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Food sensitivity test — is it worth it?

food sensitivity test results | Simple Green SmoothiesA few years ago, I looked into taking a food sensitivity test and the naturopath told me it would be $2000. I say “ummmm….no thanks!” and never went back. I was curious to know how the foods I ate were affecting my body. Yet I wasn’t willing to spend that much money into knowing for sure. So I’ve used elimination diets like our Thrive Summer Reset to help me pin point my sensitivities and feel amazing, yet always wondered exactly what ingredients were causing my issues (exhaustion, bloating, gurgle-y tummy).

I started to actually pay attention to the foods I put into my body in 2011. This was right around the time I started drinking a daily green smoothie and it rawked my world! I’ve had a sense that certain foods were doing more harm than good, and have been curious to take a food sensitivity test and see for sure.

Confession: Some nights, my husband and I will watch an episode of Parks and Rec while enjoying a bowl of ice cream.  And not just any ice cream— Moose Tracks Ice Cream. Full dairy, full chocolate, full corn syrup, full heaven in a bowl you wish was healthy (but it’s not) sorta ice cream.  Without fail, my stomach retaliates by gurgling and cramping up all night long. (And yes I still say yes the next time he asked if I want some 🙂 I’ve had a sense my body didn’t like dairy, yet never was tested for it until last month when I took the Everlywell Food Sensitivity Test.  Yep— this is the same company that’s been crushing it on Shark Tank! So cool!!!!

What I love about this test is that it’s just $199 to take and you can do it at home. Sure, I know that can still seem like a lot of money, BUT when you compare it to the $2000 test at the doctors office, it’s a steal!

My experience with a food sensitivity test | Simple Green Smoothies

My experience with the Everlywell Food Sensitivity Test

I wanted to share my experience taking this test. Some of the results I had expected (and others I did not at all). All in all, I took the test in under 10 minutes and got the results in about a week and never had to leave my house (or get out of my comfy yoga pants) to do it.

Watch to see what happens when I took the test…


How to decide if a food sensitivity test is worth it…

I know this isn’t any easy decision to make when it comes to spending money like this. It was a whole lot easier for me when it was just a $199 investment rather than $2000. Feel like something may be off in your body?  Common food sensitivity symptoms are:

  • you’re more tired than you should be
  • your stomach is a mess (diarrhea, cramps, constipated)
  • you’re intermittently congested (and not sure why)

Certain foods may be causing these symptoms. A food sensitivity test can help you identify the foods that are making you feel lousy. It can also guide you as you embrace (or create!) your own food elimination diet. If your results are like mine, doing one of our seasonal resets could go a long way into feeling great!

If you’re interested in the Everlywell take-at-home Food Sensitivity test, click here (use promo code SIMPLE15 and get 15% off your test).


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I would love it if you would check out this video on our YouTube channel and subscribe to our channel. We’re starting to share more videos and I don’t want you to miss them! We will have more recipe demos, blender blend offs and maybe even some Hansard Farm stuff as we build it out a bit more!

Once you’ve had a chance to watch the video, I’d love to hear from you. Which part of my video meant the most to you, and why? Leave a comment below and let me know. I encourage you to share as much detail as you can. Thousands of amazing people come here each week for motivation and inspiration.  Your story may be just what they need to change their lives.

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  1. Amanda

    June 21st, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Since watching you on videos and getting your emails I am inspired to eat better and love the smoothies wow its no trouble at all I have prepared them in baggies for the freezer so I can take out what I want just blend it.
    You have inspired me and I admired what you have done for other people like myself that you have changed there lives 🙂

  2. Jen Hansard

    June 25th, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I love hearing this so much Amanda! Smoothie prep is a game changer and I am so glad you are a part of the rawkstar community! xoxoxo

  3. sam

    June 21st, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    jen, you probably weren’t aware but you many have contaminated your sample withe your right hand at about 2.21mins on the video? maybe it was clean from the washing?

  4. Jen Hansard

    June 25th, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Hey Sam— I did wash both hands. I just couldn’t hold the camera and shoot that part— it was a little tricky. Great eye though. Appreciate you sharing!

  5. Beverly Ipson

    July 5th, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Jen, I might try this test some time, thanks to your demo-ing it for us!! I hope it’s as clear as you made it look. Did you have to use a needle for each sample or were all your samples from that one prick? How-to videos are mucho helpful for me!

  6. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    July 9th, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    HI Beverly,

    All of the samples were from that one quick prick. Thanks for letting us know the videos help – we’re planning on making many more about more health + wellness topics!

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