082: Ketosis, Fasting, Weight Loss, and Healthy Relationships with Stephen Cabral

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Dr. Stephen Cabral. A board certified naturopathic doctor and founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute, and stephencabral.com.

Here’s what Travis and Stephen discuss in this episode:

  • About Stephen Cabral:
    • Diagnosed with a life-changing disease at a young age.
      • Took him years to get better and came out on the other side as a happier, healthier human being.
    • Made it his mission to rebalance his mind and body to recover from diseases.
    • His mission is to help people understand that they can and will get well again.
  • Why one specific diet plan doesn’t work for every body type.
    • People tend to believe that if something works for one person, it will work for everybody else.
    • Every plan out there can work, but how long does it work for?
      • Great example – the keto or low carb diet.
        • Seems to work well for the endomorphic body type and for men.
        • Going low-carb for the ectomorphic body type is detrimental.
          • They do better with carbs or starch.
        • 26% of the population that eats more fat has a greater risk of inflammation.
        • Most people who say they’re on a keto diet, probably are not.
          • If you take in too much protein on the keto diet, your body will turn it to sugar and won’t let you achieve your goals.
          • It takes between 48 and 72 hours to get into ketosis.
            • You can speed it up by doing resistance training.
          • Ketosis is a good short-term or survival-based diet.
            • This diet makes sense for those who are trying to starve out a cancerous tumor.
          • What are ketones?
            • Your body uses different fuel sources.
            • Your body needs a fast fuel source when you’re exercising so it uses sugar because it can’t break down fat fast enough.
            • The less you’re moving the more body fat you’re burning percentage-wise.
            • When your body needs to burn fat it starts to create ketones in the liver to burn.
            • You can’t go halfway with keto or you’ll break down your muscle tissue.
          • The benefits and dangers of intermittent fasting.
            • Cabral and his team have a lot of data to pull from as well as medicine over thousands of years.
              • The body needs time to clean house.
              • Your body creates waste from food and metabolic waste.
              • 99% of people should be doing a 12 hour overnight fast.
                • You have to stop eating right before bed
                • Your body detoxes and cleans the blood.
              • When you fast, your body is allowed to kill cancer cells on its own.
                • Women do not do well with longer fasts.
                  • Their bodies need to be more balanced to carry on life.
                    • This is clinically-based.
                  • If you’re trying to bulk up, what’s a good plan for fasting?
                    • It’s different for each person.
                    • If you have a more sluggish body type, by fasting and not eating breakfast, you’re adding more stress.
                    • The body changes its cellular structure every 121 days.
                    • Do a great post-workout nutrition that includes carbohydrates.
                  • Cabral teaches bioindividuality.
                • Cabral’s 7-Day Detox Plan
                  • Gets you at least 80% of the results you would get by coming straight to Dr. Cabral.
                  • Your bodyfat’s 300x more toxic than your blood, so you need to clean that up quick.
                  • 7, 14, and 21-day detox’s are available.
                    • If you’re dealing with an autoimmune disorder or something similar, this is extremely important.
                  • Why do you lose actual weight on the detox and not water weight?
                    • This is a functional medicine detox which balances things at a foundational level.
                    • Everything we come in contact with has toxins and causes inflammation in the body.
                    • This is not a juice cleanse, it contains nutrients you need.
                    • Helps balance blood sugar and hormones and improves cell-receptors.
                  • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important and why?
                    • In the short term, who you know is important.
                    • In the end, improving yourself through what you know allows you to capitalize on relationships.
                  • In the beginning, he realized that he didn’t know everything and neither did the specialists he was working with.
                    • He learned from naturopaths and functional doctors and studying all over the world.
                  • Why do people neglect to network?
                    • It’s hard work and we’re taught through social media to take the easiest path.
                    • People say they’re an expert in things, but they’re not and their advice can be harmful.
                  • If you had to boil it down to one thing, how would you suggest building your inner circle?
                    • He reached out to people who could answer his questions.
                    • You will find a few people who will show you the way, not everyone.
                    • Cabral is naturally an introvert.
                  • What’s your advice to someone who is scared to reach out and network.
                    • If you truly want something, you have to go out and get after it.
                    • Think, “if I didn’t do this thing, would I regret it?”
                      • What’s the worst-case scenario? Someone doesn’t answer, or they say no.
                    • Tell us a story where a connection led to a big moment of success.
                      • It has to go back to his mentor, he couldn’t figure out why he couldn’t get well.
                        • When he met with his mentor, she combined ancient medicine with functional state-of-the-art medicine.
                        • She gave him the confidence to go back to school to become a naturopathic doctor.
                      • Who you know allows you to breed more of what you know.
                      • His mentor recommended everything he needed to become the doctor he is today.
                        • It only took one email to meet with his mentor.
                      • Who is the best networker that you know?
                        • John Lee Dumas.
                          • He seems like a natural extrovert and connector.
                          • Typically, in a really good mood.
                          • Has interviewed 2,000 people.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Archaeologist
  • If you could sit on a park bench for an hour with anyone past or present, who would it be?
    • Leonardo DaVinci, rennaissance man with different interests, how did he do it?
  • How do you like to learn best, books, blogs, podcasts or video?
  • One of your favorite books?
    • The Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murray
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up around 5:30 a.m.
    • Some type of movement
    • Breathing routine
    • Watch YouTube video or listen to podcast while getting ready
    • Make a smoothie every day
  • What is your go-to pump up song:
    • Drive it Like You Stole it by The Glitch Mob
  • What are you not very good at?
    • A micro-based level for things.
  • Find him online on Facebook in groups and his profile.
    • com/stephencabral
    • Private Facebook Group: cabralsupportgroup.com

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Networking is hard work and we’re taught through social media to take the easiest path.”
  • “In the end, improving yourself through what you know allows you to capitalize on relationships.”

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.com– Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group


Cabral Concept

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – book by Dr. Joseph Murphy

Drive it Like You Stole it by The Glitch Mob

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