Appreciate everyone’s emails and letters of concern over the possible arrival of a radiation cloud that is “reportedly” coming our way. For what it’s worth, here’s what the UN Weather Forecast has to say.
A storm is coming; but, with the radioactivity, we are not sure if rain is a good thing, However, we can’t really do anything about it. But, just in case, we are increasing our kelp intake and putting extra kelp in the animal feed.
Barbara Brennan writes in her classic Light Emerging, “If you are having any kind of radiation treatments, consider going macrobiotic. According to Michio and Aveline Kushi, macrobiotics is very effective in curing radiation sickness. In his book Macrobiotic Diet, Michio Kushi states: ‘At the time of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945, Tatsuichiro Akizuki, M.D., was director of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Nagasaki. Most patients in the hospital, located one mile from the center of the blast, survived the initial effects of the bomb, but soon after came down with symptoms of radiation sickness from the radioactivity that had been released. Dr. Akizuki fed his staff and patients a strict macrobiotic diet of brown rice, miso* and tamari soy sauce soup, wakame and other sea vegetables , Hokkaido pumpkin, and sea salt and prohibited the consumption of sugar and sweets. As a result, he saved everyone in his hospital, while many other survivors in the city perished from radiation sickness.’” – Read full article at Combatting Radiation Poisoning
There is certainly a fine line between facts and fear, truth and rumors. Our government says there is no cause for alarm and reassured us that we have nothing to worry about. OK, fine. If increased dosages of kelp isn’t “necessary,” our bodies will still benefit from taking this “miracle plant.”
Speaking of rain, we are sure going to need it because the City of Pasadena has declared a Level 4 Water Shortage Emergency. As a result, it has issued a 10-Day Ban on Outdoor Watering, March 18-27. Edible gardens and nurseries will be exempt and even, get this, golf courses. Yeah, seriously!
With our exemption to the outdoor watering ban, we are going to take full advantage and step up our water harvesting and conservation efforts.
Grey water – reclaiming used water to irrigate fruit trees
Water conservation – is the best (and cheapest) way to save water
Metal roof installation (safe for collecting rain for drinking water). Although we have installed the right metal roof, we have yet to install gutters to collect the rainwater. Since southern California is so dry, we have postponed the completion. However, that may soon change!
(FYI: If worse ever comes to worse, as, for example, an earthquake and we do run out of water, we know a place to go in the mountains to collect fresh water to filter into safe drinking water. I guess that is as natural and green as one can get! But, hush, don’t tell anyone our little secret!)