A recent study published in Genesis entitled “Effects of sulforaphane on the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells” shows that sulforaphane can have significant improving properties in basic pathological conditions associated with common neurodegenerative diseases such as increased oxidative stress, inflammation, alteration of calcium homeostasis and neuronal death. Because sulforphan is a natural biomolecule that has always been part of human nutrition, its regular consumption through culinary practices can produce physiologically significant amounts in a distribution system – food – that is safe and effective in preventing disease. Zegger Ji is the founder of Greenmedinfo.com, examiner of the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, vice chairman of the board of directors of the National Health Federation, member of the board of directors of the Global Non-GMO Foundation. Since Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of neuroscience, declared in the adult brain that “nothing can be regenerated”, the idea that damaged brain tissue can be repaired or regenerated has been rejected by this central dogma. But a growing field of research now shows that conventional foods such as broccoli contain compounds that can stimulate repair and renewal of nerve tissue. On the other hand, the new study sought to determine whether sulfate is able to protect and regulate neural stem cells to give them neuroprotective properties.