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I started my second Whole 30 July 10th as I had fallen off the wagon bad. I knew I needed a reset. On Day 15 I mistakenly ingested sugar in mustard and decided to start over. I'm not counting days anymore, but I do know my goal day is August 24. With all that being said you can decide how many days I have been on because it really doesn't matter except to speak to being on the Whole 30 and allergies. I get monthly allergy shots as I can not even tell you how bad my allergies are. I break out in hives often and lately my left eye has taken to being swollen shut on many, many days and I was using eye drops regularly to prevent it as allergy shots and meds don't help that. Yesterday, I had my monthly 5 allergy shots and normally have huge reactions on my arms despite the fact that I have been getting allergy shots for almost 3 years now. The reaction is all within what my doctor says is normal, but the site gets very itchy all day and usually red and slightly swollen. Yesterday I got my shots in the morning and right before I went to bed I realized I had NO REACTION to the shots! I seriously couldn't believe it. I hadn't been itchy all day and you couldn't even tell where I had received them. Normally if I run my hand over my upper arm there are huge bumps and I had nothing. I'm not sure how the Whole 30 does this, but this is better than weight loss. It is quality of life! I can't wait to see if it will help me heal all of my allergies permanently. Thought I'd share in case anyone is suffering with allergies or has had a similar success I would love to hear!
Since my first Whole 30 (currently on day 21 of my 4th), I've been slowly working through a laundry list of underlying health concerns that I've either been ignoring or unable to separate from the general overlay of ill health and inflammation that my poor diet and inflammation created. Even my primary (Whom, I must admit, I adore) has commented on all the work I've been doing to get myself truly healthy, and has started gearing my health care toward helping me further that work. Thanks to Whole 30, I've had a 33 year old ankle injury properly diagnosed and repaired. I've had my diagnosis of chronic ulcerative colitis removed. We've found the actual cause of my persistent unexplained dizziness. And now, I'm finally facing my biggest health obstacle head-on: Dentistry. I'm a true dental phobe (for legit reasons), and haven't seen one for WAY too many years (for probably not-so-legit reasons). As a result, my mouth is a major mess. I finally bit the bullet last week and visited a dentist who specializes in dental phobes and sedation dentistry. (To show just how strong of a phobia I have, I didn't sleep the night before and ended up crying just during the x-ray process. And this place SPECIALIZES in dealing with these fears. They were wonderful. I was a mess!) Unfortunately, their anesthesiologist determined that, due to my history, I'm not a candidate for in-office sedation. But, because I have managed to believe in myself and my self worth enough to complete multiple W30s, I wasn't ready to give up on myself in this. I will have the work done without sedation. It's not going to be easy, fun, or even less than terrifying, but I know I can do this. Because I know, thanks to Whole 30, I'm worth it.