FL Mary Ann

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  1. Shingles!

    Halfway through my first Whole 30, and I thought I was doing well. I wasn't craving sugar, I didn't want to Eat All The Things or kill anybody. And then the shingles hit, around Day 22. I have researched and looked at all the possible reasons for an outbreak, but stress was definitley not an issue, neither was lack of sleep. The only thing I can find is the sudden shift in my lysine/arginine uptake. I'm a big dairy fan, and rarely ate nuts or coconut. I will immediately drop all nuts (now what?!?), coconut (there goes two of my favorite recipes...), and bone broth. My question is, should I continue Whole 30 or focus on getting rid of the shingles? I could restart a Whole 30 later, knowing not to add certain foods. I just want these shingles GONE. I will say, I've not felt great on this regimen at all. I feel like I'm sleeping the whole time but that may have been the shingles. And a shout out to Betty7, who posted the link to lysine/arginine contents in food. That was a huge help.
  2. I had blood work drawn two weeks into my Whole 30, and my lifelong (I'm in my late 50's) high cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides are now in the normal range! Go for it. It will help.