What has the coronavirus, Fukushima, and nuclear war in common?
Yes, we should keep iodine caps nearby in all of these threats.
Blocking Viral Entry
A fascinating study by the University of Iowa highlighted iodine’s decisive role in preventing viral entry inside the respiratory mucosa. (References: [1, 2, 3])
One per week dose of potassium iodide (KI, 130 mg) supports long-lasting antiviral activities at the point of viral entry in the mucosa.
The researchers concluded:
“the oral administration of KI in human subjects increased serum iodine concentrations and yielded iodine concentrations in the upper respiratory secretions that supported the antiviral activity of airway epithelial cells ex vivo”
“systemic supplementation of iodine alone might be sufficient to inactivate the virus”
This study has broad implications for human health, especially amid an ongoing respiratory viral pandemic.
Ten years after the Fukushima disaster, Japan decided to dump radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, despite the worries of local fishermen and neighboring countries.
A statement was released that “it poses no safety concerns to humans or the environment”.
If this is true, why didn’t they dump the ‘treated radioactive water’ from the start?
We have no choice but to protect ourselves against this insanity with potassium iodide capsules.
Should We Trust Our Leaders?
I remember Mitterrand, Helmut Kohl, or even Margaret Thatcher, who were real head of states, level-headed leaders whose memories of the 2nd WW still influenced their decisions.
Not anymore. The current leaders are faint shadows of the giants of history. I wouldn’t trust the current political leaders to run my household.
Unfortunately, it means that we are closer to a war that might break out than our ‘normalcy bias’ dictates.
The radiation of even a ‘small’ atomic bomb in the Middle East or North Korea can reach us in the Northern Hemisphere, wherever we live.
I better keep in my kitchen cabinet a bottle of Potassium Iodide. Just in case something happens in our unstable world.
P.S. We have just over 200 bottles of Potassium Iodide. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. The good news is that Potassium Iodide ‘crystals’ highly shelf-stable and can be kept for a very long time!
To your health,
Dr. Thomas Janossy
1. Enhancement of Respiratory Mucosal Antiviral Defenses by the Oxidation of Iodide
2. Increased concentration of iodide in airway secretions is associated with reduced respiratory syncytial virus disease severity
3. Iodine, a preventive and curative agent in the COVID-19 pandemic?