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The Cabral Concept by Dr. Stephen Cabral was created for you, the health conscious individual looking to discover the little known factors to ideal wellness, weight loss, anti aging, Functional Medicine, Naturopathic medicine and detox. We uncover the root causes of why you're feeling stuck and unable to attain your goals and the action steps needed to live the life you always dreamed of. By following the Cabral Concept of "Change Your Body - Change Your Life," our community believes that by first rebalancing your body and mind, you will then be motivated to conquer any goals you set for yourself in life. I look forward to sharing these real world, proven, holistic wellness strategies with you straight from my Boston Naturopathic, Ayurvedic, and Functional Medicine practice!
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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 6, 2017

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's #HouseCall and you're ready to get started with another community Q&A!

Here are today's questions I'll be answering:

Lubos: Dr. Cabral. What is the main difference between 23&me vs. the genetic testing you provide via your website? I assume you may have covered this topic before (I'm relatively new to your podcast and to you) but there seems to be no content search functionality on your blog/website. Thank you and thank you for all you do. Lubos

  

Anonymous: Hey Doctor Cabral! Love your podcast dearly, thank you for all the information you provide. I love to learn from you. I found out I have the heterozygous MTHFR 677C/T mutation and was wondering if it is necessary for my to consume additional folate besides my daily multi vitamin which already contains 400mg. When I tried additional folate I got bad reactions such as insomnia and anxiety so I stopped, but I have read your body needs to go through a adjustment period for compensating for so long with this mutation. Is there any truth to this? Thanks! 

 

Aileen: Hi there! You mentioned in a recent podcast that dairy definitely feeds cancer (not causes but feeds the growth of cells when you have it). A friends sisters cancer has metasticized and her Dr said dietary changes aren't important but exercise is (!!!!!). Can you speak to the research behind this so I can send her in the right direction? Couldn't find any clean examples online. Thank you! I'll be sure to review on iTunes - I don't listen to any podcasts other than yours and they're so informative.

  

Angela: Hi Dr. Cabral, I want to start by saying thank you for everything you do, and for the accessible and unmatched information you offer through the best podcast out there! My question is regarding my mom's eyes. About a month ago her eyes have started to tear throughout the day. They are not itchy or red but have a sticky residue in the mornings, can be puffy, and they leave a crusty deposit around the tear ducts. She has used antibiotic eye drops that did not help. She had a bad case of pink eye about a year ago which was treated by antibiotic eye drops, which seemed to help. She has allergies to pollen and cats, as well as asthma. I have suggested to her that her sensitivities to histamines could be a cause and she has switched her face cream to Argan oil. Any suggestions would help! Thank you for your time, it is greatly appreciated. Angela

 

 

Anita: Hi Dr. Cabral, I listen to your podcast every day. You are truly amazing because of all the knowledge and help you give to so many people. I'll give you my history in as little words as possible here. I've been vegan for over four years now. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and some grains. I probably eat more sugar than I should by means of dark chocolate. I don't eat gluten because I have celiac disease, I'm 50 now. I'm depressed, anxious and exhausted all the time. I get bladder infections almost every time my husband and I are intimate, although since you have suggested probiotics I haven't had one for a month now. My joints are incredibly sore all over my body especially my hands, feet, hips and shoulders. I'm taking 50 billion probiotics with eight strains because I believe from what everything you have taught me that I have a leaky gut. I also have GERD, IBS, and have fibroids in my uterus. I wonder if I have yeast overgrowth. I ordered your Dr. Cabral three week detox and will be starting as soon as it gets here. Dr. Cabral, if you could give me any advice specific to my situation I would be forever grateful as I have been living in this state for many years and it's affecting my personal and professional life in a very bad way. Thank you for all that you do!

 

 

Laura: Hi Dr. Cabral, Great information and all of your podcast! I am a health coach and have used your detox protocol on myself and others with great results! My question is regarding a special client of mine. This person has majority of their colon removed. She has just enough left so she doesn't have to have a bag. I want her to do a detox protocol but she is worried about the fiber intake and problems with her lack of colon. What would you recommend as a detox protocol for this client. Does she still need to take some sort of fiber/binding agent or is she OK to just "let things come out" so to speak. Lol thank you so much for all of your wonderful information and health advice. - Laura

 

Thank you for tuning in this weekend to the Cabral Concept HouseCall shows and I look forward to speaking with you tomorrow!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/548

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Get Your Question Answered:

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Aug 5, 2017

Welcome back to the weekend Cabral HouseCalls!

It's great to have you and I can't wait to get into today's community questions - Let's get started!

Anonymous: Hi Dr Cabral, Long-time listener (and asker of questions). Here’s my entire health history, in a TINY nutshell: - Lifelong history of terrible nutrition: I was raised on sugar and have craved (and consumed) sugary, fatty, terrible food for as long as I can remember. Despite this poor diet, I have always been athletic and obsessed with strength and fitness. - For my entire adult life (I am 37) I have experienced recurring fungal skin infections, all over body, and bloating. - 5-6 years ago, I started suffering from persistent anxiety attacks. I did nothing to treat the anxiety, other than learn not to freak out during an attack. Over time (6-7 months) the attacks, pretty much disappeared. - 9 months ago, out of nowhere, I developed a nasty wheezing cough, that would come and go, and which was, eventually, diagnosed as LPR. I started to rely on an albuterol inhaler for my asthma. I have tried many approaches to treating this, including eliminating stress, taking melatonin at night, and drastically changing my diet, all to limited success. SO…anxiety, fungal infections with bloating, LPR. I am, now, one month into your candida and bacterial overgrowth protocol. Without doubt, this has made a difference: I’ve lost fat, I don’t tend to need my inhaler, my fungal skin infections seem to be pretty much non-existent, and (this is a little embarrassing) my wife no longer suffers a yeast infection EVERY time we have sex: this was the case for years. (Is this a definite sign of candida?) I work out 6 days a week (weights 3 times, cardio 3 times), practice intermittent fasting (16/8), and am allowing myself 1 (healthy) cheat meal per week, including a small dessert. (I do, also, have 1 cup of black coffee every morning...I hope this is okay?!) Anyway, all in all, I am doing much better than I was. However, I do find that these symptoms persist: tension in diaphragm (anxiety?), lump in throat, excessive burping, and tightness in lungs. But, here’s the interesting thing that I hope you can shed some light on: my symptoms seem to be (and this has always been the case) manifesting as part of a cycle. What happens is, I’ll go about a week with virtually no symptoms, and then the symptoms start to kick in, and gradually worsen, over the course of about 7-10 days. Typically, it’ll start with the tension in the diaphragm, then burping and throat issues, then some asthma-like symptoms of tightness in the lungs (although I don’t seem to get the wheeziness that used to be there), and anxiety is always accompanying these. After this 7-10 day period, the symptoms start to slowly go away, and I have a decent week or so. I don’t change my diet or lifestyle, in any way. It feels like as soon as I start to think “hey, maybe I’m starting to heal,” the symptoms return. It’s incredibly frustrating and demoralizing. With all of that being said, I wondered if this persistent cycle of symptoms is something you’re familiar with, and/or if my description tells you something that I haven’t considered. Also, how much of a role do thoughts (both negative and positive) play in this? Is it possible that ALL of my symptoms are caused by stress/negativity? I ask because I have tended toward negative, depressed, thoughts for as long as I can remember, and I definitely feel physically worse when I’m depressed/stressed. At this stage, I feel that my best course of action is to continue the candida/bacterial overgrowth protocol, work on stress-reduction, and hope that the symptoms start to become less and less over time. Thanks so much for doing what you do. Your podcast has been an absolute life-saver and continues to help me through some very dark times.

  

LaSandra: Hello, Dr. Cabral! Thank you so much for your commitment to helping everyone you possibly can. Your health recovery story is such an inspiration to me! I'm writing to get your advice about Meniere's Disease. For an entire year, I suffered from daily migraines and vertigo. I saw a naturopath who suspected that the root cause was extreme adrenal fatigue as I had undergone a 10 month span of extreme stress just before the vertigo started. I have since been able to manage my migraines better through stress reduction, dietary changes and acupuncture. However, I have occasional bouts of vertigo that seem more Meniere's in nature. I get debilitating vertigo with hearing loss and tinnitus in my right area. The episode lasts a day or so, and then I recover completely which is very different from the ongoing milder vertigo I experienced with migraines. It seems that western medicine doesn't have much to offer when it comes to vestibular issues. I would love any advice you have as the general attitude about Meniere's seems to be that you can't treat it or control it (aside from reducing sodium intake) and just have to hope for the best, but you'll likely go completely deaf. I should also mention that I have Celiac and have had chronic IBS for many, many years. I just finished doing your Food Sensitivities/Candida test and am looking forward to healing my gut with the help of your team. I do believe that my gut health is related and possibly is the key to fixing this. Your story and podcasts give me hope that I can affect change and be healthy. Thank you so much for your help!

  

Cara:  Hi Dr. Stephen Cabral, I have a 21 month old daughter who I am still nursing (during the day only) and she eats a nutrient dense diet. She typically starts off with a scrambled egg, avocado and fruit. Lunch is usually leftovers. Dinner is wild salmon, grassfed bison/beef, free range chicken and broccoli and sweet potatoes. I give her Klaire labs infant probiotic mixed with a dash of camu camu and some drops of Herb Pharm kids echinacea daily. I got into the habit of giving her echinacea when I was boosting her immune system before traveling on a plane. I also give her the Herb Pharm Kids elderberry occasionally. Is this ok? Can the echinacea be overdone? Additionally, she was born at 36 weeks 2 days albeit a life saving crash cesarean ...we had major blood loss, she received two blood transfusions, she was incubated and taken via ambulance to a children's hospital where she was cooled to 91 degrees for 72 hours. Which prevented stroke, seizure, cerebral palsy etc. She is perfect but she was low in iron at 10 months - I fixed that with food - combinging iron rich foods, grassfed liver, beef, bison with camu camu, molasses and at the end floravital. We raised it from 8.6 to 13.3 in 3 months and without medicine! Does she also need a multi Vitamin soon? THANK YOU for your work and house calls!!

 

Jamie: Hey Dr. Cabral! For a while now I've been having issues drinking tea(green, black and Mate). Even when drinking it after a meal I still get bloating, heart burn, belching and brain fog. But Coffee I have no issues with. Although I used to never have an issue with tea I found out after testing that I have Sibo and H. Pylori. I'm on the CBO protocol for it and although I took a break from drinking tea, I read that black and green tea have compounds that are good against fighting H. Pylori but when I tried to re-introduce them the symptoms came right back. Also I'm pretty sure that from all these gut issues I have developed a histamine intolerance. Will I be able to drink tea again? If so, how long should I wait before I re-introduce. Thanks!!!!

 

Sara: Hello, I'm hoping to tap into your wealth of health knowledge to help my son. He is a commercial airline pilot. He gets sick with cold-like symptoms quite often. What is a good health kit he could travel with so he's armed when he begins to feel the sinus, ear and nasal congestion creeping up on him? He usually comes down with strep once a year as well as the cold symptoms I listed above even more often. Maybe a daily immune boosting protocol would be in order too. Thanks so much! God bless you. Anonymous

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/547

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Aug 4, 2017

I always enjoy bringing you these #FridayReviews - It gives me the opportunity to share products, research, and recommendations I use in my own private practice...

This week I'm sharing my top pick on organic coffee sourcing and why quality matters...

I'm also going to list my organic sun tan lotion recipe that you can make right at home!

Plus, I'll be sharing some disturbing news about how a paint remover is being used to create synthetic cannabis, which has now led to a few deaths - And why you need to be on the look out...

And last, but certainly not least, I want to share some amazing data on how much money you could be saving on workplace costs by implementing a wellness program!

Tune into CabralConcept 546 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/546

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Aug 3, 2017

By now most people have heard about interval training and the amazing benefits that come along with it...

It's one of the rare forms of exercise where doing less actually gets you more results!

The only problem is that like with any new diet or exercise program sometimes the actual implementation of the science gets misrepresented, and therefore, people are doing it incorrectly...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 545 to discover the top 5 interval training mistakes and how to easily correct them and get even greater results - enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/545

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Aug 2, 2017

The fastest way to get rid of bloating, digestive issues, and fatigue is by finding out the culprit that is causing these symptoms...

And the easiest way to find that offender is by going back to the basics in terms of nutrition...

By this I mean creating simplified meal plans in order to tease out what the specific foods or food groups are that are causing you to feel unwell...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 544 for details on using mono meals to reduce bloating and fatigue - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/544

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

Aug 1, 2017

Homotoxicology is an almost unheard of system of medicine, but it's been practiced for over 100 years...

Even some of the best integrative doctors in the world are unaware of the "6 phases of toxicity" and how they account for every imaginable "disease" we've named...

I was fortunate enough to learn it while studying Naturopathy and then later becoming certified in this form of medicine...

I consider it to be a cornerstone of helping people get well - Because if you don't know how the "disease" got there in the first place you certainly can't help someone reverse it...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 543 to discover the 6 phases of toxicology and how it can help you get well, lose weight, and live longer - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/543

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

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