50 min

Body: How Functional Testing Changes Everything You Thought You Knew About Your Body with Reed Davis IMPACT

    • Alternative Health

Today’s episode is super interesting for those of you who really want to understand what is “below the hood’ of your health!
 
I am joined today by Reed Davis, a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and the founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN). He has literally trained thousands of practitioners around the world on how to leverage functional testing, how to understand and go deep with functional testing to truly understand what’s happening inside someone’s body and someone’s health.
 
The key to what he’s doing is not necessarily all of the years he has spent in school; it’s the thousands of tests that he has performed on patients over the course of his career. Reed offers such incredible and unique insight in terms of what is going on with our bodies on a functional level — not lab testing that just pumps out a value — but lab testing that helps us to understand the intricacies of what is developing and what is going on in our health.
 
In this fascinating episode, Reed gives us a deeper understanding of our susceptibility to viruses, explains the metabolic chaos that can happen when we have hormones that are dysregulated, provides unique insight on the role of stress (and how it plays out in shifting our health over the long term), how our microbiome plays into the overarching status of our health and life, and much more!
 
If there is one thing that I hope you all take away from this episode it is that there is this huge opportunity to understand your bio-individuality and to assess your health. You’re going to be blown away by this conversation today with Reed Davis!
 
Key Takeaways:
[1:41] About today’s episode.
[3:23] Welcoming Reed Davis to the podcast!
[3:54] Reed shares about his background and why he is uniquely qualified to lead today’s conversation.
[7:04] About Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and the origin story of its creation.
[11:10] The role of functional testing in an active person who’s engaged in their environment versus genetic testing, and the relationship between these two streams.
[13:30] Reed speaks about the common patterns and sequences he started to see amongst his patients in common ailments — and what it indicates.
[17:18] Reed provides some high-level commentary on the broad global susceptibility right now (especially for viruses like COVID-19) based on environmental influences and global health statuses.
[20:46] Reed shares about the key functional tests that are at the top of his list.
[22:55] The major shifts in patterns that Reed has seen in the last 10 years through running functional tests.
[28:17] What is the most empowering question that patients can ask their practitioner?
[32:26] Patterns that Reed sees on lab tests that are correlated to a positive health status.
[36:41]The importance of “doing” rather than “taking” when it comes to health.
[38:41] Reed shares what he wishes that we would pay more attention to, as a society, that would move the needle globally on our health.
[40:28] Why taking radical responsibility for your health is the gateway to freedom.
[43:00] Reed Davis’ key performance indicators!
[47:30] Where to learn more about the important work Reed Davis is doing in the world!
[48:10] Thanking Reed Davis for joining us in this episode and sharing his insights.
[48:22] We want to hear from you! Have you used functional testing in your own life? And was it helpful for you? Reach out to us on Instagram or on The Entrepology Collective.
[49:55] What were your key insights from this episode? Let us know by screenshotting where you were in the episode and tagging @DrMeghanWalker on Instagram! I’ll be taking a look!
[50:15] About future Entrepology episodes.
 
Mentioned in This Episode:
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN)
FDN.Today/MW — Reed Davis’ exclusive link for The Entrepology Podcast listeners!
The Original Prescription: How the Latest Scientific Dis

Today’s episode is super interesting for those of you who really want to understand what is “below the hood’ of your health!
 
I am joined today by Reed Davis, a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and the founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN). He has literally trained thousands of practitioners around the world on how to leverage functional testing, how to understand and go deep with functional testing to truly understand what’s happening inside someone’s body and someone’s health.
 
The key to what he’s doing is not necessarily all of the years he has spent in school; it’s the thousands of tests that he has performed on patients over the course of his career. Reed offers such incredible and unique insight in terms of what is going on with our bodies on a functional level — not lab testing that just pumps out a value — but lab testing that helps us to understand the intricacies of what is developing and what is going on in our health.
 
In this fascinating episode, Reed gives us a deeper understanding of our susceptibility to viruses, explains the metabolic chaos that can happen when we have hormones that are dysregulated, provides unique insight on the role of stress (and how it plays out in shifting our health over the long term), how our microbiome plays into the overarching status of our health and life, and much more!
 
If there is one thing that I hope you all take away from this episode it is that there is this huge opportunity to understand your bio-individuality and to assess your health. You’re going to be blown away by this conversation today with Reed Davis!
 
Key Takeaways:
[1:41] About today’s episode.
[3:23] Welcoming Reed Davis to the podcast!
[3:54] Reed shares about his background and why he is uniquely qualified to lead today’s conversation.
[7:04] About Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and the origin story of its creation.
[11:10] The role of functional testing in an active person who’s engaged in their environment versus genetic testing, and the relationship between these two streams.
[13:30] Reed speaks about the common patterns and sequences he started to see amongst his patients in common ailments — and what it indicates.
[17:18] Reed provides some high-level commentary on the broad global susceptibility right now (especially for viruses like COVID-19) based on environmental influences and global health statuses.
[20:46] Reed shares about the key functional tests that are at the top of his list.
[22:55] The major shifts in patterns that Reed has seen in the last 10 years through running functional tests.
[28:17] What is the most empowering question that patients can ask their practitioner?
[32:26] Patterns that Reed sees on lab tests that are correlated to a positive health status.
[36:41]The importance of “doing” rather than “taking” when it comes to health.
[38:41] Reed shares what he wishes that we would pay more attention to, as a society, that would move the needle globally on our health.
[40:28] Why taking radical responsibility for your health is the gateway to freedom.
[43:00] Reed Davis’ key performance indicators!
[47:30] Where to learn more about the important work Reed Davis is doing in the world!
[48:10] Thanking Reed Davis for joining us in this episode and sharing his insights.
[48:22] We want to hear from you! Have you used functional testing in your own life? And was it helpful for you? Reach out to us on Instagram or on The Entrepology Collective.
[49:55] What were your key insights from this episode? Let us know by screenshotting where you were in the episode and tagging @DrMeghanWalker on Instagram! I’ll be taking a look!
[50:15] About future Entrepology episodes.
 
Mentioned in This Episode:
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN)
FDN.Today/MW — Reed Davis’ exclusive link for The Entrepology Podcast listeners!
The Original Prescription: How the Latest Scientific Dis

50 min