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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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Sep 22, 2017

Poor posture has far more to do than with just aesthetics or how you present yourself to the world...

The rounding of your shoulders, curving of your lower back, swaying of your hips, locking out of your knees, as well as other postural deviations can set you up for a host of health issues...

Pain, headaches, tension, and numbness are just a few of those symptoms associated with poor posture...

Today on the #CabralConcept 595 I'll detail all the symptoms of poor posture, what proper posture is, and how you can go about correcting these issues - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/595

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Sep 21, 2017

Although I love all forms of exercise, some specific modalities do work better than others when it comes to increasing lifespan...

One way that I'm measuring aging in my Functional Medicine practice is through Telomere testing, which essentially tells you how quickly your body is breaking down...

Although some people get nervous about finding out their true "biological age," I believe it's a great thing to know...

Since knowing your biological age (not chronological) allows you a baseline as to how your current lifestyle is working for you...

And, if you happen to want to decrease your rate of aging, there are many factors to do so - with one of those being a specific form of exercise...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 594 to find out the one form of exercise that has been show to increase longevity - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/594

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Sep 20, 2017

When it comes to healing your thyroid one of the issues that's often overlooked is toxicity...

This also goes well beyond leaky gut/intestinal permeability and has more to do with certain heavy metals that disrupt this delicate gland...

And if these specific heavy metals are high, they'll actually block your thyroid's ability to make activated thyroid hormone (T3)...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 593 for all the details on "The 4 Toxins that Slow Your Thyroid & Metabolism" - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/593

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Sep 19, 2017

There are times when your health or weight loss issues can be quite complicated...

But more times than not, I've found that there can be just a couple of systems out of balance, which are holding you back from your goals...

For example, all of the different health issues on today's show all seem unrelated, but believe it or not, they could all be a symptom of one missing mineral...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 592 to see how many symptoms can all just different be different manifestations of the same imbalance and how to fix the list stated above - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/592

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Sep 18, 2017

Have you ever wanted to just give it all up and just run away?

If you've ever felt this way, you're not alone - It happens to most of us more than we care to admit...

However, sometimes we misunderstand this feeling for what our deepest feelings are really trying to tells us...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 591 on why you don't need to escape or run away from it all and what those feelings really mean - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/591

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Sep 17, 2017

Welcome back to this weekend's 2nd Cabral HouseCall!

I'm so happy to have you back and we have more amazing community questions to answer, so let's get started!

Paula: Hi doc. Very pleased with the info and insights discussed on your podcast. My question is in regards to chemotherapy. My father (61 yo) was diagnosed with a bladder tumor which was surgically removed 2 months ago. A week ago (without having fully recovered from the surgery and still using a catheter to urinate), he started a 6-cycle-long chemo protocol: Each cycle lasting 3 weeks with Gemcitabine 3x/cycle and Cisplatin 1x/cycle. Upon the first application of Cisplatin, the side effects were severe, ranging from headaches, to lack of appetite, weight loss, joint and back pain and constant nausea and brain fog. Needless to say, he dreads continuing treatment and has been following a low-carb diet when he does eat. We would like for him to go full-on ketogenic (based of Dr. Seifried's work) and compliment with other therapies. However, an alternative doc has advised us against STOPPING CHEMO and suggested we finish the 4-month-long treatment and then opt for other alternatives. We want to hear your take on this. Should he continue chemo given all those side effects? Or should we go the full-on functional route? Thanks a lot (I know this is a question with a long background info)

 

Jenett: Hi Dr. Cabral My question is regarding my four year old daughter. Her tongue has a white coating but I can see the red tastebuds through it like dots all over. She also has off and on itching in her vaginal area. I thought it was from her not wiping the area very well after peeing. I'm wondering if this is candida? If so, how do I treat it? Thank you for all you do! Jenett

 

Kristen: Hi Dr. Cabral, I've been listening to your podcast for about a year now and have learned so much in multiple areas thanks to your breadth of knowledge and desire to continue learning and educating others. As a Registered Dietitian, I'm also constantly trying to stay up on research but appreciate the more functional approach to medicine and have also gotten a health coaching certification so I can approach wellness a bit differently with some of my clients. However, my question today is in regards to myself. I'm a 29 year old relatively fit, recovering type-A female and over the past 2 years or so, have gone through quite a number of changes in my life - relationships, moving (states, towns, houses, etc), job changes, unemployment - and am finally in a bit of a more stable place, relatively speaking (relationship, home). I've never considered myself a highly anxious person but do now experience periods where it almost feels like a "butterflies in my stomach" sensation when my nerves are heightened or I'm anxious due to unknown circumstances/outcome. After learning more about normal bowel habits and healthy elimination, I realized that what I used to consider "normal" for myself was actually bordering on constipation and has since gotten worse this past year with so many life changes. Being a health professional who is highly interested in gut health, I'm seeing a possible connection between my changes in GI health and how these two might be correlated. Which leaves me wondering which angle to take in treating/resolving my issues. I've tried a range of approaches from probiotics and home-brewed kombucha to magnesium and now your digestive enzymes. I used to do smoothies almost daily but found that they didn't provide any sort of consistent relief or regularity for my situation. I know for some, they actually aren't the best solution when looking at digestive issues so I've currently made a switch away from them. Otherwise, I maintain a fairly healthy diet (with the occasional treats) which is mostly whole foods, plenty of fiber and at least 75 oz of water daily in addition to regular activity. I've tried a few unique approaches for a short time, never stuck with anything long term - very low carb for and also FODMAP (for a handful of days each), a detox/cleanse supplement regimen by NOW (coupled with flax, lemon, homemade green juice and mostly plant-based eating in addition to a less crazy schedule, I did see some regularity for a few days...a big change for me). But I don't want to mask symptoms that something is out of balance by taking supplements which make it seem as though things are functionally more optimally than they really are. Also, I should mention I've noticed heightened symptoms with my monthly cycle, specifically more breakouts, which I attribute to the hormone imbalance resulting from poor elimination. At this point, I'd say information overload or possibly analysis paralysis is what I'm suffering from and would love the opinion of an expert to narrow down my consideration for how to begin healing myself from this symptom. I'm ordering your HTMA test tonight as a good baseline to evaluate my current wellness and plan to use these results with other information in your reply. I greatly appreciate your time and experience in responding. Thanks SO MUCH for doing what you do. I'll continue to listen to each episode and share your wisdom with others it may help!! :)

 

Sheila: Hi Love your podcast, learn something every day. I am an active 62 year old but have noticed muscle loss especially in arms, help what can Indo to build up my muscles and stave off further decline?

 

Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you for everything you're doing to help improve the life of others including myself. I have a few questions that i'm hoping you can help me with. first off, can candida transmitted through sexual intercourse or oral sex? I've had white sticky vaginal discharge and a thick white coating on my tongue(especially in the AM) for years. I have no idea what it is or how to get rid of it. I took your candida cleanse and am now taking the daily probiotics but it has not gone away. Can you give me some guidance on how to deal with this issue?

 

I hope hope you enjoyed this weekend's Cabral HouseCalls Q&A and all the tips we add in along the way!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/590

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Sep 16, 2017

Thank you for joining me this weekend on the Cabral HouseCalls!

I'm happy to have you and can't wait to share our community's questions with you now:

Jen: Hi Dr. Cabral I am experiencing Brain Fog, joint pain in my knees, some numbness in my arms when I am sleeping, lower back pain, bloating, fatigue to a point of unmotivated to do anything, especially after eating, and some constipation. I do sit at work a lot but I walk on my lunch hour and I try to do workout videos with weights during the week as well. What could all of this be a sign of and what can I do about it? Thank you, Jen

 

Lizbeth: Hi Dr. Cabral, Around march, I gained about 12 lbs out of nowhere. I went from 120 lbs to 132. and it seemed as if it had happened literally overnight. I am only 5'2" so that is a huge change in my body. I have always kept a clean diet, with maybe a couple cheat days. And I have always been extremely active, working out 5 to 6 days a week. So I sense something was wrong. At first I didn't notice the gain right away. I thought I was bloated (as usual). I have always been sort of constipated and suffered from bloating, so I thought it was one of my episodes. When I was 16, I was overmedicated, and it wiped out my intestinal flora. So I got used to some discomfort. Also I had thought that all of this weight gained was due to the high stress I have had during the months before March since I had just gone through one of the most stressful times in my life (moved to the US, got married and then my husband got deployed a few weeks after the wedding). However, my stomach was killing me. This time around the pain was 10x the usual. I am very glad that somehow I found you, after listening to your podcasts, I decided to do your detox only for a week. I figured the stress had filled my body with toxins and a detox would be extremely helpful. I lost about 4 lbs, But then I noticed that I was very bloated and gassy especially in the mornings. In your FAQ you explained that this means that my digestive system is very weak so I started taking the enzyme to help my stomach. And then, I heard your podcast on h pylori and I had all the symptoms. I also listened to your podcast on how to seal a leaky gut, and I was wondering if this could be the reason on my change of weight. What steps do I follow? Once I start the healthy gut, is the intestinal cleanse the second part? And would I need the candida protocol? Thanks again for all the information you provide! You have no cue how much knowledge and helped I have gotten from your podcasts! Thank you doesn't seem enough.

 

Leah: Hello. I believe I am in moderate adrenal fatigue and possibly low thyroid as well. I was about to get all of my blood work and tests done when I found out I am pregnant. The ND I was working with said come back after baby is born. Is there really no way to get answers before then? Should I just eat and act as if I am these things to be safe? I've read about links between low thyroid and issues with baby like Downs Syndrome, and I am worried about crashing really bad after baby is born. I really don't want postpartum depression or even lower thyroid from all the stress. How do I go about this?

 

Gina: Hi! Thank you for you informative and refreshing podcasts! Took me a while to find podcasts actually worth listening to. So I quit smoking about a month ago and am finding so little information about the withdrawal period! It's really frustrating understanding what's going on with my body. For the most part I feel good but I'm very lethargic, have a sore throat and chronic headaches. Is there anyway to speed up the recovery period!? I REFUSE to relapse and go back to that awful habit so anything helps! Thank you so much!

 

 

Cristie: Dr. Cabral, Thank you once again for all that you do. I was wondering if you've done a podcast on post nasal drip, if so if you could direct me to those episodes that'd be great. If not, I have post nasal drip ALL of the time, it's awful. I take Claritin with sudafed to stop it, it only helps a little, but I'd really like to know the best treatment for it because I'd really like it to stop. Thank you again for being so amazing and helping the way you do!!

 

Anonymous: Dear Dr Cabral, Thank you for sharing so much knowledge, I love listening to your podcasts every day on my way to work. My question is about high bilirubin levels. For the past 10 or so years, every time I do my annual blood tests, my bilirubin levels are elevated. I believe it's called Gilbert's Syndrome. It's not high enough to cause concern according to my doctors, but I'm wondering what is the underlying issue that is causing my body to always have slightly higher levels or bilirubin? I don't have my latest numbers for you, but previous tests showed: 2014 - total bilirubin: 28.8 (normal = <21) / Free Bilirubin: 20.7 (normal = 0-18) / Conjugated Bilirubin: 8.1 (normal = <5.00) 2010 - total bilirubin: 26 (normal = 0-20) 2009 - total bilirubin: 35 (normal = 0-20) 2008 - total bilirubin: 49 (normal = 0-20) Does this indicate a problem with my liver? I'm 37 years old, I hardly ever drink alcohol, I have the odd glass of wine with a meal, but that can be months apart. I don't smoke, I don't eat much meat, I hardly ever drink coffee. I'm sensitive to gluten and dairy, so avoid those foods. I start my day with warm lemon water, followed by herbal teas - I drink at least 2 litres of water every day. I also have a berry smoothie for breakfast. I eat a lot of fruit and regularly make carrot and ginger juice. I do at least 10 000 steps every day - I used to run 4 times a week but due to new working hours I only get to run 5-7 km once a week. I'm still trying to figure out when to fit regular exercise into my new schedule. I got my first amalgam fillings when I was about 6 and I had 6 amalgam fillings removed in 2014 by an holistic dentist. Although he didn't offer intravenous vit. C during the treatment, he just told me to take high strength vitamin C tablets before I come and I had to finish the bottle. I believe it was 1000 mg, 3 times a day. He also told me to take Selenium and Activated Charcoal until I finish the containers (not sure if they were 60 or 90 tables/capsules per bottle). But my high bilirubin was an issue before the amalgams came out in 2014. One of my doctors once said that I don't have to worry about my elevated bilirubin until I have digestive issues. Lately I've been feeling very bloated and my bowel movements are not as good as they used to be, so I went to the doctor for new tests and again it showed slightly high but he didn't sound at all concerned, he said it was nothing serious and there was no suggestion to follow up with any other tests - he told me to have my levels re-checked in a year. I've also been having a dull ache/lightest of pains in my right side, just inside my right-side rib which I thought would be my liver. But my liver & kidney function came out normal - just my iron was low. Again, I don't have the numbers, I will try to acquire a copy for my person records. I'm not sure if this is linked but I thought I should mention that my hair has gradually been thinning and my nails have been soft, brittle and flaking for at least the past 5 years. Do you have any thoughts on this? Is there something you can suggest? I live in Europe so I'm not eligible to purchase and do your test kits. If you have any European based recommendations on tests and products, that would be extremely useful. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance - and thank you for trying to make the world a healthier, happier place. God bless you & your family. Thank you very much.

 

Thank you again for tuning in and be sure to check back tomorrow with more questions from the community!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/589

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Sep 15, 2017

What if there was a vitamin that could not only decrease your stress, and increase your energy, but also boost your mood?

What if I also told you that this vitamin also protected your cardiovascular system, nervous system, liver, and even helped to prevent dimentia...

Would you be interested?

I think most of us would answer yes to that question, especially since this is also one of those vitamins that I can become depleted through increased exercise, poor nutrition, weak digestion, and stressful life events... 

The great news is that it's easy to get an inexpensive to take in on today's Cabral concept 588 I'd like to share all those anti-stress, energy, and mood boosting benefits with you - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/588

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Sep 14, 2017

Our current cultural philosophy says that we need to continue to push forward even when our bodies are signaling us to stop and slow down...

So when I'm asked if you should workout when tired, I often have to share advice that may run contrary to popular belief...

However, one thing I typically recommend people to do is not to skip their regular workout, but instead simply modify it for that day...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 587 for exactly how to modify your workout and when to skip your exercise when you're exhausted - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/587

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Sep 13, 2017

There seems to be some confusion over inflammation as something that is bad for our body...

Inflammation is not something to try to squelch, reduce, or avoid unless it is a life saving situation...

Believe it or not, inflammation is your friend! It's a natural healing process and it's trying to tell you something...

It's telling you something is wrong at a deeper level and that something must be rebalanced before something else goes really wrong...

This is why you should never ignore inflammation or try to suppress it...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 586 for the only 2 causes of inflammation and how to repair the true root causes of your dis-ease - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/586

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Sep 12, 2017

Within the next decade the new statistics state that 1 in 2 will get cancer in their lifetime...

This is a travesty of where our values have gone in society. Instead of asking why we are seeing such an insane spike, we focus on how can we find a pharmaceutical cure...

It makes no sense at all, but it is ultimately the reality that many people will face unless they begin to detoxify and follow certain healthy habits to combat the over 77,000 man made toxins in the environment...

At the top of that list sits a common staple, called sugar. Learning how and why to remove this one item can be the catalyst you need to keeping you and your family healthy and safe...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 585 for the 10 ways that sugar causes cancer - Enjoy the show!

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Sep 11, 2017

I find it interesting that at times a lot of what my consultations turn into is helping people on the psychological side of healing...

Originally, I thought my private practice would be more of a straight forward interpretation of Functional Medicine lab testing and Personalized Wellness Plan designs...

But what I've realized is that in order to help someone truly heal, you must treat the individual and not the dis-ease...

Often times, this means teaching people how to lower stress, overcome adversity, and rise above life's numerous challenges...

One of the ways to do this is by (re)discovering your gift in life and on today's #CabralConcept 584 I'll teach you the 3 simple questions to discovering yours - Enjoy the show!

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http://StephenCabral.com/584

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Sep 10, 2017

I'm excited to bring you part 2 of our weekend Cabral #HouseCalls where I answer our community questions on all things wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging!

Here are today's questions:

Kevin: Dr Cabral, So I have been following your work for about 5 years when I bought and implemented the teachings in "A Man's Guide to Muscle and Strength". I was looking for a program to follow, and this fit the bill perfectly. I've used the structure of the programs in the book ever since. I rotate these programs every 4-6 weeks, and try to increase the weight throughout the program before cycling off onto a new 4-6 week program. My question is around the SAID principle. There are many exercises that I've plateaued. For example, take a bench press or a seated row. Each of these are part of a 4-6 program so I may do these 6 times a year. And when I first started working out with your book as my guide, I was able to increase the weight as I went along. But with both, I've can't move past the weight that I'm currently at. And like you book lays out, when I cycle off the current program, the next program usually has another, yet different, version of each of these exercises. Logic tells me that I'm going to plateau with any exercise. It's not like I'd be able to keep adding weight, year in and year out, to each of these. What do you do when this happens? Thanks for being our guiding light in health, wellness and fitness...you've helped transform mine and my wife's life. 

Pana: Hi dr Cabral! I love your podcasts and I listen every day since I found you! My 15 year old son came back from camp and all he wants to drink is powder aid because he was told that is good for him. In our house we do not have any soft drinks or ever juice. He just drinks water. Please let me what your thoughts are on powder drink and what Would be agood alternative to power drinks specially when he is very active? Thank you so much for all that you give us!

Rebekah: Hello! I bought your healthy belly because I was sure I had h.pylori. I just got an endoscopy that confirmed I'm negative for the bacteria. How long is the shelf life for this and are there any alternative uses for it that I could benefit from? I hate to waste this unopened bottle. Thanks for all you do. I listen to every podcast without fail!

Rena: Hi Dr. Cabral, So grateful for your podcast! I am in my 60's and have gout, and a bone spur in my foot. Could you possibly recommend any cures for this? I've heard you talk about CBD Oil and I wonder if this is something that I might try that would help? Also, I've been studying the blood type diet as someone recommended it to help with understanding my personal susceptibility to dis-eases (Hypothyroidism, Gout, osteoporosis) Is there any truth to the antigens on your blood, lectins on foods and how it affects the way your specific blood breaks down food? I am O+ and I definitely have the dis-eases that it lists that I am prone to for my blood type so I'm curious to try this type of diet but I wanted a professional opinion as there are so many fads out there and I am looking more for a lifestyle change rather than a temporary fix. I highly respect what you are doing for the world. Keep up the great work! Rena 

Cara: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am so appreciative for your house calls, thank you and I always leave a stellar rating on iTunes review! You answered my question last weekend on having high Eosinophils. The high eosinophils came back on my annual CBC in July. This is the first time they've ever been high. I just had my food sensitivities / environmental allergy test ran through my PC. I have zero environmental allergies. My food sensitivities test was ran through Genova Diagnostics. They only food that was in the red, "very high" were grapes, which I rarely have. Maybe this is why I get a headache after one glass of wine. I have a couple of foods in the yellow, "very low" which include cabbage, garlic, green pepper, white potato, sunflower seed. I have quite a few foods in the green "very low" which sadly includes broccoli, egg yolk, mushrooms and more. Do I need to cut out all foods that showed up on this test, or only grapes which ranked "very high"? If so, how long do I eliminate them for? Could having the foods that are "very low" as well as "low" be the cause for my Eosinophils being 18.5? I just had my blood redrawn yesterday to confirm the lab did not make a mistake. Next will be a parasite test, which I'll likely have ran through my PC to try and cut the cost. Although, once I have some preliminary answers, I will schedule a consult directly with you (even though you're a few weeks out). I also read that high Eosinophils can indicate cancer, so I'm a little concerned. I eat super healthy, paleo-ish and I consume two servings of greens a day. They only thing I indulge and sometimes over indulge in is dark chocolate. Thank you for all that you do! In gratitude, Cara

ADDITION to my previous email on high Eosinophils... My lab came back today and my Eosinophils dropped from 18.5 to 6.0. I called my doctor and he didn't seem concerned. I told him I was still concerned because I know that is still on the high end of the spectrum. He said I could do a stool test or re-test my blood in 3-4 weeks. He said I could either have a parasite, or I could have been exposed to something in my environment to cause the spike. When I asked his protocol if it is a parasite, he said sometimes antibiotics for stubborn bugs or supplements. What are your thoughts? In gratitude, Cara

Ada: Hi Dr. Cabral, I've really enjoyed all the education and information from each of your podcasts and I get something out of every episode. Thank you for that! My question today is really where to start. I am in my early 40's and I have been struggling with trying to figure out why my weight has plateaued. I'm doing weight training three times a week and walks/hikes three-four times a week. I am medium athletic build but I feel I need to tone up a lot. I eat salads, fruits, veggies, some meats three-five days a week. I just feel like nothing works. I also feel extremely tired all the time. As soon as I hot the bed I am dead asleep. I don't know if what I need is a candida cleanse, a heavy metal detox, food sensitivity or your weight loss testing. I cant afford to do them all right now but I would love to know what my particular body needs as I know we are all different. Could you possibly recommend what test that would give me the most information on what my specific body needs in order to regain energy and lose weight? Thank you so much! Ada

 

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

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http://StephenCabral.com/583

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Sep 9, 2017

It's already the weekend and that means it's time for our HouseCall shows!

Here are this weekend's community questions!

Erin: Hi Dr. Cabral, I can't thank you and Julia enough for the positive influence you are having on our family and our health. Your health coach Julia has been amazing in guiding us, answering our questions and encouraging us on our path to health. My husband and I are both on our healing journeys and it is all thanks to you and your team! We listen to your podcast every day and talk about you and your teachings to all our friends and family. My question for you today is concerning my mother. She is 73 years old and has suffered with Polymyalgia Rheumatica for many years. She has been taking prednisone and the side affects are debilitating, always hungry, weight gain, hair loss to name a few. She was looking into biologics based on the recommendation of my sister-in-law, but then discovered they are only available for those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Today her doctor gave her a prescription for Celebrex. We would love for her to work with you and ultimately be prescription free and pain free. I think she has digestive and possibly hormone balance issues too. What would you suggest to be the best place for her to start? Thank you again for all you do. You are making an amazing difference in the world by sharing your knowledge, passion and compassion with others! Take care, Erin 

Monique: Hi Dr. Cabral! Monique here again, Im sure youve answered this question before or something similar but I just wanted to get a more direct answer! My nephew (boyfriends nephew) is a little over a year and a half and is having symptoms of a problem that runs in the family, with only the men. For the past maybe 5-6 months he has had a constant runny nose and now the doctors are saying he has fluid build up behind his ears. My boyfriend and almost every man in the family has had tubes put in their ears for this same problem when they were very little. For a while when he first started eating harder foods he started having very disgusting poops and getting sick often. I believe he has taking a few different kinds of medication but im not sure exactly what. I truly believe from all that I have learned from you that it is all related and he has some type of sensitivity. His mother doesnt think so, she is a nurse, and believes he might just have to get the tubes too. I want so badly to help but dont want to step on toes over the truth. I know they will do whats best but im also not sure how to go about explaining this to her. He is an awesome kid and has great parents and family but they just dont understand the natural health side and the true issue and solution that will last forever instead of the alternative(conventional medicine). Love them want to help them as much as I can, what do you suggest for me to do in my position and what do you believe is happening with him. Thank you so much for all you do truly. Monique

Taylor: Hello Dr. Cabral, I have been trying to figure out why I get weird dizzy spells in my bed room. My husband pointed out last night that we sleep within 5 feet of the circuit breaker in our apartment. Unfortunately, there is no where else to put our bed because of the size of our apartment. Do you have any recommendations on how to block the EMFs from the circuit breaker? I'm also aware that apartment at are like hot spots since there is so much WIFI surrounded you. Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated! As always, grateful for your help!

 

Elizabeth:  Hi Dr. Cabral I was reading about pure gum turpentine and how it's been used medicinally since ancient times and was used in ancient Babylon to treat stomach problems, inflammations, joint pain, ulcers etc. I trust your view so wondered your opinion on this remedy. There was an interesting article on this and Lingzhi mushrooms by Dr Mark Sircus. Thank you for all that you are and do... look forward to future podcasts :)

Dee: Hi Dr Cabral. I appreciate your podcast very much. It's the only podcast I listen to! I had a question about menstrual cramps. I am 46 yrs old and have sporadic cycles. (3 weeks late, 1 week early etc) The first two days of my period are pretty unbearable and I'm in excruciating pain. I had high hopes that the CBD oil would help with the pain, but I've tried it for the past 3 cycles and I don't see a noticeable difference. I'm even taking it every 2 hours and I'm not having any relief. Can you recommend anything natural to take for that kind of pain? Years ago I took Advil and that did help, but I'm not using chemicals anymore and am struggling to find something natural that helps. Thank you 

Lauren: Hi, Thank you in advance for everything. I am addicted to your podcasts. You are great! My dad has severe tennis elbow (bursitis) that he left untreated for a while. He received cortisone shots and some PT etc and nothing permanently helps. He had an MRI and it is torn. He is a chef and can't take off so resting really isn't an option at this time as he is always using elbow/wrist. The pain is severe and I was wondering if there is anything more natural that he can be doing. Can this inflammation be linked to other issues / problems? Should he be following any specific diets? Thank you! 

I hope you enjoyed the show and be sure to check out part 2 tomorrow!

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Sep 8, 2017

Welcome back to the #FridayReview! This week we've got some amazing research and products to chat about and it all starts with the topic of genetics...

Too many people use "genetics" as an excuse for why they have some dis-ease or imbalance... They simply haven't been taught that genetics just means you're predisposed to something - It's does NOT mean you have to suffer from some ailment...

Next up, we'll be discussing what seems to be an epidemic amongst fibromyalgia patients (93% were low in this nutrient)...

Plus, on today's show I talk about an easy way to get extra folate while pregnant without having to switch over to a "Prenatal vitamin..."

And last, but certainly not least, I attempt to smash the stigma around using CBD Oil with children that could benefit from a lower dose protocol...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 581 for all the details - Enjoy the show!

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Sep 7, 2017

One of the greatest myths in health & fitness is that by doing cardio you are actually training your legs...

Running, biking, elliptical, and other modes of cardio work can have their own benefit, but they are not the same as squats, deadlifts, lunges, and step-ups...

This means that by skipping your leg training and opting for cardio only, you are greatly missing out on dozens of benefits...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 580 for all the details on why running & cardio don't equal leg training - Enjoy the show!

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Sep 6, 2017

Nowadays it seems like there are as many diet, exercise, or wellness plans as there are gurus... 

So this begs the question: Who's right?

And, maybe an even more important question is, how do you know which plan is right for YOU?

On today's #CabralConcept 579 I'll help you figure out what plan to follow to get the best results possible - Enjoy the show!

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Sep 5, 2017

The last thing I want you to do is worry that you're going to get cancer...

Worry, fear, and helplessness, are certainly all helping hands in causing dis-ease and cancer, so let's push those aside during this conversation...

What I do want to do right now is share with you some important information that could possibly save your or a loved one's life...

When cancer is caught early enough, natural treatment protocols (and conventional measures) can intervene and return your body back to balance...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 578 for the 10 early warning signs of cancer not to ignore - Enjoy the show!

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Sep 4, 2017

In our 24/7/365 hustle society we may have lost sight of the fact that being busy does not mean you're accomplishing anything...

To me, one of the worst things I believe you could do is to "work hard" and not get any results to show for it...

This is what truly leads to frustration and eventually to giving up on your goals...

But it doesn't have to be that way, and on today's #CabralConcept 577 I want to share with you why you may not be making (as much) progress as you'd like - Enjoy the show!

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Sep 3, 2017

Welcome back to day 2 of our weekend Cabral HouseCalls!

I'm really looking forward to doing my best to answer your questions today that have been coming in over the past few weeks, so let's get started!

Adalyn: Hi Dr Cabral, I am so grateful for your podcast and have to admit I'm completely addicted. I love all the knowledge and especially the science behind it. I am a pitta body type and I'm lectin sensitive. I have plateaued in my weight loss. I have bloating, acne around my nose and chin, I'm extremely fatigued, brain fog, and I think I deal with some poor circulation and inflammation as my limbs go numb easily and my knees ache a lot. I hike 3-5 days a week and do weight training 2-3 days a week. I've had some Mercury fillings removed in the last year. I wondered if you had any ideas what might be going on and what I can do to heal my body? Thank you so much!!

Cynthia: hi Stephen, You're a true blessing, thank you for all you do. My almost fifteen year old (125 lb) has had IB for 5 years, often worse in the mornings. He has had a food sensitivity test through our naturopath dr.and tested very high for dairy and mid range for wheat. Seven years ago he contracted e.coli while vacationing in Mexico and was put on a probiotic that only helped temporarily. Most mornings he has cramping and diaerrea usually after eating breakfast but lately after eating most meals. He also tiny white raised bumps on his cheeks and upper arms, he is an ectomorph body type. His life is very affected by the IB to the point where is is nervous to venture too far from home. i have listened to your healthy gut podcasts and was wondering if thats the exact route i should go with a teenager. With many thanks, Cynthia

Mariellen: hi dr Cabral!!!! I have been struggling with cystic acne and have had no luck getting rid of it. I am on DIM and adrenal response through you guys and it hasn't seemed to calm down at all. Through my own research, I have looked into insulin levels being too high and maybe that being the cause of it? I've never had tests done but I do have a lot of potatoes in my diet, frequent urination (like I literally urinate probably 20+ a day), always hungry. I have read that insulin is frequently linked to what people just write off as hormonal acne. I am unfortunately still on hormonal birth control and am going to stay on it until after my wedding because last time I tried to get off of it my skin went even crazier and I was breaking out all over my back! I suffer from sinus inflammation as well. Not sure what information will help. How would I figure out if this is the root of my issue? And what natural ways can I go about this?

To add to my last question I can't remember if I wrote I haven't had an actual period in two months now. I get the big massive headache right before I would "get it" and all the symptoms just no actual menstration 

Sam: suffer from alopecia and noticed it triggered deep after taking antibiotics. Is alopecia reversible via diet?

Elizabeth: Hi Dr Cabral, I wondered your thoughts on Pycnogenol, aka pine bark extract. I was looking into it to potentially assist with melasma, eye sight and tinnitus. I also read it can help with jet lag. Although I was little concerned to read that it may cause stomach issues? I presume it's relatively safe to use, just maybe not long term? Thanks so much for your awesome podcasts!!

Tina: Hi Steve. First I want to say thank you for your passion in the world of natural healing. I recently discovered you and have been bing listening to all your podcast. My question is about my 16 year old daughter. She has been having what I believe to be ovarian cyst pain monthly. I don't believe in giving my family advil but the past couple of months she was in tears and I broke down and gave it to her. Can you recommend something else to help her with this pain? And is there something we can do to keep her from having these? (balancing hormones?) Also want to mention that she was diagnosed with POTS 4 years ago. It's pretty mild and doesn't sideline her too much. I've long suspected it might be related to gut issues. Would love your thoughts! Thanks again!! Tina

 

Thank you for tuning into this week's Cabral HouseCall's and I look forward to speaking with you tomorrow on our Mindset & Motivation Monday!

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Sep 2, 2017

I hope you had a fantastic last week and now it's that time again where we get to check in with the community and see what questions we have for this weekend!

Here are today's Q&A's: 

Camille: Hi Dr. Cabral, In my house, you are known as "Cabral"...I talk about you and quote you SO much, we've just shortened it to Cabral...anyway, I use your All in One Daily shake and daily fruits & vegetable powder in the smoothies I make every singe day for my husband and I. I also take your activated B everyday. I have completed one of your 7 day detox programs with huge success. Swear by those for sure. My question today is: What do you think about collagen powder or products? I am 58 yrs old and wonder if I need to use this or if there is really any benefit. If you do recommend them, what is a good one to use? I follow your clean eating menu from the detox and exercise about 20 minutes 6 days a week. Thank you in advance. Your so kind to share your wisdom in so many ways. Camille

 

Cindy: Hello there Stephen Cabral. God bless you and your team for all you do for everyone! My question is... I've suffering from fibroids for like 3 months. I cramp all day everyday and now I have low back pain. What can I do to shrink these fibroids? Pls help! Thank you in advance! 

Maryanne: Dr. Cabral, i have listened to all your podcasts and want to thank you for all the education you provide in the area of naturopathic medicine. I have learned so much that has changed the lives of my family and myself! I have an interesting problem that I want your opinion on. 5 months ago, my left knee developed a PAINLESS effusion that since then as recurred approximately every 10 days. During that time my knee is quite stiff and difficult to move in full range of motion, but doesn't prevent me from living life. It lasts 2-3 days and then resolves until the next time. Between exacerbations, i have some mild tingling in BOTH of my knees. It is a predictable occurrence that I can keep track of on my calendar! I don't have any other joint pain or swelling except mild right thumb pain that I believe is related to computer work. I had blood work done by my PCP and it was negative for lyme, rheumatoid factor and inflammatory markers. My PCP was at a loss for what this could be as well. I have eliminated gluten and sugar from my diet, but sometimes indulge. I rarely eat dairy as well. I have researched the internet and have read about intermittent hydrarthrosis which seems to describe my problem exactly. I am reluctant to see a rheumatologist because this is somewhat manageable, although frustrating during the days my knee is swollen. It doesn't hurt but can slow me down. I'm a 54 year old post menopausal woman in good health, not overweight and no chronic health problems. I plan on doing your 7-day detox, but am also wondering what else I can do to address this problem? I'm afraid this could evolve into rheumatoid arthritis or some other auto immune illness. My father had RA. I really appreciate your time in addressing my health concerns. Thanks again for all your podcasts and great information.

 

Maya: Hi Dr. Cabral! I have been struggling to lose excess weight in the lower half of my body only. I also experience extreme brain fog, difficulty focusing and have been unable to have an orgasm. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, adrenal fatigue, gut permeability and Epstein-Barr. I've done a lot of functional testing and most recently, I did a neuroadrenal test from Neuroscience that showed I have low sympathetic tone, high immune activation and central imbalance, low serotonin, epinephrine and norepinephrine and high cortisol levels. I have taken countless supplements that don't seem to make a difference. I have experiemneted with paleo, AIP and ketogenic diets. And I have tried various types of exercise, including HIIT, circuit and resistance training, yoga, qigong, etc. I meditate, journal and practice self love regularly and am getting frustrated with the lack of results. Would love any advice on any or all of the above. Thank you so so much for everything you do. I wish all doctors were like you! Best, Maya

Jen: I was reading an aarticle about how boosting 1GF-1 Protein by eating certain foods in a particular order, can rid your body of cellulite permanently. I  wondered what your thoughts were on this. If cellulite is a toxicity issue, then whats the best way to rid your cells of all those toxins? Would eating these foods do it?

Thomas: Love your podcast!! Everyone talks about ways to loose weight but how about if you want to put on 10 pounds? I went gluten free about 3 years ago and on what I would call a whole foods diet. I love the results, less inflammation. I have back surgery 10 plus years ago and still had a little swelling around the scar for years and the gluten free diet really helped with that and with what doctors where calling arthritis but I guess was really just inflammation. That all said I went from 185 pounds to around 170. I am 6' 2'' and pretty active and can easily carry another 10 pounds put am one of those people that does not can weight very easily. Even when I ate anything it was hard to maintain 185. Any ideas how I can put on healthy weight?

 

I hope you enjoyed today's community Q&A and be sure to come back tomorrow where we answer more of your questions!

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Sep 1, 2017

I'll be the first one to tell you that I do not promote or recommend weight loss supplements...

I prefer people to boost their metabolism through sustainable approaches using nutrition, exercise, and other healthy lifestyle factors...

However, since I get asked quite often if there are any supplements that have been proven to help lose weight, I did want to share the ones with actual research behind them...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 574 for an unbiased breakdown on which weight loss supplements actually work - Enjoy the show!

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Aug 31, 2017

Too many people believe that in order to get great results you need to be training 6-7x a week...

This is so far from the truth it's not even funny, and unfortunately, it prevents a lot of people from getting started in the first place...

The media perpetuates the idea that our workouts should be long and grueling, but the research simply doesn't back this up...

If anything, less can often be more and on today's podcast I want to share with you why this is the case - Especially for those just getting back into a routine...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 573 for all the details on how to ramp up and progress your workout programs - Enjoy the show!

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Aug 30, 2017

After almost 20 years in the health & fitness industry I've noticed 3 specific points in the year that are the most effective times to recommit to your goals...

These are the times where you'll have the greatest chance of success and the longest stretches of uninterrupted periods to really dive into a healthy nutrition and exercise plan...

Likewise, I've also seen 3 big dips during the course of a calendar year where we need to prepare ourselves to expect more obstacles to come up...

It's during these times that we may look to just "ride the wave" and maintain our results rather than always pushing for more...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 572 to discover these patterns and how you can use them to your advantage to properly recommit yourself to your body transformation goals - Enjoy the show!

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Aug 29, 2017

I'm sure even going back just 100 years ago people would be laughing at us talking about taking a break from eating!

The truth is that we have so much food abundance (in many countries) that we actually have to be convinced it's NOT a good thing to always be eating - even healthy food...

The reason for this is that we as humans are hard-wired to eat, gain weight, and protect our bodies for survival...

The problem is that nature didn't really account for refrigeration and processed foods, which allow us to have near unlimited access to food 24/7/365...

Therefore, it is vitally important we re-learn diurnal eating cycles in order to improve our health, transform our bodies, and live longer!

But, like with anything, intermittent fasting can be done the right way, or the wrong way depending on your needs...

That's why on today's #CabralConcept 571 I want to teach you the 7 most common intermittent fasting mistakes - Enjoy the show!

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