Tolerance Test Results: In- And Here’s What They Said

First things first, Happy New Year!! I got these results over Christmas, it was like an early present=)

I was so excited that my results came in and I couldn’t wait to pour over the findings.

Allergy Test Findings:

I’m intolerant to..

  • pumpkin (can you believe it? I never liked it much anyhow but some people woulddownload (2) be the saddest.)
  • coriander, aka cilantro. Funny enough, I don’t like this either..
  • buckwheat and oat flour
  • and Brazil nuts.

I was also intolerant to several non-food items, and will do research to see what they are and how to avoid them.

(Chaetomium Globosum, Chicken Serum Proteins, Horse Fly Bot, Insulin Porcine, Swine Serum Albumin, Ustilago Tritici)

I’m deficient in..

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What?!? I take a fish oil everyday (everyday I “remember.”) So, I need to be more vigilant about taking fish oil each day, and even double down.

I have an elevated level of..

Mercury. I attribute this to eating canned tuna. I really do like canned tuna.

According to my low cortisol levels..

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I also received DNA related risk levels for things like blood pressure, fat intake, sodium intake, and cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These results tell me what effects me and what I can and shouldn’t do to feel the best.

And, what we’ve all been waiting for, my sensitivities.

Side note: these findings all align with my psoriasis diagnosis. This makes these results very reliable in my eyes and I’m glad to have almost had a second opinion, of sorts.

According to my results..

I have an intolerance for gluten. I’ve noticed not eating gluten makes me feel better, not obnoxiously full after meals, and less tummy bloat, too. images

I have a slight sensitivity to lactose. This means my body produces less of the enzyme that processes lactose. As a Wisconsinite, I grew up eating cheese and everything dairy. As an adult, I still love cheese but don’t drink milk or have copious amounts of dairy, otherwise. So cutting back is easy enough for me.

Another surprise was reading that I am highly sensitive to caffeine. I plan to wean and cut caffeine entirely, at least to test out how it makes me feel.images (3)

Because at the end of the day, I just want to feel well. I want to feel alert without caffeinating, satiated without feeling “full,” and healthy because of food, natural remedies through essential oils and with plant-based and low/no chemical cleaners to help life sparkle.

I’m glad I looked into testing like this, and that I went through with it. Wellness is about all the small decisions, everyday, that we make. If you make lots of good but little decisions, it will pay off and you will feel more well each day.

If you make bad decisions and listen to your senses and ignore what your body wants and needs, you will feel less and less well each day. It’s just the way it is.

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Happy New Years Day everyone, I’m so glad to share with you and take on this new year with you!

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Putting a Tolerance Test, to the Test

A girl I follow on Instagram was talking about this allergy and intolerance test that she took, and it got me thinking. I realized I really wanted to do it and I started to put in some research.

She did the famed Pinnertest and with just a finger prick of blood, found out what her body tolerated, and what it didn’t. Turns out there are lots of tests out there that do this, and I wanted to get my hands on one, too.

Who wouldn’t want to know what their body does and doesn’t react to. At the very least, you’d be able to make an informed decision about what you’re eating and consuming, and how its affecting you. Never forget, knowledge is power.

When I googled allergy tests, Groupon came up and I was interested right away. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how I feel about a great Groupon deal.

The test is called Identallergy. There are two tests, one tests for 750+ different food and environmental intolerances and the other tests for those,  plus gives you a Genetic Nutrition test. The first cost $39 and the second, $59. We opted for the total test.

I love that it tests for so many different factors that could be affecting your health. I’m all about preventative wellness, and this is such a great way to keep moving forward in health.

Here’s what happened:

  • First, I found it on Groupon and bought it. Right on the voucher, there’s a link to go and “register.” Super easy and took only minutes.
  • Next, the packet and information was sent right to my door. There were instructions, steps, tips, two long cotton swabs, and two specimen envelopes along with one larger preadressed envelope.
  • The test was easy to do and out the door in no time. First, right away in the morning, I swabbed my cheeks, one cheek per cotton swab, for the allotted 10-15 seconds and I put them carefully into the envelope.
  • For the next part, I needed help. You have to send in some of your hair and it needs to be IMG_20171126_072615enough hair that it looks about the diameter of a pencil eraser. I thought that this would leave a bald spot (especially for my husband’s short hair) and I didn’t like the idea of cutting any of mine, but, no fear, it worked out great.

(I took hair from an inconspicuous place and you can’t even see where we cut Nick’s (and we even did his in two separate places just to be sure we had enough!)

  • So I sent them out, and that’s that. We are supposed to have results in our email inbox in 14-21 days and I really can’t wait to see what they say!

I’m really hoping my results relate to how I’ve cared for myself over the years, but if not and I need to do something different, now’s as good a time as any to start!

Have you done any testing like this? Either way, it’s good to know what your body tolerates and likes, so that you can feel your best. Results coming soon!

Wellness is really important to me and preventative wellness is easy and makes such a positive difference in your health life. Have you checked out my wellness book?