thuphaer Posted October 25, 2014 Share Posted October 25, 2014 Hey, Me and my girlfriend are doing whole30 together. It's her first whole30. We are writing this post together. She has diarrhea since day 3 of the whole30. She always has headaches. This has worsened since she is on the whole30. She feels a bit more tired during the whole30. She has chronic hepatitis B. We are trying to clean up her diet. We hope to prevent her to need to take medicin. Why she is doing the whole30: * feeling more healthy * exploring what kind of foods better suit her body * improving her hepatitis B blood markers (lowering liver enzymes) * feeling less tired * having less headaches * wanting to have more energy We are doing a normal whole30 but we are trying to eat more foods which are good for the liver including red beets, tumeric, artichokes, shiitakes, coffee, eggs and dandelion tea. Important chronological facts and dates: * We met on june 20th. She hasn't done paleo before. She eats paleo/primal meals when she eats at my place. During the whole30 I often cook dinner for her. * She took a morning after pill on june 23th. She is often tired and/or ill since she used the morning after pill. This continues until this day. * She started using anti conception pill on june 29th. * She did a blood test for hepatitis B markers on september 11th. * We spoke to her liver doctor september 30th. Her blood markers were worse then before. * She started the whole30 on october 2nd. * She started having diarrhea on october 4th. * She was having a UTI infection and has taken antibiotics from october 8th until october 13th. * We made a mistake on october 12th. We didn't check the ingredients of some licorice tea. It contained a little bit of germinated barley. * She stopped eating processed salt and switched to sea salt from october 13th. * We started whole30 day one again on october 13th. * She started using the following supplements on october 16th: ** Now foods - Liver detoxifier & regenerator (whole30 compliant) : http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Liver-Detoxifier-Regenerator-90-Capsules/2483 ** Source Naturals - Mushroom immune defense (whole30 compliant) : http://www.iherb.com/Source-Naturals-Mushroom-Immune-Defense-16-Mushroom-Complex-60-Tablets/1472 * She has a blood test scheduled for next week (around october 30th) for blood markers related to hepatitis B. We hope to see some improvements. Typical breakfast options: * shake with vegetables(spinach/kale/beets)/1 raw egg/1-2 pieces of fruit/coconut milk or coconut water * 3 eggs baked in coconut oil with tomato and spinach * 3 eggs and a (pork) sausage baked in coconut oil with tomato and spinach Typical lunch options: * sweet potatoes baked in coconut oil. With ghee and sea salt. Sometimes she bakes 1-2 eggs in coconut oil to go with that. Sometimes no protein at all. * sometimes leftovers from dinner. * sometimes she combines breakfast and lunch into one meal Typical dinner: * sweet potatoes, vegetables, eggs/salmon/chicken/beef (liver/hear/meatloaf), herbs/spices, ghee/coconut oil/red palm oil. ** Sometimes mayonnaise made from organic refined olive oil/egg/lemon juice. ** Often a glass with some fruit and a bit of coconut water and/or kombucha as a dessert. Typical snacks include: * nuts * dates * prunes Other possible important facts: * She doubled her nut intake from about 250 grams to about 500 grams a week (compared to before the whole30). She eats different kind of nuts including cashew/brazil nuts/hazelnuts/walnuts/pecan nuts. * She eats more eggs and therefor more protein than before the whole30 * She eats less carbs than before the whole30 * She doesn't eat probiotics except for kombucha. She doesn't want to eat sauerkraut. We can't find whole30 compliant kimchi. * She hasn't eaten ghee, coconut oil, red palm oil before she met me (june 20th). * Coconut oil is not a likely suspect because she has eaten it at my place before the whole30. * She eats 2-3 pieces of fruit a day. * She stopped eating processed salt and switched to sea salt from october 13th. She doesn't eat seaweed often. I'm going to feed her kombu About her headaches: * She has a continuous headache through the day. It's a permanent thing. Sometimes it's less. * Headaches are worst when waking up and before going to sleep and when having sex. This week we are going to focus hard on sleep quality. Trying not to look into blue light before sleeping. She is going to switch to a hormonal based IUD to get less hormones into her body compared to the anti conception pill. My rough guesses of causes of her feeling so crappy are a combination of the following: * impact from hormones (morning after pill / anti conception pill) * impact from anti-biotics * hepatitis B * change of her food patterns but this should be a temporary thing * eating less carbs than usual (she was eating rice and bread before) * she has started drinking coffee often during the whole30. Before the whole30 she almost never drank coffee. Coffee drinking was recommended by her liver doctor. Any recommendations ? Should we put her on probiotics supplements? Any probiotic foods you can recommend ? Should we put her on predigestive enzymes ? 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