Pinnertest Review: The At-Home Food Intolerance Test

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After reaching out to Pinnertest, I was eager to see if this at-home food intolerance test might shed some light on my dietary issues. Here's a look at how the test works as well as my results.

Like many people at the start of a new year, I want to make healthy changes to my diet, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. After seeing Pinnertest mentioned on The Actor’s Diet, I was curious if this at-home food intolerance test might help me figure out foods I should avoid.

Food and I have always had a love/hate relationship. When I was in kindergarten, I was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. In my teens, I was diagnosed with IBS and acid reflux, and only a few years ago, my doctor suggested I cut out gluten, although I was not tested for celiac disease. While I eat mostly gluten-free now, I still deal with fatigue, bloating, and other annoying symptoms that could be caused by my diet. So, after reaching out to Pinnertest, I was eager to see if this test might shed some light on my dietary problems.

Testing for food intolerance…

The test is very simple to do at home since Pinnertest sends you everything you need, including a mailing envelope. I made a short video to show you what’s inside the kit and how it works…

Yes, this test does require a blood sample, but don’t panic about needing to send a vial full of blood. A simple prick of your finger is all you need to do. I received an email with my results about two weeks after mailing in my sample.

My food intolerance results…

After reaching out to Pinnertest, I was eager to see if this at-home food intolerance test might shed some light on my dietary issues. Here's a look at how the test works as well as my results.

The Pinnertest Report breaks foods down into a Red Column (Avoid) and a Green Column (No Reaction). Foods in the green column are okay to eat unless you already know that you are allergic or that the food causes discomfort. Any food in the red column is suggested to be completely eliminated from your diet. Foods in the red column are, also, marked by degrees of reaction:

+1… LOW REACTION
+2… MODERATE REACTION
+3… HIGH REACTION

My Pinnertest results are…

+1 Egg yolk

+1 Kiwi

+1 Kamut

+2 Tilapia

+3 Grape

Considering my food history, I was surprised that only a handful of foods showed up in the reaction column. But, I’m even more surprised that grapes showed up as reaction causing and a level three no less. I love grapes. I had suspected I might have an egg intolerance, so egg yolk really doesn’t surprise me. I like kiwi and tilapia, but don’t eat them very often, and I have never knowingly eaten kamut, which is a type of ancient grain. So, I’ll be saying goodbye to grapes for now.

Now, I should mention that I am not a doctor or a scientist. I am merely an intrepid lifestyle blogger boldly trying new things and sharing those things with you. Pinnertest is not an allergy test, and it neither tests for lactose intolerance nor for celiac disease. Most importantly, the results are not a substitute for a health professional. However, I do think this at-home food intolerance test is a great starting point if you suspect you have a food intolerance. Yes, you can do an elimination diet, but sometimes it’s hard to know which of the foods is the problem, and saying no to everything isn’t fun.

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How do you deal with food intolerance?

P.S. If you liked this post, you might, also, enjoy My favorite gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe!

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26 comments

  1. Oh this is fascinating! Grapes! Who knew? I don’t have any allergies or intolerances as far as I know, but I do wonder sometimes if I could feel better if I ate better/differently.

  2. This is really interesting! I have suspected for awhile that I have an intolerance for avocado but I haven’t truly figured it out, this would be a good way to see!

  3. Oh that’s so interesting. I’d be curious to hear how you feel after avoiding grape for awhile. Although I’m sad for you for having to give it up!

  4. I’d be so sad if I was intolerant to eggs and grapes! I love those foods. I think I’m a bit allergic to banana and pineapple as my mouth tingles when I eat them.

    Corinne x

  5. Oh, I didn’t know that you could order one online! That’s really interesting. I’m allergic to a lot of things (mostly food). When I was little I went to the doctor and did the tests there.

  6. This is really interesting! When I had some health issue a while back I was put on the elimination diet and it turned out I react to grapes – I am so sad as I LOVED grapes. The boys eat a lot of them and I just stare wistfully, haha. It took months to go through the full elimination diet and identify each of the things I react to, so a test like this is a much simpler way!

    Hope that you are having a nice start to your week 🙂 We finally got some cooler weather after our weekend heatwave, so I’ve been enjoying that!
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