Doctor's Note

This video is a follow-up on yesterday’s video Liver Toxicity Due to Broccoli Juice? and is video number seven of my 13-part series on the latest science on cruciferous vegetables. See Kale and the Immune SystemSmoking vs. Kale JuiceDNA Protection from BroccoliBroccoli Versus Breast Cancer Stem Cells; and Sulforaphane: From Broccoli to Breast.

For some context, please check out my associated blog posts: The Best DetoxBroccoli Boosts Liver Detox Enzymes, and Nutmeg Toxicity.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    This video is a follow-up on yesterday’s video Liver Toxicity Due to Broccoli Juice? and is video #7 of my 13-part series on the latest science on cruciferous vegetables. See Kale & Immune System, Smoking vs. Kale, DNA & Broccoli, Broccoli vs. Breast Cancer, Sulforaphane and hundreds of my other videos on more than a thousand subjects.

  • Lol! Volcanic. NOT a good visual to start my morning, Doc ;^)

    But, seriously, wasn’t he putting his life in danger? I recently recall a person died consuming water like that — continuously. Some self-experimentation is just insane.

  • Some people like to climb mountains and others like to push the envelope overdoing wheat grass! I guess that it takes all kinds! :)

    • John Galt

      “Dr.” Ann Wigmore advocated wheatgrass “implants”. Since broccoli sprouts are nutritionally superior to wheatgrass and it deters prostate cancer (according to John Hopkins doctors; look for the smiley face in the produce dept.) and since it would be very close to the prostate, what about “broccoli sprout implants” for prostate cancer self-treatment???

  • newvegan

    My daughter told me that Turnips are a super food. Very low in calories and contain almost all vitamins. Is the turnip all that?

  • GeorgeI

    Dr. Greger, I laughed so hard at your line “they don’t know health nuts the way I know some health nuts”.

    I’ve met so MANY of those people over my life and your delivery was great.

  • sodium

    Is one cup of broccoli sprouts about 70-80grams?

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      No, I think 70-80 grams would be more like 2 and a half cups.

  • Bret Iron

    So, is 4 cups of Broccoli sprouts not good??

  • Youcef

    “It was volcanic”, that was SO funny :) I’m still laughing.

  • kris brubaker

    Dr. Gregor, I find use of cups as a form of measurement too confusing to translate into scientific terms. Could you please translate 4 cups or 1.25 cups into ounces or grams? Thanks

  • kris brubaker

    Dr. Greger, I find the use of cups as a unit of measurement confusing and unsciencific. Could you rephase your references using grams or ounces please? Thank you! (So how many ounces or grams is 4 cups or 1.25 for that matter?)

    • apprin

      Really? No, seriously … I mean it – Really ?

  • João Madureira

    I’ve taken to eating raw broccoli, which has much more sulforaphane. So this upper limit would decrease to what value?

  • James N

    What do you make of Dr. Rhonda Patrick’s method of increasing the Sulforaphane from broccoli sprouts X3.5? Is it safe?

  • Tjtiger

    I’m soo glad for your sense of humour Dr Greger, Healthy with a smile. Great!!