About Us

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Inspired By Education & Passion

“Our Mission is to Educate as Many People as Possible How to Get Well and Stay Well Naturally So That They, in Turn, May Educate Others”~ Reed Davis

Reed is a Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), Fitness Trainer and Environmental Paralegal. He is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine and Founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) Certification Course. Reed served as Health Director and Case Manager at The Better Health & Wellness Center in Poway, California for over 10 years and now teaches the FDN Course with nearly 3000 trainees & graduates in 50 countries.

He is also a Clinical Advisor at BioHealth Laboratory, helping practitioners interpret lab test results and develop natural protocols to restore function rather than just treating symptoms. Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world today, having provided functional assessments to over 10,000 clients for hormonal and bone density problems, adrenal and thyroid dysfunction, and digestion, detoxification and immune system issues. He is an expert in pathogen and food sensitivity testing and many related health problems. Reed lives in the US, traveling around the country and abroad teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build robust, private practices.

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WHAT IS FDN?

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) is a methodology used to recover and maintain the best health possible. We have no interest in diagnosing or treating disease, an area well attended by licensed physicians. 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, detoxification and energy production systems and the application of all-natural protocols that work non-specifically. By coaching up function in these areas, and coaching down contributors to Metabolic Chaos®, we find many symptoms and diseases simply disappear over time as normal function and health are restored. For most chronic stress-related conditions, FDN is all a client needs to do to get better. For those with a serious medical condition, FDN is a proven stabilizer and holistic grounding program, adjunctive to the medical attention they may receive.

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Your Support Team

Kelsey

“I knew FDN was the right fit for me after searching for a program that would allow me to run labs on my clients. Through FDN I am able to work a job I love, help clients achieve optimum health and meet an amazing group of individuals!”- Kelsey Koehler, Course Admin

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Piper

 “I love the FDN community because everyone is so open and willing to help. Someone will always have a recommendation for you. My life has changed in so many ways since becoming an FDN! I am able to help my family stay healthy and I have been able to help other families do the same.” – Piper Gibson, Course Counselor

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Brandy

“I work behind the scenes to help both trainees and grads with ordering test kits for their clients. After listening to Reed on a few podcasts I knew this was the course for me, I jumped in almost right away! After joining the course I knew I was in the right place, everyone who works for FDN is amazing!” – Brandy Buskow, Medical Director Program

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Joy
“I have worked for FDN for 5 years and love the community that has been created. My favorite part about FDN is the people we get to work with. I have not only grown as an employee but also become immersed in the practice of FDN and how it can better not only my life but the life of others.”– Joy Moats, Billing/Accounting Specialist
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Jess

“I help prospective students get signed up for the FDN training course. When I watched Reed talk about fixing root causes and not focusing on symptoms I was hooked! As soon as I implemented some of his suggestions I knew I had to go through the program to fix my own health!”- Jessica Del Pino, Course Counselor

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kelly

As soon as I learned more about the curriculum offered and the foundation of the program, I knew it was what I had been looking for for a while. After FDN, every aspect of my life changed for the better, including my career and health/wellness.”-Kelly Doran, Course Counselor

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“I have always struggled with health and weight in my life. Since working at FDN it has opened my eyes to an array of possibilities for health. I have a long road ahead of me but I feel encouraged working and learning alongside such great mentors.” –Kay-Marie Moreno, Affiliate Manager

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Meet Your Mentors

Whitney

“FDN transformed my acupuncture practice, allowing me to provide clients/patients with a synergy of eastern and western healing strategies. My work with FDN continually inspires me to keep learning and to stretch myself as a professional.”- Whitney O Morgan, Clinical Adviser

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Brendan
“When I found FDN, I knew it was my dream career. The education, community, and network, gave me everything I needed to reach my own health goals, career goals, financial goals, and life goals! I can’t imagine my life or career without it!”– Brendan D. Vermeire, AFDNP Director, Clinical Advisor, Course Mentor
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Brandon

“I found my life’s calling thru FDN! I’m able to work from home, make my own schedule, making good money and what I love. Plus my own health and the health of my family has improved using FDN. I felt the heart of the organization years ago and it resonated with me.” –Brandon Molle, Lead Mentor, Clinical Advisor

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shannon

“Becoming an FDN gave me some very useful and valuable tools to add to my toolbox. It’s allowed me to greatly improve the health of my clients and to work from anywhere in the world. As soon as I saw FDN lined up with my personal values, I knew it was right for me.” –Shannon Plummer, Mentor

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tess

“Adding FDN training to my list of skills and knowledge-based afforded me the opportunity to increase my client’s knowledge and understanding of the dysfunctions that occur in their body and the steps needed for them to return to balanced health.” –Tess Hanke, Course Mentor and Clinical Adviser

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“For years struggle with my own health issues, I could never find anyone to help me piece it all together. I had to see a different professional for each of my issues (I’ve had a few over the years!) I love how FDN teaches people how it’s all connected and I’m so passionate about the ongoing support we provide and give to graduates.” –Kristi Lees, FDN Australasian Course Mentor & Clinical Advisor

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WHY TAKE THE FDN COURSE?

The public is crying out for practitioners to help them with the cause of their health problems instead of just treating the symptoms.   So if you’re not using functional lab work, if you aren’t identifying healing opportunities and resolving people’s health complaints at the causal level, your patients and clients will go to someone else who can.

The FDN Certification Course not only teaches functional labwork using blood, saliva, urine and stool testing, but how to interpret the results and determine lab-guided natural protocols that will fix the problem and build health.   The course also provides a step-by-step method to engage clients in a healing process so they actually get the results they want.

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WHO CAN DO FDN?

Anyone with a passion for helping others and who is willing to walk-the-talk may take the FDN Certification Course. We believe helping others to regain health, regardless of their starting point, requires only the proper training and leadership.

We’ve spent the last twenty years developing the FDN system and providing that leadership to thousands of public and practitioners alike. All one has to do is learn to duplicate the system. Today the FDN Community includes thousands of FDN Course graduates living and working in over 50 countries.

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. We use well-chosen functional lab work and careful history taking to figure out what’s wrong, what needs fixing, and apply general principles of health building to support every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. This method of non-specific treatment is not only safe and effective, it outperforms specific treatment, ending the cycle of trial & error that many clients are caught in.

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WHAT HEALTH PROBLEMS DOES FDN HELP SOLVE?

The short answer is, “all of them”.   But there is one secret you have to know. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) is a fundamental way of looking at health.  We avoid diagnosing and treating disease, and try very hard to help each client rebuild health instead.   This approach allows us to help just about anybody in any condition.   The certainty of this paradigm is illustrated in the following example.

Ms. Smith came to us with complaints of chronic joint pain (already diagnosed with and treating for arthritis symptoms), muscle pain (diagnosed and treating for fibromyalgia), skin problems (psoriasis) and digestive issues (gastritis).  She also complained to us that she was somewhat depressed and was tired most of the time.

When her doctor suggested that she start taking yet another medication (anti-depressants), Ms. Smith got fed up with the diagnosis & treatment options being offered by standard medicine.   In essence, her biggest complaint was no longer the pain and discomfort she was experiencing, it was the current medical treatment and run-around she felt she was receiving.   In her eyes, the medical model itself was contributing to a downward spiral in her quality of life.

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ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A NEXT-LEVEL HEALTH DETECTIVE?

OUR CURRICULUM FOCUSES ON GIVING YOU THE TOOLS, SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP YOU NEED TO HELP OTHERS ON A DEEPER LEVEL.

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