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    ladyshanny got a reaction from paleopina in Aquamin   
    Actually yes. 
    Melissa's reply: Carrageenan is a specific processed additive from algae, whereas this stuff appears to be totally different. Plus even if it was similar, we're not making a specific ruling against all algae as that would rule out vegan omega-3 supplementation. So tell her it's fine.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from LauraOC in Aquamin   
    Actually yes. 
    Melissa's reply: Carrageenan is a specific processed additive from algae, whereas this stuff appears to be totally different. Plus even if it was similar, we're not making a specific ruling against all algae as that would rule out vegan omega-3 supplementation. So tell her it's fine.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Andrea Parks in Aquamin   
    Based on the fact that this item is extracted from the same red seaweed as is carrageenan, I would not consume this product. Carrageenan is extremely disruptive to the gut.
    Although derived from a natural source, it appears to be particularly destructive to the digestive system, triggering an immune response similar to that your body has when invaded by pathogens like Salmonella. The result: “It predictably causes inflammation...." more at Wellness Mama
    I will reach out to Melissa and get a ruling on this but in the meantime if I were you I would avoid.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from anniejean83 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Sinking and floating are both normal. Your new batch should grow a new Scoby on the surface as it goes through the fermentation process.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from paleopina in Aquamin   
    Based on the fact that this item is extracted from the same red seaweed as is carrageenan, I would not consume this product. Carrageenan is extremely disruptive to the gut.
    Although derived from a natural source, it appears to be particularly destructive to the digestive system, triggering an immune response similar to that your body has when invaded by pathogens like Salmonella. The result: “It predictably causes inflammation...." more at Wellness Mama
    I will reach out to Melissa and get a ruling on this but in the meantime if I were you I would avoid.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Delicacious in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Each item that you reintroduce is to be done on a completely clear framework. Ie, if you introduce soy first, you eat Whole30 for a couple of days to see how you react and then you move on to the next item. Each item is done alone.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from SweetEnough in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    @Cathy125 - when you use juice, how long are you leaving it in second fermentation for? I only use juice and mine is always very fizzy, sometimes excessively so. 
     
     
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    ladyshanny reacted to kirkor in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Nah, that's the beauty of the "clean slate" that's created after 30 days of elimination.  You aren't automatically going to have a negative reaction just because you've avoided something for 30 days. It carageenan makes you itchy, or soy makes your fingernails hurt, that's going to be a specific thing you're going to want to take note of.  We can all "get used to" stuff and have a "new normal" --- that's why people who move from Oregon to Nevada all of a sudden report stuff like "holy crap, I can breathe better!"  If they just lived in Nevada for 30 days, then moved back to Oregon, well, sure, after 30 days in Oregon they probably wouldn't be conscious of the fact that their sinuses are all clogged up from mildew and whatever, but that doesn't mean Oregon is a friend to them.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from NathalyAF in Daily Email   
    If you have opted for the Whole30 Daily:
     
    the emails start with Day 0 so make sure you sign up in advance of your Day 1 to receive full benefit if you are across the world from the US, sign up to receive them one day in advance so they arrive on the day you are actually on if you have issues with or need help with your subscription, email [email protected] if you aren't receiving the emails, first check your spam, "promotions" and "social" tabs in your email (especially for gmail clients) please do not republish any portion of the daily emails.  They are a gift that you have given yourself and are a paid product.  Any republishing of their content will be immediately deleted. UPDATE: the daily emails were phased out when the Whole30 Day by Day was released. The cost of the book is similar to the cost of the emails but includes more motivation and support. 
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from jenrunsaustin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    2 pounds ground chicken (I use ground chicken thighs as it's moister...if you use ground breast, add some of the bacon fat for richness)
    1 pound bacon, diced and cooked until very crispy, then drained
    1 bunch cilantro chopped
    a handful of chives from the garden...or a couple scallions
    Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
    Form into patties...and then in that magical depression that you make in the middle of a burger to stop it turning into a baseball when you cook it? You jam a bunch of pickled jalapeños.  
     
    I would have preferred to mix the jalapeños into the burger meat but husband doesn't like spicy so I had to do it so that he could pick them out/off.
     
    I grilled the ones I have on hand right now but have also done them in the oven...on a rack placed on a cookie sheet and baked at 500F for 10-12 minutes.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from The Natural in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    2 pounds ground chicken (I use ground chicken thighs as it's moister...if you use ground breast, add some of the bacon fat for richness)
    1 pound bacon, diced and cooked until very crispy, then drained
    1 bunch cilantro chopped
    a handful of chives from the garden...or a couple scallions
    Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
    Form into patties...and then in that magical depression that you make in the middle of a burger to stop it turning into a baseball when you cook it? You jam a bunch of pickled jalapeños.  
     
    I would have preferred to mix the jalapeños into the burger meat but husband doesn't like spicy so I had to do it so that he could pick them out/off.
     
    I grilled the ones I have on hand right now but have also done them in the oven...on a rack placed on a cookie sheet and baked at 500F for 10-12 minutes.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from CaseyP in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    @Cathy125 - when you use juice, how long are you leaving it in second fermentation for? I only use juice and mine is always very fizzy, sometimes excessively so. 
     
     
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from bjyoung116 in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Mine are definitely levelling out. It's taken a few months of consistent Whole30 eating. I wouldn't say I have an easy time yet but I no longer have estrogen-drop menstrual migraines every month and my cramps and bleeding are manageable whereas I used to not be able to leave the house for 2 days.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from bjyoung116 in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    I had a weird long stint of light spotting this Whole30 also.  I think sometimes it has to do with where in your cycle you start.  I started Whole30 on the second day of my period, went as per normal for the week and then pretty much spotted and bled for the whole next week.  My period is due to start on Feb 1st and I have some of the normal "pre" symptoms (boobs, softness around the middle) but no severe cravings, no headache, no moodiness.  
     
    It's all about the hormones rebalancing.  Do see your doctor if you feel that your spotting is cause for concern though as no one here is a medical professional.
     
    As far as your pooping it could be a simple answer of tweaking what you're eating.  Post a couple days of food including quantities eaten, fluids, exercise, sleep and stress and let's see if there is anything that stands out.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from kclose in Daily Email   
    If you have opted for the Whole30 Daily:
     
    the emails start with Day 0 so make sure you sign up in advance of your Day 1 to receive full benefit if you are across the world from the US, sign up to receive them one day in advance so they arrive on the day you are actually on if you have issues with or need help with your subscription, email [email protected] if you aren't receiving the emails, first check your spam, "promotions" and "social" tabs in your email (especially for gmail clients) please do not republish any portion of the daily emails.  They are a gift that you have given yourself and are a paid product.  Any republishing of their content will be immediately deleted. UPDATE: the daily emails were phased out when the Whole30 Day by Day was released. The cost of the book is similar to the cost of the emails but includes more motivation and support. 
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Anhe in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Super easy one yesterday.  Ground beef/turkey combo, diced red pepper, snow peas and a big handful of baby kale.  Served with some pickled jalapeños and a blop of mayo.
     
     

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    ladyshanny got a reaction from CaseyP in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Don't cover any part of your brews (hotel or regular brew) with a lid that is not completely porous. The scoby needs plenty of oxygen. Just cover with a towel, coffee filter or paper towel and a rubber band.
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    ladyshanny reacted to Jbaehre in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    @ladyshanny Thanks for the advice. I will motivate and make an appointment with a doctor. I'm feeling great otherwise, so hopefully it turns out to be nothing. I'm not starving myself, and I do have the energy to exercise, so maybe it is just taking longer than normal for my hormone levels to recover after 20 years on the pill!
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Clooney in Daily Email   
    If you have opted for the Whole30 Daily:
     
    the emails start with Day 0 so make sure you sign up in advance of your Day 1 to receive full benefit if you are across the world from the US, sign up to receive them one day in advance so they arrive on the day you are actually on if you have issues with or need help with your subscription, email [email protected] if you aren't receiving the emails, first check your spam, "promotions" and "social" tabs in your email (especially for gmail clients) please do not republish any portion of the daily emails.  They are a gift that you have given yourself and are a paid product.  Any republishing of their content will be immediately deleted. UPDATE: the daily emails were phased out when the Whole30 Day by Day was released. The cost of the book is similar to the cost of the emails but includes more motivation and support. 
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from CherryPie0420 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Super easy one yesterday.  Ground beef/turkey combo, diced red pepper, snow peas and a big handful of baby kale.  Served with some pickled jalapeños and a blop of mayo.
     
     

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    ladyshanny got a reaction from VivaLaMeredith in Daily Email   
    If you have opted for the Whole30 Daily:
     
    the emails start with Day 0 so make sure you sign up in advance of your Day 1 to receive full benefit if you are across the world from the US, sign up to receive them one day in advance so they arrive on the day you are actually on if you have issues with or need help with your subscription, email [email protected] if you aren't receiving the emails, first check your spam, "promotions" and "social" tabs in your email (especially for gmail clients) please do not republish any portion of the daily emails.  They are a gift that you have given yourself and are a paid product.  Any republishing of their content will be immediately deleted. UPDATE: the daily emails were phased out when the Whole30 Day by Day was released. The cost of the book is similar to the cost of the emails but includes more motivation and support. 
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Saorsa in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    I thought to post this shot of my breakfast prep this morning.  On the weekend I diced 5 bell peppers, 3# green beans, a bunch of steamed potatoes and some ham (note, the ham is not compliant but I am not on Whole30).  Now in the morning I just throw a handful of each into a frying pan with some fat, go blowdry my hair and pour a coffee and breakfast cooks itself.  Wash out one frying pan when the food has been plated and you're done!
     

     
    Note: the ham is non compliant but you could do the same with cooked chicken, cooked ground pork/beef, chopped roast, chopped pork chops etc.  Repeat, the ham is not compliant.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Renata Sue King-Dewar in Profile Image Issues   
    Hi Steven,
     
    The forum has a warning system/points capability but we don't use it.  You can just ignore this, everyone sees it on their own profile but everyone is "0".  
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    The trouble with kefir grains is that they need to be fed constantly or they will die. The scoby from making kombucha does not and will sit happily in its liquid for weeks before you have to feed it or make a new batch.
     
    Here's the summary I wrote for my blog way back when:
     
    SUMMARY! Time wise it will take you about 20 minutes every 6-9 days or so once you get going.  Get/make scoby. Brew and cool sweetened tea.  Dump equal amounts tea and water into large glass vessel with scoby. Come back 6-9 days later and start tasting.  Put tea in bottles when it tastes good to you. Put fruit or juice in bottles if desired. Refrigerate immediately if plain, counter ferment sealed & covered with towel if using fruit.  About 30 hours, burp daily.  Refrigerate.  Start again.
     
    So it takes up as much space on the counter as whatever size your brewing vessel is.  And it takes as much time as brewing some tea at the start of your batch and pouring it into bottles at the end of your ferment cycle.  It's so, super, ridiculously easy!
     
    You can PM me if you want more directed advice, I've got generosity of time right now!   
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hi Summeradele,  there are 66 pages in this particular thread with instructions, tips and tricks.  If you don't want to read through all of that, a quick google search will tell you how to get started.