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One food may be able to combat all four purported causal factors of autism: synaptic dysfunction, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and neuroinflammation. The sulforaphane found in five cents’ worth of broccoli sprouts has been shown to benefit autism in a way no drug ever has in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
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Dramatic relief of autistic behavior during a fever? Check out the previous video, Fever Benefits for Autism in a Food (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/fever-benefits-for-autism-in-a-food).
What else can broccoli’s magic do?
• Broccoli vs. Breast Cancer Stem Cells (nutritionfacts.org/video/broccoli-versus-breast-cancer-stem-cells)
• The Best Detox (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-best-detox/)
• Sulforaphane: From Broccoli to Breast (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/sulforaphane-from-broccoli-to-breast/)
• Lung Cancer Metastases and Broccoli (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/lung-cancer-metastases-and-broccoli/)
• Prolonged Liver Function Enhancement from Broccoli (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/prolonged-liver-function-enhancement-from-broccoli/)
• Breast Cancer Survival Vegetable (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/breast-cancer-survival-vegetable/)
• DNA Protection from Broccoli (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dna-protection-from-broccoli/)
My video Broccoli: Sprouts vs. Supplements (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/broccoli-sprouts-vs-supplements/) underscores the importance of plants over pills, and Biggest Nutrition Bang for Your Buck tells you how to grow your own (https://nutritionfacts.org/videos/biggest-nutrition-bang-for-your-buck/).
After producing my initial series on autism, I’ve made even more videos on the topic. See them all at
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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM
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