A couple of days ago, I posted a photo of my EverlyWell test on Instagram. I had so many questions, and a lot of you were just as excited as I am! I loved the whole at-home kit process so much, that I have two more tests on the way!
I was introduced to EverlyWell last year when one of my friends showed me their test results from a food sensitivity test. I thought it was so neat that they could take a test at home instead of dealing with the hassle of finding the right doctor, making the trip to a doctor, waiting forever, and then paying a ton of money for the tests. When EverlyWell asked if I was interested in partnering with them, I had no hesitations. I knew this would be something you all would love! I’m already hooked.
I have stayed on top of my health this year to stick with my resolutions. Lowering my cortisol levels, managing stress, and eating healthier has been a main priority of mine. When my doctor told me that my cortisol levels were skyrocketing, it made sense as to why I was gaining weight while working out, not sleeping well, and having episodes of panic attacks.
He told me to cut back on caffeine, and I’ve been doing one a day now. If I have more, it’s because it’s decaf. I drank a couple extra cups in Hawaii, but being on “vacation” was my excuse. I was told to cut back on my HIIT workouts and long distance running. I cut back on running after getting hurt during my half marathon, and cut my HIIT workouts to once a week. I traded those workouts for fun ones like tennis and relaxing ones like yoga and long dog walks.
It’s no secret that being active and eating the right foods is the key to living healthy, but sometimes that isn’t enough. What if the healthy foods we are eating and the workouts we are doing cause more havoc than good? If you’re noticing any abnormal symptoms, you could start with an EverlyWell test to rule some things out before chatting with your doctor.
There are so many tests to choose from on EverlyWell. I immediately sent the link to my parents for them to check out. I would love to see my parents take a food sensitivity test. Having a sensitivity to food can affect your skin, stomach, headaches, energy levels, and so much more. It’s good to rule out simple things that could be causing health issues.
EverlyWell has also included a discount code for 15% off your order! Just use code: TARALYNN when checking out!
My test arrived quickly, which is good because I was so excited for this one. The directions are so easy and simple to follow. I decided to set it all up the night before because you have to take it within thirty minutes of waking up, before drinking water, and before having anything to eat.
As soon as I got my kit, I made sure to register it online. I read the simple directions and then set everything aside for me to start testing as soon as I woke up!
I am very sensitive to shots and to giving blood.
I actually have to lay down in order to have my blood drawn at the doctor. Even typing this has me cringing! Testing with EverlyWell at home is much less terrifying. All you have to do is prick your finger. If you can’t pull yourself to do it (raising my hand here), have a friend or family member do it for you. It’s honestly not a big deal at all, but I’m such a baby when it comes to blood. I designated my friend Caitlin to help.
The whole process took about ten minutes, I packaged it all up, and placed it in the mailbox!
Within three days, my test results showed up directly on my private EverlyWell profile.
I was really happy about seeing my cortisol levels in normal range. This made me proud of all the changes I’ve made these past months, and proud of the results. When you’re online, you can click to read more about your test and your results. If you’re unfamiliar with cortisol, TSH, or testosterone, EverlyWell provides resources to learn how they affect your metabolism and overall health. If you want to test your thyroid along with your metabolism, you can take a thyroid test that’ll check more thyroid hormone levels. A lot of doctors only check for TSH, when it comes to thyroid, but there is so much more to test.
I think I’m officially hooked on taking these at-home EverlyWell tests! I just used my own code (no shame) to buy the food sensitivity test! I’ll share those results with you as soon as I get them back.
Questions for you!
- Which tests would you like to try?
- Have you ever tried EverlyWell?
- Do you think I can get away with buying this for a Father’s Day gift?
This is a sponsored post with EverlyWell but ALL opinions are my own!