Of the two types of radiation the most dangerous kind, ionic radiation, that is emitted in nuclear accidents and which is also used to irradiate food, is the one we need to be most concerned about because of its high levels. In the mid 1990’s in Russia, spirulina began its use as a specific immune enhancer in the treatment of Children affected by the Chernobyl disaster. Children in highly radioactive areas, had developed chronic radiation sickness and high levels of Immunoglobulin E (IgE). A group of some 30 plus children were given about 5 grams of Spirulina each day for one and a half months. This regimen lowered the their IgE blood levels and also notably reduced all allergic sensitivities in their bodies.

Doctors in the Chernobyl area, where radiation levels in Ukraine have been very high since the accident, have shown that daily spirulina consumption in 20 days lead to a 50% reduction in measurements of radiation in patients’ urine. Testing done in 1990 in Belarus concluded that spirulina consumption promotes the evacuation of radioactive nucleotides from the body. Further studies showed that the consumption of spirulina also reduced the radiation load of radioactive nucleotides, strontium and cesium ingested in contaminated foods. This is very significant since many are concerned about ingesting radiation through contaminated foods due to aerial contamination of crops through wind and rain.

One of the main detrimental effects of radiation exposure is the destruction of the immune system. Both chlorella and spirulina seem to counteract these effects and rebuild the immune system. Chlorella has been shown in Japanese studies to also have anti tumor effects. When we consider that one of the prime effects of radiation exposure in the onset of cancer this is a very important piece of information.

When you also note the fact that the Enerfood formula is almost 50% composed of Spirulina, Chlorella, Kelp and Dulse, it becomes apparent why this formula will help not only nourish and cleanse you but also help protect you from radiation and help your body detox itself from the same. Japanese doctors noticed in studies how the consumption of chlorella helps increase the production of interferon, which itself slows the growth of cancer cells.

Enerfood also contains naturally occurring iodine, which is very important in the event of radiation exposure to protect the thyroid gland and other endocrine and breast tissues.

In addition we have two herbal tinctures, one a combination and one a single seaweed herbal. The single is called bladderwrack, a type of Fucus algae, which has naturally occurring iodine as well as other polysaccharides that help bind radiation. The combination formula, ThyRobust contains bladderwrack and kelp, both sources of iodine, as are the Icelandic moss and the irish moss and radiation binding polysaccharides as well as rosehips or acerola cherry, both natural pectin rich chelators and sources of natural vitamin C. It also contains milk thistle, a natural source of selenium and a liver regenerator and protector. It also contains celery seed a natural blood pressure regulator and diuretic to help remove toxins through the kidneys and it is also mineral rich, as is the final ingredient, dandelion leaf.

Other beneficial things to do are to eat whole grains, which absorb a lot less radiation and which have good fiber and phosphorous, that help the body detox from radiation and because of the high fiber content, that detox process will be faster. They also have good levels of vitamin E and selenium that help prevent tissue damage.

All in all a vegetable and whole grain based diet will expose you to much less radiation that an animal based diet that concentrates heavy metals and radiation in fat tissues.

It is also wise to improve your immune system and keep it strong at all times. Radiation breaks down the immune system. One of the best ways to do this is to take the Daily Immune Support.

Don’t forget to also cleanse your body regularly and also keep all your major detox pathways open by cleansing your colon, kidneys and liver. Go here to find out more.

Read the following article of how a Japanese doctor protected his patients with a simple wholefoods diet and seaweeds in the wake of the nuclear devastation after the Nagasaki bomb.

How to protect yourself against nuclear radiation

Just in case......

In 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 has been released.

Dr. Akizuki fed his staff and patients a strict diet of brown rice, miso and tamari soy soup, wakame, kombu and other seaweed, 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 perished from radiation sickness.
Source: Tatsuichiro Akuziki, M.D. Nagasaki 1945, London Quarter books, 1981. (Brown rice, miso, Sea vegetables, Salt)

In 1968 Canadian researchers reported that sea vegetables contained a polysaccharide substance that selectively bound radioactive strontium and helped eliminate it from the body. In laboratory experiments, sodium alginate prepared from kelp, kombu, and other brown seaweeds off the Atlantic and pacific coasts was introduced along with strontium and calcium into rats. The reduction of radioactive particles in bone uptake, measured in the femur, reached as high as 80%, with little interference with calcium absorption.

The evaluation of biological activity of different marine algae is important because of their practical significance in preventing absorption of radioactive products of atomic fission as well as in their use as possible natural decontaminators.
Source: Y. Tanaka et. Al. " Studies on Inhibition of Intestinal Absorption of Radioactive Strontium", Canadian Medical Association Journal 99: 169-75. (Sea Vegetables)


Whole grains help to protect us from the deleterious health effects of radiation exposure in five ways:

1) Grains are low on the food chain. Although they may have been exposed to pollution and radiation, they do not have the concentration of contaminants that is found in meat and large fish, which are at the top of the food chain.

2) Important with respect to radiation protection is the high fiber and phosphorous contents in grains. The binding ability of these substances helps the body to remove poisons.

3) The bulking factor of grains lessens the intestinal transit time and so hasten the elimination of all toxins.

4) Being neither very acid nor very alkaline, grains help us to maintain the middle-range pH that has been found to increase our resistance to radiation.

5) Whole grains provide vitamin B6, which is indispensable for the thymus. In addition, their calcium content guards against uptake of radioactive strontium, and their vitamin E and selenium prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals.


1) Refined, genetic modified and processed foods

2) Fatty foods (meat, dairy products)

3) Simple sugars (white sugar), soft drinks

Source: Diet for the Atomic Age by Sara Shannon-Avery Publishing Group Inc., Wayne, New Jersey.

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