Helene2310

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    Helene2310 got a reaction from Jody H in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    Thanks for starting the thread! I've been battling CFS/EBV for about 3 years. I have dipped into whole30 since October and have seen slow progress. I have to admit due to the holidays I haven't been 100% compliant but I am now on day 5 and I am fully committed!
    I am doing the autoimmune protocol to really kick start my body and help heal my body, even though it is strict I can really see a difference with cutting out the extra things. I have been slowly trying to get back into exercise, some days it's just impossible. I would love to hear any suggestions anyone has??
    Here's to healing fibromyalgia/cfs!!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from Amanda Bennett in Anyone tried low-FODMAP + AI Protocol + Whole30?   
    Karen- that sounds delicious! Do you just steam the sweet potatoes? Or do you sauté them in the pan with the rest of the stuff? Ill have to try this.
    I don't know if you like cabbage, but I make a cabbage breakfast dish that I enjoy in the morning! You saute a yellow onion with cocnut oil, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and salt and pepper with red cabbage until soft then add a chopped up green apple. It's a sweet breakfast veggie!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from SherryS75 in Starting Jan. 2   
    Hi everyone, I will be starting Jan 2 as well! I did my first whole30 last year and loved it but have been eating on and off paleo ever since and completely went down hill this holiday season. I am discouraged because I started whole30 for health reasons and feel that I have set myself back a little due to my recent poor food choices. My goal is complete the whole30 autoimmune protocol, it done parts of it before but I want to go all the way and see what progress I can make. We will see how it goes... Good luck to everyone!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from KimSilverton in Anyone tried low-FODMAP + AI Protocol + Whole30?   
    Hi Kim!
    Sorry to hear about your stomach pains. I too have been dealing with some autoimmune issues and I just got to the point where I was just tired of not feeling normal. I was ate regulartively healthy but wanted to try if farther to at least see.
    I cut out all nightshades, eggs, nuts/seeds, all starches, and all fruit except berries. It was very challenging however I'm doing really good with it.
    What I started learning about my body was I need to eat extra protein and fats (avacado/olives) to help the cravings and feel satisfied. With cooked vegetables there is soooo much you can do. I do a lot of sautéeds and use my base typically as onions, garlic, and mushrooms and it gives it sooo much flavor. I am only on day 15 but I can defiantly tell a different without the nuts. There are a lot of recipes out there just make sure you ensure variety with spices and different proteins and you will be able to do it!!
    Don't think about how you can never have a certain type of food again, I just think that this is a 30 day challenge and I want to win! You can do it! Let me know if you need suggestions.
    Good luck!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from Jody H in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    Thanks for starting the thread! I've been battling CFS/EBV for about 3 years. I have dipped into whole30 since October and have seen slow progress. I have to admit due to the holidays I haven't been 100% compliant but I am now on day 5 and I am fully committed!
    I am doing the autoimmune protocol to really kick start my body and help heal my body, even though it is strict I can really see a difference with cutting out the extra things. I have been slowly trying to get back into exercise, some days it's just impossible. I would love to hear any suggestions anyone has??
    Here's to healing fibromyalgia/cfs!!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from Megan Claydon in Gaining weight?!?!   
    Thank you Melissa, I do agree with the job that as long as I balance stress inside and outside of work I can manage it.
    Glad to hear you touched on supplementation because I did spend good amounts of money to get some very detailed testing done as to what my body is deficient in and what it does not produce. They then created customized vitamin powders and amino acid powders to help regulate my body.
    From all of your feedback and suggestion I feel more encouraged that I am on the right track to healing, I just need to be patient and give it time, which for a Type A like me is very challenging! Haha. But thank you for all your feedback, ill keep sticking with the AIP!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from Amanda Bennett in Whole30 and AIP: Fearing Isolation   
    Goodluck Amanda! The AI can be strict at first but there are so many combinations you can put together and some great recipes out there if you just search. Throughout the forums on "whole30 for medical conditions" I've found great ideas, suggestions, and reciepes.
    One thing that helps me is cooking in batches. I make food for 4-5days and freeze it in plastic containers, so easy to take on the go. Nothing feels better than feeling good! You can do this!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from Amanda Bennett in Whole30 and AIP: Fearing Isolation   
    Goodluck Amanda! The AI can be strict at first but there are so many combinations you can put together and some great recipes out there if you just search. Throughout the forums on "whole30 for medical conditions" I've found great ideas, suggestions, and reciepes.
    One thing that helps me is cooking in batches. I make food for 4-5days and freeze it in plastic containers, so easy to take on the go. Nothing feels better than feeling good! You can do this!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from Amanda Bennett in Whole30 and AIP: Fearing Isolation   
    Goodluck Amanda! The AI can be strict at first but there are so many combinations you can put together and some great recipes out there if you just search. Throughout the forums on "whole30 for medical conditions" I've found great ideas, suggestions, and reciepes.
    One thing that helps me is cooking in batches. I make food for 4-5days and freeze it in plastic containers, so easy to take on the go. Nothing feels better than feeling good! You can do this!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from Amanda Bennett in Anyone tried low-FODMAP + AI Protocol + Whole30?   
    Karen- that sounds delicious! Do you just steam the sweet potatoes? Or do you sauté them in the pan with the rest of the stuff? Ill have to try this.
    I don't know if you like cabbage, but I make a cabbage breakfast dish that I enjoy in the morning! You saute a yellow onion with cocnut oil, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and salt and pepper with red cabbage until soft then add a chopped up green apple. It's a sweet breakfast veggie!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from ddjohns83 in Autoimmune- So what CAN I eat?   
    Momlatte: thanks for the follow up, I was doing good. I cut out all nuts, eggs, nightshades, and high sugar fruits and was going strong but I then accidentally drank tonic water 3 days in a row and didn't realize it had sugar I decided to start over and aim for 90 days! However, I splurged for 4 days before restarting... Terrible idea!!
    I am now on day 2 and feeling a little of the detox. Overall as long as I make my meals tasteful and eat enough protein and good fat I do good! I'm ready for 90, through the holidays and everything. Just 1 whole30 at a time!
    How are you? Feeling better? Still tolerating eggs well?
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from Susie Que in Starting over.... Take 2   
    @susie: I too am on day two of my second whole30. I got through day16 then realized I drank tonic water for 3 days and didn't realize it had sugar so I'm starting over.
    I can relate with your adrenal fatigue. I too have adrenal fatigue, Epstein Barr/chronic fatigue. Some days it feels like no matter what I do I just don't want to do anything but lay flat on my back and not move. I have noticed some positive increase with the whole30. I am doing the autoimmune protocol (cutting out nuts/seeds, eggs, nightshades, and my own choice of high sugar fruits) because my body is so delicate right now I want to heal it as much as possible.
    If you haven't read the book "Adrenal Fatugue: 21st century stress syndrome" by James L Wilson, it is a pretty good book. I really took away the sleep time part of it. Might be something helpful to you. Also try the forums "whole30 with medical conditions" there is some good feedback/info there.
    Adrenal fatigue can be a very slow process, but don't give up. My holistic dr told me not to be afraid to sleep and not exercise to prevent from overdoing. I have been doing light stretching and gentle yoga. As hard as it is not to work out, resting as really helped!
    Adrenal fatigue can be healed! We can do it
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    Helene2310 reacted to Helene2310 in Anyone tried low-FODMAP + AI Protocol + Whole30?   
    Mickey: good for you! Have you noticed a difference or improvement in your autoimmune issue?
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from KimSilverton in Anyone tried low-FODMAP + AI Protocol + Whole30?   
    Hi Kim!
    Sorry to hear about your stomach pains. I too have been dealing with some autoimmune issues and I just got to the point where I was just tired of not feeling normal. I was ate regulartively healthy but wanted to try if farther to at least see.
    I cut out all nightshades, eggs, nuts/seeds, all starches, and all fruit except berries. It was very challenging however I'm doing really good with it.
    What I started learning about my body was I need to eat extra protein and fats (avacado/olives) to help the cravings and feel satisfied. With cooked vegetables there is soooo much you can do. I do a lot of sautéeds and use my base typically as onions, garlic, and mushrooms and it gives it sooo much flavor. I am only on day 15 but I can defiantly tell a different without the nuts. There are a lot of recipes out there just make sure you ensure variety with spices and different proteins and you will be able to do it!!
    Don't think about how you can never have a certain type of food again, I just think that this is a 30 day challenge and I want to win! You can do it! Let me know if you need suggestions.
    Good luck!
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from hollywynne in Quitting Prilosec   
    Great for you for wanting to stop your medications! My mom was on Prilosec and managed to get off, but my one advice that I saw through her is GO VERY SLOW and keep a close eye on your symptoms.
    This article is one that helped my mom to tapper off:
    http://howtoquitprilosec.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-quit-prilosec-omeprazole-and.html?m=1
    Best of luck
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    Helene2310 got a reaction from Wholelottachange in Autoimmune- So what CAN I eat?   
    Thank you for both of the responses!
    Paleo mom was a great read, very insightful. I do agree that all the whole30 foods are good foods, I've decided for 30 days just to cut it all out and keep it very restrictive so hopefully I can get to the root cause and heal.
    Day 4 and going strong!
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    Helene2310 reacted to Derval in Homemade Mayo & My Self-Image   
    Speaking of fancy - this spice mix is delish mixed into mayo, or just sprinkled on hb eggs with mayo
    http://buttoni.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/shawarma-spice-blend/