HouseCall: Irregular Cycle, Guayusa Tea, Orthorexic Tendencies, Extra Weight & Bloating, Cystic Breast, Childhood Warts, Dientamoeba Fragilis, Constipation Lab Test
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!
Rita: Hi! I have been listening to Cabral Concept podcast for 8 months and I’m interested in buying a test but I’m not sure which one will be better for me right now?! I’m 43 years old, with regular mestrual cycle, 5’7 205 pounds, have been out of birth control for 2 years and haven’t get pregnant yet! I have been trying to eat as clean as I can for a month but since December I noticed that My hair is falling more than the normal amount. I’m debating between hair tissue mineral analysis and the hormone and adrenal test ?! What do you suggest?! I had my blood work done in December and my doctor told me to relax that it’s all stress related. I also have low libido and trouble sleeping. I just started taking ashwagandha, maca in my morning green juice, adrenal support, chaste tree and magnesium which some drops of fast acting melatonin one hour before bed. I love sardines but some times I add some EPA/DHA. I have been taking vitamin C,D,B, Zinc, digestive enzymes (I had my gallbladder removed in 2005) ! Please let me know what you think? I will receive a 30 minutes call right? Could I pay extra for a longer call?! I clearly need help to achieve my goal to get healthier and have a baby! Thank you so much! Rita
Tracy: Hi Dr Cabral. I asked a question in the FB support group about alternative sweeteners and was pointed towards episode 284, in which you speak about artificial sweeteners and the benefits of stevia. However I was wondering what your verdict was on alternative sweeteners such as coconut sugar, agave syrup, lucuma, rice syrup, date syrup etc.? Would they be OK to include in the daily diet (as long as not in excess) or are they more of a cheat-meal ingredient? I am relatively new to the healthy way of eating that you advocate and would love to be able to have some of the organic snack bars that are sold here in the UK, however most of them contain one of the above sweeteners. On a separate note, have you ever spoken about the Guayusa tea? I have heard amazing things and would love to try it out, however am a bit hesitant as I don‘t handle coffee very well (as well as sometimes black or green tea). Many thanks in advance
Anonymous: Hi Dr Cabral. I am a 25 year old female who has struggled with binge eating disorder and orthorexic tendencies in my late teens and early twenties. I overcame the binge eating by surrendering control and allowing myself to eat whatever I wanted and as much as I wanted, which although it initially made me gain weight, allowed me to develop a loving and healthy body image without the need to binge and I was then able to gradually progress to a more healthy way of eating and exercise routine that I thoroughly enjoy. Being super interested in health and longevity however (in fact I am planning to train as a health coach in the near future – ideally the IHP) I have now been looking to adapt many of the habits that you talk about on your podcast. I recently completed the 7 day detox and have since carried on with a healthy diet (smoothie breakfast, vegan lunch, paleo dinner – all free of refined sugar, gluten, dairy, soy etc.) However I am starting to notice that I am slipping into old obsessive thinking patterns and my mind revolves around food all day. With avoiding processed foods, not snacking between meals, fasting for 12 hours from dinner to breakfast, not drinking liquids with meals, eating fruit away from meals, eating organic, only having 2 cheat meals a week, pre-planning all meals, reducing alcohol to a minimum etc etc. I am really struggling to have a “natural and intuitive relationship” with food and have even found myself slipping into slight binge-ing habits when tired or on a cheat day (which was not something I have had to deal with for a long time before this). I am in a dilemma as I am very motivated to carry on with my health journey and have already seen physical benefits to this way of eating, but at the same time don’t want to jeopardize my mental wellbeing. I struggle in particular with limiting myself to certain times at which to eat rather than following my appetite and desire. I want to benefit from the autophagy and improved digestion, but am literally stressing out about when to eat all day. I appreciate that I am essentially going to have to find my own balance, but I was wondering whether you had maybe come across similar problems with some of your concierge clients and were able to pass on some advice for what has helped people with a history of obsessive behaviour around food and diet like myself. Many thanks in advance
Jennett: Hi Dr Cabral I’m 42 and have been struggling to lose weight. I go to the gym four days a week doing spin class three days and weights 1 day, but I can’t seem to loose any weight. I’m a pitta Kapha body type. I also bloat when I eat gluten or any grains but lately it seems I get bloated after every meal. Do you have any advise as to how I stop the bloat and lose the weight? Thanks, Jenett
Jen: Hi Dr Cabral I recently noticed a lump in my right breast and then a few days later, I started my mensis, which was strange because I just had it three weeks prior. I am going in for a sonogram to see if it’s a cyst or cancer. Around the same time, I noticed a little red mark on the side of my nose. When I went in for the breast exam, the doc looked at it and called it something I cannot remember but said it was precancerous. Could the two be related? Does precancerous mean it will turn into cancer? What do you know about photodynamic treatments? Are there any natural ways to heal both of these issues? Essential oils or other methodologies? Thanks so much Jen
Monica: Hi Dr Cabral, Just a quick question regarding warts on children, my Sister’s kids are covered in them especially the youngest who is only 2. Is there anything you recommend to stop the virus spreading or is it deeper than that? Thank you
Candice: Hello, I’ve been diagnosed with a parasite Dientamoeba Fragilis, which is causing a host of gut symptoms and discomfort. I have already tried herbs and antibiotics. I’m wondering if there is great success with Stephen’s parasite cleanse for this particular parasite? I want to make sure whatever I do next is what’s going to work. Please any information would be very helpful before I make a decision on what to do. Thank you!
Ashton: Hi Dr. Cabral, I found your podcast after listening to your interview with The Skinny Confidential. I am currently in the process of going off birth control, as I have been on it for 10 years due to irregular periods. I have always had a pretty healthy diet, but now I am eating mostly plant based, but will add fish once or twice a week. I eliminated gluten, dairy, alcohol and processed foods and am making sure I eat more crusiferous vegetables to support my liver. During this time however, I have also been dealing with chronic constipation. It’s seems like no matter many leafy greens I add to my diet, I am still having trouble. I’ve suffered from constipation pretty much all my life, but it seems to be getting worse now that my diet is better. What supplements or protocols do suggest to help me with this issue?
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