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Hi everyone, just beginning my whole30 journey. I am interested in improving my hormonal balance. At age 40, I was shocked to learn that my estrogen levels are almost absent and that my FSH is through the roof. I had no idea that I had any issues with fertility, and I have a 4 year old that I conceived without any interventions needed. The dr I saw was very sympathetic but made it clear that if I am going to have another kid, at this point it's looking like I won't be able to use my own eggs. She did say that her office is encouraging people to go gluten and dairy free, and that it was worth a try for me. I started to research that, which led me to whole30. I read "It Starts With Food" and wow a lot of the symptoms really do apply to me. I'm hoping that someone out there has had experience with whole30 improving their hormone levels. I really don't want to believe that I am in menopause already. I'm motivated to do whole30 for my own health so I can be here fully for the child I do have, but I'd love to have some glimmer of hope that it might improve my secondary ifertility as well.
I went in today for an ultrasound to look at some internal abdominal adhesions and uterine fibroids and the adhesions have disappeared since last year. I have had a hydrosalpinx, which is a fluid filled sac at the end of the fallopian tube that forms because adhesions from a old botched surgery close the tube. The tech said that she now only saw a normal tube leading into a normal ovary. This surgery was 30 years ago and I had a laparoscopy back then to confirm that the tube was closed and fluid filled and it showed as closed last year with an ultrasound. I am 63 so it matters little if it is open or not but if this program really fixed it, how many women might be spared the costly and invasive surgery need to fix this problem? Just change your diet and your adhesions go away, could it possibly be that easy?!
nutmegh posted a topic in Whole30 while pregnant or breastfeedingWell then, I finished my 3rd Whole30 one week ago and last Friday, I took a test and there she was, the second solid pink line on the pregnancy test! After about 5 preggo tests later I'm still trying to manage my shock. Good shock! This is our third baby. We thought we'd give it one last go, thinking because I have endometriosis, it may take some time. Well, it happened with our second child that we got pregnant doing a Whole30, and now again the month after I'm off birth control and we start trying. This, after my first baby was IVF because I was told I'd have less than a 5% chance of ever concieving on my own. We are convinced it is really all about what you eat! Now, on to more practical matters, the last time I finished the Whole30 when I became pregnant, my morning sickness and food aversions kicked in pretty quick and I pretty much fell face first back into bagels and cream cheese, etc. This time I'm more aware but I'm a bit anxious of these aversions rearing their ugly little heads and pulling me off the paleo/whole30 track. Any other mothers out there have good suggestions/advice at getting around these aversions and staying mostly compliant? I'm not doing a Whole30 at the moment, just trying to maintain the goodness and eating well ~85% of the time.
mcki0133 posted a topic in Success StoriesWhen I started my Whole30 journey, I had many goals in mind...specifically, losing weight (per my doctor) in order to conceive, carry and have a child. Since I've always struggled with my weight, this was an impossible feat in my eyes...to the point where I would just sit and cry. I have a life long medical history that has screwed up not only my body but my hormones as well as resulting in allergies, infertility, inflammation, weight gain, thyroid issues, etc. A ray of hope shone down on me when a friend of mine at work (and the doctor) suggested visiting the Whole30 website. Cutting out all of the crap in my life for at least 30 days would help me better understand my body and the foods it doesn't like while also helping with weightloss and becoming a more balanced individual. My whole life I've been a fad dieter, a yo-yo dieter...I've wanted the quick fix and magical transformation instantly. But, that's not realistic and if I want long standing results, I needed to do it the RIGHT way. The doctor gave me a magic number of 20lbs to lose being we're trying to get pregnant and I figured a baby was motivation in itself to actually commit and complete something for myself, something I have never done before in my life. Long story short, my Whole30 was complete as of yesterday...with anticipation, I knew I was going to step on the scale and do my measurements to see how far I have come. Before I did this, I reminded myself of the non-scale victories....I'm less bloated and inflamed, no abdominal discomfort or cramping, even tempered and have a better mood overall, no more headaches, I'm sleeping better at night, my clothes are fitting so much better and I'm more comfortable in my skin! While these NSV's are great, the numbers are as follows....almost down 10 pounds and I have lost a total of 14.25" overall. Specifically 9 inches between my waist/abdomen/buttocks! Although everything listed is amazing, I honestly didn't believe it until I saw my before and after "selfie's"... Wow - Success...after this amazing accomplishment, I went out and bought myself my Anchor necklace...representing STRENGTH and not letting yourself SINK regardless of the situation or the trials you have to deal with on a daily basis. Being that I'm not yet where my doctor wants me to be, I'm going to keep on keeping on...we'll see what happens at Day 45! I'm spreading the word and hoping others will get on this miraculous band wagon of HEALTH!