Dr. Deanna Minich is a functional medicine-trained clinician and researcher, with a unique approach to clinical medicine that combines physiology and psychology. Dr. Minich 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, with a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a PhD in Medical Sciences (Nutrition) from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In conjunction with her academic degrees and extensive teaching experience, Dr. Minich is both a Fellow (F.A.C.N.) and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) through the American College of Nutrition. She has over a decade of experience working in both the food and dietary supplement industries, and additionally spends her time as a board member for the American College of Nutrition—and as adjunct faculty at the University of Western States. Dr. Minich is the author of six books on nutrition, wellness, and psychology, and remains passionate about helping others to live well through the application of therapeutic lifestyle changes.
In 2014, Dr. Minich 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 in leading 3,000 people through The Detox Challenge: a 21-day, online, functional medicine-oriented, holistic detoxification program. Results collected from almost 700 people in the program indicated a significant overall improvement in all bodily systems. Her book, Whole Detox: A 21-Day Personalized Program to Break Through Barriers in Every Area of Your Life, was published in March 2016.