What is FDN? Don’t guess. Test!
Sometimes just making the right lifestyle changes is enough to bring about a natural state of good health. However, in many cases, there may be more serious symptoms that interfere with our innate ability to feel and function an optimal level. At Killah Health, we do not believe symptoms are the issue, but in fact the result of an underlying problem. Instead of masking symptoms, we are more interested in uncovering the root cause of your health complaints.
At Killah Health we do this by utilizing an investigative system called Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. FDN is a science-based lab system that tests and reveals possible imbalances in one area of the body at a subclinical (causal) level. We address issues such as mineral imbalance, adrenal dysfunction, hormone imbalance, digestive problems, immune deficiency, detoxification, food sensitivities, and other H.I.D.D.E.N. stressors. FDN tests may use hair, saliva, urine, or stool to determine what systems are malfunctioning, so that appropriate lab guided strategies can be utilized to improve and restore optimal function. When function is restored, symptoms will disappear.
Common Health Complaints/Symptoms addressed by FDN:
- Inflammation and muscle/joint pain
- Digestive issues, bloating, food sensitivities
- Weight issues
- Blood sugar problems
- Low libido
- Sleep issues
- Skin/hair problems
- Bacterial and yeast overgrowth
- Depression and anxiety
- Headaches, migraines, and fogginess
- Menopause symptoms, hot flashes
Learn More About the Tests
Minerals are the “spark plugs” of life! What we learned over 30 years ago from the research of Drs. Paul Eck and David Watts is that the thyroid and adrenal glands are regulated by minerals, primarily calcium and potassium (thyroid) and sodium and magnesium (adrenals). Basic concepts related to HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) made us understand how mineral imbalance induced by the stresses of life could lead the thyroid, adrenal, cardiac, glucose, alcoholism and other health problems. This HTMA conceptual framework leads to a major paradigm shift in nutrition thinking. This is one of the first additional tests I recommend for clients who are suffering with hormone, thyroid or adrenal issues.
HTMA test – Trace Elements $149.00
HTMA test – ARL $229.00
Adrenals work hard every day to keep us going, especially during times of acute stress. The issue is when that acute stress becomes chronic stress the Adrenals will start to malfunction causing Adrenal dysfunction. When the DHEA:Cortisol ratio is off you may experience symptoms of adrenal dysfunction, the previous term being Adrenal fatigue. When this happens we need to support the systems that are literally getting too tired to function, to ensure that we can fix this problem. A few of the symptoms of Adrenal Dysfunction are:
- having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning
- having a hard time getting motivated once you are out of bed
- low libido
- cravings for certain foods
- sleep issues
- difficulty losing weight
- weak or brittle nails
- blood sugar issues
- dizziness when standing up quickly
- no stamina
- 3 PM slump where you want to take a nap
There is a non-invasive, comprehensive, saliva test that will give you an in-depth look at your stress hormones. This test is done throughout the day for a more thorough reading and representation of what is really going on in the body.
Comprehensive Adrenal test – Bio Health $275.00
Hormone can cause so many issues within the body, when unbalanced they can affect Adrenal function, cause obesity, skin problems, low energy and metabolic issues. The issues surrounding hormones may be a life long struggle for some, especially those struggling with their weight. Then what about Menopause?! This is very real for many woman suffering from:
- Unexplained weight gain
- Sleep issues
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
Testing and balancing hormones is something that we do. If you feel like hormones may be your problem we have a comprehensive Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones (DUTCH Test). The Complete DUTCH test is a game changer in the world of hormone testing. It provides the most comprehensive look at adrenal and sex hormones available in one test.
DUTCH test $275.00
The digestive system is your second brain and when it is not functioning properly, or under attack by pathogenic invaders, then you cannot possibly function in optimal health. Your gut hosts trillions of beneficial bacteria, you actually have 10 times more of this bacteria in your digestive system, than you have cells inside your body! Your gut biome makes up 80% of your immune system and hosts 95% of your body’s Serotonin. Food intolerances are sometime the first sign that something is wrong. Followed by Leaky gut, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome along with parasites, bad bacteria and fungal infections. These all wreak havoc on the digestive system and if left untreated will lead to more advanced problems and symptoms throughout the body. SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) could also be present and causing issues. If you suffer from any of these issues, as well as, anxiety, depression or related symptoms then you may want to see what is going on in the gut.
SIBO Test – Sage Clinic $149
Intestinal Permeability Test – Bio Health $209
Food Intolerance Test – Great Plains $299
Food Sensitivity (Celiac) Array #3 $525
Food Sensitivity (Cross Reactives) Array #4 $395
Organic Acids Test (OAT) – Great Plains $499
GI-MAP Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Test - $600
Have you been tested by your GP and told that your thyroid is “normal” and everything looks fine? But yet you still feel like lethargic, possibly have weight issues and know something is not right. We offer in depth lab tests to show what your levels are and natural protocol options for thyroid balance.
Comprehensive Thyroid Panel - Spectracell $309.00
Brain function can be affected by many things and is a silent epidemic around the world today. Anxiety, brain fog, depression, and the use of prescription drugs often does not get to the root of the problem. Using proper diagnostic testing to get the root cause of problems is what FDN is all about. Restore your health with a natural protocol and nutritional support.
Neurotransmitter test – Neurogistics $325.00