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What's the deal with broccoli?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Hi hackers,

I must admit, that's a strange question... ...but whenever I eat broccoli my skin becomes flaky the very next day. Especially the face and scalp is affected.

What's in broccoli that causes such a reaction? The only thing I can think of is the goitrogen content. Maybe they mess with my thyroid, since flaky skin can be a symptom of hypothyroidism. Though I can't really believe 3 pieces of broccoli do contain a significant amount of goitrogens... Anyway, I cook it, discard the cooking water and still this outcome.

Has anyone a clue?

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on June 26, 2012
at 12:50 PM

I think you have an allergy too because the onset of symptoms is fairly quick. Sounds like some kind of dermatitis. I'd just stay away from the broccoli.

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on June 26, 2012
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Sounds like you have identified an issue you have with a food. That's one of the goals of this whole thing.

If it's a huge deal to you, ditch the broccoli. I love broccoli, it's a fantastic food, but if it doesn't agree with you and you can't put the blame on anything else, remove it.

This goes for anything. Paleo or not.

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on June 26, 2012
at 12:40 PM

Don't know, maybe your allergic somehow? I'm hypothyroid too, but I eat broccoli quite a bit with no outward I'll effects.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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