After I got home from work, I grabbed an Ener-G gluten free English muffin and topped it with hummus (instead of mayonnaise) and a healthy helping of the daiya shredded cheese. Sure enough, in about 2 hours I again had to run to the bathroom. For me, that was enough of a test that it was the yeast...and not the rice that was causing my issues. Starting on Thursday, May 1, I have been yeast free as well.
Since going yeast free, I have noticed a small improvement in my rosacea. My skin seems a bit lighter, I haven't had any rosacea flushing, and I haven't really had any GI symptoms.
However - unfortunately I started my menstrual cycle on Saturday, May 3rd. Whenever I have my period, I break out all over my face..so it is hard to tell how much progress I am making now that i gave up yeast. I also was craving chocolate - so I grabbed gluten free, dairy free So Delicious brand coconut milk ice cream [i][b](turtle trails flavor) [/b][/i]and had some of that..along with a piece of gluten free, vegan, yeast free cheese cake from Earth's Cafe. Neither gave me GI symptoms as far as I know, but I have noticed that the seb. dermatitis under my eye has been flaring up again. It might be because of the amount of sugar...I typically eat a more low sugar diet since I am trying not to feed my candida. I use Simple Skin Care's Revitalizing eye roll-on as a quick fix when it acts up, it seems to work well.
So to recap: I am currently on a gluten free, lactose free, yeast free diet that is low in sugar. This week it will be hard to test progress because I started my period and that always causes me to break out, and i also have a lot of GI issues when I have my period. UGH! Hopefully next week will be better. I do think I'm on the right track, I just want to know if I am missing any other foods i should be eliminating...
The So Delicious coconut milk ice cream is not something I have very often - but since I was craving something sweet/chocolatey and it didn't have gluten or lactose, I figured it would be fine. But it does have a lot of strange ingredients (pea protein? carob bean gum, guar gum)? So i will keep those in mind. However, with 19g of sugar I can pretty much figure out why my seb. dermatitis is acting up.
Any suggestions for low sugar, gluten free, dairy free, yeast free snacks to satisfy a craving during a menstrual cycle? I would appreciate it :(