I have experienced excess weight gain, acid reflux, IBS, cystic acne, hay fever, eczema and anxiety since my late teens. After hitting rock bottom with how I felt in my mid 20s, I decided to go on a mission to discover what my body was trying to tell me.
I began introducing home cooking, whole foods and juicing. I also got food allergy tested at my ENT and received a large list of foods I was intolerant to. Some of these foods included oats, peanuts, sesame, peas, potatoes, garlic and mustard for example. Thinking this was rather odd, I did some research and it turned out these foods are derived from the same pollen I am allergic to during my allergy season. My body was seeing them as invaders, so I took all of them out.
A year or so after that, I tried the elimination diet. I took out alcohol, gluten, dairy, soy and refined white sugar for 21 days. Felt pretty great. However, once reintroducing these foods back into my diet my body freaked OUTTTT! (see photo above)
Eczema city, IBS bloat, acid reflux and my favorite (note the sarcasm) acne.
Because I didn’t quite do the reintroducing process correctly, I wasn’t quite sure which foods were causing such a trigger.
So, I took an educated guess and tied it to the biggest food villain of our time GLUTEN!
Once taking it out, I did begin to feel better and saw some difference in my skin, mood and digestion.
Flash forward to two months ago, it’s been year and a half without gluten, and all the foods that came up on the allergy test. Yet, I was still experiencing eczema patches, acne and the occasional tummy crampy, bloaty, heaviness.
When I tripped upon the pinnertest my gut said DO IT, this will help you find your answers. I was hesitant at first because the test is an investment, however I knew this was exactly the test I need to provide some answers.
Here’s why. Pinnertest tests your EXACT and PERMANENT food intolerances. Other tests like the prick test I took at the allergist’s pick up temporary intolerances based on environment, stress, eating too much of them etc. Therefore providing a list of so many foods that may be momentarily bothering you because of a bigger trigger. Pinnertests discovers those bigger triggers. And it’s usually just two or three that are the culprits.
So getting a strong signal from the gut, I ordered the test. The process was a freaking breeze. You receive your kit via mail within 2-3 days, you take the test (it’s a simple blood prick test), mail it back and in about 7-10 days later they email your results.
Here’s what I found out.
My test came back saying I was HIGHLY intolerant to egg whites and oranges.
At first I was totally like, WTF. It can’t be. Eggs? I eat those everyday? Oranges? They’re in every one of my herbal teas and spice mixes.
Oh and let me tell you something else about egg whites, many if not most red wines use egg whites as a fining agent. Now, you are talking to a girl who loves a glass of red wine!
That all said, I decided that I had to put my results to the test by taking them out of my diet. And not to shock my system, I also kept out gluten and the originally found food sensitivities.
Experience & Results.
It’s been almost 6 weeks since I have done above and here are my discoveries…
The first couple of weeks were intense. I truly felt like I was detoxing, which after further research is common when eliminating intolerances.
My skin broke out hard core.
My eczema seemed to flare.
I got a couple of canker sores.
I was super fatigued.
Tearful and moody.
And felt HEAVYYYYY.
Once the third week came things started to alleviate a bit and I was beginning to feel lighter.
After a month my skin bega.n to glow. My tummy felt empty and light and I was in an over all much better mood. I still however had a patch of eczema on my calf.
I am currently at the 6 week point and here is what’s going on. Acne wise, I haven’t had a painful, big, under the skin pimple for about 3 weeks (knock on wood.) Digestively, doing awesome. Eczema wise, still have a patch on my calf, which may be stress related. Who knows? I also went to the doctor to get tested for celiac disease to be super sure and that test to came out negative. So with my skin clear, I decided to introduce a little wheat back into my life in the form of pizza. OH MY GOD PIZZA… so divine. Low and behold it did NOT cause a skin or tummy reaction. However, energy and mood wise, I definitely do not feel as vibrant when I eat when I eat wheat and gluten. So I will keep it for special occasions.
All in all, I feel like this test taught me a WHOLE LOT. I do think that taking out these food intolerances have helped me feel a lot better and have cleaned up my skin. I will continue to track my progress and keep you in the know.
How you can learn more.
Discovering what the body is trying to tell us can sometimes feel daunting. Pinnertest certainly aids in the exploration. I highly recommend the test to anyone ready to invest in answers. The knowledge is priceless.
If you are interested in the test, feel free to contact me with any questions. Because of the work I do pinnertestUSA has provided me with a special discount code for anyone in my tribe who may be interested in trying out the test.
I am also offering anyone who invests a session to help design a healthy lifestyle plan after you receive your results.
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Go for it, you never know what you might discover! And again hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
In abundant and loving service.