HouseCall: Chronic “Idiopathic” Urticaria, Weekly vs. Binge Drinking, Orthostatic Hypotension, Smart Device EMFs, My Future BioMetric Wearable Technology
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!
Jacqueline: My 8 year old daughter is struggling with some mast cell issues. We’ve been to multiple Drs and can’t get a solid diagnosis. They diagnosed her with hyperpermeable skin and then another Dr diagnosed her with chronic idiopathic urticaria. Right now I have her on Zyrtec which has helped her to be able to eat more foods without getting itchy and also helped with her constipation. The weird symptom is if she spends a lot of time outside in the sun the next time she eats she will get itchy dry arms. It doesn’t last too long, I just put anti itch cream on and that seems to help. I’m trying to heal her but every functional test I’ve done on her, stool, OAT, and mold, have come up with issues, Bacterial overgrowth, Candida overgrowth, c diff, h pylori, blastocysts, mold toxicity, and food sensitivities. She is so sensitive to almost every supplement we’ve tried. How do I help her heal if she is so reactive? Also, how do I keep the faith that she will be better one day when we keep having set backs?
Dar: Now I don’t drink alcohol very often but when I do it’s usually a special ocassion like a wedding or birthday party every couple of months where we probably tend to have 5 or more drinks in the night. I guess that’s considered binge drinking. How had is it if it’s only a few times a year.
Rya: Hi there Dr. Cabral, Thank you for all that you do. After suffering for decades, I found your podcasts and have a new sense of hope.I am unfortunately, worse than ever after seeing an Functional Doctor and naturopath and I’m scared.I am a 34 year old woman… Long story short, I was on PPIs for 20 years (finally weaned this year!) 2 years ago I developed extreme vertigo, vestibular neuronitis, daily migraines and head pressure, ear itchiness, leakage, and fullness, Orthostatic hypotension, Histamine intolerance, and more. I figured out it was gluten and dairy giving me the symptoms and promptly gave them up. ALL symptoms vanished! 6 months later, the symptoms returned despite being off of gluten and dairy and I lost oral tolerance to new foods each month until I was down to only tolerating a few. I have had a GI Effects test, heavy metals, Viome, food intolerances, mold, etc. Everything comes back with very little clues and all of my doctors are at a loss. No parasites, no signs of leaky gut (confirmed by both an FMD & naturopath), no metal toxicity… some IgG intolerances (way smaller list than what I actually tolerate)… I do apparently have adrenal insufficiency and estrogen dominance, but I don’t tolerate any adrenal supplements and so far DIM / bioidentical progesterone isn’t helping.I live on a very humid & moldy island that I can’t leave for over a year, but my symptoms started WELL BEFORE we moved here and my mold test showed almost nothing. I also don’t tolerate glutathione! I only eat 100% clean, organic, non processed local food. I never “cheat” because even a tiny bit sends me into the symptom frenzy. I’ve been healing my gut and supporting my detox organs for over a year. I cook and freeze food immediately to lower histamine. DAO / anti histamine supplements don’t help much. The only exercise I tolerate now is light weights and yoga. I go to the sauna 5 days a week and meditate daily. I’m currently doing a modified version of the CBO protocol because I can’t tolerate many of the ingredients. I support my vagus nerve. Please help! I am 98 lbs and I have no idea what to do. I’ve turned from an ambitious, active, social person into a sickly, broke hermit and I fear I will never recover! I’ve spend countless time, money, and effort healing and my debilitating symptoms continue to worsen. FMDs etc just keep putting me on “standard protocols” that work for 99% of people, but I’m the 1% that needs something very customized. The worst part is that I still have NO IDEA what is causing all of these symptoms after I eat basically anything at all. All I know is that it’s connected to food and I get every single one of those (head centered) symptoms after eating. I actually don’t have GI symptoms except GERD.Side note: my younger sister developed celiacs around the same time and has very similar symptoms when consuming gluten. My mother also developed similar symptoms after going on a cruise and starting perimenopause. It must be partly epigenetics? Thank you SO MUCH!!
Penelope: Hi Dr. Cabral! Thank you for all you do – I listen to your show every day and you have become my go-to for any health and lifestyle related questions. I have one of the first Apple watches created (the one without a direct cellular connecting, but has wifi and Bluetooth) and Ive become nervous about wearing it for fear that it is harming me in some way. Was hoping you could help me determine whether this fear holds weight or not. I would love to wear the watch for all the tracking benefits. Can you speak to the pros and cons of wearing these smart watch devices? Thank you so much and have a great day!
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