Wendy Riley

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    Wendy Riley got a reaction from -Kara in Good Karma Flax Milk   
    So glad I checked here. I'm dragging my FA son (dairy, peanuts, tree nuts) along for a Partial30--mine's a Whole30. I like serving Chamomile tea as a bedtime snack, but he didn't like the flavor without his flax milk. He can tolerate full-fat coconut milk in moderation, and he enjoyed the taste. 
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    Wendy Riley reacted to praxisproject in ADHD success stories?   
    I know a few parents who have seen great ADHD results through removal of gluten, dairy and even preservative 282 (aka Calcium Propionate - often in bread products and flour, you will not be excited to find out it's used in manufacturing as a mould retardant, ugh  ).
    Preservative 282 is a fairly recent mainstream additive in Australia and gets quite a bit of coverage in the media here as at certain times, it was almost impossible to get bread or flour without it and for some people (including children), the reaction can be extreme. http://fedup.com.au/information/fin-campaigns/bread-preservative-research
    Also, SWYPO does not apply to kids
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    Wendy Riley got a reaction from senseofsnow in Day 1 today (11/13) and looking for some team mates!   
    senseofsnow - I'm in the same boat as you. I have 1 Whole30 under my belt but didn't do a reinto protocol so I don't know what things are O.K. In the past, my menstrual cramping has been way better if I don't have dairy, and my last Whole30 revealed a HUGE psychological addiction to grains. I'm afraid to discover that the things I can eat are the ones my DH won't eat anyway. (GF grains and beans). Pizza was my fav food pre-whole30, and the fam still eats it weekly.
     
    Pizza and Halloween candy were my downfall earlier this month. (After a week of watch everyone eat chocolate...well, you get the idea.) Previous attempts have ended at or before day 15.
     
    I'm doing this now because I'm always tired and have trouble focusing. My oldest son has food allergies to peanuts, dairy, tree nuts, and eggs. Also, coconut makes his eczema flare up. I'd like to put him on an elimination diet to see if his ADD symptoms improve, but I don't want us in the "kill all the things" stage together. My goal is to do a full sugar detox with the kids after the holidays.
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    Wendy Riley reacted to senseofsnow in Day 1 today (11/13) and looking for some team mates!   
    Hi-I started with my day zero on Friday the 13th as well and would love to join! This is my second Whole30....well, more like my 5th whole 30 if you count all the fails from the first successful one, so it would be great to join a team! 
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    Wendy Riley got a reaction from Katrina Leshan in Day 1 today (11/13) and looking for some team mates!   
    Hi, I'd love to team up with you. I restarted my W30 today after crashing last week on Day 16. I know I'll have to go into the holidays now. So, I can use the support. I live with 4 people who are not Whole30 at all, and I have to cook for all of them. I offer healthy things to my kids as much as possible but have some picky eaters and need to keep crackers on hand.
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    Wendy Riley got a reaction from Robin D in What "other" people think is "healthy"   
    I feel like there is a little bit of "victim mentality" at hospitals, especially around children. The attitude of, "Oh, it's so terrible that you're sick, have some pizza or ice cream to make you feel better." I can relate to the sentiment even if I can't excuse the method.
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    Wendy Riley got a reaction from Robin D in What "other" people think is "healthy"   
    I feel like there is a little bit of "victim mentality" at hospitals, especially around children. The attitude of, "Oh, it's so terrible that you're sick, have some pizza or ice cream to make you feel better." I can relate to the sentiment even if I can't excuse the method.
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    Wendy Riley reacted to Emily in Husband claims no benefit   
    To those of you whose partner thinks this is really limiting... my fiancé does 90% of our cooking and we have three kids, ages 6-13. We all get really (honestly) excited for:
    meatzas
    steaks with homemade mayo-horseradish sauce
    kombucha in a wine glass (and the kids can have this too! their "special drink")
    eggplant strata
    tacos (wrapped in collard greens) with homemade mayo and guac
    baked apples with cinnamon and melted coconut butter
    elk stew on a cold night
    "sushi" with cauliflower rice or guac and mango or salmon, cucumber, jicima
    kale chips -- these disappear instantly
    We've gone to parties and had friends over and had them get more excited for our food than for their own. I guess, like many things, whether or not eating this way is limiting depends on one's perspective. I love that it encourages health, food knowledge, humane treatment of animals, and joy of food!
    I know I'm preaching to the choir, so I'll stop. It just makes me feel bewildered when I read of people thinking this way of life is limiting... It is my opinion that it is greatly freeing!
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    Wendy Riley got a reaction from Jade Mechen in March 1st start anyone?   
    Ack, I licked the knife! Only 4 hours in and I was making a sunflower butter and honey sandwich for my son. The knife was on my tongue before I knew what was happening. Old habits die hard!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Wendy Riley got a reaction from kindergartencowgirl in March 1st start anyone?   
    I'm starting my first Whole 30 on the 1st.