166: Dr. Stephen Cabral on Ayurveda, Adrenal Issues, Detoxification, and the Downsides of Low-Carb Diets

January 30, 2019

This week I’m chatting with Dr. Stephen Cabral, Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute and StephenCabral.com.

At 17 years old, Stephen Cabral was diagnosed with a life-altering illness and given no hope for recovery. 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 that he understood 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!

In this episode, Dr. Cabral shares more about his own personal health journey, dealing with chronic health issues at age 19, and getting diagnosed with Addison’s disease. He discusses the importance of getting to the root of dysfunction in the body rather than treating symptoms, how leaky gut can cause a wide variety of health issues, and how he combines naturopathic medicine with Ayurvedic medicine in his practice. He shares more about how he balances results from labs with Ayurvedic teachings, the downsides of low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets, how low carb diets affect adrenal issues, and what ketogenic diets do to gut health. He also shares more about proper exercise timing, how to exercise with adrenal issues, how to do a proper functional medicine detox, and more.

You can find more from Dr. Cabral on his website (StephenCabral.com), on The Cabral Concept podcast (StephenCabral.com/podcasts), and at his online store for labs & supplements (StephenCabral.com/store).

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January 30, 2019

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