My Health And Whole30 {Long} — 7 Comments

  1. Hi Cynce, I’ll be praying for you too. Have you read up on the cat allergy symptons? Maybe that has something to do with it, as well as allergic reaction to food/dust. Hopefully, the Whole30 will help. It’s crazy how your body changes, huh? I wonder if it has anything to do with where you live…remember Grandma Tanny? When she was in Hueneme she use to get rashes and when she moved to El Rio it cleared up. Maybe something in the environment is causing some of the shortness of breath; like the trees or grass or flowers.

    Well, whatever it is, I’m praying for you! <3

  2. After reading your blog, I really think you are allergic to your cats! Even if an allergy test doesn’t confirm it! I know a man who has symptoms like yours and if he is around cats he has huge problems like yours. They are pretty severe. It stands to reason if you were out of that enviornment for a few days in the hospital and everything cleared up it is something in your home, not your diet. The change in diet only eases your symptoms, because your symptoms are breathing problems, sinus, etc. The change in diet relieves it, but doesn’t fix it. I would try having someone else watch your cats for a month or so, make sure you are not around any animals, clean the carpets and such again, and see if your lungs and sinus clear up again. This is too severe to be battling it for this long. Cat allergies can be very severe in some people. My husband got boils from them when he was a child, that is mild compared to the man we know who has symptoms like yours! Please try it for your health!

    Bonnie (subscriber to your emails)

    • Hi Bonnie,
      You know, I sometimes wonder too. In January, I wanted to test it by visiting my sis in another state for a month, but it never transpired. Unfortunately I don’t know anyone who can take the cat. I will talk it over with my husband because your experiences with others with cat allergies is convincing.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, it has made me think. I’ve never had allergies before, and my husband and children either, so it is definitely a learning experience.


      • Cynthia,
        Allergies and food sensitivities are really crazy, they can make a person very sick! I have a daughter who in the last couple of years has found that she is like allergic to wheat and any other grains that have gluten. She can react to just a small bite of it like in communion bread! It makes her brain foggy so she can’t even drive, feels like she is drugged, effects her mood drastically. She really has to watch her diet. Her doctor said that in a person that has that sensitivity it doesn’t digest and acts like a drug like unto morphine. I also have a son that is affected by gluten and most other grains except for rice. They greatly affect his immune system! He is much healthier now that he is off the grains. I have been off gluten for over a year because of absorption issues. So I guess what I’m saying is allergies are major, but yours certainly reminds me of a cat allergy! I hope you are able to get it figured out for sure soon and feel normal again! Moms and wives have enough on their plates without having to deal with major health issues! We need all the energy we can get! 🙂

  3. Good for you with trying the Whole30. I pray it helps. I know Annette doesn’t have asthma/allergies nearly as ‘bad’ as you do but it did help her. We notice a huge difference now that she is not eating Whole30/Paleo. I know we should have kept her going for another 10 days or so to really clear her nasal passages. I have wanted to do another W30 but I just haven’t.