At Proactive Health we create individualized weight loss strategies based on your genetic composition and provide an easy to follow framework that includes nutrition & fitness plans along with metabolism boosting procedures.


Dr. Elena takes a genuine interest in helping you meet your health goals. She has a tremendous amount of experience, wealth of knowledge, and equips you with the resources you need to be successful. She used a tailored approach to help me meet my goals, recognizing that everyone's needs and how they function are different. Since meeting with Dr. Elena, my nutrition and energy levels have improved, and I have built better habits. Thanks Dr. Elena!
-Carmela A.

What's the secret to sustained weight loss and a healthy life? 

The answer to what works is in each and every one of us--not in a book.  It is in our genetic code that we find what truly works for us on an individual level.  Our genes dictate how we metabolize fat, protein, carbohydrates, and how our body responds to different forms of exercise.  The amount of books that exists on dieting goes to show that until now, we have no clue what really works, because we still struggle to lose weight, develop healthy fitness and eating habits, and most importantly, keep the weight off. 

About Genetic Based Weight Loss:

We have about 24,000 genes that make us unique.  Out of this pool, 22 genes determine for how we metabolize fat, carbohydrates, and protein, and the forms of exercise that give us the best results.  In addition, these genes also control our appetite, how quickly we feel full after a meal, our cravings, food preferences, relationship between mood and eating habits, and influence methylation pathways that are responsible for many essential processes in our bodies.  Genovive's Genetic Test looks at these 22 genes, analyzes genetic variations, and produces customized nutrition & fitness guidelines along with healthy behavior recommendations based on individual composition.

The results of your test become the blueprint that you will use with any nutrition and fitness program you embark on.  The difference is that you will know what works with your type when it comes to choosing the right food combinations or which physical activities to pursue to optimize your results.  

The Genetic Test and what you can expect:

The Genetic Test involves a cheek swab using a cotton applicator to collect cells that host our DNA.  Every cell in our body has our DNA.  The inner lining of our cheeks is constantly producing new cells and is easily accessible and non-invasive.  The cotton applicator is then mailed to Genovive lab, where the results are interpreted and available for your provider to review with you 2 weeks from the time the sample is collected and mailed.  

It's that simple.

Included with the results:

  • Personalized NUTRITION AND FITNESS GUIDELINES

  • RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSS AND PERFORMANCE 

  • BLUEPRINT FOR OPTIMAL WEIGHT, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS

  • STRATEGY FOR HEALTHY EATING HABITS

 

How to schedule an appointment:

The Genetic Based Weight Loss Test can be purchased online or in office.  If you purchase online, we will mail you a provider authorized test and will contact you about scheduling a 45 minute visit to go over the results, answer any questions, and set you up for success!  If you still have questions and need to decide if this is the right path for you, we recommend signing up for a 30 minute visit in office or over the phone.  At that time we can discuss what you have already tried and the direction we need to pursue.  

Billing and Insurance:

Proactive Health is an out-of-network provider and does not accept insurance directly.  All payment is due at time of service.  Be sure to check with your insurance company if your plan includes out-of-network providers.  You will be provided with a coded superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.  The amount of reimbursement varies by insurance provider.  For other billing and insurance inquiries, please give us a call and we can further answer your questions. 

We accept HSA and FSA Cards (Mastercard, Visa, and Discover) !