Presented November 15, 2017 7:30-8:30 PM EDT

The term “leaky gut” has been used to describe intestinal hyperpermeability, yet it is still not recognized by many in the medical community as a valid condition. Join integrative medicine nutritionist, Dr Sheila Dean as she reviews the scientific literature describing the connection between the gut-brain axis, xenobiotic exposure, leaky gut and the inflammatory-immune response leading to chronic disease.

This webinar presented by noted dietitian nutritionist, Sheila Dean, DSc, RDN, LDN, CCN, CDE, IFMCP is the second in a series of four Mind, Mood & Food webinars presented by The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and hosted by leading nutrition author, speaker and integrative nutritionist Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN.

Learning Objectives

The attendee will be able to…

  1. Describe the relationship between food exposure and intestinal permeability
  2. Explain the relationship between intestinal permeability and inflammation
  3. Discuss the relationship between inflammation and the spectrum of chronic disease

CEUs are available for participants who attended the live broadcast.

Sheila Dean, DSc, RDN, LDN, CCN, CDE, IFMCP

Dr. Sheila Dean, DSc, RD, LD, CCN, CDE, IFMCP is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist, board certified integrative and functional medicine practitioner, and certified diabetes educator. She was the owner of Palm Harbor Center for Health & Healing, an integrative and functional medicine based private practice and wellness center in Palm Harbor, Florida for 17 years. A published author, national speaker and media spokesperson, Dr. Dean has taught nutrition science for over 20 years as adjunct professor at the University of Tampa, University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Schiller International University, Saybrook University and Saint Petersburg College.

She is also the co-founder of IFNA™, the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, a comprehensive online training and mentoring program designed to teach health care practitioners how to seek the true root causes of disease to restore optimal health and function and ultimately transform the practice of nutrition using the most effective integrative and functional nutrition diagnostic tools and treatment protocols for preventing and reversing chronic illness.

Sheila Dean, Doc, RDN, LDN, CCN, CDE, IFMCP

Dr. Sheila Dean, DSc, RD, LD, CCN, CDE, IFMCP

About Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ

Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ  is the co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy,, a comprehensive, online, educational program for dietitians interested in functional medicine.

Notable in her dietetic career, Kathie has served as the Education Director for the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s highly acclaimed Food As Medicine professional training program for almost two decades.

Kathie is the co-author of  The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Health with Dr. Gerard Mullin. Her most recent book,  The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat, with co-author Joseph Hooper features the latest science on the microbiome. Connect with Kathie at

Mind, Mood, and Food: A Food As Medicine Professional Training Program

Kathie will join James Gordon, MD and some of the leading professionals in mindful eating for a special presentation of our program, Mind, Mood, and Food at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA on April 15-20, 2018.

Learn More about Mind, Mood, and Food

Mind, Mood, and Food Webinar Series

This is the second webinar in The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Mind, Mood, and Food Webinar Series. Join us for the entire series:

Webinar Supporters

Thank you to the Scheidel Foundation for support of the Mind, Mood, and Food Webinar Series.