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Tallulah Wolf-Angel

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Hi Everyone!


On September 11 I finished my Whole90 AIP. I have been slowly reintroducing things, and so far only green peppers are an absolute NO, but really, I have not tried very many things yet. For now, I'm just reintroducing things that are compliant on Whole30, but restricted on AIP (there are a lot of them  :blink: ), because I really plan to stick to the plan 99% of the time for the foreseeable future.


I have RA, and am hoping that if I stick with it, I may be able to get off all my meds, if not actually experience a cure. Here are my successes so far:


After 30 days I was able to get off Prednisone, which I had been on for over 15 years. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the effects of this evil drug, once you start it is extremely hard to get back off. I tried for years, and every time I got down to the last 1 or 2 mg I would have another RA flare and have to up my dose again. I feel so grateful and liberated--if getting off this drug were my only result from my Whole90 I would be thrilled  :D . Now I am addressing the lasting side effects--osteoporosis, tendinitis, and super-thin skin. But I have faith these conditions will gradually reverse if I continue to eat only healthy foods. I'm also supplementing with medicinal herbs to help remineralize and strengthen bones and skin.


I also take methotrexate once a week, which used to make me so ill for 24 hours after taking that I learned not to schedule anything important on Saturday, my "drug day". I have not adjusted my dose, but I have not been sick AT ALL from my methotrexate since the first week of my Whole90. What a gift! I now have 7 whole days a week for enjoying my new life, instead of only 6  :lol: .


My blood pressure, which was not bad to begin with (usually around 120/70) is now more like 101/64.


I haven't achieved "tiger blood", but my energy levels have greatly improved.


Before Whole90 I had spent 2 years counting calories and managed to lose 60 pounds. It was hard work, and I knew calorie counting would not be sustainable over the long term. But over Whole90 I easily lost 15 more. My legs, which have been huge my whole life, are thinning out and shaping up, and I'm pretty confident I won't be gaining any of those lost pounds back now.


And oh yeah--my life-long acne is gradually disappearing, and my hair is curlier!


So all in all, I still have a long way to go--joint pain is still my constant companion, and my energy is not great, but I feel so much better, and I'm totally stoked to see what will improve next!


Color me Grateful  :wub:

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Hi Tallulah! Congratulations on your success and taking charge of your health. I did the AIP on my first W30. I have Hashi's Thyroiditis, which is an AI disease. I've also tested positive for RA markers, but don't have any severe symptoms.


What I did find is that after 5 days on the AIP, the hot sharp pain in my elbow from tendinitis was almost gone. It was miraculous! I had overdone tree pruning back in January and it had been bothering me since then. Upon reintroduction of eggs, the pain returned. So now I no longer eat eggs. So maybe try eliminating or just limiting eggs if you eat them a lot (I had been having 2 each day for breakfast prior to my W30)


Keep going!!!

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Thanks, Bet! I already knew that eggs are not my friend if I'm feeling the least bit rocky, so only ate them occasionally before my Whole90. I didn't have any for 90 days, and when I tried reintroducing them it went just fine. So I think I can safely continue to have them once in a great while, as I did before. But I'm glad eliminating them helps you so much! I'm thinking either there are still some things I'm sensitive to that I haven't discovered yet, or it may just be that it will take longer than 90 days to address all the things going on with my RA. I'm in for the long haul  :)

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