Marina Townsley is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist who trained at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. Originally from Russia, she brings a wealth of knowledge about traditional and folk medicine of that country where natural medicine and home-made remedies are not viewed as alternative but rather integrated alongside the orthodox medical approach.
As a Naturopath she focuses on the person as a whole, taking account of not just physical but also mental and emotional well-being. Marina has a passion for educating others about making healthy lifestyle choices, and as a contributor to this column, she intends to start an exchange of traditional food recipes and information about home-made recipes with Sublime readers.
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