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This is where we answer our community’s wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!
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Tahlia: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you so much for providing such a truly life changing resource! I’m hoping you can help point me in the right direction, I looked through previous podcasts and I don’t believe you’ve ever spoken about idiopathic hypersomnia before. I had to laugh when I asked my sleep specialist who’d just diagnosed me with it what it meant and he said ‘excessive daytime sleepiness with no known cause’. He was sure the other specialists I had been referred to would find an underlying chronic condition that would explain this and my other chronic fatigue symptoms but nobody did. Over the years I’ve managed to improve my symptoms and come off all medications (including modafinil which was specifically prescribed for the hypersomnia, to keep me alert during the day) and I’ve come a long way but I haven’t seen any further improvement for quite some time. I’ll never stop learning and growing but my symptoms currently have far too big an impact on how I spend my time and I was wondering if you might have come across this disorder before or have any information to share about it? A huge thank you in advance for taking time out of your life to answer this and all the other questions you get asked!
Anonymous: Hello Dr. Cabral! Thank you for answering our questions in your HouseCalls every weekend and for providing the IHP health coaching courses! You have positively changed my life. What causes a person to smell like mothballs? I encountered a man at the grocery store who overwhelmingly smelled like mothballs. I could smell him from 15 feet away. I also noticed one of my older relatives smelled like mothballs when they talked to me at the end of the evening after they had been quietly watching tv and not talking or opening their mouth for an hour.nnI think both people had mothball breath. Is there also mothball body odor and does it have a different cause? Thank you! Anonymous
Eve: Hello I had COVID in February 2021, I had it very very bad after 4 days I lost my sense of smell and taste. Very strange experience. I counted and on my 29th day I started to smell little and taste little but would still be off every other day. Now we are in July 2021 and since July 12th Everything I mean everything I smell is either gasoline, nail polish remover or bleach like. When I step outside to take a breath of fresh air in its like nail polish remover, fresh grass being cut outside is a potent polish remover smell. I can not eat garlic, onions or ginger without vomiting because it tastes like bleach. Cucumbers, spinach, green beans, I can write a list of almost all the veggies and fruits that taste and smell like bleach for me. Toothpaste I have switched to 4 different kinds and it’s the worst of it all, makes me nauseous of it all. Even water, I can smell my water now when I shower or wash dishes. I feel like I’m washing my dishes with gasoline like toxic smell water. What do you recommend or believe would help? It’s hard to find with to eat and keep my health and nutrition up. I’m 32, female healthy. Thank you
Angela: Dear Dr. Cabral, You mention the importance of eating/sleeping with the sun to help with digestion and sleep. However, what do people in Alaska do when the have endless daylight or minimal daylight periods? What about people who work graveyard shifts? Another example of altered schedule is in Europe they tend to eat dinner and sleep much later than Americans. I know many European countries take an afternoon siesta, could that be their secret? They seem much healthier than Americans in general. Mahalo, Angela
Evan: How long does H pylori normally take to get rid of when treating naturally? Is it ok to have some gluten and alcohol during treatment? Also do you typically look for h pylori numbers to be low or be zero?
Gabriel: Hi Dr. Cabral, I was enjoying your podcast with Organic Olivia when a comment about circulation sparked this question. I am a 25 year old woman who eats clean and exercises a few times a week (though it could be more consistent). In the past few years I’ve noticed issues with my circulation. For example, lifting an arm away from my body for more than 10 seconds is uncomfortable and if I sit in a certain position for a while my leg will start to tingle. Whenever I get my blood pressure tested the dr comments that it is low but ‘healthy’ (100/62, 99/61, 90/50 etc.). I have brain fog daily and was diagnosed with ADD a few years back but have had attention issues since I was a child. I do not take ADD medication as the side effects aren’t worth it for me. Your comment about bad circulation prohibiting blood from reaching the brain struck me as I have family history of dementia. What can I do to improve my circulation to make my limbs for comfortable and hopefully improve brain function? I appreciate your help and love the podcast!
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