Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Today we harvested organic kale out of our garden and juiced it with organic lime and organic pineapple. Wow! Kale, like other cruciferous vegetables (Arugula, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Maca, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Radish, Rutabaga, Turnip, Watercress).
activates many health-generating pathways in your body. How do these power veggies do this? In three significant ways: 1) these particular veggies are loaded with bio-available sulfur, the body’s hardest working detoxifying substance. You’ve heard of this chemical as sulforaphane. 2) these amazing vegetables are loaded also with vitamins A, K, C, and B as well as catalyzing trace minerals and most intriguingly, 3) these cruciferous vegetables with their sulfur-rich sulforaphane turn on a very potent gene pathway called NRF2 which reduces inflammation. This is an example of a new field in the science of nutrition – transgenetics– where we absorb and incorporate genetic material from our food into our own double helix DNA and recharge our lives by buffing up our genes. Transgenetics teaches us to not eat genetically modified (GMO) foods. That would be crazy!
Not everyone has a big garden, but kale is easy to grow in some pots on your patio or on your 34thfloor deck of your apartment in NYC. Kale is tough and winters over – the gift that keep giving. A food to renovate your own genes and allow them to keep you vital!
If you are not growing your own kale yourself in your mini-garden, you can still help yourself by indulging with CORE a seed drink which has kale as well as dandelion, spirulina, chlorophyllin, aloe vera and wheat grass. Be Green and Eat the Seed!