gbmerwin Posted October 18, 2013 Share Posted October 18, 2013 Hello All! I've been following whole9, went to a workshop, read ISWF, and completed 5 successful whole30's over the past 3 years. I have completely cut out all grains, legumes, soy, dairy, sugar, and processed foods. I do still drink coffee (black) and have my ocassional "off roads". My vice is French fries and my weekly beer or mixed drink. I've been experiencing breast soreness for over two weeks that progressively became worse. I developed a noticeable mass. I went to the doctor to have it checked right away. She diagnosed me with "Fibrocystic Breast Disease". I do have a scheduled mammogram and ultrasound to rule out cancer. I'm 36 years old and my grandmother had breast cancer at my age. The advice I was given by the doctor to reduce the pain (it was very painful) was a "low fat" diet, cut out caffeine, and low salt. I don't like taking any over the counter medicines or prescriptions unless I absolutely have to. So, I have not! My question is has anyone who follows this lifestyle ever experienced this and if so, what is "low fat"? I eat avocados, coconut oil, evoo, daily. And of course the fat in meats. I cut back my coffee to 1/2 a cup and the pain is already less. I will go cold turkey this weekend because I know I'll get horrible withdrawal headaches. I can already hear Melissa and Dallas say something like " if you need it that bad, get rid of it." Ha ha! I'm a long distance runner as well and I'm worried about taking out any fat in my diet. Any advice or thoughts would be helpful. The pain feels like I'm breast feeding and super engorged, so if diet can help this, I'm on board! I already know and reap so many benefits from eating Paleo! Thanks! Brandy Merwin Link to comment
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