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Sophie Gaffney

Age: 28
Test Date: December 2020
Symptoms: Bloating, Feeling Lethargic, Awful Stomach Ache, Nausea
Food Reactions: Wheat, yeast, gluten, cows milk, potato and spinach

"Healthier. Very aware of the importance of a healthy diet"

Tell us about your symptoms before you took the test?

Bloating, feeling lethargic, awful stomach ache / nausea when eating spice

 

How long have you had your symptoms?

Since I was in my teens

 

How did your symptoms affect your day-to-day life?

They didn’t really, I just got used to them. I thought they were normal.

 

What did you feel unable to do as a result of your symptoms? (Activities and hobbies that you could no longer do etc.)

N/A

 

How did you hear about YorkTest? (Through a friend/family member, on the internet etc.)

Through a friend

 

Why did you take a YorkTest? Was there a specific incident that made you decide to take a test with us?

Because I felt unhealthy and wanted to know which foods to avoid

 

What solutions had you previously tried before coming to YorkTest?

Avoiding spicy food

 

Did you seek advice from a specialist/GP? If so, what was the outcome/advice given?

No

 

What food and drink ingredients were you intolerant to? Were you surprised by the results?

Wheat, yeast, gluten, cows milk, potato and spinach – yes very surprised because when I look back, my diet was full of those food groups, and processed most of the time.

 

Once you removed your trigger foods, how did you feel?

I have more energy, I felt happier, It motivated me to be healthier in other aspects of my diet.

 

Are you able to do things you couldn’t do before taking a test? (New hobbies and activities.)

I have started being more experimental with food. Before, I would just get takeaways or eat toast!

 

How long did it take for you to see an improvement in your symptoms and overall health after removing your food intolerance?

Unfortunately, my bloating stomach never really went away. I didn’t feel bloated but my stomach has always had a pregnant look. But I really do feel better.

 

Did you see any change in weight through this process?

No

 

How easy did you find the elimination process?

It was very difficult! But once you know what you can and can’t have, it wasn’t so bad.

 

Are you still following your diet plan?

I’ve had a few slips recently, but yes. It has made me really realised the important of healthy eating.

 

What happens if you eat your trigger foods?

I’m fine at the time. But the next day I feel sick, stomach feels off and I actually feel depressed.

 

How helpful was the nutritional consultation?

Super helpful. 3 months later I’m still taking probiotics daily.

 

How helpful did you find the Customer Care Team?

Very helpful!

 

How has your life changed since taking the test?

It has changed the way I look at what i put in my body!