What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition ®? (FDN)
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition ® is comprehensive health program that uses a step-by-step process to identify the root cause of conditions and health complaints. In FDN we investigate and address the main pillars of health including, hormone, immune system, digestion, detoxification, energy production and the nervous system. We look to identify internal and external stressors that are causing malfunction and metabolic inefficiencies within your body.
We Don’t Focus on Symptoms
In FDN we do not diagnose, treat or cure any disease or condition, nor are we licensed to do so. The approach is meant to focus in on restoring proper function vs. chasing symptoms. We use diagnostic testing and health history to help to identify stressors. This provides the practitioner leverage on the systems that are dysfunctional. Once these blocking factors are identified we can then focus on healing opportunities. We work on everything non-specifically instead of isolating one system or symptom.
Chronic stress related symptoms that FDN practitioners commonly work with include:
- acne, rosacea and other skin disorders
- blood sugar problems
- headaches, brain fog
- indigestion, bloating
- fatigue, lethargy
- inflammation, achy joints and muscles
- low sex drive, irregularly menstrual cycles, PMS
- depression and anxiety
- weight gain, weight loss
Using the FDN approach, the practitioner coaches the client to adopt healthy habits and a holistic lifestyle. We provide personalized, drug free, natural protocols for each individual client. We seek to uncover the root cause that is compromising normal function. We then look to identify healing opportunities, remove stressors and restore health. As the client works through their personalized program, the practitioner provides course correction as needed to continue improving health. The proven protocols use behavior modifications and natural therapies included in the DRESS for Health Success ® program.
D.R.E.S.S. = Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stressors, Supplementation