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Broccoli and Cabbage help protect lungs?

Hey Guys…Treatment iv 3 times a day along with nebs 3 times a day is bloody tough ..But more on that later..

If you like you vegies this is going to be easy but if not well tough titties…

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered that a dietary antioxidant found in such vegetables as broccoli and cauliflower protects cells from damage caused by chemicals generated during the body’s inflammatory response to infection and injury.

Research has showed that the antioxidant thiocyanate normally existing in the body protects lung cells from injuries caused by accumulations of hydrogen peroxide and hypochlorite, the active ingredient in household bleach. These potentially harmful chemicals are made by the body as a reaction to infection and injury. In addition, thiocyanate also protects cells from hypochlorite produced in reactions involving MPO, an enzyme released from germ-fighting white blood cells during inflammation

Lung injuries inflicted by excessive inflammation and recurring infection cause about ninety percent of CF patients’ symptoms and mortality. Although known as a chloride channel, CFTR also conducts thiocyanate ions, important because, in several ways, they can limit potentially harmful accumulations of hydrogen peroxide and hypochlorite, chemicals produced by the body to fight germs.

>>Where to find thiocyanates naturally? Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, turnip)

I’m not exactly sure if a supplement exists out there in the form of a tablet or powder so you guys might just have to start eating more veggies……



November 18, 2009 - Posted by | All Posts, Articles | , , , ,


  1. turnip flavoured nebs?

    Comment by mommyluvbug | November 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. I feel you on the 3 times a day sucking thing. I’m on the iv meds now myself. Glad to hear you’re getting better though. 🙂

    Comment by Kayle | November 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. I guess its a good thing I like cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. Tunips suck though…Thanks for posting about this!


    Comment by Chrissy Dunbar | December 15, 2009 | Reply

  4. What happened to your blog?

    Comment by Jason | January 17, 2010 | Reply

  5. Ever since I read that study, I’ve been eating broccoli every night. A tree of the stuff. Not sure if it’s working, but my digestion has really improved.

    Comment by unknowncystic | February 4, 2010 | Reply

  6. Hi Arron,

    So I just found out I need all my wisdom teeth removed and I immediately thought of you. Luckily my oral surgeon teaches at the hospital I go to, so he’ll be able to do it at the hospital no problem. Phew. Anyway, I hope you’re doing well… you haven’t updated your blog in a while so I am going to assume that you’re do so great you just don’t have time to sit down and blog. =)
    Take care!

    Comment by Beth | March 28, 2010 | Reply

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