Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS

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Dr. Minich has a unique approach to clinical medicine based in a combination of 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 Nutrition Advisory Board for the Institute of Functional Medicine. 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 and has received education in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Minich has over ten years of experience working in both the food and dietary supplement industries with her last position as Vice President of Scientific Affairs at Metagenics, Inc., in which she was responsible for global product launches in addition to serving as a teaching clinician for international audiences of healthcare practitioners. Her current responsibilities as Senior Advisor at the PLMI involve coordination of cutting-edge information and collaboration with opinion leaders in the personalized lifestyle medicine field. She is the author of four books on nutrition, wellness, and psychology, and is passionate in helping others to live well using therapeutic lifestyle changes.

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Balance in Food and Eating

Diet and Lifestyle Medicine in Chronic Diseases

The Mediterranean Diet Study Explained (video)

Wisdom 2.0: A Conference to Watch and Learn From (video)

How Stress in Plants Can Mean Healthy Eating for People

Why We Should Eat According to Seasons

9 Things to Avoid Saying to Kids About Food

10 Food Additives Children Should Avoid and Some Safer Alternatives

Transforming Three Statements in Health Care Into Messages of Empowerment

Thoughts on Personalized (Lifestyle) Medicine After the Personalized Medicine World Conference 2014