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    Carlaccini got a reaction from Kacieleonab in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    Clemency,
    I hear you. I had digestive issues for a good 20 days. I am on day 28 and it has only been the last week and little bit that my gut has been reacting like it is really happy.
    So it does come. I did not take any flora because I, like you, honestly thought that if I was eating good food it should iron itself out. Mind you my gut has always been somewhat erratic, so I figured changes in my diet would obviously take some time for my gut to re-adjust. Especially since I didn't consume large quantities of meat previously. (I was kind of a high carb girl)
    So it does come, just be patient with your body. It is adjusting itself. After all Rome wasn't built in a day, so you can't expect your gut to re-adjust itself quickly when you are eating completely different foods than pre-whole 30 days.
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from kendra3136 in Which book do I purchase first? Help!   
    Hi There Paola
    If you are interested in the Science and the why to choose to do a whole 30 - I highly recommend reading It Starts with Food first.
    If you want to jump in but be prepared to know what to expect as a day by day situation - then read Day by Day.  Food Freedom Forever is more for those who are in the midst of a whole 30 or have completed a Whole 30 and want to know how to move forward after doing a whole 30 without living a life of complete restriction.
    Best of Luck!
    C.
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    Carlaccini reacted to ShannonM816 in HELP! Day 18 - Emotional Mess   
    Hello. I'm sorry you're having a rough time. 
    Let's start with food, here. People who are prone to depression or anxiety sometimes find they need more starchy vegetables than others. Definitely be sure you're having at least one fist-sized serving of some kind of starchy vegetable each day, and for now, since you're already feeling down, you might try having a serving at each meal until you feel better, and then you can work on figuring out how much you need each day to feel best. Also be sure you're eating foods rich in omega-3, like fatty fish such as salmon or mackerel. Getting out into the sunshine can help, physical activity can help. And of course if feelings of depression continue or worsen, please talk to your doctor.
    You are currently experiencing a lot of stuff -- lack of sleep, the neighbor's death plus the stress of worrying about telling your daughter about that death. Some of the depression you're feeling now may start to resolve as you deal with these things. It's definitely normal to have ups and downs in life.
    I think you're right about the not being able to do the emotional eating thing contributing to being more sad. I noticed that too during my first whole30. It sucks to actually have to feel all the negative feelings, but in the long run, it's better to learn a healthy way to deal with them. I find journaling about what I'm feeling helps. It can also be helpful to cry or yell or slam doors or whatever it is you feel like doing because if these emotions (as long as what you feel like doing won't hurt yourself or others). Meditation, exercise or any kind of physical activity, or talking to a friend can also help.
    As for the focus on weight loss, I do think it's normal to be concerned about that, and to want it to happen as fast as possible. Try to focus on the non-scale changes you see. Definitely don't weigh yourself, that will just contribute to focusing on weight. Set non-weight-related goals, like to walk or run farther or faster, to lift heavier stuff, to keep up with your kiddo better, to take the stairs instead of the elevator -- pick something that works in your life and focus on it. If you get healthier, the weight will sort itself out. You might find this article helpful:  
    https://whole30.com/2012/10/the-whole30-and-weight-loss/
    You can also Google whole30 weight loss, or dear melissa weight loss, and find others.
     
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    Carlaccini reacted to ShannonM816 in so So SO Thirsty.   
    No one here is a doctor, so if you're concerned, and especially if you continue to experience dizziness, talk to your doctor.
    Make sure you're drinking plenty of water, aiming for 1/2 oz per pound of body weight, so a 120 lb person needs at least 60 oz. Also be sure you're salting your food. And it's always worth reviewing the meal template yo be sure you're really following it, and checking in with yourself to make sure the meals that you've eaten in the past are still working for you -- it is possible that you may need more food now than before, or more of a particular type of food. The human body changes over time, so your needs may also change.
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    Carlaccini reacted to ShannonM816 in Which book do I purchase first? Help!   
    This tells a little about each book:  https://whole30.com/books/
    One tiny correction to what Carlaccini said above, the Whole30 Day by Day book is actually set up as a guided journal, a place to write your reflections of each day in your whole30. I think she's probably thinking of The Whole30 book as a good guide to what to expect and explanation of the rules.
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from jmcbn in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    MM - as cayenne mentions above - it is completely up to you after you do your elimination.
     
    I know my particular relationship with dairy is mine, and mine alone.  I suffered for many years from an embarrassing painful skin condition that I developed in my early teens.  I had no idea what caused it.  I just thought it was an unhappy part of my life.  And as time passed the skin condition got worse, and more aggressive.  Most days I was in agony.  Dr's prescribed creams that really didn't help.  Or they gave me instructions to "clean myself better".  It came to the point where I didn't bother consult the medical community anymore as they couldn't help me.  So I suffered in silence.
     
    3 years ago I finished my first whole 30.  I had many positive NSV's.  Then I did re-intro's and I discovered that my beloved dairy was the culprit for my pain. I will have a skin reaction to cheese within 4 to 6 hours of eating it.  Milk and yogurt will cause me to bloat, and I will be visiting the washroom often (record is 7 times in one morning) It was one that I did play suspect over the years, but allergy tests were inconclusive.  But dairy - unless it is really, Really, REALLY special - is just plain not worth it to me.  I wish I would get a minor bloat and that is it.  To me then it be worth it then too.  But all I am saying from my own non-sciencey standpoint is that you never know how you will feel until afterwards and you do the re-intros. 
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from Selcazare in Are the risks worth it?   
    This is post is going to be a bit TMI.  This is a very personal struggle that I have for a good many years,  This is to demonstrate the power that food has over our bodies.
     
    Since the age of 14 (I am 38 now) I suffered having painful boils along my bikini line.  Walking or just plain sitting was painful.  Later on they escalated getting bigger (ping pong ball size) and then they arrived under my armpits and breasts.  Dr's didn't know what caused them.  Creams that didn't help (helped with healing a bit) and lancing.  But that's all that they would do.  I gave up and assumed that they were just a miserable part of my life.
     
    In August of 2012 I did my first whole 30.  By day 10 all the boils had cleared and no new ones were forming.  By day 30 I had only one come up the entire time. (They were chronically there)  My triggers after re-intros - dairy and pork. (Note I can only eat pork that has been extremely over cooked - think shoe leather or extra crispy bacon - which I like)  The boils that I get from pork pass quickly 2 -3 days at most.  The ones I get from dairy happen within hours of consumption and they last for 2 weeks.  So yeah I consumed dairy (and I loved dairy) for years but I also suffered for years too.  So dairy in my book - so not worth it.  
     
    The whole 30 just made me very aware of what's going on in my body.
    Sugar - not my friend even though I keep on coming back to it. Throws my hormones out of whack.
    Soy - no physical problems - all mental problems - I get angry, moody and depressed when I am exposed to soy.  I was extremely depressed (undiagnosed) prior to whole 30.
    Dairy - well we covered this above
    Non-gluten grains - severe bathroom issues.  That is all I will say about that
    Gluten grains - I can "tolerate" these but only if they have a lot of fat.  So a croissant/danish gives me no stomach issues but a slice of bread will feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.
     
    Each one of these items I will consume from time to time.  I make the choice though.  I can make an educated choice with each one of these items if it is worth it" or not.  Sure some friends and family think I am just being difficult, but they don't know what I was going through before.  Some congratulate me that I am so in tune with my body.  
     
    Listen - it took a lot of work to get here.  Many people are scared of that work, I am sorry to say.  But all I can say is YOU are worth this work.  Who cares what the rest of the world think.
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from misshannah in Adjusting to no alcohol   
    Hey There!
    I've never been a big drinker (except my 20's - that was a bit different), it appeals to me occasionally, but seldom.  But my boyfriend would celebrate the fact that I would indeed drink - think a loud exclamation - of a whoohoo!  She's having a drink!  Now she's going to have fun!  I wouldn't say much to him really, just politely nod and smile (usually it was around company).  But then..... he would then see the after effect of the alcohol the next day.  I would be miserable, cranky, anger easily and very, very short, on top of feeling like the proverbial bag of sh*t.  So quite literally I was no fun.  So now when I do imbibe - it's maybe twice, 3 times a year??? I usually get a comment of - you're having a drink?  Cause he knows - it totally affects me and my mood.
     
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from RandiW in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    Sorry to hear about your troubles.
     
    Think about cutting out the fruit and the nuts.for a bit.  They have been know to cause a lot of diggestive distress for many (including me)
     
    Also remember raw veggies (aka salads) some people have some diggestive issues.  For instance my body cannot break down raw carrots.  They come out the same way they went in (Sorry for my TMI). 
     
    That doesn't mean I don't eat salads or raw carrots.  I do - just not everyday.  I also find I have to consume a huge salad (think entire salad bowl) in order to keep satiated for hours.
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from jmcbn in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    MM - as cayenne mentions above - it is completely up to you after you do your elimination.
     
    I know my particular relationship with dairy is mine, and mine alone.  I suffered for many years from an embarrassing painful skin condition that I developed in my early teens.  I had no idea what caused it.  I just thought it was an unhappy part of my life.  And as time passed the skin condition got worse, and more aggressive.  Most days I was in agony.  Dr's prescribed creams that really didn't help.  Or they gave me instructions to "clean myself better".  It came to the point where I didn't bother consult the medical community anymore as they couldn't help me.  So I suffered in silence.
     
    3 years ago I finished my first whole 30.  I had many positive NSV's.  Then I did re-intro's and I discovered that my beloved dairy was the culprit for my pain. I will have a skin reaction to cheese within 4 to 6 hours of eating it.  Milk and yogurt will cause me to bloat, and I will be visiting the washroom often (record is 7 times in one morning) It was one that I did play suspect over the years, but allergy tests were inconclusive.  But dairy - unless it is really, Really, REALLY special - is just plain not worth it to me.  I wish I would get a minor bloat and that is it.  To me then it be worth it then too.  But all I am saying from my own non-sciencey standpoint is that you never know how you will feel until afterwards and you do the re-intros. 
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from MeadowLily in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    Wow Noelle - you and I are sugar twins -     
     
    Combine sugar with soy - I become just a plain miserable, mean, short tempered tyrant.  Depression soon kicks in afterwards.  To think that was my normal for many years.....
     
    Cheese - within 4 to 6 hours of consuming cheese I have an Hidraenitis Suppurativa reaction
    Any other dairy - upset stomach, and basically extreme evacuation mode within the hour of consumption.  Evacuation process has been know to last for 24 hours or more.
    Gluten Grains - if item has a high fat content reaction is minor.  If no fat content - it will feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.  However I noticed a correlation between grain consumption and intensity of menstrual migraines. Also notice head scales, and roseacea flare after consuming gluten.
    Gluten free grains - gassy, bloating, odd combination of constipation and explosive diarrhea (sorry for the TMI)
    Rice - constipation for a minimum of 48 hours.  
    Legumes - same as Gluten Free grains
     
    I am also sensitive to a lot of AIP foods
    Raw tomatoes or peppers - I get a psoriasis flare.  Cooked seems to be ok
    Nuts - the usual bloating and digestive distress.  And they mess up my sleep
    Eggs - within a half hour my knee and hip are aching.  The quality of eggs make the difference here.  Cage free eggs are better (but still cause joint tenderness) Also correlation between eggs and eczema.  Dropping dairy helped significantly, however still had eczema pretty badly on my hands.  It has since completely cleared.
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    Carlaccini reacted to praxisproject in Osteoarthritis/Inflammation…. & Nightshades?   
    I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis when I was 13, doctors thought it was odd at my age but the symptoms were obvious. Xrays came up clear, ruling out other kinds of arthritis. Actually turned out to be grains, gluten in particular and dairy.
     
    My first Whole30 (haha, much older!), no gluten + no dairy = no arthritis! None! Although no gluten was enough to get rid of it, I find some other grains can also trigger it, anything from this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prolamin - have zero trouble with buckwheat and very very little with white rice so I stick to those. I do have trouble with brown rice, so I avoid anything "wholegrain" as the grain coatings seem to be extra-rough. Dairy seems fine initially, but a few weeks later, arthritis, inflammation, start getting sick.
     
    I also have had trouble with eggs, for me it's what they feed them. Very little trouble with free range and organic/biodynamic eggs, but they have different food. I often don't eat eggs out as a result, unless I know what kind they are.
     
    I also have a little trouble with nightshades, but it seems to be load. Peppers (capsicum) are my favourite, so if I'm having those I try and avoid all the others as much as possible. I used to eat a lot of multi-nightshade meals (5+), sometimes three times a day . I went entirely without and added back but found I wasn't feeling bad at sensible levels, but I also enjoyed them more, so find less is just as satisfying now. A lot of people have trouble with skins in nightshades, goji berries are a sneaky nightshade and potato starch is another one easy to miss. Some people are particularly sensitive to paprika and chilli varieties.
     
    I find the other things I eat also matter. Not too much Omega 6 (watch the nuts and seed oils), plenty of Omega 3 (chia seeds do not count - fish is much better), avoiding seed oils, soy and other inflammatory items. Vitamin C, Vitamin K2, Magnesium and Zinc all seem to help me too, especially if I've ingested something like corn without meaning to.
     
    If you're getting any restless twitching or cramping in your legs/muscles, you may need some additional: magnesium, potassium or sodium.
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from jmcbn in Osteoarthritis/Inflammation…. & Nightshades?   
    I have not been formally diagnosed with osteoarthritis or arthritis for that matter.  I am simply an (almost) 40 yr old woman with knee and hip problems.  Or what used to be problems. 
     
    What I have noticed that gives me pain are eggs specifically, as well as egg plants.  Peppers and Tomatoes do bother me - but more in the vein of skin problems.  They cause skin fissures and psoriasis. 
     
    Since I do like eggs, peppers, and tomatoes - They are relegated to "eat sparingly" list.  Meaning I will not eat any one more than twice a week.  Less if I can.  I do get *some* inflammation - but not much.
     
    The ideal thing to do is cut them out completely for 30 days.  But I think it totally depends on how bad your symptoms are.  If you notice a difference by cutting them out for a week - you might actually enjoy being pain free for a bit.  So you might be motivated to cut them out longer.
     
    You should definitely cut back on them.
     
    Also what I have noticed with time is that I tolerate cooked nightshades with no skin over raw and with skin on.
    Eggs - I find I tolerate well sourced eggs, much better than not.  I have also discovered that I have issues more with the white than the yolk.
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from jmcbn in Osteoarthritis/Inflammation…. & Nightshades?   
    I have not been formally diagnosed with osteoarthritis or arthritis for that matter.  I am simply an (almost) 40 yr old woman with knee and hip problems.  Or what used to be problems. 
     
    What I have noticed that gives me pain are eggs specifically, as well as egg plants.  Peppers and Tomatoes do bother me - but more in the vein of skin problems.  They cause skin fissures and psoriasis. 
     
    Since I do like eggs, peppers, and tomatoes - They are relegated to "eat sparingly" list.  Meaning I will not eat any one more than twice a week.  Less if I can.  I do get *some* inflammation - but not much.
     
    The ideal thing to do is cut them out completely for 30 days.  But I think it totally depends on how bad your symptoms are.  If you notice a difference by cutting them out for a week - you might actually enjoy being pain free for a bit.  So you might be motivated to cut them out longer.
     
    You should definitely cut back on them.
     
    Also what I have noticed with time is that I tolerate cooked nightshades with no skin over raw and with skin on.
    Eggs - I find I tolerate well sourced eggs, much better than not.  I have also discovered that I have issues more with the white than the yolk.
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    Carlaccini reacted to Karen in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    A drop in hormones triggers a bleed. Think of the placebo pill in birth control - you stop taking hormones and the drop in hormones - progesterone specifically - triggers the bleed.
    So what causes a drop in hormones when you change your eating habits? A lot. It's not just one thing. It's eating 3 meals a day. It's eating a balanced meal at each meal. It's eliminating processed foods that are rich in crap that confuse our hormones. It's balancing our cortisol and insulin. For some people dairy or soy contribute as they can confuse our hormones. Ultimately, though, the body is all connected and it's a combination of these and many other things that contribute to helping your body work how it's supposed to, with adequate levels of hormones to support health. A temporary drop in hormones is a sign that your body is adjusting accordingly.
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    Carlaccini reacted to laura_juggles in The crazy things people say   
    Everyone over here on the East Coast is freaking out because the Jonas Brothers are coming (okay, the storm is named Jonas, but saying Jonas Brothers is funnier). Get the milk! Get the bread! I need Wiiiiiiiiiine!
     
    Went shopping with my friend yesterday and she asked me what I needed before the storm. I said "eggs; I'm almost out of mayo". She looked at me like I was crazy. 
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from praxisproject in The crazy things people say   
    Recently I had lunch with my boss.  I had been explaining why grains could be potentially bad for people. Then our plates arrived.
     
    B:  How is it that you will eat a potato but bread and pasta you won't eat and consider them bad for you?
    M: Easy.  A potato is a vegetable.  Vegetables on average don't bother me.
     
    Clearly he thought in his mind that I was doing some form of Atkins.....
     
    Although truth be told I have never totally explained what a whole 30 was.  I have always told him that I eat mostly whole unprocessed foods which focuses on protein, vegetables and fruit, and healthy fats.
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from appelsinpiken in The crazy things people say   
    This was a couple of years ago where I went to a restaurant (I believe they are a chain of restaurants in Western Canada) where they specify that they have a gluten free menu options.
     
    So I ordered a bunless burger and a salad which had a variety of nuts, seeds etc. added to the salad.  The waitress then argued with me that if I was gluten and dairy sensitive I should order the salad without the nuts.  I told her that unless the nuts and seeds were coated with flour, that they should be fine.  She looked at me strange at that point - like I didn't know what I was talking about.
     
    I had no real issue with the waitress herself - after all not everyone is aware of what a gluten sensitivity is.  However, I was slightly appalled that a restaurant that market's itself  as GF - doesn't take the time to explain to the staff what GF actually is.....
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    Carlaccini reacted to Karen in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    The pill doesn't control your cycle - it just maintains your hormones at certain levels to override the rise and fall of hormones that naturally causes ovulation and eventually your period. When you start taking the placebo pills, your body senses the drop in hormones, and that drop in hormones is what causes you to start to bleed.
    That's the same trigger that causes anyone to bleed - pill or not. However, when your own hormones running in the background fluctuate due to changes in food - which is one of the benefits of paleo, your body may sense the same drop in hormones and starts to bleed because that's how our biology works. In a cycle or two, your hormones should settle where they should be and there won't be a that drastic drop again to trigger a bleed.
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    Carlaccini reacted to WholeUs in The crazy things people say   
    Another question: Why are people more concerned about what we eat when we're eating healthy? If I showed up at work in the morning with McDonalds breakfast with a soda, had Taco Bell for lunch with a soda, and then pizza for dinner - complained of a headache the next day - not a single person would mention that maybe its due to the food that I ate the prior day. But if I eat Whole30 and then complain of a headache - people are concerned that I may be missing out on a nutrient or something.
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from jmcbn in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    MM - as cayenne mentions above - it is completely up to you after you do your elimination.
     
    I know my particular relationship with dairy is mine, and mine alone.  I suffered for many years from an embarrassing painful skin condition that I developed in my early teens.  I had no idea what caused it.  I just thought it was an unhappy part of my life.  And as time passed the skin condition got worse, and more aggressive.  Most days I was in agony.  Dr's prescribed creams that really didn't help.  Or they gave me instructions to "clean myself better".  It came to the point where I didn't bother consult the medical community anymore as they couldn't help me.  So I suffered in silence.
     
    3 years ago I finished my first whole 30.  I had many positive NSV's.  Then I did re-intro's and I discovered that my beloved dairy was the culprit for my pain. I will have a skin reaction to cheese within 4 to 6 hours of eating it.  Milk and yogurt will cause me to bloat, and I will be visiting the washroom often (record is 7 times in one morning) It was one that I did play suspect over the years, but allergy tests were inconclusive.  But dairy - unless it is really, Really, REALLY special - is just plain not worth it to me.  I wish I would get a minor bloat and that is it.  To me then it be worth it then too.  But all I am saying from my own non-sciencey standpoint is that you never know how you will feel until afterwards and you do the re-intros. 
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from MeadowLily in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    Wow Noelle - you and I are sugar twins -     
     
    Combine sugar with soy - I become just a plain miserable, mean, short tempered tyrant.  Depression soon kicks in afterwards.  To think that was my normal for many years.....
     
    Cheese - within 4 to 6 hours of consuming cheese I have an Hidraenitis Suppurativa reaction
    Any other dairy - upset stomach, and basically extreme evacuation mode within the hour of consumption.  Evacuation process has been know to last for 24 hours or more.
    Gluten Grains - if item has a high fat content reaction is minor.  If no fat content - it will feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.  However I noticed a correlation between grain consumption and intensity of menstrual migraines. Also notice head scales, and roseacea flare after consuming gluten.
    Gluten free grains - gassy, bloating, odd combination of constipation and explosive diarrhea (sorry for the TMI)
    Rice - constipation for a minimum of 48 hours.  
    Legumes - same as Gluten Free grains
     
    I am also sensitive to a lot of AIP foods
    Raw tomatoes or peppers - I get a psoriasis flare.  Cooked seems to be ok
    Nuts - the usual bloating and digestive distress.  And they mess up my sleep
    Eggs - within a half hour my knee and hip are aching.  The quality of eggs make the difference here.  Cage free eggs are better (but still cause joint tenderness) Also correlation between eggs and eczema.  Dropping dairy helped significantly, however still had eczema pretty badly on my hands.  It has since completely cleared.
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    Carlaccini reacted to cayenne in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    MM, I have been toying with that thought as well re just building up a tolerance for  A,B, or C. If the pleasure out weighs the "issue"-maybe it would be worth it, for you. I love cheese-love it. I love dark chocolate. I like wine, rice, bread etc. Easy for me to not feel it is worth it for the "like" stuff...except the wine and that is a whole other issue:) I will not give up cheese or  chocolate but they need to be limited and really good-not velvetta(love that with mayo in a sandwich) and hersheys kiss.
    Is the pleasure outweighing the pain? How long does the pain last in reference to the pleasure? Does 30 sec of pleasure give you 12 hours of pain? Probably not worth it.
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from MeadowLily in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    Wow Noelle - you and I are sugar twins -     
     
    Combine sugar with soy - I become just a plain miserable, mean, short tempered tyrant.  Depression soon kicks in afterwards.  To think that was my normal for many years.....
     
    Cheese - within 4 to 6 hours of consuming cheese I have an Hidraenitis Suppurativa reaction
    Any other dairy - upset stomach, and basically extreme evacuation mode within the hour of consumption.  Evacuation process has been know to last for 24 hours or more.
    Gluten Grains - if item has a high fat content reaction is minor.  If no fat content - it will feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.  However I noticed a correlation between grain consumption and intensity of menstrual migraines. Also notice head scales, and roseacea flare after consuming gluten.
    Gluten free grains - gassy, bloating, odd combination of constipation and explosive diarrhea (sorry for the TMI)
    Rice - constipation for a minimum of 48 hours.  
    Legumes - same as Gluten Free grains
     
    I am also sensitive to a lot of AIP foods
    Raw tomatoes or peppers - I get a psoriasis flare.  Cooked seems to be ok
    Nuts - the usual bloating and digestive distress.  And they mess up my sleep
    Eggs - within a half hour my knee and hip are aching.  The quality of eggs make the difference here.  Cage free eggs are better (but still cause joint tenderness) Also correlation between eggs and eczema.  Dropping dairy helped significantly, however still had eczema pretty badly on my hands.  It has since completely cleared.
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    Carlaccini got a reaction from MeadowLily in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    Wow Noelle - you and I are sugar twins -     
     
    Combine sugar with soy - I become just a plain miserable, mean, short tempered tyrant.  Depression soon kicks in afterwards.  To think that was my normal for many years.....
     
    Cheese - within 4 to 6 hours of consuming cheese I have an Hidraenitis Suppurativa reaction
    Any other dairy - upset stomach, and basically extreme evacuation mode within the hour of consumption.  Evacuation process has been know to last for 24 hours or more.
    Gluten Grains - if item has a high fat content reaction is minor.  If no fat content - it will feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.  However I noticed a correlation between grain consumption and intensity of menstrual migraines. Also notice head scales, and roseacea flare after consuming gluten.
    Gluten free grains - gassy, bloating, odd combination of constipation and explosive diarrhea (sorry for the TMI)
    Rice - constipation for a minimum of 48 hours.  
    Legumes - same as Gluten Free grains
     
    I am also sensitive to a lot of AIP foods
    Raw tomatoes or peppers - I get a psoriasis flare.  Cooked seems to be ok
    Nuts - the usual bloating and digestive distress.  And they mess up my sleep
    Eggs - within a half hour my knee and hip are aching.  The quality of eggs make the difference here.  Cage free eggs are better (but still cause joint tenderness) Also correlation between eggs and eczema.  Dropping dairy helped significantly, however still had eczema pretty badly on my hands.  It has since completely cleared.