Danielle Walker is known for authoring the best-selling book Against All Grain and running a food blog which focuses on grain and gluten-free recipes. A major inspiration for promoting healthy cooking has been the medical condition known as Ulcerative Colitis which has been a part of her life for more than 10 years. In individuals that suffer from this autoimmune disease, it causes ulcers and inflammation in the rectum and colon. Although there is no permanent cure for this illness, living a normal life is still a possibility with the help of different treatment options.
Initially, the writer followed the doctors’ advice and started taking medication – only to experience the side-effects that came along with the heavily-dosed prescriptions. That was when Danielle sought a natural alternative to fight the disease, something that could bring her relief rather than causing sleeplessness and extreme weakness. Even when the doctors denied the availability of an alternative option other than medicines, she was not convinced to give up finding another way.
With the help of research, she was able to discover that the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis could be reduced with diet. The underlying concept was to introduce healthy bacteria in the gut and eliminating food options that give rise to the bad ones.
With a bit of additional research in this area, Danielle came to know that many people with this condition have been benefitted by cutting processed foods and grains from their eating plan. As the best-selling author was not a nutrition expert at that time, it took her a while before she figured out what diet changes worked best for her. After trying and experimenting with different things, she got to know about the elimination diet which excludes everything that may result in inflammation.
Thankfully, Danielle has been doing much better, but the pain of losing 5 years in trying to find a solution became a motivation for her to share the story with people so that anyone who might be going through the same can get help to make their lives better.