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:
Jamie: First and foremost, a thousand thank yous and it still wouldn't be enough for you and of course your team. After having COVID quite mildly it does seem that i have some symptoms that are taking a bit longer to get over and i would love to understand what is going on a little better if possible. So it is to do with energy levels. I would jump on the peloton beforehand and then walk to work feeling energised. Nowadays if i do that i will feel tired by 2pm and when i use a lot of energy i will get a small fuzziness in my head and light burning in my nose. What is causing this and what might one do through functional medicine, supplements diet etc... to help maybe address this and restore the energy levels to the previous position? Thank you again as i couldn't see a specific answer in your podcasts addressing this and i followed your immunity protocol as soon as i tested positive and for a while afters (even had a call with Julia but was too early to ask her the above!). Again i cannot express how grateful i am for all you have studied and all you have done to make functional medicine mainstream again and accessible to all. It has changed my life for sure and i really enjoy being able to pay little bits forward whenever i can. Keep well.
Isabelle: Hello doctor Cabral, I love your podcast, especially the weekend edition! I was wondering if you could maybe help me out with the following: I do 16:8 IF every day. My last meal is around 4 or 5pm and during my fasting window I only drink water. My sleep has not been great, therefore I want to start using magnesium and other supplements before bed. However, the purpose of my fast is to get as much authopaghy as possible, so I don't want to get too many calories in or increase my blood glucose or any other hormones. Do you think that magnesium would interfere with my fast? And what other supplements do not affect the clean, water fast? Thank you for answering our questions, you ar amazing! Isabelle
Denise: Hi dr Cabral, I hope you are well and healthy! I think you're probably the only person that could clear this up for me, so here's my issue: they say that prolonged fasting stresses out the body and can lead to hormone imbalance - especially when it comes to women. I'm a 43 year old woman and I love fasting. When I do a long, 24-hour fast my HRV goes up, deep sleep doubles, hart rate and tepmerature goes down and I reach the best recovery score on my Oura ring - much better than when I eat regularly. But I am afraid that it will mess up my hormones. So can I trust that if my recovery index is okay, my hormones will be okay too and not go haywire? Or are these totally different systems that don't influence eachother? I can't wait to hear what your thoughts are on this. Thanks a million for this, and everything else you've done for our community! You're THE BEST! Denise
Eliana: I am 24 years old and very healthy, eating a diet of whole foods and exercising often. I frequently have achey, sometimes sharp, muscular pain in my upper back and neck. It’s definitely worse with stress and I have wondered if it’s worse on the days I drink coffee. My chiropractor said exercise (I strength train a lot) and caffeine both make the body more acidic which could lead to this pain. Could you shed some light on this and how to lessen the pain? I do drink less caffeine now and many days I have chai instead of coffee... however, I still experience the pain most days.
Janice: Hi Stephen, I have listened to your podcasts for quite a while now, thank you for what you do. My question is, if my employer makes covid vaccines mandatory, would I be able to get a note from your office excusing me from the vaccine? I am 62, in good health, love my job and I don't want to lose it, but I will not get the vaccine. I have been working from home since March 2020, I do not come in physical contact with others. Things could change and they could order us back into the office, and that is my concern. Thank you for your time.
Rebecca: Hi Dr Cabral, I’m 11 months post partum and my hair is starting to get very, very dry to the point it’s snapping off all around the front and is constantly frizzy and matted, I’ve never seen it like this before. I’m still breastfeeding, so I know I can’t do many protocols in terms of detox but just wondering what you would recommend to help with this in the mean time? Also noticed my babies hair is doing the same thing? I’m guessing it’s some form of malabsorption of proper nutrients/vitamins etc thyroid or stress? Also just for a bit of background I did an OAT 2 weeks before I found out I was pregnant and it came back with high clostridia (not diff), two mold markers, quino acid high and lactic acid etc just to give you a rough idea of the pattern. Tanks for your time, Bec :)
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