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    lbosmer got a reaction from runninglawyer88 in Canned tuna   
    I know the Star Kist selects has the "solid light" that is compliant. It comes packed in olive oil or water and the ingredients are tuna, salt, and water or olive oil. I have found it in normal grocery stores.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Physibeth in 6 weeks 1 day pregnant, day 18 of whole30-PANTS ARE TIGHT   
    Well, I would definitely say that the reason your pants are tight is because you are pregnant with your second. I was able to hide my first pregnancy and was in regular jeans all the way up until I was 18 weeks with my first. With my second I had to unbutton my pants and use the belly band or do the "rubber band trick" from the second I found out. I also think that it's normal to hold onto a bit of water during the first trimester as well. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Physibeth in Antacid alternative   
    I TOTALLY will vouch for the apple cider vinegar!
     
    The way I understand it goes like this. When you are pregnant your body naturally begins to produce less stomach acid (Or in my case I have always had low stomach acid) When you eat food, the stomach acid breaks down all the food in a timely manner and it passes onto your small intestine for absorption. When your stomach acid is low the food you eat is not digested as quickly. It actually sits in your stomach and starts to rot, producing gas (belching), indigestion, and regurgitation (reflux). Apple Cider vinegar is very acidic. So when you drink it you are increasing the acidity of your stomach contents which in turn will help you digest your food more efficiently. I use Bragg's Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar and you can get it at most grocery stores. Its a bit hard to go down so I take 2 tbs plain then immediately drink a glass of water. I try to do that at least 2-3 times a day. Also digestive enzymes have helped me tremendously. This is the brand I use http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/enzymedica-digest-gold-120-capsules/kt-1005#.UsXeu2jhCqQ. I am not 100% sure about compliance on W30 but when it gets really bad or I know it will get bad that's what I take. However the ingredients appear to be fine. I will also say this, the Whole 30 just in itself should help a lot with the heartburn also. When I was pregnant with my first I ate the SAD and had EPIC heartburn and it even continued it after i delivered. I took 75mg of Zantac twice a day every day for almost my entire pregnancy. Since going 100% Paleo and doing 2 whole30s my heartburn has completely disappeared and I am 19 weeks this time and have not had any either. Hope this helps and good luck!
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in W30 is so great it's bumming me out.   
    I was/am in the same boat as you. My husband and I love to eat out and travel. I felt a little depressed about it as well because I love wine, cocktails, pizza, hamburgers, etc. etc. I feel great when I eat clean. No matter how much I say I won't eat (insert bad food) because it hurts my stomach I find myself always making deals with myself. If I know we are going to go out to eat at a nice place and I want to splurge, I make a quick set of rules for myself. "Okay tonight you can have wine, but stay away from wheat and grains" When I get there I feel like I have more control but I am not SO limited I can still enjoy everything. Then sometimes you just completely screw it up and eat what ever you want (and suffer the consequences after). Whenever I do that I just make sure it's only every once in a while and I usually do a Whole7 or something after that to get things straightened back out. My friends make fun of me because I am in a constant cycle of Whole (some number) (I have committed 2 times this year to a Whole30 though)
    I have found though after eating this way for almost a entire year that now when we go out to eat I automatically find the best grain free option on the menu (without even thinking about it) Because I know how bad I feel if I don't.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in W30 is so great it's bumming me out.   
    I was/am in the same boat as you. My husband and I love to eat out and travel. I felt a little depressed about it as well because I love wine, cocktails, pizza, hamburgers, etc. etc. I feel great when I eat clean. No matter how much I say I won't eat (insert bad food) because it hurts my stomach I find myself always making deals with myself. If I know we are going to go out to eat at a nice place and I want to splurge, I make a quick set of rules for myself. "Okay tonight you can have wine, but stay away from wheat and grains" When I get there I feel like I have more control but I am not SO limited I can still enjoy everything. Then sometimes you just completely screw it up and eat what ever you want (and suffer the consequences after). Whenever I do that I just make sure it's only every once in a while and I usually do a Whole7 or something after that to get things straightened back out. My friends make fun of me because I am in a constant cycle of Whole (some number) (I have committed 2 times this year to a Whole30 though)
    I have found though after eating this way for almost a entire year that now when we go out to eat I automatically find the best grain free option on the menu (without even thinking about it) Because I know how bad I feel if I don't.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in W30 is so great it's bumming me out.   
    I was/am in the same boat as you. My husband and I love to eat out and travel. I felt a little depressed about it as well because I love wine, cocktails, pizza, hamburgers, etc. etc. I feel great when I eat clean. No matter how much I say I won't eat (insert bad food) because it hurts my stomach I find myself always making deals with myself. If I know we are going to go out to eat at a nice place and I want to splurge, I make a quick set of rules for myself. "Okay tonight you can have wine, but stay away from wheat and grains" When I get there I feel like I have more control but I am not SO limited I can still enjoy everything. Then sometimes you just completely screw it up and eat what ever you want (and suffer the consequences after). Whenever I do that I just make sure it's only every once in a while and I usually do a Whole7 or something after that to get things straightened back out. My friends make fun of me because I am in a constant cycle of Whole (some number) (I have committed 2 times this year to a Whole30 though)
    I have found though after eating this way for almost a entire year that now when we go out to eat I automatically find the best grain free option on the menu (without even thinking about it) Because I know how bad I feel if I don't.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in W30 is so great it's bumming me out.   
    I was/am in the same boat as you. My husband and I love to eat out and travel. I felt a little depressed about it as well because I love wine, cocktails, pizza, hamburgers, etc. etc. I feel great when I eat clean. No matter how much I say I won't eat (insert bad food) because it hurts my stomach I find myself always making deals with myself. If I know we are going to go out to eat at a nice place and I want to splurge, I make a quick set of rules for myself. "Okay tonight you can have wine, but stay away from wheat and grains" When I get there I feel like I have more control but I am not SO limited I can still enjoy everything. Then sometimes you just completely screw it up and eat what ever you want (and suffer the consequences after). Whenever I do that I just make sure it's only every once in a while and I usually do a Whole7 or something after that to get things straightened back out. My friends make fun of me because I am in a constant cycle of Whole (some number) (I have committed 2 times this year to a Whole30 though)
    I have found though after eating this way for almost a entire year that now when we go out to eat I automatically find the best grain free option on the menu (without even thinking about it) Because I know how bad I feel if I don't.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in W30 is so great it's bumming me out.   
    I was/am in the same boat as you. My husband and I love to eat out and travel. I felt a little depressed about it as well because I love wine, cocktails, pizza, hamburgers, etc. etc. I feel great when I eat clean. No matter how much I say I won't eat (insert bad food) because it hurts my stomach I find myself always making deals with myself. If I know we are going to go out to eat at a nice place and I want to splurge, I make a quick set of rules for myself. "Okay tonight you can have wine, but stay away from wheat and grains" When I get there I feel like I have more control but I am not SO limited I can still enjoy everything. Then sometimes you just completely screw it up and eat what ever you want (and suffer the consequences after). Whenever I do that I just make sure it's only every once in a while and I usually do a Whole7 or something after that to get things straightened back out. My friends make fun of me because I am in a constant cycle of Whole (some number) (I have committed 2 times this year to a Whole30 though)
    I have found though after eating this way for almost a entire year that now when we go out to eat I automatically find the best grain free option on the menu (without even thinking about it) Because I know how bad I feel if I don't.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in W30 is so great it's bumming me out.   
    I was/am in the same boat as you. My husband and I love to eat out and travel. I felt a little depressed about it as well because I love wine, cocktails, pizza, hamburgers, etc. etc. I feel great when I eat clean. No matter how much I say I won't eat (insert bad food) because it hurts my stomach I find myself always making deals with myself. If I know we are going to go out to eat at a nice place and I want to splurge, I make a quick set of rules for myself. "Okay tonight you can have wine, but stay away from wheat and grains" When I get there I feel like I have more control but I am not SO limited I can still enjoy everything. Then sometimes you just completely screw it up and eat what ever you want (and suffer the consequences after). Whenever I do that I just make sure it's only every once in a while and I usually do a Whole7 or something after that to get things straightened back out. My friends make fun of me because I am in a constant cycle of Whole (some number) (I have committed 2 times this year to a Whole30 though)
    I have found though after eating this way for almost a entire year that now when we go out to eat I automatically find the best grain free option on the menu (without even thinking about it) Because I know how bad I feel if I don't.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Xandra in Mirena IUD (estrogen poisoning?)   
    Thanks for all your replies. It helps to hear others thoughts and perspectives. 
     
    Karen, your response was most helpful! Thank you so much for all the information.
     
    I have decided to do a detox in hopes of helping my mood swings and general feeling of blah... ( I felt a whole 30 would help, but would not be enough to clear this stuff out of my system) I am also taking supplements to help regulate my female hormones. I have only been doing the detox for a few days and I feel MUCH better.
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    lbosmer reacted to Karen in Mirena IUD (estrogen poisoning?)   
    I'm not sure I'm 100% on board with the estrogen poisoning theory.  Here's why:
     
    With Mirena, many women (myself included) continue to ovulate and have periods while on Mirena.  Many that eventually stop bleeding only do so because the T-shaped devise prevents the uterine lining from ever thickening.  But, ovulation is quite common with Mirena, which is why there's a higher risk of ovarian cysts and ectopic pregnancies with Mirena than with the pill/ring/patch.  On other hormonal BC, ovulation is suppressed as the body is tricked into thinking it's already pregnant.  Mirena essentially just provides a low enough dose of progrestin to change your cervial fluid, making it much less likely for sperm to survive. 
     
    Assuming your ovulation was not suppressed with Mirena, that means your body is still relying on it's own hormones - progesterone and estrogen - to prompt ovulation and your period.  Ovulation is triggered by a rise and fall of estrogen, and once that happens, progesterone increases.  Once progesterone drops off, your period starts.  Without those two triggers, you don't have a cycle.  Remember - Mirena is providing a steady but low dose of hormones - it's not rising and falling throughout the day/week/month, so the rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone is all your body.  
     
    I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's quite likely for your body to continue to make it's own somewhat normal-ish levels of hormones that ebb and flow as nature intended while on Mirena.  It's much more likely than while on traditional forms of BC.   
     
    So, yeah, once you have Mirena removed, your body might freak out a bit.  It may take a few months for it to figure out a new normal.  Depending on when in your cycle you have it removed, your period might be delayed or it might start right away.  But I don't think the drop in a low dose of progestin would be enough to make your estrogen levels sky high in comparison for extended periods of time.  That may be more likely with a progestin pill as the doses are higher, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to me with such a low dose.  
     
    Whatever the case, congrats on having it yanked.  I don't know about you, but I considered that thing a personal torture devise and felt instantly better once it was removed.  No lie, I gained 8 pounds in ONE WEEK after having it fitted.  My body clearly didn't like it...  I had a ton of hormonal issues going on at the time so I can't say how long it took my body to recover, but I know having it removed was one step closer to getting my body back to normalcy.  A clean diet was a huge part of that.  Some others may be able to chime in about some herbs or something to help, but at the end of the day, the best way to get the body to filter out all the crap is to feed it well and not add to the pile of junk to get through.  
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    lbosmer got a reaction from [email protected] in Handing out Nutritional Advice   
    Thanks for the replies. I guess it's the more sensitive situations that I don't feel comfortable with...ie the childhood obesity situation. Which  unfortunately I do see a lot of. I know it has everything to do with inactivity and what they are eating. It breaks my heart to see these kids so young and already so overweight. As far as the adults go I think it's easier to talk to them about it because they already know they are sick...and for the most part know they don't take care of themselves because they admit it to me.
     
    I think I will research what is allowed on WIC and see if I can't come up with some sort of pocket guide to hand out as I am talking to them. I think something visual that they can read and look at will go a little further than just telling them by mouth.
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    lbosmer reacted to Tallulah Wolf-Angel in Handing out Nutritional Advice   
    Ibosmer, you are a treasure, and your patients are lucky to have you! 
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    lbosmer got a reaction from [email protected] in Handing out Nutritional Advice   
    Thanks for the replies. I guess it's the more sensitive situations that I don't feel comfortable with...ie the childhood obesity situation. Which  unfortunately I do see a lot of. I know it has everything to do with inactivity and what they are eating. It breaks my heart to see these kids so young and already so overweight. As far as the adults go I think it's easier to talk to them about it because they already know they are sick...and for the most part know they don't take care of themselves because they admit it to me.
     
    I think I will research what is allowed on WIC and see if I can't come up with some sort of pocket guide to hand out as I am talking to them. I think something visual that they can read and look at will go a little further than just telling them by mouth.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Evelyn Benchimol in Green Pastures Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil   
    I am currently doing a W30 and I am wondering if this is compliant?
    Green Pastures Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend- non flavored
    Ingredients: Fermented Cod Liver Oil, High Vitamin Butter Oil, Silica
    The label says "Contains Fish, Milk" Which is why I am asking if I can take it. They have a variety that is just the Fermented Cod Liver Oil that does not contain milk.
    Here is their site:
    http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/ButterCodLiverBlend/index.cfm
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    lbosmer reacted to Asla in Making your own baby food   
    Well, kids are genetically wired to have a sweet tooth, just as we grown-ups do, and they don't always have the wisdom to choose healthily..



    But well, I guess I shouldn't freak out about it. Maybe they will not be as healthy as they could be, but they will hopefully be more healthy than other kids.



    Haha, see me talking plural there? I only have one daughter, but I guess there is a lingering wish for a second ;-)



    @Baby-led weaning: Ah, we know this as the Rapley-method. My nephew is learning to eat this way, goign very well. To badly our little girl needs a bit more help on training her chewing and such.


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    lbosmer got a reaction from Asla in Making your own baby food   
    I wouldn't beat yourself up over having to let her eat "daycare" food during the day. In a perfect world everyone would eat the way we do and all would be merry. However, I know working moms have to send their little one's SOMEWHERE and sometimes this means them having a diet that we don't find ideal. Heck, it's hard to get them to eat like that even when they don't go to daycare...there is something about gold"pish" and "brown cookies" that my kid just won't give up. The only way to get them to NOT like them/want them is to NEVER give them to them and that's just not possible for me. We have friends, play dates and birthday parties and he sees what other kids are eating and he wants some. Then as they get older, lunch room woes (your mom sent you THAT to eat! gah what was she thinking!) The only thing you can do is try your best to get them to eat as best you can when they are with you and then the rest of the time you have to let it go. They will learn from you as they get older.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Asla in Making your own baby food   
    This is what we did with my now 2 year old. When he was 1 we had switched him to full fat organic milk. He probably had 8oz milk 3 times a day then juice in between. He was also having 3 meals a day and a snack here and there. In a crock pot (this worked best for me since I work) I would put some chicken, broth, carrots, and what ever other veggies I think he might like into the pot with a little salt (veggies I have used: sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, squash, zucchini). Let it cook all day and then blend it at night. At first I would blend it really smooth and gradually try making it more chunky as he got older. He would eat that for lunch and dinner. For breakfast he would eat scrambled eggs (your little one may have an issue with the texture at first but it never hurts to try and introduce them to new things), applesauce, smashed banana, smashed avocado (not all at once of course! but those were our normal menu items) He also LOVES smoothies. Banana, honey, cocoa, coconut milk is one of his favorites...He calls it his "brown milk drink"
    I have to say the crock pot is the way to go. You can just put everything in there, forget it for a few hours and when you come back you have your meals ready. I would puree and then portion out into tupperware and refrigerate or freeze.
    Hope this may help you. I came to find it was also really easy to sneak in good veggies this way as well. When everything is blended up he has no idea what it is, just that it's good.
    He has since started preschool and has been "ruined". I wish everybody cared about whole foods as much as we do!
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Katey Dager in Butternut squash   
    I just read this thread and MUST share my experience I had with an acorn squash last night!
    So there sat my acorn squash all like "eat me, eat me" and I was really having a hard time figuring out what to do with it. First, I halved it, scooped out the seeds, placed it face down in a microwave safe dish and nuked it until it was soft (7 minutes or so?) Usually i just top it with some spaghetti sauce or chili (which is also very good) but i was tired of that. So, I scooped out all of the squash into a big mixing bowl, I added 2 eggs, a little salt, and 1 clove of minced garlic. I mashed it up really good and put it in the oven and baked it at 350 for about 15 minutes. It was SO good. I almost felt like it was SWYPO because it tasted so much like my mom's corn casserole we have every year at Thanksgiving. Anyways, just though I'd share!
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Austin Harris in Have you eaten 100% compliant at ANY chain restaurant?   
    I have seen several people talk about Panera Bread and their 'Hidden Menu'. I think the steak breakfast bowl is compliant and the Steak wraps (without pesto) are complaint. I have not tried them myself but it's nice to know I have that as an option.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Krista Billows Rodriguez in Talk to me about coffee: how much is too much?   
    If I remember correctly in ISWF they recommend keeping coffee at 2 cups per day and trying not to go more than that. ( I think it has something to do with leptin resistance?...am I making that up?) It can also suppress your appetite and prevent you from eating as W30 recommends. I would try and stay away from drinking it in the afternoon because it could interfere with your sleep. I promise your energy will come back. You are only on day 4 and your body is going through a lot of changes. Keep your head up, you're doing great.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from bncybncytigger in Missed meals yesterday   
    I would certainly say that your mood swings are coming from the fact that you missed meals. Also remember you are on day 12 and your body is still trying to make sense of this new way of eating for you. However, try and keep things that are easy for you to eat on the go handy for days like this. (Hard boiled eggs in the fridge, cans of compliant tuna, fruit, and nuts can really be good to have around in a pinch) This will help you not miss any meals and will prevent you from "emotionally eating" because we all know that can spiral out of control.
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    lbosmer reacted to Kirsteen in Talk to me about coffee: how much is too much?   
    The W30 coffee manifesto
    http://whole9life.co...ffee-manifesto/
    will tell you everything you want to know about drinking coffee, when how much, when not to etc. I too, like my coffee black. I usually only have one cup in the morning. i find too much does have a negative impact. Good luck and, as others have said, the tiredness will pass.
    Edited to say, I was obviously typing this as you posted it
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    lbosmer got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Green Pastures Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil   
    Thanks for the help everyone. I've heard a lot of good things about this supplement and wanted to make sure it was compliant before buying.
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    lbosmer got a reaction from TealConnie in Pistachios: Bad way to fight my Wine Demon at night?   
    I am just like you. I too would relax with a glass of red wine in the evenings and have really been missing it. A lot. Here is what I have done. While I am making dinner (which is when I would normally have a glass of wine) I make a "mocktail". I pour cold San Pelligrino into a wine glass and squeeze a lemon, lime, and orange wedge into it. It gives me something to sip on and gives my hands something to do also. Hope this helps.