HouseCall: Ear Grommets & Adenoids, Iodine Skin Test, Low Libido, IBS-C Fix, EDTA Topic, Autism & Glutamates
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!
Wansima: Hi Dr Cabral, My 2 year old son has had his adenoids out and ear grommets put in at 15 months. He is now 2 and his grommets have come out and I see the symptoms of the constant runny nose and cough come back. I have heard that food sensitivities can sometimes cause these symptoms and kids are getting these procedures done when it could have possible been avoided. What are your thoughts on this? I have ordered the equilibrium food sensitivity test for him and also had him dairy and gluten free for 6 months! Thanks for bringing your amazing knowledge to us listeners every week.
Mel: Hi Dr Cabral! May I get some feedback on Lugol’s Iodine please.My thyroid levels are in the ‘optimal’ range but when I paint a hand size amount of Lugols Iodine on my skin it fades generally within an hour or two. Do I need to keep doing this or not? (Thyroid levels were taken before I started painting the LI) I asked on your FaceBook page but no one was familiar with it and it was suggested I ask here instead.Many thanks Mel
Cristian: Hey Dr Cabral. Great show. I put everyone I know onto it. My question is, is there anything from your practice whether it be advice or supplements a man in his early 30’s can do to aid his sex life in his marriage? Really fit, active person. I eat healthy foods like you recommend. Do 12 hr fasts and most of what’s in Rain Barrel Effect book. Otherwise healthy but struggle to maintain erections for long periods like I used to when I just got married in mid 20’s. I don’t know if it was the years of porn which I gave up a year ago, a physiological or psychological issue but if you can recommend anything, even in short-term I’d be most appreciative. Thanks.
Hanna: I struggle with IBS-C and it is incredibly uncomfortable, can you give any advice on how to help this? Thank you for all that you do!
Larissa: Hi Dr. Cabral! I LOVE listening to your podcasts. I’ve been listening everyday for a couple years now. You are an incredible human. I’d love to hear a Friday Review of the benefits of EDTA… and any other specific herbs/supplements used as a part of the heavy metal detox. Thank you!
Krista: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have two pre-teen/teen sons with multiple tics (technically they would be diagnosed as having Tourettes Syndrome). They have some other issues as well including some digestion stuff (including food sensitivities), anxiety, OCD, and occasional eczema. Several years ago we stumbled on a woman, by the name of Dr. Reid, and her TED talk which basically explains her discovery of the effect of free-glutamates on the brain. By altering her daughters diet to eliminate nearly all glutamates (including those from supplements, citric acid, protein shakes and other sources), and including a good amount of veggies and cleansing herbs, her daughters Autistic ‘symptoms’ completely disappeared! As soon as she was exposed to glutamates again, like when eating out, her symptoms returned. We have since joined a fb support group and have met several other families with the same results – not only for those dealing with autistic symptoms, but other neurological issues as well including what my boys have. We have followed this diet (about 90%) for the last several years and have had both of our sons symptoms decrease DRAMATICALLY (one of them no longer has tics at all). That said, we still see a need for improvement which is why I am currently having them take your OAT and HTMA tests. Here are my questions : Are you familiar with Dr. Reid and the success’ she is finding with this protocol? And also, if my kids are responding positively to a decrease in glutamates, should I be concerned with ADDING sources of glutamates (such as protein shakes, supplements, and most notable L-glutamine) in an effort to heal their gut? My concern here is that in my effort to help them, I will be adding to their glutamate load and they will regress from the progress we have made so far. I appreciate your work and especially your desire to continue to learn (a sentiment I too share). If you haven’t yet seen it, I will link up the 10-minute TED talk I first stumbled on for your own edification. Would love to hear more of your thoughts on this in a future podcast once you’ve had the time to review it! unblindmymind.org
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