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

Over 20 years ago, Reed recognized people were caught in a “cycle of trial and error” and he committed to being the last person they needed to see.  While working with top leaders in alternative medicine, he ran thousands of labs on thousands of people and learned to identify “healing opportunities.”  Using all-natural, drug-free protocols, Reed made observations about who got better and who didn’t, codifying which “general principles of health building” would outperform “specific treatments” being provided by standard and even alternative medicine.  And through this work, he then developed the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Certification Course and D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success Protocol® to educate and empower as many people as possible about how to get well and stay well naturally, so they, in turn, may empower others to do the same.

Using his experience as an Environmental Paralegal, training as a Certified Nutritional Therapist and Fitness Coach, he served as the Health Director and Case Manager at the Better Health & Wellness Center in Poway, California for over 10 years.  Reed’s experience in these areas served as the foundation for the development of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Course, where he has taught nearly 3,000 FDN trainees and graduates in over 50 countries. Reed has helped practitioners all over the world interpret lab test results and develop natural protocols to restore function rather than just treating symptoms as a Clinical Advisor for BioHealth and other Laboratories. 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, digestion, detoxification and immune system issues. He is an expert in pathogen and food sensitivity testing and wide range of related health problems. Reed lives in Southern California, teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build robust, private practices.



Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) is a complete methodology (way of thinking with the tools to go along with it) used to help people recover and maintain the best health possible.

There is no interest in diagnosing or treating disease, an area well attended by licensed physicians. Instead, FDN investigates hidden healing opportunities within the hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification, energy and nervous systems using functional lab testing.  The clues collected by objective and subjective assessments are then used to guide holistic lifestyle recommendations intended to coach up function in all areas of the body while coaching down contributors to Metabolic Chaos®, which will ultimately restore health and balance. For most chronic stress-related conditions, FDN is all a person needs to do to get well and stay well. 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


“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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 “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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“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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“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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“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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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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“Getting the message out about health and wellness is a personal responsibility; it is not”game over” with chronic disease and as FDN’s we can help change the course of healthcare.” –Dr. Tara D. Meyerink, Certification Written Exam Evaluator

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Meet Your Mentors


“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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FDN is an accredited program, the most trusted and well recognized brand with the longest history of training health coaches, professionals and health-minded people like you in the functional health industry.

You will learn how to interpret functional lab tests, how to use the data to drive holistic lifestyle recommendations, and upon completion get access to the best lab tests for you and your clients. You’ll then be able to use your FDN skills, and our complete methodology to help people on a deeper level so they can achieve long-lasting results leading to effortless and endless client referrals for you.  Not only are you taking a course, but you’ll also become part of a collective community consisting of over 3,000 FDN trainees in over 50 different countries, with a vast collective knowledge of which you can tap into, and all with the same mission of helping people on a deeper level.

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

We’ve spent the past 20+ years developing the FDN system and providing leadership to thousands of every-day people, health coaching and health practitioners alike. All you have to do is learn FDN’s duplicatable system and you’re set. Today the FDN Community includes thousands of FDN Course graduates living and working in over 50 countries with all types of different backgrounds; some with prior training in health and wellness, and others without any.  No prerequisites are required. Once you complete the FDN Course, you are eligible to sit for board certification with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners to enhance your credibility even more.



The short answer is, “all of them”.  Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) is a fundamental way of looking at health and a type of detective work that seeks to identify and correct the underlying causes and conditions that lead to people’s health complaints.  We avoid diagnosing and treating disease, and try very hard to help each client rebuild health instead. This method of non-specific treatment is not only safe and effective, but it also outperforms specific treatment, ending the cycle of trial and error that many clients (and practitioners) get caught in. This approach allows us to help just about anybody in any condition.  We use well-chosen functional lab work and in-depth history taking to figure out what’s wrong, what needs fixing, and to guide the general principles of health-building to support every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body.

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The certainty of this paradigm is illustrated in the following example….

Ms. Smith came to us with complaints of chronic joint pain (previously diagnosed with and treated for arthritis symptoms), muscle pain (diagnosed and treated for fibromyalgia), skin problems (psoriasis) and digestive issues (gastritis).  She also complained 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 and 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.

Upon working with an FDN Practitioner and implementing the general principles of health-building that were specific to her according to her functional lab work, Ms. Smith felt immediate relief from her main health complaints within a matter of days, and within 90-days she was practically symptom free!