Patricia Y.


After the first day, I required one-third of the amount of insulin that I had needed the day before.

I read the book It Starts with Food and knew I wanted to improve my eating habits. I am an insulin-dependent diabetic. After the first day of following the program, I required only one-third of the amount of insulin that I had needed the day before!

Soon after I noticed my ankles and feet were no longer retaining fluid. And now 35 days later the fingernail that has always split and had to be trimmed very close is no longer splitting! I did find that my nighttime leg cramps were becoming more often and more severe. I read about magnesium and increased the foods that provide that element and soon the leg cramps were a thing of the past. Changing my life in unexpected ways is certainly true!

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Shanna Keller, our Chief Content Officer, hails from Boise, Idaho, where she lives with her husband Alan and a poorly-behaved terrier named Olly. She has spent her career telling stories of life transformation on social, web, e-mail and print media platforms. In addition to celebrating Whole30 successes and stories online, Shanna loves to cook, read, and climb.