Thyroid Medication Prescriptions Rise From 54 – 104 Million in 4 Years – WHY?

Did you notice how when the doctor is asked what causes thyroid problems, he does not mention radiation… Is this strange or is it normal in the medical community? Sadly, 99% of medical doctors and other mainstream health professionals are NOT trained in the dangers of low dose radiation. They are not taught how low dose radiation can cause thyroid cancer, between 4-40 years later, so they will not talk about it. This medical doctor admits that  many years ago, around 40% of the population had thyroid problems. The numbers back then were ‘astronomical’. Things have gotten MUCH WORSE since then. The question is WHY? 

A few doctors know about the dangers of low dose radiation. One of those doctors is Dr. Helen Caldicott MD, who also happens to be a Pediatrician, so she talks extensively about the effects of low dose radiation on children, and she KNOWS her stuff. 

For a longer, 1 hour explanation by Dr. Caldicott MD, about how low dose radiation affects children, go to

Would you believe that in the USA in 2007, there were 54.6 MILLION thyroid medication prescriptions? But the amazing thing is that in 2011, that INCREASED RADICALLY to almost 105 MILLION prescriptions for the same medication. Having thyroid medication prescribed is NOT a one time thing.. When a person starts on thyroid medication, it is usually for LIFE, not a temporary thing. So when we look at these prescriptions, it is a permanent, for the rest of your life kind of thing.  

Going backwards in time, the amount of thyroid medication prescribed went down to close to ZERO, but that was well before the start of nuclear bomb tests. Any way we look at this, thyroid problems are taking the form of a catastrophic dis-ease crisis, but it is not talked about for many reasons, and the radical increase in thyroid disease or cancer is either ‘not understood’, covered up or denied. 
What is the reason for the steady rise in this prescription drug use for thyroids, from close to ZERO % of the population, to close to 50% of the population in the USA now? 
Could the rise in the use of thyroid medication have ANYTHING to do with millions of people being exposed to invisible low level nuclear radiation contamination of food, air and water? Could this huge number of people taking thyroid medication possibly have anything to do with over 2,200 open air nuclear bomb tests, detailed in the next link?

2400 Global Nuclear Atmospheric Bomb Tests 1945-1998; via A Green Road

Have any studies been done around this? It turns out, that yes, there have been some studies, and the results are fairly common sense and obvious, but ONLY if one looks at them with an open mind. 

Downwinders And Nuclear Bomb Testing; via A Green Road

Atomic Bomb Testing Veterans; via A Green Road

Depending on which statistical table one references (illustrated below), the amount of medication taken for thyroid maladies varies by almost 100%. How can a drug statistical analysis for the same drug vary by that MUCH? We could understand a variation of 1%, possibly even 5%, but close to 100% difference? Maybe we would be better off to believe that BOTH statistics are right.. 
Quite possibly, the lower levels in 2007 are correct, as are the higher levels in 2011. The only thing left to explore is where the RADICAL increase in thyroid drug use is coming from. And that is where things get very interesting, because the medical community that is prescribing these drugs, NEVER seems to talk about, look at or discover how low dose radiation is related to thyroid problems and low energy. But then they seem to want BILLIONS of Dollars per year to continue to ‘study’ the problem. 
Number of Prescriptions Of Levothyroxine Sodium
                          2007           2008           2009           2010           2011
2010 Data
      54.6 mil       61.2 mil         66.0 mil       70.5 mil     ——-
2011 Data      97.4 mil       98.9 mil       100.2 mil     103.2 mil     104.7 mil
Even more odd is the lack of ANY research by the medical establishment and universities that receive funding or financial support from the nuclear industry (which is almost all of them). In their view, low level radiation studies and harm caused to human health cannot be done, as that would violate a taboo of some kind. Why would they believe this? To understand why medical doctors are taught that low dose radiation is HEALTHY and good for you, dive into the following article….
Radon Dangers; Hormesis Explored; via A Green Road
Much, if not most of the medical industry and the nuclear industry together believe that low dose radiation cannot cause ANY health problems. This very passionate and non scientific belief system is called Hormesis. These ‘experts’ believe in the theory of Hormesis with a passion bordering on a cult religion. This cult believes that that low level radiation can cause NO harm, not ever, no matter what scientific studies say, such as the one pointed to by people like Dr. Helen Caldicott, or other experts such as Dr. Sternglass below.
Dr. Ernest Sternglass PhD; Childhood Cancers/Deaths Caused By Nuclear Power Plants; via A Green Road
There are actually many studies that show what may be causing all of this thyroid disease, thyroid cancers and death. It turns out that low dose radiation may actually be at least one of the culprits behind this catastrophic rise in the prescription of thyroid and other medications. 

Radioactive iodine may very well be one of the prime culprits behind all kinds of thyroid issues, so it may be helpful to learn more about radioactive iodine and how it affects the thyroid, and why low energy or chronic fatigue is THE MOST COMMON sign of exposure to low dose radiation. Yet, those who believe in Hormesis think that administering radioactive Iodine is a treatment and/or a ‘cure’ for thyroid cancer. They go on to admit if asked, that the ‘cure’ can cause further cancers down the road… 
Iodine and Radioactive Iodine Facts; via A Green Road

According to the American Thyroid Association, thyroid cancer is known to be much more common in those who have been exposed to radiation, especially high doses of radiation. Those who were exposed to high doses of radiation when they were young are more at risk of developing thyroid cancer later on in life. Xrays used to be used as a ‘treatment’ much more than today, for things like acne, adenoids and more. 

Whenever X-ray treatment or exposure has included the head or neck area, for things such as Hodgkin’s Disease, or breast cancer, studies have shown an increased risk of cancer of the thyroid to be a much more common consequence down the road. 

The American Thyroid Association states that “thyroid cancer can also be caused by radioactive iodine released during nuclear disasters such as the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl power plant in Russia or the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan related to the tsunami. Children are usually the most affected and often develop cancers within a few years of exposure. However, even adults exposed during these accidents develop thyroid cancer with increased frequency, sometimes as many as 40 years later.
You can be protected from developing thyroid cancer in the event of a nuclear disaster by taking potassium iodide (see Nuclear Radiation and the Thyroid brochure). This prevents the absorption of radioactive iodine and has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of thyroid cancer. The American Thyroid Association recommends that anyone living within 200 miles of a nuclear accident be given potassium iodide.
Decide for yourself after you dive into this issue and look at the evidence for yourself. Or, you can continue to blindly believe people who have a profit motive, and who will continue to write you prescriptions, while ‘studying’ the problem, while NEVER actually coming up with any solutions, other than ‘more drugs’ and expensive treatments, that do NOTHING to address the root causes of the problem.

Cancer – The Forbidden Cures; via A Green Road
Low dose radiation causing changes in children; via A Green Road
The proof of the harm from low dose radiation comes from many countries, and many examples. Chernobyl happened over 30 years ago, so there is lots of history that can be looked at. Not surprisingly, the children exposed to low level radiation around Chernobyl have HIGH rates of thyroid problems, and thyroid cancer.
Summary of Negative Health Effects Of Low Dose Radiation On Children Around Chernobyl; via A Green Road
Could it be that the normal operation of nuclear power plants could cause millions of children to be exposed to low level radiation, which then results in health problems, including thyroid diseases? Hmmm, studies done around nuclear power plants in Fukushima, Europe and the USA all seem to indicate that this seems to be the case.

75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road

How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road

Dr. Gorden Edwards PhD; Nuclear Power, Hope or Hoax Speech; via A Green Road

The Children Beyond Chernobyl Movie; via A Green Road

The few studies done around Fukushima after the cities there DEMANDED that they be done, show that a large percentage of children have ‘nodules’ or ‘cysts’ on their thyroids. These helpless and innocent Japanese children are living in high radiation zones, just like the children around Chernobyl and the children living around nuclear plants in the USA.
Some children in Japan have so many cysts on their thyroids, it is impossible to count them all. Guess what, cysts appeared AFTER the Fukushima accident, just like they did after Chernobyl. Within five years, thyroid cancers appeared, and many thousands of children have thyroid necklaces, (surgery scars from having cancerous thyroids removed)

Now 35.8% of Fukushima children have thyroid cysts or nodules — 13,646 do and 24,468 don’t July 15, 2012

Just 0.8% of children in 2001 Japanese control group had thyroid cysts or nodules — 36% in Fukushima study July 15, 2012

43% of kids have thyroid abnormalities in new Fukushima City test results (CHART)September 11, 2012

Family 100 km from Fukushima Daiichi: 4, 7, and 10 year old each with many cysts on thyroid (ULTRASOUND) July 14, 2012

Fukushima girls have 3 times more thyroid CYSTS over 15 millimeters than boys — Also 79% more medium-sized cysts than boys September 17, 2012

Finally, just to end on a more positive note, let’s quickly explore how you can protect your thyroid from radiation, with Dr. Jennifer Fisher – Naturopathic Doctor, or ND.

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