Radiation Protection Miso Soup

Updated: Jan 18

I originally came up with this soup recipe back in 2011 during the Fukushima nuclear reactor crisis. I was practicing in Seattle, and we were acutely aware of radiation drift on the west coast. I have since recommended this for patients who are likely to be exposed to radiation during special medical tests or treatments.

Miso soup is relatively easy to prepare.  Miso can be obtained from the refrigerated section of the grocery store. 

For 4 servings

  • 4 cups water

  • 3 tablespoons miso paste (available in yellow, white or red), the longer fermented, the better.

  • 1 package tofu, diced

  • 1 scallion or green onion, sliced to ½ inch pieces

  • 4 shitake mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced

  • ½ carrot, thinly sliced

  • Kelp (dried seaweed), crumbled or chopped


  • Heat  4 cups water to boiling. 

  • Turn down heat to medium and stir in miso paste until dissolved.

  • Add everything else.  

  • Gently heat for 2-3 minutes prior to eating. 

  • Serve with Green tea (especially the second “steep”) and you have yourself a “master- blaster-anti-radiation” meal.   ENJOY!

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