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The Cabral Concept

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!
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Oct 31, 2016

Somewhere along the way most of us bought into a false belief that is holding us back from achieving greater things in our life...

We've been brainwashed into thinking that "changing," or becoming more than what we were brought up in, is somehow bad or disrespectful to our current friends, family or co-workers...

This type of thinking forces us to set small goals and never really feel fully realized or alive. It's also this mentality that leaves us with a life-time of regret of what might have been...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 268 to find out why this thinking occurs and how to break the cycle, so that you too can enjoy the life you've always wanted to live!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/268

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 30, 2016

The 2nd Cabral House Call of the weekend is here and I'm looking forward to tackling your most important and pressing questions today!

Here's what the topics are for today's show:

 

Emily: Hi Dr. Cabral, I grind my teeth loudly when I sleep. My teeth also hurts often and sensitive to heat/cold. Any recommendations on how to fix this? Thanks!

 

Ann:  Hi Dr. Cabral, We really liked episode 254, its always nice to hear what rules and guidelines other people set for themselves in the way of healthy choices. Also, if you didn't receive the email we sent, we wanted to thank you so much for the bizarre recommendation (episode 246) of placing a bar of soap at the foot of the bed to help with symptoms of RLS (restless leg syndrome) It actually WORKS! We look forward to each and every podcast. Have a great day.  + Hi Dr. Cabral, I was thinking of purchasing the Fatlossity Diet Plan manual, could you explain more about this product. Is it intended for short term, or a long term way of nutritional eating? Thanks!

 

Dee: Any suggestions on a quick and drug free way to get rid of a dyshidrotic eczema rash? I deal with them from time to time. I understand rashes stem from the liver, so I'm juicing and eating raw, taking milk thistle and using coffee enemas. I'm also doing vinegar and domeboro soaks, and using shea butter mixed with lavendar and frankincense. I'd appreciate any input. Thanks.

 

Elizabeth: Hi Stephen, I have read Inositol is good for that "get up and go feeling" and any anxiety/irritability, do you have any thoughts on this product? Love listening to your shows, Thanks! :)  - Take with B

 

Thank you for listening in this week and I'll talk with you tomorrow on our Mindset & Motivation Monday show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/267

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 29, 2016

Welcome back to another Cabral HouseCall weekend!

Today we're taking more calls from the community and we've got some great questions today!

So let's get started:

 

Rebecca: Hi Dr Cabral, LOVE your podcast. Thank you so much for all of the helpful information you provide. I have several questions I'd love to ask but here are my top 3 for now: 1) What are your thoughts on digestive enzymes? After trying the GAPS, low FODMAP, and other elimination diets as well as probiotics, digestive enzymes are the only thing that have helped with my bloating/distended stomach. It hasn't cured me of it  but it has significantly reduced it so that it doesn't occur every day. 2) Have you heard of Longevity Coffee, and if so, do you recommend it?

 

Donna: I’ve recently been introduced to your podcasts and I'm finding them timely, informative and enjoyable. I'm having a particularly challenging time right now, from all directions. This evening, as I was having a pity party, your podcast popped into my head. I gave myself the "10X" test and reminded myself to 1. be thankful that things aren't worse and 2. to focus on creating positive change. My question about supplements is something I've wondered about for a long time...when is the optimal time to take them...morning, midday or before going to bed?

 

Erin: Hi! I'm 26 yr old female. 2 years ago I got in a car accident that burst fractured my L1. Ever since I have not felt the same and all doctors have done is prescribe pills that block pain receptors. I am struggling with intense leg spasms almost every morning. They last 10-30 seconds and is very painful. It has not seemed to get better even with working out and occasional stretching. I eat a lot of potassium which only temporarily helps. Maybe one day and the muscle cramps are back. What can you suggest?

 

Anonymous:  Hi Stephen, I have a toe nail infection in both big toes and both toe nails have now come off. Is it unsual to have both toe nails infected? I don't know how or why this happened. A new nail is growing underneath but I am not sure if the infection has gone. What is best to treat this, I have read topical oregano oil may be good?

 

Enjoy the show and be sure to tune back in tomorrow where we answer 4 more and completely different community questions!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/266

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 28, 2016

It's already Friday and that means the #FridayReview is here where I'll be talking about the best wellness, weight loss & anti-aging picks of the week!

The first product I'll be reviewing is a stool test that looks for parasite, bacterial, and yeast overgrowth or infections.

Next, I have a great book to bring you that was written by a doctor who was really one of the first to speak in depth on digestion and how food gets broken down and absorbed...

And last, but not least, I'll give you my top digestive enzyme supplement pick that helps decrease bloating, indigestion, gas, and burping...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 265 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/265

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 27, 2016

I know that the vast majority of people exercise and workout because they want to stay in shape or lose some weight, but there are so many more reasons why it's important...

One of the number one ways to improve coordination is by completing a certain group of movements - and becoming more well-rounded in what you actually choose to do for workouts...

Many people believe that athletes or an athletic body is all genetics, but I can tell you from 20 years of working in the health & fitness industry that that is simply not the case...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 264 to discover how to become more coordinated and athletic, as well as how to design the perfect week of workouts - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/264

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Oct 26, 2016

There's probably nothing more frustrating than seeing the scale begin to move down and then you wake up one morning having regained 5 more pounds...

The good news is that when you're ready, you can get off this yo-yo diet cycle and begin to re-balance your body for long-term healthy weight loss & maintenance...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 263 to learn how to keep the weight off forever and get off the weight loss roller-coaster ride - enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/263

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral/askcabral

 

 

 

 

Oct 25, 2016

Approximately 1 our of 3 Americans has a parasite. And worldwide, the number may be much higher, since a half a BILLION people alone have hookworms living inside them...

These parasites can be picked up almost anywhere - local restaurants, salad bars, house pets, farms, under cooked food, contaminated drinking water, walking barefoot, etc...

And, unless you're using a anti-parasite protocol 1-2x a year, or testing for parasites, you may not ever know you have them...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 262 to see if you have any of the 7 signs of a potential parasite infection - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/262

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Get Your Questions Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 24, 2016

The Western philosophy and mentality drives us to keep pushing forward even when things don't seem to be going our way...

This can lead to stress, frustration, and feelings of being overwhelmed...

When you find yourself feeling "stuck" like this, the only solution is to temporarily slow down, step back and assess where you're at and what's important to you...

Listen in on today's #CabralConcept 261 for examples on exactly how to do this and why it's truly your only way to feel alive again - enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/261

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

 

Oct 23, 2016

The 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend is here where we're answering your questions that have come in over the past few weeks!

So let's get started and here are today's community questions:

Susan: Hello Dr Cabral I am an avid podcast listener and am so disappointed you are in Boston! I think you need to open a Toronto clinic! My question is about psoriasis. I have it but not too bad - scalp only. My 2 daughters have developed it as well one is 16 one is 7 . The 7 year old developed it after she scraped her knee. Just wondering what I could try to get rid of it and if you can "cure" this auto immune issue thru diet. Most information seems to say no. Also looking online and various studies show that people who get psoriasis before the age of 25 have a shortened life span. This is disturbing for me and looking for some help. Susan

 

Max: Hi Dr. Cabral, I'm writing on behalf of my friend Sally - she has a 12 year old son diagnosed with ADHD. She has not, nor does she want to get him on medication to treat it. Now that those teen hormones are kicking in, they are struggling. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions on how to help them navigate and or treat ADHD? Thank you! Maxiel

 

Chad: Thanks for all of the great info!! What are your thoughts on the trap bar deadlift? It works the anterior chain more than a traditional deadlift, so is it a good substitute in a routine for squatting and deadlifting since it seems to be a combination of the two? I used to squat heavy, but now I’m no longer of fan of loading my spine with heavy weights

 

Me: How I choose labs & supplements - Safety first

 

Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/260

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Oct 22, 2016

We're back with our first Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

Here are today's community questions:

Megan: My drink of choice when I go out (alcoholic vs alternatives)

Elizabeth: Should I take charcoal every morning as part of a healthy routine?

Vernice: Dysbiotic Yeast and parasites - how to check and how to get rid of?

Michelle: What are your thoughts on Advocare supplements?

Catherine: What's the best Biofilm disruptor for parasites?

Enjoy the first Q&A of the weekend and I'll be back tomorrow with brand new community questions!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/259

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Get Your Questions Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Oct 21, 2016

It's already Friday and I'm looking forward to bringing you my weekly review of the best books, supplements, research, and all things wellness, weight loss & anti-aging!

We're starting off today with a brand new research study that just came out last week reinforcing the idea that even diet soda or zero calorie drinks can still pack on body fat and prevent us from losing weight...

Then, I'll be reviewing one of my favorite book companies for exercise and stretching techniques - They make it really easy to follow along and get results in the real world!

And finally, I'm always getting asked what I recommend for energy, snack, and protein bars, so today I'll present you with my two current favorites!

Enjoy #CabralConcept 258 and have a great start to the weekend!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/258

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 20, 2016

I don't know too many people that don't want a smaller waist and flatter stomach...

But the conventional ab exercises that most people have been taught to do aren't necessarily the best - And sometimes they can actually be harmful to your spine...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 257 to find out which ab exercises are the most dangerous and where's the best place to start... Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/257

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

 

Oct 19, 2016

There's always a lot of debate as to what's more important when trying to lose weight...

Is it exercise, stress, sleep, fasting, interval training, macros, micros, etc. It can be confusing for a lot of people trying to interpret each side's point of view...

Today, though, on #CabralConcept 256 I cut through the noise and share with you the results of what actually matters most when trying to lose weight, so that you can focus your attention on just one main thing...

Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/256

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 18, 2016

This is a topic I'm very passionate about and I've been (quietly) shouting it from the rooftops for the past 4 years...

But now, we have the highest award in the world to back up what I've seen working in my wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging practice...

And the best part is that this isn't my special patent, or some new technology - it's actually a natural system built into your own body that will allow you to get well, lose weight & live longer...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 255 for all the details and how this truly is the "Fountain of Youth" we've been searching for!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/255

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 17, 2016

Before my body got well I had to rewire my brain to allow that to happen...

This meant throwing out some pretty ingrained philosophies on life that I was carrying with me and were weighing me down...

Without releasing that baggage, the stress would never have allowed my body to heal...

Listen in on today's #CabralConcept 254 as I share some of my personal "rules for life" that I live by, and how you can begin to create your own. Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/254

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 16, 2016

I'm excited to be back with our 2nd Cabral House Call of the weekend!

Right now, we're going to answer 4 of your questions on:

Chad: Is it a good idea to empty out contents of vitamins/supplements that come in capsule form, into say a smoothie, rather than consume the vegetarian capsule itself? Thanks so much

Erika: Hi Mr. Cabral, My Dad just recently had a "growth" on his prostate which he had surgically removed. "it wasn't cancerous" so he thinks he now has nothing to worry about. I am sure a growth is a sign of an unhealthy body and more bad new to come? Is this true? He needs to know this was a sign to change his ways, and is very stubborn in changing his diet. He does eat red meat weekly and just recently stopped consuming cows milk. Please help is persuading him to realize this was a sign. And do you see it as a precursor to cancer from past experience? Is there anything else you recommend? Thank you for all that you do! Erika

Tara: Is there a certain amount of carbs women should be eating every day, even if they're trying to lose weight? I've heard that you should stick to under 50 grams of "healthy" carbs for weight loss and none of those from grains or beans, but then I've also heard that women in general don't do well eating under 100 g a day, because of cortisol and adrenal factors. What does your experience tell you? Is it fine long term to eat only non-starchy vegetables for carbs, with no grains/rice, beans or legumes? Thanks!

Chloe: So I started using pure magnesium oil spray and I got an itchy sunburn like feeling from a few sprays on both arms and legs. I couldn't wait to wash it off! Apparently this reaction could mean a magnesium deficiency, wondered what your take is on this and should I stop using it? Thanks Stephen!

I hope you enjoy the community Q&A and all the tips thrown in along the way!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/253

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Oct 15, 2016

Our first weekend Cabral House Call is here!

Here are today's community questions:

Stephanie: Should someone take Charcoal capsules while on the detox?

Shawna: How do you get parasites and what foods should I stay away from?

Toni: Night Sweats: Are nightly night sweats our bodies way of trying to detoxify from a larger issue? My night sweats are so bad, I have stained my white sheets yellow and I am very worried. I eat healthy: vegetarian, don't really drink, definitely do not smoke (occasionally marijuana), and workout five days a week. Help!

Isaac: Hi Stephen, Thank you so much for all that you do. I just started listening to your podcasts a few weeks ago and I find my self looking forward to each and everyone. I was wondering if you could recommend any brand of an all in one multivitamin for Adults. Once again thank you

I hope you enjoyed today's show and be sure to tune back into tomorrow for 4 more community questions!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/252

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Get Your Questions Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

 

Oct 14, 2016

I'm always excited to bring you my #FridayReview where I talk about my top wellness, weight loss & anti-aging book picks, products, research, apps, exercise equipment, and more!

Today, I want to share a book on how knowing your genetic code can help you discover the right diet for your body in order to live a healthier & longer life!

Plus, I want to share with you how not all B-vitamins are created equal and why I look for a specific ingredient when reading the labels...

And lastly, I have an amazing free app for you!. If you've ever thought about getting into meditation, but have been too intimated or overwhelmed with the thought of starting up a daily practice... This method only takes 10-minutes per day and the results are fantastic!

Be sure to tune into #CabralConcept 251 for all the product reviews today - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/251

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Oct 13, 2016

If you're thinking kettlebell workouts are just a passing fad, think again...

Kettlebells are one of the most versatile pieces of fitness equipment you could use. They can be used for endurance, resistance, muscle building, core work, or even interval training...

Today, I want to take you through one of the easiest ways to use kettlbells to burn fat and tone your entire body (especially your glutes, legs, and abs). Check out out #CabralConcept 250 for the details and my 4-minute, fat burning, kettlebell interval workout...

Enjoy the show (and workout video)!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/250

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 12, 2016

Some gurus preach skipping breakfast all together, while others recommend making breakfast the largest meal of the day...

Then there are those stating that lunch should be your biggest meal when digestion is strongest, but won't that leave you feeling tired?

And finally, some advocates (especially in weight loss) recommend making dinner your smallest meal, while others often times eat very little during the day and save one large meal for before bed...

Today, on #CabralConcept 249 we'll clear up all the confusion and help you understand why there is one clear cut winner for what really should your largest meal of the day - tune into to today's show for all the details!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/249

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Get Your Questions Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Oct 11, 2016

When I first heard about and was diagnosed with "leaky gut," it wasn't given any real merit by conventional medicine. It was considered a made up, natural medicine myth or ailment... 

Now, 20 years later it's not only mainstream medicine, but they're actual giving people fecal transplants! It's funny how allopathic medicine always has to take it to that next level ; )

On a more serious note, leaky gut (intestinal permeability) is actually very important to understand and discuss. And it's so prevalent in today's world, that on today's #CabralConcept 248 I'm going to list the symptoms you may be suffering from that typically are caused by leaky gut root cause issues...

Don't miss today's informative show how what is leaky gut and why everyone is now talking about it - enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/248

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 10, 2016

We've all been taught that it takes years or maybe even a lifetime to change the way we think or behave, but this simply isn't true...

The way you view life can change in an instant. It all depends on our life circumstances, events, what we're looking or, and what we've been exposed to...

Today on #CabralConcept 247 we explore how to rewire your brain for change, which is all summed up with just two little words...

Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/247

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Oct 9, 2016

Today is our 2nd part to this weekend's Cabral HouseCall question and answer edition and we've got some great ones!

Here are today's community questions:

Ann: Recommendations on how to whiten teeth?

Amy: What causes RLS (restless leg syndrome) and how do you prevent it?

Jodi: I’m thinking about getting into the health field. Do you think I should go back to school to become a registered dietician or get a nutrition certification instead?

I hope you enjoy the Q&A and thank you for tuning into this week's Cabral Concept!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/246

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 8, 2016

We're back with the first edition of this weekend's Cabral HouseCall!

Here are today's community questions:

1. Cassi: Should I be sore the day after working out?

2. Kristin: Can you share your thoughts and opinions on Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome/Biotoxin Illness? I was recently diagnosed with CIRS, but I remain a bit skeptical...

3. Fro: Could you kindly shed some light onto the issue of occasional and chronic constipation and how to eliminate those!

I hope you enjoy the Q&A and all the tips along the way!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/245

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Oct 7, 2016

After sifting through some amazing books I just read this week, as well as looking into "what's working now" in my Boston practice, I wanted to bring you our #FridayReview!

The book I found this most interesting this week is a short piece on how we can actually predict our behavior and our outcomes based on the habits we choose on a daily basis. It's a very interesting read on how by using certain questions & triggers we can begin to achieve things in our life we never thought possible...

Next up, I want share with you a fantastic nutritional supplement that calms anxiety and stress, while inducing deep relaxation. It's great for day-time stress reduction, or even taken before bed to get into a deep restorative sleep...

And last, but not least, I found a product that combines 7 kettlebells into 1 to save you money and space, while still being able to get in a great home workout!

Tune into #CabralConcept 244 for all the details and reviews - enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/244

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

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