186: The Truth About Intermittent Fasting, Ayurvedic Medicine, Detoxing & Weight-loss with Dr. Stephen Cabral

January 9, 2018

There are over 77,000 man-made chemicals in the environment right now. The average woman wears 26-28 cancer causing chemicals, just from cosmetics. We’re facing an onslaught of toxins every single day and this doesn’t just affect your overall health. It also causes weight gain because the body stores toxins in adipose (fat) tissue. Listen now!


If you want to lose weight and improve your health, detoxing is the number one thing you can do. But with so much conflicting advice, it can be hard to know where to start.


Wherever we are, emotionally, health-wise, we are the sum of all our actions up to this point. Symptoms like irritability, low mood, fatigue, joint pain, low libido, not loving life, are simply a result of a lifestyle too full of components that stress our body. In the new year, we all focus on adding things in: more exercise, more supplements, more green juice. But we can also shift the focus on to what we can take away as well: slow down and begin removing some of the things that are dragging our health down.


Dr. Stephen Cabral is a naturopathic doctor specializing in both functional and Ayurvedic medicine. He developed his passion for health & wellness after going through severe health complications at the age of 17. He saw over 50 different doctors, tried over 100 different treatment protocols, but still saw no hope of recovery.

It wasn’t until he met an alternative health doctor whom explained to him how he got here and how he could become well again, that he began his recovery process. It was at this young age that he knew his life would be dedicated to helping others rebalance their bodies and renew their health.


Today, Dr. Cabral uses the best of ancient healing combined with state of the art functional medicine testing (blood tests, stool tests, biomarkers, etc) to give his patients a full spectrum view of what is going on in their body and the tools to rebalance their health. Dr. Cabral’s mission is to spread what he’s learned through his studies in India, China, Sri Lanka, Europe and the US to help people return to a state of energy, vitality, and happiness.


He’s authored the best-selling book The Rain Barrel Effect, and hosts the podcast The Cabral Concept. If you have any health questions, he’s probably already answered it—we’re completely addicted to his show!


Dr. Cabral’s tips for sustainable changes you can make today to help your body cleanse, detox and heal:

  • Fast for at least 12 hours a day. If you’re constantly putting things into your digestive tract, it doesn’t have time to “catch up” and filter out the bad stuff so instead it is stored. When you fast, you allow your system to go into autophagy, a process whereby your body kills cancer cells, releases toxins, rejuvenates and repairs itself!
  • Crowd out the bad foods. Make 60-80% of your diet fresh produce
  • Sauna (infrared or traditional)
  • Epsom salt baths
  • Dry body brushing in the morning
  • Banish stress from your life


If you want to kick-start your health with a detox, check out Dr. Cabral’s 21-day detox plan, which combines the best of ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with the best modern medical knowledge. You can transform a lot in 21 days: reduce inflammation, balance blood sugar and hormones, increase your energy, vitality, and libido. This 21-day plan is the next best thing to actually working with Dr. Cabral. We’ve tried it and LOVE it!


What you’ll learn in Episode 186:

  • What makes Dr. Cabral say “There’s no such thing as disease.”
  • The difference between functional medicine and a traditional MD
  • How to lose 15 pounds in 21 days
  • Why everyone should fast at least 12 hours each night
  • The surprising effect of fasting during the day
  • A detox practice that pulls heavy metals out of your body
  • How acid blockers affect your health
  • Why your liver is your best detox friend
  • The best foods for your liver health
  • The best foods to eat at breakfast
  • How to detox your blood
  • The true cause of inflammation blew our minds!



Our favorite moments:

@14:52 We no longer have to guess

@16:57 There’s no such thing as a disease

@37:31 Inflammation information!

@53:17 The truth of life

@54:44 Small smoothie question

@1:02:47 It’s not just about us






Release What Weighs You Down Workshop: THIS WEEKEND!
JJ Flizane’s Release What Weighs You Down workshop is this weekend and there are a few tickets left! Allison will be speaking alongside mind-body-spirit nutritionists, energy practitioners, and personal development coaches dedicated to truly helping you thrive in 2018 and beyond. This is a mind-body-spirit event that will help you release physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual blocks that prevent success and lasting change. Heal yourself from the past trauma that holds you back and create the life you desire.

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June 2nd-9th The Ultimate Vegan Italian Getaway on the Amalfi Coast
Infinity pools, wine, Italian faire, relaxation, hiking, vegan cheffing & memories that will last a lifetime…  What more could a girl want? Join us in Italy in 2018! We hope you’re coming because you’re invited! But it’s an intimate group, so if you’re interested, make sure you sign up as soon as possible.

It’s going to be an amazing, delicious, beautiful, healthy retreat in a villa above the Amalfi coast, the most gorgeous place in the world. You’ll enjoy cooking lessons with vegan chef, Leslie Durso, hiking, exploring, and building life-long soul connections. The villa has an organic garden, natural spring grotto, and an infinity pool… and all the Italian charm you’ll ever need! Join us in Italia!



Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

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