Now that radiation from the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has reached the United States and officials assure us that “ does not pose a public safety risk to people outside of the disaster area”, I still it is prudent to protect your family by ensuring they are getting an adequate supply of iodine in their diet. Iodine protects our thyroid from many sources of radiation, such as cell phones and x-rays. Besides, it is important for overall health.
The Huffington Pos t reported in December of last year, before we were even concerned about nuclear radiation from Japan:
As families are stocking up on seaweed, pets may be forgotten. Our dogs and cats have thyroids. In fact, one of my female dogs, who has since passed away at 14 years of age, had a thyroid condition. During these times of excess radiation, whether from nuclear fallout or cell phones, pets need iodine too.
I don’t actually measure the kelp I put on my dogs’ food; I just sprinkle some on. Dr. Pitcairn has recommended doses based on the weight of your pet, and if you would like that info, post a comment here and I provide the answer.
It’s good to stock up on kelp now, as who knows what level of radiation Pacific kelp will contain in the coming weeks. Best to get the stuff that has already been harvested.