Welcome! From a NYer with WI roots. My Mom was born and raised in Madison.
About the shyness...The cleaner you eat, the better you will feel. Get off grains as much as possible. Asperger's syndrome runs in my family. My ability to function well despite my inate shyness is in direct proportion to how well I am eating.
My friends on MDA and in real life would scoff at the idea of my being shy, I've just become really good at hiding it and working through the hard moments.
Best of Luck!