By LoRayne Haye M.S.C.N.
I wanted to carry on the conversation about Indole-3-Carbinol (I-3-C), as I managed to forget to post the research that I was referring to. Also, I wanted to include a list of veggies that contain I-3-C for those who requested one.
However, a larger question looms.....will consuming sulpher containing veggies thwart cancer?( which is a question I received). That's impossible for me to answer. Logically speaking, Brassica veggies should be viewed as a preventative measure for a healthy lifestyle choice. Since 60-70% of all cancers are directly attributed to food and lifestyle choices, it would stand to reason that chewing on any Brassica veggies a few times per week would be a good plan.
Will you get enough I-3-C to down regulate the mischievous estrogen that causes havoc in people's systems? For some yes, others no. And that's where including a dietary supplement that has a concentrated from of I-3-C can prove to be beneficial. However, if you're on any Rx meds you'll need to check in with your health care provider and let them assess whether you're a candidate or not.
This is but a small sampling of the research I reviewed. If anyone would like my full list PM me.
Tengda, L. et al. "Trends in Cruciferous Vegetable Consumption and Association with Breast Cancer Risk." (2017) Oxford Journal of Research.
Auborn,K et al "I-3-C is Negative Regulator of Estrogen."(2003) Journal of Nutrition.
Brassica Vegetables: Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage. Mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens.