HouseCall: POTS, Hip Osteoarthritis, Itchy Palms, Heal Your Gut, Live Blood Analysis, Detox Methods, Depression
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Cabral HouseCall and are ready to answer 8 more of our community’s questions!
Here is today’s Q&A:
Carolyn: Hello, my son has a story very similar to your own health journey. He was healthy until age 12 when he suddenly became so sick that he was virtually in bed for the next 4 years. Finally, after 22 specialists, he was diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome and POTS (dysautonomia.) He has all sorts of stomach issues, and I just put him on your candida cleanse and then we will start your gut fixer. Is there anything he can do to help with the constant need for water due to low blood volume from POTS, plus chronic fatigue and other dysautonomic problems? He is does not seem to be affected by histamines, so I feel his problem is more POTS related. God Bless you and thank you!
Bettina: Thank you so much for your outstanding information and podcast. I look forward to listening to it every day. Its the thing that gets me out of bed every morning at 5am! I would love your advice on my husband’s condition. He’s 45 now, but in his 20’s he suffered a football injury in his thigh which didn’t seem too severe at the time but now at the age of 45 he has hip problems, which seems to be a knock-on effect of his body compensating for the injury. He has pain in his hip that is sometimes acute. He can walk without hindrance but it does bring him frequent pain. His doctor conducted an MRI and diagnosed osteoarthritis in his hip which will progressively get worse until he needs a hip replacement in his early 50’s. I had him work with a chiropractor who gave him a series of exercises that have helped and he actually does do them quite regularly. But recently when he went back to the doctor to check on the progress, the diagnosis was still the same, an early hip replacement. His diet is pretty clean, except for maybe a little bit of dairy with his homemade granola in the morning. Lots and lots of vegetables with a small amount of occasional protein. Very low sugar, if any. I heard you mention Devil’s claw in a recent podcast. Maybe I should try him with that for the pain. What would you recommend for him? I would love to at least extend the possibility of him having a hip replacement and possibly eliminate the need altogether, with the right treatment. Thanks for all you do!!!
Christine: Dear Dr Cabral, I cannot thank you enough for your help regarding my „German Fatigue“! I am following your advice and slowly start feeling better, which is such a great relieve. This time I am contacting you on behalf of my husband. Since about two months he is having a strange itch on the palms of his hands and his fingers. There is no redness, no little blisters, just something that looks like „thicker skin“, which could also be a result from his ongoing scratching. I do not know what came first. When he starts scratching the itch gets worse and of course the skin gets red then. I wonder if it is a contact allergy or a food allergy. Or something completely different? Do you have any idea? I am thankful for any suggestion! Best regards, Christine (Lectins or food allergies of some type)
Lisa: Hi Stephen I have suffered with migraines for the last 4/5 years. Over the last 12/24 months they have become a lot more frequent and I am getting them at least 1/2 per month. I medicate with 50mg of Sumatriptan. I am feeling at the end of my tether and went to see my GP about it today, but she simply prescribed more Sumatriptan and also a 3 month course of Beta-Blockers (Propranolol). She said that there is no cure for migraines we simply have to manage them. I also mentioned that I have digestive problems (constipation – despite a healthy diet and a nutritionist recently tested my stomach acid and advised it was low) – I was prescribed a laxative. What are you views on taking beta-blockers, even if just for a short period – I am really at the end of my tether! I have also just started working with a registered nutritionist she advised that my zinc levels are low (even though I take 50mg per day) and is looking at balancing my blood sugar, supporting my liver and gut health, and has prescribed the following supplements: Betaine and Pepsin (10mg); Cytoplan CoQ10 Multivit and Mineral complex, blackcurrant seed oil and adding ground flaxseed to my morning smoothie and other meals throughout the day. I also take a probiotic, and magnesium citrate and zine before bed. Any suggestions/advise would be really appreciated. Thank you so much.
Alex: Hi Dr Cabral, I’ve listened to your podcasts about food sensitivity, healing your gut, and allergies / hives… I agree and believe in your concepts about the origin of these problems and treating them. I’m hoping you can help explain where to start among all your recommendations. I have suffered from hives (and eczema) for over 7 years. They are unpredictable and sporadic – sometimes multiple times a day, sometimes nothing for a few weeks. I’ve tried eliminating things from my diet, stopped taking any medications (antihistamines, birth control), and most recently did a 10-day detox (not a Cabral detox, but a doctor monitored detox followed by probiotics), but still having reoccurring hives! I also have developed some digestion problems in the past year – frequent feelings of bloating and fullness. I believe that it is all connected, but don’t know what to treat first. Do you suggest doing the Food Sensitivity testing first… and then eliminating the items my body sensitive to? Or, would you recommend doing Bacteria & Candida Protocol to clean and restore the gut first? Thanks in advance!
Larissa: Hi, I was wondering what your thoughts were on Live Blood Cell Analysis? A lot of holistic nutritionists and Naturopaths seem to be for it but it seems like traditional Doctors are against it. Thanks, Larissa
Pauline: Hello! Question #1: I’m currently detoxing using a particular supplement ***(Its Davinci benefits line liver support perhaps you don’t want to say the name on your podcast)***. Even taking a low dose of this product I get super nauseous or fiery heartburn that doesn’t go away. I thought it might be the “healing crisis” but it lasted for about two weeks. I’ve read horror stories of people taking chlorella violently projectile vomiting/hospitalizations etc. This product has cracked cell chlorella in it along with many other herbs/mineral/vitamins…. Now, I’m literally taking 1/6 of the recommended dose every other day could it be the chlorella that makes me feel so ill? Or could it be that my liver is that full of junk?! I don’t work around heavy metals, chemicals, and I’ve cut out just about all processed food! question #2: is there a way to detox at a cellular level without supplements (i.e. will sweating, eating clean organic, drinking filtered water… etc) I love the idea of detoxing and want it to be part of my yearly routine but I almost want nothing to do with it if it makes me feel sick.
Scott: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you so much for your podcasts, and sharing your wealth of knowledge. My girlfriend introduced me and is always forwarding me helpful information. I have two topics I was hoping you could address: I am 30 years old, fit, active and eat well. I suffer from depression. I am not at risk of hurting myself, but I am constantly feeling down. I try so hard to have a positive outlook on life, but constantly feel tired and depressed. I don’t want to go on antidepressants. I was hoping you could help me sort out some natural alternatives besides exercise. The second is tonsil stones. They gross me out so much. I have recently started extracting them, but feel like lately they are there every day! Is there any way to get rid of them? Thanks again so so much for all that you do for everyone!
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