Have you ever felt like you might be allergic to something, or maybe just sensitive to certain foods?
Like many of you, I heard about Everlywell from a Facebook ad that promised the world to me.
Here's our review on this food sensitivity test and why we liked it.
Is it worth it?
Absolutely! Knowledge is power and knowing what foods might be causing problems is very important to your overall health.
What we love:
- It's like bringing the doctor's office to your home.
- Easy to follow instructions.
- The results are available online.
Everlywell has a lot of tests, not just the food allergy, and it brings the convenience of lab tests to your own home.
Being a busy mom, I don't go to the doctor's nearly as often as I probably should.
The way their tests work is that you prick your finger and squeeze blood onto the absorbing sheet with circles. They will then test these, and give you your results online.
Some tests will also include a phone consultation with a licensed physician to go over your results.
Results available online
When I received my results, it showed 21 foods my body was mildly reactive to, and 1 food that was moderately reactive to, both of which can cause symptoms.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, food allergy symptoms can include headaches, hives, bloating, cramping, itchy skin, and other gastrointestinal problems.
Symptoms of food intolerance
According to the Mayo Clinic, food intolerances can show up as hives, eczema, wheezing, nasal congestion, stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and even dizziness.
While it's not as bad as an anaphylactic reaction, it can still be very unpleasant and chronic if you don't find out what's causing it.
Once you know your list of foods, you can try eliminating them from your diet to see if they are symptom-causers.
You can gradually test each food out again one at a time and see if they cause any symptoms when you eat it.
Yes! Everlywell uses a laboratory to analyze the blood samples. Then, you can set up a licensed physician phone call to give you a brief rundown on your results.
Yes, because food allergies and sensitivities can cause a lot of unpleasant symptoms, it's great to know what might be causing these.
Knowledge is power, and your health is important which is why you should look at this Everlywell food tolerance test as an investment into yourself.
1. First wash your hands. Then, wipe your finger with an alcohol wipe and let dry for about 10-20 seconds.
2.Next, prick a finger with one of the enclosed finger sticks. Squeeze your finger onto the card making sure to fill the circles.
3. Place card in the enclosed biohazard bag and then place it in the enclosed mailing envelop and send it off.
4. When the results are ready, you will receive an email and then you can look at it online.
Using the blood from the absorbent paper, they test for antibodies to a long list of foods known to cause issues like eggs, dairy, and peanuts. Depending on which version you get, they can test up to 96 different foods.