What are food intolerances?

Food intolerances are way more common than potentially fatal food allergies, but can be just as serious. Food intolerance, also known as food sensitivity, can make you feel miserable and lead to chronic health issues. Food intolerance can manifest in different ways. Symptoms may appear shortly after you eat, but sometimes not until hours or even days later, so it’s not always easy to identify the trigger food. Some people can tolerate a reasonable amount of the trigger, but if they eat too much (or too often) they get symptoms because their body cannot tolerate large amounts.

Pinner Test is an Advanced Microarray Technology lab test that measures IgG antibodies present with food intolerances.

My Food Reactions Are No Longer A Mystery.

Food sensitivities can be very hard to understand, with various underlying causes. The blood and prick tests my doctors used didn’t help, they only tested for food allergies which came back negative even though some foods were making me sick.

Fad diets and the latest health guru claims about healing foods don’t work for everyone because everyone’s body is different. What is most important when creating a healthy diet is knowing which foods are healthy for you.

I’ve taken several food intolerances tests and Pinner Test is the only test that revealed I am intolerant to soy, cinnamon, Brazil nuts, walnuts and sesame. The foods detected on Pinner Test are best avoided or limited to very small quantities and taken with digestive enzymes because my body doesn’t produce the enzymes needed to digest them properly.

Suddenly it made sense why I became so inflamed when I was a vegetarian loading up on soy and sesame tahini, why too much cinnamon heavy Chai tea made my stomach hurt, and why snacking on Brazil nuts for thyroid strength was actually weakening me.

Pinner Test shows the degree of your sensitivity, from low to high. My soy sensitivity is high, while my sesame one is low. This correlates with my symptoms being more obvious with soy and more subtle with sesame (however, now I understand why too much hummus with sesame Tahini makes me feel like I’ve been food poisoned).

If I had never taken this test, I wouldn’t have imagined to ask myself if I was sensitive to soy. I passed off the bloating, fatigue and indigestion as a “normal” side effect of consuming this legume and I would have kept eating it, inflaming my body.

I can help you save $60 on your Pinner food sensitivity Test when you use promo code COACH LL. Note: If you suspect you are gluten-sensitive, I recommend eating gluten for a few weeks before the test for the most accuracy as antibodies are known not to show up when gluten isn’t being consumed.


How To Take The Test

It’s super easy. I hate needles, I mean, REALLY hate them. I braced myself and then felt silly, I didn’t even feel a prick! It was so easy, the whole process of opening the package, taking the test and putting it in the return envelope took about one-minute (you can watch a video of my experience below).

You only use Pinner Test one time. Although their website says you can re-test in 4 years (I’m guessing in case there is a big change in your immunity), a representative from Pinner Test told me there is no need for re-testing once you find out what your trigger foods are. Instead of getting re-tested, if I want to see if I’m still sensitive to these foods in the future, I’ll find out by consuming them again. If I still react to them with gnawing stomach pain, bloating, rashes, hives, itchiness, headaches, etc. then I know I’m still sensitive.

Pinner Test is more affordable than any of the “out-of-network” tests I’ve had to pay out-of-pocket when prescribed by holistic doctors, some starting at $600. Their website is very informative.

Don’t forget to SAVE $60 on your Pinner Test with PROMO CODE COACH LL.

Due to medical issues I’ve had, I’ve spent a lot of money on doctor’s consults, tests and supplements, and I can earnestly say taking this food sensitivity test is something I don’t regret investing in because it has eased some of the stress I had been putting on my immune system. I’ve felt so much better ever since I’ve cut out soy, drinking lots of chai tea, snacking on walnuts and Brazil nuts and eating hummus.

Thanks, Pinner Test!

Wishing YOU easy digestion of and great health from everything you eat.

Common Symptoms





Runny nose

Feeling as if you have the flu

Stomach ache




Nasal congestion


Eczema, itchy skin


Brain fog



Difficulty losing weight no matter what you do

Body aches

More Severe Symptoms

One of my food sensitivities, and clients have shared some of theirs, too, include anaphylaxis-type symptoms. Unlike a food allergy, these more severe reactions, though scary, stop naturally with time without the need for an EpiPen.

Difficulty breathing


Throat swelling

Rapid heartbeat

Drop in blood pressure

Severe swelling in abdomen and ankles

For a list of more symptoms, cilck here.

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