Hannah GrantSymptoms: cramps, bloating, nausea, headaches Food Reactions: yeast
“I feel ten times better, not only from removing the trigger food, but also from knowing what was making me feel so bad.”
- Hannah suffered from tummy cramps, bloating, nausea and headaches for six months
- The severity of her symptoms meant that she was sometimes unable to leave the house
- After following a YorkTest programme, Hannah discovered she was intolerant to yeast
- After eliminating yeast from her diet, she felt “ten times better”
Hannah, a Trust Officer from Jersey, had been experiencing constant tummy cramps, bloating, nausea and headaches for six months.
The 26 year old newlywed was forced to plan her life around the symptoms and on really bad days, she was unable to leave the house.
“I missed out on so much,” explained Hannah. “Simple day to day activities were also a struggle, even things like making it into work on a morning.”
“I knew about food intolerances but I didn’t think it would affect me as I’ve always eaten what I wanted. But after seeing my doctor and talking through IBS, I wondered what could be causing it.”
Hannah tried to cut out various foods, including dairy, but this didn’t alleviate her symptoms as hoped. Fortunately, further help and support arrived in the form of a food intolerance test, after her sister-in-law recommended the services of YorkTest Laboratories.
A YorkTest programme involves a simple finger prick blood test which is posted back to the company’s laboratory to be analysed for IgG antibody reactions to up to 162 food and drink ingredients.
Hannah’s YorkTest results revealed that she was in fact intolerant to yeast.
“I was very surprised at this result,” admitted Hannah. “I would have probably cut out everything but yeast if I’d continued with my own elimination diet.”
Guided by a knowledgeable YorkTest nutritionist and a comprehensive support pack, Hannah began to remove this trigger food from her diet.
“The nutritional consultation was very helpful because yeast is hidden in so many processed foods, which I wouldn’t have thought of looking in.”
Within a week, Hannah noticed the difference in how she was feeling and three months later, she is now able to enjoy the day to day activities without her symptoms getting in the way.
“It was very difficult at first but I got used to the diet. I much preferred feeling better than risking eating something that could trigger my symptoms.”
“I feel ten times better, not only from removing the trigger food but also from knowing what was making me feel so bad.”
“Taking the test has changed my life so much. I now feel confident and comfortable in myself, healthy and happy.”
YorkTest advises that you consult with your GP first if you are experiencing the types of symptoms mentioned in this testimonial.