Heal With Each Meal
Plant-Based Integrative Nutrition
Who We Are
James Marin and Dahlia Marin are the co-founders of Married to Health and the first 100% plant-based SIBO/IBS nutrition program. Married to Health is an integrative dietetic practice which brings together the best in medical nutrition therapy to bridge the gaps in health maintenance, disease prevention and disease reversal, when possible.
Our mission is to prevent, treat, and reverse disease combining integrative techniques like whole food plant-based nutrition, Eastern modalities, and Western techniques to promote an optimal healthy lifestyle using the best of everything we have at our disposal.
Married to Health is a unique practice with highly educated practitioners who are empowered by the knowledge of allopathic medicine, lifestyle medicine, combined with plant-based nutrition, to provide a holistic/integrative approach to patient & client care. Our practitioners are evidence-based and offer lifestyle interventions prior to or in combination with supplements.
Married to Health is an eco-friendly company and environmentally friendly in all aspects, to the best of our ability. We believe the health of the environment dictates the health of our patients & clients. We have a zero to minimum waste infrastructure which protects the environment and everyone in the environment (you). We source all organic and biodegradable ingredients in all aspects of our operations and lifestyle.
At Married to Health we understand that no single approach is right for everyone, so we work with our patients to improve their health by individualizing their treatment plans to meet their specific needs. We educate and empower our patients/clients, which helps improve compliance and health outcomes.
At Married to Health we are offering a fully virtual experience. Through technology, we are able to offer our services to patients around the globe through various services including tele-health, membership programs, online education, social media, retreats, and seminars. Our patients can access all of this anytime through our patient portal.
At Married to Health, we believe in having an open heart and an open mind when it comes to those in our community. Collaboration and community can only be built with trust and trust can only be built by being true to yourself. Diversity is not just limited to culture and skin color, we thrive on diversity in ideas, politics, healthcare, and much more. We need multiple perspectives to see a clear picture.
"Symptoms are your body's way of speaking to you, we will help you translate the language."
Why Integrative Medical Nutrition Therapy?
It can help with
Microbial overgrowth of bacteria, fungus, yeast, and other organisms can happen, but why? Let's get to the root of the problem!
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
What is IBS? Where did it come from, will you live with this forever and most importantly, how can nutrition and lifestyle modifications help?
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Understand how to apply diet and lifestyle modification to combat inflammation triggered by genetics, diet, lifestyle habits, or environment.
The gut is a master metabolizer of hormones! Support gut health to support hormonal health. Learn which nutrition & lifestyle modifications can be made in cases of PCOS, Hashimoto's, Endometriosis and much more.
A healthy weight is a bonus of having a healthy microbiome and a healthy body.
Stress & Gut-Brain Axis
Let's get your gut out of a stressed "fight or flight" sympathetic mode and back into the parasympathetic "rest and digest/ feed & breed" state.
"Dahlia is truly a gem to work with. She is so pleasant , way knowledgeable and kind. She asks about more than just meal planning- for me we talked about my auto immune issues (she knew to test for things my endocrinologist missed) and sleep and whole body approach. I feel very fortunate to work with Dahlia and with her in my corner I see some positive long term changes. Five stars all day long!"
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take my insurance?
We are a dietetics practice providing integrative dietitian services. We recommend each of our patients understand their insurance benefits by calling the number on the back of their card and inquiring whether “Married to Health”/”Dahlia Marin” is in-network. We do offer a customer service of our billers double checking insurance benefits, but we are not responsible for any charges your insurance does not want to pay. Simply fill out our online registration form and upload your insurance card to our portal and our team will double check your insurance benefits.
Do you accept Medicare insurance?
Yes. (Medicare only covers visits for diabetes, but not pre-diabetes, or chronic kidney disease).
Do you accept Medi-Cal insurance?
We do not accept Medi-Cal insurance. If we did the visits would be extremely short and there would be no way for us to make meaningful progress and practice our root-cause approaches.
If I live outside of California will you accept my insurance?
Some PPO insurance plans are unique in that even if you live outside of California they will still cover your visit. Simply fill out our online registration form and upload your insurance card to our portal and our team will verify if your insurance benefits will cover the cost of your visit. Our team can try to bill most major PPO insurances that we are in-network with.
What if I have Cigna?
We are not in-network with Cigna, so you will have to pay for the visit at the time of the service. We are still able to give you a Superbill which you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Yay!
Reimbursement is based on your policy’s standards. Please call your insurance company’s member services number to verify how reimbursement works under your current insurance policy.
Please note if you have an insurance which considers Dahlia as out-of-network, she cannot submit directly on your behalf – she can only supply you with the appropriate paperwork (Superbill). Therefore, payment is due at the time for service.
Can I use my FSA (flex spending account) or HSA (health savings account)?
Yes. IOPBM is FSA/HSA eligible which can cover medically necessary services including medical visits, supplements, labs, and medications.