Welcome! Thank you for taking time to look at my blog.
I started this blog because I am passionate about eating as healthily as possible. I have seen huge positive changes to my health since improving what I eat and want to share all I have been baking and cooking with others in a similar position as myself.
My blog shares successful recipes that I have tested which are gluten free, sometimes grain free and more recently low sugar . There are recommendations of recipe books and reviews of free from products and blog posts about restaurants, cafés and other food establishments that I come across on my travels.
Places where I have eaten gluten free safely or been able to buy gluten free and free from products in the UK and around the world. My blog continues to evolve as I do more and more research and learn new ways to bake and cook using the healthiest ingredients.
Recently I have been adding holiday destination posts and ideas of places to eat and stay safely .
My name is Helen Smyth and I have multiple food intolerances.
I am intolerant to gluten, yeast and more recently onions and garlic, paprika and chillies. I was diagnosed in 2014 with Crohn’s disease which came as a massive shock to me.
Dr’s had always said I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Interestingly there is history of IBD in my family ,
I have not been formally diagnosed with Coeliac disease but cannot be tested as I have been gluten free for many years. I now see an NHS Gastro specialist who felt I had a classic Coeliac medical history .
I am very aware of cross contamination as have been caught out in the past. I have worked with a nutritionist who has found that I have ‘Leaky Gut’ I have taken probiotics, digestive enzymes etc and have removed refined sugar, alcohol and caffeine from my diet as much as possible.
Soon after my diagnoses of Crohn’s in 2014 I stated working with a Inflammatory bowel disease specialist Greg Williams . Through Skype sessions , food diary etc .
I cannot recommend him enough. It has been literally life changing. www.iamgregwilliams.com
I have only been on medication ( steroid ) for a very short time after having a capsule camera endoscopy that became stuck inside my bowel . so out of my control!
Otherwise I have so far not used medication , A very careful diet , building up my good gut bacteria and avoiding stress are just part of how I am trying to keep it this way.
As often is the case I now have added Autoimmune diseases , I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis recently .
I hope you will find my blog posts interesting and helpful.
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