Joe Rogan Experience #901 – Dr. Rhonda Patrick – Broccoli sprouts, glucoraphanin & sulforaphane

Inflammation Can Cause Depression

In studies whereby inflammation was induced with an injection of inflammatory cytokines, people with ‘normal levels’ of wellbeing and happiness, began to feel depressed.

The depression tended to be offset by consuming large amounts of omega 3 (2g of EPA), which has strong anti inflammatory properties.

Garlic Rules

Eating garlic with fish such as tuna, can help alleviate / get rid of the mercury contained in the fish.

Remember to chop garlic around 20 mins before eating it to activate allicin.

Mercury is contained in higher concentrations, in larger fish which are higher up in the food chain. For example sword fish, shark, etc contains high levels of mercury.

Broccoli sprouts

Are very good for you because of the sulforaphane content. Sulforaphane forms when the vegetable is crushed or chopped.


Sulforaphane is contained in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts or cabbages.

Broccoli sprouts contain the highest amounts of Sulforaphane. You can buy the seeds and make your own.  The supplements you can buy are expensive and some that have been tested only contain very low amounts (a lot less than what is claimed on the label).

Dr Rhonda says the broccoli sprouts are more potent once they are frozen. She actually feels like she’s had a coffee after adding them to a shake.

Sulforaphane improves autistic scores by 34% – more information on the NHS website here.

Sulforaphane is very potent and effect at slowing down and preventing cancer cells from spreading.

Sulforaphane is a very potent anti-inflammatory. It activates a pathway called NRF2

Bone Broth & Hydrolysed Collagen

Both are great for healing injuries.  There appears to be quite a lot of research to back this up:

Efficacy and tolerance of enzymatic hydrolysed collagen (EHC) vs. glucosamine sulphate (GS) in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis

EHC  (hydrolysed collagen, brand name Colatech®) showed superior improvement over Glucosamine Sulphate in the SF-36 Questionnaire in the Physical Health Index – which measures pain, swelling, range of movement.

You can read this particular study here – but there are a number to be found on Google Scholar

bone broth

bone broth – yum yum

How to Make Bone Broth

Beef is the most popular type, but you can use pork or chicken or pretty much any meat. You can get the cuts of meat required very cheap from the butchers normally.
Bones and/or carcass
Apple Cider Vinegar
Vegetables like onions, carrots, garlic
Black pepper
1. Place your bones/carcass in a large pot like a cooking pot or similar
2. Fill the pot with water to just over the level of the bones
3. Stick in the oven or on a hob and bring the water to the boil
4. Simmer for 12 hours (less for chicken, normally about 6 hours) and skim off foam that may appear on the top
5.Strain out the bones and your done
6.Eat straight away or cool ‘quickly’ and store in a fridge or freezer. Some people literally add ice cubes to it to get it to cool quickly to prevent any unwanted bacteria growth. Not sure if that’s literally overkill or not!


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About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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3 Responses to Joe Rogan Experience #901 – Dr. Rhonda Patrick – Broccoli sprouts, glucoraphanin & sulforaphane

  1. Erick Stirling says:

    Great info here. Thanks for posting.

  2. Blue says:

    How many sprouts do I need to eat in a day?

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