Miso, Brown rice, Sea salt, Seaweed…
All this kind of Japanese traditional food saved from the radiation sickness in Nagasaki in 1945.
We know that most parts of Japan now have been exposed to the radiation from Fukushima. So, what can we do? what can we do, who cannot leave own places or have to remain there for some reasons, to prevent from radiation sickness?
Now we have to concentrate on
HOW TO DISCHARGE the radioactive material we have already taken in,and
HOW TO IMPROVE IMMUNITY.
And, amazingly, Japanese traditional food can act for that!
Here is the amazing Japanese doctor who survived from Nagasaki and saved many lives in his hospital.
and I personally think, the most important thing is
to be POSITIVE, be HAPPY!
” Macrobiotic Diet Prevents Radiation Sickness Among A-Bomb Survivors in Japan – In August, 1945, at the time of the atomic bombing of Japan, Tatsuichiro Akizuki, M.D., was director of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Francis’s 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 fallout that had been released. Dr. Akizuki fed his staff and patients a strict macrobiotic diet of brown rice, miso 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. “I gave the cooks and staff strict orders that they should make unpolished whole-grain rice balls, adding some salt to them, prepare strong miso soup for each meal, and never use sugar. When they didn’t follow my orders, I scolded them without mercy, `Never take sugar. Sugar will destroy your blood!’. . . “This dietary method made it possible for me to remain alive and go on working vigorously as a doctor. The radioactivity may not have been a fatal dose, but thanks to this method, Brother Iwanaga, Reverend Noguchi, Chief Nurse Miss Murai, other staff members and in-patients, as well as myself, all kept on living on the lethal ashes of the bombed ruins. It was thanks to this food that all of us could work for people day after day, overcoming fatigue or symptoms of atomic disease and survive the disaster free from severe symptoms of radioactivity.”
Sources: Tatsuichiro Akizuki, M.D., Nagasaki 1945 (London: Quartet Books, 1981); Tatsuichiro Akizuki, “How We Survived Nagasaki,” East West Journal, December 1980.”