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    Extreme gas

    If you live in the US you can order from Amazon and they'll ship to your door (many product for free if your order is over $25). Walmart will do the same. Lard is a wonderful cooking fat and sadly overlooked. I checked the ingredients on this one and it looks good. Armour's regular brand had hydrogenated fat added (not good). But this one seemed to be compliant. https://www.amazon.com/Premium-All-Natural-Lard-lb/dp/B0756PTZZV/ref=sr_1_3_s_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1519235498&sr=1-3&keywords=lard+for+cooking I think hazelnut oil is allowed (someone please correct me if it's not) and the price isn't too bad in comparison to other compliant oils. https://www.amazon.com/Tourangelle-Roasted-Hazelnut-Fluid-Ounce/dp/B0087G8TL6/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1519235917&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=hazelnut%2Boil&th=1 Amazon also carries a laxative tea that's compliant. It's not a good habit, but once in a while an extra push doesn't hurt. Traditional Medicines makes one that I have found to be kind and effective. It's more expensive than at the store, but it does include shipping; and if you live far from everywhere the price difference is a lot cheaper than a tank of gas. https://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Medicinals-Organic-Smooth-Peppermint/dp/B00EVJUYFC/ref=sr_1_7_s_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1519236428&sr=1-7&keywords=traditional+medicinals+tea+smooth+move Good job on hanging in there!
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    Starting over

    I noticed this thread was started over a week ago and I hope you've been able to get the information you were looking for. It can be very frustrating if you're not used to reading labels. When I can't figure out how to do something, YouTube comes to the rescue. For example: go to YouTube, type "how to make ghee" in the search box. You will see a huge list of videos where you can watch a step by step process of how to make it. You can also type in "Whole30 recipes" and get another huge list of videos that give step by step instructions. Just FYI as to which oils are vegetable and which ones aren't: Olive, avocado and palm (not palm kernel) oils are actually from fruit, therefore not a vegetable oil. Almond, sesame and coconut oils are from seeds. Ghee, lard and tallow are animal fats. These are all healthy fats. According to the Whole30 rules: grape seed, canola (rapeseed), sunflower seed and safflower seed oils are allowed, but not encouraged. Vegetable oils include corn (grain), soy (legume), rice bran (grain), palm kernel and even cotton seed (vegetable???). Definitely not healthy. Wishing you success.
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    Hot flashes decrease/increase on Whole30...

    I noticed the hot flashes are not as intense and my mood has improved tremendously.
  4. Yesterday at a family gathering I had wheat, sugar, and dairy. Today I have a headache. No clue which did what. I find that a half glass of red wine is fine. A whole glass will give me a headache. Dairy if fine once in a while, but every day will cause congestion and a break-out on my arms. LeeAnn: That's interesting about your reaction to dairy. My nephew has really bad dreams when he eats ice cream. So, yes, it could cause weird dreams.