Cruciferous plants, like cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, kale and other vegetables are inherently high in fresh, naturally occurring indole compounds. The tradition of using cabbage-a rich source of indole compounds-dates back to ancient Roman times when a highly regarded statesman who practiced traditional medicine, Cato the Elder (approx. 200 BC) recommended cabbage juice to inhibit tumor growth. Cabbage was used in ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Oriental medicine for anti-ulcer applications and is still used today as a traditional remedy for ulcers.

Hippocrates Health Institute’s Division of Nutritional Research (HIDNR) has discovered an Asian form of cabbage (Brassica) that has a higher content of indole compounds than any other vegetable source in the world. This extract from raw organic cabbage delivers the highest standard, up to 25%, of naturally occurring and stable indole 3-acetic acid compounds. This product has been developed exclusively by HIDNR for Hippocrates Health Institute.

Clinical research has determined that indole compounds are beneficial for balancing overall immunity and health and that eating cruciferous vegetables is helpful in the prevention of various forms of cancer in humans’. In addition, considerable preclinical evidence has shown the efficacy of certain indole compounds in the prevention and development of breast tumors in animals” This unique nutritional supplement not only reduces estrogen activity, but it also enhances mental acuity, brain function and consciousness development, according to Dr. Hal Wilcox (Ph.D.), a former researcher at UCLA.

HIDNR is also investigating the role of naturally occurring indole compounds in optimizing pineal gland activity and health. At the Hippocrates Institute we believe that improving the health of this “master” gland has a highly beneficial effect Continued on page 58 on the entire endocrine system, balancing hormones and enhancing systemic immunity. Furthermore, it is our opinion that all synthetically derived indole compounds are very dangerous and may damage the delicate and vital health of the pineal gland.

HIDNR has studied the most widely available indole compound food supplements in the global market today and, so far, we have found that these are synthetic and laboratory-based. These synthetic chemical compounds are not derived from plant sources, are not a viable source of nutrition, and are toxic to the body (see adjoining sidebar for more information on synthetic vs. naturally occurring supplements.) Unfortunately, manufacturers are disguising this fact by joining them with a food source base and calling them whole food supplements. All synthetic drugs including chemically derived supplements have side effects and are damaging over the long-term. If you are considering using an indole compound, use one that is naturally occurring like we now have at Hippocrates. Order LifeGive Est-Toll” at the Hippocrates Store at or by calling 561-471-8876 extension 124.

Footnote References:

1. Jellinick, P et al. (1994) J. Steroid Biochem & Molecular Biology. 51 (3-4): 219-225.

2. Loub. WD. et al. (1975) JNCI, 54: 985-988.

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