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    praxisproject reacted to ladyshanny in Are the risks worth it?   
    Hi Laketon,
    It is true that people can feel more sensitive to certain foods (including processed ones) after a Whole30.  Following the Whole30 allows a person's gut to heal.  When consistently eating things that are bothersome, a person's gut creates a thicker mucosal lining in order to try and protect itself.  Working through a Whole30 allows that thicker layer to slough off and thin down to what is normal.  Then, when the person eats something that their body finds irritating, that thicker mucosal layer isn't there and the irritation is felt much more intensely.
    It is possible to "inoculate" yourself to irritating and upsetting foods by eating them consistently because that helps to build that mucosal lining...but that is not a healthy thing to do.  It can cause hormone disruption, gut disruption, poor nutrient absorption, leaky gut and a whole host of other problems that may or may not be experienced physically.
    Doing a Whole30 allows you to figure out what foods are harmful or damaging to your body.  It can be scary or depressing to discover that you can't eat dairy or legumes (or whatever your desired foods are) without causing your body harm and discomfort but the health that you gain instead is so valuable that people often choose to make the discovery and then act accordingly.  Sometimes that means never having the item again and sometimes that means having the item and knowing what the outcome will be (stomach pain, headache, skin issues etc).
    The old saying; you don't realize how bad you were feeling until you feel good again!
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    That's a good way to use Bullet proof in my opinion. What you don't want to do is use it as a meal which I have seen people want to do.
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    praxisproject reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    I don't think I could even respond to this with anything but the "are you serious" stare. Classic!
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    praxisproject reacted to MBC in The crazy things people say   
    'You will die if you don't eat pasta!' ...............(rolling my eyes) hehehehe
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    praxisproject reacted to Dairyqueen in The crazy things people say   
    On day one:
    Work colleague: Do you want a coke?
    Me: No thanks, *explains whole 30*
    Work colleague: What about juice?
    Me: Oh no thanks, it will likely have sugar and I'm good with my water.
    Work colleague: Okay. What about just a muffin?
    *Slams head into wall* IT'S DAY ONE!! This is not helping!
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    praxisproject reacted to Rtist Jen in The crazy things people say   
    I am going gluten free also.  I found that if you work the dough for a long time before cooking it, it's then gluten free.  - My best friend's sister
    If I had to give up dairy I would die.  - My mother
    I have read studies that organic food is really not healthy for you.  - My mother
    I am going to do portions of the whole30, but not all of it.  (I'm thinking, so that means you will eat food?) - My brother
    I just shake my head and smile.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from NazzaB in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I find them interchangeable in recipes, but I'm not sure on the dipping sauce front.
    I survived my first Whole30 without them
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    praxisproject got a reaction from [email protected] in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For all of those new to Whole30, beware buying the Niulife brand of coconut aminos, it's loaded with sugar. Quite a lot of us got caught with this one on our first Whole30. I buy Coconut Secret from Prahran Health Foods, but there are some Aussie retailers selling it online.
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    praxisproject reacted to psmally in Sourcing food in Australia   
    @praxisproject cheers for the suggestion to this forum! It's nice to know there are other Aussies out there (not that I was so ignorant to think there wouldnt be!   )
    I have access to Coles (average shop TBH but a new one opening in 2015), Woolies (where I do most of our shopping) and Aldi. 
    I am fortunate also that my parents have just given us a butchered pasture fed lamb. Delish! 
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    praxisproject reacted to MrsStick in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I finally went and got a SCOBY from my friend. I have yet to decide on a final name for him/her. Veronica perhaps? Maybe. Regardless, I have a half gallon jar full of tea with this alien in it. I am now the weird person with strange foods...and have finally become as close to the mom described in Kid History's Healthy Eating video...minus the kids!
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    praxisproject reacted to papayarain in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Four days later and I have read through this ginormous thread, and it looks like my SCOBY is ready to do its job. Thanks for all the info!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from [email protected] in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For all of those new to Whole30, beware buying the Niulife brand of coconut aminos, it's loaded with sugar. Quite a lot of us got caught with this one on our first Whole30. I buy Coconut Secret from Prahran Health Foods, but there are some Aussie retailers selling it online.
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    praxisproject reacted to missmary in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    You can do this, just remember that for some people, this sort of beverage pushes FOOD off their plate in the morning, which isn't a good thing. For your whole30 prioritize eating protein and vegetables, adding the coffee alongside as your fat source. ALSO, note that while chia seeds are permitted, they aren't encouraged. Check this out: 
    Chia: Yes
    These “seeds” aren’t the same botanical family of seeds that we eliminate with grains and legumes, so that makes them fine to eat during your Whole30.
    Tip: Chia isn’t likely to cause you any serious trouble, but it’s not the omega-3 super-food it’s made out to be, either. We explain why in It Starts With Food, but in summary, chia should be treated like any other nut and consumed in limited quantities.
    - See more at:
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    praxisproject reacted to Tamara.kite1983 in Is the Whole30 safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?   
    This makes me very happy! I am 7 1/2 weeks pregnant and have been absolutely famished. I was worried about not being able to eat when I needed!!
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    praxisproject reacted to Johnny M in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    I think you can have bulletproof coffee but remember in general we are not really fans of drinking meals or nutrition. From a whole30 perspective, there's nothing exceptional about drinking coffee this way that wouldn't be comparable to just say, cooking with ghee and coconut oil rather than drinking it.
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    praxisproject reacted to ladunn in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    I'm a big fan of bullet proof coffee, but since starting the whole 30, I've been blending coconut oil instead of butter.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from DorisG in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Henceforth known as Porky, I have a bacon replacement, Bertocchi's Porchetta (Roast Pork) It's not quite bacon tasting, but it fries up nice and crispy (I used a little duck fat, Porky has a nice layer of fat of it's own). I actually found some butchers string in my Porky, so check it before you cut it up.
    It made a lovely breakfast with oven roasted carrots.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from cpb in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Attention Melbourne folk, there's a new Paleo cafe in Prahran - Paleo Den. Hard to find, but they do raw almond milk paleo coffee! No nasties, not from a box!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from cpb in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Chez - you're not alone, this forum contains quite a bit of ranting about Aussie coconut aminos
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    praxisproject got a reaction from cpb in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For anyone looking for a good zuccini noodle spiraliser, you can get them from Prahran Health Foods, the Paderno model which seems very popular in paleo circles. It's the only stockist I've been able to find in Melbourne which actually has stock.
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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 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 KayKay in The crazy things people say   
    This thread is making laugh, but it also makes me want to cry about our society's screwed up notions of what "healthy" is.
    I thanked my 9-year-old for never "rubbing it in" when she eats something non-compliant (after someone told me her daughter teased her about an ice cream sundae, saying "ha ha, you can't have any!") and now my daughter sweetly pats me on the back each time she eats a treat and says, "Sorry, mom." LOL  Not sure which is worse at this point!
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    praxisproject reacted to leahcarn in The crazy things people say   
    Crazy things people do: when hubby puts the grass fed lambs fry on the dog side of the freezer.
    Haha sorry love, that's people food!
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    praxisproject reacted to HealthCreators in The crazy things people say   
    We had a party where the color of the cream inside a cake would tell everybody is the hosts were expecting a baby boy (blue) or baby girl (pink). The answer was girl... we were very happy for them (although we could see that the guy was secretly still wishing it was blue).

    I was happy sipping my tea, when the mom-to-be's mother offered me a piece of  thecake, which I kindly declined. She persisted, I persisted politely. And then she said: you cannot refuse the cake, this party is about the cake....

    :-) Funny, I thought it was celebrating a new life. Didn't need cake for that!
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    praxisproject reacted to frantastic in The crazy things people say   
    YES - exactly that! It's like we're weird for eating actual food.