HouseCall: Thyroid Hybernation, Genotype Test, Bad Probiotics, Fungal Overgrowth, Strep Throat, UTI
Thank you for joining me on today’s first Cabral #HouseCall of the weekend!
Let’s get right into this week’s community questions:
Yanina: Hi Dr! Could u plz send me the link to the podcast where you explain how to get back to incorporating carbs after a low carb diet? We checked the hibernation low thyroid and it is what my mom is suffering from! Her thyroid is 1.5!!!! Thanks!
Belinda: Hi There, I would like to order from the online store but live in The Republic of Ireland. Is it possible to have supplements shipped? The form doesn’t let me complete my order due to no available shipping method for Ireland. Thanks
Kimberly: Hi Stephen! Love your show, listen to it every day! I have a question – I am a sperm donor baby and do not have any information on who my biological father is – no health history, no cultural history, nothing. I am wondering if you know of any way I can possibly get some insight in to my health background – would you recommend a genetic profiling test or any others? Looking for as close to comprehensive as I can get. Thanks!
Jenn: I just listened to a podcast where you did not recommend probiotics while healing and sealing the gut. Why is that?
Edward: Hi, Dr. Cabral. Big fan of your podcast, and I did actually already ask you a question, recently, relating to LPR, and how to treat it. You were kind enough to respond, and, as always, you gave excellent advice, but I have one follow-up question if that’s not too cheeky. You mentioned candida, as a possible factor in LPR, and I have to admit that this was my first suspicion: I have, over the past 10-15 years, had recurring fungal infections on my skin (chest, neck, shoulders, and pubic region) and frequent bouts of athletes foot. I’ve also craved (and eaten) sugary foods on daily basis my entire life. Additionally, I’ve had abdominal bloating and depression/anxiety for years. I don’t drink or smoke. When my LPR symptoms started, I went on a candida diet which did help with the fungal infections but hasn’t, really, helped lessen my LPR symptoms. Does it just take time, or am I barking up the wrong tree? Once again, sorry for asking another question, but this is such a stressful thing to be going through, and it’s so hard to know whether I’m doing the right thing or not. The advice of regular MDs has been USELESS. I have been on a (mostly) gluten-free, dairy-free, zero-sugar diet for about two months, and I am just starting on an herbal anti-fungal medication: I had to ease off on the antifungal as I started too aggressively and had, what I assume must have been, horrendous die-off symptoms. I worry that I’m not doing enough/the right thing. Anyway, any further advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. Edward.
Kevin: Dr Cabral, Recently, our 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with strep throat and was prescribed an antibiotic. And it occurred to us…we know to avoid these, but (a) what would you do instead and (b) are their some fairly common ailments that you suggest going ahead with the antibiotic? Thanks for all that you do.
Tania: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you again for all of your fantastic work. I have written into you before, and your response was extremely helpful. Also, I have done the Dr. Cabral Detox, and recently received the food sensitivity test for my birthday, which I cannot wait to take! Also, I apologize for this very long and detailed question: I am writing in on behalf of my mother. She is almost 50 years old, and for the last 30 years, she has suffered from chronic Urinary Tract Infections (about 3-4 times per year), and has been on and off various antibiotics since they began. Otherwise, she is quite healthy, is not overweight, and does not take any other medications. She does drink about 2 cups of coffee a day, and she eats about 2 – 3 oz of cheese every day (in spite of our recommendations to avoid them). Also, she consumes a lot of wheat – mostly whole grain, but not always. She typically gets UTI flare-ups after intercourse, and her symptoms can be debilitating. Because of this, she is quick to take antibiotics, merely because she cannot function. Her MD has never offered any other solutions, but she would like to avoid taking antibiotics in the future. My sister and I have explained the detrimental effects of prolonged antibiotics usage to her. She has been told by numerous medical professionals, that she is prone to UTI’s because of the anatomical position of her Urinary Tract. On another note, she recently went to the hospital with abdominal pain, which she thought was a side effect of a bad UTI. Upon a CT scan, and an MRI, they found some rather large (yet simple) cysts on her liver, pleura, and kidney. She has seen numerous specialists, and the doctors have determined that the pleural cyst is benign. Lastly, she has small gallstones, but her MRI report insights no features of acute cholecystitis. What do you suggest for her to deal with her chronic UTI’s, and multiple cysts? Knowing my mother, doing a restrictive detox would be very difficult for her. She has also mentioned having circulatory issues with occasional numbness in her limbs. Thank you so much in advance.
Thank you for joining me today and I look forward to speaking with you tomorrow on our 2nd HouseCall of the weekend!
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