Mare Bear Posted October 19, 2012 Share Posted October 19, 2012 I just finished my first Whole42 (day 12 I learned that my smoked salmon had brown sugar in it so I tacked on an additional 12 days). I ate quite cleanly to begin with and emptied my cupboards & started fresh so it has been easy to stay 100% compliant. For ~3 weeks (since week 3 of my Whole30) I have had an upset stomach, bloating & loose BMs, and my face & neck are covered with whiteheads/big bumps under the skin. The digestive enzymes didn't help. My facialist thinks eating coconut oil is too much for my skin. Last week I remembered doing allergy testing in 1988 so I dug up my notes. I'm not sure what the numbers mean but it seems everything I've been eating I was allergic to in 1988 - cauliflower 3/5, cabbage 3/4 = broccoli, brussels sprouts, bok choy, arugula, kale, collards, turnips, wasabi, horseradish, mustard - what's left?! and coconut 2/3 (I've been eating oil, milk, water, enzymes, vinegar, flakes you name it). The highest was baker's yeast 5/9, but that's easy to avoid, chocolate 3/3 & soy 2/2. Could this be making my stomach & face such an uncomfortable mess for so long? I don't know if these #s are RAST ratings or something else. The notes say Percutaneous Tests, AH and PE Intermed. I did eat a lot of these things before but with more grains & beans (& no upset stomach). So since day 42 I've been aiming for none of the above and still want to reintroduce to test a few things before I go back to "Mary's seriously limited Whole30, Phase II." The first thing I tried was Chicken 65 at my favorite Indian restaurant. Not sure what's on it but I think maybe a little wheat, spices, random oil (& bad animal farming karma). It went fine. I passed on testing the lassie because if I'm going to reintroduce dairy I want to start with sheep & goat to see if they cause problems before I try organic cow's dairy which will. I skipped the naan because I like the way the muffin top slid off my middle so quickly - I may forego the wheat & gluten reintro for a long time. Yesterday I made a vinaigrette with honey for my favorite green bean salad - I don't usually crave sugar so I felt ok having some. No headaches or fatigue so far. It looks like reintroducing is one day trial eating of one thing, then 3 days back on Whole30, then reintroduce something else. Just wish my stomach was happier and my face would clear up. Any thoughts? Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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