Ep 19. Guest Whitney: Being a Competitive Athlete While Battling Multiple Chronic Illnesses


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We have a great interview with Whitney today! She shares her journey dealing with two forms of psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and crohn’s disease while still being a top athlete. Whitney is truly inspiring, training for races with a J-pouch and dealing with limitations as a result of her illnesses.

We cover some really important topics and encourage everyone to listen to this episode… maybe even a couple of times.

With Whitney, we discuss the idea of diet and lifestyle changes vs. medication in treating disease and why the chronic illness community needs to be more supportive. Then we dive into Whitney’s athletic journey and how she manages training with chronic health conditions. We have a conversation about how to incorporate exercise with chronic illness and why it’s important to still get movement in even when you’re sick.

Connect with Whitney:

Instagram: @theincompleteathlete

Get in touch by emailing us at beyondyourdiagnosis@gmail.comor messaging us on Instagram @beyondyourdiagnosis. Send us any questions, comments, or episode topics you’d like us to address. You can find Victoria on Instagram @lemonsnlyme and Derek at @chronicloveclub
*Disclaimer: this podcast is not meant to replace medical advice. We are simply sharing our experiences and advice. Also, adult language may be used.

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