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  1. I don't know that there are any compatible cough drops or throat lozenges, they're all likely to have some kind of sweetener. There's a tea, Throat Coat Tea, that may help if he has a sore throat. Whatever allergy medicine he usually takes is fine to continue taking. If this is unusual for him or worse than his usual seasonal allergies, it might be worth having him speak to a doctor about it.


  2. They have multiple products, so you'd need to check the label for the particular one you're wanting to take, but the ones I looked at had rice bran and cane syrup and corn fiber, so those would definitely not be Whole30 compatible. 

  3. It's impossible for us to guess what may be causing the allergy symptoms. If there's something you didn't really eat before and are now eating a lot of, that could be a first place to look. You can take over the counter or prescription meds if you need to, and may want to speak to your doctor if your symptoms are severe enough that they're interfering with your daily life, or if they don't go away.

    The fact that you are losing weight so quickly is worrying. Be sure that you are eating enough food. Each meal should include a palm-sized portion or two of protein (or if eggs are your only protein, aim for as many whole eggs as you can hold in one hand, likely 3-4), 2-3 cups of vegetables (more if you're having loosely-packed leafy greens, just because they shrink down a lot), and a portion of fat (a thumb-sized serving or roughly a tablespoon of oil, or half to a whole avocado, or a heaping handful of olives, or a closed handful of nuts or seeds). You can include a serving of fruit with meals if you'd like. And if you're hungry, it's fine to eat more.


  4. If the ingredients are just water and coconut, it's fine. The nutrition info that lists grams of sugar has to list naturally occurring sugars, so any food with fruit is going to show some grams of sugar on the label, all Whole30 is concerned about is the actual ingredients. 

  5. Yes, you can do reintroduction in any order. The important thing is to do just one type of food, and wait at least two days before reintroducing the next food, or longer if you're experiencing any symptoms that last longer than that.

    Also, even if beans are not a major part of your diet, you may want to reintro soy and peanuts at some point as they both show up in unexpected foods.

  6. Headaches are not unheard of early in a Whole30, so it might be something that resolves itself in a few more days, but if you know you have some blood sugar issues it might be worth checking in with your doctor to see if there's anything they recommend. If you think it would be helpful, you could have a small snack before bed to see if that makes a difference. 

  7. All of these ingredients are compatible with Whole30 rules.

    This is what the Can I Have Guide says about yogurt:

    Coconut milk yogurt: Read your labels

    Most coconut milk yogurt contains added sugar, but there are some plain varieties that would be considered Whole30-compatible, and a source of natural probiotics.

    Tip: While you technically could turn this into a breakfast bowl with dried fruit and shredded coconut, we find people fare much better when they eat a protein-rich breakfast—and these yogurt alternatives lack the protein content of true dairy. Instead, serve your yogurt on the side and focus on eggs, chicken sausage, or salmon as the main component.

    So, it's OK to have occasionally, just don't make it the main part of a meal.