AN HERBAL FORMULA THAT HELPS SHIELD, CLEANSE AND FORTIFY THE BODY FROM RADIATION AND OTHER POLLUTANTS
An Herbalist’s Perspective
We would all love to live in a safe world. The evidence increasingly shows us otherwise. It becomes our responsibility to protect ourselves and our loved ones. We need to be aware that radiation is all around us whether from nuclear fallout and malfunctioning power plants, or medical uses ie. x-rays, chemotherapy and the like, irradiation of foods, or radon in the environment, etc. And of course there are many, many other toxins in our environment as well! This formula is full of radio-protective herbs as well herbs for their powerful antioxidant, cleansing, immune stimulating, and endocrine strengthening properties as well as vitamin C, (also necessary for protection). It wouldn’t be complete without Flower Essences and Essential Oils for added protection and staying calm and centered.
Bladderwrack Seaweed, well known for its high iodine content. It is useful in thyroid conditions. All seaweeds have a high amount of iodine and other essential nutrients.
Kelp Seaweed, as with bladderwrack, kelp is very high in iodine. All seaweeds also have detoxifying properties, ridding our bodies of toxic chemicals, including radiation.
Ashwaganda is a supreme adoptogenic herb meaning that it has the ability to bring the body into balance. It is strengthening, calming and aids thyroid function. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antioxidant, immune boosting, and anti-stress herb that is mind boosting and rejuvenating.
Astragalus is a supreme immune tonic often used for lung and bladder conditions and cancer patients. It boosts white blood cell count, strengthens resistance and improves digestion. This herb is also able to increase energy and endurance.
Chaga Mushroom, the King of Mushrooms found in NH on birch trees, has been used in Russia with outstanding results for cancer and many other serious conditions. It is an immune system modulator, works on a deep level on all kinds of infections, reduces fatigue, increases mental clarity and so much more. It is one of the highest substances in Vitamin B’s and one of the highest antioxidants known.
Cleavers works on the lymphatic system to clear toxins. Since the lymph system does not have its own channels for clearing, it is very important to intentionally clean the lymph system.
Dandelion Root is a supreme liver tonic and detoxifying bitter herb which is imperative for processing toxins in the liver and releasing them from the body. It is also helpful for the kidneys and for digestion. It is high in nutrients for good health.
Japanese Knotweed has a multitude of properties including antimicrobial and anti-mutagen. It is used in cancer, to boost immune function, in heart function, arthritis, painful joins, skin sores and more. It is known for it’s exceptionally high antioxidant properties which are of vital importance in removing damaging free radicals in the body. Oxidative stress which is part of many diseases, can damage and even kill cells. It is high in vitamins and minerals as well.
Lemon Peel and Lemon Essential Oil, is high in vitamin C and flavonoids which protects against radiation poisoning. Lemon peel is also a powerful antioxidant, protects DNA and is used to help prevent and kill cancer cells and inhibit proliferation of tumors. It is cardio-protective and helps to lower LDL cholesterol.
Licorice has 100’s of potentially healing substances with numerous impressive benefits and uses both in oriental medicine and in western herbology. It is used for all kind of infections, chronic fatigue, pain, liver disorders, depression, arthritis, tendonitis and much more. It prevents the breakdown of adrenal hormone cortisol the primary stress-fighting hormone making it more available to the body. It has a harmonizing effect on herbal formulas, making the herbs more harmonious as a combination.
Passion Flower well known herb for its relaxing anti-anxiety properties. Staying calm in time of great stress is important to one’s overall wellbeing
Reishi Mushroom, known as the Queen of Mushrooms, has been used for over 2000 years in the orient for it’s life enhancing properties. It is said to restore life, promote longevity and health, and increase wisdom and joy. It is a strong antioxidant and is useful for all infections. It vitalizes the whole system and is called the “Elixir of Youth” It protects all organs of the body, reduces stress, is used in cancer treatments reducing the effects of radiation.
Rhodiola is a very effective adoptogenic herb that strengthens the nervous system, relieves stress and depression, enhances immunity and memory and normalizes body functions, including decreasing muscle pain, chronic fatigue, and mental fatigue and enhancing greater mood stability, and sleep.
Rose Hips contain a high amount of natural vitamin C, very important during radiation exposure.
Rosemary Herb and Essential Oil a strong fat soluble antioxidant, fights against mutagenic effects of radiation; ie. gamma ray irradiation induced chromosomal damage. It also acts as a photo-protector for radiation induced cellular DNA damage to the skin.
Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero) another powerful adaptogen, helps the body adapt to stress, encouraging the normal functioning of the adrenal glands. It increases mental acuity, physical endurance, improves oxygen use, protects against harmful toxins, including radiation. It supports and enhances the immune system and modulates autoimmune function.
Turmeric is another strong antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to protect the skin from radiation burns and the sun. It is also used to suppress tumor growth, protect the liver against toxins, protect normal cells against the harmful effects of radiation and help kill tumor cells.
Aspen relieves anxiety and fear, bringing calm to those who are apprehensive. Also brings a sense of courage and trust to meet the unknown.
Mimulus brings courage and confidence to face life’s challenges for those who have a heightened concern for daily life events and apprehension of new experiences.
SOS Rescue helps one be calm and stable in times of stress or emergency.
Sunflower allows one to be one’s unique balanced self with a sun-radiant personality. May be helpful for radiation protection.
Yarrow enhances physical and etheric vitality protecting from radiation, pollution which otherwise can cause immune or allergic hypersensitivity.
Other suggestions include:
Lugol’s Iodine 5% a traditional formula that includes 10% potassium iodide and %5 iodine. Found on line at www.lugol’s.com
Selenium important for the assimilation of iodine
Additional Vitamin C Try Herbal Energetics all Herbal Chai C and Citrus C
An alkaline organic diet including many green vegetables.
Miso (use only fermented soy)
Seaweed, especially kelp (tested) Use InJoy Organics Sea Shakes on a regular basis. They are ½ seaweeds that are tested and organic and half protected sea salt. Original, Herb and Zesty.
Bentonite Clay as a cleanser absorbs toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other internal contaminants.
People Boost Inner Scrub, as an effective, gentle cleanser.
Zeolite a heavy metal cleanser, safely removes mercury, cadmium, other heavy metals and toxins.
Carolyn Kelley Herbalist, Facilitator of the Journey, Healing Energies
Journey Within Learning and Wellness Center
32 Bay Hill Rd. Northfield, NH 03276
603-286-4696 www.injoynow.com firstname.lastname@example.org