Protective Supplements

Other Foods and Nutrients that are Helpful in Dealing with Radiation – Per Dr. Rima Laibow, MD

  • Chitosan,

made from crab shells, will also eliminate heavy metals and particles from the intestinal tract.

  • Vitamin D

is depleted by Strontium 90 so extra Vitamin D3 is a very good idea. Lots of Vitamin D3 — at least 5,000 IU per day is generally a good idea for immune system health.

  • Iodine, Zinc, Calcium and Sulfur

are important supplements as well to prevent their radioactive counterparts from becoming part of your biology.

Zinc – Helps strengthen the T-cell-producing thymus gland. Aim for 50 to 100 mg daily, available from grains, nuts, seeds and legumes.

The New England Journal of Medicine reported that calcium may prevent precancerous cells from becoming cancerous. It also protects against strontium 90 (similar structure to calcium) and other radioisotopes.  Cesium 137 is a serious problem and is currently being emitted by the radiation contamination in Japan. Foods high in Calcium and Potassium are very helpful in replacing it and helping it to be eliminated from the body.

      • I strongly recommend a high potency mineral supplement and MSM (the sulfur compound, not the ClDO2 liquid) on a daily basis except when you are having a chelation treatment that day.

selenium, vanadium and boron

Other minerals which are both protective and important on their own for healthy functioning includes selenium, vanadium and boron. Selenium fights cancer and protects against carcinogens, by helping to produce a free radical scavenger called glutathione peroxidase.

  • Whey and soy protein powder,

which contain high amounts of cysteine, are also often given to cancer patients (one tablespoon daily) because of their high cysteine content which allows the body to make more glutathione.

Nutrients should be taken in high potency supplements as well includinglycopene, beta carotene (mentioned above) and, of course, the grand daddy of all the free radical quenchers, high doses of Vitamin C. Vitamin C with BioFlavinoids like Rutin are essential, as are glutathione, NAC, and alpha lipoic acid.

Some additional helpful supplements

      • Vitamin A or beta carotene

This vitamin manufactures antibodies, maintains and protects mucus membranes, and protects the thymus gland, the master gland of the immune system. It helps guard against tumor formation and cancer, as well as reverses aging process of the skin caused by ultraviolet light

      • Coenzyme Q10

This substance protects against many chemicals and radiation, offering immense benefits to the immune system and retarding the aging process. Sufferers of heart problems, high blood pressure, angina, and obesity often find this substance to be helpful in managing symptoms. Natural levels decline with age; therefore, supplementation is needed.

      • Vitamin C + bioflavinoids and rutin

A protective dose of between 500mg and 2,000 mg can counteract toxins and radiation.

      • Vitamin E -

Neutralizes harmful free radicals and protects delicate membranes.

      •  Proanthocyanadins (Grape seed extract/Pycnogenol)

is considered to be one of the most powerful antioxidants or free radical scavengers, grape seed extract helps counteract stress, pollution and radiation.


      • DHEA -

The most dominant hormone in the body, DHEA is considered the “Fountain of Youth” hormone because it can help extend life span. DHEA helps counteract the negative effects of stress, boosts the immune system, regulates blood cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. It rebalances the hormones in the body, especially during menopause, slows the production of free radicals, and inhibits the growth of cancers and carcinogens. A good food source of DHEA is wild yams.

      • Melatonin -

This valuable cancer-inhibiting hormone is often used to replenish the levels of melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland that affects the sleep cycle, fertility and the immune system. It’s often used to prevent and counteract jet lag and can rebalance the pineal gland after electric field exposure.