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Episode 309: Exploring the Vital Role of Labs and FDN’s Unique Approach to Health Coaching Programs

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Vital Role of Labs: Summary

When exploring the vital role of labs and FDN’s unique approach to health coaching programs, Evan and Lucy discuss the importance of running lab tests and the problem with the different approaches taken by Western medicine, naturopathic doctors, and functional medicine practitioners. Evan recounts his personal experiences with these various approaches and highlights the deficiencies of each. According to him, the “Sounds Like” approach where a diagnosis or treatment is made based on symptoms, is a flawed philosophy because it does not address the root cause of a person’s health issues.

The podcast further delves into the FDN (Functional Diagnostic Nutrition) approach of using foundational lab tests to treat clients holistically. Evan and Lucy underline the significance of treating clients as whole persons, rather than merely addressing their symptoms or lab results. Furthermore, they explain that the concept of diagnosing or treating based on lab results is not applied in FDN. Instead, the holistic state of the client is given priority. Lucy shares her experience with FDN and how it led her to start making changes in her lifestyle habits which had a significant impact on her health conditions.

Lastly, they discuss running only one lab test, which as per their experiences, does more harm to clients than good. Both hosts concurred that running a full set of foundational FDN labs always produced tangible results and is far superior to running a single lab or none. They also briefly explain the 5 foundational FDN tests they run on their clients and how they analyze the results in conjunction with a comprehensive intake form, which results in tailored and effective health coaching.

Vital Role of Labs: Topics

  • Different lab strategies: no lab testing, one tool for all (typical in Western medicine), and the ‘sounds like’ method.
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) uses a different approach by running foundational labs.
  • The foundational tests in FDN considers the whole body, providing a holistic view of health.
  • FDN does not treat, diagnose, or cure anything, but addresses hormonal, immune, digestion, detoxification, energy production, and nervous system issues (HIDDEN).
  • While it may seem labor-intensive and expensive, the FDN approach sees almost everyone getting at least 60% better within the first three months.
  • The labs used in FDN are strategic, aiming not to guess one’s conditions but to tackle the overall root causes.
  • With proper analysis of the lab results and rightful measures taken, conditions have been known to improve tremendously over time.
  • FDN is not only based on lab results, extensive questionnaires/intake forms are also used to understand the client’s health conditions better.
  • After the foundational labs, follow-up or additional advanced labs are potentially utilized based on the results and progress.
  • The advanced labs used in FDN, however, are most of the time saved for the later part and for specific issues unresolved by the foundational labs. The purpose is to provide a more comprehensive view of a person’s health.
  • FDN provides an evidence-based method to help clients improve their health. Each case is unique, and the approach and labs used are tailored accordingly.
  • FDN has been successful in most cases due to its focus on treating the person, and not just the labs. This focus is what sets FDN apart from other conventional testing tactics.

Upcoming 5in5 Workshop

We have our famous 5in5 workshop coming up for you again, live March 18th – 22nd, 2024. If you’re wondering what is a 5in5 workshop? It is the longest workshop that we do in terms of the fact that we actually go live for five days straight, about an hour and a half each day.

You will get to meet our clinical advisors and our course mentors. You get to actually analyze labs with us in a live setting. We’ll be showing you different lab markers, what they mean, and how we think about them. We’re teaching you recommendations we come up with based off the lab results and the person that we’re actually addressing. You’ll see the intake forms. It’s literally as if you’re walking through the FDN team figuring out a very complex health case.

Imagine if you could get to see all of us do that, how we think in a group setting, and how we would help solve this person’s health issues. That’s what the 5in5 is. It is the number one resource I recommend people go through if they are considering the FDN course. If you love the 5in5, The FDN course is totally for you. If for whatever reason, you don’t align with our philosophy when you’re watching it, then you saved yourself a bunch of time and money.

Price of workshop: $33 (originally $97)

Join us here for the workshop. Evan will be hosting all five days and can’t wait to see you there. If you have any questions, you can also reach out to us at FDNtraining on Instagram.

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