Meet Marlen Brauns

Unleashing the power of vitality, Marlen Brauns is here to guide you on your journey to optimal health!

As a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist, NES Bioenergetic Practitioner and Myers Detox Practitioner, she uncovers hidden stresses and digs deep to reveal the root causes of your health challenges.

With her pro-metabolic approach, Marlen empowers you to break through limitations and reclaim your natural vitality for life.

Education and Certifications

2018  NES Bioenergetic Practitioner Certification @ NES Health

2019 FDN Practitioner Certification @ Reed Davis, Functional Diagnostic

2019 Functional Blood Chemistry Course @ Reed Davis, Functional Diagnostic

2019  HTMA Expert Course @ Kendra Perry / FDN

2020 Advanced HTMA and Detox Training @ Myers Detox Institute

In addition to the above certifications, Marlen draws on years of study in the practices of Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong and Acupressure in guiding her clients to vital health.

Her Approach and Specialties

Empowering Health and Vitality through a Pro-Metabolic Approach.

Discover the untapped potential of Dr. Ray Peat’s cutting-edge research with me. As a specialist in achieving total thyroid health, optimal energy levels, and personalized nutrition tailored to your unique metabolic type, I can guide you towards effortless reversal of many health issues. From balancing hormones to reducing inflammation, managing histamine reactions to stabilizing blood sugar levels, chronic pain, weight loss and ensuring proper detoxification – I am here to help you unlock the foundation of a vibrant life. 


Marlen embarked on a transformative health odyssey, and emerged a resilient soul. Journeying through the labyrinth of Lyme disease, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, depression, sluggish metabolism, persistent fatigue, and being underweight at just 32 years old ignited her unwavering passion for holistic well-being.

Marlen’s curiosity for nutrition from an early age grew to become a full time passion and academic pursuit. Her quest for knowledge led her to travel the world, personally exploring diverse cultures, their diets and medicinal practices across countless countries: Ayurveda, Veganism and Vegetarianism, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Fasting and Cleansing.

Marlen delved deep into the realms of health and wellness. Collaborating with esteemed doctors, naturopaths, and functional practitioners, she explored the realms of keto and carnivore diets, bioenergetic health, mediation, and metal detox. This expedition ultimately led her to discover a holistic approach rooted in metabolism support through mineral balancing, functional lab testing, and hormonal health. Her approach aims to reboot our operating systems for optimal well-being.

Marlen’s work as a Health Coach is one facet of her commitment to sustainable lifestyles. She cultivates her own bountiful oasis on her regenerative farm in the wilderness of Northern California, nurturing not only her mind and body but also the land itself. Join her in exploring the joys of self-sufficiency, from growing fresh fruits and vegetables to raising ducks and lambs for nourishing, ethically sourced meat. Together, let’s embrace a harmonious connection between nature and well-being.

Marlen’s Mission

Unlock your health’s full potential with a unique blend of ancestral wisdom and modern nutritional science: As a specialist in true pro-metabolic nutrition, I am dedicated to debunking food fads and providing unbiased, evidence-based solutions. I combine ancestral diets with a contemporary twist: functional blood, hair and hormone testing. I work to deliver lasting results to overcome your health issues. Join me on this transformative journey towards optimal well-being.

Healing Philosophy

“Let’s unravel the complexities that cloud your mind,

And shed light on the truths that are hard to find,

For healing shouldn’t be daunting or hard to achieve,

I’ll guide you gently, and together we’ll believe.”


Working with Marlen to optimize my health and help my body detox has been an incredible experience. She is very knowledgeable and has been a tremendous support on my healing journey. I can always count on her advice whenever I have questions. After working with her for a couple of months, lingering symptoms such as sternum pain, PMS symptoms, fatigue, mood, constipation, chronic cough, and pain in my heart have either completely disappeared or improved dramatically. I was also able to come off of my thyroid meds (under the supervision of my doctor) because my health improved so much. I have seen functional medicine doctors for these issues before and have not gotten the same results. Marlen has become an integral part of my healing team.
– Annika Schimmer, New York, NY – March 2022

I have been working with Marlen for nearly a year and what I have appreciated the most is the knowledge that she has about health, and not just our physical health, but also our emotional health and “energetic” health. She has helped me understand that it’s important that all components of health need to find balance in our bodies. A piece that I have just recently learned about is my body’s energy field and how it impacts how I feel. Since working with the NES program to work on finding balance within my energy field, I have experienced a greater sense of contentment with my life. The program is right – you can spend years in counseling, trying to work on issues but feel like you can’t get anywhere. Marlen doesn’t pressure me to do anything and everything that she recommends; rather, she meets me where I am at and works with what I feel is reasonable. She has encouraged me to think about my life and what changes might help me feel better. With her ideas and prompting, I have made some significant changes but I have learned to trust that it is where I am supposed to be. The process is long, but I am hopeful that working on my emotional and energetic health will also help improve my physical health. My blood pressure has seen the lowest results since working with Marlen, besides having seen Doctors and Naturopath for many years prior. Despite living several states away from one another, she is accessible and responsive to my questions and concerns. I look forward to our continued partnership and support.
– Libby Leinenkugel, Chippewa Falls, WI – March 2022

Marlen is a very approachable and supportable health coach who is flexible in her approach and will tailor to your needs. She understands the mind-body-spirit connection as well which is beyond important for a health coach to have to help with full healing!!
-S.S. South Dakota – 5/26/2022

Marlen Braun is superb – answered all my questions thoroughly yet efficiently, and with warmth. Seems to be an exceedingly knowledgeable person with capacity to hold the big picture as well as nuance.
-Marilyn H. Verified Buyer – 07/05/22

Pleasant and helpful support from practitioner
I have purchased the Myers Detox Protocol Course with the hair analyses and the practitioner support. The results from the hair test came back within 3 weeks as promised and shortly after that I had the appointment with the practitioner via zoom. Marlen was thorough and had a vast knowledge about supplements, diet and lifestyle. I will start my detox as soon as the supplements arrive.
– Benita W. Verified Buyer – 01/04/22