Everlywell sponsors this blog post, but all opinions are my own. Last month, I took the Everlywell Food Sensitivity Test, and I am ready to share which foods I am reactive to! Before I dive into my food sensitivity test results, let me tell you why I took the test and the process. PS, if you’re interested in ordering a test, use code “SPRING” for 35% off all products between 3/22 – 3/28!.
Why I Wanted a Food Sensitivity Test
I took the Everlywell Food Sensitivity Test because I was randomly bloated and got stomach pains on and off for several years. I wasn’t able to pinpoint what was going on. According to Everlywell’s description, this at-home test measures your body’s immune response to 96 foods to help guide you on what types of food may be the best to choose for a temporary elimination diet.
The process of finding out which foods I was reactive to was convenient and quick. Once I ordered the test, it came quickly with everything I needed inside. I filled out the card, sanitized my finger, dropped blood droplets onto the card (make sure to drop and not touch the card!), sealed the card with the blood on it, and mailed the kit to a certified lab with the included mailing label.
Once the lab received my sample, they tested my IgG reactivity to 96 different foods. After they gathered my results, they notified me via email, and I read my results online. Easy! So, what are my results?
My Food Sensitivity Results
Before I share the results, let me tell you what the numbers mean. Each food is rated on a Class scale of 0-3: Class 0 (normal reactivity) to Class 3 (high reactivity). A higher IgG reactivity level can mean there’s a possibility that food can be giving you symptoms – making that food an ideal candidate to include in your list to initially remove in a temporary elimination diet and add-back challenge. It is important to note that this test is not a food allergy test, nor can it determine lactose intolerance or celiac disease.
My test showed an IgG (Immunoglobulin G) reactivity above-average to 4 different foods. Three of the foods were in class 1, mild reactivity, and one was in class 3, high reactivity! I am mildly reactive to crab, garlic, and yogurt. I am highly reactive to cow’s milk!
What Am I Doing About My Results?
After getting my Everlywell results, I began a temporary elimination diet and add-back challenge. Since I’m a vegetarian, I don’t eat any crab, so that result didn’t affect me as much. I’m now going on almost a month of altering my diet and I feel better, and haven’t had stomach pain or bloating in weeks. Would I recommend this test to someone wanting to see which foods they are reactive to? Absolutely!
Have you ever taken a food sensitivity test? If you are interested in taking one, use code “SPRING” for 35% off all products between 3/22 – 3/28!