Abbiewhole30 Posted March 6, 2016 Share Posted March 6, 2016 Hi, I'm Abbie! I'm looking for someone interested in having a buddy to check in and be a mutual support daily during the whole 30. I'm on day 3 (my start date was 3/4) but if you're a little ahead of me or about to start that works, too!!! I'd also love to connect with anyone going through any of the same issues I am going through as described below- regardless of where they are at in their journey! A little about me: - I'm a 27 years old female - I'm doing the whole 30 because I have some chronic health issues: depression/anxiety, recurring infections, and fatigue. - After years of conventional treatments, my doctor did some genetic testing and...SURPRISE! I have a genetic mutation associated with depression that causes your body to be unable to convert folic acid into folate and apparent you you really need folate for neurotransmitters to work properly- so the gene might be why I haven't found relief with conventional approaches. - After this diagnosis, I started working with an integrative medicine doctor who suggested I try cutting out gluten, sugar, dairy, and all forms of synthetic folic acid (which is, by the way, in everything!) I decided to give the whole 30 a try because I want to take control back over my health. For me this does include losing weight but my main goal is not how I look- it's my mental and physical health- both of which have been out of control and need to be addressed! Looking forward to connecting. Abbie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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