I attended a Whole30 workshop this past October in Oregon City. The concept of following a squeaky clean, non toxic lifestyle seemed not only logical, but rather easy. It was not that much of a change for me since I had been following eating habits similar to our paleolithic ancestors. When I returned to the office the following Monday I thought to myself how can I implement and share this idea of the Whole30 concept with patients? To most it was a rather large favor to ask. Many americans live off of high carb diets and asking someone to replace their Starbucks lattes and/or cinnamon rolls with sources of meat, fruits, vegetables and nuts was going a bit overboard. I had enough interest in the Whole30 challenge and 10 patients decided to give it a try. Most did very well while a couple managed to let their guard down. I will be honest, it takes a patient and dedicated individual in making a regime like this run smoothly for 30 days, with no cheating!
Our office plans on running the Whole30 Challenge again come the new year. So if you missed out, please get a hold of me to learn more on how you can change your mind, body, attitude, overall energy level and even ditch certain medications that are not needed anymore after eliminating foods and liquids that trigger autoimmune diseases throughout your body.
I want to share with you an email I received from John. John started the challenge and finished it strong! I saw him a week ago and he was radiating positive energy and had dropped 15 pounds in 30 days! He was happy but that was not his goal at all. He had another amazing change occur. Here is what John had to say:
We’re a little over two weeks into the challenge and feeling well. I
wanted to let you know of a welcome but unanticipated effect the
Whole30 has had on a condition I’ve had for years.
By the end of the first week of the challenge I realized that the
GERD symptoms (Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disorder) that I have had for
literally years, have simply stopped!
I have taken acid blockers on a daily basis for years (famotadine,
prevacid) and, if I forgot to take the daily dose, the symptoms of
reflux, up to and including aspiration while sleeping, would soon let
I’m thinking that all the 1% milk I used to drink along with the
other dairy products were probably contributing in a major way to
these symptoms. All I can say is that I am no longer taking the acid
blockers at all and the symptoms are gone!
Do I miss dairy products? Of course. But I don’t miss the GERD and
it’s long term implications. Perhaps I’ll find that I can add dairy
to my diet less frequently and in smaller amounts once the Whole30
Challenge is completed. I’ll try it and see what happens.
See you soon,
There is no limit on what could possibly change for you in a good way when eating plenty of real food and avoiding processed foods and diets high in refined sugars and carbohydrates.
I hope to see you come aboard for 30 days of eating real, healthy food! Your body will thank you for it.