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My Kitchen Rules Contestant Hazel Reveals 12-Year Battle With Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 23 February 2016
'I just collapsed on the floor...I couldn't stand': MKR contestant Hazel reveals 12-year battle with fibromyalgia as she makes show debut with stepdaughter Lisa
My Kitchen Rules contestant Hazel is appearing in group three of the show alongside her step-daughter Lisa.
And while Hazel shows off her bubbly personality on the cooking series, it seems things haven't always been so rosy for the star.
The 48-year-old fitness instructor has revealed to New Idea magazine she battled fibromyalgia – a condition which causes widespread pain and tenderness in the body – for twelve years.
Describing the condition as 'hideous,' the brunette said that, at one point, she was so overcome by the illness she couldn't work.
'One day, I just collapsed on the floor,' Hazel told the glossy.
'I couldn't even stand,' she explained revealing she suffered the worst when she was with her late partner and Lisa's father, John.
Hazel – who has since moved on to a relationship with partner Jim – has said she tried everything she could to rid her body of the condition, including eating healthily.
Suffers can feel widespread pain upon touch and other symptoms include significant fatigue.
But she said a probiotic made her feel like her condition was 'gone.'
'Then I found a good-quality probiotic and took a double dose, and about nine months later I woke up and thought: "Oh my god, I feel really good. I think it's gone," she said.
Fibromyalgia is described by Better Health Channel as 'a condition in which people describe widespread pain and tenderness in the body.'
Symptoms include pain sensitivity, severe fatigue and sleeping problems.
According to Better Health, there is no cure for the condition.
On Monday night, Hazel and Lisa made their debut in group three on My Kitchen Rules.
Group three features chef and judge Colin Fassnidge giving his verdict on dishes, alongside guest critic, British chef Rachel Khoo.
The full article can be found here.
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