Sulforaphane and Its Effects on Cancer, Mortality, Aging, Brain and Behavior, Heart Disease & More
Published December 12, 2016
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    This podcast is about one of the most important biological pathways you could possibly take the time to learn about: the NRF2 pathway.

    The most potent naturally-occurring inducer of this pathway, a plant compound known as sulforaphane, may be one of the most potent health-enhancing compounds at our disposal and yet... no one is keeping it out of your hands! No $1,000 per pill markup is keeping it out of your hands -- it’s available to anyone willing to take the little bit of time it takes each week to produce broccoli sprouts.

    In some respects, broccoli sprouts may even be a great equalizer in a way... while it’s true that healthy food can often be expensive, it’s even reasonably possible for a person to take $20 worth of seeds and feed their whole family some of the most healthful greens you could get your hands on. This video will tell you why.

    Here are a few of the more salient points surrounding sulforaphane that are discussed in this podcast...

    • Profound changes in lipid biomarkers, reducing heart disease risk by as much as 50% in humans.
    • Massive reductions in cancer risk in humans and also highly effective as a cancer intervention, particularly prostate and breast but also many others.
    • Steep reductions in inflammation in humans.
    • Shown in mice to be as effective as prozac as an anti-depressant.
    • Steep behavioral changes in humans with respect to certain neurological disorders, such as autism.
    • Causes dramatic boosts in the excretion of air pollutants (up to 60%) in humans.

    Key sections you may want to skip to:
    00:03:35 - Cancer and mortality
    00:21:56 - Aging
    00:29:37 - Brain and behavior
    00:41:33 - Final recap
    00:44:18 - Dose

    NOTE: If you enjoy this podcast, you'll enjoy the YouTube video more since it shows all of the figures and citations.

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