HouseCall: Missed Period, Daily DE, ACV Conflicts, Birth Control, 1st Step in Weight Loss, Immune Damage
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!
Rebecca: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am in the middle of doing the 21 day detox. After the first week of the detox, my menstrual period came and it was a week earlier than I was expecting it! My periods are usually pretty predictable – every 28-30 days. Can you explain why this happened during the detox? Thanks!
Lindsey: What is your opinion on ingesting food grade Diatomaceous Earth for health benefits, such as improved hair skin and nails due to the high silica content, removal of parasites etc. thankyou!
Priscilla: Hi Dr. Cabral, When my son was 3 1/2 (about two years ago), his eye started to turn in. At first, it only happened every few days, then it was constant. We saw many different doctors with different opinions and finally found a functional medicine doctor/chiropractor. He put us on a plant-based, gluten-free, and dairy-free diet. We have seen some improvement, but very slow. Wondering if this is something you have ever heard of and what advise you would have? Thanks so much!
Sandy: Confused about apple cider vinegar. Some say it is very beneficial to take before meals with water others warn it is not good to take on a regular basis. What is your thought on this issue? Thanks for your sincere dedication to helping as many as possible to better health.
Courtney: Hi Dr. Cabral and staff! My name is Courtnie and I have recently started listening to your podcast! I love the housecalls and have been considering sending in my questions there but you always remind us how much longer it will take to hear a response (thank you for that). Well, I’ve had a big problem with weight gain the past couple of years, 10-15 pounds, but I am a 5’1 girl and 10 pounds looks like a lot more on my height. I have really struggled with trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong. I am on a birth control pill (which also helps with my acne that I have struggled with in the past but has recently started to clear up a lot), I had switched to an IUD, which I have recently taken out due to difficulties, and I am back on the pill. I lost weight with the IUD very quickly after insertion and then put it all back on almost immediately after switching back to the pill. I have recently switched to the lowest dose of estrogen pill that they offer in hopes that the estrogen is my issue. I have considered stopping the pill all together but I am afraid it will make my acne flare-up. In addition, I eat fairly healthy, and I work out 3-5 days a week. If you have any suggestions to offer, I would really appreciate it. Thank you for all that you do!
Mark: I first discovered Dr. Cabral via a podcast search and am a subscriber to the Cabral Concept. I am writing to share information about myself and determine which of Dr. Cabral’s protocols may be best for me. About me: 53 years old 6’ 3” tall 235 lbs. which I believe is about 25-30 pounds overweight BMI: 29.4 I’m currently taking Effexor, irbesartin, pravastatin, omeprozale, Glucosamine and Chondroitin, and allergy meds. I use a CPAP machine to manage sleep apnea. I have osteoarthritis in both knees (right knee worse). On a scale of 1-10 (1=poor) my eating habits are probably a 6 on most days—not enough vegetables. Ice cream is my kryptonite. I have found that I can adhere to a 16:8 fast pretty easily and have been doing this for about four months. I lost 11 pounds pretty quickly, but have gained about 5lbs back I do not drink alcohol, but wonder if sugar is the replacement addiction that occurred when I quit drinking alcohol 15 years ago. I do not smoke. I was drinking too much diet cola but recently quit it altogether. I was exercising but just had rotator cuff surgery so I am limited. I’d like to get a handle on my nutrition and am not sure where to start. What might you suggest in terms of a process for “starting over”? Should I Assess, Plan, Implement? If so, which assessment? Thank you for sharing your expertise. I look forward to hearing from you. Mark
Laura: Hi Dr. Cabral, Thank you for all the information you share on your podcast. I always go to it when I need some inspiration, when I’m having a bad day and not feeling well. I am 35 years old and was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome about 4 years ago. I suffer from dry eyes, all-over aches and pains in my joints and muscles, POTs symptoms, arms, and legs fall asleep easily, exhaustion, inability to exercise much, etc. it’s difficult to be so young and feel like I’m 90! It’s also difficult to feel so different than just a few years ago when I was running 4 miles a day a couple of times a week. I miss the feeling of being refreshed after exercise. The other piece that has been difficult is that I want to have a family and haven’t found the right guy for me and I think my illness over the last few years has held me back. I’ve been following many of your suggestions. I don’t currently take any medications because I don’t have faith that they will truly help me. I eat a mainly vegan diet at this point with some fish. Lots of green smoothies, omega 3s, daily nutrition supplement, gluten-free, cut-out foods that I can tell I’m sensitive to, lots of water, infrared sauna, meditation, etc. I get scared when I see that this is a lifelong condition that progresses. I want to believe that I can get better, but haven’t seen that in 4 years. If my immune system has caused damage already to my eye glands and other parts of my body, is that really reversible? What suggestions do you have? Thank you again
Anonymous: Hello Dr Cabral- Big fan of your podcast and the helpful knowledge and mindset you embody. I am suffering from some SIBO related autoimmunity and have a pesky issue I hope you can address. My anus is extremely itchy and is a constant nuisance even waking me up and causing me to sleep poorly. I have done parasite testing and am negative and assume (pun intended!) that the itching is related to SIBO and stomach/bacterial/food sensitivity issues. I am currently completing your bacterial/candida/SIBO 3 month protocol but am hoping you can help provide some immediate relief to the itchiness and help me get my life back, thank you for your time and support.
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