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!
Emma: Hello Dr. Cabral, My mother has been diagnosed with Grave’s and Thyroid Eye Disease. Her symptoms include proptosis in one eye, very low TSH and normal T4 & T3. Although all of her antibodies have shown very low or zero, even after repeat testing. Is there a specific imbalances or deficiencies you commonly see paired with low TSH ? What could be causing the proptosis if she doesn’t have any antibodies? Could Candida be at play? What are your top recommendations for Grave’s/Thyroid Eye Disease? So grateful for your support. Thank you!
Anonymous: If someone is sensitive or allergic to wormwood and/black walnut, what product or ingredients would you recommend instead to be able to do both a parasite protocol and a CBO protocol? It seems like omitting the microbial balance and parapro would not achieve the best results, but I can’t tolerate either of these. Even using the smallest doses and titration, I get severe stomach pain when using these supplements. I have learned so much from your podcast. Thank you for all you do!
Michelle: I’m always on a quest to source the best possible animal proteins I can find. Recently I went on a search for turkey, specifically turkey slices like deli meat. I know better than to buy any grocery store deli meats so I tried searching for local pasture raised turkeys but couldn’t find anything except a whole bird. Then I referenced The Cornucopia Institutes Organic Poultry Scorecard which gave me one option I could find in the stores with a 4-bird rating but on further research of that company I found they only have a special Holiday bird that qualifies for the GAP step 5 rating and all their other birds are only GAP step 3, which means outdoor access, not pasture raised. Very frustrating and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll probably need to buy a whole bird and cook it myself. What I am wondering though is even with the local pasture raised farms it’s normal to supplement with an organic / non-gmo feed that is a grain product. I do not eat grains due to my autoimmune history. If I’m eating animal protein that had some grain feed during it’s life span does that affect me? To quote Michael Pollan “You are what you eat eats.”
Melania: Yeast showed up in the stool test but not in the OAT. How is this even possible?
Tina: I am a 52 year old female who loves doing bodybuilding shows every couple of years. I eat a very healthy macro-based diet with Whole Foods play on for the most part I am very healthy. I just ordered the big five and I’m excited to test my hormones. Curious how I can put on more muscle without taking steroids? How can I increase my testosterone levels naturally? Is there something I could be eating or taking to help me put on more muscle since I do strength train five days a week moderately heavy but I feel like I’m not putting any new muscle on. Thank you for everything! I think you’re amazing and I appreciate you and your team so so much.
Simon: Hi Dr Cabral, I know you are a big fan of high-powered blenders for smoothies and I was wondering what your thoughts were on ‘vacuum’/pressurized blenders, which remove air before blending, supposedly reducing oxidation. I have to make my smoothie 2+hr before I drink it every morning so the potential to reduce oxidation is appealing, but I’d love to hear whether you think they are worth the extra money and have any recommendations?
Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!
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