This post Should you Take a Food Sensitivity Test is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of EverlyWell. The opinions and text are all mine.
Do you ever feel like certain foods may make you not feel your best? If you are looking for a way to determine if there are foods you should eliminate taking an at-home food sensitivity test is easy and ready in about a week.
I have always known there were foods that made me feel sluggish or even worse resulted in headaches and stomach pain. Friday night has always been pizza, night for our family, even when I was a kid. When Kurt and I were first married our pizza nights would make me so sick. So, we have switched Fridays up and made them pizza and sushi nights so everyone would be happy.
Food Sensitivity Test
Since I am working to feel my best I started to do some research to determine if I should take a food sensitivity test. I was excited when I found EverlyWell. They provide at-home tests for everything from fertility to food sensitivity.
Their at-home test for food sensitivity measures your body’s IgG response to 96 foods to help provide guidance on what foods may be the best to remove in an elimination diet. The test helps to identify what foods may be problematic.
Please note they recommend consuming food for about 4 weeks prior to testing. Your body begins to break down IgG after 28 days from last exposure, any foods not consumed for 4 weeks or longer may have lower than normal IgG reacitvities than would be measured had the food been eaten.
Food can trigger an immune response resulting in symptoms such as:
- Dry and itchy skin
- Other miscellaneous skin problems
- Food intolerance
- Feeling bloated after eating
- Joint pain
- Gastrointestinal (GI) distress
- Stomach pain
How the Food Sensitivity Test Works
- Order Food Sensitivity test online. Get 15% off when you use the promo: HAPPYFAMILY
- The test will be delivered to your door. Complete the blood spot sample collection. I was really nervous about this part, but they make it so easy to complete the test. Then return the test via pre-paid shipping label.
- Your results will be reviewed by an independent board-certified physician.
- Once verified, you’ll receive your results on our secure platform within just days.
What to do with your Food Sensitivity Test Results
Now that I have my results and a list of potentially ‘problematic’ foods I am doing an elimination diet with the high reactivity items. I am working on eliminating them and then slowly adding them back into my diet to see how my body reacts to them. I will continue to share my progress as I try to eliminate possible triggers.
Have you ever feel like you may have certain symptoms related to foods, such as headaches, stomach pain, diarrhea, or fatigue too? I would love to know if you try this Food Sensitivity Test as well. (Don't forget to use HAPPYFAMILY to get 15% off). You can see my full results below.
My Results to Food Sensitivity Test
- EGG WHITE
- EGG YOLK
- YEAST, BREWERS
- MILK, COWS
- PEPPER, BLACK
- CHEESE, COTTAGE
- CHEESE, CHEDDAR
- CHEESE, MOZZARELLA
- YEAST, BAKERS
- WALNUT, BLACK
- PEPPER, BELL
- CHIA SEED
- BEAN, GREEN
- BAY LEAF
- TEA, BLACK
- POTATO, WHITE
- POTATO, SWEET
- RICE, BROWN
- BEAN, LIMA
- PEA, GREEN
- OLIVE, GREEN
Have you ever feel like you may have certain symptoms related to foods, such as headaches, stomach pain, diarrhea, or fatigue too? I would love to know if you try this Food Sensitivity Test as well. (Don't forget to use HAPPYFAMILY to get 15% off) I will continue to share my progress as I try to eliminate possible triggers.
This is so interesting! I wish I knew of this for my daughter a few years ago! Glad to see the list of "good" foods is longer than the others for you!
I know I am so curious to see how I feel as I eliminate foods.