Session Description: Toxins are ubiquitous and can have significant health impacts. Nutrient status and nutrient reserves support Phase I detoxification and improve Phase II conjugation, acting as buffers against toxic insults. The presentation will review evidence-based foundational principles of methylation, including the biochemical pathways and laboratory diagnostics for pattern recognition, along with the food and lifestyle practices to ensure efficient methylation in a variety of health conditions.
- Participants will be able to explain the importance of assessing a patient’s toxic load.
- Participants will be able to identify methylation pathways and how to target nutritional therapies.
- Participants will be able to discuss the evidence-based foundational principles of methylation.
About The Speaker:
Dr. Deanna Minich PhD, CNS, IFMCP is a functional medicine-trained clinician and researcher with a unique approach to clinical medicine that combines physiology and psychology. She 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, 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 fifteen years of experience working in both the food and dietary supplement industries. In addition, she spends her time as a Board member for the American College of Nutrition and as adjunct faculty at the University of Western States. She is the author of six books on nutrition, wellness, and psychology, and is passionate in helping others to live well using therapeutic lifestyle changes.