What Do Breast Cancer, Cabbage, Kimchi, Grandma & Science Have in Common?
May 02, 2017
A multitude of studies are telling us something Grandma always knew. Cabbage, kimchi and other veggies can detoxify BPA and many other xenoestrogens we are exposed to everyday. Hormone disrupting chemicals hidden in your shampoo, lotion and the containers they come packaged in are being linked to hormone related cancers of the breast, cervix, prostate and many more.
What Scientists Are Saying
“Bisphenol A (BPA)-degrading bacterial strains… were isolated from kimchi, a traditionally fermented food… These results indicate that the isolated food-derived bacteria are applicable for the construction of efficient and safer systems for the removal of BPA.”
“The outcome in patients with breast cancer is not satisfactory to date, although new chemotherapy regimens have been introduced in clinics…. In this study, we tested the cytotoxic activity of…indole-3-carbinol, a natural product present in vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage, against estrogen receptor-positive and estrogen receptor-negative cell lines. It has been found that the combination resulted in more powerful cytotoxic activity… this novel combination warrants in-vivo experiments to elucidate its possible use in the treatment of breast cancer.”
“In the present study, the efficacy of indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a key bioactive component of cruciferous vegetables, for prevention of cancer… These findings suggest that I3C may act to prevent or suppress… carcinogenesis…”
“The L-sulforaphane (SFN) component of broccoli sprout showed anticancer activity in several preclinical studies including breast cancer. Estrogens are considered major risk factors in breast carcinogenesis… This effect may contribute to the anticancer activity of SFN in breast tissue.”
“Sulforaphane (SFN), a constituent of many edible cruciferous vegetables, might be a potent inhibitor of mammary carcinogenesis… These results indicate that SFN is a potent inhibitor of the viability of breast cancer cells.”
“Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that has been investigated for it potential to cause prostate diseases… indole-3-carbinol (I3C)… is a phytochemical, and it affords chemoprotection… The results pointed to a protective effect of maternal I3C feeding during pregnancy in the BPA-exposed male offspring, thereby indicating reduction in the harmful effects of gestational BPA imprinting on the prostate.”
Zero Xeno Votes! Do You Agree?
Zero Xeno votes for fermented cabbage as our national veggie because it helps with xenoestrogen detoxification! Kimchi and sauerkraut, contains sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol - both phytonutrients known to assist the body in estrogen metabolism/detoxification including the foreign chemical kind of estrogen - xenoestrogens!
Equality For All - Except Sauerkraut!
Don't make the mistake of eating pickled sauerkraut because it is not the same. Pickled sauerkraut uses petroleum based vinegar, another potential hormone disruptor. Fermented sauerkraut only has salt, water and cabbage... and of course all of the friendly bacteria that science is now saying helps to eliminate BPA! Thankfully science is now catching up with Grandma.
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by Bonnie Penner
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