Radiation Exposure

Because of the concern about radiation exposure from the nuclear power plant problems in Japan I’m posting this special edition of Be Wise-Health Wise. Two well respected doctors in natural healing sent information about the best way to prepare for any radiation exposure, much more complete and informative than anything I’ve seen in the media.

If you follow a healthy life style way of eating, you will already have protected yourself from the effects of radiation exposure.

Dr. Jaffe,  MD,  Ph.D. “Acting from an excess of caution” explains that radioactive materials only cause damage if you don’t have enough antioxidants to absorb the free electrons generated by the free radicals in the radioactive substances. Any stress uses up antioxidants including environmental toxic chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, hormone mimicking chemicals and food additives.

With deficiency of antioxidants the body cannot repair itself appropriately. Then the other body defense mechanism kicks in – inflammation causing pain, swelling and dysfunction in the tissues or organs.

How do we replenish the antioxidant stores in the body?

Eat sulfur rich foods:

  • Garlic
  •  Ginger
  •  Broccoli sprouts
  • Eggs
  • Onions


  • herbal, green and white teas
  • Fresh or freeze-dried vegetable juices that retain the fiber and pulp of the vegetable
  •  Plenty of purified water

Avoid any sweet food or drink.

Eat fermented food with live probiotic organisms like raw sauerkraut or kim chi.

Eat sea vegetables such as nori, kelp. Eat watercress.

Supplements that provide antioxidant protection include:

  • Vitamins E (the safer all eight forms)
  • Selenomethionine to protect cell membranes
  • Silymarin (Milk Thistle) to protect the liver
  • Buffered vitamin C – Preferably buffered with potassium, magnesium, calcium, and
  • B complex
  • Vitamin D3
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Omega 3 fats – fish or fish oil, flaxseeds or oil, walnuts, pumpkinseeds
  • Glutathione
  • Quercetin dihydrate plus or minus freeze dried pomegranate juice

These are the specific recommendations from Dr. Jaffe in the products he helped develop. I could not find a link to where they might be available. These links were at the end of Dr. Jaffe’s article:

www.PERQUE.com  – Dr. Jaffe’s complete article is on this link



1.            Coenzyme Q10 & vitamins E in rice bran oil

200 mg CoQ10 & 200 IU mixed natural vitamins E two softgels daily

2.Silybin beta rich silymarin and other liver protective antioxidants

2 caps twice daily

3.Phase 1, 2, & lipotropic detoxifier

2 tabsules twice daily

4.Fully reduced, fully buffered 100% l-ascorbate

Preferably buffered with potassium, magnesium, calcium, and zinc sufficient to keep oxidized LDL/HDL and 8-oxo-guanine from forming

5.Carnitine fumarate and GABA

2 softgel twice daily; sufficient to keep triglycerides in healthy range

6.Methylation factors

1 under the tongue twice daily or sufficient to bring homocysteine levels to lowest risk, that is < 6

7.Vitamin D3, 5,000 IU twice daily

sufficient to bring blood test of 25-OH-vitamin D to within the protective 50-80 range.

In sum, a prudent person would take the above seven supplements until at least six months after any exposure to radioactivity above usual background levels. Most radio-activity slowly goes away or is removed from the body.

Use of Iodine

If there is a known risk of radioactive iodine I-131 coming through the area, then before it reaches you and for a few weeks thereafter it makes sense to block uptake of iodine into the thyroid gland. This is a prudent protective strategy for acute situations. Blocking the uptake of iodine into the thyroid by flooding the system with non-radioactive iodine and iodide (iThroid) is a helpful shot term strategy and only a short-term, few-week strategy. A serving of sea vegetable such as nori or kombu at each meal provides a similar amount of iodine and iodide. Avoid artificially colored sea vegetables.”

From another expert:

Dr. Carolyn Dean wrote in her blog post of 3-16-11:

Activated charcoal taken orally can also help neutralize radiation as well as other poisons.

Thyme tea, rosemary tea, miso soup and seaweeds are good antiradiation measures that you can also take. Remember, the survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the “seaweed eaters.”

Read her full post by following these steps:


Click on “blog” in upper left corner

Scroll to Radiation Therapy posted 3-16-11

You have lots of options to choose from. Hopefully you already have some of these supplements and most of the food items in your cupboards.

So there’s no need to stress about the situation. Implement these practical steps which would be great things to be including in your life anyway and pray!


Dr. Jo


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