Many survivalists overlook the topic of nuclear fallout because most assume it's a "kiss your butt bye" scenario, but it doesn't have to be!
If the worst-case-scenario were to occur (say nuclear war for example) how could you REALLY protect yourself from radiation?
First you need to ensure you’re doing as much as you can to rid your body of as much radiation as possible.
What to Do If You Come into Contact with Radiation
STEP #1: Ingest a Potassium Iodide Tablet
The Center for Disease Control states: “KI (potassium iodide) is a salt of stable (not radioactive) iodine that can help block radioactive iodine from being absorbed by the thyroid gland, thus protecting this gland from radiation injury. The thyroid gland is the part of the body that is most sensitive to radioactive iodine.
You should only take Potassium Iodide when public health or emergency management officials suggest.
There are health risks associated with taking KI. Potassium Iodide does not keep radioactive iodine from entering the body and cannot reverse the health effects caused by radioactive iodine once the thyroid is damaged. Potassium Iodide only protects the thyroid, not other parts of the body, from radioactive iodine, but cannot protect the body from radioactive elements other than radioactive iodine—if radioactive iodine is not present, taking KI is not protective and could cause harm.”
NOTE: Potassium Iodide is a supplement to take ONLY if you come into contact with radiation.
STEP #2: Detox Radiation Before More Damage Can Occur
Enter bentonite clay. This is an absorbent clay that typically forms after volcanic ash ages. It’s named after Fort Benton, Wyoming (they’re the largest sources of the clay), but calcium bentonite clay can be found all over the world. Even better news? It’s surprisingly cheap to buy! 16 oz will run you $20 or less and a pound of bentonite clay goes a long way.
How Does Bentonite Clay Work?
It works as a natural sponge that quickly absorbs ANY materials within the skin and organs (when taken internally, which is safe in smaller dosages). From treating burns and sore muscles, to detoxing heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals and parasites, to getting rid of excess oil, body odor and acne (you can even use it as an all-natural ‘soap’ and toothpaste!) – bentonite clay is second our favorite hygiene product after hydrogen peroxide.
30-45 mins after ingesting the potassium iodide, mix 1-2 Tbs. of calcium Bentonite clay with water and drink. Then make a bentonite clay bath and soak for at least 30 mins. If a bath isn’t possible, make a paste with water and spread liberally over your entire body until it begins to dry then rise off with water. Ideally you’d want to get as much of this in and around your body as possible. Repeat for the next 30-90 days for until radiation levels decrease.
Bentonite clay also helps skincare products adhere to your skin and be more water resistant. Sunscreen that contains bentonite clay has been found to be more effective than some other sunscreens without it. Trust us, once you start using bentonite clay you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!
We are not doctors. If you are in poor health, taking medication or supplements be sure to consult your doctor before taking any new supplements such as bentonite clay or potassium iodide.
Bentonite clay may cause a drying effect or leave a chalky substance on the skin but it comes with virtually no negative side effects and is considered safe to use. When ingesting bentonite clay be sure to drink at least 64 oz. of water per day and eat a well-rounded diet to avoid constipation.