Professional Presentations

Professional Presentations

Lecture 2Weekend Seminar, Food & Spirit Approaches to Women’s Health and Detoxification, Montreal, Canada, November 30 to December 1, 2013, 20 health professionals 

  • 40-minute Presentation on “Phytonutrients for Chronic Disease,” at the American College of Nutrition 54th Annual 
  • Conference, November 15, 2013, San Diego, CA, 300 health professionals and researchers 
  • 60-minute interview by Tom O’Bryan, DC, as part of the Gluten Summit, November 16, 2013 
  • 90-minute Presentation on “Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Approaches to Cancer,” at the CME Personalized Lifestyle 
  • Medicine Summit held by Loma Linda University and Metagenics, November 3, 2013, Anaheim, CA, 300 healthcare professionals in attendance 
  • 60-minute Presentation on “Food as Medicine” at the 36th Annual National Conference on Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care, November 1, 2013, Seattle, WA, 100 healthcare professionals in attendance 
  • Speaker at the United Natural Products Alliance Seminar on Personalized Health – Presentation Title: “Personalized Medicine Approach to Metabolic Syndrome,” Salt Lake City, UT, October 25, 2013, 60 natural industry leaders in attendance. 
  • Food and the Chakras, a 3-part series on the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras and Eating, September to November 2013, East West Bookshop, Seattle, WA. 
  • Invited plenary speaker on “The Future of Personalized Lifestyle Medicine: Application to the Clinic” at Holistic 
  • Primary Care’s 5th Annual Conference, “Heal Thy Practice: Transforming Patient Care,” Long Beach, CA, October 18-20, 2013, 80 primary care physicians in attendance. 
  • Guest speaker at the Nature’s Sunshine Products Leadership Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 10, 2013.
  • Guest speaker at the Kaiser Permanente 9th Annual Women’s Health Leadership Conference, 70 female physicians in attendance, San Diego, CA, October 2, 2013.
  • Art Gallery Representation of 14 artworks, East West Bookshop, Seattle, WA: September to October, 2013 
  • International Conference on Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine (ICHNFM), September 25-29, 2013
  • “Metabolic Cardiovascular Medicine”, Anti-Aging Conference, Boston September 19, 2013
  • Eating for Your Root Chakra Class, September 4, 2013, East West Bookshop, Seattle, WA 
  • 60-minute interview with Marc David for the Global Psychology Conference, August 2013.
  • Taught “Whole Self Detoxification” (90 minute talk) and “Eating for Detoxification” (60 minute talk) to 225 healthcare professionals at the IFM Detoxification Module, July 11-14, 2013.
  • Delivered 3 50-minute presentations to 550 naturopathic physicians at the 10th Annual Health World Congress in Melbourne, Australia: “Psychoneuroimmunology and the Gut”; “Autoimmunity and Inflammation”; “Effecting Change in Medicine” (gala talk.
  • “Food as Connection” 90-minute presentation at the annual National Association for Nutrition Professionals conference, May 5, 2013.
  • “Healthy Heart Nourishment” 60-minute virtual conference interview for Just B.E.E. Wellness, May, 2, 2013.
  • “Food as Medicine: The Power of What, How, and When You Eat” 45-minute talk to 80 people at the Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference, March 20, 2013.2013-09-25 08.27.53
  • “Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease: Dietary Patterns, Foods, & Nutrients” 2-hour talk to 40 people at the Puget Sound Functional/Nutritional Medicine Interest Group (PSFNMIG), January 29, 2013.
  • “The Power of Phytonutrients” 30-minute talk to 35 nutrition professionals at the 53rd Annual Conference for the American College of Nutrition, Morristown, NJ, November 16, 2012.
  • “Food as Medicine” 45-minute talk to 75 healthcare practitioners at the 2nd Annual Osler Symposium on October 21, 2012.
  • “The Power of Phytonutrients” 3-hour talk to 200 practitioners at the Great Lakes Conference on October 5, 2012.
  • “Women’s Health in the 21st Century” 3-hour talk to 35 physicians in Calgary, Canada on October 3, 2012.
  • “Food and Connection” 60-minute breakfast talk to 550 practitioners at the Metagenics Lifestyle Medicine Summit, Dana Point, CA on Sunday, September 29, 2012.
  • “Eating with Soul” 75-minute talk to personal trainers at the BioSignature Conference on September 1, 2012.
  • “The Role of Phytonutrients in Lifestyle Medicine” 75-minute talk to naturopathic physicians at the American Academy of Naturopathic Physicians annual conference, Bellevue, WA, August 24, 2012.
  • “Case Series Presentation” Luncheon sponsored by Metagenics, Inc. to 800 attendees at the Institute for Functional Medicine Module on Cardiovascular Disease, Friday, June 1, 2012.
  • “Emotional Eating and Weight Loss” webinar to American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Weight Loss Module attendees on May 23, 2012.
  • “Food as Information” 90-minute talk to over 600 attendees at the Metagenics-sponsored, day-long Diabesity Conference in New York City and Los Angeles, in conjunction with Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Bridget Briggs, on May 19-20, 2012.
  • “Nutritional Modulation of Brain Aging” 90-minute webinar to South Africa Functional Medicine practitioners, April 25, 2012.
  • “Successful Aging” series of four sequential webinars on aging of brain, heart, and gut offered through Metagenics, Inc.; April – May 2012.
  • BVGZefuCUAAKUgP“The Bitter Truth: How to Communicate Health to Our Cells & Reverse Chronic Inflammation with Selective Kinase Response Modulators (SKRMs).” 90-minute talk to naturopathic physicians at the “Health Care for the Aging & Elderly Woman” Conference sponsored by Tori Hudson, ND, in Portland, OR on April 20, 2012.
  • “Food as Medicine to Food as Information.” 60-minute talk to attendees at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine Health & Wellness Conference at the Hilton Baltimore on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
  • “Successful Aging” 7-hour CEU-seminar offered in four cities to approximately 400 healthcare professionals through Metagenics, Inc. January – March 2012. 
  • Interviewed for Functional Medicine Update by Jeffrey Bland, PhD, for March 2012
  • Medical Foods Panel Participant, Harvard Medical School World Health Forum, Boston, MA, October 26, 2011
  • “Creating SPACE in the Therapeutic Encounter: Approaches to Nutritional Counseling” and “Transforming Everyday Eating to Meaningful Meals” presented to 200 healthcare practitioners at the Functional Nutrition Course sponsored by the Institute of Functional Medicine, October 21-21, 2011, Denver, Colorado
  • “Food as Medicine,” “Nutrition for the Soul,” and “Women’s Health” presentations to 300 nutritional therapists in London, England at Nutri UK’s Functional Medicine Conference, September 16-17, 2011
  • “Natural Bioactives for Autoimmunity” and “Clinical Approaches to Autoimmunity and Inflammation” presentations to 250 healthcare practitioners at nutritional conference in Taipei, Taiwan, August 25-27, 2011
  • 2013-09-25 08.27.33“Food as Medicine,” “Nutrition for the Soul,” “Women’s Health,” and “The Basics of Detoxification” presentations to 300+ healthcare practitioners at nutritional conference in Mexico City, Mexico, August 8-10, 2011
  • “Food as Medicine”, “Nutrition for the Soul” and “The Dance of Sex Hormones” presentations to 550+ naturopathic physicians at the HealthWorld International Congress, Brisbane, Australia, June 9-11, 2011.
  • “Food as Medicine” presentation to physicians at the inaugural Osler Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, May 16, 2011.
  • Eight-hour “Women’s Health” presentation to more than 800 practitioners in 10 international cities, Metagenics, Inc. 2010-2011.
  • Three one-hour presentations (Type 3 Diabetes and Cognitive Decline; Natural Strategies for Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis; The Science of Detoxification) at the HealthWorld Congress, Sydney Australia, June 12-14, 2010.
  • “Be cool, stay calm: Combating hot flashes naturally.” Lunch time talk to 500 health care practitioners; San Diego, CA, on May 21, 2010, at the Institute for Functional Medicine Symposium.
  • Series of eight clinical workshop lectures in the U.S.: “Illuminating the Clinical Web” sponsored through Metagenics, Inc., February-April, 2010.
  • Four lectures on women’s health during the Jeffrey Bland Seminar circuit, Spring 2010.
  • “Dementia of the 21st Century: The Brain-Insulin Connection and Type 3 Diabetes, and How Lifestyle Modification Can Help.” Lunch time talk to 500 health care practitioners; Ft. Lauderdale, FL, on May 29, 2009, at the Institute for Functional Medicine Symposium.
  • Deanna at NSP Leadership Conference 10-10-13“The Future of the Clinic” Seminar Series, a 4 hour workshop presentation to healthcare practitioners; Seattle, WA, on February 28, 2009; Portland, OR, on March 1, 2009; Manhattan, NY, on March 7, 2009; Syracuse, NY, on March 8, 2009; Manchester, NH, on March 15, 2009.
  • “The Spectrum of Chronic Disease,” 3 hour talk, Great Lakes Symposium, Minneapolis, MN on September 28, 2008
  • Clinical safety and efficacy of NG440: A novel hops-based therapeutic for inflammatory conditions. Garden Walk, August 21, 2008, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • Invited talk (“In-Lightened Eating”) at Higher Truth of Health Conference in Taos, NM on April 5, 2008
  • Supplemental plant-derived nutrients decrease cardiovascular disease risk in metabolic syndrome. 5th International Vegetarian Congress, March 4-6, 2008, LomaLindaUniversity, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Novel Development and Clinical Application of “pH’unctional Detoxification. Institute for Functional Medicine 13th Annual Meeting, April 21, 2006, Tampa, FL
  • A Low Glycemic Index Diet in Combination with a Soy Protein and Phytosterol-Based Functional Food vs. the American Heart Association Step 1 Diet for Lowering Lipids in Postmenopausal Women. AmericanCollege of Nutrition 45th Annual Meeting, October 2, 2004, Long Beach, CA, USA.
  • Nutrition and Cognition in the Aging Boomer. General Mills Technical Conference, October 17, 2000, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
  • IMG_0199Decreased linoleic acid status in bile-diverted rats is not due to decreased linoleic acid absorption. Minisymposium: Lipid and Fatty Acid Metabolism and Transport; Experimental Biology, April 18-22, 1998, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • Linoleic acid status and bile diversion. U.S. Department of AgricultureWesternHumanNutritionResearchCenter, April 22, 1998, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • Intestinal absorption and metabolism of essential fatty acids. Groningen Utrecht Institute for Drug Exploration: ResearchCenter for Liver, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases, October 27, 1997, Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Intestinal absorption and metabolism of essential fatty acids in bile-diverted rats fed low- and high-fat diets. Dutch Scientific Organization for Nutrition, October 10, 1997, Papendal, The Netherlands.
  • Using stable isotopes to measure the absorption and metabolism of essential fatty acids. BIOMED Meeting, September 5, 1997, Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • A novel 13C-linoleic acid absorption test detects lipid malabsorption due to impaired solubilization. 4th International Congress on Essential Fatty Acids and Eicosanoids, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 20-24, 1997.
  • From ashes to dust: the dirt on pica and iron deficiency. Seminar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A., 1995.

Book Signings, Classes, Workshops Offerings & Other

  • Taiwan2Art Gallery Representation of 14 artworks, East West Bookshop, Seattle, WA: September to October, 2013
  • Eating for Your Root Chakra Class, September 4, 2013, East West Bookshop, Seattle, WA
  • Art Show, Sam Weis Art Studio, Port Orchard, WA, August 11, 2013
  • Redefining Nutrition – Open Course in “Program of Advanced Special Students”, Maryland University, August 5, 2013
  • Eating for Your Chakras, July 26, 2013, East West Bookshop, Seattle, WA
  • “Personal Care Products” presentation to the Gig Harbor Gluten-Free Group, July 16, 2013
  • Nourish & Flourish: Let It Glow 7-Week Webinar Series, June to August 2013
  • Peel & Heal 8-week Webinar Series, January to April 2013
  • Nutrition Webinar Series through Harmony Hill Retreat Center – 4 one-hour webinars on nutrition and cancer, November-December 2012
  • “Spice It Up” presentation to the Gig Harbor Gluten-Free Group, November 2012
  • “Food & Spirit 20-day Cleanse & Renewal” 20-day teleclass offering, April-May 2012
  • “Women’s Health & Harmony Circle” 8-week teleclass offering, Jan-Apr 2012
  • “Nutrition for the Soul” 8-week teleclass offering, Jan-Feb 2012
  • “Nutrition with Soul” lecture to yoga retreat participants, November 19, 2011
  • “Thriving With Zest” all-day nutrition retreat at Harmony Hill Cancer Retreat Center, May, 22, 2011.
  • Nutrition lecture, Harmony Hill Cancer Retreat Center, January – November 2011
  • Deanna HH 2011 3“Women’s Health and Nutrition” presentation at the Women’s Expo, Seattle, March 2011
  • “Letting Go of Stress” presentation to the Gig Harbor Gluten-Free Group, February 2011.
  • “Summer Foods for Weight Loss: Radiating Your Energy through Eating” afternoon workshop at Harbor Wellbeing, June 19, 2010.
  • “Nutrition for the Soul” day long workshop at Harmony Hill Retreat Center, March 20, 2010
  • “Chakra Foods” booksigning at Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island, WA, on July 16, 2009
  • “Chakra Foods” booksigning at The Bethel Avenue Book Company, Port Orchard, WA, on June 6, 2009
  • “Eating with Soul: The 7 Ultimate Steps to Fulfillment” talk and Chakra Foods book signing at Marlene’s Market and Deli, Tacoma, WA, May 26, 2009 (7-8:30 PM)
  • “Eating with Soul: The 7 Ultimate Steps to Fulfillment” talk at Bastyr University, May 21, 2009 (12-1:30 PM)
  • “Eating for Body, Mind, and Spirit” Chakra Foods talk at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA, on April 20, 2009 (7-8 PM)
  • “Chakra Foods” talk and book signing at the Kitsap Public Library, Port Orchard, WA, on April 14, 2009
  • “The 7-Step Plan to Conquer Cravings and End Emotional Eating” 3 hour workshop at The Evergreen State College, on April 11, 2009
  • IMG_0119 (2)“Chakra Foods” talk and booth presence at Body Mind Spirit Expo, Seattle, WA, on March 21, 2009
  • “Chakra Foods” class and book signing at East West Living, Manhattan, NY, on March 6, 2009
  • “Chakra Foods” class and book signing at EastWest Bookshop, Seattle, WA, on February 19, 2009
  • “Chakra Foods” 3-part class at The Evergreen State College, 3 Tuesdays in February, 2009
  • Talk at Wholistic Wellness EXPO at ELIM Church on February 7, 2009
  • “Chakra Foods” Class and book signing, EastWest Bookshop, Bothell, WA, on January 23, 2009
  • 4-week yoga class offered at Givens Center, Seniors Center, Port Orchard, WA, January 10 to January 31, 2009
  • “Never Eat What You Can’t Pronounce” class at St. Peter’s Hospital – Providence Fitness Center, Olympia, WA, on January 6, 2009
  • “Never Eat What You Can’t Pronounce” class at Marlene’s Market and Deli, Tacoma, WA, on October 14, 2008
  • “Nutrition for the Soul” talk at Radiance Bookstore and Herbs, Olympia, WA, on September 30, 2008
  • 8-week yoga class offered at Source Therapy, Gig Harbor, WA, October 2 to November 20, 2008 (60 minute sessions)
  • “Nutrition for the Soul” talk at St. Peter’s Hospital – Providence Fitness Center, Olympia, WA, on September 22, 2008
  • Taiwan38-week yoga class offered at Kitsap Public Library to seniors, Port Orchard, WA, September 7 to November 8, 2008 (90 minutes each session)
  • “Never Eat What You Can’t Pronounce” food additives information class at Smart Living, LLC, Olympia, WA, on July 24, 2008
  • “Conquer Cravings Class” at Smart Living, LLC, Olympia, WA, on July 17, 2008
  • Invited speaker on “In-lightened Eating” at Bastyr University on June 11, 2008
  • Invited webinar presenter on “Developing Client Rapport and Relationship Building Techniques” for the JumpStart FLT Program May 2008 conducted by Kristi Hughes, ND
  • Invited webinar presenter on “How to Handle Cravings and Emotional Eating” for the JumpStart FLT Program May 2008 conducted by Kristi Hughes, ND
  • Invited presenter at Evergreen State College on “Nutrition for the Soul” on May 3, 2008
  • “Nutrition for the Soul” workshop presented at EastWest Bookshop in Seattle, WA on April 19, 2008
  • “Nutrition for the Soul” class presented at EastWest Bookshop in Seattle, WA on April 17, 2008
  • Two Extended Education classes (“Love and Food”) scheduled through Evergreen State College on February 9 and 16, 2008
  • Two Extended Education classes (“Done with Dieting: Creating Meaningful Meals”) through Evergreen State College on January 12 and 26, 2008.
  • TaiwanPresentation on “Healthy Eating” at Givens Community Center in Port Orchard, WA on Monday, January 5, 2007
  • 12-Week Workshop Series: “Nutrition for the Soul” from January 5, 2008 until March 29, 2008
  • Workshop “Nutrition for the Soul” at Smart Living, LLC, in Olympia, WA, on December 1, 2007
  • Webinar on “Healthy Eating for the Holidays” for individuals following FirstLine Therapy on November 19, 2007
  • Class on “Healthy Eating for the Holidays” at Evergreen State College on November 17, 2007