Combatting radiation poisoning tips

Part 2

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Studies have shown that ozone treatment can successfully check severe bleeding from the bladder and/or rectum (radiation-induced cystitis / hematuria / radiation proctitis such as in prostate cancer patients — one of the potential side effects of conventional treatment).

See Long-term control of refractory hemorrhagic radiation proctitis with ozone therapy, Intravesical ozone therapy for progressive radiation-induced hematuria and Ozone Therapy in the Management of Persistent Radiation-Induced Rectal Bleeding in Prostate Cancer Patients.

Generally, according to Interesting medical ozone facts, ozone can help to minimize the effects of radiation treatment and radiation poisoning (such as "anemia, leukopenia, thrombopenia, skin cancers, osteosarcoma, pneumonitis, pericarditis, myocarditis and myopathy", decreased libido, and amenorrhea).

Cysteine hydrochloride

Dr. Kurt Donsbach writes: “An amino acid, cysteine protects against the damage of radiation by terminating the free radicals produced by ionizing radiation.”

Cysteine, together with methionine, cystine, and their derivatives, is numbered among the “sulphurated amino acids” due to the fact that these amino acids contain sulfur in addition to carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. Sulfurated amino acids are amply present in Dr. Johanna Budwig’s diet & protocol.

(Note for cancer patients on Dr. Budwig’s Protocol: conceivably, taking isolated cysteine hydrochloride versus taking it in its natural complex with other nutrients [as occurring in organic foods] may not be compatible with the Budwig Diet which insists on shunning most man-made supplements.)

Yoghurt, sauerkraut juice (and likely other lactic-acid-fermented foods and drinks containing probiotics)

Yoghurt and sauerkraut juice have been found to help with combatting radiation poisoning. See the powerful evidence reported under Lactic-acid-fermented food treatment for cancer according to Dr. Dr. Johannes Kuhl (scroll to "Yoghurt and sauerkraut juice [lactic-acid-fermented foods]: observations indicating radioprotective effects and healing results in cases of radiation damage").[2]

Kombucha tea (testimonial)

Kombucha is a fermented or brewed beverage which is cultured for a number of days. Combined with tea, it contains active enzymes, probiotics[2] (lactobacillus bacterium), amino acids, antioxidants, polyphenols and saccharomyces boulardii. Apparently very powerful with constipation (such as drinking half a glass 15 minutes before breakfast, with dosis increased as you get used to it).

As with the benefits above reported for yoghurt and sauerkraut juice, the following testimonial showing that kombucha can help protect against damage from radiotherapy may be owed to similar mechanisms as those at work with lactic-acid-fermented foods.

“I took kombucha all the way through my radiotherapy (right over the stomach) and my doctor told me I was the only patient he'd ever had that was never nauseous after being irradiated in that area; it's wonderful for your stomach and intestines. It's much more potent and MUCH cheaper if you make it yourself. You just need a culture to start with. I make about 2 gallons at a time. It comes to about 10 cents per bottle compared to $2-$3 in the stores.”

Most remarkably, Kombucha has even been used as a cancer treatment. Also see Successful cancer treatment with Kombucha and coli preparations according to Dr. Rudolf Sklenar, Cancer cure testimonials: treatment with Kombucha and coli preparations according to Dr. Rudolf Sklenar and Kombucha cancer cure testimonials: more success reports.

Two kombucha brewing tips

Use green tea in your kombucha brew:
Apparently green tea contains tumor growth inhibiting factors (a polyphenol named EGCG) as well as other polyphenols (such as flavonoids) reputed to lower cholesterol[3], counteract free radicals, exhibit natural antibiotic characteristics or prevent blood clotting. Other ingredients include vitamin C, carotene, fluoride, zinc, selenium, manganese, potassium, niacin & folic acid.

Minimize or eradicate sugar:
The consumption of processed or refined sugar has been shown to be a risk factor in a number of health complaints including cancer. “Sugar is required in Kombucha to provide food for the yeast resident in the culture. Research and experimentation has shown that the best type of sugar to use is ordinary granulated white sugar, i.e. sucrose. [My own attempt using 'healthy' brown sugar led to the culture not developing and I had to discard it.]

During fermentation the sucrose is broken down to its constituent parts, the simple sugars — glucose and fructose. Glucose is responsible for the formation of most of the organic acids with the exception of acetic acid, which derives from fructose. Glucose, which constitutes about 70% of sucrose, ferments far quicker than fructose and it is the latter which provides the residual sweetness in Kombucha.

If you prefer less sweetness in your Kombucha you can either a) extend the fermentation period by a few days, thus further acidifying the brew, or b) replace some of the sucrose with glucose (dextrose monohydrate), often found in home brewing shops described as brewing sugar. A 50/50 mix is a good start and will produce a beverage high in organic acids with minimal sweetness in a short time, 6 to 8 days. You will probably find the perfect mix by trial and error.”

Bottom line: To make sure there is no processed sugar left in your kombucha, it would be advisable to let it ferment as long as possible or reasonable to make sure all the sugar has been consumed by the yeasts.

Above Kombucha tips have been adapted or copied verbatim from where you’ll find detailed preparation instructions and other kombucha information.

Dr. Johanna Budwig’s diet & protocol & side effects from radiation treatments

Dr. Budwig expressly forbade cancer patients who followed her diet as a cancer treatment, to concurrently use radiation and/or cytostatic treatments (chemotherapy) arguing that any cytostatic treatments directly counteracted the “cytodynamic” effect of her diet, i.e. negated the effectiveness of the protocol (compare Budwig diet: what to avoid).

Interestingly, Healing Cancer Naturally has come across two reports where cancer patients did combine the Budwig Protocol with radiation treatments. Both recounted that they didn't have any of the side effects (or almost) that the other patients were experiencing such as infections, pain, urination problems, etc. They attributed this to the Budwig protocol helping them sail through the radiation treatments without any issues.

So, similar to what I’ve occasionally seen reported with supplementation, the protocol might enhance the ability of one's system to buffer some of the negative side effects associated with radiation by strengthening the body’s resiliency and natural defenses.

Compare High-dose vitamin C and chemotherapy/radiation side effects.

Calcium Bentonite Clay

Great (and possibly accurate) claims are being made for Calcium Bentonite Clay as a general detoxifier incl. as a very effective chelator for ionizing radiation, to be used both internally and externally (in baths etc.). Quote:

“You have Calcium Bentonite Clay as your ally. By using Calcium Bentonite Clay as a lifestyle practice, as described in the book Living Clay, Nature’s Own Miracle Cure, by Perrya. Smith], you will ... protect your body from the daily bombardment of radiation....

Radioactive material is of a positive charged ion. Calcium Bentonite Clay is a negative charged ion. Simply put, Calcium Bentonite Clay adsorbs and absorbs positive charged ions and you wash them off or pass them through your body."
(quoted from "Surviving a Dirty Bomb Attack", a booklet currently — 2015 — downloadable from

The price of calcium bentonite clay is high but varies greatly among providers (I’ve seen the cheapest offer so far at ebay at 20 pounds for 60US$).

Activated charcoal

"...activated charcoal appears to adsorb avidly with common radioisotopes, and appears promising as an alternative to resin ion exchange pellets used for the measurement of gastrointestinal transit by scintigraphy.” (from

Activated charcoal at [Amazon partner link — commissions earned]

Algae: Chlorella & Spirulina

Chlorella ... touted as the perfect whole food ... has been found to improve the immune system, ... detoxify the body ... and] protect against radiation. (from the "Vitamin Bible" by Earl Mindell)

“In Chernobyl ... spirulina was used to help save many children from radiation poisoning. By taking 5 grams of spirulina a day for 45 days, the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk even proved that children on this protocol experienced enhanced immune systems, T-cell counts and reduced radioactivity.

Israeli scientists have since treated Chernobyl children with doses of natural beta carotene from Dunaliella algae and proved that it helped normalize their blood chemistry. Chlorella algae, a known immune system builder and heavy metal detoxifier, has also shown radioprotective effects. Because they bind heavy metals, algae should therefore be consumed after exposure to any type of radioactive contamination.” (from

Note that chlorella and spirulina tend to be rather expensive although prices vary greatly. With some luck, you will find them cheaper online by shopping around for the best offer or by buying them wholesale, with a close expiration date, etc.

That said, be aware that chlorella can take up large amounts of contaminants including copper, arsenic, and others while being grown (see e.g. Comparative uptake study of arsenic, boron, copper, manganese and zinc from water by different green microalgae). Make sure to buy organic only.

Vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid (ALA)

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in high or mega-doses reportedly “alleviates most of the horrible side effects of radiation therapy” and is also an effective help with chemotherapy treatment. Additionally, I've seen alpha lipoic acid recommended against radiation overload, such as by taking 200 mgs twice daily.

As part of a vitamin C study, megadoses of vitamin C (25,000 mgs of vitamin C intravenously combined with ALA and vitamin E) were used to good effect by a number of Japanese clean-up workers after the Fukushima disaster prior to or after carrying out their dangerous task which exposed them to high radiation levels. The doctors overseeing the study recommend the twice daily intake of 1-2 g of liposomal vitamin C (one dose of 25,000 mgs of intravenous vitamin C), 100 — 300 mgs of alpha lipoic acid and 100 — 200 IU vitamin E.

The animal study[1] (published in the Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering in 2015) A Comparative Study on the Life-Saving Radioprotective Effects of Vitamins A, E, C and Over-the-Counter Multivitamins found a significant radioprotective effect of Vitamin C in mice. Similar results were obtained in the study "Treatment of irradiated mice with high-dose ascorbic acid reduced lethality.

More on vitamin C as a defense against damage from radiation and chemotherapy in humans

Green tea vs. strontium 90 (Sr-90)

Radioactive strontium 90 is extensively used in superficial radiotherapy of certain cancers and as a radioactive tracer. Green tea works against Sr-90 by inhibiting its intestinal absorption (see The effect of green tea and related substances on the gastrointestinal absorption of strontium 90 published in the Journal of Radiation Research in 1965).

Spiritual healing

See Terminal radiation sickness completely healed through the "healing stream" (Bruno Gröning). Chernobyl worker makes medically inexplicable "miracle" recovery from severe radiation poisoning.

Modifilan, a concentrated brown seaweed extract and reportedly a potent radioactive elements chelator

Excerpted from

MODIFILAN was developed in Russia by a group of scientists who worked in the State Rehabilitation Institute, where victims of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe underwent treatment. The healing qualities of seaweed had been known for centuries (compare Seaweed and generally The importance of minerals and trace elements), so the Russian government instructed scientists to find an effective and powerful remedy for the radiation poisoning of that particular population.

After trying out various forms of algae, one type yielded the best scientific data for this purpose. It was the brown seaweed known as Laminaria japonica, which grows wild in the northern Pacific Ocean off the coast of uninhabited islands far to the east of Russia, known as the Kurils.

One of the main qualities of Laminaria is its high content of sodium alginates, which are enhanced by the extraction process used to produce MODIFILAN. Alginates are the most effective organic elements that enable the human body to get rid of heavy metals and toxins. Not all "algae" have alginates; blue or green algae do not. According to scientific testing, only this brown seaweed does! The unique methods of extraction, as well as the quality of this seaweed, are key. MODIFILAN has about 50% of the highest quality alginates.

The low-temperature processing of MODIFILAN causes a sloughing off of the heavy outer fibers of the seaweed, while retaining the essential properties of the plant. This process further enhances its bioavailability, making the Laminaria more digestible. Forty pounds of raw Laminaria are required to make one pound of MODIFILAN. Eating 8 capsules of extract a day provides the same amount of good, organic micro- and macro-elements contained in an entire plate of this nutrient-rich seaweed.

And, it is not cooked. The oldest Japanese recipes of preparing seaweed tell us to eat seaweed raw, rather than cooked. Modern science affirms that an anti-cancer substance called Fucoidan, as well as beneficial polysaccharides, will break down if the seaweed is cooked. This was determined when studies were performed on the Japanese island of Okinawa, known for its lowest cancer death rate in Japan.

The Center for Preventive Medicine had 332 subjects in their study. For six months, 158 of the 332 subjects took Modifilan every day. After this time, those who had taken Modifilan had:

a. Significant shrinking of the lymph glands which had been enlarged
b. Improved digestive systems
c. Decrease in the incidence of bronchitis by 29.5%
d. No side effects

The Institute of Immunology carried out research on volunteers from the Chernobyl region, who were exposed to radiation and heavy metal poisoning.
The results of this research showed:
a. Modifilan is safe to use, nontoxic and nonallergenic
b. Modifilan is very effective in preventing the absorption of and promoting the excretion of radioactive elements (e.g. strontium and radioactive iodine).

Some volunteers began growing back their hair which had fallen out due to exposure to radioactive elements.

Results of the research at Biophysical Institute are:

a. Modifilan is effective in preventing the absorption of and in promoting the excretion of radioactive elements (e.g. strontium, cesium, and radioactive iodine)
b. Modifilan works to protect the thyroid glands by decreasing the accumulation of radioactive iodine. As a result of this research, Modifilan was recommended both as a healing and preventive food supplement.

The State Technical Medical Center concluded upon completion of their research that Modifilan is:

a. A safe food supplement
b. Recommended to increase lipid metabolism
c. Recommended to improve the function of the immune system
d. Safe to use and has no harmful effects on any bodily functions or organs.

At the Cardiovascular Center at the Sakhalin Hospital, patients were given up to ten grams of Modifilan every day for three months. The results showed:

a. Decrease of cholesterol by 26.5%[3]
b. Decrease of B-lipoproteins by 25.1%
c. Decrease of triglycerides by 32.1%

No negative reactions were found in the kidneys, the liver and other organs. No side effects were found.”

Since Modifilan is a commercial product, the usual "caveat emptor" is likely to apply. It may be as effective (or perhaps more effective) and a lot cheaper to buy and consume the raw brown Laminaria seaweed itself.

You can also purchase Modifilan via Healing Cancer Naturally’s Amazon US partner link (commissions earned). Click here to check out Modifilan Pure Brown Seaweed Extract Heavy Metal Detox from Amazon USA. (This site's partner link is embedded.)


Glutathione is an important antioxidant with multiple systemic functions including DNA repair. Research indicates that oral glutathione supplementation is of little value since it is poorly absorbed. The body however can synthesize it from the amino acids L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid, and glycine.

To raise glutathione levels in various ways, for example by consuming cysteine-rich foods and/or supplements (compare above under "Cysteine hydrochloride"), raising your vitamin D levels (Calcitriol aka 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol, the hormonally active form of vitamin D which seems to act as a catalyst for glutathione production) or in other ways can be helpful against radiation poisoning.

Enzyme therapy

"Enzymes substantially reduce the occurrence of metastases and the recurrence of cancer. They make cancerous tissues more sensitive to radiation, and at the same time, reduce pain and other side effects of radiation. When used in conjunction with surgery, they reduce postoperative pain and hemorrhage." (excerpted from
Compare Biopsies can spread cancer.


Do a search for "anti-radiation homeopathic remedies", “homeopathic remedy antagonists” etc. There are both "drainage" and "opposing" formulas available that are said to work to remedy the harmful effects of ionizing and other radiation (radium, uranium, plutonium). As an example, after each exposure, you may wish to try taking a dose of the homeopathic remedy X-Ray 30C.


In addition to its use as a chelating agent in cases of heavy metal poisoning (lead, cadmium or mercury), cancer researcher Dr. Johannes Kuhl reported on d-penicillamin's pronounced protective effect against x-rays and other short-wave radiation (at least in animal experimentation[1]). Mice tolerate three times higher radiation doses if administered 5.8 mg of d-penicillamin per 20g of body weight five minutes before whole-body irradiation. (D-penicillamin appears to have some side effects so might not be advisable as a first line of defense.)

Dr Emanuel Revici's radiation remedies

These remedies may presently not be available but were apparently able to reverse severe radiation illness and injuries in as little as 24 hours. Background on Dr. Revici in the book The Doctor Who Cures Cancer.

Maria Treben's herbal treatments

Last but far from least, the book "Maria Treben's Cures" contains two case histories of women most severely damaged by radiation treatment after mastectomy who successfully treated themselves following this famous Austrian herbalist's advice. More at Maria Treben's "miracle" herbal cancer cures (I).

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1 As mentioned before, animal experimentation is not supported by Healing Cancer Naturally.

2 More on probiotics and lactic acid bacteria here and on their effect against diarrhea caused by chemo and/or radiation therapy under More tips on how to counter noxious side effects of chemotherapy and radiation cancer treatment.

3 Elevated cholesterol actually can have anti-cancer benefits, see On the link between cholesterol and cancer incidence: high cholesterol levels associated with lower cancer risk.

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