Founder of Food+Spirit, Detox Summit, Detox Challenge
Author of five books, including Chakra Foods For Optimum Health
Dr. Deanna Minich is a functional nutritionist 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 Nutrition Advisory Board, curriculum committee, and is Faculty 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.
Dr. Minich has over ten years of experience working in both the food and dietary supplement industries. She is the host of The Detox Summit (thedetoxsummit.com), an online event featuring 30 experts on detox, which was attended by almost 70K people worldwide. Following The Detox Summit, she led 3000 people through The Detox Challenge, a 21-day, online, functional medicine-oriented detoxification program. She has continued her work on detoxification, including writing a book on this important topic. In addition, she spends her time as a Board member for the American College of Nutrition, and adjunct faculty at the University of Western States. She is the author of five books on nutrition, wellness, and psychology, and is passionate in helping others to live well using therapeutic lifestyle changes.