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:
Elizabeth: Hi!! Can you please explain how an imbalanced microbiome can lead to acne please? I know about food sensitivities causing inflammation and therefore skin issues. But assuming that there aren’t any food sensitivities, how can a dysbiosis lead to acne? Does it increase sebum production? Thank you so much.
Karim: Hi Doc! I'm obsessed with your podcast by the way. It's the best podcast in the world. It really is, so take a moment to appreciate that. What a wealth of knowledge you have. Oh my gosh! So, I'm trying to establish what the best time to wake up is. I'd love to wake up at 5 or 6 but I try to get a little more sleep because I'm a Vata body type so I tend to wake up at 7am. I saw that cortisol starts to rise at 6am but then according to Ayurveda we need to wake up during the Vata hour which is 4am and 5:30. Not in the Kapha hour which is 6am to 10am. A little confused about this because it doesn't align with the natural cortisol levels. I would have assumed that the Vata time would be when cortisol begins to rise (6am)?
Sophia: Hi there doc! I’ve been binging your podcast for about 4 months now and am loving it as a part of my morning routine. You’re such a great part of my life and I truly thank you for all that you do. Keep up your fantastic work! I have a somewhat contentious question regarding research studies - what is your opinion on getting “open access” to all research? I appreciate that with your Friday podcasts, you are able to give a simplified analysis of these long and highly esoteric studies to laypeople like me, but you’ve inspired me to do my own research now. Do you have any advice for obtaining “research study literacy”? Which research libraries do you use for your Friday reviews? I notice it’s mostly pubmed, but do you use Springer or do you have a membership with SSRN? I know some people have access to their university libraries, but I do think those expire. How do you check to make sure your studies aren’t contaminated with monetary agendas from certain sponsors? Do you only read ones that are free access? Do you think it’s worth it to become a member to certain libraries that are doing good and necessary research? If so, which ones do you like? Any thoughts would be great. Sorry for the tirade of questions, and thanks again. Much love, from Sophia
Katlynn: Hello Dr. Cabral, I am 30 years old and had my first child naturally Aug 2020. Prior to pregnancy I was slightly overweight but not showing symptoms of toxic overload etc. I competed in powerlifting, practiced yoga, hiked mountains, and worked as a full time firefighter. Since having my baby I have had nothing but inflammation symptoms in my body. I have adjusted my diet back to an anti-inflammatory plan and am following your guidance as far as reducing the amount of meat I eat daily/increasing veg(also finding more quality sources of food). I recently did a 14 day detox with good results. I finally dropped below 180#for the first time since pregnancy. My goal weight and competition weight is 150-155. I am short statured at 5’3” but typically maintain 150 at 20% BF or so. This is the weight/body comp I feel the strongest and healthiest. I am being diligent about my diet and exercise and balancing my stressful job with relaxation to limit my stress response. My feeling is that something with pregnancy has completely thrown me off. I believe it was that tipping point of my rain barrel but I am diligently reducing my toxic load. My question finally, is- what advice do you have regarding remineralization/ nutritional support for a woman after pregnancy given some of my info?
Anonymous: Dr. Cabral, I’m writing out of a place of desperation. I feel like my body is literally breaking down, but realize that I cannot give in to that mindset; that will not serve me. My health is negatively affecting my daily functioning. I need direction on what to do, explore, & next steps. I’ve learned a great deal from you, & for that am grateful. I struggle with symptoms of fatigue & sleep issues, urticaria & skin issues, cysts, digestive issues, hx of rheumatoid arthritis & allergies, inflammation, weight issues, cold hands & feet, brain fog & memory issues, mild fibroids, struggle with word recall, imbalanced cortisol, etc. There are recent concerns about blood pressure & cholesterol. My heart rate is usually elevated, between 100-150ish. Even when I wake up, it’s in the 100’s. I’ve been to many doctors & specialists. I started my holistic health journey by running labs with your team & then found an integrative provider to support me locally. I’ve done thermography, which revealed lymph congestion, inflammation & my immune system is chronically activated. I've completed mold & CBO protocols. Next thoughts are to explore metals/biodentist, hidden infections & lyme. What else should I be looking at? I respect your opinion and perspective. Thank you for your patience.
Andrea: Hey Doc! I'm a 23 year old female Vata. My breakfast for almost two years was always wild blueberries, GF oats, oat milk, DNS powder and a tsp of mct oil or another healthy fat. Recently, I have replaced the blueberries with banana and 2 teaspoons of organic matcha. And to be honest, I'm obsessed I love it! I just feel a little bad because I know that having wild blueberries everyday is important for the antioxidants and anti-carcinogenic benefits. Did I make a bad decision? I've read that 1 tsp of matcha has 17 times more antioxidants than blueberries. So maybe I'm fine? Do you think switching back to blueberries is vital or I'm I getting the same benefits with the banana and organic matcha?
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