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How Foods You Can Has Helped Me
Written by Emma C. Monday, January 9th, 2012
When I was first diagnosed with coeliac disease in 2009 I was initially hugely relieved that I finally knew what was wrong with me. For 18 months I had lived in constant pain. I lost two stone in weight during that period, yet my belly was permanently bloated. I became a virtual prisoner in my own home, too frightened to go out in case I had an urgent need for the loo. It was a hellish time.
After the initial relief came the shock and the feeling that I was alone, that I would never enjoy foods again. But that all changed when I was introduced to the Foods You Can Website by a friend. Some of the recipes are amazing – even my husband rates them (and he’s a very picky eater)! And the inspirational stories – particularly Bunmi’s – have been a tremendous support and comfort to me.
Almost three years on from my diagnosis, I am now far healthier, happier and optimistic about the future. Eliminating certain ingredients from my diet has not meant that I have had to eliminate great taste!