Hey all! I'm Jo and I'm in White Plains, NY. I am doing this for a few reasons. This past summer I started to have some random swelling issues. My hand, arm, armpit, feet. It was random and would last two to three days. It was as if my body was reacting to an infection but minus the infection. I started feeling sluggish and gained about 20 pounds while actively dieting and exercising (no joke--I was really pushing myself and just gained weight). Turns out I have Hashimoto's, or low acting thyroid function, and that explained the tiredness and weight. I'm happy to be on medication to help with this now but the random swelling has persisted, albeit not as frequently. I'm hoping that the Whole30 will help me to find the source of the swelling, and if it actually has anything to do with food at all! I'm a teacher so packing lunch for me is totally normal, and I'm excited to do more cooking for dinner. In addition, I have a serious "SUGAR DRAGON" that needs to be controlled and I'm hopeful that Whole30 will be the answer. Really looking forward to this process and being in touch with all of you!