Why Does Sulforaphane Cure Autism Symptoms?

Discover the potential benefits of sulforaphane for autism.

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0:00 Introduction: Benefits of sulforaphane for autism
0:21 What is sulforaphane?
0:30 Sulforaphane benefits
1:13 Autism explained
5:20 Nrf2 inhibitors
6:30 Nrf2 triggers
9:04 Learn more about your microbiome!

Today we’re going to talk about the potential benefits of sulforaphane for autism.

Sulforaphane is a natural chemical in cruciferous vegetables and other vegetables. Sulforaphane can be beneficial for other conditions as well, including:
• H. pylori
• Hepatitis C and B
• SARS-CoV-2

People with autism have a low antioxidant capacity, oxidative stress, and neuroinflammation. One of the lowered antioxidants is glutathione.

Lowered glutathione is also involved in conditions other than autism, including:
• Alzheimer’s
• Parkinson’s
• Cancer
• Autoimmune diseases
• Bipolar disorder
• Schizophrenia
• H. pylori

A certain protein called Nrf2 is the master regulator of all of the antioxidants your body makes, including glutathione. This protein also activates detoxification enzymes, helps regulate T helper cells, and helps protect against oxidation and oxidative stress.

Things that inhibit Nrf2:
• High-sugar diets
• Lack of sleep
• Stress
• Glyphosate
• Alcohol
• Smoking
• Toxins
• Medications
• Infections
• Gene alterations

Things that trigger Nrf2:
1. Sulforaphane
2. Selenium, cysteine, glutamine, and tryptophan
3. NAC
4. Glutathione
5. Prolonged fasting
6. Cruciferous and sulfur vegetables
7. Alpha-lipoic acid
8. Vitamins A, C, D, E, and zinc
9. Milk thistle
10. Exercise
11. EGCG (green tea)
12. Healthy gut microbes

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Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the potential benefits of sulforaphane for autism. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. T Z on April 2, 2023 at 10:06 am

    Also shown to reduce tumour growth in some types of cancer.

    • eyeYQ2 on April 2, 2023 at 1:11 pm


    • Natalie Padar on April 2, 2023 at 4:52 pm

      Which types of cancer?

  2. Nep on April 2, 2023 at 10:21 am

    My daughter stutters and it on the spectrum and I am going to change her diet and increase her vitamin intake to see if that will help with her speech and stress! Thanks for the information ✨👏🏽🔥

    • Nep on April 2, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      @Cupkait Tank I’ve been on this roller coaster with her for awhile now and I don’t have the answers I need and she’s a teen now so I’m doing everything possible to help her so she can thrive! And … Thank you 😊

    • Nep on April 2, 2023 at 4:16 pm

      @Yondainc will do!

    • Elle Han on April 2, 2023 at 5:29 pm

      I have autism, and when I was doing keto my symptoms almost completely vanished. I was amazed that thats how life is supposed to be for other people. I only stopped keto because of a kitchen remodel which took a very long time so i couldnt cook. It’s very good for seizures too which is quite common for women/girls on the spectrum. Definately worth trying for your daughter. My main veg was broccoli too.

      P.s. some issues returned but it may be because I was not being as strict as before.

    • Sarah B. on April 2, 2023 at 6:47 pm

      I used to stutter when I was 5 or 6 … It went away somehow (by itself?) I also have autism but I wasn’t diagnosed until i was 48! I am from that lost generation of autistic girls from the late 70s early 80s. Never went to doctors or anything (my family didn’t believe in that) but I do recall my mother giving me these little pale pink B12 pills. Dont know if that was related to it going away or not. But it did go away. I also read that the stuttering can be a form of stimming.

  3. Karen Reaves on April 2, 2023 at 10:22 am

    Thank you Dr Berg, can you please cover Oxalates in vegetables, I recently learned spinach is very high in Oxalates have eliminated it. Thank you for explaining the importance of meat like cod liver, I also added sardines, beef and chicken liver pate love them.

    • Αgapy on April 2, 2023 at 1:36 pm

      He had a video on this last week. Search for it. It’s very helpful.

    • Natasha J on April 2, 2023 at 1:48 pm

      Yes Please great requests oxylates please

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on April 2, 2023 at 3:25 pm

      Here’s some videos that may help!
      Dr. Berg’s Support Team.

    • Jhakku Agadhi on April 2, 2023 at 4:18 pm

      @LIG 247 👍🙏

    • lovly 2cu on April 2, 2023 at 5:37 pm


  4. longyang888 on April 2, 2023 at 10:23 am

    The precursors for glutathione are:
    • Cysteine
    • Glutamate
    • Glycine

    • K on April 2, 2023 at 2:08 pm

      Why in this case glutamate is so important but monosodic glutamate is neurotoxic?

    • Jagannath A on April 2, 2023 at 4:09 pm

      is that glutamate or glutamine?

    • Jeli Schaefer on April 2, 2023 at 4:13 pm

      Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid that occurs as a protein building block in almost all animal and vegetable foods. Glutamates are salts of glutamic acid.

  5. Helene Vion on April 2, 2023 at 10:26 am

    One Dr Berg’s video a day keeps the doctors away 😊

    • GSmothers on April 2, 2023 at 3:21 pm

      I’ve been watching him daily for over 10 years, and I STILL learn so much from his live streams!

    • Yvonne Cortes on April 2, 2023 at 3:50 pm

      Imo a balanced combination of both is top notch 👍🏻👍🏻

    • Malik Aubrey on April 2, 2023 at 3:51 pm


    • Thuy Wu on April 2, 2023 at 5:52 pm

      Yes,you are right.

    • Saif Shaikh on April 2, 2023 at 6:45 pm

      @guy sumpthin That is very true.

  6. Natalie Padar on April 2, 2023 at 10:54 am

    My daughter is autistic and she went through a period of craving broccoli 🥦 We couldn’t figure out what was in it that she was craving so this is interesting.

    • Αgapy on April 2, 2023 at 6:32 pm

      @Natalie Padar Yes. Self healing and self adjusting.

    • Saif Shaikh on April 2, 2023 at 6:44 pm

      @jan smith Omega 3

    • taebee on April 2, 2023 at 6:59 pm

      i wonder if this is why i crave broccoli like crazy!

    • Andi Miller on April 2, 2023 at 6:59 pm

      I craved broccoli as a child too

    • Haitham on April 2, 2023 at 7:29 pm

      also Moringa Olifera herb helps flush out heavy metals, and in turn lessen the symptoms of autism, am an Egyptian pharmacist who’s into naturopahtic and holistic medicine too and I know some Egyptian academcians who have done a clinical trial on this and found out how effective Moringa is in autistics.

  7. David Hakes on April 2, 2023 at 10:55 am

    You are Incredible Dr. Berg, Better than ANY so called M D. I have ever known as far as giving a picture of what is happening in our own body. THANK YOU.
    I ran a cross a video the other day where your son was saying some things about you and I wrote that he would one day be sorry for that and man I got jumped on by the whole forum, anyway Best Regards.

  8. Thixuan Levu on April 2, 2023 at 11:01 am

    Every day I am waiting for new clip from your channel,and the rest time I am watching back some videos which I was missing before.Thank you so much Doctor Eric Berg ❤

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on April 2, 2023 at 11:25 am

      You’re welcome. Hope you are learning a lot here. Stay safe.

    • GSmothers on April 2, 2023 at 3:25 pm

      I watch his old live streams. So much info in those!

  9. General B on April 2, 2023 at 11:09 am

    Sulforaphane is definitely a game changer in my life as an adult male on the autism spectrum. I was curious if taking NAC would enhance its effectiveness. Because Sulforaphane seems to increase the synthesis of Glutathione levels. NAC is the precursor to glutathione. So I was curious if that would form a synergy between the two. I’m also taking Glycine. So I will report back over the next few months to let everyone know.

    After watching this video I might take Selenium too!!!!

    • balhazer on April 2, 2023 at 4:10 pm

      @General B you tested it & saw results in less than 40 minutes? (according to YouTube, he post his/her reply ~40min ago)

    • Jhakku Agadhi on April 2, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      @General B Thanks for elaborate comments with do much of information 🙏

    • Elizabeth Downey on April 2, 2023 at 5:23 pm

      What “symptoms” is he referring to, because there is a vast array of characteristics of autism. Does it improve communication skills? Motor Skills? Anxiety? Stemming?

  10. Pamela Shearer on April 2, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Good Morning , Dr Berg 🌞
    Thank you so much for sharing this Valuable information with everyone , God bless you all !

  11. Steel Fanther on April 2, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Dear Doc,
    My father was diagnosed with a rare condition – Chilaiditi Syndrome …
    Would you please make a video explaining what it is, what it is caused by and how it should be dealt with …
    Thank you …

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on April 2, 2023 at 1:00 pm

      Hello. We will add this to our video suggestion list. Thanks.

      -Dr. Berg’s Support Team

    • Jhakku Agadhi on April 2, 2023 at 4:19 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC Encouraging 👍🙏

    • Saif Shaikh on April 2, 2023 at 6:47 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC Wow

  12. Susan Sandford on April 2, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    My husband died from AIDS 24 years ago on March 19. One of my daughters has Autism and this news is mind blowing to me! God Bless you, Dr Berg for this very important info. I’m crying as I write this!❤

    • John Bowman on April 2, 2023 at 5:41 pm

      Vitamin D can help a lot as well

    • Will J on April 2, 2023 at 6:39 pm

      @Infinite Galore why is that important? Her telling, what would that do you or what you’re searching for?

    • Andi Miller on April 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm

      TRS spray helps too. Not sure why though

  13. Nira Arish on April 2, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Dr. Berg, we, parents are helpless. Please make more videos on cure/improvement of Autism.

    • Constance Chesney on April 2, 2023 at 6:36 pm

      ​@smcs wouldn’t a cute be preferable?

    • Camellia on April 2, 2023 at 6:37 pm

      @Regular Person I am autistic too and strongly agree with what you have said.

  14. vel murugan on April 2, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    My son diagnosed autism and will definitely help for him to overcome! Thank you Dr Berg expecting more hopes info on your genetic studies any miracles..

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on April 2, 2023 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you for watching the video. Wishing you and your family good health.

    • Jhakku Agadhi on April 2, 2023 at 4:23 pm

      Kindly share your experiences. My grandson is also having problems

  15. Joe Jackson on April 2, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Wow. Further proof that you Dr Berg should be in charge of the world health system. All this information is out there, and only you Dr Berg is putting it all together and making it available to anyone who subscribes to your channel. May God bless and keep you safe.

    • Dynast D on April 2, 2023 at 5:23 pm


  16. Elisabeth Mahama on April 2, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Your videos are so amazing,- I can’t stop listening and learning.- Thank you so much Dr Berg.- I feel I am sitting in a university in lessons and it is fun. – The referals to another related video are so helpful.

  17. Tricia C on April 2, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Another fantastic podcast full of extremely important information! Thank you, Dr Berg!

  18. M Burns on April 2, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Congratulations on 10 million subscribers. I find vitamin deficiencies cause many body problems. Have been fasting. Exercising more. Appreciate the variety of information you give. You are a gift to mankind (4th dynamic). Living with less stress is vital too.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on April 2, 2023 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you very much. Keep up the good work with your fasting. Stay safe and healthy!

  19. blue motion on April 2, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Can you please talk more about best foods for Austin and ADHD please ? Thank you for everything you do for us .

    • ♜𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐒𝐚́𝐩𝐩 +𝟏(𝟖𝟎𝟗)𝟗𝟗𝟒-𝟓𝟑𝟒𝟗 on April 2, 2023 at 5:39 pm


  20. full scorpion on April 2, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    I have noticed a marked improvement in my social capacity since making sure i put broccoli sprouts microgreens in my daily salads for the last 4 months. I figured it was just a benefit of fastinghealthy keto! My ADHD is unchanged however. My doctor was in shock that i was talking so much when i went last week. Far less social anxiety with glycine and ashwaganda as well.

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