I am grateful to be part of a group of health coaches who are filling the gaps in healthcare.

In Functional Medicine we believe that all systems are interconnected. Just like the roots of a tree—nourish the tree, personal lifestyle and environmental factors determine the state of our overall health. FDN Health Coaches educate and empower our clients to be the agents of their own change to ultimately heal their body and live a life of vitality. We do this by partnering with our clients and exploring the individual underlying contributors to symptoms. We then work with these healing opportunities through our DRESS protocols (Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress Reduction and Supplementation as appropriate) to ultimately restore health so the viscous cycle of trial and error becomes one of trial and correction.This is a great diagram from IFM that illustrates the connection of personal lifestyle and environmental factors and how they connect to overall health.


This is a great illustration from IFM that shows how personal lifestyle and environmental factors are connected to overall health.

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The founder and fearless leader of FDN is Reed Davis. The copy below is directly copied from the FDN website so you can learn more about Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and how as a FNDP, I can partner with you to uncover healing opportunities to get you feeling great again.

Over 20 years ago, I recognized clients were caught in a “cycle of trial and error” and I committed to being the last person they needed to see.  While working with top leaders in alternative medicine, I ran thousands of labs on thousands of people and learned to identify “healing opportunities.”  Using all-natural, drug-free protocols I made my own observations about who got better and who didn’t, codifying which “general principles of health building” would outperform “specific treatments” being provided by standard and even alternative medicine.

And through this work I then developed the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Certification Course and D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success Protocol to educate and empower as many people as possible to get well and stay well naturally, so they, in turn, may empower others to do the same.

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) is a complete methodology (way of thinking with the tools to go along with it) used to help people recover and maintain the best health possible.

There is no interest in diagnosing or treating disease, an area well attended by licensed physicians. Instead, FDN investigates hidden healing opportunities within the hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification, energy and nervous systems using functional lab testing.  The clues collected by objective and subjective assessments are then used to guide holistic lifestyle recommendations intended to coach up function in all areas of the body while coaching down contributors to Metabolic Chaos®, which will ultimately restore health and balance. For most chronic stress-related conditions, FDN is all a person needs to do to get well and stay well. For those with a serious medical condition, FDN is a proven stabilizer and holistic grounding program, adjunctive to the medical attention they may receive.

The short answer is, “all of them”.  Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) is a fundamental way of looking at health and a type of detective work that seeks to identify and correct the underlying causes and conditions that lead to people’s health complaints.  We avoid diagnosing and treating disease, and try very hard to help each client rebuild health instead. This method of non-specific treatment is not only safe and effective, but it also outperforms specific treatment, ending the cycle of trial and error that many clients (and practitioners) get caught in. This approach allows us to help just about anybody in any condition.  We use well-chosen functional lab work and in-depth history taking to figure out what’s wrong, what needs fixing, and to guide the general principles of health-building to support every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body.

The certainty of this paradigm is illustrated in the following example….

Ms. Smith came to us with complaints of chronic joint pain (previously diagnosed with and treated for arthritis symptoms), muscle pain (diagnosed and treated for fibromyalgia), skin problems (psoriasis) and digestive issues (gastritis).  She also complained she was somewhat depressed and was tired most of the time. When her doctor suggested that she start taking yet another medication (anti-depressants), Ms. Smith got fed up with the diagnosis and treatment options being offered by standard medicine.  In essence, her biggest complaint was no longer the pain and discomfort she was experiencing, it was the current medical treatment and run-around she felt she was receiving. In her eyes, the medical model itself was contributing to a downward spiral in her quality of life.Upon working with an FDN Practitioner and implementing the general principles of health-building that were specific to her according to her functional lab work, Ms. Smith felt immediate relief from her main health complaints within a matter of days, and within 90-days she was practically symptom free!


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