Integrative Practitioner Digital Summit
Aging & Longevity – April 18, 2023

Healthy Aging through the Spectrum of Phytonutrients: Using Plant Medicine for Perimenopause and Beyond

3:30 -4:30 pm Tuesday April 18, 2023

As women live longer, there is a question about the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to enhance vitality, particularly for heart, bone, and brain. Leading medical organizations recommend the lowest dose of HRT for the shortest duration due to safety concerns since the Women’s Health Initiative. With hormones as a pivotal aspect of women’s health in the second half of life, health professionals have sought options to optimize quality of life and biomarkers of aging for peri- and post-menopausal patients. In this presentation, learn about the variety of nutrients, particularly phytonutrients, to help support women with their adaptogenic stress response, hormone levels and mood, digestion and detoxification, heart health, and bone.

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFMCP

Speaker: Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFMCP

Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, CNS, IFMCP, is a nutrition scientist, international lecturer, educator, and author, with over 20 years of experience in academia and in the food and dietary supplement industries, currently serving as chief science officer at Symphony Natural Health. She has been active as a functional medicine clinician in clinical trials and in her own practice (Food & Spirit™). She is the author of six consumer books on wellness topics, four book chapters, and over 50 scientific publications. Her academic background is in nutrition science, including a Master of Science (MS) degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1995) and a Doctorate (PhD) in medical sciences from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands (1999). She has served on the Nutrition Advisory Board for The Institute of Functional Medicine and on the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association. Currently, she teaches for the Institute for Functional Medicine, University of Western States, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and Institute for Brain Potential. Through her talks, workshops, groups, and in-person retreats, she helps people to practically and artfully transform their lives through nutrition and lifestyle.