What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition?


Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) is a type of detective work that seeks to identify the underlying causes of disease instead of treating symptoms. Using functional lab work, we identify healing opportunities and engage each client in a health building process using the potent, proven, professional protocols in our D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success program. This includes DietRestExerciseSupplements and Stress Reduction. This natural, holistic approach yields the highest level of positive clinical outcomes. We don’t medicate, we educate!

” FDN is an emerging field and growing body of work that bridges the gap between clinical nutrition and functional medicine. “

~ Reed Davis, Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®

As a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist, I run functional lab work to get to the ROOT CAUSE of what is going on with a person. Many people are struggling with health issues such as fatigue, irregularity, poor sleep, brain fog, headaches, mood swings, infertility, thyroid issues, hot flashes, auto-immune problems, weight gain and the list goes on…

Many people try tons of different diets, gym memberships, personal trainers, doctors, specialists or medications, but they are often finding that nothing changes and they still feel like crap! No one is really helping them. What gives? Will anyone ever figure out how to give them lasting results and optimum health?

Doctors just treat symptoms and never really get to the root of the problem. They like to treat only the surface symptoms and never find the true underlying cause or malfunction. Symptoms are the body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and it needs to be investigated further to correct it. FDN’s like myself look for “healing opportunities” and ways we can get the body functioning correctly again, so you can feel happy, healthy and alive again.

So what brought on these symptoms in the first place?

I don’t know. But I can get a good idea through my investigative lab work and by talking with you. There are many hidden internal stressors that people don’t realize they have. By hidden internal stressors I mean you might be in adrenal fatigue from years of stress, you might have gut dysfunction from poor diet or liver congestion from medications and environmental factors. Your hormones may be unbalanced or maybe you’ve got a parasite sucking the life out of you without even knowing it. (90% of people in the population have pathogens and don’t even know it!)

By running some specific lab tests, we can test your hormones and check out your adrenal status, as well as the sex and sleep hormones. We will check the digestion and detoxification pathways and make sure your liver is functioning properly. We can even run a test to see how your gut is functioning and how well your immune system is working. We can even test to see if you’ve got a nasty bug too! After assessing the real situation of what is going on in your body, we will make a plan for possible lifestyle changes and a 90 day therapeutic protocol. With a little patience, determination and commitment to sticking to your protocol, you can expect to watch the symptoms start to fall away!

All of this information is invaluable and the very next step to get you on your path to vibrant health! Please contact me with ANY questions about what I do and how we can get started.


Please note: I can work remotely with anyone, anywhere in the U.S. The lab kits can be shipped directly to your house and everything can be consulted over the phone/email, thanks to modern technology! Shoot me an email (Jennifer@realfoodheals.com )for more info! Live well!