Integrative Dietitian Nutritionists
in Santa Monica, California & New York

Functional nutrition tests

Understanding why you get uncomfortable symptoms when you eat, maximizing your health and hormones and developing a positive relationship with food for life is so much more than just looking at the food we eat.

Integrative and functional medicine allows us to see the whole picture of your health, and create a personalized plan to help you achieve your goals.

The results of nutrition tests, food sensitivity, hormone and nutritional genetic testing let us know what’s going on inside with nutrient deficiencies or excesses.

Here are some of the tests we offer at PranaSpirit Nutrition & Wellness LLC to help you be free to enjoy life full of energy.

DUTCH Hormone Testing

The Dutch hormone testing panel measures a range of hormones that may be linked with hormonal conditions such as adrenal imbalance, fertility problems, sleep problems, estrogen imbalance. The DUTCH test uses dried urine samples to create a most comprehensive profile than using blood or saliva. Hormones tested include: cortisol, cortisone, estradiol, estrone, estriol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and melatonin.


The DUTCH Plus tests also includes testing on the cortisol awakening response, so is great for uncovering reasons behind insomnia/ sleep disturbances. When we wake, our cortisol levels naturally rise. Excessive or underactive cortisol awakening response can be caused by stress, sleep or mood disorders. The results of this test give more insight to help us create a personalized plan.

MRT/Food Sensitivity testing and LEAP protocol

The Mediator Release Test (MRT) tests your reactions to 170 foods and food chemicals, allowing us to uncover your food sensitivities. Matched with the LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating, And Performance) protocol we are able to tailor a structured food elimination and reintroduction diet especially for you.

Genova Diagnostics NutrEval Micronutrient testing

NutrEval allows us to evaluate over 125 biomarkers for antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids and other nutrients and use this information to see what's going on inside that might be affecting your health.

Genova Diagnostics GI Effects testing

GI Effects is a stool test giving us important information about your bowel and gastrointestinal health. This simple-to-take test helps us take a look at five areas that influence digestive health: maldigestion, inflammation, dysbiosis, metabolite imbalance and infections.

3x4 Genetics, Nutritional Genomic Testing

Nutritional genomic testing allows us an insight into 36 metabolic pathways. This information gives us a detailed insight allowing totally personalized nutrition and lifestyle plans to be developed for you.

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