Multi Country 2021: Deepa Kannan

Delegate: Deepa Kannan

Affiliations:  RYT, FNLP, CFSP, CBNP

Short Bio:  Deepa is a Functional Nutritionist, Author and a Yoga Acharya with decades of experience in the wellness field. She brings together her experience in therapeutic & transformational yoga and deep learning in nutrition based on the principles of functional medicine to her practice Phytothrive. The focus has been on merging together the deep science of the functional world with the deep symbolism of ancient wisdom. She has a masterful understanding of the human anatomy with cohesive understanding of physiology to offer what can be classified as true bio-individual mind, body & spirit nutrition. Having a son with a rare adrenal condition gave her a deep insight into the working of the adrenals and the stress response, as it relates to all health and sleep. Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 13 times NY Times Bestselling Author twice. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. Deepa has twenty years of experience in wellness, where she has focus on sleep nutrition, women’s health, detoxification, skin health and adrenal function. She is in the YourStory100 Digital Influencers Of 2020. She is the host of The Sleep Whisperer Podcast with audience from the United States, India, Russia, Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Spain and several other countries.

Activity:  To bring specific focus on the importance of sleep and World Sleep Day, Deepa did a soecial World Sleep Day Episode of the Sleep Whisperer Podcast on March 17th 2021 to feature sleep experts from all over the world. She included a section on what is World Sleep Day in the show notes and linked the World Sleep Day webiste for listeners to go further. The special episode included protocol snippets from many of the global experts on various episodes and spoke about the importance of the microbiome, blood sugar, mental health, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, hormones, ayurveda, yoga, nutrition and EFT in sleep, as well as the dangers of sleeping medication. The episode was created to bring specific focus to World Sleep Day and helping to raise awareness even further on the importance of sleep

Location:  Global Podcast

Date of Activity:  17.3.2021

Activity: On It’s the 19th of March observed as World Sleep Day, Deepa did an exclusive piece for Mums and Stories. Mums and Stories is an initiative to connect mums with engaging real stories. In an increasingly chaotic and crowded online and offline world that we live now, one of the critical aspects that we have ignored is Sleep. Deepa shared with Mums and Stories a few tips for a good night sleep. The article can be viewed at

Location: Online

Date of Activity: 19.3.3021

Submitted By: Deepa Kannan