Plus a Juice Recipe To Detox and Protect Your DNA– before, during and after one.
Did you know that you are constantly exposed to DNA cell damage without even realizing it?
Yes, unfortunately, we are exposed to environmental toxins, foods, and radiation on a daily basis. That being said, there are ways to slash your chances of further damage by reducing the exposure to the major offenders.
Let’s take a look at some of the culprits…
How Are You Exposed to Radiation Daily?
There are many ways that we are exposed to radiation constantly. Here are some of the most common ways:
- Medical Imaging ~ Chest X-rays and dental X-rays deliver about 10 mrem, while mammograms deliver about 138 per image. CT scans can have as many as 1,000 mrem per scan. X-rays of any type (This study talks about the linked between dental X-rays and brain tumors)
- Airport security check points~ The new full-body X-ray scanners are another source of radiation. Exposure is negligible—0.01 mrem per 3-sec screening.
- Travel~ 2–3 mrem for a transcontinental flight 
- CT Scans, PET scans (Ask for a low dose radiation machine or call ahead for an office that offers them)
- Tobacco~ Smokers inhale small amounts of radioactive material—from both natural sources and the fertilizer used on the tobacco plant
- Wireless devises, Smoke detectors etc..
- Environmental toxins
- Radionuclides from soil
- Radon is a radioactive gas that you can’t see or smell. It is caused by the natural decay of uranium in the ground 
- Water that is near nuclear power plants is susceptible to contamination with radioactive wastewater
For example: exposing yourself to wireless devices such as (your cell phone, laptops, tablets) for extended periods of time without anything to protect your from the damaging effects of EMF’s. Even worse, allowing your children to play with them increases their exposure of to EMF’s 10 fold as children’s brains are much more sensitive.
According to Martin Blank, PHD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons; Researcher in Bioelectromagnetics; Author of the BioInitiative Report’s section on Stress Proteins.
[quote]“Cells in the body react to EMFs as potentially harmful, just like to other environmental toxins, including heavy metals and toxic chemicals. The DNA in living cells recognizes electromagnetic fields at very low levels of exposure; and produces a biochemical stress response. The scientific evidence tells us that our safety standards are inadequate, and that we must protect ourselves from exposure to EMF due to power lines, cell phones and the like, or risk the known consequences. The science is very strong and we should sit up and pay attention.”[/quote]
There are several ways to protect your family from radiation overexposure, by limiting the use of Wi-fi devices or by using devices such as a corded cell phone hands-free. You can also get a Natural Air Purifying Himalayan Salt Lamp.
Check out this video where Dr. Michael Greger a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues on the Cancer Risk From CT Scan Radiation
Salt crystal lamps are extremely beneficial for us, because they are natural negative ionizers. When the gentle heat from the lamp (or candle burner) warms the crystal, they emit a negative electrical charge, thus ionizing our atmosphere and interacting with our own bioenergetic field, and helping to neutralize harmful EMF radiation
The Dangers of CT Scans You Didn’t Know About
Compared to regular medical X-rays, CT scans yield much higher-resolution images. Unfortunately, CT scans also expose the patient to hundreds and sometimes thousands of times more radiation.
The routine use of CT scans and other dangerous X-ray imaging procedures has skyrocketed over the past three decades. In 1980, there were 3 million CT scans done. By the year 2007, the number increased to about 70 million.5,6
We at Life Extension® long ago warned members to avoid CT scans and any kind of X-ray unless absolutely necessary. Up against us was an armada of for-profit companies who promoted CT scans to healthy people to measure coronary artery calcification, virtual colonoscopy in place of the more effective standard colonoscopy (flexible tube procedures), and even whole-body CT scans to identify abnormalities anywhere in one’s anatomy.
The irony is that health-conscious people, who often paid for whole-body CT scans out of their own pockets, unwittingly exposed their whole body to huge levels of DNA gene-mutating radiation!
Absolutely Shocking Data
The uninformed public is in for a shocker. A study released at the end of last year reveals that CT scans deliver up to four times more radiation than what was previously believed, which was already dangerously high.7
At the same time, another study led by the National Cancer Institute showed that CT scans administered in the year 2007 alone may contribute to 29,000 new cancer cases and nearly15,000 cancer deaths.8
The problem is that the explosion in unnecessary CT scans has been going on every year. If we carry this back just ten years, this means that 150,000 Americans are facing horrific deaths from CT scan-induced cancers.
Adding to this impending cancer epidemic are other medical procedures that deliver cancer-causing radiation into the body.
If the only benefit you ever obtain from Life Extension® membership is the knowledge to avoid unnecessary CT scans and medical X-rays, this alone is well worth the annual membership fee
Read this fantastic article full of in-depth information on The dangers of CT Scans from its original source Life Extension here.
Drink This Juice To Reduce Exposure
This particular juice combination of vegetables will help protect your cells — before and after– being exposed to radiation and therefore protect your DNA. How? The powerful antioxidants and array of nutrients in each of these vegetables are key. Whether you dip ’em or eat ’em straight up, a few crunchy carrot sticks each day may help reduce the risk of certain cancers. Specifically, breast cancer. Carrots are high in carotene (Vitamin E and C) which are natural protectors against radiation-induced carcinogenesis.
Radishes have a similar effect just like milk thistle or you can take the milk thistle or dandelion tincture alone. (Find Milk Thistle here and dandelion tincture Alcohol-free dandelion tincture, organic roasted dandelion Tea or raw organic root here)
, In a recent study of African American women, the participants who munched on the crunchy little root vegetables at least three times a week enjoyed a 17 percent lower risk of breast cancer.
Researchers tracked the health and eating habits of the women for 12 years and found that eating vegetables in general was a boon to health, reducing the odds of a specific type of breast cancer (estrogen receptor negative/progesterone receptor negative) by a whopping 43 percent in women who ate two servings per day instead of four or fewer per week. But carrots were great for reducing the risk of all breast cancer types with just three servings per week.
More Breast Benefits
What about carrots makes them so extra special for breast health? Could be their rich array of carotenoid antioxidants. These compounds help protect against oxidative DNA damage, a key event in the cancer process. Not a carrot lover? Filling up on cruciferous vegetables also seemed to be particularly good for lowering breast cancer risk in the women. We’re talking foods like broccoli, collard greens, cabbage, and mustard greens.
Combining Carrots and Celery
The combined efforts of celery and carrots offer a magnified approach to bone health. The “Natural Medicine Journal” says that insufficient amounts of vitamin K have been shown to increase the risk of hip fractures in elderly men and women. Similar research conducted by the Nurses’ Health Study and published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” found that women aged 38 to 63 could reduce their risk of hip fractures by 45 percent through the increased dietary intake of vitamin K.
Coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer have all been associated with deficiencies of vitamin C found in apples, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. This is due to the ability of vitamin C to protect proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates from the damaging effects of environmental toxins and pollutants. The vitamin C found in apples ultimately protects genetic information of DNA and RNA, the transportation system of genetic material in cells. The high volume of antioxidants in vitamin C gives momentum to the regeneration of disease-fighting capabilities of other antioxidants, including vitamin E. Learn about more foods that are even higher in vitamin C than apples. On the hand, it is ideal to supplement with a superior vitamin c product if you don’t think you are fulfilling your vitamin c intake via the diet. I highly recommend Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C which I have used and I like– especially because it comes as a powder.
Liver Cleanse and Milk Thistle
I add a few drops of milk thistle (I like this one) to help my liver detox, but that is optional. You may use this especially if you suffer from Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) or any liver-related disease. A few drops will do especially if my tummy isn’t feeling so great after going out to eat the night before.
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has been used for 2,000 years as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly liver, kidney, and gallbladder problems. Several scientific studies suggest that substances in milk thistle (especially a flavonoid called silymarin) protect the liver from toxins, including certain drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause liver damage in high doses. Silymarin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and it may help the liver repair itself by growing new cells.
The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and can interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should take herbs with care, under the supervision of your integrative medicine physician.
Milk thistle is generally regarded as safe. Side effects are usually mild and may involve stomach upset and diarrhea. Some people may get a rash from touching milk thistle plants.
Milk thistle should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Important: people with a history of hormone-related cancers, including breast, uterine, and prostate cancer, should not take milk thistle.
Do not take milk thistle if you are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, chamomile, yarrow, or daisies.
How Do You Protect Your Organs From Radiation Damage?
- Opt for MRI’s, ultrasounds, thermography or if you must get X-rays ask for a low radiation dose. Find a thermography center near you at the Longevity Centers of America or Breast Thermography. However, while some medical X-rays are unavoidable, you should inquire as to whether an ultrasound, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), or MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) might provide alternative imaging. You might also question whether a particular X-ray is necessary, as doctors often prescribe them merely to protect themselves from liability. This may be good for doctors as it confirms their diagnosis, but bad for you as your DNA can sustain irreversible damage. 
- Supplement with a high dose of Vitamin D (This is what I use)
- Eat a clean healthy diet that includes plenty of foods high in antioxidants
- Supplement with premium and safe Non-GMO Chlorella- Spirulina mix and other foods full of antioxidants that protect cell structure.
Did I miss something? What else would you add to this list that you use to protect yourself from radiation and cell damage? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.