After personal experience with the traditional medical model, Dr. Thalia entered the field of medicine to provide her patients enhanced care with preventive measures, compassion, and communication. As an expert in women’s health, digestive conditions, hormone conditions, autoimmune disease, weight loss, and environmental medicine, Dr. Thalia listens to a clients’ story to piece together various symptoms in order to understand the patient’s core condition and create customized treatment plans. Her extensive health toolbox includes herbal medicine, diet and nutritional supplements, lifestyle modification, intravenous therapy, bio-identical hormones and conventional medications when necessary.
Dr. Thalia studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara and completed her doctorate at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Outside of the office, she is an active runner and hiker. She believes in local shopping for all aspects of her life and regularly volunteers with Bubba, her English Mastiff, at retirement communities and treatment centers. You can follow Dr. Thalia on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter where she regularly posts her medical insights, recipes, and latest findings in healthy living.
The philosophical principles of naturopathic medicine include:
- First, do not harm.
- Identify and treat the cause.
- Treat the whole person.
- The body has an innate ability to heal.
- Doctor means teacher.
- Prevention is cure.
- Autoimmune conditions
- Acute infections
- Diabetes type 2
- Ear infections
- Environmental toxicity
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)
- Hormonal imbalances
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Diseases
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Oncology supportive care
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Respiratory infections
- Surgical support and recovery
- Tissue healing
- Upset stomach and gastrointestinal issues
- Urinary tract infections
- Weight loss
- Comprehensive Digestive Analysis
- Comprehensive Hormone Testing
- Comprehensive Nutrient Testing
- Comprehensive Cholesterol Testing
- Food Sensitivity Testing
- Sleep/Stress Hormone Testing
- Genetic Marker Testing
- Bio-identical hormones (BHRT)
- Herbal Medicine
- Medical Nutrition
- Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs
- Custom Cleanses
- Intravenous Nutritional Therapy
- Intramuscular Injections
Pregnancy Preparation Program
Between societal changes and the degradation of our environment, infertility continues to become a serious health concern. This program is designed to help couples optimize their own health to become pregnant without extreme fertility treatments.
You and your partner will have comprehensive nutrient testing, toxin assessment, and hormone testing providing a wealth of information. With this knowledge, a customized plan is created to help you detoxify, improve fertility outcome, and have a happy, healthy baby.
Your baby will benefit from all of the prep work as there is evidence connecting a mother’s toxic burden to their baby’s health quality. With the increase in autoimmune diseases, cancers, and developmental conditions, this preconception work is an absolute necessity for every expecting parent.
To jump start the wellness process, please call 415.732.7029.
Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program
Two tiers of weight loss programs are available dependent on your weight loss goal and personal experience. Both programs are geared toward building or maintaining muscle mass and burning fat.
This is extremely important as muscle mass dictates your ability to burn energy efficiently. Most popular diet programs do not differentiate the type of loss and burn through muscle. Because muscle burns calories most efficiently, dieters transitioning off of fad diets into a normal diet find that the weight comes back on.
Both programs address physical and emotional barriers to weight loss and ideal weight maintenance. Patients will have comprehensive testing for nutrient deficiencies, potential sources of inflammation, hormone testing, and more. Throughout the program, body composition is analyzed to ensure the patient is tapping into fat loss.
The first tier is tailored for patients with a weight loss goal between one and 19-pounds with an expected loss of one to two pounds per week. The ultimate goal of this program, based in dietary and lifestyle changes, is to be easily incorporated into a busy professional lifestyle.
The second tier is for patients with a weight loss goal greater than 20-pounds with an expected loss of a half-pound to two-pounds per day! This program is still based in a whole food and lean protein diet, but is more restrictive for three to six weeks. Once desired weight loss is achieved, these patients move into the first tier program to establish weight maintenance.
To jump start the transformation, please call 415.732.7029.
Dr. Thalia is so great at what she does!! She is very personable and extremely knowledgeable. She does not try and trick you into buying a million supplements and pills or try and talk you into doing anything you do not feel comfortable with.
I came to her a few months ago with ulcer type symptoms, gastrointestinal issues, allergies, and asthma. With different supplements Dr. Thalia is working on eliminating as many of my prescription medications as possible in a safe manner. The great thing is that she is already weaning me off of the supplements that she prescribed to me so that eventually I will be prescription medicine free. With the help of Dr. Thalia and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, I am sure this is a realistic goal that I can achieve. She is a truly fantastic doctor, I recommend her to everyone.
I worked with Thalia for the care of my one year old son who was struggling with eczema, allergies, and digestive health issues.
What stood out most for me about working with Thalia was how she conveys to her patients how much she genuinely cares about the people she sees. She goes above and beyond making you feel like you are more than just a patient.
She showed this high level of caring in various ways. When taking my son’s history, I noticed how attentive and thorough she was with the details. She was a good listener.
There was a plan given for my son and she gave me encouragement that we could do it. I remember her saying “how I was a good mom” as she gave me a hug. I was going through a hard time trying to get my son the help he needed and she was a positive energy during that challenging time.
She would call me to follow up and see how things were going. She did this multiple times. She has a gift of working with people that makes her unique and a pleasure to work with.”
Finding Dr. Farshchian has been one of the best things to happen to me in 2011! I have seen many doctors in my life, and must say that she has made me feel more cared for and at ease than most. Dr. Farshchian is knowledgeable and confident. The treatment plan that she created for me has not only been effective but it has been reasonable to follow. I appreciate the fact that she treats me as a whole person. I have, and will continue to recommend her to friends and family.”- S.M. for Yelp