HouseCall: Mushrooms & Yeast, Safe Cholesterol Levels, Shortness of Breath, Leaky Gut Symptoms, Hands Itchy, Eggs & Viruses, Inflamed from Workout
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Karin: Hello Dr Cabral, I listen to your podcasts every day and never stop learning something new. I was diagnosed with candida overgrowth and I really want to know, is there any truth behind the dietary recommendation to avoid the consumption of yeasts and mushrooms (not medicinal)? And if so, why? As a biologist I’m really interested in the mechanism behind it.Thank you so much!Karin.
Carolyn: How can I lower my LDL to below 50. Would my liver be producing too much LDL for some reason other than from my diet?? I am 64 year old female diagnosed with coronary heart disease which runs in my family. Father died at age 66 and one brother has had heart bypass surgery. My total cholesterol is 176, HDL 72, Triglycerides 69 and LDL 88. I am on statin 40 mg. for 1.5 years. I have always exercised and still do, 4 days a week. 3 cardio and one strength class per week for 60 minutes each. I eat fresh fruit and vegetables and lowfat yogurt, egg beaters, oats and grains, some dark chocolate and salmon or cod. Occasionally eat shrimp. I take vitamin supplements and also was diagnosed with osteopenia 10 yrs ago and took extra calcium as recommended by doctors for past 10 year which I am afraid contributed to my heart disease. Now I get my calcium from food sources and small amount in multi vitamin. Heart disease was diagnosed with chemical stress test which I requested because of family history as I have no symptoms of heart disease. My calcium score test 10 years ago was zero and now it is 56 – my diet and exercise has been the same other than I am older and started taking calcium supplements. Also have had a stressful life during that time frame but now I have gotten my stress under control. Never had high blood pressure ever.
Jada: Hi Dr.Cabral, Thanks for all of the wonderful information you make available for people! I’m a 37 year old woman who isn’t overweight, pre-diabetic, smoker or drinker who has been experiencing heart disease symptoms. I get extremely short of breath by doing nothing to the point of feeling as if I’m suffocating and will prevent me from sleeping, chest pressure that can cause me to dry heave and will last for days/weeks at a time, heavy arms, weakness, being woken from sleep not breathing, sometimes SVT episodes, hair loss, tachycardia, fatigue, brain fog, inability to retain info and recall words, hormonal issues with possible endometriosis now, Hashimotos but thyroid is stable. These symptoms mildly started in 2012 after a stressful event but cardiac symptoms worsened in 2017 out of nowhere. My EKGs are now borderline and I’ve had one abnormal EKG after I was given Albuterol which showed Ischemia and mild T-wave depression. I’ve been to 9+ cardiologists, NDs and a couple functional medicine doctors that don’t know what is wrong and they all tell me my heart is fine. I’ve had stress test, Stress MRI, echos, holter monitors(showed PACs,PVC and occasional SVT) but everything looks “fine.” I’ve really lost my quality of life and while some days my symptoms calm down, I have many days where I can barely move because I’m so shortness of breath with such a tight chest! This is terrifying! I’ve had one doctor tell me this could be related to stealth infections or mycotoxins. Your expertise is much appreciated!
Lauren: Dear Doctor Cabral, I’ve been listening to your podcasts for about 4 months, I love everything you do, its amazing how one person can be such a wealth of knowledge in so many different areas of expertise. I’m female, 31, 68kg, no children, BMI fine. I’ve been working with a local practitioner to help heal from a variety of dis-eases and more in discovered alone the way. I use to suffer with seasonal allergies (hay fever, pollen (Adelaide high pollen rate), animals, grass etc ever since I can remember). I now suffer constantly all year around from chronic itchy eyes (TRIED EVERYTHING), it’s very debilitating as I wake myself up from itchy my eyes in my sleep therefore I never feel well rested. I use to live in Dubai, where my allergies didn’t flare up but suffered regular ear infections as I was a flight attendant. My IGE is through the roof; 780 H and my eosinophils has been really high for a while now too. I have had asthma, eczema since I was a baby and suffered on and off with anxiety/depression since I was 16 (on/off meds). About 23, I was diagnosed with PCOS/celiac dis-ease and discovered had I H-pylori, which I took a millions AB’s for. I recently got tested for MTHFR, which I tested positive for homozygous C677T and tested positive parasites Blasto (AB’s didn’t kill). I discovered some mould (killed with vinegar) in my home and also have a hypoallergenic dog. My symptoms and trying to treat are: chronic itchy eyes (TRIED EVERYTHING), acne (since I can remember), headaches, emotional, eczema/dry skin, high eosinophils, candida, parasites, brain fog, parasites. Past conventional treatment for acne: 2 courses of Roaccutane, Doxycycline, steroid injections, hormone blockers, even got a job a skin clinic, hoping I would heal. Working with my local practitioner and bicom therapy; we are addressing the parasites, possible candida and healing of the gut, with hope all of the other symptom will decrease. I eat relatively healthy, gluten free, dairy free, exercise/sweat 4-5 times per week, drink plenty of water, fast minimum 12 hours per day. Have a good sleep hygiene however never get a good night sleep. I would say I’m pitta/vata dosha type. Due to supplements, I’ve got my homo from 10.1 down to 4.4, b12 has increased, folate has increased, vit d has increased. I have really dry flaky skin on scalp/face and dry eyes but acne! I have tried low histamine diet (all vary depending where you source it) however it conflicts with the MTHFR diet and Ayurveda diet. I use your daily nutritional shake, do I require the additional supplements on top? I have read your amazing book RBE, use your daily nutritional shake, currently doing your allergy protocol and about to start your 21 day detox and parasite protocol. I would love to do the big five, especially the OAT test but as you know all these supplements and labs are very expensive. I know you have done podcasts before on a variety of the above topics however as you know not one size fits all and I don’t think anyone out there has the exact health history as myself. I am doing everything I can within my financial means to help my recovery back to equilibrium. I’m really hoping you can help me, thanks for your time.
Karyn: Hello, whenever I walk for exercise I find that my hands start to swell and feel uncomfortable and dry. I also get a little itchy on the inner parts of my thighs. I’ve read this could be a result of low sodium? I am otherwise fit (more so a lean vata bodytype), I eat whole foods and exercise often. I’ve noticed this happens mainly when I walk very faced paced and isn’t affected by what I wear. Any suggestions on how I can stop this from happening as its quite uncomfortable. Thank you so much in advance!
Reka: Hello Stephen, Can you please shed some light. Everyone is raving on about celery juice curing digestive disorders and disease because the of the medical medium. He also claims that eggs and butter (organic grass feed doesn’t matter)cause disease over time is there truth to this, if so can you please explain? Thank you for everything you do!
Cameron: Hi Dr Cabral, I’m a huge fan of all that you do, and listen to your podcast religiously. I especially love your training Thursday episodes, as I also enjoy weight training. I’m a 5′ 9″, 71kg predominantly Vata body type, and I’d like to gain a little size, without harming my health otherwise. In recent years I have suffered the symptoms of Menieres disease, however between your fantastic podcast and my local naturopath’s help, I feel like I can say I’ve finally got on top of it, touch wood. The only problem is, I sometimes feel increased symptoms, mainly ear fullness and slight hearing loss in my right ear, within a day or so after workouts with heavy compound lifts, especially squats and deadlifts. I’m concerned the heavy lifts may be too taxing on my CNS and that may be the cause. What do you think? I’d love to know your thoughts on the connection between the CNS and weightlifting. I know my diet and sleep have room for improvement if I’m honest. Obviously my health is more important than growing “beach muscles”, but just when I feel progress, my body often seems to flare up.Thanks so much for all you do. If you were in Australia I’d shout you a beer (or mineral water!) to say thanks. All the best, Cameron
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