I think you are REALLY going to love today’s post. When I first heard about EverlyWell (on Shark Tank) I instantly knew that I wanted to try them out. I did and I LOVED my experience with their test. I have a great deal for you to try EverlyWell at the end of this post. This post is sponsored by EverlyWell.
I absolutely love learning more about my body. I think it is so fascinating to understand why it does the things that it does or why I feel the way I feel. I want to know what I can do to help my body to be more efficient, healthier and to feel better too. I was excited to try EverlyWell because they offer an easy way for me to learn about my body.
I looked through all of the tests that they offer and chose to take the Women’s Health Test! After years of using different birth controls, pregnancies and now breastfeeding, I have been really interested in finding out what the heck is going on with my different hormone levels at this point in my life. I want to understand how they play a role in my day to day life, training and running goals for the rest of the year.
The kids wanted to do a running picture too:)
First, EverlyWell offers SO many different tests—> Food Sensitivity, Women’s Fertility, Postmenopause, Heart Health, Metabolism, Thyroid, Vitamin D and Inflammation, Sleep and Stress, STD, Male and Female Health and many more. EverlyWell makes it so convenient for you to learn more about your overall health. I want to take them all now because it’s so cool to get your results from the test… I think I am going to take the food sensitivity one next to see how different foods affect everything from my skin to my stomach and energy levels.
Before trying EverlyWell I was a little bit nervous that it was going to be super complicated and I would mess it up somehow but once I went through the instructions, I was surprised how easy it was. Everything that I needed was right in the box and the directions were very simple to follow. With a busy schedule of kids and life right now it was awesome to be able to do this all on my own time at home.
For the Women’s Health Test I just needed to collect blood and saliva samples (at different times of the day) and answer a few questions about myself.
Brooke was very interested in learning about what I was doing and wanted to be very involved in every part of the process.
After I collected all of the samples, I sent everything back in the pre-paid shipping envelope that they include. Once they receive your sample, EverlyWell sends you a text and email to let you know that you will have your results in just a few days. Your test is sent to one of the leading specialty labs in the US (CLIA certified). A physician reviews your results which I thought was really cool.
Once my results were available they sent another text and email to let me know that my results were ready for me to see in my EverlyWell profile. I was really excited to get my results because even very small imbalances in our hormones can really affect the way we feel, our cycles, our libido, our metabolism, our mood and even our sleep and I want to stay on top of things!
For me personally, I found out I was out of range in three areas.
My Cortisol, Progesterone and Progesterone/Estradiol Ratio were the three hormones that are out of range.
It’s really cool to be able to go through each result and see exactly where you are at. They also explain how those results affect you and your health. It helps you to better understand any symptoms that you are experiencing. I loved the fact that they offer ideas for solutions to help you with your hormone levels and symptoms.
I loved learning more about my low Progesterone & Progesterone/Estradiol Ratio—> most likely caused by breastfeeding. It helped me to understand a lot more about why I have been feeling the way I have. Low Progesterone is associated with anxiety and I feel like my anxiety has hit an all-time high the past few weeks. Knowing my levels were so low helped me to kind of breathe and realize that there is a reason I have been having so much anxiety lately with kids/life/everything. It also helps me to understand a bit why my body holds on to the last 10ish lbs until I am done breastfeeding. Time to meditate more, de-stress, work on managing my anxiety during breastfeeding and work with my doctor to further discuss my results! With EverlyWell you can send your lab tested results straight to your doctor too!
I had a really positive experience with EverlyWell and feel like I learned a lot about myself in such an easy way according to my schedule!
Have you ever been tested and found out something that you didn’t know about your body?
What test would you be interested in taking?
Do you feel out of balance in any ways with hormones? How do you react to hormones or the changes of hormones that you have had over the years?
Do you have any food sensitivities?