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Hello,

I started the whole30 in March of 2019 and noticed a big improvement in my energy and pain (I have Hashimoto’s). After 30 days I scaled back to the Auto Immune Protocol for a few weeks, but didn’t notice further improvements, so I shifted to a Paleo diet. Since then I’ve tried reintroducing certain foods with no luck, so I’ve pretty much been on a strict Paleo diet for about a year. It has been really helpful and I like being on it. The only issue I can’t seem to figure out is chronic diarrhea, which I had on and off in the beginning, and have had consistently for the last six months or so. I take probiotics, drink Kombucha, and I tried cutting out coffee, which didn’t seem to make a difference. Wondering if there is something I might be missing in my diet, or something I might be sensitive to that I’m overlooking.

Thanks for your help.

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On 5/3/2020 at 8:13 AM, SamanthaP said:

Hello,

I started the whole30 in March of 2019 and noticed a big improvement in my energy and pain (I have Hashimoto’s). After 30 days I scaled back to the Auto Immune Protocol for a few weeks, but didn’t notice further improvements, so I shifted to a Paleo diet. Since then I’ve tried reintroducing certain foods with no luck, so I’ve pretty much been on a strict Paleo diet for about a year. It has been really helpful and I like being on it. The only issue I can’t seem to figure out is chronic diarrhea, which I had on and off in the beginning, and have had consistently for the last six months or so. I take probiotics, drink Kombucha, and I tried cutting out coffee, which didn’t seem to make a difference. Wondering if there is something I might be missing in my diet, or something I might be sensitive to that I’m overlooking.

Thanks for your help.

sorry you're not feeling well.  It's definitely difficult for us to say what might be missing or something you might be sensitive to, especially since you're eating in your Food Freedom.  My best suggestion would be to do another Whole30 with a robust reintroduction.  It's also possible that there are foods within the Whole30 that do not benefit you personally so it may be a longer experiment to try and figure out what it is that's potentially bothering you.  

You may also want to visit a doctor (now's not the greatest time but there are virtual options) because it's possible that there's something medical going on with you that we aren't able to advise on.

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3 hours ago, SamanthaP said:

What do you mean by a “robust reintroduction?”

Do a slow roll, lengthy reintro where you take your time and really test things... then go back to whole30 until  you're feeling great again and test something else... If you google 'whole30 slow roll reintroduction' it will give you a good basis for that vs a more fast track version.  I think when you have a known issue like this, the slower and more methodical you are about the reintroduction, treating it very much like a controlled experiment, the more you're going to potentially find answers to what may be going on...

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I finally figured this out! I cannot eat eggs. I cut them out about a week ago and have had normal BM since (after about a year of chronic diarrhea and eating organic eggs pretty much every day). Just following up on this post in case it helps anyone else.

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