Podcast Episode 176: The Real Reason We’re Sick, Tired, and Overweight

Have you ever wondered about what could be the real reasons why we’re sick, tired, and overweight? It’s a fully-loaded episode with Dr. Stephen Cabral as he talks about the real reasons why we’re unhealthy and what we can do about it.

You can find all the info and links about this episode at https://holisticwellness.ca/episode176.

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Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • The real reasons why we’re sick, tired, and overweight, and what we can do about it
  • Environmental toxins and how we can remove and reduce them from our body and our environment
  • The power of intermittent fasting
  • What we need to be conscious of when doing intermittent fasting in regards to our hormonal health, thyroid, and adrenals 
  • Ayurveda and how it can help to accelerate our health results


Key Takeaways:

  • The two most common things that make people sick, tired, and unhealthy are gut imbalances and stress.
  • Women are more exposed to toxins than men. The average woman is exposed to 126 different toxins before leaving their home in the morning, and half of those are carcinogenic.
  • If something’s off on your blood work, it means there’s something wrong with your body.
  • If you get bloated after eating, it’s not the food’s fault if it’s healthy food. It’s a digestive issue of too much candida, too many bacteria that are fermenting the food.
  • You’re not a static human being. The same meal eaten on a different day can have a different reaction in your body.
  • Ayurveda is the oldest form of medicine in the world. It became the basis of all other forms of medicine. It literally translates to ‘the science of life’, so it looks at an individual and their constitution.


Action Steps:

  • Do a 7, 14, or 21-day functional medicine detox. Then, maintain your results by trying to not be exposed to as many toxins and eating cruciferous vegetables.
  • Get blood work done. And if there’s something off on your blood work, look at the root causes to see why it’s off.
  • Do intermittent fasting.
  • Consider doing a one-day reset diet where you’re doing daily nutritional support shakes every four hours.


Stephen said:

“A functional medicine detox. Is a game-changer for most people… It’s simply the best thing that we’ve seen work in our practice.”

“I believe that the closest thing we have to the fountain of youth is fasting… The very best time to not eat is at night, and you’ll get tremendous health benefits from that.”

Thanks for listening!


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