I have coeliac disease. This is a digestive and autoimmune disorder where the gluten in wheat and other grains such as barley and rye attacks your gut. This causes damage to the small intestine and inhibits nutrient absorption. Gluten is insidious in a modern diet and is often found in the most obscure foods.
I felt ill for years - bone-weary tiredness, aching joints, a fuzzy brain, an inflated abdomen - and it took a long time to diagnose what was wrong. When I began my journey in understanding the effects that gluten has on my health, I felt miserable and was afraid of the negative and restrictive impact this disease could have on my life – but I knew I had to make some changes. In addition to eliminating all gluten from my diet, over the years, what I have learnt from being coeliac is a better understanding of the importance of the quality of the food that we all eat.
‘Eating natural, unprocessed, whole foods makes us healthier from the inside out.’
As my knowledge about the medicinal powers of food has grown, so has my health. Please understand: I am not a nutritionist and I am not a fitness expert. But through research, and experience, I hope to offer some health, wellness and fitness tips that help me and I will share them with you as I go along.
I hope this blog makes you feel happy, makes you love your kitchen and shows you how easy it is to make delicious and nutritious healthy food. I love food - refreshing vegetable and fruit juices, breakfasts that taste like dessert, creamy smoothies, energy boosting treats and colourful and crunchy veggie bowls. This lifestyle is not about deprivation or punishing yourself - but instead it’s about switching some of the ingredients in the foods you love with healthier alternatives.
'You are what you eat. Nurture and love your body and you will feel incredible!'
I hope you enjoy reading the blog and trying out some of the recipes!
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