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Podcast # 26 - The Cabral Concept of Health | Dr. Stephen Cabral

The Science of Self-Healing Hosted by Dr. Sharon Stills With Special Guest
Dr. Stephen Cabral

About Dr. Stephen Cabral

At 17 years old, Stephen Cabral was diagnosed with a life-altering illness and given no hope for recovery. Everyday, he suffered endlessly for many years. It was only after Stephen traveled all over the world and discovered how to combine ancient Ayurvedic healing practices with state-of-the-art Naturopathic & Functional Medicine did he understand how to fully rebalance the body and re-energize it with life.

Today in Dr. Cabral’s online and Boston practice, where he and his team have completed over 250,000 client appointments, he uses Functional Medicine lab testing and Personalized Wellness Plans to help people rebalance their mind and body to recover from auto-immune, thyroid, fatigue, hormone, weight gain, digestive, childhood, mood, skin, and dozens of other hard to treat health conditions.

His mission is to help people understand that there is always a reason why you have not achieved your ideal wellness or weight loss goals and that you can and will get well again!


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My Message...
There is always a reason why you have not achieved your ideal wellness or weight loss goals and that you can and will get well again!
Dr. Stephen Cabral

Foundation for Health Creation 

Episode Highlights with Dr. Stephen Cabral

  • Starting with his own illness that led to understanding

    • Now helps heal others from his Boston office

      • Understands there is always a reason for health issues
      • Started with his own journey that provided mentors and answers
        • Now his mission to share​
        • Never give up - healing is a journey, our lesson, our gift
  • How did Ayurveda become a part of your journey?

    • Met a mentor - Dr. Pete who had a background in Ayurveda and learned from her

      • What is Ayurvda?

        • Oldest system of medicine - 6,000+ years - many different branches

          • Doshas - 3 main body types ​​​

            • Vata - more the ectomorph- more catabolic​

              • Wasters = let go of minerals and other valuable nutrients​​​

              • Creativity - leader

              • Fasting - has lots of strength

                • Burns sugar, less likely to acquire Type II diabetes​

            • Kapha - more the endomorph - more anabolic

              • Accumulators = increased cholesterol, BP, blood sugar, etc.​

              • Happier - more relaxed 

            • Pita - More of an inflammatory based state

    • How toxic are you?

      • Seasonal based detox is helpful
        • ​Done through a subtractive practice - helps lower the rain barrel
        • Fasting can be helpful
          • ​6 phases of Ayurveda lead to the 6 phases of homotoxicology​
            •  Panchakarma - 5 actions /movements to help shift into the parasympathetic​​

              • Where all healing happens (parasympathetic)

              • Allows pathways of elimination to open

  • How to support the liver?

    •  A 12 - 14 hour intermittent fast

      • The body uses fuel best in the morning​

        • If there is a meal to skip - skip dinner or make it lighter​

          • Allows for deeper sleep​

          • Allows the liver to rest

          • Support phase 1 and 2 with nutrients

            • Cruciferous vegetables which up regulate phase 2​

            • Low carb deprives body of fiber

              • Herbs - ginger, milk thistle, astragulus​

        • Dinner should be a high nutrient low calorie meal​

        • Each body type will react different to fasting

          • Generally low carb for three weeks and then introduce starches​

  • Tips for weight loss?

    • Losing weight healfully helps correct many health issues

      • Lowers inflammation​

      • Improves metabolism

        • Focus on cortisol, thyroid, sleep. proper estrogen balance​

        • Nutrients in/toxins out

        • Focus more on rebalance while labs will reveal imbalances

  • Thoughts on sleep

    • Would rather have individuals focus on 10,000 steps per day and 7-9 hours of sleep rather than hardcore workouts and fasting

      • A rested and relaxed body will lose weight easier​

      • Get the nervous system out of a sympathetic state

      • Sleep is often overlooked

  • How to reduce stress?

    • Caused by lack of feeling of control

    • If one person can overcome this, so can you

      • Follow and adapt the blueprint

      • What practices allow for more control?

        • Create routine and allow for "me" time​

  • Lasting thoughts...​

    • Many forms of medicine provide healing​

    • Draw from many different disciplines

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