What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®?
“Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) is a methodology used to build and maintain health. We have no interest in diagnosing or treating disease. Instead, we investigate underlying causes of unwanted conditions including lifestyle, the environment and individual weak links in metabolism. We are very interested in dysfunction and imbalances within the hormone, immune, digestion and detoxification systems and the application of all-natural protocols that work non-specifically. By coaching up function in these areas we find many symptoms and diseases simply disappear over time as health and normal function are restored.
The D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success® protocols have an effect on each cell, tissue, organ and system (the entire organism), strengthening weak links in metabolism and restoring healthy function. In thousands of cases we’ve proven that general principles of health building can outperform specific treatments. In other words, by treating nothing specifically and everything non-specifically we can reasonably expect an unwanted health condition to improve, or even go away completely, as long as the downward spiral of the disease-process is not so contracted that observations we make cannot be capitalized upon.
The concept of non-specific treatment is well-established in the alternative health space and standard medicine acknowledges the many benefits. Forgetting or ignoring the ideal of non-specific treatment often leads to searching for anecdotes about specific conditions, especially in resistant cases when the principles of health building have not been applied for long enough or earnestly enough to have the desired effects.
A clue that you are headed down this frustrating road is when you find yourself asking “Has anyone ever had a client with XYZ condition” for any reason other than curiosity or camaraderie. There is nothing wrong with asking the question as long as you remember a.) you are not treating that condition, and b.) there is no way to know if the anecdotal solution will work for your client. And that may be the crux of the matter.
The reason general principles of health building outperform specific treatments is partly due to the biochemical individuality of the people we are trying to help. Each person has a different history, inborn and acquired weak links in metabolism, dysfunctions, imbalances, deficiencies, stressors, environment, point-of-view and so on. What worked for one person may not work for the next and, indeed, may make a third person worse! By staying true to our health building principles and trusting the outcome to strict application of them, we can help 100% of the people we work with, regardless of the unwanted health condition.” ~ Reed Davis, Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®