HouseCall: Encopresis, Food Mixing Examples, Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia, Oxidative Stress Herbs, Alcohol & Heart Rate, Nano Hydroxyapatite, Antibiotic Induced Gut Issues
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Justin: This is a question for the podcast, or feel free to email me back. So i have a friend with an 11 year old boy. He’s been struggling with encopresis since he first started potty training. His mother has taken him to many Doctors and specialists, and yet know one has really helped him. My thought is bacterial overgrowth and poor diet, but what are your suggestions on this. I would love to help this kid and see him gain more self confidence as he gets closer to junior high and high school.
Allison: Hi Dr Cabral, I’ve learned so much from your podcasts and through the Rain Barrel Effect- I wanted to dive deeper on Food Combining and what foods you would suggest go well together and an example of what that would look like in a typical day? Looking forward to learning more! Thank you! Allison
Uju: Hi Dr. Cabral, I’m a huge fan of your podcast and grateful for your dedication to your work. I know you’ve covered alopecia in previous house calls but I don’t think I’ve heard a podcast covering scarring forms of alopecia, specifically. I’m a Nigerian woman in my mid-20s with a form of scarring alopecia called CCCA (Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia). It progresses very slowly, so I’m not quite sure when it started but I’ve had it for at least 8 years. Another symptom I have other than hair loss is an occasional sharp, piercing pain when I touch parts of my scalp. The cause of CCCA isn’t really known but it’s thought to be auto-immune: my body is attacking my hair follicles and replacing it with scar tissue. In my case specifically, I think CCCA may have been sparked by scalp burns I got from a chemical hair straightener when I was younger.I’ve been to dermatologists, gotten a scalp biopsy, but haven’t been offered much help. I know the already scarred-over follicles are done for, but I need advice regarding how to completely halt the progression of the alopecia. It progresses so slowly that I can’t tell if it’s active or not right now, but I don’t want to take any chances. I don’t live in a country that Equilibrium Nutrition delivers products to. Regardless, I’m curious what kinds of functional medicine tests you would recommend? And what protocols you would recommend if testing can’t be done?Thank you.
Rachel: Good evening, My name is Rachel.For a few years now I have religiously used Dr. Cabrals detox and put many friends and family members on it as well. I am looking to ask Dr. Cabral a few questions about an natural all vegan product composed of five herbs that has proven to reduce oxidative stress by 40% in 30 days and up to 70% all together. I have asked many physicians about this product as I work in the medical field but really feel Dr.Cabrals insight would be unmatched. I wouldn’t need much time at all I would just like to send him an informational video in order to get his opinion on this product as I don’t want to take it if he does not agree. Thank you so much in advance.
Anonymous: Hi Doctor Cabral. Sometimes the day after I drink alcohol I feel my heart beating a little harder and faster. I particularly notice it when I am sitting or laying still. It can also be irregular sometimes but not often. I know that my body is reacting to the alcohol in someway but I’d like to know what the reaction is and is it something to be concerned with? Thank you.
Sarah: I just found out about nano hydroxyapatite, what is Dr Cabral’s view on it? This is what I could find out. It is a product used for remineralization. NASA discovered and used it in the early 1970s to remineralize astronaughts bones after extended time in space. A Japanese company bought the patent and has been manufacturing it in toothpaste and oral products ever since. The best points: it has no known toxicity and can be safely swallowed by children. Even better, in several studies it outperformed fluoride. Only known issues with it is it can have rare toxicity or allergy issues when taken as an internal supplement. But this is rare and not associated with oral use. Nano hydroxyapatite has been the Japanese gold standard for oral remineralization and care for over 30 plus years. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m interested to try it if it’s considered safe. My teeth are not really ok with 100% natural toothpaste unfortunately. I currently use the one with fluoride but in a natural base and would love to use something better.
Jim: Hi Dr. Cabral, My name is Jim, and I recently discovered you, your clinic, and podcast after watching your presentation in the Retrovirus Summit. I have been to a few functional medicine practitioners in the past 6 years with little luck, and listening to your methods for helping people with various health problems really resonated with me. You have a different approach than most practitioners and are not focused on one single diet, which is really refreshing. You really do help the individual and are not tied to a one size fits all model. Thank you for this. I would appreciate any feedback you can provide for me based on the following timeline and my symptoms. I hope this formatted list makes it easy for you to get thru all the information.Age 11 – bad case of food poisoning (2 weeks)Age 13 – Developed acne, blackheads, etc.Did a course of AccutaneHorrible side effects. Ended up with very dry skin and symptoms of RosaceaAge 13-26 – Stayed pretty much acne free during this time, but still had the Rosacea and dry skin. Always anxious, nervous stomach, low confidence, and skin issues occurred during this time.Age 27 – Diagnosed with Testicular Cancer Surgery to remove tumor After remission I had my wisdom teeth removed, then had to go back because a bone fragment was left behind.3 Months after remission my Acne returned. I was devastated. The cancer, the issue with my wisdom teeth, and the return of my acne was really a cycle of multiple traumas that created a perfect storm of issues.Lots of tests and lots of money spent on alternative methods OAT test in 2013 shows high bad bacteria and deficiencies in good bacteria and minerals. I’ve done multiple food sensitivity panels, stool tests, and recently a SIBO test (came back negative).Did an Upper Endoscopy and it showed I had esophagitis and gastritis, both not chronic.Underweight – I am 5′-10″ and 125 lbs. My most recent functional medicine practitioner had me on Low Carb, and I went down to 120 lbs. I seem to only put on weight when I eat enough carbs. Lots of food sensitivities I recently did muscle testing, and it showed that my thyroid was the weakest, and that I have a fungal issue. I have left that facility due to the inconsistent feedback I was receiving. They did not believe in lab testing. I am a very analytical person, and I like/need to see numbers and trends to know if my health is going in the right direction. Otherwise you are just taking someone’s WORD for it. Hard to trust in that situation. I have started to develop more skin issues recently as well. I feel like I have had a bacterial issue since I had the food poisoning and the rain barrel has been filling up ever since. Symptom overview: Acne, Eczema, Sebb Derm, Rosacea Tinnitus Food Sensitivities Brain Fog Fear, Anxiety Low Libido Low Self-Esteem due to skin and weight Suspected low stomach acid; Did the baking soda test and did not burp; Tried 3 straight mornings I am looking to get updated on all my testing and start from a fresh baseline. What would be the best order to do the testing, if I am unable to afford all of them at once? If one of your recommendations is the Dr. Cabral Detox, then how do I keep from losing weight during the detox. Thanks for your time Dr. Cabral and for all the help and hope you give to people like me that are looking for alternative methods to find the root cause of our heath problems. Sincerely, Jim
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