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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    I would make my whole30 a whole42 so I didn’t feel as if I failed but still got the full benefits of no gluten or whatever is in pretzels for 30 days. But that is just me. There is something powerful with this program when done correctly including reintroduction, I am hoping! With reintroduction we are looking at 40 days at least. Hopefully the moderators will also chime in. @Laura Thank you for your support and I hope you are feeling better very soon!
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    Can I have Vidatea teatox?

    Thanks everyone I won’t purchase it. I received a sample and it tasted good but I haven’t felt well since I drank it yesterday and my Dr already has me taking aloe for constipation as needed. Is that also a laxative? It works really well if that helps anyone.
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    Day 12 and my back pain this morning is so bad I can’t handle it. On my way to the Dr. I have been taking less medicine and I’m sure that’s why. I also think candida die off is making everything worse and I’m going to talk to Dr about that too. Yesterday I had 2 emergency bars which I feel bad about since I should stay away from dried fruit and have been, but there was a birthday celebration and I wasn’t prepared for it and it was the cake or the Rx bar. The best I could do was that. I just want to not hurt. At least I don’t want to eat off plan right now although I don’t feel like eating at all. I am just not in a good place right now and I honestly feel bad about posting something so negative. Maybe if I share the feelings then they won’t take me over and I can get past it. I believe this story will have a happy ending. Healthy eating habits- I have a long way to go...
  4. Ingredients Organic pu'erh leaf Organic yerba mate Organic oolong Organic cinnamon Organic lemongrass Organic spearmint natural orange flavor Organic senna leaf and night blend has Organic chamomile flower Organic lemon myrtle Organic senna leaf Organic goji berries Organic ginger root Organic marshmallow root Organic cinnamon chips Organic licorice root Natural vanilla flavor Organic raspberry leaf Also if anyone knows if these fruits in the tea will feed candida as I am trying to rid myself of it. I have also been looking for ways to get the die off from candida out of my system and see that milk thistle is recommended. Any advice on brand or strength or how often and for how long would be appreciated. I make a list of things to buy, head to the health store, see all the options, and price variations, get overwhelmed and leave with nothing. Research and its almost too much information. I am using my whole30 family as my homebase for information.
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    Candida Questions

    Wow thank you so much for this information! I have been stressing trying to find answers and apparently getting conflicting information from my research. So I really appreciate this. One last question. Do you think that these changes can work without doing medication like anti fungi? I want to cure my gut through nutrition, I’m just not sure if I can.
  6. I’m day 9 on whole 30 and I started already knowing I have candida overgrowth. I have been eating according to the meal template including sweet potato and in emergencies a compliant Lara bar like last night when I was up till 3 am getting my granddaughter from the airport. My questions. Should I stay away from natural sweet things to help kill candida, or will it not affect it? Im having some die off symptoms and wondering how long they will last and if there is anything I can do to make it a little more comfortable but not make it worse. I’m also drinking a ton of water and taking a probiotic. I also am taking aloe pill about every other day as was recommended by my natural path Dr . Yes I was eating a lot of sugar before. So I am somewhat prepared to feel bad but also struggling. Thank you for any help/ support in advance .
  7. Has anyone ordered the frozen meat or meat bundles from Thrive market? I’m looking find a good bundle to get shipped and Pederson Farms and Thrive Market both look good so I was curious about what others are doing? I am slowly learning and did try to search the forums before asking but did not see anything specific.
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    Wow impressive! You cooked for guests that must have felt great. My husband has always been the chef but he has been to tired to cook so I have been and it’s building a ton of confidence. I am also really looking forward to supporting local farmers. I haven’t had the energy and time yet but we have a farmers market here in Temecula on Wednesday so I am going to do my best to get there.
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    I too am focused on reintroduction to keep inflammation down. Welcome to the group. I am excited to learn how to keep my body young and healthy via healthy food choices. Look forward to this journey together!
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    Day7 and so tired and sweaty. I went to a new church this morning and felt feverish. I am dealing with pain from car accident so it could be that both is accounting for my aweful symptoms. But I am tasting food better and sooo hungry come meal times. My 8 year old has loved almost every meal I have made with filled my heart with happiness! I have also been in the kill all things but I am just trying to bite my tongue. I can’t wait for energy to return, did I ever have it? I did not know I could be this tired. The back pain seems worse. I’m just checking in. Grocery shopping today is going to be my superwoman moment. But I will do it. For those who are not feeling this struggle, be very grateful trust me! Is the sweating normal? It really seems like it’s been forever, am I not drinking enough water? Or too much? Can I make it stop? Eat, sleep, pray for tigers blood. Lol PS I am so proud of all of us!
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    Kris22 I have been running into so many people who are telling me there experience with whole30, which is really cool in itself. They are all saying that the first hump is hard but short lived. We should both be proud that we have been compliant. Side note is that most of them did not do reintroduction and then fell off. So I am planning this to be at least a 40 day challenge. Even though that means I have to stay compliant through my vows renewal ceremony August 11th. Also, I have been using the tip in the book to determine if it’s hunger or a craving and it’s really helping me. Am I hungry enough to eat baked fish and broccoli? You got this!
  12. I’m trying to find an answer on the coconut milk but I’m having a hard time...
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    NSV I woke up last night in pain again, this is where I always grab a bite of sugar. Last night I stayed up stairs did not come to the the kitchen(I think that helped) I told myself it’s habit and it m not really hungry. Just went back to bed. Sounds simple but it is a big deal for me.