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What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®?

Uncovering Root Causes of Health Symptoms

If you’re frustrated with trying to overcome your health challenges but seeing unimpressive results, we know how you feel. While on our own health journeys to overcome anxiety, we spent years going from practitioner to practitioner, trying one “magic bullet” after another, stuck in an endless cycle of trial-and-error. Despite finding occasional or temporary relief, we still felt very confused and stuck.

  • Why did doctors keep telling us our lab tests looked "normal" and "nothing was wrong" when we knew something felt off and our symptoms remained?
  • Why did we have persistent brain fog, unable to slow racing thoughts and regain focus?
  • Why were our energy levels low in the morning and crash in the afternoon?
  • Why did sudden noises and mild conflicts cause us panic attacks?
  • Why were our workout recovery and injury resistance still less-than-optimal? 
  • Why did certain diets or supplements work magic for other people, but left us feeling the same or even worse?
  • What were the missing pieces to finally make our diet, exercise, lifestyle and supplement protocols sustainable and effective?

While self-education through books, articles, and videos was great, we still craved a comprehensive paradigm that would make sense of all the information we’d collected for so many years: a system that would allow us to achieve maximum efficiency from all the time, money, and energy we were pouring into our health and fitness.

The Anabolic Aces Approach

When we heard the founder of FDN®, Reed Davis, speak at the Paleo f(x) conference, we realized we found the paradigm we’d been searching for. Reed explained that the reason why none of the individual pieces of health building work in isolation is that the pillars of health: Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress Reduction, and Supplementation are all synergistic. A targeted, simultaneous combination of all the factors would always be much more effective than overly focusing on any one aspect at a time.

Symptoms like persistent anxiety and brain fog are not the problem, they are the result of the problem.

​The function of a system is only as strong as its weakest links. For example, the process of building sufficient neurotransmitters for stable moods and emotions is completely dependent on a wide variety of metabolic and biochemical systems in the body. If the hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification, energy production, and nervous systems are imbalanced and dysregulated, the body fails to perform even the most basic tasks. Sleep/wake cycles, mental function, recovery capacity, nutrient absorption, are all compromised.

The bottom line is this: the best diet and exercise plan on earth will always be compromised when the body is fighting to overcome significant Hidden Stressors. Factors like food sensitivities, gut pathogens, heavy metal toxicity, nutrient deficiencies, circadian rhythm dysregulation, and unstable blood sugar control are a few examples that can hold you back from achieving your relief from anxiety.

The Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Paradigm

To produce effective, consistent results for our clients, our method of helping clients build thriving mental health is based on the principles of  Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®.

FDN® is an opt-in model of self-care which includes a detailed intake process and cutting-edge functional lab testing which go far deeper than what is commonly available through the conventional medical system. As certified FDN practitioners, we then interpret your individual results and build a completely customized Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress Reduction, and Supplement protocols to empower you to achieve your version of optimum health.


Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® focuses on identifying underlying causes and healing opportunities, avoiding symptom-chasing and cycles of trial and error.

  • Bridges the gap between clinical nutrition and functional medicine
  • Proven protocols developed over 20 years from 10,000+ clinical test cases
  • Repeatable, consistent, and successful clinical outcomes
  • Powerful network of dedicated practitioners and clinical advisers

If you’re ready to get to the root cause of your chronic health issues, one-on-one coaching support from us at Anabolic Aces is one click away: