by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© June 2022, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.

All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.

Definition of ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation refers to extremely small, high energy particles that are emitted by radioactive minerals, x-ray or other machines, or other sources. 

The particles are classified as alpha, beta, and gamma particles.  The names have to do with how penetrating the rays are.  The worst are gamma rays.  These are also called cosmic rays.

Everyone today on earth has some radiation poisoning.  This is due mainly to radioactive particles in the air from nuclear bomb explosions, and some emissions from nuclear power plants. Medical and dental x-rays also cause exposure.


A very subtle poison.  One cannot feel its direct effects, at all.  Usually, the only thing one can become aware of is the longer-term effects on the body such as weakness, more infections or perhaps cancers.

A very penetrating poison.  Beta and gamma rays can pass through any material, except perhaps several feet of concrete or earth or a lead shield, though some manage to get through that, as well.  They are present throughout space and inside the earth, as well.

A cumulative poison.  Radiation toxicity tends to build up inside the body.  One exposure may not be too bad, but slow chronic exposure causes greater accumulation.


Sources of radiation exposure are:

Ø  Effects of atom bomb tests that release radiation into the air, either intentionally or by accident.

Ø  Nuclear power plant exposure, which is universal.  It is much worse when an accident occurs, but all the plants give off low levels of radiation as well.

Ø  Medical and dental x-rays

Ø  Other medical uses of radiation such as scans, contrast media, radioactive iodine treatment, and more.

Ø  Frequent flying in aircraft of any type.

Ø  Radon gas exposure in millions of homes today.  This gas is found naturally in the earth and can seep up through the basement of a home, or even through the concrete foundation of a home.

Ø  Occupational exposures in some people such as x-ray technicians, physicians, nurses, those in food irradiation plants, workers at nuclear plants and bomb factories, those who handle ammunition made from depleted uranium, uranium miners, workers at uranium enrichment facilities, and others.


There are two basic ways:

1. We can take in radioactive particles.  For example, we breathe in most radioactive particles through the lungs.  The particles are floating in the air after they are released from nuclear bomb explosions or power plant emissions.

Radioactive minerals are also sometimes ingested in food or in drinking water. At times, water supplies are contaminated with ionizing radiation.  For example, drinking water passes through radioactive rock formations, and the water picks up a little of the radioactive minerals that are in the rocks.  Sewage sludge and other materials sometimes used as fertilizer may also contain some radioactive minerals that can find their way into our food.

2. One can also be exposed to the rays without taking in the radioactive particles.  This occurs when one is in an airplane above the earth, or when one receives an x-ray, PET scan or CT scan. 

NOTE:  One CT scan gives a person as much radiation as about 400 chest x-rays.  Do not have CT scans unless absolutely necessary!

Radioactive rocks and minerals such as uranium-238, plutonium, and others also give off ionizing radiation.


This occurs by many mechanisms.  Just a few of them are:

1. Yin effects. Ionizing radiation has extremely yin effects on the body.  Yin, an ancient Chinese word, means cold, broken apart, expanded and today it means quite ill.  This may lead to cancer, mental illness and many other health problems.

2. Oxidant damage.

3. Damage to the DNA.  This causes gene mutations and impaired protein synthesis.  The mutated cells may die, or the mutated cells may be able to reproduce, but cannot carry out their proper functions.


Correcting radiation toxicity has several aspects:

1. Stop and avoid exposure to radioactive particles or other sources of ionizing radiation.  This could involve installing equipment in a home to limit radon gas exposure, or changing one’s occupation to avoid x-ray exposure.  It could also mean moving so that one does not live downwind of a nuclear power plant.  It might also involve avoiding mammograms and other non-essential x-rays.

2. Removal of radioactive minerals from the body.  A development program is excellent for this, and is explained below.

3. Removal of cells that have become mutated due to radiation exposure and that can reproduce, worsening DNA damage to the body.  A development program is helpful for this, as well, as explained below.

4. Repair of oxidant and other types of damage due to radiation.  A development program is helpful for this, as well.


A full program is needed.  Features of this program that are particularly beneficial for radiation removal include:

A. Red heat Lamp sauna therapy.  This therapy does the following:

1) The increased body temperature caused by the sauna’s heat disables or may kill cells mutated by radiation exposure so they cannot reproduce.

2) The increase in circulation can dislodge some radioactive mineral particles stuck in the body.

3) The higher temperature enhances the metabolic rate, which can speed up cell turnover, also getting rid of some mutated cells.

4) Other mechanisms may also enhance cellular activity to counteract the effects of radiation toxicity, such as the removal of toxic metals and toxic chemicals that may be laden with radioactive particles.

For more on this remarkable and simple therapy, read Sauna Therapy on this site.

B. Proper diet and supplementation.  This provides healthful minerals and other nutrients that replace toxic ones that are contaminated with radiation.  Diet and supplements also strengthen every aspect of metabolism, speed up the metabolic rate, which is slow in most people exposed to radiation, and therefore promote healing of the body and brain.  Specific supplements are discussed below.

C. Coffee enemas.  These powerfully detoxify the liver and colon, assisting the removal of radioactive particles from the body.  Coffee may have other positive effects as well, such as enhancing the oxidation rate, removing other toxins, inhibiting the sympathetic nervous system and others.  For more on this procedure, read Coffee Enemas on this website.

D. Proper drinking water and other aspects of the program.  The right amount and type of drinking water promotes hydration and therefore proper detoxification of the body, helping it remove all types of toxins, including radioactive ones.

E. Kelp.  This supplement seems able to help remove radiation by several means.  It supplies a wide variety of easily utilized trace minerals that can replace radioactive ones in the body.

It also supplies iodine to replace radioactive I-131.  The alginates it contains also seem particularly able to capture and remove toxic radioactive material in the body.  It also provides some anti-oxidants that may help offset oxidant damage from radiation poisoning.

Other sea vegetables such as nori, hijiki, wakame and dulse may also be helpful for similar reasons, although these have more mercury in many cases and most have less alginates than kelp.  This is why we prefer kelp.

F. Sardines.  This food is highly recommended on all development programs.  Not only does it provide omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, which everyone needs in abundance, but it also provides RNA-DNA or nucleic acids that help rebuild the cells.  It also is quite yang, but does not have the excessive mercury found in almost all fish and seafood products today.


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