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Spencer Rodts

Age: 2
Test Date: October 2020
Symptoms: White spot of rough skin on knee and stomach
Food Reactions: eggs, chicken, almonds, grapes
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"THANKFUL! I thought I was giving my son one of the healthiest foods (eggs) for a growing boy. I was so thankful to have found out he was reacting to them when I did. If we hadn't done the test, I'm sure he would be getting eggs most mornings. I hope in eliminating them, we have reduced a temporary burden on his body."

Tell us about your symptoms before you took the test?

White spot of rough skin on knee and stomach about the size of a quarter – the one on his stomach would come and go Messy poop

 

How long have you had your symptoms?

Before the elimination for about 1 year

 

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

The poops (2-3 a day)seemed to be uncomfortable because they were messy, and he would get frequent diaper rash. The skin spots seemed to have to no real affect on him.

 

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.)

I did an internet search of ‘at-home food sensitivity tests for children’

 

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

YorkTest was one of the companies that offered testing for children. My son’s bowel movements and skin spots made me think he may have had a sensitivity or intolerance to something he was eating.

 

What solutions had you previously tried before coming to YorkTest?

We have always provided him a healthy, whole food diet with minimal processed foods. We live a fairly clean life with filtered water, air, and use ‘clean’ household and personal care products. So YorkTest was really the first solution we tried.

 

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?

He was very intolerant to eggs, scoring a 100 for both whites and yolks. He was low for chicken, almonds and grapes. I was quite shocked with the egg intolerance because it was something I was giving to him nearly every day for over a year when he took the test. I would have thought that his symptoms would have been worse!

 

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

His skin spots cleared up, and his poop changed from messy to formed and solid after about a month.

 

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

N/A

 

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

About a month

 

Did you see any change in weight through this process?

No

 

How easy did you find the elimination process?

It was difficult at first because that was my go-to breakfast for him, but I quickly diversified with tofu scrambles, oatmeal and breakfast meats.

 

Are you still following your diet plan?

Yes, we will reintroduce starting with a yolk from a poached egg at the beginning of May.

 

What happens if you eat your trigger foods?

We have been strict with keeping them out, so I don’t know.

 

How helpful was the nutritional consultation?

It was hugely beneficial to talk through the connection between the foods and the symptoms and how to go about reintroduction safely.

 

How helpful did you find the Customer Care Team?

Very helpful, friendly and quick to action.

 

How has your life changed since taking the test?

It was a relief to know that we could improve my son’s skin and bowel movements using the test results instead of trying randomised elimination or just waiting to see if it resolved itself.