Address the whole system, not the symptoms
Did you know that more than 80% of chronic illnesses could be avoided through lifestyle changes?
Most people want to live in a better state of health, but don’t know where to start. That’s where Marina and her team come in. We meet you exactly where you are on your health journey. Delay and reverse chronic disease while improving quality of life with our evidence-based approaches to health. Invest in your vitality insurance and book a lifestyle medicine consultation today.
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Our evidence-based approach starts with your lab work. Marina and her qualified team of medical doctors and nurses analyze your results to identify any underlying health issues or concerns that would shape your treatment plan.
Have you ever noticed how our healthcare system is designed to react to a disease rather than prevent it? Breakthrough to a proactive approach to your health. Our lab work is not your regular doctor blood work. We will uncover your personal and genetic predisposition to illnesses so you can adjust your lifestyle and diet to prevent them. Marina orders and interprets lab testing that can give you information on the status of your health way before you develop a problem. She will look at your metabolic health, inflammation status, your genetic predisposition and much more.
Marina developed Beyond Weight Loss based on the latest research to help you lose weight, look your best, and feel healthy and confident for the rest of your life.
The recommended method of jumpstarting your Beyond Weight Loss transformation. ProLon® is a 5-day program that delivers delicious food to help you fight hunger, protect lean body mass, nourish your body, and promote rejuvenating changes and metabolic balance.
Whether you are someone who already follows a healthy lifestyle or just starting your health journey you can draw many benefits from The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet®. The unique combination of nutrients and reduction in calories is meant to trick your body into thinking it’s fasting, even though it’s being given energy. It is a great way to kickstart your journey.
Do you want to avoid or reduce the amount of prescription medications you take?
Did you know that you can get specific lifestyle prescriptions for your health? Wouldn’t you want to know how long and what kind of exercise produces meaningful results? Or what food to eat and how long to sleep for your age and gender?
Whether it’s a prescription for healthy behavior or pharmaceutical medications, Marina’s experience and board certification in family and lifestyle medicine gives her the proper knowledge and qualifications to assess and improve your health. After your consultation and blood work, Marina will carefully analyze your specific health and recommend a course of action to achieve better health. As an example, if weight loss is a concern, Marina may prescribe appetite suppressants like ADIPEX-P® (Phentermine), Qsymia® (Phentermine and Topiramate) or CONTRAVE® (naltrexone HCl and bupropion HCl) when appropriate. Marina works closely with your primary care provider or specialist to adjust your medications and prescribe healthy lifestyle changes to delay and improve chronic disease.
Ideally we all want to take all our nutrients and minerals from the food, but the sad reality is that we cannot get the amounts we need and from the food we eat. Marina’s IV cocktails are specifically formulated and packed with vitamins and nutrients to help with sleep, immunity, wellness, hangovers, weight loss, energy and beauty. After a consultation you will be advised on the best formulation for your needs.
Vitamin injections can greatly improve your overall health and well-being. Safe and effective, injections are immediately available for absorption into the body. It’s one of the fastest ways to get see the benefits from minerals and vitamins. Nutrient injections can help with your energy level, sports performance, anxiety and depression and overall health, beauty and well-being.
Many patients are under the impression that skin care products are only for people who already have visible wrinkles. The truth is that we gradually age as soon as we are born! So no matter your age, you need a proper skin care regimen that works with your particular skin type.
Did you know that 80% of people are using products that are not designed for their skin type? You will be amazed how good your skin looks when you use the correct products with proper ingredients. In Marina’s practice we customize skin care regimens for patients based on their specific needs and skin type.
When we design a regimen for our patients, every step matters. You cannot use the product that worked for your friend and expect results or to use one product from the regimen and not the other. Every product and sequence of layering it matters. Your cleanser can affect how your moisturizer or serum works.
For example, ingredients like oleic acid and hyaluronic acid increase the absorption rate of ingredients that are applied before and after by creating tiny holes within the skin. Retinoids, on the other hand, can cause dryness in sensitive skin types, so you do not want to increase the penetration of these ingredients in patients with sensitive skin.
Finally, Marina and her team addresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle and dietary habits when discussing skin aging. Properly wearing SPF on a daily basis, avoiding prolonged sun exposure, getting enough sleep and exercise, and following a healthy diet all have a profound impact on the skin’s health and appearance.
Hormones are chemical messengers that our blood carries to organs and tissues so that they can carry out their intended functions. They are an essential part of every cell working in our body and affect our brain, heart, bones, muscles, and reproductive organs. Hormones work best when balanced, but can become unbalanced. Hormone imbalances are caused by stress, food choices, sleep and lack of exercise. Using your lab work, Marina analyzes your hormone level to develop a plan of action to balance. Using a combination of prescription and holistic methods, Marina can help you balance your hormones and lead a life of optimal health.
We are our own architects of our health. Here in the US we are overfed but undernourished. Marina looks at food that we eat as our fuel and our medicine. Sometimes our bodies require a little help with vitamins and minerals to achieve health and vitality. Based on your personal history, laboratory values, and nutritional habits Marina and her team can recommend supplements to optimize your health.
Not all supplements are created equal. Supplements that are offered at Marina’s practice are only pharmaceutical-grade supplements. There are three different grades of raw materials:
Pharmaceutical grade – meets pharmaceutical standards
Food grade – meets standards for human consumption
Feed grade – meets standards for animal consumption
The difference between each grade is in quality and purity. Pharmaceutical grade products must be in excess of 99% purity with no binders, fillers, excipients, dyes, or unknown substances. All our supplements are of the highest purity and bioavailability.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is naturally found in hemp plants. More and more people turn to CBD for possible help with overall wellness and balance in their lives. Marina’s clients report CBD helping with pain, stress/anxiety and sleep. New to CBD? There is a lot of information out there.
Real food could be really fun! You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to cook delicious healthy meals. Marina will guide and inspire you to create fast and healthy meals that your whole family can enjoy. You will learn how to approach any recipe with confidence and make it nutritious.
The number one cause of death in America is the American diet.
Do you want to find out what the latest science says about your favorite food?
Food is a big business and diet is a highly charged matter so “what to eat “ could be confusing. We are constantly bombarded with new headlines and advertisements of what to eat. There is abundance of information but not enough science and wisdom to make appropriate choices. Marina and her team can help you to navigate ever confusing avalanche of information to make the healthiest choices for you and your family. She can help you to make choices of health promoting food and avoid disease promoting food.
She can help you to identify clean products, hidden ingredients and have the knowledge and tools to lose weight, reverse disease and stay healthy adding years to your life and life to your years.
Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine
Our team uses a “food as medicine” approach. Marina’s nutritional assessment tools provide an in-depth picture of your nutritional status. She uses technology like a biophotonic scanner, in-depth questionnaire and your laboratory values to understand your unique situation. Based on your personal results, health history and genetic predispositions Marina creates your personalized nutritional plan to guide you to health and vitality. Ideally we want to take all our nutrients from food, but the sad reality is that we cannot get it in the amounts we need. Marina only offers the highest quality supplements to her patients. Marina works with you every step of the way and offers Healthy Life Cooking Classes, Pantry and Fridge Makeovers, and Grocery Store Visits.
Whether it be a walk around the block while on a phone call with a loved one or planting a new garden, small changes in your activity level can lead to big results. Marina guides you to what regular and consistent exercise is realistic for you to maintain on a daily basis. After all, it’s not only about the shape of your body, it is about protecting you from chronic disease, depression, anxiety, inflammation, weakened immune system and improving your brain function.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, obesity or immune dysfunction? They, along with other ailments, may be caused by negative stress. Marina helps patients recognize unhealthy coping mechanisms and work towards reduction techniques leads to improved overall wellbeing.
Avoidance of Substances
Avoidance of Substances
“Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” – Homer Simpson
It is no secret that addictive substance abuse increases many health problems. Heavy drinking can increase your risk of high blood pressure, stroke and cancer. Excessive alcohol use is associated with 10% of all cancers, 20% of intentional injuries and 7% of all deaths. And, did you know that tobacco products kill one in two people who use them? Today’s smokers smoke fewer cigarettes but have a greater risk of lung cancer. Marina helps you discover positive lifestyle changes to cease tobacco use and limit the intake of alcohol.
Did you know that one in four Americans develop insomnia each year? Poor sleep leads to weakened immune systems, irritability, stress, and more. Most importantly, it can shorten your life expectancy. British researchers discovered that less than 5 hours of sleep doubles the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Not getting enough sleep is detrimental to your health and productivity. Marina uncovers the root cause of your poor sleep, whether that be dietary, environmental or coping behaviors. Bringing your best self to the table every day starts with a good night’s sleep.
You don’t have to do it all alone! It has been said that happiness is not a feeling, it’s not a thought – it’s a STATE. Did you know that you can improve your longevity, health and even heart rate and blood pressure with moments of connectivity with your family, friends, and loved ones? Research tells us that the single most important predictor of happiness and longevity is having social connections. Healthy relationships reduce stress and increase your emotional resiliency. Marina and her team consider your home and community when advising you on changes to improve your overall health.