Marcy Ratcliff Posted June 22, 2019 Share Posted June 22, 2019 Hi! Recently on a hike I may have been bitten by a tick, but since I didn't actually see a tick or a bulls-eye rash, just started developing symptoms of Bartonella (a common co-infection with Lyme), when I got in to see a naturopath she didn't want to put me on antiobiotics, but prescribed some antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory supplements -- and an anti-inflammatory, Whole30-ish diet. After talking over my medical history and habits she thought I'd be okay still eating legumes and gluten-free grains, but recommended checking out It Starts With Food. So I started taking my supplements and changing my diet, except for a camping trip with family where she said not to stress about it, just go on vacation. And then I got back and started reading It Starts With Food. I found the science fascinating! Though it's the potential Bartonella infection and tick bite that brought me here, and though I don't need to lose weight, I see a lot of signs of systemic inflammation in myself, like possible endometriosis and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (a genetic collagen disorder, but I had a flare where it got particularly painful after a complicated pregnancy with LOTS of sleep deprivation). So now I want to do the whole program. Even if I start in just a couple days my 30 days will overlap a bit at the end with flying to my brother's wedding, but I don't want to put this off until after the wedding, especially since I need to be eating such a similar diet to the Whole30 regardless. So I'm on step 3 of my prep, jumping in! Hello everyone! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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