Have you heard that broccoli helps prevent arthritis? I hadn’t either, but I’m training my orthopedic husband so well that he is all over this. So now, instead of reading and typing about butyrate for the colon, I have to look on Amazon for a broccoli seed sprouter and find some broccoli seeds to sprout. Then, learn how to sprout broccoli. Personally, I think he’s taking this diet stuff a bit too far. But maybe that’s like the pot calling the kettle black. Oh my goodness, what are we coming to here in this house? I never, ever thought I would come to this. Making my own sauerkraut. Eating liver. Drinking homemade broth. Giving up milk and bread. Honestly, I can barely carry on a conversation with another physician anymore. Now, I’ve got too many opinions that I’ve formed from my own research. They say don’t talk politics and religion. I know now. It’s don’t talk politics, religion, and food.
Sprouter and seeds purchased. We will be fighting arthritis in this family with broccoli sprouts, bone broth, gelatin powder, lots of cruciferous vegetables (that’s broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels, etc), weight maintenance, gluten avoidance, a naturally rich omega-3 diet, and sheer insanity. No, no.
Open-mindedness. Do you think any of my husband’s orthopedic patients will join the madness? Maybe I could offer his clinic broccoli sprouting classes…
This link leads to an abstract, which will then allow you to read the full text of the research done on sulforaphane and osteoarthritis. Sulforaphane is found abundantly in broccoli, and particularly in sprouts: Sulforaphane represses matrix-degrading proteases and protects cartilage from destruction in vitro and in vivo.
Photo Credit: “Five Day Old Organic Broccoli Sprouts” from Wikipedia