Woman is free of rice diet after 12 years of allergies

Woman is free of rice diet after 12 years of allergies

A former caterer who survived on meals of rice after developing acute food allergies 12 years ago said her diet was finally changing for the better.

Micaela Stafford, from Normanton-on-Soar in Leicestershire, said the pain caused by her intolerances had left her desperate and “wanting to die”.

With help from a nutritionist the 53-year-old is now gradually widening her diet, and already feeling the benefits.

“I just feel like [she] has given me my life back,” she said.

Ms Stafford said doctors had been unable to understand what was causing her migraines and sickness.

“I just felt that anything else made me feel so poorly and in a desperate, desperate struggle to try and have any quality of life whatsoever I lived on rice,” she said.