We bring you interviews from people who have conquered the trickiest of health challenges using the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Philosophy and similar healing modalities. You’ll hear from experts who have been through the wringer with their health issues, and yet managed to come out on the other side.
If you are interested in natural healing and/or functional medicine, this is the podcast for you!
Visit www.functionaldiagnosticnutrition.com to learn more about the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition program.
Respect the Rest: The Antidote to 21st Century Burnout Culture
While we do not like to stereotype, on paper, Scott Shortmeyer is one of those people that we'd least expect to get into the world of functional medicine and natural healing. After some significant warning signs from his body, though, Scott knew it was time for a change. Thanks to the help of his wife, he was able to get on the right track fairly quickly!
Like so many of our guests, Scott has now effectively turned his pain into his passion, and proudly hosts The Rest and Recovery Podcast. In addition, he is a recent FDN graduate who is now working with (primarily) men to help them stay healthy long after their youthful years have passed.
If you have any questions about what was discussed today, visit us on Instagram @fdntraining.
Want to talk to Ev or one of the other Course Enrollment Advisors? Visit www.fdntraining.com/call to book now.
Scott is a husband of 20 years, father of three girls, 20+ year sales leader, podcast host of The Rest & Recovery Podcast, long-time endurance athlete, coach, and turned FDNP with the goal to enable clients to thrive and live this one life well.
Where to find Scott:
Yes - You Can Do FDN In AUSTRALIA! w/ Antoinette Barnardo, FDN-P
14 years ago, FDN was being taught as an in-person course that you could complete in one long weekend. Since then, we've evolved into a course that has over 4,000 graduates in 50+ countries around the world!
One of the countries we are seeing increasing demand in is Australia. With different, ever-changing laws and opposite time zones, many people ask us whether or not they will be fully supported as an Australian FDN trainee. The answer is (thankfully) absolutely, 100% YES!
To explain how FDN works across in Australia, we are interviewing Antoinette Barnardo, an FDN Course Mentor who works and lives there!
Best yet? Like all of our FDN mentors, she has a REAL health story and actually graduated from the program herself.
Let us know if you have any questions about what was discussed today! Reach out on Instagram @fdntraining, or book a call with one of our Course Enrollment Advisors by going to www.fdntraining.com/call.
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BEST Functional Medicine Course For... Pets? w/ Dr. Ruth Roberts
On today's episode of The Health Detective Podcast, we are talking once again with a woman on a mission to help pets around the world, Dr. Ruth Roberts!
Dr. Roberts was a huge hit the last time she recorded with us! She gave us all the latest insights into keeping our furry friends healthy (you can listen to that episode by clicking here), as well as how we can actually pursue a legitimate career working with people's pets through her Pet Wellness Program.
Now that we have had multiple FDNs successfully go through Dr. Roberts' program with nothing but amazing things to say, we felt it was only right to have her back on to talk about he program itself. (WARNING: You'll also get Detective Ev asking a bunch of random pet related questions!)
Would you like to see more of Dr. Roberts in the future? Let us know by shooting us a direct message on Instagram: @fdntraining.
About Dr. Roberts:
During her 30-year career as a DVM, Dr. Ruth Roberts has become one of the nation’s foremost experts in holistic and integrative veterinary medicine. After graduating from North Carolina State University in 1990, Dr. Roberts began her career practicing traditional, Western medicine. The onset of simultaneous health challenges for both her and her dog Arnold, however, prompted Dr. Roberts to seek solutions outside of the traditional realm of veterinary care she had learned in her textbooks.
Dr. Roberts furthered her education by absorbing the principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida. Her studies there would eventually form the foundation for her philosophy that “good health begins in the bowl.” She is certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Food Therapy.
In 2006, Dr. Roberts founded The Original Crockpot Diet and continues to see the dramatic results it makes in the health of her patients. She is a leading consultant in integrative veterinary medicine and advises clients in the United States and internationally through her website DrRuthRoberts.com.
Dr. Ruth is on a mission to empower pet parents and foster a vibrant community, to ignite a global movement for natural pet health, led by Dr. Ruth and Holistic Pet Health Coaches. Our aim is to equip you with the tools and knowledge to champion your pet's wellbeing, making every tail wag and content purr a testament to our commitment.
Dr. Roberts' website: www.drruthroberts.com
Unlocking Mental Wellness: Navigating Mind and Body Harmony with Lucy McKellar, FDNP
On today's episode of The Health Detective Podcast, we are interviewing the Executive Director of the Association of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioners, Lucy McKellar!
Lucy's life took an unexpected twist when she suddenly started experiencing panic attacks, seemingly out of nowhere. Growing up she had a typical upbringing, and now had a steady job and good friends. The concept of "mental health" wasn't even on her radar. Then, one night, she was jolted awake by a panic attack, convinced she was about to die. From that moment, her life became an unending cycle of fear, dominating her every waking moment.
Desperate for answers, Lucy embarked on a ten-year journey through the labyrinth of mental health struggles, consulting numerous doctors, but finding no relief. Ten years into her battle, Lucy uncovered a profound truth: the interconnectedness of mind and body. This revelation became the catalyst for her path to mental well-being. Through determination and self-discovery, she managed to regain control over her mental health, ultimately becoming an advocate for mental health awareness.
Today, Lucy is doing FANTASTIC. And while she is not actively taking clients, she still wanted to come on and share her story so that people who are actively dealing with mental health symptoms such as hers can have hope for a better future!
If you enjoyed this episode, please feel free to reach out to us anytime at @fdntraining on Instagram, or book a call with our team by going to fdntraining.com/call. If you'd like to reach out to Lucy, you can do so on Instagram @lucy_laurenn
Thyroid Triumphs and Gut Healing: Empowering Women’s Wellness Journeys
If we had a dollar for every time someone (particularly women) did not get their thyroid condition(s) addressed properly by western medicine, we could probably all be living on a beach somewhere!
Unfortunately, we don't get paid for that. Instead, we get the next best thing: Bringing you podcasts with awesome guests like the one today, Lindsey Akenclose, to share their personal journey and tips to get through these types of struggles.
Equally as great as her health story is Lindsey's willingness to come on while so new into her business. We know how much our audience appreciates hearing from fresh faces and functional healthcare veterans alike, so it is our privilege to be able to bring you both types of interviews!
If you'd like to learn more about the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Certification program, you may DM us directly on Instagram @fdntraining. Alternatively, you can try the course for FREE (no credit card entry required) at fdntraining.com/tryfdn.
Lindsey became super passionate about functional health and learning to advocate for herself when she discovered her own personal health issues related to the thyroid and gut. As she began her own healing journey, she realized that women are truly left in the dark and misinformed about such important health issues. She no longer wanted to see women suffering unnecessarily.
Because of this realization, she decided to launch her own business in functional healthcare. Lindsey's business is still very new, so we appreciate her even more for coming on and sharing where she is at with us!
Where to find Lindsey:
Facebook: Lindsey Lee Holistic Health
9 Year Old w/ Leukemia Now THRIVING In 20’s Thanks To This Healing Mama w/ Sara Banta
Ok - believe it or not, this podcast covers a WHOLE lot more than the title implies. Our guest today, Sara Banta, originally set off on a healing journey for her own issues, but she had no idea that she'd soon be caring for her children's health issues as well.
Fast-forward to today, she has successfully helped ALL of her children AND herself with the unique health challenges they all faced, and has created a line of products (in addition to her coaching and podcast) to support individuals struggling with their own issues.
It was a pleasure to have Sara on, and we hope you send her some positive messages or give her a follow if you found this information useful/inspiring!
**Looking to catch our Health Space Unmasked Event on Saturday, September 2nd? The topic this month is
Navigating Trauma's Impact on Health as a Modern Nutritionist w/ Dr. Aimie Apigian**
Head to fdntraining.com/unmasked to register now!
Sara Banta is the owner of Accelerated Health Products in addition to the host of Accelerated Health TV & Radio Show which reaches over 450,000 listeners a month. She helps her clients and listeners reach their optimal state of health through proper frequency enhanced detox supplements, cutting edge technologies, and modalities.
Her journey hit rock bottom about 15 years ago suffering from Crohn's disease, hormonal issues, PCOS and heavy metal toxicity. After Western medicine couldn't give her answers or solutions, she discovered natural solutions that actually worked. As she was on her journey, she was hit with her 9 year old son’s diagnosis of leukemia. It was that moment that she knew she had a bigger calling in life; to open people’s eyes to the world of natural healing. Fast forward to today where she serves her clients and listeners with cutting edge protocols that combine Scalar frequency-based supplements, Chinese medicine, healing devices and much more to detox, reset and rebuild their Body, Mind and Spirit.
She has a degree from Stanford University in Economics and Psychology, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and the Invincible Wellness System.
Where to find Sara:
Instagram: @acceleratedhealthproductsWebsite: www.sarabantahealth.comhttps://www.acceleratedhealthproducts.com/products/acceleradinehttps://www.acceleratedhealthproducts.com/products/accelerated-scalar-silver
Love this podcast where you learn a WIDE variety of useful health-related information. The host, Evan, is personable and after awhile he feels like a friend. :)
Evan is so down to earth and full of so much knowledge! He has taken his health setbacks in youth to help teach everyone how to get better naturally! I have learned so much!
Educational & Actionable!
I always leave The Health Detective Podcast feeling encouraged, inspired, and equipped to take action! Three cheers for claiming agency in our lives and our health journeys! 10/10 recommend 🌟