Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy Certification advisory board member, Deanna Minich Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFMCP

Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, CNS, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP)is a nutrition scientist, international lecturer, teacher, and author, with over twenty years of experience in academia and in the food and dietary supplement industries. Throughout the years, she has been active as a functional medicine clinician in clinical trials and in her own practice (Food & Spirit™), which has now become oriented towards groups, workshops, and retreats. She is the author of six consumer books on wellness topics, four book chapters, and over fifty scientific publications. Her academic background is in nutrition science, including a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1995) and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Medical Sciences (nutrition focus) from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands (1999). For a decade, she was part of the research team led by the “father of Functional Medicine,” Dr. Jeffrey Bland, and has served on the Nutrition Advisory Board for The Institute of Functional Medicine, as well as on the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association. Since 2013, she has been part of the faculty for the Advanced Practice Module in Environmental Health offered by the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been teaching a graduate level course in metabolic detoxification at the University of Western States. Over the decades, she has taught thousands of nutrition classes for health coaches, fitness trainers, and healthcare professionals, including for programs offered by the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In conjunction with her academic degrees and extensive teaching experience at the university level, she is both a Fellow (FACN) and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) through the American College of Nutrition. She is Chief Science Officer at Symphony Natural Health, where she leads the medical advisory team, oversees scientific communication, and provide educational leadership for the company’s plant-derived nutraceuticals. She is passionate about helping others to live well using therapeutic lifestyle changes that impact their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Visit her at https://deannaminich.com/

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 50 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