What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition?

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) is a type of holistic healthcare practice that focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of health problems rather than simply treating symptoms. FDN practitioners use a combination of lab testing and holistic health assessments to identify imbalances in the body and then work with clients to develop individualized lifestyle and nutrition plans to address these imbalances.

FDN practitioners believe that many chronic health problems are the result of underlying dysfunction in the body, such as inflammation, hormonal imbalances, digestive dysfunction, and immune system dysfunction. By identifying and addressing these underlying imbalances, FDN practitioners aim to restore the body’s natural healing mechanisms and promote optimal health and wellness.

Some of the tools used by FDN practitioners include functional lab testing (such as stool tests, hormone panels, and food sensitivity testing), lifestyle assessments, and personalized nutrition and supplement plans. FDN practitioners also place a strong emphasis on client education and empowerment, teaching clients how to make sustainable lifestyle changes that support their health and wellbeing.