Interview the Expert Webinar
November 7th pm Central time, 8pm Eastern time

This is a brand new series where I’ll be interviewing a few of of our very own DIFM thought leaders on the practicalities of successfully implementing integrative and functional nutrition modalities within a variety of settings and demographics. Join us on November 7 @ 7pm CST for the second in the series, featuring Dr. Sheila Dean. We’ll be discussing how to integrate integrative and functional nutrition modalities into a variety of practice settings, how to market your practice and develop referral partners effectively. DIFM members will have an opportunity to interact with their colleagues, get their questions answered and gain insightful perspectives from our community.

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, (www.IFNAcademy.com) 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.

A Proactive Path to Good Health: A Targeted Healthy Weight Management Program presented by Dr. Caroline Cederquist, M.D

Wednesday, November 8th at Noon Eastern


Healthy weight management is a concern for over two-thirds of the adult population in the United States. Individuals with cardiometabolic conditions are at increased risk for accompanying elevated BMIs and waist circumference. The scientific consensus on healthy weight management practices is constantly evolving, and finding effective clinical approaches can be challenging for practitioners and patients alike. In this webinar, licensed bariatric physician Dr. Caroline Cederquist, M.D., will provide a clinical overview of healthy weight management modalities, with a focus on diet, patient testing, exercise and the underlying biochemical mechanisms of effective nutritional supplements. A case study from Dr. Cederquist’s practice will also be presented.


  • Learn about a common metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, that affects weight management and many medical conditions
  • Learn the causes of insulin resistance and how to diagnose it
  • Learn about a comprehensive nutritional approach that treats insulin resistance
  • Learn which supplements, in conjunction with dietary and lifestyle interventions, can make a considerable difference in a patient’s compliance and success.
  • Learn about clinically researched nutrients and bioactives that support resting metabolic rate, healthy eating behavior, fat metabolism and healthy glucose metabolism.

Application for One CPE credit, level 2 has been submitted to CDR

Presenter: Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Dr. Cederquist graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her residency and board certification in Family Medicine.

Dr. Cederquist is board certified in Bariatric Medicine which is the medical specialty of nutrition and metabolism with a concentration in weight management.  This board has since been renamed the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Dr. Cederquist opened the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center in 1998 in Naples, Florida.  The Cederquist Center provides a comprehensive approach to nutrition and metabolism.  Her skillful and dynamic team includes three full time dietitians, a nurse practitioner and a therapist/coach.

Her practice specializes in metabolism correction, complex patients with medical conditions related to nutrition or weight and the identification and treatment of food allergies and food sensitivities.  She sees men, women, teens and children.   She is nationally recognized as an expert in managing weight gain due to hormone change such as with menopause.

Dr. Cederquist is the author of The MDfactor- Correcting Metabolism Dysfunction and Helping Your Overweight Child- A Family Guide.  Sheis a long-time contributor to Ebella magazine and has been quoted as an expert in Glamour, Shape, Women’s Day, Family Circle, Parenting Magazine, The Naples Daily News, The NY Times, The Fort Myers Newspress, CNN.com as well as on national TV with The Dr. Oz show, The Dr. Phil show, The Doctors show, the Ricki Lake show and The Ananda Lewis show.

Dr. Cederquist is the proud mother of three daughters and a son.  She is the medical director of bistroMD, that she co-founded with her husband Ed. BistroMD is a national weight loss program that provides healthy, convenient, weight loss meals delivered to your home.

Webinar sponsored by Pure Encapsulations