HouseCall: Low T4, Black Tongue Coating, Sea Moss Review, Reactive Herbs, Lower Triglycerides
Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows!
This is where we answer our community’s wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!
Check out today’s questions:
Lala: Hi Dr Cabral, I hope you are doing great. I cannot thank you enough for all of these Q&A’s that you do. You truly are a superhero! I had my thyroid checked 6 months ago and my TSH and T3 were great but my free T4 was on the lower end. My doctor asked me to retest 3 months later to check if T4 would go up. I recently retested again and nothing has changed. My TSH and T3 are great but my free T4 continues to be low. I don’t understand what is going on! I am on my early 20s, exercise regularly, eat a predominantly plant-based diet (mostly organic) take zinc picolinate, full spectrum magnesium, activated multi vitamin, b complex and omega 3 fish oil. I have noticed though that when I don’t take my supplements, I do feel tired that day but a part from that no other symptoms. My gut is healthy I believe because I did the candida and bacterial optimizer protocol last year. Any idea what the root cause could be? Would this be something to worry about? I can get very paranoid with these things sometimes and I worry a little bit too much…
Mario: Every time I take the daily probiotic by equilibrium my tongue gets a black coating. It’s so weird! From my research it indicates a vata-based imbalance but it’s odd that I only get it when I take the probiotic… do you think that it might be because it’s rebalancing my gut microbiome so it’s like a “die-off” effect?
Mario: Hi Dr Cabral. Sorry, I forgot to say in the last question that I didn’t get a black coating on the tongue with the Clean Probiotic only the Daily Probiotic. Maybe this information might make a difference in identifying the reason haha!
Sarah: What are your thoughts on seamoss?
Fiona: Hi Dr Cabral, I hope you and your family are doing good during these difficult times! So, you always say that a lot of people with increased intestinal permeability tend to have a lot of igG food sensitivities. However, this is a reaction to the protein right? What about all of those people that react to a lot of herbs? This wouldn’t be a reaction to the protein would it? Thank you so much, Fiona.
Tessa: Hi Dr. Cabral-What is the most effective way to help lower triglycerides? I have recently adopted a mostly plant based diet a couple months ago and have lost 10lb. I am still significantly overweight but working on it with diet and exercise and had my gallbladder removed last year for gallstones. My recent bloodwork showed my total cholesterol at 148 with slightly elevated triglycerides. Thanks for your help, I have learned so much from your podcast!
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