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    praxisproject reacted to grapefruitlove in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Hi Ladies!
     
    I've come across some potentially helpful information for hair loss...but first some context.
     
    Three years ago (when I was 25 years old) I discovered a bald spot the size of an oreo cookie (i know, bad point of reference) hidden underneath my otherwise full head of hair. I had lost thousands and thousands and thousands of strands in probably about 2 weeks without even noticing. This was the first time I had ever heard about alopecia and I was scared. I chose not to use prescribed steroids and looked for natural fixes. It took me a whole year to make the connection to gluten (meanwhile my hair was slowly growing back). So a year later I went gluten free. My hair was still falling out a lot in the shower. Every time I washed it I would be near tears at the hundreds of strands because of the potential of what could happen again (sometimes I literally counted ~300 strands). My dermatologist assured me it was a normal amount of hair (you see, it looked like I had a lot of hair but he didn't understand that I was working from a different reference point than him...it was definitely less).
     
    Anyway, about a year and a half later after I had first decided to go gluten free, something magical happened. My hair stopped falling out. It just stopped. I'm talking like 5-10 strands when I washed my hair! I was ecstatic and relieved to say the least.
     
    Fast forward to now, today is day 22 of my first whole30. Last week, I noticed quite a bit more hair falling out when I washed it (~100 strands). I got very worried again and it brought all the old feelings back. But, I came onto this forum and decided the solution was to have more starchy carbs (sweet potato, cassava, butternut squash)- I was having zero. I added some to my dinners for a few days and I am happy to report that today I washed my hair and it is back to normal (5-10 strands).
     
    I wanted to share my experience in case anyone is going through something similar. I know how devastating hair loss can be from first hand experience and it took me a long time to learn the right diet for me (and I am obviously still learning! This is my first experience with whole30 and even paleo for other issues of mine but I will save those for another day ).
     
    Ciao for now.
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    praxisproject reacted to CaGirl in Don't over think this.   
    you could have three if you choose to eat avocado as your fat with each meal.. 
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    praxisproject got a reaction from GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Victorians, I just received my first Seven Creek paleo beef delivery! It looks so good!
     
    What comes in the paleo pack?
     Porterhouse steak (1kg)  Scotch fillet (500g)  Eye fillet (250g)   Rump steak (600g)  Round steak (800g)  Blade steak (750g)  Beef roast (2kg) - in 1 package  Premium mince (2.5kg) - in 5 packages  Sausages (2kg) - salt only - in 4 packages  Rissoles (500g - veggies and salt only - in 1 package  Diced beef  (500g) - in 1 package  Stir fry strips (500g) - in 1 package  Osso Bucco (650g) - in two packages  Marrow bones (1kg) - in 1 package  Soup bones (1kg) - in 1 package   It comes nicely cryovac wrapped in small packages (individual steaks!) and it's fresh not frozen (you can freeze it). You do need to be home for delivery, but it's huge, so you probably won't get them often   It's a big pack of meat, if you can't store it all, you'll need to split with someone, only comes in one size: 12.55 kilos (plus two kilos of bones).   Make sure you get the Paleo pack, the other one has non-paleo sausages and rissole ingredients like rice flour and HPV. http://sevencreeks.com.au/shop/clean-eating-grass-fed-angus-beef/
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    praxisproject got a reaction from GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Victorians, I just received my first Seven Creek paleo beef delivery! It looks so good!
     
    What comes in the paleo pack?
     Porterhouse steak (1kg)  Scotch fillet (500g)  Eye fillet (250g)   Rump steak (600g)  Round steak (800g)  Blade steak (750g)  Beef roast (2kg) - in 1 package  Premium mince (2.5kg) - in 5 packages  Sausages (2kg) - salt only - in 4 packages  Rissoles (500g - veggies and salt only - in 1 package  Diced beef  (500g) - in 1 package  Stir fry strips (500g) - in 1 package  Osso Bucco (650g) - in two packages  Marrow bones (1kg) - in 1 package  Soup bones (1kg) - in 1 package   It comes nicely cryovac wrapped in small packages (individual steaks!) and it's fresh not frozen (you can freeze it). You do need to be home for delivery, but it's huge, so you probably won't get them often   It's a big pack of meat, if you can't store it all, you'll need to split with someone, only comes in one size: 12.55 kilos (plus two kilos of bones).   Make sure you get the Paleo pack, the other one has non-paleo sausages and rissole ingredients like rice flour and HPV. http://sevencreeks.com.au/shop/clean-eating-grass-fed-angus-beef/
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    praxisproject reacted to AussieMell in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Wow thanks for the tips again guys! Who knew you could buy these things online! Yes, I am waaaay behind the times in terms of my online shopping. But I love going to the ships holding things in my hand reading ingredients etc. This Whole 30 has already opened up a whole new world of food to me. Currently making the Salmon Cakes - they smell awesome! Can't wait for lunch!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from AussieMell in Sourcing food in Australia   
    AussieMell - I get my Aroy-D compliant curry pastes at an asian grocer. They're funny looking plastic buckets and inside are little bags of paste. Here's a picture of one: http://www.asiangrocerystore.com.au/aroy-d-green-curry-paste.html Locally, I can get them in Panang (quite hot, some people don't like this one - Pinkish bucket), Red Curry (my favourite - Red bucket), Green Curry (Green bucket), Massaman (my second favourite - blue bucket). The massaman is unusual for not containing any nuts and I like using different nuts or nut pastes to change it up a bit.
     
    Beware Rachelorganics list of paleo stuff, some of that stuff isn't Whole30 compliant
     
    I'm pretty sure nitrates/nitrites are allowed on a Whole30 (see Can I Have... threads), but there's lots of other ingredients in bacon which aren't, like corn, maltodextrin, wheat, etc Some butchers don't count things not called sugar as sugar and just don't count the other weirdies at all. I've been told many times that the bacon is "plain, no additives" but when I ask for a list of ingredients, it's got grains, sugar and other weirdies.
     
    It's worth asking for an ingredient list. Pancetta and prosciutto are often easier to get pure, some are nothing but pork and salt
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    praxisproject reacted to Canberra_Girl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Woo hoo, my local butcher does sugar free/ gluten free bacon. It has nitrates, but I can live with those for now. For any Canberra area people, Jordos Chop Shop has an online shop with deliveries. Grass fed beef (though he occasionally stocks grain fed, so just double check) and lamb, free range pork, cuts on the bone, beef fat etc. www.jordoschopshop.com
     
    Thanks [email protected]
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    praxisproject reacted to [email protected] in Sourcing food in Australia   
    praxisproject - I cackled when I saw your comment above. We do the exact same thing at our local Woolworths with coconut cream too!
     
    Bec PM - welcome to a wonderful club! Good luck with your Whole30 and touch base if you need any support. If you'd like any tea recommendations, feel free to PM me. I work for a Tasmanian tea company, and there are lots of options if you'd like something that's not water but still compliant.
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    praxisproject reacted to GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Tamari almonds are a personal demon of mine! Thankfully they're out for a W30 anyway .
     
    Bacon - I've never seen a compliant one, but you can get panchetta if you want to pay that much.
     
    Kombucha is fine.
     
    Did you give up coffee because you didn't want to drink it black? Or for some other reason? Because I drink it with coconut cream every day. (Not saying you have to drink it, just wondering.)
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    praxisproject reacted to Canberra_Girl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Hi all,
     
    I just started a Whole30 today, and am excited to find this thread and other Aussies doing it this month too (I am from Canberra). I found out about Whole30 through Instagram (The Merrymaker Sisters) plus I have a friend who has completed a Whole30 previously.
     
    I just need to make sure my bacon is sugar free (or find an alternative), & find out whether I can continue having kombucha or not, and getting a handle on 'snacking'.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from [email protected] in Sourcing food in Australia   
    AussieMell - For bones, ones with joints, marrow and cartilage will make more jellyish bone broth (the best kind). If you have bones left over from dinners, pop them in a bag in the freezer and add them to a future both broth batch, cooked bones give extra flavour (I'm too lazy to roast them, I just add the dinner ones if I have any - raw ones work fine). Some places also sell "chicken frames" which make a lovely chicken bone broth for soups. If you have a slow cooker, it's really handy for bone broth. I have a giant one I got at a sale, all I use it for is bone broth, it's gigantic!
     
    For coconut oil, the brands can vary quite a lot. I buy the Melrose virgin coconut oil from Coles (they also have a refined one, but I don't like it at all). I also buy the Loving Earth coconut oil, but it's so sweet tasting I don't cook meat in it, it tastes funny. Ghee is another option if a dish doesn't seem like it will go well with coconut.
     
    I buy my Ayam Coconut Cream and Coconut Milk (avoid the Light one) from Coles. I wait until it's on special and then I buy as many cans as they have The Ayam ones are smaller can sizes, so the only pain is for recipes which use the larger size. I love thai curries made with Ayam, so good! If I can't get Ayam, I get TCC. American recipes which refer to it thickening in the fridge are using brands which have guar gum, which most of our brands do not have. Once opened, I keep it in a washed Moccona coffee jar (I buy the small sized ones), as I discovered these can go through the dishwasher. Plain Moccona coffee is made just with coffee beans, no fillers.
     
    Coconut Secret coconut aminos (never the Niulife - many of us wasted money buying the sugar-laden one) I use in place of soy sauce. It's not quite as salty, so taste to check if more salt is required. I don't use it that much, but I like having it as a lot of American recipes use it and soy sauce / coconut aminos is a hard ingredient to replace.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from [email protected] in Sourcing food in Australia   
    AussieMell - For bones, ones with joints, marrow and cartilage will make more jellyish bone broth (the best kind). If you have bones left over from dinners, pop them in a bag in the freezer and add them to a future both broth batch, cooked bones give extra flavour (I'm too lazy to roast them, I just add the dinner ones if I have any - raw ones work fine). Some places also sell "chicken frames" which make a lovely chicken bone broth for soups. If you have a slow cooker, it's really handy for bone broth. I have a giant one I got at a sale, all I use it for is bone broth, it's gigantic!
     
    For coconut oil, the brands can vary quite a lot. I buy the Melrose virgin coconut oil from Coles (they also have a refined one, but I don't like it at all). I also buy the Loving Earth coconut oil, but it's so sweet tasting I don't cook meat in it, it tastes funny. Ghee is another option if a dish doesn't seem like it will go well with coconut.
     
    I buy my Ayam Coconut Cream and Coconut Milk (avoid the Light one) from Coles. I wait until it's on special and then I buy as many cans as they have The Ayam ones are smaller can sizes, so the only pain is for recipes which use the larger size. I love thai curries made with Ayam, so good! If I can't get Ayam, I get TCC. American recipes which refer to it thickening in the fridge are using brands which have guar gum, which most of our brands do not have. Once opened, I keep it in a washed Moccona coffee jar (I buy the small sized ones), as I discovered these can go through the dishwasher. Plain Moccona coffee is made just with coffee beans, no fillers.
     
    Coconut Secret coconut aminos (never the Niulife - many of us wasted money buying the sugar-laden one) I use in place of soy sauce. It's not quite as salty, so taste to check if more salt is required. I don't use it that much, but I like having it as a lot of American recipes use it and soy sauce / coconut aminos is a hard ingredient to replace.
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    praxisproject reacted to melbournegirl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Look in Asian supermarkets too.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from melbournegirl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I will have to see if I can find the big ones!
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    praxisproject reacted to GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I get them from my local independent grocer - local woolies doesn't sick it but the one further away does. Same ring pull can, but 400g.
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    praxisproject reacted to GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
     
    I keep my coconut cream in a Moccona jar too - I have dozens of different sizes for all my baking ingredients because that's what they drink at work . I buy the large Ayam cans of coconut cream though - although maybe I'd be more frugal with it if i were using the small cans.
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    praxisproject reacted to cara123 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    The best chicken salad ever .
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    praxisproject got a reaction from [email protected] in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Not sure if this is just a local trend (Melbourne), but a lot of new fresh nut milks are appearing, some are activated, some not. Supply seems to be a bit flaky, but the quality seems to be excellent and none of the new ones I've seen have anything but nuts and water! \o/
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    praxisproject got a reaction from shellsewnsow in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Oh, and this isn't food, but if you're signing up for the Whole30 Daily, pick your start date 1 day earlier as they arrive late in the day, Aussie time
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    praxisproject got a reaction from cara123 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    There's now a Thr1ve in Melbourne CBD, check the menu, not everything is compliant.
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    praxisproject reacted to rosemary_radical in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Found this new stock in Coles, looks compliant!


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    praxisproject got a reaction from shellsewnsow in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Oh, and this isn't food, but if you're signing up for the Whole30 Daily, pick your start date 1 day earlier as they arrive late in the day, Aussie time
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    praxisproject reacted to melbournegirl in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Since our stomach fills up by volume, it makes more sense to use volume than weight. Veg is 1-2 cups per meal.
    You could think of a cup of veg as what you can fit into two hands cupped together if that works for you. Good luck.
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    praxisproject reacted to ladydeevious in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    I was the same..thinking 2 eggs where enough, but it wasn't. So I added spinach, and still not enough so I then had 3 eggs with spinach and what I love are the applegate chicken sausage was great! I also had a half an avocado and that did the trick! I was able to last until lunch time and I wasn't starving at lunch either! Sometimes it was a bit to much, but then I would pack the rest of my breakfast and had it a couple of hours later! Best thing I ever did was eat more for breakfast...it really set the day for healthy day without feeling restricted or hungry
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    praxisproject reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    It could be. First see how many eggs you can hold in your hand to see how much of a serving 2 eggs is for you. For me it would be half a serving. So if I used 2 eggs and leftover meat I would use at least a palm sized serving of the meat.