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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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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 31, 2016

Today starts the first edition of the weekend 2nd back-to-back Holiday weekend #HouseCall! 

I'm looking forward to answering all your questions today so let's get started:

Erika: Hi Dr. Cabral - Thank you so much for your podcast. It literally has changed my life. I have been taking your daily greens and have grown to love it as a part of my daily morning routine. I am currently in the middle of your 7 day detox and also can't say enough good things about the daily nutritional support formula. Tastes great! Since being diagnosed with Hashimotos earlier this year... I have seen two endocrines who weren't a good fit for me, and continued to increase my medicine. I ended up with TSH levels starting at 7, and getting down over the last months to 0.02, 0.015 etc. I am 30, super fit, all my vitals are in line, and i eat healthy! i refuse to have to take thyroid medication for the rest of my life - especially since over the last 2 years it hasnt helped me feel any better! I have started to see a holistic doctor who came highly recommended, who also has his medical doctorate degree. He told me i could stop taking my T3 and T4 (which is what i REALLY wanted to hear).... but prescribed me LDN & Lithium. With regards to LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) - I have done a ton of reading and I think i am comfortable taking it. He has me on 3mg, and i am only starting on half that amount per day so far. What are your thoughts on LDN?? With regards to Lithium, I am having a really hard time coming to terms with taking it. 90% of what i am reading online terrifies me, and so did the pharmacist when i picked up the perscription. I do not have bipolar disorder. The doctor i am seeing tested my lithium levels, and they were zero. He feels that lithium is a natural thing to take, and things the low dose of (150mg/day), is for supplemental purposes. However when i read about it online, i read it can cause manic episodes, interfere with my fertility, and even cause me to have hypothyroid! What is your opinion on taking low dose Lithium as a supplement for better health? Seriously cant thank you enough for your podcasts, your supplements and for answering our questions!!

 

Phillyus: I really enjoyed your tongue diagnosis show (TWT-311)! I have a question on the same subject that I didn't hear you cover during that episode. What does it mean when I create a lot of saliva in my mouth? Many thanks!

 

Jeovanni: I love to run, but heard you say it’s bad for me. Should i stop completely? I want lose weight, but can’t afford to join a gym and running seems like an easy thing for me to do everyday to lose weight. Please help. Thanks you!!

 

I hope you enjoyed today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to tune back in tomorrow for 3 more Q&As!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/329

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Dec 30, 2016

It's Friday and that can mean only one thing... The #FridayReview is here!

On today's #CabralConcept 328 show, I'll be bringing you the 2 top choices for light therapy boxes to decrease your S.A.D. low mood symptoms this Winter...

Next, I'll be sharing the "Fire Cider Cure" and how the specific ingredients can help with a variety of ailments such as digestive, joint pain, ear/nose/throat infections, and many more...

And last, but certainly not least, I'll be bringing you one of my favorite books on Traditional Chinese Medicine and how you can apply it in your own life... Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/328

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 29, 2016

So many choices, so little time...

And the truth is that you can get a lot of benefit from each one - the trick is knowing which one to choose according to your goals...

So to help, I'm going to break down the pros and cons to each workout method and you can see which one is the best fit for you...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 327 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/327

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 28, 2016

One of the first steps to achieving any long-term goal is understanding that being perfect is not even an option...

Of course, most of us would love to have rock-solid willpower and always be on target when it comes to doing what we need to do to get where we want to go, but sometimes life puts obstacles in our way...

It's what we do, though, when we encounter these obstacles that either makes us or break us...

On today's #CabralConcept 326 I'll teach you one guiding principle that will allow you better handle any situation you encounter. This will allow you to not have to be "perfect," while still achieving your goals - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/326

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 27, 2016

Today I want to share with you the big 4 heavy metals that most people have accumulated inside of them causing them a host of health & weight issues without them even knowing it...

This heavy metal toxicity can be one of the underlying causes for fatigue, auto-immune, dementia, Alzheimer's, weight gain, low thyroid, hormone imbalance, migraines, neurological issues, and many more...

The good news is that there are multiple studies showing that just 2 foods can make all the difference in helping you to detox approximately 87% of those heavy metals out of your body in just 6 weeks!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 325 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/325

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 26, 2016

Being happy rarely has to do with the amount of money you make or the material items you accumulate...

Those possessions can pacify your emptiness for awhile, but eventually a deeper meaning to life becomes necessary and no object can ever fill that void...

On today's #CabralConcept #324 I'll describe what "Minimalism" is and how you can incorporate it at any level you'd like into your life to find more meaning, happiness, and contentment - Enjoy the Show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/324

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Dec 25, 2016

Welcome back to our 2nd Cabral Holiday #HouseCall this weekend!

I'm glad to have you listening and can't wait to share the community questions we had come in on today's show:

Vrajhi (Vruh Zhy) Hello Dr Cabral. I have been listening to your podcasts for a few months now and I just wanted to thank you for all that you do. You have helped me to learn so much about what is going on with my body and how I can change the dysfunction of my body naturally. My husband and I have been saving up to order the 21 day detox, and we are really excited about it. However, over the last month I have began to think that may not be where I should start. I know I have problems with leaky gut(since I'm gluten sensitive) and maybe even candida, and also have the impressions on my tongue that you talked about last week (episode 302), so I know my digestion is not up to par. I, also, look forward to your episode on tongue diagnosis. I was diagnosed with PCOS, sleep apnea, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome at the tender age of 25(4 years ago). I always feel thirsty except when I am not drinking water, but I love water. I do not sweat often, but I have problems with a sweaty smell in my armpit area. There are other things, but I really would just like to know where I should start? There are plenty of tests I can run, but I cannot run them all. Please show me where to start and thank you so very much!

 

Amy: Hi Dr. Cabral, My name is Amy and I am a registered dietitian. I listen to your podcasts and absolutely LOVE them. I appreciate all the information you provide. Thank you! I had a question about which supplement you would suggest for myself. I get vaginal yeast infections frequently and was wondering if I should look into either the Candida Clean or the Candida and Bacterial Complete Protocol? Thanks so much, Amy

 

Vince D: Love the show! Quick question… what type of coffee enema kit do you use in your practice? Thanks!!

I hope you enjoyed the Q&A and all the tips added in along the way!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/323

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 24, 2016

Thank you for tuning in and welcome to the Holiday Cabral #HouseCall weekend edition!

Here are today's community questions:

Greg: Hello, Thank you for the episode on water filters. I have been looking into getting an "Enagic" that supposedly filters and alkalizes for my home. Do you know anything about this brand, and do you recommend for an important health investment? 

AnneMarie: Happy Light Review: Hi Stephen, I live in Portland, Oregon and I was wondering what your advice would be regarding purchasing a happy light that gives natural vitamin D? Here there can be a lack of sunshine here during the winter and I'm trying to prevent the seasonal affective disorder. I'm new to listening your show so I apologize if you already mentioned it. Thanks for sharing valuable information! Sincerely, Annemarie

Anna: What do you consider the healthiest bake/stove-top cookware? I do know cast iron is great but hard to keep up with. What do you think about a brand like "Zwilling ceramic non stick" - with "aluminum core" we all know aluminum is horrible, but supposedly this is safe. Thank you!!!

Have a great holiday weekend!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/322

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 23, 2016

In 2017 I'll be talking a lot more about why what you take out of your body is just as important as what you put in...

As you may already know there are now close to 100,000 man-made synthetic #toxins in the environment that we're exposed to on a daily basis. As these chemicals interact with our cells and other toxins, the results can be devastating for our health...

Listen in to #CabralConcept 321 where we'll be discussing 3 simple treatments you can do (2 of them right at home) to help #detox your body and remove harmful cancer causing #chemicals - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/321

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 22, 2016

I really believe everyone needs a small amount of exercise equipment at home to make up a little home gym they can rely on when life gets in the way and they can't make a workout session at the gym...

Plus, home gym equipment has come so far, that often times you'll find a gym membership becomes unnecessary and that you actually enjoy your own quiet space...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 320 to find out my top home gym for 2017 - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/320

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 21, 2016

Have you ever wondered how many times per day you should really be eating if your goal is to be healthy and strong? Would this number of meals per day be different if your goal was weight loss?

The trouble with our current nutritional guru mentality is that we try to fit everyone into one box. This is what's happening right now and unfortunately research studies are being cherry-picked in order to justify certain viewpoints...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 319 to find out the unbiased truth about how often you should eat and how many meals per day are best for your body and goals - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/319

 

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

Dec 20, 2016

Sleep is funny thing - We don't give it too much credit until it's too late and we're feeling stressed, drained, sleep deprived, and worn out...

Often times though, when our bodies become unbalanced our sleep suffers. This can mean various things from not being able to fall asleep right away to sometimes falling asleep fine only to wake up throughout the night...

To combat this, tune into #CabralConcept 318 where I explain how to use these top 3 herbs for sleep in order to calm your racing mind and help you get the deep sleep you need - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/318

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 19, 2016

There's no doubt about it, life can get overwhelming. As a result, those feelings sometimes can cause us to pull back a little bit on what we're willing to go for...

This can lead to a situation where you never seem to be accomplishing anything. This is also the place where you watch your goals trickle by you year after year...

But there is an answer. And that solution starts with a single thought that it is never too late to rewrite your life... In today's #CabralConcept 317, I'm going to explain how you can choose a new path for yourself at any time - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/317

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

 

Dec 18, 2016

Part 2 of the weekend Cabral #HouseCall is here and I'm looking forward to answering 3 more of your questions today!

Here are our next community questions up to be answered:

Dee: Hi Stephen.. greetings from Ireland! In the past month I have stopped taking birth control pills, I was on it for a very long time (15yrs) I'm eating great, exercising, sleeping and generally feeling really well but my skin is going a little haywire!! Especially along my jawline which I understand is linked to hormones. My question is this.. is there anything I can do to help it calm down? The only supplements I take are Cod Liver Oil and a probiotic... I'd really love your advice! Thanks in advance.. you're an inspiration! Dee x

 

Edith: Hi Dr. Cabral, Do you have any thoughts about long term use of adderal on the brain? I have both ADHD and stage 3 adrenal fatigue per my Naturopath. I have asked my psychiatrist if ADderal is bad for adrenal Fatigue and he laughed and said adrenal fatigue doesn't even exist. What are your thoughts? I know I need to stop but I rely on it for energy.

 

Vivek: Thanks Dr. Cabral, for all your help!! I have been on quite the journey making a lot of progress with many aspects of my health but feel there are things I can still improve on. I have worked with many functional doctors, naturopaths, metabolic nutritionists and done elaborate tests and protocols. I have been noticing my liver area and sometimes the left side under my rib cage feel tender/ feeling heavy. I still have some skin itchiness and rashes/irritation, minor hair loss in patches/ eyebrows, and hands get hot/cold as well as chills in my body/feet in the evening. There is a tongue coating, and stale breath at times, I also had elevated liver enzymes and SIBO, and have a feeling that that my gut health is a result of my liver health. 

 

Thank you for tuning in to the Q&A and all the tips thrown in along the way!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/316

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 17, 2016

Can you believe it's already the weekend? That can mean only one thing... We're back answering all of our community's questions on all things health, wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging!

Here are today's questions:

Jill S: Is it okay for me to do the detox (Dr. Cabral Detox) while I have my period. Also, is it normal not to lose as much weight the week before my period? Thanks!

 

Morghan: Thank you for sharing so much information via your podcast! Quick question in regard to episode #300, would you recommend the same immunity protocol during pregnancy? It's so hard getting accurate information on holistic treatments during pregnancy. Thank you for your help

 

Jasmine: what protocal should I start for for parents aged 68 and 73 years old. They have been on Omeprazole for decades. I need to convince them into dietary changes and if possible I would like you to suggest what supllements I should order from your for them. Both of them have had their gall bladder removed years ago, but have not been concerned about any changes of diet. Thank you!

 

Justine: Hi! My friend got me hooked on your podcasts and I love them! I struggle with mild acne, but to me, it's severe. Every time I get a pimple it leaves a mark, even if I don't try to pop it. It looks like I have chicken pox! I live a healthy lifestyle. Weight train/do cardio 6 days a week, maintain a healthy diet but definitely have my cheat days. I swear no matter what I've taken (birth control, spironolactone) or skin treatment I've done nothing fully works. My acne never fully goes away and I'm at the point where I'm so self consious I don't want to go out. I'm headed down the acutane path... Not what I want to do but I feel as though I'm at a loss and just want results. Please help! What do you suggest? How can I get healthy, glowing, no mark skin without taking an intense drug? Thank you in advance and sorry this was so long!

 

Thank you for listening and be sure to check back tomorrow where I answer 3 more of our community questions!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/315

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 16, 2016

I can't believe it's already Friday and that of course can only mean one thing - the #FridayReview is here!

Today, I'm reviewing a short, motivating book on "The New Rules for Health." It's a quick and easy inspirational read for where to start and how to make small changes to reach your health goals!

Next up, I describe the ideal way to begin to re-engineer your life through journaling. Plus, I share my favorite type of journal to carry around and write in...

And finally I finish up with the exact annual blood work I run every January to ensure my numbers are within range from a Functional Medicine perspective... Check out today's #CabralConcept 314 for all the details!  

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/314

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 15, 2016

There's so much debate over what and when to eat after your workout that I wanted to break down the myths vs. science, as well as teach you exactly what you should be doing to maximize your results...

I'm also going to give you the top 5 foods to eat after your workout in order to refuel your body without disturbing your metabolism or causing any slowing of your progress...

Tune into #Cabral Concept #313 to find out the foods I recommend (and in what order) so that you can keep going strong - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/313

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 14, 2016

If you've ever struggled with losing the weight and keeping it off forever, it's important to step back and watch and learn from those that have successfully done it before you...

Modeling a blueprint for success is truly the easiest way to get results and keep them. Plus, you'll save time, money, and stress by implementing a plan that's already been proven to work...

On today's #CabralConcept 312 I want to share with you the 1 thing all successful dieters do to keep the weight off forever - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/312

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 13, 2016

 

Once you begin to see that your entire body is connected through a system of nerves, fluid, impulses, and energy you will see that nothing is separate from the whole...

This means that you can tell a lot about your internal health by simply examining your outer appearance. One easy way to do that is by looking at your tongue. You'd be surprised at what it has to say...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 311 to find out what your tongue can tell you about your health - enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/311

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 12, 2016

Often times when we're trying to achieve a goal we think we need to do more, or be more in order to get ahead...

The problem is that this is rarely true. For the most part, all of us are already working hard enough. We put in the hours and the time, but the problem is that it's not being channeled in the right direction...

And, to make matters worse we have so many distractions that we can't see clearly what it is we need to focus on to breakthrough and begin getting the results we deserve...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 310 for the answer as to how to destress your life in order to get ahead and achieve your goals - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/310

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 11, 2016

We're back with Day 2 of the Cabral HouseCall shows and I'm looking forward to tackling a brand new group of your questions!

Now let's get into the community questions for the day:

Michelle: Hi Dr. Cabral. I was wondering what your thoughts on inversion tables are? I do not have back problems but have been thinking about getting one to use more like getting massages---it's just a healthy thing to do. I would love to know your opinion. If you have talked about this already then please just point me to that episode. Thanks again, Michelle

 

Britney: I had chest pain and was told that I have costochondritis. How you you get costochondritis, what are natural ways to get rid of it, and how can I prevent a flare up of chest pain? Does dairy make costochondritis worse because it causes inflammation? Which upper body exercises are safe to do that will not make my chest hurt or make costochondritis worse? Thank you!! Britney

 

Jessi: Helo! I have constant neck pain, and seem to tweak my neck very easily. the stiff neck and pain last for about 5 days... pain in between lower skull and top of shoulder. Left or fight side, always changing. I know I have poor posture, but find it so hard to really make any changes since I sit at a computer all day. Are there top stretches that can actually change your posture? Is posture why the pain occurs so easily? How long realistically would it take to change posture with stretching? thank you.

 

Anon: Good day Dr Cabral, i know its best to cook at home where i can control exactly what i'm eating. However, Could you recommend some healthy chain restaurants to eat at? Thank you!

 

I hope you enjoyed this weekend's HouseCalls and all the tips inside and out of each question!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/309

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

 

Dec 11, 2016

Today's Bonus Replay is from over 100 episodes ago and even though I lost my voice the day before the show still went on!

And voice, or no voice, this has actually been our most popular #CabralConcept episode to date!

I hope you enjoy the show and here are the questions I answered on it:

Dan: Should everyone be drinking bone broth?

Dawn: Where should I start with probiotics?

Jessica: Should I be eating fermented foods?

Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/197

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

 

Dec 10, 2016

The weekend is here and that means I'm answering your questions on all things, wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging, so let's get started with the Cabral #HouseCall!

Here are today's Community questions:

Anon: Thank you for spreading your wisdom! Have been longtime follower of health and nutrition pioneers-Dr. Hoffman,Oz,the late Dr. Asche (currently Dr Lyons has continued his work) and countless others! Was wondering if you are familiar with them and who inspired you. Again, thank you for all you do and answering my question with such compassion! My daughter is currently interviewing at many medical schools and will hopefully continue helping others as you do!

 

Anon: When doing a detox to heal the gut when is the right time to start introducing that daily probiotic?

 

Michele: First of all thank you for all of the amazing advice and information you put out DAILY--I love your podcast and Instagram posts! I was wondering what type of chair you use at your office desk--I need a new one and want something "healthy". I have been debating between a stability ball chair and the "Core Chair". Any thoughts? Thanks again, Michelle

 

Ewa: hello doc, thanks for your great podcasts!! Today when I listened in you talked about when "You Tried It All" dilemma and frustration and where to go from there. My daughter is 15 and even tho we eat "real" and whole food she struggel with her weight. I so bad want to help her but not sure how to do it in the best healthiest way, physically mentally... What would you suggest we try, or which tests to do? How is your Protocol different for teens than adults? Also, are there any way to know when you will answer this particular question? Thanks a bunch! Ewa

 

I hope you enjoyed the Q&A and be sure to tune back in tomorrow for another 4 questions answered!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/308

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Get Your Questions Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 9, 2016

I'm back with another #FridayReview and I'm excited to bring you my top recommendations for a shower head filter and why it is an absolute must-have to prevent toxic gas exposure...

Plus, I'll be sharing one of my favorite styles of eating and a cookbook with over 500 recipes to mix, match, and choose from! And, last but not least, I'll be reviewing one of the can't live without supplements almost everyone needs to be taking during the Winter...

Tune into #CabralConcept 307 for all the details and must-have product reviews - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/307

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Dec 8, 2016

We've been led to believe that when you're feeling tight or inflexible that more stretching will help...

But, what happens when you've been stretching for some time and you're still stiff? Do you just keep stretching more? The answer is no...

The truth is that the human body becomes stiff for many reasons and working out is just one of them. Poor posture, mineral imbalance, inflammation, repetitive motion, and poor oxygenation are all overlooked reasons for muscle and joint stiffness...

However, the biggest reason you may be locked up is due to nervous system tension, and no amount of stretching is going to get your muscles to relax until you add one missing technique that almost no one uses or teaches...

Tune into #CabralConcept 306 for details on the causes of why you feel so tight and how you can reverse this process to protect your hips, lower back, neck, shoulders, and the rest of your body for a lifetime of easy movement - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/306

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

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