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!
Laura: Hi! I am such a huge fan of the podcast and it has really made a huge impact on my life. I recently completed the dosha test and found out that I’m Vata: 55 Pitta: 32 Kapha: 13. It took me by surprise because I have always thought that I’m a Vata-Kapha. So considering my constitution, I was wondering if I should just follow a tridoshic diet because most vata foods aggravate my kapha and i end up gaining weight and also my pitta resulting in inflammation. The only issue is I tend to have vitamin and mineral deficiencies so things like eggs and nuts and seeds help out with that. How can I get the nutrients I need through whole food without aggravating my secondary doshas? Also, I seem to gain more weight in my upper body(arms, waist, back, chest) but not my lower body. I have tried resistance training with emphasis on the lower body but I can never seem to gain any weight there. And when I lose weight, my pitta shoulders are very clearly broader than my lower body. It is like my upper body is all pitta and kapha and my lower body is all vata. I want to gain more weight in my lower body to achieve a bit more balance. How can I get my body to be more symmetrical. through exercise or diet ? ps: I am a 25 year old female
Becky: Thank you so much for what you. It is truly amazing. I just listened to the episode on “How Your Habits Form Your Future” and I loved it. I’m an IHP L2 Vata mid twenties. You spoke about the importance of cardio and how it benefits your HRV. I do strength training 4x a week and 10k steps daily. I don’t really have time to add more cardio on top and I don’t want to lose weight. I’m already 90% vegan with the occasional wild salmon so this makes me very prone to catabolism. I take DNS, mag, balanced zinc, omega 3, vitamin d, C, etc. I do however track my HRV with my Oura ring and would love to improve it (currently around 60) so I’m happy to compromise and add cardio if that will improve my HRV. What are your thoughts? Should I perhaps replace my 10k steps with some cardio? And how long should cardio be?
Lisa: Hi Dr Cabral, Thank you for answering my question. My partner is in his early 40’s, healthy but doesn’t exercise much. The past couple of years he started having quite bad anxiety. When anxiety attacks happen, it takes over his whole body and he can’t sleep. This will usually last 1-2days, the following 2 days the anxiety goes away, he feels extremely tired, nauseous, hyperactive, hiccups a lot, generally has unsettled stomach and disturbed sleep. He started seeing a therapist and is seeing some progress. However is there anything else we could do to support his body better from a nutritional/medicinal point of view? We tried magnesium for better sleep but he gets upset stomach even with smaller doses. We tried adrenal soothe it didn’t seem to work either in terms of keeping him calm (although he didn’t take it regularly). Really appreciate your advice! Lisa
Terry: I have recently started your 21 day detox. My question is I also take Nexium for acid reflex. What is your advice for weaning myself off of this over the counter medication to start.
Amy: I’m a L2 IHP and I’m a little bit confused when it comes to tackling fasting with hyperthyroid clients. If someone is overweight but has low thyroid should they do the 2 days of fasting in the detox? I would assume yes but then isn’t fasting detrimental for the thyroid? What about long-term? They are obviously working on the thyroid but should they do 14-16h fasts overnight? And should they workout before or after breakfast? The answer would be yes to someone on a weight loss plan but I think the answer would be no if someone has a low thyroid? Please help with those 3 questions! Thank you so much
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