The Health Detective Podcast by Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
Ev’s Mental Health Journey And The News About SSRIs (Pt. 1) w/ Evan Transue, FDN-P

Ev’s Mental Health Journey And The News About SSRIs (Pt. 1) w/ Evan Transue, FDN-P

August 18, 2022

Evan Transue, AKA Detective Ev, graduated from FDN in 2017. He is co-host of The Health Detective Podcast, owner of Bucks County Light Therapy and Functional Medicine Center, and speaks professionally to middle and high school students about mental health challenges. 

Where to find Ev:

Ready to start your journey and become an FDN? Head to to start the course for FREE! No credit card is required.

How Work-From-Home Entrepreneurs Can Improve Mobility w/ Dr. Benjamin Torres, DPT

How Work-From-Home Entrepreneurs Can Improve Mobility w/ Dr. Benjamin Torres, DPT

August 15, 2022

Today we have a special guest, and it's not just because of his knowledge in functional health and mobility!

Dr. Ben Torres is a good friend of Detective Ev's, and in a sense, he's one of the main reasons Ev is even a podcaster! More importantly, he is a doctor of Physical Therapy who greatly appreciates what we do at FDN, and has run the labs himself for his own health challenges.

On this episode, we'll briefly touch on some of the health challenges Dr. Torres has went through, and then we'll spend the rest of the time focusing on tips and tricks those of us who work from home can do to make sure we are covering mobility in our health plan. 

About Ben:

Ben Torres is a doctor of Physical Therapy, owner of 180 Body at Home Rehab, and creator of the Online Doctor’s Academy, a program where he helps other health care practitioners learn how to get their business successfully online!

Where to find Ben:


Ready to try the FDN course and do work you love? Go to to try the beginning of the course for free. No credit card is required!

How To Fast (Without The Fast?) w/ Dr. William Hsul

How To Fast (Without The Fast?) w/ Dr. William Hsul

August 11, 2022

After 20 years of a distinguished career as an endocrinologist at Harvard’s Joslin Diabetes Center, Dr. William Hsu joined L-Nutra in 2019 as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Hsu leads the clinical development effort at L-Nutra, oversees the Medical Affairs Department, and advances the education and adoption of fasting and Fasting Mimicking Diet as an innovative tool to extend human healthspan.

Among his prior roles, he served as Vice President at Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, responsible for its international education and healthcare advisory programs. He served on multiple national-level professional committees, including the American Diabetes Association, setting national standards of medical care in diabetes. His previous research interests focused on the pathophysiology of diabetes and the application of digital technology in chronic care.

Dr. Hsu went to Cornell University for college and received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Yale School of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Harvard Medical School. He was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Accounting, Equine Therapy, and Healing Using FDN w/ Shawna O’neill

Accounting, Equine Therapy, and Healing Using FDN w/ Shawna O’neill

August 8, 2022

Our guest today, Shawna O'neill, is a PERFECT example of why FDN was created.


Shawna has been in the accounting and IT space for over 30 years. She never set out to be a functional practitioner that would be helping others with their health challenges.


However, she started dealing with her own health challenges which eventually sparked her interest in alternative methods. And, like so many moms we interview, it was her own daughter's health issues that turned that interest into a legitimate passion and serious area of research. 


Due to a combination of her own dedication + FDN, Shawna has been able to make significant progress in her own health journey, and her daughter is doing much better, too (she's actually in the health space serving others as well).


So why is this episode a good example of why FDN was created? Because it allowed someone who had been in a separate career for decades to start something new while also tackling their own health issues. No $100,000 medical school loans, no 8+ years of college. Just exactly what you need to help people get well and stay well naturally all wrapped up into one single course.

In addition to FDN and her accounting background, Shawna has been a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (Equine Therapy) for 18 years. She also received a graduate certificate in Nutrition Oncology from John Patrick University. 

Ready to make a career jump and do work you absolutely love? Try the FDN course completely free (no credit card required) at 

Collegiate Athlete Stopped In His Tracks Due To Mystery Symptoms w/ Ryan Mihalkovitz

Collegiate Athlete Stopped In His Tracks Due To Mystery Symptoms w/ Ryan Mihalkovitz

August 5, 2022

Ryan Mihalkovitz is a former collegiate baseball player who had his life turned around when he started dealing with mystery symptoms. Having never really felt bad for most of his life, he was confused when the symptoms first started presenting. 

Inititally, it was easy enough to brush things off, but the symptoms continued to worsen overtime. Before he knew it, Ryan found himself debiliated, unable to show up for the things he once loved and enjoyed.

Thankfully, due to a mix of determination, regular study, and a bit of luck, Ryan was FINALLY able to get to the root of his problems after years of being sick. Eventually, he ended up taking the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition course in order to refine his health and help others in the way he had been helped.

Ryan is a one of a kind guy. You'll be able to tell from listening or watching how genuinely interested this man is in helping others. We are lucky to have him as a part of our tribe!

Where you can find Ryan:

Instagram: healing_simplified


Serial Entrepreneur Finally Finds a Home with FDN! w/ Becca Kyle, FDN-P

Serial Entrepreneur Finally Finds a Home with FDN! w/ Becca Kyle, FDN-P

August 1, 2022

Our guest today, Becca Kyle, has had a lot of different jobs and hustles throughout her life! What she did not expect, though, was that her own health challenges would eventually lead her into the world of working as a self-employed Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.

After making lots of progress with her own health challenges through self-study, she decided to take it to the next level and pursue the course. Not only did this help her with her own health issues, but graduating has also led to her having a THRIVING FDN biz where she "finally found a home" (in terms of jobs).

We are so glad to have Becca with us as an FDN, and thank her for this super high-energy interview!

About Becca: 

Becca Kyle is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. She helps badass go-getters reach their peak performance by giving them the tools to conquer the health issues that are holding them back. Her mission is to help millions of women reach their ideal health potential because when women are healthy, they change the world for the better.

Where to find Becca:

IG @myholisticobsession

Ready to start YOUR journey as an FDN? Then try the course completely free TODAY by going to No credit card required!

Fluoride IS Dangerous, And We Can Prove It w/ Gabriela Couto (Formal Dental Hygienist)

Fluoride IS Dangerous, And We Can Prove It w/ Gabriela Couto (Formal Dental Hygienist)

July 28, 2022

Added fluoride is one of those topics in the world of natural/functional health which causes a LOT of confusion, often without evidence to back it up. Many people in our space are quick to purchase the toothpastes that label themselves as "fluoride free," but how many can explain what the benefit is? Have they read the studies themselves?

In this episode, Detective Ev is talking to Gabriela Couto, a former dental hygienist who swapped careers after some shocking finds in the world of dental care. While pursuing a master's degree, she saw clear evidence that fluoride was in fact harmful to people, and that we rarely (if ever) dosed fluoride correctly. Despite this evidence, she found herself shot down by the professors she worked with. 

It's one thing to shoot down an unfounded conspiracy theory, that makes sense. But shooting down evidence for no real reason other than "Because we said so?" That's definitely enough to raise an eyebrow!

During the interview, Gabriela shares with us her experience in the world of dental care, the shocking FACTS she discovered while pursuing her master's degree, as well as tips and tricks we can apply immediately to help us have great oral health naturally!

Resources Gabriela Provided Us With:

Weston A, Price


Fluoride Alert – has more research and info 


Wellnesse Toothpaste


Boka toothpaste


Electric Toothbrush – save 20%

About Gabriela:

Gabriela Couto is yoga instructor, mindset/NLP Coach, and a former dental hygienist. While pursuing her master’s degree, she decided she would spend time researching and writing papers on the effects of fluoride. Despite finding clear evidence that it was harmful to the body, she was surprised to find her professors were quite dismissive of the studies she referenced.To be clear, it wasn’t the quality of the data they were disputing, it was somewhat arbitrary things like “Well, the study wasn’t done in the USA.”

Despite having other passions and taking a separate career path away from dental care, Gabriela is still VERY knowledgeable when it comes to all things fluoride. She chooses to share the facts about this harmful chemical so people can make informed decisions as to what they put into their body.

Where to find Gabriela:

Instagram: yogabriela.c

Ready to start your journey as an FDN, and level the playing field in healthcare? Then head to to try the course for FREE! No credit card is required. 

Co-founder of Microbiome Labs Explains Why Spore-Based Probiotics Are King w/ Kiran Krishnan

Co-founder of Microbiome Labs Explains Why Spore-Based Probiotics Are King w/ Kiran Krishnan

July 25, 2022

In this episode, we're talking to an absolute LEGEND in the functional medicine space, Kiran Krishnan!

Kiran is the co-founder of Microbiome Labs, a company which puts the research back in probiotics. In this episode, we'll discuss with him how he got into the work he's doing, the research behind the spore-based probiotics Microbiome Labs' uses, and most importantly, how certified FDNs are able to open accounts with this lab upon graduating!

We hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. Make sure to grab a notepad for this one!

About Kiran:

Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 17 years. He comes from a strict research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. He left University research to take a position as the U.S. Business Development and Product Development lead for Amano Enzyme, USA. Amano is one of the world’s largest suppliers of therapeutic enzymes used in the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries in North America. Kiran also established a Clinical Research Organization where he designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials in human nutrition.

Kiran is also a co-founder and partner in Nu Science Trading, LLC.; a nutritional technology development, research and marketing company in the U.S. Dietary Supplement and Medical Food markets. Most recently, Kiran is acting as the Chief Scientific Officer at Physician’s Exclusive, LLC. and Microbiome Labs. He has developed over 50 private label nutritional products for small to large brands in the global market. He is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences. He conducts the popular monthly Microbiome Series Webinars through the Rebel Health Tribe Group practitioner training program, is an expert guest on National Radio and Satellite radio and has been a guest speaker on several Health Summits as a microbiome expert. He is currently involved in 9 novel human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome.

Kiran is also on the Scientific Advisory Board for 5 other companies in the industry. Kiran offers his extensive knowledge and practical application of the latest science on the human microbiome as it relates to health and wellness.

Ready to start the FDN course and become a certified practitioner? Then head to to start the course completely for free! No credit card number is required to start.

Where to find Kiran and Microbiome Labs' products:

IG: microbiomelabs

IG: kiranbiome

From Cancer Researcher to Functional Phanatic w/ Nattha Wannissorn, PhD

From Cancer Researcher to Functional Phanatic w/ Nattha Wannissorn, PhD

July 21, 2022

In the world of medicine, we would hope and think that something as serious as cancer would receive ALL the help it could possibly get. But, is that what ends up happening in reality? For those individuals who have seen cancer in themselves or their loved ones, they know all too well this is rarely what happens.


Our guest today, Nattha Wannissorn, PhD, is a former cancer researcher (and absolute genius)! She realized along her journey that there was TONS of evidence to support lifestyle and dietary changes when it came to cancer and other diseases, and yet these things were hardly ever being utilized in the real world.


Nowadays, Nattha works as a successful medical writer. Prior to that, she spent years coaching people who had "impossible" cases. In addition, she graduated from the FDN certification program all the way back in 2012!

Where to find Nattha:

@wellnessmedicalwriter on instagram

A Headset That Can Improve Dementia? You Bet! w/ Patrick Porter, PhD

A Headset That Can Improve Dementia? You Bet! w/ Patrick Porter, PhD

July 18, 2022

Today on The Health Detective Podcast, we are lucky enough to have with us a big name in our space, Dr. Patrick Porter. If you don't know Dr. Porter, you're probably familiar with his game-changing product, BrainTap.

After an incredible experience using BrainTap at a conference, Detective Ev purchased one immediately and has been using it ever since. What Detective Ev did not expect, though, was all the studies behind this device! It is excellent for meditation and relaxing, sure. But Dr. Porter and his team are taking this to new levels, with studies showing clear benefits to those suffering from dementia (amongst many other ailments).

In this episode, you'll hear about Dr. Porter's impressive background, the science behind BrainTap, the current studies showing the efficacy of this device when it comes to supporting MANY different ailments, as well as the huge goals Dr. Porter has set for himself and the company. 

We hope you enjoy the episode!

About Dr. Porter:

Patrick K. Porter, PhD is an award-winning author, educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and speaker. With 20 years of experience operating the largest self-help franchise in the world, he has become a highly sought-after expert within the personal improvement industry, having sold over 3 million of his self-help products worldwide.

Dr. Porter has been on the cutting edge of brainwave entrainment technology for 32 years. He was a co-developer of the MC2, the first personal light & sound brain training machine, voted “Best New Gadget of the Year” at the 1989 Consumer Electronics Show.  And his team was voted the “Best New Health APP” at 2019 Consumer Electronic Show.

Ready to start your journey as an FDN and do work that's truly meaningful?

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Where to buy Braintap:

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Where to find Dr. Porter:

IG: @drpatrickporter


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