So I follow plant strong vegan on Instagram and I saw a post about Pinner Test and was really interested to know what it was. Basically it’s a test where you give a very small sample of blood by pricking your finger (doesn’t hurt much) and dabbing it on a provided towel and sending it off with your information to find out if you are intolerant to any foods that could be making you feel sick or gain weight. It came with a big shock though, almost $500! If you were really concerned though, I would consider doing it, or if it’s covered by insurance.
I think the test is really great because you can know exactly what is making your stomach feel upset or a food that is making you gain weight which I’m sure a lot of people would want to know. Weet-bix has A LOT of fibre (and I have this weird dumping syndrome thing where my body doesn’t digest food quick enough and just dumps it into the intestines) so it makes me feel really disgusting and sluggish (which is annoying because I love it so much) so I’m just going to guess that wheat is probably not for me. We’ll have to wait and see for the results which I will post again here when they arrive. But yeah, it would be really great to know exactly what is and what isn’t happening with my body because I feel like I don’t have control over it. The Pinnertest reports intolerances for 200 food items and is the worlds most advanced food intolerance test, which is amazing because of the small amount of blood they need to do it. It determines the severity of the food sensitivity on a scale of 1-3 (3 being bad) and also shows the passive intolerances. I’m hoping I provided enough blood for this though… I’m not going to show you how it works but it’s like I said at the top, and then you fill out your name, address, and email (as they send the results by email.) They’re such simple steps and doesn’t take long to do.