Pinnertest Pt. 2: Food Intolerance Results

Happy Tuesday friends! Two weeks ago, I received my food intolerance results from Pinnertest and all I can say is WOW! They were not what I was expecting at all and I was completely blown away by them. Today, I can’t wait to share my experience and full results with you.


To quickly get you up to speed in case you missed Part One of my blog, I recently took the Pinnertest which checks for food intolerances. I was SO excited to take this test since I have been dealing with skin and gut issues since late last year. After several blood tests and skin pricks later, absolutely nothing showed up. Unsure of where to go next, I decided to look into Pinnertest.

Pinnertest explains to you that food intolerance can lead to a number of symptoms. The symptoms I had and wanted an explanation for were mostly for my recent diagnosis with rosacea. I believed that if I managed to identify my food intolerances, I would be able to clear up some of these issues.

From the Pinnertest website, here are some of the most common food intolerance symptoms:



And now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for, my results! I’m intolerant to soybean(+3), onion and garlic(+3), vanilla (+2), lemon and pistachio(+1). The numbers in parenthesis represents low, moderate or high intolerances to the food. +1 is low, +2 is moderate and +3 is high.






So how did I really feel about the results…

To be completely transparent, I was pretty upset and even a little angry at first. Seriously, who has an intolerance to garlic, onion and vanilla? After taking a hard look at a few of my daily staples, it all started to make some sense. I was using vanilla stevia drops in my coffee every single day. One of my favorite salmon seasonings that I use 3-4 times per week contains both garlic and onion. Also, I regularly use ketchup, hot sauces and salsas which all contain either garlic or onion.

Since I have such a high intolerance to soy, I will need to remove prettty much any packaged/processed foods that contains soy. Let me tell you, soy is in EVERYTHING from protein bars, bread, protein powders, it’s crazy. What I’m still somewhat unclear about is soy lecithin. Do I need to avoid those products containing it? I’ve also wondered if I need to be concerned with products that are manufactured in a facility that also handles soy. Still some research to do!

I’m a little less concerned about lemon and pistachio since they were on the lower end of the scale. Although I love both, for me they are much easier to temporarily give up.

The results which made me happiest was it revealed no problems with any vegetables, fruit(except lemon), seafood, dairy and nuts(except pistachio).

Next Steps…

Overall, I am pretty impressed with the test. The plan is to eliminate the high intolerant foods from my diet immediately. Hopefully, I will start to see some improvement with my skin within a few weeks. It’s going to be quite the challenge with being a food blogger, dining out and the summer get togethers we have planned. With a food intolerance, it doesn’t mean you have to give up the food forever. After 6 months, I will slowly reintroduce these foods back into my diet one by one to see if they have an effect.

If you want to get your own Pinnertest results and discover your intolerances, I highly suggest checking them out!

Pinnertest offers payment plans if you cannot make the full payment at one time. I was also given a special coupon code for you to save $60 should you decide to purchase a kit. Use the code WENDY to get your discount at checkout and begin the process towards getting your health and fitness back on track!

If you have any questions about food intolerance testing or about my experience using Pinnertest, please drop me some comments below!

6 Responses to Pinnertest Pt. 2: Food Intolerance Results

  1. Whoa, DEFINITELY fascinating (and bummer) results – about the soy though, I’m fairly certain that you’re safe with soy lecithin, since it’s usually isolated from concentrated forms of soy. But be extra careful – I don’t want to be the cause of you experiencing any bad reactions! Thank you for sharing this food intolerances journey and results – wishing you lots of healing with your skin and overall well-being, especially now with the results in. XOXO

    • Hi Liz! The soy thing is a HUGE bummer. A lot of my bars contain soy lecithin or soy isolate so I’ll have to save them to eat later or give them away. When vanilla popped up I immediately thought of you. It was a +2 so I’m going to avoid using it, baking with it and try to avoid foods containing it within my control. I’ll continue to share my journey and of course new recipes sans my intolerant foods. xo

  2. Congratulations on the results. You are, for the most part, a pretty healthy person with no food allergies or the usual food intolerances. Thank you so much for sharing not only your results, but your thoughts and life as well. Keep up the great blogging and cheers to your health.

    • Hi Denise! Thank you. I had to be honest in sharing not only my results but how I truly felt. I never realized that soy is in everything! I’m one who likes having bars for travel so at least there are some good soy free options out there to choose from. I will now be that girl that demands no soy, onion or garlic when dining eat! At least for a little while! I’ll continue to share updates as I transition to my new way of eating! Thanks again for reading! xo

  3. Sooooooooooo interesting Wendy!!!! Yikes on garlic, onion, vanilla!!!! Crap!!!!! Plus I agree, soy is in everything! I’ll be eager to watch your progress as you eliminate foods!!!

    • Hi Jody! I know such a bummer. Luckily I was able to review some food products that contained either vanilla or a soy lecithin prior to my findings. This has been my first week of trying to avoid all of my high intolerant foods. Wish me luck! xo

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