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Is Anybody Buying Potassium Iodine Pills?

I know I am just talking crazy because our benevolent and all-knowing government says everything is fine and to keep spending, but is anybody buying Potassium Iodine Pills? I am considering adding some to my dollar crisis cache of supplies. I know it wouldn't protect me from other radioactive particles like Cesium and Strontium but atleast I would have iodine covered.

I am looking online and a lot of websites are out of stock or charging a huge premium. All those who are buying or who have bought, any good websites for purchase?

P.S. I live on the East side of North Florida.



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Safecastle has KI tablets

$30/90 tablets. Less if you join the buying club.
http://store.prepared.pro/potassiumiodide.aspx

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

I'm not a math-a-magician...but from what I've been looking at

this stuff that is possibly floating in the air to the US has a half life based upon volume. It seems that anything that gets to the US via the air (not including Hawaii or Alaska) would be under any dangerous levels in less than 6 - 8 weeks.

NOW, from what I understand if someone EATS it that is a different story. The cows could eat it on the grass...then that would kind of screw everything up for a long time. At Chernobyl the biggest determent to the people in the area, after all was said and done, was drinking the milk from the cows that were eating the grass....

I have Kelp tablets and Selenium in the cabinet...just in case. (and we do have some serious military grade stuff in the emergency kit)

I also think (just my opinion) that it is interesting that Colorado and Nevada were sited as detecting slightly higher than average levels of radiation...nothing to be concerned about. But of course the stories ran in all the papers in the US. Of course Colorado and Nevada have massive underground nuclear facilities - hence the sensors everywhere there. I think that there is a definite push to freak Americans out about this incident in Japan - making people fear for their lives. (naturally - that's what the American media is good at - regardless of the topic) Could the push be from the Oil interests?? hum....

Anyhow, All I know is that 3 Mile Island was much closer to me and everything seemed / seems to be OK at my house.

Backing up my statement "The news is trying to freak you out."

Talk about going over the top on the push...they actually print up "wonder drug". Fox basically printed up a direct marketing piece.

And talk about jumping the gun - look at the date.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/03/16/ex-rad-militarys-r...

for those interested go to http://www.muckety.com/Van-D-Hipp-Jr/4409.muckety and see what you can dig up on the author of this piece. :-)

I just got some.

I live in California, and have kids, who I understand are more at risk to this than adults. I'm not at the point of thinking we should take these now (I just stuck them in with emergency supplies you pretty much have to keep here, with expectation of earthquakes...) However, I understand that the stores are out of them, and decided that meant that if it ever became necessary to take them, they wouldn't be available. I have no background with this store except to say these came quickly. Even this store was talking about kelp etc., however. I think they have the pills because people want them, not necessarily because they think they are the best way to get the nutrient. http://store.naturalnews.com/

Having answered that, maybe someone who knows more about natural foods can answer a couple questions about some 'samples' they stuck in the box? Why does one eat chia seeds? And what is chlorella for?

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

chlorella is a natural detoxifier

add some of those pills and some fresh cilantro to your diet anyway to get the junk that is hanging out in your liver out. :-)

Thanks!

And cilantro isn't an issue... I do love salsa!

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

STOP WITH THE KI!!

It is for emergency use only and is hazardous to your health. Just increase your iodine intake NATURALLY. By doing so, your thyroid will not uptake iodine as it wont need any.
Americans are deficient iodine like everything else, iodine massively deficient. I personally use Bladderwrack and you can buy it over the net, for now, at http://www.enerhealthbotanicals.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=...

No disclosure needed, I do not have a stake in this company or any other

Cesium INFO

http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/radionuclides/cesium.html#exposure

I am talking with my freind on teamspeak3 now. He used to work at the nuke plant in Sacramento..

He says that they should be

He says that they should be detecting it at the CHP stations along the freeways. He will research and try to get his contacts on the ropes.

He has a rad meter and is going to scan the stuff...

cool

keep us posted

Stop Driving

Stop driving and using cell phones. Even then, death is inevitable.

Sorry about that. I do support being prepared with common sense precautions. You do want to generally support your immune system which will help you no matter what you face. On the PI, I'd wait until the supply is replenished and the price comes down, and make sure you understand all the side-effects.

Also, I have confidence that even though "our benevolent and all-knowing government says everything is fine and to keep spending," it cannot keep secrets. If there were really a problem, we'd hear about it. Much of the radiation monitoring in California is being done by volunteers, and by personnel who are motivated by a desire to protect the public health.

Stress kills, too. Having just read the Jim Rodgers interview, I'm more concerned about having food and water!

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

get a bottle of kelp capsules

get a bottle of kelp capsules or iodine extracted from kelp. potassium is in most raw fruits. just eat plenty of raw fruits and keep natural sources of iodine readily available.

I don't plan to take KI doses

unless there are serious levels predicted and then I expect I'll use my passport to get out of the plume's way.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Potassium Iodine? nah

I still have 3 drums of distilled water from Y2K, 1/2 a bottle of Cipro from the gov't sponsored Anthrax attack scare of '01'& 3 blister packs of Donald Rumsfelds's patented Tamiflu fix-it-all from the great Swine Flu epidemic of '08- I'ma mix them all together and sit this one out.

"If it goes to a full-scale

"If it goes to a full-scale evacuation of all personnel, it means that firefighters are no longer putting water onto the cores. That's the only thing preventing a full-scale meltdown at three reactor sites. Once they evacuate, then we past the point of no return. Meltdowns are inevitable at three reactor sites, leading to a tragedy far beyond that of Chernobyl, creating permanent dead zones in Japan."
He also goes on to say, "If there is a full abandonment of the reactor site, we could be in freefall... Three raging meltdowns [are] in progress, one spent fuel pond [is] open to the air..."

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=604AB3FA803FF3647DF6E34EC5E8C8A0

swansonvitamins.com
NWF663 NOW Foods Chlorella Certified Organic
200 Tabs
NWF844 NOW Foods Potassium Plus Iodine
180 Tabs

Iherb.com
Jarrow Formulas, Organic Chlorella, 300 Tablets (JRW-17022)
Marine Biotherapies, Liquid Potassium Iodide, 225 mcg, 2 fl oz (59 ml) (MAB-00233)
Now Foods, Kelp Caps, 325 mcg, 250 Vcaps (NOW-02675)

Stocking up? Damn skippy

I-131 was also detected at the Crystal River nuke plant, the "officials" say low levels nothing to see here move along, move along, but have yet to post those levels to my knowledge.
It's the possibility of Plutonium that keeps me up at night!

I have been stocking up on these for a while...

haven't been able to find any lately though. I have what is called my bug out bag, and it contains all kinds of things. These pills are always kept up to date for the most part, along with food, water, warm clothing, medical supplies, and other things in case of a disater, and I have to leave immediately. I hope all of you have taken the time to get something like this put together. Granted my supplies in this bug out bag are only enough to last for three months. I also have a one year supply of stuff in the event I have to stay put, and can't leave.

a couple articles linked at Rense.com

Radiation Toxicity Antidotes
http://doctorapsley.com/RadiationTherapy.aspx

Radiation Particles In Food Are A Slow-Release Health Threat
http://www.rense.com/general93/radpart.htm

There is the short term high-level radiation to watch out for, but don't forget the long term low level radiation you'll be getting. TEPCO has been saying that the radiation leaks may continue for months, even years, and the effects of that will last a lot longer than that. You may want to add seaweed your diet permanently. Miso-soup with seaweed is great in the morning. And you can find great-tasting seaweed snacks at asian stores (watch out for MSG in the ingredients).

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David Wolfe on Radiation Protection

http://www.thebestdayever.com/news/podcast/podcast-63-dave-w...

He says to eat kelp ( very available iodine) and all seaweeds, ashwaganda and ginseng, – protect your thyroid and push the radiation out of our bodies, chlorella - the massive amounts of chlorophyll -containing plant in the world,40x higher than wheatgrass; zeolytes to stop neutron reaction, folic acid; iodine daily; sea salt to detoxify and accelerate the release of radiation ; reishi mushroom to help our immune system, deals with radioactivity; high doses vit. C; coconut products; selenium.

M- “I think Dr.Paul Pitchford said blue green algae helped too. But don’t take the iodine without being in imminent danger. They can be just as toxic the doctor on the news said.”

http://www.taichibozeman.com/rawfood/?p=7123

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

thanks

for the summary. So much to learn - so little time!

we are the Remnant

Honey for wounds – make mine local and raw!

"I first used raw honey as a wound dressing in 1984 and designed a study in medical school where my professor of microbiology and I proved that raw honey, diluted using the broth method, killed 10 out of 10 (100% !) of the hospital’s nasties pathogens."
http://weeksmd.com/?p=4448

A raw food life style includes kelp, dulse and in general eating a variety of wholesome, organic locally grown foods.
Some many times a day literally, I am thankful for my body to call out and say ... "Make mine raw!"

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Unless your diet is high in

sea vegetables and seafood, topping off with some iodine supplementation isn't a bad idea regardless of what's going on in Japan. It's good for your lifelong health to have some iodine running through your system, but the thyroid absorbs it so fast, you can't have any in your system until your thyroid's saturated.

Loading up the thyroid on potassium iodide pills is a line of defense when someone deficient in iodine is exposed to radioactive iodine. I've seen some saying, "but it only protects the thyroid". The problem is, a deficient thyroid will rapidly absorb radioactive iodine and hold it in that one place.

Just look into starting the right amount of iodine supplementation for lifelong health and you don't need to worry about the pills.

The Japanese coincidentally have diets already high in iodine. The newest babies won't be as protected, but the adults really don't have to worry about their thyroids more than the rest of their bodies.

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I am just curious

what is the iodine quantities in salt. I knwo most salts are idodized. Same stuff?

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"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

The amount of iodine in salt

is enough to prevent the severe deficiencies (as in the thyroid doesn't have enough raw material to make its hormones) you get when you live in areas with low iodine in the soil, which tend to be away from the sea where people aren't eating iodine-rich seafood either.

It's not enough to saturate your thyroid. The thyroid that's absorbing all the iodine it can get because it's not saturated is the one at risk of concentrating radioactive iodine in a nuclear emergency.

Go ahead and supplement with kelp drops if you don't eat much seafood. It's a good thing to do in general.

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Kelp

How do I know how much many drops will give me sufficient iodine if I do get the drops? I'd like to get enough for my whole family to be safe.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

There is a fixed amount of iodine

that the thyroid will absorb. I can't find the article right now. It might've been a Dr. Mercola one, linked from lewrockwell.com. Everything I google comes up about radiation exposure right now. I'm thinking it was 12g, but it's very risky to take my word for it.

Sorry, but how fast to go about topping the thyroid off is a question I tried to research and couldn't dig out the safe doses and risks.

There was some warning in other articles too much iodine as being toxic and possibly damaging to the thyroid. I couldn't figure out if it meant too much at once, or too much as a total dose over time or even what the mechanism for toxicity or damage was.

What I concluded was I'd take 3X the recommended kelp drops for a while, then taper off. Not scientific at all, but I just couldn't find enough info to come up with a better thought out plan. One bottle of kelp drops will last for months even on that plan.

And don't think of it as enough to be safe, think of it as part of your lifelong supplementation plan, just enough to keep the thyroid topped off and some free iodine running around in the system.

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It's generally in table salt at the grocery store.

Salt added to fast food is generally without iodine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iodised_salt

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You have to look

on the box to make sure it says "iodized". Most salt of today is nothing more than sodium and chloride (the two components of "salt") and the beneficial components are removed or destroyed in the processing. There is aluminum in a lot of the "salt" today which is harmful and thought to contribute to Alzheimer's.

Take a look at this site and consider the "pink salt" that is advertised here. It has some 84 beneficial trace elements in it and is a much better salt than the grocery store (processed) variety. You may need to supplement iodine but this stuff beats the trash that is marketed as "salt" these days!

http://www.saltworks.us/shop/product.asp?idProduct=373

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Read the labels! Good point.

I have heard about these naturally flavored salts. Sound like they are worth a try.

Thanks.

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