As you may have seen, on Friday we had our YorkTest results back for Ellie which indicated she had a Yeast intolerance.
First of all, how naive was I to flippantly say “I can do Yeast”, thinking it would be a case of withdrawing bread and a few other things! I mean, she’s already Wheat, Gluten, Dairy and Soya free… surely this can’t be too bad! Wrong! It’s found in vinegar which is in bloody everything! Well, anything you might want to put on top of your dinner… and Ellie loves ketchup and salad cream! There are also a whole host of foods that aggravate the Yeast production in the gut!
So, as I do research on what I can and can’t give Ellie to eat I look up the symptoms of Yeast intolerance.
Whilst some of the obvious ones don’t particularly ring true, the Neurological symptoms were spot on!
For a while we had put it down to hormones with her being a near teenager and autism playing a part, but it had got so bad, I had a ‘gut feeling’ 😉 that something wasn’t right. It got so bad last night that I was in tears to a friend on the phone considering counselling or medication for Ellie.
This morning Ellie has woken up all sunshine again, but she can literally change like a light switch to a screaming, crying, self deprecating mess.
Whilst I don’t think this will be some kind of miracle cure, I’m so glad we have taken the test so we can start the process of making Ellie’s gut a little better.
Now I’d better ring for that Nutritional Therapist appointment!
Until next time,