Functional Diagnostic Nutrition

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, I 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 diet, rest, exercise, supplements and stress reduction. This natural, holistic approach yields the highest level of positive clinical outcomes. I don’t medicate, I educate! The philosophy is based on helping the body help itself with the application of holistic natural protocols and lifestyle modification.


Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) provides a framework and logical, step by step method of restoring and maintaining health. As a FDN Practitioner I use functional lab testing to identify malfunctions in the body instead of just treating the symptoms.  I avoid diagnosing and treating specific disease and simply “build health” instead. This natural approach allows them to help just about anybody with a chronic stress-related health condition. My view of symptoms like headaches, adrenal dysfunction, sleeplessness, fatigue, sinuses and allergies, joint and muscle pain, bad skin, gastric bloating and every other health complaint, is that they all have causal factors to be investigated and resolved at the functional level.

FDN is a type of detective work that seeks to identify and correct the underlying causes and conditions that lead to the patients’ health complaints.

Do You Still Have Any Of These Symptoms?

(Even though you have ‘tried everything’ to fix it?)

Foggy Thinking

Sleep Issues

Poor Libido

Depressed Moods

High Blood Pressure

Digestive Problems

Weight Gain or Loss


High Cholesterol

Muscle Pain

Skin Problems

Joint Pain

Blood Sugar Problems

Family With Cancer Or Diabetes

Skin & Hair Problems

Headaches or Migraines

Colds & Flus

Low Energy

The longer one stays in a state of chronic stress the more compromised all aspects of body function become.

Then its time to stop chasing symptoms and start addressing the underlying causes!


As an FDN Practitioner I can provide a functional assessment of the most likely culprits. If I accept you as a client or patient you will learn to identify and correct the following malfunctions…

Symptoms Are A Signal That Something Is Wrong

A Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner knows that symptoms are a signal and that something is wrong. No symptom is normal. Symptoms may go away or decrease with relief care but often times symptoms come back in another form with a vengeance. By focus on the underlying causes of diseases and what is really going on with the body while providing some intelligent relief care.


FDN Practitioners deal with chronic stress – internal and external – and the effects stress has on the body and we believe that “distress” is usually the cause of the symptoms.


Distress comes in three (3) different forms:

  1. Mental/Emotional (perceived or otherwise)
  2. Physical/Biochemical (trauma)
  3. Chemical/Biochemical (physiological)


FDN Finds Internal Stressors Which Can Be Caused By The Following:


  • Wrong Diet for your metabolic type (inflammatory foods)
  • Food additives, pesticides, herbicides etc…
  • Drugs, alcohol, caffeine
  • Blood sugar problems
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Chemicals, metals, radiation
  • EMF’s Allergies, over active immune system
  • Exogenous hormones & anti-biotics
  • Parasites, bacteria, fungi and viruses (bugs)
  • All the above are interferences and imbalances in one area of he body that have ripple effect in other areas.

Learn What Our Tests Are Able To Uncover

As an FDN Practitioner I can provide a functional assessment of the most likely culprits of the symptoms you are having.


Test Your Hormones

Adrenal Stress Profile, Plus V BH 205 is a saliva test that measures the phases of adrenal dysfunction and cortisol dysregulation factors.


Test Your Immune System

Metabolic Assessment profile BH 101 which is a urine test. We find out how well you are breaking down and absorbing foods, how well your liver is functioning and whether there is any oxidative stress happening in your body.


Test Your Digestive Function

We use the Intestinal barrier function test BH 304 which is saliva. This tells us how well your gut is functioning and if there is any bacteria overgrowth or inflammation.


Analyse Your Detoxification & Intestinal Wall Function

When using the above tests we are able to interpret what is going on in the body and start to uncover how well the body is detoxifying and how healthy the intestinal wall is.


When we have done the BH 205, 101 and 304 tests we get a real insight into what is going on in your body at a cellular level. This opens windows for healing opportunities and allows us to uncover the root cause of your symptoms.

How Does It Work?

I embrace metabolic individuality and we provide a step method that allows our clients’ to achieve repeatable, consistent and successful clinical outcomes.
Along with a health screening, functional lab testing is performed to identify malfunctions at the sub-clinical level within the hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification and intestinal barrier systems. Drug-less protocols, lifestyle education and continuous course correction supports the body until it is healed and normal healthy function is returned.


Rather than Treat Symptoms, Functional Nutrition Focuses on Investigating/Handling Causal Factors for:


  • Adrenal related dysfunction (daily hormones)
  • Circadian rhythm problems (sleep)
  • Poor nutrient breakdown and absorption
  • Pro-oxidant and anti-oxidant imbalances
  • Dysbiosis and Gut malfunction
  • Circadian rhythm problems (sleep)
  • Inflammation
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Sluggish liver, detoxification problems
  • Bacterial and yeast overgrowth
  • Antigenic overload and pathogenic conditions


We also believe that the foundation of health revolves around three basic things:


  1. Nutrition or malnutrition, in other words getting the building blocks into your body that the body requires to stay healthy and to repair;
  2. Elimination of toxins; it’s the toxins that are inhibiting their body from repairing, so get them out; and
  3. Stress

When addressing these three basic principles, most health related problems will fall into line.

Restoring these pillars of health can lead to vibrant health and vitality you have not experienced in many years!

FDN Practitioners Have The Utmost Respect For Biochemical Individuality

One persons metabolism is not the same as another person; We do not diagnose or treat disease (we don’t practice medicine); We seek out and act on those healing opportunities; We work with the body’s innate ability and desire to be healthy; We contend with current medical model of care; We seek clinical correlation of test results with each client and engage our clients in a process of education, self-care, commitment and responsibility.

I Can Help You Wherever You Are In The World

Here is the process that we would take


The great thing about FDN is no matter where you are based I can help you. Once you have got in touch and we decide that we are going to work together, here is what we will do…

I will email you some health screening questionnaires to help me create a picture on where you are at today.

I will then send your lab tests to you via Biohealth in the USA. You would then complete these tests and send them back to Biohealth.

Once I receive your results we will make a time to go over them via skype or phone and discuss a thorough 90 day health building program for you to follow that I will have created for your specific needs.

Pricing For Testing

There are two seperate costs involved with FDN. One is the lab fee and test kit postage from the USA to your doorstep, these are paid directly to Biohealth. These results will then be sent to me via email for analysis. We will then make a time to go over your results and recommendations, along with nutrition and lifestyle changes for you to make and the supplements I recommend you to take. We will do this over the phone and email and I will set you up with a program to follow for 90 days. This price is $NZ189+GST.

Lab Fee $ 186 (USD)

Lab Fee $ 142 (USD)

Lab Fee $ 250 (USD)

There are other tests that can be run from a food intolerance test through to parasite testing. Get in touch to find out more about these.

Have More Questions?

Often it is the case that getting these answers gives you a whole lot more questions, and that is ok!

Just get in touch and I will answer all of your questions as best I can.

To learn even more about FDN and what is involved I have a whole category on my blog dedicated to helping inform you. Have a read through some of these articles and get in touch when you are ready to make changes.


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