Color, Creativity, and Diversity with Dr. Deanna Minich, Ph.D.

Color, Creativity, and Diversity with Dr. Deanna Minich, Ph.D.

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Dr. Tim and Dr. Deanna Minich, Ph.D., discuss the importance of eating a diverse array of food to optimize all aspects of health. Dr. Deanna focuses on using color as a healing tool, why creativity proves important for healing, and the multitude of ways to detoxify. She discusses her upbringing and how that influences her personal and professional lives today. Dr. Tim and Dr. Deanna emphasize the importance of human connection and relationships for overall health and vitality.   


Some highlights from this episode:

    • How is color used in healing?
    • Why is creativity  a ‘lost healing art’?
    • Why is variety essential for health and how do we incorporate into everyday life?
    • What are some of the many ways to ‘detox’? 

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Dr. Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, CNS, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP), is a nutrition researcher, educator, and functional medicine-trained clinician with a unique approach to nutrition 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 Environmental Health. She served on the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association. 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 a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Minich has over twenty years of experience working in both the food and dietary supplement industries and serves as advisor to various food, academic and health organizations, and has more than forty published scientific articles in journals such as Nutrients, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, and Nutrition Reviews. She teaches for the graduate program (MS) in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine 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. Visit her at:




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Dr. Tim Jackson

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