HouseCall: Mentorship, Pet Health, H. Pylori Test, Leukemia, Diastasis, Thalassemia, Exercise Ball Seat
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This is where we answer our community’s wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track!
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Lindsay: Hello Dr. Cabral and Staff, I am a third-year naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University in San Diego and I am writing to ask if Dr. Cabral would be my mentor. I’m certain he receives similar requests all the time, but let me tell you why mine is unique. I am married with 3 young children. My husband and I gave up a comfortable life in Colorado because we saw too much preventable suffering in the people around us and wanted to devote our lives to helping people get better. I, like Dr. Cabral, am motivated to reach masses of people, not because I am chasing wealth, but because I have a sense of urgency to reach a broad audience so that people who are suffering can find help before it’s too late for them. For this reason, I want to hit the ground running when I graduate next spring. I would treasure the opportunity to observe the operational aspect of Dr. Cabral’s clinic. If I can learn what’s working for him, then I can spend less time reinventing the wheel and more time helping people. If it is possible for me to visit your clinic, even just for one day, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this message, and thank you even more for all you do each day to reach people in need. Sincerely, Lindsay
Michelle: I just heard Dr. Cabral on Joyce’s Plant-Based Nutrition Summit. She mentioned that Dr. Cabral healed his Addison’s Disease. My little spitz terrier dog, Spooky (about 16 pounds) has had Addison’s for about 4 years. I was wondering what Dr. Cabral did to cure his Addison’s and is it translatable for dogs. I give Spooky a monthly 6 ml shot of Percorten and a daily 1/3 tab of 5 mg Prednisone. Hate polluting him with these but he is doing well but still would prefer a more natural way if possible. Thank you
Kate: Dear Dr. Cabral team, Quick question. Is the fruit and vegetable blend safe to take in pregnancy? I am already working with a functional doctor, who has recommended some supplements, but I would like this in addition. Best, Kate
Staci: Dr. Cabral: Do you have a test that will check for H.pylori in the stomach? I have recently been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer and since I rarely take ibuprofen or Aleve and I don’t consume alcohol on a regular basis, I read where H. Pylori can be a factor. Also, can underlying stress cause an ulcer or enhance the symptoms of an ulcer? Thank you for your help, Staci
Deborah: Thank you for all you do to help people have better health and a better life! My grandmom-in-love (69 years old) has atypical leukemia; it’s a myeloid disorder (MDS/MPN). Her doctors started her with the Chemo pill-Hydrea and she is currently under a Dacogen treatment. She’s struggled with Hashimotos for years because of her thyroid. She’s had low energy and thyroid problems for decades. She has cellulitis on her thigh, back, ankle, and stomach. She is sensitive and had adverse reactions to all medications she’s been under. How would we be able to rebuild her immune system and detox her body from all the chemo she’s been under? What info do you need so we can help my grandmom? I believe you can help with her horrid “dis-ease.” The doctors don’t know how long she has to live. The best they hope for is her body will go into remission and she will be for 2 more years. I hope to see her live for another 15 years. I look forward to hearing back! I had submitted this question to the support group and they gave me some good suggestions but also recommended submitting my question as a HouseCall. Thank you!
Josh: My sister is a 40-year-old Mother of three. She can’t seem to shake some pesky stomach weight. After visiting multiple specialists, in committing to a personal trainer, the doctors have told her that she has diastasis recto and the only way for her to get a flat stomach again. Is to get plastic surgery. Is this true?
Kelly: When I was a teenager my doctor said that I had a condition where my red blood cells were irregularly shaped and I would always need to take iron supplements. Is this considered thalassemia? I frequently have low iron levels on traditional blood tests but have never had had any other low results- like low oxygen bind capacity. I used to take iron pills regularly but then read that this can be dangerous and lead to iron overload and brain issues. Over the past few years since I stopped taking iron, I have had puzzling symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath (which becomes more acute when I think I can’t breathe), panic-y feelings connected to what I believe are heart palpitations after eating or when lying down, and rarely a feeling of doom and disconnect from reality and rare fainting. Although these symptoms may sound overwhelming, I am absolutely functional but consider myself highly sensitive and aware to bodily changes. Do any of these symptoms correspond to untreated anemia? I have tried to balance out my calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium on my own through mineral supplementation. If I take iron pills and never have too high iron on blood tests, is it safe to say that I am at no risk of iron toxicity/overload? Thank you, Dr. Cabral!
Lance: Hello Doctor Cabral. I understand that you have multiple years of experience in musculoskeletal strengthening, alignment, and mobility exercises. A few of my coworkers have replaced their office chairs with exercise balls. We sit multiple hours a day documenting on our computers. They say only good things about the switch. I am skeptical and have been doing research on the idea. I see arguments from both sides as realistic and I am still torn. What are your thoughts on the potential benefits or complications that can be caused by doing this?
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