Functional Lab Tests Help Uncover Why You Have Symptoms

Uncovering the “why”

At some point in your life, you may have experienced health issues that require a visit to the doctor. While there, the doctor asked you to describe what symptoms you were experiencing. Then your doctor may have run one or more tests. These tests help to verify what illness or disorder you have so that the doctor can prescribe medication to help treat your symptoms. Your test results help to define “what” you have.

But the FDNThrive coaches have been trained to look beyond the “what” and search for why your symptoms are happening. Functional health care doesn’t just look at symptoms the way conventional health care does. It addresses the whole person. FDNThrive coaches act as health detectives who are trained to uncover WHY you are experiencing symptoms. They want to understand WHY dysfunction is occurring in the first place. While doctors aim to treat a condition that you have, FDNThrive coaches aim to improve the condition that you are in, perhaps eradicating health issues altogether.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. But our conventional healthcare system focuses only on the symptoms of disease and infirmity and has lost sight of the complete well-being component of health.

Over 133 million Americans are living with chronic disease, and over 70% of Americans take at least one prescription medication daily. Lots of people are sick, but WHY?

Modern medicine has been somewhat successful in the treatment and management of symptoms and disease. However, it does not employ available tools to look at basic human physiology before a condition or illness is evident. There is a lack of focus on prevention. In the current “sick-care” model, treatment is only given once a patient has reached a certain level of dysfunction. At this point, one or more symptoms are present, and the patient is beginning to suffer. Smaller imbalances and indicators of declining health are often dismissed as “normal”. This happens because the test results fall within clinical reference ranges. On paper, the patient is simply not “sick enough” for treatment, even if they are clearly showing signs and symptoms of illness.

Have you ever been to the doctor feeling less than wonderful, but he tells you all your tests are “normal”? In the medical community, it means that the level of dysfunction and dis-ease hasn’t reached a point that it requires medications or surgery. You aren’t sick enough…yet. In these cases, you may get some relief care for your individual symptoms. But nothing is done to solve the real underlying health issue.

One thing that sets our coaches apart from conventional medicine is the use of tools such as functional labs and the way that we use them.

Our approach is different. We use a well-care model. Our easy-to-do, non-invasive laboratory tests allow us to focus on optimizing the body’s systems. We are focused on early detection of imbalances in your body that can get worse over time. We look at your test results very differently than your doctor would. We are trained to recognize subtle patterns that show us where dysfunction is already occurring. While your doctor may say that your test results are normal, those subtle patterns tell us a vastly different story. Many health conditions develop over the course of years. And as they develop, these conditions can begin expressing themselves with seemingly unrelated symptoms. These symptoms can be misleading. That is why conventional medical treatment plans based only on symptoms are usually unsuccessful at restoring optimal function of the body.

At FDNThrive, WE TEST…we don’t guess!

These cutting-edge tests are a breakthrough step in allowing YOU to take responsibility and control of your own health.

WHY test?

You’ll feel better, now and in the future. Once healing opportunities are identified, YOU will work together with your FDNThrive Health coach to optimize and restore your own health. You will feel better – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

You’ll take back your power.

Knowledge is power. Armed with the knowledge gained from the FDN labs and the guidance of your FDNThrive health coach, you will have the power to control your own health. You will learn how to identify risk factors for a variety of health problems long before symptoms show up. This allows you to take actions that can help prevent illness so that you can improve and maintain your health for life.

What do the tests look for?

Let’s look at one of the common labs that our FDNThrive coaches run, and what that test can tell you about your health.

Hormone Test – This test analyzes multiple saliva samples. The results show our coaches if there is a steroid hormone imbalance. It also looks at circadian rhythm and adaptive stress response and allows us to look at gut function.

  • Measures Cortisol, “the stress hormone” levels and patterns to give a good look at adrenal function and circadian rhythm.
  • Measures the hormones DHEA, Estradiol, Estriol, Progesterone and Testosterone to find steroid hormone imbalances.
  • Measures Melatonin “the sleep hormone” which gives us a glimpse into gut function and lends clues to possible sleep pattern issues.

Tests can be intimidating.

Yes, we know that no one likes tests. The very word creates anxiety for a lot of people. The good news is that there no needles or sharp objects necessary to complete the functional tests we use. You won’t need a doctors’ appointment, either. The kits are shipped directly to your home. You follow simple directions to take your samples, then ship your kit back to the lab using the prepaid mailer. The results will be delivered to your FDNThrive health coach. The best part? These tests are easy to do – no studying required!

If you don’t know what all those medical terms mean, don’t worry, you don’t have to. The body is a complex organism. Your FDNThrive coach will interpret your results and break down the information for you in a way that is easy for you to understand. We take the time to educate you on what you can do to begin restoring balance to your body so you can reclaim your health. Together with your FDN health coach, you will embark on a transformational journey that will put you on the path to feeling good again.

Here at FDNThrive, we educate, we coach, we support, and we provide the comfort that people need to heal their bodies once and for all.

It’s that simple…

So, are you ready to get started?

You deserve to begin feeling better, more alive, and more at peace with your body.

Isn’t it time to stop chasing symptoms and start living life the way it was meant to be lived?

CLICK THIS LINK to start your journey now! 

Don’t wait until a functional imbalance turns into a condition or illness. You have the power to take informed action now to change the future of your health.

It’s time to stop waiting for the WHAT and start looking for the WHY.