Functional Diagnostic Practitioner
Let me help you stop the cycle of trial and error!
I will help you identify hidden stressors and healing opportunities for optimal health!
Let's reclaim your health now!
Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and went through hormone therapy and chemotherapy. My body was never the same after. I experienced chronic fatigue, GI symptoms, joint pain, insomnia, and brain fog. I went to numerous doctors who just treated the symptoms, or the paper, and never looked into what was really happening inside my body.
About a year ago, I came across a Functional Diagnostic Practitioner® who changed my life! My energy is back to normal, I'm sleeping through the night, and my brain fog has cleared up. Not only that, my GI symptoms have improved and my joint pain has decreased! I am so grateful for this method.
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® embraces metabolic individuality and provides a step-by-step method that allows clients to achieve repeatable, consistent, and successful clinical outcomes.
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AREAS OF FOCUS
WHAT I LOOK FOR
These are chemical messengers in the body. They must be balanced, and some in certain ratios, for optimal health. I look at your levels of Cortisol, DHEA, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, and day time levels of Melatonin. Are there imbalances? Are there deficiencies? If so, they can cascade into other areas of the body causing dysfunctions.
How is your immune system doing? I look at Oxidative Stress (DNA damage), as well as how the gut is doing. Secretory IgA (SIgA), is a key indicator of immunity.
How is your body detoxifying? Unfortunately, we live in a toxic world! Everything from the products we use, to the foods we eat. This. impacts our bodies ability to detoxify. I take a deeper look as to how your body is detoxifying, and if you carry a toxic burden.
Do you feel a sense of well-being after you eat? Do you feel satiated and not hungry for hours after with good energy? I look at how your body breaks down food and absorbs nutrients, as well as, the health of your gut microbiome. I look at: good and bad bacteria, parasites, worms, pathogens, yeast, infections, and other digestion markers to determine overall GI health.
How is your energy? Are you constantly fatigued? I look into the body’s cellular metabolic processes using various markers.
Are you in a constant state of sympathetic (fight/flight), or parasympathetic (rest/digest) response? We need a healthy balance of both. Stress is a contributing factor to this imbalance.
Do you have damage to your DNA? Oxidative stress can cause free radical damage, accelerated aging and cell breakdown mutations. Elevations in oxidative stress result from exposure to toxins, chemicals, metals, pathogens and their excretions, over- exercise and other environmental and lifestyle factors. When oxidative stress and anti-oxidants are out of balance, free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS) can trigger a negative chain reaction in the body that can destroy the cell membrane, block the action of major enzymes, prevent cellular processes necessary for proper function, prevent normal cell division, destroy DNA, and block energy generation (Kurutas, 2015). We can reverse this with antioxidants and lifestyle changes!
As an FDN®-Practitioner, I seek to identify and correct the underlying causes and conditions, which lead to health complaints. I do this by using functional laboratory testing to identify malfunctions at the subclinical level within each of the following systems: Hormone, Immune, Digestion, Detoxification, Energy Production, Nervous, and Oxidative. I then provide support and course correction until your body heals and normal function occurs. I will connect the dots between your lab work, health timeline, and symptom history to find the best solution for you.
WHAT I DO
60 minute Initial session with client after all intake paperwork has been completed. This is done while awaiting for the lab results, which usually takes approximately 3-4 weeks. We will discuss an initial plan to get started after reviewing the clients history and metabolic score card.
90-minute Results & Recommendation session (R&R). This will occur after all the labs are in, and a 90-day protocol will be put in place for the client.
Every two weeks during those 90-days, Follow-up sessions will occur to see how the client is doing. These will be 30-minute calls.
After 90-days, we will talk and assess the progress of you healing journey. Since it may be difficult to predict a persons outcome due to individual differences, additional testing may be required at this time. Optional session packages and additional labs or retesting of initial labs are available, which we can discuss as we get closer to the end of 90-days.
THE FUNCTIONAL FOUNDATIONAL LABS
My Coaching Services provide a multitude of labs to best help my client's get their health back on track, including:
MUCOSAL BARRIER ASSESSMENTS
METABOLIC WELLNESS PANELS
STRESS and HORMONE PROFILES
MRT FOOD SENSITITY TESTS