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 had huge positive changes to my health since changing what I eat and want to share what 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, 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.
My name is Helen Smyth and I have multiple food intolerances.
I am intolerant to gluten, yeast and more recently onion and garlic. I have not been diagnosed Coeliac but cannot be tested as I have been gluten free for many years. But 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.
My family and I love to eat out and I am determined that having food intolerances will not stop us from enjoying food together.
I hope you will find my blog posts interesting and helpful.
Update- I now have a Gastro specialist and had an endoscopy in February 2014 . He felt my medical history and Anaemia was classic Coeliac.
New update – After a series of procedures I have been diagnosed with Crohns disease and possibly Coeliac disease although without eating gluten again this will be impossible to prove. I have decided to continue living as healthily as possible, hopefully without medication. Trying hard to eat as grain free as possible, not always easy. I am also virtually refined sugar free.
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