Thursday, March 31, 2011
With the crisis in Japan, many people have begun raising questions about protection against radiation. The treatment of choice in an emergency is potassium iodide, which prevents the absorption of radioactive iodine from the thyroid, and which could help prevent thyroid cancers after any exposure to radiation. While I do not advocate taking large doses of potassium iodide unless it is a definite emergency, smaller doses of iodine on a daily basis can promote the health of the thyroid and help maintain essential iodine levels. Kelp seaweed, iodized salt, and greenfood powders are examples of good ways to consume lower levels of iodine on a daily basis, without the risk of toxicity that can be associated with high levels of potassium iodide taken for extended periods of time. Due to the concerns about radiation, Suzy Cohen addressed the issue well in her Ask the Pharmacist Column – the link will take you directly to that column. She has good information on other ways you can protect yourself.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Welcome to The Healthy Edge Living blog. I will be posting information on a variety of topics related to health and wellness, and the latest news on herbs, vitamins, minerals and natural solutions to common health conditions. I hope you enjoy it!