Protecting from radiation

We all know the bad news … the good news for the Japanese is that their thyroid glands might be full of natural iodine due to their seafood-rich diets, giving them natural protection against thyroid gland cancer.

If you don’t want to panic and run for iodine pills that might cause you more harm in singular  concentrations … head for foods that contain natural iodine.

I’d suggest using your multi-vitamin to be sure you have adequate amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, zinc and iron so that the iodine will absorb adequately.

General food sources would be:


  • kelp or nori (quarter cup can contain u to mcg of iodine)
  • three ounces of cod contains 99 mcg of iodine, while common fish sticks in the store might only have 35 mcg/
  • shellfish
  • tuna
  • sea bass
  • haddock
  • perch


  • one cup of milk provides 110 mcg of iodine, but brands can vary
  • cheese
  • yogurt
  • frozen yogurt
  • ice cream

Fortified Foods

  • iodized table salt, one gram gives 77 mcg of iodine
  • bread … one slice can contain 587 mcg per slice, but the amounts have declined recently.

Other Foods

  • medium baked potato contains 60 mcg of iodine
  • a half cup of navy beans contains 32 grams of iodine
  • soy products
  • poultry
  • a large egg contains 12 mcg of iodine
  • 3 ounces of turkey breast contains 34 mcg of iodine.

These sources are from

This is a really quick post to let you know that there’s something you can do to

be proactive about your health.  Of course, there will be lots of other things to do to avoid exposure (dump pools of water) – if it’s actually a problem.

God bless, and take care.



About Margo

Margo Linder has over 24 years experience helping clients ( gain better health with her products. She is a busy mother of ten (19 - 39) and grandmother of seventeen, who enjoys reading, sewing painting and interior design. Margo writes as if passing on bits of information to her very large family of children, their spouses and grandchildren - and anyone else who might be listening. She will explore how small life changes (tweaks) will make a huge difference to enjoyment of life and general well-being. The World Health Organization defines health in terms of complete physical, social and mental/psychological well-being. So this is about the "whole" person. She emphasizes that she is not a health professional or scientist, but offers food-for-thought from life experience, her health business and their scientists, her own research and common sense.
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