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  1. hello! 

    I had a harmless harvest smoothie blended with protein powder post-run this morning…is “Dutched cocoa” plant-based whole30 compliant?

    I know cocoa powder is allowed, not sure if theres any caveats on whether it needs to be “unprocessed” or if the addition of alkali (to make it “dutched”) is fine…the ingredient list is below. Thanks!

    Chocolate: Organic coconut water*, organic coconut meat*, organic dutched cocoa powder, sea salt 

    *indicates fair trade

  2. Hi, crazy-pants here.
    I was not sure where to post this - I am starting my reintroduction tomorrow and am feeling a bit congested so I went to fill my humidifier with Vick’s VapoSteam. The ingredients are as follows: Camphor (synthetic), alcohol, cedar leaf, eucalyptus oil, laureth-7, menthol, nutmeg oil, poloxamer, silicone…you put this IN a hot steam humidifier (not consumed lol). I figured it was ok at first because I wasn’t ingesting any, so I had the humidifier running…but then was looking up some of the ingredients (which didn’t help alleviate my concerns) and was not sure if this would impact my reintroduction results (by breathing in particulates of those ingredients). I wasn’t sure if this fell under a similar rule as vaping, which is the closest thing I could find to my question!
    I have some peppermint essential oil I can use instead, but am concerned if I have messed up my reintroduction at all by already having ran the humidifier with the medicated steam added. 

    Thanks in advance for the help and kindness! (…I know I’m getting some eye rolls with this, but I had to ask)

  3. Hello! I was not sure the right forum to post this under, but this seemed most appropriate. 
    I also hope I am not making a duplicate post, but searching the forums (via google and the forum search) did not yield helpful results. I apologize if this has been asked and answered:

    I think I am overthinking this Whole30. I understand there is no such thing as a “perfect Whole30” but I am struggling to draw that line between “simply following the rules” and “perfection.” Since this is partially an elimination diet, I was wondering if I need to go out and buy new condiments, sauces, etc… if the ones I currently have *may or may not* have non-compliant ingredients because they were used pre-Whole30 to make non-compliant foods. What I mean by this is, for example, I had some compliant mustard on hand before starting the Whole30, my husband and I used this mustard to make sandwiches, etc. (Whole30 unfriendly foods); I wouldn’t totally put it past my husband (maybe myself too) to make a sandwich and put mustard (or mayonnaise) on it by taking a knife, dipping it in the mustard jar, smearing it on a piece of bread, and then wiping the excess back into the mustard jar…so now that “compliant” mustard *potentially* has pieces of non-compliant bread in it. In the same way I have also used some ingredients for baking (like seeds/nuts) before the Whole30, so there *might* be wheat flour residue in/on the package. I would think a lot, if not all, of my condiments fall into this “potentially contaminated” category. Should I be concerned with this? Will it impede/hurt the “elimination” portion of this diet or am I being silly?

    I lean towards silly…but I would rather have someone in the Whole30 community tell me!
    Thank you!