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Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN)

By 6 July , 2014March 11th, 2018Diet, Fat Loss, FDN, Hormones, Nutrition

Investigating hormonal barriers to fat loss, health and well being.

Fat storage is a bi-product of ill health and it is possible to identify the root causes of many common problems. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) seeks to identify these causes and has an amazing success rate in resolving symptoms.

Traditional vs Functional Approach

Traditional medicine will ask, “What drug matches up with this disease?”

Functional Medicine asks :

1. “Why do you have this problem in the first place?” 
2. “Why has function been lost?” 
3. “What can we do to restore function?”

FDN may be useful to you if you continue to suffer from:

–     Weight loss issues
–     Inability to build muscle
–     Low energy
–     Low mood
–     Hot flushes
–     Bad sleep
–     Anxiety

Out of nearly 100 clients I would suggest the use of functional laboratory work to approximately 70%. The tests are non-invasive and provide me with a wealth of information to understand how your hormones are affecting you. 

As a qualified FDN practitioner I do not seek to diagnose or treat disease, I find healing opportunities to improve the quality of your life.”

FDN focuses on restoring NORMAL function within the main pillars of health; the hormonal, digestive, immune and detoxification systems.

Your questions answered

Why FDN?

Clients benefit from non-invasive laboratory work that will help to uncover blocking factors at the root of dysfunction, imbalances and resultant lack of well being.

What does the practitioner do with the results?

The results are used to guide natural therapies including diet and other lifestyle changes such as exercise and stress reduction strategies and targeted nutritional supplementation. With your compliance these methods have proven results in restoring health.

My doctor couldn’t help my low mood and insomnia, why is FDN different?

FDN seeks out the root cause, rather  then just looking to mask the problem by treating symptoms, by identifying internal healing opportunities we can truly get to the root cause of your health complaints

Can you give me a real example of when you have used FDN with a client?

Client presented with:
Excess and persistent fat around the belly. Fat loss had halted despite following the correct nutritional advice.

Laboratory results indicated:
Adrenal Dysfunction.
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– Correct diet to suit the individual’s requirements and goals
– Ensure adequate sleep and rest
– Create a exercise routine tailored towards the individual
– Stress reduction techniques – lifestyle/ work etc
– Targeted supplementation to support adrenal function
– Targeted Supplementation to support energy & reduce stress




“I was going to my GP for over a year as I was always tired and had no energy. I also found it hard to sleep. The GP could not figure out any reasons for this.  I went to see Craig and had some hormonal tests that highlighted I had Adrenal Dysfunction.

I changed my eating habits according to his advice so cut out gluten and increased my protein intake. This did not happen instantly, it took me a while to get my head around a different way of eating. However, after about 2 months I started to feel much better. I was sleeping through the night, was not tired and had more energy. Now that I have changed my eating habits if I ever slip back into old ways my body does not like it and I feel bloated and not very well. 

Going to see Craig was the best decision as I finally got the answers to why I was feeling ‘not right in myself’ .” Fiona Roche, January 2016