Johnny M

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    Johnny M got a reaction from Emm in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Hawaii is an amazing place for whole30 vacationing. I spent some time on the big island 2 years ago and most of what I ate was local, sustainable food. Most lunches were fresh grilled fish topped with mango salsa...side dishes were grilled veggies and desserts were fresh fruit and berries. Even my cocktails were passion fruit infused vodka with club soda which while not whole30, is a good compromise for me when not being strict.
    I also had a great trip to the dominican republic a few years ago where at most meals there was some kind of plain bbq option. IN fact we took a catamaran to an island somewhere in the Caribbean one day and lunch was an outside cookout with all kinds of meats cooked to order in front of us.
    Hawaii is extremely conducive to play and the whole environment is laid back and stress free. So much so that locals I talked to said it's often advantageous for children to leave the islands for education because they want them challenged in ways the islands don't provide...but that makes it a great escape for the rest of us. Exercise and active recovery is plentiful with things like paddleboarding, surfing, swimming.
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    Johnny M got a reaction from ACCSanchez in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Hawaii is an amazing place for whole30 vacationing. I spent some time on the big island 2 years ago and most of what I ate was local, sustainable food. Most lunches were fresh grilled fish topped with mango salsa...side dishes were grilled veggies and desserts were fresh fruit and berries. Even my cocktails were passion fruit infused vodka with club soda which while not whole30, is a good compromise for me when not being strict.
    I also had a great trip to the dominican republic a few years ago where at most meals there was some kind of plain bbq option. IN fact we took a catamaran to an island somewhere in the Caribbean one day and lunch was an outside cookout with all kinds of meats cooked to order in front of us.
    Hawaii is extremely conducive to play and the whole environment is laid back and stress free. So much so that locals I talked to said it's often advantageous for children to leave the islands for education because they want them challenged in ways the islands don't provide...but that makes it a great escape for the rest of us. Exercise and active recovery is plentiful with things like paddleboarding, surfing, swimming.
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    Johnny M got a reaction from praxisproject in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Hawaii is an amazing place for whole30 vacationing. I spent some time on the big island 2 years ago and most of what I ate was local, sustainable food. Most lunches were fresh grilled fish topped with mango salsa...side dishes were grilled veggies and desserts were fresh fruit and berries. Even my cocktails were passion fruit infused vodka with club soda which while not whole30, is a good compromise for me when not being strict.
    I also had a great trip to the dominican republic a few years ago where at most meals there was some kind of plain bbq option. IN fact we took a catamaran to an island somewhere in the Caribbean one day and lunch was an outside cookout with all kinds of meats cooked to order in front of us.
    Hawaii is extremely conducive to play and the whole environment is laid back and stress free. So much so that locals I talked to said it's often advantageous for children to leave the islands for education because they want them challenged in ways the islands don't provide...but that makes it a great escape for the rest of us. Exercise and active recovery is plentiful with things like paddleboarding, surfing, swimming.
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    Johnny M got a reaction from Susan R in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Hah...Melissa...I just saw your post. Your vacation dream can totally be reality. I've done it!
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    Johnny M got a reaction from Xandra in Can I have Marijuana   
    I'm pretty sure it makes you hungry because of a complex effect it has on leptin and cannabinoid receptors in the brain not a blood sugar drop. But I'm no scientist, just a whole30 moderator and have to say for the record, none of us advocate any type of drug use other than what's prescribed and monitored by your doctor.
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    Johnny M got a reaction from Ayleenr in Can I have Marijuana   
    I'm pretty sure it makes you hungry because of a complex effect it has on leptin and cannabinoid receptors in the brain not a blood sugar drop. But I'm no scientist, just a whole30 moderator and have to say for the record, none of us advocate any type of drug use other than what's prescribed and monitored by your doctor.
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    Johnny M got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Can I have Marijuana   
    I'm pretty sure it makes you hungry because of a complex effect it has on leptin and cannabinoid receptors in the brain not a blood sugar drop. But I'm no scientist, just a whole30 moderator and have to say for the record, none of us advocate any type of drug use other than what's prescribed and monitored by your doctor.
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    Johnny M got a reaction from kb0426 in Can I have Marijuana   
    I'm pretty sure it makes you hungry because of a complex effect it has on leptin and cannabinoid receptors in the brain not a blood sugar drop. But I'm no scientist, just a whole30 moderator and have to say for the record, none of us advocate any type of drug use other than what's prescribed and monitored by your doctor.
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    Johnny M reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Can I have Marijuana   
    I'm not really sure how to respond to this. First, as far as pain management goes for serious conditions, I am aware of the uses and benefits of marijuana. If this is something you've talked about with your doctor, I'd certainly support medical use. If you're taking your own pain management into your own hands, well, I can't really help you with that. Do I think 10% - 30% of marijuana users become addicted? The research shows that to be true. Do I think smoking anything (putting smoke into your lungs) makes you less healthy? I do. Do I think there are downstream effects of smoking/ingesting pot that may interfere with other healthy pursuits? Yep. Is it illegal? Still, yes (even in Washington, as far as the federal government is concerned).
    But I can't really tell you what to do in this situation, as I don't understand your chronic pain, and how ingesting this substance might help. Would we ever say marijuana is okay during the Whole30? Hell no. But you're all grown-up people with your own unique contexts and full awareness of the consequences of your actions, and you are free to engage in whatever behaviors you feel are appropriate for your situation.
    Best, Melissa
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    Johnny M got a reaction from Raven in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Hah...Melissa...I just saw your post. Your vacation dream can totally be reality. I've done it!
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    Johnny M reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Before you ask, "Can I have..."   
    Before you post a question that starts with, "Can I have (insert food/drink/condiment here)," please follow these quick steps.

    1. Read this article, where we summarize the most common "Can I have" questions and answers! http://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/ If your food or beverage isn't listed there, then...
    2. Search this forum! (Google is the easiest way, simply google 'whole30 + item') Chances are, someone has asked the question before. If not...

    3. Post your question here, making sure the subject line includes the item in question. (Ex: subject, "Can I have kombucha?") (Include as much detail in your post including ingredients you would like to check as possible)

    Thanks for participating - and best of luck on your Whole30!
    Melissa, Dallas and the Whole9 team