Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are important detoxifiers. It is a myth, one I used to believe, that cruciferous vegetables can be bad for your thyroid. The new research shows that unless you are eating 2 pounds or more of cruciferous vegetables each day they do not negatively affect your thyroid. This is good news. In this TED video Tom Malterre explains just how incredible broccoli is (along with other cruciferous veggies). He calls it Broccoli The DNA Whisperer.
Since the age of 10, Tom Malterre has been fascinated by the science of nutrition. In his quest to understand the genius of food he has achieved both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nutritional sciences from Bastyr University, learned from world experts in medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine, become a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute, co-authored two books, and coached numerous health care practitioners on using nutritional science as a tool in their clinical practices. Tom loves to spend time with his wife and children hiking in the mountains, harvesting wild food, and tending to the family garden.