Tuesday, July 25, 2006
What yeast doesn't like
It might not seem like much, but I was incredibly excited to get it. For the last week our family has been on a (mostly) yeast-free diet. Because Charlotte has some kind of "bad yeast" in her digestive system we have to starve it out by not including anything that "yeast likes" in her diet. This would include 1) yeast and 2) sugar.
When the doctor told us about this diet, I thought it would be perfect. I'd been wanting to try out a more healthful, natural diet anyway, and with Hattie being diabetic, I thought we could definitely stand going without sugar.
I had no idea what I was getting into.
Not having yeast is one thing, but as it turns out the first, most restrictive phase of this diet excludes all grains of any kind. No oats, no whole-grain anything, not even barley or spelt.
Also obviously no starches like pasta, but also no rice and no potatoes. Also no milk and no milk products (except plain yogurt), like, oh, CHEESE. And no fruit or nuts. You can just forget about dessert.
Try feeding a family of 5 with 3 small kids on THAT menu.