Irina B

Irina B

“In February 2015, after I hade all my blood work done and other tests, I came to see my physician. I was sure that I had nothing to worry about. I exercise everyday, eat very healthy, don’t smoke, and don’t drink. But, she told me that my thyroid wasn’t functioning properly and my sugar level was higher then normal. I always watch my sugar, because both of my parents were diabetics. So, it was shocking to me to hear that. Because I didn’t want to take any medications and preferred to try different approaches first, my doctor told me about Marina and her lectures regarding thyroids, diabetes, etc.
After my first appointment with Marina I knew that I was in good hands. Her knowledge, her ability to listen and understand, her approach made me believe that everything was going to be great! Three months later my thyroid got back to normal, my sugar level dropped and it never went back up since. I changed my food preferences, in my opinion, for the best. So far I feel good.
                                                     
I have sent a lot of my friends to see Marina with different problems and questions, and all of them called me back to thank me. So, I just want to wish Marina the best of health and many more successful years in life of helping people!”
Judy Boksner

Judy Boksner

“My name is Judy Boksner and it brings me so much pleasure to write on behalf of Marina Shevel who has been my nutritionist and integrative health coach for the past few years. She is one of the most caring and supportive people I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

I have had food issues my entire life. As a child my nick- name was skinny bones. I could eat anything and everything and still be as skinny as a stick. As the years went by and I had children of my own, I never truly enjoyed food and became more of just a snacker that craved sweets. My body also changed and I went from being super skinny to being a mid sized woman. It became difficult to accept the changes in my body. I was literally addicted to apple strudel and Diet Coke. I never thought in my life that I would give up these things. Well I have.

The changes that I have made this year have been dynamic. I now drink only  water and seltzer. I no longer look at a Diet Coke and yearn for it like I did in the past. I haven’t had an apple strudel in over 6 months. Bread was my biggest craving in life and now I don’t eat it.

I’m not going to lie some days are harder than others and some days I eat more gluten free cookies than I should, but overall I’m moving in a better direction and feel happier about the choices I am making.My body finally has learned to crave foods that are healthier for me. I now enjoy things such as pecans, kale, and Brussels sprouts. It’s purely amazing.

Marina helps you make changes in your life slowly and gradually. She accepts that each person is different and unique and always gives you options. She clearly understands that changes will only take place if a person is comfortable doing something.
What I also truly liked, is that she works together with your doctor. She encouraged me to get blood work done by my physician to see if I had any nutritional deficiencies, etc. I am a bit scared of doctors but she was supportive and encouraging and got me to take this important step.
Marina delves deep into the emotional connection to health and well being. She has helped me accept my imperfections and realize they are what make me unique and special.
Lastly, Marina has helped me improve my sleep. I have struggled with sleep issues for over 20 years. I have finally with her guidance and support found naturally remedies. I have been off of nasal steroids and medications for over two years now.
Marina is purely a wonderful human. She will hold your hand in the initial stages and really get to know you. She will gradually release the level of support as needed and help you continue  your journey. She’s always available on good  days and bad to reach out via text message. If I’m having a really bad day she’s there to cheer me on and remind me how far I’ve come. She’ll also reach out often on her own with wonderful research based articles or words from the heart to check on progress and continue to provide support.
Her professionalism and passion is unparalleled in the industry. I can’t recommend her enough. It will be a worthwhile investment.”
Jackie Thompson

Jackie Thompson

“Working with Marina was a powerful and life-changing experience. I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus seven years ago and found myself fighting what seemed like a never-ending battle with my health. But for the first time in seven years, I am symptom free and have been for the past six months. I attribute being in remission to the skills, support, and knowledge that Marina imparted on me. She helped me to see that my life is not determined by the views and beliefs of others, but by my own choices and beliefs. Marina helped empower me to take control of not only my health, but my life in a way I had never thought possible.”

Reed Vreeland

Reed Vreeland

“I worked with Marina for 3 months and it transformed my life. She listened to where I am in my life and helped me build a healthy and nutritious lifestyle that includes exercise that I love doing. Before working with Marina I always considered myself to be “sick” and usually tired, never able to keep an exercise routine, but I have been able to transform myself into someone who is healthy, happy and full of energy. I had no idea that these things were achievable for me and Marina helped me keep on track, gave me many resources and tools, and helped me find the inspiration for these changes within myself.”

Katie Leavitt

Katie Leavitt

“Working with Marina has been a blessing and a joy. She has a knack for getting to the heart of the matter and shedding light on the true issue. Her action steps are simple to follow and are very powerful, but aren’t overwhelming, and her knowledge and experience with thyroid and adrenal health is particularly helpful to me.

Marina has helped me work through a tough relationship situation, achieve better life balance, and find a way of eating that works for me.

I’m truly grateful for her guidance.

Thank you, Marina!”

 

Roxie H.

Roxie H.

“Marina is an amazing coach! I always thought I was just looking to shed unwanted weight and find some balance in my life…Marina helped me to discover what was really bothering me and then through her amazing way of always being loving and gentle, she helped to guide me through the work…Years ago I had tried traditional therapy but that left me feeling ashamed and unsettled. In traditional therapy, I felt like I was being judged. In working with Marina, I felt her love, encouragement and support. I never ever felt judged. She never pushed me to explore areas that were painful but encouraged me to work at a pace that felt right for me. She helped me work through my fears and issues that I kept with me from childhood. I felt for years I carried a backpack of fear, shame & pain. Marina helped me unload that backpack. She taught me to love and cherish myself… I am so grateful that I had an opportunity to work with Marina.. THANK YOU MARINA!!!!”

Karim McFarlane

Karim McFarlane

“Working with Marina has been a great experience. I have learned so much about my body and how to fuel it. Marina has given me so many new ways to maintain my health through healthy eating. My body feels so much better. I really want to thank Marina for her support in helping me improve my life on a healthy level.”