The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Deanna Minich

We live in a toxic world. Whether it’s pesticides on our foods, heavy metals in our water, or bisphenol-s in baby bottles, our ability to respond to these challenges represents a critically important parameter in determining our health as well as long-term risk for disease.

Today on The Empowering Neurologist, I interview Dr. Deanna Minich, author of the new book, Whole Detox: A 21-Day Personalized Program to Break Through Barriers in Every Area of Your Life.

Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognized lifestyle medicine expert, creative visionary, and teacher, as well as the author of five books. Her extensive background in nutrition, yoga, and personal growth led her to create a whole-self, colorful approach to health called Food & Spirit. She developed the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program to provide health professionals with a practical way to apply the Food & Spirit framework with their patients and clients. She is author of Whole Detox, a book based on a whole-life, whole-systems, whole-foods approach to detoxification, as well as on her Detox Summit, the world’s largest online symposium on detox, featuring with 30 leaders field.

Dr. Minich has a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Human Nutrition and Metabolism) and a M.S. in Human Nutrition and Metabolism. During her scientific study, she also studied ancient healing arts such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Currently, she is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She spends her time teaching for her Whole Detox and Food & Spirit programs, the Institute for Functional Medicine and the University of Western States. Her passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine.

Next month I will have the pleasure of lecturing with Dr. Minich in Sydney, Australia. I want all of you to know how much I enjoy sharing this journey with thought and action leaders like Deanna. Please enjoy today’s interview!

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  • billslo

    “Lean protein”?

    • Stefanie Hubbard

      I think she said “clean protein” (as in organic grass fed pasture raised etc.)

      • Stefanie Hubbard

        oh nvmed she does say lean protein at the end.

  • ri

    another excellent interview. I love her integrative approach to health and detox yet another book ill have to get my hands on! thanks for sharing

  • Scott Robertson

    off topic , but where is the ANS in the Brain or thoughout the body ?

    • Hey Scott: I would say total body detox, getting rid of the bad stuff….like Roundup pesticide, used in most all crops and causing so many health problems. She gave us some practical suggestions and I intend to follow them, hope you do too. Take care, NaNa Linda

      • Scott Robertson

        Thanks Linda , I’m trying, eating organic, stopped using things with chemicals. just very slow healing. Thanks for taking the time to send me a message 🙂 my email scott442@hotmail.com

  • dt3344

    Air Fresheners are more toxic than cigarette smoke and more insidious because most people think they are benign. People are blithely sucking in toxic fumes.

  • Roberta Green

    Dr Perlmutter, please continue to promote science based facts and research. Don’t embrace these “New Age” concepts this lady suggests or you will lose credibility.

    • I don’t agree, I think this Doctor really knows her stuff and presented it in a way that we can understand. We all know we are ingesting a lot of harmful pesticides, etc. But how do we get rid of it? She showed us, gave us a place to start and a good dose of hopefulness. I am thankful!

  • Thank you Dr Perlmutter for a wonderfully informative interview. I got some good notes and appreciate the great suggestions to really help us with the whole process of detox, getting rid of the bad stuff!!

  • Kate

    I wonder which water filter to use. I live in Germany and the water quality in my house doesn’t seem to be so well. Thank you for some advise which waterfilter to buy.

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