Just about every thing I've read says your body is deficient, short, of iodine. You need to handle that as soon as possible. I have three forms of iodine. I've also listed the brand Dr. Pepi, DC, recommends. I do trust her. There are two brands displayed on the right.
Supplement to Handle Radiation: Niacin is the next topic.
I have listed the brand I own and it's displayed in the above. It is the best buy for the money and last a very long time, long shelf life.
On taking niacin, start with a small amount. You will flush, feel like a huge sunburn. It will only last a few minutes to an hour. THAT IS NORMAL AND WILL NOT HURT YOU. Start low, about 25 mg or less and build up. This is not medical advice nor will it cure you. But it might save your life. Flush free naicinamide does not assist in handling radiation and is worthless.
Considering the ambient radiation levels, I would highly suggest you start a supplement regimentation including niacin NOW. Get the get the book Clear Mind Clear Body for supplement ideas. Consult your health care professional.
For more information about radiation order the book "Clear Mind Clear Body" as displayed on the left. Or check it out from your library. It gives data on radiation and how to get it out of your body. It describes the "Purification Rundown." I've done this rundown. I will survive radiation better than those around me because I DO NOT have a life time accumulation. Radiation is accumulative unless you take action to remove it from your body.
But do something to strengthen your immune system to sustain yourself as you are absorbing radiation from Japan and will be for some time to come.
Page 17: "...it appears possible to "proof up" the body so that it is not so susceptible to damage. Research has shown this to be possible by maintaining a nutrient-rich, additive-free diet and by supplementing the diet with antioxidant-rich nutrients." ... "An apparently very effective way to proof up the body against possible future stress is by reducing the foreign chemical load already stored in the body."
Page 18: "Effective chemical detoxification therefore gives us hope that not only can the effects of radiation be reduced, but that resistance to further exposure can be increased."
Earthquakes! Nuclear radiation! Hurricanes! Tsunamis! Economic Turmoil! Government Insanity! Explosions! Sink holes! Government Insanity! The most dangerous of them all. Oops I already listed this :-)
I never wish to sound like the media and make this a dangerous environment! However, 12/11/11 this article is as true and important as it was in April 2011. I believe today, 4/26/12, 10/4/12, 11/30/12, it is more vital than ever that you make preparations to safeguard yourself and your family.
Did you hear about the Japanese buying out all the bottled water because of the radiation in April 2011?
How many of them would have done better if they had a 55 gallon drum of water sitting in their back yard or closet? Were they not is such a tough position, they would probably regret not preparing for disaster. Later, if they survive, they can go out of present time and experience the regret.
How about you? Are you prepared? Or will you be SOL (sorry out of luck :-)
I'm going to give you my opinions. From the links I've posted you can assume I am widely read on radiation and I do know how to handle it.
It is my hope with some preparations we can all survive it!
Most people have some food on hand. It would be wise to stock up on some items. I'll let you decide what's needed to survive. Don't think short terms. Japan has been in a total mess for over a year! 11/30/12 update: Japan is more dangerous than ever. Reactor 4 could damage humanity's chance of surviving.
You are likely to need a supply of water. To avoid consuming as much radiation as possible, you need to filter your water if you have any!
To safe guard, purchase a 55 gallon barrel. You can probable find cheaper than ordering from Amazon but it is convenient. I own two 55 gallon barrels same as displayed on the left and they are filled with filtered water.
Get a reverse osmosis water filtration system installed as see on the right. Again, you can find cheaper than Amazon, I got mine at Costco. I own one and have installed these systems (or older models) in all my children's homes and my sisters home. I am a believer. (There may be better filters. I've been trying to figure out what best that can be afforded. Feel free to research this and remember these are my opinions.)
If you loose water pressure, as a lot of area in Japan did, no running water, you will need a gravity flow filtration to filter the water from your barrel.
I own the Wellness Carafe as displayed on the left. I own two of the Wellness Enhanced Large Water Bottles also displayed on the left. I send Mary off to work with each day with her bottle. (Mary, my wife, is @MaryHWatts, follow her. Her account could act as a backup should Twitter lose it's sanity and suspend my account again and not reinstate me.)
I own two Living Air units as displayed on the right slightly up. They were great. I recommend them. While no one has said much about radiation in the air you breath, it is there. Filtering your air may or may not help. I guarantee it will not hurt. In my opinion, it is a very good idea now and will always be in the future. Just think of the chemtrails which are a fact.
I've read recently that hepa air filtrations systems are a good idea. I also own two of those. You can get these at Home Depot or Lowes. But I believe any air filtration would be a good idea.