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Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS

Deanna Minich


Port Orchard, WA
Port Orchard, WA 98367
United States
T: 360-731-7705

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We are complex beings composed of many aspects, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. What we eat, how we eat and what we feel and think when we eat can influence every aspect of our being. Conversely, each of these levels can influence our food choices and style of eating.

Food and spirit coaching goes several steps beyond changing “diet” and “lifestyle”, to the heart of the issues relating to your relationship with food and working with your inner self. Food and spirit coaching is an integrated combination of the science, emotions and consciousness of food and eating.

Profile and Credentials        

Deanna Minich, Ph.D., C.N.S., has worked in the nutrition field for over 13 years in industry and private practice. She has focused her academic path (B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.) on the areas of human biology and nutrition. Additionally, is certified as a Nutritionist by the Washington Department of Health and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist through the American College of Nutrition. Her academic training has been complemented by her in-depth study of Eastern Indian philosophy and spirituality. She has been trained in intuitive assessment and emotional release work. Deanna lives, eats and breathes what she teaches and has used this combined food & spirit approach to get results for herself & others.

Philosophy and Comments        

“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.”

– Adele Davis

This quote by 70's nutrition guru, Adele Davis, captures my personal view of nutrition, eating and food in relationship to ourselves. Of course, every person's relationship with food and eating is unique. We are more than what we eat; however, food and eating creates energy - both physical and spiritual - and with the 'correct' form of energy, we step into our authentic, empowered selves...

If someone were to ask me what my takeaway as a ‘spiritual’ nutritionist is on how we should eat, I would respond that we are all so incredibly unique from a biochemical perspective and that it is not adequate to categorize our complexity into a static “diet”, or path. There is no “one” ultimate solution and we cannot isolate the body and soul parts of ourselves. All of the aspects of our being come into play, and they must be recognized. The gap between our physical body and our soul self must be closed and connected so that we are integrated throughout. We evolve over the course of our lifetimes, dealing with different emotional states and situations, all intricately interplaying with our physiology, making us need different foods in specific times. No one food (or diet) fits one soul or one body. We must be constantly in tune with our changing and our cascading needs.

The one premise that I believe most professionals and lay people would agree upon is that food has an amazingly potent effect on the emotions, body, mind and spirit and, conversely, our food choices affect these levels as well. My perception is that we need to hit the internal “reset button” to arrive at our inherent, intuitive baseline so that we can eat in harmony with who we are as body and as soul. One of the ways to do that is to get in touch with the spirit needs, and this can be done through an understanding of working with the chakra system, as an example.

My role is as the conduit for you to find back your perfect health – that which we are endowed with and have access to on some level and must find again if we are feeling lost.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Presentations and Small Group Sessions Available. Contact Dr. Minich for more information at 360-731-7705. Ongoing workshop - Nutrition for the Soul: The 12-Week Spiral Workshop, an integrated approach to food and emotional/spirit issues (12 weeks long, one evening per week)

Spiral Workshop Details        

Ongoing Workshop - Call 360-731-7705 to register!




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