Food Network Star Sunny Anderson: “I Feel Really Lucky”

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Food Network star Sunny Anderson is known for her big smile and her delicious recipes showcased on her cooking show. But recently, Sunny revealed that there is some pain behind her smile.

The chef shared on her blog and on the Rachel Ray Show that for the past 20 years, she’s suffered from ulcerative colitis — a chronic disease that affects the large intestine and doesn’t allow her body to absorb nutrients as it should. Unfortunately, greens, along with vegetable and fruit skins, can trigger flare-ups.

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“The main issue with my disease is malabsorption of nutrients,” Sunny told Rachael. “So, [when I think I’m feeding myself] healthy food, my body doesn’t care. It treats the food like an enemy and pushes it right out.