As some of you might know, I’m trying my best to cut animal products out of my diet. Changing to a vegan diet can be very easy but you do have to educate yourself on what nutrients you might be missing and how to fill in these gaps with vegan alternatives.
I made the switch last September, only eating animal products when I stay over at my boyfriend’s parents, my own parents or when I’m out for dinner and I don’t fancy the vegan options. But when I do my own groceries, I avoid all animal products. After making the switch, I fainted 4 times in October. At first I thought it was stress as my part-time job at the time was making my life very difficult on top of my last year at university, but I decided to visit my doctor anyway. After a blood test, it showed that I didn’t have enough iron and folic acid in my blood.
I’m a big believer in vegan lifestyles but only if it’s a healthy and responsible vegan lifestyle. Therefore I’m very happy to partner with HealthLabs to introduce you to their new Vegan and Non-Vegan nutritional tests. All to make sure you are living the healthiest lifestyle possible.
What kind of tests?
Health Labs have developed first-of-their-kind testing panels for Vegans and Soon-To-Be-Vegans. The Vegan Nutritional panel tests for the eleven most common deficiencies that can occur from a vegan lifestyle. These are designed for people who already live a vegan lifestyle but want to make sure their diet is well-balanced.
Are you thinking about going vegan? The Should You Go Vegan panels test is you are allergic to any animal-derived foods. They are designed for soon-to-be-vegans who want to make sure they won’t suffer some side effects when they transition to a vegan lifestyle (like me, who fainted a few times after making the switch!).
How does it work?
Instead of having to go to a GP, wait for a blood/urine test and then wait for a result, these tests are way easier and quicker! Firstly, you order the preferred test online (you don’t need any doctor referrals or insurance!) .You then visit one of the 4000 locations where the tests are available. The test should take no longer than 10 minutes. Afterwards you’ll receive your results within 1-3 days online.
From the time I visited the GP for the first time with my problems until I finally got the results of my blood test, more than 3 weeks had passed and I had fainted three more times. Health Labs’ tests are quick, easy and give you all the information you need in order to continue living a healthy life for yourself and our planet.
Try it with a discount!
These tests are currently available in the US, and HealthLabs have been incredibly generous to give readers of The Navigatio a 25% discount on any test! Simply use the code THENAVIGATIO25 in your check-out.
I’m a big supporter of vegan lifestyles which is why I’m very happy to support these tests as they are simple to use and give you all the information you need! My own experience with visiting the GP, waiting for a blood test, then waiting for results, was awful. I would definitely gave done one of these tests instead!
For any questions regarding the tests, please comment below or send me a message via the contact form on my website.