GUYS! I took a food sensitivity test and I literally can’t believe my results. Well, part of the results make sense to me, but the other part…SHOCKED!
Hello, friends! Today we are partnering with EverlyWell who is a company that makes lab tests super simple! They offer 30+ at-home (that’s right..AT-HOME) kits where you can test a variety of different health-related issues from thyroid, to metabolism, to fertility, to food sensitivity! They mail you a test, you take the test in your own home, mail it back to their lab (for free!), and within a week, you’re going to find out so many things about your health. What test did I take? The food sensitivity test and man am I excited to share my results.
You guys know that the Fit Foodie food philosophy is all about balance, moderation, and listening to your body. As someone who is pretty in tune with their body, I can tell that there are certain foods that make my skin break out, that make my belly bloat, and that make me feel more lethargic than others. To my knowledge, I am not allergic to any foods or food groups, however…I do have higher “food sensitivities” to some foods than others (PS: allergies and sensitivities are NOT the same- EverlyWell does not offer allergy tests). Today, I am excited to share my test results from the EverlyWell Food Sensitivity Test that I took 2 weeks ago because it really has brought the notion of “listening to your body” into full circle for me.
What Does Food Sensitivity Mean?
Food reactivity is different than a food allergy in that it is actually a delayed immune response by the Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody, the largest circulating antibody in our immune system. Food reactivity is not life-threatening and studies suggest that an IgG immune response may contribute to health issues such as headaches, joint pain, eczema, gut disturbances like bloating or cramping, and other chronic conditions.
EverlyWell Food Sensitivity Testing Results
EverlyWell’s food sensitivity testing measures the IgG levels in your body based on what you’ve eaten in the last 4 weeks. 96 different foods are tested and categorized into 4 different groups (high, moderate, mild, and low). The test is a simple blood test and you get your results within days, which is awesome!
Like I mentioned earlier in this post, there are certain foods that I’ve had a hunch I might be sensitive to. Back when I ate a very strict, restrictive diet, I was 100% free from gluten for almost 2 years. My skin never looked better and my stomach rarely had bloating issues. Turns out, I was on to something! Wheat, gluten, and bakers yeast showed up as a “high food sensitivity” and brewers yeast and bran showed up as a “moderate food sensitivity.” This doesn’t mean that these foods are a dangerous threat to my life, but I do know from experience that not eating any form of gluten makes me feel my best. Peanuts being on my high food sensitivity list, on the other hand, were a MASSIVE surprise to me. You guys know that peanut butter is my favorite food in all the land, so seeing this show up on my high list was a massive surprise. I do want to note that food reactivity does not always correlate 1:1 with symptoms, so this is likely why my body isn’t outwardly reacting to peanuts!
Check out the other foods that showed up on my high and moderate food sensitivity lists:
High Food Sensitivity
- yeast, bakers
Moderate Food Sensitivity
- yeast, brewers
Food Sensitivity Takeaways
This was such a fun test for the team to take because it makes you think about the foods you are consuming on a daily basis and how they might be making you feel. While gluten and peanuts came up on my high list, I will not be 100% eliminating them from my diet. I already eat “mostly” gluten-free and know what to do if I am feeling bloated or have a skin breakout. Peanuts, on the other hand, are just something that I can not give up! If down the line, I start having a health issue that won’t go away or that might be caused by peanuts, I may test removing them from my diet, but for now, I am still a peanut butter lovin’ lady!
For those that are wondering what food sensitivities you may have or if food is causing a certain health issue, I highly recommend EverlyWell’s Food Sensitivity Test! It retails for $199 and you’ll have your results back in days.
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