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  1. Mine has definitely improved this week but is still there. Still taking my pantoprazole prescription twice a day. My diet was pretty similar every day this week. I had an emergency root canal so I had to lean more on soft foods and even had smoothies (I know they're questionable on whole30 but some days I needed to not spend a full 30 minutes chewing food on one side of my mouth.) I don't know if that had any effect. Breakfast: Eggs w/ Spinach and Sweet Potatoes - Strawberries and Blackberries - Ginger Tea Lunch: Smoothie w/ Almond Milk, Almond Butter, Strawberries, Banana, Spinach, Apple and Flaxseeds Mid-Afternoon: Hard Boiled Eggs, Larabar Dinner: Hamburger w/ Carrots, Spinach and Snap Peas - Olives - Cinnamon Tea For yours, I would say maybe cut back on the tomatoes and onions. I know those can be a trigger for many people, especially if your digestive system is going through a transformation.
  2. Three days into adding the elimination of nuts and nightshades. Still having the same symptoms. Any other thoughts? I would like to finish out the Whole30 but my main goal is to resolve chronic heartburn and if it is making those symptoms significantly worse I can't see myself pushing much further forward.
  3. Thanks for your response! I haven't increased my nut intake on the Whole30, it's stayed pretty consistent with the amount I was consuming before (though swapping out peanut butter for almond butter). Same goes for nightshades. Peppers and potatoes are the only ones I've been eating on that list and the amounts have been about par for course. Do you still think those could be the culprit? I'm definitely willing to give anything a shot!
  4. A little background, I am a 34 year old male who has dealt with heartburn for about 10 years, the majority of which I was taking Ranitidine daily before bed and having little to no issues. I am extremely active, physically fit, don't smoke or drink in excess, eat healthy and don't possess the body type or lifestyle that typically ends up at the GI doctor on a regular basis. I had a flare-up about 5 months ago that has not been able to get completely under control since. My doctor has done a decent amount of testing so far and tried out a handful of different medications (Lansoprazole, Dexilant, Sucralfate) and I am currently on Pantoprazole twice daily. I have avoided triggers (alcohol, caffeine, acidic foods, chocolate) and was feeling better than I was 5 months ago but still not 100% or at a point where I thought it was sustainable. I read that many people saw success with the Whole30 in resetting their system or finding potential triggers and knew a few friends who had done it so I wanted to give it a shot. I am at the end of Day 6 and my heartburn has been worse than it's been in months. It's steadily there throughout the day. I had a little bit on Day 1 after a salad, Day 2 and 3 went fine and I woke up in the middle of the night between Day 3 and 4 with heartburn. It's been there since. I thought it might be too many raw vegetables or eating meals that were too large so today I only ate cooked vegetables and spaced out smaller meals throughout the day (I know that's not "by the book" but I have a healthy relationship with food so I am not concerned about the food psychology components of the Whole30 for my personal experience). No improvement. I'm starting to think the Whole30 might not be right for my system. Any suggestions? Anyone experience the same thing and start to see improvement/cessation of heartburn symptoms later in the Whole30? I'd love to hear any input! The next step from the doctor is another endoscopy (I had one that came back normal about a year and a half ago), esophageal motility tests and a 24 hour ph study. All of which are unpleasant and which I'd like to avoid if I can find a remedy on my own. I've been keeping a food log for my doctor which is copied below. Thanks in advance for any assistance/suggestions! Note: I only included beverages other than water, which I drink regularly throughout the day. Day 1: Saturday, September 2nd Eggs, Salami and Spinach Ginger Tea Larabar, Apple Salad w/ Spinach, Tuna, Avocado, Peppers and Sunflower Seeds w/ oil and vinegar Sparkling Water Chicken Burger, Carrots, Hard Boiled Egg Pistachios Day 2: Sunday, September 3rd Eggs w/ peppers, onions and salami Kiwi and strawberry Cinnamon tea Almonds and Sunflower seeds Carrots Rx Bar Chicken Sausage w/ Brussel Sprouts, Potatoes and Peppers Sparkling Water Day 3: Monday, September 4th Eggs w/ Brussel Sprouts, Potatoes and Peppers Ginger Tea Sparkling Water Hard boiled Egg, Avocado Banana with Almond Butter Steak w/ Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts Sparkling Water Day 4: Tuesday, September 5th Eggs w/ Potatoes and Peppers Fried Apples w/ Coconut Oil and Pumpkin Pie Spice Almonds Banana Almonds, Cashews and Sunflower Seeds Salad w/ Spring Mix, Steak, Hard Boiled Eggs, Avocado, Peppers, Cucumber, Sunflower Seeds and Green Goddess Dressing Larabar Almonds, Cashews and Sunflower Seeds Sparkling Water Cinnamon Tea Day 5: Wednesday, September 6th Turkey Burger Sweet Potatoes, Peppers, Broccoli Fried Apples w/ Coconut Oil and Pumpkin Pie Spice Salad w/ Spring Mix, Hard Boiled Eggs, Avocado, Peppers, Cucumber, Sunflower Seeds and Green Goddess Dressing Chicken Sausage w/ Broccoli, Carrots and Sweet Potatoes Day 6: Thursday, September 7th Apple w/ Almond Butter Egg, Turkey Burger, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes and Peppers Almonds, Cashews and Sunflower Seeds Banana Peach Turkey Burger Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli and Carrots Avocado Before you jump in, here are some pre-Whole30 things I attempted/was tested for: - Tried Apple Cider Vinegar, made things immediately WAY worse - Tried enzymes (HCL w/ Pepsin), made things immediately WAY worse - Tested negative for Celiac. - Tested negative for H. Pylori. - Did a Barium swallow test that came back normal. - Did a stomach emptying study that tested how fast food exits your stomach. Came back normal.