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Plant-Based Integrative Nutrition

Who We Are

Plant-Based Experts

James and Dahlia are the co-founders of the Institute of Plant-Based Medicine (IOPBM), an integrative wellness center that brings together the best in holistic medicine to bridge the gaps in healing. This is where they see patients and innovate their medical nutrition therapies.​​​

​James is an Integrative Registered Dietitian who specializes in using whole plant-foods as a form of medical nutrition therapy. James has used his knowledge of food and the environment to help hundreds of his patients prevent and reverse diseases like Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, and a variety of gastrointestinal issues. His approach takes into account family, stress, nutrition habits, environment, and work life to come up with a tailored approach for each of his patients.


Dahlia Marin is a Plant Based Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist, who has used food as medicine on a whole food plant based diet for the past 8 years to overcome pre-diabetes, PCOS, GI issues, obesity, and Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, and have a healthy plant-based pregnancy.  She is passionate about healing the gut, as it is a key to healing the entire body. She uses her own health story and clinical experience working with clients from a multitude of backgrounds and health conditions to get to the root of what ails them, helping to find true healing and well-being.


Why Integrative Medical Nutrition Therapy?

It can help with


Your gut microbiome is the key to your health and the entire planet. 


Relying on caffeine or pills for energy is not real energy. 


Your body is a detox master. A vicious cycle happens when your body is unwell/unable to detox properly.

Women's Health

Why do women seem to be diagnosed with more chronic disease than men? PCOS, Hashimoto's, Endometriosis and much more. 

Weight Loss

A healthy weight is a bonus of having a healthy body. 


Let's get you out of stress mode and back into "rest and digest" mode. 


"James has been so amazing to work with. Do not hesitate. I’ve had gut issues since I was pretty much born, and 32 years later I’m learning they were mostly food induced and James has helped guide me through the process. I’m finally healing myself with plants! Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but compassionate to your specific emotional situation. I love following their family on Instagram to see more tips as well."

— Melissa

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