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I’ve read that excessive X-ray exposure can be harmful.

Q. Dear Terry, “Sometimes when I go to the dentist, they need to take X-rays for preventative purposes. I’ve read that excessive X-ray exposure can be harmful. Is there anything you recommend to reduce the damage X-rays cause?” — Mary O., Green Bay, WI.

A. Dear Mary, X-rays can be life-saving in certain instances, but excess radiation can be harmful to the entire body. Fortunately, dental x-rays are more targeted to specific areas of the body and tend to have less “scatter” radiation (radiation that deviates from the intended direction). However, I think it is still important to counteract any of the damage that may have occurred.

To protect the body from radiation, I recommend iodine. Iodine is a potent detoxifier and helps shield the thyroid gland, and other cells, from ionizing radiation. Every cell in the body has receptors for iodine and this crucial mineral helps to prevent excess radiation from wreaking havoc and causing mutations in our DNA.

Iodine comes in different forms and I prefer a blend that features sodium iodide, potassium iodide and molecular iodine from kelp. Different areas in the body have a preference, or affinity, for a particular type of iodine. For instance, the thyroid loves potassium and sodium iodide, while the breast tissue responds better to molecular iodine. I recommend 12.5 mg of this blend once or twice per day.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally


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