HouseCall: C-Section Bloating, 5 Health Books, Low Platelets & MDS, Pink Spots, Atrial Fibrillation, Battling Gas, Ceramic Cookware, Absorbing Water.
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!
Lisa: Hi, Dr. Cabral! I am 48 years old and about 175 lbs. I’m always bloated, but I eat healthy. My upper right stomach area is more bloated and distended than the left. My Dr. isn’t concerned because of how long it’s been like that; assuming it’s from the 4 c-sections I’ve had in the past. I always feel bloated. I know that stress has me producing Cortisol (based upon my own research). Should I try an elimination diet?
Joana: Dear Dr. Cabral, I have been listening to and reading the information that you have been giving in your podcast and in your site for a week now. You have a lot of great information. Probably you have talked about this before but I still didn’t find it…my question is: if you had a friend who is studying to be a functional or integrative health coach or doctor, which 5 books would you give her as a present? Thank you so much for all that you do. I hope this question is of interest to you.
Louis: Dr. Cabral, I heard you on the Jason Ferruggia podcast and was very impressed with how intuitive you were regarding ectomorphs, training, etc. It really struck a chord with me. That being said, I’m actually writing on behalf of my father. He suffers from an extremely low platelet count and suffers from something called MDS. I was just wondering if you had any suggestions on how he could naturally raise his platelet count. I can be reached at the e-mail address provided. Thank you very much.
Alex: Hello Dr. Cabral, I’ve Been a big fan of your podcast for some time now, been in your Boston office for a massage and an infra-red sauna, done a 7-day detox, and follow many of your recommendations. I’m 90% vegetarian and do not take any medications other than biotin, ashwaganda, Vit D, and magnesium or Valerian root (at night). About 6-7 weeks ago I noticed a big bright pink spot under my arm, within the next 2 weeks similar but smaller spots appeared on my chest, stomach, and upper legs. There are also multiple smaller spots surrounding these big spots. They are somewhat itchy but not too bad. I went to see a dermatologist who diagnosed me with Pityriasis rosea and gave me cortisone cream. I have not picked up that prescription cream from the pharmacy but instead tried to use coconut oil, tea tree oil on these spots with no results. Dr. Google also has no info on the root cause or treatment for this condition and basically says that it usually goes away with 8-10weeks on its own. I have not seen any improvement and would like to get your opinion. Can you recommend any treatment? Truly appreciate your help and the education that you provide daily. Thank you!
Bryan: Hi Dr. Cabral, I have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and have been put on a beta blocker to help control the symptoms. My goal is not to be on medication for my whole life as I am only 32. Other than losing weight, what other suggestions from a naturopathic point of view can I do to help keep my heart in normal sinus rhythm? Thank you for the help! Bryan
Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, So glad I found your podcast and appreciate everything you do. I’ve been battling gas, bloating, and constipation for years and was recently diagnosed with SIBO. I listened to episode #544 on “Mono meals” and you mentioned that you don’t advise people with weak digestive systems to eat salads but the Candida Protocol recommends a diet high in vegetables. What is the best course of action while on the Candida Protocol? Cooked over raw vegetables? Stay away from veggies all together ? Thank you!
Donna: Dear Dr. Cabral Support Team, I listened to a recent podcast on cookware. In local stores, I saw ceramic (nonstick) cookware. Is that what is recommended because I wasn’t sure about the nonstick coating. Also, I saw some spoons/Turners molded from 100% bamboo but also had a slick nonstick coating. Should those be totally wood instead? Respectfully, Donna
Donna: Dear Support Team, My Dr. doesn’t think I am absorbing water very well since my skin is dry and my throat gets dry every night through the night. I weigh 128#/ 5’6″. I drink approx. 72oz. of water daily. I work out, eat a Dr. Cabral clean diet, Have done the 7-day detox, 90 Candida Gut Cleanse followed by the two supplements to seal it up (Healthy Belly and forgot the other one), a liver cleanse. I take magnesium, his Vit. C, Vit. D, a pharmaceutical grade fish oil, Probiotic, Dr. Cabral recommended healthy fats, and I just started on his daily shakes & fruit/veggie powder, and use the countertop Berkey filter with our well water. Any suggestions? Respectfully, Donna
Thank you for tuning into this weekend’s Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right!
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> The Textbook of Functional Medicine
> Podcast on Pityriasis Rosea (episode 505)
> Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
> Thyroid + Adrenal + Hormone Test (also known as the “weight loss test”)
> Run a Functional Medicine Test
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