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Emergency Additions to Radiation Protocol

Published on March 20, 2011

In this informal conversation I had with Dr. David Brownstein he brings us back to the very basics of what we need to do to protect ourselves to the maximum possible from increasing radiation in the environment. So even before rushing out to buy iodine we might better start with hydrating our bodies to the 100 plus level because just like they need to spray down the reactors and spent rod pools with water, we ourselves need to spray down our entire cellular colony within our bodies. Simply put, our cells will burn a lot faster when dehydrated then when fully hydrated especially with purified water with some bicarbonate it in. David also makes the important point about vitamin C, so take yourself and everyone in the family up to bowel tolerance level. He also stresses not using common table salt but instead Real Salt, Himalayan or Celtic salts that are unprocessed; he explains how these salts can provide vital minerals that will protect the cells quickly.

Dr. Gabriel Cousins, in his book Conscious Eating, says, “Foods containing chlorophyll have long been known to protect against radiation. Generally speaking, any green foods have chlorophyll. From 1959 to 1961, the Chief of the U.S. Army Nutrition Branch in Chicago found that high-chlorophyll foods reduced the effects of radiation on guinea pigs by 50 percent. This includes all chlorophyll foods: cabbage, leafy green vegetables, spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass, any sprouts, and the blue-green algae from Klamath Lake called Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). This variety of blue-green algae is an excellent anti-radiation food because of its high cellular immutability and high regenerative energy, as well as its high chlorophyll content. It should be taken in a dose of four capsules (one gram) four times per day for one week before, and several weeks after, radiation exposure.”

In my essay Treatments for Nuclear Contamination I mentioned that spirulina and chlorella have been used heavily by the Russians after the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. Dr. Cousins knows his medicine and his food. What he says above is critical information and that is why I recommend Rejuvenate in high doses because of its high spirulina and chlorella content and because it is refined cellular rocket fuel providing them with a broad range of concentrated nutrients in high enough dosages to make a huge difference to the cells, especially when they are under oxidative stress. Dr. Gabriela Segura reminds us that, “radiation produces free radicals (inflammatory molecules) that damage cells that make up tissues such as organs, glands, muscles, and bones. Besides causing the cells to age more quickly they also become distorted, or mutated, creating cancers such as leukemia, anemia, birth defects, and other diseases.” As you will see on my blog post about Rejuvenate, it is its great taste that makes it much easier to overwhelm the cells with concentrated broad-spectrum nutrition.

While we are talking basics I want to remind people also to stock up on vitamin E tablets and one way to go with this is with MegaFoods’ combined selenium and vitamin E formula or any formula that is whole food oriented like New Chapter formulas are. Megafood and New Chapter are companies that set the standards when it comes to quality whole food oriented manufacture of vitamin and mineral supplements.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that will help to prevent damage to cell membranes caused by ionizing radiation. It works by stopping the chain reactions triggered by the radiation that oxidize the polyunsaturated lipids in the membranes. These chain reactions are what make fatty food go rancid if you keep them for too long. In effect, radiation makes your cell membranes go rancid and it is this that does most of the damage to the rest of the cell, including damage to its DNA.

I just got this letter:

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I leave in Japan 200km from the Nuclear Power plant. We get no information or if they say anything is that things won’t be as bad as in Chernobyl. I’m a teacher we have hundreds of children is there anything I can do? What is the best thing to do in this situation? Please help me to help them.


Dear Anna,

The first thing I would tell you to do is go to my and read all my posts from this week. Then I would tell you to think seriously of getting the kids and yourself out of there. To the south of Japan or out of the country altogether for the first principle of dealing with toxicity is to avoid exposure. If that is not possible read my protocol and start buying up as much of the items as you can and to sign up for my newsletter and watch for updates.  Also I will be doing a live teleconference soon on how to administrate my Natural Allopathic Medicine protocol for radiation contamination. That should be in mid or late in the week.

I received this reply:

I just had a meeting with one engineer who works for nuclear plant in Japan. I was so shocked by what he was saying. He says it’s not dangerous and there is no need to move. He believes what the government says I was so shocked I couldn’t believe my ears. He has one year old baby I told him to immediately go to at least south of Japan because any exposure to radiation for a little girl like her could be fatal. He leaves 200km from the plant and thinks it’s safe. They still think it’s OK and they have things under control. Please I beg you if you have any other information let me know ASAP. I don’t mind dying but I can’t stand and watch thousands of innocent children suffering for years to come. Please help us I’ll pass the message to those who are willing to listen. Ignorance is so dangerous, isn’t it?


“The most troubling thing to me is the fear that’s out of proportion to the risk,” said Dr. Henry Duval Royal, a radiologist at Washington University Medical School. Men and statements like this truly make me sick. How can we not be troubled for the fate Japanese children who will be left to die at the hands of dim-witted medical people who have not the slightest idea what we are dealing with in Japan? The world and all the people in it are already suffering tremendously from the onslaught of heavy metals, chemicals and radiation exposures of many different kinds and sources and medicine has its head absolutely stuck in the sand on this.

Japan faces a catastrophe as radiation penetrates the entire northern half the country and could easily spread to the south. Early on in the crisis fear prompted some people to flee the capital and others to stock up on essential supplies. Fear sometimes is our best friend since it’s like an early warning radar device telling us of low flying dangers.

Yesterday I was on the radio with my colleague Dr. Gabriela Segura, a French heart surgeon. She and I have both recently published on the side effects and dangers of MMS (Miracle Mineral Supplement) and neither of us would be surprised if its advocates start preaching that it’s good for nuclear fallout as well.

Dr. Segura recently posted an important page on the Net that introduces something I overlooked completely in my first report on how to protect one from radiation as well as treat radiation sickness. This is incredibly important information for people to have in the northern hemisphere because radiation levels are only going to increase from this point on. This problem is not going away, though the authorities will try to hide as much as they can.

We need extra sulfur in our systems to help protect and treat radiation contamination. Segura published that, “Sulfur has a long history of use as an antidote for acute exposure to radioactive material. DMSO is the classical sulfur compound. A Japanese study showed that even low concentrations of DMSO had radio-protective effects through the facilitation of DNA double-strand break repair, providing protection against radiation damage at all cellular levels in the whole body. Remember that boosting your body’s detox capabilities and overall antioxidant levels is a key to survive in these stressful times. Being on a detox diet is crucial to regaining health in a toxic environment. Our extensive experience and research shows that those on a no grain/low carb (no gluten) and non-dairy diet fare MUCH better.”

There are four ways to get sulfur into our systems that I know of. There is DMSO, then sodium Thiosulfate, which I have recommended to people for years to put in their therapeutic baths and can be taken orally as well; there is also MSM and of course Epsom salts. I suggest you flood the companies that sell these products with your orders because like everything necessary and helpful for surviving the coming onslaught of slowly increasing radiation, these things will be in short supply.

DMSO: The Antidote for Radiation Poisoning

DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) is an effective painkiller. It blocks nerve conduction ?bers that produce pain. It reduces in?ammation and swelling by reducing in?ammatory chemicals. It improves blood supply to an area of injury by dilating blood vessels and increasing delivery of oxygen and by reducing blood platelet stickiness. It stimulates healing, which is a key to its usefulness in any condition. It is among the most potent free radical scavengers known to man, if not the most potent one.

In 1866, Russian scientist Alexander Saytzeff isolated a most curious and peculiar chemical compound. It was crystalline, odorless, non-toxic and had a garlic-like taste when consumed. At the time, Saytzeff had no way to predict that his discovery was going to prove highly controversial throughout its entire medical history, that it was going to be tested in thousands of studies, providing miraculous relief in numerous patients.

I’m talking here about dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), an organic sulfur compound that was used only as an industrial solvent, that is, until its medical properties were discovered in 1963 by a research team headed by Stanley W. Jacob, MD. DMSO is a byproduct of kraft pulping (the “sulfate process”), which converts wood into wood pulp consisting of almost pure cellulose fibers. As industrial as it may sound, the process simply entails a treatment of wood chips with a mixture of sodium hydroxide and sodium sulfide, known as white liquor, breaking the bonds which link lignin (from the Latin word lignum, meaning wood) to the cellulose.

DMSO is useful as a pain reliever, in burns, acne, arthritis, mental retardation, strokes, amyloidosis, head injury, scleroderma; it soothes toothaches, eases headaches, hemorrhoids, muscle strains; it prevents paralysis from spinal chord injuries; it softens scar tissues. In fact, it is useful in well over 300 ailments and is safe to use. You would think that a compound that has so many alleged uses and benefits would be automatically suspect, but careful examination of its properties and the data available will shed some light in this miraculous chemical.

Sulfur: The Stuff of Life

DMSO is an intermediate product of the global sulfur cycle, which distributes bioavailable sulfur for all animal and plant life (Parcell, 2002). Sulfur compounds are found in all body cells and are indispensable for life; they are needed for a number of chemical reactions involved in the detoxification of drugs and other harmful toxins, and they have potential clinical applications in the treatment of a number of conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis, interstitial cystitis, athletic injuries, congestive heart failure, diabetes, cancer, and AIDS (Parcell, 2002). Among the sulfur compounds, DMSO is probably the one that has the widest range and greatest number of therapeutic applications ever shown for any other single chemical. It has around 40 pharmacological properties that may be beneficial in the prevention, relief or reversal of numerous diseases (Morton, 1993).

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  • Michelle De Rooy

    what about scans such as CT scan,s MRI and PET scans used to detect cancers. Is there a problem with these as I have been recently diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma and need to have regular scans for the next 5 to 15 years. What can do to minimize any risk at the same time as having the scans regularly to monitor my cancer.

    • Michelle,

      Dr. Sircus does not go along with these scans where the amount of radiation you are exposed to is not kept track of, yet is accumulative.

      You can get other testing such as thermography and new tests being developed that do not involve radiation to detect cancers. If you have a radiation procedure you can use all the recommended supplements in the essay here such as increasing fluids, using Rejuvenate, Vit. E, chlorophyll based supplements such as spirulina/chlorella, sulfur, iodine, vitamin C and of course bathing in sodium bicarbonate baths for detoxification will all help.
      If you agree to have multiple xrays and scans this website may help you to keep track of how much cumulative radiation you will be getting:

      Claudia French

      • Michelle De Rooy

        Thank you so much for this timely information. I noticed that the data on the common sources of radiation you sent info on didn’t include PET scans. I had one of these just about 6 weeks ago along with several Ct scans and an MRI. My ENT is recommending that I have ongoing radiation therapy for a nasal cancer which has since been removed after 2 operations to excise the area which came back with a 3mm safety margin. The want to do the radiation as they are concerned about microscopic cancers being present. It is a rare cancer and there is no enough research to support statistical data of any sort. I have only just 3 days started to wean myself of sugar and have added quite a few supplements to my diet. I admit I am trying to avoid radiation but 2 out of 3 are recommending rads. I meet with my surgeon again on Thursday to discuss this 3mm safety margin as well as check on my recovery from the previous operations. He is the third opinion I am seeking. In case you want to know, my cancer is Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma found in a nasal polyp.

  • hemorrhoids

    I have one hymroid that comes out of my butt but, I have 5 that pop out of my butt anytime I try to use the bathroom. I eat fiber and it has truely made it worse now I am getting stomach cramps and am forced to push very hard just to get out tiny pieces. At one point I had one of my hemroids break there was massive amounts of blood and what looked to be blood clots in it. Not sure if this one is the same one just built back up or a new one. Any ideas of what I can do and didn’t doctors used to do this procedure in their office?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Angela,

      Doctors usually tie off hemmmorhoids these days.

      You should increase your intake of fluids, increase your exercise and take a natural softener such as coconut oil each day. See if those help. Magnesium taken orally will also work, but taken orally it will draw water from the rest of your body. (like Phillips Milk of Magnesia does.)

  • Heya i am for the primary time here. I found this board and I find It really helpful & it helped me out a lot. I’m hoping to give one thing back and aid others like you helped me.

  • Dear Dr. Mark, thank you very much for proving sulfur is not a four letter word.
    DMSO is a four word organic solvent and in our opinion a sloppy way to introduce bio available sulfur into the lymph. The mouth is how to get sulfur into our bodies, eat it, drink it, that is what we did before the medical/pharmaceutical/petrochemical industries accidentally broke the Sulfur cycle. When they realized the error they complicated it by not replacing the Sulfur but began making synthetics drugs to address the symptoms of sulfur deficiency without replacing the sulfur. The result no cellular regeneration.
    Cellular regeneration is the only way we can survive the increase in radiation, repair the damage done. You can not hide from radioactive contamination, but repair was demonstrated with Miso (a sulfur gruel) after our bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

    We have all the modern diseases which Linus Pauling said was a result of a mineral deficiency, that mineral is sulfur and increased radiation exposure due to accidents of commerce without this mineral limits our ability to repair due to lack of glutathione and melatonin. Your suggestion regarding MSM, man requires more sulfur than anyone can get in any commercially available form of MSM, if there were any we would not have had to start our Study. The packaging, the pulverizing and the additives have rendered
    MSM impotent. Bound sulfur is not bio available.

    What everyone may fail to realize is that compounds of sulfur can not stay in the body,
    so cesium sulfate, plutonium sulfate, all of uranium form sulfate as well as lead and mercury and are eliminated via the bowel.
    Thank you again for giving us a pub med article we had found.

    Every drug advertised to we the people has been replaced voluntarily every time with organic sulfur, curious or does the discussion explain the deficiency? Our experience with radiation exposure has been with our Study members who opted for radiation therapy while taking sulfur, the comments from their oncologists was they were surprised at the lack of damage to healthy tissues. 20 in number, and still speaking, these folks had throat cancer and were told they would not speak any more. Surprise Surprise. Until we change the way we grow our food, organically, bio available sulfur can be acquired through the Cellular Matrix Study and its Study Directors.

    Patrick McGean
    Cellular Matrix Study
    Body Human Project est. 1999

  • Johnny

    Dear Dr. Sircus

    I was wondering whether the recent nuclear plant’s leaked radiation would affect the supplements I am taking as they are of Hawaiian origin. I am taking The Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica. And how much is the impact? And I was also wondering whether this radiation has seeped into the sea bed.

    Thank you.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Johnny,

      According to the authorities, the radiation will not affect the foods or crops away from Japan. However if you do not believe them, watch your supplements carefully. You might write to the company who manufactures your spirulina and ask them for verification and their testing procedures on their products. I would definitely stay away from any supplements made in Japan. Yes radiation has seeped into the seabed, but the authorities are quick to tell us that these isotopes will fall to the sea bottom and be of no danger to us at all.

    • Iip

      Can MSM increase faaicl and body hair growth by taking it daily? I read somewhere that sulfur may cause the hair to grow. I know this is good for nail, skin and scalp hair, but what if makes me get more faaicl hair. I had faaicl hair that is totally under control with Diane .35 and spiro and don’t want to bring it back by taking this mineral. Is this possible?

      • Claudia – IMVA Staff


        we are not aware of this possibility with MSM. It would be best for you to ask the retailer who sold you the product you are using.

  • Debra

    Hello Claudia,
    I have been trying to research the above mention regarding Himalayan Rock Salt and have not been able to find a reliable source to verify the information from Elaine. Have you been able to find out anything. I have been using it in cooking instead of table salt as it is available where I am living. I thought it was great but now hesitate thinking it maybe wreaking havok instead.

  • Mary in FL

    Which kind of rejuvenate do you recommend? You have a picture of the Plus, but since there are 4 kinds and they don’t have all the same properties I wanted to buy what was the best for radiation. I also have 15, 13 and 6 year old children. 13 year old has already been through detox for heavy metals, but not sure if they are all out.
    Thank you and everyone for ALL of your help!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff


      All of the Rejuvenate products are great! The Berries and Herbs have less spirulina in the mix, but a better flavor. The Rejuvenate Plus is the most widely used. All are high in protein and rna.

  • Debra

    I would be interested in knowing about the Himalayan Rock salt as I use it quite a lot as I am living close to the source. I just ordered 10kg of it to use in cooking etc. I have been also recommending it to others to use instead of table salt.

  • Debra

    Thank you for this valuable information- I love your site and all the information you so freely pass on. I have been using Magnesium oil for the last few years and iodine for the last year or so. I recetly bought the bi carb of soda and am presently reading your book on Bi carb of Soda.
    I have been living in India for the last 12 years where I have been involved in humanitarian work. As I have worked without salary I always look for cost effective ways to stay healthy with things that are available locally and that are easy to use. I have not been sure whether the bi carb of soda available here has aluminium in it, but it seems from your recent information that baking powder is the culprit and bi carb of soda should be fine.
    I have been reading your newsletters and yesterday I went to a Laboratory to see if I could find some of the items mentioned by Dr Gabriella. To my surprise I was able to find quite a few of them. However I am unsure how to use them. Would it be possible to have some instructions to learn how to use them safely?
    DMSO 500 ML
    I asked for Nascent iodine but they didn’t have it. Although they said they can see if it can be made for me.
    They had lugol’s iodine but I am not sure if it is safe to take orally or not as there is no details on the bottle.
    They also had Magnesium chloride salts. Do you think I could just add water to this to use as the magnesium oil?
    Do you think these are all safe to use for humans.
    I am interested in this information for myself, but also for the many poor people that I come into contact with through my work. I would love to be able to use these things to help others. My son has also been diagnosed with prostate cancer so I want to be able to help him use the magnesiun, iodine and bi cab protocol along with Clay etc. Thank you for your guidance and for doing so much to stand up for the truth. I admire you.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff


      The Sodium thiosulfate can be put into a bath along with magnesium chloride….and yes the magnesiumsalts you found should be fine. For making an oil, just add spring water till saturated.
      For DMSO instructions you should look to Dr. Gabriella’s infoirmation on it. We tried , but failed to get more specific instructions from her.

      You can find some information on reduced glutathione here: (for oral and nebulization….but for nebulization get only the form bufferred with bicarbonate)

      Yes, Lugol’s is safe to take orally…use 1-5 drops in a glass of water 2-5x/week or more depending on the radiation situation there.

      Sodium thiosulfate can be added to water a few times /week, to taste, or added to the bath.

      Please follow Dr. Sircus’ essays for updates and more clarification.

      Claudia French

  • Elaine

    Oh, Dr. Mark!!

    I must also mention, and IMVA staff, please, please,please…. The Himalyan Salt is LOADED with Fluoride according the the website for “Parents For Fluoride Poisoned Children”, and you can also find that information backed up on

    Please read the history behind “Himalayan Salts”. And please keep in mind that it IS an company who has gotten a lot of revenue from this product. They are very defensive about the Fluoride claims, so please go with PFPC and Fluoide Alert Org.
    I do not know what labs have tested these salts as mentioned in the video above by Dr. Brownstein, but the organizations who go out of their way to measure the Fluoride content of foods and products DO SHOW HIGH FLUORIDE IN HIMALAYAN SALTS, (the product).
    You can double check this information with Dr. Paul Connett at the Fluoride Action Network. This information NEEDS to get out!

    Don’t let the picture of the Himalayan Mountains on the label fool you. The salt actually comes from a cave in Pakistan in an area that is flooded with Fluoride in the environment. And the people in the area are crippled and riddled with fluorosis.

    Again,I found this information on websites that are intent on keeping fluoride out of our bodies. And I’m sorry to those who want to believe that this brand of salt is good. I had purchased it myself from Mercola’s website a few years ago, and found out by chance about this. I returned the product with a message to Dr. Mercola, but his staff just wrote me back and told me there was nothing wrong with it. I gave them the websites where this information can be found, but they choose not to acknowledge the information.

    That salt is full of “HALIDES”, and I also saw Dr. Mercola do a video with someone from the company that sells it, and they both were talking about how good “halides” are for you!!! If I find that interview on youtube or else where, I will send it your way.


    Sorry if I bust anybody’s bubble.

    • IMVA Staff

      Thanks for this information on Himalayan Salt, Elaine,

      I’m definitely going to check this out and warn everyone about this!

      Claudia French

  • Elaine

    Wow. Thankyou! I had no idea DMSO had SO MANY uses!! Indeed, why is this information not widely known!

    Thankyou SO MUCH for this information. Your blogs and newletters are SO helpful!!

    We must ask ourselves why the main stream media, AND the FDA, etc., don’t have this information easily available.

    We can see very clearly why we need to be in touch with alternative media to find out the TRUTH. Thankyou VERITAS!

    Yes, I too wonder about “expiration dates” for this product. Would some one be able to find out for us??

    Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!

  • Mary Miller

    I found DMSO on Is there a brand that you recommend or anything to look for to check for quality, strength or specifics we would need?
    God bless you Dr. Sircus! I’m trying to let people know, but they don’t believe any of it and think I’m nuts (which is nothing new)

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Mary,

      Right now we do not recommend any specific brand or type of DMSO. Once we learn more about the various brands we will let you know……watch the upcoming essays . We are going along with the recommendations made by Dr. Gabriella. She said the rose-scented lotion seemed to be the best, in that it does not cause so much of the odor that the plain types do. You might want to write to her to ask about specifics.

      Claudia French

  • Dr. Sircus,

    If you were pregnant or breastfeeding, would you use DMSO? Or is that a contradiction? Also, where do you get sodium thiosulfate?

    Thanks for all the wonderful information!

    • IMVA Staff


      You can get sodium thiosulfate from a chemical supply house. Do a google search for this. It used to be available at pet shops, as its used for treating water in aquariums, but now it is mixed with other ingredients which we don’t advise for human consumption.

      It is not known whether or not sodium thiosulfate used topically (as a lotion or in a bath) will pass into breast milk, so caution is urged if pregnant or breastfeeding. Use only under a doctors supervision if pregnant.

      Claudia French

  • Ann Cianflone

    DMSO certainly has remarkable properties. I had only read about it and decided to buy some. Some time later I badly injured a toe and it hurt a lot! I gave the DMSO a try pouring it on the injured digit and wow did that act fast to relieve the pain. I keep a bottle of DMSO on hand all the time now for emergencies.

    Which reminds me: is it good till the last drop or does it have an expiration date after which it has lost its strength?

    Thanks for all the great advice Dr. S. You’ve been a Godsend!