#41: Dr. Stephen Cabral: How to Build an Integrative Health Practice


Dr. Stephen Cabral, BCN, IHP, Founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute, the Integrative Health Practitioner Institute and Equilibrium Nutrition, talks to Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast. In this episode, Stephen talks about how he uses functional medicine and personalized wellness plans to help patients rebalance their mind and body to recover from health conditions. 

Episode Highlights:

  • What did Stephen’s upbringing and education consist of?

  • How did his early health problems manifest and how did he learn about functional medicine?

  • Stephen discusses becoming a nutritionist and a personal trainer.

  • Stephen talks about his learning experiences in different countries.

  • What is ayurvedic medicine, integrative medicine and functional medicine? How are they related?

  • What did Stephen do when he came back from training abroad?

  • What were some of the challenges of opening up his own practice?

  • What types of world-class athletes has Stephen’s practice treated?

  • Stephen’s virtual practice has helped people in 19 countries.

  • What does a typical week look like?

  • What are the most common labs ordered and the most common toxicities treated in his practice?

  • What type of training do Naturopathy Doctors complete?

  • What does Stephen recommend for people who want to know more about integrative health?

  • Stephen talks about his supplement brand and how he developed it.

3 Key Points:

  1. Dr. Stephen Cabral integrates ayurvedic medicine with functional medicine, which looks at lab tests to get a deeper look (beyond blood work) to show what’s going on inside a patient’s body.

  2. One thing conventional medicine doesn’t do is focus on detoxification.

  3. The practice of Integrative Health believes there’s no one way to treat patients and they’re referred to the right specialists like chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturists.

Tweetable Quotes

  • “Every form of medicine and every doctor and health practitioner in the world is trying to do their best to help people.” – Dr. Stephen Cabral

  • “If someone has cancer, you don’t want to feed them any type of sugar at all and they have to do more detoxification. They really have to worry about high testosterone and high estrogen.” – Dr. Stephen Cabral

  • “The problem is that every form of medicine believes it’s the only form of medicine, and no other medicine can exist because it has the answer for everything.” – Dr. Stephen Cabral

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