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Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) in a Nutshell!

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Happy New Year!!

Welcome back to Genie Nutrition! I hope you had an amazing Christmas. I know I did. In fact, I have to say, 2016 has been one amazing year. Qualifying as an FDN practitioner, setting up my own business, helping individuals to take back control of their health, getting engaged and winning a charity boxing match! I don’t think I could have hoped for a more fulfilling year!

But with 2016 behind us, it’s time to focus on 2017 which is all about YOU!

It is my goal for 2017 to help 1000 + individuals to take control of their health. As a Functional Health Practitioner, I promise to stay up to speed with the research and to share what I can with you all.

So before I get into the subject of today’s article, I would like to say a huge thank you for your support and for sticking with me through 2017 as I find my feet in the world of social media!

Ok… so here goes.

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (a.k.a FDN)

FDN is founded by an amazing Clinical Nutritionist, Reed Davis. He has trained thousands of practitioners worldwide to help over 11,000 individuals to take back control of their health and as an FDN Practitioner, I am privileged to utilise this amazing approach with my clients.

So what should you expect when working with an FDN practitioner?

FDN Practitioners appreciate how essential it is to get the underlying root cause of any imbalances that exist which ultimately result in the symptoms that see my clients searching for answers.  We are trained to works on the principles of a D.R.E.S.S for Health Success program.

D.R.E.S.S For Health Success®

There is a reason why we see so many people suffering and going round and round in circles with temporary results and worsening symptoms. Actually there are a number of reasons but one major one is the single pronged approach to many protocols available. The D.R.E.S.S for Health Success program however is an all-encompassing completely customised protocol focussing on Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress Reduction (I’ll talk more about this in a minute) and targeted Supplementation.

Time and time again, I hear from individuals who have diligently stuck to the ‘perfect diet’ or an amazing exercise regime customised just for them, or even a supplement protocol using the highest quality supplementation. Did they see an improvement? Often, yes but it is very rare to see such a pin point protocol providing the long lasting health and vitality that everyone deserves.

Imagine finding a diet that was absolutely 100% perfect for you… and then imagine being in an extremely stressful job which sees you lying awake at night. Do you think this environment is sufficient for restoring balance? Absolutely not! Or what if you had the perfect diet, then did some weight lifting a couple of times a week, you get outside each day for some fresh air and gentle exercise, you take some time each day for some deep breathing but you have a hidden parasite which has never been dealt with…. again, you could be banging your head against a brick wall.

Hopefully I’ve made my point – It is critical that every element is addressed.

  • A DIET that is customised just for you
  • Sufficient REST to allow your body recovery and restoration
  • An EXERCISE program that you enjoy and that enhances your diet and lifestyle program and doesn’t cause extra stress!
  • A STRESS reduction program that addresses EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL and hidden CHEMICAL stressors.
  • A targeted SUPPLEMENTATION protocol using only quality supplements that supports the body as balance is restored.

I will talk further about each of these in my forthcoming blog posts but it wouldn’t be right to end this article without talking a little about one of the areas that FDN practitioners really excel in ie. Identifying the HIDDEN stressors.

Reed Davis has spent years working with Laboratories, Clients and Practitioners to ensure that the highest quality tests are available to FDN Practitioners’ clients, helping them to get to the root causes of their client’s health issues. Whether it be food sensitivity testing, Hormone, Gastro Intestinal (Gut Infections/imbalances), Metabolic markers or a wide variety of additional advanced testing, you can be assured by working with me or other practicing FDN practitioners, that you will get access to the highest standard of tests available.

I hope that has helped to give you a little insight into my world as a Functional Health Practitioner, and I hope it has inspired you to take back control of your own health! If so, contact me using the Contact page at the bottom of the screen or email me directly at [email protected] and I look forward to talking to you and working together to take your health to the next level. Happy New Year everyone!

Genie Takeaways

  • 2017 is all about YOU!
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) was founded by Clinical Nutritionist Reed Davis
  • Over the past 15 years he has trained hundreds of practitioners who have helped over 11,000 individuals to take back control of their health
  • FDN Practitioners are health detectives who are trained to use functional lab testing to assist in identifying the hidden stressors
  • The D.R.E.S.S For Health Success program forms the basic principles from which FDN Practitioners base each individual client’s customised program on
  • Diet – Customised individually to you
  • Rest – Optimising your sleep routine and removing any blocking factors to consistently high sleep quality
  • Exercise – May need to be dialled in. Daily walks, weight lifting, HIIT, Cardio. Invest in a PT where possible.
  • Stress Reduction – Your body is unable to differentiate between Emotional, Physical and Chemical Stress
  • FDN Practitioners excel in helping clients to identify hidden Chemical stress by using Functional lab tests of the highest standards
  • Supplementation – Introduction of quality, targeted supplementation. Slowly titrated (increased) and monitored with the guidance of your FDN Practitioner.

How can I help YOU?

Sound good? I would love to hear your feedback!

  • What subjects are you interesting in learning more about?
  • Would you like to learn more about how I can help you to take control of your help?
  • Are you ready to say YES to Health SUCCESS!?
  • What is your story? I would love to listen

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch TODAY, and let’s have a chat about how I can help YOU to reach YOUR health goals.



I am the owner of Genie Nutrition, a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Health Detective who excels in getting to the root cause of individual’s health issues by using functional lab testing and putting my clients back in the driving seat with a bespoke nutrition and life style program.

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