Recent studies show that sulforaphane is capable of fighting four factors that cause autism. It is not a synthetic chemical, but something that is found in broccoli. In smaller amounts it is also present in cauliflower and cabbage. Inflammation in brain tissue is commonly found in those with diagnosed autism and broccoli can combat that inflammation. While there are many medications for people with autism, since there are many factors of autism present, there is no one drug that does it all. Broccoli may be the best bet as the safest and most potent medication.
- Providing broccoli to those with autism, may make things better by boosting the heat shock proteins.
- There are some foods that help the immune system to that end but to really do something about it is far more intensive.
- Autistics should eat everything but usually eat only what they like. Food, no matter how healthy, does not treat Autism.
“Sulforaphane is not made in a chemical plant—it’s made by a plant. Sulforaphane is made by broccoli, kale, cabbage, collards, and cauliflower—in other words, cruciferous vegetables. Perhaps if we give broccoli to those with autism, it will make things better by boosting the heat shock proteins.”