I've got this nasty cough that I can't seem to shake though and I'm worried I might need to break to take some non-compliant cough drops. I've tried tea and that doesn't really help. Any ideas?
Sorry, I'm late to respond, Babyshark! I hope you are feeling better! It's hard to make suggestions without really knowing what is going on with you, is it a dry cough or a wet cough? Are you bringing up flem and junk? Do you have a sore throat? When my mom went off dairy she coughed up a lot of junk as her body cleared it out.
Some ideas: Cough sore throat - Slippery elm tea or lozenges (I'm not sure what else is in the lozenges, some are just compressed and formed slippery elm) and Licorice http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-licorice-root.html
are what I usually use.
Also, there are quite a few essential oils that are good for inhalation for cough and cold. I'm not comfortable really making recommendations without more info though.
swick - page 10 is THE page that convinced me to jump in. I'd been reading up on the thread for suggestions and I was just so impressed with how supportive and focused you all were. I felt like I'd be super lucky to get to participate in such a great group. I'm wishing you and your husband a smooth and easy 30 days.
Aww yay! I've really enjoyed going back and reading them, often it is easy to forget how far you come. Glad you have joined us!
Really glad I went to the trouble of packing my Instant Pot, immersion blender and lots of compliant spices and condiments!
Glad you made it safely! Wait....did you fly? With your Instant pot?? That takes some dedication! I can't help with all the threads and comments and such I am missing out on some wonderful, revolutionary piece of equipment...Is it really so amazing? WELCOME missundecided!
I would spend some time poking through the Whole 30 site most of the info is there and it will give you a better jist for the why and whatnot of everything :)
I totally get you on the eating more meat and finding the right balance. One thing to keep in mind is this is not Atkins. You will up your protein a bit, but for the most part you should be focusing on upping your veggies and healthy fats. There is a little bit of discomfort and transition period when you do this, but it is worth it!N -
Awesome update! Yay for greens! It sounds like you are really dialed in :) How are you feeling two weeks in?
Maybe this was a crazy month to do this.... but nothing like jumping in feet first!! We have stayed compliant despite new jobs, 3 kids, and doctors appts over 2 hrs away by car- YAY!!
WAY TO GO!!! Super impressive that you are able to keep it up with all that life going on!
Blood sugar and insulin resistance/sensitivity is such an interesting rabbit hole :) Our bodies and how food affects them and the balancing of hormones and processes in the body. We are all pretty much walking experiments, either by someone else's hand or our own, so you have to do what works for you.
RE: DD: It could very well be the dairy, but if she has asthma it might be worsened by the inflammation caused by wheat (or some of the preservatives and sulfites?) My mom didn't have an asthmatic reaction to eating bread in Italy, but she has one slice of bread here and within a short amount of time, I can hear the wheeze come back. Ususally, if she has had either dairy or wheat I can tell, even on the phone.