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!
Jennifer: Hi Dr. Cabral! I got “the virus” in March 2021 and again in January 2022. I am a healthy 44 woman. For some reason each time the virus affected my heart rate. It gives me the feeling like my heart is beating very fast and makes me feel anxious or gives me a feeling like I drank too much coffee (when I only drink 1 cup a day). Last year I had my heart checked and everything was normal. It went away after I received the v last year but I really don’t want to get a b shot this year. Any other ways to stop my heart from beating so fast? My vitamin A and C levels are low, B levels are high. Blood pressure is sometimes low but usually around 100 over 70. Thank you for your help. I love listening to your podcasts.
Allen: Hello Dr. Cabral, I have done the HTMA lab in the past. I did have some aluminum levels and vitamin deficiencies in my hair samples. I have since taken supplements to fix those vitamin deficiencies. I recognize now that I should have done a heavy metals detox right away, however I was in the middle of trying to conceive and did not wish to interrupt that and I know it’s not safe to do while trying to conceive. So I never completed a heavy metals detox. I eat a balanced diet, I’m a healthy weight, I complete a few liver detoxes each year, I workout 4-5 days a week with a mix of sauna, weights, and cardio, I use the sauna sometimes as well. I was wondering, aren’t I naturally detoxing heavy metals and other toxins from my body very regularly while sweating and eating foods that support the natural detox process? I know that the supplements in the heavy metal detox assist with the detoxification process, but I’m wondering how much I am naturally able to detox on my own simply by living a healthy lifestyle. I know the research supports that the supplements that come with the heavy metal detox work. Are there other ways to remove heavy metal toxins? Thank you for answering my questions!
Kelly: Hello Dr. Cabral! Thank you so much for your podcast and book. You are a true blessing to people like myself seeking optimum wellness and disease prevention! I am a relatively healthy 35 year old female with a have a strange question- My husband and I had Cin October. Prior to our infection with C, I had suffered for about three years with unexplained shortness of breath. I tried endlessly to get to the bottom of what was causing this sudden onset shortness of breath. I did diaphragm exercises, I took iron supplements, I increase my aerobic exercise, I tried adaptogens and stress relieving herbs like lavender, I did counseling and meditation… The shortness of breath came out of the blue in my early 30s and magically disappeared when I fully recovered from C (which took about two week). The only explanation I have is that while I had C I would inhale steam with essential oils like Teatree oil and grapefruit seed extract and another germ fighting blend. I’m curious about your thoughts on whether my long term shortness of breath could have been attributed to some bacteria or fungus in my lungs that was inadvertently wiped out as I treated my C symptoms with gentle steam inhalation with essential oils. I am baffled at how this chronic condition could vanish!
Oren: Hi, I’m a 20 years old female. I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t chubby. I’m not immensely overweight, I weigh about 70kg at 1.71m. I’ve done strict keto for months, combined with omad/intermittent fasting a few times a week, and I also train BJJ 4 times a week. Now starting carnivore. I eat about 1300-1700 calories a day, depending on my hunger. My body won’t respond to any of that except for helping with bloating. Measurements and compositions stayed the same for a year of trying these things and I don’t really know what to do anymore. I took the body ype quite, and my answers were almost dispersed equally between the different body types, with a small favor for the Vatta and Pitta types, except for the fact that I gain weight easily and can’t seem to lose it from my thighs and belly no matter what I do. I’m kinda desperate so I’d love some help, thank you 🙂
Anonymous: Hi dr. Cabral! Hope you are doing well and hope you can help point me in the direction TO get well :)! I experience chronic runny nose upon waking in the morning or after laying down for a long period of time. It stops running a couple hours after being awake and sometimes comes back in the evening. I also have extreme sugar (mainly chocolate) cravings, nocturia, mood swings, acne (mainly around jaw/chin) and foul gas (no bloating). My candida metabolic vitamins test showed no microbial overgrowth, below the mean for all neurotransmitter metabolites and slightly elevated orotic acid. If I have no bacterial overgrowth where is the gas coming from? And why won’t my nose stop running (lol)! Do I need to run additional FM labs to figure this out? Thank you in advance for all your advice & recommendations!!!
Summer: Hey Doc! On day 14 of a 21 day detox and day 14 of CBO as well. 32 year old female hypothyroidism and gut disbiosis confirmed with testing.I have actually lost some stubborn lbs that I haven’t been able to budge in years so grateful for that! I’m concerned that it’s because I’m starving… been eating clean for 5-6 years. I can’t tolerate any of the plant proteins so have had to add salmon and a little wild game into my lunches. I used to survive on mainly fats especially nuts and eggs. I’m really struggling to get over 1,000 calories and hit my macros. Really missing my hearty breakfast. Worried about causing further damage to my thyroid and adrenals. I seem to now be intolerant of my normal exercise as well. Exercise in the morning is out of the question. My stomach is ALWAYS gurgling (not hunger pains) just noisy. Terrible gas and bloating for the last 9 days. I think that may be due to all the extra veggies I’ve added. I cook everything to help digestion, I use Canadian bitters before meals, chewing everything to a liquid, gut massage, and ginger and peppermint teas. Is my digestion actually getting worse? Should I just power through?That’s what I’m doing, but would like to hear your thoughts even if it’s 7 weeks out! Support group had some suggestions but not satisfactory. thx!
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