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The Gluten Summit

November 11, 2013 - November 17, 2013



Dr. Tom O’Bryan of theDr.com has gathered 29 of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the topics of gluten-related disorders, nutrition and healthy living for a series of online interviews taking place for FREE from November 11-17, 2013.



Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS

Nutrition For the Soul: Moving Beyond a Gluten-Free Diet

Dr. Deanna Minich is a dynamic and internationally-known body-mind-spirit health expert, yoga practitioner, and author.

Her twenty years of experience in the nutrition field led her to develop an integrated approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit (www.foodandspirit.com), which spans the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of health.

Her well-rounded experience in the field of nutrition includes private practice, preclinical and clinical research, product development, global product technology integration, management, marketing, writing, and education. Dr. Minich received her nutrition expertise from her doctoral (Ph.D.) study at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands where she focused on essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, and from her Master’s Degree (M.S.) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Nutritionist by the Washington State Department of Health, and a Registered Yoga teacher. She is the author of four books on wellness and over fifteen scientific publications.

Currently, she consults as Vice President of Education at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Seattle, WA, and is adjunct faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine and three universities. Her passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment.