by Gavin Bragg
By now most of us have heard about the hundreds of benefits of
coconut oil, and you may have also heard of the incredible detoxing
pure liquid Zeolite.
You must have also heard
about the destruction that the
Fukushima nuclear disaster is
causing world wide, with
Hypothyroidism in infants
increasing by 26% in California in the 9 months following Fukushima
compared with the previous year. 
Although officials continue to downplay the extent of the disaster,
many are (re)turning to the proven medicinal properties of natural
like coconut and zeolite to help
them maintain good thyroid health (among other things) amid rising
levels of environmental radiation in the wake of Fukushima.
Here are some simple and natural things you can do to keep your
thyroid in optimum condition.
So what exactly
does the Thyroid do?
Why is it
important that you have a healthy one?
And what does
radiation do to thyroid function?
The thyroid is a
butterfly shaped gland located in the throat, and it controls how
quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins and also controls the
bodies sensitivity to other hormones.
The thyroid produces the
essential T3 and T4 hormones, which regulate the growth and rate of
function of many of the bodies systems.
hormones are made with iodine, and this is where radiation comes in.
iodine-131 like that released from the Fukushima disaster enters the
body, it is absorbed into the blood and is mistaken by the body as
healthy iodine. It is then absorbed by the thyroid gland, killing
cells and causing mutations like cancer in the surrounding tissues.
In November 2013 a study of 200,000 children from the Fukushima
prefecture, conducted by the Fukushima Medical University, found
that 59 children already have thyroid cancer!
In a population that
size, 1 or 2 children having thyroid cancer would be considered
The researchers also
tested for pre-cancerous cysts or nodules, and an astounding 56% of
the children tested had a pre-cancerous lumps on their thyroid
glands. That's over 110,000 children in the immediate Fukushima area
The main cause for Thyroid disease is radiation exposure, and in
particular radioactive Iodine-131.
Radioactive iodine only has a half-life of 8 days (meaning
its radioactivity halves every 8 days). Some still argue that by the
time it reaches the West Coast of the USA, it poses no danger to
humans but the results suggest otherwise.
Adults may not be as
affected but it is clearly having an effect on infants, especially
the extremely sensitive cells of developing fetuses in utero, even
at relatively low radiation doses.
Supplementing Iodine will
be a major help to blocking Radioactive Iodine-131 absorption.
If your body has lots of
available healthy Iodine like
Nascent Iodine (an extremely
bio-available form of colloidal iodine) it will have less need to
absorb and (attempt to) use radioactive iodine-131 if it enters the
It has become increasingly clear that government-funded science
programs do not yet understand - or will not admit - the extent to
which radiation exposure affects the human body.
Thyroid disorders are
becoming increasingly common, and not just from exposures to
Fukushima and military radiation but to medical radiotherapy
treatments as well.
A report in the US
National Library of Medicine titled Radiotherapy-induced Thyroid
hypothyroidism, the most common radiation-induced thyroid
dysfunction, affects 20-30% of patients administered following
curative radiotherapy to the neck region, with approximately
half of the events occurring within the first 5 years after
The relative risk of
radiation-induced cancer (mainly well-differentiated tumors) is
15-53-fold higher than in non-irradiated population." 
Another shocking study on
radiotherapy treatment, published in the peer reviewed journal Stem
Cells, and written by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive
Cancer Centre Department of Oncology found that:
"Despite killing half
of all tumor cells per treatment, radiation treatments on breast
cancer transforms other cancer cells into cancer stem cells
which are vastly more treatment-resistant than normal cancer
The team of
researchers found that the radiation-induced stem cells had a
more than 30-fold increased ability to form tumors compared with
non-irradiated breast cancer cells." 
Clearly exposure to
radiation, even at levels considered 'safe' by mainstream medicine,
can have a disastrous effect on our physical health.
Thankfully there are things you can do to eliminate radioactive
toxins from your body.
Zeolite - The
Champion of Radioactive Particle Removal
Zeolites have long been proven to
absorb radioactive particles including,
In Chernobyl 500,000 tons
of zeolite was poured into the reactors to stop the spread of
radioactive particles, Zeolite was baked into cookies for children
to block radiation absorption and Zeolite was also fed to livestock
and spread over crops to stop it getting into the food supply.
Zeolite can also absorb and remove heavy metals like mercury, lead,
cadmium and arsenic from the body, balances pH and restores the body
to a balanced state of healing.
It has also been noted
that zeolite appears to activate the p21 (Self destruct) gene in
cancer cells, causing cancer and tumor cells to die. 
Amazingly zeolites can do all this without removing any needed
nutrients or creating any adverse side effects. For this reason,
pure liquid zeolite has been given a GRAS status (generally
recognized as safe) by the U.S. FDA.
For an in-depth look at
zeolites, including peer reviewed studies on the NCD2 brand,
research reports and more, check out
Coconut Oil -
A Modern Day Health Hero
We live in a world where metabolism-destroying polyunsaturated oils,
like soy bean oil or vegetable oil, are
an everyday occurrence. You can find them in almost anything.
Ray Peat Ph.D. is a physiologist who since 1968 has been
working with progesterone and related hormones.
He states that there was
a sudden surge of polyunsaturated oils into the food chain post
World War II that has caused many changes in hormones.
[polyunsaturated oils] best understood effect is their
interference with the function of the thyroid gland. Unsaturated
oils block thyroid hormone secretion, its movement in the
circulatory system, and the response of tissues to the hormone.
When the thyroid
hormone is deficient, the body is generally exposed to increased
levels of estrogen.
The thyroid hormone
is essential for making the 'protective hormones' progesterone
and pregnenolone, so these hormones are lowered when anything
interferes with the function of the thyroid.
The thyroid hormone
is required for using and eliminating cholesterol, so
cholesterol is likely to be raised by anything that blocks the
polyunsaturated oils are so damaging is that they contain long chain
fatty acids, or long chain triglycerides (LCTs).
These long chain fatty
acids promote weight gain and are used in livestock feeds to fatten
up animals for sale. Long chain fatty acids impair thyroid function
as they oxidize quickly and become rancid.
When these rancid
oxidized oils are present, it greatly impairs the conversion of
hormones T4 into T3 in the liver. If this conversion does not occur
the body cannot make the enzymes that it needs to turn fats into
energy, and this is symptomatic of hypothyroidism.
Coconut oil is a saturated fat. It
contains medium chain fatty acids or medium chain triglycerides
(MCTs) and, promotes weight loss and increased metabolism.
Dr. Ray Peat says:
"When the oils are
stored in our tissues, they are much warmer, and more directly
exposed to oxygen than they would be in the seeds, and so their
tendency to oxidize is very great.
processes can damage enzymes and other parts of cells, and
especially their ability to produce energy.
The enzymes which
break down proteins are inhibited by unsaturated fats; these
enzymes are needed not only for digestion, but also for
production of thyroid hormones, clot removal, immunity, and the
general adaptability of cells.
The risks of
and progesterone are decreased. Since the unsaturated oils block
protein digestion in the stomach, we can be malnourished even
while 'eating well.' There are many changes in hormones caused
by unsaturated fats.
Their best understood
effect is their interference with the function of the thyroid
block thyroid hormone secretion, its movement in the circulatory
system, and the response of tissues to the hormone. Coconut oil
is unique in its ability to prevent weight-gain or cure obesity,
by stimulating metabolism.
It is quickly
metabolized, and functions in some ways as an antioxidant."
Coconut oil is incredibly
stable and therefore does not burden the body with oxidative stress
like vegetable oils do, coconut oil also does not need to be broken
down by enzymes like the long chain triglycerides in vegetable oil
M.S., a clinical nutritionist and author from Washington, states:
"Since the liver is
the main place where damage occurs from oxidized and rancid oils
that cause cell membrane damage, and since the liver is where
much of the conversion of T4 to T3 takes place, eliminating
long-chain fatty acids from the diet and replacing them with
medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil can, in time, help
in rebuilding cell membranes and increasing enzyme production
that will assist in promoting the conversion of T4 to T3
Green vegetable juicing is one of the greatest things you can do for
your body, providing excellent nutrition as well as amazing detoxing.
Cold press juicing has
many benefits. It provides an abundance of vitamins and minerals, as
well as a huge boost of enzymes for digestion. In this way, the body
doesn't have to work to digest and extract all these nutrients, it
just needs to absorb.
Adding Zeolite to your juicing is like swapping lead boots for
running shoes - the difference is incredible.
In a pilot study of 55
people conducted by Dr. Gabriel Cousens at The Tree of
Life Institute, he found that a green vegetable juice fast with
maximum dose Natural Cellular Defense Pure Liquid Zeolite,
removed 88% of 800 toxins measured in 1 week.
...and many more.
Those who continued for 2
weeks had 100% removal of all toxins in the body. To read more about
this study you can check it out at Pure Liquid Zeolite.
So what does all this mean for you and your Thyroid?
By juicing with Zeolite
to remove the radioactive particles, heavy metals and other toxic
material from your body, and swapping your cooking and salad oils
for coconut oil, you can give your butterfly organ the support it
needs to achieve optimum health and protect you from the untold
effects of environmental radiation.
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Journal of Paediatrics - Joseph Mangano MPH MBA
Radiotherapy-induced thyroid disorders - Us National Library
of Medicine titled Radiotherapy-induced Thyroid Disorders-
Jereczek-Fossa BA1, Alterio D, Jassem J, Gibelli B, Tradati
N, Orecchia R. june 2004
Radiation treatments create cancer cells 30 times more
potent than regular cancer cells - Natural News March 19,
2012 by: Tony Isaacs
La roca magica:
Uses of natural zeolites in agriculture and industry,
Frederick A. Mumpton, March 30 1999
How to Help Your
Thyroid with Virgin Coconut Oil - Copyright 2003 Cherie
Calbom and Tropical Traditions
Defense - Scientific Research Monograph by Rik j. Deitsch