HouseCall: Prostate Cancer, Occipital Neuralgia, Low HDL, Healing EBV, Coffee Enemas & Caffeine, Exercise as Stressor
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!
Afaf: Greetings, Could you kindly answer an inquiry for my dad who was diagnosed with a prostate cancer? He is 78 years old, 5’10 and weighs 150 lbs. The conclusion of the biopsy shows: – Right prostatic biopsy: adenocarcinoma prostatic grade 4 of ISUP, Score of Gleason at 8 (4+4), infiltrating 80% of the examined sample – Left prostatic biopsy: foyer of 2mm of an adenocarcinoma prostatic grade 4 of ISUP, Score of Gleason at 8 (4+4) The test results from the CT scan showed no other organ is damaged along with his bones. His doctor advised to start radio therapy and hormone-therapy. My inquiry is related to the Prostate Support supplementation as I would like to know if it is compatible with the treatment he is about to start. Can he take the supplements while he is ongoing treatment? Otherwise, should these supplements be taken prior to the start of treatment or after? When and what is the best timeframe to take these? Many thanks for your precious advice.
Siomara: Hi Dr. Cabral I am a 47 year old female. I’ve had sleeping issues for years now. I use to take the generic brand of ambien and that didn’t make my sleeping issue any better. Every night when I put my head on my pillow the back of my head and neck hurts to the point where I can’t sleep. My head feels restless, if that even makes sense. I saw a neurologist and she said I have occipital neuralgia and she poked me with a needle to block the nerve on the back of my head, It didn’t work for me. I also went to a pain management doctor and he told me it was stress and prescribed noretriptilyne to relax me at night, that didn’t work either. I stopped taking every medication given to me for this problem and I just bare the pain. I’ve also purchased every pillow imaginable for the head and neck and nothing seems to work. I’ve changed my lifestyle by eating healthy for the past two years. I am gluten free and eat clean. I’ve eliminated processed foods and sugar from my diet. I was thinking of going to a chiropractor. Please let me know what you think. I am always so tired because I do not get any sleep. Thanks in advance for your help!
Amy: Hello Dr. Cabral, Thank you for all that you do. My husband has had consistently low HDL levels (often in the low 30 mg/dl) despite being of normal weight and without other known risk factors. His father (deceased from a heart attack) and his sister have also both had consistently low HDL (although both were/are overweight). The doctor would advise him to exercise more, which is ironic since my husband runs quite a bit. Having said that my questions are : In an otherwise healthy individual is low HDL something to be concerned about? If it is something of concern, other than increasing exercise might there be some natural ways of raising HDL levels despite a possible genetic connection? Thank you for all you do.
Summer: Hi doc! Question regarding EBV. I’m 32 & had mono around age 15. My health tanked after that until about 5 years ago. My white blood cell count, absolute neutrophils, & absolute monocytes are all low. EBV early antigen D AB (IGG) is 29.4 u/mL, EBV viral capsid AG (VCA) AB (IGG) is 297 U/mL, & EBV nuclear AG (EBNA) AB (IGG) is 191 U/mL. I’m told all the EBV levels are high & that these labs point to chronic active EBV. I’ve been working diligently for at least 5 years on my health. I’ve overcome PCOS, PMD, endometriosis, H Pylori, depression, arthritis, migraines, exercise intolerance, regained energy & drive, but still having gut & thyroid issues. I’ve been overdosed on Bioidentical T3 for a number of years & have recently weaned off & my thyroid has improved dramatically. By the time you answer this I’ll be about half done with the CBO protocol. I guess I’m wondering how do I know that the EBV is causing my residual health issues? Should I have addressed the EBV first instead of the gut? I’ve already been doing most of the things listed in ep. 760 so curious why my levels would still show a problem with EBV. I’ve worked so hard & feel like I just can’t quite get all the way there. I’m struggling with the right order to attack these remaining problems. Thanks so much!
Chelsea: Hi Dr. Cabral – question about coffee enemas. Does caffeine get absorbed into the bloodstream when doing a coffee enema? Or can they be done later in the day without caffeine affecting sleep?
Isabella: Where does exercise fit in when you’re under extreme mental & emotional stress and not getting enough sleep (4-6 hrs) and still have to manage a household with kids and a spouse? I try to eat well, at least 5-7 cups of veggies per day, lean proteins, supplement with Daily Foundation Protocol 2 plus Zinc. I usually do HIIT classes but worry that it may just be adding more stress to my current situation.
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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