Cruciferous Vegetables

Discussion in 'Understanding Food' started by Matthew Capowski, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Matthew Capowski

    Matthew Capowski Administrator Staff Member

    This thread will be used to organize information about cruciferous vegetables.
     
  2. Matthew Capowski

    Matthew Capowski Administrator Staff Member

    Jacob Schor, ND has written an interesting article titled From bok choy to Hippocrates: ruminations on goitrogens, thyroid and the role of the physician http://denvernaturopathic.com/toomuchbokchoy.htm

    This article raises the question of raw cruciferous vegetables potentially have a supressing effect on thyroid function (a non-issue with cooked cruciferous vegetables).

    A keen summary: "Two things are clear. First, large amounts of brassica vegetables can interfere with thyroid function in at least some patients. Second, thyroid function may be a more complex issue in cancer patients than many of us have appreciated. We need to pay more attention."
     

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