DENISE PICKETT-BERNARD PhD, RDN, LDN, IFMCP, IFNCP is a registered and licensed dietitian (FL, GA) www.drdeenutrition.com . She has worked as an Assistant Dean of Nutrition, a chef, culinary instructor, wellness center nutritionist and has served as an Associate Professor and as an adjunct nutrition faculty . Presently she is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Functional Nutrition Liaison at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, www.nova.edu . She has appeared on television as a nutritional expert. Dr. Dee has developed courses and curricula at the university level (graduate and undergraduate) in culinary arts, culinary nutrition, and functional nutrition. In particular, her expertise in culinary nutritional medicine is sought after for her unique view toward including herbs and spices in food-as-medicine protocols.
Dr. Dee holds a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, a BS in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University, and an MS in Food Science and Nutrition and graduate certificate in dietetics from the University of Rhode Island and Brown University's teaching hospitals. She earned a PhD from Barry University studying spiritual factors which affect weight control maintenance. She has had a private practice for almost 25 yrs. where she provides functional nutrition therapy and public presentations.
Dr. Dee focuses on integrative and functional nutrition employing a holistic and client centered philosophy. She believes that the restoration of optimal health and wellness is possible by making alterations in food intake and lifestyle. She encourages vitalistic thinking and seeks to help clients remove environmental challenges and create a milieu in their bodies in which healing can take place.
Dr. Dee stays up-to-date on all functional medicine innovations as an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner www.ifm.org. As of publishing this website, she is the only "IFMCP" who attended culinary school and worked as a chef. She also completed an advanced training certificate program from the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, www.ifnacademy.com where she served as the culinary collaborative director for 3 years. She is presently on faculty teaching the Advanced Culinary Nutrition module https://www.ifnacademy.com/meet-the-experts/credential-board/ .
Dr. Dee created a rehydration beverage supplement, R3 under her company ReVitalize Pro. Please check out the website www.revitalizepro.com.