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:
Hunter: Hi Doc l!! I’ve been following you for over two years now (starting with the Cabral detox) and I’m grateful for the knowledge and products you and your team provides. My question: I was diagnosed with vasodilation or vasomotor in 2017. I’m 42 male year old but it really started about 2005. I used to drink a considerable amount of alcohol then, but I’ve made a huge lifestyle since. Blood pressure is always good, I eat 80% healthy and alcohol is close to none now. My ears are always red and sometimes out of nowhere one ear in one spot will get red and hot and then it spreads to the rest of the ear. If I rub them that could also trigger it. A decade ago is when the redness showed up more on my face, especially if I have a little anxiety. Face and ears are flushed, blood feels like it’s boiling, hands, arms and upper body also. I’m always warm. If I work out in the morning I’ll get flushed but my ears won’t stay hot after, just red and then they cool down, but in the evening when I workout that’s when they stay red. In the summer I have to have the air on in my car because the heat is ten times worse for me. My chiropractor says it could be hormonal, or is it in the gut, or nervous system? I trust your knowledge, any help with this is appreciated. Keep up the fantastic work.
Analise: Hi Dr. Cabral! I know you’ve spoken numerous times in regards to hormonal acne, but I wanted to write in for help with possibly identifying my underlying cause, or at least pointing me in the right direction. I have suffered from hormonal cystic acne since the age of 12, I only break out on my cheeks, but primarily on MY left cheek. I currently am on spironolactone 100mg and birth control to help control it but still have breakthrough acne. A couple of years ago I got off my medications and started breaking out severely underneath my jawline and then on my cheeks. I waited for a year to see if it would clear up and it didn’t. I plan to get off my medications again at the end of this year and would like to help treat the underlying cause now. Some other symptoms I have that could be related is constant bloating from the time I wake up, I also have a layer of white on my tongue that I have to continuously scrape off and am unsure what that is all about. I do have a gluten, egg, dairy, and almond sensitivity. Otherwise, my labs are all within range with the exception of my T3 uptake being 21.00 (below low normal). My skin was best when I was vegan, but felt I was nutrient deficient and living with brain fog. How can I treat the underlying cause of my acne? Thank you for all you do!
Ryan: Hi Dr. Cabral! This may be out of your scope of practice but I was wondering if you have any advice for Bicuspid Aortic Valve. I am 30 and had my heart checked out due to anxiety and they found that two of the valves of my aorta are fused together from birth. This is causing leakage because the valve can’t close all the way as well as stress to my aorta. I’m so grateful I got checked out because I guess only 1% of the population has this and it isn’t something you feel unless it gets really bad. Any advice on how to keep the leakage to a minimum and limit the aorta from getting any larger? Any supplements or foods that would be great or even things to avoid? Thank you for your time!
Fred: Hello Dr. Cabral! I just listened to your Friday review about wireless headphones, which scared me because I have a wireless hearing device in both my ears all day. My audiologist says that the technology of wireless hearing devices is the “new trend” and that all hearing aids are now being made this way, so I’m having a hard time finding ones that are not wireless. But I’ve been worried about the exact thing you talked about – could my wireless hearing device be harmful to my brain? It’s frustrating that so many doctors don’t care or know the science of EMFs and it’s even more scary that this huge industry is subjecting people to something which may take decades before they see the link to diseases. I don’t want my hearing aid to be the next cigarette smoking health risk! I’d love to know your suggestion on what I should do regarding hearing devices. Thank you!
Kristen: Hello Dr. Cabral. Thank you for all of your knowledge. I am 28yo and have been dealing with gnawing and dull epigastric pain that causes nausea for a few years. This occurs at night, especially after a drink or two of alcohol or carbonated beverages. I used to take ibuprofen quite often for 4 years due to tension headaches but haven’t taken it in 5 years. I drink 2-3 cups of coffee daily. I felt like I had every symptom of H pylori but I did your stool test and it was negative, it just showed low bacteria counts. I have been taking a probiotic daily with no help. What do you recommend I do to ease this gnawing feeling?
Lew: The results of the hair lab test I took through Equilibrium and ARL showed a high level of mercury- .324. Is that a worrisome level and if so what would you suggest I do about it? I do have numerous metal fillings that contain Mercury but would prefer a more conservative approach than removal of all tooth fillings. Thank you.
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