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Food and Eating Addiction

Sugar, High fat foods, 

Signs of Eating disorder vs Food addiction

  • Feeling anxious or tremulous without benzodiazepines

  • Inability to stop taking them

  • Losing control of how and when you take them 

  • Experiencing mood and behavior changes

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Treatment of Benzodiazepine Use Disorder


We approach treatment of Benzodiazepine use disorders with a multi-pronged approach:

Benzodiazepine treatment is often particularly difficult for patients. A successful benzodiazepine detoxification requires a slow taper, a close therapeutic relationship between the physician and the patient, as well as regular office visits and phone follow-ups. Dr. Madhava maintains a close relationship with her patients in order to maximize the potential for successful taper from benzodiazepines. 

Our Approach

At Brain Body Medical, we seek to address the root causes of brain imbalance with functional medicine evaluations to prevent relapse, reduce cravings and optimize health.

  • Neurotransmitter precursor therapy with nutrients

  • Brain healthy diet 

  • Lifestyle enhancements

  • Functional medicine testing and treatments based on results

  • Health coaches and health educators 

  • Psycho-social supports

The Components of Addiction Treatment



  • Blood testing to look for metabolic imbalances

  • Hair tissue mineral analysis for heavy metals and minerals  

  • Stool testing for gut health and digestion 

  • Urine and saliva testing for hormones



  • Expert review of questionnaires and lab tests to identify root causes of imbalances

  • Partnership with patients to determine goals

  • Discussion and selection of personalized treatment options

Optimizing Brain Chemistry

  • Brain healthy diet

  • Nutrient supplementation

  • Medications as needed

  • Increased daily movement

  • Psychosocial supports

Confidentiality is paramount in our interactions with you

Your Journey to Recovery 

If you are a prospective patient, please send an email to

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