DNA Testing Specialist

Reshma Patel, PA-C -  - Integrative Medicine Specialist

Ananda Integrative Medicine

Reshma Patel, PA-C

Integrative Medicine Specialist & Holistic Medicine Specialist located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

If you’ve ever wondered why some foods make you feel great, but others leave you feeling sluggish, the answer could be in your genes. At Ananda Integrative Medicine, in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Reshma Patel, PA-C, uses DNA testing, including nutrigenomics and pharmacogenomics, to learn about how your body is likely to respond to foods and medicines. Call Ananda Integrative Medicine or make an appointment online today to learn more about how your genes affect your health.

DNA Testing Q & A

What can DNA testing tell me about my health?

Your genes carry every detail about you — from the color of your eyes to the way your body responds to the chemicals and other substances in food and medication. At Ananda Integrative Medicine, Reshma partners with Nutrition Genome and GX Sciences to provide rapid, accurate, and confidential DNA testing to learn about the “whys” behind your health and wellness. Nutrition Genome testing includes:

  • Digestion
  • Energy
  • Hormones and detoxification
  • Prenatal and pregnancy 
  • Mood and neurological
  • Inflammation and longevity
  • DNA protection, damage, and repair
  • Cardio and athletic performance

GX Sciences testing includes:

  • Foundation, Methylation, Wellness Panel
  • Chronic pain panel
  • Developmental panel
  • Detoxification panel
  • Traumatic brain injury, post-concussion panel
  • Immune, autoimmune, inflammatory panel
  • Women’s health panel
  • Pharmacogenomic testing
  • 55 SNP Panel
  • Neuro, psych, mood panel
  • Gastrointestinal panel
  • Neurotransmitter panel
  • Autophagy panel

The available testing expands all the time as new genes and tests are developed. 

What are the available DNA tests?

Reshma offers nutrigenomic and pharmacogenomic DNA testing. Nutrigenomic testing reveals how naturally occurring nutrients influence your health and how they affect the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. In addition to energy-producing nutrients, food also provides a variety of bioactive dietary chemicals that alter the regulation of your biological processes. Nutrients can change your health and affect disease initiation, progression, and severity. 

Pharmacogenomic testing shows how you are likely to respond to certain drugs. It helps Reshma prescribe the best and most effective medication in the right doses to meet your needs. 

What happens during a DNA test?

DNA testing itself is straight forward. You either come into Ananda Integrative Medicine to provide a saliva sample. Alternatively, Reshma can have the testing kit sent to your home, and you can give the sample when it’s convenient for you. Your sample is sent to the appropriate lab for testing, and within a couple of weeks, Reshma receives a report detailing your genetic profile. 

You have an appointment to review your report. You and Reshma use the report to create a personalized wellness plan to address your genetic weaknesses and strengths. Your program includes nutritional optimization to enhance your health and improve your gene expression for a happier, healthier life. 

If you’re interested in DNA testing, call Ananda Integrative Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.