Functional Diagnostic Nutrition


"FDN is a logical, systematic approach to identifying malfunctions at the subclinical level using functional lab testing combined with in-depth clinical correlation assessing your history and lifestyle."  - Reed Davis, CN;  Founder of FDN

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition identifies stress at a biochemical level and offers protocols to reverse situations such as adrenal fatigue, toxicity, and gut dysfunction.  FDN's functional labs can also identify food sensitivities, allergens, pathogens and parasites in the body.

As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner I have the tools to dig much deeper to find hidden internal stressors and their root causes.  Functional labs provide valuable insights into your hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification and intestinal barrier systems.

If you find you have less energy to get up in the morning, get sleepy in the afternoon, or have issues falling asleep, difficulty losing weight, don't feel great but your doctor says everything is "normal" then functional labs can provide more answers. 

Here are some of the tests we can run: 

Adrenal      Stress Profile      (Saliva) -

11 Key Hormone readings including       Cortisol, DHEA, Progesterone, Testosterone, Estrogen, Estradiol,       Melatonin

Evaluates Steroidal Hormone Balance & pathways

Gives us clues about hidden stressors and other malfunctions

 

Metabolic      Assessment Profile      (Urine) -

How well do you breakdown protein, fats & carbs?

Tests Digestion/Detoxification/Immunity pathways

 

Intestinal      Barrier Function Test      (Salivary)

How well do you assimilate nutrients?

Could you have "Leaky Gut?"

This test assesses the mucosal surface integrity in the gut for antibodies, bacteria and chronic infection

 

GI      Pathogen Screen      (Stool)

Intestinal microflora screen –   tests for parasites (gross!) and pathogens

 

Mediator Release Test

Tests for 150 food and chemical allergies

 

The HTMA:  Hair, Tissue, Mineral Analysis Profile 4 (Hair Sample) –Could you have metal toxicity?

This test provides a multi-element assay of 36 key elements