Radiation fallout from the failed nuclear plant at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan is making its way around the planet, as was predicted by some sources. While it was hoped that the radiation leaks would be contained locally, experts feared that would not be the case, as steam from the generators found its way into the atmosphere early on, and water leakage — presumably from the cooling tanks — continues without relief despite frantic efforts by the Japanese to stop and contain the damage.

Here is one of the latest reports from CNN on the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

The Japanese government is confident that their efforts will ultimately be successful. Certainly the workers at the plant are heroic in their tireless attempts to find and contain all harmful emissions. But already they have failed — and reports of low doses of radiation are being announced from the West Coast of the USA to as far inland as the Midwestern states.

Because radiation exposure can be serious, especially for babies and young people, concerns have now shifted towards what one can do to best protect themselves and their families. Wild-eyed reports of shortages of potassium iodide point to panic buying, which experts say is not the best approach.

Natural healing modalities are, in general, safer than some of the solutions being touted on the internet (including ingesting iodized sodium, which can exacerbate or cause kidney problems and failure in extreme cases, and potassium iodide, which should only be taken under the close supervision of your personal physician, as it has side effects and can cause death.)

In a previous post, I shared some of the natural items that are safe, relatively easy to find, and inexpensive. Here is a new link I discovered this week, for other items you may wish to consider for detoxification from radiation exposure; the pros and cons of each are thoroughly discussed.

To sum it all up: people, stay calm! We are not being subjected to death rays here! There are remedies that work — and are safe even for kids and pets. Here’s how to stay sane through this:

– Take the time to learn how to stay healthy
– Stay on top of reports about radiation exposure in your area
– Take the appropriate action for yourself and your family
– Don’t panic!

We will all get through this. If we have learned nothing else from the experiences of the people living in Japan and other areas, surely we have learned that being properly prepared — and dealing with what happens in an orderly way — is the path to recovery and survival.

As we in the global community mourn the losses, so too we must take whatever steps we can to keep ourselves and our own families healthy and able to do what must be done. But that won’t happen if everyone is already in Panic Mode. I hope this message helps you return to both sanity and stability, if you have been feeling helpless or scared.

Oh and it helps to keep the Rescue Remedy(R) handy — or some ETS (Emergency Trauma Solution). We have bottles of it within reach in every room of the house :-)