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  1. Summary: I am going to starting my first Whole30 Sept 1st. Problem is I am about to start weaning off of prednisone. I am a crohnie and an ostomate. I have been on low dose prednisone for YEARS. Without it I throw up. My new GI wants me off the steroids but the weaning protocol jumps me up to 40 mg for 14 days then down by 5 mg one week at a time (currently taking only 7.5mg daily) High doses usually make me feel great, energetic and happy. I am concerned that I won't know what I feel due to the 'roids vs. my change in diet. Don't want to delay whole 30 due to a trip mid October. Anyone been through something like this?
  2. Hi there, I just completed my 2nd Whole 30 and I'm excited to report that I lost 13lbs for the second time! Unfortunately, after losing it the first time it was the holiday season and I binged on every cookie and pastry that I could find, and felt disgusted 15 lbs later when I had gained everything back plus 2 lbs. I confess the first time was rough, but I was especially pleased with the results the second time around because I noticed my energy stabilize almost immediately (within 3 days) and an outcome I wasn't expecting: my overall mental health vastly improved with this diet. I am being treated for schizoaffective disorder, which in my case is a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and prior to the Whole 30 I was dealing with a lot of anger and mood swings, among other symptoms such as hearing voices, etc. I know that sounds scary, but I'm relaying it to you because I was truly helped by this diet. My last two weeks of the second Whole 30 and the voices have basically stopped and my mood is stable. I even experience joy now, which was a hard thing for me to sustain prior. I also don't have some of the back pain and hip pain I used to experience as a result of a sedentary job, where I sit on a yoga ball for 8 hours a day. The diet helped that as well. What really sells me on this diet however is the fact that after doing it the first time my doctor was astonished at my weight loss and my blood sugar levels! She had been harping at me to lose weight and bring down my blood sugar levels for years, and had even put me on a drug called Metformin which helps to counteract the weight gain effect of the psychotropics that I'm on, which had some success, but I had plateaued for quite some time. When I told my doctor that I had been on the Paleo diet she said, "Stay in the cave!" Anyway, I'm writing this post for anyone who has mental illness because I've had a long 12 year struggle with trying to find the right drug/diet combo that won't leave me feeling like a zombie (I used to sleep 16 hours a day--no kidding!) I also know how frustrating the medical community can be because they often blame the patient's will power and lack of exercise for weight gain, even though the affects of psychotropic drugs has been proven to cause weight gain, and now we know how addictive even the food that we're eating can be--and how detrimental to our health. Thank you Dallas and Melissa, I believe you have saved my life!
  3. Hi all, I finally got the results of my RAST testing and will begin my first Whole30 round in the morning. I've been fighting serious allergy and joint issues for quite a while, plus I have crohns disease so trying to figure out how to eat in a way that will make my body happy has been a tedious and ongoing process. Luckily according to the RAST test the only Whole30 food I definitely need to avoid is eggs. I have a level 5 reaction to whites and a level 4 to yolks. I'm very sad since I raise my own duck and chicken eggs! Other than that, I avoid seeds and some whole nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts) but can have others and can have all nut butters except peanuts. I have to be careful of too much fiber because it can cause a blockage, but as long as I'm strategic, I like most vegetables and fruits. Breakfast is where I'm clueless. I've been eating an egg sandwich (now egg, dairy and wheat intolerant) or omelet 95% of the mornings for the past 5 years. Thanks in advance!
  4. My friend is doing her first Whole30 with me as I do my second.... We're on day 5 and she feels nauseous every time she eats. Could this have something to do with the fact she has haemochromatosis (high levels of iron in the blood)? Anybody have answers for Kate? Would really appreciate some input!
  5. I've had high cholesterol for years now (my dad has it too). I was so excited to see the results! Even though my HDL decreased a tiny bit my LDL dropped significantly! My triglyceride and VLDL levels have increased - need to see about lowering them but otherwise I'm happy! July 2012 Cholesterol/HDL Cholesterol PLASMA 3.2 HDL Cholesterol PLASMA 78 mg/dL LDL Cholesterol PLASMA 146 (H) mg/dL Cholesterol PLASMA 249 (H) < i> mg/dL Triglyceride PLASMA 127 mg/dL VLDL Cholesterol PLASMA 25 mg/dL December 2012 Cholesterol/HDL Cholesterol PLASMA 3.0 HDL Cholesterol PLASMA 75 mg/dL LDL Cholesterol PLASMA 115 (H) mg/dL Cholesterol PLASMA 224 (H) < i> mg/dL Triglyceride PLASMA 171 (H) mg/dL VLDL Cholesterol PLASMA 34 mg/dL