Showing posts with label grapefruit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grapefruit. Show all posts

Friday 13 February 2015

Broccoli soup at school – washed down with a little grapefruit juice

A growing number of readers have discovered the remarkable effects of a specific preparation of broccoli sprout powder.  It was my suggested method to match the Sulforaphane, made in the lab at Johns Hopkins, and recently trialed with great results in young adults with autism.

I did mention to therapists working with Monty, aged 11 with ASD, what a surprise there would be at the local special school if they served up some extra-potent broccoli soup for lunch one day.  There would be some very bemused teachers and parents.  It would also be the world's cheapest randomized trial on 100 people and the fastest. (you would just have to note down who actually ate the soup, but I think it would be obvious later)

Since another reader stumbled upon the anti-oxidant capability of grapefruit juice the other day, I would add some of that to the school lunch.  Preferably pink grapefruit, since they also would have a dose of lycopene, another potent antioxidant.

As fate would have it, a trial is underway with a jar of the aforementioned broccoli powder.  It is not at the local special school, but at a private center for speech & behavioral therapy.  

A reader of this blog has told someone else, who then tried it on their child and now someone else has bought a jar to try on the children at the center.

Of course, in a litigious country, nobody would dream of doing this; but in some countries, common sense still prevails.

I do hope the center keeps a note of who tried it and what the effects were, so we can have some statistics.  The good thing is that because it is so fast-acting, the therapist will observe the effects unfolding within the very same session.

Since the main effects are on mood and speech, a speech therapist is probably the best person to observe and quantify the effect.

In the kind of children who attend such centers, where autism is a disability rather than a difference, I think the response rate with be really high.  I would guess 70+%.  If they want to write up a report, I will be delighted to post it on this blog.

Anyway, I give them 10 out of 10 for initiative.