A Preventative Perspective on Estrogen Imbalance: Indole-3-Carbinol


                                                By LoRayne Haye M.S.C.N.

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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. 
https://academic.oup.com/cdn/article/1/8/e000448/4735233


Auborn,K et al "I-3-C is Negative Regulator of Estrogen."(2003) Journal of Nutrition.
https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/133/7/2470S/4688465

Brassica Vegetables: Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage. Mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens.


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