Faculty & Advisory Board

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, RYT

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFMCP is a functional medicine-trained clinician and researcher with a unique approach to clinical medicine that combines physiology and psychology. She has served on the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board and curriculum committee, in addition to being a faculty member, teaching nutrition for the Advanced Practice Module for Detoxification. Her academic background is in nutritional science, including a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1995), and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Nutrition) from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands (1999). In conjunction with her academic degrees and extensive teaching experience at the university level, she is both a Fellow (F.A.C.N.) and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) through the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Minich has over ten years of experience working in both the food and dietary supplement industries. In addition, she spends her time as a Board member for the American College of Nutrition and as adjunct faculty at the University of Western States. She is the author of six books on nutrition, wellness, and psychology, and is passionate in helping others to live well using therapeutic lifestyle changes.

Dr. Deanna Minich is a functional medicine-trained clinician and researcher with a unique approach to clinical medicine that combines physiology and psychology. She has trained in functional medicine for the past decade with the “Father of Functional Medicine,” Dr. Jeffrey Bland, as her mentor, and has served on the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board and curriculum committee, in addition to being a faculty member, teaching nutrition for the Advanced Practice Module for Detoxification. Her academic background is in nutritional science, including a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1995), and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Nutrition) from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands (1999). In conjunction with her academic degrees and extensive teaching experience at the university level, she is both a Fellow (F.A.C.N.) and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) through the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Minich has over ten years of experience working in both the food and dietary supplement industries. In 2014, she led The Detox Summit, an online event featuring 30 experts on detox, which was attended by almost 70K people worldwide. Following The Detox Summit, she collaborated with the Institute for Functional Medicine to lead 3000 people through The Detox Challenge, a 21-day, online, functional medicine-oriented, holistic detoxification program. Results collected from almost 700 people in this program indicated a significant improvement in all body systems. Her book, Whole Detox: A 21-Day Personalized Program to Break Through Barriers in Every Area of Your Life (HarperOne, 2016), was published in March 2016. In addition, she spends her time as a Board member for the American College of Nutrition and as adjunct faculty at the University of Western States. She is the author of six books on nutrition, wellness, and psychology, and is passionate in helping others to live well using therapeutic lifestyle changes.

Books

Essential Fatty Acid Absorption and Metabolism (Ponsen & Looijen, 1999);

An A-Z Guide to Food Additives: Never Eat What You Can’t Pronounce (Conari Press, 2009);

Chakra Foods for Optimum Health: A Guide to the Foods that can Improve Your Energy, Inspire Creative Changes, Open Your Heart, and Heal Body, Mind, and Spirit (Conari Press, 2009)

The Complete Handbook of Quantum Healing: An A-Z Self-Healing Guide for Over 100 Common Ailments (Conari Press, 2011).

Whole Detox: A 21-Day Personalized Program to Break Through Barriers in Every Area of Your Life (HarperOne, 2016)

The Rainbow Diet: A Holistic Approach to Radiant Health Through Foods and Supplements            (Conari Press, January 2018)

More than 20 scientific publications

Journal of Lipid Research; American Journal of Clinical Research; Nutrition Reviews; Journal of Clinical Lipidology; Biochimica Biophysica Acta; Gastroenterology; American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology; Pediatric Research; Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology; Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders; Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism; Journal of Medicinal Food; Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism