Testing my limits with EverlyWell

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Do you ever get that feeling?  You exercise, you take care of yourself but you have gone out to lunch or dinner and your tummy hurts.  Really hurts.  Your tummy blows up and you feel like poop. Stress, food allergies or something more serious? How is a person to know?  All I know is I was not ready for a bunch of tests and lab work with hard to follow and understand results.  I wanted something that fit my schedule and my budget.

 

Let me introduce you to EverlyWell.

I did the food sensitivity test.  Here are the basics:

Food Sensitivity Test
1.)  Tests sensitivity to 96 foods commonly found in modern western diets including gluten, dairy, wheat, and yeast.
2.)  Test kit shipped directly to you! No need to go to multiple appointments normally required by traditional labs. No copays, no time off work, no dingy labs.
3.)  Quick and easy sample collection – only a few drops of blood needed. We give easy-to-follow instructions and materials to collect your own sample on your own time.
4.)  Tests are of the highest accuracy available and performed by the most experienced labs in the nation.

A food reactivity is different from an immediately life-threatening food allergy. Food reactivity is an immune response by the IgG antibody, the largest circulating antibody in our immune system and can cross the placenta from mother to child. Some studies suggest that up to 20% of the population may have reactivity to certain foods, and these reactivities contribute to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, headaches, types of arthritis, autism, ADD/ADHD, eczema, chronic ear infections, gut malabsorption, insomnia and many chronic conditions. Identifying possible offending foods can be difficult since we eat so many different types of food. While reactivity does not always equal symptoms, it can serve as a screening test to find the foods that most likely may cause symptoms for prioritization in trying food elimination.


So I ordered, I collected my blood sample, that was easy ( I pricked my finger) and I mailed the test.  What fun test results i received.  They are easy to read!  I found out I have mild reactions to: eggs, cottage cheese, grapes, pineapples, sesame, chia, black pepper, basil, kelp and a few other things.   A nice place to start in my journey to a happy belly.

EverlyWell provides other affordable tests:  Thyroid and metabolism, cholesterol and lipids, heavy metals. sleep and stress, inflammation and vitamin D, and women’s health.  If you have the wish to explore your own health, on your own time, click on my EverlyWell link to receive 10% off your order!  Your health, your own time and easy results!  Love it!  Check it out for yourself!

Which one of these test peaks your interest?  Do you get lab work done every year?  

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34 Responses so far.

  1. jaelynnakin says:

    So does this mean you can eat a big juicy steak now???

    • MB says:

      NO! πŸ™ yuck! I had a sensitivity to all meat and beef being the highest. Maybe i should eat it when I travel ….it might balance the other issues! LOL!

  2. That’s really interesting to find out especially bc the foods you mentioned are not usually associated w food sensitivity. Thanks for sharing !
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  3. Annmarie says:

    As you know, I have lots of tummy troubles. I have been curious about Everlywell and think I am going to give it a try!
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  4. Marsha says:

    I have tummy troubles at times and have wondered about doing something like this. Hmmm….might have to check the link.
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  5. Wow! that’s wonderful! I might try this!

  6. I’ve never work with anything like this but I just go through my family doctor for any kind of blood test. I’m lactose intolerant and was told I had IBS. Both are easily manageable (for me).

  7. Interesting! I have allergies to numerous outdoor “environmental” allergens….I’ve never considered foods. Yikes. This might be something for me to consider….
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  8. This is so cool! I’d love to take the food allergy and the metabolism would be neat!I may have to check into it more!
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  9. Carmy says:

    hmmmm this is interesting! I’ve never heard of this before!
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  10. Marcia says:

    This is so interesting! I think I’m going to have my daughter take a food sensitivity test. She’s been complaining of tummy issues but getting her in to the doc is virtually impossible. This sounds like a great option.
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  11. Interesting! The skeptic in me isn’t so sure about this test. I’ll be curious to see what you do with the results!
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    • MB says:

      I was curious to see what you would have to say! It makes you think about some of the combinations of ingredients/foods that we put together than just make you feel blah!

  12. This sounds great for someone who seems to have issues with certain foods but can’t pin point what may be the cause. Fortunately I don’t feel like I have those issues (yet)!

  13. Toni says:

    So as a nurse I was really curious about everlywell, but I am unsure of the accuracy with just a few drops of blood. On the other hand the newer testing requires less and less blood and less and less fancy equipment. I would love to hear more about how you feel if you make changes to your diet based on these results.
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  14. This sounds really neat and like something I would love to try. I know I have food sensitivities (part of why it’s better for me to run first thing before I eat), but couldn’t exactly pin point what they might be. I may have to check this out – great post!
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  15. What an interesting experience. I’d be interested to see what my test results for the food sensitivity test would say.
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  16. Thank you for sharing!! I would love to try this – I have recently taken wheat out of my diet to help with inflammation. This is so interesting!!

  17. jill conyers says:

    Such an awesome service. I’d love to see if I have food sensitivities/allergies other than the gluten allergy.
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I am a wife, mother, stepmother, working healthcare financial professional and a 5K enthusiast! I love to travel, try new products, meet new friends, eat great food and drink great wine! Why not run around the world in my tutu and tennies?
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