Some thoughts and discussions from me.

Lately there’s been several people in my life seeking out testing to find more about themselves. Family history, DNA, and metabolism testing has been the subject of conversation for several of my friends, clients, and family members.

And I love it.

Ya’ll know. I love data. I love science. And I love taking what we know from science and applying it to daily life – like to our training and nutrition.

So when Everlywell reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try out their at-home, physician-mediated metabolism test, I was game.

Within a few days, the at-home testing kit arrived to my house. This kit tests three different hormones, each influential of a properly functioning metabolism: testosterone, cortisol, and TSH.

We know having low testosterone levels can affect your BMR (basal metabolic rate.) Additionally, chronically high cortisol levels can have an affect on our insulin levels, which in turn influences how much fat we’re storing.

The lab requires both a blood and saliva sample, each taken first thing in the morning. After filling the saliva tube half way, and a prick of the finger with the sealed device included in the kit, I sent off the test back to the lab in a post-office box.

A few days later, I received this email, letting me know my results were in!

 

The testing results indicated my cortisol, TSH, and testosterone levels are all within normal range.

Everlywell has more than 15 different tests to offer to gather more information about your body. If you’d like to try out this at home health test, Everlywell is offering my readers a 10% off coupon with the coupon code: METABOLIZEME

Have you ever done any at-home testing? What was your experience?

My dad recently completed the 23 and me genetics testing, and found out he had much less German in him than he originally thought!

 

This post is sponsored by Everlywell, however, all text and opinions are mine.

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