Friday, March 23, 2012

Helping Japan Stop Nuclear Power Plants will Help You

We had a potluck party yesterday at our place that included about dozen people who are interested in learning about what is happening in Fukushima, radiation in the Pacific ocean, its health effects, and how to stay healthy and positive in this difficult time of environmental crisis.

Some practical dietary applications to ease the effects of radiation in the body include:
1 Eat mostly fresh greens, vegetables of color, raw foods, and fermented foods. 80% raw food is optimal.
2 Daily intake of sea vegetables like Dulse, Wakame, Nori, Limu, Spirulina and others help the body maintain natural iodine which is helpful in shielding radioactive iodine.
3 In Japan after the atomic bomb, some people who ate miso, brown rice, umeboshi survived in spite of they were very close to the center.

Radiation is rapidly spreading in the ocean, but radiation (such as Cesium) in any water will not evaporate and create toxic rain as some are afraid, because the molecules are heavy and its evaporation point is 678 degree c. However, we need to monitor the radiation contamination in sea food and push our local government to act on this important issue, due to the fact that sea food is very important to the people of Hawaii.

As I have said, much can be done to minimize the effects of radiation, simply by maintaining a happy healthy diet and lifestyle. I am happy to come any place and share what I know. Please contact me by e-mail.

Most importantly, to avoid another accident, please ask our government (Japan) to stop reopening the nuclear power plants in Japan (52 are stopping right now out of 54, but government wants to reopen/restart the Oi nuclear reactors). You can send a short message to our prime minister by twitter:!/YoshihikoNoda

IT can be something like this:
Having nuclear reactors on earthquake faults is insane. I am shocked to hear Japan is still trying to reopen nuclear power plants again after polluting the entire northern hemisphere. We want safety, clean water, and clean air. No more radiation in the environment please.

Ben who attended the potluck just posted this to his Facebook page:

I really hope you can send a message to stop the nuclear power plants on earthquake faults (Japan!)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bid for Compassion: Marlena's Teaching Fund Teaching NVC

I hope some of you who are reading this live in Bay Area or in California. I want you to support Marlena, a compassionate teacher of NVC.

Marlena is my friend, a co-participant of 2010 Leadership Program of Bay NVC and an assistant of 2011 Leadership Program which both Gen and I participated.

I became aware she had multiple physical difficulties when she laid down during the classes as it was too hard for her to stay sitting straight, which at first was surprising for me as I have never seen people lying down during classes. But I understood her physical condition and soon we come to know each other. I often was moved by how empathic she was when it came to guessing feelings and the needs of another person during LP 2010.

She has been teaching NVC to her group of people who have Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities. But those people can not afford to pay her much as they can not work because of physical or mental condition and they are in poverty.

So, they got creative and they are having online auction to support her financially so that she can continue teaching NVC to those who need it. Please read the story below, and bid if you can.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Worsening Health Condition of a Fukushima Resident: The Case of Ms. Emiko Numauchi

Aljazeera has reported on a women, Emiko Numauchi, a former high school teacher, living 25 km from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor, whose health has been worsening after the 311 nuclear disaster: She is losing her hair, many teeth are gone, and she has purple marks on the skin...

Here is an English article about her:

Below is a report written by Sanae who volunteered to spread the information about Ms. Emiko Numauchi, who is in the Aljazeera report.
How safe is it for Fukushima people to stay in Fukushima, Japan?

People all over the world may think that Fukushima issue is already over. The Tsunami is over and international support has been delivered, therefore it is over.

However, there actually are the people who have been suffered from some incomprehensible symptoms around the nuclear power plants in Fukushima since the disaster. A Hiroshima Survivor told that Hiroshima people have been the same symptoms just like Fukushima.

1. The symptoms Fukushima people have and the ones Hiroshima people have.
A lady, Emiko Numauchi, 42 years old, who has lived in Minamisoma city in Fukushima prefecture in Japan, has been suffered from bunch of incomprehensible symptoms such as diarrhea (from May in 2011), feeling horror (from June), loss of appetite (from June), numbness in her hands (from August), higher blood pressure (from August), higher body temperature (from August), loosing her teeth (from September), (water) blisters (from October), loosing her hair (from October), bleeding (from December), and so on since the Fukushima nuclear power plantsa exploded after the earthquakes and Tsunami on March 11th. According to her, she had no problem with her health before that. Her husband was just a few km far away from the plants and one of her friends was in Minamisoma city as well. He has been suffering from feeling horror, numbness in his left feet, and nose bleeding and her friend has been loosing her hair.

Another lady, Koko Tanimoto Kondo, a Hiroshima Survivor I met last month told that a lot of the people who were in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was detonated over the city have been suffered from the incomprehensible symptoms same as the above.

2. The distances they are staying from the Fukushima nuclear power plants.
Minamisoma city where Emiko has been living is within 25 km from the Fukushima nuclear power plants. Her hasband moved to Kooriyama city where is within 60 km and comes back to Minamisoma city on weekends and her frends moved to the border place of Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures, within 75 km, after the disaster.

3. What are their conditions now?
They do not have the all symptoms all of the time, (some of those such as headaches, blisters, or numbness keep appearing and disappearing) , but Emiko actually has been loosing her hair and teeth since the last autumn and have difficulty in working (teaching high school students) because of feeling restless. Her hasband feels horror and have difficulty in working as well and her friend is also loosing her hair. Both Emiko and her friend got wigs in this winter.
Through a lot of Japanese websites, we can see not only Fukushima people but also the people outskirts of Fukushima have the similar health problems. Now we wonder how safe it is for Fukushima people to live there.

Emiko Numauchi's JPG

Click here to see a larger version of the above picture.

Now the debris from the tsunami is coming close to Hawaii and we do not know how radioactive it might be. I will keep measuring the radiation and report it here if I find anything strange.