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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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May 31, 2017

Transforming your body has so much more to do with how and what you eat, than just counting calories alone...

The reason for this is that not all foods are created equal and to make things more complicated some foods don't combine well together...

And, if those poor food combinations are eaten at the same meal it can cause bloating, toxic build up, weight gain, inflammation, and disease...

But of course, there is an easier way and on today's #CabralConcept 481 I'll share with you the ancient food combining principles in order to simplify your meals and shrink your stomach at the same time - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/481

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 30, 2017

Your liver is "hands down" the most important organ in your body...

If it starts to weaken even just a little, every other organ has to work much harder and your blood begins to become a toxic cesspool leading to headaches, fatigue, skin issues, aging, and disease...

This is why it's so important to be working on strengthening your liver with whole foods on a daily basis...

A few weeks ago I shared many foods on how to detox your liver, and today on the #CabralConcept 480 I want to provide you with the top 9 (vegan) foods to fix, heal, and optimize your liver - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/480

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 29, 2017

I doesn't matter who you are, every one at some point or another has suffered pain and hardship in their life...

Sometimes this pain seems to last forever though, and we can find ourselves in a position of very little hope...

It's at these times when we need to assess what we are doing to pull ourselves out of this challenging position...

On today's #CabralConcept 479 I will help you take some "inventory" on your life and see what you may be missing that others are using right now to become more successful and happier than ever...

Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/479

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 28, 2017

Thank you for joining us again on Part 2 of this weekend's Cabral #HouseCall!

We've got more amazing questions from our community and I'm looking forward to answering those right now on today's show:

Jim: I work in the nuclear power industry. I am subjected to random drug testing. Would CBD oil or any of your other supplements test positive? My livelihood has been very good to me and I would not want to loose my job over these supplements. I also have had great success with the ketogenic diet. I lost 60 Pounds and have kept it off for about 1.5 years. I am vertically pain free most of the time. When I work out or do physical work I recover very quickly..no pain. I was on medication for a slow thyroid for 10 years and I was able to stop. I do not count non- starchy vegetables against my carb ?limits. So I do eat 6-8 cups of salad/ cruciferous veggies almost daily. I going to try meatless Mondays. I stick with healthy fats . Avacado oils, Olive oils. Moderate protein. I look forward to listening to your show on my way to work each morning. I feel like you care about us even though we have never met. God bless you, Jim

Dave: CBD. I just ordered the trial size for my son who lives in CA. He suffers from anxiety. I live in Canada. I suffer from psoriatic arthritis which was triggered by colon cancer surgery in December 2015. Psoriasis is in my family. I have lost about 40% use of my legs. Getting out a chair, climbing stairs, golfing and snow skiing are difficult and sometimes impossible tasks. I am 68 years old. In your podcast you mention that CBD helps with psoriasis and arthritis. Do you think it would provide help for me? I am going to a PSA Clinic this Friday at Toronto Western Hospital for a second opinion. My Rheumatologist since February 2016 has me on a combination of Methotrexate and Otezla which, is working, but after 14 months, I am no where near able to tee it up again. Thank you

Lindsey: Hi Stephen, I randomly get the odd dark hair growing out from all different areas but they are v noticeable on my pale skin and my other body hair is blonde. Why would this happen? Thank you for being my no 1 podcast!

Ciara: Hi Dr. Stephen, I have a question related to some hair loss that I've been experiencing for about 2.5 years now. I'm a 35 year old female and I noticed a few years ago that my hair was thinning around my hairline and it's mainly occurring on the left side of my head. It's not consistent, as I've noticed that it's pretty stagnant right now. I thought that it may be related to stress, as there is no known instances of hair loss in my family; however, I have noticed that my mother's hairline on all sides has dramatic thinning (she's 59). She told me that it's probably from years of pulling her hair back. My hair is otherwise healthy (no shedding, breakage, etc.). I've been to two Dermatologists and have visited with an Endocrinologist, in which I was instructed to have the following test done with results: Lab Results to Date: TSH = < 0.02 (low) (from 2016) Free T4 = 1.35 Free T3 = 189 (high) FE (Iron) = 163 Ferritin = 34 (low) Vitamin D = 20.4 TSH = 0.5 (from 2012) Initially, it was thought that I may have an issue with my thyroid and I have requested to have a full panel of thyroid labs performed with no luck (e.g. thyroid antibodies, etc.). The Dermatologist instructed me to up my intake of iron for 3 months (325 mg of Ferrous Sulfate), as my Ferritin levels were low. The Endocrinologist instructed me to up my vitamin D intake (I now take 5000 IU daily; my levels are typically low in winter) and continue to monitor my TSH levels, which have been consistently low (zero was the result from my last 3 panels of blood work as it relates to this case; past results have been optimal). The Endocrinologist has also stated that it's not uncommon for TSH levels to be low (I am not OK with this response) and since my Free T4 and Free T3 levels are optimal, with no known symptoms other than hair loss (low energy levels, weight gain/loss, etc.), I've been instructed to continue to evaluate my levels every 3-6 months. As there has been no resolve, my Dermatologist has suggested a scalp biopsy as a last result. I'm not going through this process, as I would like to look into this a bit deeper. Do you have any insight and/or suggestions as to what I should do going forward? Is there any specific lab work that I should have performed? I would love to come into your facility; however, I'm unable to afford any services, as your facility does not accept health insurance. Very much looking forward to hearing back from you. All the best, Ciara

Anna: Hello! Love your show. Can you use CBD oil if you are breastfeeding? Baby is 7 months old. Also is using an infrared sauna ok for a breastfeeding mother? Thanks :) Anna

Aliana: I have recently been diagnosed with hsv1 and 2 and have been doing a lot of research on how to get rid of it. There are people out there that believe you can if you rid your body of excess heavy metals, have excellent nutrition and using pure oregano oil. Have you had any experience with this and do you believe it could work?

I hope you enjoyed this weekend's community Q & A's and be sure to tune in for tomorrow's Motivation & Mindset Monday!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/478

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 27, 2017

Welcome back to this weekend's Cabral HouseCall where we'll be answering out community's questions over the next 48 hours!

Here is today's Q & A and it's a great one!

Lisa: Hi Dr. Cabral, thank you again for always answering my questions on your podcast! I have 2 questions.... Why does my 10 yr old daughter have the worst smelling urine? She is GF/DF/Egg free for 1 yr. Diet has helped so much with her Tourettes/OCD, but she has had this bad smelling urine since 2 yrs old. It is not dehydration, cuz she only drinks water all day long. My second question is, why does my daughter see spots of colors and ringing in her ears? This is causing anxiety in her when it happens. Thank you again for everything! -Lisa

Chris: Good morning doctor Cabral. My name is Chris a Fitness professional for the last 16 years. My question is about whether or not compression athletic apparel actually is beneficial in any way in regards to injury prevention, recovery etc... or is it all just marketing hype to sell the newest trend in fitness apparel. Thank you for taking my question. Love the podcast I find the information you share very benficial for both myself and my clients. Keep up the good work!

Taylor: Hi Dr. Cabral, Grateful for all your insight and having the option to submit questions! I am wondering a couple things about hair. My hair is very greasy. I typically have to shower daily because by 24 hours it is very greasy. My husband is also experiencing a lot of flakes in his scalp and hair. We have noticed it is happening on his eyebrows and some flakes and patchy dry spots on his face. Both are things I am curious if their is an underlying cause to that comes to your mind. Thank you! Taylor

Tammy: Hi Dr. Cabral, could you explain what is the root problem and how to heal Meniere's disease? Thank you so much for all you do!-Tammy

Anna: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you a million times for all of the good info you share. I am so grateful for the role you play in keeping my family healthy. I am constantly learning new things from you! I have several child related questions I would love your take on. If a 2 year old has food allergies and eczema I understand it could be candida and/or leaky gut, but how do we fix this assuming we can't just do the candida protocol and a 21 day detox? Can you outline a hypothetical program to help? If this question is too taboo for the podcast please feel free to email me instead. After much research I have recently concluded that vaccines are no longer in the best interest of our family. We have experienced too many side effects, but I am wondering what products and dosage (ex: 2 yo or 8 yo) you recommend for children to detox and see if these side effects can be lessened. Examples of side effects: food sensitivity, extreme moodiness, short attention span, prone to pneumonia (this one is scary!) Thanks again!

Kerry: I'm addicted to this podcast! Short and sweet, can you give me the low down on sprouted food i.e.:Ezekiel bread, sprouted pepitas etc. Worth it?

Meg: Hi there! I'm interested in learning more about testing / wellness consultations, but I'm not sure where to start or what test I should take. I have been feeling "off" since the beginning of the year. My symptoms are anxiety, IBS which makes it hard to eat enough, and recently an acne outbreak on my back, which has never happened. I've been meditating daily, and I eat a pretty healthy diet. Thank you!

Thank you for tuning into today's #CabralConcept and I look forward to answering more of our community questions tomorrow!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/477

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 26, 2017

Welcome back to this week's #FridayReview where I bring you my best of the best of wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging product, research, and book reviews!

Today, I'll be reviewing the detox & health benefits of keeping a Himalayan crystal salt lamp in your home and office (Plus, they're beautiful and create a nice atmosphere!)...

Next, I'll be sharing a brand new defuser we've been using in my living room to "calm the air" and add a lot of benefits that stem from the healing power of essential oils...

And finally, I'll be giving you my take on a remineralizing "black" toothpaste (and mouth wash) that claims to clean, whiten, and strengthen your teeth...

I hope you enjoy today's #CabralConcept 476! 

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/476

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

May 25, 2017

We all know that exercising is good for our health, but sometimes a workout can leave you sore and dragging the next day...

When this happens, it can often be a sign that your body is missing something...

This can be a lack of certain vitamins, amino acids, protein, or other factors, which help to rebuild your body and increase muscle protein synthesis (MPS)...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 475 for all the details on how to recover faster from your workouts - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/475

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 24, 2017

Whether you're suffering from a low metabolism, brain fog, poor mood, or you've been diagnosed with hypothyroid or Hashimoto's, today's show is for you!

By popular request, I've been asked to share what I use in my practice to help people heal their thyroid disorders naturally...

The interesting thing about this topic is that the thyroid (and your metabolism) needs very specific nutrients in order to function properly. Without these raw materials, you really can't expect your thyroid to work very well...

For details on how to nourish your thyroid naturally tune into Cabral Concept #474 for all the details on what you may be missing - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/474

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 23, 2017

Every form of medicine believes it is the best and only form of health care to use in world...

Each one cites examples of how it has helped millions of people while excluding the virtues of all the others...

What I've learned from studying and interning in clinics and hospitals all over the world is that every form of medicine holds in it the power to heal - the problem is that you need to know which one to use and when...

In today's #CabralConcept 473 I explain "When to Use Naturopathic vs. Functional vs. Conventional Medicine" for best results - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/473

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Get Your Question answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 22, 2017

It's great to have goals and it's great to want to achieve something that you've never done before, but there's a reason why most people (greater than 9 out of 10) never achieve their goals...

The reason for this is that they lack a certain system of moving them forward into their "goal achievement" state...

This goes beyond developing a plan and taking action. It's a prerequisite for anyone trying something new for the very first time...

On today's #CabralConcept 472 I share how to begin to develop a specific belief state in order to actualize your goals and transform them into reality - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/472

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 21, 2017

Welcome back to the 2nd edition of this weekend's Cabral #HouseCall!

I'm looking forward to answering our community's questions and we have some amazing ones today, so let's get started!

Rebekah: Hi doc! Is it scientifically to proved that the soles of your feet can absorb particularly oils for medicinal benefits. Someone told me that if I rubbed cilantro essential oil on my soles I could get the detoxifying effects of the cilantro just by my feet absorbing it. Also, I'd love to know your opinion or vaccines if you don't already have a podcast of them. Thanks for all you do, you have a big heart!

Jennifer: Hello Doctor! If you have SIBO AND candida AND PARASITES what should you do first? Also, I heard you say no garlic for sibo but garlic is in all the intestinal parasite methods/supplements and it supposed to be great at killing them..... Lastly is it smart to take glutamine at night before bed daily as part of maintenance? I do feel gassy when I take garlic, but I will do anything to get rid of the parasites. Please advise/help thank you J

Shahna: Dr. Cabral, enjoying everything I hear and continue to be grateful for the information and passion you convey. So excited for your book. Two-parter question, if you are able and willing... 1) what is your opinion on magnets and negative ion bracelet such as ion loop. They also have a watch. Hype? Legit? 2) Could you please direct me to the show for help with Lyme's disease for my husband? I thought he was improving without a rash of antibiotic treatment, the typical treatment, but I am getting worried as he occasionally says he feels achiness radiate throughout his body, not centralized. Thank you for your energy and passion. Most sincerely, SHAH - nah

Tom: Hello Dr. Cabral I'm just following up with my question from instagram: Does CBD oil have any anti candida/bacterial overgrowth properties? Thanks!

 

Anon: Hi Stephen, Love your podcast and the amount of knowledge you have and share! I am a 27 year-old health-conscious Muslim female in Toronto, Canada and am going to be fasting for Ramadan starting May 26, 2017 (4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. approximately - 16 hours) for a month for religious purposes (which are ultimately for optimal health and spiritual wellbeing). What do you recommend I eat during this time (and anything else you recommend) so that I have enough energy to last through the day at work, avoid brain fog and lose body fat without losing muscle mass? I am not sure if you are familiar, but I cannot eat or drink anything (including water) during the times stated so I want to fuel well during the times I can eat/drink and I am planning to workout (slowly lift weights/resistance train) 3 times a week during the day to retain muscle and get some exercise. Thank you in advance!

Ewa: Hello, our good friend got cirrhosis of the liver due to medication and alcohol. He have had almost all the known symptoms since last summer and just now going thro major back surgery, fusing last 5 discs they found out about his liver. Just heard your natural detox pod- thanks, what else do you recommend in this case? So appreciate your view on health and healing !! Thanks for everything you do! Ewa

Jen: Hi Dr. Cabral, Love, love, love your podcast!! Thank you for all the awesome information you share each day!! I've been interested in my own health and wellness for a while, although I fell 'offtrack' a bit while dealing with all the life changes and busyness associated with getting married and moving, but I'm now back to making my health (and my new husband's) a priority. One thing I've always wondered is how am I supposed to consume *all* of the healthy foods during the course of a day/week/month? If I regularly ate everything which has been found to be good for my health, I think I'd not only be eating all of the time, but I'd also get to be as big as a house! Ha! For instance, we all know certain nuts provide certain nutrients and health benefits, but we all also know nuts tend to be high in calories. I'm not a member of the 'all calories are the same' camp, but I do know that for me too many calories each week will make me gain weight over time, regardless of how much I workout. Even if we completely eliminate all grains from our diet (we try our best) eating avocados, nuts, lean grassfed meats, lots of veggies, leafy greens, flax and chia seeds, the list of healthy foods goes on and on, can become overwhelming on a daily/weekly basis. Do you have any suggestions for how best to prioritize quantity and frequency when it comes to healthy foods? Your recent podcast about how/when to take vitamins & supplements was very helpful. Perhaps you have a similar podcast related to foods? Thanks in advance for your guidance! Your willingness to share your knowledge is a blessing to many! 

Thank you for joining this weekend's Q&A and I hope you enjoyed all the tips added in along the way!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/471

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 20, 2017

Thank you for joining me on today's first Cabral #HouseCall of the weekend!

Let's get right into this week's community questions:

Yanina: Hi Dr! Could u plz send me link of podcast were u explain how to get back to incorporating carbs after a low carb diet? We checked the hybernation low thyroid and it is what my mom is sufferingn from! Her thyroid is 1.5!!!! Thanks!

 

Belinda: Hi There, I would like to order from the online store but live in The Republic of Ireland. Is it possible to have supplements shipped? The form doesn't let me complete my order due to no available shipping method for Ireland. Thanks

 

Kimberly: Hi Stephen! Love your show, listen to it every day! I have a question - I am a sperm donor baby and do not have any information on who my biological father is - no health history, no cultural history, nothing. I am wondering if you know of any way I can possibly get some insight in to my health background - would you recommend a genetic profiling test or any others? Looking for as close to comprehensive as I can get. Thanks!

 

Jenn: I just listened to a podcast where you did not recommend probiotics while healing and sealing the gut. Why is that?

Edward: Hi, Dr Cabral. Big fan of your podcast, and I did actually already ask you a question, recently, relating to LPR, and how to treat it. You were kind enough to respond, and, as always, you gave excellent advice, but I have one follow-up question, if that's not too cheeky. You mentioned candida, as a possible factor in LPR, and I have to admit that this was my first suspicion: I have, over the past 10-15 years, had recurring fungal infections on my skin (chest, neck, shoulders, and pubic region) and frequent bouts of athletes foot. I've also craved (and eaten) sugary foods on daily basis my entire life. Additionally, I've had abdominal bloating and depression/anxiety for years. I don't drink or smoke. When my LPR symptoms started, I went on a candida diet which did help with the fungal infections but hasn't, really, helped lessen my LPR symptoms. Does it just take time, or am I barking up the wrong tree. Once again, sorry for asking another question, but this is such a stressful thing to be going through, and it's so hard to know whether I'm doing the right thing or not. The advice of regular MDs has been USELESS. I have been on a (mostly) gluten-free, dairy-free, zero-sugar diet for about two months, and I am just starting on an herbal anti-fungal medication: I had to ease off on the antifungal as I started too aggressively and had, what I assume must have been, horrendous die-off symptoms. I worry that I'm not doing enough/the right thing. Anyway, any further advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. Edward.

Kevin: Dr Cabral, Recently, our 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with strep throat and was prescribed an antibiotic. And it occurred to us...we know to avoid these, but (a) what would you do instead and (b) are their some fairly common ailments that you suggest going ahead with the antibiotic? Thanks for all that you do.

Tania: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you again for all of your fantastic work. I have written into you before, and your response was extremely helpful. Also, I have done the Dr. Cabral Detox, and recently received the food sensitivity test for my birthday, which I cannot wait to take! Also, I apologize for this very long and detailed question: I am writing in on behalf of my mother. She is almost 50 years old, and for the last 30 years, she has suffered from chronic Urinary Tract Infections (about 3-4 times per year), and has been on and off various antibiotics since they began. Otherwise, she is quite healthy, is not overweight, and does not take any other medications. She does drink about 2 cups of coffee a day, and she eats about 2 - 3 oz of cheese every day (in spite of our recommendations to avoid them). Also, she consumes a lot of wheat - mostly whole grain, but not always. She typically gets UTI flare-ups after intercourse, and her symptoms can be debilitating. Because of this, she is quick to take antibiotics, merely because she cannot function. Her MD has never offered any other solutions, but she would like to avoid taking antibiotics in the future. My sister and I have explained the detrimental effects of prolonged antibiotics usage to her. She has been told by numerous medical professionals, that she is prone to UTI's because of the anatomical position of her Urinary Tract. On another note, she recently went to the hospital with abdominal pain, which she thought was a side effect of a bad UTI. Upon a CT scan, and an MRI, they found some rather large (yet simple) cysts on her liver, pleura, and kidney. She has seen numerous specialists, and the doctors have determined that the pleural cyst is benign. Lastly, she has small gallstones, but her MRI report insights no features of acute cholecystitis. What do you suggest for her to deal with her chronic UTI's, and multiple cysts? Knowing my mother, doing a restrictive detox would be very difficult for her. She has also mentioned having circulatory issues with occasional numbness in her limbs. Thank you so much in advance.

Thank you for joining me today and I look forward to speaking with you tomorrow on our 2nd HouseCall of the weekend!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/470

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 19, 2017

Our #FridayReview is back a fun mix today of Functional Medicine dentistry and home grown organic food.

On today's show I'll give you the best place to search for a holistic dentist and how to have your mercury amalgam fillings safely removed without potential heavy metal toxicity health risks...

Next up, I'll share with you how I created my own small organic garden and where to get the best starter seeds, organic soil, and equipment...

Tune into #CabralConcept 469 for all the details and recommendations - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/469

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 18, 2017

Crunches are one of the least efficient ways to work your abs...

Will they work? Yes, but so does long-distance running for weight loss - However, in those exercises take more time than they're worth...

The good news is that there are a handful of exercises you can do that will not only tighten and trim your waist, but they'll also boost your metabolism at the same time (something crunches can't do)!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 468 for how to get great looking abs without doing crunches - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/468

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 17, 2017

Most people have been told it's simply not possible to spot reduce their belly fat...

They believe that in order to shrink their waistline they must wait until they lose all their other body fat first...

This has been ingrained into our thought process, since the old belief was that belly fat was the last to go after you had lost all the other weight...

And while this still holds a lot of truth, there are 3 specific ways you can use diet, exercise, and hormone balance in order to get the results you want faster...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 467 for all the details on how to spot reduce belly fat - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/467

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 16, 2017

It's very rare that any nutritional supplement has such a noticeable effect the first time you use it...

Typically, it takes weeks for the effects to be felt, and even then they are subtle...

This is not the case with CBD Oil. You feel it the very first time you try it...

It feels like a wave of relaxation and relief over your body, which is why it has such a great healing effect on everything from stress, anxiety, addiction, inflammation, mood, sleep, and so much more...

Keep in mind, this is done through the powerful effect of natural, plant-based, cannabinoids (the active component of CBD) and not through THC when you smoke cannabis (which is what gives you a psychoactive "high")...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 466 for all the details on which brands to use (and which ones not to), what dosage to take, and when to use CBD Oil for best results - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/466

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 15, 2017

We all have goals in life...

And yes, having goals is important, but the goal achievement does not always provide the happiness you thought it would...

The reason for this is that we think that one day when we reach our goal, our life automatically changes. The problem is that this simply isn't true...

However, on #CabralConcept 465 I explain that there is a way to set goals, achieve them, and get to live a life of profound happiness along the way - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/465

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

 

May 14, 2017

We're back with our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I'm looking forward to answering all of our community's questions today and here they are:

Stephanie: Hi Dr. Cabral, I love your podcast! Thank you for providing listeners with this valuable info. For a bit of background: I'm active and try to maintain a healthy diet. I stretch every day and am fairly flexible, however for past few years, I've noticed that all of my bones crack. I was never that kid in grade school who could crack her knuckles, yet now (in my late 20's), everything from my hips, ankles, wrists, knuckles, neck... never seem to stop cracking. I'm embarrassed in yoga when trying poses because the cracking can be quite loud... What do you suspect this is a sign / symptom of, and what would you recommend I do? Thank you!

Tanya: Hello. Questions on pre/pro biotics! >Are prebiotics necessary to getting better while suffering with sibo/yeast/bacteria/parasites? >Which one do you recommend and when to take, I have heard am before breakfast or pm before bed. This always confuses me. > Can you tae your pre and pro biotic supplement at the same time? > I may purchase Doctor X's a scam? He has a crazy video on the internet. He says more important than pro biotic to help fix gut flora. tank you

Taylor: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am wondering your suggestions to avoid die off symptoms from your parasite cleanse and candida protocol. I tend to get constipated when the die off happens causing miserable symptoms. What are your suggestions to keep the bowels moving & prevent die off? Thanks!

Erica: I have a question in regard to the Food Sensitivity Test page. It's mentioned that igG is being tested, however the Sample Report shows for igE. Are both being tested? Thanks for your help.

Cassi: Hi Stephen - thank you so much for allowing our learning to never stop! I actually have 2 questions that kind of tie together. 1. I eat about 90% of my vegetables by oven roasting them. I typically do 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil, whatever spices I feel I want and then roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or so. I find this is the easiest way to cook them and honestly I love the taste that oven roasting brings out in the vegetables. Additionally, I find that when I eat a lot of raw vegetables I get a lot of bloating and gas, so eating cooked veggies also makes me feel better. So my question is whether this is a "healthy" way to get in all my vegetable if this is the main way i'm eating them. What are additional things to consider? 2. My second question goes back to me not feeling well when I eat raw vegetables. I am currently going through your candida protocol because I decided that based on a myriad of symptoms I most likely have overgrowth. I don't have a specific questions, but I want to bring up that I feel this is in part due to me having an eating disorder for several years. I have been in recovery for about 8 years now, but for a year at the age of 17 had severe anorexia (would eat about once every 2-3 days) and then from around 18-23 had severe bulimia with my binges being about every 5-7 days, and purge the remainder of the time. I also took laxatives every week and got up to needing 8 at a time before the pills affected me. I am sure there are several listeners who have also suffered through this terrible disorder, and just want to bring it up as i'm curious what long-term side effects this has had on my body. I've always be sure this has affected my digestion system, but every time I have brought it up or asked my PCP (I've had both an MD and DO) they seem to dodge or talk around the question. Can you talk about this? Thank you, thank you in advance!

 

MariEllen: Thanks for always answering all of our questions. I am so happy you take time out of your day, everyday to give all of your listeners helpful advice to be our best selfs everyday. For about the past 6-8 months, I have had the most intense itchy sensations all over both of my legs. They are little raised bumps that I can itch until they bleed. They are literally only on my legs and I do not consume dairy or gluten. When I itch, I get big and red blotchy irritations around the area.

Kyle: Hi Stephen! I've been on a bit of a personal health journey the last 2 years trying to figure out what is wrong with me and I recently discovered your podcast. I have to say, you are absolutely brilliant and I really appreciate all the work you do for people. I'm learning so much from you and am now annoying family and friends with constant information I'm learning! 2 years ago, I got food poisoning on holiday and got very sick. The local doctor filled me with antibiotics and I was up and running again. However since then I have never been the same. I go through periods of running to the toilet 5 or so times per day and not to be too graphic, but each time I go, it gets more mucus or bile like. Through personal research and your podcast I have come to realise I probably have a very weak gut, from a difficult childhood, to taking antibiotics prescribed for acne for years and a pretty rubbish diet. I have tried many methods to try and resolve it including your clean gut probiotic. However I seem to get temporary improvements, but not had a long term cure. My GP seems more interested in curing my symptoms unfortunately rather than helping me find the cause. And I am now back to square one. Would you recommend your candida protocol or something else? I also have other symptoms like bad allergies, recurring fungal nail infections, constant running/blocked nose thin hair, sudden bouts of fatigue, not sure if this is related to my gut in one way or another. Any way you can help is greatly appreciated. I hope my question isn't too long. I know you like your 20 minute podcast time limit haha ! Thank you very much for taking some time to listen to me All the best, Kyle

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

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May 13, 2017

I hope you had a great week and are ready to get started with this weekend's first Cabral HouseCall where we answer our community's questions!

Here is today's Q&A: 

Sinjin: Hello Dr. Cabral and team! First off thank you all so much for making these podcasts happen! I am a new listener and have been learning so much from your talks and really enjoying the open mindedness you have with health and individuality. So, thank you! I am going to tell you a little bit of my story so my questions can hopefully be easily answered and explained appropriately! I am a 25 year old male and have been slowly over the past few years starting to understand how important it is to be taking my health more seriously and looking at healing with a holistic approach. I have been struggling with asthma my whole life it seems, using inhalers and different medications on and off. As I get older I seem to have very high anxiety outbursts when it comes to health issues, thinking that I have the worst of the worst. I have realized by changing my diet to more plant based I have not had much breathing problems. When I was in college I got bronchitis pretty bad and was put on antibiotics for about a month straight and none of them seemed to work. I ended up somehow healing that by switching my diet briefly and using different herbal remedies. Not sticking with a plant based diet I was constantly having these reoccurring lung problems. About a year ago I got a sinus infection pretty bad and tried to work through it but ended up going to the doctor and got put on antibiotics that again, that didn’t work. So, I decided to just figure it out on my own and it got pretty bad and I started to get swollen lymph nodes. I also was experiencing burning sensations in the back of my throat every morning. So, I went to a different doctor, which explained that I have LPR and a bacterial overgrowth in my sinuses. I was put on two different prescriptions and given more antibiotics. I was also seeing an acupuncturist who explained that I didn’t need to take the antibiotics and that I could heal this with a diet change (no dairy or sugar) and lemon water basically. This seemed to help very much but still no cure. I took the prescriptions for a while but never took the antibiotic that was prescribed. I also got blood work done to make sure the swollen lymph nodes weren’t a sign of something different. My blood work came back great the doctor said except I was slightly vitamin D deficient, but nothing to worry about and just to get a little more sun. He felt I had high anxiety as well. I have been taking an internship in the Florida keys for a little over a month and haven’t been to the doctor. I did a 10 day fast before I came down here and have been on a plant based diet since I have been down here as well. My asthma seems pretty well suppressed and I use a netti pot at least once a day, which has been managing my sinus infection and congestion. I just started your ENT protocol about a week ago but I still experience congested nose in the morning and see a little bit of yellow in my morning snot after using the netti pot. I also still have the swollen lymph nodes in my neck. There are about 8 that I can feel and I have noticed them for almost a year now (no idea how long they have been swollen, maybe longer!). As I continue to experiment with this new diet change, I notice that I have really bad smelling gas as well and this isn’t a new occurrence either. This has been going on for a few years as well. From all the podcasts I have listened to of yours I feel that I probably have candida or bacterial overgrowth in my gut and feel that you will recommend the candida protocol. I am hoping you could give me an explanation about the swollen lymph nodes as well as what you think will really help clear up all this congestion and sinus infection for good. Within the past year I have also started to notice that I have been gaining new moles and also cherry angiomas and am wondering what causes these to appear. If you can recommend any practitioners within your field near the Florida Keys or a website to find reliable holistic doctors and dentists that would be so much help! I know these are a lot of questions and I know you have podcasts that touch on these. I will listen through more to continue learning. Thank you so much for doing podcasts and spreading your wealth of knowledge! Many of us have a lot to learn about the truth of medicine and what we can do to really start living optimally. We all are constantly learning and yourself and people alike really motivate me to stay positive and work on my health in a holistic way. Keep up the great work and thank you so much for answering so many of our questions! I’ll be listening! Questions How to heal asthma and anxiety? What is causing the swollen lymph nodes?*** How to totally beat this sinus infection and congestion?*** What can I do to not have stinky gas constantly? Where can I find holistic practitioners near me?*** What causes cherry angiomas and can I get rid of them?

Anon: Hi Dr Cabral, I have had trouble sweating for as long as I can remember. I only sweat from my head / hairline. After an intense workout, my head will be full of sweat... but the rest of my body will be dry. I know I am working out hard enough to break a sweat (I wear a heart rate monitor, and hit zones 4 and 5.). Why do you think this happen? Do you have any recommendations on how to balance this?

CC: Hello, My husband has an enlarged prostate. He has zero sex drive, but cannot take testosterone due to his issue. Is there anything he can try homeopathically? We are far too young not to have sex anymore. You are awesome and I love your show!

Toni: Hello! I have been using MACA powder in my smoothies, coffee every day due to the female estrogen dominant health benefits. I just recently saw in fine print on the package “This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.” and then under that it says "EAT IN GOOD HEALTH" WHAT?! (brand is sold at whole foods, it is organic from navitas naturals) Is this something to be worried about? Do you recommend MACA as an added daily boost to a baseline healthy diet? I love the flavor and texture it gives my coffee and oatmeal. Thanks!

Anon: Hi Doctor Cabral, I have a "medical grade" silicone implant in my face, of my doing. I wasn't happy with my appearance. How do feel about this material inside the human body? Supposedly it will last a lifetime and have no effects whatsoever. Now that I am more into health, I may be regretting my decision to do this...... Any thoughts welcomes to help put me at ease...or not. thank you

Mary: Thank you for your help! I love your podcast! Do you have any thoughts on cerebral palsy? Any recommendations for treatment?

Mary: Hi again! Do you have any suggestion for managing or healing Raynaud's?

Suzanne: My front teeth top and bottom are becoming very translucent. My partner actually pointed this out as very noticeable as did my parents. They look gray. Almost 1/2 of the tooth. How can I stop/fix this? I do battle with candida etc and get heartburn a lot. Will I have to get veneers? Anyway to naturally help this or fix this. What causes this? (I am 33 years old, drink coffee in am and wine on weekends) Sincerely, Suzanne

I hope you enjoyed today's Q&A and I'll be back tomorrow with another Cabral HouseCall!

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May 12, 2017

Welcome to the #FridayReview where I bring you my top picks for the week on all things wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging (and beauty today)!

The first 2 #glutenfree food recommendations actually came about many years ago during my own struggle with gut based issues and having to eliminate gluten. The products I mention on the show are 2 of the best brands...

Next up, I share a simple, straight forward book on the complicated topic of food combining and digestion. This book makes it easy to understand how to eat better and be healthier as a result!

Finally, I share one of the my private wellness clients recommendations that I researched, which has been show to help strengthen and grow healthy hair...

To not miss any of this week's top product recommendations check out today's #CabralConcept 462 - Enjoy the show!

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May 11, 2017

With so much conflicting information in magazines, online, and amongst fitness professionals, it's difficult to discern who's right and what to follow...

The good news is that when it comes to transforming your body, "toning up," and reshaping your figure, there is an actual science to it...

On today's #CabralConcept 461 we'll go through many aspects of body transformation training and discuss if lifting heavy or light weights is best to achieve your goals - enjoy the show!

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May 10, 2017

More and more people are becoming aware that we live in a very toxic world…

In the United States alone there are well over 77,000 man-made synthetic chemicals in the environment – most of which have been shown to cause disease and cancer in the body...

In my opinion, it's no longer an option to regularly #detox your body from these harmful chemicals, so that you can live a long healthy life...

However, on a daily basis it's nice to be able to use whole foods to help your liver clean your blood and detoxify naturally…

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 460 for the list of the best foods to eat for daily detox – enjoy the show!

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May 9, 2017

If you're going to invest in products to improve your health, you may as well maximize their results by fine-tuning your regimen...

One area where this is crucial is the when, where, and how of taking nutritional supplements...

Believe it or not, some supplements should ONLY be taken in the morning or exclusively at night, and some will have NO effect if swallowed with food...

These are the types of details they don't teach in school and they certainly aren't labeled on the bottle under "directions or suggested use."

So today, on #CabralConcept 459 I'll be sharing the protocols for getting the most out of your nutritional supplements so that you can achieve your goals of wellness, body transformation, or anti-aging - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/459

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May 8, 2017

Too often we get weighed down by everything we feel we need to accomplish or fix in our life...

It happens to all of us. However, unless you come up with a proven strategy you'll end up never truly achieving anything and you'll be left with a pile of half-done "should have's.."

This then leads to anxiety, overwhelm, and irritability from the realization that although you're busy moving forward, you've never actually arrived at any destination...

This philosophy applies to every area of our life - be it our wellness, body, career, relationships, family, etc. There are many things we need to tend to in life, but we can't do them all at once...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 458 to figure out the best strategy to begin to live a life of happiness, fulfillment, and of reaching your peak potential!

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May 7, 2017

 

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's Cabral HouseCall and are ready to answer 8 more of our community's questions!

Here is today's Q&A:

Carolyn: Hello, my son has a story very similar to your own health journey. He was healthy until age 12 when he suddenly became so sick that he was virtually in bed for the next 4 years. Finally after 22 specialists, he was diagnosed with mastcell activation syndrome and POTS (dysautonomia.) He has all sorts of stomach issues, and I just put him on your candida cleanse and then we will start your gut fixer. Is there anything he can do to help with the constant need for water do to low blood volume from POTS, plus the chronic fatigue and other dysautonomic problems. He is does not seem to be effected by histamines, so I feel his problem is more POTS related. God Bless you and thank you!

Bettina: Thank you so much for your outstanding information and podcast. I look forward to listening to it every day. Its the thing that gets me out of bed every morning at 5am! I would love your advice on my husbands condition. He's 45 now, but in his 20's he suffered a football injury in his thigh which didn't seem too severe at the time but now at the age of 45 he has hip problems, which seems to be a knock on effect of his body compensating for the injury. He has pain in his hip that is sometimes acute. He can walk without hindrance but it does bring him frequent pain. His doctor conducted an MRI and diagnosed osteoarthritis in his hip which will progressively get worse until he needs a hip replacement in his early 50's. I had him work with a chiropractor who gave him a series of exercises that have helped and he actually does do them quite regularly. But recently when he went back to the doctor to check on the progress, the diagnosis was still the same, an early hip replacement. His diet is pretty clean, except for maybe a little bit of dairy with his homemade granola in the morning. Lots and lots of vegetables with a small amount of occasional protein. Very low sugar, if any. I heard you mention Devil's claw in a recent podcast. Maybe I should try him with that for the pain. What would you recommend for him? I would love to at least extend the possibility of him having a hip replacement and possibly eliminate the need altogether, with the right treatment. Thanks for all you do!!!

Christine: Dear Dr Cabral, I cannot thank you enough for your help regarding my „German Fatique“! I am following your advice and slowly start feeling better, which is such a great relieve. This time I am contacting you on behalf of my husband. Since about two months he is having a strange itch on the palms of his hands and his fingers. There is no redness, no little blisters, just something that looks like „thicker skin“, which could also be a result from his ongoing scratching. I do not know what came first. When he starts scratching the itch gets worse and of course the skin gets red then. I wonder if it is a contact allergy or a food allergy. Or something completely different? Do you have any idea? I am thankful for any suggestion! Best regards, Christine (Lectins or food allergies of some type)

Lisa: Hi Stephen I have suffered with migraines for the last 4/5 years. Over the last 12/24 months they have become a lot more frequent and I am getting them at least 1/2 per month. I medicate with 50mg of Sumatriptan. I am feeling at the end of my tether and went to see my GP about it today, but she simply prescribed more Sumatriptan and also a 3 month course of Beta Blockers (Propranolol). She said that there is no cure for migraines we simply have to manage them. I also mentioned that I have digestive problems (constipation - despite a healthy diet and a nutritionist recently tested my stomach acid and advised it was low) - I was prescribed a laxative. What are you views on taking beta blockers, even if just for a short period - I am really at the end of my tether! I have also just started working with a registered nutritionist she advised that my zinc levels are low (even though I take 50mg per day) and is looking at balancing my blood sugar, supporting my liver and gut health and has prescribed the following supplements: Betaine and Pepsin (10mg); Cytoplan CoQ10 Multivit and Mineral complex, blackcurrent seed oil and adding ground flaxseed to my morning smoothie and other meals throughout the day. I also take a probiotic, and magnesium citrate and zine before bed. Any suggestions/advise would be really appreciated. Thank you so much.

Alex: Hi Dr Cabral, I've listened to your podcasts about food sensitivity, healing your gut, and allergies / hives... I agree and believe in your concepts about the origin of these problems and treating them. I'm hoping you can help explain where to start among all your recommendations. I have suffered from hives (and eczema) for over 7 years. They are unpredictable and sporadic - sometimes multiple times a day, sometimes nothing for a few weeks. I've tried eliminating things from my diet, stopped taking any medications (antihistamines, birth control), and most recently did a 10-day detox (not a Cabral detox, but a doctor monitored detox followed by probiotics), but still having reoccurring hives! I also have developed some digestion problems in the past year - frequent feelings of bloating and fullness. I believe that it is all connected, but don't know what to treat first. Do you suggest doing the Food Sensitivity testing first... and then eliminating the items my body sensitive to? Or, would you recommend doing Bacteria & Candida Protocol to clean and restore the gut first? Thanks in advance!

Larissa: Hi, I was wondering what your thoughts were on Live Blood Cell Analysis? A lot of holistic nutritionists and Naturopaths seem to be for it but it seems like traditional Doctors are against it. Thanks, Larissa

Pauline: Hello! Question #1: Im currently detoxing using a particular supplement ***(Its Davinci benefits line liver support perhaps you don't want to say the name on your podcast)***. Even taking a low dose of this product I get super nauseous or fiery heartburn that doesn't go away. I thought it might be the "healing crisis" but it lasted for about two weeks. I've read horror stories of people taking chlorella violently projectile vomiting/hospitalizations etc. This product has cracked cell chlorella in it along with many other herbs/mineral/vitamins.... Now, I'm literally taking 1/6 of the recommended dose every other day could it be the chlorella that makes me feel so ill? Or could it be that my liver is that full of junk?! I don't work around heavy metals, chemicals, and I've cut out just about all processed food! question #2: is there a way to detox at a cellular level without supplements (i.e. will sweating, eating clean organic, drinking filtered water... etc) I love the idea of detoxing and want it to be part of my yearly routine but I almost want nothing to do with it if it makes me feel sick.

Scott: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you so much for your podcasts, and sharing your wealth of knowledge. My girlfriend introduced me and is always forwarding me helpful information. I have two topics I was hoping you could address: I am 30 years old, fit, active and eat well. I suffer from depression. I am not at risk of hurting myself, but I am constantly feeling down. I try so hard to have a positive outlook on life, but constantly feel tired and depressed. I don't want to go on antidepressants. I was hoping you could help me sort out some natural alternatives besides exercise. The second is tonsil stones. They gross me out so much. I have recently started extracting them, but feel like lately they are there every day! Is there any way to get rid of them? Thanks again so so much for all that you do for everyone!

Thank you for your support of the Cabral Concept and I look forward to speaking with you tomorrow on our Motivation & Mindset Monday show!

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