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With the current nuclear reactor event in Japan people are running to the stores to fill up on potassium iodine. Many other options are available to avoid radiation contamination and detox the body. Unlike iodine, which can cause some adverse conditions if taken in doses too large or too long, there are other alternatives.

Vitamin C has many valuable attributes as a powerful antioxidant. Not only has it been shown to increase the ability of the immune system to fend off disease, but it also has a very positive effect for eradicating radiation from the body. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin with over 300 metabolic functions and is non-toxic in mega doses. Whatever the body does not utilize is excreted in the urine. The half life of vitamin C is approximately a half hour so it is in and out of your system rather quickly. Therefore to treat with vitamin C it must be taken relatively often over the course of the day to maintain saturation. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy have utilized mega doses of vitamin C for years in order to counter and protect themselves from radiation.

Vitamin C is one of the best defenses against the effects of cell damaging free radicals. Radiation causes proliferation of free radicals by breaking or damaging chemical bonds in DNA, leading to cell death. Dr Levy has a book titled, Vitamin C, Infections Diseases, & Toxins. In this book he indicates radiation toxicity can cause mutations, cancer, birth defects and bone marrow suppression and can negatively affect all the tissues of the body due to the increase in free radicals. He indicates mega doses of vitamin C are potent enough to cope with this threat to the body. Vitamin C has been shown to help the immune system sweep the body of free radicals and in doing so protect the body from the damaging effects associated with them. The recommended daily dose on average is anywhere from 1000mg-3000mg; however, many utilize a mega dose of up to 20,000mg a day. Linus Pauling indicated 20,000mg a day was the most his patients could tolerate orally. Intravenous vitamin C has been used at doses 10 times that level with no problems.

Vitamin C does more than protect against radiation, it also repairs damage from previous exposure. For example, researchers at Harvard Medical School indicated: “Our experiment showed that vitamin C can prevent damage from radiation…it somehow keeps the radiation from killing the cells.” Their experiment showed a dosage of 10grams (10,000mg) for humans exposed to extensive radiation had beneficial results protecting the body.

Vitamin C is well studied. Although many specific studies have not been completed to determine all the benefits of mega dose treatment with vitamin C, plenty of case studies indicate its positive attributes. Most notable is the ability of vitamin C to help the body recover and to protect vital bodily functions when undergoing radiation during chemotherapy. Although the radiation released from Japan’s nuclear plant is well above the exposure limit of chemotherapy, the levels of radiation on American soil are minimal at this time. Vitamin C supplementation at the minimum dosage of 1000-3000mg would be a wise and cheap source of protection against the effects of radiation in the air, food and soil.

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Jiao Gu Lan is one of the many tonic herbs with the Chinese Materia Medica.  Jiao Gu Lan has to be one of the greatherbs in the world! So much longevity and health restoration is associated with this herb. It is almost hard to find a place to start with when it comes to the healing and corrective properties of this herb.

A lot of the following information is taken from studies done in China, Korea and Japan on Gynostemma pentaphyllum (GP) and its gypenosides:

Let’s first take a look at its Cholesterol Lowering Abilities: Jiao Gu Lan lowers total cholesterol by making it larger in size and thereby reducing its numbers in testing. It also raises HDL (which is not a cholesterol at all as the medical system would have you believe but is a protein binder). More than 20 papers have been published on the subject with effectiveness reported as ranging from 67 to 93%. It also inhibits platelet aggregation which lessens the chance of a stroke or heart attack; which cholesterol lowering drugs do nothing for.

As for blood pressure, 223 patients were divided into three groups. One group took Ginseng, the next took Jiao Gu Lan and the last took the blood pressure medication, “Indapamide”. The effectiveness was rated at 46% for Ginseng, 82% for Jiao Gu Lan and 93% for Indapamide. Jaio Gu Lan modulates blood pressure, lowering it when it is too high and raising it when it is too low.

As an antioxidant, this herb has been shown in tests to lower the amount of superoxide radical and hydrogen peroxide in certain white blood cells, an excellent indicator of antioxidant activity. Jiao Gu Lan also has the remarkable property of increasing endogenous SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) in the body. SOD is one of the body’s most important antioxidants and studies show that charting SOD levels in various animal species is a reliable indicator of their longevity. Trials in humans showed that SOD levels returned to youthful levels after taking 20 mg of Gypenosides (active principle) daily for one month.

Jiao Gu Lan also modulates the nervous system. It calms an overexcited nervous system and stimulates a depressed one. 300 professional athletes were the subject of a study. All the athletes reported that taking this herb before competition made them vigorous and alert with quick reflexes. Yet, it also made them less nervous.

112 cases of insomnia reported a sleep improvement of 89 to 95 percent.

This herb modulates lymphocyte formation and increases lymphocyte activity. It was also found to greatly enhance the activity of NK (Natural Killer) cells in cancer patients. Animal tests proved that crude gynosaponins possessed obvious anticancer and anti-ulcer attributes, inhibited the side effects of glucocortico-hormones, promote cell metabolism, benefit sleep and lower blood lipids. Gynosaponins might be able to inhibit the multiplying of cancer cells in the liver, uterus, lung, etc. by as much as 20-80%. (Shown by tests with mice using experimental sarcoma-180.)

So as you can see, Jiao Gu Lan offers a wonderful range of verified health beneifits without any of unpleasant side-effects of pharmauctial drugs that are often prescribe to treat high chlorsterol, high blood oressure, insomnia and aniexty.

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