8 nutrients that can stop cancer in its tracks

4. Sulforaphane

Dr. Paul Talalay is the founding director of the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chemoprotection Center at Johns Hopkins University. In 1991, he completed a landmark study, one of the first to focus on preventing cancer through diet.

This study was also the first to identify sulforaphane as a nutrient that prevents cancer. It inhibits metastasis of cancers in the spleen, colon, prostate, stomach and breast.

Sulforaphane is found in broccoli, broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables. It prevents cancer by boosting Phase 2 enzymes that are responsible for neutralizing disease mechanisms in the body.

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Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.