I’ve been reading the book It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig and I have the need to throw out some thoughts (although I’m not done quite done with reading the book yet). The reason why is because as I was reading this it struck me how similar we are to eating this way due to Jason’s diseases. We may be eating our own little version of Whole30. Well, not quite, but it’s pretty darn striking.

It Starts With Food

Let’s start with the list of things that Whole30 is asking you to take away for 30 days. Now, I want to be clear that it’s only for 30 days and while I haven’t gotten to it yet there is a reintroduction phase to these foods. The reintroduction will allow you to see how your body reacts to these foods to let you determine if you should or should not eat them. So here are the no’s: sugar (including artificial), alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, white potatoes, or carrageenan, MSG or sulfites. There are other little rules but I want to focus on this no list.

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