2382: High Sleeping Heart Rate, Mercury Level Testing, Balancing Cortisol, Detox Your Lungs from Mold Damage, Fox-Fordyce Disease, Celebrity Diets (HouseCall)

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks…


Ryan: Dr. Cabral, I started wearing a fitness tracking watch about a year ago and have noticed a very common trend in heart rate throughout the day. According to my device, my daily resting heart rate low point occurs around 1-3pm after my afternoon walk, as opposed to during sleep, where most people claim your lowest heart rate occurs. I feel very rested upon waking, and tend to get very good sleep, bot in quality and quantity. For some context, I am 27, workout in the mornings, work a job that some days requires non-stop moving and other days based at a desk, I don't eat within 2-3 hours of going to bed, and my RHR hits 39-42 bpm in the afternoon, while usually hovering around 50-60 throughout the night. I am aware of the potential accuracy issues, but the repeating trend has me curious if this is an indicator of anything I could improve. Thank you for all you do and for keeping me constantly curious and wanting to learn and improve!


Julia: You and your team are incredible. Thank you for your dedication. I had a hair tissue test done right before removing my mercury dental fillings and other heavy metals came up such as tin and nickel but mercury was low! My holistic dentist said that it might have been because the mercury is trapped and can't get out from the body and hence not showing up in the hair. Is this possible?


Synthia: How would you go about someone that has high cortisol in the AM but low cortisol in the afternoon, evening and before bed? I already wake up earlier than everyone else to get my morning routine in and actually start my day relaxed before my toddler wakes up.


Carly: Hi Dr. Cabral! So much gratitude for your team and all that you do to empower us to reclaim our health and move forward on our journey towards healing! My parents recently had a series of unfortunate events happen following a major error made by a roofer when getting their roof replaced. Long story short, they had a lot of water damage in their ceilings and walls and have to get everything replaced to avoid mold damage. Their house has become unlivable. Despite our pleas, my father is insistent on staying and sleeping in the house; going down with the ship. I am worried about all the insulation and fiberglass he could be inhaling and would appreciate any suggestions on how to help him detox his lungs. Thank you so much!


Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral! I am such a huge fan of your podcast and it has honestly really changed my life. I now try to share it along with your book with everyone I know because it truly is a blessing. Thank you for all you and your team do! So, about seven years ago, I (25 yr Female) got this rash in my armpit and my dermatologist diagnosed it as a rare skin condition called Fox-fordyce disease. She told me there was no real cure but prescribed me some creams that I tried with no success. I have been learning a lot about Ayurveda these past few years and what it has taught me is that almost all conditions are reversible with the right approach and with time. Do you know of any remedy to this condition or at least a way to reduce it? I would really appreciate your insight. I would also love to hear your thoughts on healing post inflammatory hyper pigmentation on darker skin tones. I have some dark pigmentation on my legs from insect bites when I was a child that have never really lightened. Numerous doctors have told me that they cant prescribe the usual creams for this condition because they are not effective on darker complexions and could actually make the hyperpigmentation worse. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this. Thank you!


Dani: Hey, Dr Cabral. Quick question. A celebrity (Lori Harvey) was being praised for her figure and many women asked what's her secret. She responded that she trains twice a day (plates is one of the workouts) and ate 1200 calories a day for 21 days. This she said aided her to lose 15 lbs and get the figure she wanted. Her comments received backlash. So the question is, is what she did safe for her or something that one should not have done?


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