Paula M.

Oregon, Eagle Creek

Whole30 saved my life.

I did my first Whole30 in May 2018, and to say it changed my life is an understatement. I have Sarcoidosis in my lungs and was on Prednisone (a steroid) and Methotrexate (a drug in the chemo family) and still struggling to breathe, function and have any life that resembled my old life.

Knowing I couldn’t keep living on these meds, I had to do something. I researched the Whole30 and I read that people were having great success with reversal of disease and/or symptoms. I told my husband that night I had to change everything about how and what I eat to see if I can stop the progression of this lung disease.

I was surprised that within a week of starting my Whole30 I was experiencing less shortness of breath, and by the end of the 30 days I was feeling energy I hadn’t had in years. I now crave healthy movement like walking and working out. I sleep better and my nails are stronger. I also lost weight and am experiencing continued weight loss as I practice my Food Freedom.

I stick really close to Whole30 in my Food Freedom and I’m proud to say I have weaned off all medication and have had stable lung function tests! My pulmonologist is very pleased with my lifestyle changes and she agrees that “food is medicine.” Even though I have permanent damage to my lungs, I feel like I have my life back. Thank you Melissa Urban for writing this book and sharing Whole30 with the world! Whole30 saved my life.

Published by Nuala

Danielle Nuala Schoen (Nuala), lives amongst community in the mountains of western North Carolina. She is a massage therapist (LMBT) and RYT-200 yoga instructor with a background in social work. Nuala is passionate about redefining health and wellness in order to center the self-determination and self-actualization of each unique individual, and thereby, the actualization of the collective.Nuala enjoys ecstatic dance, contact improvisation, creek dips, travel, and sharing Whole30 meals with her loved ones.