User story: My Nightingale helps Merja know which aspect of her health needs more attention

“I have always thought that I eat plenty of good fats — nuts, plant-based oils and sometimes even fish when I dine out, although I’m a vegetarian. But the My Nightingale test showed that my intake wasn't high enough,” says Merja. 

The 49-year-old PR professional has a very health-conscious lifestyle. “I exercise actively, participate in different sports, eat well and have been vegetarian for almost 30 years,” says Merja. So, when she got a high health index of 95 in her baseline blood analysis, it was no surprise. However, she noticed that her Omega-3% was lower than expected.

“It was a revelation; I had not expected that. I always thought that I ate plenty of good fats — nuts, plant-based oils and sometimes even fish when I dine out, although I’m a vegetarian. But now I know that my intake isn't high enough,” says Merja.

Another thing that surprised Merja was her friends’ results. “Some of them who also took the test have similar healthy and sporty lifestyles and I expected them to show similar results but learned that we have very different scores and results,” says Merja.

That’s because My Nightingale’s health results are based on your blood — as personal and specific as data can get. It goes a step deeper than biometric measurements like heart rate, body temperature, respiratory rate, sleep and such. Blood reflects exactly how the vital chemical processes inside your body are reacting to a certain lifestyle. So, you can objectively track which areas of your health need more attention and which lifestyle choices and routines are improving your health.

Merja’s Next Steps

She has decided to tweak her diet to improve her results. “I have now started eating fish at home several times a week as well as increased my consumption of walnuts, which are rich in omega-3 fats,” she adds.

Since blood is dynamic and changes constantly to reflect your everyday lifestyle improvements, Merja is super excited to take her follow-up analysis in next 3 to 4 months to see if all these changes improve her results.

Interested in knowing which aspects of your health need attention?