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What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition?

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) is a holistic approach to health and wellness that focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying root causes of health imbalances rather than merely treating symptoms. FDN practitioners utilize specialized lab tests, such as hormone panels, gut health assessments, and metabolic profiles, along with in-depth health histories, to gather valuable data about an individual's unique biochemistry. With this information, they create personalized protocols that encompass diet, lifestyle modifications, targeted supplementation, and stress reduction techniques to support the body's innate healing capacity and restore optimal function. By addressing the underlying imbalances, FDN aims to promote long-term well-being and empower individuals to take an active role in their health journey.

How FDN Coaching Works

intake forms & order labs

To begin, we'll email you intake forms to fill out. You'll also be asked to keep a 3-day food and symptom journal. Once all forms are complete, we can schedule your initial consultation. Depending on package purchased, we will order labs before Initial Consultation. 

Initial Conultation

During our first consultation, we'll discuss your health history, goals, and coaching relationship. We'll also review your intake forms and food journal to create a personalized diet and lifestyle plan we can be working on while waiting on labs. We may meet 1-2 times before labs are in to review the DRESS protocol and check in on how you are doing.  By this time, your lab tests should be mostly completed, with results expected to arrive within 4 weeks.

Results & Recommendations

After your lab results have arrived, we'll schedule a 90-120 minute Results & Recommendation session. Within 24 hours of this session, you'll receive an email with your results. During the

R&R session, we'll analyze your lab results and correlate them with your symptoms to create a comprehensive 90-day diet and lifestyle protocol. You'll also have the option to purchase discounted supplements and nutraceuticals via Fullscript. 


We'll schedule several 45-60 minute follow-up sessions bi-weekly for the next 3-6 months, depending on your package. These sessions are designed to track your progress, troubleshoot any issues, and provide guidance throughout your journey.

Final Session 

In our last session, we'll reevaluate your symptoms and determine opportunities for further improvement. It's important to maintain healthy habits beyond our coaching relationship as the journey to good health is continuous.


In some cases, follow-up testing may be necessary to track progress or address new concerns. As an existing client, you can purchase additional labs at cost with a  review for $75 per lab. ( For previous clients only.) Please note that the client pays the lab fee directly to the lab.


For more detailed information, please refer to our FAQs.

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