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The Cabral Concept

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

I get asked all the time how it could be possible for so many people to have gut based issues...

The reason is actually simpler than you would think:

Environmental toxins like heavy metals and plastics combined with NSAIDs (Ibuprofen), alcohol, birth control, processed food, fried foods, stress, antibiotics, tap water, and numerous other man-made products all contribute to a break down in the gut...

This can then lead to every known dis-ease we've come to give a name and prescribe a drug for...

The great news is that just like bone broth there are natural nutritional supplements proven to help protect and rebuild your stomach and intestinal tract to keep you healthy and strong!

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 609 for the details on a nutritional supplement that combines 5 food extracts proven to be even more powerful that bone broth at healing and sealing your gut wall - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/609

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Oct 5, 2017

If you're looking to transform your body and actually change the shape of the way you look it's important to get the most out of your workouts…

This doesn't necessarily mean putting in more time or effort, but it does mean exercising smarter…

One of the best ways to do this is by systematically tracking your workouts by looking at specific variables…

Not everything in your workout is important to track, but there are a few specific numbers that will get you to your goals faster...

On today's #CabralConcept 608 I will share with you how to track your workouts in order to get better results – enjoy the show! 

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/608

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Oct 4, 2017

I'm not sure who came up with the line, "a clean colon is a happy colon," but nevertheless there is a lot of truth to that...

The reason for this is that a stagnant or corroded intestinal tract can lead to malabsorption, reabsorption of estrogen and other toxins, as well as bacterial imbalance...

So the goal isn't necessarily to completely "clean out" your intestines, but it is to create a balanced microbiome between all inhabitants...

One of the best ways to do this is with an intestinal cleanse and on today's #CabralConcept 607 I'll share with you why, when, and how to complete one - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/607

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Oct 3, 2017

The worst time to think about your brain health is after you get the diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, memory loss, or some other brain related dis-ease...

And the problem is that most doctors will never test for things like cortisol levels, heavy metals, or other factors that can "burn out" and "rust out" your brain...

The good news is that we know that there are certain labs you can use as early warning detectors, as well as certain supplements that can aid in brain health...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 606 for the 4 proven supplements to boost your brain power - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/606

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Oct 2, 2017

It doesn't matter who you are, where you were born, or even how successful you currently are right now...

Eventually you're going to hit a point of stress and frustration that stems from not being able to take your goals and life to that next level you desire...

It's at this point that you need to sit yourself down and have a real chat about how the knowledge, experience, and know-how you've accumulated up to this moment is not enough to get you to that new chapter in your life...

It's at this time where you must begin to pose new questions to yourself in order to change your current level of thinking and mindset...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 605 to find out the key question to unlocking the answers you desire - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/605

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Oct 1, 2017

Izziness, We're back with our 2nd day of the Cabral HouseCalls and I'm looking forward to sharing with you more of our community's questions...

Let's get started!

Leilani: Dear Dr Cabral, I have tried dry brushing twice and each time I start off, I'm fine for around 2 to 3 weeks after which my legs start to itch! I brush for a few minutes before showering and then when I dry my legs after coming out of the shower, they will not stop itching for quite a while. Rubbing with a towel or just my hands make it feel better for a little bit, but then it just starts off again. At first I didn't see anything strange (like a rash) but when I looked closer I could just slightly make out some small white spots...? Eventually the itching will go away (10 - 30 minutes later) but sometimes when I sit on the train (when my legs make contact with something, usuly wearing trousers) it can kick off again. After I stop with the brushing, my legs will continue to itch after showering for up to a month. I only moisturise my body with coconut oil, I have for years now, so I know it's not that. I only use natural soaps from the health food store, also have done so for years, so I don't think it's that. Our towels are cotton, always have been. This occurs whether my legs have been shaved ot not. We don't have a water filter in our shower and the water is quite hard - we've lived in hard water areas for many years and it didn't do anything to my skin, it's just when I start dry brushing. The brush I have came in a gift pack with some natural skin care profucts, so I assume the bristles are natural, but it did 't say. The last time I tried I made a point of not rubbing too hard, just making very gentle strokes. But just before I stopped again the second time, my arms also started feeling itchy although nowhere near as bad as my legs. I did take Roaccutane when I was a teenager, which dried out my lips to this day. Could it have had an effect on all of my skin? I do get stretch marks very easily and whenever I go for a facial I'm told my skin is quite dry. I drink a lot of water and herbal tea during the day, is there something else I can try? Dry brushing seems like such an easy thing to do to benefit your health, it's just so annoying this happens when I try. Thanks again for your amazing podcast and especially all the time you spend educating all of us on a healthier way of living. It is so very much appreciated.

 

Marie: Hi Stephen, I have an itchy patch on my gluteal cleft and sometimes also around the anus. It gets worse around menstruation. I did have candida overgrowth a couple of years ago and did a cleanse to balance things out. I'm wondering if this could be a yeast issue or something else. I'm in my 30's and have an active lifestyle. I occasionally drink matcha and have chocolate (Hu Kitchen/Eating Evolved) sweetened with coconut sugar. I don't eat dairy & occasionally eat gluten. I mostly shop at the farmers market & whole foods eating little to no processed foods regularly. Thank you in advance for your time and thoughts. I really appreciate listening to your podcast because you give so much information & you've taken the time to study both eastern & western medicine. 

 

Tara: What can you tell me about seborrheic dermatitis? What are the causes and what are the treatments? And will lab tests help determine root causes? Thanks! 

 

Stephanie:
Hi Dr Cabral, first off love the podcasts, they are a daily ritual for me. I am writing because I just finished the 21 day detox with sole purpose of trying to get rid of lifelong acne. I took prescriptions growing and 15 years ago before I was aware of how bad it was, I took Accutane which got rid of it temporarily but it now seems to be getting more aggressive as I get older. Unfortunately the detox didn't help. I have been eating a plant based diet for about 6 months now and am thinking this isn't diet related at all. I feel great, have lots of energy, sleep well, no stomach pains or bloating or weird cravings. I do have really heavy and long periods and surprisingly have no acne when I am pregnant or breast feeding. I have seen a natural Dr who ran a ton of blood work and said everything looks pretty good but noted my Estradoil and Estrone were a bit high and put me on some progesterone because she said it's a tad low, but i took myself off because I felt horrible on it. She also gave me several supplements but here I am 4 months later with acne. I'm not ready to give up yet, but don't know where to go next. I am not able to purchase every test so would love to know what you would suggest as my next step. Thanks so much for your time!

 

Amanda: Hello Dr Cabral, I look forward to the weekend house calls each and every week. The amount of information that I gain from these calls have helped me immensely in my private practice. I have a client who has come to me with ME/CFS. She has had a myriad of health issues since she was a child and has finally been "diagnosed" with ME/CFS. She is very aware of diet and nutrition (bachelors in nutrition), has tried many different alternative methods of healing and still can't seem to find answers. She has had copious amounts of antibiotics around 2014-2015 and right now we are working on rebuilding her gut flora, but her stomach is very sensitive so many things she struggles with including sauerkraut. Do you have any advice on this condition or ways you would advise me to help her progress back to health and vitality? Thank you so much for all the knowledge and healing wisdom you share.

 

 

Tony: Dr. Cabral, I've listened to a couple of your podcasts regarding Menieres "disease". I was diagnosed with this about 18 months ago which was about 6 months after my initial onset of tinnitus. The ringing and pressurized feeling started in my right ear in August of 2015. At the time I believed it was directly related to stress. I had just moved my family across 3 states, my wife was pregnant with very severe kidney complications, and I had left my old career behind to become a Police Officer. In February of 2016 I had my first experience with brain fog and severe dizziness. Since then I have had seasons where it increases and decreases in intensity. I was also diagnosed with a shift work sleep disorder. Long story short the dizziness and nausea became too intense to continue in my new career as a Police Officer. Menieres has drastically impacted my life and I'm hoping to find out what I can do differently to get my life and health back. A little more info about me that may be helpful...I lift weights about 5 days a week and have always taken care of my body. I generally eat a protein rich diet and especially have been consuming lots of cruciferous vegetables lately. I typically start my days with anti oxidant berry blend smoothies with a handful of spinach and a scoop of Muscle Farm's Combat Powder(tri-blend protein). I've started to limit processed foods but I still eat a lot of bread. I have noticed that my worst days often fall a day or two after a "cheat day" where I probably binged on chips or other similar processed foods. I've become very conscientious of sodium intake but I still experience random bouts of brain fog and dizziness. For a short while I was receiving vestibular therapy and dry needling around my right trapezius/upper back and shoulder area. I found that very relaxing and that it did suppress some symptoms. However, like I said, since then I have had to walk away from my job as a Police officer and no longer have he insurance coverage for V therapy or dry needling. I'm curious to know... I've had a very high protein diet for about 11 years, since I really got into weightlifting. Is there a possibility that I've just trashed my gut and it may be manifesting itself through the ringing and dizziness in my ear? What would be the test you recommend to look into this? Also, for years I have taken Benadryl (1 tablet) at night to help me fall asleep. Is there any way that this could also be causing an adverse reaction affecting my Menieres diagnosis? Thank you so much for what you do, your a blessing to many, and I'm looking forward to hearing back from you soon. -Tony

 

 

Alexandra: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions! I was just wondering if you'd have any idea why I'm overall a lean female but frequently feel as if my face is bloated. Others tell me they don't notice it but I know I have fluid retention there and it can be discouraging. Any tips? Thanks!

Thank you for tuning into today's Q&A and hopefully you picked up a lot of tips along the way! 

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/604

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