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    praxisproject reacted to _Amy in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Yeeha have confirmation from the producer that Trunkey Bacon is sugar free. Their labels only say 'nitrate free' despite having no sugar derivatives in ingredient list, and they're going to add 'sugar free' to the label as well so folks like us can identify it. Really nice smoky flavour, one rasher diced up in my frittata gave the whole thing a nice smoky edge.
    Their website says they're stocked at a retail store in Orange as well as the markets below. I got mine from a meat seller at Bulli markets.
    Northside Produce Market
    Miller st North Sydney 1st Saturday 8:00AM - 1:00PM
    Orange Farmer's Market 
    Orange Showground 2nd Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
    Castle Hill Grower's Market 
    Castle Hill Showground 2nd & 4th Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
    Blackheath Grower's Market 
    Blackheath Memorial Hall 2nd Sunday 9:00AM - 1:00PM
    Northside Produce Market 
    Miller Street, North Sydney 3rd Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
    Bathurst Grower's Market 
    Bathurst Showground 4th Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
    Springwood Produce Market 4th Sunday8.30AM - 12.30PM
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    praxisproject reacted to ChristyJ in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you wonder about the Burts Bees lip balm you've just put on 
    When you're willing to eat whatever protein is in the fridge for breakfast, including pulled pork and chicken burgers 
    When you buy a copy of Whole30 for your acupuncturist
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    praxisproject reacted to MidModJenn in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Hey everyone!  My husband and I have our first Whole30 down and are continuing on because we feel amazing!!!  Given how much our health and our lifestyle has changed as a result of eating this way, I thought it might be fun to start making a list of all the fun and funny things that make us successful.  I'll start:
    You know you're doing a Whole30 when: you're making your own compliant mayo at 7:00 in the morning before work, in order to stay on-plan that day.
    (Which I happen to be doing right now.  LOL)
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    praxisproject reacted to ChristyJ in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When a 30 minute drive to Trader Joe's is worth it just for the riced cauliflower alone.
    When you don't mind paying $5.99 for 4 slices of compliant bacon.
    When Ghee makes you giddy!
    When you start researching restaurants that are Whole30 compliant and plan our your meals a month prior to traveling.
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    praxisproject reacted to rollande in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You spend 1/2 hour in the bacon aisle reading the ingredients and finally find one with no sugar in it and buy 4-6 packs, and the lady next to you
    thinks you are crazy because it's the most expensive one in the bunch.
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    praxisproject reacted to Staggolee41 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ...when they have a section of the work refrigerator with stacked containers.
    ...when Google starts suggesting search terms with "Whole30" at the end.
    ...when they move down an aisle at the grocery store a few inches at a time, saying "Nope" as they go.
    ...when their coworkers know what "NSV" means and start offering suggestions of things they have noticed.
    ...when they make a face when they ask for an ingredients list and the server brings a nutrition info sheet instead.
    ...when they whisper their order to the bartender (and it's really just seltzer with a slice of lime).
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    praxisproject reacted to NoMoreCrunchyCravings in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    One of my coworkers saw what I was eating for breakfast-- pan seared salmon with steamed string beans and green pimento olives-- and said "Oh, you must be on the 30 plan again, right?"

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    praxisproject reacted to Leigh Anne in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    . . . they actually USE their spiralizer
    . . . they get 10 bags of unsweetened coconut flakes at a time--on Amazon--because the grocery store doesn't have flakes, or unsweetened.
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    praxisproject reacted to LucieB in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    More of a "been living Whole30 style" for long time observations--
    New person at work asks where vending machines are. I've worked there 9 years. I couldnt answer with certainty.
    Turns out vending machines are by the elevator. Not the stairs, my usual mode of transport!
    And when mom asks why I use bank lobby instead of drive up. Banks have drive ups? Can I ride my bike through there?
    And, when Siri FINALLY figures out it is FODMAP not God map, polyols not polyps, and fructans not fry tans. She's like that unsupportive friend sometimes lol!!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from alexandrarowan in Sourcing food in Australia   
    If you want allergen free supplements, ask your local chemist (ask to speak to the pharmacist) or for more pure forms a naturopath (many of these cannot be purchased without an appointment). Via my naturopath I get some Metagenics products, but even these are not always pure, you have to ask and check (although I generally find gluten, dairy and soy not to be a problem with them). You will also find magnesium products more similar to the often mentioned Natural Calm (USA), I've recently switched from MagMin to a powdered magnesium and it is quite different.
    My local chemist has a note in my file about no soy, no gluten, no dairy and tries to find me products without these as well as reviewing all my prescriptions too. Sometimes a prescription only comes with either dairy or soy, but at least then I get to make an informed choice.
    All of the dissolve in water tablets (such as Berocca) have either sweeteners or sugar, same with most chewables especially the gummie whatevers, but for Post-Whole30 some are now being made with stevia rather than the other kinds.
    The labelling requirements are crap for these kinds of products, chemists have access to some ingredient lists (but not all brands) which go far beyond the label.
    Be aware there are similar label loopholes for coffee, tea and alcohol (not Whole30 compliant), as the beverage laws were made when they were pure products and have not been updated. Some instant coffee contains gluten, I've had one tea company tell me not to drink a caramel tea as it might contain gluten and alcohol companies tend to keep their ingredients secret, which makes avoiding ingredients very difficult (cider for example is often not gluten free).
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    praxisproject got a reaction from _Amy in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For anyone who hasn't eaten a Fine Fettle Flat, the texture is not like a cracker, to be honest it's a little bit like cardboard, but hard and quite chewy, very dried-vegetable  They're quite dry too so often not a great option on the move, quite crumbly as well and very expensive (I'd rather buy steak!). Some boiled eggs, tin of tuna or steak strips would travel a lot better, the only thing I'll give them is they can live in the cupboard, but they don't have as long a life as a tin of tuna, for a shelf product they're quite short lived. All the non-zucchini versions I've seen contain something non-compliant like corn or agave, so always read your labels. I've found I much prefer fresh veggie sticks, but do find them a better option for me than dried fruit (they are occasionally offered in gluten free catering) or a bite of a bar containing dates as I don't get any sort of blood sugar spike from them.
    A new find for me (probably only in Melbourne for now, not a long shelf life), Offally Good Food's Paleo Pate:
    I love the taste, nice smooth pate. Loved it on steak.
    Has a bit of an unconventional seal of coconut oil inside the jar (it doesn't taste funny or anything, just a surprise inner-seal).
    No good for low FODMAP folks as it's got onion and garlic.
    Another new find for me was The Goods bone broth:
    I like how wiggly it gets in the fridge, unlike some of the bagged bone broths.
    Making a short note for the Melbourne/VIC folk, sadly the Paleo Café in Mornington has closed.
    However Patch Café in Richmond is my new favourite! Ask questions as there are also non-compliant things on the menu (save that paleo bread for Post-Whole30). This is a great place to go with friends who aren't on a Whole30 as there's lots of yummy things for everyone.
    Also, if you buy any Himalayan salt or pepper from a health food store and are sensitive to gluten, you may want to double check your labels.
    There's a brand being stocked a few places which is organic and comes with a "may contain" warning for gluten, got sick from using both the salt and pepper so have had to dump them. Mine had the warning in a slightly odd place on the label, lower than it usually would be, so I missed it.
    I'll go back and edit the older post but new labelling on Frank's Red Hot sauce is confusing as they've updated to have Australian-compliant label, but don't include the level of info usually included on Aussie labels. It's gluten free as the vinegar (distilled from wheat) is gluten free. Still no good for anyone with a wheat allergy though which is why wheat is in bold on the label (allergen).
    There's also a few brands of local produce frozen berries popping up, for anyone who has been avoiding overseas berries (or unknown berries) since the Hep issues.
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    praxisproject reacted to _Amy in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Wahhh this topic is dead, come on Aussies where are you these days! I'm now on Day 10 of complete compliance [miracle!] and thought I'd share some finds for anyone that might come across this thread on google.
    I went to Costco the other night, Australian Costco carries a few of the same products as the US one . If anyone is wondering what you can get that's compliant, for about $140 I got:
    1kg baby spinach, 3kg sweet potato, 1kg medley tomatos, 4x leeks, 500g strawbs, 900g org medjool dates, giant org pumpkin, mushrooms  1kg org beef mince Dozen org eggs 1L bottle garlic olive oil [finally in a bigger bottle!] 900g org coconut oil jar [they also had a 4kg tub..] Huge bag of org desiccated coconut 3x huge jars of compliant Kirkland brand napoletana sauce for when I'm lazy [woohoo!] Compliant prosciutto/parma ham [just pork and salt, yeeha!]  
    Harris Farm is excellent for reasonably priced grass fed meats and grocery products if you haven't got a good butcher - the store in Bowral is heaven [while we're on Bowral, the Raw & Wild Market Cafe are great with cobbling together a compliant meal, highly recommend]. It makes me sad there are not more harris Farms in Sydney's suburbia, only the trendy end of town. They also had 500g bags of pistachios for 10 bucks - winner.
    Fine Fettle zucchini and almond flats are just divine, and compliant. Found at speciality grocery stores in the big packs, some supermarkets carry the single serve portions.
    Cashew Cookie Larabars sourced from iHerb are a lifesaver - about AUD$2 a piece when you buy a box and ships free if you buy a couple other things at the same time [coconut aminos are 8 bucks]. They are truly a handbag essential. Use my code VEY470 to save $5 on your first order! Haven't found any other compliant emergency bars. I thought I came close but some coconut nectar was snuck in there, grr.
    My local Woolworths [a regular suburban store] stocks Southern Highlands organic eggs, about $8 a dozen which is pretty decent. I've seen them stocked in trendy foodie stores for $10+. So ask your grocery manager to start stocking those if they don't already.
    Cleavers Meats stocked in some supermarkets [stockist list on their website] have some options in their Paleo range that are compliant and organic meats - the sausages, pork meatballs and lamb rissoles, but watch out for the honey beef chipolatas [honey]. Useful if you want a pre-prepared option at hand. Homemade meatballs always win out though.
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    praxisproject reacted to sva in Osteoarthritis/Inflammation…. & Nightshades?   
    Thanks for all these replies. 
    I've continued just on regular old W30---I'm now on Day 26---and decided to wait until I'm done with the thirty days before cutting out eggs and /or nightshades. And guess what? My pain has once again disappeared. It is WEIRD. I had an appointment to see the spine doctor and then get another shot of cortisone in my spine and aspiration of a cyst on the nerve root of L4/5, but I've cancelled as it's ridiculous to do that if I'm having no pain. 
    I'm back to the gym every other day, playing it pretty safe with just bike and then PT exercises for my hip, stretching, and upper body weights. Maybe followed by a very short swim if I have time. But I really am amazed that I haven't taken Advil or Aleve in about six days, haven't taken Oxy for, well, 26 days. 
    The only eggs I eat ---at least for this month, where I am for the month----are the ones I mentioned above, from chickens I practically am on a first-name basis with. But I'm still eating tomatoes, peppers, and even had some eggplant, and still no pain. 
    So my plan now is to continue on W30 and do a very slow re-intro. This will be a challenge as on Day 31 I have to go stay in a hotel for work for ten days. But boy, I am so excited to hear from Praxis and Busymomma that gluten and daily may be it. I really don't miss either, except in specifics, like, gee, I'd love an English muffin. But if it means no pain, it's a very easy thing to do. I think I'll try something like white rice, but really, it isn't like I'm sitting around craving white rice.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from theresabrown in Osteoarthritis/Inflammation…. & Nightshades?   
    Yes it really can!
    It's not really food groups, it's foods that make you feel unwell.
    Dairy contains proteins, sugars, some types are FODMAPs and it also contains hormones.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from OxEyeDaisy in Whole30 approved almond milk?   
    This is my favourite method for making nut milk:
    I like hazelnut milk the best, but it's more expensive where I live. Macadamia milk is pretty awesome too
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    praxisproject reacted to Busymomma13 in Osteoarthritis/Inflammation…. & Nightshades?   
    I'm posting just to say that in FebruaryI was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in SI joint (causes bad pain and muscle spasms) as well as on my L4 and L5, which just causes me problems in the way of irritating other joints above if I am not careful. I've been going in for acupuncture for just over two weeks now and it is helping quite a bit.
    Since cutting out dairy since Monday I have had very little pain. Can cutting out a good group help that quickly?
    I am also avoiding nightshades since Monday.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Carlaccini in Osteoarthritis/Inflammation…. & Nightshades?   
    I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis when I was 13, doctors thought it was odd at my age but the symptoms were obvious. Xrays came up clear, ruling out other kinds of arthritis. Actually turned out to be grains, gluten in particular and dairy.
    My first Whole30 (haha, much older!), no gluten + no dairy = no arthritis! None! Although no gluten was enough to get rid of it, I find some other grains can also trigger it, anything from this list: - have zero trouble with buckwheat and very very little with white rice so I stick to those. I do have trouble with brown rice, so I avoid anything "wholegrain" as the grain coatings seem to be extra-rough. Dairy seems fine initially, but a few weeks later, arthritis, inflammation, start getting sick.
    I also have had trouble with eggs, for me it's what they feed them. Very little trouble with free range and organic/biodynamic eggs, but they have different food. I often don't eat eggs out as a result, unless I know what kind they are.
    I also have a little trouble with nightshades, but it seems to be load. Peppers (capsicum) are my favourite, so if I'm having those I try and avoid all the others as much as possible. I used to eat a lot of multi-nightshade meals (5+), sometimes three times a day . I went entirely without and added back but found I wasn't feeling bad at sensible levels, but I also enjoyed them more, so find less is just as satisfying now. A lot of people have trouble with skins in nightshades, goji berries are a sneaky nightshade and potato starch is another one easy to miss. Some people are particularly sensitive to paprika and chilli varieties.
    I find the other things I eat also matter. Not too much Omega 6 (watch the nuts and seed oils), plenty of Omega 3 (chia seeds do not count - fish is much better), avoiding seed oils, soy and other inflammatory items. Vitamin C, Vitamin K2, Magnesium and Zinc all seem to help me too, especially if I've ingested something like corn without meaning to.
    If you're getting any restless twitching or cramping in your legs/muscles, you may need some additional: magnesium, potassium or sodium.
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    praxisproject reacted to Carlaccini in Osteoarthritis/Inflammation…. & Nightshades?   
    I have not been formally diagnosed with osteoarthritis or arthritis for that matter.  I am simply an (almost) 40 yr old woman with knee and hip problems.  Or what used to be problems. 
    What I have noticed that gives me pain are eggs specifically, as well as egg plants.  Peppers and Tomatoes do bother me - but more in the vein of skin problems.  They cause skin fissures and psoriasis. 
    Since I do like eggs, peppers, and tomatoes - They are relegated to "eat sparingly" list.  Meaning I will not eat any one more than twice a week.  Less if I can.  I do get *some* inflammation - but not much.
    The ideal thing to do is cut them out completely for 30 days.  But I think it totally depends on how bad your symptoms are.  If you notice a difference by cutting them out for a week - you might actually enjoy being pain free for a bit.  So you might be motivated to cut them out longer.
    You should definitely cut back on them.
    Also what I have noticed with time is that I tolerate cooked nightshades with no skin over raw and with skin on.
    Eggs - I find I tolerate well sourced eggs, much better than not.  I have also discovered that I have issues more with the white than the yolk.
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    praxisproject reacted to Karen_Suep in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I keep small boxes of juice for quick raises to blood sugar and then when I'm at a good level, I eat a snack/mini meal and then make a note of what I can change for future meals.
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    praxisproject reacted to HealthyForPNG in The crazy things people say   
    Four other people (one couple and two singles) are doing Whole30 in our small community now (hooray!), and one of the ladies is in my Bible study. Some of the other ladies were asking (again) about what is allowed and what isn't.
    "Ohhhhh.... I thought it was a whole food diet, but you can eat meat, and meat isn't a whole food. But you can't eat beans, legumes, and grains, and those are whole foods, so I guess that's not what it is...." (cue approving nods from some of the Eat to Live fans in our group).
    Ummm.... #speechless
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    praxisproject reacted to MrsStick in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    As someone with Celiac, I don't lick stamps or envelopes. Most glue for those things is wheat-based and I don't want to risk a reaction. However, like I said, I have Celiac, so it might not be as big of an issue for others.
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    praxisproject reacted to SugarcubeOD in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Here it is

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    praxisproject reacted to SugarcubeOD in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    There was a thread a while back where we discussed the ins and outs of compliant paper and envelopes... I can't find it now but it was quite funny!
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    praxisproject reacted to kirkor in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ...they wonder if licking stamps and envelopes is non-compliant.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from jenmidge in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Grape skin - This is why red wine is red and there are actually a lot of people allergic to a protein in the skin called LTP, some people have a reaction to the fermentation of the skins only, others have trouble with grapes too (some fruit juices contain a splash of grape juice). Tannins - Also found in grape skin but most people have tasted them in black tea. Histamine & Tyramine - Found in aged and fermented foods, red wine is usually fermented for longer. Alcohol - Often dismissed, if the red wine you drink is higher in alcohol than the white, it may just be the alcohol.