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I am Marina Savelyeva, a passionate and dedicated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with expertise in helping individuals achieve their health and wellness goals. With over 17 years of experience in the field, I have developed a deep understanding of nutrition's impact on our overall well-being.

I believe in a holistic approach to nutrition, considering the food we consume and the individual's lifestyle, preferences, and unique needs. I aim to empower my clients to make informed choices and adopt sustainable dietary habits that promote long-term health.

I stay current with the latest research and nutritional trends, enabling me to provide evidence-based guidance tailored to each person's specific circumstances. Whether someone is seeking advice after surgery, managing a medical condition, or simply aiming for optimal health, I work closely with them to develop personalized plans and supplementation and offer ongoing support and education. 

Early on, I learned how important it is for patients to have excellent follow-up care, nutrition education, and support. 

For the last seven years, I have worked primarily with patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgeries: esophagectomy, gastrectomy, pancreatectomy, cholecystectomy, ostomy, and colectomy. I observed that patients needed clarification about nutrition information. Furthermore, patients often have nowhere to follow up with complicated medical problems and post-surgery. Later, patients are blamed for not following instructions, possibly resulting in complications, poor outcomes, and weight gain/loss.
Many individuals need proper nutrition education before and after surgery and guidelines on managing medical conditions. Upon leaving the health facility, patients received brief nutrition education handouts and teaching, sometimes none. Others received thousands of printed materials that could have been 
more useful. I've also noticed much information-sometimes conflicting- given by medical professionals or online. I am dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of proper nutrition for patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgeries and its positive impact on their overall health and quality of life.
Moreover, I love educating clients about heart-healthy lifestyles, wellness, and preventive nutrition.
In my private practice, I work one-on-one with clients, consult as a home health dietitian, and develop educational material for patients and dietitians. 

I actively engage in community outreach programs, conducting workshops and seminars to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating. Through my efforts, I aim to inspire others to make positive changes in their lives and improve their overall well-being. I taught a variety of lectures to doctors, nurses, dietitians, physician assistants, and other health care professionals.
Hi Marina,
Following our consultation many weeks ago, we have made good progress. We wanted to thank you for your help and concern for our nutritional well-being. We have changed our diet to a low-fat, low-sodium, low-sugar, with great results. Both our blood pressure readings have been consistently 20 points less than before! In fact, my physician has taken me off the water pill I’ve been taking for the past 30+ years. W. has had to skip his blood pressure medication several times in these last few months, so what you recommended has indeed been a game-changer. I have lost 15 lbs, and W. has lost 4 inches in his waist; he is bed bound. I use your recipes many times and rotate them into our meal plan. Love the turkey meatballs with artichokes! You put us on the right path, and we are so grateful. Thank you so much for your help and guidance. We are feeling much better and will continue on this path. 

God bless you, Marina.
~ WJ & JJ

•  Monash University FODMAP and IBS Certification, 2020
•  ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, 2021
•  ServSafe Allergens Certification, 2018
•  Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), 2017-2022
•  Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, 2016
•  Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Food Sciences,    
   Graduated with honors, California State University of 
   San Bernardino, 2005

* Received "Excellence in Clinical Dietetics Award" from 
   the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2022

how I got here.


2005 Obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science from California State University, San Bernardino, and was relieved but confused if I knew enough.


Finished 1200 hours of supervised practice and realized there is so much more to learn in the field of nutrition.


Started Private Practice: one-on-one consults, home health, wellness lectures, webinars, and anything I can do to get experience.


Started to work for a bariatric surgeon in Palm Springs and realized how vital nutrition care is for my patients. I have also worked in a community hospital in San Bernardino to broaden my knowledge.

2009 - 2020

Started in a nationally ranked acute hospital, Newport Beach. I recognized I still need to learn more, and patients need to know more about nutrition.


Published 1st cookbook that was a lot of work: cooking, writing, testing, and cleaning mess in the kitchen.


2021 Published 2nd cookbook: challenging projects but rewarding. I survived eating a predominantly plant-based diet for weeks and loved it.

2020 - 2023

Worked in 4 different acute and long-term care hospitals in Orange Country and Inland Empire. It was a challenge; however, I developed an even better perspective on what patients need.


Decided it was time to do more for my patients: Marina Dietitian official.


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