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Published on March 13, 2011

Iodine – Glutathione – Natural Chelation – Clay – Baking Soda

A person examines a japanse baby for radiation

It is too early to call everyone in North America to prepare for a radiation cloud streaming down radioactive particles from the accident in Japan. According to the media and government, America is not at risk due to radioactive fallout from the recent Japanese nuclear accidents in several reactors but that could change in a heartbeat as authorities race to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns. Nuclear plant operators are working frantically to try to keep temperatures down in several reactors crippled by the earthquake and tsunami, wrecking at least two by dumping sea water into them in last-ditch efforts to avoid meltdowns.

Now, just hours after writing this above paragraph we get a report in the New York Times indicating that even best case scenarios include radioactive releases of steam from the crippled plants could go on for weeks, months or even years. So prepare we must. “Pentagon officials reported Sunday that helicopters flying 60 miles from the plant picked up small amounts of radioactive particulates — still being analyzed, but presumed to include Cesium-137 and Iodine-121 — suggesting widening environmental contamination. More steam releases also mean that the plume headed across the Pacific could continue to grow,” printed the Times.

The incident is a reminder that preparedness should include being prepared for nuclear events with foods and medicinals in our medical cabinets that will protect us and our families as much as humanly and medically possible. Many people in Japan and elsewhere around the world that live and work close to nuclear plants will be seriously affected by nuclear accidents. When a meltdown happens the effects can be carried thousands of miles by the prevailing winds.

It is unclear how far the impact of a meltdown might reach. In the United States, local communities plan for evacuation typically within 10 miles of a nuclear plant. However, states must be ready to cope with contamination of food and water as far as 50 miles away. When it comes to risks and toxic exposure levels we can count on the government and medical officials to understate the threat. This is something consistent in their approach to all types of toxic exposures.

Besides having iodine on hand for emergencies, we can grow (and, at present, purchase) herbs and foods that prevent our bodies from storing radioactive particles. Some of these foods and herbs even remove radioactive particles from our bodies. As we are all already being affected by radiation released by numerous sources, eating these foods and doing detoxification and chelation protocols regularly is a good idea.

If you have been exposed to too many X-rays or CAT scans, if you fly too much, work with diagnostic medical equipment or are environmentally sensitive and have ingested elevated levels of radioactive contaminated food, air or water, you also want to partake of the following protocol on a regular basis.

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Detox Treatment Protocol for Nuclear Contamination

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

The oral administration of sodium bicarbonate diminishes the severity of the changes produced by uranium in the kidneys.

The kidneys are usually the first organs to show chemical damage upon uranium exposure. Old military manuals suggest doses or infusions of sodium bicarbonate to help alkalinize the urine if this happens. This makes the uranyl ion less kidney-toxic and promotes excretion of the nontoxic uranium-carbonate complex. The oral administration of sodium bicarbonate diminishes the severity of the changes produced by uranium in the kidneys. So useful and strong is sodium bicarbonate that at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, researcher Don York has used baking soda to clean soil contaminated with uranium. Sodium bicarbonate binds with uranium, separating it from the dirt; so far, York has removed as much as 92 percent of the uranium from contaminated soil samples. I started writing about baking soda after discovering that the United States Army recommends the use of bicarbonate to protect the kidneys from radiation damage.

Sodium bicarbonate can safely remove paint, grease, oil and smoke residue, decreasing workers’ exposure to harsh chemicals and eliminating much of the hazardous waste associated with other cleaners. “Sodium bicarbonate is able to clean in areas where other substances pose fire hazards, because baking soda is a natural fire extinguisher,” says Kenneth Colbert, a general manager for Arm & Hammer. This is the reason it’s used by oncology centers to control chemo agent spills and it’s actually used intravenously to protect patients from the hazardous toxicity of chemotherapy.

“Uranium is one of the only metals that get significant bonding from carbonate. Just flushing a lot of bicarbonate through the system, along with whatever kidney support you are going to use, will be very helpful,” writes Dr. Chris Shade. There is no better therapy for radiation sickness then intense sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and magnesium baths with the appropriate clay added in. Even sodium thiosulfate can be added to these baths and that instantly neutralizes any chlorine in the bath water while simultaneously providing sulfur for the vital sulfur pathways.

Bicarbonate and Nuclear Fallout

Nuclear explosion at night

If the bombs start dropping anywhere on earth, or if you live near a nuclear plant, you will want to have a large amount of sodium bicarbonate on hand. Minimum stocks should be 25 or 50 pounds. Normally I recommend someone start with using one pound of bicarbonate in a bath but that could easily be two or three pounds in an emergency situation. It is not a joke that one can get 50 pounds of the most powerful medicines on earth for 35 bucks. You will also need a lot of magnesium salts and the very best and most penetrating of them is the magnesium chloride in the form of magnesium bath flakes. Dead Sea salt is also quite fine for this application.

Exposure to radiation causes a cascade of free radicals that wreak havoc on the body. Radiation decimates the body’s supply of glutathione.

Please read my essay on Glutathione and Bicarbonate Nebulization. Nebulization is one of the best ways to quickly increase glutathione levels as is the use of glutathione suppositories. The main cancer risk from inhaled uranium oxide and other airborne radioactive particles would be from tiny insoluble particles lodged deep in the lungs. That’s a good reason to nebulize both glutathione and bicarbonate directly into the lungs and one must wonder why governments and health officials have not sponsored this treatment.

Dr. Sarah Mayhill, speaking about uranium oxide says, “It can be inhaled by soldiers and civilians, it sticks to the lining of the lungs, it is taken up by cells of the immune systems and gets into lymph glands, bone, brain, hormone producing glands, ovaries and testes. It stays in these organs for many decades and is only very slowly excreted in urine.” Nebulization transdermally treats the lung tissues allowing for best effect on contaminated lung tissues.

I have had the pleasure through the years to learn from some of the most intelligent doctors and scientists about heavy metal chelation and the opening of detoxification pathways. The individual who wins the Nobel Prize in the area of chelation, the scientist with the greatest genius, especially when it comes to mercury chelation, is Dr. Chris Shade. He has developed a sophisticated detoxification system based on enhancing the natural removal of metals through the intestines.

Though his specialty is mercury, detoxification and chelation of radioactive poisons use the same pathways as mercury. He has developed three products that are effective for the removal of mercury including a liposome formula that allows us to get glutathione into the system via oral administration. (For more information or ordering of Dr. Shade’s products I only have a phone: 1- 866-257-8168, talk to Karen.)

Combining his formulas with HMD (Heavy Metal Detox) from Dr. George Georgiou, another medical genius, gives us, in my opinion, the best possible medical formula to help remove radioactive contamination as long as iodine, magnesium chloride, a super food spirulina-based formula like Rejuvenate and edible clay are used as well. Rejuvenate is a powerful chlorophyll-rich formula that is easy to administer in high quantities because of its exceptionally pleasant taste. The intense levels of RNA in Rejuvenate will quickly help build up a person’s immune system and help them recover from the RNA/DNA damage caused by radiation exposure.

Table: Mean percentage increases in toxic metals between baseline and post-hair sample while taking the HMD Ultimate Detox Protocol

It is interesting to see that uranium-238 is being eliminated in the hair using the HMD protocol; to date there is no natural chelating agent known to mobilize and eliminate uranium-238 from body tissues. HMD is the only chelation product that I have seen that has actually been tested and shown to be effective for uranium toxicity.

HMD’s cilantro will move heavy metals and radioactive material out of the cells into the detoxification pathways with Dr. Chris Shade’s IMD (Intestinal Metal Detox) pulling down hard on those pathways to get the stuff out through the intestines. The internal consumption of edible clay and external clays dramatically facilitate this process. Clay baths are a very effective way of removing heavy metals from the body and increase one’s chances of survival if exposed to nuclear fallout.


Iodine is the most obvious and important element in protecting against radiation damages. Radioactive iodine will plunge in to any and all iodine receptor cites that have no iodine in them due to iodine deficiencies. This is a serious problem because over 90 percent of people in North America, according to Dr. David Brownstein, are iodine deficient. This leaves them incredibly vulnerable to radioactive iodine, which is one of the principle forms of radiation given off in nuclear accidents and from nuclear weapons.

In as separate article are videos of an interview I did today with Dr. Brownstein and a lot of important information about iodine supplementation as a vital defense against radiation contamination and damage.

Intravenous Cocktails

In cases of serious exposure, IV cocktails with high dosages of vitamin C, magnesium chloride or sulfate, sodium bicarbonate and very pure seawater full of all the minerals necessary for life would be ideal.

Dr. David Brownstein administers a slow IV vitamin C drip—usually 25-50 gm, with minerals, and he adds 10cc of sodium bicarbonate. The addition of bicarb to the IV’s made a huge clinical improvement. He also adds 1 cc of bicarb to all Myers cocktail IV’s, which he says is “a great addition.”

Nutrients to the Rescue

Spirulina and chlorella have been used heavily by the Russians after the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. And the Japanese love their miso soup and that was said to help some of their citizens survive the fallout after the Americans attacked two of their cities. This is why I recommend Rejuvenate in high doses because of its high spirulina and chlorella content and because it is like refined rocket fuel for the cells providing them with a broad range of concentrated nutrients.

Tan Koon Peng from Singapore writes: “Miso is effective for detoxifying your body of radiation. During World War II, two hospitals that were located side by side were hit with atomic radiation, in one hospital people consumed Miso and all of them survived while many people in the other hospital that did not take miso died. Miso is rich in vitamin B therefore it is suitable for vegetarians who are in shortage of vitamin B. For best results do not cook miso.”

Herbalist Brigitte Mars says, “There are a number of foods that can better help our bodies tolerate the effects of pollution. Eating lower on the food chain minimizes our chemical intake. Consuming more whole grains has a multitude of benefits. Their high fiber content binds with toxins and lessens intestinal transit time. Their vitamin B6 content nourishes the thymus gland and their vitamin E content helps the body to better utilize oxygen. The grain buckwheat is high in rutin and helps to protect against radiation and stimulates new bone marrow production. The mucilaginous fiber in seaweed helps to prevent the reabsorbing of radioactive strontium 90.

“Following the bombing of Nagasaki, a group of surviving macrobiotic doctors and their patients avoided radiation sickness by eating brown rice, miso and seaweed. They also did not get leukemia. Seaweeds also help to break down fatty deposits. High-chlorophyll foods like wheatgrass and barley grass strengthen cells, transport oxygen, help to detoxify the blood and liver as well as help to neutralize polluting elements and stimulate RNA production. Sulfur-rich vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and mustard greens combine with heavy metals and help prevent free radical damage,” says Mars.

Dr. Shade commenting on the above said, “In the last sentence Brigitte Mars, a local friend actually mentions the broccoli family. A normal misconception is restated here – namely that the sulfur compounds in the broccoli family bind the heavy metals. Actually the sulfur compounds trigger increased expression of your glutathione system, which results in both metal detoxification and free radical neutralization. The other group of food compounds that do this is the polyphenolic antioxidants – pine bark extract, green tea extract, grape seed extract, and my favorite Haritaki or terminalia chebula, an Ayurvedic fruit that is the basis for many medicines including the intestinal detoxifier Triphala. This fruit is used extensively in Tibetan Medicine where it is pictured being held by the Medicine Buddha and call the “King of Herbs”. It has potent effects on the glutathione system and on expression of other intracelluar antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase. Haritaki is one of the superpowers in Clear Way. Clear Way also includes other polyphenolics such as Pine Bark extract, large amounts of liver cleansing dandelion root extract, natural iodine and minerals from fucus extract (or what is known as bladderwrack, a sea vegetable), the metal chelator and super antioxidant R-Lipoic acid, nerve protectors gotu kola and bacopa monniera, and B-vitamins 1, 5, and 6.

Research on animals indicates that curcumin (an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound found in the curry spice turmeric) may help protect against radiation-induced damage to the skin. Other research in animals shows that the herb ginkgo biloba may help shield against organ damage resulting from radiation therapy. And aloe vera is often touted as a natural remedy for radiation-induced skin changes preventing or minimizing radiation-induced skin reactions.

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  • Aiko Shimada

    Will these (baking soda, clay, magnesium, cilantro, spiraling, etc) successfully remove radiation from lots of x-ray taken more than a year ago?

    • Chris

      X-rays are temporary, and do not leave any radiation or radioactive material in you.

      • Aiko Shimada

        Thank you. Chris. When you say “X-rays are temporary,” does it mean it stays a while, but naturally be released? If so, why is x-ray is considered harmful. Is it because the actual moment of the exposure cause damage? Thank you for your feedback!

        • Chris

          You’re welcome, and I am sorry for the delay in responding. It is the moment of x-ray exposure that causes the damage. X-rays are similar to sunlight. Sunburn is visible as an external injury. Think of x-ray damage as being like a sunburn, except it is internal and external, and not easily seen.

          • Aiko Shimada

            Thank you so much for the reply. So if someone got a lot of X-rays, can the damaged areas heal eventually if you have good diet, etc?

          • Chris

            I do not know how critical immediate treatment of x-ray exposure is. I would say it is never too late to work toward improving one’s health, and I strongly believe that the body is able to heal from severe damage if it is provided with the necessary nutrients. Try a Google search for “Protect Your DNA from CT Scans and X-rays”, the first link should be an article with more information. The items mentioned might be a good starting point for things to add to the diet, except I would avoid the soy.

  • Lisa_M

    Which brand of baking soda do you recommend? Is it to be taken internally or topically?

    • Arm and Hammer is fine to use both topically and orally So is Bobs Red Mill
      Claudia French

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  • celina

    Good day Dr. Mark Sircus, thank for the information but i want to ask from you doctor if i can take glutathione for i have no more thyroid glands? is it safe for me?

  • Kathi Boschet Derrow

    Can you please tell me if you can take ASAP Silver Solution, which is used as an antibiotic with all the other things that you recommend? I know that it does containt silver. Thank you for your help.

    • Hi Kathi,

      Dr. Sircus holds iodine up in priority for its antibiotic properties though he does not object to use of colloidal silver and many of his clients use it along with his recommended items.
      Claudia French

  • Jen


    I’ve had about 5 CT scans (2 in one year) the others spread out, a urogram about a month ago, all in my 20’s. None of them were needed. I am angry and upset and scared. I’m thinking about getting plant powder to take every day but I am wondering – would things like kelp and baking soda, etc help my cells now from past radiation exposure, or is it too late to repair any damage, these things are only for prevention?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      No Jen,

      its not too late to supplement against radiation damage of the type you experienced. Each cell that we strengthen in our bodies will be able to withstand the effects of the radiation better. However we do not recommned the use of any kelp products at this time because of the Fukushima situation in Japan and the radiation traveling across the waters.

  • Wolfman

    Japans Great Nuclear Coverup

  • Jean

    Hello, I had two CT scans one chest CT on my heart and lung in 2007 as a diagnostic test which was not necessary. I am very concerned about radiations I received since my white cells have dropped to a low level one year after my chest CT scan. I would like to know whether it is too late to take iodine , baking soda… as recommended above. thanks. Jean

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff


      It is not too late to get on an anti-radiation protocol, but what you are describing could be caused by many other things besides radiation from a CT scan. The white count would probably have dropped much sooner than a year after the scans. A good evaluation seems called for as a dropping white count can be very dangerous.

  • Is it safe to take sodium bicarbonate orally half table spoon to one table spoon daily for a long period of six months or one year

  • The video is blocked as private. Is there some other way to see it?

    This is incredible info and I am thankful that you’re publishing all of this, Dr. Sircus…

    Together, we can overcome ALL obstacles…

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear QuietBear,

      This essay was written by Dr. Sircus in March of 2011 and it looks like the video went private sometime between then and now. I have no idea why but can guess that someone “got” to him for the information he was providing. Sorry but its not available anywhere esle to the best of my knowledge at this time.

      • Thanks for stopping by. We try to prdvoie relevant information to help people be prepared for crisis situations. I hope to see you more often. If you need anything specifically, please do not hesitate to ask. Take care.

  • Yousef Alderbas

    Great post..

    Where can we buy very pure seawater to use in intravenous cocktails? I am very interested in the benefits of intravenous seawater but I dont know where to buy it?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Yousef,

      We at the IMVA are familiar with two companies selling pure ocean plasma . Both are reliable though The Original Quinton Marine company will only sell to professionals. There are many knock-off and copy cat sites selling ocean plasma.

      The company the IMVA trusts the most is called Ocean Plasma from Canada. These people have done extensive research into the history and background surrounding the use of seawater in medicine and they would be very happy to help you out. They have a website at:

      and that site will direct you to two others where they describe the history and other fascinating information on the use of seawater in medicine. Their contact info is publiished on their site

      • not yet, but looking into fidning better ways to communicate with readers..considering facebook link, just trying to find the balance between safety and being able to communicate thanks for your interest..hopefully will have some things updated in the next several weeks..

  • Great post. This would allow people to learn more things that they can do on their own to protect themselves from harmful chemicals.

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  • Nichalus Michael

    I was wondering if Dr. Sircus knows what happens when you mix Sodium Bicarbonate and Magnesium Chloride(aqueous) together? It appears he is suggesting above in this article to consider using them in a bath together, when they really should be used seperately. Why is that important? Because when these two material mix together it causes a chemical reaction. The Baking soda will fizz letting you know it is releasing CO2, and what you are left with is Sodium Chloride and Magnesium Carbonate. That’s all. Excellent article on all other points. Take a look at this website Great concept if it can be applied to the human body. I would add any and all root vegetables and root herbs to the list including fresh ginger, horseradish, radish, beets, BURDOCK, turmeric, daikon, turnips, rutabaga, celery root, ect… High mineral diet, shilajit, even to the extent of taking non-radioactive forms of Strontium and Cesium chloride to block out the radioactive forms.

  • John

    Hello, Would it be possible to use the North American Salt Safestep 50lb Mag Melter to add directly to a bath? The ingredient list says that it is magnesium chloride.

    Any thoughts?



    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear John,

      Only if you can be assured that this is 100% magnesium chloride with no other additives can it be used in baths only (and certainly NOT orally). In our research we have found many “ice melters” to contain other additives , some of which are cancer causing and definitely should not be used. Please use with caution. I did not see any statement on the site that said this was only 100% mag chloride. Many compainies add proprietary ingredient mixes and do not list these. Plus they might get the mag chloride from contaminated sources. Please choose carefully.

  • The half-life and biological significance of a radionuclide is not affected by cleanup, elimination or cure or eating herbs. It is a dangerous euphemism.

    In search of hope (which is normal and human and important!) or for more money (busniess men and esoteric people) more and more people accept the myth that you can “clean” or “cure” or “eliminate” radiation (which is un scientific and lacking ethic).

    It is dangerous to think that you can clean or cure radiation. Because this can lead to “accepting radiation and living in an irradiated area” – happening in Belarus and the Ukraine. Radiation is not dirt. Radiation is not a virus. EVACUATION! Not curing or cleaning or elimination.

    Radionucleides (Cesium 137, Strontium 90, Iodine 131, Plutonium, soon Americium) are already in the food chain in Japan.

    Many friends of mine, who are living in Chernobyl irradiated areas in Belarus eat beetroot or other vegetables which act against free radicals. The production of free radicals of Oxygen (O² with a negative electric charge) is caused… by ionising effect of the low radiation there.

    The damage to the immune system due to low-level radiation can be controlled to some extent by measures that strengthen the immune system: antioxidant, vitamin C, vitamin E. If you have low-level radiation in addition to other mechanisms, the formation of free radicals by antioxidants such as vitamin C or E can be partly lifted. However this is NOT and NEVER a shield or any kind of protection against radiation, mind you.

    with kind regards,

    Jan Hemmer, Member of the Fund “For the Children of Chernobyl”, Germany / Belarus

  • Willow Schmitt

    Lots of valuable information sharing here, so thanks everyone! I still worry, nobody has mentioned an even bigger problem we might yet need to face with radioactive materials- they seem to be easily dispersed. What if radiation is like homeopathy? We know that the more extreme the dilution, the greater the potency. So as the radioactive iodine in the Japanese ocean circulates and is massively diluted by the world’s oceans, all water becomes contaminated with radioactive iodine of enormous injurious potency. It will probably take a year to circulate, but it’s terrifying, it could do sooo much damage. Willow

  • garbis

    is there a central location for the details(dosage,frequency,etc.)of the various

  • Johnny

    I found the correct link for that information about distilled water …..

    If you’re going to distill your own water, just keep in mind that it’s going to take some time and that you’ve got to be patient with it. Water distillation is painstaking and it uses up quite a lot of fuel. If you turn the top of a large pot upside-down you can hang a smaller pot underneath from the handle. After the water starts boiling into steam, the water will condense on the underside of the lid, and then it will start to drip slowly into the smaller pot. You shouldn’t expect to accumulate very much water in a short period of time. The process is going to yield a very small quantity of pure distilled water over a long period, and please don’t forget that it’s very important to sanitize all of your utensils. You’ll be inhaling this stuff so you’ve got to make sure that you do it right.

  • Johnny

    Thanks for the fast reply Claudia ….

    The internet link you posted doesn’t seem to work btw ….

    I was thinking for a little while about the problem of store-bought distilled water and how it could be contaminated with radioactive particulate matter, and before too long I was able to come up with what could be a viable solution to the problem, which is simply to make your own distilled water by cooking water that’s already been purified and then funnelling the steam into a second container until it condenses down into liquid H2O. Water purification machines are pretty common at supermarkets and it would seem that the best way of creating your own distilled water is by using water that’s already been purified by the process of reverse osmosis, etc. which is probably going to remove upwards of 99.99 percent of the radioactive particulate matter which may be present in tap water. Cresson Kearney says that you can remove almost all of the radioactivity from water simply by channelling it through a 5 gallon can that’s filled with clay and soil with pebbles on the bottom. Now don’t you think that a water purification machine would work even better than a 5 gallon can that’s filled up with earth ? If you take pre-filtered water and then you distill it, this could be the ticket for having a batch of distilled water that’s virtually free of radioactive contamination. What do you think ?

  • Johhny

    I like the idea of ingesting glutathione by nebulizing it through a device that converts a liquid into a fine mist …. but it sounds like it could be a dangerous thing to do unless you’re being directly supervised by a physician. I understand that Dr. Sircus recommends mixing 10 millileters of distilled water with a half capsule of reduced glutathione. I’d like to know if you’re supposed to stir up the solution of distilled water and glutathione before activating the nebulizer, or do you think that it might be OK just to add the ingredients into the nebulizer without bothering to stir them. Oh and one more thing ….. isn’t it posslible that the distilled water could also be contaminated with radioactive particulate matter ? I have a nebulizer of my own but it doesn’t dispense more the 8 millileters of medication at a time. Is that a serious problem ?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Johnny,

      Mixing the glutathione and water before nebulizing will help to distribute it evenly. You should adjust amounts for your 8 ml nebulizer. (using less than half capsule). Yes, it is possible that distilled water can be contaminated with radioactive particulate matter. Distillation might remove some of the contamination, but it depends on the circumstances. Please see an answer to this question here:

  • Patty

    Interesting information and greatly appreciated!

    I am a retired biologist who used to work in radiation biology. Just wanted to share with you what we’ve been doing lately.

    We live in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. We have a geiger counter and have been testing daily for radiation (am and pm) since the Fukushima incident. Since March 11, our numbers normally are 25-30 cpm inside and 31-35 cpm outside (geiger counter sits at open window). This is within background radiation numbers. When it rains, the numbers rise to about 35 cpm for inside and 40 cpm for outside. Our grass reads around 50 cpm. I noticed today after I did some weeding (sunny day), and washing my hands that they read around 50 cpm. I had to wash them 3-4 times before the reading went down.
    Also noticed a couple of dandelions looking abnormal (their stems were twice as thick as others and heads were joined). Never saw that before.

    We had ordered kelp granules from the company Maine Coast three weeks ago. We typically use kelp in our foods, and this was a bigger order than usual because of the nuclear incident. Just got the shipment today. We tested the bags of kelp for radiation and they tested 182 cpm! We called the company but they had their answering machine on, stating that they won’t be open until April 25th because they’re doing inventory. We plan to return the kelp! Noticed the expiration date is April 16, 2013, which makes us wonder if they filled the order after the Fukushima incident (maybe April 16, 2011?).

    We use the five stage manifold reverse osmosis system to filter our water from Watts Premier. I understand that it removes radium from the water. That also means that the filter over time will trap radiation and we would probably have to replace more often. Also, we caulked any openings around windows, doors. We are using the highest Filtrete filter available for our furnace.

    Take care!

    • Rahab

      Wow! Thanks for this info. We really do need to have faith, now, in this country. I guess bentonite clay and baking soda and charcol are what I will be using. And, of course, my faith hope and love. If I live or if I die, I am His! So, it is all g.o.d. (Good Orderly Direction)!

    • rosy heart

      those are mutations. It’s proof of the radioactive fallout in rain, snow, etc.& it’s bad news. .go to Facebook or Youtube, type “radiation” or “fukushima” & you will find many many Citizen groups monitoring what the Gov’t refuses to…

    • Ken Higgins

      Curious Patty what your radiation levels are at now?

  • Jennifer

    Thank you for sharing this information. It’s infuriating and terrifying. I’ve ordered your book and iodine but I have a few questions that hopefully you can answer and will help others out as well.

    Heavy Metal Detox:
    – Will this remove the iron from our system, leaving some with anemia?
    – How often should we do something like this, given the current environment?
    – Is a detox suitable for children? Mine are 4 and 6.

    Contaminated water:
    – Will boiling water with baking soda remove the radioactive contaminants?
    – If so, what is the ratio of baking soda to water and how long should it be boiled?
    – I’m very anxious to see the essay on water purification.

    Lowest on the Food Chain:
    – Does eating seaweed really make sense now with all the radiation being dumped into the ocean?
    – I’m terrified to eat fish, but does farmed fish make sense now?

    Thank you for your insight! What a blessing!

    With warmth and hope,

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Jennifer,

      HMD (Heavy Metal Detox) is not an iron chelator, can be safely used with children, and probably should be used for an extended time during this crisis at a maintenence dose. Please follow the directions given with the product and see the website: HMD chelates uranium.

      Eating seaweed right now does not make sense considering all the radiation being released into the ocean water.

      New materials are under develeopment right now to strip radioactive materidals from water.
      I don’t think baking soda will do an adequate job. But there are many kinds of filters that can work. Do a search on the Internet and watch for Dr. Sircus’ article on this.

  • Lisa

    I’m not sure if you’re reply about the mineral lotions means you’re checking with Dr. Sircus & Staff, or if you don’t know?

    Glad to know I’m mixing the bath stuff right!
    Thank you

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff


      This makes much more sense: Radioactive elements are similar in structure to their nonradioactive counterparts, differing only in the number of neutrons the atoms contain. Because of this, nutrition plays an important role in protecting the body from damage caused by radiation. Deficiencies of calcium, potassium and other minerals make the body more likely to absorb radioactive elements. Just as the radioactive iodine will take up the iodine sites if there is not enough healthy iodine in the body.
      But we will look further for any other information on minerals and radiation. Not sure this is the answer to your question about minerals on the skin but we are looking.

      • Lisa

        Thank you!

        • Lisa

          I look forward to anyting you might find re whether substances with high mineral content on the skin will attract bad radiation to the skin.

  • Lisa

    I’ve been thinking about 1 of the points in the miliitary link you gave re containers for protecting food: I was surprised that it said the radioactive isotopes are ‘attracted’ to high salt & mineral foods… I had thought that that the natural minerals were inviolable because they -already *are* minerals-. With that in mind, on my own idea, not on advisement from anyone, –I’ve stopped using all my body lotions, except ones that are explicitly high in natural minerals, salts, and clays; my thought was that I would absorb some & what was left would surround me so that my body would absorb less radioactive minerals if I encountered them, especially when outside. I even have been rubbing an ‘internal’ ‘trace mineral drops’ liquid, morning & nite( especially right after bathing), –on the same parts of your body you wouid apply a topical iodine cream–throat, inner thigh, inner arm, back of leg( I split the parts of my body –putting the idodine cream on different places so as not to combine the 2). Have I actually been attracting more radioactive minerals to myself?

    Also, I’ve been putting the dead sea salt in with my baking soda bath — are these supposed to be used separately?

    Thank you 🙂

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff


      Baking soda can be put in with dead sea salts and also with magnesium oil or flakes.
      Interesting questions you raise about the minerals….

  • I really appreciate this article and learned a lot. Do you have an opinion about the use of Prussian Blue?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Prussian Blue can only be obtained by prescription and when advised by the government.

      Prussian blue traps radioactive cesium and thallium (mainly Tl-201) in the intestines and keeps them from being re-absorbed by the body. The radioactive materials then move through the intestines and are excreted (passed) in bowel movements. Prussian blue reduces the biological half-life1 of cesium from about 110 days to about 30 days. Prussian blue reduces the biological half-life of thallium from about 8 days to about 3 days. Because Prussian blue reduces the time that radioactive cesium and thallium stay in the body, it helps limit the amount of time the body is exposed to radiation.
      Info from:

      We are advised not to use the artists form of Prussian Blue as it is not formulated for use in radiation exposures. So it feels out of reach for now.

  • Joyce

    Hi Folks & Family,

    Hope you find my 2 cents worth useful in this time of distress. I never heard of radiation insomnia (and I worked 30+ years in the medical field) until a close relative
    of mine told me that the worst problem he had since being diagnosed with melanoma of the head & neck was lack of sleep. The problem had started a day or two after they began using radiation therapy on his head & neck. He said that even when he
    succeeded in going to sleep, he would only sleep for an hour or so before waking up again to go through the process over and over, day and night.

    One morning he got a call from another relative who had reportedly been talking with some more close relatives on the other side ( they had died and passed over in 1946,
    1956 and 1961). This was in the early 1982 when the message was relayed to him right after she received it. He was told to put a cup of NaCl (just table salt folks and I think either iodized or uniodized would work equally well), run the tub as full of water as hot as he could comfortably sit in, climb in, sit down and relax and also to make sure to splash the hot salt bath water upon the area exposed to xray radiation therapy. He took that bath right after getting off the telephone and said he slept like a baby from the time he got out of the bath until 2 or 3 oclock that day. He said he felt wonderful when awakening after appoximately 12 hours or more of uninterupted
    sleep. I think he was instructed to repeat the baths daily x 6 days (it was multiples of 3 both times he was given the instructions). He followed the baths faithfully and the problem was gone.

    A few weeks later the same living relative called back that she had just been talking to the same three on the other side and he was told to repeat the NaCl (table salt)
    baths for 9 more days and he would be able to go back to work. After following the
    instructions faithfully he did go back to work.

    I have searched on line for any information on NaCl baths for insomnia or any other reason and found little or none – at least none that was helpful. If any of you have any information to share on how or why it works, please share it with us. Will it work
    with other types of insomnia??? Again, don’t know, but if you find yourself tossing and turning and unable to sleep for any reason, try it and let us know if it helped.

    One thing for sure, in 1982 he was diagnosed with terminal, inoperable melanoma and
    told that it usually was susceptible to radiation therapy. The radiation therapy seemed to be working until about half of the planned treatments and suddenly it
    stopped responding to radiation and started growing again, and they resorted to emergency surgery for it. He is still with us today and according to the oncologists,
    the only person in the whole world with the type cancer he had that has made it past the 5 year mark.

    For those of you needing to bring your magnesium levels up, if you have a Dollar Tree
    or Walgreens or their equivalent in your area, go shopping for Epsom Salts which is
    magnesium sulfate or MgSO4. A two pound carton at Dollar Tree is one dollar and
    a 5 pound bag at Walgreens was about $3.50. When you have put in a good days
    ‘work and feeling all down and out, just put 2 cups of MgSO4 in that bath water and
    climb in, lay back and relax, while you think about the things in your life that is right and express your appreciation for all the good things instead of wasting time on dwelling on those things that aren’t right. I usually do these magnesium baths 2 or 3 times per week and always feel great on getting out of the tub. One little hint, when
    you think the water is cool, come alive enough to life one hand/arm out of the water for a few seconds before putting it back in the water. If the water still feels warm when you put it back in the water just lay back and relax a little longer before testing again. Have fun and enjoy that relaxing time you are having without the expense of
    going to the spa.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Interesting information about the salt water baths, thanks for telling us about this!

      But FYI, magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salt) does not work to raise magnesium levels the same way magnesium chloride does, which is why IMVA recommends magnesium chloride. Research has shown that the magnesium obtained from mag sulfate does not last long in the body, whereas magnesium chloride does. So for general relaxation as you described magnesium sulfate is fine, but if you need to bring your levels up magnesium chloride is the way to go!

      • Lisa

        I’m not sure if I misunderstood, but I thought in your article above you said that ‘Dead Sea Salt’ was about as good as ‘Magnesium Chloride’ –is that what you meant, or were you sijmply saying that Dead Sea Salts were another good thing to bath in, but not a source of absorbing Magnesium nearly stronly asl Magnesim Chloride?

        By the way thanx for the Military article, it had lots of additional info I was curious about. I did notice that it didn’t make a separate distinction between plastic & aluminum for the different isotopes, like the previous article you had posted did, & I’m still curious about that( I had read the article actually when you posted it, but not copied and saved it and forgot some of what it had said).

        Thank you so much & best wishes!

        • Claudia – IMVA Staff

          IMVA endorses Magnesium Chloride as the best source for magnesium chloride. Dead Sea Salts are another good source but not our preference.

          I’m sorry the first article disappeared, and I did not copy it either.

  • Lisa

    Where can we find & read Dr. Sircus’s new essay including info about water purifiers/filters that might best filter out some radiation?

    Also, you included a link above that described what kind of packaging works for keeping out radioactive particless; but the article no longer exists. Do you have that info or another source where we could go read what kinds of radioacitve particles can be shut out by aluminum, glass, plastic, steel, etc

    Thank you

  • chill

    “An exchange of energy is a basic, constant principle of the Universe. There is no free lunch and there is no free medicine…you can plan, plant and tend a garden so you can produce your own.”

    While the above statements sound logical, I could not help but feel a chilling draft of apathy blowing in my face as I read them. I think the “no-free-lunch” principle is more applicable in a capitalist economy, rather than the Universe. The Creator creates out of unconditional love, not expecting any reciprocation from anyone. The sole fact we are here is proof that “fair trade” is not necessarily a universal principal for all of us. How could you repay God for creating you? Money? Burning incense? Chants?

    • Rahab

      worship, praises, songs, gratitude, prayers and giving thanks with a grateful heart. Saying thanks and knowing that your prayers are already answered.

  • Joe

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m not sure how significant amounts of uranium will manage to arrive at the US from Japan. Cesium and Iodine isotopes perhaps, maybe Krypton 85, maybe some Strontium 90, but Uranium? Also, if I had to pick which metal vapour to be worried about from Fukushima, it’d be the PLUTONIUM which is orders of magnitude more toxic, always radioactive, and thoroughly nasty. How does one detox from Plutonium exposure?

    Just at a guess, and from the documented concentrations of uranium in the earth, I’d surmise that eating a teaspoon of dirt (not Fukushima dirt, just ordinary dirt) would yield about as much uranium compounds as anything falling on the US from Japan.

    Perhaps it’s poetic justice, as our out-of-control-warmongering government has been dumping physical TONS of DU (uranium oxide, every bit as toxic) into Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Pakistan in the form of munitions. If somehow uranium does manage to fall on the US all the way from Japan, are we getting paid back for letting our government lie us into the wars?

    • Rahab

      Great Point to bring on. They do not care about us, either. They are evil. It has been suggested that their weather weaponization program which also uses HAARP was targeted at Japan as a threat to their country just as it was at China. And is it was to destoy the gulf with an explosion and fire sacrifice to their god last year on their occult holiday of April 19- May 1. Do the Research. THeir are videos which show the strange rainbow colors right before the HAARP CHINA earthquake. This weather waponry can cause tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. The govt of the world do not care about us.

  • Lisa

    Thank you! I forgot to ask: When you say avoid going outside — are you refering more to ‘outdoors’, or are you refering just as much to ‘being in a gym, or an office, etc’?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff


      When radiiation levels are VERY HIGH, you’re going to be affected whether you are in a building or not, unless you are in sealed off leaded shelter of some sort. But outdoors will give you more exposure till the fallout settles. The military has specific rules for outdoor exposure , limiting time spent to only a few seconds to avoid too much fallout settling on the people. You might look up on the Internet what the military advises.

  • Lisa

    Thank you so much! Thats really interesting about the weight; it tells me to focus on exercise to keep up bone & muscle density, + to eat well, especially not start stinting on protein.

    Re bottled water; I know that is ideal where 1 can find uncontaminated sources now… But since this situation may continue for years & effect the whole nothern hemisphere –I’ve read that a tri-water purifier filter( i.e. charcoal + a resin type + another kind of filter that I’ve forgotten) can elimminate much( maybe even most?) if not all radiation. This sounds like this may become a necessity for folks. And certainly could be useful to folks for washing vegetables, bathing, brushing teeth. Do you have info on this? Can you recommend a best type of water purifier/filter. And do you know how much more often 1 would need to change the carbon filter now that it would be used to clear radioactivity in water as well as the usual load of urban pollutants it deals with?

    Thank you again!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff


      Dr. Sircus is researching this now and will be talking with some of the people in the water industry and writing about this in an upcoming essay.

  • Great article!Very useful at these times. Thanks!!!! Just want to share information about russian folk natural medicine..something called chaga mushroom..According to many reasearches this is the most powerful antioxidant on earth…And antioxidant is the main thing that removes free radicals…not a lot of information about it though..but still, might be helpfull…

  • Lisa

    Could you possibly write for what radiation level each of these precautions is recommended?
    Thank you very much,

    • Lisa

      … no comment re swimming in an ‘indoor’ swimming pool? …I swim at the YMCA; unlike most health clubs which recirculate much of their pool water, –here in SoCal at least) they constantly run fresh water in, & thus out, of the pool: So the water would be current with whatever our current water radiation level is.

      Thank you again!

      • Claudia – IMVA Staff


        Swimming in radiation rich water is going to affect you in one way or another. Its dependent on many things, such as the amount of radiation present, the type, the duration its been there, how close to the source it is, your body size and condition, your diet and ability to detoxify, etc. Best bet , if there is radiation at unhealthy levels detected in your area is to move as far away from it as you can . Otherwise you need to take the precautions presented on this site to keep yourself safe as possible. Lets face it, there is no way to really prevent it from entering our bodies once it is in the air and water around us. Cumulative effects may be increased if swimming in radiation contaminated water frequently so it might be best to find another activity if the levels start to creep above what is commonly thought of as safe or non-harmful to our bodies. Practicing good detoxification may help to prevent the cancers that can come from the increased radiation exposure.

        I just read this interesting piece of information: “Like alcohol intoxication levels, levels of exposure to radioactivity (due to radioactivity deposited in the body) depend on a person’s weight. A diagnostic tracer of one microcurie of radioactive calcium 45, given orally, would result in an exposure of 3.7 millirems for a 100-pound person, and half of that, 1.85 millirems, for a 200-pound person.”

  • Lisa

    I’d also love to hear a response re Susie’s question re limiting our time outdoors, or still focusing on having as much of an outdoor life as possible with sunshine & fresh(?) air.

    Also, I’m a swimmer, and with EPA readings of 2.9 of radiation in our Los Angeles water, when 3.0 is the maximum they deem safe– I’m wondering if I should switch my 40 min to 2hr, 3times a week or more, swimming pool workout to something else… Though I eat healthy, go to the accupuncturist, and use supplements; *nothing* has ever helped me as much as swimming.

    Thank you so much for your time, and this site!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      To Linda and Lisa,

      Here is a list of some of the precautions that should be taken depending on how severe our radiation exposure is. Each person will have to decide for himself how much protection is needed. Consider that we are all being exposed to some radiation on a daily basis (from the sun and various other sources) And we are not yet being advised to take extraordinary precautions.

      -watch radiation levels for your area daily (find a reliable source on the web)
      – do not eat radiation ocntaminated foods, or foods coming from Japan
      -write or inquire of supplement manufacturers on how they are assuring lack of radiation effect
      – don’t spend much time outdoors
      – put wet cloth over all doors and windows in the house,or cover windows and door jambs with taped plastic
      – wear a moist mask when outdoors
      – use bottled water produced on the East coast
      – wear long sleeve shirts and pants outdoors
      – wash them often
      – take a shower every time you come from outside
      – get a radiation dosimeter and watch the level
      – go live under ground
      Some of these measures seem extreme, and should be adjusted depending on how strong the radiation in your area is.

    • Lisa

      {correction: sorry folks I misplaced the 2.9 reading– that was for % of iodine content in milk in LA. the reading for drinking water is .39. Apparently though readings are always 14 days old because it takes that long for the EPA to analyze. Thus these readings from 4/4/11 may be really from 3/21/11, and far from current for what the situation is now. You can checjk the readings for your state/city at: }

  • JJ

    Inexpensive is all about perception. To those that think health food is inexpensive compared to $2-3 cups of coffee, donuts, i-pads, i-phones etc.,and that it is all about choices of what we spend our money on, I can’t afford those things either.
    Don’t have TV, don’t have home phone, spent $163 for two weeks (probably will have to make it stretch a month) worth of groceries for a family of five, now I don’t have money for mortgage payment.
    Health food is out of reach for some of us

    • Rahab

      I agree, it is very difficult and I don’t have those items like I Pad, or cable either. But, baking soda does do wonders for drinking it and bathing. It has also been effective with candida, yeast, fungus, cancer, etc.
      And, A bottle of Bentonite Clay with Psyllium Husk seed Fiber would help with poisons and toxins. It may total $20 . I had to learn to become “financially creative” to get cash. Anyway, Just follow directions and don’t take near meals or supplements when taking clay to detoxify. Read my other posts.

  • Valicia

    I’ve seen there’s more xenon 133 being dispersed currently and cannot find any reference to protection or detox of this gas. Does Dr.Sircus have any advice about xenon detox or protection other than what has been printed?

    Thanks in advance,
    Val in So Cal

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff


      No we don’t have a lot of good info on Xenon, other than seeing that some sources say it is not absorbed by the human body, so therefore poses no problem. If anyone has any other information I hope they will share it here.

  • susie

    RE: sunshine. On the one hand, I read that it is good to go outside and get some regular sunshine. On the other hand, with the winds bringing radiation, cesium, strontiom, etc around the globe, is it better at the moment to limit one’s time outside? Am curious what Dr. Sircus’ perspective is on this. Thank you!

  • Carroll

    How would I administer & estimate doses for an infant child of 8 months old? Am extremly concerned about her thyroid. Is there a way to protect her with our iodine & if I do get a hold of some can this have adverse effects on her? What about Kelp? And antioxidines such as spirulina, chlorell. & baking soda. What doses for an infant & will this cause adverse effects on her development? Help please. Thank you.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff


      Infants need iodine as much as adults and if you read the research on this you will see that through the ages, children who had adequate iodine intake did not suffer the cognitive disabilities that occur with deficiency. See Dr. Sircus book on Humane Pediatrics , use nascent iodine and start out very slowly….1 drop /day to start.

      Spirulina is a natural food and there is no specific dosage. You can’t really give too much. Recommended is 3 gm/ day, but many people and children take more. 10 gm/day is considered a “medical dose”. Chlorella is also considered a natural food product.

      Use baking soda with caution with a young child as it has been known to cause some vitamin deficiency of folic acid I believe.
      For more specific dosages you will need to consult with Dr. Sircus directly. But consider baking soda’s benefit in nuclear radiation poisoning. This can be used in baths instead of orally with a young child .

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  • Gary

    Before taking any above-mentioned supplements and mineral baths I would first question what direct or indirect monetary benefit anyone recommending such products would obtain – especially those repeatedly recommending one particular brand of product. Transparency in this world of natural medicine is just as non-existent as in big pharma world. Go ahead and ask and see if you get a carefully worded response, such as “I do not directly benefit from the sale of these products”.

  • Kiki Corbin, ND, CTN

    I just bought some nascent iodine, oral clay, bath clay and modofilan (brown algae) from this business:
    Green Dragon Enterprises LLC
    Novato, CA

    I have purchased other whole foods from Ron in the past. I know his products are super pure.
    He also has some Chinese herbal tinctures that are loaded with good nutrients that should be good for supporting DNA repair.

  • susie

    Two follow up questions:

    -I hear conflicting reports whether or not Arm and Hammer baking soda has aluminum in it. What is your ‘official’ word on that?

    -any further information on the Himalayan salt that can be bought at swansons? They have been promoting that for a number of years, from a woman doctor from germany, dr barbara heindel or something like that. Someone said that the Himalayan salt may be full of floride.

    Thank you for all you are doing to educate us folks out here!

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Susie,
      We have no frther information on fluoride in Himalayan salt at this time, but will look into this claim.

      This is a repost of my previous response on the question about ARm and Hammer baking soda:

      Arm and Hammer gets their sodium bicarbonate from trona mines in an effort to stay away from manufactured sodium bicarbonate. Their sodium bicarbonate is aluminum free, nothing is added and it is mined organically.

      Baking Soda, alias sodium bicarbonate, is a naturally occurring substance that is found in all living things, where it helps regulate their pH balance. ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda is made from soda ash, also known as sodium carbonate. To make ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda, the soda ash is mined in the form of an ore called trona. The soda ash is then dissolved into a solution (water) through which carbon dioxide is bubbled and sodium bicarbonate precipitates out, forming “Pure, Safe and Natural” ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda .

      I have also personally communicated with the people at the company because of the concerns all over the internet about thier baking soda containing aluminum. They assure us that there is NO aluminum in Arm and Hammer Baking Soda and that it is often confused with Baking powder which is an entirely different product and can contain aluminum and other additives. You need not be afraid of using Arm and Hammer. Bob’s Red Mill is another option, and they advertise being aluminum free, but this is just a marketing ploy on their part.

      Claudia French
      IMVA Staff

      • Diana

        So, just to confirm, if its not Arm and Hammer baking soda, it may contain aluminum, even if its baking soda and not baking powder?… I got some Ralph’s brand baking soda, its ingredients just said sodium bicarbonate… but what you’re saying is its in the process, so some may have aluminum? Thank you!

        • Claudia – IMVA Staff

          ANY brand of sodium bicarbonate that states it is 100% sodium bicarbonate should not contain any aluminum. Yes, some sodium bicarbonate is created through different manufacturing processes, in fact now they are even going to be making sodium bicarbonate as a by-product of the cleaning process of coal fired power plants.

          Claudia French

  • susie

    Thank you, IMVA, for your responses. Many people, like me, are benefitting from getting a better idea of things that are important, dosage amounts, etc. Thank you!!!

  • Diana

    Is bentonite clay still very helpful, or do you only recommend the magnetic clay.

    And when you say keeping food in a safe place –that I bought before the radiation: what would a safe place be? I have some in the fridge, some in plastic bags around the apartment…?

    Thank you!

    • Diana

      I’m refering specifically to Aztec Healing Bentonite clay sold at Whole Foods

      • IMVA Staff


        We are not familiar with the Aztec Healing Bentonite Clay. But any good edible clay will help. We recommend Edible Clay from LL’s Magnetic Clay. Specifically made for ingestion. They also have other clays for baths. You might want to direct your questions to the staff there. Clay is going to be one of the most important things people can do during radiation emergencies.

        There is a great deal of additional information at the site of LL’s Magnetic Clay.

        Any safe place would be somewhere where the radiation particles will not fall on and penetrate packaging.

        Claudia French

        • Diana

          Safe place: so does this mean things air tight in plastic bags are still workable, or do you mean something covered by concrete or lead; or aluminum… I know those are best, but we’re not at that stage yet are we…?

  • norma

    I found many good informations here, but my question is if someone has published this to the Japanese people, or how it is possible to let it reach to them.

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Norma,

      Hopefully we have some Japanese people as IMVA subscribers. Many people forward our information to friends.

      Claudia French

  • Diana

    If living in an area which doesn’t yet have lethal enough fallout to be evacuated, but which still has unhealthy levels for people –would the water used for baths be resoaking you in radiation? On highway 5 in CA the water that we drink flows outdoors, I don’t know if they have a way of purifying the radiation particles out of it: So would it still be better to do the baking soda baths in this instance, or not?

    • IMVA Staff

      Yes baking soda baths will help in any type of radiation….. the baking soda will help neutralize any radiation present and remove it from your body.

      Claudia French

      • Diana

        Thank you for the response!: not sure if you’re confirming they will help without salt, magnesium or clay, –how much less effective without( not sure whether its better to stay indoors, or go out for more things

        can you share answers for my other questions?

        • Diana

          what I’d really like to know the most right now is weather the baking soda bath works better if its hot and you stay til it cools; or whether you shouldn’t let it get more than warm so you take in the baking soda, rather than sweating and being more likely to not absorb?

          • Diana

            oops, sorry, I didn’t see your responses, I thought they’d be at the end of the thread. Thanx so much for the help!

            Great to hear if you think I should get the magnesium( or dead sea salts?) and clay, or they are just extra and baking soda can really do the trick on its own…

          • Diana

            …and is the -drinking- of baking soda just for when radiation is really high… or is it good to do now, at the levels we have in West Los Angeles, where I am?

          • IMVA Staff


            All of the mentioned substances will help the body to cope with radiation onsloughts like we are getting from Japan right now. Your body needs all things in combination to have the best effect: magnesium, clay, iodine, ALA, Vitamin C and all the other things that have been shown to help. There is NO ONE THING, that can take care of it all.

            Problem is you and everyone else should have been using all of these substances well before now to ensure our bodies were in the best possible health to ward off these heavy radiation onslaughts. Massive doses right now is more risky to do.


            Claudia French

          • Diana

            I don’t see ALA listed above in the article, what is that?

            Will try the baking soda dring now too then. And yes, you’re right should have been using stuff regularly… not working, didn’t have the $, plus usually people aren’t posting things so clearly in *order of whats most important*– I’ve seen things listed for years and have slowly tried what I could, but hard to know which is really most important. And am definitely lacking, –precisely why I’m trying to make sure why I do things the most properly as possible now; plus also can’t go out and buy everything, –just what seems most necessary.

            I, and I’m sure thousands of others, really appreciate your not just posting this, but being patient and taking the time, now during all of this, –to educate those of us who are still just beginning to learn.

          • Diana

            oh, I’m guessing ALA is alpha lipoic acid, so no need to respond on that one.

          • Diana

            Is it only meat/fish/dairy that was alive and effected by radiation that we shouldn’t eat; or should we also stay away from frozen or dry powder sealed things that we bought before the radiation? Also I hear to stay away from dairy, yet I read people recommending whey?

          • Diana

            oh and what about colostrum?

            Also re the baking soda drink, I heard you should take calcium( …I think calcium lactate pills with that)…is that what you suggest as well? I avoid taking calcium in any but food form– it causes alot of discomfort( feeling of having a constant bladder infection)… and I believe zinc as well; discomfort is definitely more acceptable that radiation poisoning… but I wonder if my body already has probllems if usiing something that makes me ill will actually just not do the job to protect me from radiation– and just make me worse: This is part of the reason I have so slowly tried suppements, and had difficulty finding what will really work for me.

          • IMVA Staff


            IMVA does not recommend calcium with sodium bicarbonate.

            Claudia French

          • IMVA Staff

            Any food item that is touched by radiation falling from the air, rain, or wind should be used with caution. See this article for a better explanation:

            Hopefully we will not have anywhere near the dangerous level of radiation they are having in Japan. And supposedly our government is beefing up their checks on all imported foods. And hopefully they are being truthful about this.

            If you purchased foods before the radiation came to the US and kept it in a safe place where it would not become contaminated, it should be alright. Same for medicines and supplements.
            Claudia French

  • Diana

    If children/pregnant women are more susceptible to radioactive iodine poisoning because of their faster growing cells, –does it then follow that things that amp up cellular regeneration like R-Lipoic acid –are then not good for them to take? Some sites recomended alpha hydroxy acid or even better R-Lipoic acid for taking if experiencing fallout.

    Also will taking herbal stress supplements slow down or impare all the other things recommended here like iodine, the baths, the other supplements you mentioned. I have a mix by Gaia Herbs, don’t have the ingredients in front of me, but I can post them.

    1 more thing: An airline worker said that the 40 reading on this site would equal about 300 Xrays that West LA is experiencing: is that a correct reading of this live realtime geiger counter on this news site:

    • IMVA Staff

      Alpha Lipoic acid has been shown to be an effective supplement in the case of radiation exposure and can be safely used.
      Alone or together with vitamin E and vitamin C, alpha-lipoic acid is usefull in nuclear-radiation exposure, lessening indices of oxidative damage and normalizing organ functions. Most nutritional supplements can only help the body to get rid of radiation.

      I have no idea how accurate the readings being reported on the site you mentioned are.

      Claudia French

  • Diana
  • Diana

    also I was told to drink an 8oz glass of water with 1/4 teasp baking soda + 1/4 teasp seasalt if exposed to fallout with the bath above, but these measurements are different than I’ve read in other places: I’m not that healthy, don’t digest things well, have very dry sensitive skin, probably have hypothyroidism… baking soda seems so caustic I’m worried about it. I tried some zeoforce( which is zeolite I believe) yesterday and it made it hard to breath by end of day( especially as i spilled a bit on my bedcovers) also I felt it dessicated every cell in my body… don’t know of the similarities in response I might experience from baking soda

    also the articles I read said to sip certain teas, in addition to or instead of the baking soda drink while i bathed, but it didn’t mention what teas, can you recommend?

    • Diana

      Oh, and I do have enough sea salt, just for drinks. Hope you can respond to these questions

    • IMVA Staff


      Green Teas and Kombuchko teas are said to have good antiradiation effects.

      The baking soda recommendations above are ok, but you will just have to try it and see what kind of reaction you have. And decide which is worse, a mild reaction, possibly some diarrhea or radiation poisoning. Stay hydrated!

      Claudia French

  • Diana

    I’ve read that the baking soda bath should start out hot so you excrete the radiation, and you should stay in it til it cools( about 25/30min) ***but I also read that it should only be warm because you need to absorb the baking soda, which is it?

    Also, I have no clay, magnesium, or dead sea salt at hand; I have maybe enough sea salt bath salts( mixed with some essential oils) for my 1st bath: will essential oils interfere with absorption/release?

    What about adding kombu seaweed( or the water from soaking and/or cooking it) will that help or hinder?

    • IMVA Staff

      Bath water should start out hot but not so hot to cause fainteness. This draws toxins to the surface of the skin and opens pores. As the water cools, to slightly below body temperature, osmotic exchange of fluids takes place and the toxins are drawn out of the body and into the tub of water.
      Hopefully someone with knowledge of essential oils can answer your question on that but I don’t think it should interfere.

      Claudia French

    • citizenoftheplanet

      doTERRA Essential Oils ..certified therapeutic grade oil…suggests using Frankencense , Patchouli and Peppermint oils as detoxification aids.

  • Peggy

    Have read the baking soda info in several places, but nowhere is there a recommended daily dosage for radiation detox…

    And ditto on the deep appreciation for your timely information on the subjects presented.

    • IMVA Staff


      Strong baths with bicarbonate are needed…..2-3 lb or more of sodium bicarbonate are added to the bath.
      Directions on the bicarbonate package must be followed for oral use of bicarbonate: 7 half tsp of biicarbonate mixed in a glass of water/day is the limit. For people over age 60 only 3 half tsp/day in water are recommended.

      Claudia French

      • Rivqahyah

        Thank you for all the info,

        I have several children, can we all use the same bath of bicarbonate? and how much is needed for oral use for children?

  • Thank you so much for this information. Being informed is powerful!
    I maintain a blog about traditional healing methods in the american south. This arsenal of radioactivity protection has been used by southerners, mostly black southerners, for generations, albeit, for different ailments. I’d like to include some of this information on my blog for my readers, many who will not know of your blog otherwise. I will definitely direct folks to this site and give full credit to anyone sited.
    it’s Much Peace and Gratitude for your work.

    • IMVA Staff

      You have Dr. Sircus permission to repost with credits and links.

      Claudia French

  • Standard anti-radiation treatment is Potassium Iodide and nascent iodine mix.. Japan is currently sold out (if the news is to be believed!)

    In europe and the uk, it’s called ‘Lugols Iodine Solution’ and you can buy it from:

    There are a number of different strengths available..

    This only protects against radioactive iodine released into the atmosphere, obviously if you injest uranium or plutonium.. just a microscopic particle, there is little that can be done after your DNA has been mutated..

    • Darlene

      uh what’s not to believe! we’re sold out all over North America and we can’t get any anywhere.

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  • B Legere

    Good article,thank you.
    Has anyone else heard of cod liver oil as an alternative iodine supplement?
    I am wondering about its effectiveness.

    • John C

      Granulated kelp is probably the best food source of iodine

      • Shanna

        Also the interior of Black Walnut hulls are a very concentrated source of iodine

  • Mike R

    Another great superfood is Boku Superfood. The list of ingredients is impressive. I combine Boku with Rejuvenate and have good results.

  • Chris Steiner

    Great article. The list I compiled and posted on my facebook page has many similarities:
    10 items to absorb radioactive fallout and/or prevent/counteract radiation poisoning:
    1. Iodine (potassium iodate / iodide) from kelp
    2. Bentonite clay
    3. Activated charcoal
    4. [Organic] Zeolite
    5. Chlorella
    6. Spirulina
    7. Food grade diataomaceous earth (aka “fossil shell flour” and “micro plant powder”)
    8. Humic acid / Fulvic acid
    9. Wheatgrass juice (Kamut / Khorasan preferably)
    10. Cilantro leaf (coriander seed)

    • ann Uk

      to chris, what does it mean to have wheatgrass – kamut/khorasan preferably – i was going to make mine with organic spelt seeds. also the food grade diataomaceous earth what is that for. I GUESS FOSSIL SHELL flour is just another name – have to see if i can find it in the uk once i know what it does.

      • Darl

        Here’s a good site for comprehensive information on Diatomaceous Earth or DE. :

        Although this company headquarters is in southern California, I don’t see why one couldn’t have orders shipped. Their prices are very good also. I have used the food grade DE for two months to get rid of hookworms in my small dog. It was slower than conventional medical treatments, but, as I’ve heard, that’s a better pace for healing and gentler on pets. The DE is beneficial for more than just a few issues of human & animal. As I have found, the Wolfcreek Ranch people are very easy to communicate with by phone or by email. I live in a completely different state & communication with them was excellent for any questions & information I needed. BTW: their site was recommended to me by the owner of the pet food store I frequent. I’m not really a cyber ad for their company, although it looks like it.

    • grump bear

      Zeolite has been shown to deposit aluminum in the bones, so be careful & research items mentioned. Diatomaceous earth is avail cheap in animal feed stores. Beware of sources of kelp,seaweed which are likely from a radiated area.Stick with simple remedies like the miso,brown rice,etc. Bone meal is good for radiation in the bones. Check also Dr. Apsley’s site for supplements.Any items mentioned can be sourced on the net so no need to waste time asking where to get them.

  • Lori

    Quicksilver makes Clear Way cofactors. You can buy it here:

  • Great article Dr. Sircus. Absolutely wonderful information.
    I use cilantro quite often and go on a detox at least twice a year. I also use baking soda to alkalize my body. I did not know, however, that this inexpensive substance can detoxify uranium. Many thanks sharing your knowledge.

  • Mark,
    Could you give us an idea of where to get Clear Way?

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  • Elaine

    Dr. Mark,
    Thankyou SO much for posting this most important information, esp. at this time!! I will be forwarding this newsletter to everyone I know.
    I was wondering if you could address the guidelines I often see on Potassium Iodate and it’s large doses for emergencies like this, in comparrison to Nascent Iodine.
    You always come through for us. God Bless You, Dr. Mark!!
    My prayers to all who have been affected by this tragedy.
    Elaine ~*~

  • Great article, thanks. Aside from this it is worth noting L Ron Hubbard’s research and discoveries on the use of niacin with his book “Clear Body Clear Mind” which he developed as a solution to the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the 1950s as a threat to mankind. Niacin when used correctly and in balance with other vitamins and nutrition

    • Cyn

      Useful to note that naicain causes flushing, and sometimes itchy skin particularly in high doses which could alarm someone if they were not forewarned

  • David

    Dr Mark,

    Very timely rescue oriented revelations. Great info on the herbs.
    If things like REJUVENATE were more affordable, people like me could oblige. Perhaps it is time that makers of life-saving nutraceuticals forget the profit motive and try to help as much of mankind as they can.

    • ema

      i am in complete agreement with david….it’s really hard to trust anyone in an atmosphere of health-for-profit….i appreciate this article, as many others i have read today, but the bottom line is nobody really cares and there is always a ‘product’ that you can buy at the end…and they are not cheap….ergo, health-only-for-the-wealthy persists.
      thank you.

      • If you don’t like the high expense of any of these products, make it yourself. Gather the materials yourself and mix it just right. Expecting people to do it for you without any form of energy exchange is very unproductive…and silly. Energy in the form of labor, study, and other hidden expenses must be invested while you are going about your business earning a living or taking care of the kids or…. An exchange of energy is a basic, constant principle of the Universe. There is no free lunch and there is no free medicine…you can plan, plant and tend a garden so you can produce your own.

        • David

          While there are those who can still boast of making good money, there are also those who are unemployed and receiving food stamps. Small incomes make survival very tenuous. This added threat is placing an additional burden of expenditure that few will be able to afford. While it is just that people should be adequately compensated for their research and products, the current economic situation is pricing the less fortunate out of their ability to cope.

          Perhaps, the more fortunate should gently shift from the profit and loss paradigm and really begin to help humanity. It is going to get much worse. It is said that since 2001, the US has lost 50,000 manufacturing jobs every month. The closures are now being inflicted on retail conglomerates.

          It would be very helpful if info re: making your own and sources of ingredients, if these could be posted so the less fortunate could pre-empt having to forego these lifesaving nutrients. Then, more of us could benefit and perhaps prolong our lives.

          • Rahab

            Hey I work FULL TIME, go to school FT AND do an internship AND receive Food stamps because in Pensacola, they don’t want to pay anyone. including college educated people enough, so don’t consider moving here!

            But, I still manage to buy the barley greens, spirulina, eat seaweed and miso, and take niacin as mentioned below , BENTONITE CLAY with pysllium husks which was used at CHERNOBYL to detoxify radiation, etc. I just cut stupid things like CABLE TV and paid got a used car and paid my mortgage down as quick as possible.

          • Hema

            I agree with Rahab.
            A couple of things – ask yourself – ‘In general do I live with a sense of deprivation/money/resources?’ – maybe it’s really a bigger issue for you, not just about the cost of these products.

            Yes we all are having to fortify ourselves with more health saving products in these times.

            Which leads me to my next question – what are your priorities?
            I drive a 19 yr old car. But I make sure I follow a high quality health protocol – that’s a top priority.

          • Congratulations; i’m happy for you that you’ve found a way to cope. Things are changing though. My wife passed away a bit over 2 years ago, of complications of pneumonia caused by chem-trails, I’ sure. I just recently remarried – a wonderful woman who left an very abusive husband who could care less about their 6 kids save as they’re useful to his image, especially in church. She and I have joined forces, but I’m a chronic pain patient, totally dependent after 6 back ops on opiates, which the DEA’s war on pain docs and other gov’t agencies are making almsot impossible to get a script for. Now part “D” has decided I must pay more than I get in 7 months before they’ll pay anything else. Food has to be bulk, and REAL food costs several times as much as the garbage with GMO ingredients and other toxins. There’s no way to monitor radiation exposure here unless you buy a Geiger counter; the gov’t lies or says nothing.

            Buying all this good stuff is just impossible. My own injuries were due to deregulation, and then to insurance trying to save money while the medical industry charges all they can. There ARE, intelligent, formerly hard-working people who are in this situation through no fault of our own, and the things we’re told we NEED for survival amount hundreds or thousands a month. As always, survival and comfort is for the wealthy.


    • Darlene

      I disagree with that. I’ve been eating these kinds of things for the last 5 years and it isn’t expensive, it’s priceless. What else do we spend money on and don’t blink? A coffee a day for $2-3? A cookie or donut or bag of chips here and there? I’ve been coaching people on their health and improving it and we get people to do a food journal and many are surprised to find out how much they eat out and how much money they spend on it. One of my clients realized she was ordering pizza upwards of 3 times a week.

      What about non-food things like iPhone apps, iPads, movies we go to or buy, leisure dollars we spend on fun things.

      But we won’t spend the money on healthy food items. It’s all about choice really. So be clear that it’s not “I can’t buy that stuff” – it’s more likely that “I choose to buy other stuff instead”.

      • Bravo Darlene. Well said. We tell our clients all the time that it is about choices. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

        And another thing about making your own remedies, tinctures and herbs- it’s not easy. In fact, it’s time consuming and takes a good deal of expertise that cannot be garnered by casual reading and internet surfing. it takes years of study and hard work to make these things. Those who choose to do this in our practice (my husband is a homeopathic consultant) are the ones who ultimately fail to “thrive” or do not progress in their treatment. In a nutshell- BUY FROM THE EXPERTS. Take the Advice of experts and in the meantime, please keep educating yourselves!

        Also, buy HPUS when possible and from reputable sources.

        • Oh that is not necessarily so. It really is very easy to make your own herbal tinctures. I give the recipes and herb to alcohol ratios on our website. They are as good as any others that I have ever bought, and they last 2-4 years if kept dark and cool.

      • Jim

        That just about sums it up.. CHOICE.

        Thank you.

        • Rahab

          Exactly… Choose life – that you may live!

    • Cyn

      Great suggestions , also may I suggest
      Reishi Mushroom, Rhodiola, Astragalus, Ginsengs