Lifestyle Medicine Specialist

Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine located in Sherman Oaks, CA

Did you know you can learn your ideal diet and workout based on your genetics? Or that what's good for the brain is good for the body? William Stanford, MD, PhD, FACP, and the team at Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine offer a lifestyle medicine program that uses whole genome sequencing to create a blueprint of your DNA. Then Dr. Stanford creates lifestyle recommendations precisely tailored to your unique genetic makeup. To learn how lifestyle medicine can prevent disease and give you a longer life, call the office based in Sherman Oaks, California, or request an appointment online today.

Lifestyle Medicine Q & A

What is lifestyle medicine?

Lifestyle medicine prevents disease, slows the progression of existing chronic health conditions, and supports optimal physical and mental health by focusing on six key areas of your life:

  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Engaging in regular exercise
  • Managing stress
  • Getting restorative sleep
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Avoiding behaviors that damage your health

While you already know that healthy living is the first step toward a longer, better life, you may wonder about the best way to make it happen. That's where lifestyle medicine at Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine can help.

How does whole genome sequencing guide lifestyle medicine?

With whole genome sequencing, Dr. Stanford obtains in-depth information about 100% of your DNA. By comparison, standard genetic testing targets only one small segment of your DNA or a specific gene.

Whole genome sequencing shows any genetic issues that increase your risk for diseases. The information also reveals how you metabolize foods and nutrients.

Armed with your genetic blueprint, Dr. Stanford can recommend a lifestyle and medical plan to prevent diseases and promote longevity.

What should I expect during my lifestyle medicine consultation?

During your initial consultation, you talk with a highly trained nurse. They learn about your personal, family, and medical histories, as well as your diet and exercise habits. You also talk about the amount and quality of sleep you get each night, as well as any challenges you face with stress or existing health problems.

After explaining whole genome sequencing and your testing options, the team sends you a DNA kit. You take a saliva sample and mail it back. Then they send it out for whole genome sequencing.

What happens when my DNA results come in?

When your results are ready, Dr. Stanford runs your whole genome sequencing through curated lifestyle databases, carefully evaluates the results, and creates your GET DNAbled™ Blueprint. This blueprint includes your whole genome sequencing information, as well as Dr. Stanford’s recommendations for supporting your ongoing health.

Your lifestyle program includes recommendations about diet, exercise, medications, wearables, supplements, and everything you need to live a long, healthy life. Then Dr. Stanford introduces you to expert partners who specialize in fitness, nutrition, sleep, and other lifestyle issues.

You can choose to participate with none, one, some, or all of them. If you decide to move forward, your expert creates a lifestyle program based on your genetic profile. As your lifestyle needs evolve, so will your ever-changing personalized, private blueprint.

If you're ready to build a lifestyle that supports your health and longevity, call Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine, or book an appointment online today.

If you or your patient want to learn more about how precision medicine can help you live an active, thriving life, book a consultation online or call Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine, based in Sherman Oaks, California. The team offers the convenience of direct access to a doctor via phone or video conferencing. One of their doctors or nurses will be available to take your call today.