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Sheila Dean


Dr. Sheila Dean, DSc,RD,LD,CCN,CDE,IFMCP is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist, board certified integrative and functional medicine practitioner, certified diabetes educator and exercise physiologist. She is the owner of Palm Harbor Center for Health & Healing, an integrative and functional medicine based private practice and wellness center in Palm Harbor, Florida. 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, (www.IFNAcademy.com), a TAP affiliate organization. IFNA is 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.

  • Co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy™
  • IFNA™ is an Accredited Provider of CPEUs by the CDR
  • IFNA™ offers the IFNCP™, an Advanced Practice Credential