The most conventional way of treating acne is to take antibiotics, Accutane, or use topical medications. This approach may treat acne but may cause dysbiosis and leaky gut syndrome. Therefore, the very treatment of acne can become the culprit of causing a multitude of health issues such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and anxiety to name a few.

The functional approach to treating acne is to investigate gut health by ordering a CDSA (Complete Diagnostic Stool Analysis), IgG and IgA mediated food sensitivity tests, and a blood test to evaluate Leaky Gut Syndrome. An allergy elimination diet consisting of eliminating gluten, soy, dairy, corn, sugar, and coffee is recommended. Dr. Lalezar would tests for heavy metals and in most cases patient’s skin clears up after a few sessions of chelation therapy. Nutritional deficiencies, Adrenal Fatigue, and Hormone Imbalances are thoroughly investigated and addressed as well. Dr. Lalezar believes that skin manifestation is the body’s way of screaming for help.

How do I find out more about Acne?
Call the Health & Vitality Center at 310-477-1166 or click here to schedule an appointment. We are one of the leading centers for natural medicine in Los Angeles. Holistic doctor Shiva Lalezar not only treats acne and skin conditions, she employs an integrative approach, combining the best conventional therapies with the latest techniques and treatments in functional medicine for optimal results.

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    Bill P.
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    R. Shemtoub
  • “She literally has changed my life both psychologically and physically. Her advice along with her treatments works so well that I have a totally different life now.”

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  • “Five years ago, I couldn't even walk and now I am dancing! YES - GO TO DR. LALEZAR! She is the best physician in Los Angeles (and maybe the world)!”

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    Suzy M.
  • “I feel better than I have felt in years thanks to Dr. Lalezar. I had been to other doctors ... She has prescribed balancing hormones and various minerals and micronutrients to get me feeling better than ever. Those, along with chelation IVs have made incredible transformations in my health.”

    Margaret G.
  • “My only regret is not finding her earlier, before the ten years of needless drugs and dealing with pain for no reason. If you have a health issue, trust Dr. Lalezar. I'm really glad I did.”

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 Commonly Treated Conditions

A Note to Medical Professionals:

We often collaborate with a variety of physicians’ practices on puzzling, challenging and complex medical conditions and we welcome the opportunity for CROSS-REFERRALS.

Internists • Dentists • Dermatologists • Gastroenterologists • Rheumatologists • OB/GYNs • Urologists • Infertility Specialists