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  1. I am on Day 12 of my first Whole30, and unfortunately on Day 3 of an inflammatory arthritis flare. The arthritis is an extraintestinal complication of Crohn’s Disease that cause pain in all joints, especially small ones like fingers, wrists, toes and feet. I saw my rheumatologist this week, and he said, based on my symptoms, I’m also experiencing bursitis in my knees for the first time. (Fortunately, the Crohn’s isn’t flaring, which was my bigger concern when starting this.) I’ve read that chronic conditions might flare early in the Whole30, but I’m frustrated because one of the reasons I wanted to do this is to reduce inflammation. Now I have even more and have to start taking prednisone again, which causes horrible side effects. I’m also frustrated because I am starting to get more energy and want to do more things, but I hurt too bad to do them. Even typing this is painful. Just looking for some thoughts on why this may have happened and any advice on things to do differently.
  2. So I have been experiencing a painful swollen elbow following an injury during volleyball a few years back. During my pregnancy with my daughter, I regained almost all range of motion and felt good, but a few months after she was born the swelling and soreness were back. Then my knees started swelling out of the blue and I knew I was dealing with more than just an injury. I haven't started Whole30 because we have several things coming up that I know I won't be able to stay on plan throughout, but I am very curious.. If my inflammation IS connected to my diet, why now? I've eaten pretty decently my whole life, not alot of sugar and lots of veggies, but dairy and grains have always been a part of my diet. Why would I all of the sudden be experiencing problems with these foods when I've always eaten them without any issues. I'm not doubting this diet, just wondering if someone can explain why the body starts to react to foods that have never been a problem before. Anyone? And I would looove to hear from anyone dealing with these same issues!
  3. Claudia Bauder

    Rheumatism and inflammation

    Hello everyone, I need some help here. I have arthritis and am in a lot of pain. This is not working for me, yet. I have cut out dairy and grains, which I managed in a 10 day wind down. I did not eat poorly before, really, but had a real challenge also reducing the sugar. After TWO days of following the meal plan, my hands, feet and face were red, totally red. The problem: I am chronically ill with an autoimmune disease, various types of rheumatism. I was diagnosed in 2004 and have treated it well through dietary regulation and exercise. I don't eat much acidic food, no pork, little red meat, little nightshades and slaw. But these were on the menu the first two days in large amounts: 3 eggs for breakfast (instead on one, that I usually have), ground meat, squash, bell peppers, slaw, potatoes, tomatoes. After eating very much of these for three days, I am in a lot of pain and back on Ibuprofen, against pain and inflammation. Not good. I am trying to continue, somehow, and am trying to read about autoimmune with Whole30. Not easy... Any advice?
  4. Hi All, My mom (74 years old) suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis. I bought the audio book "it is all about food" and learnt that some types of food causes inflammation, however, the statement is very generic and and wonder where I can find a list of specific food she should avoid or on the contrary, eat to help with her pain. Since she has type 2 diabetes, the list of food types should not have a high level of sugar. Any information will be very appreciated. Thanks
  5. maryupchurch

    Anti-inflammatory Whole 30

    Last year I did Whole 30 in January & saw that there was a shopping list for an "Anti-Inflammatory" version of Whole 30 - Is that resource still available? I couldn't find it anywhere.
  6. Hi, everybody! I'm a newbie, reading all I can and looking for others with similar health issues who either are just starting out or who have had some successes already! I am also (almost) a 3-year breast cancer survivor with PMR (Polymyalgia Rheumatica) and wicked nightly/early morning leg cramps. I've done Paleo before, but it was hard to stick with (SWYPOs got me, I think!). Anyhow, I'm on Day 5 and my joints feel a little better, I think, but the extreme leg cramps are still going--and I'm still a little tired and headachey. I'm having fun finding recipes and being creative in the kitchen. If anyone else has any experience with any of the above health issues and Whole30, or if you have favorite recipes, please let me know. I'm optimistic and looking forward to getting to know other Whole30ers! Thanks, Susan
  7. Hi, I'm wondering if any other arthritis sufferers out there are on NSAIDs, and if they've had good results on the Whole30. I've had pretty severe inflammation in my right SI joint and the L2 vertebra for the past 8 years, since I was 27. I take diclofenac twice a day, and if I miss more than two doses the pain gets pretty bad. I already have trouble sleeping a lot of the time because I get stiffness in the joints, and the discomfort keeps me up. My doctor's options for me are a) increase the does of what I'm currently on, or start on something stronger like enbrel that has some pretty scary side effects. I worry about what the NSAIDs are doing to my stomach and intestine, and if this is just making the inflammation worse over the long run. I decided to do the Whole30 to see if it would help with the inflammation so that maybe I could reduce my dosage. I also worry that because of the NSAIDs, that I'm not really going to be able to heal any intestinal damage that might be affecting things by doing the Whole30. I'm on day 21, and my inflammation is as bad as it always has been. I am sleeping much better and do have other positive effects to report, but I had hoped that the joint pain would get better. I also have hypothyroidism, not sure if that matters. Anyone else experienced anything like this?
  8. Hello, It's nice to meet you. My name is Court, I am a 42 year-old male, and am new to Whole30. I have been following the program for a week now. I have been enjoying it on many levels, and having been pretty heavy towards the Paleo side of eating, the transition wasn't difficult at all. I am enjoying the more leveled energy and clearer mind that I have been given this week as a result of paying much more attention to what I am taking in. The main reason I have decided to try this plan is because of a pair of degenerating knees that are a result of injury and abuse over the last few decades. and I initially dislocated my right knee at age 12. Repeated dislocations forced me to get a major surgery while I was still growing in order to prevent any more. While the surgery did strengthen and align my knee better, it also was destructive. I chose not to get the same surgery on my left, and because of that, I experience a different type of wear that is known as patellar femoral syndrome. At age 40, I came down with a new crippling type of pain in my knees that turned out to be a new set of goodies in there: Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (also known as Chondrocalcinosis or "pseudogout"), and a meniscus tear in my left knee. All in all, my MRIs show a real party going on: Chondrocalcinosis Patellar Tendinitis Full-thickness cartilage loss Meniscus tear & cyst Bone Marrow Edema Fissuring of trochlea Bakers cyst I am writing to this forum to ask if anyone has any experience with their diet to help a really worn-out pair of knees. Whole30 attracted me due to the arthritis and tendinitis testimonials. Switching to a Paleo-focused diet has reduced my flare-ups from a crippling level to just a painful/annoying level. I follow a strict regimen of physical therapy exercises and yoga. But if there is anything I can do take it further, I'd love to know. My dream is to be able to ride my bike again. Thank you -Court