in amount to truly protect a person.
I recommend, if you need to keep some around, Iodoral, it’s not from kelp, and potent enough to protect you, and it’s production is controlled.
Organic, free-range 30-06 ammunition?
Farm supply stores sell iodine solution as a general wound treatment and antiseptic.
For about 7 bucks, you can buy enough Iodine to last ten lifetimes.
I use it to sterilize stuff (I homebrew beer) and also have a supply I can use to treat water if I ever need to...
You might check veterinary suppliers...
That sort of thing...
I doubt you have anything to worry about in NYC, heck, that’s another 2500 miles farther away than I am from them.
Besides, doesn’t NYC have the minimum daily requirement of Iodine in the air?
(Jus kiddin! IT WAS A JOKE!!)
I know I’ve got a big box of expired KI tablets around here somewhere.
I’m gonna make a fortune.
You very well might.
You know the way things work: when there is a disaster or need, people rush like crazy to get something.
Then, a week after it’s done, they rush like crazy to forget about it and watch American Idol.
Even after this incident, I would bet that one month from now only ten percent of Americans have any KI or way of dealing with it.
And I would win that bet. Ten percent might even be a huge overestimate!
Abt 1/4 tsp Xylitol, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and enough warm water to fill a 4 oz or so spray bottle.
It’s supposed to help quite a bit with ear infections as well, I don’t have ear problems but sometimes in the spring my sinuses act up a bit, and it seems to work way better than plain store-bough nasal spray.
I will have to try it.
Have you tried colloidal silver in a spray?
I’m prone to sinus problems, and this has prevented said problems since I’ve started using it.
People who live in the plume exposure pathway (i.e. within 10 miles) of an operating nuclear plant are wise to keep a small stock of KI on hand. Their county or state emergency management agency probably supplies it.
People who live on the left coast of the US and who are panicking about a reactor (or three or four) that is in trouble thousands of miles away across a vast ocean need a hobby. Could detectable amounts of radiation reach that far? Maybe. But there is a big difference between detectable and dangerous.
People on Long Island who are scrambling to find KI tablets because they are afraid of what’s happening in Japan are just victims of public school educations.
Gaseous radionuclides, especially radioiodine could possibly cross the oceans. Along the way, they’d be decaying and washing out. Heavy stuff like Sr-90 and Cs-137, I just don’t see that making it across in any quantity of concern.
Now, were I immediately downwind of that plant, I’d be bugging out. But that’s the difference between 50 miles and two or ten thousand miles.
Where/how do you get the spray colloidal silver?
We’ve got some Iosat tablets, enough to last 12 days; maybe we’ve got some more iodine somewhere in the bunker. Not organized very well here. Got tired during Y2K; then along came 9/11.