began having ear infections one right after the other
beginning at age three. Within the year, her pediatrician
referred her to a children’s hospital do to
severe behavior problems. After multiple tests, her
doctors suggested she may be allergic to what she
eats. And, after an elimination diet, we found that
chocolate, sugar, food dyes, yeast and wheat triggered
her nervous system symptoms.
She then began a routine of nystatin in response to
the antibiotics for the ear infections, a special
diet limiting the foods she was sensitive to, and
vitamin supplements. By the time she entered kindergarten
her behavior problems had disappeared, her sleeping
patterns were drastically improved and most importantly
she smiles and giggles and laughs. We run into problems
every once in a while when Kristie reacts adversely
to different chemicals but as we identify problems
we build that into the routine.
Kristie is now a senior in high school and doing well.
She is planning to go into nursing in college. She
still takes nutritional supplements and allergy drops
but has loosened up some on the diet restrictions
and has stayed healthy so rarely takes antibiotics.
We think moving from a house powered by gas to an
all electric home made a huge difference.
While you're here, read
an excerpt from The Yeast Connection and Women's
Professional Books, Inc.