What Does a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) Practitioner Do?
As a Certified FDN® Practitioner, I use functional labs to identify the reason behind your symptoms and then address these root causes with dietary improvements, lifestyle modifications and customized supplement protocols. Compliance-focused coaching gets you the results you deserve, while making eating healthy delicious and doable so it’s sustainable.
Identify Root Causes — Test, Don’t Guess
Functional labs are crucial for restoring health as they not only eliminate symptoms at the source, but provide correlation to confirm your health complaints (no, it’s not “in your head”), customization of your program (there’s no one-size fits all) and a baseline for tracking progress (you’ll not only feel better, but have physical proof). Labs also save time, money and frustration by taking out the “guess work.” Without functional labs many root causes go undetected.
When you experience weight gain, fatigue, digestive issues or any other symptoms of malfunction in the body, I ask “why?” If you’ve got a splinter in your hand, don’t just put a band-aid over it and take some pain-relievers. Get that splinter out and find the root cause so you don’t keep getting more splinters. My goal isn’t to help you get by and survive, but to get well and thrive!
Heal The Body — Diet, Lifestyle & Supplements
I focus on healing the body with a nutrient-dense daily diet, healthier lifestyle habits (sleep, exercise, stress reduction), and additional supplements for support. Imbalances in one area affect all areas of the body, which is why we view the body as a whole. We remove any contributors to poor health (toxins, pathogens, food sensitivities, etc.) and support optimal function (hormones, digestion, detoxification, etc.) This well-rounded approach provides the building blocks your body needs to heal and repair.
Compliance-Focused Coaching — Delicious + Doable = Sustainable
I work with you to make healthy eating delicious and lifestyle changes doable. Together, we create an enjoyable program that fits your schedule so it’s sustainable. This style of coaching educates and empowers you to take charge of your health now and for the rest of your life. In addition, I support you each step of the way by providing encouragement, tracking progress and making adjustments as needed.
The combination of functional lab tests (proof of underlying causes), effective coaching (understanding the importance behind the suggested changes) and sustainable habits (delicious and doable), are all crucial for client compliance. The more compliant you are with the program, the better results you get.
Cate Can Help You…
- Identify the root cause of your symptoms!
- Heal naturally with diet, lifestyle and supplementation!
- Achieve more effective and sustainable results!