HealthLabs : Vegan tests

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know a few months ago I decided to adopt a dairy free diet and then transitioned to eating a vegan diet. The easiest way to go vegan for me was to eat “meat alternatives” whilst I made the change. I am slowing eating more fruit and veg and trying lots of foods I had never heard of before. It is important when making a drastic diet change that you ensure you are doing it the correct way for your body and that your body is getting the nutrients it needed.

I had spent months researching online about the vegan diet and something that took my interest was the vegan tests that HealthLabs.com offers. They are a company based in the USA that can offer two different types of tests, one for vegans and one for non-vegans. The test for vegans will check for any nutrient deficiencies that those with a plant-based diet are more susceptible to. The test for non-vegans will look for any allergies to animal-derived products, which may encourage a diet change. I really wish they offered these in the UK and it is such a shame they don’t. I think it is still a good idea for me to maybe go to the doctors to discuss my diet and see if they can do any tests similar to this?!

I do believe that dairy was affecting my body in a negative way but at the same time, my family are concerned that I am not getting the correct vitamins and nutrients. I do plan to not be so much a junk food vegan as some may say and try to eat a lot more fruit a veg.

I did contact the company to try to find out more information and they very kindly offered a discount code, so if you are based in the USA and want go ahead you can quote “SARAHTRADEMARK” for 25% off. If you want to find out more about there is a really interesting article here.

Are any of you vegan? Have you had any allergy or deficiency tests?

Sarah x

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9 Comments

  1. Jacqueline Owens June 6, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Hi there Sarah you can get tested from blue horizon and 23 and me. Or ask your GP to test, B12, folate, ferrous and vitamin D.
    I’m deficient in all of the above, mines is because of autoimmune disorders but my daughter is vegan. I have to make sure she’s getting these nutrients and doesn’t become deficient, as my autoimmune disorders are inherented. ♥️

  2. jennyinneverland June 6, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    This sounds like a helpful website for people with all types of diets!

  3. Madi Dearson June 6, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    It’s so important to be awarre of these things – my cousin who is a vegan developed some musscle issues when he swtiched to vegan diet and had to adjust his nutrition accordingly. I do think that being vegan makes you think more of what you eat so you have the opportunity to eat healthier, it just means a little more work in the kitchen:)

  4. Kat (@femenish) June 7, 2018 / 7:16 am

    I’m not vegan, but I love vegan food – especially when I go out for meals. I always feel like they are better for you. I think that it’s really important to know what you can and can’t eat, and it’s really good you’re thinking of these things!

  5. marychronicles June 7, 2018 / 9:22 am

    Great post, Sarah! I’ve always wanted to start on a diet like yours not only to improve my skin but to prevent some illness that I’d later have when I grow older. It’s so important to watch on our diet these days. Great to know you’ve found HealthLabs!

    Mary xo

  6. itsatashathing June 10, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    I always wonder if I have an intolerance to things like egg as I always feel a bit icky after. Sounds helpful

    Tasha x

  7. Charlene McElhinney June 11, 2018 / 12:21 am

    This is an extremely informative post, good on you chick!! Very helpful!

  8. New Lune June 11, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    This is such an amazing post! That website sounds helpful as well x

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