I have more energy, I sleep better, and my skin looks better.
I am 45-years-old. I am fairly fit, and I thought I ate well, yet I was sick. I had elevated platelets. Two years ago, my doctor sent me to a hematologist/oncologist. After undergoing rounds of bloodwork—which came back fine—the specalist ordered a bone marrow biopsy. My life paused.
The results came back normal, and the hematologist was confident I did not have a blood cancer, but he was concerned about my platelets. The numbers would fluctuate, and he couldn’t find a medical reason as to why the numbers were so high.
After another year of reading everything I could find, I reasoned that the issue could be with my diet. I’d heard of Whole30 but didn’t know much about it. My doctor agreed to test my blood prior to changing my diet and then repeat the blood tests 30 days later.
I started on a Monday, so of course I ate pizza, dessert, and wine Sunday. I didn’t feel good that first day. I also felt horrible on day 2, 3, and 4. It wasn’t until day 9 that I started to surface. It was HARD. I had no idea how much sugar was in my diet. But I did it! I made it! I’ve never eaten more eggs and sweet potatoes in my life.
Now it was time for the repeat blood work. When the results came back, they showed my platelets were within normal limits. I was shocked, relieved, and really surprised. My food choices, though fairly decent, were making me sick. It’s been several months since my initial 30 days, and I’ve relapsed a few times, but then I feel horrible and get back to a better habits.
It does get easier over time. I have more energy, I sleep better, and my skin looks better. I am so grateful for the Whole30 program. I love the recipe ideas and words of encouragement. I can’t say enough good things about Whole30. Thank you! – Jenny