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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: May, 2018
May 6, 2018

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!

Lauren: Hi Dr Cabral, First, thank you! You continue to help me daily! This question is for my sister. She is 32 and after doing a month of whole 30 she found out she has a mild case of crohns in the tail of small intestine. She only got ct scan and colonoscopy with biopsy. The gastro told her to take lialda 1.2 (2tablets a day) and budesonide 3mg (3times a day) for two weeks while she is overseas and then come in to discuss treatment. I am very anti this as the doctor never discussed why she has all this inflammation in the first place. For background she also found out she had HSV-2 3 years ago right after she randomly got shingles. for the HSV2, she takes valtrex as she thinks its the only way. She has also been on birth control for 15 years. I believe since she started Valtrex, her stomach has been in shambles and her hair appears to be thinning. The doctor took her blood work and said everything seems 'fine' but she has elevated testosterone. First, Can you please recommend what she should do for crohns as well as what foods she should eat/avoid .. I want her to see a nutritionist to see what she can eat and/or a functional doctor or better yet you despite living in NY, to test for food sensitivities, organic acid test, heavy metals, thyroid etc. Secondly, can you please recommend the absolute necessary testing she should get done and how she can go about NOT taking these harsh treatment drugs doctors typically prescribe. I have a feeling her immune system already is poor and those treatments will make it worse and lead to later bigger problems. Third, could the valtrx and birth control and HSV2 in general be something causing the crohns? I want her off those medicines but I figured she may respond better to you rather than me telling her! Thanks in advance!! I really want to help her as she is overwhelmed and needs direction on what exactly to do/eat etc.

Lori: Hi Dr. Cabral. I’m so glad I found your podcast. I tell everyone about it and love passing on information to them that I think will help them - I have a question about my loud stomach. My stomach seems extremely loud after I eat, but there’s even times when I haven’t eaten anything and it is still making gurgling noises. I drink a smoothie every morning using your daily nutritional support, and I just ordered the fruit and vegetable blend. I tried using the probiotic in the daily protocol but it made me so bloated and uncomfortable that I stopped taking it. My diet is okay. It could be better but I don’t eat red meat, have occasional chicken, and eat mostly fish. I don’t eat a lot of processed food, and I do some form of exercise every day, either rowing, elliptical, weights or yoga (my favorite). I also try to meditate daily. I do get heatburn and maybe 5 years ago I was put on Zantac every day. I went off after a year or two because I felt I didn’t need it anymore. Ironically, I was put on high blood pressure meds a few years ago even though I am not overweight and have no other risks factors other than high bp readings at dr.’s office. I’m 5’7”, 135, workout daily, limit salt, no red meat. In your podcast 108, it said low stomach acid could be a cause. I monitored my bp for one month at home and had very good readings. I brought that info to my pcp and he said I could possibly stop, which I did. I’ve been monitoring and am having good readings. It’s been almost 4 months that I’ve been off all medication, not even over the counter Tylenol. I’m wondering if you think my loud stomach is because of an overgrowth and should I give the probiotics another try? It really made me very bloated and it was very uncomfortable. Thank you for your help. I look forward to hearing what you think I should do.

Deb: Dr. Cabral, I am a new 'convert' to your wealth of health insights thanks to friend Lisa. I am 68 female with Hashimoto's who has osteoporosis in both hips and osteopenia in spine. I have resisted taking any of the bisphosphonates or Prolia in the 15+ years I've experienced bone loss due to all the side effects. I eat healthy mostly Mediterranean diet (and no gluten, soy, or GMOs, eat organic 90%) and focus on exercises that will strength butt muscles and take 'all the right supplements.' A functional medicine osteoporosis expert proposes (while not a fan particularly) I take Prolia for 1 year and follow it up with a year on Fosamax reasoning that Prolia DOES build bone BUT if you stop it you are at greater risk of fracture. My integrative PCP is proposing Prolia and does not like bisphosphonates. What is your advice please?

Sarah: Hi Dr. Cabral, I recently got introduced to your podcast through your interview on Jay Ferruggia's podcast and I've been tuning in often to your podcast ever since! I've also been sharing it with my friends and colleagues and family members when I hear something on your podcast that might help them! So thankful for your insights and simple, straight-forward approach to healing. Over the last year I worked with a nutritionist in the Ottawa, Canada area (I also got him hooked to your podcast). Together we identified many food sensitivities (through electrodermal testing) and I changed my diet and approach to food drastically since then. (I'm trying to get my family on board but that has been a bit more challenging. But that is a topic for another day!) I saw immediate and ongoing amazing results. I am 5'4", athletic body type although small, and when I was a teenager weighed around 105-110 lbs), but after my 2nd child I kept gaining weight and couldn't lose it even though I kept increasing my exercise and work-outs and considered myself to eat very healthy. I had reached over 130 lbs, felt tired all the time, and was experiencing early signs of depression. Removing the foods I was sensitive to, I lost 18 lbs in around 3 months, and I recently lost that last stubborn 5 lbs after a bout of the flu (I am now back to 108-110lbs!). I have more energy and more zest for life, etc. Among my food sensitivities are the usual culprits but also a curious list of fruits and vegetables: gluten, oatmeal, corn, soy, dairy, pork, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchinis, all legumes, papayas, mangos, kiwis, bananas, coconut products (except oil), sesame oil and seeds, garlic, food additives and stevia, etc. But I still experience frequent bloating and gas and sometimes constipation after having a "cheat meal" no matter how small the "cheat" ingredient is (which is on my food sensitivity list). The funny thing also is that my food sensitivities seem to change every few months. I also still struggle with psoriasis on my scalp - that has not gone away (had it for nearly 10 years now) and still is itchy even after 14 months of being on my program. I recently eliminated caffeinated coffee (still have decaf) and alcohol but this didn't seem to do anything. I have sugar maybe once a week in a larger amount, usually it is a teaspoon or less per day. I eat vegetables and protein every meal (usually meat protein since I can't do legumes) and do starch for lunch and dinner. I recently stopped eating between dinner and bedtime (and changed my bedtime routine based on your diurnal rhythms podcast episode. I go to bed close to 10pm and I naturally wake up close to 6am sometimes before. Whereas before I was so tired no matter how late I slept in!) I take magnesium glutamate (2 capsules before bed), a Vit B12 supplement (bought at pharmacy, Jamieson brand - my physician had identified low B12 levels through blood work before I started my diet change), and a Vit D3 supplement (also bought at pharmacy). I also take a probiotic capsule every day (mix of bifido and lacto) that my nutritionist gave me specifically for IBD-type of symptoms. I take the odd digestive enzyme before a cheat meal, and during periods of more cheating (e.g. holidays) I take glutamine powder every day. Wondering if you have any specific recommendations on how to figure out the problem around my digestion and my psoriasis (I suspect they are related). I listened to your previous podcasts on psoriasis and also on food sensitivities and digestion related. However, I am not clear what is the best protocol to start with: candida yeast overgrowth protocol, or the detox, and should I do the 7 or 14 or 21 day detox? and then what? (weight loss is not my goal). And, based on my body type, should I be eating a different proportion of macro nutrients? Also, my nutritionist's method did not identify the severity of food sensitivities, so I don't have a good sense for which foods to really remove completely and which ones are ok to cheat once in a while (other than dairy and gluten, they give me constipation for 3 days).Lent has started so this is a perfect opportunity to reset my body and my mind! Look forward to your suggestions. thank you so much.

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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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/821

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 5, 2018

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:

Josh: I wanna know the ingredients in the detox protocol?

 

Denise: I would was wondering if the parasite test are very good at finding farm type parasites. I have been around farm animals all my life and did have two parasite test that did not find anything. I know my gut is still boating causing discomfort. It could be bacterial overgrowth but l don't know how to tell want the problem is. Do you have any thoughts on how to figure the problem out. Love your podcasts. Thanks for all your great advice.

 

Gene: I heard Dr. Cabral on a podcast and realized he may be one of the few people would could solve the last puzzle in my blood glucose puzzle. Does Dr. Cabral do online consulting? What is his hourly rate? Thanks for any thoughts. Gene

Jordan: Hi Dr Cabral. I recently took an Adrenal Stress Index test by Diagnos-Techs. Everything came back normal except my Total salivary sIgA which came back high. Do know what this could be a sign of? Or is there any any follow-up tests you think I should run to see if this is anything to be concerned with? Thanks!

Daniel: Hi Dr. Cabral, You are amazing. The knowledge on Health, Nutrition, Fitness and mindset provided to us by you on the Carbal Concept is outstanding. I first heard your interview on the Renegade Radio podcast and I resonated with much of your ideas and principals of balance in life. After finishing the 21-day detox, I would like to continue with the daily all-in-one shake, but I have a question regarding the influence of anti-oxidants (vitamin E, C, etc.) consumed post-workout on muscle adaptation, particularly muscle growth. Health is most important and with health comes both performance and aesthetics. I would like to build more muscle as I am slightly underweight after being overweight as a teenager and losing both muscle and fat with too much cardio focused training (lowest I have been was 160lbs at 6ft 6” tall). I still have some stubborn belly fat to address and was wondering if there is accuracy in some of the research regarding post-workout anti-oxidant consumption blunts the muscle growth stimulation? My training sessions (weights or HIIT) are first thing in the morning and my breakfast is also a post-workout shake. Would it be more optimal to have a 2:1 Carb to protein post workout shake for breakfast then have the Dr. Cabral All-In-One Shake later in the day as a snack away from the workout? Thank you and all the best, Daniel

Jordan: Dr Cabral. Thank you for the Jala water recommendation. I live in Boston and had been going to the Boston Clear Water mineral spring in Lynnfield and filling up with glass jugs to get my water, but now I will be getting the Jala water. My question is, it seems that the Jala water comes in plastic water bottles. What is your opinon on this? I've heard some people say some kinds of plastics are fine and others say all plastics are bad. What do you think? Am I fine drinking from Jala plastic water bottles? Thanks

 

Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community’s questions!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/820

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 4, 2018

I'm very careful about whom I introduce to you on my podcast - the special guest has to be someone that literally walks the walk (not just talks the talk)...

Today's guest embodies just that: Melissa Ambrosini's life is one of service, love, gratitude and paying it forward...

Her words will move you and her emotionally charged advice is 2nd to none when it comes to how to improve your relationships and love life...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 819 to listen to my conversation with Melissa Ambrosini and be prepared to walk away ready to take your personal life and sense of love to the next level!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/819

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Dr. Cabral's New Book, The Rain Barrel Effect

https://amzn.to/2H0W7Ge

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 3, 2018

In any industry that has the ability to do a lot of good, you'll inevitably find a few "bad actors" that try to smear the good name of those looking to server others...

This is the exact case in the nutritional supplement industry where cutting-edge Ayurvedic, TCM, and Functional Medicine formulas are literally giving people their life back (along with healthy lifestyle modifications), but still a few companies are trying to ruin things for everyone else...

What they do is use very cheap ingredients that often contain putrified protein, heavy metals, mold, or other contaminants and try to get away with it...

The problem is that those "marketing companies turned supplement retailers" do not care about your overall well-being and health...

That's why on today's #CabralConcept 818 I want to share with you the 4 weight loss and sports supplements to stay clear of in order to keep yourself healthy & safe - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/818

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Dr. Cabral's New Book, The Rain Barrel Effect

https://amzn.to/2H0W7Ge

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 2, 2018

If you suffer from low mood, high cholesterol, poor muscle tone, weak connective tissue and bone, or aging skin/hair/nails, it may be a sign that your natural growth hormone levels are declining...

With age, everyone's internal production of growth hormone begins to slow down and with it goes our vitality, strength, mood, and suppleness...

The good news is that we know ways around this phenomenon including a simple way to give your body a healthy boost every week (no matter what your age!)...

Tune into today's #CabralConcept 817 to discover how to increase your own natural growth hormone by up to 2000% - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/816

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Dr. Cabral's New Book, The Rain Barrel Effect

https://amzn.to/2H0W7Ge

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

May 1, 2018

The problem with heart health issues is that we usually never worry about them until it's too late...

Our reason for pretending nothing is going on is completely normal since we've never been taught what the signs or symptoms are weeks, months or even years before a heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular event takes place...

But all that changes today on the #CabralConcept 816 where we'll review the 11 early warning signs of heart health issues - Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes & Resources:

http://StephenCabral.com/816

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Dr. Cabral's New Book, The Rain Barrel Effect

https://amzn.to/2H0W7Ge

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Get Your Question Answered:

http://StephenCabral.com/askcabral

 

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