Marina is the consummate nutrition coach. She is one of those rare, active listeners with a wealth of knowledge in science based Western medicine and Eastern herbal & yogic practices. As a compassionate healer, Marina works with her clients on stubborn, destructive habits in a slow measured manner marrying the best of both worlds to get at the root of the problems. With Marina's support, I was able to get my A1C numbers down three points. She is kind, compassionate, insightful, patient with an ability to see and treat the whole person.
Marina is the most knowledgeable person about the human body that I know. She knows every single organ, muscle, nerve in the body, and how they interact - the physiology of the whole body. Anytime I have a wellness question, Marina is the first person I turn to. She will tell me the herbal way to treat the problem, and the pharmaceutical way. Recently, I had an obgyn issue, and Marina gave me the herbal approach, the pharmaceutical one, and the pros and cons to each. I ended up doing a combination of both. Whenever I or someone in my family is sick, I turn to Marina for advice. I asked her about palliative care for my mom while she had cancer, and Marina was able to suggest some tinctures and herbs that eased my mom's pain. When I recently had a cold, I was trying to consume a lot of vitamins by having smoothies, and Marina insisted I have hot soup. I instantly felt better once I had the soup. I consider Marina an invaluable resource in my life, and can't imagine what I would have done without her.
Marina has such an incredible perspective and approach with her multifaceted expertise in pharmacy, herbs and nutrition. What she has pursued and accomplished so early in her career has inspired me to see what is possible as an "unconventional" pharmacist. Her kindness and willingness to teach those around her is a wonderful example to practitioners in any specialty. I am grateful to call her a friend and colleague, and can only imagine the breadth of her future impact in the health and wellness space.
Dr. Swathi VaranasiPharmD
Marina’s Pharmacy Entrepreneur Calls were very informative, very specific and helpful, justly priced - and the homework assignments were good too! I would recommend it on a scale of 10/10