HouseCall: Vegetable Oils, Using Greens Powder on Detox, Stool Strain, Allergy Induced Asthma, Diaphragm Breathing, Healthy Processed Food
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Nancy: Hello Dr. Cabral! I’ve been learning so much from your podcast and book, and have a question about vegetable oils. In my nutrition class at college, my teacher explained how polyunsaturated vegetable oils like canola oil have been processed and are often already oxidized to form damaging free radicals, or at the very least would form them when heated during cooking. We joke that perhaps a bottle of canola oil is like a bottle of free radicals. However, a lot of heart health research studies say that using “polyunsaturated vegetable oils like canola oil” reduce heart disease risk. When I learned about omega-3s, I understood that they are beneficial and anti-inflammatory, and perhaps canola originally had O3 in it, but by its chemical nature of many double bonds, doesn’t that mean the processing and heating would create free radicals, so how can heart associations say it’s healthy? They even sponsor canola oil on the bottle! Can you help clarify – shouldn’t everyone avoid canola oil and similar vegetable oils? Thank you for sharing your incredible wisdom with the world!
Wanda: Hello! I am about to start my first 7 day detox and I was wondering if it would be ok to include 1 scoop of the fruit/veg powder with each drink? I do NOT want to lose any weight during the week and thought it might be a good idea?
Reem: Dear Dr. Cabral, I hope you are doing well. I’ve been having a hard time passing out stool and suffering from bloating for more than a year now. I stopped getting the urge of wanting to pass out stool and when I decide to go I strain a lot. It’s been a year since the stool came out as bulk…currently when I strain it comes out as small soft blobs. Because of straining, I got a minor stomach hernia and hemorrhoid. I did endocsocpy, colonoscopy, stool test and blood test and all turned out to be fine. When I told the doctor that I’m on a low carb diet he suspected that I’m not having enough fiber. So, they gave me some natural fiber to eat and it does improve passing out stool a little.I’m so tired of all this. I feel down and I noticed that I started to be less social.I wanted to know you opinion on my case and if there are any further tests that can be done for example food sensitivity or any other test.
Katie: Hi Dr. Cabral! I have a question about asthma. I am 24 years old and have had “allergy induced asthma” for nearly 8 years. I have been working on my gut for about two years – done CBO & finisher, taken the food sensitivity test, stool test, OAT, am now taking GI balance for 2 months per my practitioner. I’ve also tested HTMA & am addressing those imbalances with supplements, and I just sent in my Thyroid, Adrenal Hormone this December. My allergy symptoms like sore throat, sneezing, etc, have gotten dramatically better, but the asthma persists on (as does a recurring eczema patch, and I know they are related). I do acupuncture, nasal drains, take all my supplements, eat a clean diet (no dairy, gluten, processed sugar), and do things daily to reduce stress. But I still feel stuck! I’ve been on Zyrtec & Cingulair for 8 years – I even tried going off my Zyrtec recently and while my allergies were fine, I had to go back on because of trouble breathing after a few weeks. It seems to start first in my nose, the best I can describe it is like I am sniffing to get more air in. Then eventually my throat starts to hurt and I am breathing in through my mouth, trying to get deep breathes in there. It’s just uncomfortable, more than anything, and I can’t seem to get to the underlying cause. My immediate question for you is: Where is the next place to look? What could be the cause given all that I’ve already done? Second, I’d love to see you do one or two episodes diving DEEP on asthma. Thanks as always! Katie
James: Hey mentor, I have a question regarding breath. I feel like throughout the day I do not breath properly, I often times unconsciously hold my breath, and when i do breath, I do not breath into my diaphragm. For a long time I have had real issues to get a “full” breath and when I breath it feels as if my breath is getting stuck in my throat/top of chest, like I have some form of blocking there, making it hard to breath deeply. I have had this for a long time, and sometimes I have to make myself yawn to get a full breath, whether I’m breathing through my mouth or nose it seems the only way to get a full breath is to yawn. When I meditate i feel the same issue and I have the urge to yawn lots of times when i am breathing during mediation. I wonder if you had any idea on why it may be that I feel some sort of blocking there, or am a unable to get a full breath without yawning. Possibly some emotional trauma type blockage, maybe a physical tightening of the chest/throat due to some inflammation, I’m pretty puzzled.Any thoughts would be great, thank you… James!
James: Hi Doc, my question is about these processed food products I see sold at the supermarket. Do they hold any real benefit, or are most of the vitamins and minerals lost in the processing process? I guess there must be many factors that play a role such as what company is making the products, what product it is etc. but for example, coconut water, dark chocolate, dried fruit – can these be good for me? When Im drinking a cartoned coconut water am I really getting the electrolytes which would be present in its natural form etc. Thank you doctor, James
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