A three-year-old girl was able to speak her first words thanks to a diet of cream cheese.

Fields Taylor was left mute by a rare disease known as Glut 1 Deficiency that caused a lack of glucose to flow to her brain. The condition had meant she was unable to speak but a new diet that consists of around four packets of cream cheese per week has led to her breaking her silence. ‘The first time I heard Fields say “Mum” it was just wonderful,’ said her mother Stevie. ‘I didn’t really believe that something so simple as changing her diet could make such a big difference.

‘The amount of cheese she goes through is a bit mad but the effects it’s had is amazing.’