Cabral Concept: Wellness | Weight Loss | Anti Aging I Detox l Functional Medicine

By Dr. Stephen Cabral talks about the hidden, underlying root causes of getting to the bottom of your health, wellness, weight loss, anti-aging, fitness & nutrition problems!

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The Cabral Concept by Dr. Stephen Cabral was created for you, the health conscious individual looking to discover the little known factors to ideal wellness, weight loss, anti aging, Functional Medicine, Naturopathic medicine and detox. We uncover the root causes of why you're feeling stuck and unable to attain your goals and the action steps needed to live the life you always dreamed of. By following the Cabral Concept of "Change Your Body - Change Your Life," our community believes that by first rebalancing your body and mind, you will then be motivated to conquer any goals you set for yourself in life. I look forward to sharing these real world, proven, holistic wellness strategies with you straight from my Boston Naturopathic, Ayurvedic, and Functional Medicine practice!

Episode Date
868: Quantum Dots Cancer Research, Battling Ropes, Collagen Review (FR)
29:20

Welcome back to the #FridayReview where I'll be bringing you the best research, product reviews, and our super-nutrient of the week breakdown!

This week I have some absolutely fascinating research on how quantum physics is blending herbal medicine into one new form of anti-cancer treatment!

Next up, I'll be sharing with you my new favorite workout piece of equipment that was well worth the investment...

And last, but never least, I'll be sharing with you this week's super-nutrient of the week guaranteed to improve your hair, skin, nail, joint and inflammation health!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 868 podcast - Enjoy the show!

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Jun 22, 2018
867: Do This to Ramp Up Your Results & Get In Shape Faster (TT)
24:56

Although I wouldn't do this all year long (to prevent overuse injuries) there are a few methods you can use to get faster body transformation results!

Today, I want to share with you what to do on a daily basis for just 5-10 minutes maximum (for 21 days) that I believe will nearly double your results if you hadn't added this routine...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 867 for the details on how to ramp up your results and get in shape faster - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/867

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Jun 21, 2018
866: How to Fix a Slow Metabolism (Root Causes) (WW)
33:44

My goal is to help people to understand that feeling sluggish, having brain fog, and not being able to lose weight are not "calorie in, calorie out" issues...

Metabolic issues almost always stem from a hormonal or toxicity-based imbalance...

This explains why some people can eat two to three thousand more calories than someone else their same size, but yet they don't gain weight...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 866 to understand how to fix a slow metabolism by discovering the root cause imbalances and what to do about them - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/866

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Jun 20, 2018
865: The 4 Ways to Fix Your Sleep Cycle (TWT)
28:23

When trying to achieve your wellness, weight loss, or anti-aging goals there aren't too many lifestyle factors that should concern you more than getting good quality sleep...

This doesn't just mean being able to fall asleep within a few minutes of your head hitting the pillow, but it also concerns your ability to get into a deep restorative sleep and stay there...

The problem is that most people have never been told that dysfunctional sleeping usually signals that there's a hidden underlying root cause for this imbalance...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 865 to discover the 4 ways to fix your sleep cycle by healing those imbalances - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/865

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Jun 19, 2018
864: The 2 Items to Do to Save Your Sanity (MM)
25:11

In a world of "do more, be more, have more," it's sometimes important to step back and ask yourself if this is really what you desire...

Do you really want to live a life of accumulation?

And is it that life of accumulation that is holding you back from freeing up some time in order to take on new and exiting life projects or relationships?

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 864 to find out the 2 items to do to save your sanity - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/864

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Jun 18, 2018
863: Bulimia, Potato Diet, PCOS Test, CD4 Immune Cells, Denmark Delivery, Kombucha, Feet Burning (HouseCall)
26:10

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Michelle: Hello Dr Cabral, I’ve listened to almost every one of your podcasts and find them excellent. I am a bit of a complex case & am seeking your advice. I am based in Australia. I have been suffering from bulimia for the past decade (binge purge type) & also use laxatives (only at night to normalise bowel movements within the recommends dose). I currently do not binge purge, only binge eat at night & have an overwhelming urge every night around 2am to binge mindlessly. I am gaining a lot of weight. I try to eat healthy during the day, and maintain an active lifestyle. I also suffer from gastritis and bloating & constipation. I am currently seeking a psychologist to help with my disordered eating. I am 5’1 and around 103 lbs. my lowest weight hasn’t been 90 lbs. I always ate normally when I was younger - 3 meals & was never consumed with food & counting calories. When I was 21, I weighed in at 136lbs and decided to go on a calorie controlled diet - around 1200 a day & some exercise. After 1 year, I lost 36 lbs and was feeling great. Then, these urges to binge & purge took over - like an animal instinct. Since then, I have been in a binge purge cycle. Now I eat around 3000 calories a day, and 2000 of these are at night within 1 hour. Please help. My eating disorder psychologist cannot pint point any emotional triggers - she explained that it developed as a result of Dieting, and my body weight needs to reach a set point. Currently I feel good at 103 lbs, and I do not want to put on any More weight, but my binges at night (no purge) are killing me. Please help. what can i do to normalise my eating, to not eat at 2am & to maintain this weight. I am now 31.

 

Mr. Rivera: It would be great if he could do a podcast giving his opinions on the potato diet.

 

Debbie: Hello doctor Cabral! Being a longtime listener, I trust your opinion very much. I would love to get your advice on the best test to find the underlying cause of PCOS, and what are the best ways to treat it. My doctor just wants to put me on the pill, without any further tests, but I know that’s not gonna do anything about the condition, and only treat the symptoms. Thank you in advance, and thanks for all your amazing health advice!

 

Dan: Hi Stephen! Huge fan of your podcasts and your work. I'm a practitioner from Sydney Aus. In a recent viral related podcast you mentioned low CD4 helper cells, which one of my challenging patients have (low helper : suppressor ratio). Do you see this often? I'm finding nothing I'm doing is shifting it. I know however the patients zinc and copper levels are still low despite supplementation and am wondering if this could cause low CD4? Would love to get your opinion Cheers! 

Christina: Hi there, I live in Denmark and i was just wundering, i am a heath coach, just started my up on my own and i want the best for the people i am gonna help, du you sell you produkt for other people to sell to their clients? i notice that you dont deliver to Denmark, but what if is was for wholesale? i really want good qualities and you are the ONLY ones that i trust so i really hope that you can help me.

Kathryn: I love your podcast, I've been listening to ALL your episodes while I work and everything you say makes sense to me. My naturopathic doctor even says everything you say is spot on. I have a short hopefully simple question. There seems to be a health craze around drinking Kombucha for gut and overall health. I haven't found a lot of research supporting the health claims. What is you're opinion on Kombucha? Is it helpful or harmful to gut health? I love drinking it for the carbonation, I can't drink carbonated water because it hurts my stomach, but Kombucha seems to do just fine. Thank you for all that you do. 

Audra: I have been diagnosed with dactylics by an MRI in my feet. This has lead to being diagnosed with seronegative arthritis. I do have a positive ANA and hashimotos. I wanted to know if you have any knowledge on dactylitis in the feet. Everything I research on this leads to Psoriatic arthritis which I clearly do not have. I have alot of aching in my legs and my feet burn and hurt all over. When I put on shoes my feet start burning. Neuropathy has already been ruled out via nerve test.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/863

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Dr. Cabral's New Book, The Rain Barrel Effect

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Jun 17, 2018
862: Returning Yeast, Gut vs. Blood Cleanse, Health Coach, Purple Hands & Feet, DNA Test, De-Bloat, Viral Inflammation (HouseCall)
26:40

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Kara: I started your candida and bacteria protocol about 6 weeks ago. All was going well until I stopped using the sacchamices bulardi. I started the second probiotic for about a week and got off because I didn’t feel right.my symptoms returned. So my question is where should I go from here? Can I go back to the first probiotic since it was working? Also, what does that say about what’s going on with me if the first probiotic worked and then my symptoms seemed to return. Thanks

Luke: Hi, I’m wanting to get your opinion on your 7, 14 & 21 day detox plans. Im a 26 year old male who lifts weights at least 4 times a week so I’m not looking to lose much weight but I am looking for a deep detox as I suffer from gut issues so what would you recommend is the best cleanse for that and would it be beneficial for gut health issues?

Kyrsten: Hey I would like to get certified as a nutritionist or a healthy couch. Is there a program that you would recommend?

Rachel: What can I do if I’m always cold? My hand and feet turn purple a lot. Thank you for your work and podcast. I listen often but haven’t made my way through all so not sure if you’ve addressed my questions. Thank you very much!

 

 

John: To whom it may concern, I am interested having a test taken for my apoE genotype and beginning a regimen for heart health. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon, -John

 

Lauren: I am emailing in regards for some much needed help and relief (sorry about the lengthy question). I am 22 years old and have been suffering with a few issues since I was young and no one can seem to help me. I have PCOS so I don’t get my period, my hormones are all out of whack, I am constantly bloated in my stomach, I am very heavy/ hold on to a lot of fluid in my arms ( to the point where I feel like a man), I have been diagnosed with IBS, SIBO and can go days without going to the bathroom (although surprisingly they have been good for a few weeks now). I eat very healthy, never eat take out, eat plenty of veggies, try to avoid gluten (never eat bread or pasta), eat wholegrain such as brown rice, quinoa, try to eat spouted nuts/ seeds when I can, make my own raw desserts/ treats so I barely eat packaged things, trying to avoid soy due to my hormones, recently cut down on red meat as I did not enjoy it and felt my body cant process sit but do eat fish. I am extremely active and have been most of my life and usually do at least 45min of exercise daily. I have seen various acupunctures, bowel specialists, gynaecologists, nutritionists, Chinese medicine doctors, reiki practitioners to name a few. I've taken herbal mixes, tablets, medicines, oils, ultrasounds (internal and external), colonoscopy, stool tests, laxatives (they don't do anything), upping my fibre, removing soy, dairy and gluten but nothing seems to work. I have a high tolerance for pain but lately I am just sick of feeling and looking bloated everyday. It doesn’t matter what I eat or what time of day I constantly feel like I have a baby and am super swollen. I feel that my body does not absorb anything and as a result I am always super tired due to my body trying to break down food/unbloat. As I do not get a period I feel my body holds on to a lot and it doesn’t matter how much exercise I do I cant seem to slim these arms or unbolt them. Sometimes I literally want to get a pin and use it as relief to de-bloat my stomach and remove the weight in my arms. I have gotten to the point where I almost want to give up but I was listening to a podcast and heard Doctor Stephen Cabral on it and thought I would give the last bit of hope in me to him and his team. I have no idea where to go from here. Sorry for the overload in information I thought it would be easier to give you a lot so you could see where I was at. Thank you for your time.

 

Leslie: Hello from London! I am a recently-qualified Nutritional Therapist and absolutely love your podcast. Your dedication and enthusiasm give me hope that our profession can truly help people heal. Thank you so much for sharing your vast knowledge, I learn something new every time I listen! I'm writing in regards to a 10 yr old boy suffering from what has been diagnosed as status migrainous - or side-locked headache. His symptoms are: - very bad headache on left side of head that comes and goes - extreme tenderness across the entire area of the trigeminal nerve - sometimes he can't even have his face touched - extreme fatigue - a very heavy feeling in his head - stuffed sinuses They have done various tests, including an MRI, and have ruled out many other conditions. They have tried him on many medications - including very strong anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, occipital nerve block, steroid injection, anticonvulsives, hyperhydrosis and oxygen therapy. Nothing has made any difference. He has been suffering now for almost 8 weeks. Doctors are beginning to offer psychological services as they say he may have to live with this pain indefinitely! The headache started after an extreme bout of stress due to high pressure training at a professional football club (soccer). He was pulled out of the program in November, and by the beginning of January came down with a very bad virus he just couldn't seem to shake. His mother still believes he is suffering from the virus as he still has extreme fatigue and runny / stuffy nose. My intuition is that his immune system was under enormous stress due to excessive athletic training, and that EBV or Herpes Zoster could have re-activated itself in the nerve. I asked them to run a check to see if he had EBV and it came back positive for a past infection but not active. It is my understanding that it will only show an active infection at the first exposure - and any re-activation of the virus would show up as IgG and not IgM. I would be so grateful for any input. His parents are beside themselves with worry and are in a lot of distress seeing him in so much pain. Up until 8 weeks ago he was a very healthy, happy active boy. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this very detailed question. As an aside, one reason you are my favourite podcast is that I am originally a Massachusetts native so listening to you in Boston is a real treat for me. As you may have guessed from my name, we have Portuguese heritage in common too. :-) Also, I'd be interested in working as a health coach for you here if you ever need UK support. Thanks again - keep up the great work!

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/862

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Jun 16, 2018
861: CBD is Banned, New Vit D Research, 3 Books on “Believing," Natural Metformin, Berberine (FR)
32:33

I always find it hard to believe that it's already the end of the week, but hopefully that means I'm doing something I love ; )

Today's #FridayReview includes a bunch of updates on who's trying to ban CBD oil from public use, our free Balanced Zinc give-away, and new research on why Vitamin D is important from 0 to 100+ years of age!

I'll also be sharing 3 books on how to begin to believe more in yourself and your own innate abilities to heal and create the life you deserve...

Last up, I can't wait to share this Friday's super-nutrient of the week that doubles as an amazing substitute for Metformin, as well as a potent high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and tumor fighting herbal formula...

Tune into #CabralConcept 861 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/861

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Jun 15, 2018
860: The Hidden Cause Behind Chronic Inflammation (TT)
33:06

90% of all dis-eases in the world stem from inflammation...

The problem is that inflammation is not a disease to be treated - It's a symptom of something much deeper going wrong inside the body...

Inflammation should serve as a signal that there is an imbalance within the body that is causing the immune system to work on overdrive...

Today on the #CabralConcept 860 we'll do deep dive on explaining one of the main hidden causes behind chronic inflammation that almost nobody talks about - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/860

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Jun 14, 2018
859: How & Why You Should Make the Move to 3 Meals a Day (WW)
29:55

Before I knew why eating more frequently wasn't good for me, I used to consume 6 meals per day...

When I was trying to "bulk up" that would consist of 3 large meals and 3 snacks or "protein shakes..."

Then, when I was looking to "cut up" and get leaner I would eat 5-6 small meals throughout the day...

Although this did work for body transformation it certainly is not the best formula for overall peak health or longevity...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 859 to discover how and why you should make the move to 3 meals a day - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/859

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Jun 13, 2018
858: The A-Z Children’s Health Guide to Getting Well (Colds, Coughs, Fevers, Learning Disabilities, Immunity, Mood & More)
32:07

The great thing about helping children from a natural health perspective is that they can heal quickly...

 
The problem is that they can also get sick more easily than adults due to their less developed immune systems and detox organs...
 
So on today’s #CabralConcept 858 I wanted to share with you my A-Z children’s health guide to getting well and overcoming coughs, colds, digestive distress, learning disabilities, mood issues, and much more - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/858

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Jun 12, 2018
857: How to Use the Rule of 5 to Simplify Your Life & Accomplish Anything (MM)
30:47

When it comes to being and achieving more than you ever thought possible you must begin to think differently...

Anything you see someone achieve in the real word once started with a thought and usually that triggered a vision to try something in a new way...

However, life is too short to try everything under the sun in order to reach your goals...

That’s why I recommend tuning into today’s #CabralConcept 857 to learn how to use the rule of 5 to simplify your life and help you achieve anything you want - Enjoy the show!

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Jun 11, 2018
856: Estrogen Acne, Best Stool Test, Ayurvedic Smoothies, Allergy Protocol, Parasite Cleanse, Low Immunity, ACV & Shingles, Acne Scars (HouseCall)
26:26

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Mia: I have been struggling with bad acne on my neck jawline and chin. I’m taking estroblock 2 times per day I’m pretty healthy. Also I am 27 years old and I am so tired 10 days before mensturation! So very tired, brain fog and acne before my period. Do you ever suggest progesterone cream before period? 

Mark: Hi Dr Cabral. Why don't you use the GI-MAP GI Microbial Assay Plus Stool Test? I've heard that it is the best parasite checking stool test on the market because it use DNA analysis. Would love your thoughts.

Nina: Hi Dr Cabral - LOVE LOVE LOVE your show, i was recently introduced through an Ayurvedic podcast I listen to where you were a speaker. What i love is how you mash up ayurvedic, TCM, and other functional medicine areas to address health. As it should be! I have found so much wisdom in Ayurveda to address a bout of insomnia 2 years back where dr's were pushing sleep meds and I fortunately found holistic health, and of course discovered nothing is 'just' insomnia, etc etc. Have come a long way and incorporated different healthy practices into a blended approach that fits my lifestyle. Am curious your take on something... Ayurveda (at least what I hear and read) seems to frown upon smoothies - lowers agni, hard on digestion etc. What's your take? I see you promote smoothies and now that I am feeling healthier I would like to try them out (will pay attention to digestion etc) but i see them as a great opp to get so much nutrient dense food in one meal! What’s your stance on gluten, even if it’s organic non gmo? Same with org non gmo grains? Non gluten org Oats? I'm a vata pitta so even though i strive for lower carb/sugar, i have some carb at least with lunch and often also with dinner. Finally any Cookware recommendations, i see so many people mention ceramic? Is this type of investment 'worth it'? Trying to balance prioritizing health against managing the budget of course! Many many thanks if you made it this far - i'm busy catching up on the hundreds of episodes of yours I haven't listened to, digging into your wonder fb community, and starting the reading challenge! Bless you! Nina

Jessica: Hello wonderful Doctor Cabral. My mom is about to turn 60, and has been battling sinus infections since I can remember, every winter and spring in particular. A lot of the time she takes antibioitics to help, and they do. (though I keep telling her bad in the long run) She has seasonal allergies and teaches elementary students in a room that is not well ventilated. Lately she has been sick for weeks, out of school with an upper respiratory infection, with wheezing, a heavy chest, and cough when breathing. She is taking inhalers, Albuterol (I think a steroid) (so bad right?!) which also seem to temporarily help. Can you explain why these inhalers mask the issue. What can she do to help this naturally and stop having so many sinus and chest infections? She is ready to get control of her health and get to the bottom of this vs masking the issue w drugs. Thank you!!!

Sydney: Hello!! I have a question regarding the parasite protocol. In the information description it says that following one parasite protocol wasn’t enough to rid the body fully. Was this referring to this cleanse as well? Should I order two of them or is this cleanse long enough to ensure it rids the body of parasites?? Thanks so much :)

Aubrey: I have been sick for months it feels like. I have recently gone through a very stressful situation in my personal life and I am wondering if this could trigger bad health and a poor immune system? Since Christmas I have had influenza twice, 2 different stands. A couple week after that I was hit with strep along with an ear infections and then I was hit with a nasty stomach bug that put me out for a couple days. I am now dealing with what feels like a sinus infections. I typically eat a plant based diet, and I am very active. Although being sick has made that harder, but I have two little ones who are 4 years old and 2 years old who depend on me. So I don’t have much of a choice than to push through things! I can feel my body breaking down on me and I am searching for any support to boost my immune system, as well as to help aid in this stressful life situation I am currently experiencing. I am wondering if your Candida protacal would be a good first step to helping my body or if you have any other suggestions. I am open to about anything that is out thereright now! I love your podcast and what you are doing to help bless so many lives! Thank you for all you do!

Anissa: I need to figure out what is going on with my body. I've had my second outbreak of shingles on my face since January. I just drank the mixture of ACV recommended and my stomach is upset. Is there a lesser strength I can take and still be results? Many thanks. Anissa

Holly: Hi Doctor Cabral, I just found your site and podcast and couple weeks ago and can’t believe how awesome you are and all the interesting information you provide. I am 25 and struggle with acne and pitted rolling acne scars. I am struggling with the scars and how to get rid of them and was wondering if you can help. Much thanks.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/856

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Dr. Cabral's New Book, The Rain Barrel Effect

https://amzn.to/2H0W7Ge

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Jun 10, 2018
855: Mentorship, Pet Health, H. Pylori Test, Leukemia, Diastastis, Thalassemia, Exercise Ball Seat (HouseCall)
26:35

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Lindsay: Hello Dr. Cabral and Staff, I am a third year naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University in San Diego and I am writing to ask if Dr. Cabral would be my mentor. I'm certain he receives similar requests all the time, but let me tell you why mine is unique. I am married with 3 young children. My husband and I gave up a comfortable life in Colorado because we saw too much preventable suffering in the people around us and wanted to devote our lives to helping people get better. I, like Dr. Cabral, am motivated to reach masses of people, not because I am chasing wealth, but because I have a sense of urgency to reach a broad audience so that people who are suffering can find help before it's too late for them. For this reason, I want to hit the ground running when I graduate next spring. I would treasure the opportunity to observe the operational aspect of Dr. Cabral's clinic. If I can learn what's working for him, then I can spend less time reinventing the wheel and more time helping people. If it is possible for me to visit your clinic, even just for one day, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this message, and thank you even more for all you do each day to reach people in need. Sincerely, Lindsay

Michelle: I just heard Dr. Cabral on Joyce's Plant Based Nutrition Summit. She mentioned that Dr. Cabral healed his Addison's Disease. My little spitz terrier dog, Spooky (about 16 pounds) has had Addison's for about 4 years. I was wondering what Dr. Cabral did to cure his Addison's and is it translatable for dogs. I give Spooky a monthly 6 ml shot of Percorten and a daily 1/3 tab of 5 mg Prednisone. Hate polluting him with these but he is doing well but still would prefer a more natural way if possible. Thank you

 

Kate: Dear Dr Cabral team, Quick question. Is the fruit and vegetable blend safe to take in pregnancy? I am already working with a functional doctor, who has recommended some supplements, but I would like this in addition. Best, Kate

Staci: Dr. Cabral: Do you have a test that will check for H.pylori in the stomach? I have recently been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer and since I rarely take ibuprofen or Aleve and I don’t consume alcohol on a regular basis, I read where H.Pylori can be a factor. Also, can underlying stress cause an ulcer or enhance the symptoms of an ulcer? Thank you for your help, Staci

Deborah: Thank you for all you do to help people have better health and a better life! My grandmom-in-love (69 years old) has atypical leukemia; its a myeloid disorder (MDS/MPN). Her doctors started her with the Chemo pill-Hydrea and she is currently under a Dacogen treatment. She’s struggled with Hashimotos for years because of her thyroid. She’s had low energy and thyroid problems for decades. She has cellulitis on her thigh, back, ankle, and stomach. She is sensitive and had adverse reactions to all medications she’s been under. How would we be able to rebuild her immune system and detox her body from all the chemo she’s been under? What info do you need so we can help my grandmom? I believe you can help with her horrid “dis-ease.” The doctors don’t know how long she has to live. The best they hope for is her body will go into remission and she will be for 2 more years. I hope to see her live for another 15 years. I look forward to hearing back! I had submitted this question to the support group and they gave me some good suggestions but also recommended submitting my question as a HouseCall. Thank you! 

Josh: My sister is a 40 year old Mother of three. She can’t seem to shake some pesky stomach weight . After visiting multiple specialists, in committing to a personal trainer, the doctors have told her that she has diastisis recto and the only Way for her to get a flat stomach again. Is to get plastic surgery. Is this true? 

Kelly: When I was a teenager my doctor said that I had a condition where my red blood cells were irregularly shaped and I would always need to take iron supplements. Is this considered thalassemia? I frequently have low iron levels on traditional blood tests but have never had had any other low results- like low oxygen bind capacity. I used to take iron pills regularly but then read that this can be dangerous and lead to iron overload and brain issues. Over the past few years since I stopped taking iron, I have had puzzling symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath (which becomes more acute when I think I can't breathe), panic-y feelings connected to what I believe are heart palpitations after eating or when lying down, and rarely a feeling of doom and disconnect from reality and rare fainting. Although these symptoms may sound overwhelming, I am absolutely functional but consider myself highly sensitive and aware to bodily changes. Do any of these symptoms correspond to untreated anemia? I have tried to balance out my calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium on my own through mineral supplementation. If I take iron pills and never have too high iron on blood tests, is it safe to say that I am at no risk of iron toxicity/overload? Thank you, Dr. Cabral!

Lance: Hello Doctor Cabral. I understand that you have multiple years experience in musculoskeletal strengthening, alignment, and mobility exercises. A few of my coworkers have replaced their office chairs with exercise balls. We sit multiple hours a day documenting on our computers. They say only good things about the switch. I am skeptical and have been doing research on the idea. I see arguments from both sides as realistic and I am still torn. What are your thoughts on the potential benefits or complications that can be caused by doing this?

 

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Jun 09, 2018
854: Natural Tick Repellent, Ayurvedic Tongue Scraping, Alpha Lipioc Acid (FR)
33:58

Welcome back to our #FridayReview where I'll be bringing you the best of the week!

This week we're starting off with the best natural tick repellent on the planet that is DEET-free and family safe (for pets too!)...

Then, I want to review the art of Ayurvedic tongue scraping so that you can beat bad breath, cleanse your palate and revitalize your digestive system...

And last but not least, I want to share with you this week's super-nutrient that is a virtually unknown powerful antioxidant that can help rebalance type 2 diabetes, improve energy, and slow the aging process!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 854 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Jun 08, 2018
853: My 8 Favorite Ways to Beat Exercise Boredom! (TT)
24:15

Let's face it some days you feel like exercising whereas others you'd rather be doing anything but going out for that run or hitting the gym...

I'm no different and since I have my own highs and lows, I have learned over the years how to "trick my mind" into actually looking forward to working out in order to stay on track!

I hoping that by sharing what I do to motivate my private clients and myself that you'll also find at least one of these tips to be what gets you going...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 853 where I share my 8 favorite ways to beat exercise boredom - Enjoy the show!

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Jun 07, 2018
852: The 10 Most Common Food Misconceptions (a.k.a. Myths) (WW)
31:11

I know in the health & fitness field we can fall into a lot of the "he said, she said" battles of whose idea is right or wrong, but under it all there are certain truths that we must all understand...

It's fine to debate the specific details of nutrition such as keto vs. Paleo, or exercises that are best to "tone your glutes," but what I'm more concerned with is helping people to build a strong foundation that will stand the test of time...

That's why on today's #CabralConcept 852 I want to share with you "The 10 Most Common Food Misconceptions" and what to watch out for - Enjoy the show!

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Jun 06, 2018
851: A 100-Year Old Forgotten Form of Healing Revived (TWT)
29:24

World War I and II brought a halt to many great innovations of that time, but maybe none more so than in natural medicine...

About 100 years ago numerous forms of "alternative medicine" were being studied, researched, and verified, as well as being proven with patients in the real world...

The problem was that conventional medicine was just beginning its surge and stranglehold on the way that we are allowed to "diagnose and treat disease..."

Therefore, many of these amazing forms of natural healing (although rooted in science) were forgotten or at least marginalized to the point that the general public never heard about them again...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 851 to re-discover with me one of those 100-year old forgotten forms of healing that is now making a resurgence - Enjoy the show!

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Jun 05, 2018
850: The Best 5-Minute Motivational Mindset Teaching with Dr. Wayne Dyer (MM)
23:15

If you don't know who Dr. Wayne Dyer is, you are missing out on some of the most compassionate and inspiring books, speeches, and knowledge ever handed down to us...

Although he passed on a few years back, his teachings and words are alive today as ever...

Right now I'd like to share with you how I've used much of his work on rewiring your current mindset and adding in "anchors" throughout the day to stay in a positive and purposeful state of being...

Plus, I'm going to be playing 5-minutes of Dr. Wayne Dyer's own voice and words to not only inspire you to become the best version of yourself, but to also learn a specific set of phrases you should to be reciting to yourself before bed (very important)...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 850 for the best 5-minutes of motivational mindset teaching with Dr. Wayne Dyer - Enjoy the show!

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Jun 04, 2018
849: Ayurvedic Dosha Assessment Errors, Afternoon Cravings, Costochondritis, Smoking Cessation, Children's Stomach Pain, Swollen & Painful Breast (HouseCall)
25:06

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Annie: Hi Dr. Cabral! Huge thanks for all you do and all the free help/advice you offer. I have been binge listening to your podcast over the past couple of weeks. I have really enjoyed how you integrate Ayurveda into your practice. I recently ordered my first 14-day detox and anticipate awesome results! My question is: could you talk about weight gain for Vata/pitta body types? I’m a Vata-Pitta (very thin wrists and ankles, a little broader shoulders, dry skin/hair, bloating and constipation) and have carried extra fat on my belly since around age 8 (I’m 24 now). It looks strange on my body as I am otherwise quite bony and lean. I eat clean and exercise regularly. Could this be excess Vata? I feel it’s not Kapha as it does not change with my diet or exercise and is in such a specific area. Would really appreciate any suggestions as it’s very frustrating and makes me feel insecure - I mean who doesn’t want a flat stomach? Thanks in advance!

Elizabeth: Hi Dr Cabral. I love your show and all the valuable information you provide! My question is about afternoon snacking... I find that I eat healthy, whole nutritious foods for the beginning part of my day, but when 3pm rolls around I am ravenous and reach for anything I can get my hands on. It feels like my brain shuts off it’s wellness meter and I get caught up in the moment. I wouldn’t say it’s a binge because it’s not a lot of food... but it definitely feels like a lack of control. Why does this happen? Is there something I should be doing earlier in the day to prevent this? Thanks!

Gabriella: Hi Dr. Cabral, First off, thank you for sharing your work and for sharing it with us. I have a question regarding what I was told was pain that started from a virus. The pain in my chest on the left side by my heart. My GP felt the area and told me it was text book costochondritis and that the virus that’s caused it was probably long gone but that the inflammation was still around. He told me to take three Advil a day until the pain went away. I usually refrain from taking Advil especially that much. I was wondering if you had another solution. Thank you, GP

Donna: This is somewhat urgent. I’ve been a smoker for over 30 years struggling to completely quit. I’m getting ready to take advantage of your CBD Oil offer for March. Will this help me and do you have a protocol or suggestions for quitting smoking? I have been using the DNS for seven months, completed a 7 day detox, and ready to do a 21 day detox. I eat healthy, exercise and in good health except slightly elevated cholesterol. I will eventually do some testing but need to end this habit now. I prefer this question not be on a podcast or could this be addressed in a most general way as to addiction. If you could help me through a personal email I would greatly appreciate it. Otherwise I would like to be anonymous. Thank you so much,

Joel: Dr Cabral, my four year old has been complaining of stomach pain just left of his belly button for about 3 months. He originally had a “stomach bug” in November for a few days in which he vomited and wasn’t feeling well. Afterwards he’s continued to complain on average 3 times a day of just general stomach pain. In January he had an incident where he was writhing in pain. We took him to the ER by the time we arrived he said he felt fine. We eat overall pretty healthy Paleo style diet with organic foods overall. I can’t tell if it’s stress or if he’s really got something going on there. I’ve noticed his anxiety increase (gut/brain Or perhaps craving attention cuz we have a 7 month old that takes a lot of our attention noe too). He poops once a day and they are normal. His appetite is normal as well. Would you recommend rotation diet? Could you give a 4 year old CBD? Would you still run an organic acids/allergy test? How would you do a 21 day Cabral detox with a 4 year old? Thanks! Joel

Woody: Hi, I'm interested in working with your advisory services. Briefly, 65, healthy, no meds, 180, 6 ft. PSA went from 3 to 6. MRI/biopsy Gleason 7. Urologist wants to destroy. Been following podcasts for awhile, done some research. Overseas business trip mid April through early May and putting off decision. Using Nutraceuticals and intermittent and longer fasting.

Jai: Hi Stephen, 3 questions: My girlfriend gets headaches a lot when she is on her period, if she lacks sleep and when stressed, what can we do to prevent this? She also gets swollen breast that are painful to the touch. Yes, she takes birth control. And finally, she has lost about 50 lbs, and would like to lose an additional 10-15 more. She works out 4-5x per week at 45 min each, eats 3-4 balanced meals (protein, fat, carb and veggie), she drinks 1/2 her bodyweight in water or more daily. She is a CNA 4 3rd shifts per month and outside of exercise and the extra activity from being a CNA she is sedentary. She cannot break 139.8 lbs at 5'4" and endomorph body type. What would you suggest? Thanks.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Jun 03, 2018
848: Vasectomy Risks, Digestive Itchiness, Zinc Testimonial, BP Symptoms, Dientamoeba, Exercise on CBO Protocol (HouseCall)
26:38

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Hayley: Hi Dr Cabral, I would love an opinion about vasectomies. I have read many men suffer side effects following the procedure, which isn't really talked about. Are there longterm hormonal implications from interfering with the normal flow of things down there? Thanks so much!

 

Lizbeth: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you for all the knowledge that you keep sharing through your podcasts. I will forever be grateful to everything I am learning through your podcast! I finally decided to purchase the CBO protocol! What made me make the final decision was getting a skin reaction after a dinner at a work-related event that I had to attend. None of my co-workers had it, and so I figured my body is definitely asking me to take care of this situation once and for all. I have always had a weak digestive system, but never had I experience rashes because of food consumption. These rashes also made me feel hot in those specific areas where the rash was happening. It did itch but I was not able to see any type of bump caused by it, only red skin. And I still get the itchy sensation after eating most meals. I do follow a very healthy diet, organic produce and meats, and Mediterranean style as you have suggested in other podcasts. Also, after that meal I suddenly gained a couple of pounds, and I can tell I am inflated because of how my watch and rings feel. I do have to say your team was extremely helpful in helping me make a choice to start at least with the CBO, and they suggested I contacted you as well to have a better idea of whether there are more steps I need to take besides the CBO Protocol. I have had h pylori in the past, and I have been concerned whether I have it again or no. I have listened to your how to leak a leaky gut in the past, as well as the one on food poisoning and H pylori, but I still can really put down the proper timeline of the products that I need to heal my body because I think I may need the intestinal cleanse. I know your upcoming book will have this info, but I would much rather not wait. I would think (for what I have heard you say) that I need the Healthy Belly, digestive enzyme, the intestinal cleanse and the CBO protocol, but for instance the CBO protocol already has the healthy belly and I have no idea if that bottle is all I need. Could you help me and guide me on whether or not I need an intestinal cleanse to heal my gut and the timeline on how to heal my digestive system? Thanks for your advice! 

 

Anonymous: Stephen, thanks for your uplifting and informative podcasts! I get a lot of value from them. First I need to add a testimonial to your “super-nutrient of the week,” zinc, that you discussed on the March 2, 2018 podcast: I had extensive plantar warts on my toes for decades. I tried virtually all OTC remedies and liquid nitrogen at the MD’s office and none of these worked. Finally a dermatology PA suggested I try oral zinc along with my OTC topical remedy. Having decided by experience the OTC topicals were useless, and the zinc dose she suggested was high (400 mg) the literature cites up to 600 mg/day, I took (only) like 200 mg zinc per day for several weeks. My decades-long infection with plantar warts went away. I went off the supplemental zinc and the infection did not recur. This personal nutritional medicine outcome is why I listen to your podcast. You can find scientific studies showing effectiveness of Zn on Pubmed for example, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11952542 “Oral zinc sulphate in the treatment of recalcitrant viral warts: randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial.” However you won’t find Zinc supplement in the plantar wart department at your drug store. Despite its effectiveness its use doesn’t seem to be widespread. Zinc may have some special properties for viral infections, for example production of antiviral interferon. See http://piel-l.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Zin-en-verrugas-virales.pdf (You might be interested in the authors’ acknowledgement of the limitations of blood trace element analysis in diagnosis) Now, on to my question. (I’m hoping a naturopathy based therapy might help for my other medical problems) I’m 64 and suffered a heart attack about 12 years ago and had a stent implanted in my right coronary artery, Then I immediately changed my diet to a healthy plant based one, and also do a moderate exercise program 5+ days a week and often do mindfulness meditation. For 95% of the 12 years since I have taken statins, blood pressure medicine and aspirin. My BMI is good, all blood based testing is good, except lipids if off the statin. I drink alcohol moderately. Since the heart attack I also have ED and pain/stiffness in calf muscles when walking. I also get some swelling in my ankle sometimes if walking or standing for a length of time. I also have some degree of plantar fasciitis Conventional medicine has me diagnosed with peripheral artery disease, based on ankle/wrist blood pressure ratio. I’m a little skeptical of this because many people show similar patterns in these pressures and are asymptomatic. My cardiologist doesn’t think I am at a high risk for another heart attack. Generally I feel great. I’ve recently gone off my statin to see if my calf stiffness problem will go away. So far no luck. While they were OK with an experiment, the MDs highly recommend staying on the statin. I think the literature overall indicates statins help reduce the likelihood of a second cardiovascular event, but it’s not like a silver bullet. My blood pressure is not terrible without the medication so I could go off it temporarily, or permanently if a natural method would give adequate reduction. Could you recommend a course of action that might help identify and treat the underlying cause(s) and symptoms? Are the symptoms all the result of a systemic vascular disease? What would you recommend? I did hear you mention cayenne, ginger and argenine that might help my condition but you didn’t mention how much. I am sure there are many people with a similar set of symptoms. What do you think of Nobel prize winner Dr. Ignaro’s recommendation of argenine, citrulline, Vitamin C, E, folate, and lipoic acid? (published in “NO more heart disease” 2005) Thanks so much for any comments and keep up the great work!!!

Peta: Hello, My name is Peta, I'm 28 and live in Australia. I'm wondering if you would recommend I do a lab test first or go straight to one of your detoxes. My main concern was acne, and being tired a lot of the time. Acne is at it's worst before my menstrual cycle (so maybe hormonal?) It is a lot better when I eat good fats and reduce sugar intake. However the past few months my bowel movements have changed - constipation and then diarrhoea and acne has worsened. My DR ran a blood test. Results say A mild thrombocytopenia (not sure what that is). Stool test detected Dientamoeba - the doctor said they are not sure if this is causing my symptoms and has prescribed antibiotics. Is this the best option? I am yet to take them. Thank you, Peta 

Kathryn: Hi Dr. Cabral, I listen to your podcast every week after someone from my yoga teacher training told me about it. I find myself relating strongly to the questions from your house calls that deal with digestive issues. You always have the same advice, do the Candida & Bacterial Complete Protocol. My question is when is the best time to start this? for some back ground information about me (I'll try to keep it short) I'm 33 years old and have had digestive issues for the better part of 5 years. For the first two years of this I would get sick almost every time I ate, I was advised by doctors and dietitians to only eat what I didn't have a reaction to which was almost everything. I was also told to eat chicken and eggs to get nutrients I might have been missing. for most of 2 years I had every medical test done to check my gallbladder, my stomach, and intestines but the only thing found was legions on my stomach and an increased number of mast Cells in my stomach. my Doctor theorized I had an over active immune system called Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. I was put on medication and told again not to eat anything that I had a reaction to. I mostly ate potatoes and eggs for a year but saw no improvement. I eventually took my health in my own hands and became a plant based vegan eating mostly fruit. This helped a lot and the occurrence of my digestive problems reduced dramatically. I did this for about 6 months and started training for ironman triathlons which had been a dream of mine. My coach said I needed to eat a mostly high fat diet, I tried this for a a few weeks but my symptoms returned. in the last 2 years I've stayed plant based vegan, but now I eat a more balanced diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and starchy vegetables. it comes out to about 10-15% protein, 25-30% fat, and the remaining carbohydrates in the form of fruit or starchy vegetables. I've been seeing a naturopath for the past year and have done an organic acids test and food sensitivity test. As well as numerous blood tests to check nutrient levels and hormone levels. I never eat foods that I have a severe or moderate reaction to according to the food sensitivity test and very rarely eat foods that I have a mild reaction to and when I do it's in very small amounts. The organic acids test showed that under yeast and fungal markers Arabinose, Carboxycitric, and Tricarballyllic are high being 50, 35, and .76 respectively. Under Bacterial markers Hippuric and 2-Hydroxyphenylacetic were high at 575 and .76. My naturopath suggested Candida and SIBO but instead of advising on how to treat it because I was in the midst of Ironman Training has instead been trying to correct my low nutrient levels with supplements even though I'm not absorbing them well despite sticking to my whole food lifestyle. I literally never have a cheat meal or day. I experience diarrhea and nausea about once or twice a week still and would really like to put my digestive problems behind me for good. Right now I'm taking a Heart Burn medicine for inflammation in my stomach, St. John's Wort, HPA Stress Adapt, 10,000 IU Vitamin D3, Iron, and Liquid Vitamin B Complex, and probiotic. I'm again heavy in ironman training so I'm reluctant to start the protocol while training 12-15 hours a week. what amount of exercise do you recommend while doing the protocol? Is it an violable option for me during training? or would I need to reduce my exercising until I finish the protocol? I really appreciate your podcast and will be bringing this up to my naturopath the next time I see her. Thank You, Kathryn

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Jun 02, 2018
847: We're Moving, Natural Household Cleaning Recipe, Nature's Remedies Book, B12 (FR)
31:09

Welcome back to another #FridayReview where I'm bringing you my best from the week!

First up today, I'll be sharing with you the excitement of moving from an older, slower, clunky shipping center and web platform to a brand new system for getting you what you need faster!

Next up, I have a great recipe (and June eco-Challenge!) on how to use simple, at-home ingredients to make your own household cleaner, which will save you money and save the environment at the same time...

And, I also wanted to recommend a really fun book (for the whole family) on how to ease into learning about herbs and their phenomenal benefits...

Last, but never least, we'll be going over my super-nutrient of the week highlight, which is centered around a vitamin renowned for its ability to protect the brain, nervous system, and "wake up" the body!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 847 for this info-packed podcast - Enjoy the show!

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Jun 01, 2018
846: Find Out Your Total Toxic Load (Quiz) (TT)
31:34

I had never heard of the term "Total Toxic Load" or "Total Body Burden" until about 12 years ago when I was re-discovering the ancient Eastern practices of detoxifying the body...

What was interesting to me is that no matter what form of medicine you study such as Functional Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Bioregulatory Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc. (except conventional medicine ; ) you'll find that ALL of them use detoxification as a cornerstone for helping people get well...

But the question is, how do you know how many toxins you may be holding onto if they are inside of you and not able to be seen?

Luckily, there's a Functional Medicine quiz we use in my practice that can show you very simply what your total body burden is based on your current symptoms...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 846 to find out your total toxic load and how you can lower it - Enjoy the show!

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May 31, 2018
845: What No One Ever Tells You About Losing Weight (WW)
29:01

Did you know that there are actually 3 main "levels" of weight loss and that depending on where you fall within those levels that the type of nutrition and exercise will vary greatly?

The truth is that the plan to help someone lose the last 10 lbs is drastically different than the blueprint for losing 50-100 lbs...

The trick is to know what is holding you back from ultimately achieving the body and health you desire and then following the proven plan to get you there...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 845 to discover what no one ever tells you about losing weight (and how to keep it off) - Enjoy the show!

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May 30, 2018
844: The Right & Wrong Way to Enjoy a Cheat Meal (TWT)
28:10

I'm a big proponent of never having to say goodbye forever to some of your favorite foods - even if they don't make the "healthy food list..."

The problem is that the key to keeping your body and mind healthy is not moderation, but instead balance...

And this means that you must first rebalance the body and get it firing on all cylinders before you begin to introduce a regular once or twice a week "cheat meal" (we'll also discuss "alternative word phrasing")...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 844 for all the details on the right and wrong way to enjoy a cheat meal - Enjoy the show!

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May 29, 2018
843: How Not to Hold Yourself Back from Your Goals (MM)
25:39

Sometimes in my practice I see people stuck - They don't know what they're doing wrong, and for whatever reason they can't seem to "catch a break..."

However, from an outsider looking in, and as someone that's suffered quite a bit from poor (mental & physical) health earlier in their life I can see where they're going wrong...

But, even if I'm able to articulate it to them, it often times doesn't resonate and this is simply because it clashes with their current belief systems...

The problem is that although your beliefs up to this point have gotten you to where you are now (both good and bad) they most likely will not take you to the next level you seek...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 843 to discover how NOT to hold yourself back from your goals - Enjoy the show!

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May 28, 2018
842: Rain Water Collection, Thinning Hair, Esophageal Cancer, CBD Digestion, Child Seizures, Fatigue Testing, Pyroluria Test, Healthy Gut Protocol (HouseCall)
26:28

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Hayley: Hi Dr Cabral, thanks for all that you do! I've listened to your recommendations on water filters and alkalising water. However I have a question about rain water. I live in rural Australia where we have a rainwater tank for our drinking water. I know rainwater in naturally acidic... is this necessarily a "bad thing"? Ours is around pH6. I know it's not the acidity of the food/ drink that's the issue, it's the way our body responds and processes it. If you think rainwater would be too acidic, how can we rectify it? Would a pinch of (aluminium-free) bicarb do the trick, or would that have other negative implications? Thanks!

Susanne: Hi! I am interested in sorting out my health, Im struggling with fatigue, anxiety, stomach problems and thining hair. I am a 26 year old woman. However, I live in Spain. Is it possible to take the health tests from Spain? With shipment and legislation and everything. In advance, thanks for replay. Kind regards, Susanne 

Anonymous: Hello Dr. Cabral, I was recently diagnosed with Esophageal cancer. The PetScan says it has not metastasized and that it is at the base of the esophagus. My questions are many:

#1. How did I get this? We have no family history of any cancer; my job is like most people these days basically typing onto a computer screen and on the phone all day. I work out of my home. I am considered an obese 56 year old male at 6'1'' and 235 lbs. Now I am down 25+ lbs. to 209 so am simply considered overweight. I have never smoked, only drink alcohol occasionally and have a relatively healthy diet consisting of no soda or junk food, good home cooked meals, occasional sweets, espressos and teas. I have been on and off at the gym over the years as it never seems to produce results.

#2. What can I do from a naturopathic angle to fight this cancer?

#3. Understanding everyone is different and you cannot diagnose my specific case, is radiation, chemo and surgery the only answer? I watched "Cancer Can Be Killed" on Amazon last night and they discuss "Hyperthermia," "Ozone Therapy" and naturopathic dietary alternatives that sound a lot better than the traditional big 3.

#4. How proven are these other modalities? If I was your brother or father what would you suggest? Thanks for all you do Doctor!! Hoping you can provide some answers sooner than later, Anonymous

Travee: I have been taking your CBD oil for 25 days now . It gives me indigestion. I rarely get indigestion. Is there anything I can do for that Oh and I love, love, love your podcast. I am learning so much and slowly getting healthier

Jenett: Hi Dr. Cabral, My friends son is a little over a year old and has been suffering in and off, from seizures. He has not had vaccinations so she's ruled that out, but the doctors cannot seem to figure out why he continues to have the seizures. Do you have any ideas as to what can cause this and what she can do about it? Thank you so much for your help. Jenett

Krissy: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am a new follower of your podcast and as a podcast fiend I have many episodes to get through still! I was wondering if you had any recommendations for my current health situation. I've been dealing with gut issues ever since having an infection and taking Cipro while living in Guatemala a few years ago. After returning to Canada I was diagnosed with leaky gut, Hashimotos and have since been treated for Candida, Klebsiella (multiple types), SIBO and various other overgrowths. After my last visit with my ND we agreed it was time for another SIBO treatment, this time making sure to emphasize prokinetics. The issue I have is that every time I start to treat SIBO I get such severe Adrenal Dysfunction.. I wake up during the night and cannot fall back asleep for hours.. and am incredibly fatigued and weak feeling throughout the day... as well having a reduced tolerance for stress. I wonder if this is because the treatment also reduces good bacteria and thus essential nutrients and minerals? Or is it due to a sudden increased ability to produce my own thyroid hormone and now my medication is too high? My ND does not want to test my thyroid levels every week as she thinks they will be all over the place anyways throughout the treatment. Have you ever worked with someone with these symptoms? I appreciate your feedback.

Toni: Hi Stephen! I have been listening to your podcast for a while now and have finally decided to write in. I have just been diagnosed with Pyroluria and undermethelation and couldn't seem to find any information on your podcast search page in regards to both. I am from Australia and not sure if this is a new term for it here or where I should turn to look for more information on the topic. Hopefully you can shine some light on the diagnosis for me! Thank you, Toni 

Christine: Hi, do you still offer the healthy gut protocol (the powder AND probiotic) as a package? I bought it in September and am recommending to a friend but cannot find it. I only see it in your store as sold separately. Thank you.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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May 27, 2018
841: Acid Water, Copper IUD, Camp Fire Cough, Gout, Infertility, Ear Issues (HouseCall)
27:12

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Carla: Hi Dr. Cabral, I live in a Canadian city that fluoridates it's water and have been using a table top distiller to make drinking water for the past 5 years. I've been adding mineral drops to the water as I've heard that distilled can leach minerals from your body. Is this true and am I doing enough to make the water safe to drink? I've also heard that distilled water is acidic and also not good to drink for that reason. Unfortunately I rent and can't afford to add special filters to the household system. Thank you very much for any advice you can give! Carla

 

Meghan: Hi Dr. Cabral! I’ve searched through your podcasts for your take on copper toxicity and couldn’t find what I was looking for so here it goes. I had a copper iud in for 10 years and then replaced with another one year ago. I had it taken out today. I’ve been suffering with; brain fog, insomnia, recurring UTIs, bladder urgency, recurring yeast infections (chronic), extreme fatigue, dry skin and most recently - dermal hyperpigmentation above my upper lip out of no where. I’ve been to dozens of specialists and taken countless tests with no help. I’m gluten and dairy free. I’ve tried the candida cleanse and recently your 21 day detox with no results which I know is abnormal. I did the OAT with you and subsequently ordered the yeast protocol from you while waiting for the results because I know I have candida overgrowth. My OBGYN said NONE of this is related to my copper IUD and it couldn’t cause copper toxicity but I just don’t believe it so I decided to have the IUD removed against her recommendation. Do you recommend I do the hair tissue mineral analysis for copper? Will I have any success on the yeast protocol of yours without cleansing myself of the copper? I am so tired of trying everything with such high hopes and then no success. Do you have any recommendations for someone with suspicion of high copper? I know that copper toxicity can cause candida overgrowth and most of my other symptoms as well. Thank you for all you do and looking forward to my coaching session this week to go over my OAT results.

 

Melisa: Seeking your guidance. We have a 3 year old son who at the end of last winter we realised our wood fire was causing him to cough at night, we stopped immediately & the cough went away. Several months later we had a camp fire to cook dinner (forgetting about the cough) and again our son woke at 3am with asthma symptoms & very restricted airways. I have tried using essential oils, diffuser, garlic teas, salt, coconut oil, to open his airways but it has been two nights now where we are awake all night. In the past he has had symptoms the same on two occasions & as his father suffered from serve asthma as a child & can relate to the tight chest & short of breath feeling we have given him an asthma puffer as recommended by a doctor. Can you suggest anything else I can do to quickly open his airways & allow him a nights rest without having to resort to the puffer. Also is it your recommendation to never use wood fires & instead using electric heating if living in a cold climate? Thank you!!!

Cynthia: Hello. Without getting into my whole story...one condition I have is gout. I am curious what your view is. Some say it is a liver issue some say methylation, without knowing the individual do you think there is a common thread? Thank you! 

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral! I recently discovered your podcast and you are amazing! I really enjoy your podcast and have learned a great deal about how functional medicine can help heal the body.

I'm writing based on a severe infertility issue I'm having, so I apologize for the lengthy question. At 37 years old, I was diagnosed with premature ovarian insufficieny (POI), which has been heartbreaking. I'm now 38 years old, 130 lbs, 5'4" and have been trying to conceive my first child. I had a failed IVF cycle and made it all the way to egg retrieval, but unfortunately there were no eggs to retrieve.

I developed this condition fairly quickly , which leads me to believe it can be reversed. At the time of my diagnosis, I had food sensitivities, weird rashes on the side of my stomach, itchy skin, severe bloating and weighed 145 lbs. I also went through extreme stress (moving, job dissatisfaction, money woes, one parent diagnosed with cancer, other parent died unexpectedly).

Currently

-My periods are now irregular (40-72 days)

-FSH reading on two separate cycles were 32 mIU/ml and 27 mIU/ml

-AMH was 0.21 ng/mL

-Extremely low estrogen, progesterone DHEA, testosterone.

At 36 years old, I had a fertility work up and everything was normal

-Regular periods (27-29 days)

-FSH 9 mIU/mL

-AMH 3.8 ng/mL

-Normal estrogen/progesterone.

I do have a history of an autoimmune disorder (mixed connective tissue disorder), and my POI is not due to a genetic mutation. I want to try another cycle of IVF but I'm worried about the low rate of success based on my stats. I've lost all the excess weight and bloat through dietary changes (mainly paleo diet) and walking. What do you suggest I work on leading up to my next IVF cycle? Also any ideas as to why this severe infertility disease happened to me in such a short time? Would you be willing to work with me to help me get back to optimal reproductive health? Thanks!

 

Zach: Hi Steven! I am currently dealing with problems with tinnitus, and strange sensations in the ear that make them sometimes feel plugged, and I am wondering if this is a sinus issue, blood pressure issue, or something else. Also I had my lipid panel done a few months back and everything was fine except my LDL was high. Could the LDL have some sort of connection to this? And what can I do to find out what type of nutrition will work for me to get to optimal health?

 

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May 26, 2018
840: What’s New, Satiation Food Hack, 3 Essential Oils for Hair Growth, Vitamin E (FR)
30:38

It’s #FridayReview time and I’m looking forward to bringing you the latest life hacks, cutting edge research, product and book reviews, and of course our super-nutrient is the week!

Today’s Life Hack has to do with a study showing how you can increase satiation while decreasing caloric intake by 15% by just changing how you chew your food...
 
I’m also exited to start speaking with you more about essential oils and their myriad of benifits including increased hair growth and thickness...
 
And finally, I’m looking forward to talking with you about a vitamin that is clinically proven to balance cholesterol, boost antioxidant levels, help with vision, and improve hormones!
 
Tune into today’s #CabralConcept 840 for all the details - Enjoy the show!
 
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May 25, 2018
839: Shocking News from the President’s Cancer Panel (TT)
30:35

It's official...

Both the President's Cancer Panel and the American Cancer Society have both stated that cancer is a man-made disease that IS preventable...

This is directly quoted from both councils on multiple occasions that outlines exactly how people are getting cancer and subsequently what we can then do to keep ourselves safe...

And since 1 out of 2 people are expected to get cancer within this lifetime, NOW is the time to heed this information and take back control of our health, body and mind!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 839 to discover the details on the shocking news from the President's Cancer Panel - Enjoy the show!

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May 24, 2018
838: The #1 High Estrogen Food to Avoid? (WW)
31:30

Both men and women contain estrogen in their body, but having too much of this hormone can spell disaster in terms of health, weight, or mood issues...

That's why it's important to understand the delicate balance we need in order to ensure we don't overload one particular hormone, which can disrupt all of the rest...

And believe it or not, there are multiple outside environmental factors that can increase estrogen in your own body without you even knowing it!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 838 to discover the one controversial high estrogen food that you may (or may not!) want to avoid in your diet - Enjoy the show!

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May 23, 2018
837: The Top 20 Do’s & Don’ts of Detoxing (TWT)
33:14

By popular demand we are back with the finer details of how to maximize your body's ability to get well, lose weight, and live longer!

I'm excited today to bring you the most popular questions we get from people all over the world doing a Functional Medicine detox and the answers that will allow you to make the process that much easier and more stream-lined...

So on today's #CabralConcept 837 I'm looking forward to sharing with you the top 20 do's and don't of detoxing - Enjoy the show!

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May 22, 2018
836: How to Break the Cycle of Suffering (MM)
24:05

Deep down I have an unsuppressible need to teach people that they are not their disease...

This most likely stems from years of my own previous wellness issues that I used to embody and wear as part of my identity... 

That's why it's so important for me to get you to understand that you are not your autoimmune, migraine, skin, weight, cancer, or other health issue - Instead you are a healthy, strong, vibrant human-being presently struggling to get well...

But, the first step to overcoming dis-ease in any area of your life is that you must dissociate with this current condition and begin to change the persona of the person you've told yourself that you've become...

I know it's not easy, but I fear that without changing your mindset you will never be able to break the cycle of suffering...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 836 for details on how to change your thinking, rewire your neurology for success, and begin to live the life you were meant to have - Enjoy the show!

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May 21, 2018
835: Tonsillitis Recap, Cancer Referral, Pre-Pregnancy Detox, Potato Skins, Milk Alternative, Papulostear Rosacea, Post Nasal Drip Lab Test, Overcoming Fructose Malabsorption, Fix GI Tract (HouseCall)
26:56

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Somah: Hi Doctor Cabral, Hope you are well. Your podcasts’ have changed my life. They are so informative. I’ve recommended you and your supplements to anyone who will listen. I take your CBD oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin C and some other things you recommend. I’m a 39 years old female, eat well, exercise often but last year I had about 7 bouts of tonsillitis. The doctors recommended that I get them removed but I’m a bit skeptical. I’ve been on Antibiotics all of last year and even steroids. There has to be another way. Please help. I’m so close to just getting them removed. I have an infection right now. Any information you can offer will be appreciated. Thank you so so much!!

Anonymous: Hello Dr. Cabral and Team, Just received diagnosis on Friday (2-16) of esophageal cancer. It was a complete shock, I am a 56 year old white male, 6'1", was 235 lbs in October and now 210 as of this morning. Unfortunately thought that my inability to swallow was a temporary issue. Have had Barium swallow, endoscopy (biopsy) and CT scan. Results from latter should be back today or tomorrow. Weight loss has accelerated to about 1 lb./day. Started on Ensure yesterday. Tough getting food down. Have been eating cream of wheat with bone broth, Athletic Greens with nut milk, soups, nuts, avocados, etc. Had just started listening to your podcast in January and had ordered your 7 day detox just a few weeks ago. Obviously won't be finishing that off. In process of setting up my team to fight this cancer. Hoping you can help out or point me in the right direction. 

Shannon: Hi Dr. Cabral. My question is regarding where to start in terms of what test to purchase to get a better idea of my personal health status. I'm 33 YO, 5'4", 62.7kg. My weight has not changed in the past 7 years, but my body composition has. I stay very active and eat clean organic foods, limit on the dairy and grains. I recently replaced my black morning coffee with ACV, lemon and sea salt and incorporated a fruit/veggie smoothie. Noticed an instant change; less bloating, no heart palpitations or anxiety. I was thinking of starting with the Organic Acids test, but not too sure. I would also like to complete your 7-day detox, but trying to conceive. What would you recommend? Very grateful for your time, thank you. Shannon

Judy: I read in one of your FAQs that we should not eat the skins of potatoes. Does that include all varieties of sweet potatoes? Why should the skins be avoided? 

Jess: Hi Stephen, Thank you for your incredible podcast! i have a few questions - sorry in advance for the long post what can i do to help acne during pregnancy? i usually do have some skin problems however in the few weeks it has been worse than usual. i just found out i am pregnant (about 6 weeks) so think thats the reason it has gotten so much worse. i am also still breast feeding my toddler (once or twice a day) - so i know a detox is out of the question. what are some other things i can do to help this? Also what would you suggest to use instead of toddler milk/formula when trying to wean? my little one is 19 months old and still had some breastmilk, apart from that he also has a grass fed toddler formula/milk. would you suggest an alternative milk like coconut milk? Thank you so much Jess 

Cristina: Hi Stephen, I am 36 years old woman. Two years ago I developed an autoimmune condition called Hidradenitis Suppurativa. So last year I decided to change my foods habits. I did an intolerance food test and with the diet I am in remission. My diet is gluten free, dairy free, nightshades free. I eat veggies, meats, fish, fruits and nuts. Two months ago I developed Papulostear Rosacea in one of my cheeks. At this moment I don’t understand what’s going on. I have been on a healthy style since January 2017. What’s wrong with me? 

Bill: I have a heavy, constant post-nasal drip. I have listened to Stephen's podcasts and it seems that the appropriate test for me to order is the IGG test. Is that what you would recommend in order to diagnose my problem? 

Ann: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you for addressing my question about fructose malabsorption. About three years ago I began to experience feelings of nausea, gas and diarrhea. I went to see a gastroenterologist and he completed several invasive tests as well as a test for h pylori and SIBO. He told me that I had IBS and to take Prilosec, which I never did. A couple months went by and the diarrhea got really bad. I went back to see the same doctor and told him that something was wrong. He said, “Well I guess we can run a breath test for lactose and fructose”. The test result showed that I have fructose malabsorption. The doctor told me that there is no cure and that I should avoid eating food with fructose in it. Little did I know that a lot of food has this in it with varying amounts. I am fine with not eating sugar, honey, wheat and most fruits but I love all vegetables. I don’t feel as though I am getting a balanced diet because some veggies I can’t eat. Everyday I take a multi vitamin, fish oil, and D3 during winter. Will I ever be able to eat all my favorite veggies and fruits again? Thank you for speaking about a common sense approach to medicine. I have referred many people to your website. Ann

James: My wife is having problem with heartburn and bloating.She is starting the detox this Monday. What else should she do to treat this condition?

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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May 20, 2018
834: Motion Sickness, Antibiotic Skin Reaction, Choosing a Lab, Antibiotic Gut Issues, Mexican Produce, Dental X-Rays, Chew & Spit (HouseCall)
27:03

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Judy: Do you have any suggestions on how to prevent motion sickness when flying, driving or on a boat? I often get it when flying on a plane and have to take Dramamine and want to get away from taking conventional medicine. Periodically it happens on a car ride which I can prevent by not reading in the car and sitting in the front seat. 

Jenett: Hi Dr. Cabral, My daughter has had a red dotted rash around her mouth and below her nose. It appeared around the time she and my son were sick with step and had taken antibiotics. I had to take her off because she got an allergic reaction from the amoxicillian which made her entire body breakout in small dotted red rash so I assumed it was a part of that but it’s been weeks and the rash around her mouth is still there. When I look online, it looks like Candida. Could this be what it is? If so, are there any home remedies to get rid of this? Is there a way to rebuild their gut after the antibiotics? Thank you so much -Jenett

Camilla: Dear Stephen, I was crying through the entire 745/podcast. Happy tears. Because You just explained my dream. And with such ease. I would just love to come to Your clinic. But I live in Denmark. I listened to You on the Melissa Ambrosini show, and I just knew right away that I want You to help me get back on track. So my question is, what would You recommend for me. Like, where do I start? Do I run tests? Do I detox first? How do I find out what my body-type is, so I can start eating accordingly? I really hope that You can help me! I’m kind of desperate. Thank You so much, and please let me know What I need to do/ What info You need/ What to send/ pay.. I will do anything. All My Best, Camilla

Anita: Hi Dr. Cabral. Thanks for your Aussie support, I've waited patiently for this time. You're podcasts are truly brilliant, thank you so much. So I have a question about my daughter. She is 23, lived her first 21 years in Australia, and now has moved to Oslo, Norway. Here are her symptoms. She has had rectal bleeding for two years now. She noticed this does not occur if the stool is very soft and no force is used. She has minimized gluten and dairy consumption. However still does consume these items on rare occasions. She gets recurring bouts of threadworm, even though she is very hygenic. She has great difficulty falling asleep and lives in Norway where lighting conditions vary widely. But she has always had sleeping difficulties, even in Australia, falling asleep around 4-5am, then sleeping till midday. She has had an outbreak of boils for almost 6 months and currently lives in a basement apartment in which mold seems to grow quickly. She does use a dehumidifier. She tries to keep her stress levels in check but is doing a Masters degree and thus they naturally rise. She exercises at least 4 times a week, mostly resistance training, with bits of intervals. She takes a Magnesium supplement called CalmX by Metagenics, which used to help, but no longer has much impact. She also takes fish oil, Vit B (as she is a vegetarian). There are several issues going on, I just don't know where to begin to help her? 

Donna: Dear Dr. Cabral, On a recent podcast you mentioned that it wasn't good to eat produce from Mexico. What if it's from Mexico but is USDA certified organic or some produce just has a little green "organic" sticker on it? Is that trust worthy? It seems as though most of our produce at our local Fresh Thyme store is from Mexico. On amazon and in stores I can only find organic cold pressed unrefined sesame oil from Mexico. What do you use and from where? Does Avocado oil need to be organic as well because I haven't found any. Also, is it important that all nuts we eat are organic too and must they say USDA organic? You recommend wild blueberries, but our costco store carries frozen ones that do not say organic.What brand do you use? What kind of cleaner is safe for kitchen sinks, showers / tubs to remove stains & build up.What about shampoos & soaps, laundry detergent, and dryer sheets? Are there specific ingredients to stay away from such as sodium laurel sulfate? What about make-up, nail polish, & polish remover? Thank You so much for sharing all of your knowledge with us!!! D.C.

Chantelle: You're a fabulous human, Dr. Cabral - thank you for helping so many of us be our healthiest self! I don't like going to the dentist because they require you to undergo x-rays at each cleaning. Do you think these frequent x-rays are safe?

Matt: Hey Dr Cabral. I heard about this new product which supposedly helps prevent hair loss. I looked at it and it seems to have high quality ingredients like Ashwagandha, Circumin, Kelp, Biotin, Selenium, etc. Do you think it could actually help prevent hair loss/male balding. Thanks!

Lance: Have you heard of "Chew and Spit"? What does this do to the physiologic and/or hormonal response? Your perspective is greatly appreciated! Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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May 19, 2018
833: Pop-Ups, Powerful Postural Position, Foam Rollers & Maca (FR)
39:14

I've really enjoyed bringing you my #FridayReview each week and now going forward there's going to be a brand new easy to follow along formula!

And, first up on today's show I want to update you on a fun new pop-up we have coming this Monday, as well as talking you through how to change your physiology in order to change your self-image, confidence, mood & mind... It's amazing!

Next, I want to discuss with you how "fascia" may just be the sticking point (literally) holding you back from becoming more mobile, flexible, and injury-free...

And finally, I want to take you through our super-nutrient of the week that has been clinically proven to balance hormones, boost mood, improve fertility, and increase stamina!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 833 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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May 18, 2018
832: Calm Your Mind & Reclaim Your Energy with These Adrenal Herbs (TT)
37:23

Helping people recover from debilitating low energy, anxiety, brain fog, or adrenal based issues has always been a passion of mine...

Many years ago I suffered from the same health issues and it was like living life as a zombie...

The funny thing is that now with every passing year, I actually have more energy, drive, and vitality than ever before!

Part of this has to do with how I reset my HPA Axis (adrenals) by using specific healing protocols that included herbal adaptogens...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept to learn how to choose the right calming vs. energizing adrenal herbal blend for you - Enjoy the show!

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May 17, 2018
831: The 3 Biggest Challenges When Trying Lose Weight (WW)
27:43

Whether you're a health & fitness coach or someone who is looking to transform their own body, it's vital you understand that there's more to losing weight than decreasing calories and moving more...

In order to truly master the weight loss game and keep the weight off forever, you must understand the road ahead of you...

Because once you understand how the game is played, you'll be able to set up your blueprint for success...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 831 to discover the 3 biggest challenges when trying to lose weight (and how to over come them) - Enjoy the show!

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May 16, 2018
830: Eliminate the Only 2 Causes of Disease (TWT)
39:32

I would never say Ayurvedic, TCM, Bio-Regulatory, Functional Medicine, or any system of natural health was simple to master...

However, the pathology of all disease can be traced back to only 2 main root causes. I know that may seem hard to believe, but it is none the less true...

And, once you know what to search out for in the first place, it makes getting well, losing weight, or living longer a whole lot easier and straight forward...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 830 to discover how to eliminate the only 2 causes of disease - Enjoy the show!

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May 15, 2018
829: How Toxic Emotions Hold You Back in Life (MM)
26:35

2 weeks ago I held a weekend-long Detox Retreat where I gave a seminar on the 9 toxic emotions that hold people back in life...

By the end of that 90-minute talk the attendees could begin to see where their limiting beliefs in certain areas of their life were holding them back from what they truly desired...

Awareness. That was the first step - Without being aware of what toxic emotions you may be holding on to you'll never be able to move past them...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 829 to find out how toxic emotions are holding you back from the life you were meant to live - Enjoy the show!

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May 14, 2018
828: OAT Results, Application Process, Dosha BodyType Diet, Cooking for 2, Cystic Breakouts, Marfan Syndrome (HouseCall)
30:48

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Stephanie: Hello! My husband and I have listened to your podcast for several years. As a personal trainer, I use "A Man's Guide to Fitness" to train all of my weight loss clients. As a nutritionist and health coach, I now run your Organic Acids Test's, IgG and Metals tests and recommend all of your protocols. I do a lot of research and have spent countless hours and days watching videos and reading articles about the OAT's. I know more about bio-chemistry and the Krebs cycle than I ever thought I would! In fact, I'm downright obsessed with the test. However, when I ran my own test it was determined that all of my nutritional markers were fine except my Vitamin C was low (seems to be the case with everyone on this test) and my Vitamin B5 level was high. Pantothenic acid is not one of the vitamins whose high range indicates a deficiency. My question to you is this, "Would it be possible that my B5 is high because it is literally passing through me without being absorbed at all?" I was off the chart for Candida (101) and my Oxalic/Citric acids were off which I think was off due to a calcium deficiency. I found that PH was definitely acidic and I have begun taking your Cal-Mag and now my PH is back to normal. I eat a lot of spinach (thinking that I was getting calcium) but it turns out a high oxalate food like spinach does not provide much calcium and in fact may contribute to a decrease in my calcium absorption. Would the CBO protocol be appropriate for me to rid myself of the Candida? Furthermore, should I run a metals test to determine whether or not I have a build up of metals (I had my amalgams removed back in the late 90's by a regular dentist) since I understand that Candida can bind to metals in the body? Sorry to be so long winded. Thank you. Ayubowan.

 

Linda: Hello, I'm interested in coming up with a nutrition plan, and would like to figure out if I have a food intolerance. Your application form is not secure, and so I did not feel comfortable providing that level of personal information online. Please let me know if there is a written form I can pick up to fill out instead, if I can speak with someone on the phone, or, preferably, set up an appointment. Thank you, Linda

Philippa: Hi Dr Cabral. I love your show and since discovering it a couple of weeks ago i have been trying to listen to as many as i can. I have especially enjoyed your shows about Ayurveda and my husband and I have started to implement a lot more Ayurvedic principles into our life. We think that I am a Vata-Pitta (medium height, small wrists, always dry and cold and a tendency to worry a lot) and my husband is a Pitta-Kapha (moderate build, does not do well with hot weather, but very easy-going and can sleep for hours). My question is about food. As i am dominant in Vata i know that my body needs more carbohydrates for fuel and i have found that I do not do well on red meat. However, my husband as a Pitta seems to crave protein and especially red meat. I am not sure what foods to cook now - during the day it is fine as we both have our own breakfasts and eat lunch at work. But at night we eat together at home. Can you recommend any kinds of meals which would work well for both of us? I do not want to end up cooking two meals, but want to make sure we are both nourishing our bodies in the right way. Thank you so much!

Joey: Dr. Cabral, Good morning. First of all thank you for everything you do. I sent you a question on Jan 14. I know you say it takes 3-4 weeks. It’s now been five weeks and I just wanted to know if you received my email. I am attaching my email below. Thank you so much. Joey. Dr. Cabral, I am a 39 year old male that’s an ex athlete that still works out everyday. My diet is really good and have been fasting between 12-16 hours a day for about a two years. The last three years I have been spending time coaching basketball in Eastern Europe and in China(4 months). For the past year, I have been having serious lower throat pain that comes and goes usually lasting for weeks. Also while having this pain I get other symptoms such as blurred vision(especially bad in left eye), fatigue, lightheaded when standing up, dizziness, numbness in hands and feet(like they have falling asleep) and just overall really jittery and anxious. Doctor, I just feel off like everyone is moving around me in fast motion. It’s really frustrated because nobody can seem to figure out what’s wrong with me. Anything you can do would be appreciated.

 

Marisa: I'm a 34 year old female and for over 10 years I regularly get cystic painful breakouts around my mouth area during ovulation and sometimes just before my period. My period was always regular. I then became pregnant and started breastfeeding and the breakouts disappeared and I got my great complexion back. My baby is now 8 months and I have started to wean her and my breakouts have returned although my period hasn't come back yet. My blood sugar is within the normal range but at the higher end. Could there be a testosterone link? My body type is slim and slender and I've never had to diet, always been slim but I do have a sweet tooth but otherwise my diet is healthy. I also suffer from constipation. Thank you ever so much! 

Jeff: Hi Dr. Cabral, A friend of mine had been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome. His doctor told him I can not lift weights or even move heavy furniture. I was wondering if you have any insight into this condition that I can pass along to him. My concerns are the effects a lifetime of not being able to step into a gym will have on him down the road. Thanks!! -Jeff

 

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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May 13, 2018
827: Gastritis, Wine & Fatigue, Diverticulosis, Myofascial Balls, Food Allergies for Life, Vitamin Amounts (HouseCall)
28:17

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Tom: Dr. Cabral, I am contacting you today seeking help with gastritis. I heard you on Justin Stenstrom's elite man podcast and talked breifly with Justin about contacting you. I have been on and off medications for almost a year, have kept refining my diet, I meditate regularly, currently trying acupuncture, anything I can to try to rid this, but I just can not seem to kick it, I am willing to do anything to get rid of it for good. Let me know if you can help. Thank you for your time!

Valerie: Hello Dr. Cabral! I have Adrenal fatigue and astopinia. I like my wine (a little to much) and I tend to drink about a bottle , on my two days off. I wonder if you could do a Podcast on drinking and how your body process it and in general, what what effects it has on ones health. I really enjoy your Podcasts. So much great information.

 

James: Hi Doctor Cabral. I listen to all your podcast and just ordered the 21 day detox. I have many questions but thought I stay with one for now. I have had serveral attacks for 15 years with Diverticulosis. I take heavy dose of anti biotics for 10 days drink only fluids and it goes away. My attacks come once every year to a year and half. Do not want to have the surgery just yet. I am 60 years old and wondering if getting my gut better and doing your detox a few times a year would help with me from getting the attack’s. I do not follow a healthy diet but was thinking of going with plant base type mediteraining diet. Can you please let me know what I should do to prevent this for good. Please keep up the great work you are touching, and helping so many people. Be well, James

Zoe: Hi Dr Cabral, I wondered if you could help me with some issues that my parents are suffering from:

  1. My mother has osteo-arthritis - as "diagnosed" by a medical doctor. She has felt it worsening over recent years - one of her ankles has only limited movement (as it has seized up/the bone has fused - per my understanding) - and she worries that she will end up being unable to walk. She is otherwise fit and healthy, although she suffers with anxiety, depression and some digestive issues (which seem to be linked to the anxiety). (she has also suffered from debilitating migraines since childhood, which can be better or worse depending on what else is going on in her life) and she had a difficult upbringing. When she does do exercise (such as dancing or hill walking), she really suffers with pain for several days after, and i worry that she is inclined to do less and less exercise as her condition worsens. She is a type a personality and either wants to walk for miles on end, or not bother with anything at all - all or nothing. I have heard that changes to diet and myofascial release can be beneficial, but i'd really appreciate your advice.
  2. My father has suffered with quite significant digestive issues for the last few years since he gave up work, and since encountering significant emotional stress in our family life. Before this, he had seemingly a very strong constitution - he had a very good job at the top of a company - and i think he misses this defined purpose and interaction. He is generally slim, fit and healthy, although he has suffered with inflammation and significant pain in his knee in recent years. he can have low mood and energy and he no longer sleeps deeply or well. If he eat rich food, late at night or a high volume of food, he experiences significant pain, bloating and a need to rush to the loo on a repeated basis. He took a food diary for a week, and it seemed to me that dairy and wheat (including beer!) were, at least, contributing factors. However, he is very relunctant to remove any of these, as he thinks that removing them will making him more sensitive to them, and that he then wont be able to tolerate these foods at all.I think there is a pattern with his digestive issues and how happy/purposeful/stressed he is. He added disgestive enzymes to his routine, on my advice, which he found helped more than the acid reflux medication that his GP gave him (called, i believe, Lansoprazole). However, in recent months, his pain and acid has become worse and he has gone back onto the acid reflux recommendation, which unfortunately says that he cant used any other digestive aids (including enzymes, presumably) for at least 2 hours either side of taking the meds. He doesnt have any white coating on his tongue so i dont think he has a bacteria overgrowth, so i've been trying to get him to take probiotics. Ive encouraged him to take electrolytes as he has a tendency to drink a lot of water (to counter the red white and beer!) - and he thinks that this has helped with energy and hydration too. Do you have any advice including a test you'd kindly recommend as i would like to give him a test as a belated Christmas present from myself!
  3. General question - i wondered if you had any thoughts on myofascial/lacrosse balls for releasing tension in the shoulders and ankles? And do you rate tissue salts? Finally, do you have any recommendations for strong CBD oils in the UK, as unfortunately, i believe that I am unable to purchase your product.

Apologies for the length of this request - i am hoping to pass your advice to my parents, and to get them to listen to your podcast, so they dont think im simply nagging them unnecessarily! Thank you, as always, for all that you do for our community! Best, Zoe

 

 

Zhang: Hi Dr Cabral. In regards to the food sensitivities test you offer, should I avoid the foods that come back as being highly sensitive for the rest of my life or just for a period of time? Thank-you

Joe: I am a regular listener and I appreciate what you are doing through your podcast. I am completing your detox protical with great results. In your daily nutritional support you list the various %’s of how each vitamin or mineral compares to the USDA minimum guidelines. Like you, I plan on using the daily support powder in my smoothies. I was curious after looking at the label, why do you have B-12 at 4,167% of % daily required and B-6 at 1,250%, but at the same time, calcium and magesium are respectively 5% and 13%? For instance, I have stopped consuming dairy and I find it hard it to reach 100% of calcium through diet alone. Should I find other supplements for these minerals? Thanks for your feedback.

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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May 12, 2018
826: Full-Spectrum Cannabinoids, May Eco Challenge, New Version 3 CBD Oil, EPA & DHA Omega-3 Benefits (FR)
28:14

Welcome back to this week’s #FridayReview where we’re going to be catching up on some exciting announcements, and our super nutrient of the week!

First up, I’m excited to share with you a brand new extraction process that is now allowing far the highest quality, organic, Full spectrum CBD oil in the world!

I also want to detail what exactly “Full-Spectrum” Cannabinoids are and how certain ones have been successfully used to heal over 100 mental & physical health ailments...
 
Keeping with our monthly health challenge I have a brand new quick tip on how to cut back on more plastic waste many of us unknowingly contribute to every week...

And finally, I want to take you through the healing powers of two specific types of omega-3 fatty acid‘s that can dramatically reduce inflammation, calm joint pain, and improve mood...
 
Check out today’s Cabral concepts 826 for all the details, tips, and resources – enjoy the show!
 
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May 11, 2018
825: Can You Out Exercise a Bad Diet? (TT)
28:36

Nothing is more frustrating when you're trying to eat well and exercise, yet the weight still won't come off...

One of the reasons for this is that "cheat meals" (or even healthy meals as you'll learn on today's show) can be so calorie dense that they may be effecting your basal metabolic balance...

My goal is to be able to teach your how to live a life without depriving yourself of some of your favorite "treats," while being able to still transform your body to its peak health & shape...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 825 for the answer on whether or not you can "out exercise a bad diet" - Enjoy the show!

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May 10, 2018
824: The 8 Unexpected Side Effects of Weight Loss (WW)
28:59

Too often we attribute the benefits of weight loss to strictly being able to fit into smaller clothes and take a few inches off of our bodies...

And although I have no problem with someone wanting to lose weight and transform their body for personal body image goals, I believe the main focus should still be on your health...

The great news is that while you're losing weight some very unexpected benefits can arise through your efforts without you having to set them as additional goals...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 824 to discover the 8 unexpected side effects of weight loss - Enjoy the show!

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May 09, 2018
823: The Right Way to Complete a 7, 14 or 21-Day Functional Medicine (TWT)
32:02

If I could make only ONE suggestion on how to help people get well, lose weight, or combat the aging process, it would be with a Functional Medicine detox protocol...

It's the one protocol I've seen have more impact on multiple areas of the body than anything else I've ever studied or used in clinical practice...

So on today's #CabralConcept 823 I want to take you through how to complete your own 7, 14 or 21 Functional Medicine detox protocol the right way - Enjoy the show!

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May 08, 2018
822: How to Get Out of Your Own Head In Order to Heal (MM)
22:56

It's been my experience that the majority of schooling (even Naturopathic) teaches us to treat the individual as an object that is almost like a car out of alignment...

We look to prescribe a medication or natural supplement in order to heal (in the case of conventional medicine "suppress") the health issue, but we pay very little attention to the silent cries of the patient...

What if the real reason a person can't get well has more to do with their dominant thoughts rather than their physical being? What if they've "tried everything," but still can't get well? Do we do more of the same?

Or, do we begin to treat people as human beings and speak with them on a deeper level? Unfortunately, this level of care is not taught in school, but it is imperative for those looking to heal others as well as themselves...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 822 to find out for yourself how to get out of your own head in order to finally heal - Enjoy the show!

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May 07, 2018
821: Valtrex, Acid-Blocking Repercussions, Osteoporosis, Gut Permeability Issues (HouseCall)
26:44

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Lauren: Hi Dr Cabral, First, thank you! You continue to help me daily! This question is for my sister. She is 32 and after doing a month of whole 30 she found out she has a mild case of crohns in the tail of small intestine. She only got ct scan and colonoscopy with biopsy. The gastro told her to take lialda 1.2 (2tablets a day) and budesonide 3mg (3times a day) for two weeks while she is overseas and then come in to discuss treatment. I am very anti this as the doctor never discussed why she has all this inflammation in the first place. For background she also found out she had HSV-2 3 years ago right after she randomly got shingles. for the HSV2, she takes valtrex as she thinks its the only way. She has also been on birth control for 15 years. I believe since she started Valtrex, her stomach has been in shambles and her hair appears to be thinning. The doctor took her blood work and said everything seems 'fine' but she has elevated testosterone. First, Can you please recommend what she should do for crohns as well as what foods she should eat/avoid .. I want her to see a nutritionist to see what she can eat and/or a functional doctor or better yet you despite living in NY, to test for food sensitivities, organic acid test, heavy metals, thyroid etc. Secondly, can you please recommend the absolute necessary testing she should get done and how she can go about NOT taking these harsh treatment drugs doctors typically prescribe. I have a feeling her immune system already is poor and those treatments will make it worse and lead to later bigger problems. Third, could the valtrx and birth control and HSV2 in general be something causing the crohns? I want her off those medicines but I figured she may respond better to you rather than me telling her! Thanks in advance!! I really want to help her as she is overwhelmed and needs direction on what exactly to do/eat etc.

Lori: Hi Dr. Cabral. I’m so glad I found your podcast. I tell everyone about it and love passing on information to them that I think will help them - I have a question about my loud stomach. My stomach seems extremely loud after I eat, but there’s even times when I haven’t eaten anything and it is still making gurgling noises. I drink a smoothie every morning using your daily nutritional support, and I just ordered the fruit and vegetable blend. I tried using the probiotic in the daily protocol but it made me so bloated and uncomfortable that I stopped taking it. My diet is okay. It could be better but I don’t eat red meat, have occasional chicken, and eat mostly fish. I don’t eat a lot of processed food, and I do some form of exercise every day, either rowing, elliptical, weights or yoga (my favorite). I also try to meditate daily. I do get heatburn and maybe 5 years ago I was put on Zantac every day. I went off after a year or two because I felt I didn’t need it anymore. Ironically, I was put on high blood pressure meds a few years ago even though I am not overweight and have no other risks factors other than high bp readings at dr.’s office. I’m 5’7”, 135, workout daily, limit salt, no red meat. In your podcast 108, it said low stomach acid could be a cause. I monitored my bp for one month at home and had very good readings. I brought that info to my pcp and he said I could possibly stop, which I did. I’ve been monitoring and am having good readings. It’s been almost 4 months that I’ve been off all medication, not even over the counter Tylenol. I’m wondering if you think my loud stomach is because of an overgrowth and should I give the probiotics another try? It really made me very bloated and it was very uncomfortable. Thank you for your help. I look forward to hearing what you think I should do.

Deb: Dr. Cabral, I am a new 'convert' to your wealth of health insights thanks to friend Lisa. I am 68 female with Hashimoto's who has osteoporosis in both hips and osteopenia in spine. I have resisted taking any of the bisphosphonates or Prolia in the 15+ years I've experienced bone loss due to all the side effects. I eat healthy mostly Mediterranean diet (and no gluten, soy, or GMOs, eat organic 90%) and focus on exercises that will strength butt muscles and take 'all the right supplements.' A functional medicine osteoporosis expert proposes (while not a fan particularly) I take Prolia for 1 year and follow it up with a year on Fosamax reasoning that Prolia DOES build bone BUT if you stop it you are at greater risk of fracture. My integrative PCP is proposing Prolia and does not like bisphosphonates. What is your advice please?

Sarah: Hi Dr. Cabral, I recently got introduced to your podcast through your interview on Jay Ferruggia's podcast and I've been tuning in often to your podcast ever since! I've also been sharing it with my friends and colleagues and family members when I hear something on your podcast that might help them! So thankful for your insights and simple, straight-forward approach to healing. Over the last year I worked with a nutritionist in the Ottawa, Canada area (I also got him hooked to your podcast). Together we identified many food sensitivities (through electrodermal testing) and I changed my diet and approach to food drastically since then. (I'm trying to get my family on board but that has been a bit more challenging. But that is a topic for another day!) I saw immediate and ongoing amazing results. I am 5'4", athletic body type although small, and when I was a teenager weighed around 105-110 lbs), but after my 2nd child I kept gaining weight and couldn't lose it even though I kept increasing my exercise and work-outs and considered myself to eat very healthy. I had reached over 130 lbs, felt tired all the time, and was experiencing early signs of depression. Removing the foods I was sensitive to, I lost 18 lbs in around 3 months, and I recently lost that last stubborn 5 lbs after a bout of the flu (I am now back to 108-110lbs!). I have more energy and more zest for life, etc. Among my food sensitivities are the usual culprits but also a curious list of fruits and vegetables: gluten, oatmeal, corn, soy, dairy, pork, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchinis, all legumes, papayas, mangos, kiwis, bananas, coconut products (except oil), sesame oil and seeds, garlic, food additives and stevia, etc. But I still experience frequent bloating and gas and sometimes constipation after having a "cheat meal" no matter how small the "cheat" ingredient is (which is on my food sensitivity list). The funny thing also is that my food sensitivities seem to change every few months. I also still struggle with psoriasis on my scalp - that has not gone away (had it for nearly 10 years now) and still is itchy even after 14 months of being on my program. I recently eliminated caffeinated coffee (still have decaf) and alcohol but this didn't seem to do anything. I have sugar maybe once a week in a larger amount, usually it is a teaspoon or less per day. I eat vegetables and protein every meal (usually meat protein since I can't do legumes) and do starch for lunch and dinner. I recently stopped eating between dinner and bedtime (and changed my bedtime routine based on your diurnal rhythms podcast episode. I go to bed close to 10pm and I naturally wake up close to 6am sometimes before. Whereas before I was so tired no matter how late I slept in!) I take magnesium glutamate (2 capsules before bed), a Vit B12 supplement (bought at pharmacy, Jamieson brand - my physician had identified low B12 levels through blood work before I started my diet change), and a Vit D3 supplement (also bought at pharmacy). I also take a probiotic capsule every day (mix of bifido and lacto) that my nutritionist gave me specifically for IBD-type of symptoms. I take the odd digestive enzyme before a cheat meal, and during periods of more cheating (e.g. holidays) I take glutamine powder every day. Wondering if you have any specific recommendations on how to figure out the problem around my digestion and my psoriasis (I suspect they are related). I listened to your previous podcasts on psoriasis and also on food sensitivities and digestion related. However, I am not clear what is the best protocol to start with: candida yeast overgrowth protocol, or the detox, and should I do the 7 or 14 or 21 day detox? and then what? (weight loss is not my goal). And, based on my body type, should I be eating a different proportion of macro nutrients? Also, my nutritionist's method did not identify the severity of food sensitivities, so I don't have a good sense for which foods to really remove completely and which ones are ok to cheat once in a while (other than dairy and gluten, they give me constipation for 3 days).Lent has started so this is a perfect opportunity to reset my body and my mind! Look forward to your suggestions. thank you so much.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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May 06, 2018
820: Detox Ingredients, 3-Day Parasite Test, Blood Sugar Dysregulation, High SIgA, Post-Workout Antioxidants, Plastic Water Bottles (HouseCall)
26:22

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Josh: I wanna know the ingredients in the detox protocol?

 

Denise: I would was wondering if the parasite test are very good at finding farm type parasites. I have been around farm animals all my life and did have two parasite test that did not find anything. I know my gut is still boating causing discomfort. It could be bacterial overgrowth but l don't know how to tell want the problem is. Do you have any thoughts on how to figure the problem out. Love your podcasts. Thanks for all your great advice.

 

Gene: I heard Dr. Cabral on a podcast and realized he may be one of the few people would could solve the last puzzle in my blood glucose puzzle. Does Dr. Cabral do online consulting? What is his hourly rate? Thanks for any thoughts. Gene

Jordan: Hi Dr Cabral. I recently took an Adrenal Stress Index test by Diagnos-Techs. Everything came back normal except my Total salivary sIgA which came back high. Do know what this could be a sign of? Or is there any any follow-up tests you think I should run to see if this is anything to be concerned with? Thanks!

Daniel: Hi Dr. Cabral, You are amazing. The knowledge on Health, Nutrition, Fitness and mindset provided to us by you on the Carbal Concept is outstanding. I first heard your interview on the Renegade Radio podcast and I resonated with much of your ideas and principals of balance in life. After finishing the 21-day detox, I would like to continue with the daily all-in-one shake, but I have a question regarding the influence of anti-oxidants (vitamin E, C, etc.) consumed post-workout on muscle adaptation, particularly muscle growth. Health is most important and with health comes both performance and aesthetics. I would like to build more muscle as I am slightly underweight after being overweight as a teenager and losing both muscle and fat with too much cardio focused training (lowest I have been was 160lbs at 6ft 6” tall). I still have some stubborn belly fat to address and was wondering if there is accuracy in some of the research regarding post-workout anti-oxidant consumption blunts the muscle growth stimulation? My training sessions (weights or HIIT) are first thing in the morning and my breakfast is also a post-workout shake. Would it be more optimal to have a 2:1 Carb to protein post workout shake for breakfast then have the Dr. Cabral All-In-One Shake later in the day as a snack away from the workout? Thank you and all the best, Daniel

Jordan: Dr Cabral. Thank you for the Jala water recommendation. I live in Boston and had been going to the Boston Clear Water mineral spring in Lynnfield and filling up with glass jugs to get my water, but now I will be getting the Jala water. My question is, it seems that the Jala water comes in plastic water bottles. What is your opinon on this? I've heard some people say some kinds of plastics are fine and others say all plastics are bad. What do you think? Am I fine drinking from Jala plastic water bottles? Thanks

 

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May 05, 2018
819: Special Guest: Melissa Ambrosini Shares Love, Life & Relationship Success Advice! (FR)
59:11

I'm very careful about whom I introduce to you on my podcast - the special guest has to be someone that literally walks the walk (not just talks the talk)...

Today's guest embodies just that: Melissa Ambrosini's life is one of service, love, gratitude and paying it forward...

Her words will move you and her emotionally charged advice is 2nd to none when it comes to how to improve your relationships and love life...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 819 to listen to my conversation with Melissa Ambrosini and be prepared to walk away ready to take your personal life and sense of love to the next level!

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May 04, 2018
818: Warning: Avoid These 4 Weight Loss & Sports Supplements (TT)
30:45

In any industry that has the ability to do a lot of good, you'll inevitably find a few "bad actors" that try to smear the good name of those looking to server others...

This is the exact case in the nutritional supplement industry where cutting-edge Ayurvedic, TCM, and Functional Medicine formulas are literally giving people their life back (along with healthy lifestyle modifications), but still a few companies are trying to ruin things for everyone else...

What they do is use very cheap ingredients that often contain putrified protein, heavy metals, mold, or other contaminants and try to get away with it...

The problem is that those "marketing companies turned supplement retailers" do not care about your overall well-being and health...

That's why on today's #CabralConcept 818 I want to share with you the 4 weight loss and sports supplements to stay clear of in order to keep yourself healthy & safe - Enjoy the show!

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May 03, 2018
817: How to Increase Your Own Natural Growth Hormone by Up to 2000% (WW)
24:35

If you suffer from low mood, high cholesterol, poor muscle tone, weak connective tissue and bone, or aging skin/hair/nails, it may be a sign that your natural growth hormone levels are declining...

With age, everyone's internal production of growth hormone begins to slow down and with it goes our vitality, strength, mood, and suppleness...

The good news is that we know ways around this phenomenon including a simple way to give your body a healthy boost every week (no matter what your age!)...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 817 to discover how to increase your own natural growth hormone by up to 2000% - Enjoy the show!

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May 02, 2018
816: Do Not Ignore These 11 Early Warning Signs of Heart Health Issues (TWT)
29:24

The problem with heart health issues is that we usually never worry about them until it's too late...

Our reason for pretending nothing is going on is completely normal since we've never been taught what the signs or symptoms are weeks, months or even years before a heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular event takes place...

But all that changes today on the #CabralConcept 816 where we'll review the 11 early warning signs of heart health issues - Enjoy the show!

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May 01, 2018
815: Why You Must Fail In Order to Ultimately Succeed (MM)
24:40

When I hear someone utter the words, "failure is not an option" I usually crack a little smile, since I know they must be new to this game we call life ; )

The funny thing is that the person uttering that phrase is actually more correct than they even know - but for the wrong reasons...

You see, failure is not an option. It's the only option in life. You don't get what you want in life, or achieve your wildest dreams without numerous failed attempts...

On today's #CabralConcept 815 I'll share with you why you MUST fail in order to ultimately succeed and why those failures are actually something to look forward to - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 30, 2018
814: Creatine Recommendation, Cracked Teeth, Mouthguard, Foundational Help, Fruit Fast, Toxic Rash, TBI & Vision (HouseCall)
25:55

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Judy: What brand of creatine do you recommend and do you recommend a certain amount based on body weight and goals or should I follow the manufacturer’s instructions?

Cristi: Hi Dr. Cabral, I continue to appreciate all of your helpful information, and I have been trying to listen to all the back episodes of your podcast. I’m wondering what you have to say regarding bruxism and/or gum recession. My conventional dentist claims that I grind my teeth at night which is causing cracks in my teeth that he showed me on an x-ray. He also said that this is the cause of my gum recession where as my previous conventional dentist said that I simply brush too hard and never said anything about bruxism. It seems as if this dentist recommends a mouth guard to almost everyone that comes to his practice. From what I overhear every time I am in the office, everyone seems to have one. After getting my teeth cleaned, I either have a headache or my mouth is sore in some way. The cleanings are very rough. When I wear the mouthguard, I have a hard time sleeping with my mouth closed especially if I am a little stuffy, and I wake up with a dry throat. I also feel like I grind my teeth at night after visiting the dentist and when wearing the night guard. I also hate the thought of sleeping with plastic in my mouth every night. When I did not use the mouthguard for a period of time because I had a cold, I then tried to wear it again, and the next morning my teeth had moved; my bite was different and it took a couple of days to come back to normal. Suffice to say, I am no longer wearing the mouthguard, and I am finding a new dentist. I have already started on your nutritional support shake, with additional magnesium and vitamin D as well as curcumin. I eat an extremely healthy diet, essentially what you recommend. I suspect that if I do grind at night, it is stress related. I try things to mitigate this Such as exercise, yoga, meditation, CBD oil, etc. But I have no way of knowing whether or not I am grinding at night and if my efforts are stopping the problem, or if I am going to end up with all of my teeth falling out one day Because I am not wearing the horrible night guard which the dentist chastises me for not wearing. Help! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

Vaughan: Hi Dr Cabral, thank you for your amazing mission to share your wealth of knowledge with the world, including myself! My question is for my wife, she has been diagnosed with Narcolepsy 5 years ago, has anxiety and situational depression. She has been loaded up with some high doses of medications over the last 5 years including clonazapam, Dex-amphetamine, A-nuvigil, Lyrica and a number of others on and off. She has had a history of chronic endometriosis, abdomen pain, mood issues and has only just completed surgery for a full hysterectomy. She is a 20+ a day smoker and displays addictive behaviours. I have been unable to get her to look at underlying causes, opposed to treating symptoms and feel there is serious gut linkages between all of her issues. She is the definition of a complex case and so far all medical practitioners are simply juggling her between specialists (neurological, sleep, gyno, psychiatrist) and nobody is looking at the whole picture to assess causation. HELP! I know a little (enough to think gut disbiosis - leaky gut / SIBO leading to neurological and hormonal impalances ). What are your thoughts? Thanks for your time and consideration.Best regards, Vaughan 

Ali: Hi Dr. Cabral! I've been told by a functional medicine doctor that when we take supplements, vitamins, probiotics, etc. that we're inhibiting our body's natural ability to create those things that we need on its own, which is turn makes us more dependent on the supplements... Is that true? She's big on fasting (after curing herself from Hashimoto's through fasting and fruit), and believes we can thrive on fruit-only, as our primate brothers + sisters do. I have some lymph stagnation and my kidneys aren't filtering waste, so she has me on a 90-day detox with a bunch of herbs and I'm told to eat only fruit.... This seems quite extreme and I'm wondering if you could offer your thoughts? I know I won't stick to fruit-only for the long-haul, but is it an okay thing to do for 90 days? On the long haul, do you agree that our bodies can make everything we need if we stop consuming so many supplements and probiotics? Thanks so much!

Derek: Hi Dr. Cabral. Found your podcasts about a year ago and love the helpful information. I have recently had a red rash/red bumps break out on just my neck. I believe it to be eczema. It flares up from time to time and gets a little itchy. I am going to try eliminating gluten and eggs from my diet as I know them to be common sensitivities. What else could I do in addition to this? Thank you so much!  

Krystal: Hello Dr. Cabral, My husband experienced a TBI after a near fatal car accident he had in 2015. Because of the accident he has loss of peripheral vision on the right eye, scarring on the left eye (retina), seizures, short term memory loss, depression and migraines. Doctors say he won’t be able to drive again because of the loss of vision. I give him magnesium, turmeric and multivitamin every morning. With that, he also takes seizure medication called oxcarbazapine and devalproex. I am hesitant to stop the medications because he had a grand mal seizure in July when he tried to come off the meds. Chiropractors are nervous to do any adjustments due to the severity of his accident. With all of his issues, are there any other natural remedies I can implement for my husband besides the turmeric and magnesium? The main thing he wants back is his vision. Thank you so much doctor, your podcasts are so informative! 

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Apr 29, 2018
813: After Dinner Snacking, Stressed, Achalasia, Eyelashes Falling Out, Antibiotic Regimen, Shaky Muscles, Rebuild Body (HouseCall)
25:05

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Eliana: Hi, I am addicted to your podcasts! They have taught me so much. My question today is about the timing of carbs. It makes sense to me that with my goal of getting lean, it would be best to eat my carbs earlier in the day and none at night (after 3?). I heard your episode about meal type/timing and do eat liquid breakfasts, and have begun to have my carbs at lunch. I have begun cutting carbs out of my dinner and mostly have greens and fish, sometimes lentil soup. I eat a very healthy diet based on Mediterranean practice. I do sometimes have a snack after dinner which is usually a rice cake with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter or something with dark chocolate. Do you agree with cutting out these carbs at night, and do you have any other ideas for me to get lean, as I already eat well and exercise frequently (lift 3-4x’s per week and throw in cardio around that). Thanks!!

Julie: Hi Dr. Cabral, some years back I was diagnosed with PCOS (but no insulin resistance) after coming off the pill that was prescribed to me due to my bad acne when I was 15 years old. My doctor put me on the pill again until I had enough of taking synthetic hormones. I stopped taking the pill about three years ago altogether. I have always been very slim but about two years ago started to put on fat on my legs (+cellulite) and arms and just some around my belly. Also my skin has never been really clear. I suffer from acne mainly on my cheeks and upper back and shoulders. I am also prone to rosacea. I also noticed that hair growth increased on my legs and to some extend in my face. I have been taking vitex which brought me a regular period but I stopped taking it (June 2017) after my Naturopath told me that I should not take it long-term. I still get my period but my cycle is ranging from 35 to 61 days. I was trying to heal my gut with primal dieting, but felt awful due to histamine reactions. In August last year, I tried to heal my gut once again with the "gut thrive in 5 program" which I did great on. I did not lose any weight though, but my sugar cravings are gone, I seem to have a higher threshold for histamine containing products and I have regular bowel movements. Unfortunately, I still worked out even though my muscles were fatigued most of the time. I had the same issue when I was cutting out carbs on the primal diet. I now know that I was stressing out my body, and increased my carb intake dramatically. My carbs are mainly coming from sweet potato, pumpkin, some fruit (no citrus fruit), legumes, oats and occasionally from quinoa or wild rice. I also cut back on my workouts and focused on destressing, doing walks, Yin yoga (and some vinyasa classes if my body could handle them as my muscle fatigue was extreme at some points). I feel way better with an increased carb intake and have a lot more energy. My muscle fatigue is now completely gone and I started to incorporate about 2, 20 to 30 minutes runs into my week. I also do some more vinyasa classes now and I feel fine. Still do Yin Yoga, am on a 55 days meditation streak and started to take Rhodiola in the morning, which seems to help with energy and recovery and I think I am on a good way to get my period regular this time. I also started to look more into Ayurveda in order to tame my skin, as it still is inflamed most of the time and to better look after myself according to my body type. About two years ago I saw an Ayurvedic doctor in Germany, but she wasn't sure if I was a Pitta-Kapha or Tridosha. If I do online test, I always get Tridosha. However, I am focusing on a Pitta pacifying diet (but eat no dairy at all and just occasionally some eggs and salmon) at the moment and have the feeling that it helps with the inflammation on my skin. What still really bothers me is the fat around my legs and that I seem to not lose any weight regardless of what I am doing as well as the hair on my face. I am eating well (all very nutritious and organic food) as well as not too little or too much food. I am worried that I damaged my metabolism because thanks to your interview at the Melissa Ambrosini show I know now that cutting out carbs lowers your T3. Am I on the right track and just need to give my body more time to heal? Or could there be any other possible explanation? Some more infromation: An extensive hormonal test was done at the endocrinologist in Germany in 2015 (6 months after I stopped taking pill) and in 2016 (1,5 years after taking the pill). All has been fine according to my doctor. I had also an ACTH test performed since 17-OHP was slightly elevated with 1,38, but it came back normal. From 2015 to 2016 my T3 level dropped from 3.2 to 2.3, which I am not sure if that is concerning. I could not find a normal range for DHEA-S level. Mine seems pretty high with 311 (in 2015) and 362 (in 2016), but I am not entirely sure. I am 28 years old (as I know it matters when it comes to DHEA). I could not have a test done in 2017 so I don't know where my hormones are at at the moment.

Jocelyn: Hello, I recently heard you on a podcast and what you practice. I am 25 years old and suffering from the after affects of diagnosed achalasia. I have frequent heartburn and stomach inflammation. I have suffered from many cases after a hellar myotomy with hyponatremia. I am hoping to come here for help because my doctors don’t have any root cause answers. how can I set up a consultation with you?

 

Jen: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have three questions today: 1) As I've gotten into my 40's, I noticed my eyelashes and eyebrows have gotten lighter and I have a hard time growing my eye brow hair out. I've also always noticed that my hair grows incredibly slow. Do you know why this is and what I can do to grow out my hair faster as well as my eyelashes/brows? 2) If I have to do a round of antibiotics, is there a protocol for ensuring that I dont get candida, UTI or a yeast infection, as a result? Is there a natural anti-biotic that I can take in place of Antibiotics for a sinus infection, such as Silver? 3) Can you recommend a protocol or supplements to improve my memory, as I've noticed lately that I have a hard time remember (short term). Sometimes I think its due to stress or overwhelm, but I'd like to know what you recommend to improve this. PS, Please, please, please tell me when your new book is coming out? Thanks for all you do- Jen

 Josh: Dr. Cabral. I️ was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain spotted fever in 2015. I️ took doxycycline and was later cleared of any other co infections. But since then health has not went back to where it was. I️ suffer from fatigue weak and shacky muscles almost tremors and poor blood work. Any suggestions. Thanks for the work you do

Jodie: Hello, I am 28 years old I wasn't having menstrual cycles for 4-5 years since 2013. So many possible causes: rapid weight loss I dropped 2 stone in my final year at university and maintained that for a year and then I started exercising heavily and became orthorexic- choosing to only eat foods that were considered healthy/ superfoods. My gut health has been so bad since this miserable period in my life. In 2016 I tried to eat more and gain weight to see if my cycle would return but had no luck, so my doctors told me I may suffer with infertility in the long run so I should consider trying for a baby if this is something I wanted. I was terrified of being infertile so I followed their advice and opted to try fertility treatment to fall pregnant. In August I fell pregnant. My pregnancy has been ok, I've had some skin issues (rashes and spots on my face and legs), water retention, brain fog and extremely uncomfortable stomach issues ( gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea). I know I cannot do much in terms of rebalancing and detoxing during pregnancy but in 2 months time when my baby is here I'd love to fix my health once and for all. I know this is a silly question, but where should I start and what can I do now to help reduce the symptoms? Kind regards, Jodie, UK

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Apr 28, 2018
812: Real Spring Water, New Brain & Thyroid Research, Super-Nutrient Niacin (FR)
30:47

Today's #FridayReview is jam-packed full of some of my favorite new recommendations, research, and of course this week's super-nutrient of the week!

People have been writing in saying that they're enjoying the "sparkling water trick" I use when going out and this week I wanted to share with you another amazing natural spring water I consume quite often...

Next up, I want to explore some of the latest research on how just 1c of one particular form of vegetables benefits the brain, as well as how too much thyroid medication is causing heart conditions...

And finally, this week we'll be reviewing a popular vitamin that has been clinically proven to lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and increase energy in both the mind and body...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 812 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 27, 2018
811: The 4 Forgotten Ways to Detoxify Your Body Seasonally (TT)
30:33

Did you know that until just a couple of hundred years ago, it was common knowledge and practice to detoxify with the changing seasons?

Of course, it only makes sense when you think about how your body has to transition and adapt from a colder to warmer environment (as well as dealing with dampness, etc.)...

Fortunately, this knowledge has not been lost and through the preserved works of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine we can begin to see how best to help our bodies remove the sluggishness, heat, allergies, brain fog, etc. that come with being out of balance...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 811 to discover the 4 natural ways to detoxify your body with the seasons - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 26, 2018
810: Heal Your Gut & Health Using This Sensitive Gut Guide (WW)
33:48

It's hard to imagine a scenario where looking at proper gut function, digestion, and absorption of nutrition wouldn't come into play...

After all, even if you're eating a great diet what truly matters in the long-run is if your cells are getting that nutrition...

And, for people with weak digestive systems that may have been compromised by antibiotics, alcohol, birth control, ibuprofen, stress, poor food combining, etc. they may be on the road to slowly declining in both mental and physical health due to improper absorption of nutrients...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 810 for details on what I do in my Functional Medicine practice to help people heal their gut and health by using what I call a "sensitive gut guide" - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 25, 2018
809: How to Eliminate Inflammation from Food Sensitivity Reactions (TWT)
28:11

One of the fastest ways to heal the body is to eliminate the stressors that are currently holding it back from rejuvenating itself...

One of the first stressors that must be removed is the eating of foods that your body is sensitive to...

The reason for this is that food sensitivities (or allergies) cause an inflammatory immune response every time they are eaten...

Overtime, this greatly wears down the body's defenses and leads to greater dis-ease in the body and mind...

On today's #CabralConcept 809 I want to share with you how to eliminate inflammation from food sensitivities and how to rebuild your body - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 24, 2018
808: Success Principle: Start with the End in Mind (MM)
31:25

There are many strategies and principles when it comes to achieving the life you want to live, but very few matter if you don't get this right:

Unless you're willing to really get crystal clear on what that end goal looks like, it will be difficult to then follow the in between steps needed to attaining that which you desire...

On today's podcast I look forward to helping you visualize what an end goal should look like, as well as how to create the strategy to making that dream a reality...

Tune into #CabralConcept 808 to learn how to start with the end in mind and create the life you've always wanted - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 23, 2018
807: Skin Supplements, Intestinal Cleanse, Food Testing Options, Pins & Needles While Sleeping, Fix Your Gut (HouseCall)
25:39

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Jenett: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am interested in what supplements you would recommend to help keep the skin more youthful. I heard a combination of collagen, Omega 3's and a good probiotic, would help. Would you agree? Can you recommend good brands for these and any other supplements you might recommend? Thanks, Jenett

 

Dr. Dianne: Hello, I am so thankful to have been connected to Dr. Cabral and enjoy his daily podcasts. I have been through two years of tests and products to resolve Chronic GI issues without significant results until beginning with products suggested by Dr. Cabral. My Questions are in relation to directions of usage as follows;

  1. Intestinal Formula #1 states; "Start with 1 capsule daily. Increase by 1each day until desired effect." Question: Once desired effect is achieved do you discontinue use (until needed) or continue with 1/day?
  2. Intestinal Formula #2. Is the intension to continue with the directions until the entire container is gone or until a specific result occurs.
  3. Intestinal Cleanse. Is this something that can be utilized during a average work schedule or is it a cleanse in which your will need consistent access to the bathroom.

Thank you, DiAnne

 

Steve: “Any Lab Test Now” has food sensitivity tests ranging up to around 1 grand. Is this worth it or is there a better way? Thanks, Steve

Lisa: Hi Stephen I often get pins and needles, cramping and dead legs. I am female, 34 and around 50kg/5’ 4. I do an office based job so I am sat down for most of the day, but I live in London and so I walk a lot everyday. I often find I wake up in the night with a dead leg or an arm that has gone to sleep and I can’t move - I need to physically lift it up to try and get some blood back into it. Could this be due to a magnesium deficiency? Thanks for all your invaluable advice in these podcasts - keep up the good work! Lisa

 

Cassi: Hi Dr. Cabral. I am trying desperately to heal my gut, but I feel like I keep taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back. I did your Candida protocol about a year ago and felt fantastic for around 6 months. Then I wanted to continue to the healing so tried turmuric - I was so bloated for about 2 weeks it was awful. Once I got back to "normal" I tried drinking apple cider vinegar with water in the mornings and again my stomach got extremely exacerbated and I had to do a liquid diet for a day and restrict my diet to get back to normal. The same process repeated when I started taking probiotics (I didn't buy your brand but a well known quality one). Now I'm back to being very constipated, bloated, gassy and miserable after every meal again. I did see a NP and did a stool test, they said I had SIBO and for about 2 months took a digestive enzyme w/ meals and Biocin for 4 weeks. I felt like this did nothing whatsoever to help. Do you have any next steps recommendations? I am thinking about going strictly on youe sensitive food diet plan or a SIBO specific plan, but not sure if that's what I should try next. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Apr 22, 2018
806: Help is Here, Healthy Baby, Sugar in Shake, Pyrolles, Clean Gut Probiotic, Enlarged Thyroid, SIBO Answer, Antitrypsin Deficiency (HouseCall)
25:37

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Chrystelle: Hi Stephen, I heard your podcast & I thought "finally! Someone that can help me!" I want to give you the full story (so you have all of the facts) but the short version so I don't write a story book. So here goes - I had a milk allergy as a child. I couldn't drink it without getting sick and sometimes leading to bronchitis. Milk was reintroduced back in my diet in my early years & I was told I had outgrown the allergy. I drank milk for another 20 years before realising it doesn't agree with me. It bloats and constipates me. And I was probably bloated for 20 years. I also had asthma and a child and plenty of medication to go along with it. I also took adhd medication at the age of 14 until o refused to keep taking it. Since then, I have taken the pill, I have had 3 Caesarean's, a d&c because of a missed miscarriage, a breast reduction & wisdom teeth removed surgically. So again, plenty of medication. Over two years ago I entered a body building competition. Where I reached about 8-10% body fat. I was eating more than most in the same position but I was also eating 175g of protein a day in every form, shakes, bars, meat, canned fish. I ate a lot more rubbish that I usually would. I was training up to 8 times a week. I started noticing plenty of digestive issues after the comp. I'm unsure if they were caused by the prep or if they came back as I introduced foods that I had cut out. To help, I cut out gluten, dairy and rice. It seemed to help but as time went on, I started to react to more and more foods. I would get bloated or more commonly headaches, pimples on my facd, get tired and change of mood. I tried cutting out all grains, sugar and starchy carbs. Doing this I lost weight & the boating and headaches stopped but then I became constipated and not much energy and not sleeping well. I have had inconsistent bowel movements for as long as I can remember. I have drank alcohol but very rarely these days & also look drugs as a teenager. Last year I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome by my gp. Determined to find out why (the doctors aren't much help) I did my own research and I thought I might have candida overgrowth. I tried the candida diet which did not help. I gained weight and felt awful and reacted to more foods. Wow as I write all of this down, I realise I have put my body through a lot! But I just want to feel good again. I would love consistent moods, energy & no more headaches and bloating. I hope you can help me figure out my dishes, heal my body and point me in the right direction. Kind Regards, Chrystelle

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral! My husband and I are healthy 27 year olds who want to try for a baby soon. Do you have any tips (aside from what you have given in previous podcasts of which I will check) on a healthy pregnancy? I’m doing the 14 day Cabral Detox before we try and wondered if that is a wise choice. In my mind, I’m removing toxins and preparing a healthy place for our baby to grow. I’m a petite 119 lb woman and I hope I can do the right things to strengthen myself in the process and eventually for giving birth. Is there a book you could recommend that tracks what to be mindful of each month to pursue an ideal health for my family and I? Thank you so much for all you do!

Melissa:Hi Team, I started day 1 of the 7-week detox today. I'm curious about sugar being listed as "other" ingredients. If the whole point is to reset liver and avoid sugary fruits to help lose weight, why is this an ingredient in the protein powder? Thank you, Mel

Jess: Hi dr Cabral, I can’t thank you enough for you’re generosity in sharing your wealth of knowledge! I heard you on Melissa ambrossini’s podcast and listen to you every day in the car! Was hoping you could shed some light on the topic of food addiction and practical ways to beat it? OR pyrolles, undermethylation and copper/zinc imbalance which I have recently been diagnosed with. Would love to hear your thoughts on how to overcome these imbalances as I know a major overhaul of my diet and lifestyle is necessary. Thanks again, Jess

Bill: Hi Dr Cabral, Long time listener, big fan of the show. What are your recommendations for supplements on your website to take if I can’t afford the candida protocol at this time? Thanks!

Robert: Dr. Cabral, First of all, I enjoy your podcast. I'd like to leave some general feedback about the podcast sound. Lately the podcast is only on the left channel, nothing from the right. I randomly choose an older podcast, and it didn't have this problem. So, please adjust your equipment so we can enjoy the podcast in both ears. Thank you.

Rosie: Hi Dr Cabral, I have been told I have an enlarged thyroid by my past few primary care physicians. Every year I end up taking a blood test to check my thyroid levels as well as an ultrasound to make sure there aren’t any growths. My tests always come back normal and I am always told just to continue to keep an eye on it. Is this something I should be concerned about or do some people just happen to have a larger than normal thyroid? I would like to find out what the root cause of this could be. I’m 36 years old and pretty healthy, no major health issues. I would appreciate any information/advice you could give me!

Kathryn: Hi Stephen, A friend turned me onto your podcasts and I've been listening to many episodes and then decided to do a search of every episode you mention SIBO and have been going through those. I've had ongoing digestive issues for 6 years now. At one point I couldn't eat anything without getting sick. I changed my diet to a whole food plant-based lifestyle (no animal product at all except for honey occasionally with my oatmeal) and that helped tremendously but I still have episodes about 1 time a week or so. I've done an ALCAT food sensitivity test and stay away from all foods that cause a severe or moderate reaction but still occasionally eat the mild reaction foods in very small quantities, those don't seem to be a problem. I've had a organic acids test done recommended by my naturopath which showed SIBO and candida overgrowth. That was a year ago, since I was training heavily for an Ironman we decided to go the route of fixing some of the other problems like nutrition deficiencies and thyroid problems. Right now I take a vitamin D supplement, Vitamin B12 complex liquid, I just started Iron, and I've been taking Saint John's wert and HPA adapt for over 6 months now. I am again heavy into ironman training with my race being a little less than 3 months away, April 28th. I'm still having symptoms almost once a week where I just feel like my body is not digesting the food and it just sits there until I become nauseous or I have diarrhea. through listening to your podcast I've heard you say over and over again to use the Candida and bacterial protocol and I'm considering it. Should I wait until after the Ironman since its a 12 week protocol and I have to eat certain foods during training to sustain my workouts? my workouts are about 4-6 hour bike rides and 2-4 hour runs on the weekend totaling about 12-17 hours of endurance training a week. Thank you for all your information you provide. I'll be bringing you up at my next appoint with my naturopath as she uses the same supplements you do. Thank You, Kathryn

Lauren: I have a question about my 60 year old mother. She has recently been diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. They found a spot on her lungs and are telling her its emphysema. She has never smoked. She was around her Nana who was a smoker but that was when younger and only when they visited her weekly. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is said to be a genetic disorder but I didn't know if its 'turned on' by inflammation. Is this something she can take care of with diet? She has had asthma for years, steroids and many breathing treatments multiple times a year. She also has been on depression pills for at least 25 years and fibromyalgia for 20 years. She also only has bowel movements a few times a week. She has the symptoms of parasites and candida (low appetite nauseous and high sugar cravings). I would like her to do the OAT test. Wondering what your suggestion is and what you know about Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Thank you!

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Apr 21, 2018
805: Ascorbic Acid vs. Vitamin C Debate & Super-Nutrient Bioflavinoids (FR)
23:59

Welcome back to the #FridayReview where we'll be taking a break from the product and research reviews to settle the "Ascorbic Acid vs. Vitamin C" debate...

I want to share with you both sides of the argument from a non-biased standpoint that will then allow you to have the knowledge to decide for yourself what to use (and when)...

Then, we'll be diving into our super-nutrient of the week breakdown! This week we'll be talking about "Vitamin P," which is one of the most overlooked #plantbased nutrients for removing free radicals from your body...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 805 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/805

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Apr 20, 2018
804: Harvard's 4 Most Important Types of Exercise (TT)
27:34

Although I truly believe those working in the field have a huge advantage over those studying exercise physiology in a controlled lab environment, every once in awhile I come across some research that we can all agree upon...

Usually those studies revolve around foundational exercise programming that every human should be following...

I also believe that one of the reasons why people are getting injured more than ever or completely burning out their adrenals & thyroid (HPTA Axis) is because they've lost sight of what a balanced workout program looks like in the first place...

On today's #CabralConcept 804 I want to share with you a letter written by Harvard University on the 4 most important types of exercise you should be following for best results - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/804

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Apr 19, 2018
803: Top 3 Best & Worst Foods for Your Thyroid & Metabolism (WW)
29:11

Wouldn't it be great if we knew what foods were undeniably "bad" for our thyroid and metabolism and which foods actually benefited them?

Well the good news is we do ; )

Plus, we also now know the science behind why some foods block metabolic thyroid function while others preserve it and give it a boost...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 803 to find out the top 3 best and worst foods for your thyroid and metabolism (and why) - Enjoy the show!

 

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http://StephenCabral.com/803

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Apr 18, 2018
802: The Mounting Evidence Against Eating Meat? (TWT)
31:54

Today's topic is no doubt going to raise a few eyebrows, ruffle a few feathers, and have a few people seeing red, but...

I ask if that is your initial reaction without first hearing the research what is your allegiance to eating meat?

And, in today's podcast I'm not actually telling you not to eat any meat, but I do find it interesting when a research study with thousands of people in it provides some telling data why can't we listen first?

Remember, "I have no dog in the race" and my #1 and only priority is helping people (and myself & family) live the longest healthiest lives they can...

I think you'll find today's #CabralConcept 802 eye-opening when it comes to the mounting evidence against meat and protein consumption in general - Enjoy the show ; )

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http://StephenCabral.com/802

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Apr 17, 2018
801: Who Told You Life Was Supposed to Be Easy? (MM)
28:35

I have to admit that at one point in my life I was searching deeply for the answers on how to remove this human condition we refer to as "suffering..."

At the time I was angry, unwell, my body was broken, and I had very little going for me...

What I was looking for was a magic pill, undiscovered path, or some other remedy that could transport anywhere, but here...

However, after taking time to study the world around me and dig into ancient philosophies dating back thousands of years I discovered a universal truth on how we can turn our trials in triumphs...

On today's #CabralConcept 801 I want to share with you why life is not supposed to be easy and why that's actually a good thing - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 16, 2018
800: Affordable Detox, Gluten Opinions, Weak Digestion, Chronic Yeast, Adrenal Testing, Hormone Therapy, Skin Removal Surgery (HouseCall)
26:23

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Courtnie: Hi my name is Courtnie and I was just wondering if there was any other detoxes you could recommend to me? I’m having a problem with my bloating and I would love more than anything to do your detox but unfortunately I just can not afford it anytime soon. So if there are any cheaper brands that could help me in the mean time, I would really appreciate any suggestions you may have! Thank you guys so much for your help and all of your hard work!

Maya: Hi Dr. Cabral, I love your podcast, and value your opinion and expertise very much. I was wondering what your thoughts are on gluten.. is it good or bad for our (gut) health? I’ve read so many conflicting studies and articles, and I just don’t know what to believe. I would love to know your thoughts. Thanks so much for all you do!

Ameliah:  Dr. Cabral I need help. I found you through the elite man podcast my significant other listens to. I love your podcast and I see a naturopathic doctor where I live. My health has been in a really bad place the past 2 years or so. This time last year I went to my Pcp for chronic chest pain and she told me it was my stomach. I tested positive for h. Pylori. Did a strict 2 week regimen of antibiotics twice a day and an ulcer preventive. Went back tested again it was negative. About a week later I woke up with the worst stomach ache of my life and chest was burning so I went back and they put me on a PPI. I took it everyday for 10 months. Knowing I didn't want to be on medicine I tried coming off by myself several times over the course of the 10 months. The Pcp had no intention of helping me get off the meds and actually increased my dosage after 6 months because I went back with the complaint of something feeling stuck in my throat. She diagnosed me with globous sensation and ordered me to get scoped by a GI. I was really scared and have been suffering panic attacks during this entire process and didn't want to see the GI. So the Pcp wouldn't refill my prescription for the PPI and actually dismissed me from the practice. That's when I found the naturopathic doctor this past December and followed her protocol for getting off PPIs. Since I went cold turkey off them I suffered intense symptoms that mainly resided in my throat. My throat felt so strained and made it hard to swallow. I lost 7lbs in 5 weeks from not being able to eat without discomfort. The naturopath put me on zinc carnosine and panplex 2 which has helped a lot. But since December she's only did Amma therapy and ordered a blood test. Her suspicion is leaky gut. But she seems extremely puzzled by my throat. I've eliminated all gluten and dairy the past 6 weeks as doing elimination diets I'm sure I'm sensitive too. I haven't ate meat for almost 2 years . My stomach doesn't hurt I pass normal bowel movements everyday that are very clean. My lymph nodes under my chin constantly feel swollen. My extremities tingle I'm always fatigued. My heart beat accelerates from walking so I haven't been able to work out for months which was a big part of my daily life. I feel lost,hopeless, and desperate. I'm a mother to a beautiful 4 year old and I can barely get through my days for myself. All I drink is tea,water,and fresh juices. I live off fruits vegetables and grains. I don't understand why I'm not healthy I'm 28 years old. Please help me.

Shawnna: I have been dealing with chronic yeast infections for over 8 yrs. I've tried to get rid of them myself, and many times I've broke down and taken fungal medications, only for it to return within 2 months. I have also been diagnosed with seborreheic dermatitis, which is frustrating by itself. I heard your podcast #725 on Candida overgrowth.. I loved it! I'm hoping I will finally be able to get rid of the yeast problems I have been dealing with and feel normal again. Can I go ahead and order the protocol without getting the organic acids test?

Christina: Dear Dr. Cabral, I live in Germany and I am a really big fan of yours, I listen to your podcast religiously. On episode 730 you answered a question that 1 to 1 translates to my situation. I was on a detox diet for 4 months and I haven't had a migraine ever since. I used to have them every week. My ND had me test everything except for adrenal hormones. During the diet I developed dry skin and and dry eye symptoms and it hasn't gotten better. I looked up fat absorption issues and I definitely have those so i am going to get an enzyme. If I do have adrenal fatigue what would I need to do to get better? Thanks a million!

Dan: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you so much for all that you do. You are truly changing the world. I am a 27-year-old male and former collegiate wrestler. I have recently become hypothyroid and have extremely low Testosterone. I have been working with a functional medicine doctor who has tested my blood for all deficiencies related to thyroid (Vitamin D, Selenium, Zinc etc.). I also had a CDSA 2.0 stool test, SIBO saliva test, and food sensitivities test. I am still waiting for my adrenal test results. Everything has come back completely normal except that I was slightly low on vitamin D so I immediately began supplementing. I also take a comprehensive multivitamin, fish oil, and curcumin. I have not done any type of hormone therapy yet and I would really like to avoid it if possible. I am desperate to find the root cause and I'm not sure what to do next. Please help. Thank you so much!

Mary: Hi Dr Cabral! About 4 years ago, I under went bariatric surgery. The procedure was successful and I lost 180 pounds. I plateaued about a year and a a half ago and have maintained my current weight of 180 lbs. As a result of the procedure, I have some quite a lot of excess skin. I've started the process of looking into plastic surgery to remove the skin. The procedure is costly and the doctors have advised me to be at a weight I am happy with before going through it. I wondering if there is way to know what an ideal weight would be for myself. I've always had a goal of being 160-150 lbs in mind but assumed due to the excess weight to my skin I may not be able to achieve that number unless its removed. Is there a way to figure out what an ideal weight would be for myself before I under go plastic surgery? And if so, which one of you test would you recommend running for me to jump start the process of trying to loose what I need to hit that number. I am 30 year old female, 5'7' and 180 lbs. I would consider myself pretty active. I walk 4 miles a day. I strength train three time a week and focus on cardio 2 times a week. I still monitor and mindful of my eating habits. Thank you in advance!

 

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Apr 15, 2018
799: California Trees, Choosing Supplements, Dizzy, Rib Pain, Mouth Rash, Low Hormones, Central Serous Retinopathy, Supplement Timing (HouseCall)
26:39

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Lance: Hi Dr. Cabral, the more I pick your brain with these questions the deeper I research into whether your information is correct. This opens all sorts of doors! I have not been disappointed. My wife and I have the opportunity to expand our house and because of this, I get to recreate our yard. I am always looking to support my family's health/well-being as well as searching to minimize the cost of nutrition. I live in Central California and have plenty of great weather for planting and growing fruit/nut trees. My busy schedule does not allow me to garden but I could tend to trees. I have been asking people what type of trees they would plant. So my question to you is...if you lived in California, had limited space and was able to plant max 5 trees, which ones would you pick? Keep in mind, you would be using these trees for nutritional purposes.

Patrick: I started taking supplements to try and lower my blood sugar. I take others like HCL to help with digestion and even others for gut health or general wellness. Like many listeners, I find that I'm suddenly taking A LOT of supplements and keep hearing about new ones that would be beneficial. How do we know which to take long term, which to take short term and when to stop taking certain ones? Thanks!

Angela: Hi Dr. Cabral! First off, thank you for everything you do. Your advice and podcast lessons are priceless. My question is regarding my boyfriend's spine. In high school he played competitive hockey and endured 5 concussions and also broke his neck (the C4). Three years ago he was in a car accident and had suffered severe whiplash and another concussion. These injuries have taken place over the last decade and immediate treatment, such as physio did not happen. Over the last month he has changed his lifestyle by cutting out all alcohol and beginning to lift weights again. He instantly started to get severe dizziness, inability to focus his eyesight, intense head aches, as well as nausea and loose stool. He has since been diagnosed with Cervical Vertigo and he is starting his sessions with a chiropractor next week. He has a high stress job and also has a hard time relaxing the mind before bed and high anxiety to the point his heart rate speeds up and says that his pounding heart can turn painful. He has terrible posture and comments on his weak and painful lower back, and I have noticed considerable muscle mass decrease in his legs. I've been giving him Natural Calm before bed every night, trying to get him to cut down on caffeine, and from your description, he has a Vata body type. What are your recommendations on his healing journey in terms of rehab exercises or diet? He thinks he will be this way forever and I just want him to not be in pain or a stressful state all the time, and live a long healthy life. Thank you for your help!! Angela

May: Hi Dr. Cabral, Love your podcasts and thought I would take this opportunity to tell you to keep doing what you are doing. You are amazingly knowledgable and I appreciate your easy to apply tips and information and for that I am grateful. Without taking up too much of your time... I have had a dull pain in my upper left abdominal quadrant just under the lower rib. When I palpate under the rib, there is a mass that I can feel that is tender. I've had it checked with the physician a few times who states that it is muscular and has ordered a chest x-ray I'm thinking to ease my worry. Without having to go this route, could there be other reasons for the pain here? For some background, this dull pain initially started when I was pregnant with my son almost 6 years ago. When he was in my belly, he would "put his foot there" and I would gently nudge it aside. The pain has come and gone so I've left it to it being a muscular problem, but for the last 3 months, it hasn't gone away. I changed sides on the bed thinking it could be my sleeping position, I've stretched it over and over again and before it would subside. No change in appetite, or BM but the dull ache I've noticed is more prominent during my ovulation (day 1-12). Not sure of the pattern, or if it is hormonal (I'm 42). I'm regular, not on any pills and generally healthy otherwise. Blood work done recently with functional medicine practitioner who states that my liver could be compromised but nothing significant, more proactive in intervention (dandilion, milk thistle, etc) ... Any recommendations or suggestions I do welcome. Thank you.

Lily: I’ve been listening to Dr. Cabral’s podcasts recently due to a rash I’ve had around my mouth for about 10 months now. I’ve tried a lot of different things (vegan and gluten free diet, Doterra detox, medicated cream, etc.) and the only thing that’s worked is the cream. The problem is: as soon as I stop taking the cream for a few days, the rash begins to reappear. I know it must be unhealthy to use a medicated cream for as long as I have so I really want to find a way to heal the rash once and for all! From what I’ve gathered by listening to podcasts it sounds like I should do the Dr. Cabral detox, do a food sensitivity test, or both? I’m 24 years old and I’ve had a long history (It has been on and off since I was about 10 or so?) of eczema and other skin rashes such as my current one. I eat very clean and minimally processed foods. Please give me some advice on what you recommend.

Paula: Hi Dr. Cabral, I just got my hormone levels checked and they're all lower than those of most 90-year-olds (except cortisol, which is slightly lower than average). I'm 27. Slight hypothyroidism. Starting hormone replacement. I've also had a couple foot fractures this year (from minor things), and I'm worried I have osteopenia/porosis. Both of these issues are likely due to the eating disorder I had for several years. I also have acne, bloating, & foot fungus - so I'm trying candida cleanses, and am SURE I have leaky gut. I just ordered your HTMA & heavy metal detox kit (another test said my metals are high). Been eating a clean vegan diet mostly free of grains & foods I learned I'm sensitive to. Main questions: 1.) How REVERSIBLE are issues like osteoporosis & severely low hormones at age 27? (I'm worried my body is falling apart/permanently damaged.) 2.) WHAT CAN I EAT without causing more damage/food sensitivities? 3.) Is there any ORDER I should do all of these things, in order to best heal my body? PLEASE answer all you can - I know it will help others, and after gong to several practitioners that won't listen/don't get it, you're my main hope! THANK YOU for all you do.

David: Hello from Australia I really enjoy your podcast and gain plenty of useful information from it. Thank you very much. I have a health question which I am happy for you to share if you wish. I am 36 years old and have suffered from an eye condition called central serous retinopathy (CSR) for the past 12 months. Simply put, it is when a blood vessel bursts in the back of my retina and the fluid leaks into my retina causing blurred and dulled vision in that part of the eye. My eye is unable to drain the fluid faster than it enters my retina. It is incredibly hard to read and function as my sight has become so impaired. Each time I think it is improving it seems to happen again and I end up back at square one. I have had repeated attacks in both my left and right eyes. I have seen an eye specialist and he basically says only time can heal or I can have laser surgery to fuse the leak. Laser surgery means that I will lose that part of my sight forever but I am told that I shouldn't notice it. The other problem with laser surgery is that it doesn't stop the cause of my condition and there is nothing to say that the blood vessels in my retina won't burst again the next day and I am back where I started. The specialist tells me that the condition can be caused from high cortisol levels and is often linked to steroid use and stress. I have used a topical steroid for a contact dermatitis I used to have on my hands but I have cleared this dermatitis since switching to a mostly (90%) plant based diet and I have not used any topical steroids since October but my eyes don't seem to have improved. I have received no advice re nutrition or supplements or any other testing that I should have done or could do. Do you have any suggestions? Kind regards, David

Judy: When is the best time of day to take my vitamin D and vegan omega 3 supplements? And are they best on an empty stomach or with a meal?

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Apr 14, 2018
798: Detox Retreat, Black Soap, Banish Acne Scars, S. Boulardii (FR)
31:46

Today's #FridayReview is packed with some brand new product reviews and of course our "super-nutrient of the week" breakdown!

I begin today's show by inviting you in this final upcoming week to join us on the Life Harmony Detox Retreat outside of Boston MA in early May... it's going to be amazing!

Next up, I review the ingredients that make up "African Black Soap," which can be an incredible addition to any internal skin healing regimen...

Then, we'll be detailing a skin care product that is providing users with amazing results on reducing and eliminating marks and scars left from acne...

And last (but not least!), I'm bringing you one of my favorite forgotten gut healers that is almost never thought about when trying to repair digestive issues...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 798 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/798

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Apr 13, 2018
797: Use Exercise & Detox to Combat Weight Gain & Liver Issues (New Research) (TT)
29:37

It doesn't seem possible, but believe it or not, children as young as 8 years old are starting to succumb to adult dis-eases...

These include auto-immune issues, diabetes (formerly adult onset), cardiovascular, and now non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (what!)...

And if children are susceptible to these toxicities of the modern world just think about the accumulation that has happened by the time you get to be an adult...

Luckily, #FunctionalMedicine has provided us with a roadmap of how to uncover what is wrong with the individual and then go about rebalancing the body from the inside out...

On today's #CabralConcept 797 I want to share with you how to use exercise & detox methods to combat weight gain and liver issues associated with aging - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/797

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Apr 12, 2018
796: How to Finally Get Rid of Candida & Bacterial Overgrowth (CBO Protocol) (WW)
30:35

If you're at a loss for how to get well, keep the weight off, or live longer the very first place I recommend looking into is your overall gut health...

And, you may very well be surprised to find that the majority of people who are struggling with some type of body, mind, or health issue have a degree of gut dysbiosis...

This means that their intestinal tract has some type of over growth of yeast or fungus (Candida) or bacterial overgrowth (SIBO, C. Diff, etc.), or both...

This can be lab tested and verified or you can listen to your body and your symptoms and choose to rebalance your gut without further Functional Medicine testing...

On today's #CabralConcept 796 I will lay out all your options, what your symptoms of dis-ease may feel like, and then how to finally get rid of candida and bacterial overgrowth for good - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 11, 2018
795: "The Rain Barrel Effect" Debut! (TWT)
35:29

Over 20 years ago I made the promise to myself that if I ever figured out how to get well again I would share that message with the world...

250,000+ private client appointments later with 18 years of research, I can honestly say I believe what I've learned and put into practice works and it can help you too...

My wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging philosophy was shaped by a decade of feeling unwell, thousands of books read, studying under dozens of mentors, and interning in natural medicine clinics all over the world...

All of that led to an eye-opening revelation of what really works. And that comes down to healing the body at a deep foundational level where you are removing the toxicities and replacing the deficiencies all at once...

In my new book, The Rain Barrel Effect, I share with you exactly how I have helped thousands of people get well, lose the weight, and finally feel alive again even when they had given up hope...

It is my goal on today's #Cabral Concept 795 to pass along this much needed information and explain my specific protocol of how to take back control of your life and body - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/795

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Apr 10, 2018
794: Discover the Law of Expectation (MM)
31:29

What was once a "woo-woo" metaphysical concept called "The Law of Expectation" is now being proven by quantum physics...

The problem is this powerful concept will most likely never be taught in schools and there's no way the media will be sharing this information with you...

But, if you can harness this scientific universal law you will begin to turn your life around or mold it into something even greater than it is right now!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 794 to discover the Law of Expectation and how to maker it work in your favor - enjoy the show!

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Apr 09, 2018
793: Ayurvedic Internship, Upcoming Health Coaching Certification, Candida Bloodwork, PANS, 12 Week Candida Protocol, Under Eye Circles, Premature Ejaculation (HouseCall)
25:52

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Chelsea: Dear Dr Stephen, Hi there, I'm Chelsea and I'm currently a final year medical student at the University of Otago. Next year as our intern year we are required to spend 6 weeks at a clinic or a hospital of our choosing as apart of our course. I heard your podcast on the Melissa Ambrosini show and it really resonated with me. I am very interested to learn about the different healing modalities other than Western medicine and I believe that this make me a better a medical practitioner in the future. I see a lot of cases at the hospital where Western medicine is making people sicker instead better and I know there is another way. I would absolutely love to spend around 6 weeks with you and your clinic if that is possible. I am fascinated by everything you do at your clinic but particularly in the Ayurvedic medicine and how you treat people according to their body types. Please feel free to ask me any questions or concerns you have. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Warm Regards, Chelsea.

 

Leslie: Hello Stephen, I am someone who has been investigating and practicing health and wellness for many, many years. I am a composer who also uses sound and voice to support clients. (I coach voices for all occasions, from public speaking to personal health and therapeutic purposes.). As a coach and practitioner— and physical trainer (I have been a certified yoga teacher for over 15 years), I have been thinking about getting a certification as a coach for wellness— body/mind/spirit to integrate with voicework. Hearing you speak recently on a podcast, I resonate deeply with both your history and mindset. I thought I heard you share that you have a coaching program... I am curious if this is true? I am based in Spain until July, but may be spending time in Cambridge until for a month or so in August. I am not sure if you are in town then, but I would Love to meet you!!! Thank you, Leslie

Marcela: Hello I recently listened to your podcast abut Candida. I am so lost I have some of the symptoms you been describing and have had a numerous of blood works done with all of them showing inflammation and blood white count low, I get the bloating, joint and muscle aches brain fog and irritation. I am not sure where to begin. Is there a way for you to take a look at my blood work. Please help.

Gabrielle: Hi Dr Cabral! Thank you so much for all you do! I love your podcasts I have become some what addicted to all the information you share ! I have a few questions I hope that's not too much! I have a 7 year old daughter who was recently diagnosed with PANS her Mycoplasma was not active but showed higher numbers and she tested positive for only band41 for Lyme and often has cold sores. We have done stool tests blood work and an organic acid test. Acording to our bio med Dr she has a "small bacterial overgrowth" which he said we would deal with in the future??? She is currently on antibiotics now 65 days and I really don't want to continue her down this road. She also takes coq10 lysine 3thorne multis vit c Nordic nats omega 3 meltaonin for bed and digestive enzymes when eating protein. I really want to remove the antibiotics but it seems every time we remove them within 3 days her motor tics aggression sleep disturbances etc are back full force what should we do next ? Thank you again so much !!!

Melissa: Hi Stephen, I just listened to your podcast about candida and wanted to learn more information about it so... im here. :) I noticed online you sell a package that is onsale right now for candida and yeast kill off to get back to healthy stages... Is this going to help me get back to normal gut health in 3 months? I know you don't quite know my status of my gut... and neither do i quite frankly, but I do know its to the point now where almost every time i eat i am either in pain or really gasey/bloaty. I just really want to make sure if im investing into this package, it will help me. I am currently unemployed and feel helpless with my issues... all doctors (like you said) think i just have IBS... but i know its alot deeper than just that. Thanks for your time, Melissa

 

Melodie: Hello Stephen! The vessels inside my nose are extremely dilated. It causes me to bleed easily, especially when I get too much sun. They also are dilated outside which has me dealing with rosacea from time to time (I've managed to get rid of redness naturally). Plus, I have very dark circles (brown / purple) under my eyes. People say it's genetics (hello Portuguese genes) and there's nothing to do about it. But, I'm wondering if all of this isn't related. Also, in your previous shows, you said to look for gut issues. So my question is : could dark circles and dilated vessels in the face be related to digestive system issues? Muito obrigada! Melodie 

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am wondering if there are any imbalances that could be the cause and or any natural ways to help with premature ejaculation. It is a subject that people don't talk about and so it is rather an embarrassing question. However, I have just been so curious if there are any natural ways to improve this that you would know of. Thanks

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Apr 08, 2018
792: Peeling Nails, European Supplements, New Constipation Cause, Pregnancy Virus, Arginine Foods, The SIBO Cycle, Female Bruising (HouseCall)
24:50

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Louise: Dr. Cabral. I am so very grateful to have found you. You and your team do outstanding work, from your clinical expertise, to your podcasts, to your excellently laid-out website and user-friendly instructions for treatment protocols. I am starting my 7-day detox and will continue on with your candida protocol. Here is my question: I tend to have soft, peeling fingernails that break easily. What do you think about collagen, silica, and biotin supplementation?

Ruchi: Hi, I am looking for children candida and bacterial overgrowth protocol for my son. My 6 year old son is suspected to have candida yeast overgrowth and based on reviews from other moms, I am hoping that your protocol will help him. I am based in Netherlands and may not be allowed products from US. Do you have any branch in Europe from where we can order? Please advice. Thank you. Kind regards, Ruchi

Andrea: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have struggled with constipation for years now, and after trying several protocols, elimination diets, x-rays, etc. I still can't figure out the root cause. My question is this: Can a tight hip flexor or abdominal muscle impair digestive function? When I palpate my lower left quadrant, it feels dense and ropey, and I can't tell if I am feeling a strained muscle or part of the sigmoid colon. Thanks so much for any help you can provide! I love your podcast. I've learned so much and continue to learn more each day.

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, thank you for answering my question on HSVII and the CBO protocol. I am early in my 2nd pregnancy and wondering if the high/full spectrum vitamin C, full spectrum magnesium and reishi powder are safe throughout pregnancy. I take your Orthomolecular/Innate Iron prenatal combo. If so, at what dosages? Also after a emergency cesarean first pregnancy I have contemplated a planned cesarean this go around (never thought I’d say that, as I wanted a natural birth) however I also have a fear of possible outbreak the time of birth. Any recommendations for delivery? OB wanted me on valtrex 2 weeks before delivery which I never took because my baby came a month early. Less important, but curious, if the virus can be eradicated why would arginine foods still sometimes trigger it?

Anonymous: Hi Dr Cabral! Accounting to the Arginine / Lysine List on episode 273 someone with HSVII should also avoid blueberries? This is one of the foods that i have every day in my smoothie as one of your high recommendations. Pumpkin seeds are another healthy go-to I have a couple times a week and I even opt for the sprouted pumpkin seeds. Any suggestions?

Anonymous: Hi Dr Cabral! I have a question linking the gut, SIBO and immunity. Stool tests have shown that I have ‘nil’ lactobacilli and bifidobacterium. I also have a leaky gut (lactulose recovery 1.5% and mannitol recovery 19.6%) and an immune deficiency (igG subset deficiency). My question is - how do I restore balance in my gut when I don’t seem to tolerate any probiotics due to relapsing SIBO (I’ve tried many). The only way I seem to keep SIBO in check is to stay on maintenance herbal protocols, prokinetics and strict(ish) diet. I know this isn’t helping to heal the gut though ....yet all my symptoms (eg stomach spasms, nausea etc) return when I try to broaden diet or introduce probiotics, fermented foods etc. It’s a vicious cycle. How would you suggest moving forward to heal the gut?

Andrew: Thank you so much for everything you do for us and humanity. You are an amazing soul. Quick question for you regarding a friend of mine. She bruises extremely easy all over and has pretty severe menstrual cycles. No birth control pretty healthy. I suggested she take the adrenal + hormone lab. She also was recently on acutain for acne until I was finally able to get her to question it enough to where she ended up stopping at less than a month of use. Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you!!

 

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Apr 07, 2018
791: Longevity Research, Success Principles Book & Super-Nutrient Biotin (FR)
24:26

The #FridayReview is here and I'm excited to share with you some new research showing that you can decrease your chance of dying from cardiovascular disease by over 30%!

Next up, I'm looking forward to re-introducing you to a book that I can't recommend enough on the fundamental (life) success principles that have stood the test of time...

And finally, this week's super-nutrient has been nicknamed "Vitamin H" for its ability to strengthen your hair, skin, and nails... but it does so much more!

For all the details please tune into today's #CabralConcept 791 - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 06, 2018
790: How to Injury-Proof Your Body & Joints (TT)
23:17

Time and time again one of the biggest factors that sets people back from enjoying the body and health they want is an unjury...

And much of the time that injury comes from an accident while in the gym or outside of it that could have easily been prevented if the body was properly prepared...

That's why on today's #CabralConcept 790 I want to share with you exactly what you need to do to "injury-proof" your body and joints for a life-time of functional use - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 05, 2018
789: The 3 Ways to Test Your Metabolism & Thyroid (WW)
23:25

Lowered metabolic rate or low thyroid symptoms have so much more to do with your health than just the inability to keep the weight off...

Other symptoms such as brain fog, low mood, fatigue, low body temperature, decreased drive & ambition, as well as hair loss can all be explained by a lowered metabolic state...

The good news is that all of this is reversible when you know what the root causes are that are holding you back from the health that you deserve...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 789 to discover how to know the difference between metabolism and thyroid testing and which one to run when - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 04, 2018
788: The 10 Tell-Tale Signs of a Coming Disease (HouseCall)
34:56

Believe it or not, Conventional Medicine is actually beginning to not only accept, but scientifically verify hundreds of natural health based "signs of disease..."

From a Naturopathic, Ayurvedic, or Facial Diagnosis perspective these tell-tales have been known for thousands of years to reliably predict ongoing or future health based issues...

This is why it's so important to become more aware of your symptoms and how your body may be changing (even if it's subtle)...

So to make it easier for you to know where to look, on today's #CabralConcept 788 I will outline the 10 tell-tale signs of an upcoming disease (and of course how to overcome them) - Enjoy the show!

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Apr 03, 2018
787: Stop Trying to Be Everything to Everybody (MM)
24:55

One of the big benefits of getting to help people work on their overall health & wellness on a daily basis is that I get to see trends...

As I listen to each person explain their story of how they got sick, put on weight, or can't seem to get well, patterns begin to form...

And these patterns start to look eerily similar to each other when it comes to very specific stressors in our lives...

One of those stressors that many people share is constantly being a people pleaser - to the detriment of one's own health...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 787 for details on how to stop being everything to everyone and begin to get your life back -Enjoy the show! 

 

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Apr 02, 2018
786: Hashimoto's Test, Alcohol Sensitivity, Nutritional Programs, RA Triggers, Male Acne (HouseCall)
24:37

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Tania: Hello Stephen, I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos and was wondering what test is the best one to take from your lab to help me lead a healthier life and get off Synthroid for good ? I am taking different Synthroid doses on alternate days and still feel tired and have cold feet and hands. I am hoping you can help me. Regards, Tania 

Joyce: Thank you so much for all you do! I LOVE listening to your Pod-casts and I do your daily protocol daily! I also drop Vit D and occasional your CBD oil! I exercise daily during the week and eat clean! I generally feel awesome !! ( I am in my 50’s, some say I look like 40’s J ) Anyway in the past few years I have been become less and less tolerant to alcohol ( 1 glass a night not every night) and party occasions 2 glasses. Most times I drink , I will wake up at 2am with a bad headache, eye and neck ache which will last 24 hours no matter what I do.! Is it possible that I have developed an alcohol sensitivity ? I have really stopped drinking because of this, however when I do have the occasional glass I really do pay a price…. Your thoughts 

Michelle: Hello! I just wanted to ask a quick question regarding nutritional programs. I recently received my holistic nutritionist certification and I am looking to expand that. I was wondering if there are programs or certifications for nutrition and holistic health in general that you think are most beneficial. Thank you so much!

Denise: I know you said that some people can not get better because they hold on to anger. Do you think it could be a problem with EBV. I have RA and I think it was triggered by EBV. When I get stressed I think it might be triggered. I was on AIP for two years and was doing OK and slowly improving. Then under a stressful situation I had the RA triggered again. Now I am having a problem stopping the reaction. If I try to alkaline my diet it help some. I am still having inflamtion problems. I am also very cold all of the time then my body temperature shots up and wakes me up

My lymphatic system does not seem to be working well. If you have any advice please let me know. I love your podcasts and lessen all time hoping to figure it out. I have tried to work with some functional medicine people and had some testing done but it did not help much. Then when I added sunflower oil and vitamin B and did see some improvement. My hand joints are very deformed is there anything I can do to stop it from getting worse. I have a lot of pain in them now. Can you tell me why they continue to become deformed. Please help your number one fan.Denise 

JD: Hey Dr. Cabral, I just started listening to this podcast at the beginning of this year. I love it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. So I’m a 31 year old male and I have been getting pimples under my skin for for a while now in places like my jaw line and behind my ears on the side of my nose. Soon as i try to pop them they swell up to double the size. Sometimes it feels like I’m walking around with a golf ball attached to my chin. I also wash my face once a day. Just hoping you could give me a few reasons why it happens and maybe how to stop them. Cheers.

 

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Apr 01, 2018
785: Persistent Acne, Speed Up Digestion, Overnight Detox, High Prolactin, Lean Midsection, JRA Solution (HouseCall)
28:04

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Louis: Dr. Cabral, thank you for everything that you do. You are truly amazing. I have an issue and I am looking for some guidance. For the past 8 years I've been dealing with acne, and I can't get rid of it. I also was diagnosed with colitis when I was 10 but have for the most part gotten that under control. Now, my acne goes away when I'm on vacation, but it always comes back when I'm home. Here is the kicker though... I'm a functional medicine practitioner. I've ran half a dozen tests on myself. I've rebalanced my hormones, got rid of parasites, cleared infections and detoxed heavy metals (I had major mercury toxicity), and yet my acne still persists. I even got implants in my teeth that had root canals because doctor Mercola said that he had acne up until he was 40 and it didn't go away until he got his implants. Now, of course my skin has drastically improved over the years, but it is not clear. I am wondering what you would suggest? thank you, Louis

Sharon : I have started committing to the 12 hour overnight fast you have discussed in your podcasts. Is there a anything you can recommend to help the body with digestion and detoxifying overnight?

Jenn: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am a 33 year old female. I am wondering how to lower high prolactin levels? My levels are elevated slightly 35.7 ng/mL. My levels have been elevated for a few years but getting higher. I have hypothyroidism and am on medication (Synthroid). My menstrual cycles are very irregular and I have had bouts of major hair loss 3 times over the past 3 years. My LH and FSH were tested and normal (both 4.5 mIU/mL on day 2 of cycle). I am currently not trying to get pregnant but a bit worried for my future. I'd really like to find a natural approach to lower the prolactin level. Thank you! 

Christine: Hi, I'm a non-standard PCOS woman (no polyps but have insulin resistance). Currently I take 1500 mg Metformin for this (I do not have diabetes), Cabral's activated daily ( as well as additional mtheylated B complex, zinc, vit d 5,000, VIt C, chlorella/spirulina, curcumin, folate 400mcg) and eat a fairly healthy diet cooking my own food lots of veggies and quality meats. I did the 3mo healthy gut protocol and sealed my gut, ending last month. I exercise 5-6 days per wk (pilates, HIIT's, a 20 min "long run", walks, strength train 3x/wk, ab focus on TVA). I am lean (18-19% body fat), lean/toned, probably an ecto/mesomorph blend body type and in excellent physical condition. I'm 41 years olds (mitochondria test came back as 33yrs body age) trying to conceive my 3rd child but have been experiencing multiple chemical pregnancies and miscarriages. I suspect I have high cortisol and some other hormone imbalances as I am lean and toned everywhere but my belly and have steadily gained 7-8lbs over a 3 month period while making dietary changes to stop this. I have a pouch and slight love handles. What lab test (or other recomendations) do you suggest that I do in order to lean out my midsection and see if any imbalances are contributing to my pregnancy troubles. Thank you!

 

Craig: My 7 year old daughter has had swollen joints for about the past 2 years. Her doctor tested her for JRA and the blood test came back negative. The swelling is in her wrists and ankles, but usually one side at a time. It doesn't keep her from doing things like gymnastics, soccer, basketball, etc., but I also know that she has a very high pain tolerance. We are going to Children's hospital in Los Angeles today for an appointment with a specialist, but I really want to pursue a more natural approach if possible. What tests would you recommend running as a good starting point? Would one or some of the 'Big 5' be a good place to start? Thank you for your help, I don't want my baby-girl to be in any kind of pain.

 

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Mar 31, 2018
784: April Eco Challenge, Boost Your Mood & Super-Nutrient Glutamine (FR)
24:15

I hope you've had an amazing week! I'm looking forward to bringing you today's #FridayReview where I've recapped the week and can't wait to share with you some fun new information...

The first topic is a follow up from last month and is a brand new "eco-challenge" that I hope you'll join me in this April (Hint: it has to to with the 500 million straws used everyday in the US!)...

Next up, I'm looking forward to re-sharing with you a book that helps make sense of how certain nutrient deficiencies can lead to many mood related issues that a lot of people needlessly suffer from...

And finally, I'll be detailing the importance of our super-nutrient of the week that is essential for recovering from any type of stress, exercise, leaky gut issues, or illnesses...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 784 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 30, 2018
783: The 10 Signs You’re in Danger of Over Training (TT)
31:07

Can too much of a good thing suddenly become a very bad thing for your body, health & mind?

The research says is definitive and shows that unless you've built in unloading weeks, rest days, and a periodization based exercise model into your training it's only a matter of time before you break down...

The good news is that all of this is easily correctable if you know what to look for and how to assess how much your body can handle...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 783 to find out the 10 signs of over training and what you can do about it - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 29, 2018
782: How to Improve Digestion & Decrease Bloating with Meals (WW)
28:24

Feeling bloated after a meal is not a new human phenomenon...

For thousands of years humans have been using natural “digestive aids” to improve digestion and help with poor food combining...

However, much of that ancient wisdom has been lost in this new age of acid blocking medications or over the counter antacids...

Today on the #CabralConcept 782 podcast I want to share with you some of these time-tested natural remedies to help improve digestion and decrease bloating with meals - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 28, 2018
781: Should You Be Following a Low Lectin Diet? (TWT)
30:26

The new buzz around "lectins" has certainly taken the nutrition industry by storm, but is it all hype or is there some truth to it?

The low-lectin diet asserts that it's the "sticky" proteins in most #plantbased foods that cause everything from intestinal discomfort to brain fog to leaky gut to auto-immune conditions...

The question is are we looking at the wrong enemy in terms of foods, or is there something deeper going on within the gut that may cause lectins to be an issue in the first place?

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 781 for an depth look at whether or not you should be following a low lectin diet!

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Mar 27, 2018
780: How to Create the Ultimate Bucket List! (MM)
33:11

I believe the idea of "bucket lists" has begun to take a turn for the worse and is becoming synonymous with focusing on your mortality...

Instead, I believe creating a bucket list should actually be viewed more as a motivational tool for visualizing how much more life you have to live!

And as a result, I recommend that everyone construct multiple "buckets" for every stage of their life...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 780 to discover how to create the ultimate bucket list in order to begin to set the stage for the life you truly want to live - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 26, 2018
779: The Starting Point, EMF Blocker, Dryness, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, International Skype Consults (HouseCall)
28:45

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Jessica: Dear Dr Cabral,

I have been listening to and learning from your podcast for quite awhile now and really enjoy it! I have a complicated health diagnosis right now that I was hoping you could weigh in on. We recently moved cross country and I need to find a new functional doctor. My last was excellent and after years of feeling ill and having odd symptoms she finally diagnosed me with Chronic Inflammatory reaponse Syndrome from mold toxicity. I had every positive test required for the diagnosis. I have MARCoNS in my sinuses at high levels which I am working on with a compounded colloidal silver spray and cholestyramine as well as GI detox. My thyroid is low functioning so I am on naturthroid. I had 4 children in seven years with hyperemesis gravidarum and no nutritional support so my labs all came back low and depleted for vitamins, minerals and electrolytes etc. Because the mold toxicity has gone on for so long my system is stressed on labs also. Everything from low adrenal function to low MsH levels and elevated liver enzymes, h.pylori, epstein barr and harmful gut bacteria. Progesterone is very low and estrogen a little low also. My inflammation levels are sky high and I take a ton of anti-inflammatory supplements just to function. I get horrible sinus pain and headaches and my body swells and retains water when the inflammation is higher. Regardless of taking large doses of functional brand magnesium and ionic magnesium as well as mineral salt soaks, I still maintain very low magnesium levels. Side effects of all these issues are random fevers, chronic constipation, brain fog and chronic fatigue levels as well as the inability to sleep well. The worst part is the horrible horrible mood swings, panic attacks, terror, ocd thinking cycles and nightmares. I did not have these before I became ill and my doctor was positive it was from the mold and inflammation. I take large amounts of turmeric, phenibut, and cbd oil. Sometimes it switches off like a light and I regain emotional balance and other times I stay that way for a long time. I have a family to care for and I cannot seem to turn this around. I eat low glycemic, no sugar, no dairy, low grains with lots of green vegetables. Id love to do the Dr. Cabral detox because my doctor said one of my issues is being unable to clear things from my system but I am allergic to stevia and dandelion both pretty severely so I have no idea how to go about throroughly detoxing. I can have monk fruit so I was put on Paradise Herbs greens powder to help support my system. I have a huge basket of top quality functional supplements that I take daily and still feel unable to do life. I also have about 20 lbs to lose and cannot seem to budge the weight no matter what I do. Thank you Dr. Cabral. All of my best to you and your family.

Respectfully,

Jessica

Elizabeth: Hi Dr Cabral, I noticed while on the Berkey filter website they have a product called WAVEEX for protection from mobile phone radiation and another product called Zeolite for removing heavy metals and body toxins. I was quite intrigued by these and wondered if you could share your thoughts on them? Thank you for one of (if not the best) health podcasts out there! 

Donna: Dear Dr. Cabral,

I am a 51 year old female and I don't think my body is properly absorbing water. In May 2017 I did the 7 day detox, June-Aug. the 90 day Gut protocol followed by your probiotic / healthy gut support. I eat a clean primal diet ( fruit, veg., nuts, seeds, good sourced meat, free range chicken/ / eggs), exercise with resistence 3-4 times a week.

I take pharmaceutical grade fish oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, butter from grass fed cows, Vit. D drops, Pure vit. C powder, have been one month now on your daily support shake and fruit / veggie powder.

I weigh 128, 5'6" and drink an average of 70 oz. of water daily from a Berkey.

My skin is dry and even through the night my throat gets dry and I have to drink some water. When I raise my arms above my head and pinch the skin around my left breast, the skin collapses together before going back to normal.

What might be blocking my body from proper water absorption?

Also, when I do Core Twist I actually hear a sound when I inhale / exhale out of my mouth. It sounds echoey as what I would imagine someone might kind of sound like with wheezing, but I'm not wheezing.

I haven't felt out of breath or had any restriction to breathing but it's as if there is something not clear in my lungs or chest? I have noticed this off and on for about two years and never hear it with cardio, resistance training, only core twists.

A recent Thermography scan suggests there is thermal asymmetry in the left ethmoid sinus consistent with sinus dysfunction. Midline hyperthermia in the lower anterior neck suggestive of possible thyroid dysfunction, inflammation of both carotid arteries. And scattered muscular / myofascial hyperthermia throughout the upper back and periodontal inflammation in which a few months ago I had a root canal right before hearing a pod cast that you would have recommended against doing!

What are your thoughts?

Thank You So Much!

Respectfully,

"In It To Win It"

 

Michelle: Hi Dr. Cabral,

Im obsessed with all of your podcasts and the information available to us from you!! Thank you. I ve searched through your archives and cant seem to find anything about oxygen therapy.

2 questions... What are your thoughts on HBOT with regards to autism and when to implement the therapy if at all.

Question 2, one of my biomedical facebook groups has really been into ozone water therapy. Im trying to do research and it doesn't have too much online in regards to safety, and how long to implement. I would really love to hear your opinion on drinking ozone water. (they say it gets rid of bacteria and h pylori in the gut)

Thank you for your thoughts!

Michelle 

Jessica: Hi, I live in Australia and I am currently undergoing an intensive gut healing protocol. I was wondering if Dr Stephen Cabral offers one off skype consults? I was wanting to check in and get a second opinion on the protocol I am currently following and what other tools I could be implementing. I have blasto, very low bacteroides, heavy metals and mould issues.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards, Jessica

 

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Mar 25, 2018
778: GI Health, FIR Sauna, ALS Diagnosis, European Food Tests, Juice Plus, Decrease Milk Supply, Private Consulting (HouseCall)
26:53

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, thanks so much for continuing to produce such helpful information and insight to healing and optimizing health. I listen to your podcast daily and have shared various episodes with family members whom I believe would benefit. My question is about GI health--I've been working with my naturopathic doctor to heal mild gut inflammation I began experiencing around this past Christmas. In addition, I've also been working with diet and supplementation (digestive enzymes, probiotic, aloe vera after meals to soothe gut, etc) to address improved gut motility to eliminate constipation and now have improved bowel regularity and volume (BM at least 1-2 times per day, Bristol scale type 3 or 4). This week I had an ultrasound with my OB/GYN to rule out concerns I had with pelvic pain; while the ultrasound was negative for gynocological concerns, the tech reported that the imaging process was made more difficult due to an "overabundance of stool". I'm confused about why I am otherwise not feeling constipated and having productive BM's--is it possible that my gut motility is adequate but I'm somehow not emptying my bowels completely or have buildup in my large intestine? Most every BM feels "complete". I look forward to your response and appreciate your time!

Michael: I enjoy your podcast very much. I found out about you from the Food Heals podcast. I live in Ann Arbor, MI, and so far could not find an FIR Detox Sauna based on your recommendations. Before I buy anything, I'd like to try it with medical supervision. Could you help with some suggestions? Thanks.

Jessica: Hi, I heard Dr Cabral on the Melissa Ambrosini podcast. Dr Cabral was inspiring to say the least. I'll get straight to the point. My father in law has recently been diagnosed with ALS. Is this something you can help with at your studio? We have confirmation from the neurologist, we have just been to see a naturopath and she is running some tests (to name a few: Hair trace mineral analysis, Magnesium serum levels, Zinc status test). From the podcast you seemed like the kind (only) person who could help. The MD doctors here just gave the diagnosis and said 'Go write your bucket list and live your best life for the next 2-5 years' WTF! After some research I have come to realise ALS is not some mystery disease but like all 'disease' just the body telling us that these are toxic things in there affecting our system. We are in Australia, willing to travel! Can you help or lead us in the right direction? Jess

Bruno: Hi Dr Cabral, huge fan from Europe. I would love to do the food sensitivity test, but I saw that you don't ship to my country. Any recommendations on tests to do here. Can't seem to find anything similar here. Cheers! Bruno

Katie: Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, since learning about your podcast I feel I finally have information I can trust for my daily questions about health and wellness - I credit my current quality of life to you because I now know dairy, gluten & egg are sensivities for me and taking those foods out has helped me more than I could ever have enjoyed those foods - truly life changing. My question is about Juice Plus - I have been taking the orchard and vineyard blend capsules for a little over a year and because last year was my best year yet I am scared to stop taking them BUT would really like to know what you think. I stopped taking their daily complete shake because it contains pumpkin (one of my other food sensitivities) and switched to the equilibrium daily support shake. I now take my fruit and veggie juice plus capsules in the morning with my lime water with the hope they are comparable with the juiced powder you talk about all the time. Can’t wait to hear what you think - sure appreciate your thoughts and expertise!

Jeff: Hi Dr. Cabral, I’m writing on behalf of my wife, Amanda. She has currently been nursing our daughter for 6 months. She has gotten several clogged ducts which resulted in Mastitis at least 3 times already. She has been prescribed Keflex for the infection each time but we are not crazy about the idea of taking that many rounds of antibiotics. She would like to stop breastfeeding seeing as she’s back to work and has had several complications with going several hours without nursing or pumping. Unfortunately, the typical advice is “skip feedings and pump less” but she seems to have an oversupply and that method just results in more clogged ducts. She has tried several natural remedies, I.e. cabbage leaves, sage/peppermint teas. We are now worried it may be an issue with her prolactin levels. Her OBGYN Just today suggested a prolactin inhibitor. She has reduced the number of feeding/pumping sessions but her milk supply remains the same. If you have any tips or advice we would greatly appreciate it. We are huge fans of the podcast and your advice is rapidly changing our nutritional and exercise habits. Thank you for everything you do!

 

Chris: Hello, I am inquiring about the approximate wait time for acceptance of the "private concierge consulting" for a new client. I am writing on behalf of my brother who is overweight, has back problems so severe he now walks with a cane at 49 yrs old. We are desperate to help him before he falls to becomes so debilitated he has to be in a wheelchair. Thank you, Chris

 

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Mar 24, 2018
777: "Functional" Nutrient Deficiencies, 3x5 Exercise Routine, Super-Nutrient Manganese (FR)
29:24

One of the major issues with our current healthcare system is the fact that we don't consider people "unwell" unless they have a gross abnormality on their blood work labs...

However, waiting until people are sick we are negligently allowing people to walk around with nutrient deficiencies (that blood work can't pick up) and toxicities, which later cause the dis-eases we're trying to prevent in the first place...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 777 for more details on that topic as well as some ground breaking research on a 3x5-minute workout and our super-nutrient of the week discussion - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 23, 2018
776: Why Shorter Workouts Are the Future of Fitness (TT)
32:44

It's not that shorter workouts are just easier to fit into your day or keep consistent with, but it's the fact that they are actually better for you that's changing the game...

Exercise physiologists, personal trainers, and strength coaches have come to better understand how the human body functions under stress (exercise) and how it recovers...

With this new knowledge more advanced workout programs are being created that not only are quicker to complete than ever before, but they actually get you better results!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 776 to discover why shorter workouts are the future of fitness and how to implement them in your own life - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 22, 2018
775: The 7 Contributing Factors That Create Poor Health (WW)
32:23

We tend to look at disease as something that's out of our control and that it just happens to us...

Conventional medicine and the media has brainwashed us into thinking it's simply "bad genetics," or a normal process of aging...

However, none of that is true and holds very little weight when you begin to understand the "pathology" of dis-ease in the body and why we become sick or overweight unintentially...

And, the great news is that all these poor health conditions are reversible, as long as we begin to uncover the underlying imbalances that created the environment within our body that allowed for the expression of these symptoms in the first place!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept #775 to learn the 7 contributing factors that create poor health and what you can do about it - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 21, 2018
774: Why Running Just Your Blood Work is Never Enough (TWT)
28:54

Last week I detailed what you should request for your annual blood work (and why), and I still stand by the importance of running those labs, but...

Running just blood work will never catch everything...

For example, it's near impossible to figure out gut dysfunction (GI issues), allergies, heavy metals, cortisol, and other hidden imbalances through your blood work alone...

This is why Functional Medicine lab testing has become so popular over the last decade...

It is the ONLY way to figure out what the underlying root causes are to the wellness, weight loss, or anti-aging issues you may be facing...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 774 to learn why running just your blood work is never enough and what other labs you may want to look into based on your conditions - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 20, 2018
773: Make the Choice to Never Complain Again (MM)
26:03

Have you ever found yourself in a downward cycle where everything seems to be going the wrong way...

During these times it's easy to play the role of the victim and complain about our current circumstances...

We've all been there and we certainly feel justified in our complaints since after all we've got a lot worth complaining about!

However, in the long-run this cycle of complaining actually hurts far more than it could ever benefit us...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 773 to discover how to make the choice to never complain again - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 19, 2018
772: The UK, Gynecomastia, Bone Broth Myth, Sauna Recommendation, Starter Lab Test, Clean Out the Candida (HouseCall)
26:42

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Dalila: Hello, Could you kindly tell me, weither you deliver to England, UK. I am very interested in doing your wellness and food sensitivity test! If not, would you be able to recommend anywhere in the south of England that may practice something similar to what you do. This would be of great help. I love listening to the podcast, very informative. Thank you for your time. Kind Regards, Dalila

Aaron: Hi Stephen, thanks for the podcast. I have been struggling with gynecomastia caused by low testosterone. Everywhere I look online seems to say that since it is not weight based there is not much to do. I also do not want to begin taking testosterone. Thanks

Tenille: Greetings from Hobart, Australia Dr Cabral! I really appreciate your podcasts, the wisdom you share & am really hoping you can provide some guidance for my own health issues. I ordered various tests last year and now have a clear picture of what I'm dealing with. I'm seeing a local Dr (integrative medicine specialist); her knowledge is amazing, but admits she's honestly not 100% sure of an exact diet plan to suggest for all of my symptoms (aside from a cup of organic bone broth 3 times/day to repair stomach lining/heal gut, no fruit, no starchy veggies, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar daily, only eat soluble fibre (ie: soaked psyllium), no coffee, no yeast products or gluten, etc), which I find extremely difficult to navigate & follow as it's bland, unappealing & I honestly haven't been able to stick to it :-(

I recently listened to your podcast via Melissa Ambrosini's show & believe you may be the person who can help :-)

Here are the results of various blood tests, colonoscopy/endoscopy & complete stool test:

- no h.pylori or parasites detected

- Aerobes: Overgrowth of streptococcus gallolyticus (formerly called strep. Bovis); thankfully colonoscopy detected no bowel cancer, nor polyps. Normally streptococcus level allowed is <5%; I have 58.33%.

E.coli undergrowth; level is 41% (should be 70-90% range)

Anaerobes: bacterioids low - only 39.5% & only 3 species detected.

-severely lactose intolerant

- GORD/erosion of oesophagus/experiencing frequent reflux/heartburn

- high level of candida overgrowth

- zinc level is 10.4 (low considered 11.5 on Australian scale & 23 considered high)

- copper toxicity found: Australian scale states 8 is low & 21 is highest margin. I'm 38.4 (extremely high)

- low bile production level

- oestrogen dominance

- not breaking down fats properly

- leaky gut / malabsorption of vitamins & minerals

- luckily all thyroid levels were within normal ranges

I have also gained 20kg in 2 years. I have been on the contraceptive pill for 23 years now (tried to stop it on 6 occasions only to have severe acne breakouts).

- experiencing very low energy, fatigue, brain fog, gurgling stomach, etc.

I dearly want to fix my gut, absorb all the vitamins & minerals naturally from veggies, fruit & meat, and then finally; stop taking the pill. I've spent over $3,000 on testing, hospital visits, supplements & Drs appts in the past 4 months. I've also completed the OAT test, but can't afford to return my Dr just yet for the results, as her visits are so expensive and I'm trying to renovate my home on the top of everything else.

I imagine your CBO protocol is probably my next best step, but is it possible to purchase a shopping list or a nutritional guide (eg: month 1 of the protocol) separately, then the other 2 months in due course? I'm trying to find the most economical solution as it has been an expensive road getting to this point & stressing me out like crazy!!

I've been prescribed in the past months the following:

- 1 mth of Nexium (1 tab daily) for GORD. Reflux has returned nightly since stopping it.

- 2 mth course of Nilstatin to combat candida overgrowth

- high strength vitamin c daily

- co-enzyme Q10 daily for fatigue

- Uflora Intensive (1 daily) made by Metagenics

- Acitvated Vit. B6 (1 daily)

- Acticated Vit B (B12, etc) 1 daily

- zinc citrate (30mg/day zinc equivalent) - 1 daily (to help pull out copper slowly)

I was also prescribed 2 x 2 week courses of Erythromycin initially to try & kill off the strep. Gallolyticus

(Eg, 2 wks of antibiotic, then 2 wks Uflora intensive to try to rebuild gut flora, then 2wks antibiotic/ then continue to take Uflora.

I know this is a long message, but I wanted you to have a clear picture of where I'm at. I'm doing all I can to be proactive in learning, researching & funding better health for my body, but I really need some expert advice to put me on the right track moving forward.

With deepest gratitude, Tenille

Dee: Hi Dr Cabral, We recently purchased a Therasage personal sauna on your recommendation. We love it! I’m wondering if there is a guide as to how long you should stay in the sauna and also at what temperature? I’ve googled it, but there are many differing opinions. I remember one of your podcasts said just 20 minutes is beneficial, but we don’t even start sweating until after 15-20 minutes at 140 degrees. Thanks for any info you may have on the subject.

Jennifer: Hello, Jenn here. I listen to your podcasts during my commute to work on a daily basis and enjoy learning. i am very interested in health and wellness and am hoping to transition into that arena in the future. I am going to order a few of your tests that I think would be right for me and see where I am. Currently I have no major issues, that I am aware of. I am 43, 3 year plant based with minimal processed food and sugar. I occasional drink. I get my B12 and Vit D checked often and taken both supplements. I think the hormone test might me best for me, thoughts?? I just want to be my best self and improve anyway I can.

I also want to schedule an appointment with you or your staff for my husband, Matt. Not sure what my options are and pricing. He is 40, 3 year plant based as well. We both train for 70.3 triathlons. We believe he has some sensitivity to gluten, do to his congestion when drinking beer. Whenever he trains consistently for a few months he ALWAYS gets sick. He has constant sinus, mucus stuff going on. He got the sinus surgery and did not help. We tried gluten free for 3 months and seemed to help only minutely. This has been going on for over 10 years, even before we has plant based. He too takes B12 and Vit D. It makes him depressed and discouraged to workout and train when he always gets sick and it sets him back. We would love to figure this out. Thanks, Jennifer

Tila: Hello Dr. Cabral, I'm trying to make this as short as possible. Since I was a baby I had multiple ear infections (which meant rounds of antibiotics) and because of that I had tonsillectomy when I was only 2 years old. I got my first food allergies and sensitivities when I was around 5 and had always stomach issues when growing up. In my teens I was sick all the time, I had low fever almost daily, stomach issues (which I thought were normal) and multiple sinus infections (more antibiotics).

I kind of just got used to feeling tired all the time and having my stomach issues. Fast forwarding to my College years. I got super busy, like most of us. I did college year faster than others which meant long days and weekends studying. I was also in long distance relationship which brought more stress in my because of 10 hour time difference. I think I finally hit my limit. One day, out of nowhere I got really serious allergic reaction from peanuts (anaphylactic shock), I ended up going to hospital for a day. MD's did one good thing, they sent me to do more food allergy testing. I had so many food allergies and sensitivities it was crazy! No wonder my stomach had been hurting for years.

I got some diet help from a professional, I removed all the foods that caused trouble for me and I started to follow SCD Diet. It helped so much. Year later I moved to United States. I had lof of time to study about nutrition and I got really into plant based diet. However, I was also emotionally stressed because of being far away from my family and I started to eat more sugar than ever again. In couple years, my stomach issues were back.

This year I went back following SCD diet. It's hard because I would love to eat mostly plant based diet, but it seems like my stomach has hard time to handle certain carbs and sugars. I wonder if my gut bacteria is still unbalanced or if I have parasites/candida? What would you recommend to do? I would really love to feel energized and live my life without my stomach issues. Especially, because like you, I would love to help people with their health issues in the future, but I don't feel super confident, because I can't even fix my own issues. Thank you so much!

 

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Mar 18, 2018
771: Full Diagnosis, "No Frills" Diet, Wean Off Medication, GenoType vs. PhenoType, Cravings After a Cheat (HouseCall)
27:40

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track! 

Check out today's questions:

Ruben: Hello Dr. Cabral, First of all THANK YOU for putting in the time to put out the podcast on a regular basis. I wasn't sure what address to reach out with my question, so I figured I would start with this one. The question is actually for my wife. She had a annual exam yesterday and the Cholesterol test came back high. The doctor prescribed her a low dose Statin. My wife has been really sad since then because she really watches what she eats and is active.

here is a brief overview:

Height: 5'8

Weight: 134 lbs

Age: 38

- Does not eat beef/pork

- Eats chicken ( once a week)

- eats fish ( once a week)

- drinks a green drink 98% of the time, daily ( spinach, banana, apple, ginger, tumeric, spirulina, water)

- when she doesn't pull her back ( she has few back issues), she works out about 4 times a week.

- workouts consist: 10 minutes cardio fast pace, 20-30 minutes strength and conditioning.

- Prior to the blood test she hasn't really worked out for about 2 weeks

here are the numbers ( fasted test)

Chol: 280

Trigly: 173

HDL: 51

Chol/HDL rate: 5.49

LDL: 194

Non HDL Chol : 229

Rest of the numbers look good.

She has a history of high cholesterol even though she doesn't eat bad at all

2012 : Chol 169 | Tri 62 | HDL 40 | Ratio: 4.23 | LDL 117

2015: Chol 246 | Tri 139 | HDL 46 | Ratio: 5.35 | LDL 172

2017: Chol 226 | Tri 186 | HDL 47 | Ratio: 4.81 | LDL 142

2018: Chol 280 | Tri 173 | HDL 51 | Ratio: 5.49 | LDL 194

She does not want to start taking a statin but she really feels defeated, so I am reaching out to see if there are any other tests that she could do to make sure there aren't other things that are actually causing the high cholesterol. Also, if she can do any of your protocols or any of the daily support products.

Any info that could give us some hope or something to try in the near future would be really really appreciated! Kind Regards, Ruben

Breanna: Hi Dr. Cabral. Thank you so much for providing us with such amazing content, and inspiring many to live happier, healthier and happier lifestyles. I listen to your podcast daily and have providing me with the knowledge I've always wanted to know growing up. I have a little story for you. For as long as I can remember I would be in excruciating pain 24/7, especially in the morning. I was diagnosed with lactose intolerance as a baby, but it wasn't until I was 11 years old that the doctors diagnosed me with Celiac Disease... then depression, then anxiety, then acid reflux, then anemia... my symptoms never went away, my intestines never fully recuperated and I was taking 5 different pills daily at 12 years old, despite eliminating gluten. I stopped taking all medication a year ago because I was fed up and I am now 18. Through your podcast I now realize why all these extra symptoms occurred and how they were going against me.. the health system failed me. My intestines still aren't fully recuperated but this isn't part of my question. I just believe my health background may play a part in my current situation. I was always super active growing up as I was a competitive dancer. A year ago I decided to start going to the gym and got approached by a coach who offered her services to help prepare me for a bodybuilding competition. I did my first competition in april and won 2nd place. That diet wasn't bad and didn't have to do too much cardio as I was only 17 and she didn't want anything bad to happen. 3 months later I started prepping for my second show, at 18 years old. My "diet" lasted 12 weeks. She started me off at 1800 calories, lowered weekly and by the end I struggled to loose weight. For the last 4 weeks I was doing 2 hours of cardio + 1 hour weight training, and my diet composed of 5 chicken breasts and 2 tbsp ground flaxseed (+ 1/4 cup oats ONCE a week on leg day, and cut out those carbs 2 weeks out). How did I survive? Barely. I realize that this is extremely unhealthy, but I was too far in to give up. I had 0 days off the gym in 4 months. Also, I was extremely constipated. There was a period where I went 4 weeks only pooping 3 times and had to use diuretics each time to force myself to go!!! I started taking probiotics as another coach had told me this helped her use the bathroom, and it did for a while. My body toxicity was so high. She also advised me to use "estro control" to help get rid of that toxicity and loose my last pounds on my legs. I won first place by the way :). But here is my question.. what exactly did I do to my body? And what could I do differently next time? From listening to your podcasts, (especially your low carb diet ones), I realize I lowered my metabolism dramatically, lowered my thyroid, increased cortisol, burned a lot of muscle and increases levels of disease from purely eating chicken. To put in perspective, I'm 18, 5ft, mesomorph body type, was 95 pounds before going to the gym, gained a lot of muscle and started my diet at 112 lbs but cut down to 98 lbs for my competition. To reverse diet, she advised me to eat 200g carbs, 100g protein and 45g fat, and 0 cardio.I had very minimal "cheats", meaning I only eat whole clean foods such as sweet potato, rice, berries, gluten free oats, veggies, protein powder, eggs, chicken, extra lean ground turkey, rarely red meat, nuts, peanut butter and coconut oil (literally all I eat). Following this diet I am 5 weeks post show and 120 lbs!!! I went from being 10% body fat to having the most fat on my body I've ever had. So what do I do now? Do I just follow this new diet and wait for my metabolism to reset? I know that lowering my calories and doing cardio is only going to hurt me more in the long run (metabolism, thyroid, cortisol)... so I'm just confused and extremely unhappy. On top of that, I haven't gotten my period in months (and no I'm not pregnant). I now go to the gym 5 times a week to weight train and I take multivitamins, omega 3, potassium, digestive enzymes and probiotic5, but no more estro control... should I still be taking these supplements? I have recently started implementing your morning routine (water, yoga, smoothie) and definitely feeling better, but not looking better. Can you help me? I'm sooooo lost. And I know you are the best of the best, and the only person I would trust answering this properly, as you always look at all perspectives.

Amanda: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have been listening to your show for over a year and absolutely love it. I receive more knowledge from you to help my clients than most other sources.

My question is about a current private client I am working with.

She is about 65, has had 2 heart attacks in the last 8 years (the last one about 2 years ago) and she is on about 12 different medicines (metformin, wellbutrin, Spironolactone, Zetia, *Metoprolol ER, *Crestor, *Aspirin, Cymbalta, Levothyroxine, Plavix, Avapro) progesterona along with 2 topical hormones estrogen and testosterone.

My question is, what would be your order of operations for this client. She is open and ready to change her diet and lifestyle and ideally, one day she would love to not be taking any medications or the least amount possible.

I've got her on your daily support shake and doing berry smoothies daily. We are working on increasing her stomach acid and next I would like to help her get rid of heavy metals (is there something you recommend for this that won't interfere with her medications?)

She is on so many medications and I can see that they are crossing to cause many of her symptoms, I also want to be sure to take things really slow and respect her doctor decisions (although she has tried to come off medications many times and they almost always resist her requests).

Any advice would be great, thanks for all that you do

 

Judy: Hi Dr. Cabral! I just finished your podcast (713) on body types and Inhave a follow up question. I am currently on week 2 of your detox and I have suffered for over a decade with adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. Therefore, I have metabolism issues that I didn’t always have at a young age. When determining my body type, should I consider my current state or when I aas a kid with no health issues?

Judy: Hi Dr. Cabral, In your podcasts, you mentioned the importance of a cheat meal once a week for grehlin and leptin levels. I have a hard time resisting cravings once I cheat. I am on week 2 of your detox and no linger crave all the bad foods. I worry I will go downhill again once I allow myself the bad foods. What do you recommend I do to prevent a relapse? Are the better cheat foods to stick with that still address grehlin and leptin and avoid a relapse? What about portion sizes for cheat meals?

 

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Mar 17, 2018
770: Circadian Rhythms & Longevity, Blue Blocker App, Super-Nutrient Ashwagandha (FR)
29:40

Today I'm bringing you a special episode of the #FridayReview where I'm dedicating all 3 topics to helping you to de-stress, unwind, and enjoy more restorative sleep!

First, I want to share with you some research on how understanding your daily work/sleep rhythms allow for another 5-7 years of a longer life span...

Next, I have 2 fun apps for you to download (for free) that enable you to eliminate the blue light from your electronic devices enabling you to lower cortisol in the evening...

And finally, I want to bring you my "super-nutrient of the week," which is dedicated to an herb that has been prized in Ayurvedic Medicine for over 3,000 years as a "destroyer of stress..."

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 770 for all the details - Enjoy the show and let me know what you thought!

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Mar 16, 2018
768: The Sweet Science of Heart Rate Training Made Easy (TT)
21:35

I'm a big fan of not always stressing yourself out with the "micro" or the details of designing a workout program...

I'd rather have you start to move your body, have some fun doing it, and enjoy all the mental and physical benefits that come with exercise...

However, at some point you may want to take your workouts to the next level and when that time comes one of the best ways to do that is by listening to your body as to how hard you can push it...

Everyone is different, which is why using a heart rate monitor can be a simple, but HIGHLY effective way to burn more fat, boost your metabolism, and keep your workouts safe at the same time...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 769 where I share with you the "sweet science" of heart rate training and exactly how to integrate it into your workouts - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 15, 2018
768: Expert Interview on Intermittent Fasting with Thomas DeLauer (WW)
40:36

I'm excited to bring you an in depth interview with one of the leading experts on "Intermittent Fasting!"

Intermittent fasting (IF) is easily one of the hottest topics trending in the fitness & nutrition field right now...

The problem is that there is so much misinformation out there, as well as conflicting reports on how to properly complete a fast...

To put an end to the confusion, during my conversation with my guest expert, Thomas DeLauer, we get deep into the benefits of intermittent fasting, how long you should be fasting, and an easy way to begin to implement this into your life...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 768 for the details on how to get all the benefits & results of Intermittent Fasting without having to suffer the food cravings or typical drawbacks - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 14, 2018
767: What to Ask for (and Why) When Running Your Annual Blood Work (TWT)
21:53

Running your blood work every 6-12 months should be mandatory in order to "catch" serious health issues quickly...

The problem is that not all MDs or PCPs will run all the lab tests you should be looking at...

For example, most MDs will run your cholesterol, but they overlook homocysteine and CRP, which when all elevated can spell serious trouble for inflammatory heart disease...

Of course, all of these dis-eases are correctable, but you do need to know what you're dealing with in the first place...

So, on today's #CabralConcept 767 I want to share with you what to ask for (and why) when running your annual blood work - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 13, 2018
766: How to Make Yourself Happy (MM)
30:03

Many people think happiness is elusive and that it's not something they could possibly achieve for any sustainable amount of time...

I used to feel this same way until I began to use a simple system that all begins with realizing when you are at your best and feeling great...

What I've found now is that life isn't supposed to be perfect all the time, but I believe we can feel happy the majority of the time if we first know what happiness looks like to us...

Today, on #CabralConcept 766 I want share with you the mental exercise I use in my private practice to demonstrate how you can make yourself happy on daily basis in a very practical way - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 12, 2018
765: Carpal Tunnel, Mystery Jitteriness, Bells Palsy, ADHD, Nauseous After Eating, Prenatal Iron (HouseCall)
26:56

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Viviane: Love your podcast, have learned so much. ok, straight to the point. My hands get numb at night , both hands, and wake me up several times during the night. Started a long time ago with the left hand , but now are both. Dr. said I had a very light case of carpal tunnel 5 years a go, gave me shots and for a couple years , it was fine. Came back and much worse. went again to DR, did nerve tests and same diagnosis. Got the shots again , which did ABSOLUTELY nothing this time, but made my hands very much uncpable for a couple days. I get numb even sleeping with braces they prescribed. My hands feel sore and hurtful , tender all day from the numbness at night. it is not the position i sleep in....please give me some light. Thank you so much.

Joey: Dr. Cabral I am a 39 year old male that’s an ex athlete that still works out everyday. My diet is really good and have been fasting between 12-16 hours a day for about a two years. The last three years I have been spending time coaching basketball in Eastern Europe in China(4 months). For the past year, I have been having serious lower throat pain that comes and goes usually lasting for weeks. Also while having this pain I get other symptoms such as blurred vision(especially bad in left eye), fatigue, lightheaded when standing up, dizziness, numbness in hands and feet(like they have falling asleep) and just overall really jittery and anxious. Doctor, I just feel off like everyone is moving around me in fast motion. It’s really frustrated because nobody can seem to figure out what’s wrong with me. Anything you can do would be appreciated. Thank you Joey

Sue: Hi Dr. Cabral, Before Christmas I was under a lot of stress at work. We took a family trip after the holiday and on the first night I woke up and half of my face was paralyzed. The next day I phoned my dr. who prescribed predinisone and antiviral medicines which I took but I've seen no improvement. My dr says I have bells palsy. Can you please help me to understand why this may have happened and how I can begin to heal my body from the inside out? its been 3 weeks and there has been no change to my paralysis so far.

 

Travee: what nutritional supplements would help a child with ADHA?

 

Matt: Hi Dr. Cabral- Thank you so much for all you are doing to help people. I have a question about my wife and some nausea she is experiencing. She gets nauseous after almost every meal (and has for years) and needs something like gum or a piece of candy to get rid of the nausea. She is 35 years old and healthy. No smoking, known medical conditions, or health "dis-eases." :) I want to try to help her so we tried to find trigger foods to no avail. It appears unlinked to any foods or times of the day. Her grandmother also has the same issue and her nausea is helped by smoking cigarettes. I would love any advice or suggestions. Thanks again for everything.

Taylor: Hi Dr. Cabral, As always thank you for the ways you share your wisdom & expertise for the community! I just received my pregnancy protocol in the mail from you. I am curious about the iron. I am planning on taking the prenatal vitamins for the next 3 months and then begin trying to conceive. Should I be taking the iron supplements now or when I get pregnant? I have heard conflicting things about if women get to much iron then they can easily overdose ect. Can you give me some more insight why taking iron is important and the specifics on if I should be taking it before conception/after conception? Thanks! Taylor

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Mar 11, 2018
764: Corticobasal Degeneration, Nutrition Training, International Clients, Iron During Pregnancy, Kidney Failure, Mild Candida, Low Oxalate Diets (HouseCall)
30:53

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track! 

Check out today's questions:

Elizabeth: Hi Stephen, I have a friend who has a family member suffering with corticobasal degeneration. Understand it's a rare dis-ease and wondered if you have had any experience with this treatment or if it's possible to be treated? Similar to yourself I believe everything can be treated or reversed but I am not familiar with CBD. Thanks for all you do and inspiring others to better health!

Rachel: Good Morning Dr Cabral my name is Rachel I located in Queensland Australia. I have listened to your podcast with Melissa Ambrosini and your words spoke to me. I would love to know if you take online clients from Australia? I am also extremely interested if you offer any nutrition training? I am looking to start my course very soon and I would love to be able to take part any training that you offer as I really understanding the concept of what is best when it comes to health is individual for every BODY! Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated, even if you can suggest a training course that I could complete that you would suggest.

 

Katie & Susanne: Hi there, I’m in Australia and I would love to have a consultation with him as his story really struck a cord with me and he sounds like the right person to help me get well again. Is that possible via Skype of do I need to be living in America? Thanks so much. Kind regards, Katie

 

Danielle: Hello! I would really appreciate your advice on post pregnancy iron deficiency anemia please, also what are your thoughts on black strapp molasses as a natural cure/treatment? Many thanks Danielle

 

Lindsey: I am a firm believer of functional medicine and rebalancing the body to heal any disease. My daughter’s father was recently diagnosed with severe kidney failure. They are still running test to see what the next step is but right now they’re thinking dialysis. He’s 34 years old and has been on hydrochlorothiazide, verapamil, and enalapril for high blood pressure for the pass 6+ years. He believed his high blood pressure was linked to these terrible migraines he’s been suffering from for over 10 years. He was an avid user of over the counter pain pills to help with the migraines, especially excedrin. He follows the standard American diet with a lot of diary and no pork or red meat. I’ve listened to your podcasts on high blood pressure, migraines, high histamine foods, etc. Along with the other information I know, I’m starting him on a detox tomorrow eliminating a lot of the foods he currently eats. My thoughts are to find out what is triggering his migraines because I am almost certain it’s food related. He’s also going to start adjusting his schedule to getting 8 hours of sound sleep, working out (cardio and light weight training), and intermittent fasting. My question is, am I on the right track? My goal is to get him off of the pharmaceutical drugs and show him that he can balance his high blood pressure by changing his diet and lifestyle. I want him to work with a functional medicine doctor but he’s still skeptical and brainwashed by conventional medicine. He’s still taking his high blood pressure medication because everyone is telling him to keep doing it. What supplements can he add to help with the kidney failure and stress? And also, what labs would you recommend him to start with?

 

Jen: Hi Dr Cabral, I was recently diagnosed with a mild case of Candida. My MD wanted to put me on antibiotics, but not only do I prefer to cure it naturally, as I understand it, Candida is fungal and not bacterial, so antibiotics wouldn’t work anyway. Is that correct? I wondered if you could recommend a natural way to cure this mild case? I understand certain foods like cold smoothies and salads, can add to the dampness in the body and that I should stick to warm veggies and lean protein. Would that be your recommendation as well? Also, I have heard about accelerated silver and wondered about your thoughts on using it? Any advise is MUCH appreciated and respected. Thank you Jen

Mary: Hello. I use your daily nutritional support shake and fruit and vegetable blend and have also used the detox you offer. I perceive that I am getting great health benefits from all of these products and have gotten several friends and family members hooked as well. I also listen to your podcast and find it very valuable and educating. Thank you for all you do. Could you explain your thoughts on the fad of low lectin and low oxylate diets and how this plays into your suggestion of having a predominately plant based diet. I would also like to know your thoughts on the Ayurvedic perspective of regular green smoothies being aggravating on the physiology of many people as they can be hard to digest. I presume this is due to the high fiber content and maybe the possible affects of lectins and oxylates on the immune system? Thank you for your time!

 

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Mar 10, 2018
763: March Challenge, 25 Book Review & Super-Nutrient Vitamin A (FR)
47:16

Welcome to this #FridayReview where i'll be sharing with you a challenge I'm throwing out to the community in order to reduce waste and improve our environment with one easy switch...

This is also the 1st time ever that I've done a full month review of all the book's I read over February and I actually walk you step-by-step through each of the 25 books (most of them pictured above). I share the good, the bad, and the GREAT!

And finally, I'm bringing you the super-nutrient of the week, Vitamin A, and why this nutrient needs to be sought after in every diet...

Tune into this today's #CabralConcept 763 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 09, 2018
762: The 7 Ways to Better Stick With & Improve Your Workouts (TT)
23:10

For many people, when they think about beginning (or re-starting) an exercise program it all just feels too overwhelming...

You may think about the stress of having to find a gym, plan a time into your calendar to workout, and figure out what you're even supposed to be doing in the first place in order to not waste your time...

If this sounds like you, a client, or someone you may know, it's important to remember that you are not alone - This is a common struggle amongst many people, but luckily there is an answer...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 762 for the 7 ways to better stick with and improve your workouts - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 08, 2018
761: The Fat & Toxic Flushing Breakfast Recipe (WW)
26:33

What to eat for breakfast is easily the most understood and challenging meal to get right...

But, it hasn't always been this way - Up until the 1500's and then later in the 1920's breakfast had always been consistent with healthy living and following the natural digestive processes of the day...

The problem is that when modern life and big corporations get involved with the media our version of what is healthy for us often times becomes perverted by private interest groups...

On today's #CabralConcept 761 I reveal what to eat and what not to eat as we begin to rediscover what is truly best for our bodies...

Tune into today's show for all the details on the fat & toxin flushing recipe that has been followed for hundreds of thousands of years in human history - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 07, 2018
760: How to Destroy Viruses, Herpes, Shingles & Cold Sores (TWT)
31:43

Viruses are on of the most overlooked reasons for poor health, fatigue, acne, low mood, brain fog, auto-immune, and inflammatory health conditions...

What starts as a seamlessly harmless microbe ends up entering your system and then replicating until it literally wears down your immune system...

The virus can then move into your actual DNA and bury itself so deep that it can be difficult to eradicate them...

Luckily, we have scientifically proven all-natural methods for boosting the immune system, killing viruses, stopping the replication process, and beginning your recovery...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept #760 to discover how to destroy viruses, Herpes, Shingles and cold sores - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 06, 2018
759: Let Go of Your Need for Controlling the Outcome (MM)
21:51

There really is one BEST way for achieving your desired goals and stepping into the life you've envisioned for yourself.

It's a 3 step system that has been passed down for thousands of years through oral and written teachings:

The 1st step is becoming crystal clear on exactly what you desire...

The 2nd step is now transforming those thoughts into actions that will ultimately lead you to your goal...

And the 3rd step is removing yourself from the need to control the outcome...

It's this last step that most people have never been taught, which is why many people are literally blocking themselves from achieving their goals...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 759 to figure out how to let go of your need for controlling the outcome, so that you can finally truly create the life you've always desired - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 05, 2018
758: High Eosinophils, Kidney Filtering, Elevated Liver Function, Baby Formula, Collagen Recommendation, Plastic Ziplock Alternatives (HouseCall)
27:00

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend! 

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks… 

Let’s get started!

Lena: Hey Stephen, You've got a listener from paris! I really like your podcast, it is very informative! keep the good work ;) I've got a question about myself, i would sooo love for you to answer I will really try to be short ;) My name is Léna, I'm 30 year old, vegan, gluten free girl and since last july, i've began having big pain in my belly every time i ate, like the pain one got with gastroenteritis, where you move in all directions with your hands around your belly but never feeling relieved. It was lasting about 2 to 3 hours (maybe the time of digestion) with big pains on my back every time i ate. My eosinophils were very high in august, around 2200 (the high limit is in about 580!) then it drops to 1800 and a few months later to 750 but i think it did go up again later (i didn't do another analysis but had giant pains). I did a lot of blood tests, there were no parasites founded (but i took an anti-parasite pill), no H pilory, i did biopsies, 2 fibroscopies, 1 coloscopy but nothing founded I have a appointment in internal medecine at a hopital in a few months to find why i got very high and anormal eosinophils I did have a test to know if i'm sensitive to some foods: there were brazil nuts, eggs and some other nuts (little reaction) and other foods that i don't even eat (like corn, barley, milk etc.) i totally stopped brazil nuts and eggs for now. I will try to reintroduce them in a few months Anyway, my pains hurt for six months and in december, when I was really tired of suffering every time i ate (it was getting worse again), i saw a nutritherapist and she said to stop eating carbs (fruits, butternuts and vegetables like carrots and beets) for a short period of time and to increase anti inflammatory oils and decrease proteins. A very low carb globally (more vegan ketolike actually). I have complements like turmeric (curcumin), vitamin D, zinc, b12, glutamine, fish oils (and estroblock but it has nothing to do with that!) And in 3 days my pains decrease immensely! It's been almost a month and I already feel better. Sometimes i feel unconfortable or i feel pain but nothing compared to before But, i'm feeling a bit tired and i find it weird to eat so much fat (like more than a 120 g a day, less than 50 grams of net carbs a day but i'm more at 25g, and 60 gr of protein). And i didn't have my period this month... I'm afraid of my thyroid, my hormones  and especially my acne since i had cystic acne all my life and it's been fine since the last year, one year after stopping the pill (which i had for 14 years!!!) So, my questions are: what do you think could explain my pains if it's not parasites or allergies? If you have an idea, what could be the solutions to feel better and have a normal life, which i so much want Should i maintain this "vegan keto diet" or what should I do? What complements should I take to regulate my hormones and not have acne. i feel so lost between opposite articles on the web about low carb / keto / diet / hormones, i feel quite abandonned by doctors, and it's just me, a young girl, stuck with this problem thank you so much for answering this, it would really mean a lot to me cheers from France because yes, even french people are listening to your podcast! ps: i always had trouble with digestion, but more like bloating and gas. I'm very sensitive. i'm very thin, i do sport, i eat a lot of vegetables ;)

 

Ryan: Hey Dr. Cabral I am reaching to you on a recommendation from one of my clients and I believe your friend, Dave Armstrong "Army", in regards to my father. In September 2017 he had a partial knee replacement that resulted in an infection followed by heavy antibiotic treatment. Since that time he has been suffering with a multitude of health issues concerning his kidneys, blood platelets, diabetes, as well as his pancreatic and digestive function.  He has seen over a half dozen different doctors and specialists and gone through just about every test or scan that they can think of.  Yet, collectively they have absolutely zero idea of what's going on.  The only answer they have given is more medication to mask the real problems. I fear that they will never get to the bottom of it and will just continue to medicate the symptoms away until one of the systems eventually fails. I'm not sure how your practice works but I would like to set up a consultation for him if possible. I will also be contacting your office as instructed by Julia via Dave.

 

J.A.: Hi Dr Cabral, Love your podcast and learning about natural medicine. I am on a healing journey to resolve 'chronic mystery pain' that came on me 2 years ago and has not left. I have addressed Heavy Metals and had extensive testing OAT, HTMA all look ok. The only thing left is elevated LFT and billirubin my practitioner thinks this could be causing excess estrogen/histamine. So working to balance hormones via the liver. Aside from this I want to do your 7 day detox but will have to tweak it as I am very sensitive to 'pea' on IGG so will use hemp protein and supps my ND has given me. My question - sorry took a while to get to it! but trying to give full picture is about meals. Since listening to your last podcast (705) on 3 meals per day I anted your take on how I eat to assist with the above. I eat a plantbased diet. My day starts with a smoothie at 5.30am (I start work at 7am) so it is a long day and hence I usually have a snack (e.g hummus on rice cakes at about 10am. Lunch which is a salad with quinoa/veg etc at 12.30pm. I then have another snack like a piece of fruit at about 2. then dinner at about 7. Because I have a longer day am I ok to snack? or am I overloading my body and delaying healing? should my snack be protein shakes? Weight is stable and I don't need to lose weight. Pitta/Kapha body type. Any additional comments on the whole situation appreciated. Happy New Year! I will be listening to every podcast :)

Mel: Hi, not sure if you received my question last time... Sorry if you did... What ate your thought on baby formula if it has to be given along with breastfeeding? First foods for baby? Also, best contraception to avoid pill?

Amelia: Hi Dr. Cabral, I'm in my 40's and have been researching the best supplements for hair growth and skin firming. I have heard about things like Collagen Love and Vital proteins, but I'm not sure what brands to trust to work. Can you please recommend a few that are great for both skin collagen and tightening as well as hair growth? Thanks Amelia

Dee: Hi Dr Cabral, Can you recommend alternatives to plastic wraps and storage baggies? I’m seeing some silicone options, ((specifically Stasher brand)) but I was wondering if there’s anything better or more cost effective. Thanks for info Dee

 

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Mar 04, 2018
757: CBD THC, Where to Start, Morning Sickness, Isagenix, Meet Health Conscious Singles (HouseCall)
29:05

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Deborah: Quick question about the CBD Oil - my daughter will be interviewing for jobs shortly and was concerned about the affect this product will have on any blood tests she may have to have. We are aware that the product does not contain THC which is one thing these blood tests look for, but will the CBD Oil have any other effect on a drug test? Also, she currently takes 50 mgs. of Trazadone for insomnia and has since she was young - anxiety runs in the family, as does insomnia, so I'm thinking the CBD Oil may help with her sleep issues and GAD. Should we be concerned about her taking the CBD Oil while also taking the Trazadone? Thanks for your help.

Cynthia: Hi Dr Cabral, I have been following you and listening to you for a while. I have learned so much from your podcasts. I am at a loss as to what to do at this point. I have followed and read books by Dr Mercola and other like him for years. It seems like everyone has gotten on the band wagon with the Keto diet. I know it works but I didn’t always feel great on it and there was part of me that just knew that all the extra protein that many said was ok couldn’t be good for you. I know people that lost a ton on the Paleo as well. Again, there was a part of me that did not believe that some healthy grains are good for you. I even use a flour called Einkorn that has not been genetically modified. I have eaten non gmo/organic for years now. I also eat a very clean diet staying away from most processed foods. I have the knowledge, maybe too much and can’t seem to get it right when it comes to what is the best diet for me. I liven the north east and it is hard to fine a Dr that believes in a more holistic way of health. The couple I found are only for the wealthy. I found a Dr who’s claim was integrative medicine and who accepted my insurance. I was hopeful. I shared my history with her as follows. "I gained a lot of weight with my first child ( 95 lbs) and struggled to loose it. I had a bad knee injury from hiking years ago which at times made it hard to exercise. It worsened in time resulting in surgeries and a total knee replacement.Three children later and after 30 years of loosing 20-30 lbs and gaining it back plus some I am in need of loosing 100lbs. I crave carbs and sugar. I always used all organic ingrediance in my cooking and baking and pretty much cook everything from scratch. I love salads, a variety of vegetables, green smoothies, and many healthy foods. I even eat fermented foods. I know I eat too much and I know surger, even organic is not good for me. My cravings make me feel like an addict at times. I am sick of thinking about food so much!” I shared more things that I had learned and read over the years and her response was, “you know more that most, including me.” At that time she said I would like to prescribe something that will help you with your cravings. She handed me a paper that said, Contrave-Naltruxone Wellbutrin. I said, is that a drug? To which she replied, yes! I was, needles to say so disappointed. I don’t even take aspirin and this, “alternative” Dr. wants to put me on a drug to help with my eating! For how long, a month a year, life, then what? I never went back. So here I am deciding on the next course of action. I saved $300.00 and am wondering if I should do the Dr. Cabral 21 day detox to start and then get some testing done. Believe me, I would drive to Boston to see you if my insurance covered it. I really need help and I trust your knowledge and education and respect your desire to help others. You of all the Drs. I have listened to make the most sense. I want to know if I may be missing certain nutrients and need to be on a certain type of diet for a short period of time like you talk about and then change to something else for my body type. I also know that following healthy diet is for life. I am 62, have a good amount of energy, work part time out of the house and have a small home business). My last blood tests came back normal, including thyroid though slightly low in vitamin D. I am not on any medication. The detox sounds amazing and if you think I should start with that first, I will. There are just so many out there that claim to be the best. I want good health naturally and I don’t want to put gmo’s, non organic, synthetic things into my body. I can save for some of the test you talk about. I honestly wish I could do it all at once. Please advise me as I want to get started asap! Thank you for your time and all you do to help others. Sincerely, Cynthia

 

Karin: Hi Dr Cabral, I have a question for you regarding morning sickness during pregnancy. Firstly..... why do some women get it and can it be avoided or minimized? I had it REALLY badly for 20 weeks and it scares me to even think about having another child. My mother had it too! HELP!

 

Donna: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank You for all of your help in educating your listeners to a future of optimal health! Are you familiar with the Isagenix 30 day cleansing & fat burning system? It's about $300. I am 5'6" at 128#s. I have done your 7 day detox and your 90 day Candida Protocol. What do you recommend over the Isagenix cleanse for an occasional total body cleansing? Also, do ionic foot cleanses remove toxins? I also have dry skin and I drink approx. 70 oz. of water from a counter-top Berkey. I even have to drink water through the night because my throat gets dry. I take pharmaceutical grade fish oil, vit. D, probiotics, eat a clean diet, and just started taking your protein shakes & fruit/veggie powder every morning.One other thing, from a previous question you suggested I take a Telomere test and you were concerned that I might be leaking protein into my bloodstream. It's not yet in the budget but if I were leaking protein into my bloodstream, what would you suggest I do? A 6 month ago hair analysis test showed I have a slow oxidation pattern, copper toxicity, aluminum elevated, low zinc, low potassium. I've been taking zinc liver chelate, metal flush, spanish black radish, b complex. I just got tested again; awaiting results. Thank you! Donna Dear Support Team, I sent in an online (for on Air) question yesterday explaining a hair analysis test I had that showed a copper toxicity. I added the supplements I was taking, Metal Flush, Zinc, Spanish radish. But I don't think I added in that it also showed aluminum level elevated ( i think i did on that), low zinc, low potassium. It would be awesome to be able to view our original submitted question and have say 24 hours to tweak it if needed to save you all some time from people like me ha ha! Respectfully & Thankfully, Donna C.

Nick: Hi Dr Cabral About six months ago I drastically changed my life for the better and concerning health related issues, your podcast was what helped me most. Thank you so much for that! To be frank, the content, the quantity and the versatility of your podcast is absolutely unbeatable. Please keep going! Alright, to my question: Now that I've become more health conscious, I reduce my alcohol intake to a minimum. With all the benefits, it's got its downsides, too. For example I avoid going to bars and clubs with my friends for that very reason. I don't really mind that. However, I do miss meeting new people, and especially girls, in those scenarios. Where should I go now to get to know health conscious and goal oriented people like myself? Btw my gym doesn't seem to be the best place for that. Thanks again! All the best from Switzerland Nick

 

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Mar 03, 2018
756: New Deceptive BP Guidelines, The Depression Diet, Human Airbags & Super-Nutrient Zinc (FR)
27:03

I can't wait to dive into today's #FridayReview where I'll be bringing you the best of this past week in all things wellness, weight loss & anti-aging!

Fist off, I'm going to share with you the new deceptive BP guidelines, which has dramatically ramped up the amount of people being medicated for "high" blood pressure...

Next up, I want to review a clinical study on which diet has worked best in terms of relieving depression in those that suffer from this physical and mental health issue...

And, I want to talk about an actual "airbag" (think car airbag) that was built for humans to prevent hip fractures when falling. Then finally, we'll be discussing out latest "super-nutrient" of the week!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 756 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 02, 2018
755: The Top 8 Fitness Trends for 2018 (TT)
25:04

Every year I enjoy seeing what the projections are based on current growth of certain trends within the health & fitness industry...

It always amazes me how specific group classes start to catch fire and go on to become the next "hot workout..."

This year seems to be no different with some areas trending into wearable technologies, online class options, and even "braining training..."

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 755 to find out the top 8 fitness trends for 2018 - Enjoy the show!

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Mar 01, 2018
754: Create Your Own Rotation Diet to Figure Out Your Hidden Food Sensitivities (WW)
28:07

Although I'm an advocate of food sensitivity testing, food reactions can go so much deeper than immune cell testing could ever find...

What I mean by that is you could be reacting to histamines, bacterial overgrowth, fatty acids, purines, nightshades, fermentation, lectins, or any number of other natural food elements...

This is why with my "most sensitive" private clients, I use a "Rotation Diet." It's not hard to implement and it has literally changed lives by controlling the different variables used with meal planning...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 754 to learn how to create your own Rotation Diet to figure out your own hidden food sensitivities holding you back from optimal health - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 28, 2018
753: How to Not to “Re-Tox” After a Detox (TWT)
29:16

This has been a popular question as of late:

"How do you go through a cleanse or detox without sliding backwards after you complete the 7, 14, or 21 days?"

Believe it or not, the answer is a lot easier than it may seem...

The reason for this is that you don't have to be perfect in order to keep your results coming, as well as maintain what you achieved on your detox...

What you need to do is simply keep what was working going, as you begin to add new variables back into your daily life and routine while testing what works for your body (and mind)...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 753 for my tips and tricks to learn how to not "re-Tox" after a detox - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 27, 2018
752: Discover the “3 D’s” for Developing a New Habit (MM)
31:59

One of the best ways to manifest the life you want is to begin to develop new habits...

The reason I say this is because it is not one major action in life that pushes you towards your goals or potential, but rather thousands of seemingly small decisions along the way...

My goal for you is to begin to make a few small tweaks that over time will literally revolutionize your life...

I can almost guarantee that after developing these new habits you will look back months and years from now and won't be able to comprehend how much your life has changed for the better!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 752 to discover the "3 D's" for developing a new habit - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 26, 2018
751: Hormonal Acne, Canned Salmon, International Lab Testing, Sores on Lips, Body Pump Classes, Autism Detox, Herx Die Off, Best Quality CBD (HouseCall)
26:17

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks… 

Let’s get started!

Karin: Hi Dr Cabral, I heard your podcast with Melissa Ambrosini and have since been obsessed with your podcast. You have given me some hope. My issue is ... acne. And I know you see it a lot and have talked about it a lot but I can't really get a clear view of what my cause is and what I need to do. See I live in Australia and can't do your detox, if you know of a similar one in Australia that you would recommend please let me know. My acne started as a teenager, over the years I have gone on roacctune which has helped, but I never ever want to do that again. Horrible drugs. I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago. I then changed my lifestyle, eat well and cleaned out a lot of the chemicals and toxins in my house and life. I would say I am on a good path. Through these changes I was able to regulate my period however my skin never cleared. I feel like I have tried it all. 2 years ago I fell pregnant and my skin was amazing throughout breastfeeding. Then when i stopped and my period began again the acne came back. It started as lots of tiny bumps on my forehand and then around my mouth, on my chest and the odd one on my back. I feel like this might give you some insight. A few questions: - Does the location of the acne relate to specific problem areas? E.G- forehand with digestion? Chin with hormones? - I had a jaw operation as a teenager and have 2 screws in my jaw now for life. Would this metal have an effect on me? Not exactly sure what type of metal it is. - If I cant do your detox, how do I clean my blood? Other suggestions or detoxes you can recommend? - From my story can you tell where the problem is coming from? - I saw a naturopath and she advised I am slightly acidic and prescribed an alkalizing drink as well as a vitamin C and zinc supplement (i was also low in zinc). I must say this has helped and I would like to continue with this. - What kind of lab test would you recommend? I will have to look into where I can find them here in Oz. Thank you for your help! There must be an underlying issue, but I am just not sure what to do to find out what it is. Another random question.... we don't really get wild caught salmon here much. What is your take on canned wild caught salmon?

Leigh: Hi, I am interested in your hormone testing kit but I live in NSW Australia, is there anyone over here that you could suggest that offers similar testing? Regards Leigh

 

Panagiota: Hi! I love your podcast !! I have reoccurring cold sores on my lip . I have been using Abreva it helps but I constantly need to use it. I’m looking forward to your advice is hard to deal with it’s very annoying problem. Thank you Panagiota

 

 

Kelly: Hello and Happy New Year, Dr. Cabral! On podcast #702, you mentioned you needed someone to reorganize your podcast collection. I would be happy to work for you remotely as I live in Colorado. I listen to multiple Cabral Concept podcasts each day and really find the work you are doing honorable! I am employed 40 hours Sunday-Wednesday, but would be available Thursdays and Fridays to work for you remotely. I use your search function frequently and have ideas on how it could be improved for ease of use. I am currently employed in Medical Records department of a major healthcare (aka Sickcare) system, but just left my previous career in public education after 10 years. I have a B.S. Degree in Psychology and a Masters of Education degree. Please email or call if I could be of service to your organization! Thank you for all you do in disrupting the corrupted healthcare system and helping people get well! I'm currently on day 6 of a 21 day Cabral Detox!

Lynn: What are your thoughts on Les Mills Body Pump classes as a 3 days per week full body workout? The classes are full body weighted exercises with a focus on high reps thus requiring lower weight than what I would normally do for weighted execises with 8-10 reps.

Michelle: Hi Dr. Cabral, I love your show and am currently attempting to go through the backlog of your shows for information to help my family become healthier, its such an amazing source of information. Thank you for the transparency of information, its such a blessing. I have just received my sons stool results, he's an Autistic 3 yo with a clostridium overgrowth and high fecal inflammation. We are being put on Flagyl. I was wondering if we should also use biocidin once we are off the antibiotic? We are giving him Sacc B while on the antibiotic. We have also found high levels of metals and I was wondering if we should wait to heal his gut before beginning any sort of natural chelation or heavy metal detox. What would be your course of action and timeline for my son? On a side note, Ive bought your detox program but am waiting to hear whether I should wait to begin the program until after I am done breastfeeding. Thank you for all you do for our community.

Joshua: Hi Dr. Cabral. I started taking a supplement called restore4life and immediately got violentlly I'll. Extreme pain around my pelvic bone/lower back, side cramps, and flu like symptoms. I took a couple days off, but upon re-introducing it the symptoms returned. Is it possible I'm having a Herx like die-off? I can't decide whether or not I should continue taking this product. Thank you! Josh

 

Michael: Hey Dr Cabral and staff, My name is Michael and I have been listening to your show just over a year now. Love the information you are providing on all aspects of health. Particularly how you're now adding a lot of Ayurvedic influence into your podcast now. I have recently purchased a couple of Ayurvedic books myself and started adding it to my daily routine and listening to your shows just gives me more insight and perspective on the ancient practice. The reason I am contacting you today is actually pertaining to your CBD oil. I have been working with CBD oil for 3 years now and I have not come across a Supercritical CO2 extracted oil that just contains hemp. Other oils have MCT oil, or coconut oil, sunflower seed oil etc. I'm not against those oils because I know there are benefits to those oils as well, but I am looking to start my own CBD oil company in NV and start selling them to my clients(I have personal trained for 13 years now) and I would like to carry an oil like your in my facility. I would appreciate if you can point me in the right direction on getting started on purchasing oils in bulk. Thank you for your time and dedication to providing top quality information and products. Michael

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Feb 25, 2018
750: Remove Cravings, Stressed Vata, Sourdough Bread, Rebalance Body Type, Enema vs. Detox Benefits, Jump Roping vs. Rebounding (HouseCall)
27:03

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Lynn: I am about to begin your 21 day detox on Saturday and hoping it will cure me of my cravings, binge eating, weight gain, inflammation, hormonal acne, etc. I am worried that cheat meals after the detox will jump start my bad habits and cravings again. How do I prevent this from happening?

Ali: I'm a vata body type with a kapha imbalance (aka, I have more body fat than I should and despite eating clean and working out, sleeping well, etc). I can eat a meal around lunch time and not be hungry again until the next morning after a workout, but I wonder if I'm doing more damage than good hormonally/metabolically...? On the Melissa Ambrosini Podcast you mentioned that you don't recommend intermittent fasting -- but on one of your own podcasts you do say that you recommend the 24 hr fast. Why is 14-16 hours problematic (how is it impacting my hormones), but 24 hours isn't? Is 16 hours still problematic if I don’t feel like I’m stressing my body out or putting it into any kind of starvation mode during that time? I’ll sometimes end that 12-16 hour overnight fast with high-intensity workout in the morning… and I won’t eat until an hour or so after that workout, which usually comes out to 12-16 hours, no problem. Even though I’m not hungry, is that still causing stress to my system and being counterproductive for weight loss? Why is 24-hour fasting one day a week a better thing to do? Isn't that also putting the body into a stress mode? I worry that it would slow my metabolism and be counterproductive to weight loss..

Elisabeth: Hi I was wondering whether sourdough bread and whole grain pastas are considered processed carbs? Are they ok to have in moderation? I will have Mung bean pasta once per week or so and sourdough here and there. I understand that you are not suggesting not to have quinoa, Buckwheat and rice etc but wondering how you feel when they are made into flours and then pancakes etc? Thanks!

 

Tahleah: Hi Dr Cabral I listened to your interview with Melissa Ambrosini and I was not only inspired but also hit with some mega truth. It highlighted what I'd been questioning over the last few months... taking a break from coaching others in order to give back to myself, to re-balance my own constitution, so I can serve more powerfully. I'm passionate about what I do but unfortunately that passion has been weathered... I don't feel as inspired as I used to coach others and that has made me feel really guilty, simply due to a lack of energy. I know this is my path, but the expression of this path is not aligned right now. My personal health has been chaos... dealing with gut health issues, parasites, imbalances, anxiety - mostly due to overworking because of financial stress. For me, my biggest guilt trip has been, not being the full embodiment/example of health I want to be and have full potential to be. But I'm confused, I know what I need to do but I lack energy that I'm just in survival mode... Your episode brought me back to my personal love for Ayurveda; re-visiting my constitution, which is Vata/Pitta. So, I have a few questions... 1. I know there is your constitution you're given at conception, then there is the constitution you're expressing now due to stress. I've dealt with stress for so long, that I'm wondering if Vata/Pitta is even my natural constitution? What is the best way to start re-balancing? I've worked with an amazing Ayurvedic coach and she could tell straight off the bat I was more Vata but was showing Kapha imbalance with the gut health issues. I've improved slightly, no snacking with a regular metabolism which requires me to eat about every 4-5 hours focusing on three meals per day and maybe one light snack in between depending on what I've eaten or how long until I get home to cook. It's been working well but I'm extremely fatigued and still trying to get by, I don't want to live like this. My second question is, what's the best way to do a meal plan based on my body type to re-balance? Do you have any resources that could point me in the right direction? I love your work and will start to listen to your podcast. Thank you so much for being an example of wellness and living your dosha. Much gratitude Tahleah :)

Anonymous: Thanks for all the great info! Regarding detox, I take a coffee enima 2-3 days/week. Is any other detrox protocal necessary or will this be sufficent? 

Lynn: I had a question about your podcast on the benefits of rebounding. Do other jumping exercises such as jump roping or jumping jacks replicate the benefits of a rebounder or is it different? How do they compare?

 

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Feb 24, 2018
749: Research on Ketone Drinks, Golden Fat & Super-Nutrient Vitamin B1 (FR)
29:01

It always amazes me as I write my #FridayReview IG post how quickly the weeks fly by!

On today's show I want to explain the results from a $10 Million Military Special Ops study on ketone drinks and how they may (or may not) boost performance...

Also, I've wanted to review this whole food healthy fat for some time, which is often referred to as "Golden Fat."

And finally, I can't wait to share with you our super-nutrient of the week, which is helpful for everything from energy conversion, auto-immune dis-eases, Alzheimer's, digestion, stress reduction, and much more!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 749 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 23, 2018
748: A 6 Exercise Medicine Ball Circuit to Do Anywhere (TT)
25:51

I'm excited to bring you a workout today that you can literally do anywhere!

That means whether you're traveling, at the gym, or at home, you can use just one piece of inexpensive (and fun) equipment and get in a great workout...

And, best of all you can customize this exercise circuit to be either 5-minutes (1 round) or 25-minutes (3 rounds) based on your time frame and skill level...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 748 for this 6 exercise medicine ball circuit - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 22, 2018
747: Are You Suffering from These Signs of Inflammaging? (WW)
30:56

"Inflammaging" is now a widely accepted term in both the conventional medicine and natural health world...

It essentially is a catch-all term for all the symptoms associated with aging that relate to an increase in inflammation throughout the body and brain...

The problem is that all this inflammation has a root cause, but unfortunately in conventional medicine they only treat the symptoms associated with the inflammation...

This means that although the outward symptoms have been masked the true underlying imbalances still exist and when left untreated only manifest themselves as even more severe dis-eases in the future...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 747 to find out if you're suffering from these signs of inflammaging - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 21, 2018
746: How to Halt & Reverse Alzheimers & Brain Based Diseases (TWT)
31:31

As we're exploring the topic of brain based diseases and how they ultimately end up as Alzheimer's or dementia, it's important to understand this:

All brain based health issues can be treated, halted, and often reversed the same way other bodily health issues can be...

What it takes is uncovering the underlying root causes causing the inflammatory response and then eliminating or rebalancing them...

It may be easier said than done, but the truth is that when it comes to your long-term brain health it's absolutely worth going through the process (the sooner the better)...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 746 to discover how to halt and reverse Alzheimer's and other brain based diseases - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 20, 2018
745: Free Your Mind by Using These Rhythms & Routines (MM)
24:16

The more the years pass by the more I realize that getting ahead in any aspect of your life has to do with a focused mindset...

And in most cases, it's not usually what you add into your life that sets you up for success, but rather what you take away...

This "addition by subtraction" philosophy actually allows you the brain space to then for the very first time see clearly enough what needs to be done to be successful in reaching your goals...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 745 to find out how to free your mind (from worries, stress, anxiety, and overwhelm) by using these rhythms & routines in your daily life - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 19, 2018
744: Infertility Issues, Breastfeeding & Candida Overgrowth, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Palpitations, Stubborn Eczema (HouseCall)
29:17

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started! 

Jessica: Good Afternoon, I heard Dr. Cabral speak on Melissa Ambrosini's podcast earlier today, and I was blown away with his interview. I'm a 34 year old female who lives in Georgia, and I'm seeking a naturopath who can help with my infertility issues. I currently have an FSH level that is 78, and while my thyroid levels came back normal from a western medicine standpoint, I don't believe the level is normal for me. Am I a good candidate for your services? Can you work with patients remotely? Please let me know as I'd love to set-up a consultation. I look forward to hearing back. Kind Regards, Jessica

Ani: Hi, I’m currently breastfeeding my 16 month old and am planning to get pregnant again this year. I had SIBO and candida while I was pregnant and definitely want to be clear for the next baby. I have successfully cleared my SIBO during this time but would like to also get rid of the candida, lose some excess weight and detox before I get pregnant. How can I do this while breastfeeding? I have a lot of lumpy cellulite and fluid retention. I’m on a low carb, low sugar/dairy, no gluten diet. Sorry if this question is too long. I live in Australia otherwise I would become a patient! Thanks Ani

Bernard: Hello I was directed to you from one of your avid listeners and supporters that I follow on Instagram (Tyler Jean @functional.foods ) he suggested I pass my query on to you to get a clearer answer. Without further ado here is the deal I am interested in doing a detox of some sort or at least doing some changes in my diet to assist in weight loss as well as just eat a diet that better assists my body to heal from my current situation. I was hoping you may have some insight as to where I should start. However I think you need some info about me to understand what Obstacles I am facing. I am a 29yo male 6ft2 249lbs. I am going through congestive heart failure and have heart disease that I was born with. The current treatment is a host of medication. Eventually I will need a transplant. My concern is that a detox will put me in danger of effecting how these meds work. The other obstacle I face is I am currently on a diet (set by my doctor) that states I am not to have more the 2000mg of sodium/day and I am only allowed to have 64oz of fluid/day. This puts a damper on a lot of detoxes I have found because most encourage and/or require you to ingest a lot more fluids due to the removal of unwanted materials being stripped away and need the extra fluids to help clean them out of the system. Also I have to be careful since I am on the low sodium diet not to overwhelm my system with potassium because with the low amount of fluids and sodium the potassium can potentially be just as harmful. I think a detox is what my system needs to help continue the healing process and help me get to my target weight of 210lbs fully clothed. I think this will be healthier for me and safer when the time comes that I need the transplant. Just don’t want to risk doing it wrong. Sorry this is so long and thank you for listening. Sincerely Bernard

Kat: Hi Dr. Cabral. I've been listening to your podcast for quite a while now, and love all of the information you are sharing. I had a question on behalf of a friend, who has been having some issues with brain fog, and having heart palpitations quite randomly (not linked to stress/anxiety as they can happen in the calmest of states). Doctors say he's fine, perfectly healthy heart and have no concerns, but he feels it's still not normal to experience both as often as he does. Alcohol does trigger the palpitations (they will happen the day after some drinks), but that makes me wonder if something else he is ingesting/exposed to on a more regular basis could be eliciting the same reaction?

Diana: Hello, I just want to start off by saying that I love listening to your podcast. It's so informative and I love learning from you. Question: I've had eczema all my life and about 4 years ago I decided to make a few drastic changes in order to improve my condition and heal. I gave up all meat and dairy (went mostly vegan), and stopped consuming alcohol. With this I experienced huge improvements in my skin, but never healed completely. More recently I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and have noticed that since giving birth my eczema has been getting progressively worse. During my pregnancy I began to consume meat again (mostly clean meat) because I had been anemic in the past and didn't want to risk it during my pregnancy even though I was taking iron pills. Prior to getting pregnant I was getting ready to do a liver detox to further my healing, but now that I'm nursing I know it's best not to do any type of detox until I'm no longer breastfeeding. What protocol do you suggest I follow to help improve/heal my eczema while I continue to breastfeed? And what type of diet do you suggest I follow? I also noticed that my 2 month old has dry skin as well, is it possible that I've passed eczema on to her? Thank you for all you do for the community!

 

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Feb 18, 2018
743: Testosterone Cream, Minimal Change Disorder, White Spots on Cheeks, Ayurvedic Book Recommendations (HouseCall)
23:40

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Carol: Hi Dr Cabral! I want to start out by saying I absolutely love and very much appreciate the valuable content of your podcast. I started listening about 9 months or so ago when I was searching for information on IF, I found your podcast and I have been listening everyday. A little back ground on me I have my BS in nutrition sciences from Louisiana State University and a NDTR (registered nutrition and dietetic technician) the only thing separating me from RD is an impossible to get into and very expensive internship. I would like to say I am knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition because Hey I have a college degree, but most of the time I do not because I feel that most of the things I have learned at the university setting are very innacurate. I am writing today to ask for your advice and direction for my husband. About 1 year ago he saw a urologist for a vasectomy, prior to the surgery blood tests showed that his testosterone levels were very low, about 100-200. He was given a topical testosterone supplement and would follow up every 3 'months or so to check levels. The supplement, now at the highest dose was working but at last visit it has stopped. Fast forward to about 6 weeks ago the MD prescribed testosterone injections every 2 weeks and his level was still at 104. Since then he has now been instructed to administer weekly. I feel so hopeless bc if I should be so bold to say living with him is very stressful because his stress level is always on high. He is irritable, moody and not always fun to be around. He is also so tired, he had always fallen asleep very easily but he says during the day his fatigue and energy levels come in waves. He eats well, we follow the 80/20 rule, but when he is “on” he is ON with his calories and macros and so on. He works out about days a week. Takes vitamins daily, maybe not the most potent but at least it is something. I have tried telling him. Can you provide any help or guidance?? Thank you so much. Carol

Tianna: Hi! I have an autoimmune disease called minimal change disorder and it has relapsed a couple of times this last year. I’m sick of being on high doses of prednisone to keep it under control. I was wonder what naturopathic medicine recommends for my illness. Thanks, Tianna

Cristi: Hi Dr. Cabral, Your podcast is such a fabulous resource, and we’re enjoying your daily protocol. I ghave a question about my 9 year old son. He has small white spots on his cheeks that are not noticeable most of the time. If he’s very cold or hot they show up more, or if all the blood rushes to his face, like when he hangs upside down at the park, it’s visible. I believe I first noticed it after we had been out sledding on the cold. It faded as he got warm but never disappeared completely. It could have been there before, and maybe I never noticed it. He’s very fair, and he has gotten sunburned a few times, mostly when he was at camp and did not reapply sunblock. The pediatrician suggested some kind of sun damage, told us to moisturize and to see a dermatologist if it didn’t clear. We will do that, but to be honest, I trust your opinion more, and I want to be prepared when visiting the dermatologist if he tries to give us some kind of steroid cream, which may not be the best. Thank you!

Kat: What books would you recommend for someone looking into starting to read more about ayurvedic medicine, functional/natural medicine? I love listening to your podcast and would love some insight on good books to start off with!

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Feb 17, 2018
742: Organic vs. Conventional Differences, Australia, Book Review & Super Nutrient Bromelain (FR)
24:23

We're already back with another #FridayReview and I'm excited to share with you the "best of the best" from this past week!

Our 1st topic covers the hidden truth behind conventionally sprayed fruits & vegetables and how they are causing cancer at alarming rates in both children and adults...

Next up, we'll talk about our Australian based community and all the wellness, weight loss, anti-aging and mindset books I've been reading and reviewing from the past 2 weeks...

And finally, I want to share with you the "Super Nutrient of the Week," where I'll be discussing the ins and outs and benefits of Bromelain!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 742 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 16, 2018
741: Why Aerobics is Making a Comeback! (TT)
27:50

For years I preached about the benefits of interval training, HIIT, Tabatas, and other metabolic resistance training...

But I did that often at the exclusion (or detriment) or not including some cardiovascular based work...

The truth is that there is most definitely a place for both of them and by totally removing aerobic based work from your workout program you are missing out on a massive set of health & hormone benefits...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 741 for all the details on why aerobics is making a comeback - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 15, 2018
740: The “Juice Lady” Shares her Secrets on Radiant Health Through "Juice Fasting!" (Guest Interview)
41:11

For the past 2 months I've been having the freshest cold-pressed juice delivered to my house each and every month...

To my knowledge, this is the only company delivering low-sugar, organic-only, vegetable based juices that come directly to your door...

I love the convenience of this service and the fact that for one day per month, I can give my digestive system a rest and do a "Juice Ritual Day..."

To learn more about this company and what goes into making the best organic, fresh pressed, vegetable juices in the world, tune into today's podcast where I interview "The Juice Lady" herself - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 14, 2018
739: The Daily 5-Minute Method for Taking Care of Your Teeth & Gums (TWT)
23:32

One of the most overlooked aspects of total body wellness is the health and state of your teeth and gums...

Every system of your body from fighting cancer to inflammation to regulating hormones is affected when you oral health is suffering from built up bacteria, inflammation, or infections...

This is why it's critical to have a proven (but simple) step-by-step routine in order to care for your mouth health for years to come!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 739 to find out the daily 5-minute method for taking care of your teeth and gums - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 13, 2018
738: GUEST INTERVIEW: How to Create Your Ideal Life by Design (MM)
50:45

I'm excited to introduce you to Dave Ruel, who is one of the leading coaches on helping entrepreneurs and those seeking life-balance to finally live the life they've been searching for...

Dave and I met about 6 months while speaking at an event and we immediately bonded over our passion for helping people to create structure in their life by following simple sets of of systems designed to create freedom...

It's funny, but freedom and peace of mind actually come from routine and the ability for your brain to know what is coming next...

On today's #CabralConcept 738, Dave and I will share with you how to create your ideal life by design (with a little surprise invite at the end ; ) Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/738

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Feb 12, 2018
737: Implants, Alcohol & SIBO, Crohns, Hormonal Acne, Vascular Headaches (HouseCall)
24:21

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend! 

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Christa: Hi Dr Cabral, Thank you for this great podcast. I've been listening to daily since I heard you on another podcast about a month ago. I am 42 years old. 5' 7" 130 lb small boned typical type A personality so primarily Vata. I was diagnosed with MS about 11 years ago. I immediately decided to start exercising and eating healthy to give my self a sense of control over a condition I was told I had no control over. I currently workout 5 days a week as well as walk daily and am starting to work yoga back into my routine. I eat a primarily plant based diet. I gave up grains and dairy in 2017 when I decided to stop listening to my doctors who had me on prescriptions for migraines, fatigue, and bladder control on top of the Tecfidera for the MS. All my issues were blamed on MS but after changing my diet I successfully got off all but the Tecfidera. I still have some gut based issues such as bloating, the occasional headache that comes along with flushing (a side affect of the Tecfidera??) I'd like to get off the Tecfidera and figure out what is causing the rest of my gut based issues. I am wondering where to start. Since I had so much success with my recent diet changes I've been wanting to get a food sensitivity test done to see what else could be an issue. One more complication, I had breast implants done 6 months before my MS diagnosis. Not a single doctor has suggested a correlation but recently I've seen a lot of information that suggests this surgery could be the root cause of the MS. I plan on getting explant surgery in the next 12 months so I am not sure what I can do in the meantime and what I should wait to do after the surgery. Thank you for taking the time to read my long email. I appreciate any suggestions and advise you can give. Christa 

Hill: Hi Dr. Cabral, Firstly, your podcast has seriously changed my life and I appreciate all your sage advice. My inquiry is regarding alcohol use & SIBO. I am 29 and My GI diagnosed me with SIBO after taking a breath test and I’ve since began the Candida Protocol. I was an athlete in High School & College and had to stick to a strict diet consisting of veggies, only fish, no sweets, and occasional starches. I’ve maintained this diet to present day. I was a pretty heavy drinker in my early 20s and continued to drink on the weekends up until my diagnosis with SIBO. Can alcohol use cause SIBO ? And/or what is the relationship between alcohol use and SIBO ? Thanks!

Katie: Can you talk about crohns on a show? Specifically what are the best and worst foods to eat & why? My husband has had a terrible quality of life for the last 15 years or so when it comes to pain & flare ups. He gave up on his medicine & medical doctor after coming to the understanding that what he was taking led to cancer (Cimzia) - he gets by with drinking ensure and naked juice as his main nutrition, toast or cream of wheat for Breakfast and chicken with Mac n cheese or rice as dinner - this is his typical diet for about 6 years) He believes at this point in his journey that veggies will put him in the ER (he’s not tried it) and that milk is one of the only things he can tolerate. I think he needs re education but I’m not sure where to send him (yes, I’ve tried getting him to listen to your podcast) thanks for any thoughts! I owe so much to you in my own personal health journey

Amber: Dr. Cabral Where to begin how grateful I am to have stumbled across your podcast about a year ago now! Since then I have been able to implement some of your protocols. Despite lifestyle changes I continue to suffer from cystic acne, with occasional headaches, and brain fog. I am 31 yr female, 5’9 160 lbs, I lift weights regularly with yoga & mobility work. I have had acne since about the age of 15. I have let my skin affect all aspects of my life, and have never felt comfortable in my own skin. I struggle with anxiety because of this. I wrote to you before and now again after I found out my dermatologist of 15 years was now retiring, and despite my many years of commitment to healing my skin naturally, and through my efforts to heal my skin through elimination diet, 21 day detox, and eliminating alcohol, caffeine, sugar and grains I still struggle with my skin. As a personal commitment to myself, I chose to take Accutane. In my last resort and desperation to live life without being at the mercy of how my face looks. I started this the beginning or December 2017, and not even a month in I am beginning to feel heavy pressure in my head, along with mild hair loss, and recently noticing some g.i. upset. Terrible pain in my stomach, clay reddish colored stool, and orange tinge urine. However, I am also just recovering from some stomach flu so I don’t know if this could even correlate with the Accutane. This is extremely concerning, going against my beliefs and values in treating your body holistically, I have resented myself and this decision. I would like to reach out to you one more time, in hopes for your recommendation on where to go from here? I believe my acne is mostly hormonal, I only break out on my face, my skin otherwise is beautiful. what alternative supplements beside DIM do you recommend? If acne is due to dirty blood, how do I begin? What is your input on the drug Accutane and its uses for acne? Despite my horrible side effects, I’m already noticing my skin clearing which is more frustrating. I’m intending on continuing the daily protocol, and loved the way I felt while on the 21 day! Also I believe I must have some food sensitivities, but I noticed more when I was fasting that my ears would become beet red, and become really warm lasting anywhere between 20-60 minutes! This also happens when I eat, I cannot correlate this to one food. However, is definitely happening more frequently. This reaction began before my course of Accutane. Thanks in advance for all the differences you make in peoples’ life’s each day, it’s truly amazing what you do! -Amber

Melissa: Hello, My name is Melisa and I am writing to you regrading my husband Nathan who had an injury 4 years ago & is still suffering ongoing headaches 2-4 times per week. We have seeked medical advice from neurologist consultations on several occasions but have been unsuccessful in finding answers or a solution. Please find Nathan's story below of injury and where he is at today. In 2012 we were living in Far North QLD and went for a holiday to Southern WA. Nathan was going out for a surf after 4 months of not surfing. After Nathan got out of the surf straight away he felt like he had an earache (nothing unusual had happened in the surf). We were having to fly in 3 days time & Nathan was concerned about the earache on the plane, so we decided to see a doctor. The doctor advised Nathan he had an earache & also mild conjunctivitis (his eye was a bit droopy and sticking) & prescribed medication for both of these issues. Nathan commenced the treatment. Three days later we flew home to Far North QLD. When we got home Nathan had a headache & the headache went on for 1 week before the left side of his face & head had a funny sensation & he felt congested in his nose. He decided to go to the doctor, the doctor also found Nathan's left eye had dropped & his left pupil was unresponsive. We only have minor medical treatment where we lived so the doctor immediately put Nathan on a flight to Cairns. Upon arrival Nathan had scans & was told he had a dissected carotid artery. He was prescribed medication & advised to have another scan in 1 years time. Prior to the incident Nathan had also had a chiropractic appointment where his neck was manipulated. So we understand the incident was trauma caused by one of these two events. At the anniversary of the incident, Nathan had another scan & saw a Neurologist in Cairns. We were advised the scan showed the artery had completely healed & was back to normal & they were happy with how the artery looked. We advised the Dr, Nathan was still getting regular headaches (at least 2 per week) eye is still drooping when tired & occasionally getting a slight ear ache. The Dr advised to take medication to prevent/relief headaches & advised although the artery has healed perhaps the artery is irritated & is causing symptoms & internally could still require further time to heal & hopefully within time symptoms will stop. However Nathan did not need any further scans or monitoring as artery had healed. 2 years later the headaches were still occurring 2-4 times per week. So Nathan decided to see another Neurologist to get another opinion. Unfortunately the Neurologist could not help and advised Nathan should not be getting headaches. Nathan then decided to try another avenue & booked in to see a Vascular surgeon. Again the surgeon was unable to help, but after further persistence the surgeon advised he would send Nathan's latest 2015 MRI scan away to a radiologist who specialises in vascular imagery. A few months later we received a letter advising the radiologist had viewed Nathan's scans and found an aneurysm on the opposite side to the original dissected artery also. Again this would need yearly scans to monitor them. After not receiving many answers from the medical industry, we decided as a family to change our lifestyle to see if this had an effect. Nathan stopped working to live a stress free / simply life. We also changed Nathan's diet to be a whole foods plant based diet & eliminated all coffee & alcohol. Nathan has been eating a high raw plant based diet based for 3 years now in hopes this would help heal his arteries & reverse the aneurysm. Unfortunately his headaches are still the same to date 2-4 per week & he takes maxi-gesic & naproxen when they are at their worst (2-4 per week) I am writing to you, after listening to your podcast with Melissa Ambrosini which gave me with renewed hope that we need to keep searching for an answer. We live in Australia, I’m wondering if there is anyway to do testing with you to find the best way of eating for Nathan and a solution to his on-going debilitating headaches. Thank you, Kind regards, Melisa.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/737

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Feb 11, 2018
736: Feminine Health, Hypocomplementemia, Low WBC, Hypnic Jerking, Lung Detox, Assisted Chin/Pull-Ups, THC in CBD Oil, Floating Stool (HouseCall)
25:10

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Cassidy: Hi Dr. Cabral, I’m not sure whether you deal much in feminine health, but I always enjoy listening to your house calls and thought you may be able to help. I’m an overall healthy woman in my 20s. However, I find that during sex, I typically don’t produce much or any of my body’s own natural lubrication, regardless of level of arousal. This dryness always leaves my vagina irritated, itchy and sore for several days after sex. I mentioned it to my doctor and she suggested using a lubricant gel, this does help, but I would like to get to the root of the issue. Not to mention, avoid all the synthetic chemicals in those lubricants. The odd thing is, I believe I produce a normal to above average amount of vaginal discharge during my day to day life. I can rule out any stds as the cause, as I have been tested at my recent OB/GYN visits. Any thoughts would be appreciated. 

Elizabeth: I was wondering if I would still get an accurate food sensitivity test result if I have hypocomplementemia? I am very low in C4 and c3 and didn’t want to spend the money on the test if this could affect it?

Emily: Dear Dr. Cabral, First and foremost, thank you for all you and your staff have done to help improve my and my family's health over the past year! You are providing the valuable gift of knowledge, as well as ways to apply this knowledge for greater health, which has been priceless. My question is regarding is regarding my 17 year old son. He was diagnosed with celiac disease 5 years ago, which he manages superbly. For two years, his blood test was showing low white blood cell counts, so they had us visit a pediatric hematologist. The hematologist was not concerned at the results and cleared him of any further visits. When I asked my son's celiac doctor if there was any lifestyle changes that we could take to improve this, she said no, however, I am skeptical at this response. I would like to hear your opinion on whether or not there is any lifestyle change(s) we can make to improve my son's white blood cell count? Keep up the excellent work! You are making a real difference!

 

Rebekah: Hello! My husband is 25 years old and predominately a kapha/endomorph body type. Standard American diet, has an enormous sweet tooth, sedentary, and overweight. Amongst the obvious health issues one thing that happens is hypinc jerking. Most nights it’s a minor twitch here and there for up to 5 in a row and other times it’s he’ll wake me up from my sleep with a jerk that feels like he’s jumping out of bed. The jerking happens pretty much every night while falling asleep. He also moans/wails a lot in his sleep, it sounds like he’s scared. His sleep patterns are very irregular and maybe every couple of months he’ll go through a week or two of insomnia like phases where he’ll sleep about 3-4 hours a night. It breaks my heart to see him in his 20s and already unhealthy and I know that broken or lack of sleep can be incredibly stressful on the body. I know this frustrates him so I’d like to know what could cause and cure this one ailment in hopes that his mind will change concerning the importance of health. Thank you for the help you give to us all

 

Angela: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thanks again for being the best and answering more questions of mine! My father-in-law barely survived a fire on Christmas morning. We are so thankful he is alive, but after suffering Carbon Monoxide poisoning, he is having the latter affects of lung tissue damage. He is in his mid-50's, and has never been a smoker. He has been experiencing chest pain which he said is worse when he showers, due to the hot water. Can you make any suggestions for him to clear out the toxins in his lungs and to repair any damage? Thank you for all your help, you really are the best! Angela

Judy: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am your #1 fan and have been catching up on all your previous podcasts. You mentioned in a previous podcasts that pull-ups (along with squats, deadlifts, lunges, step ups, etc.) are important to incorporate in our 3x per week full body workouts. Do you have any tips on how to do an unassisted pull-up? I have been lifting weights for years and have yet to successfully complete a pull-up on my own and would like 2018 to be my year. Have a happy and healthy 2018! Judy

Wendy: I have ordered CBD oil twice. I understand it does not contain THC. I need to know if this oil will cause any issues during a drug test for employment purposes. I routinely have to submit to drug testing and now that I've started using the CBC oil, I'm a bit nervous about my next drug screen. Thank you for your input. I love the product by the way.

Julie: Hi there, should I be concerned about stool that floats? My stool has floated since I can remember and I am now reading the plethora of issues this may potentially be associated with. What is your take on this? Is it something to be tuned into? Any advice would be great. Thank you!

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/736

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Feb 10, 2018
735: New Jala Water, Flu Remedy Follow-Up, The 3 Types of Vitamin C (FR)
36:17

Welcome back to this week's #FridayReview where I'll be sharing with you the "best of the week" on all things wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging!

The first topic we're covering today is something called an artesian aquifer, which provides the purest & highest quality (and most delicious) water in the world...

I also wanted to provide you with a flu remedy follow up on how to recover and prevent the flu when everyone around you is getting sick...

And finally, I'm looking forward to discussing our "Super-Nutrient" of the week and the 3 types of vitamin C I use in my practice...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 735 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/735

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Feb 09, 2018
Is This True: Doing Crunches Will Hurt Your Lower Back?
20:32

Gone are the days where I take the information I was taught in school and in my textbooks at face value...

Granted, most of it is sound advice, but some of it needs to be tested in the real world to see if the research holds up outside of controlled clinical or lab studies...

I applied this same questioning methodology to the long held belief that working your abs will hurt your lower back...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 734 to find out if this statement is really true: Doing crunches (and sit-ups) will hurt your lower back - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/734

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Feb 08, 2018
733: Better Bowel Movements = A Flatter, Happier & Healthier Tummy (WW)
29:30

One topic that most people shy away from speaking about is anything that pertains to their bowel movements...

The problem is that neglecting your gut health can lead to devastating wellness and weight issues in the future...

That's why on today's #CabralConcept 733 I want to share with you how better bowel movements can lead to a flatter, happier & healthier tummy!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/733

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

Feb 07, 2018
732: The 5 Proven Ways to Prevent Alzheimers and Brain Based Dis-eases (TWT)
31:45

Our understanding of brain based dis-eases has come a long way over the past few years...

We now know the 14 risk factors for getting dementia or Alzheimer's and because of that knowledge we can now act upon it to lessen or even prevent these brain based health issues...

My goal on today's #CabralConcept 732 is to teach you the 5 proven ways to detect and eliminate the root causes of imbalanced brain health, so that you do not need to fear getting Alzheimer's as you age - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/732

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Feb 06, 2018
731: How to Put Your Life Back Together (MM)
24:45

Providing advice to someone that's at a real low point in their life can be a sensitive and tricky topic to bridge...

However, saying nothing, and offering no advice at all can often leave someone feeling even more alone, overwhelmed, and unable to cope with their current situation...

On today's #CabralConcept 731 I'd like to share some wisdom that has been passed along to me that I believe may just help you put your life back together in a way that not only leaves you more happy, but also fulfilled - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/731

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Feb 05, 2018
730: C-Section Bloating, 5 Health Books, Low Platelets & MDS, Pink Spots, Atrial Fibrillation, Battling Gas, Ceramic Cookware, Absorbing Water (HouseCall)
25:14

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks… 

Let’s get started!

Lisa: Hi, Dr. Cabral! I am 48 years old and about 175 lbs. I'm always bloated, but I eat healthy. My upper right stomach area is more bloated and distended than the left. My Dr. isn't concerned because of how long it's been like that; assuming it;s from the 4 c-sections I've had in the past. I always feel bloated. I know that stress has me producing Cortisol (based upon my own research). Should I try an elimination diet?

Joana: Dear Dr. Cabral, I have been listening and reading the information that you have been giving in your podcast and in your site for a week now. You have a lot of great information. Probably you have talked about this before but I still didn't find it...my question is: if you had a friend who is studying to be a functional or integrative health coach or doctor, which 5 books would you give her as a present? Thank you so much for all that you do. I hope this question is of interest to you.

 

Louis: Dr. Cabral, I heard you on the Jason Ferruggia podcast and was very impressed with how intuitive you were regarding ectomorphs, training, etc. It really struck a chord with me. That being said, I'm actually writing on behalf of my father. He suffers from an extremely low platelet count and suffers from something called MDS. I was just wondering if you had any suggestions on how he could naturally raise his platelet count. I can be reached at the e-mail address provided. Thank you very much.

 

Alex: Hello Dr. Cabral, i’ve Been a big fan of your podcast for some time now, been in your Boston office for a massage and an infra-red sauna, done a 7-day detox and follow many of your recommendations. I’m 90% vegetarian and do not take any medications other than biotin, ashwaganda, Vit D, and magnesium or Valerian root (at night). About 6-7 weeks ago I noticed a big bright pink spot under my arm, within the next 2 weeks similar but smaller spots appeared on my chest, stomach and upper legs. There are also multiple smaller spots surrounding these big spots. They are somewhat itchy but not too bad. I went to see a dermatologist who diagnosed me with Pityriasis rosea and gave me cortisone cream. I have not picked up that prescription cream from the pharmacy, but instead tried to use coconut oil, tea tree oil on these spots with no results. Dr. Google also has no info on the root cause or treatment for this condition and basically says that it usually goes away with 8-10weeks on its own. I have not seen any improvement and would like to get your opinion. Can you recommend any treatment? Truly appreciate your help and the education that you provide daily. Thank you!

 

Bryan: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and have been put on a beta blocker to help control the symptoms. My goal is not to be on medication for my whole life as I am only 32. Other then losing weight, what other suggestions from a naturopathic point of view can I do to help keep my heart in normal sinus rhythm? Thank you for the help! Bryan

 

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, So glad I found your podcast and appreciate everything you do. I've been battling gas, bloating and constipation for years and was recently diagnosed with SIBO. I listened to episode #544 on "Mono meals" and you mentioned that you don't advise people with weak digestive systems to eat salads but the Candida Protocol recommends a diet high in vegetables. What is the best course of action while on the Candida Protocol ? Cooked over raw vegetables ? Stay away from veggies all together ? Thank you!

 

Donna: Dear Dr. Cabral Support Team, I listened to a recent podcast on cookware. In local stores I saw ceramic (nonstick) cookware. Is that what is recommended because I wasn't sure about the nonstick coating. Also I saw some spoons/Turners molded from 100% bamboo but also had a slick nonstick coating. Should those be totally wood instead? Respectfully, Donna

 

Donna: Dear Support Team, My Dr. doesn't think I am absorbing water very well since my skin is dry and my throat gets dry every night through the night. I weigh 128#/ 5'6". I drink approx. 72oz. of water daily. I work out, eat a Dr. Cabral clean diet, Have done the 7 day detox, 90 Candida Gut Cleanse followed by the two supplements to seal it up (Healthy Belly and forgot the other one), a liver cleans. I take magnesium, his Vit. C, Vit. D, a pharmaceutical grade fish oil,Probiotic, Dr. Cabral recommended healthy fats, and I just started on his daily shakes & fruit/veggie powder, and use the counter top Berkey filter with our well water. Any suggestions? Respectfully, Donna 

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/730

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

 

Feb 04, 2018
729: Smelly Feet, Vegan Supplements, NY Labs, Mesenteric Lymphadenitis, Low Libido Test, Low T (HouseCall)
26:05

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Anonymous: Dr Cabral, thank you so much for taking time to answer all of your community’s questions. My husband has a strong odor to his feet to the point where no spray, no powder can help. He wears work boots all day and does construction in Boston. He’s in the boots for probably close to 12 hours a day. We go through buying him new boots all of the time because they are honestly putrid. We have a boot warmer that is supposed to help but will knock you on your toosh if you walk in the basement. His diet is ok, could be a lot better. Exercise is basically just his work. He wants to start eating better and working out. What could be the cause of this terrible smell coming from his feet? Sincerely a wife who is tired of throwing away socks and buying expensive work boots all of the time.

Maxine: Good afternoon! I am writing to confirm that the following products are vegan-- as in no animals or animal byproducts: Activated B-Complex Daily Activated Multi-Vitamin Daily Nutritional Support Shake I just really want to be sure, thank you(: Maxine

 

Lauren: Hi, I live in NY and am greatly interested in taking the organic acid test. I know the lab you use cant be used in NY; however, I was wondering if you can recommend any other labs or if there is any other way I can get this test. Thank you! 

Louise: Dr. Cabral. I am very impressed with your breadth of knowledge and commend the stance you take on health and healing. It is courageous and standout individuals like you who will transform the healthcare and fitness industries for the better. My question pertains to the health of my 13 year-old daughter. Over the years, she has had four bouts of mesenteric lymphadenitis. The attacks of severe abdominal pain sometimes accompanied by vomiting seem to come on fairly suddenly and the after-effects can last weeks. She tested positive for the gluten and casein sensitivity gene, however being a teenager she has not been 100%compliant with her diet, in adition to sneaking in candy and other treats. I understand that many physicians currently consider mesenteric lymphadenitis a nondisease and its symptoms unexplained. In your functional medicine point of view, what could be contributing to her recurring issue and what can be done from a practical standpoint to end her suffering?

 

Jennifer: Hi Dr. Cabral, My name is Jennifer, and through divine intervention I found you. In July I had a week off of work, so I completed the Cabral 7 day detox. i have never experienced a detox before, so safe to say I had no idea what I was getting into. First off, I came to realize VERY quickly that a large part of my daily routine is thinking, planning, shopping, preparing, and eating food. When you don’t eat for the first 2 days you have free time that you didn’t know you would have. I came to an understanding on how time consuming food really is in our daily lives. in stating that, when day 3 arrived I was so happy to incorporate food again.The plan was so simple and easy to follow. I thought, “ Im going to breeze through this” however, I was very wrong. I work in a salon with many many chemicals in my daily life. Not to mention the roller coaster of poor food choices in my life and what damage had built up from that. Prior to the detox I could work out endlessly and really not budge the scale at all. Weight has been a life long issue for me. So as day 3 went on my body became really weak and I didn’t have the energy I had before when it came to my workouts. My brain was starting to reel from the detoxification happening and I actually was uncomfortable in my own skin. By day 4 I felt skittish and afraid to even talk to people. I felt so terrible that I was worried I wasn’t going to make it to the end. I knew I was toxic due to a lifetime of exposure to unhealthy things, but wow! Well, day 5 came and it was like the dark cloud lifted! I felt amazing! Each day became better and better. I didn’t have a starting weight but knew about where I was. When I was done I did weigh myself and I lost probably 5-7 pounds. I continued strong on your eating plan but have wavered quite a bit in the last couple months but have continued to lose weight. My body and brain feel better than they have in a very long time. I plan to do my next 7 day detox in the next month. So thank you for your research and creation of your supplements and detox. I listen to as many of your podcasts as I can. I recommend you constantly. My first question is regarding my daughter. When she was around 7 or 8 she showed me this rash on her hands and said when her hands come in contact with any form of water this is what happens. This white raised bumpy skin was between her fingers and almost looked like blisters or skin that was going to peel. Fast forward to now, she is 18, and the rash has come and gone since then. It now covers most of her palms. When it is severe the skin pulls tight and can be painful until her hands dry out. Usually it takes about twenty to thirty minutes for her hands to completely return to normalcy. When her hands are dry, you can see remnants of whits spots on her palms. It does this in any type of water and can be severe to slight; sometimes it goes away all together. We have tried organic products as well, and that helps, but it doesn’t go away, so we think its water itself. We have only been to one doctor and they have no idea what it is. At the moment it's at a medium degree. I attached a picture, and wonder if you might know what it is or what to do. My second and final question is regaurding your weightloss blood test. I have been experiencing a steady decline in my sex drive for many years and as of now I virtually have no sex drive at all. Would that specific test measure my hormone level to see if thats whats wrong? Thank you for your time. I look forward to your advice! I tried to attach the photo of my daughters hands but it won't attach. If you would like to see a photo please just let me know where to send it and I will. Thanks again!! Jennifer 

Jon: Hi Stephen, was recently introduced to your podcast from the Elite Man Podcast was was impressed with your diverse knowledge, I have spent all day today listening and will continue to listen to the great advice you give. To cut straight to the point, I had blood tests done 6 months ago which showed very low testosterone and very high estrogen. After scans to confirm there were no problems with my pituitary I was put on Clompihene which worked very well for a week then my mood began to decline, next bloodwork showed my testosterone had raised slightly but my estrogen had more than doubled! I was eventually put on a HRT protocol of Sustanon 250, Anastrazole (to control estrogen) and HCG. I have been on this for 3 months now and felt very little benefit, and some areas such as libido have actually got worse! I would like to come off and try to restore natural healthy levels of hormones. At the time of my diagnosis I was working a very stressful job with long hours, suffering insomnia, training (weights and cardio) hard 6+ days a week and not eating as well as I could have. My bloods also revealed I was low in Vitamin D and Zinc but the doctors did not think this was relevant. After lots of research it does not seem surprising my hormone levels were suffering! I have since stopped the Sustanon but continued with the HCG and will switch to clompihene for 6 weeks in an attempt to restart my body's natural function before coming off all medication. I have been supplementing with Zinc, ZMA, Vit D3 and Maca Root powder for a month now. What are my chances of getting my hormones where they should be for a 27 year old active man and what is the fastest way for me to get there? Thanks again for all the great advice. You're a true asset to the healthcare profession and if there more people like you the world would be a much happier, healthier place. Many Thanks, Jon

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Feb 03, 2018
728: The 14 Measurable Risk Factors for Alzheimers, February Book Challenge, B6 Profile (FR)
33:51

I'm super excited today to share with you 14 measurable (and preventable) risk factors for Alzheimers that makes it much easier to assess your your likelihood for any type of brain-based atrophy or dis-ease...

Plus, on today's #FridayReview I'd also like to bring you my February book challenge and I want you to be a part of it!

And finally, I'm going to share with you this week's "Super Nutrient of the Week," which is in my opinion is one of the most overlooked vitamins - Enjoy the show!

Go to StephenCabral.com/728 or click the link in my bio to listen-

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Feb 02, 2018
727: The 2 Exercises to Include In Every Workout (TT)
26:50

Unless you're able to workout 5-6 days a week, you need maximize the time you do have when you exercise...

This means that the programs you spend your time on have to work, so that you're not just wasting energy by going through the motions...

For most people, this means switching up your workouts to include full body routines that will boost your metabolism while reshaping your physique...

On today's #CabralConcept 727 I want to share with you the 2 exercises to include in every workout that will help you do just that - Enjoy the show!

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Feb 01, 2018
726: Why Food Sensitivities Make You Feel Inflamed & Swollen? (WW)
30:35

Most of us are familiar with life-threatening food allergies like having a peanut anaphylactic reaction, but being "sensitive" to certain foods goes much deeper...

Did you know that the weight gain, wellness issues, or brain fog you're experiencing may be tied to "healthy" foods you're eating that unexpectedly trigger delayed immune reactions in your body?

These food based reactions cause inflammation days after eating the food, which then in turn can create other more pronounced symptoms that we label as "dis-ease..."

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 726 for all the details on how and why food sensitivities make you feel inflamed and swollen - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 31, 2018
725: Candida Diets Don't Work... But This Does (TWT)
29:01

Having personally dealt with a debilitating case of Candida overgrowth many years ago I literally "tried it all" when it came to curing my Candida...

The problem was that no matter what I did, all I could ever find was temporary relief...

This is why I understand when people come to me frustrated with not getting the intended results of following a "Candida Diet..."

Today on the #CabralConcept 725 I explain the truth behind why Candida Diets don't work and what to do instead to get the results you want - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 30, 2018
724: The Surefire Way to Predictable Success (MM)
28:32

Although the act of goal setting is a relatively easy concept to wrap your mind around, the actual act of going about reaching those goals is something entirely different…

There’s also certainly no one way that you must follow in order to make your dreams become a reality, but there are some proven tips to follow in order to make your journey a lot shorter and hopefully a lot less stressful…
 
Tune into today’s #CabralConcept 724 to discover the surefire way to predictable success - Enjoy the show!
 

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Jan 29, 2018
723: Supplement Overload, Sinus Problems, Herpes & Chocolate, Arthritis, Menstrual Headaches (HouseCall)
25:35

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks… 

Let’s get started!

Cristi: Hi Dr. Cabral, I apprecate the work you do more than you know. I ordered the daily protocol package to try with my husband and maybe kids too, but I do have other questions. Mostly, I’m wondering which supplements we’re currently taking would still be necessary, and in what amounts. For example, if I want to take additional vitamin D because it’s winter and we do live in a suburb of Boston as well, would I need more K2 than is included in the daily formula? Currently we take D3 with K2, and I know there is K2 in the formula, but is it enough to counterbalance extra D3? I also use collagen peptides on a daily basis as my protein in the morning. If I want to continue that, will that be too much protein in addition to the shake? The collagen peptides are listed as having 20 g of protein in two scoops, but I have also heard that this is not a complete protein. I do like the benefits of the collagen peptides and bone broth when I do not have the peptides, so I’m just wondering how to work this in to my regimen without getting excessive protein. I also take curcumin, Ashwaganda, and glucosamine condroitin. I do not think these are included in either the fruit and vegetable blend or the shake, so I believe I would continue these for joint health and stress? We also take a grapeseed extract from Pure synergy, but I see that is included in one of the blends. I’m assuming that would be redundant then? I am looking to cut down on the number of supplements we take and streamline a little bit. In addition, if we are going to do this for the whole family, it will end up costing a bit. I wish we could afford a consult or functional medicine testing right now, but we cannot. If more information is helpful, I take Synthroid for low thyroid, but I now have a very low-dose .88 MCG. My husband is on no medications, but he has untreated sleep apnea. I have many allergies, so I would like to get testing and try the allergy protocol when I can afford it. I exercise daily, and I am at a healthy weight, and my husband has recently lost quite a bit of weight, and is at a healthy weight too. He does not exercise, but he is a contractor, and his job has him moving all the time. We eat what might be called a Paleo diet, but with emphasis on vegetables, much as you recommend. I, in particular, have always tried to optimize my nutrition, and at age 43, and I am hoping to tweak a few things and figure out how to take care of my allergies without taking Claritin daily, why I get headaches, and why my digestive system seems very sensitive sometimes. For various reasons, life has been very high stress for a long time. We live in a suburb of Boston, and it is my dream to one day visit your wellness center. I am so sorry for the long question! I understand if it’s too much. Thanks, Cristi

 

Jackie: Hi Dr. Cabral, I started seeing a ND about three years ago after I attended a gym in SF. I started having symptoms of adrenal fatigue and I started noticing I wasn't digesting food well and had high cortisol levels. I took food panels, conducted blood tests, acupuncture and tried some elimination diets. All of this aided in the healing of my gut as well, I did find out I had leaky gut from my food panels. I recently visited the same gym earlier this year that had sparked some of these similar symptoms I had previously experienced. I am thinking my body is having some sort of histamine response or possibly an allergy to toxic mold. I have done more blood work, new food panels and other elimination diets as my current ND and I think it may be food and environmental. I am also wondering if it is something in my apartment. My symptoms are sinus pressure, headaches, ear pressure/wax build up, eye strain and focus, I sometimes get a little light headed or dizzy standing up, mucus, post nasal drip, my chest is tight and I have been wheezing a little bit. Some days are better than others. I wanted to get another opinion and advice on what next steps should be. Thank you!

 

Anonymous: I am on Day 31 of the CBO and it is going great and relatively easy. Unfortunately I just got a herpes (HSV II) outbreak and I have listened to your previous podcasts on Herpes and remedies. However, the Super Lysine, I cannot take because it has garlic and I can't have the Apple Cider Vinegar because of being on the CBO. I just upped my zinc and I will add magnesium spray and meditation, etc. Fortunately, my outbreaks are mild, but they hurt my mind and soul! I had the HSV II confirmed by a blood test when I was pregnant 3 years ago. It is something that definitely has changed my intimacy with my husband (he does not fear it at all) but I know there can be asymptomatic outbreaks and it makes me paranoid. I went a year without any outbreak and now I'm getting them every couple of months. Sleep is still a little elusive with a toddler, so maybe it's lack of sleep causing the stress. Or whenever I try to add running to my workouts, it seems to cause an outbreak. I was adding two days a week of 30 minute jogs and two weeks after that, I get an outbreak. Maybe running just is not for me? I was trying to add the 30 minutes of straight cardio after hearing your podcast on cardio. I also notice an outbreak after I get extremely angry about something, which did just happen. I eat super healthy and I do not drink alcohol (I have had maybe 4 glasses of wine this past year - pretty good for a first time mom!!), I do indulge in dark chocolate daily. Although, being on the CBO, I just started having 100% cacao after the initial 21 days. In one of your podcasts on herpes you say you've helped people fully eliminate (or cause dormancy) with herpes. I could really use this in my life, especially with wanting to have another child and not wanting to have this get in the way of that process or the delivery process. ******To do further work in an aim to fully eliminate the virus, do I need to schedule a consultation with you?***** Thank you as ALWAYS!

 

Dave: Good Afternoon A friend forwarded your podcast to me awhile ago. I try and read the ones that pertain to me but somewhere along the way I might have missed anything that deals with Arthritis Diets. Two and a half months after surgery in December 2015, psoriatic arthritis hit me in my feet and osteo-arthritis in my knees. Before my surgery I was walking the golf course carrying my bag with no issues. After surgery I became a cripple. I couldn’t get up from a chair, climb stairs let alone swing a club. I have sorely missed golf for two years now. I am 68 years old and 6 weeks ago I read an article on the importance of diet. (duh) The article did not specifically deals with diet concerning arthritis so I did some more research on foods that cause inflammation. I eliminated red meat, dairy, sugar and processed foods. I stick to veggies, fruit and fish. I do cheat on occasion and treat myself to chicken but that is just for some variety. Organic as much as I can find. Since I really enjoy your approach to life from every angle I would appreciate your thoughts and help to get me back on the golf course again. The last 3 weeks I have noticed a marked improvement which I am attributing to the “new” diet routine. I also do some Physio, CBD and an occasional rum&coke. Enbrel and methotrexate are helping with the psoriatic feet. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas

 

Mari: You have been so helpful throughout my health journey. I have noticed within the past year that either the day before and when I am already menstrating that I get these intense headaches that seem like sinus headaches. I get really bad neck pain, ear pain, temple throbbing and I get really moody as well. I have deep pains under my eyes and around my sinus area. There just feels like so much pressure and tension in my ears and my face. I get extremely irritable a few days before and during. I am on birth control and plan to come off soon and am hoping this doesn’t get worse by coming off.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Jan 28, 2018
722: Plaque Build Up, High Blood Pressure, Contraception, Chia Seeds, Circulation (HouseCall)
23:02

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Donna: Dr. Cabral thank your for the excellent service you provide. I am an active 68 year old female. My only medication has been Omeprazole for GERD and Barrett’s Esaphogus which my Gastro has prescribed for 15 years. Would love to get off this but haven’t found a way. I completed your 2 week Detox and continue to use DNS, Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics. History of testing/lab work for 2016-2017. First my Total cholesterol has been high for about 15 years since I had a hysterectomy and went through menopause with a 12 lb weight gain - I rejected statins. February 2016 had micronutrient testing and Cardio Metobolic Test through SpectraCel. High cholesterol with dense cholesterol particles showing high risk for cardio vascular disease. August 2016 had Lifeline screening - Cholesterol total 254; but my carotid artery, peripheral arteries showed no plaque and CRP in normal range. 2017 slowly lost 12 lbs. Second Lifeline screening in October 2017 total cholesterol drops to 180; however, my carotid artery showed slight plaque and CRP moved from normal to low risk. So now I’m concerned. I continue to eat healthy and maintain my weight at 120 - I’m about 63 inches. Only other issue I can’t clear up is a fungus toenail. What will reverse the plaque and dense cholesterol particles? Sorry this is so long. Would be happy to make an appointment to discuss this with one of your practitioners. Thanks so much. Donna

Michael: I have high blood pressure, aside from that I am an essentially healthy 58 year old who eats a mostly whole foods plant based diet. What tests do you recommend to determine root cause? I have to admit I am a bit skeptical about hair analysis and have very short hair anyway so may not be able to get enough to analyze. I know Dr. Dennis Goodman recommends the Mg RBC to determine how much Mg is actually making it to the red blood cells. What other steps/protocols/products do you recommend to lower my BP? Should they be used without testing first? Thank you!

Mel: Hi, love your work!! What are your recommendations for baby's first foods.....conventional advice is fortified cereal not real food. In addition, if breast feeding is hot possible (mum returning to work) which formula would you precribe ( dairy free?), Also what do you recommend for contreception eg following having a baby I am not sure what is the healthiest option after being on pill for 13 years and hearing mixed messages about copper IUDs. Where do you point women to get best information? Thanks for your wisdom!

Melissa: I just found you thru the essential oil revolution. Love your podcast! My question is: I have always taken plant based omega3s thru chia. I also follow Dr. Stephen Gundry. He has put chia on his "do not eat" list. What are your thoughts. I am very confused. thank you!

Katarina: My mom, who’s in her mid-50s, was recently diagnosed with scleroderma and suffers from raynauds and arthritis. Doctors said that she has caught it early (hasn’t spread to other areas - just fingers/hands) but I’m wondering if you had any tips for lessening her symptoms and inflammation? I would rather her go the natural route and halt the progression of this if possible. Thank you so much - I love your podcast!

Meg: hello , is there a Canadian functional medical doctor that you recommend? with the exchange these test and one on one will get a bit too expensive...thanks for your time : )

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Jan 27, 2018
721: CBD Conspiracy, Alcohol & Aging, Super-Nutrient of the Week (FR)
25:40

It's hard to believe another week has already passed by and that we're almost at the end of January!

I always get into this reflective mindset as I bring you each week's #FridayReview and that's why I love the repetition of trying to recap each week and then look forward to what's coming in the next...

On today's show I'll be sharing you breaking news in the Cannabis and CBD oil industry where outside forces are looking to take control of a very vulnerable industry (and not for the better)...

Next up, we'll discuss the real effects of alcohol on gut function and aging, as well as who should definitely NOT be consuming it on a regular basis...

And last (but not least!) we'll be covering our new super-nutrient of the week responsible for everything from boosting hormones and metabolism to ensuring you reduce your risk of getting cancer...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 721 for all the detail - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 26, 2018
720: How to Transform Your Body in Just 6 Weeks (TT)
23:40

It's unfortunate right now that in our culture certain dogmas or mindsets get formed that become so rigid no new information is allowed to enter in...

One of those areas is without a doubt the fitness field. "Experts" will spend years building a name for themselves based upon a certain style of training, but then find themselves in so deep that they can't turn back - Essentially their programming has become their namesake...

It's my belief that you must absorb all information (from great minds around the world) and then use what is applicable for yourself in order to create a personalized approach to health & fitness...

On today's #CabralConcept 720 I'd like to share with you how you can transform your body in just 6 weeks by combining the best of the best in training and nutrition - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 25, 2018
719: The Done for You Complete Low Thyroid Protocol (WW)
26:02

I've gotten so many questions on how to heal from Hashimoto's and low thyroid symptoms such as brain fog, thinning hair, fatigue, cold hands/feet, and low mood that I wanted to create a "how-to" show on what you need to do to rebalance your body...

Although there are thousands of Functional Medicine doctors and practitioners that help patients and clients everyday to recover from thyroid issues, it's not very well known in the conventional medicine world...

After all, if you're diagnosed with Hashimoto's, low thyroid, or any of the symptoms above you're most likely only given the one option to take a thyroid medication for the rest of your life - But how does that help rebalance the body? 

It doesn't... So, on today's #CabralConcept 719 I want to share with you the "Done for You Complete Low Thyroid Protocol" I used every week in my Boston and online practice - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 24, 2018
718: The “Big 5” Lab Tests Everyone Should Run (TWT)
27:47

There are dozens of what are called "sub-clinical" lab tests that can literally reveal to you what your underlying root cause health imbalances are, but unfortunately you'll most likely never hear about them...

The reason they're kept from you is simply because they do not "diagnose dis-ease," which means that pharmaceuticals cannot be prescribed - which also means that health insurance will not cover them...

Unfortunately, these are the labs that could save lives. They'll tell you far in advance what your hormone, gut dysfunction, mineral, vitamin, omega-3s, food sensitivity and other biomarkers are, so that you don't have to wait for the dis-ease to come for you...

This is ultimately how I figured out what was wrong with my failing body and how I finally begin to heal - It's now my mission to share what those lab tests were with you...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 718 to discover the "Big 5" Functional Medicine lab tests anyone can run at home without their doctor signing off on - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 23, 2018
717: Why It's Important to Make Your Dreams Become a Reality (MM)
16:37

Sometimes I feel compelled to do a show that on the outside may not seem like it has anything to do with helping people get well, lose weight, or live longer...

But after doing some unraveling you begin to understand that the way we frame our lives has everything to do with how we think and what actions we take...

And it's those actions that lead to eventual outcomes (good and bad) that become our lives...

Therefore, if our goal is to live a life of happiness and no regrets we must change the way that we currently see ourselves and what we believe we can achieve...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 717 to discover how and why it's important to make your dreams become a reality - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 22, 2018
716: Pilonidal Cyst, Red Eyes, Kapha Spices, Macronutrient Split, Nutrition Books, Putting It All Together (HouseCall)
24:31

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Mariellen: Thank you for all that you do. I have had a pilonidal cyst for the past three weeks that has been so painful. It hurts to sit and I cannot lay on my back when I go to sleep at this point. I sit all day at my job, 40 hours a week 5 days a week. I am 23 and a female. I have no dairy or gluten in my diet. I am very sensitive to sugar and recently feel as if I have candida. I really do not want to get this drained. I have had this before but I feel like it went away on its own or maybe just never was this bad. It's embarrassing and I am looking for more of a natural route. I do not want to have to live like this, but I am in so much pain. Everything I do irritates it.

 

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, Happy Holidays! I am in my late 20s and have been experiencing chronic red eyes since I was a teenager. They don't hurt or itch and my vision is excellent but they're just always red. I've used "Clear Eyes" or "Visine" eye drops every single day for the past decade to clear the red. I get close to 8 hours of sleep everyday, I am physically fit and eat a fairly clean diet (no processed food, no dairy, gluten free, cheat meal 1-2 times a week). Both my parents occasionally have slightly red eyes, but not as severe as mine. I've had full blood work done by various PCPs since my early 20s and the results have been outstanding. The red eyes don't necessarily bother me but people often ask if I'm tired or my eyes look like I just smoked marijuana! LOL. Can this be part of an underlying health issue ? Love your work, Anonymous

 

Jill: You mentioned on a podcast that when you studied in India, you helped make capsules that had hot spices in them, to balance the kaffa body type. I know hot and spicy foods can help, but I don’t prefer eating them. Can you recommend something similar to what you made in India, that we have access to in North America?

 

Chris: Hey Doctor Cabral! I feel a little stuck as to finding the best diet for myself. I am a 26 year old 6'1 175lb male. I eat a fairly high protein diet, 30-40% of all of my calories because that's where I find I feel my best. I know a high protein diet can be hard on the kidneys and overall health but when I eat higher carbs I get sleepy ie insulin spikes and when I try to switch to higher fat I notice my skin gets really oily. I have a PPARG CC gene which I'm pretty sure affects both fat and carb metabolism and according to DNA fit results, based on all of my genes I have medium sensitivity to fat metabolism and High sensitivity to carbohydrates, so I'm not exactly sure what a good Macronutrient split would be for me to aim for. Any insight is much appreciated. Thanks for everything you do, you are my go to for all things health and wellness!

Kevin: Hi, My name is Kevin and I was wondering what books you would recommend to learn more about nutrition and how it impacts our body, especially from a training aspect. Thank you Kevin

Nicole: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have been listening to your show for a few weeks now and have really been enjoying it. For the past 7 years I have been experiencing confusing symptoms which have continually gotten worse and the past two years have been more and more frustrating. I have been to about 5 natural health doctors and followed their recommendations without any relief, I have seen acupuncturists, chiropractors and done a lot of research on my own all to no avail. I am constantly constipated, I am lucky if I have one (incomplete) BM per day. I have tried Magnesium (worked for a few months but now has the opposite affect and just makes me more bloated and constipated), natural laxative tea (Smooth Move, etc.), probiotics (worked short term and now have the opposite affect as well), psyllium husk pills (sometimes works) which have all worked for short periods of time and then begin to make me more constipated. I also get very bloated so by the time I go to bed I am so uncomfortable I can't fall asleep for a while. Along with the bloating comes muscular aches and weakness particularly in the low back and hip flexors however overall general weakness. Most nights I ask my husband to sit on my back because it is the only temporary relief I can get. This usually starts around 3pm and then gets worse until bed time. I have had my food sensitivities tested and have followed that diet for about 6 months with no change in symptoms. I haven't noticed any correlation between the symptoms coming and something that I have done or not done, just the time of day. I also got a complete blood panel done about a year and a half ago (by a naturopathic doctor) because I have not gotten my period in 6 years. It showed that I barely have any estrogen, progesterone or testosterone in my body. The ND had me start taking supplements to calm and support my brain and I took progesterone for the last two weeks of every month. At first, my body loved the progesterone and most of my symptoms cleared up however after about three months they all returned. I then moved and saw another ND who had me take estradiol every night and progesterone Days 14-26. I noticed an increase in energy and my period came back but a different doctor told me I was taking too much estradiol and told me to stop and my period has not returned. I saw an endocrinologist after that who also put me on estrogen patches and progesterone days 10-20 and this time I noticed no improvement in how I felt, I only felt worse. I am so tired of being passed around to different doctors that tell me all I need to do is gain weight and I will be fine when every time I do gain weight, I feel significantly worse. (I currently am 5'7 and weight about 127. I work out regularly and eat a mostly clean, whole food diet with limited sugar, dairy and grains. I can't help but feel everything is connected but I don't know what the missing puzzle piece is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!!

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Jan 21, 2018
715: Ingredient Review, Look Pregnant, High Hemoglobin A1c, Episcleritis, Multi-Vitamin Recommendation (HouseCall)
23:37

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Andrea: Good evening! I have been listening to your podcast for months now and am so thankful for them! Each episode is jam packed with information to optimize my health and teach me so I can share with others. I am a personal trainer and have been approached by people who take and sell Isagenix Products. I am not sure if you have heard of this line, but wanted to get your thoughts on the products. Thank you so much in advance! -Andrea

 

Lily: Hi Dr. Cabral! I absolutely love your podcast - especially the house calls. There are so many different subjects you tackle, and it’s so great that you give reference to specific episodes if listeners want to know more about them. I’ve learned so much from you, and can’t thank you enough for that. Now, I have a health question which I hope you can help with: my problem is that I feel bloated, look 6 months pregnant and have flatulence almost after every meal. I’m 39 years old and have had this problem for maybe 10-15 years. I’ve been vegan for 5 years now, don’t eat gluten or sugar, have regular bowel movement every morning and I work out 5-6 days a week, do yoga, not really stressing out too much. I only eat raw foods (fruit) in the morning, in my smoothie. Cutting dairy and gluten has helped a little bit, but it’s still pretty bad. I also do intermittent fasting, use probiotics and digestive enzymes, but nothing is helping :( Other than PCOS, I don’t have any health conditions that I’m aware of. So, what do you think is the problem? What’s would be the best thing to try to get better? I live in the Netherlands, so can’t order any of your tests unfortunately, but any advice on how to start treating this would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks so much in advance!

Thomas: Hello Dr. Cabral I love your podcast. I am a 43 year old male 6'2" 175 eat very healthy gluten free a and exercise almost daily in some form. I have had a blood test and was told my HEMOGLOBIN A1C was 5.7 a bit high. Like I said I eat very healthy and even have a very low sugar diet. I went on a 30 day NO sugar diet and did the test again. I had the same exact results they did not budge. I then decided to test my blood sugar on my own through out the day. Before and after meals, early in the morning and everything came out great. Very good readings. So my question is should I be concerned that my HEMOGLOBIN A1C is 5.7 and can not be able to change that? For the record my parents and one of my sisters also has the same exact reading 5.7. If there is anything you think I should do please let me know. Thanks Thomas

 

Michael: Stephen: I have been experiencing inflammation in either of my eyes for the last 24 months. I went to primary care and an eye doctor who called the issue “episcleritis”. Frequency was either eye being inflamed every 60 days or so. Doctor prescribed an artificial tear product that didnt seem to change the frequency. They tested for rheumatoid arthritis and did not find anything. Last May, I added a daily multi-vitamin and an extra C tablet to my regimen. I went 6 months before I had a recurrence...since then I have had several days of redness/inflammation/pain in either eye. Is there another recommendation besides the continued increase of vitamin intake (preventive)? I typically double up in vitamin C and take ibuprofen during the inflammation events. Is there another recommendation for treatment during the event? Appreciate your podcast...heard you on EOFire and appreciated your approach/insight. Thanks. MLC 

Angelita: I am 63, 5'6" , 140lbs. Exercise on a very regular basis. Love my smoothies, eat well and exclude anything white in my diet. Am on medication for cholesterol, blood pressure and Paxil. I am confident that these meds could have been avoided if I had been more informed of diet when I was younger. Throughout the last 40 years, I have been always physically active and hope to continue. I just discovered your insightful podcasts. I am truly confused whether I need to take multi-vitamins. There are so many out there. What do you recommend for someone my age? II live in Quebec, Canada and our winters are quite long. Do I need a mineral boost throughout this season? Thank you.

 

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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http://StephenCabral.com/715

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Jan 20, 2018
BONUS: My Interview on the Melissa Ambrosini Show!
01:38:40

On today's Bonus Episode I wanted to share with you this interview I was fortunate enough to be a part of on the Melissa Ambrosini show!

It was an amazing deep dive into what diet plan is best for you based on your bio-individuality and we even did a live breakdown of me giving Melissa her own Ayurvedic "Dosha" or body type!

It was a lot of fun to record and both Melissa & her husband, Nick, are amazing people doing a lot of good in this world... I can't recommend their work enough and hopefully you're able to tune into today's bonus show - Enjoy!

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Jan 19, 2018
714: Animal Lovers + Hot Pre-Workout Drink + Green Tea Research + Unknown Trace Mineral (FR)
30:16

I'm excited to bring you this week's #FridayReview on all things wellness, weight loss & anti-aging!

This week I'm bringing you a fun study on how owning a certsin type of pet will actually increase your quality of life, mood, and lifespan by a whopping 20%!

Next, I'll be sharing some a pre/peri-workout drink that is all natural and can give you the "warm" boost your body needs to burn fat and get ready for that day's workout...

And finally, I'll be detailing the "super-nutrient of the week," which is a virtually unknown trace mineral, but holds the power to help you improve energy, detoxification, and remove Candida waste...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 715 podcast for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/715

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Jan 19, 2018
713: Self-Empowerment Through Owning Your Ayurvedic Body Type (TT)
25:08

More and more people are becoming interested and aware that there are different body types in life...

We are not all born the same shape and size and while it's nice to believe that we can reshape our body into anything we'd like, that's not totally the truth...

The good news is that we can all enjoy a positive self-image and the self-empowerment that comes along with creating the best body for YOU...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 713 to discover your Ayurvedic body type and learn how this knowledge will lead to a greater acceptance and peace of who you are and how amazing your body really is - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/713

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Jan 18, 2018
712: The 5 Hormones That Hurt Your Metabolism (WW)
28:45

In order for you to get well, lose weight, improve your mood, and wake up everyday with plenty of energy your hormones must be optimized and balanced...

If they're not, that's when we start to see a decline in cognitive ability, mood, metabolism, and being able to maintain a healthy weight...

The good news is that it's very easy to look at which hormones may be out of balance and how they could be effecting other systems in your body that cause you to either gain weight, feel sluggish, or decrease your energy...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 712 to discover the 5 hormones that can hurt your metabolism (and how to rebalance them) - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/712

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Jan 17, 2018
711: The 7 Little Known Anti-Aging Benefits of Cannabinoids (TWT)
19:59

CBD is getting close to becoming a "mainstream" topic and nutritional supplement with good reason... it works!

However, not all CBD products, dosages, studies, and research are created equal, which is why on today's podcast I want to share with you the truth about what CBD works best for based on clinical results, as well as how to use it for anti-aging purposes...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 711 for all the details on the 7 little known anti-aging benefits of cannabinoids (CBD) and how to use it appropriately - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/711

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Jan 16, 2018
710: The 5 Coaches You Need to Find in Life (MM)
27:37

Typically, we make the mistake in life about assuming that finding a coach is reserved just for those athletes looking to improve in their sport...

However, finding a local coach, virtual mentor, or proven plan can be used in any area of your life in order to enhance your performance in an area that you want to improve...

The reason why this can be so powerful is that having an experienced coach can shortcut your time to getting results and save you a lot of the stress along the way to achieving your goals...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 710 to discover the 5 different coaches your need to find in life - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/710

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Jan 15, 2018
709: Skin Bumps, Neck Problems, Clean Water Sources, Progesterone Supplements, Coffee Enemas vs. Detox (HouseCall)
28:07

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend! 

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Carla: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have a question about these small (1/16th to 1/8th inch), flat topped, skin coloured, bumps on the back of my hands. I've had them since early spring and I've been to my naturopath about them, but they are persistent and don't seem to be responding to treatment. He said they were a virus of some sort and recommended putting tea tree oil on them. When I first started the tea tree oil they seemed to respond by bringing larger painful ones to the surface (they are not normally painful). But after that they have seemed to stop responding and come and go as they please, sometimes lasting for months. The painful ones are gone and now they are just skin coloured bumps again. They are staying on the backs of my hands, with one or two by the wrist or first joint of finger. I've minimized tea tree oil use as it's made my skin raw and picking them off just makes them grow back. I've spent hours trying to find similar photos online of this condition but have had no luck. I was thinking they could be from weightlifting gloves I wear at the gym, although I stopped wearing them after they started. Any suggestions on treating this would be much appreciated, thank you! Carla 

Jen: Hi Dr. Cabral My question is regarding my neck. It seems to go out a lot and I have to go to the Chiropractor on a regular basis. Sometimes its as simple as reaching for something, that seems to put it out. When I asked my Chiropractor, he said that stress can cause the same ones to go out. On my last visit, he found that my Atlas and L-2 were out, which was causing horrible headaches. I really want to do my weight workout but I'm afraid of pulling my neck out of place again from lifting the weights to do bicep curls or fly's. Do you know what might cause this to happen so often and is there any way to strengthen my neck to prevent this from continuing? Also, can you give me any tips on proper stance when doing bicep curls so that I prevent injury? Much appreciate any advise. Thank you Jen 

Donna: Thank You Dr. Cabral for all you do to help people live healthy! I listened to Episode 286 on water filters. We have well water a long with a water softener using salt pellets. We do use the counter top Berky for drinking water. Is the water softener & salt pellets a problem and if so, what do you suggest? Do you recommend Berky shower head, Culligan, or Aqua Bliss for well water? Also, we will be going out of state for vacation, what do you recommend for our family for clean water? What about a water filtered bottle and what kind/brand? Thank You, Donna C. 

Donna: Dr. Cabral, I am 51 year young lady and a friend strongly suggests I take Jon Lee's ProgesterAll natural balance progesterone cream. She says it prevents cancer, osteoporosis, and balances hormones. My Chiropractor/nutritionist says the product is good but doesn't see the need for me to take it now and I don't know of any symptoms that would show I do or what they would be. He wants me to continue to eat healthy, exercise, and think well. What do you say and are we ideally not suppose to need this at any point in age? Also, are you familiar with the Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well Lifestyle Wellness Corp. certification through James Chestnut? There are not many wellness Drs. in the US with that certification but I was able to take the course through my Drs. (being the only two Drs. in MO) and it's really been helpful. Respectfully, Donna C. 

Nikki: Anonymous question: I do a coffee enema 2-3 times per week. Is there a need for any other type of detox? Thanks for the info!

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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http://StephenCabral.com/709

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Jan 14, 2018
708: Leaky Gut Food Test, Rosacea/Raynauds, Wrist Test, Cervical Issues, Bulimia Recovery, Body Falls Asleep (HouseCall)
21:11

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Anonymous: Hi Dr Cabral, I'm a long time listener and have used some of your tests and products. I truly appreciate everything you do. My question for you is about my recent food sensitivity test results. Out of the three levels of reactivity (high, moderate, mild), I was moderately high for dairy and moderate for 22 other foods, such as nuts, gluten, green beans, peas, soy, coconut, and eggs. This seems like a lot of foods to have a sensitivity to so I'm wondering if I should do your SIBO/Candida protocol a 2nd time (did it earlier this year) in case I have SIBO/Candida issues again or if I have to just omit these foods for a while to give my body a rest. As always, appreciate any insights you can share on how best to move forward.

Zoe: hi Dr Cabral, another question for you to kindly answer - i wondered if you had any thoughts how to manage a combination of rosacea and rayneuds (as, they appear to me, to be equal and opposites) - ie what is good for rayneuds - like saunas, keeping warm, spices - is bad for rosacea. Thanks, as always. Zoe

Jenmarie: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am trying to figure out my body type and what diet works best for my body type. I am 5'6" weigh about 135 lbs, my shoulders are as wide as my hips, Smaller breasts, long neck, and If I put my middle finger and thumb around my wrist, my thumb overlaps my middle finger. Can you tell me what body type this is and recommend what diet I can benefit from the best? I am training for a marathon as well so I want to feel and look my best. Thank you so much for all your advise. Jenmarie

 

Jenett: Hello Dr. Cabral, Over the past month, I have been feeling increasingly fatigued, have had a lot of headaches, neck pain and overall weakness. I had blood work done and found I am low on Iron but I've been taking it for a while now, with little improvement. I try to drink coffee to give me an alert boost but it doesn't help much. As much as I love coffee, it doesn't love me, as It never fails that I breakout after drinking it for more than once a week. Why is this, and what could all of these symptoms be a sign of? IS there a test I could run to determine what is going on? Many thanks, Jenett

 

Kelly: Hello Dr. Cabral. I love your podcast and listen every day! I am a 31 year old female that has suffered from on-again/off-again bulimia since I was 15. The root of my bulimia has always been my desire to lose weight. I am VERY pear-shaped (medium sized on the top, very large in the hips, thighs, and butt) and have always been overweight despite infinite futile attempts, which always leads me back to bulimia. Two questions- FIRST QUESTION: Can you speak to why some women have such large bottom halfs? I have been taking DIM, Calcium D-Glucarate, adrenal support herbs, extremely clean vegan diet, as well as progesterone cream on days 14-28 of my cycle to try to balance out my hormones after blood tests revealed almost non-existent progesterone levels and average to above-average estradiol levels. SECOND QUESTION: What are the long term effects of bulimia? I have always suspected that my bulimia habit is working against my weight loss efforts due to an insulin rollercoaster. Thank you for your time!

Katie: I love all the tips and education you share, thank you! My question is about what could cause areas of my body to “fall asleep” During a yoga flow? I know it typically has something to do with circulation but I’m moving and breathing yet seem to be the only one in my class that constantly has to come out of a pose to “shake” the tingling feeling in my legs, arms & back. I’ve asked a couple of my teachers and mentioned it to other students and they were confused - like they’d never heard of that before. It happens a lot when I sleep, too, but that seems more normal. Is this an indication of a problem that the “google dr” just doesn’t know about?

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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http://StephenCabral.com/708

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Jan 13, 2018
707: Flu Vaccine & Remedies, New Absorbable Vitamin D, Big Benefits of Vitamin K (FR)
29:51

I’m excited to bring you another #FridayRevkew where I’ll be answering your questions on the most popular topics that have come up throughout the week!

One of those questions is if it’s too late to get the flu shot and whether it’s even a good idea...

I’ll also share what to do if you end up getting a cold or flu this year and how to boost your immune system naturally!

Plus, I’ll share a brand new highly absorbable form of vitamin D3, as well as our super nutrient of the week!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 707 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 12, 2018
706: My 3x20 Weekly Workout Formula (TT)
24:41

Somwtimes exercise can seem more like a chore than a fun and invigorating time in your day where you get to move, sweat, and release some stress...

Because of this I make sure to add one “fun workout” per week where I break it down into 3 parts, which also makes the time fly by!

And even if your someone that loves working out and looks forward to every workout, I have no doubt you’ll see great results from using this method as well...

Tune into today’s #CabralConcept 706 where I explain my 3x20 Weekly Workout formula and give you the exact movements I do - Enjoy the show!

Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/706

 

 

Jan 11, 2018
705: The Truth Behind Your 3 Main Meals Per Day (WW)
21:29

Did you know that it's only been over the past 100 years or so that we've followed what we now consider to be a "normal" breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

Somehow, we've been corrupted by corporate marketing agendas to get us to eat a certain way in order to over consume certain foods that they mass produce...

The problem is that this style of eating is making us sick one bite at a time and since the progressions is so slow we never make the connection that our health issues stem from what we're eating (and when)...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 705 for the truth behind your 3 main meals per day - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 10, 2018
704: Must Do: 5 Ayurvedic AM Detox Techniques To Complete in Under 5-Minutes (TWT)
21:23

Hopefully by now we all realize hypey, quick-fix approaches in life rarely ever produce the long-term results we're looking for...

However, what has always stood the test of time are ancient healing principles for both mind and body that when followed help to rebalance your entire being...

And, I believe the only reason they're not being followed is because there's too much "mystery" or confusion surrounding them...

So on today's #CabralConcept 704 I want to share with you the simplified version of the 5 Ayurvedic detox techniques that you can complete in under 5-minutes each morning - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/704

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Jan 09, 2018
703: The One Thing to Focus On to Achieve Your Goal (MM)
22:47

It's partly media driven and partly the society we've grown up in, but our conditioning has been so warped that we come to expect immediate results...

And when we don't get results that week or maybe even the same day, we throw in the towel and give up on the plan we felt was going to get us the results we were searching for...

The problem is that this type of thinking keeps us stuck in the proverbial quicksand always struggling to pull ourselves out of our current situation...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 703 to find out the one thing you should focus on in order to achieve your goals (predictably every time) - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/703

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Jan 08, 2018
702: #1000, Dermatographia, Methamphetamine Detox, RA Food Test, Book Delay, Impetigo, Nutrition Book Recommendation (HouseCall)
29:19

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks… 

Let’s get started!

Alexis: Hi Dr Cabral, I am slowly working my way through your podcast and have to say that they are life changing. They have actually replaced my music while I work out.  I learn so much each time. I am needing some guidance on where to begin. I am wanting to have some of your functional lab test performed at the beginning of the year but not sure which one to start with. I live a healthy lifestyle, work out 6 days a week with weights and hiit/Tabata, rarely eat out and buy all organic. The time I go to bed I am learning is far to late (between 12-1 am).  I have been having odd issues creep up over the last 2 years. I have developed a skin disorder called dermatographia, also called skin writing. Basically when I scratch an itch it gets really red and swells. I also have high cortisol levels (24 in the morning and around 21 at 5pm). My cortisol binding globulin is also high. I struggle with anxiety and have all my life. My fasting glucose is also a little high (around 100); however my a1c is normal at 5.1. Lastly, I have a sore in my nose that I cannot get to heal. My initial thought was pre diabetes, but I am not overweight and with my a1c being normal, I am stumped as to what is going on. I am a 33 yr old female, 5'7", 133 lbs. any insight would be greatly appreciated.   Thank you so much! 

Lance: Hi Dr, I work with people who have long-term illegal drug use in their past. My clients are in early recovery and I firmly believe that nutritional changes can prevent more negative consequences in their lives. I will be using your MM podcasts to uplift and help them set new goals for success. What type of nutritional changes would you initially suggest for people who have anywhere from 5 - 30 plus years of Methamphetamine use?

Denise: I have RA that I am trying to control with the AIP protrocal but after 2 years  of this I am still having problems. If I try the FOOD sensitivity  test would it show much when I have been on such a restricted diet . I HAVE severe brain fog and some hand joint inflammation and bad hair loss. Do you or your team have any advice for me. I recently  found your podcasts and love it. I hope you can help me. I HAVE SEEN 2 functional  medicine doctors that did a lot of testing but it did not help much. I went to someone who reads energy and she did help  some by adding sunflower oil that stopped the dehydration problem. Then adding B vitamin helped some brain dysfunction. Any help would be appreciated.  SINCERELY  DENISE 

Gary: Hi Dr. Cabral, My name is Gary from Philippines and I'm interested with your book - Rain Barrel Effect. Don't you have any paperback version of the book? I'm interested because I've believe in reversing ailments and my son was diagnosed with autism and I'm following GAPS diet for him and we're seeing improvements. Hope to hear from you. Regards, Gary

1,000th Question: Bree: Hi Dr. Cabral, My 3 year old son has had recurrent impetigo breakouts around his mouth. He was prescribed a topical antibiotic ointment which I put on the sores as soon as they start. It usually takes about 2 weeks for them to clear up. It just doesn't seem normal for him to be constantly getting these sores. There must be something wrong at a deeper level. He's generally healthy otherwise. No major health issues, typical 3 year old. He does have a terrible diet. He pretty much refuses to eat anything green. Sometimes I can get him to drink a smoothie but it has to be pretty mild for him to drink it...so mostly fruit and a bit of spinach. I'm thinking my next step is to get the sores cultured....ugh! What are your thoughts?? Thank you SO much!!! 

Kevin: Hi Dr. Cabral, I was wondering if you could provide me with 2 nutrition books that most impacted you? I am going in the nutrition/fitness field and crave to learn more about the topic. Thank you, Kevin

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Jan 07, 2018
701: Hair Falling Out, Travel to India, Afternoon Brain Fog, Swollen Lymph, Cell Food (HouseCall)
26:46

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows! 

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track! 

Check out today's questions:

Marina: Dr. Cabral & Team, before I start I'd just like to thank you for everything you do! You are such an incredible human being and you have inspired me to pursue my education in the medical field to HEAL and not just mask symptoms. I listen to your podcast everyday and have learned so much over the past year, you truly as remarkable and I wish the best for you and your practice. I am a 21, going on 22 year old female living in Southern California. I am currently studying at the University of California Irvine after transferring from a CC. I tend to be a very stressed person, maybe due to my perfectionist type A personality. Aside from striving for perfection in school, I also strive for perfection in my health. Over the past 2 years I have struggled with my eating behavior and body views. Sometimes I binge eat and have just developed a disordered relationship with food. I workout 4-5 times a week because i genuinely love it and for the most part eat pretty healthy, except when I overindulge, which is typically in processed, sweet foods such as bread, cookies, ice cream, cake. I've learned a ton about health and nutrition from your podcast and have tried to include as many health foods possible in my diet, again, except for the times i overeat or binge. The past 3 months have been pretty stressful for me, starting at a new school, moving away from home, trying to figure out my career and school plans, and on top of that dealing with my disordered eating and body issues. I'm usually irregular when it comes to my menstrual cycle but since starting school, I have not gotten my period since August, it is now December (3-4 months). I used to have mild acne 2 years ago, it cleared up and now, over the past 2 months, my acne has come back, mildly but i get constant breakouts primarily on my chin area, sides of checks, and sometimes on my forehead. My hair has been falling out a lot lately! It even feels extremely thinner than before and i have developed mild dandruff. I know this must have to do with stress and maybe what Im eating. Stress about school, my eating and body issues, and how I appraise those stressors. Foods i eat such as dairy (4-5 eggs weekly), sometimes milk derived foods (cookies, cake, ice cream). I know this is a lot f information and I plan on working with you to help me heal once I have some extra cash. If you could direct me to certain podcast episodes or give me advice on any of these issues, I would seriously appreciate it so so much. Thank you again for all that you do and all that you provide for us, your works and efforts do NOT go unnoticed. -Marina

Zoe: hi dr cabral, thank you for answering my previous wellness question - i am currently trying to take onboard your advice and make the necessary changes to my life and calm my nervous system down, eat a lower fat, higher carb diet and am looking to conduct some of the recommended tests soon. On a separate note, im thinking about going to India for 10 days - 2 weeks in the new year - id like to continue my wellness journey, and ive never been to india before - id like to learn about the culture, more of Ayurveda and perhaps the yoga and spiritual side. i realise that this is not strictly a wellness related question - but i wondered if you had any tips/suggestions where to go and what to do as its my first visit and id really appreciate your advice and your love of India and Ayurveda. Eventually id love to go to there for a longer stint, but right now, the max i can take is 2 weeks. Appreciate your thoughts as always, best, Zoe 

Tony: Hello Dr. Cabral, Thanks again for taking my question. As I write this I am about three weeks into the Cabral detox. In early November I spoke with Caitlin regarding my OAT and food sensitivity test results. I have been on point with the diet recommendations and the detox protocol. I decided to have testing done and do the detox to get to the root cause of Ménière’s disease which I have had for about two years. Overall, I am feeling a lot better in the mornings and throughout most of the day. However, around three or 4 o’clock each afternoon, I experience brain fog. It feels as if my brain is fatigued and cannot keep up and I sometimes deal with a slight dizziness as well. My OAT shows that I have low VMA, high HVA, extremely high Quinolinic acid, and really low 5-HIAA. One of my chief concerns in my results was the possibility of neural excitotoxicity, because of the potential long-term effects of it. Since I am three going on four weeks into this and still feeling the brain fog and slight dizziness for a portion of the day I was wondering what your recommendations for me are at this point. As far as Meniere’s cases in your practice, what is the average timetable for those who got better after addressing the root causes?

By the way, for those listening who are wondering about the detox and whether it really helps you lose weight or not, let me say that it definitely works. Weight loss was not my goal, especially since I am a hard gainer weightlifter, but I have lost over 15 pounds in the three weeks I’ve been doing this. I would say the product is effective. Thanks again. 

Tami: Hello Dr Cabral, I get recurring inflammation of my underarm glands from preteen years. I am currently in my early 30s. I have changed diets, recently started doing a natural detox, however it has reoccurred. When I was younger my tonsils would often get inflamed, however in my later teens this stopped and the inflammation moved to my underarms. I did a full blood test and urine, and all the results came back fine, of course lymphocytes were a bit on the high side, due to the inflammation at the time the blood test was done. I wanted to get a second opinion, on what might be triggering this and possible methods of treatment. Thank you for your time and response. - Tamilia

Elizabeth: Hi Dr Cabral, wondered what your thoughts are on Dr Patrick Flanagan's (Phi Sciences) Crystal Energy and/or MegaHydrate. I am currently using 'Cell Food' by NuScience and wondered if it's similar or if these things are even worth using? If I may also ask your thoughts on BioLive Gold liquid probiotic Thanks for such a great podcast, learning so much! Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Jan 06, 2018
700: "Unscientific" Research, MicroNutrient Highlight, Discover Your True North + Book Reviews (FR)
28:12

Welcome back to our #FridayReview where I share the best of the week in terms of all things wellness, weight loss, anti-aging, and healthy living!

This week, I'll review the pile of books I read over New Year's, as well as what I'm currently studying more of and what I'm moving on from...

Today I'm also going to reveal some disturbing trends going on in the reporting of "scientific studies" that show the true hidden nature of the AMA...

And last, but certainly not least, each week going forward I'm going to be highlighting one of the "super hero" nutrients that your body needs to function at it's highest capacity...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 700 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 05, 2018
699: Can You Lose Weight & Get Well Without Exercise?
21:58

I got my start in the health field by working in gyms and "cutting my teeth" by helping clients transform their bodies through exercise...

However, what I quickly realized was that there wasn't a one-size-fits-all approach that I could use to template workouts no matter who walked through the door...

This discovery then led me to be able to look at and treat each client as an individual that needed specific guidelines in order to make sure that their workout was customized based on their needs...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 699 to find out what I discovered in terms of whether or not you can lose weight and get well without doing any exercise at all - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 04, 2018
698: How to Lose 5 lbs in 7 Days (WW)
20:57

Losing weight has so much more to do than calories in versus calories out...

Sure, in the short-term you can lose weight by depriving your body of fuel through food, but in the long term you want to be able to lose weight without damaging your metabolism...

The reason I mention this is that I see too many people starving themselves of good quality nutrition and as a result their hormones begin to suffer, which then causes other health issues as a side effect...

On today's #CabralConcept 698 I share with you how to lose 5 lbs in 7 days the healthy way without sacrificing future results - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 03, 2018
697: The Top 10 Toxic Side Effects of Sugar (TWT)
27:08

Although I love the Holidays, what I don’t always enjoy is the dramatic amount of sugary foods at every turn...

And although a treat every once and awhile is no big deal for most, the daily sugar intake many people unknowingly consume is literally dangerous...

This is why beginning with awareness is the key to overcoming the health, weight gain, wellness, and aging issues associated with increased sugar consumption...

Tune into today’s #CabraConcept 697 to find out the 10 toxic side effects of sugar - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 02, 2018
696: How To Set New Year's Goals Without Getting Overwhelmed (MM)
21:54

The majority of people use the New Year to give themselves a fresh start and with that often times comes some form of goal setting...

While I'm a huge proponent of setting goals I often see people in my practice get overwhelmed as to where to start and how many goals to set...

And since the New Year should be a fun and exciting time (rather than one of anxiety) it's important to stay focused on what you can accomplish in the next few months...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 696 for the details on how to set New Year's goals without getting overwhelmed so you can have your best year yet - Enjoy the show!

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Jan 01, 2018
695: Snapping Hip Syndrome, Daily Nerve Pain, Body Looks Soft, Children's PANDAS/Tics, Detox & CBO Timing, Stool Results (HouseCall)
20:49

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks… 

Let’s get started!

Cristi: Dear Dr. Cabral, I am a fairly new listener to your program, and I have been slowly catching up on all of your past episodes as they are both fascinating and helpful. I am in my early 40s, live a healthy, busy (two kids, full time job) active lifestyle with daily exercise (yoga, weight training, interval training, stretching, foam rolling) and an anti inflammatory diet similar to what you recommend. My BMI is optimal. Recently I have been able to feel a tendon or something (maybe my IT band) snap over a bone in my hip. At first, I thought it was happening only as I walked up hill and up stairs, but now it is there as I walk as well. From what I researched, this seems to be "snapping hip syndrome." It doesn't hurt, but I do not want it to progress to a point where it does. I do not know what caused it--maybe jumping on a cheap rebounder or doing full range of motion squats with weight (though it wasn't much more than 60 pounds, and I know I used correct form). I went to a chiropractor a couple of times, and that may have started to help, but I had previously used up my other visits in the allotted 12 my insurance allows per year, so I could not continue. I tried to go to a PT, but they wanted a written "diagnosis" from a medical doctor before they would see me. It seems to make sense to avoid motions during which this occurs, but it occurs even walking! I do not want to cut down on my activity level, but I don't want this to progress. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you! 

Amber: I’m on several different medications. I’ve had three failed back surgeries. I have fusion in my lower back. I’m in pain everyday even with the medications I’m taking, also severe anxiety/panic attacks, and nerve pain down my left leg. I had a csf leak after second surgery which caused me to have a PICC Line in for three months. I had to hav Vancomyocin and Cephapine IV in high doses twice a day. That stuff was brutal. The medications I’m on is Dilaudid (2mg 3x day), Gabapentin (900mg 3x day), Klonopin (1mg 3x day), Zoloft (200mg 1x day), and Birth Control (1x day), plus they are currently adding Propanolol (10mg 3x day prn). I feel so sick and toxic inside every day. I’ve been in bed for three years straight except to get up to eat, shower, go to my appointments. I’m 28 now and hate feeling so sick and in terrible back pain. I was wondering how I could cut down on medications and what natural medications I can use. If I had the money to come see you, I would. I think one of my neighbors with chronic pain is going to fly from Tampa, FL to come see you. I’m on workers comp and living with my parents. I don’t have any money coming in and can’t work or even sit because of severe tailbone pain(which could be related to the metal rods and screws in my lower back). I would like to get that taken out, it’s been a little over two years since fusion surgery. Anything you can suggest, even a back surgeon I can see for a second opinion would be great. I really appreciate the your time in reading this. I hope you can help. Btw- I do take your cbd oil. It helps me to sleep, and sometimes helps my anxiety. My pain management doctor wants me to start medical marijuana vapor as soon as he gets his license to prescribe it. Plus, after my emg, I’m going to try acupuncture (workers comp is starting to do more natural things. I’ve been through a lot. Over 250 nights in hospitals since January 2015. I could keep going and tell you more, but the most important aspects are written to you here. Again, thank you so much!!! Amber

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am a 34yo female who is 5’4.5” weighing 120lbs. I have been lifting heavy weights about 4x per week where I alternate days of upper and lower body weight training. I also take a gentle yoga class on Wednesdays. My cardio has been inconsistent 30 minutes here and there of the stair master or an occasional hour long step class once a week. I have also been on a completely vegan diet for over a year with very limited amounts of soy and gluten. Although I am small in stature (size 0), I feel like I am too soft for the amount of heavy lifting I am doing. I really want to see more definition in my arms, legs and abs and change my shape. Do you have any recommendations on how I should change my weight/cardio routine and what foods I should eat to ensure I get enough protein for my goals? Is it possible to get the right kind of body building protein on lentils/beans and vegetables? Should I consider soy? I used to eat tons of chicken breasts, egg whites and Greek yogurt and I do notice that I don’t have as much muscle definition but I wasn’t healthy either and had major digestive issues. I am trying to find a balance and at a loss on what is the best diet for my health as well as physique. I appreciate what you do each and every day. My husband ordered me your candida cleanse and 21 day detox and I cannot wait to begin. 

Teresa: Hello, I would like to know if you have ever treated a child diagnosed with pandas or tics. We have seen tics go away with clostridia treatment but it rises again. Thanks.

Judy: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have just received your 21day detox and your candida cleanse protocol. Which do you recommend I complete first? I noticed that I can have berries in the shake on the candida protocol but not the detox, so I am assuming these protocols should be completed separately. I am a 34yo female with hormonal acne issues and dealing with hypothyroidism and likley adrenal/cortisol issues based on what I have heard on your podcasts. I look forward to completing these protocols and eventually taking your tests to come up with a longer term game plan to achieving health and happiness. Merry Christmas to you, your family and staff! :)

Mary: Hello Dr. Cabral. Thank you for your passion of getting your knowledge out to the masses. I very much appreciate it, as you have kickstarted my return to wellness. I recently got the results of a Genova GI effects test which came back relatively normal aside from a moderate microbe diversity (Euryarchaeota present and high E. Coli) and high Beta-glucuronidase. I know this is incomplete knowledge since you don't have all my labs/symptoms as I am not a patient, however, if only given this information would you consider this a possible dysbiosis that merits the use of your bacterial and yeast overgrowth protocol? Thank you. Also, what are your thoughts on calcium-D-glucarate to lower Beta-glucuronidase levels? Moderate microbe diversity ((higher than normal Euryarchaeota Phylum), (high Odoribacter spp., high anaerotruncus colihominis, high faecalibacterium prausnitzii, high lactobacillus spp. high pseudoflavonifractor app. high Veillonella spp. low collinsella aerofaciens, high E coli.)) low fecal fat cholesterol, low inflammation and immunology levels, high Beta-glucuronidase (9,000). Negative parasitology, non-pathogenic candida and sccharomyces levels.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Dec 31, 2017
694: Timing is Never Right, Gestational Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Throat Clearing, Can't Warm Up, Strange Stool (HouseCall)
20:19

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Alex: Hi Dr. Cabral, First of all, I find your knowledge and willingness to share said knowledge so refreshing. Simply put, what you say makes sense. My question is about your Candida protocol. I've specifically searched all of your podcasts for "Candida" and haven't found this question addressed, so I'm hoping I am not wasting your time. I asked for the Candida protocol for Christmas (yes, seriously) and I’m hoping to start it early January. I’m struggling with the fact that I have 1-2 trips booked every month next year for weddings or for other miscellaneous reasons. I know you’ve said you have an occasional “cheat meal” (pasta, a social glass of wine), but I’m wondering if doing this DURING the protocol will make it less effective. Should I wait to do it when I have no trips planned for 12 weeks? Just want to get the most benefit possible. Thanks! 

Josie: Hi Dr. C, I love your podcasts. I listen daily and I am an annoying voice in my family’s ears about “Dr. Cabral says this... “ 2 questions: My younger sister is 6 months pregnant and her blood sugar has been high and her dr is thinking gestational diebetes. She eats the standard American diet. Her normal activity level is low so we suggested maybe some light pregnancy yoga. Her doctor had not given her any suggested diet or even recommended foods to eat or not eat. I haven’t heard any podcasts on gestational diebetes, but looked up episode 603 where you gave recommendations for type 2 diabetes- workout, blood sugar support supplement, and 2 cups of vegetables at meals. 1-Would you recommend the same for a prego? 2-What do you think about air fryers (for preganant and non-pregnant people)? 

Ceri: Hi Dr Cabral. I am a health coach and I have a question relating to a client. He is a 34 year old male who has sleep apnoea. He has had one surgery for this, though I don't know the exact details. History of high cholesterol (taking statins), non alcoholic fatty liver disease, pre-diabetic and issues with blood sugar. I have been working with him for 3 months to improve his diet/lifestyle and he has lost weight, now to 84kg and has noticed many improvements in his health and feeling better, but the sleep apnoea has not changed. He has had a repeat sleep study and their is no difference. He has big energy drops during the day and needs to nap in the afternoon. It is impacting his ability to work long days. I am unsure if this is something caused by a physical blockage of if there are other changes he can make to diet/lifestyle that will help. I would love your input. Kind Regards, Ceri 

Daniela: I am a big fan of the podcasts and have found the information to be very helpful and interesting. I'm hoping that you/your team can help with an issue I've had for years. I am constantly clearing my throat, even to the point of not realizing it. I know it's an issue, because sometimes my throat feels raw from the throat clearing. I don't have any health issues I'm aware of, so I don't know what could be causing this strange sensation. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Regards Daniela 

Jamie: Hi! This might be a really dumb question, but I can't really find an answer online! When I drink smoothies, I get really, really cold and it takes me hours to get warm again. I love to warm back up quickly in my little infrared sauna (the "tent" kind - my kids call it my spaceship.) However, when I am super cold going in to the sauna, I don't sweat much at all - not even close to the amount I sweat if I am already warm when I start (for example, if I do a sauna after I exercise, I sweat a ton!) So my question is this - am I still getting the detox/health/longevity benefits of the infrared sauna if I am so cold that I don't sweat much during the 30-min session, or are the health benefits pretty much solely related to the deep sweating?? Thanks so much!

Kathy: Hello Dr. Cabral, No words can explain how thankful I am to have found your podcasts and references. Your care and concern for others is a blessing. Gonna try to state the facts in order and short as possible: Me: 51 y/o,no meds (used to take cholesterol meds but stopped 2014), full time Speech Pathologist in Nursing Home, weekend Server at restaurant; high cholesterol, always been active, since mid July: 30-60 min/day workouts (Beachbody member and use Shakeology daily; follow 21 day fix meal plan but choose bulk of my carbs through veggies, 6-8 hours sleep/night Problem: Weight loss from 151# to 130# from March to Current date -don't know if related to stool issues, gut issues or changes in eating habits. Primary concern: very strange looking stool. varies from the following: normal, black, layered 1/2 black 1/2 brown, normal color with white or black dots, fibrous looking sticks, soft floating strings, extremely odd shapes, frequent small poop daily after large,stool is greasy looking at times, every morning-explosive emission. Also have sporadic severe leg cramps at night usually after weekend of waitressing (note: I drink recommended amounts of water first thing in morning and daily with your recommendation for sea salt and lime and love it) History: (don't know if all this started due to dental issues and if you can shed light on this) Dental consult early Jan 2017 with xrays. Found fractured root and 3 tooth bridge needed removal. No antibiotics. Symptoms started about 3 weeks after initial dental appointment (about Jan 26). Symptoms included: frequent nausea, bloating-lots of air in belly, pussiness surrounding stool, stringy stool, explosive stool(everytime went to bathroom),frequent stool, tightness lower abdomen. Extraction not scheduled until a flipper was available and due to this appoint delayed til April. Doc said at time of extraction considerable infection and in larger area than previously thought. No antibiotics post extraction. Multiple tests as per below attachments. March 10-May 1: Fodmap diet started as recommended following Colonoscopy and on my own added ParaGuard (Advanced Intestinal Flora Support-nutrition by Zahler) about 2 weeks later nausea and most of cramping went away, crazy stool continued May 1 was tested for celiac sprue and was told all blood tests were normal-no evidence of celiac sprue or thyroid disease. EGD recommeded and I was told to eat normal foods until EGD. I told CNP that I stay away from gluten and dairy as part of my daily meals and she told me she wanted me to resume them to my diet and that they may do some biopsies as needed with EGD. June 5 EGD-per doc "no evidence of cancer, infection or Celiac disease in biopsies. Biopsies showed evidence of mild non specific inflammation and it is recommended that I do an over the counter acid suppression for a month (Priolosec 20 mg daily). When I responded to her via email asking if the inflammation could be related to a food allergy she told me, "It is unlikely for food allergy to cause this type of inflammation. Medication side effects, alcohol or excessive acid production may be the culprit." I told her I am not on any medications nor do I drink except for maybe on occasion on the weekend, and that I did not want to take over the counter medication unless I absolutely had to. When I confronted her about the inflammation not coming from a food allergy and that maybe I was having trouble in another area of my body that is affecting my stomach, or maybe a parasite infection which is undiagnosed, I asked her if I needed other referrals, if I should change my diet again, if I should do any type of cleanses, etc. HER RESPONSE: Please schedule an office visit with NP to discuss your concerns. NO THANKS! June 12 Began Whole 30 diet after reading book, felt great,and I still stick to similar eating habits. I do eat occasional bean chips for a snack when I want something crunchy. I will also eat an occasional dessert but not part of regular intake. August 1 bought and did your Intestinal Cleanse and Healthy Belly Today: Feel great except for continued strange bowels, fatigue midway through day and have to close eyes for 10 min to get through day, leg cramps Just ordered your parasite protocol and was planning to do this followed by CIBO/Candida Protocol. What else can I do? I admire your knowledge, enthusiasm to help, and look forward to any recommendations. Even if I ordered a test I wouldn't know exactly where to begin. God Bless You and Merry Christmas! Kathy Bruflat LABS/Tests Cholesterol total =350 HDL = 71 LDL = 263 Triglycerides = 78 Glucose 90 TTG IgA Aby 60mL/min/1.73m*2 Calcium 9.5 Glucose 90mg Protein, Total 7.4 Albumin 4.4 Alkaline Phosphatase 67IU/L Aspartate Aminotransferase 29IU/L Alanine Aminotransferase 16IU/L Bilirubin, Total 0.8 mg/dL C Reactive Protein <0.1mg/dL HEMOGRAM/DIFF(COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT): WBC 5.410*9/L RBC 4.48 10*12/L HGB 13.5G/dL HCT 39.2% MCV 87.4 fL MCH 30.1pg MCHC 34.5g/dL RDW 12.1% PLT 234 10*9/L Neutrophils 60.4% Lymphocytes 31.1% Monocytes 6.8% Eosinophils 1.3% Basophils 0.4% Neutrophils Absolute 3.1 10*9/L Lymphocytes Absolute 1.7 10*9/L Monocytes Absolute 0.4 10*9/L Eosinophils Absolute 0.1 10*9/L Basophils Absolute 0.0 10*9/L Colonoscopy: Multiple fragments of colonic mucosa without and increase in lamina propria chronic inflammmation. No acute inflammatory infiltrate identified. Patchy reactive lymphoid folicies are seen. no increase in intraepithelial lymphocytes or thickening of the subepithelial collagen layer is identified. The archicture appears intact. THANKS Again

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Dec 30, 2017
693: The Top Tips from 2017 + A Fed-Up Bacon Rant (FR)
25:46

It's always fun to look back at 2017 and see what big take-aways we can learn from (some good and some not so good)...

I'm a big believer in being open to making as many mistakes you'd like along the way to achieving your goals as long as you don't make the same one's twice...

So on today's #CabralConcept 693 I wan't to look back over the past 12 months and share with you the top tips from 2017 - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 29, 2017
692: Reshape Your Body with This Forgotten Form of Cardio (TT)
19:08

Most people get bored of doing cardio really quickly...

After all, there's only so far you can run or bike, and in the Winter this becomes even more complicated since most of your cardio will need to be done indoors...

But, what if I told you there was another form of cardio that could get you the same benefits, if not more?

This is why I call it the forgotten form of cardio and on today's #CabralConcept 692 I want to share with you how it can boost your metabolism, and improve both your anaerobic and aerobic cardio conditioning - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 28, 2017
691: 5 Foods to Naturally Curb Your Appetite (WW)
21:03

Have you ever struggled with over-eating because you just can't seem to figure out the right meals to keep you full long enough?

On today's show I want to share with you why there are certain foods found in nature that have been proven to keep us fuller longer - which means no more snacking throughout the day (and night)!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 691 to find out the 5 foods that naturally curb your appetite - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 27, 2017
690: The BIG Difference Between Keto & Low Carb Diets (TWT)
25:54

There's so much talk about Keto diets and how it's the new wave, or the future of eating, but how do you know if you're really following the plan?

After all, most people really aren't eating a Keto diet - They're actually on a low carb plan that they've mistaken as Keto... 

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 690 to discover the BIG difference between Keto and low carb diets and how to know which one your body is functioning on - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 26, 2017
689: Create a New Identity & Discover What You Want In Life (MM)
22:36

Have you ever felt lost in life? Not really knowing if you're on the correct path or not? Or, maybe even trying to come to grips with who you really are as a person and what you want out of life?

These are normal questions that most of struggle with at one point or another, yet no one cares to admit to them publicly...

The problem is that until we really work through these questions, concerns, and preconceived beliefs we'll never find the answer as to who we are, what we're supposed to doing, and what gives our life meaning...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 689 to learn how to create a new identity and discover what you want in life - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 25, 2017
688: Spinal Impingement, Xifaxan, Lyme, Cleansing During Candida Protocol, Missing Period, PANDAS (HouseCall)
19:48

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Donna: Dear Dr. Cabral, Over a year ago I was experiencing mild to strong feelings of weak sensations equally in my arms and legs. After many medical tests I found a Palmer Specific Chiropractor/Nutritionist. X-rays showed I had no curve in my upper cervical. Through a year of adjustments those sensations went away & a curve is taking shape in my upper cervical. Just this past week I am experiencing these symptoms again. I haven't yet addressed this to my chiropractor. It limits my workouts so I can't lift heavy or the sensations feel stronger. I am 51, at a good weight, exercise daily, paleo/good sourced foods, Your approved supplements, drink more than 1/2 my body weight in oz.of water. I have done the 7 day detox and 90 day cleanse. What are your thoughts? Respectfully & Thankful, Donna

Will: Hi, Can I undergo the 7 day detox while on antibiotics ? (xifaxan) Same for the candida protocol, can I start while on xifaxan ? Thanks 

Vanessa: Hi Dr. Carbal, I have been battling Lyme Disease for numerous years and am always looking to learn more on nutrition and how to support my immune system. Can you recommend any books to read to continue learning? Thanks! Vanessa

Will: Hi, Is the intestinal cleanse mandatory before beginning the candida protocol ? or can I just start with the candida protocol by itself ? Thanks

Tori: Hello! First off I’m very interested in holistic medicine approaches to healing, and I was wondering if you had any advice for a particular problem I’ve been dealing with since coming to college. I am on the Division 1 Cross country and track team and always have had an irregular period since competitively running (essentially absent), however ever since I got mono in the spring of my freshman year (over 1.5 years ago) I have not gotten a natural period.I was on birth control for around 3 months, but t made me feel horrible! Ever since I still haven’t gotten a period after those “placebo” ones. I just got my estrogen levels tested and they are undetectable on a scale of 19 pc/mg, meaning my levels are around a post menopausal woman if not lower. I’m really intent on trying to regain this vital cycle for my overall health, since it has caused discomforting symptoms for me, I’m just not exactly sure how! I’ve been trying to research foods and Supplements I can try, but I was wondering if you had any knowledgeable advice since this is somewhat within the realm of what you study! I’m so sorry for the long message! 

Lori: My son is 7 dx with PANDAS in oct , onset was September 7 however he did develop tics in January that subsided about 2 weeks after onset (given advair and singulair at the time). He had tonsils and adenoids out in July when one of his tonsils began to grow all of the sudden. Biopsy clear but did not culture the tonsil. He has been on antibiotics and anti vitals for about 6 weeks along with it d and Motrin for 2 weeks, charcoal, 5 htp, interfase plus,probiotics and fish oil. Topical cbd and frankenscence. He had elevated EBV/STREP pos ANA speckled at 640. He has made small gains with OCD and tics are gone. Still has rage , food avoidance, hallucinations and can't attend school due to separation anxiety and hand writing regression. I am wondering if he would have better healing with your gut protocol another Mom told me about? Please advise:)

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Dec 24, 2017
687: Normalizing Thyroid, IBD & Wilson's Temperature Syndrome, Cholesterol Levels, Multiple Symptoms, Brown Age Spots (HouseCall)
25:52

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Kim: Hi Dr. Cabral - I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism at the age of 47, and have been taking Armour Thyroid medication for approximately 10 years. My levels go up and down and are checked every 6 months. My latest blood work showed: T4=1,0, T3=2.6, TSH =2.45. I have recently started listening to your podcasts (thankfully a friend told me about you)! I'm wondering what your opinion is about Hypothyroidism? It seems that every female I know around my age is diagnosed with it and put on medication! My hair has become so thin...it is scary! If my thyroid levels are "normal" while taking the Armour Thyroid medication, I'm wondering if the hair loss could be caused from the medication itself? I would love to be able to stop taking the medication, but do not know where to go from here and I"m hoping you can help point me in the right direction. My husband and I are using your Daily Nutritional Support powder , greens powder and Probiotic and love it! Thank you so much!!!

Joan: My daughter has been very unwell for over 2 years with IBD and a strange symptom of an inability to warm herself, and consequently goes through a nightly routine of freezing and overheating. Blood tests are normal. I thought it could be Wilson's Temperature Syndrome but it can't be tested. Is this something you are familiar with? Do you think you could help her with this? 

Cara: Hi Dr. Cabral, As always, thank you for providing this House Call service. I share it with everyone! This question is for my husband. -At his annual physical/blood work his cholesterol went up 30 points. -His LDL is 130! His HDL is 73, Total is 276 and his Homocysteine level is 9.6 Note: we are having his blood work re-ran to make sure there wasn't an error because the lab didn't run his Thyroid panel or a couple of other panels the doctor had ordered. -We eat super clean - organic/farmers markets/lots of vegetables/pastured meats/maybe 6 beers a year/no processed sugars/low sugar in general -The only thing that has changed is that we switched out smoothies in the morning after having eggs every morning for probably a year. -We do saute our veggies in ghee or coconut oil which I always thought was healthy until you mentioned you prefer cooking in water and adding olive oil after. -My husband is 45 and does have the MTHFR gene mutation, I think it's homozygous. He has not been tested for COMT. -Doctor thinks this is genetic and provided a food list (although those foods are exactly what we eat). He recommended RYR Synergy to lower LDL - a red rice yeast and COQ10 mixture as well as Berberine Synergy. -My husband has never been one for cardio or weights, but he does go to an hour long yoga class 3 times a week. Some weeks only 1 time a week. I'm wondering if he needs to be incorporating weights and cardio. -He also did your 2 week detox before this blood work I'm thankful the doctor is functional medicine minded and did not recommend a statin, because no way would we go that route. SO, Dr. Cabral, what do we need to do here? In gratitude for your work every day!  

Tina: Dear Dr. Cabral: Thanks for your podcast! My friend and I love to listen and then get together to talk about your advice. You recently answered her question and we were so thrilled!!! I'd love to give you a little run down of my symptoms/ health history and see if you have any advice about which tests/ supplements you might recommend. I'm not sure how successful I will be in making this a "little" run down. I am a 30 year old female, 5'8'', 150 lbs, athletic build. I have weighed about the same for the past 10 years, though I have had varying degrees of fitness. When I was young, I had a history of stomach aches and stomach cramping that would come and go. I ate a poor diet high in refined sugars and processed foods. I was a very nervous, incredibly shy, excessively perfectionist, high strung kid. Starting in 7th grade, I experienced the beginnings of hyperhydrosis. I had extremely sweaty underarms.... I could easily sweat through two shirts and a sweatshirt, and nerves and social anxiety made this cycle worse. Also starting in 7th grade, I was highly active with swimming, dance, and tumbling. In high school, these continued, but as school got more difficult, I was perpetually sleep deprived.... going to bed around 11 and getting up around 5:00 to go to morning practices. In 7th grade, I experienced my first bout of extreme stomach flu.... which included vomiting over 100 times and ending up in the hospital for fluids and anti-vomiting medication. This extreme-stomach response was repeated in high school and in college. To this day, if I get a stomach flu or food poisoning, I vomit far more than the average person, though not as much as I used to. Toward the end of high school, my body sort of shut down on me and I experienced fatigue and incredibly poor performance in my sport. I didn't really do anything about it because I did not have any adults who were particularly aware of my condition, and health wasn't foremost on my mind. In college, the sleep deprivation and over-exerting continued as I was a D1 college swimmer. I was running my body into the ground and it wasn't until junior year that I had the courage to quit my sport and focus on health and things I loved. By this point, I had developed quite a bit of joint pain... in my low back and shoulders, which was continuously diagnosed as "tendonitis", but my body couldn't seem to heal itself properly, even with adequate rest. In college, I transitioned to healthier eating habits until after college when I went gluten-free and learned each year how to cook and eat better real foods. Post-college, I had surgery for endometriosis and I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (for which I have a sleep appliance). To this day, when get sick, I tend to get sicker than those around me, particularly in regard to stomach illnesses. Injuries - especially joint injuries - tend to not heal properly. For example, I fell off my bike three years ago and my thumb has never been the same. I have knee pain from 6 years ago. My injuries all tend to be rather "vague" joint injuries which do not seem to be helped much by physical therapy or anti-inflammatories. My biggest concern is my constant fatigue and brain fog issues. Last week I was just officially diagnosed with estrogen dominance after doing a dutch hormone test. I don't know what the treatment plan is yet for estrogen dominance. My progesterone and testosterone levels are good, but my estrogen levels are high. I experience so many PMS symptoms, including but certainly not limited to bloating (up to 10 lbs a month), bad body odor - even immediately following a shower, brain fog, anxiety, mood swings, etc. I have a left lazy -eye (strabismus) which contributes to fatigue and focus difficulties. For the past 5 years I have eaten a very clean diet - paleo style, I exercise regularly with mild-moderate effort/moderate length workouts (walking, running, intervals, body strength exercises). These workouts are nothing like the grueling workouts of my past. I have a low tolerance for high-fiber foods like oatmeal and broccoli and quinoa. These create excessive bloating and gas. For the past 5 years I regularly get ~7 hrs of a sleep a night and for the past 6 months I get about 8 hours of sleep a night. I no longer have a stressful job. I have a good prayer life and I am have decreased so many stressors in my life. It seems as though my energy levels and immune system are just not quite balanced. I am a highly sensitive type - and I tend to be very aware of my body and I react strongly to medicines/stimulants/caffeine/etc. I still experience sweaty underarms, clammy hands, and social anxiety. I would love to simply get to my "core" health issue, assuming there is a single issue. I am SO determined to regain my health. I am motivated and I would follow instructions to do whatever it takes to help my body find homeostasis again. It can be so overwhelming to even know where to go next. My body just doesn't "feel" right, my energy doesn't "feel" right, my mind doesn't "feel" right, but I don't know how to go about pinpointing the issue. Maybe it really just is the estrogen levels, but shouldn't there be something that made the estrogen levels too high in the first place? As an interesting side note, I did a 7 day bone broth and coconut water fast last year, and during that time I had no pain in my body, I slept well, and I had insanely high energy levels. This is largely how I know for sure that my not "Feeling" right is a true assessment and there is a better , healthier, happier way to live! Once I started eating again, all the typical symptoms came back. Another side note, I've had bags under my eyes for as long as I can remember! Pictures show they've been there at least since 7th grade. Alas, I have failed to make this question short for you! I apologize! And I thank you for everything you do to educate your listeners on healing! God bless you! Tina

Donna: Thank You Dr. Cabral for sharing your knowledge & research with everyone! I have a brown looking age spot/liver spot/ sun spot just a bit smaller than a dime on my cheek-bone and a few smaller ones on my face. I eat free range chicken/eggs, grassfed beef, ground turkey,occasional good sourced pork, organic fruit/vegetables, kerry gold butter, xtra virgin unrefined coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, nuts (NO peanuts) and seeds and lots of greens. I'm 5'6", weighing 128#'s, I work out, and am 51. This year I have done your 7 day detox, the 90 day candida gut cleanse, a liver cleanse, and an ionic foot cleanse. What else can I do? I also have puffiness/bags under my eyes and dry hard skin at both corners of all my fingernails, the skin at the outside of pinky toes, and skin in front of all toes. I take pharmaceutical grade fish oil, vit. D, calm magnesium, your B complex, probiotic, your ascorbic acid, Great Lakes Gelatin/collagen, Dream Protein, drink at least 64 0z. of water daily with bragg vinegar, or essential oils in it and one-two small cups of organic coffee. Looking forward to new ideas to try! Thank You!!! Donna

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Dec 23, 2017
686: 8 Air Pollution Dangers, Cancer-Causing Cookware, Dairy-Free Appetizer Recipe (FR)
20:51

I believe there’s no point in getting overly fearful of all the environmental pollutants around us, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be taking measures to protect ourselves…

Today, I want to share with you 8 health issues that can be directly attributed to pollutants and what you can do about combating them…

I also want to review the top cancer causing cookware materials (what to stay away from), as well as the safe alternatives you should be using instead…

And finally, on today’s #FridayReview of the #CabralConcept 686 I’ll reveal a delicious #dairyfree appetizer you can snack on or bring to your next holiday party – Enjoy the show!

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Dec 22, 2017
685: Follow Your Ayurvedic Body Clock: When to Eat, Exercise & Sleep (TT)
28:09

Our connection with the natural rhythm of the day and seasons runs much deeper than most of us ever think about...

Our energy (cortisol) is intricately tied with the rising of the run and our sleeping hormone (melatonin) is secreted with the setting sun...

This is just one example of ancient Ayurvedic Medicine that is now being proven with modern science...

For more details on how to effortlessly harness the power of nature by following your Ayurvedic body clock of when to eat, exercise, and sleep tune into today's #CabralConcept - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 21, 2017
684: The 7 Medical Causes of a Slow Metabolism (WW)
22:32

Often times we talk about how someone just needs to exercise more and eat less to lose weight, but what happens when that doesn't work...

Do they just do more of that same thing? Or do they need to look elsewhere for their weight loss or slow metabolism dysfunction? 

As a Functional Medicine practitioner I can tell you first hand that there are specific reasons why someone may have a slow metabolism that have very little to do with how much they move or eat...

Tune into to today's #CabralConcept 684 to discover the 7 medical causes of a slow metabolism and what you can do about them - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 20, 2017
683: Should You Snack Before Bed (The 1% Rule) (TWT)
24:09

Before posting on this specific topic, I decided to see what others may be reading on "Dr. Google" for this exact question...

So I typed in, "should I snack before bed," and what I found for answers literally shocked me...

It was some of the worst advice I'd ever seen, which is why I can see why so many people are confused as to what they should be doing in terms of their health and nutrition...

So on today's #CabralConcept 683 I want to debunk all the myths surrounding this topic and provide you with the actual real world science and answers on whether or not you should snack before bed - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 19, 2017
682: The Top 2 Things You Need To Do Now To Make 2018 Your Best Yet (MM)
29:51

Goals may vary between individuals, but the one thing that doesn't change is the methodologies of achieving them...

High achievers, no matter what the job, sport, health or life goal is, all use specific disciplines in order to make their vision become a reality...

Today, on #CabralConcept 682 I want to share with you the top 2 things you need to do right now to make 2018 your best year yet - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 18, 2017
681: Low Progesterone Causes, Molluscum Contagiosum, Low Cost Sauna, Fat for Fuel, GI Issues (HouseCall)
24:45

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks… 

Let’s get started!

Taylor: Hello Dr Cabral, I've learned so much about hormones from your podcast and it has been so helpful. I clearly am showing signs of lower progesterone. Wondering what are the ways to boost these progesterone levels? Thanks! Taylor

Kristine: Hello! My 11 year old was diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum rash. I've been told it is viral and we have to wait it out. It that it could take months and while we wait we run the risk of it spreading. Any suggestions on how to naturally clear this up quickly? Thank you!!

Nikki: Looking into getting a portable infrared sauna. Only looking to spend a few hundred dollars as that's my price range. Can you recommend a cheaper version of the therasage? Also what should I be looking for ? Low emf? Thanks! Love your podcast! Listen everyday

James: I would like to hear your thoughts on fat for fuel and getting your body to burn fat instead of glucose.

Bill: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am 28 yrs old and for the last 5 years I've been battling all sorts of GI issues (bloating, gas, inflammation and spasms). I've had a battery of tests run (colonoscopy, endoscopy, food emptying study, breath test, MRI etc) and the results have all been normal (so frustrating!). Most recently I've been experiencing extremely uncomfortable spasms in my stomach, chest and back AFTER bowel movements. I thought bowel movements were supposed to provide relief ? I am very active, eat salads and fruits daily, but also drank alcohol heavily in college and suspect that might be coming back to haunt me. Doctors say I am extremely healthy but I feel horrible inside. Big fan of your show & thanks in advance!

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Dec 17, 2017
680: Body Typing, Weight Loss Struggle, Colostrum, Toxic Work Environment, Portion Advice, Muscle Weakness (HouseCall)
25:56

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows! 

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Anonymous: I am having trouble figuring out my body types - kapha, pitta, vata, mesomorph, ectomorph and endomorph. Can you do a show helping us determine our body type or direct me to a show if one already exists?

Roya: I need to lose weight. I’ve tried everything under the sun. I’m an athlete but after having my 2 boys it’s been a struggle. I gain weight evenly all over so I’m proportional and curvy. I know I need to lose 20-30 lbs and I believe my body type is a mesomorph. Where do I start with your protocol? Please help!

Mary: Thank you for all that you do. I very much enjoy your podcast and all the work that goes into making it. What are your thoughts on taking colostrum? Thank you!

Mary: I have been working in a cadaver lab full time for around two years now. There are a lot of noxious chemicals around me at all times, in particular formaldehyde, which I am hovering over while dissecting and teaching. I feel like this is very detrimental for my health but will be in the lab for at least another half a year. Should I constantly be detoxing my body? I have recently been working with a functional medicine physician and have determined that I have hypothyroidism, low WBC (low IgG's), super low hormone levels with amenorrhea since getting off of birth control two years ago. I also transitioned off anxiety medications and adderol two years ago and the underlying anxiety and brain fog/low energy/ poor concentration returned. I also have stomach issues including chronic constipation and bloating. I suppose I would simply like your advise on where to start. For instance, if everything in your system is off unbalanced where do you start? Is it always healing the intestinal permeability first or would you detox heavy metals first? Thank you. P.S. Thank you for your amazing work and podcast. You are so inspiring and contribute to my continued drive to be a functional medicine physician some day. Thank you.

Briana: Hello! I was wondering if being petite/short has anything to do with how much a shorter person should intake in terms of food, as well as exercise and if there was portion advice you could recommend. I am 5’2 and constantly struggle with appetite and keeping weight off. I am about to start your 7-day detox and am looking forward to restarting and moving towards a healthier lifestyle. Love your podcast and what you’re doing! Best, Briana

Gina: Hi Dr Cabral! Just want to thank you for all you do and your help in my daily life! My father was diagnosed with Myastenia Gravis and complains of muscle weakness and double vision along with eyelids dropping. He’s a 65 year old in decent shape and it’s making him crazy that he can barely brush his teeth without getting fatigued. He also takes medication for A-fib, a cholesterol med and an aspirin. I told him he should give up drinking alcohol and eat a better diet. Is there anything else you can tell me about the dis-ease or something I can help him with!? Thank you so much!

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Dec 16, 2017
679: Vegan Eggnog, Certification vs. Degree, Winter Immune Boosting Formula (FR)
25:52

Welcome back to this week's #FridayReview where I'll be sharing some of my favorite products & recommendations from my Functional Medicine practice!

But before we get to the product reviews, I want to share with you a phenomenal "vegan eggnog" recipe that will make your Holiday season that much healthier (and tastier!)...

Then, we'll answer the question for those looking to break into the health field of whether they should go back to school for a formal degree or opt for a certification instead...

Finally, I want to share with you a powerful immune boosting supplement package that you can use on a daily basis during the Winter months...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 679 for all the details and recommendations - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 15, 2017
678: How to Maintain Your Results After a Detox, Cleanse or Long Fast (TT)
26:58

You'd be hard pressed to find a Functional Medicine Doctor that doesn't believe in supporting your body's natural ability to remove toxins like heavy metals, VOCs, excess hormone metabolites, etc...

However, what often times happens is that life gets in the way after a detox or cleanse and you begin to slide back into previous habits that caused the dis-ease, weight gain, or general "unhealthiness" in the first place...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 678 to find out how to maintain your results and keep them coming after a detox, cleanse or long fast - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 14, 2017
677: The "Protein Shake Diet" in The News (WW)
31:12

It finally looks like conventional medicine has seen the light when it comes to using "protein shakes," as a healthy part of a daily diet...

It may have taken a few decades of consistent research for them to come around, but the results of adding in a smoothie or protein shake on a daily basis are hard to refute...

There are dozens of reasons for this, but one in particular is that a protein shake "crowds out" other poor nutritional choices while fortifying your body with the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids it needs to rebuild...

However, not all protein sources are created equal and on today's #CabralConcept 677 I'll share with you all the details of the "Protein Shake Diet" and what you should watch out for - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 13, 2017
676: The Top 10 Ways to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) (TWT)
26:01

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real thing and it lowers the quality of life of millions of people around the world...

It causes the "Winter blues," low mood, depression, fatigue, weight gain, inability to focus, difficulty sleeping, and many other unwanted side effects...

The bright side of things is that there are natural ways that you can overcome these seasonal mood dampening symptoms, so that you can feel alive again!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 676 to discover the top 10 ways to beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 12, 2017
675: How to Get Out of a Funk & Into a Flow State Today (MM)
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The dictionary defines being in a "funk" as a state of depression or trying to avoid a task or thing out of fear...
 
Simply put, I think we can all relate to being in a funk as feeling like you're stuck in quick sand and that no matter what you do you only seem to sink deeper into the hole you're in…
 
Since none of us want to remain in this state, we need to be able to flip the switch whenever we want in order to get into a flow state where everything in life seems to move us effortlessly to our goals...
 
Tune into today's #CabralConcept 675 to learn how to get out of a funk and into a flow state today - Enjoy the show! 
 
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Dec 11, 2017
674: Fasted Cardio, Greens Drink Powder, No-No Thyroid Foods, Puffy Eyes, Healthy IVF, Period Cold Sores (HouseCall)
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Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks… 

Let’s get started!

Ellie: I am 20 years old and am very active. I’m wondering if I will lose muscle from fasted cardio? I lift quite a bit and am trying to lean out but not lose muscular progress. I do intermittent fasting and have been doing fasted cardio about 3 days per week. Will this diminish my muscles? Also, is fasted lifting okay to do? Thanks so much!

Rachel: Hello Thank you for your advice! My question is what is the exact brand of the All-in-one greens drink? Where can I buy it? I have terrible digestive issues, would like to try it but am a bit apprehensive. Thank you!

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am a 34yo female and I recently heard one of your podcasts on what an ideal TSH test result should look like. I was horrified to learn that the last 3+ doctors over the last 7+ years have brushed off my symptoms and my high TSH levels. Over 7 years ago I complained about feeling tired all the time, struggling with my weight, peeling brittle nails, and feeling so cold. I wear sweaters year round in central Texas! Over the last 3 years my TSH levels were 1.94, 3.69 and this year it is 2.85. I recently pulled my medical records at past doctors and my results were similar and not optimal based on what I learned from you. When my TSH was 3.69 last year, they finally said I was “border line”. When I asked for natural recommendations from the nurse practitioner going over my blood work over the phone, she simply stated there wasn’t anything I could do on my own and would have to take prescription medication for the rest of my life but the doctor wanted to retest and since it lowered some this year, no meds were prescribed which I didn’t plan to take anyways. What do you recommend I do to get my tsh levels to optimal and feel normal? Also, I heard cruciferous foods and soy were a “no-no” for thyroid issues, is this true? Any suggestions you may have to feel better would be greatly appreciated. I do not want to take prescription chemical especially for the rest of my life.

Catherine: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have been into healthy living for many years now and have thoroughly enjoyed your podcasts since finding them a couple of months ago. I have two symptoms that are puzzling to me even though I follow a healthy diet (not vegan but mostly real food, occasional meat), exercise and get sunshine, social connection and rest. I do have stress in my life from 3 kids ages 12, 9 and 5. I will be 45 years old next month. First, I have very puffy skin under my eyes and pressure behind the eyes. The puffiness does not go away during the day, it is pretty constant. I have tried natural eye drops, limiting salt, eye creams and massage, elevating my head while sleeping, etc. Nothing works. I would expect some puffiness with my age but it is extreme. Also I have a puzzling symptom.....whenever I am frightened by something or drop something I get a tingling sensation in my body, mainly my arms. It passes quickly but it is strange. Any insight you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! 

Danielle: Hi! I’ve recently started listening to your podcast and find them fascinating. I am due to start a round of donor egg ivf in January and I wonder if there’s a way I can prepare my body for it? I have severe endometriosis but minimal pain usually apart from around the time of an ivf cycle when the extra estrogen feeds the endo. Is there anything you would recommend food or supplements etc to help mitigate this but also help to increase chances of implantation and a successful pregnancy? I am already doing my best to eat healthily, cut back on caffeine, low alcohol & also taking a preconception multivitamin vitamin, vitamin d3 spray and Wobenzym for the endometriosis. Is there anything else you’d recommend? Thank you, Danielle

Alix: Hello, I've noticed that a few days before I get my monthly period I start getting a sore throat. Then the day before I get cold sores. I've Googled this and it seems that many women are getting these symptoms but no doctors seem to have solutions. Any ways to stop both these symptoms would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Dec 10, 2017
673: Sleep Soundly, Root Canals, Weak Digestion, Children's Iron & Calcium, Carbonated Water (HouseCall)
29:58

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Sarah: Hello, I'm, wondering if you can help point me in the right direction, I have not been diagnosed with any health issues but I know my body is not supposed to function the way it does. I have had insomnia since for the past 14ish years - it goes up and down, but I mainly manage it to a level where I can function normally (obviously not a "normal" level of sleep) I wake often throughout the night and literally don't remember when I slept through the night, I find it difficult to fall asleep often and this whole cycle creates anxiety for me, as it affects my partner too. I have suffered from constipation since I was little (im 32), I feel like I am constantly bloated - no matter how clean I eat, sometimes only a little, sometimes painfully. I'm pretty sure I retain water and/or I am inflamed. I have a thick coating on my tongue. I move my body - mostly walking and yoga and I work in a physical job, I eat pretty well - mostly plants and wholefoods,I have been vegetarian for nearly 3 years, I will eat the occasional wild caught fish. I don't seem to do well with dairy or gluten. I am a natural worrier and stresser and I just know this is all related! There may be more going on inside that I can't see but I think it is all linked. My main issues are the digestions issues and insomnia, I don't have anything else major going on - but to me they are major! I don't think my body is absorbing any nutrients from the relatively clean diet I eat, when I get unhealthy cravings its generally carbs, chocolate or sweets. I know this is all a bit of a mish mash but just trying to give as much info as possible - If you have any tips/ideas/suggestions please let me know, I just want to sleep well and have my digestion working optimally - particularly for when I start a family.

Stephanie: My question is about root canals. I had one done a year ago, after seeing a holistic dentist who thought I should have the procedure done, and have second guessed my decision wondering if I should of had the tooth pulled instead. I'm now considering having it removed and having a removable denture put in. Do you think most people would be better off having the root canal removed rather than leaving it in the mouth and risking disease? Thanks so much for answering!

Jill: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am 38 year old female and an endomorph. A good friend of mine turned me on to your podcast several months ago, and I listen every morning. I appreciate your heart to share the knowledge you have and to see people get well. I have been on my own health journey for the past 7 years. In 2008, I lost 30 pounds using Weight Watchers. In 2010 I started having massive brain fog. I’ve had digestive issues most of my life. Through a naturopath, I found out I’m allergic to gluten and casein (and a few other things). I have cut both out of my diet (gluten gone as of the end of 2011; dairy gone as of 2013). In 2012, I lost an additional 20 pounds (through calorie counting and a workout plan of 5-6 days a week: 1.5 hours - 60 cardio (treadmill, no running); 30 weights) and was finally at my healthiest weight, still at the high end of my BMI. At the time, it felt like, in order to maintain that weight, I would have to count every calorie and work out hard 6 days a week (or more) for the rest of my life. Overall, I feel significantly better now than I did back in 2010, but I still deal with symptoms: brain fog, my brain feels swollen, fatigue, difficulty focusing/finding words (especially an hour or two after eating), mucus, digestion issues, depression, trouble losing weight. Throughout 2013, I gained back 10 pounds and held there. Toward the beginning of 2016, I gained 20 pounds “out of nowhere” (couldn’t identify a cause) and couldn’t get it to budge. I work from home often and could easily sleep 10-11 hours a night. Even so, some days, my body would shut down during the day, and I would take an hour nap … only to sleep 10-11 hours again the next night. At the beginning of this year, while monitored by a nutritionist, I did a 40-day juice fast: juice, water, ginger tea, and eventually I added bone broth in as well. During this fast, I felt amazing!!!  I was reminded that I could feel vibrant and clear-headed and motivated and positive!!! Plus I would sleep 8-9 hours, wake up on my own and feel refreshed!  I lost the 20 pounds and felt like myself again. For most of the fast, I felt like I never wanted to eat food again. As I started adding food back in (one food at a time), I started feeling “not-so-great” again. For a while, I had daily bms (which I have rarely had in my life), but that didn’t last. When I ate food, I would feel sluggish. My nutritionist suggested perhaps my body can’t handle fiber, so I’ve been on a low fiber diet (no raw veggies; only cooked).  I have gained back much of the 20 pounds.  I feel bloated and sluggish and have a hard time focusing and getting motivated to live my life.  It feels like my body functions best without having to break down food, but juicing for the rest of my life doesn’t feel like an option either.  Do you have any thoughts on why my body thrives on liquid but struggles with food?  Do you have any recommendations on what I can do to help my body thrive consistently?
 An additional piece to the puzzle is that I have arthritis in my knees (the right is worse than the left). This has made cardiovascular exercises basically impossible. (The pain made running impossible starting in 2014.) I recently used an upright bike for 10 min (after you recommended it on your podcast). I didn’t have pain while working out, but within a few hours, my right knee was experiencing pain (initial as sharp, shooting pain when I sat on the couch). For days after, there was pain when going up and down stairs and sitting, as well as catching or clicking and popping in my knee when opening it/straightening my leg. This is consistent with my experience for the past year plus. Do you have recommendations to help burn fat and build muscle … that won’t cause knee pain/worsen my arthritis? Thank you so much for these house calls and for allowing those of us who can’t get to Boston to have access to your knowledge base. I am so appreciative! Jill

Cara: Hi Dr. Cabral... as always thank you for your work! I share your name to everyone. My daughter just had her 2 year check up at the Children's hospital she went directly to about 2 hours after her birth. She was born early and suffered tremendous blood loss and was a "whole body cooled" baby - hypothermia treatment for 72 hours. She is PERFECT. She was either at 24 months or beyond for her development at her assessment today. However, the same dietician who rubbed me the wrong way at her 10 month high risk infant follow up appointment, giving me a hard time for choosing not to give her iron enriched "baby" cereals, was back at it again when asking if I give her dairy. I do not give her dairy. If/when I do it will be raw dairy but we're not there yet. The dietician was saying how I need to keep an eye on her calcium. She said we can get calcium from dark green leafy greens, but how we'd need to consume 10x the amount of greens as dairy to get the same amount. I know she's not correct, but I chose to get through the appointment and save her my argument. Last time she was right, my daughters iron got low 9.6 but we focused on beef/liver/chicken/molasses combined with a homeopathic remedy and camucamu and broccoli and such and raised it to 11.6 in 3 months. I swear she rolled her eyes (in her head) when I said I'm still nursing her twice a day at 2 years. That's something that should be honored and I'm well aware it's not an absolute "need" at this point. BUT, we couldn't nurse the first 5 days of her life and we're fortunate we did perfectly when we got the green light to nurse. My daughter is also only 21 pounds at 2 years of age, but she's stayed on her own curve and she eats a fare amount of food, including fats like ghee, avocado, etc. She requests ghee :) She really only eats broccoli for her greens and sometimes I chop up spinach in her scrambled egg. She's a meat and sweet potatoes girl. What do I need to be giving her to keep up with calcium? Should I be concerned of her lower weight? Also, the last few weeks after trying bee pollen we get at the farmers market, she literally wants to eat it all day. Is that weird? or ok? In gratitude. Cara

Jen: Is carbonated water and seltzer somehow unhealthy? I love drinking flavored La Croix or Polar seltzers and probably drink a 12oz can 1-2x daily when I have them on hand. I really enjoy it and find that it's a nice treat when I'm tired of drinking water or herbal tea. I'm familiar with how, Ayurvedically speaking, carbonation can increase Vata. Are there any other health concerns to drinking carbonated waters (of course assuming it's not my only source of water intake)?

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Dec 09, 2017
672: “Punished by Food,” Drink Your Maple, Sinus Hot Sauce to the Rescue? (FR)
29:32

Welcome back to another #FridayReview where I share my favorite products, books, research, and other items I use in my private practice that are helping people get well, lose weight, and feel great!

The 1st item is one of my favorite books on psychology and deals with how to increase your happiness factor in friendships, family, raising children, and in your work...

The 2nd review is a fun new way to enjoy water. It has a hint of maple and is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and prebiotics... Plus it has half the sugar of coconut water!

The last product share of the day has to do with an alternative to "Fire Cider" that can crush sinus problems, increase thermogenesis, and makes mucus disappear...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 672 for all the Friday Reviews and health tips added in along the way - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 08, 2017
671: Why It's So Important to Workout Before a Big Meal (TT)
20:57

Some people don't need any more motivation to exercise, but for the average person getting in a workout takes a little bit of "psyching up..."

The good news is that there are so many reasons to exercise you simply have to choose the right one that will get you moving in the right direction...

So on today's #CabralConcept 671 I want to share with you why it's so important (and effective) to workout before you go out to eat a big meal - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 07, 2017
670: How to Survive the Holidays Without Feeling Bloated, Burnt Out, and Overburdened (WW)
24:33

The Holidays can be a real challenging time of the year when it comes to trying to stay healthy, fit, lean, stress-free, and not get sick...

On one hand you want to enjoy your time with friends, family, and at social events, but on the other hand you don't want to start the New Year, bloated, exhausted, overweight, and unhealthy...

Personally, I believe there is a way to still get to enjoy yourself while maintaining all the work you've been putting in over these past 12 months...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 670 where I explain how to survive the holidays without feeling bloated, burnt out, and overburdened - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 06, 2017
669: The Missing Brain Chemical That Boosts Motivation, Drive, Focus & Feeling Alive! (TWT)
30:57

Too often we're just labeled by our doctors, society, or the media as being depressed, anxious, apathetic, ADD, or exhibiting "addictive behaviors...

Then, pharmaceutical companies would have us treat our natural symptoms of bodily and brain dis-ease with unnatural synthetic drugs that don't actually explain why you feel this way, or how you got here...

However, since we know there is always a reason why the body gets out of balance or begins to feel a certain way we can begin to look at your symptoms as to what may be running in short supply...

On today's #CabralConcept 669 I want to share with you the missing brain chemical that boosts motivation, drive, focus, and feelings of being alive - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 05, 2017
668: The 1 Thing You Can Control in Your Life (MM)
22:31

As far as any of us can tell the complete absence of suffering in our life doesn't seem like a feasible goal to strive for...

And that's because highs and lows are part of the human experience - It's actually essential to our growth, since it's impossible to appreciate either one without the other...

That's why on today's #CabralConcept 668 I don't want you to fight a winless battle, but instead focus on the 1 thing you can control in your life - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 04, 2017
667: Child Yeast Overload, Split Body Workouts, Add Muscle, MRET Water Activators, Keto Question, Histamine Reactions (HouseCall)
24:12

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Megan: Hi Dr Cabral, as always, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. I wrote in a few weeks back about my 10 year old son and how we healed his leaky gut which in turn eleviated the eye tics he was having. His most recent Nutreval showed the yeast was elevating some again. We are back on the biociden and the biofilm buster. When you answered my first question about why the yeast returned, you explained how we have to get rid of the bad yeast and replace it with the good yeast. Makes total sense. We had stayed away from probiotics that have saccharomyces in them because it always caused his symptoms to flare. At first I thought the flare was because yeast was his highest sensitivity in the IgG. I realize the sensitivity is to the bad yeast but my question now is could the flare be from the saccharomyces (even though they are the good guys) or would the flare simply occur because we were adding the good guys while there were still too many guys which means too much yeast all together? Thank you so much for sharing with us each day, you are such a blessing. –Megan (Continued)

Hi Dr Cabral, I just sent in a question yesterday about my 10 year old son and the sacchromyces. I am realizing I may not have posed all of my question clearly so I'm adding on, and I'm so so sorry if this makes it confusing for you. Please feel free to copy and paste for the purpose of your house call. As I mentioned in yesterday's question my sons eye tics used to flare when I would give him probiotics with saccharomyces in them, but what I didn't mention was he was always totally fine with probiotics that didn't include the saccharomyces. His highest sensitivity on the IgG was to yeast. I realize that's the bad yeast and saccharomyces are the good yeast but why do the good cause a flare in symptoms? Is it simply because I added the good before getting rid of the bad? I guess my real question is why would he have been ok on probiotics that didn't include saccharomyces but have a hard time handling the ones that do have them? Is it as simple as too much yeast all together? So maybe when we rid the gut of the bad yeast he won't flare when we add the good? I've avoided the saccharomyces due to the previous flare in symptoms but am now learning that we need to be replenishing the good to keep the bad out! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing all of your incredible knowledge with us. I have the highest respect for you and what you do and can not begin to tell you how much I have learned and how our family's health has changed for the better since we were introduced to you and your incredible podcast. You are a gift to us. Megan PS I again apologize for the mistake and having to submit the same question twice, but I am interested to hear what you have to say about why the saccharomyces in particular cause a problem for him and I left out of the first submission.

Eliana: I love your podcast, it is so informative! I wanted to ask you about my workout program split. I typically do this kind of 5 day split: legs, arms, cardio and abs, back and chest, shoulders and cardio. Basically, I lift 4-5 days a week and get my cardio in either on the same day or on alternating days. Is this too much lifting? I have been doing it for awhile now and have enjoyed it, but I was listening to your recommendation about 3 days of resistance training per week. Thank you!

Tyler: Hi Dr. Cabral, I know you have a background in body building and personal training and am looking for advice in regards to putting on more muscle. I am a 25 year old former collegiate athlete and am very lean but am looking to put more mass on in the safest way possible. I eat predominately vegan and GF with some wild fish and eggs. I work out 3-4 days a week and do a combo of lifting, swimming, and hatha yoga. I am 6’1” and 182 lbs. I have read on the importance of ingrsting protein shakes before and after workouts as well as BCAAs pre, during, and post workout for anabolic muscle growth. Do you have brands that you recommend for vegan protein (I do your Nutritional Support Powder in smoothies in the morning) and BCAAs? Or are they even necessary? I appreciate your insight. Thanks, Tyler

Anthony: Hi Dr. Cabral, What are your thoughts on MRET water activators? Your products and podcasts have become a very positive part of my life, thank you for sharing your knowledge. Sincerely, Anthony

James: Is a kenogentic diet good for you 

Zach: What's up Doc, writing in for my 27 y/o girlfriend who has recently been to the "doctor" because she was having allergic reactions (tingling itchy lips, redness around the lips, and breakouts) whenever she ate certain foods. She's tired all the time, never seems to have energy to do anything active, and could lay on the couch all day. We recently (within the last year) went vegetarian, and we limit dairy and eggs as much as possible, but this hasn't seemed to help with the issues she's having. She has had allergy problems (histamine issues) her whole life and found out she was allergic to nickel, as well as many different pollens/grass/trees when she was younger. About a year and a half ago she had a psoriasis "patch" show up on the back of her neck on her hair line, during a stressful period at work. It went away after she was prescribed some cream for it, but it bothers her randomly. Basically she's always had skin issues, and her mother and grandmother have thyroid issues that we now know have been passed to her. Here are the results of her first blood test...only going to give you what was "out of range" as well as her thyroid numbers. T3 uptake - 25.9 T4 - 8.1 TSH - 8.32 BUN - 5 CALC/BUN/Creatine - 7 On a food/skin prick test she was "allergic" to almonds, cherries, hazelnut, soy, and green peppers. I know she needs to do an IgG food sensitivity test, but unfortunately we can't afford that and insurance won't cover it. She cut out those foods, and had her blood work taken about a month and a half later. These were her results the second time: Free T3 - 3.2 Reverse T3 - 14.5 Free T4 - 1.11 TSH - 5.07 Thyroid peroxidase AB - 130 IU/ML Thyroglobulin AB - 6 IU/ML Positive for ANA ANA titter 1:1280 Cholesterol - 212 Calculated LDL - 127 So we know she has hypothyroid and an auto immune disorder. I believe its from some form of intestinal permeability (IBS, Leaky gut, etc) but I also think she has high levels of heavy metals, as she's always putting stuff on her skin/hair whether its make-up, hairspray, or dry shampoo. I've told her she needs to cut out gluten and dairy for sure, but what do you recommend for her as far as the next step in testing, diet, detoxing, and overall lifestyle changes? I just ordered a 21 day detox from your store...I'm going to start her on a 7 day detox whenever that comes in, and hopefully have her doing a 21 day detox in January. If money weren't an issue, after the IgG test I'd have her doing a heavy metal detox, candida/SIBO/yeast protocol, and then start rebuilding her gut. What do you think Doc? Thanks for everything you do. I listen to you daily, and I pass your podcast on to anyone and everyone because theres isn't a person it wouldn't help. If you ever want to take someone under your wing and create the next you, you have my email. ;] But then again, you're already creating more of us like you everyday! Thank you sincerely for the knowledge you pass along. Keep it up! -Zach

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Dec 03, 2017
666: Dirty Sweat, Food Sensitivities & Histamines, Hazardous Environment, Lower Abdominal Pain, High Testosterone (HouseCall)
27:47

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Anonymous: hello! I heard you mention to go backwards to see what has worked in the past. For my acne, growing up I was put on antibiotic "zpacks" 1x a month some years. I was also on 2 separate rounds of Accutane. Both of these "treatments' works while taking them. After I was off the antibiotic or when accutane was done, acne came back. My question is the antibiotic and accutane did different things, so how do i know what is really causing my acne today. today it is on my back, neck and face, sporadic. worst with period but really its all the time. I also ALWAYS break out after a workout, is my sweat dirty? I am healthy and do detoxes a lot. thank you thank you for your advice! 

J: Hi Dr Cabral, (Food Sensitivity Question) Thank you for teaching us to take control of our health, research, test and make change. I am working on it but would appreciate some insight from you. I did a food sensitivity test and came back high for the below foods. Someone suggested to me these are histamine based, but I am low for all other histamine based foods. Avoiding yeast is tricky as it is in so many things. I am plant based and gluten free but to now have to exclude yeast, corn and peas is tricky! Pea protein is in all protein powders! And this was always a staple in my morning routine. My primary symptom is chronic pain. Would you recommend I avoid all these foods for 3mths? I also did HTMA which was high for Hg - which I am removing and said I was a slow oxidizer (if this info helps). I take B12, Mg, Selenium, Zinc, Vit B. Elevated Foods (>30 U/ml) Brazil Nut 112 Pea 75 Ginkgo 72 Oyster 64 Egg White 58 Yeast (Brewers) 58 Cola Nut 54 Milk (Cow) 51 Barley 48 Bean 47 Pistachio 47 Wheat 47 Corn 42 Yeast (Bakers) 42 Agar Agar 38 Caesin 38 Flax Seed 30 Plum 30 Thankyou - I will keep listening. Have a great day! J

Chirag: Hi Dr. Cabral. I live in New Delhi, India. As of November, 2017, we're living in completely hazardous environment with air quality completely deteriorated now! What can I do to make sure that me and my family are healthy and our bodies completely detoxify those harmful air chemicals!

Lauren: Hi, I have had some stomach issues in the past..for the most part i will get stomach pains whenever i eat somewhat unhealthy or off the course of what i typically eat. I get severe lower abdominal pains but not always. I am interested in overall wellness and I wanted to see where you typically tell your clients to start? Does it make sense to get the organic acid test? I also want to do the food allergy testing as I feel it may be wheat. Also, do you recommend hair/mineral testing or stool? I am not sure where to start. Also, i live in NY would it make sense to do everything via phone etc.? thanks so much!!

Alex: Hi Dr. Cabral, I'm a female with low estrogen and high testosterone levels. I was wondering if you had recommendations on foods or supplements to balance out my estrogen. Many thanks!

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Dec 02, 2017
665: "Miracle" Pain Relief Rub, Cancer Research in the News, Functional Medicine Textbook Review (FR)
26:47

I'm looking forward to today's #FridayReview and can't wait to bring you 2 popular request items and some brand new research into cancer...

The first item is based on an ancient Chinese Medicine formula and has literally been dubbed a "miracle rub" when it comes to reliving pain within minutes...

The 2nd topic I'm going to bring you is on a single lifestyle change you can make in order to not become 1 of the 1,000,000 new cancer cases in 2018...

And finally, I want to share an excellent book on Functional Medicine that will allow those looking to take their education to the next level...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 665 for all the tips and reviews - Enjoy the show!

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Dec 01, 2017
664: The 5 Stretches to Do After Every Workout (TT)
20:34

Although I'm a huge advocate of exercise and the benefits it provides the body (both short and long-term), there is a part that's often missing from many people's routine...

And that part is stretching - Namely completing certain flexibility movements after your workout in order to calm the nervous system and begin the healing and recovery process...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 664 to discover the 5 stretches to do after every workout - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 30, 2017
663: Are You Eating Too Many Carbs? (3 Warning Signs)
24:42

Contrary to popular belief right now carbohydrates are not the enemy...

However, we all have a unique upper limit as to how many we can consume based on a variety of factors such as body type, metabolic rate, activity level, etc...

The trick is finding out if you're at just the right amount or if you may have gone too far...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 663 to find out if you are eating too many carbs and the 3 warning signs that will let you know - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 29, 2017
662: 5 Ways to Slow & Turn Back The Aging Process (TWT)
27:12

Until recently it was assumed that everyone aged according to their genetic code and that outside factors didn't play any role...

However, today's medical science has proven that their are a handful lifestyle factors that can slow or reverse the aging process...

One of the ways we're able to study these anti-aging factors is by the effect they have on telomere length, which are biological markers that tell us how fast we are "breaking down..."

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 662 for the 5 proven ways to slow and turn back the aging process - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 28, 2017
661: Why Lobsters Shedding Their Shell May Just Hold the Answer You're Looking For... (MM)
25:15

It's hard to imagine taking life advice from a lobster, but today's analogy may just hold the answer you are looking for...

In today's "pill for every ill" mindset we often lose sight of the fact that we don't always need to mask our symptoms...

This same mindset holds true when it comes to us feeling a little down, depressed, or anxious...

Sometimes what we really need is a reframing of our mindset while being sensitive and respectful to the fact that some people really are going through trying times...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 661 on why lobsters shedding their shell may just hold the answer you're looking for when it comes to taking your life to that next level - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 27, 2017
660: Cavitations, Low BMI, Ileocecal Valve Dysfunction, Oily Skin, Scoliosis (HouseCall)
25:50

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Judy: Hi Dr. Cabral, Could you please explain jawbone cavitations, how we know if we have it and if it really causes inflammation that can have a negative impact on our health. I had wisdom teeth extractions about 14 years ago and my naturopathic dentist recommends addressing my possible cavitations in my jaw. I have had some minor gut issues and what I feel to be moderately severe acne that I have been unsuccessful in correcting. Could this be the answer? I am also having my amalgams removed by a dentist using Dr. Huggins’ protocol. Any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated.

Zoe: Hi Dr Cabral, I have listened to your podcast religiously since approx episode 200 - you are my one and only consistent and trusted health guru! Thank you so much for all the help and good you do in your community - you are truly making a difference. This is my first time writing in, as i always think that other people's problems are more important than my own (in general and on here - which may say a lot!) - but here goes... I started my own awareness of my health journey 2.5years ago when i realised i was burnt out and looking terrible and had freed myself from a very toxic and negative romantic relationship (abusive partner) and wanted to rebuild my life and my confidence and my health - i cut out sugar from my diet (processed, honey, sweeteners - but i still have fruit and veg and some wholegrains). my died was loaded wih sugar previously so i really noticed a difference in my energy and skin after a month or so - and have been doing it ever since and am constantly looking to better and improve myself and my education. i am a highly stressed anxious type a personality - always on the go and 100% or "nothing at all" in approach to everything. i have many minor ailments -i feel quite toxic (city life (current) alcohol (sometimes) and previous toxins - other substance abuse, medications, sleeping pills) - i try to do some fasting, but i burn a lot of energy (being so anxious!) that i struggle to do it too often - ive probably done 10 fasts in the last year 24-72hrs, although i do practice intermittent fasting regularly (work permitting) - 16/8 fast. Im 5ft 8inch and weight approx 58kg, naturally ectomorph probably 75% with the rest being endomorph (legs) and i eat approx 3000kcal min per day just to maintain this weight (BMI approx 19, i think) even without much conscious exercise (although im constantly running around, fidgety - im sure you know the type!). i tested for overactive thyroid with my MD approx 2 years ago when i changed by diet and suddenly lost a lot of weight (i was very anxious at this time and she said it was the anxiety that was causing the weight loss) -she said i actually had a slightly underactive thyroid!! at this time i was eating 4000kcal per day but now its under control (sort of) at 3,000. Additionally, and unrelated, i suspect there is mould in my (bought) flat (TBH i believe there is mould in a lot of central london properties) and i think that i have chronic inflammation - because it's very easy for me to get inflamed - i see it on my face and water retention if, eg, i eat something i shouldnt/experience a particularly stressful situation. i also believe that i have a lot of toxins to get out of my body - physically and emotionally (based on exeperience of a couple of 72hr fasts that ive completed where i had some slightly scary but eyeopening experiences and insights). i've just completed a 48hr fast (i didnt really notice a reduction in the inflammation or many positive benefits - and felt like it wasnt long enough, maybe because im getting used to them now) and after 24hr hours of my finish time, i became unbearably itchy on my scalp, back, arms and elbow - and it's still going on 24hr later. i have tried researching what it could be but to no avail - i havent eaten gluten recently (in the last week or so). i eat a lot of nuts (because its hard to eat 3000kcal a day and eat healthily without nuts, in my experience!), coconut products, lots of organic veg and berries, some grass-fed meat, i regularly make bone broth and i hardly eat dairy. i wouldn descibe my diet as high fat (200g per day), moderate protein (60g per day) and moderate complex carbs and fruit (maybe 100-130g per day). i dont try to do keto but i need my calories to be high enough to not lose weight, i dont want to OD on protein (as i know it gets turned into sugar, and i dont want to have too much sugar (complex or otherwise). so FAT is the balancing macros! I imagine you are laughing at this ridiculous message by now....anyway - my digestion seems to be worsening - i sense that im not digesting my food properly (i have to eat alot and i dont eat mindfully - which i know is bad for me!). im always in a rush and rarely slow down. my brain is very wired and my job is challenging and the hours are long (lawyer at a hedge fund). im 33 years old and people say i look healthy - i feel like im trying so hard and putting the right organic foods and supplements in my body but that it might be a waste. my skin could further improve (acne, jaw, cheeks, mostly). i dont drink caffeine, work out with a PT twice a week on core and strength, walk a lot and do some cycling. I dont often drink alcohol (although if i do - approx once a month/once a fortnight - it tends to not be moderately, in full disclosure - classic lawyer!). im sure this is the longest question youve ever received but id love to know your initial thoughts - especially on the (extremely annoying and prevalent) itchy which has appeared 24hours ago and any recommendations for any of your tests and/or supplements and foods to avoid. Thanks for much for your help in advance - youre amazing!

Jan: Hi Dr. Cabral, Hope you're having a nice day.Thanks in advance for your time and words of wisdom! I'm trying to figure out the underlying cause for a malfunctioning ileocecal valve (valve gets stuck open). I have tried dietary changes, meditation, chiropractic care, massage, cold packs, castor oil packs and all help temporarily but inevitably the valve flairs open and leaves me feeling pretty awful. Could candida or bacterial overgrowth be causing this? I completed your parasite plan and am now a week into your CBO protocol. Do you have any suggestions for supporting the valve? Thanks, you Rock Jan

Dustin: I am 35 years old, 6 foot, and 170lbs. I have alway been relatively skinny despite what I eat. One thing I have always struggled with is oily skin and acne. I wipe the oil off my face up to 15 times a day just to appear “normal,” Thoughts? I have recently changed my goals to be more healthy/well. I take your daily protocol, increased my fiber and water intake, and follow a Mediterranean diet mostly with a lot of veggies. I still have cheat meals a few times per week. I enjoy 2-3 beers or a couple glasses of red wine 2-3 times a week. I do not work out enough but live a busy/active lifestyle. I find that I have a lot of gas (flatuence). Thoughts and recommendations? Thank you! Dustin

Amanda: Hi Dr. Cabral. I am a health coach. One of my clients has scoliosis. The lower part of her spine is shaped like a C. Around her tailbone the area is inflamed and tender and she said that it is almost always like that and causes her pain sometimes. Looking at her back her hips are titled, making her left side a little higher and causing an indent in her left side about belly button level. This is something that makes her self-conscious. Is there anything she can do to help with the appearance of the indent.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Nov 26, 2017
659: 1 Million, Study Naturopathy, Constipation Protocol, Pregnancy Labs, Coffee Enemas, CBO & Acne, Manuka Honey, Recurring Gut Issues (HouseCall)
25:30

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Nikki: I just wanted to submit feedback. I listened to your tongue diagnosis and nail diagnosis, they were very informative! Please continue to post more on those types of topics! Additionally, I am new to naturopathic medicine and would like to know how I can learn more and make it a part of my life as well as to share it with others..Are there seminars i can attend? Or a list of naturopathic doctors I that are out there? Or books that should be read? Thanks so much!

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, As always, I am so appreciative of the work you do and I truly admire your dedication to helping others! My question is in regards to natural constipation relief. To give you some background, I am a 24 yr old female, and was diagnosed with SIBO a few months ago. I sought out natural treatment with a naturopath and started herbal treatments, however, due to financial restrictions, I have had to temporarily stop treatment with my naturopath for the time being. I started following the low fodmap diet back in June, and I intend to keep this up as it does seem to bring some relief, however, even with this diet in place, I constantly struggle with severe constipation (this was the case even during treatment). I usually have a BM every 2-3 days, however, if I ever even slightly fall off the rails of the fodmap diet, my body is so easily thrown off and I can go a week without a BM. This is incredibly frustrating as even when I 'cheat' on my diet, I still always eat only all natural foods. I am strictly off gluten and dairy, as well. When I am experiencing this level of constipation, I have tried numerous efforts such as aloe Vera, diuretic teas, yoga, essential oils, lots of hot water, exercise, magnesium citrate, etc. sometimes these do the trick, however, lately it seems that no matter what I try I can't seem to get myself back on track. Do you have any other tips for how to overcome constipation? Thank you! Keep up the incredible work.

Mary:  Thanks Dr. Cabral for your helpful insight and information for body, mind, and spirit. I've ordered the telemere test and am awaiting my results and I enjoyed a 30 minute consult with you for help on my migraines. My daughter is 8 weeks pregnant and I'm wondering if you would suggest any testing at this point and what she can do to maximize health for her baby. She was on pre/natal vitamins for sometime before getting pregnant and she had no fertility issues at all. She is 30 years old. My husband and I both have the mutation that doesn't absorb folic acid so she's gotten pre/natal vitamins that have folate I believe. But looking forward to your best recommendations. Warmest!

Teaganhello. I am writing in to ask about coffee enemas. I do them about 2x a week and recently have been feeling extremely burpy and bloated and gassy afterwards? Why is this? Should I stop? ( I did switch the type of coffee from the typical organic coffee you woudl drink to "coffee enema coffee" which is light yellow/greenish when brewed vs classic dark brown. You would think since I am removing a lot from my system I'd feel lighter and better (I used to) now I just feel worse after in terms of upper GI issues. what could be going on? Thank you

Susan: Hi, my daughter suffers from eczema and acne. A friend told me her daughter used the Candida and Bacterial Complete Protocol and cleared up her eczema. My question is, will it also clear up my daughters acne? Thank you for your quick response. Susan

Erica: I've read that manuka honey is a better anitbiotic than perscription drugs. "Manuka Honey is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic." so says doctor google. I am battling candida, sibo, intestinal worms, hpylori, you name it. Can I take a teaspoon of this every morning? I have so far and been feeling great, but not sure if it is helping or hurting me. I know it has sugar, but since it has so many benefits, the sugar in it isn't the same as your evil white sugar. Thanks in advance for your help!

Erin: Hey Dr. Cabral, For the last 6 years I've been getting acupuncture and it has helped tremendously. Mostly to help regulate my cycle, back pain, and my digestive issues that come up periodically. I asked my acupuncturist during my last visit about doing a juice fast for one day. I asked her because I deal with a lot of bloating, usually I go back to my fodmaps diet and it helps but adding back in some of the foods seems to be fine but eventually my bloating comes back and/or I get stomach cramps. She said because fall and winter is yin, it wouldn't be a good idea and also it can mess with my hormones. She recommended to try intermittent fasting up to 12/14 hours from my last meal, and eat smaller meals that are easy to digest and cooked. Dosha wise I'm always a combo of vata-pitta. I'm overall plant-based, vegetarian, no dairy, very rarely I eat soy, and the only gluten I eat occasionally is sour dough I get from a local baker with no preservatives. What are your thoughts? Thank you for your time.

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Nov 25, 2017
658: The 2017 Holiday Gift Giving (& Receiving!) Guide (FR)
26:30
Tired of giving (and getting) the same old gifts every holiday season?
 
Why not spice things up this year with some fresh, healthy holiday gift ideas…
 
The gifts will be more thoughtful and will definitely not go to waste. Plus, each gift idea I’ll be sharing today will help to improve overall health & wellness!
 
Tune into today’s #CabralConcept 567 for this year’s 2017 holiday gift giving (& receiving) guide - Enjoy the show!
 
  1. Healthy gift certificates for massage (cranial sacral), personal trainer, or sauna
  2. Reflexology appointment 
  3. Thersage IFR portable sauna  (episode #524)
  4. Thersage water pitcher & Best water filters (episode #286)
  5. Shower & Bath Filter (episode #307)
  6. Favorite books or audio - pick one that means something to you!
  7. Dr. Cabral Daily Protocol (the 3 supplements every needs)
  8. Daily Nutritional Support (your all-ine-one for your morning smoothie)
  9. Dr. Cabral Detox (introduction to getting well and healthy eating)
  10. Dry brush or raw silk gloves, sesame oil, and epsom salt bundle basket (episode #321)
  11. Genetic Test
  12. Functional Medicine Lab Test (our food sensitivity test is very popular)
  13. EMF Meter 
  14. Tea of the month
  15. Blender (episode #279)
  16. Juicer (episode #272)
  17. Essential oil diffuser (episode #476)
  18. Wake Light (episode #353)
  19. 1 week trial to home meal delivery service like Sun Basket
  20. Gift certificate for cooking class with a friend

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Nov 24, 2017
657: How Many Calories Do You Need to Eat Everyday? (TT)
20:16

By now you've probably noticed that you can have 2 people that are the same height, but have very different body shapes and sizes...

These same two people can literally eat the same amount of calories per day, yet one person gains weight and the other loses weight...

How can this be? The discrepancy comes from our unique body types, which allow for many varying attributes - one of which is our metabolism...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 657 to discover how many calories you need to eat everyday (and how many you burn) - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 23, 2017
656: Foods That Wreck Your Metabolism (WW)
24:29

Today I want to share with you 5 foods that when eaten immediately begin to slow your metabolism and deteriorate your health...

The reason they do this is because they can throw off your hormones such as insulin, cortisol, and estrogen...

And when your fat burning and fat storing mechanisms get out of whack you end up gaining weight due to the slowing of your metabolic rate...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 656 to find out the foods that wreck your metabolism - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 22, 2017
655: The 8 Best Foods for Radiant Skin (TWT)
29:32

Although the phrase, "beauty is created from the inside out" is often uttered softly in the skincare world, not enough real merit is given to that fact...

The food we put in our body literally decides the expression of our genes, wellness, weight, aging, and even the quality of our skin (and hair)...

So when we choose to put high-nutrient quality, skin-nourishing whole foods in our body we are in turn materializing beautiful glowing skin...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 655 to find out the 8 best foods for radiant skin - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 21, 2017
654: How to Raise Your Vibrational Energy & Happiness Factor (MM)
20:15

I used to believe that I could pull myself out of a depressed state or "funk" by trying to be more Zen or let things just roll off me as if they didn't matter...

After all this is what a lot of the current dogma and books preach, but the problem was that this advice simply didn't pan out in the real world...

The reason you can't go from feeling apathetic and overwhelmed to Zen is that there are a few other levels in between that you need to ascend up the ladder on in order to reach a higher state of enlightenment or happiness...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 654 to discover how to raise your vibrational energy & happiness factor - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 20, 2017
653: Weight Loss Nutrients, Birth Control Acne, Complex Cases, Adenoids Removal, Wean Off Meds, Bartholin Cyst (HouseCall)
25:15

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Megan: Hello! absolutely love your podcast and have the highest respect for you and what you do! That being said, I need your help! I am having the hardest time losing weight! I have a functional medicine doctor that has run many blood labs along with a Nureval test and long story short, the highlights of all my labs were... *a normal functioning thyroid *a healthy gut with no markers for yeast or bacteria, *low progesterone (2.8 on day 19 of my cycle), *high need for vitamins B6, 7, 9 and 12, *high need for vitamin C *high need for alpha lipoic acid, *high need for vitamin D *low glutathione Is all of this what is keeping me from losing weight? I can't understand how I can have a healthy thyroid, eat a healthy diet high in vegetables and yet I am still not able to lose weight. How do you naturally boost progesterone and balance out hormones? Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge with people like me on a daily basis!! Megan

Judy: Dear Dr. Cabral, I am so grateful to have found your podcast. I am a 34 year old woman battling acne since my teenage years with the exception of when I took Yaz birth control for about 2 years. I later tried a generic brand to help with acne but it never worked. It has been at least 5 years since I was last on birth control. My acne continues to get worse mostly on my chin and cheeks. I have been on a vegan, plant based diet for almost a year. Several of my digestive issues improved once I gave up animal products such as I can now process beans and most cruciferous foods that for years I just thought I was allergic to. However, my acne continues to get worse. Starting a month ago, I am now taking about 5mg Maca, and 2tsp of flax oil and a vegan epa/dha supplement and eliminating all other oils and my beloved nuts to reduce inflammation and boost my omega 3s which I heard could help acne. However, I am constantly craving sweets especially before my cycle and I often binge on sugar on the weekends. Also, my eyelashes fall out causing bald spots so I started using a lash enhancer to keep the balding at bay although I can clearly see the new growth that is replacing the hairs that fell out. I am also concerned that I have lost my half moons on all my nails except my thumbs which are starting to go away too. Do you have any suggestions on what may be causing my acne, binging, hair loss and nail issues? Is there a vegan solution for me? I look forward to you reply.

Anonymous: I’m not sure which tests to order and I’m hoping you can give me some direction. I am Hypo/Hashi x 10 years and still don’t have my health anywhere close to where I want to be in my overall health and life. I am a 52 yr old female. I’m still experiencing some fatigue, some muscle/joint pain especially with a change in routine, exercise intolerance (can walk 4 times a week for 30 minutes but can’t do an hour long gentle yoga, Pilates, or any gentle weight lifting for strength and muscle tone). I am COMT homo, MTHFR Heter, CBS. I KNOW I do not tolerate crucerious veggies in large amounts, sulfur anything gives me a migraine that can last weeks - no exaggeration. I have seen a couple of different ND’s, thyroid nurse expert over the last 7 years and although I am at about 50-60% in my overall health I am not happy with that. I feel like I am running on half my pistons. I wouldn’t doubt mitochondrial issues. I have psoriasis which is 90% improved but still have a few small patches. I am taking a ton of pharmaceutical targeted supplements after doing the AIP diet for a year and half. I have a sensitive constitution (Kapha/Vata about 50/50) and have worked extremely hard on lowering the ‘bucket affect’. I eat a modified Paleo diet, avoid most nightshades most of the time. Gluten and dairy free for 7 years. Very little sugar in the form of honey/maple syrup or low glycemic fruit. Meditate daily for years and walk, do yoga stretches. I take T3, NP Thyroid and LDN 2 mg. I am happily married and have a lot of great support. Stress in managed well. So other than what labs might you suggest I would also like to know if Dr. Cabral would think outside the box with me. If he recommends a ‘protocol’ to treat something, say candidiasis for instance, will he be able to recommend a different care plan if I am intolerant to an ingredient in one of his protocols? I absolutely cannot take Molybdenum and refuse to suffer any more migraines when I know I have tried that, several times in the past, even a tiny doses with dire consequences. I think this is what makes me a more difficult case but I would love to work with him if he thinks he could truly help me. Do you think he could? I am and have been for 7 plus years 100% committed to my health and wellness. I have done a ton of work with old past trauma, addressed environmental chemicals/personal care/diet/lifestyle/addressing hypoadrenia, phase 1/neurotransmitter imbalance/oxidative stress/micronutritional deficiency/genetic deficit, enzymatic, methylation. I am a changed woman in many ways due to his podcast and Motivation Mondays! Thank you for all that you do for all of us.

Dominic: Hi Dr. Cabral, I enjoy your podcasts. After consulting ear specialist, doctor for my 2 year old recommends adenoids removal. He has fluid on one ear and the other ear drum is inverted. Don't like the idea of my boy being cut open and body parts removed. Is there an alternative? Thanks you, Dominic

Michelle: Hello, I have been prescribed and have been taking Alprazolam for several years for anxiety, insomnia, and to counteract the side affects of Vyvance. This past year I have started experiencing several terrible side affects and when I questioned my doctor she told me long term use is fine. I do not feel well and as I age my symptoms get worse and I want off of this medication!! As my doctor does not want me to go off of the Alprazolam I decided I would take myself off of it but I would like to ask for your recommendation on how best to taper off. Also, I have Gilbert’s which I suspect is affecting my tolerance and overall liver function, but all of the doctors I have spoke to about this have very limited knowledge surrounding Gilbert’s. As this may affect the way my body processes Alprazolam any insight you may have in regards to tapering off and/or any information in general you could share would be grately appreciated!!! Thank you, MIchelle

Lindsey: Two years ago, I had a Bartholin cyst surgically removed. I’ve had the cyst come back a few times since then but opted out on having surgery again. I’ve read about the causes of Bartholin cysts but I have yet to find any information on how to rectify whatever is going on inside my body to prevent them from developing. Is the cause diet based or is there something else going on inside me that is causing them to develop? I know there’s an underlying cause and I would much rather correct my body from the inside out as opposed to having multiple surgeries.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Nov 19, 2017
652: Dry Patches, Ear Wax, Emotional Issues, Baby Weight, Anxious Acne, Thumb Pain, Skinny Fat, Vegan Omega-3 (HouseCall)
25:34

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Tyler: Hi Stephen, I am an avid listener of your podcast and I’m pretty sure I have listened to almost every single one of your episodes over the last 14 months. I have learned more from you than I have in all four years of my undergrad. I am currently a first-year naturopathic medical students and hope to follow in your footsteps as a naturopathic and functional medicine practitioner. My question for you is dealing with a chronic eczema-like skin condition that has been going on for about two months. I developed this towards the end of a one month long vacation in Europe during the month of August. I am a very health-conscious individual and follow a predominately vegan lifestyle that includes some cold water oily fish and pastured eggs and avoid dairy, wheat, and refined sugar. I have been following your Dr Cabral daily morning protocol since February and do a combo of hot yoga, weight lifting, and swimming 4-5x per week. I have done your organic acids test and hair tissue mineral analysis test in the last six months as well as an IGA and IgG food sensitivity test. I have known sensitivities to tuna, wheat (but not gluten), cane sugar, and cows milk and my other two tests came back normal. While in Europe, I decided to “live a little” and completely throw my diet out the door. I ate all the wheat, dairy, sugar, and meat I wanted and ate relatively little plant-based foods. I did not exercise during this time as well. The one thing I did bring with me was your nutritional support powder which I consumed everyday. During the last week of my trip, I came down with what I would consider a really bad cold. Very sore throat, swollen tonsils and lymph nodes, chronic red eyes that looked like conjunctivitis that would switch from eye to eye, a stuffy nose, body aches, and clogged ears. During the course of this I try to drink as much fluids as possible, get sleep, and I decided to go back to a more anti-inflammatory diet. After returning to California, I quickly started on your immune support protocol and within a couple days started feeling much better. I also started getting back into my normal eating habits which seemed to help as well. Towards the end of the cold, I found myself itching my quads, buttocks, the back my elbows, forearms, and wrist more frequently because they itched but there was no noticeable inflamed/irritated skin. Within two days of returning from Europe I moved up to Washington to start medical school. I didn’t have a place to live yet which was stressful and found a place right before school started. When school started we hit the ground running and I was under a lot of stress trying to get everything together, school, being sick, etc. Since then, I have developed small red, sometimes inflamed, dry patches of skin in between my fingers, in the webbing of my fingers, palms, on my wrists, on parts of my abdomen, upper chest, the inner quad and growin area, as well as in the upper buttocks region. When not inflamed, it almost looks like caluses you get from gripping weights. It itches. The worst thing is it is gets worse at night and so it is affecting my quality of sleep where I’m constantly waking up or can’t fall asleep. I’ve seen a naturopathic doctor here twice and they have given me a topical steroid to control the itching so I can sleep. Not super effective and I don’t really like using it so I have discontinued. They ruled out the possibility of scabies from physical examination. I have been cooking my own food since moving up here and my stools have been regular and solid/normal looking. The working diagnosis they are working with is dyshidrotic ezczema although the patches/bumps have never been fluid filled. I just started your natural sleep protocol and it seems to be helping some. I also just did a condensed 5 day version of your detox without the supplements and just the powder. Before the natural sleep protocol, I was using CBD oil which was also helping a little bit. I’ve also been trying to take baths consisting of baking soda, coconut oil, and Teatree oil. During this time period, I have also had two canker sore’s in my lower lip that have lasted 11+ days and have been very large and painful. I’ve been using your immune support protocol on and off for the last month. I take at least 3+ grams of vitamin C and 15 to 30 µg of zinc picolonate every day and try to use a sauna every day since my gym offers it. I feel like I’m doing all the right things but it is still persistent. Sorry for the long message. I just wanted to be as thourough as possible. I appreciate your guidance!

Lance: Hello, I am a new listener and now follower of your podcast. I am so interested that I am ordering some of the books you have suggested in Ayurvedic Medicine. My question is regarding my children. I have looked into previous podcasts and have not been able to find definitive information on this subject. My children are 6 and 3. Their past Pediatrician mentioned both the children were major ear wax producers. So much so that the medical staff is not able to view the eardrums during a basic physical exam. What is this? Can it be a problem? Is this a Nutritional issue? It was suggested that I use a hydrogen peroxide and water solution or Debrox ear drops to clear the wax. Do you have any advice or suggestions? Thanks for your perspective! Lance

Donna: Dr. Cabral, I have concerns over my 11 year old grandson. He is and has been a very bright child, testing show high intelligence. However, in the last four years he has gone through much emotional turmoil with family issues, loss of a cousin, and two additional siblings, he is now the oldest of five. Current issue is he is now in middle school at 11, he does not turn in assignments yet does well on tests. He goes to bed late and does not get enough sleep and is always tired. What in your sleep protocol would be appropriate for him? Loss of sleep and emotional issues is setting him up for failure in my opinion. Thank you for your time. Donna

Caitlin: Hi, I'm not sure where to direct the questions you answer in your podcasts, but I was wondering if you had any information/advice about balancing post pardum hormones and safe weight loss methods for breastfeeding moms. I feel like I need a detox, but know I can't really do that while nursing. Any advice? Thank you!

Mari (Mary): My questions were some that were missed through the unfortunate reset to the website!!! Glad you got everything resolved. I have been on birth control for 10 years and would like to come off of it a little more graceful than I have tried in the past that left me discouraged and going back on it. I have had terrible cystic acne for the past few years and with the help of your podcast have made some life changes. I no longer eat dairy at all, it causes too many sinus issues for me and skin issues as well. I recently cut out added sugar and I can't believe what that has done for my skin. I currently take the DIM product per the hormone test I had done with you guys previously. I also take the daily multivitamin. My anxiety comes and goes but when it comes, it is so terrible. I tried the CBD and LOVED it.. sometimes its just not in the cards for me to spend the money that it costs, but I do plan on reordering because I loved what it did for me. Last time I got off birth control, my skin became extremely oily, my anxiety got a little better, my back broke out which it never has prior and it was huge cystic pimples. My results were as followed for your testing: Estradoil 1.1 progesterone 39 ratio pg/e2 35 L Testosterone 35 DHEAS 9.8 Cortisol morning 8.6 cortisol noon 2.6 coristol 1.4 coristol 1.5 H Night. I would like to come off birth control without as many issues as I had. I slept through the night when I came off of it and felt like my bladder wasn't as overactive. The physical side affects the acne, the back acne really had me torn and I jumped right back on it. I was wondering naturally with supplementation what I could do to make this maybe an easier transition. Currently, I go through moods where for sometimes what seems like weeks, I am sad and down for a reason I don't know.

Mari (Mary): Thank you for all that you do. You have no idea how much my life has changed because of this podcast in the past year. Recently, I have noticed my right thumb killing me. It is hard to open almost anything. I crack my knuckles and fingers and I can't even get it to crack anymore. Pushing down on it even hurts. I did not do anything to cause this, but it is so hard because I have an office job and am constantly using my hands. I recently cut out added sugar of my diet and am dairy and gluten free. Anything would really help. Thank you!

Robert: Hi Dr. Cabral. Thank you for all of the great work that you do! I've started to focus more on weight-training this coming winter, but I'm at a bit of a loss where to get started. My body type is what some in the industry call "skinny fat" - I have a relatively thin frame (probably ectomorph or combination), very thin legs and arms, a moderate metabolism, and so on. Overall, I have a low body fat percentage, but unfortunately I don't have that natural abdominal tone that many ectomorphs benefit from. I generally eat pretty cleanly, so I'm at a loss what I might be doing wrong. I want a mostly "lean" and toned result, so I'm worried that excessive bulking might be counterintuitive. I've researched online a bit, but encountered very mixed suggestions. Should I minimize cardio? Dramatically increase calories? Any words of advice are appreciated!

Lauren: hi, I was wondering if you could help recommend a way I can get omega 3's and get my blood work better. I am allergic to fish so i have to be careful to make sure nothing has fish oil in it etc. I currently got some blood work done and I am low in alot.. (iron serum-53; folate serum -13.2, b12 -381ng/ml, ferretin - 11ng; d3-34; my cholesterol was go, my TSH was 1.030 which i think is low? hemoglobin - 11.8). My doctor said nothing to worry about but, I know based off ideal #s these are low. Currently I started taking vitamin d3 5000, your activated bcomplex, your multivitamin and your daily protein shake. Is there anything else I can be doing? If I want to have a baby in the next 2 years, I know it is impt to get folic acid at a good level too. Any recommendations will be appreciated! Thank you!!

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Nov 18, 2017
651: What to Drink When You Get Tired of Water (FR)
22:50

By now, we all know that most of the beverages we consume should come from pure clean water, but sometimes that can get a little monotonous and boring...

When that happens it's important to understand that there are equally hydrating and healthy options...

By understanding what else is available and when it's best to drink those, you'll be able to stay on track with your health and body transformation goals while satisfying your taste buds...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 651 for what to drink when you get tired of water - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 17, 2017
650: Pre & Post Workout Nutrition Done Right (Weight Loss vs. Weight Gain Goals) (TT)
16:45

When it comes to pre and post workout nutrition there is definitely not a one-size fits all approach...

Things like waiting 1 hour to eat, or eating immediately after a workout to "seize the window" are contradicting statements that are often touted as absolutes, but nothing could be further from the truth...

The science lies in a customized approach to fit one's individual goals of whether you're looking to mainly lose weight (fat) or gain weight (muscle)...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 650 for all the details on how to optimize your pre and post workout nutrition in order to reach your goals and maximize your results - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 16, 2017
649: Dr. Cabral Gets Interviewed on How to Get Well, Lose Weight & Feel Alive Again! (WW)
40:31

Today, I get the opportunity to share with you an interview I did just about a week ago where I got "put under the lights" by one of the top podcasts in business & entrepreneurship...

I was asked to explain why I don't believe in "disease" as we currently know it and to share my philosophy on how to get well, lose weight, and feel alive again!

It was a lot of fun and we got to go deep on some topics I haven't explored in this fashion on my podcast, which is why I'm looking forward to sharing this particular interview with you...

Tune into today's #Cabral Concept 649 for this special interview and I hope you enjoy the show!

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Nov 15, 2017
648: My Top 10 Rules on Eating Well (TWT)
28:40

Nutrition is one of those topics that can get so specific and tedious that it often holds people back from doing what really matters the most...

Essentially, you can make tracking calories, macros, micros, meal timing, etc. your entire day, or you can choose to live and eat simply (and practically)...

I understand that my private clients our community members have no interest in making nutrition more complicated than it has to be, but they still want the benefits of looking and feeling great that come along with eating properly...

That's why on today's #CabralConcept 648 I'm going to detail my top 10 rules on eating well, so that you can make your meal planning a part of your life, but not your whole life - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 14, 2017
647: Why Doing Nothing Is Worse Than Failing (MM)
19:24

I’ve made the analogy before that I’d rather fail 5 out of 10 times and be able to recalibrate than wait for the perfect moment and hope I succeed right of the gate...

However, the popular schooling over the last 50 years had been that you should do everything in your power not to fail - We’re told as children and students to do all we can avoid failure at all costs...

Not only does this crush our psyche, but it leaves us living in mediocrity while we never really go for our dreams and at the same time living in regret...

Tune into today’s #CabralConcept 647 to find out why doing nothing is worse than failing - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 13, 2017
646: Missed Period, Daily DE, ACV Conflicts, Birth Control, 1st Step in Weight Loss, Immune Damage (HouseCall)
23:54

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Rebecca: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am in the middle of doing the 21 day detox. After the first week of the detox, my menstrual period came and it was a week earlier than I was expecting it! My periods are usually pretty predictable - every 28-30 days. Can you explain why this happened during the detox? Thanks!

Lindsey: What is your opinion on ingesting food grade Diatomaceous Earth for health benefits, such as improved hair skin and nails due to the high silica content, removal of parasites etc. thankyou!

Priscilla: Hi Dr. Cabral, When my son was 3 1/2 (about two years ago), his eye started to turn in. At first it only happened every few days, then it was constant. We saw many different doctors with different opinions and finally found a functional medicine doctor/chiropractor. He put us on a plant based, gluten free and dairy free diet. We have seen some improvement, but very slow. Wondering if this is something you have ever heard of and what advise you would have? Thanks so much!

Sandy: Confused about apple cider vinegar. Some say it is very beneficial to take before meals with water others warn it is not good to take on a regular basis. What is your thought on this issue. Thanks for your sincere dedication to help as many as possible to better health.

Courtney: Hi Dr. Cabral and staff! My name is Courtnie and I have recently started listening to your podcast! I love the housecalls and have been considering sending in my questions there but you always remind us how much longer it will take to hear a response (thank you for that). Well, I’ve had a big problem with weight gain the past couple of years, 10-15 pounds, but I am a 5’1 girl and 10 pounds looks like a lot more on my height. I have really struggled with trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong. I am on a birth control pill (which also helps with my acne that I have struggled with in the past but has recently started to clear up a lot), I had switched to an IUD, which I have recently taken out due to difficulties, and I am back on the pill. I lost weight with the IUD very quickly after insertion and then put it all back on almost immediately after switching back to the pill. I have recently switched to the lowest dose of estrogen pill that they offer in hopes that the estrogen is my issue. I have considered stopping the pill all together but I am afraid it will make my acne flare up. In addition, I eat fairly healthy and I workout 3-5 days a week. If you have any suggestions to offer, I would really appreciate it. Thank you for all that you do!

Mark: I first discovered Dr. Cabral via a podcast search and am a subscriber to the Cabral Concept. I am writing to share information about myself and determine which of Dr. Cabral’s protocols may be best for me. About me: 53 years old 6’ 3” tall 235 lbs. which I believe is about 25-30 pounds overweight BMI: 29.4 I’m currently taking Effexor, irbesartin, pravastatin, omeprozale, Glucosamine and Chondroitin, and allergy meds. I use a CPAP machine to manage sleep apnea. I have osteoarthritis in both knees (right knee worse). On a scale of 1-10 (1=poor) my eating habits are probably a 6 on most days—not enough vegetables. Ice cream is my kryptonite. I have found that I can adhere to a 16:8 fast pretty easily and have been doing this for about four months. I lost 11 pounds pretty quickly, but have gained about 5lbs back I do not drink alcohol, but wonder if sugar is the replacement addiction that occurred when I quit drinking alcohol 15 years ago. I do not smoke. I was drinking too much diet cola, but recently quit it altogether. I was exercising but just had rotator cuff surgery so I am limited. I’d like to get a handle on my nutrition and am not sure where to start. What might you suggest in terms of a process for “starting over”? Should I Assess, Plan, Implement? If so, which assessment? Thank you for sharing your expertise. I look forward to hearing from you. Mark

Laura: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you for all the information you share on your podcast. I always go to it when I need some inspiration, when I'm having a bad day and not feeling well. I am 35 years old and was diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome about 4 years ago. I suffer from dry eyes, all over aches and pains in my joints and muscles, POTs symptoms, arms and legs fall asleep easily, exhaustion, inability to exercise much, etc. it's difficult to be so young and feel like I'm 90! It's also difficult to feel so differently than just a few years ago when I was running 4 miles a day a couple times a week. I miss the feeling of being refreshed after exercise. The other piece that has been difficult is that I want to have a family and haven't found the right guy for me and I think my illness over the last few years has held me back. I've been following many of your suggestions. I don't currently take any medications because I don't have faith that they will truly help me. I eat a mainly vegan diet at this point with some fish. Lots of green smoothies, omega 3s, daily nutrition supplement, gluten free, cut out foods that i can tell I'm sensitive too, lots of water, infrared sauna, meditation, etc. I get scared when I see that this is a lifelong condition that progresses. I want to believe that I can get better, but haven't seen that in 4 years. If my immune system has caused damage already to my eye glands and other parts of my body, is that really reversible? What suggestions do you have? Thank you again

Anonymous: Hello Dr Cabral- Big fan of your podcast and the helpful knowledge and mindset you embody. I am suffering from some SIBO related autoimmunity and have a pesky issue I hope you can address. My anus is extremely itchy and is a constant nuisance even waking me up and causing me to sleep poorly. I have done parasite testing and am negative and assume (pun intended!) that the itching is related to SIBO and stomach/bacterial/food sensitivity issues. I am currently completing your bacterial/candida/SIBO 3 month protocol but am hoping you can help provide some immediate relief to the itchiness and help me get my life back, thank you for your time and support.

Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!

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Nov 12, 2017
645: Lymphedema, Calcified Kidneys, Low Libido, Detox Sweats, Hormone Acne (HouseCall)
26:18

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!

Check out today's questions:

Irene: Hi Dr. Cabral, about 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with lymphedema. The area associated with it is my left ankle. It stays swollen 24/7. Most of the time it isn’t painful, but it looks horrible. It looks like an elephant’s leg. I have these chamber type contraptions that zip onto my legs from toe to groin. A machine then inflates the chambers in order to compress my legs from toe to groin. I’m supposed to “pump” my legs twice a day. I’m not faithful at doing this, but even when I am for a few weeks at a time, I don’t see much of a difference. The same left leg also has about ten areas that have spidery looking veins from my ankle to my knee. Are the two possibly related? Is there a cure for my lymphedema? I’m a committed listener to your podcasts and I appreciate your commitment to helping others get well.

Tony: Dr. Cabral, Thanks again for everything you do! I have been sharing your information with almost everyone I know and just completed my OAT and Food sensitivy tests...needless to say I am excited and I have newfound hope on my journey to healing. Now that I have addressed my own issues, I wanted to write on behalf of my wife. She is 29 years old, very fit, and for the most part in good health. She has a history of kidney stones dating back to her late teens. We have been blessed with three children, but each pregnancy progressively got worse with more kidney complications each time. While she was pregnant she developed several stones, passed some, but we know at least one or two remain. This last pregnancy (two years ago) she actually had to have a nephrostomy tube for the last 10 weeks of pregnancy. Her nephrologist said that her kidneys had become very compressed and were not functioning well under the strain. She has had several follow up appointments over the last couple of years and Doctors have deemed her kidneys to be very low functioning due to "kidney disease". They stated that her kidneys are in pretty rough shape and have began to basically "calcify". Is this an actual condition? If so, what can be done to revitalize the kidney and restore its functionality..? Once again, a big thanks! My family appreciates you!

JL: Dr. Cabral, Thank you for your podcasts. I have just recently taken a functional medicine approach to my life and I appreciate all the information you give on a daily basis. My question is about female libido. What can be causing a low libido besides the stress of daily life? I cannot accept the diagnosis of hypoactive sexual desire disorder. I feel there has to be a hormonal imbalance that is causing this and can be treated. What is your advice to identify any potential imbalances in the body that could be causing this? Any proactive or natural remedies would be very helpful. Thanks again.

Anonymous: For as long as I've paid attention (Approximately two years) about two weeks before my cycle I get night sweats. They stop completely after day one or two of my cycle and are very predictable and consistent. Often times I have trouble sleeping because I'm so hot and I'll even wake up out of a dead sleep sweating like I did a workout. Is this normal? I know body temp rises after ovulation, but is it normal to sweat that much?

Judy: Dear Dr. Cabral, I am so grateful to have found your podcast. I am a 34 year old woman battling acne since my teenage years with the exception of when I took Yaz birth control for about 2 years. I later tried a generic brand to help with acne but it never worked. It has been at least 5 years since I was last on birth control. My acne continues to get worse mostly on my chin and cheeks. I have been on a vegan, plant based diet for almost a year. Several of my digestive issues improved once I gave up animal products such as I can now process beans and most cruciferous foods that for years I just thought I was allergic to. However, my acne continues to get worse. Starting a month ago, I am now taking about 5mg Maca, and 2tsp of flax oil and a vegan epa/dha supplement and eliminating all other oils and my beloved nuts to reduce inflammation and boost my omega 3s which I heard could help acne. However, I am constantly craving sweets especially before my cycle and I often binge on sugar on the weekends. Also, my eyelashes fall out causing bald spots so I started using a lash enhancer to keep the balding at bay although I can clearly see the new growth that is replacing the hairs that fell out. I am also concerned that I have lost my half moons on all my nails except my thumbs which are starting to go away too. Do you have any suggestions on what may be causing my acne, binging, hair loss and nail issues? Is there a vegan solution for me? I look forward to you reply.

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Nov 11, 2017
644: Public Service Warning on Food & Drugs (FR)
20:40

Although I believe in all forms of medicine it's becoming increasingly difficult to get behind conventional medicine after the latest news of bribes, deceit, and manipulation...

I'm also finding it equally as difficult to support fast food "restaurants" even if they are trying to provide a lower cost option due to their blatant deception of what they're hiding in their "food"...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 644 for this latest public service warning on food and drugs and why it matters for you and your family's health - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 10, 2017
643: The 8 Exercises That Burn More Fat Than You May Think (TT)
19:20

While it's hard to draw straws on the best exercises for fat burning, I did want to share with you a few that stand out...

On today's show I'll give specific examples of movements that cause the body more "stress" and as a results will provide far greater fat burning effects...

These effects are also not just a temporary uptick in calorie burning - They actually boost your metabolism for up to 36 hours after your workout!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 643 to discover the 8 exercises that burn more fat than you may think - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 09, 2017
642: The 5 Factors of Why Men Burn More Fat than Women (TWT)
20:37

Rather than pretend that it's not harder for women to burn body fat at the same rate as men I'd rather share with you the reasons why that is...

I figure that if you understand why men lose fat easier than women you can then use these "bio-hacks" to your advantage and try to ramp up your own natural fat burning systems...

For more information on the 5 factors of why men burn more fat than women tune into today's #CabralConcept 432 - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 08, 2017
641: The Winter Supplement You Can’t Live Without (TWT)
22:19

Believe it or not, there actually is a hierarchy of nutritional supplements...

Superfoods, herbs, and tinctures all fall into the healing category of nice to have, but they do not necessarily meet your body's base-level nutrient requirements...

You see, the body actually needs a very specific set of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other cofactors necessary to carry on its daily processes...

The interesting thing is that these requirements from a food or nutritional supplement standpoint can change with each season...

And, on today's #CabralConcept 641 I want to share with you the winter supplement you can't live without - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 07, 2017
640: How to Attract What You Want Into Your Life (MM)
16:58

To quote Jim Rohn, "Too many of us walk down to the ocean with a teaspoon instead of a bucket..."

Many of you already understand that you deserve more out of life and your goals have largely been left unmet...

And when hopes, dreams, and goals remain unanswered we are left with a low-level sense of despair, discouragement, and anxiety...

So although I agree that goal setting is important, what's been overlooked is how we go about the actual act of goal achievement...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 640 to learn how to attract what you want into your life - Enjoy the show!

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Nov 06, 2017
639: Heal Food Sensitivities, Interval Intensity, Test for Bloating, Eye Tics, Boost Glutathione (HouseCall)
22:22

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…

Let’s get started!

Amanda: Hey Doc, Thanks for all your amazing information. You continue to help me guide my clients to the highes