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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, 2017

I had previously done a podcast on "What your tongue says about your health," and today I'd like to follow up along the same lines...

However, today we'll be assessing your nails and what all the different deviations from the norm may mean...

For example, if you have dry, brittle, peeling, ridged, white, dark red, pitted, black specks, white spots, or brown lines they can all mean that there may be some underlying health issue...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 643 for the early warning signs of nail diagnosis - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/634

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Oct 30, 2017

Every once in awhile we all get to a place that seems dark, dreadful and hard to pull ourselves out of...

If you ever find yourself here, don't despair and do understand that there is always hope...

You can and will find a way out as long as you do not give up and you look towards the success of others...

There is someone out there that has been where you are right now and has made it out to the other side - Replicate that success...

For more details on how to reclaim your life and get back on track tune into today's #CabralConcept 632 - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/632

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Oct 29, 2017

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

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

Let’s get started!

Ronda: I have a deep ridge in one of the nails on my left hand that has been there for close to a year. I have not slammed it in anything so I am concerned it is the sign of an underlying condition. Any and all information on what to do would be greatly appreciated. It has been there for close to a year. I have not seen any doctors regarding it, I have researched and can only find it can be from poor absorption. I suffer from muscle cramps regularly and I wonder if the two are related. I only drink water and have coconut water daily. My diet has not been great until recently when I started your fatlossity diet, which has been great. I have been on it for 2 weeks and have lost weight. Before the diet I still ate pretty healthy eating grass fed and organic foods as much as possible. I am not a big sugar eater but I do love fruit.

Mark: Hello Dr Cabral, Hope you are well : ) I just listened to your Podcast on CBD Oil. Last weekend, I went to Seattle last weekend for a Qi Gong workshop which was great and I slept pretty darn well out there! After returning to Colorado, as the week progressed things got stressful and I didn’t sleep so well and got some new breakouts on my face. I’m thinking I should try some CBD for anxiety and sleep. What do you think? Can you recommend a CBD brand or product for me to purchase? Also can you recommend a Naturopath or Functional Med Doc in the Denver/ Boulder Colorado area? All the Best, Mark O

Janice: what is the best test to check liver health? can you check if it goes through phase 1 and phase 2 detox? thanks! 

Teresa: Hello Dr. Cabral, First off, thank you for the wealth of information you provide to you listeners. It truly has made a difference in my life! My daughter has the symptoms of HS, Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Last year she saw a dermatologist but all they do is suggest on taking some form of medication and to wear tight clothing so that there is no rubbing on her skin. She was not diagnosed with HS but when I looked up her symptoms, everything matches what she is suffering from. She has marble sized lumps under her armpits, occasional groin area, back, and various parts of her body and they do drain pus. I truly appreciate any knowledge and information your can share in helping her heal. 

Lo: Hi! I love your MM mondays, and now I almost wish everyday was monday. Unfortunatley I have listened to all of them now, and I wish there was more. Could you please recomend some books, articles or especially podcasts that motivate YOU in your life? Thank you and keep up the good work! 

Jennifer: Dear Dr.Cabral, I am 44 and in fairly good health. I could lose about 25-30 pounds and feel perfect. I did the 7 day detox in July and lost about 10 pounds and have kept 9 off so far. I have been struggling with my libido for quite sometime now. I know there is a emotional component involved but I believe it’s more than that. At this point my libido is now at a zero. Can you advise me what test to take or what supplements I should look into? I have not seen a physician for this as I am not interested in medications if I can help it. Thank you for your time. I recommend you to all my clients, family, and friends. Jennifer

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

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http://StephenCabral.com/632

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Oct 28, 2017

Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!

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

Check out today's questions:

Lisa: Hi Dr. Cabral, I’m asking this question for a friend and I will list the problems so its easier. 5yr old boy with Autism Have done many tests: Stool, OATS, Heavy Metals and vitamins Results: yeast overgrowth, high lead, arsenic, aluminum, Clostridium Difficele and E. Coli Child does not have overgrowth bacteria or parasites. He does have MTHFR and CBS gene mutations What would be the order to address his problems so I can help his mom? Thank you so much and I hope one day you can do a podcast on Autism

Julie L.: Hi Dr. Cabral, I recently found your podcasts and have enjoyed the various topics you cover. I searched on your website for information about Cyclic Vomiting and could not find anything. Here is the story . . . My 17 year old daughter has experienced an unexplained, alternating pattern of vomiting for the past 4 years or so. I often thought it was tied to the flu, food poisoning or other. Her symptoms include nausea, intense stomach pain, and episodes of constant vomiting (this can last up to 3 days). In the last year migraine headaches were added to this list of symptoms and the vomiting episodes became more frequent. Her MD ran a series of blood and stool tests, but did not find anything out of normal limits, including h. pylori. The doctor diagnosed her with "cyclic vomiting syndrome" and high cortisol levels, which is why she felt nausea every morning and had alternating vomiting episodes. She has since been prescribed Zofran Odt to use at the earliest onset of nausea and Rizatriptan 10 MG (SSRI) for the vomiting once it has started. The pills have helped reduce episodes but the morning nausea persists. We were told she would grow out of this. Are you familiar with this diagnosis and do you have any thoughts about this disease? (From a mom's perspective I would add that she is a high comp soccer player and sleeps about 5-7 hours on a good night, comes home after school and has to take a 2 hour nap after school each day. Her diet is ok but she does eat a lot of gold fish and popcorn for snacks). Thank you, Julie L. 

Nikki: Hi again! A couple months ago I had a lump in my underarm. It dissipated in a couple weeks and I assumed my body was just fighting off an illness. I've recently gotten 2 more. A larger lump in one (bean size) and smaller in the other (pea size). They are painful to the touch. I'm hoping it's an abscess but have an appointment with my doc soon to check it out. If an abscess, I want to figure out what is triggering the inflammation so I can correct it. Any light you can shed would be great. As always, a huge THANK YOU to you and your team. Your knowledge, time and efforts in providing us this information is so much appreciated. Cheers to our health! Best, Nikki.

Jessica: Hi Dr. Cabral! Ive been listening to your podcast religiously for about 6 months and i just want to say thank you for sharing your knowledge. I'm positive with your help I can heal my body. I seem to have issues with staying hydrated especially when I exercise. I've been starting my day off with warm water, Himalayan salt, and lime and that seems to help on a daily basis. However, when I go moutain biking in perticular I usually get a massive headache and it takes me about 6-8 hours to rehydrate. I put a good amount of pink salt in my camelback when I ride and it helps but I still usually start to feel terrible about 2 hours after I ride. I suspect this is some sort of auto immune response as I also suffer from Alopecia Areata. That started about ten years ago due to stress and I gave up gluten 8 years ago which helped tremendously. I get like one random bald spot now and then which tells me my body is not in optimal condition. I've been eating pretty clean for about six months, no gluten, hardly any dairy and very little processed foods and sugar. I'd like to know your recommendation on how to treat the hydration situation for the long term as well as your recommendation on what to do in the short term while my body is healing. Thanks again! Jess

Anonymous: Hi Dr Cabral, I sent an AskCabral question the other week in relation to slow skin healing and wanted to provide a bit more info as realize I probably didn't give any; - late 20s, juice daily, drink a lot of water, take supplements, generally live healthily - A mark from a spot just above my upper lip from over a month ago still very red and has not healed; I typically use mild acids and "Egyptian Magic cream" amongst other things for marks but no matter what I do spots take weeks to fade (I am pale and scar easily) - Late August at the dentist for a professional hygiene clean left me with a mark on my face; the dentist accidentally sprayed up close the side of my cheek with the power jet spray!! Thankfully the mark has faded with use of La Roche Posay Cicaplast but over a month on there is still a red patch... - Mosquito bites on legs from July / August although healed still leave behind red marks - I am convinced I have hormonal imbalance/candida and hypothyroid which I am trying to correct and this all may be down to a weak immune system. I have started taking a vitamin B complex, primrose oil and a higher dose of Vit C along with all other supplements... but my skin has been very slow to heal since I can remember - I used to take a Roaccutane (6+ years ago, total six months) because scars from getting spots bothered me more than the actual spots themselves!! I am trying hard to strengthen my immune system (will check if you've done an episode on that) but nearly 30 I am a little fed up! Thank you... enjoy all you do :)

Angela: Hi Dr. Cabral, Your expertise and generosity with your podcasts is not only a gift to us all but a true inspiration. My question is regarding my Sister in law. She suffers from Fibromyalgia and is soon to be tested for Lupus as well. She is a mother of three, two of them being twin toddlers. She suffers from intense pain throughout her entire body, short term memory loss and depends on a cane. It started with a back injury where she damaged the lower discs in her back. Then with the traumatic occurrence of her losing her mom, it sprung on the disease. Her MD prescribes her Morphine and Opiates, that she takes daily. They have also suggested starting a new plan consisting of horse tranquilizer drugs... She is just about to start a healthy option first called, Plexus. What are your suggestions for her to follow to find a natural solution to her pain or to minimize the impact this horrible disease has on her life? I would love to see her happy and healthy, and the relief of all the stress this illness has caused on her family. Thank you, and all the best. Angela 

Nicole: Hi Dr. Cabral, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your podcasts and all of the work you do to help people in reaching their health goals. I listen to your podcasts everyday and I so appreciate your dedication and passion to your work! I have a question regarding stress support, specifically relating to ashwagandha and CBD oil. I have heard you speak often of these two supplements and how well they work. I use ashwaganda every morning and feel as though it seems to be working quite well throughout most of the day. However, I notice that I am often most anxious and stressed in the mid-late afternoons. I was thinking of adding a second dose of ashwagandha at this time of day, but thought of perhaps trying CBD oil instead. What are the main differences between CBD oil and ashwaghnda specifically? Is one more potent than another? Thank you again for all you do! Kind Regards, Nicole

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http://StephenCabral.com/631

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Oct 27, 2017

Welcome back to our #FridayReview where I'm taking a little time out today from our typical routine of bringing you the latest books, supplements, products, and research to get you closer to your wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging goals...

Instead, today we are going to answer some frequent listener questions around how I plan my day, try to get a lot done, what I do to unwind, and how I record my daily podcast...

So for all the details on the things I can't do without and what's in my travel bag, tune into #CabralConcept 630 - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/630

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Oct 26, 2017

Believe it or not, it's actually best to change up your workout programs based on the seasons...

The reason for this is that most people typically have a "peak season" where they want to look their absolute best for. This means that for the rest of their year they should be planning their workout routines around peaking at the right time...

And, one of the best seasons to completely change up your program is in the Winter (cold weather). It allows you to go through certain exercises and rep ranges that you may not do at any other time in the year...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 629 for the reason why I believe now is the time to switch over to cold weather workout routines in order to look your very best when it counts - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/629

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Oct 25, 2017

Your thyroid is almost like the "watchman" of the body where it's constantly assessing the situation of how you're doing in terms of nutrition, stress, hormones, toxicity, sleep, and exercise...

When one of those begins to falter there's usually back-up systems in place in order to rebalance the body and make up for a lack in one area...

However, over time your body does not compensate as well and as a result your overall metabolism (a.k.a. thyroid) can begin to suffer and slow...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 628 to learn how a slow thyroid makes you overweight & unhappy - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/628

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Oct 24, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a cleanse, a detox, and a fast?

Or if there is even a difference at all?

I'll be honest, right now most companies market their products completely unaware of the differences, and therefore, you may be mistakenly not getting the results you're looking for...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 627 for all the details on the real differences between a cleanse, detox, and fast and when to use each one - Enjoy the show

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/627

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Oct 23, 2017

I'm not sure if the planets are in some sort of odd astrological alignment, but from what I've been experiencing and seeing all around me there seems to be a general transition happening right now...

What's stranger is that many people are at a loss as to which direction to move in. They may have tried to make a pivot in life and for some reason it's not going as planned...

The issue is that what you may not realize is that these "growth periods" need to occur in your life - Your life would actually go backwards if this were not the case...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 626 to find out why the answer you seek to your current condition will only appear upon taking a specific action - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/626

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Oct 22, 2017

Welcome back to our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions!

Here are today's topics:

Jen: Hi Dr. Cabral, I was looking at your weight loss testing because I'm interested in finding out what my specific body need in order to get on the right plan for weightloss and wellness. I was also reading that your genetic testing can also tell me what my specific body needs in order to lose weight and I was wondering if you could tell me a little bit more about which one would be best?

Tania: Hi Dr. Cabral! I am an avid listener (as is my entire family), and I have written in several times. Your advice has been so impactful, so thank you again for all that you do. Giving your time to this podcast is so generous, and I appreciate your response in advance. Today, I'm writing on behalf of my brother-in-law. Last year, while driving, he had a seizure at the wheel. He blacked out completely, and thankfully survived a nearly fatal crash. He woke up in the hospital hours later with no recollection of the crash. I should note that the night prior, he had been drinking alcohol, and was dehydrated when he drove home. His blood alcohol at the time of the crash was 0.05. A few months later, he had another seizure in the evening, after drinking alcohol earlier that day. He has seen neurologists, cardiologists, and has had a multitude of test. The doctors diagnosed him with mild epilepsy, and he has been on Dilantin for at least 8 months. Two nights ago, he had a seizure in his sleep, and woke up feeling unwell and could not recall any events in the last 12 hours. He does not eat well, and works nights. He loves his job, and I do not foresee that changing in the near future. I believe you previously spoke about CBD oil as a potential seizure prevention aid. What dietary recommendations should I be giving to him based on his condition? Do you think a ketogenic approach could help? If so, for how long? Any suggestions you have would be unbelievably helpful. It is so difficult to find advice on this condition outside of taking heavy meds for a lifetime. Thank you once again. Kindest Regards, Tania

Vanessa: I have a question for you about microbiome. I, unfortunately, did the keto diet for about six months and lost 40 pounds, which was great, but now that I am off of it, I am constantly getting stomachaches, gas, and even diarrhea a time or two from foods that I ate without any concerns before. In fact, I am sooo frustrated because I am almost daily having stomach issues and I almost NEVER had stomach upsets before this. So, my question is: what is your advice for those who have already screwed up and ate like that for a time but want to fix their microbiome? Side note: I do eat a real food diet free of processed foods - I'm talking, I'll eat a homemade soaked einkorn pancake and experience gas and bloating. I ate chicken stuffed zucchini with homemade tomato sauce yesterday and paid dearly for it. I do immediately take extra probiotics (usually just drink brine from my ferments) but I'm super frustrated but there's seems to be little hope in my research. All I've found is to wait it out? Is there anything I can do???

Donna: Hi there, Dr. Cabral. I'm writing today to get your thoughts on how to naturally manage Sickle Cell Anemia for my 12 year old little cousin who was diagnosed at birth. And I want to make very clear that I am concerned--not trying to be critical of his current treatment. I hope your information can help his family and others who are diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease. To my knowledge, this is how his Sickle Cell is being managed: 1. Large doses of antibiotics 2. Limited physical activity 3. Continuous hydration 4. He takes Leukemia medication (which seems to have kept him out of "crisis--Not sure if it's taken with antibiotics also) Again, I'm just wondering if there are some natural alternatives that might be beneficial for him. I truly value your opinion and thanks so much for all you're doing to make the world a healthier place.:-) Donna

Anonymous: Whenever I eat salmon (I only buy wild caught since I saw your IG post where you explained how toxic farm raised is), I notice that a few hours later, I have a fishy vaginal odor, which I presume is from eating the salmon. Is this normal? I don't have this odor any other time, and I don't have any hives or any other symptoms that would lead me to believe that I'm having an allergic reaction. Is this reaction similar to the one that sometimes happens for people where consuming asparagus can cause their urine to have a foul odor? Thanks!

Veronica: My daughter, Lauryn, is 12 years old and was diagnosed last year with Hashimoto's and Graves' disease. I have been to many docs, with diet change we have put graves into remission. We are still dealing with hashimotos. She is on LDN, which has helped a ton but still struggling. New functional medicine doc wants to put her on biociden. I would like to learn more about this protocol or how to get her health back. You were recommended by another patient Lisa. Thank you so much.

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/625

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Oct 21, 2017

We are back with another episode of the #CabralHouseCalls!

I'm looking forward to our community's questions today, so let's get started with these Q&As:

Monica: Hello, I had wonderful success several years ago with the Fatlossity program so I decided to do it again. Because it has been so long since I bought the original program, I recently bought the Fatlossity 2.0 Diet Plan. I'm excited and ready to being but I'm a little confused about what exercises to perform and in what order. The previous digital condition came with a set exercise program however; the new 2.0 program book only gives fat loss intervals and says to perform them after a 30-45 metabolic resistance workout. I don't know where to begin with the metabolic resistance workout. Would a Zumba class be the same? Thanks

Toni: Quick question! Can I put a teaspoon of Diatamaceous earth in my morning coffee and / or oatmeal every am as a part of my daily parasite and overall healthy belly routine. Is it still effective this way? Should I be taking your healthy belly probiotic daily as well with breakfast? thank you. 

Jennifer: Hi Dr. Cabral, My name is Jennifer, and through divine intervention I found you. In July I had a week off of work, so I completed the Cabral 7 day detox. i have never experienced a detox before, so safe to say I had no idea what I was getting into. First off, I came to realize VERY quickly that a large part of my daily routine is thinking, planning, shopping, preparing, and eating food. When you don’t eat for the first 2 days you have free time that you didn’t know you would have. I came to an understanding on how time consuming food really is in our daily lives. in stating that, when day 3 arrived I was so happy to incorporate food again.The plan was so simple and easy to follow. I thought, “ Im going to breeze through this” however, I was very wrong. I work in a salon with many many chemicals in my daily life. Not to mention the roller coaster of poor food choices in my life and what damage had built up from that. Prior to the detox I could work out endlessly and really not budge the scale at all. Weight has been a life long issue for me. So as day 3 went on my body became really weak and I didn’t have the energy I had before when it came to my workouts. My brain was starting to reel from the detoxification happening and I actually was uncomfortable in my own skin. By day 4 I felt skittish and afraid to even talk to people. I felt so terrible that I was worried I wasn’t going to make it to the end. I knew I was toxic due to a lifetime of exposure to unhealthy things, but wow! Well, day 5 came and it was like the dark cloud lifted! I felt amazing! Each day became better and better. I didn’t have a starting weight but knew about where I was. When I was done I did weigh myself and I lost probably 5-7 pounds. I continued strong on your eating plan but have wavered quite a bit in the last couple months but have continued to lose weight. My body and brain feel better than they have in a very long time. I plan to do my next 7 day detox in the next month. So thank you for your research and creation of your supplements and detox. I listen to as many of your podcasts as I can. I recommend you constantly. My first question is regarding my daughter. When she was around 7 or 8 she showed me this rash on her hands and said when her hands come in contact with any form of water this is what happens. This white raised bumpy skin was between her fingers and almost looked like blisters or skin that was going to peel. Fast forward to now, she is 18, and the rash has come and gone since then. It now covers most of her palms. When it is severe the skin pulls tight and can be painful until her hands dry out. Usually it takes about twenty to thirty minutes for her hands to completely return to normalcy. When her hands are dry, you can see remnants of whits spots on her palms. It does this in any type of water and can be severe to slight; sometimes it goes away all together. We have tried organic products as well, and that helps, but it doesn’t go away, so we think its water itself. We have only been to one doctor and they have no idea what it is. At the moment it's at a medium degree. I attached a picture, and wonder if you might know what it is or what to do. My second and final question is regaurding your weightloss blood test. I have been experiencing a steady decline in my sex drive for many years and as of now I virtually have no sex drive at all. Would that specific test measure my hormone level to see if thats whats wrong? Thank you for your time. I look forward to your advice! I tried to attach the photo of my daughters hands but it won't attach. If you would like to see a photo please just let me know where to send it and I will. Thanks again!! 

Tim: Hi Dr. Cabral My wife swears by your podcast and says your the smartest person she doesn't know. She's very much into health and wellness and I've watched how much your advise has helped her and in turn helped me in my health, so far. So, my question today is about anxiety and depression. Ive battled for years and tend to have anxiety attacks often and it prevents me from traveling outside my town. I've been on claorasapan as it works instant to help with my anxiety attacks, but don't want to rely on it. I have little to no energy and I drink beer just to try to cope with my anxiety but again, not healthy. I've gone to a naturalpathic doctor and had my neurotransmitters tested and she found that my Gabba, seratonin and dopamine were depleated. I wanted to know what you would recommend to heal from anxiety completely. Thanks, Tim 

Jen: Hi Dr Cabral, It is now a requirement for my kids to have all their vaccinations, in order for my kids to attend public school. I've heard the rise in Autism and ADD and ADHD, strange growths, etc. have been linked to these vaccination. I see the significance in getting these vaccinations, especially certain ones like the HPV virus, but when I read the ingredients, I'm shocked to find that they contain aluminum, dead fetal cells, formaldahyde, mercury, etc. wonder what your opinion is on the vaccinations? Is there a way around these? Thank you Jen

Marge: Hi Dr. Cabral I am in my late 60s and I have a family history of Alzheimer's. My question today is what can I do to prevent to getting Alzheimer's? Thank you Jen

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/624

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Oct 20, 2017

When it comes to winning the battle against aging what we're really looking to do is keep our energy, stamina, mood, vitality, and body strong...

This means putting good quality foods in our body, exercising (without overdoing it), getting adequate sleep, and doing things that boost our mood...

But, there are also some additional ways you can take your health and longevity to the next level. One of those ways is by using science-backed nutritional supplements proven to keep you feeling (and looking) younger longer...

Tune into #CabralConcept 623 for the Top 7 supplements to slow and reverse aging - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/623

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Oct 19, 2017

Some people love to exercise, while others despise it, but the bottom line is that if you want to get into great shape you really do need to include at least a little movement into your day...

This is why I'm a big believer in doing the exercises that maximize your results with the least amount of time involved...

After all, we're all busy and lead pretty hectic lives, so our workouts shouldn't add more confusion or stress to that equation...

And, on today's #CabralConcept 622 I'll clearly lay out exactly how to design your workouts to maximize output while also sharing with you how to "ice the cake" on your workouts for sculpting the arms, abs, and legs you've been looking for - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/622

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Oct 18, 2017

Although I have previously reviewed this style of "dieting" before I have gotten so many questions on intermittent fasting (IF) and which form is best, that I thought it deserved a more thorough discussion...

The problem is that there are so many different types of IF diet plans that it's often difficult to surmise which plan is best for you...

After all, you need to figure out if you should just eat dinner one day, skip meals all together, or if you should just drop your calories for a couple of days per week...

To clear up this confusion, tune into today's #CabralConcept 621 for all the details and breakdown of the 5:2 "Up-Down" Dieting Method - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/621

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Oct 17, 2017

Food sensitivities are one of the most misunderstood health issues plaguing our culture...

Since a food sensitivity isn't a direct allergy that could result in death or an immediate disease symptom, they are often overlooked...

However, what a food sensitivity does is cause short and long-term stress on your immune system that can eventually lead to what we label as "diseases."

This means that eating certain foods (even healthy ones) could be causing your immune system unknown stress unless you know what to look for...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 620 to find out the 5 facial signs to see if you may have a food sensitivity - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/620

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Oct 16, 2017

An ancient secret was known to all philosophers of almost every culture thousands of years ago before it was "lost" in today's modern society...

At one point a general knowledge existed that our deepest thoughts are what ultimately lead to our feelings, which eventually manifest themselves in our actions...

And those actions eventually become what we see in our lives. The problem is that we don't always like what we see and we don't feel we really asked for what we're currently getting...

So on today's #CabralConcept 619 I want to explain how to break those negative thought patterns leading to the less desirable parts of your life - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/619

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Oct 15, 2017

Our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend is here featuring these amazing community questions!

Nina: Dear Dr. Cabral, Thank you for the very reasonable, thorough, and integrated information on your podcast and website. I feel I have benefited tremendously from what I have learned from you and from some of your products. I am wondering if you have a take on the efficacy of "bioregulation therapy" (BRT) or "pulsed electromagnetic field therapy" (PEMF) and the devices that supposedly provide these treatments. (For instance: http://www.brtamerica.com/mobilewellnessultra.html) BRT has been recommended to me as a treatment that has a lot of research associated with it, but it does sound a bit like science fiction. (For instance: http://www.brtamerica.com/research.html) Some non essential background information about our situation: I have been listening to your podcast and interested in "alternative" therapies since early 2016 when I removed all my symptoms of psoriasis and autoimmunity through diet, lifestyle change and water fasting. Despite eating carefully and taking good care of myself since then, I am still dealing with some minor health complaints and would prefer to improve my situation before anything more serious develops. But my issues are minor compared to others in my immediate family, and I am primarily interested in the technology on their behalf. My husband and sons have a range of inflammatory conditions: chronic back pain, arthritis, IBS, severe allergies, eczema, ADHD, difficulty sleeping, severe irritability and all around cantankerousness. While they watched me heal the disgusting bleeding plaques that had covered much of my body and face through diet and entirely natural means, my spouse and sons don't want to change their food, medication or daily habits. Part of the problem is perhaps that they are too cranky, tired and pessimistic to consider change. (The other possibility is that they will always resist as I have become too annoying in my desire to help them improve their health) At any rate, I am hoping to find some sort of therapy that might gain us some ground so that we have the fortitude to eventually try other changes. Thanks so much for your time and kind assistance! Nina 

Lisa: Appreciate you and your staff! Here are my questions: What are your thoughts on hydrotherapy? What might be the causes for tingling in legs or "jumpy" legs primarily at night but also occur when I'm getting a pedicure? Know that I'm celiac and follow a Palio low glycemic lifestyle with a healthy diet of mainly fruits and vegs, little dairy, rice and meat. Exercise 3-5 days a week with moderate strength training using weights and cardio using an elliptical or fast walking. Thanks! 

Adalyn: Hi Dr. Cabral I just purchased your 21-day detox as well as your heavy metal detox. I have two questions. I am interested in what to eat after in order to stay healthy and feel my best. I've heard you talk a lot about ectomorph and endomorph body types and what works for their types as far as a good diet to follow, but I want to ask what you would suggest as a good diet plan guideline that works for a Mesomorph body type? My second question is, what would be a good workout for a Mesomorph body type to get ripped muscle definition?

Dan: Hello! I am writing to you (due to the gf) about a pain I recently had. I went surfing the other day with a wetsuit, and when I got out of the water, I felt nauseous and then about 5 minutes after I had sever cramping in my head. It felt like the muscle around the skull was cramping around my forehead. Not like a throbbing headache, felt more muscular to me. The pain/cramping started in the middle of forehead and then seemed to wrap around to the sides. Lasted about an 1.5 hours. I massaged my head and it seems to dissapate. Have you heard of this, or is this something I should be worried about. What could have caused this? Thank you! 

Jess: Hello! My husband has been complaing about heartburn on and off now for the past few months. Sore throat off and on. Also acid reflux pains. He has been taking baking soda, which seems to provide relief. Couple questions. 1. What causes heartburn? 2. does lemon water help heartburn? 3. He also has toe fungus that won't go away, connection? 4. how to prevent and what to do when it happens? Thank you so much for everything you do. We need to clone you!

Anon: My husband believes he needs to eat meat for protein and iron. I told him this isn't so but of course he doesn't take my word for it. can you please set him straight, and also add top veggies/beans/grains with most protein. thank you!

Nikki: Hi dr Cabral, Been recently introduced to your podcast and decided to look into your methods and try some. About two years ago I lost 100 pounds and now weigh around 150. Right after the weight loss I had onset anxiety and panic attacks so bad that I had to quit my job. I did a ton of research and couldn't find much of a real answer as to why I have it. After listening to your podcasts, I decided to try your detox system but the first shake I did I got super bad anxiety I'm thinking from all the minerals or nutrients in it? Any ideas? I drink homemade organic kefir daily with vegan one protein powder. I eat pretty much a paleo diet and consider myself decently active and in good health. Please help! All I want is this debilitating anxiety to go away and live a normal life. Any help would be really appreciated!! Love your podcast!!

Claire: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have a question about tooth cavities and if they can be healed or at least stopped. My dentist says that I have a cavity on one of my wisdom teeth around the gum line. The tooth has grown in sideways on a 45 degree angle towards my cheek so the side with the cavity is hard to brush and often gets food stuck in the area. I've been diligent about cleaning it but I worry it's getting worse. My dentist says because of the angle he isn't able to get a drill back there to fill it and that if it does get worse I may have to have it removed, which I would like to avoid. Is there anything I can do to halt this progress diet or cleaning wise? What happens if I just leave the cavity to get worse rather than have the tooth removed; will it affect other teeth? Thank you for your help! Claire

Thank you for tuning into this weekend's Cabral HouseCalls and I hope you enjoyed all the Q&As and tips added in along the way!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/618

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Oct 14, 2017

Welcome back to our first HouseCall of the weekend!

I'm looking forward to answering our community's questions on all things wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging so let's get started!

Here are today's questions:

Melanie: Hi Doc, Any clinical pearls on renal artery stenosis? I have been looking for a supplement protocol. All I can find is proteolytic enzymes and chromium to support the arteries. I was hoping you had some herbal remedies to suggest? I am well aware of lifestyle and diet being huge factors. Thanks for all you do for us! I appreciate all you have taught me!

Leilani: Dear Dr Cabral, Thanks again for your great podcast! I did a search and couldn't find anything on glaucoma. My dad is 71 years old and has glaucoma. He had valves inserted to regulate the pressure. He now takes two different kinds of drops and has to do daily eye massages. The drops gives him terrible black circles around his whole eye socket, it makes him look very sick and old. I was just wondering if there is anything you can suggest in general to help glaucoma sufferers. He doesn't take any supplements and doesn't have a particularly healthy diet either. Would vitamin C and/or astaxanthin supplements be of any benefit? Very grateful for your time and assistance, thank you in advance for your advice and suggestions.

Thomas: Hello Dr. Cabral, Thank you for always taking the time to answer our questions. This may seem like a strange question but whenever I take my socks off my left foot is dry but my right foot is always just a bit damp. I am a lefty. I have noticed this for as long as I can remember and was just wondering if there was some type of medical meaning behind this?? Thank you

Dee: Hi Dr Cabral, Could you recommend a good way to get enough Omega 3 on a vegan diet? We eat chia, flax, hemp and berries often, but I wondered if I should also be supplementing it? We do use your all in one powder, your fruit and vegetable blend and gut support daily. I noticed you have omega 3 on your site, but it's fish based. Wondering if there is a good vegan option? Thanks! 

Ashley: I recently discovered that I have another cavity, or maybe it is the same cavity, located in between two molar teeth, that has become wider and more serious. I know I need to get more fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K, so I started to supplement with Wiley's Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil, Orange Burst. This supplement has vitamins A and D. I try to eat more organ meat like chicken liver, and fish like sardines. I do not use fluoride products on my teeth. I use OraWellness brand and other natural products on my teeth and I think they are slowly helping a little. I plan to purchase Fermented Skate Liver Oil capsules, which has all the fat soluble vitamins and Blue Ice Royal Blend capsules, which is a mixture of 1/3 butter oil and 2/3 fermented cod liver oil from http://www.codliveroilshop.com/ After doing a little research, I suspect my tooth decay is due to my intestinal problems. I usually have constipation and other health concerns that would be helped if my intestines were cleansed and working at their best. The earliest time I got an appointment at my dentist was early next month (October), so in the mean time, I'm also considering skipping the Organic Acids Test for now and going straight ahead and purchasing your Candida & Bacterial Complete Protocol and Constipation Support. I am only 26 and I do not want to lose any of my teeth. What do you think about the supplements and products that I have been using? What do you think about the supplements that I plan to purchase? What else do you suggest I do to preserve and remineralize my enamel? Thank you for your excellent podcasts! 

Rose: Thanks Stephan. I have been listening to your podcasts for a couple months and really enjoy your balanced approach to health concerns. You are not dogmatic. I have a niece that is suffering from eczema and so is her 5 year old daughter. She has tried food eliminating and natural pathetic medicine but it keeps flaring up. She does have a quite a bit of stress in her life but she is getting help with that. We have good natural path doctors locally but I find it is difficult to find a good doctor that will do testing. What tests do you recommend for eczema? Thanks so much. Also, I am a post menopausal women that would like to get optimal health I know that I would like hormone testing but would like advise too as to testing. 

Cara: The 2 weeks leading up to my cycle or a couple days for and weeks after a full moon, my heart rate at night is 10 beats higher than normal and my body temperature is up 1 degree. This causes me to wake up feeling like I worked out all night and am exhausted. I can't seem to figure out what is causing this. I am 48, female, 5"2', 112 pounds, love to workout but it's hard when I don't feel like I've slept. I eat a low FODMAP diet, and Paleo. Thanks for any insight

Thank you for tuning and be sure to check back tomorrow as I answer more of our community's questions!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/617

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Oct 13, 2017

Much of the health, wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging information we're uncovering today is actually more of a "re-discovery" than a new breakthrough...

The reason I say this is that there are 6,000 year old texts that very succinctly lay out how to overcome dis-ease, weight gain, and pre-mature aging...

The issue is that these texts are very rarely studied and because of that most people (and doctors) are missing out on the potential "cure" to what ails them...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 616 for all the details on a 6,000 year old discovery that holds the answers to healing what ails you - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/616

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http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Oct 12, 2017

I often find myself in the interesting predicament of knowing something is working in my practice, but don't have the science to back it up...

Many health practitioners and personal trainers share this same sentiment and get frustrated with the lag time between research and the real world...

Meaning, often times practitioners of their craft will be doing things that are getting people fantastic results, but the data won't show up on Pubmed or in the scientific literature for a decade later...

I've found this to be especially true with interval training and on today's #CabralConcept 615 I'd like to explain why we should begin to re-think the best interval training & HIIT workouts - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/615

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Oct 11, 2017

What personal trainers and nutritionists eat on a daily basis has always been a fascination by many outside of the health and fitness industry…

After having worked in this space for the last 20 years I believe there's a lot we can learn from those that try their best to practice what they preach…

So on today's #CabralConcept 614 I'd like to share with you the tips and strategies of what and how personal trainers and nutritionists really eat when no one's watching – Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

http://StephenCabral.com/614

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Oct 10, 2017

There's a lot of debate going on right now about the perfect breakfast and what it consists of...

Some say it should be high fat, others recommend high protein, a few say high carb, while another whole group suggests skipping breakfast all together...

Whenever, there seems to be this much confusion and debate I like to reference the many thousand year old Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine manuscripts...

After all, we humans have had a lot longer than just 150 years of "modern science" in order to figure out what works best for the human body...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 613 to learn from this Ayurvedic breakfast and morning routine - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/613

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Oct 9, 2017

It's one thing to be focused on getting well, losing weight, or being happy, but how you go about it is much more important...

For example, if you are focused on overcoming your inflammatory dis-ease or reshaping your body, but your thought process is consistently centered around what you lack I can assure you that your focus will only lead to more lack...

This is why I invite you to tune into today's #CabralConcept 612 where I'll show you how to flip this focus in order to try to attract what you truly want without feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/612

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Oct 8, 2017

We're back with our 2nd day of Cabral HouseCall questions submitted by our online community.

I'm looking forward to getting to more of these Q&A's so let's get started!

Cara: Hello, Dr. Cabral!! As always thank you for your commitment to helping as many people as you can. This one is for a dear friend of mine: My friend is 48 years old and this is her litany of ailments: -Hashimotos -Lupus -RA (but thinks its misdiagnosed) -Catabolic -Infrequent bowel movements (only a couple a week) -On antibiotics from birth to 12 years old (everyday) -Metal in hand from an injury -No OTC or prescription meds since 2006 other than 90 mg of Armour - She's about to be without insurance and regular doctors are mis-reading her thyroid numbers and she is a "crazy" person when she comes off the Armour...doesn't know how to get this prescribed while she gets to the root cause. What tests / protocols do you recommend ...she is desperate and the type of person who helps EVERY but herself. In gratitude, Cara 

Chelsea: Hi Dr. Cabral, thank you so much for sharing all of your knowledge with us. I recently starting listening to your podcast and I can't get enough. I have two questions for you. First, I had surgery about 8 months ago (breast augmentation) I'm wondering if there is anything you recommend for scaring? Second, I am a relatively thin woman, workout regularly, but I've been noticing some slight weight gain in my face and in my chin. This may be genetic, because a lot of women in my family have double chins. Is there anything I can do to slim down this area? Thank you in advance!! 

Amanda: Hello, I have a question about your products. I feel as though I am nutrient deficient, but i can only get one of your products. Would you recommend the daily nutritional support or the activated multi in my case? Thanks

Anonymous: Hi Dr Cabral, what would be the main reason for skin to take so long to heal? Whether it be from acne, mosquito bites, scar, bruise etc? I typically find any hormonal acne marks I get takes months to disappear so by the time one fades I am trying to get rid of another! I know I have some health issues (candida, hypothyroid) that I am trying to resolve and these may well be part of the reason but I wondered if there was more reason than this and if there is something I can do to help it heal much faster moving forward. Thanks so much 

Josie: Hello! I am an adult (33) female with acne on back, shoulders and neck before every period. Every time it finally clears up, it is back again! I have also struggled with acne my entire life. And it seems to be ruining my life. Could this now be due to PCOS? or Parasites? Is there a way to test for both in one test? Would CBD oil help? Any other help with this would be fantastic. Thanks a bunch. 

Steph: Thank you in advance for all you do! For the past 6 months maybe more, my left shoulder has been bothering me. And it is only getting worse. I sometimes wake up on my left side, and then it takes a coupe hours before it seems loosened up for the day. It cracks more than the right shoulder when moving it, and I seem to be using it less naturally. I can't really do pushups anymore, or even 5lb weight shoulder exercises. It is a dull pain I have been able to live with, but now I am afraid if I don't do anything it will get worse. I am a healthy, thin, fit female and enjoy working out. What can I do ? What could be causing this? I don't remember any particular injury, always light weight workouts / pushups and yoga.

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/611

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Oct 7, 2017

Hello and welcome back to another Cabral HouseCall where we answer our community's questions each and every weekend!

So let's get started - Here are today's questions:

Morgan: Hi Dr. Cabral and crew, Many thanks to you and your staff for the incredible work you do! Do you have any suggestions for overcoming secondary amenorrhea. I am a 30 year old female lacking menstruation for the past 18 months. I am hypothyroid and have digestive health issues including parasites, candida/SIBO.I was previously on a keto diet and had additional weight loss from chronic digestive distress. I believe both factors and high stress levels contributed to my body shutting down menstruation. I am currently gluten, dairy and grain free and almost back to my normal body weight. I plan to complete your parasite and candida/bacterial protocol. In the meantime, do you have any lifestyle, herbal or dietary recommendations for getting back my period? Strategies for increasing carbs without worsening candida/SIBO symptoms? Thanks for taking the time to answer my question, I sincerely appreciate it. Cheers, Morgan

 

Priscilla: Hi Dr. Cabral, I listen to your podcasts all the time and this is an issue that I have never heard you talk about. I was curious if you would have any background with my situation. My son is now 5 1/2, but about two years about he woke up and one of his eyes was turned in. We went to about 7 different eye doctors and surgeons who told us different things and then we started working with a functional medicine doctor/chiropractor. We have been gf/df for over a year. There has been some improvement in his eye, but it is still turned in much of the time. Have you ever heard of this or have any experience working with this? Thank you so much for any help or insights you may have!

 

Christine: I have recently been diagnosed with leaky guy through a food sensitivity test. My naturopathic doctor recommends a glutamine gut repair powder (Glutamine Forte by Integrative Therapeutics), but it has corn derivatives associated with it. I would like to use Cabral's Gut Building protocol Basic instead, a 3 month supply. Is this the correct substitute? Please let me know so I can purchase asap. Thanks, Chris

 

Deia: Hello, I am asking to be advised on the proper lab tests to purchase from you, Dr. Cabral. My husband Shaun has suffered several years with thyroid issues had his right lobe removed at age 21 and was told it was benign. At age 49 he recently was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and hashimotos disease. He also had a sleep study done for sleep apnea and was told he was fine but suffers greatly with sleep issues. I just happened to stumble upon Your podcasts and am first so thankful I found you but also convinced this is the place we need to be to help my husband get his health in the right order. He has been suffering since his early 20's and now is 50 years old. He of course, having hypothyroidism suffers with overweight issues and has tried to exercise but is overly and abnormally exhausted and thus, does not get too far with his workouts. Can you please direct us in ordering the proper tests and or your advise on what we need to do first. Much appreciated, Deia

 

Irene: Hi Dr. Cabral, this week, my 10 year old nephew was taken into Texas Children's hospital here in Houston. After many blood work tests, a colonoscopy, upper GI's, etc., he has been diagnosed with Chron's Disease. As I type this, they are doing and infusion of meds through an IV. What can be done for him in regards to "healing". From what I understand, there is no cure for Chron's. Please let me know what his parents need to do to help him manage this. As a 10 year old, I think it is going to be tough to do. Although he's only been feeling sick for about the last month, his primary physician said he's lost 27 pounds in the last two years. Thank you for ANY help you can give. 

 

Stephanie: I have one more question for you about cholesterol this time. At my last Appt with my natural Dr she mentioned she was worried about my cholesterol being too low (which I eat a plant based diet so I wasn't surprised it was low). It was 127 and she said she wants to see it in the 160-200 range. My LDL was 70 and my HDL was only 42 which i know is low, but I am guessing this has to do with my overall low cholesterol number. She is encouraging me to try and raise it through adding more oil to my diet in a great amount (since I don't eat meat). Do you think I should raise it, and if so how would you suggest? Thanks!

 

Annette: Hi Dr. Cabral, First off I just wanted to thank you for all you do. I am a regular listener to your podcast and your insights have helped dynamically change my outlook on life. I look forward to listening each and every day. I am writing to you on behalf of my boyfriend. He has 3 glaring issues with his health which he has dealt with his whole life. No doctor has been able to help him overcome any one of these issues and I cant help but wonder if there's something you could suggest, and I'm also wondering if these three issues aren't somehow related to some larger underlying issue. The first is that he has IBS-like symptoms, but only in the morning upon waking, or throughout the whole night if they're bad. Cutting out dairy seems to have helped a bit but the symptoms are still there. He has gone through periods of cutting out other things like gluten and again, it eases the symptoms a bit but not totally. The second issue he struggles with is cystic acne. He has very large pores and is constantly troubled by acne, which he says has been there his whole life. The third and probably most prominent symptom he has is crippling anxiety. It affects his entire life and sidelines him at least once a day. It puts strain on every aspect of his life, his job, our relationship, his relationships with friends and family and not to mention his own well being. Thanks so much for your help and insight again. I very much look forward to hearing your suggestions and advice!

 

Thank you for tuning in today and be sure to come back tomorrow as we answer more of our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging question!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/610

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