Toxin 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

Every day, you’re exposed to a wide range of heavy metals, which leads to increased levels of toxins in your system that can have a negative effect on your health. At Ananda Integrative Medicine, in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Reshma Patel, PA-C, offers toxin testing to measure the heavy metals and other chemicals present in your system. Call Ananda Integrative Medicine or schedule a consultation online today to find out if toxins in your body are interfering with your health.

Toxin Testing Q & A

What is toxin testing?

At Ananda Integrative Medicine, Reshma uses the innovative OligoScan™ spectrophotometry to measure the bioavailability of heavy metals, minerals, and other trace elements and chemicals. The test screens for 20 minerals and 14 heavy metals, including:

Heavy metals

  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Silver
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Beryllium
  • Bismuth
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Platinum
  • Lead
  • Thallium
  • Thorium

The test also screens for minerals including:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Silicon
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Chromium
  • Vanadium
  • Boron
  • Cobalt
  • Molybdenum
  • Iodine
  • Lithium
  • Germanium
  • Selenium
  • Sulfur

Your body needs some minerals for optimal functionality. Toxin testing can also reveal mineral deficiencies, which can contribute to poor health. 

What should I expect during toxin testing?

The OligoScan spectrophotometry test is entirely noninvasive. During the test, Reshma uses the handheld OligoScan device to scan for the presence of heavy metals through your skin. The equipment is based on the principle that every chemical or mineral absorbs, reflects, or emits light in a specific range of wavelengths. The OligoScan device measures the wavelengths present in your skin and subdermal tissue. The higher the concentration of a chemical or mineral, the stronger the measurable light absorption, reflection, or emission. 

What happens if my toxin testing is positive?

High levels of toxins can interfere with your health, causing symptoms ranging from skin problems to digestion issues and hormonal imbalances. While you might not have a specific ailment, you may suffer from fatigue, poor immune function, and digestive issues. 

If you have a mineral deficiency or high levels of toxins, Reshma provides a customized wellness plan to either replenish your mineral levels or detoxify your body. She offers personalized nutritional counseling as well as a wide range of vitamin shots to improve your vitamin and mineral stores. You may benefit from adding or removing certain foods or supplements to ensure you maintain appropriate mineral levels. 

If you have high levels of toxicity, Reshma works with you to implement a customized detox program. In addition to nutritional changes, Reshma may prescribe chelation therapy to help your body flush out toxins. She also offers infrared sauna treatments, which stimulate your body’s lymphatic system to remove waste products.

If you’re interested in toxin testing, call Ananda Integrative Medicine or make an appointment online today to learn more.