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301: Making at-home testing easy..AND Is it Perimenopause or Hypothyroid? - Dr Stephen Cabral

On Air with Ella - podcast episode 301

Dr Stephen Cabral is ON AIR WITH ELLA

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Dr. Stephen Cabral's approach to whole body health combines functional medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and genetics. He helps people identify the underlying root causes of their health issues through at-home lab testing that goes well beyond traditional blood work (don't miss the offer below for an inflammation lab test!).

In this episode:

  • Revolutionizing healthcare: Dr. Cabral's approach to at-home lab testing

  • What to do when you have you have symptoms like migraines or low mood and low libido or low energy and brain fog, but you can't pinpoint why.

  • You're tired and foggy and gaining weight - is it perimenopause or is it your thyroid?

  • The potential impact of intermittent fasting on the thyroid - and Dr. Cabral's recommendations for fasting responsibly

    • Why Dr. Cabral says "don't skip breakfast!" and "eat your carbs"

  • Inflammation is "the source of 90% plus of all disease," yet, inflammation is almost never a root cause of any disease. So, how can we mitigate the risks? (We can!)

  • From omega-3s to iodine: A deep dive into the nutrients your body needs for optimal health

    • Excellent natural sources for Omega-3s: wild salmon, wild trout, sardines, mackerel and anchovies Grave's disease, Hashimoto's, and hyper vs hypo-thyroidism

    • If you have high levels of stress, you likely deplete zinc and B vitamins very quickly. Blood tests can help determine if this is the case for you

  • Treating hypothyroidism - synthetic prescriptions vs natural options like Daily Thyroid Support

  • One of the reasons why men and women have low thyroid is that they may unknowingly have high levels of fluoride or bromine or chlorine that they're being exposed to, which displaces iodine in the thyroid. What can we do about it?

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Reminder, Dr. Cabral is not giving you medical advice - please talk to your own practitioner(s) about your specific needs!

"What I try to share with people is that everything is connected. You can't look at things independently and what heals one thing basically heals the entire body. That's the amazing thing about natural health." - Dr. Stephen Cabral

Could it be Low Thyroid?

Conventional medicine will tell us that anyone between the range of 0.5 - 5 is considered healthy and would not be regarded as having low thyroid or Hashimoto’s. But in reality, the optimal range is 0.5 - 2, and those who are outside of this range might be experiencing symptoms that occur with a functionally low thyroid, like:

1. Dryness From an Ayurvedic perspective, low thyroid can look like a lack of dryness. This shows up as dry, thinning hair, brittle nails, dry skin, and constipation.

2. Lack of heat Poor circulation is a predominant trait of low thyroid. Cold hands and feet, slow heart rate, and a sluggish metabolism are all indicators that your thyroid might not be functioning at an optimal level.

3. Sexual Dysfunction Issues with infertility and unbalanced hormones can all indicate a thyroid issue. Low mood and low energy are also signs to look for.

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If you're interested in at-home lab testing, Dr. Cabral is offering a complimentary inflammation test to ELLA listeners for a limited time - you pay shipping only.

These are otherwise $99, so if you're interested, get yours here:

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About Dr. Stephen Cabral

Dr. Stephen Cabral is a Board Certified Doctor of Naturopathy and founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute and

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, MA practice, 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.

See Dr Carbal's full offering of Labs and Supplements here.


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