HouseCall: H. Pylori, Acid Producing Foods, Alternate Pupil Sizes, Shilajit, Recurring Digestive Issues, ileocecal valve, Black Garlic, Acne Diet
I hope you’re enjoying the weekend and thank you for tuning back into this weekend’s Part 2 of the Cabral #HouseCall!
Today’s community questions are:
Tanya: Ill be quick! a couple of food questions: Is black garlic a good health benefit? Tastes amazing -is there an anti-acne diet? -do nut butters contribute to acne? already cut out dairy, eggs, gluten and still have acne (35 years old using retin-a) – portion control – are there easy ways to remember portion sizes, like the size of a fist, finger, etc? (not cups or ounces which are harder to visualize) thank you
Anonymous: Dear Dr. Cabral, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the work that you and your team are doing. I can’t thank you enough for the positive impact you have had on my life, which is carrying over to my family’s life as well. My 16-year-old son now starts his day with your “Blue Crush” smoothie, instead of a sugar-filled yogurt! A little history regarding my question: I am a 45-year-old female, diagnosed with SIBO in May 2015, then Candida in October 2016. I recently completed your Candida protocol and am feeling better. However, I don’t feel that I am in my best health. I am still showing various symptoms, such as brain fog, low energy (tired for a majority of the day), low libido, difficulty relaxing my mind, some bloating and occasional foul-smelling gas after eating, and constantly stuffed up nose. Last year I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, and now I have it again. I typically eat very healthy, the Dr. Cabral Detox is my typical way of eating. I exercise regularly with yoga, walking, a little bit of running, and strength training. I have a limited meditation practice. I have been overly stressed about the past 6 months though. I continue to add wellness practices to my routine. However, I am feeling of balance, and would like to hear what avenue you might suggest that I look into next to continue my healing journey. Thanks again for all you do! Love your podcast and refer to it often, as well as your Instagram.
CC: Hi Stephen, I wondered if you are you familiar with or better yet, have taken Shilajit? I was reading about the ancient herbal ayurvedic substance to balance hormone levels and reduce fatigue then realised it had a whole wealth of benefits due to all it’s vitamins and minerals but apparently there are a lot of low-grade imitations and even genuine shilajit can be contaminated with fillers? I purchase Jing Herbs.
Taylor: Hi Dr. Cabral, For the last 4 years I have noticed my eyes doing something interesting. My pupils alternate sizes. At random times one will be significantly larger than the other and they alternate all day long on and off. Both seem to dilate fine as I’ve had them checked out with my yearly eye appointment. It is something that has concerned me but I don’t have headaches or any other symptoms that I feel may correlate. Do you know anything about this? I would love to know any knowledge you may have of this symptom. Thanks, Taylor
Anon: Hello doctor! About 8 months ago I ate Taco Bell (…I know gross but Health wasn’t a concern for me at that time). Less than 30 minutes later I got sick with nausea/vomiting and since then my digestive system has not been the same. I had the worst heartburn I never knew existed for about 2 months after just about daily. I was given omeprazole but stopped taking it after two weeks because it made me really nauseous so I turned to Rolaids/tums/Pepto for a couple of months just about daily as well. Then I started with overwhelming anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and couldn’t eat but about 10 different foods. Saw a naturopath and did a clean guy protocol and was back on my feet after about 3.5 months. The question I have is one thing that keeps reoccurring are episodes of gastroenteritis. Three times in these past 8 months I’ve gotten what I believe to be food poisoning. It usually starts less than an hour after I eat. I’ll get painful upper abdominal cramps right under the left rib area and usually will start vomiting 2 hours after. Vomiting never lasts longer than 20hrs or so. Is this a bad coincidence or are there some questions I need to start asking? Now I eat a good diet of mostly whole organic foods but will occasionally snack on junk foods maybe once a week. My naturopath had ordered me a functional medicine stool test that looks for things that a normal stool test doesn’t but I’m really want a second opinion.
I hope you enjoyed this weekend’s community Q&A and all the tips added along the way!
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