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Anxiety & Depression

Discover More About Holistic Root Cause Treatments Of Anxiety & Depression Today- Los Angeles

We all know that life has ups and downs and occasional feelings of nervousness or sadness are normal. Having anxiety occasionally can be a normal part of life in response to life stresses that may occur.   Certain situations life throws at us like bumper to bumper traffic you can’t control while having to get to work, causing you to run late for an important meeting at work, getting a phone call from your boss at the same time, and getting into a fender bender can naturally cause anxiety.  


How do you know if and when anxiety has become a medical problem?

If worry and nervousness become a constant part of your every day life, occurring more often than not, and even possibly interfering with your optimal performance and functioning that is when it becomes a medical problem.  Panic disorder is one type of anxiety disorder characterized by panic attacks. A panic attack is a sudden onset of intense fear; symptoms may include a racing heart, sweating, hyperventilation, nausea and stomach upset.

Could you be dealing with depression?

Advance Health Integrative And Functional Medicine will shed light on what is actually going on both identifying conditions you are dealing with and investigating and treating the root causes.  Dr Rashel Tahzib is one of the best Functional Medicine physicians, one of the few who are actually certified by The Institute For Functional Medicine with expertise in the field, to help you treat  depression and anxiety from the root causes in Southern California.

In recent years the incidence of mood problems has increased to 40% of the US population. Even with prescribed psychiatric drugs many of those who suffer symptoms do not have complete relief. Many begin to suffer side effects from the prescribed drugs. That’s why a holistic integrative approach that addresses the root causes not just attempting to mask symptoms is best in the long run. Addressing root causes will also help prevent other disease that can arise as a result of the imbalances in the body.  

Dr Rashel believes that health and well-being are your birth right, ad each of us are unique, as out medical care should be.  One size fits all medicine does not provide solutions for everyone. Thats why at Advance Health Integrative And Functional Medicine we provide personalized, customized solutions to your health concerns.

What is the natural treatment of depression and anxiety addressing root causes with Functional Medicine?

It is very common for patients we meet to be taking multiple medications, including different psychiatric medications, sedatives, sleeping medications ad even CBD looking for relief and solutions without results they were hoping for.

Most are not aware that the medication they were prescribed was habit forming, can cause withdrawals and even worsen the original condition as in the case of benzodiazepines, that offer excellent very temporary relief, however they find themselves needing more and more medication and having rebound anxiety.   

They are relieved to learn that there is another path that actually addresses the root causes of what can be at play.  We get started on the healing process and gather information about what is actually going on in their body when it comes to metabolism, thyroid, hormones, neurotransmitters, microbiome, nutrients, inflammatory markers and more.  Unfortunately routine conventional testing does not look into any of these processes and that is one of the reasons so many people continue to suffer without real, long-term solutions.

Once we identify and address the relevant factors we see remarkable breakthrough results, with improvements in mood, outlook, concentration and focus, mindset, stability, memory, energy, sleep and more. 

Sedatives like Valium are not the long-term solution and come with serious side effects

Mind-numbing and addictive medications such as Xanax and Valium are widely prescribed by most conventional doctors to treat the symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. At Advance Health Integrative Medicine, Dr Rashel Tahzib holistic doctor offering services in in Los Angeles and Denver, knows that medications may temporarily alleviate symptoms, but they don’t provide any guarantee that the problem won’t reoccur.

Dr Rashel practice looks beyond treating the symptoms, focusing on identifying and treating the underlying causes of your anxiety and/or depression.

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What advanced testing does Dr Rashel use to address the root causes of Anxiety and Depression?

Addressing the root causes of mood problems is central to Dr Rashel’s approach.  Together you will address metabolic, hormonal, neurotransmitter, nutrient, and toxin components that can cause mood problems.  

Once the root causes are identified they can be directly treated and result in marked improvement in symptoms.

Possible testing to investigate and identify root causes of mood problems include:


  • Microbiome Variability
  • Intestinal Permeability 
  • Breath Testing 
  • Neurotransmitter Evaluation
  • Environmental Toxins
  • Hormone Panel & Metabolites
  • Comprehensive Thyroid
  • Cardiac Inflammatory
  • Glycomark Insulin

Some of the underlying factors contributing to changes in mood and emotions include:

  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Adrenal Dysfunction
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Imbalanced Gut Bacteria
  • Changes in Microbiome Variability
  • Toxin Body Burden
  • Intestinal permeability
  • Bacterial and or Fungal Overgrowth
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Cardiovascular Problems
  • Metabolic Disorders

Some of the ways we optimize your health when treating mood problems are:

Dr Rashel will combine your clinical symptoms, medical story, and results of comprehensive testing to customize a targeted plan for you that may include

  • Targeted Nutritional Supplements
  • Omega-3 and essential fatty acids 
  • Thyroid Hormone Combinations
  • Bio-active injectable vitamin Therapy
  • Bio-identical Hormones
  • Custom Diet and Exercise Plans/Lifestyle Modification, with an emphasis on relaxation
  • Injectable Glutathione Therapy
  • Heavy Metal Detoxification
  • MTHFR DNA Mutation Support
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How can I discover more about Anxiety, bipolar, panic disorders and Depression treatments in Los Angeles?

Call the Advance Health Integrative And Functional Medicine at                            310-979-3434 or click here to schedule an appointmentWe are one of the leading centers for natural medicine in Los Angeles. Integrative Medicine specialist Dr Rashel Tahzib not only treats any mood disorders you have, she will work with you in ways that prevent the negative affect these problems can have on your life. 

Our practice uses an integrative approach, combining the best conventional therapies with the latest techniques and treatments in functional medicine for optimal results.