Top 10 Reasons to Eat Your Cruciferous Veggies

10 Reasons to Eat Your Cruciferous Vegetables

Top 10 Reasons to Eat Your Cruciferous Veggies

Everyone knows that eating vegetables has profound health benefits. But, like all foods, not all vegetables are created the same. Some are better than others in terms of nutritional content, and overall contribution to vibrant health. If you look more closely at their phytochemical [plant-based chemical] content, or the growing amount of research into their specific effects on the body and disease, a few vegetables appear to be downright “miracle” foods!

One such group of veggies are those of the Brassica family; commonly known as cruciferous. These include broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radish, rutabaga, turnip and even arugula.

What makes this group of veggies so special? Sulforaphane.

Sulforaphane is a phytochemical abundant in cruciferous vegetables, and it’s been getting a ton of attention from researchers. But it all starts with glucoraphanin.

Sulforaphane is produced when the enzyme myrosinase converts glucoraphanin, a glucosinolate (natural compound found in some plants), through a chemical reaction induced by damage to the plant, such as cutting or chewing. As such, glucoraphanin is known as the precursor to sulforaphane.

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The Role of Selenium in Cellular Health and Cancer Prevention


By Dr. Mercola

Micronutrients are incredibly important and vital to your health, but are you getting enough, and perhaps even more importantly, the right form? Mark Whitacre, Ph.D., is a leading expert on one of the most important micronutrients, selenium.

Selenium is a trace element a Swedish chemist, Baron Jöns Jacob Berzelius, discovered almost 200 years ago. Today, modern scientists recognize it as an essential mineral for human health, with potent anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-cancer activity.

There are fewer than 100 selenium Ph.D. biochemists in the world. Whitacre received his master’s degree in nutrition at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, in the late 1970s — a time when selenium was quickly becoming a hot topic.

“After I finished my master’s degree at Ohio State, I went to Cornell University to get my Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and to study under Gerald F. Combs Jr.[,Ph.D., who] was probably the leading authority in selenium research, and probably still is,” Whitacre says.

During his Ph.D. research at Cornell in selenium biochemistry, Whitacre researched the biochemical role of selenium in pancreatic cells. At the time, researchers were just starting to discover the biological necessities for selenium.

Selenium in Health and Disease Prevention

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Morphine & Cancer – Yet Another Dr F&(% Up

If you’ve listened to me for any length of time you know I consistently beat the drum that if you poison people you should only ever expect one result and that is to see a decline in health.  It doesn’t matter if a “Nice Dr” (what our society calls “good”) recommends the poison or whether or not it comes from a “Specialist” it is still poison.

Morphine is no exception to this rule and it comes with a big price.  Many people with Cancer end up finding themselves in a great deal of pain and it is not uncommon for a Dr to prescribe them Morphine, which results in more Cancer.  Dr’s making problems worse should come as no surprise in 2016, but sadly it still surprises many.

In fact, The Nutrition Institute of America funded an independent review of “government-approved” medicine that was published in 2006. Professors Gary Null and Dorothy Smith, along with doctors Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman and Debora Rasio titled the report “Death by Medicine.”

The Conclusion?  Iatrogenic death rate in the US (death caused by doctors and/or medical treatments) is 783,936 a year. Over a decade, the scientists predict that iatrogenic deaths will total about 7.8 million and this is with a 5-20% reporting rate due to lawsuit fears meaning that the number could be 20X higher. (more…)

Why a Cancer-Free Diagnosis May Not Mean Cancer is Gone

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(The Best Years in Life) Being told you’re cancer-free by your doctor is certainly a reason for celebration. However, rather than declaring victory over cancer, such news should be viewed with cautious optimism. Unfortunately, a mainstream prognosis of being cancer-free often does not mean that the cancer is completely gone. Regardless of whether the cancer is actually gone or not, mainstream cancer treatments often ensure that cancer will return and may be harder to beat than ever.

Conventional treatments often create dangerous cancer stem cells and often only eliminate the weakest cancer cells – leaving behind more potent cancer cells to multiply and roar back with a vengeance. In addition, conventional cancer treatments fail to address and eliminate the root causes that enabled cancer to gain a foothold in the first place. Further, the two main forms of mainstream cancer treatments – chemotherapy and radiation – usually severely impair our immune systems, which are our vital natural first lines of defense for beating and avoiding cancer.

“Not Detectable” Does Not Mean Cancer-Free

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The Magical Medicinal Properties Of Cayenne Pepper For Cancer, Digestion, Heart Disease & More

What if there was a common household spice that could rebuild the gut wall to improve digestion, destroy cancer cells, stop a heart attack in its tracks and was useful for weight loss? I’m assuming you’d want to know more about it, right?

The hot fruit of the cayenne plant (“capsicum redannuum”) has been used as a superb culinary spice for centuries and may be the most valuable medicinal herb in the entire plant kingdom for many of the reasons mentioned above !

High in vitamins A, C, B complex, calcium and potassium, studies have shown that cayenne can rebuild the tissue in the stomach and the peristaltic action in the intestines. Moreover, cayenne acts as a catalyst and increases the effectiveness of other herbs and alternative cancer treatments.

Have you ever gone after the chips and salsa with gusto and then felt flushed while your nose started to run a little bit? Cayenne warms the body and stimulates the release of mucus from the respiratory passages. If you’ve ever eaten a fresh hot pepper, you know it clears the sinuses and causes sweating.

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Studies Find Promising Cancer-Fighting Potential Within Avocados

cancer avocadoMaybe you don’t know that avocados are already considered a super-food, meaning it is exceptionally nutrient dense compared to other foods. The myth of fat dangers has held them in a bad light until that 50 plus year old medical myth began eroding recently

It is not only nutrient dense for daily nutritional requirements, a super-food can have disease deterring qualities and even contribute to reversing certain diseases. (more…)