John Gofman, MD, PhD, in his book Radiation and Human Health, writes, “There is no
safe dose of radiation since radiation is cumulative. Harm in the form of excess human
cancer occurs at all doses of ionizing radiation,
down to the lowest conceivable dose and dose
Fortunately, there are protective actions we
can take to restore our asana in the face of
My general approach to radiation
protection is seven-fold:
1. Create a positive selective uptake dynamic.
With enough healthy minerals in the system,
cells become saturated and there is less room
for radioactive minerals to be absorbed. Sufficiency in calcium, potassium, iodine, iron, zinc,
Vitamin B12, and sulfur will inhibit the body’s
assimilation of many radioactive elements.
Radioactive iodine (I-131) is a major nuclear
plant meltdown contaminant. Research suggests that one milligram of iodine for children
and five milligrams for adults would reduce the
amount of radioactive iodine from direct I-131
exposure accumulated in the thyroid by 80%.
Nascent iodine forms are the most effective;
my preference is a nascent iodine called Illu-modine taken 15 drops, three times daily, one
hour from food.
Iodine-rich foods include: all sea vegetables,
Swiss chard, turnip greens, wild garlic and onion, watercress, squash, mustard greens, spinach, asparagus, kale, citrus foods, watermelon,
2. Utilize chelation. Certain foods actively
pull radioactive materials out of the body
via the body’s excretory processes. One such
chelator is sodium alginate; it reduces the
amount of strontium- 90 absorbed by the
bone by 53-80%.
Sodium alginate is found in sea vegetables, including kelp, arame, wakame, kombu, and hi-jiki. It binds with other metal pollutants, such
as excess barium, lead, plutonium, cesium, and
cadmium. Brown sea vegetables bind excess
strontium and iron. Red sea vegetables, like
dulse, bind plutonium. Green algae effectively
binds cesium-137. Pectin (found in apples and
sunflower seeds), zybicolin (found in miso),
phytates (found in grains, beans, and peas),
and cellulose and lignin (found in non-dissolv-able food fibers), are all excellent chelators.
Clay is excellent for chelating radioactive materials out of the intestines. It is best to use if
there is a major exposure. An excellent and
moderately priced clay is Therapeutic Living
Clay (calcium bentonite purified clay). >