21–22 Jun 2025 333 days to go!

Jennifer Smith

I have been gluten free for 6 years now and I had suffered with bloating and IBS symptoms all of my life, so I thought was normal for me to feel this way.

I researched online and decided to completely cut out gluten for two weeks, I noticed such a difference in this time that I have never turned back or ever been tempted by food with gluten in since.

Unfortunately I had gone so long without eating gluten that I was not able to have the Coeliac test as I had to have been eating gluten for at least 6 weeks and I did not want to put my body through that.

I am a very keen cook and love trying out new recipies, I have one of Becky Excell’s books amongst many others!

I also have had various allergy tests done with dermatology at the hospital of which they found I was allergic to Citric acid and red dye in clothing!

The citric acid allergy means that I have to buy Bio Organic washing powder, organic shampoo/conditioner and my body wash is presctibed via the DR which is Hydromol.

I feel I have had lots of experiences which I could advise others on and give tips based on what has worked for me.