Hi, guys! This is my first ever Saturday post. I'm excited that it''s about EverlyWell! I mentioned the food sensitivity test that I took last week HERE. Now that I've gotten my results, I want to share about the entire process with you.
The test was super easy to take. The directions are clear and everything that you could possibly need is included. I was impressed and I will definitely purchase additional tests from EverlyWell. You can access their site and read about the tests HERE.
Once you take the test and send it off, you receive updates about the entire process. As soon as your test results have been analyzed, in about 4-5 business days, you receive results online. When you sign into your account, you see the screen below about your results. One thing I want to let you know - if you have already cut something out of your diet, it most likely won't show up on the test, unless it's in something that processed, which results in a "cross reactivity". I have been paying pretty close attention to what food I am eating and how it affects me, so I have been slowly eliminating things from my diet. I started this about 3 or 4 months before I took my food sensitivity test.
EverlyWell says this about those foods, "If you are looking to add a potentially 'problematic' food back into your diet to see if you’re still sensitive to it on your test results, it’s recommended to consume that food for about 4 weeks prior to testing. Please be advised that if you experience symptoms while eating this food, you’ve already identified a sensitivity." I did not do this, so some of my problematic foods didn't register.
Below are my results - I'll share everything I received!
I didn't have any high reactivity foods, which is probably because I've already eliminated certain foods from my diet. I believe they said it takes 28 days for our bodies to begin breakdown on the IgG molecules, which is what is analyzed with this test. I've eliminated foods for more than that time, so for the most part, those foods won't show up as being very high triggers.
My highest trigger is soybean. Which makes sense because I JUST bought a new soy protein powder and have been having it in our smoothies. Sometimes I get bloated and have a headache after I drink my smoothie. I'm wondering if that's the soy. This is a food I will try to stay away from (once this protein powder is gone....)
I had 18 foods with a mild reactivity. These are foods that might cause unwanted symptoms, but can be tolerated. EverlyWell says people sometimes eliminate these foods from their diet while trying to pinpoint troublesome areas regarding foods. I've said before that beer makes me super bloated - it makes sense! I have a reactivity to yeast. But the sad news - even nutritional yeast falls under this category. I love nutritional yeast on my salads and veggies! I don't eat much dairy, but yellow cheese seems to bother me more than white cheeses. Coffee fell under this list, too. That's just crazy. I could never go without coffee! ; ) Again, these foods are things that can be tolerated, but at least now I know I might have unwanted symptoms - bloated, fatigue, headache, stomach pain, etc. I will definitely try to eliminate some of them - like yeast, yellow cheese, cow milk, beef.
I had 77 low reactivity triggers. These are foods that are considered fine. I had little to no reactivity toward them, so they are just fine to stay in my diet.
Those are my results! I hope this was helpful to you! Please let me know if you have any questions! I loved getting to do this with EverlyWell. I was very impressed with the entire test and the company as a whole. They provide prompt help with anything you might need as well.
Now for the fun stuff - use the code CHELSEAK to get 15% off! Also, there's ALWAYS free shipping. Peruse their site and see what test might work best for you. They have a bunch of different ones, not just the food sensitivity test. Let me know your thoughts! If you take a test, I'd LOVE to hear how it went. I want to do another, so I'd love to hear about your experiences.
Happy Saturday, friends!
P.S. For those keeping up with our sweet Aspey girl, we had to put her down yesterday. We just couldn't watch her suffer anymore. I'll share more on Monday, but we miss her. A lot. It's been a hard weekend, but we are spending time together and sharing favorite memories of our girl. <3
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