RadioProtection in a Radioactive World – Essential Oils Part 1
March 7, 2014 at 10:41pm
RadioProtection in a Radioactive World – Essential Oils
by Marushka France
I have been researching and writing in ernest about the hazards of man-made radioisotopes in our environment since “311” – when the Fukushima nuclear accident occurred. Exposure to radiation accelerates aging – of every cell, every biological function. This is true of all species and all inanimate objects. This is why aging nuclear plants become exponentially more hazardous as they get older. Dr. Alexey Yablokov spoke of this in a radio interview in March 2011.1 Accelerated aging due to radiation exposure, increased mutations and a long list of damaging effects on all living creatures is well-known. It is not my task here to elucidate that extensively, but instead to limit myself to an overview and, specifically, finding solutions to living – literally – and hopefully, enhance not just survival, but to improve our long-term outcome in a radioactive world:
“It is now the 20th anniversary of the accident and in the West nothing has
changed. It as if none of these events ever occurred. Children continue to die of
cancer near nuclear polluted sites, which still continue to release fission-product
radioisotopes under licenses based on the IRCP model. Court cases are still lost by
the enraged and desperate parents because judges still believe that the doses to the
children were too low. Scientists on government committees still talk about
‘absorbed dose’ as if it were a meaningful concept for internal irradiation. The
Emperor still wears his new clothes.
The evidence from the Chernobyl affected territories, presented here in
these chapters, reveals the real-world consequences of a simple and terrible new
discovery: that the effects of low dose internal irradiation cause subtle changes in
the genome that result in an increase in the general mutation rate. This genomic
instability was first seen in cells in the laboratory. The Chernobyl evidence,
presented here, shows that this seems to be true for all species, for plants and
animals and humans. It has profound implications that go beyond radiation
protection and risk models. In the review paper by Krysanov in this collection we
find that mice living in the high irradiation zone, 22 generations after the initial
exposure, are more radiosensitive than mice living in lower exposure areas. The
same effect is reported for plants by Grodzhinsky who wryly points out that plants
cannot exhibit the ‘radiophobia’ that many of the Chernobyl effects have been
blamed on. This flies in the face of current ideas about genetic selection.
The effects of genomic instability are apparent in the evidence of massive
harm to the organs and systems of living creatures at low doses of internal
exposure, resulting in a kind of radiation ageing associated with random mutations
in all cells.”2
Post-Chernobyl there were three cancer waves: thyroid, breast, leukemia. Radiation’s swiftest path is to the thyroid gland… first nodules form and many of those then turn cancerous. This has been found to be true in the real world experience at Chernobyl and in the laboratory, confirming it.3 Cancer is actually a small part of the disaster to life. For an extensive, well-researched compilation of the effects of radiation, I would suggest taking the time to read every page of “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment,” 4 Looking for any glimpses of ‘good news’ among the overwhelming damage due to radiation exposure, I have found a few things that stood out to me:
“It is known that Japanese juvenile atomic bomb victims suffer from diseases of the blood forming organs 10 times more often than control groups, even in the second and third generations (Furitsu et al., 1992). Thus it can be expected that, following the Chernobyl catastrophe, several more generations will develop blood-forming diseases as a result of the radiation.”5
“Concentrations of total carotenoids and vitamins A and E in the yolks of the great tit (Parus major) were depressed in the 10-km zone as compared to concentrations in a less contaminated Ukrainian area or in France. There was reduced hatching in boxes with high levels of radiation…. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that radioactive contamination reduces levels of dietary antioxidants in yolks, resulting in negative consequences for hatching and reproductive success (Møller et al., 2008b).”6
In human populations, they found increased iron deficiency, decreased Vitamins A and E in babies’ blood, lower bioantioxidants.7 There is ample evidence that shows that supplemenation is ‘radioprotective’. It is important that these be delivered throughout the day, so that the body is constantly provided with resilience… radiation doesn’t take ‘time-off’. “Super B” from Young Living and “Essentialzyme” are two products I am taking for broad spectrum B vitamins boosted with essential oils and without too high a dose of vitamins B, which are necessary for digestion and assimilation of nutrition, including essential oils, without the digestion problems that can come with ‘mega’ doses of vitamin B; and Essentialzyme which comes in two capsules, aids digestion of different foods and the essential oils – fruits, vegetables, proteins – that occur at different times in the digestive tract. (Take with 2 main meals of day.) Due to the depletion of our soils and the use of agricultural chemicals, it is advisable to supplement our body’s needs. Organic food is not enough. Radioisotopes are global, man-made, lethal, and unavoidable in our food and water (and atmosphere). We need more concentrated and essential plant oils.
The essential qualities of plants – d-limonene, sesqueritenes, monoterpenes, gallic acids, flavanoids and more – have been used for centuries for their healing qualities. They are easily assimilated by our bodies, and have proven benefits.
Focusing solely on radiation and bolstering resilience to the effects:
I. Avoid contamination altogether – which is getting more diffcult all the time.
The ongoing problems of radioisotopes spewing from Fukushima 8 and all nuclear power plants, and reprocessing plants continue… and the recent nuclear accident at the WIPP plant near Carlsbad, NM underscores our challenges.9 We must be proactive. A. Clean your water : http://www.pureeffectfilters.com/#a_aid=39322
Taking radiation out also removes minerals that used to be a good thing… stripping water means we should pay more attention to micronutrients that our bodies need to live at optimal levels. Essential oils can provide very much needed boost to health. B. Clean food issues are addressed in a broader look at what we can do: https://www.facebook.com/notes/marushka-france/clean-food-and-water-6-steps-to-resist-radionuclides/10151860147986649
II. Get Rads (Cesium mostly) you consume out of your digestive tract — DECORPORAION –NEW IMPORTANT INFO https://www.facebook.com/notes/marushka-france/radioprotectiion-in-a-radioactive-world-part-2-ensorbents-decorporation/10152296537946649
III. Supplementation to
A. block absorption of rads
Dr. Christopher Busby recommends Calcium 850mg/Magnesium 350mg,
plus anti-oxidants and an array of minerals.
B. Provide the Vital Plant Elements and Assimilation capabilities: to help strengthen the immune response, and bolster cellular repair… Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are especially useful. Monoterpenes10 as an example, are known to be chemopreventive, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidants, anti-aging… My point is that the essential nature of plants is to nourish and heal. The quality is crucially important.
Dr. Mousseau conducted bird studies11 post Chernobyl and found those with higher antioxidant levels were more resilient to radioisotope exposure. “A deficiency of antioxidants such as carotenoids and vitamins A and E increase the DNA damage caused by free radicals; radiation produces free radicals that are removed by antioxidants, resulting in depletion of antioxidants l thuseaving few reserves for metabolic activity and may be one factor responsible for increased levels of mutation… while the alternative factor is the direct effects of radiation on mutations. “Antioxidants are important biochemicals that provide protection against the damaging effects of free radicals on DNA and other molecules… as seen in people exposed. However, such effects are reversible because supplementation with b-carotene and vitamins A and E can reduce the effect of the lip o-peroxidative cascade among individuals so subjected. Administration of antioxidants such as Vitamin E to subjects reduced the effects of radiation on immunity.”
A specific recommendation is made for “Daily addition of antioxidants-vitamins A, C, E and trace elements Zn, Co, Cu and Se12 Consulting “Essential Oils Desk Reference, 3rd Edition and then also PubMed research, I have winnowed down over 140 possible essential oils for inclusion.
Yablokov et al, repeatedly indicated what did help: “system of antioxidants, increased oxygenation, enhances supplementation, absorption of protective substances and increases repair of tissue.” 13
“3. A diet to protect against radioactive contamination should include uncontaminated fruits and vegetables, those rich in pectin, and those with high-fiber complexes to promote the rapid elimination of radionuclides.
4. High intake of fluids including fruit drinks helps promote excretion of contaminants in urine.
5. Daily addition of antioxidants (vitamins A, C, E, and the trace elements Zn, Co, Cu, and Se) is recommended.”14
Young Living ESSENTIAL OILS
Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are produced by Young Living without chemicals or additives found in many other products on the market. A particular plant species showing the most promise is cultivated, the best time for collection and distilling is developed over trials of harvesting and distillation; batches tested until the optimum plant, species, soils development, harvest time and distillation is found. That is the gold standard for Young Living. The importance of true therapeutic grade cannot be overstated. The benefits of essential oils holds great promise for re-discovering the protective and healing benefits!
Ctirus oils (d-limonene) are anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-tumoral and much more: Orange, Lemon and Lime top the list 15 Clove is an especially powerful anti-oxidant. A component of the radio protective quality of citrus oils is hesperidin16. [Clove is not for all people. In Aryuvedic medicine it is not fore 'fire' types. Not for children.24
Clove, Cinnamon, Cumin and Cardamon are anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and show remarkable properties for combating multi-drug resistance.17 Read more on dilution >>>
Citronella (powerful anti-oxidant) and Cedarwood (I like to mix them) combine a powerful antioxidant with a kidney/bladder cleanser, pituitary gland stimulant, respectfully. A bonus for using Citronella is that it enhances the skin absorption of essential oils you use with it. Additional notes on Cedarwood: It combats hair loss, stimulates lymphatic system, used to treat ADD and ADHD – it is calming and purifying. Cedarwood stimulates the limbic region of the brain, stimulates the pineal gland, which releases melatonin.18 Bonus, melatonin is radio protective.19 As I said, Citronella enhances absorption of essential oils it is used with; Peppermint also has radio protective properties20, also enhances the power of other essential oils.
Citrus oils should be used in combination with a vegetable oil - a 50:50 solution - whether applied to skin (topical) or digested via a 00 capsule. Young Living has a blend of 6 vegetable oils “V-6” for that purpose. I use it topically and use olive oil for the capsules. Clove, Cinnamon and Cumin are recommended to mix in ratios 1 part EO (Essential Oil) to 4 parts VO (Vegetable Oil). Cardamon and Citronella, like Citrus oils, are 1 part EO to 1 part VO (50:50) and Cedarwood can be used “NEAT” - no dilution.It's best to rotate the oils, using one no more than 3 to 4 weeks out of 90 days, to maintain their efficacy. Mixing oils to your content is encouraged. Wonderful scents can also be soothing as well. Generally, one can use 7 drops with equal amount of a vegetable oil, like olive oil, in a 00 capsule, 2X/day. Can also increase as needed to 6 caps/day. For your own research, “Essential Oils Desk Reference” can be ordered from abundanthealth4u.com
Additional essential oils that are excellent anti-oxidants, and much more, are: Anise, German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense (Boswellia Sacra aka Sacred Frankincense by Young Living), Frankincense (Boswellia carteri), Eucalyptus, Fennel, Douglas Fir, Geranium, Ginger, Goldenrod and Hyssop (I still have I-Z to research further). Galbanum essential oil greatly enhances Sandalwood and Frankincense.
A special note on Fennel... FMSE (fennel seed methanolic extract) data showed the presence of different types of compounds such as flavanoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, phenols and sterols, estragol (71.99%) was predominant, gallic acid (18,89%) was the phenolic compound and L-limonene was the most prevalent monoterpene (11.97%.) It is these compounds, the types abundant in essential oils, that are radio protective. Concentrated essence of plants – radio protective. Mix and blend your own to your heart's content. I like to mix Citrus with Frankincense, plus or minus Citronella; or Citrus with Clove; I love Fennel; I wear Sandalwood and Rose as perfume.... make it yours.
“Administration of FSME [fennel] before irradiation exerted a cytoprotective effect against gamma irradiation, as manifested by a restoration of the MDA level, catalase activity, and GSH content to near-normal levels. FSME may have remarkable anticancer potential against a breast cancer cell line (MCF7) and liver cancer cell line (Hepg-2). It also showed strong free radical-scavenging activity (100%). Thus, FSME may reduce oxidative stress and protect cells from damage caused by reactive oxygen species. In addition, it could be used as a safe, effective, and easily accessible source of natural antioxidants…FSME also exhibited an anti tumor effect by modulating lipid peroxidation” and augmenting the antioxidant defense system … with or without exposure to radiation.”21
Essential oils that have proved effective in treating cancer (and I would argue, health enhancing and improving overall resilience to our toxic world) have many additional good qualities, too numerous to capture in a single article. Briefly… Sandalwood is the first choice for Cancer: The top 5: Sandalwood, Balsam Fir and Thyme tied for 2nd, Hyssop, Tsuga and Orange.22 For treating specific cancers, I will write a future, more specific article.
And an outstanding essential oils Young Living Blend that is a stand-out to me, especially relative to this subject, is Brain Power. Brain Power is high in sesquiterpene compounds that increase output of growth hormone and melatonin [radioprotective]. The oils help to dissolve petrochemicals that congest the receptor sites, clearing the ‘brain fog that people experience due to exposure to synthetic petrochemicals in food, skin and hair products, and air. [it is comprised of] Frankincense, Sandalwood, Melissa, Cedarwood, Blue Cypress, Lavender and Helichrysum.”23
Finally, 3 years ago, in response to Fukushima nuclear accident, Dr. Young formulated a combination of products called “Quad Shield”…………”QuadShield combines four potent Young Living products: Super C 120ct, Melrose 15ml, Longevity softgels 30ct and Thyromin Capsules 60ct. These products can have a synergistic, protective effect on your hormonal and immune systems.”
Many Blessings! Marushka France YL #843507 Reach me by PM on Facebook if you have questions. Always exercise due diligence on any source of essential oils… Consult the professionals you rely on. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marushka-France-Essential-Oils/297716800381781
1 Dr. Alexey V. Yablokov interview recorded 27 March 2011- http://youtu.be/5-hHTFWXr90
2 ECRR 2006: Chernobyl 20 Years On, Co-Editors, Dr. Chris Busby, Science Secretary, and Dr. Alexey Yablokov. http://life-upgrade.com/DATA/chernobylebook.pdf
3 Radiogenic initiation of thyroid cancer: a common cellular event. Mulcahy RT, Gould MN, Clifton KH. Int J Radiat Biol Relat Stud Phys Chem Med. 1984 May;45(5):419-26. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6609895
4 “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment”. by Alexey Yablokov, Vasily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko, NY Academy of Sciences, Volume 1181, 2009.5,000 Slavic language studies reviews, over 1,400 cited. Free Download: http://www.strahlentelex.de/Yablokov_Chernobyl_book.pdf
I would advise keeping also a hard copy now available at Greko Printing P:734.453.0341; email:email@example.com
5Ibid, pg 61
6Ibid, pg 264
7Ibid, pg 59
8“Gundersen: “Nuclear core has disintegrated” at Fukushima Unit 3 — Japan Energy Expert: Location of melted fuel for 3 reactors is unknown…” 20 February 2014, http://enenews.com/gundersen-nuclear-core-has-disintegrated-at-fukushima-unit-3-energy-expert-location-of-melted-fuel-for-3-reactors-is-unknown-this-kind-of-disaster-has-never-happened-before-video
9″Most likely a ‘worst-case scenario’ at WIPP…” 28 February 2014 http://enenews.com/most-likely-a-worst-case-scenario-at-wipp-npr-huge-chunk-of-salt-believed-to-have-crushed-drums-of-radioactive-waste-after-falling-from-ceiling-abc-investigators-now-admit-that-prob
10Cancer chemoprevention and therapy by monoterpenes. M N Gould, Environ Health Perspect. Jun 1997; 105(Suppl 4): 977–979.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470060/
11Determinants of interspecific variation in population declines of birds after exposure to radiation at Chernobyl. A.P.Moller and T.A. Mousseau. Journal of Applied Ecology, 2007. http://cricket.biol.sc.edu/chernobyl/papers/moller-mousseau-JAE-2007.pdf
12 Consequences Chernobyl book, pg 316
13Ibid pg 71
14Ibid, pg 315
15 Anticancer activity of essential oils: a review, Bhalla Y1, Gupta VK, Jaitak V., J Sci Food Agric,. 2013 Jun 14. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6267. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23765679
16 Protective effect of hesperidin, a citrus flavanoglycone, against γ-radiation-induced tissue damage in Sprague-Dawley rats.Pradeep K1, Ko KC, Choi MH, Kang JA, Chung YJ, Park SH.J Med Food. 2012 May;15(5):419-27. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2011.1737. Epub 2012 Mar 9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22404572
17 Antimicrobial activity of the bioactive components of essential oils from Pakistani spices against Salmonella and other multi-drug resistant bacteria, Naveed R1, Hussain I, Tawab A, Tariq M, Rahman M, Hameed S, Mahmood MS, Siddique AB, Iqbal M, BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Oct 14;13:265. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-265. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24119438
18EODR, pg 45
19 Ameliorative effect of melatonin against gamma-irradiation-induced oxidative stress and tissue injury. El-Missiry MA1, Fayed TA, El-Sawy MR, El-Sayed AA, Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2007 Feb;66(2):278-86. Epub 2006 Jun 21. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16793135
20 Radioprotective influence of Mentha piperita (Linn) against gamma irradiation in mice: Antioxidant and radical scavenging activity. Samarth RM, Panwar M, Kumar M, Kumar A.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 May;82(5):331-7. Retraction in: Int J Radiat Biol. 2007 Nov-Dec;83(11-12):897.
21 Antioxidant and anticarcinogenic effects of methanolic extract and volatile oil of fennel seeds (Foeniculum vulgare). Mohamad RH, El-Bastawesy AM, Abdel-Monem MG, Noor AM, Al-Mehdar HA, Sharawy SM, El Merzabani MM., J Med Food. 2011 Sep;14(9):986-1001. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2008.0255. Epub 2011 Aug 3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21812646
22“Essential Oils Desk Reference” [EODR] 4th Edition, pg 364.
23EODR, pg 112-113
24 Clove http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/251.html
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