EP255: Why Some People Get Sick and Others Don’t (and How to Find the Root Cause of Your Health Challenges) with Reed Davis

Jumping from diet to diet, pill to pill and/or protocol to protocol without relief can be exhausting. 

It’s a cycle many people (maybe even you) are trapped in today.

But the truth is - in order to feel vibrant long term (which is your birthright), you need to identify the root cause(s) of YOUR suffering. 

For example, breakouts can be caused by MANY things such as...

  • Food allergies/intolerances
  • Blood sugar/insulin imbalances
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Stress
  • Hormonal dysfunction
  • Gut issues
  • Poor hygiene
  • And more

My cystic breakouts were tied to a garlic intolerance (of all things) which is why all of the other remedies I tried for YEARS (candida cleanse, lotions, microdermabrasion, face creams, etc.) didn’t help.  

And why the paleo diet wasn’t enough for me to heal my skin.

In other words, different people with the same symptom may need different interventions AND sometimes lab testing can be invaluable for identifying your root issues. 

It was this realization that brought me to Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN). FDN is a training system that uses data-driven protocols and functional lab testing to help people identify the root cause (or causes) of their suffering. 

It teaches people to identify their contributors to “metabolic chaos” AND how to systematically cultivate health. 

I took this course nearly 2 years ago and it changed my life and the way I work with clients. 

So if you’re someone who would love to learn what it takes to get to the root cause of your health issues OR someone who would love to learn how to take their wellness practice to the next level, please tune in to today’s podcast with the founder of FDN (and expert in functional lab testing), Reed Davis. 

Here are a few of the gems you’ll learn about...

  • Why some of us get sick and others don’t
  • 10 reasons people get “sicker quicker”
  • Why parasites and candida are not always the root issue
  • The most common types of gut bugs
  • The one belief I wish everyone had on their healing journey
  • What vitalism is - and why it’s so important
  • The difference between not having symptoms and health
  • The Wellness Meter (and why you should know about it!)
  • The benefits of gut bugs
  • One of the biggest contributors to gut issues
  • The difference between common and normal symptoms
  • Reed’s favorite recommendations for gut testing
  • The worst foods for gut health
  • Reed’s favorite food sensitivity test
  • 3 steps to improve gut health
  • How to become a health detective
  • And so much more!

The knowledge I gained from FDN was so empowering and helpful for me and all of my clients and I sincerely hope you love this interview as much as I did.


Valuable Resources: 

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Training
>>> Click HERE to learn how to join the FDN Certification Course & Community



Reed Davis, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine.  He is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) and the FDN Certification Course with over 3000 graduates in 50 countries. Reed served as the Health Director at a Wellness Center in Southern California for over 10 years and with over 10,000 clients is known as one of the most experienced clinicians in the world. Reed serves on the Advisory Board of the American Natural Wellness Coaches Board and the American Association of Natural Wellness Coaches.  He lives in the US and when not teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build their private practices, he is usually found gardening or riding motorcycles.

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