urban_cowgirl Posted August 16, 2013 Share Posted August 16, 2013 So this is my 2nd Whole30. My primary goal in doing W30 was to lower my blood pressure so I could get off the meds. I was consistently in the range of 140-150/90-95 and I am averaging around 110/70 now with no meds! It's a good thing since the meds were causing me to break out in an itchy rash and just a few days ago I read that it has been found that long term use doubles the risk of breast cancer. I did a haphazard reintro on my first round and just lapsed eventually back into my old patterns... weight and BP went back up. So after the 2nd W30 I've lost about 6 lbs and reset the BP. Added dairy first and seemed to be okay with cheese - yogurt made me feel horrible - but I am wondering if it was because of the sugar, so I might try another dairy round with sugar free greek yogurt next time. (Honestly the real reason I liked yogurt was because of the sugar so I may just skip that.) Today was gluten/grains. Had an English muffin with breakfast, a tuna sandwich on wheat for lunch and a side of pasta for dinner and am feeling no negative effects... not too surprising as I have been tested for both gluten and wheat sensitivities and showed none. Ok - you are probably wondering at this point 'what is her question?'. I was having digestive difficulties during the W30 and specifically I think I had trouble digesting fat. So I bought the Digest Platinum that I read was recommended - but I started taking that right at the same time of my reintro. I am not having the same digestive issues now but my question is... should I go back into the W30 first and put off the reintro? Would the enzymes mask any symptoms I might have for a food causing me a reaction? Or should I just continue on every 4th day adding something in and stay on the enzymes? BTW I have a strong hunch that sugar is the culprit for my high BP. I don't drink soda at all but it is hidden in so many processed foods! I was also eating a little dark chocolate on a daily basis before the W30. Thanks for any advice. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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