September 22, 2022
In this episode, Detective Ev is finshing up his solo episodes for a bit, and we're ending with a bang!
Over the last two years especially, we have had an abundance of healthcare workers joining the FDN program to be able to have more control of their livelihood and help people at a causal level when it comes to their health challenges. As a result, many of these people were/are looking to complete the FDN course as efficiently as possible and immediately start taking clients!
Today, you're going to learn all the things Detective Ev wish he had gotten set up for himself BEFORE graduating the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Certification Course.
All 9 tips are practical and actionable. They are things you can do TODAY to set yourself up for quicker success, instead of fumbling around with them needlessly after you graduate.
We hope you enjoy this episode!
Interested in seeing what FDN has to offer you once you graduate? Head to fdntraining.com/graduate to learn more about our professionals group and how we support you!
September 19, 2022
In this episode, Detective Ev is continuing the theme of our last release. That is, we're addressing things that we rarely, if ever, have addressed on the podcast before!
Sometimes, trainees, graduates, or potential students of FDN look at our advanced courses list and say "Huh... Do I actually need those? What are those for?"
So, today, we're breaking down all of the advanced courses, as well as WHEN to actually use these. We're also discussing whether or not you "need" advanced courses to be a successful FDN.
Ready to start training with FDN? Go to fdntraining.com/tryfdn to try the course for free!
September 15, 2022
Detective Ev has been spending some time in the FDN Trainee group, and he noticed a few common concerns coming up! He's occasionally seen things like:
"I just don't think I can finish in time!"
"I am really having trouble in this module. I don't understand it! Maybe I'm not cut out for this work."
The good news is that these are ABSOULTELY not things to worry about, but it's understandably hard to realize that when you're actively going through the course.
So, in today's episode of the podcast, Detective Ev is discussing both questions listed above. Specifically, he's talking about WHY you don't need to worry, as well as the resources we provide to you as FDNs in training to help you get through the course.
Finally, he goes into the top 5 (practical) reasons FDN is TOTALLY worth it despite being a tougher course.
We hope you enjoy this episode!
Have you been thinking about becoming an FDN, but not sure where to start? Did you know you can start the course for free? Go to fdntraining.com/tryfdn to start for free now! No credit card is required.
September 12, 2022
Do you sometimes hear the stories on this podcast, and worry that maybe you don't have what it takes to become an FDN? You're not worried about the health information, as you know that's where you shine. What you ARE worried about, though, is what to do in the world of business and starting your own FDN practice.
Well, if you're worried about these things, GOOD NEWS! At FDN, we have you covered. And in this episode, we're talking to Jennifer Woodward, Executive Director of AFDNP, and creator of the FDN Business School!
If you have any questions after this episode, you can always reach out to Detective Ev by going to our Podbean and leaving a comment. If you're interested in seeing more about AFDNP but are not yet in FDN yet, go to fdntraining.com/graduate for a sneak peak.
About Jennifer: In addition to being the Executive Director of AFDNP, Jennifer Woodward is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist and a Board Certified Functional Wellness Coach currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Integrative Nutrition. She was recently a quarter-long guest lecturer in graduate Endocrinology at Parker University and also completed a three-month long internship with the incredible Dr. Kyrin Dunston, getting hands-on training in women’s hormones. She loves to be active with her four kids and play Ultimate Frisbee with her squad.
Where to find Jennifer:
Looking for Jennifer’s hormone episode? Click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-you-cant-supplement-your-way-to-good-hormones-w/id1547734801?i=1000558220493
Looking for Jennifer’s first episode on The Health Detective Podcast where she shares her full story? Click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/7-women-s-hormones-and-healthy-periods-w-jennifer/id1547734801?i=1000506820277
Interested in learning more about AFDNP and Biz School? You don't have to be enrolled to check it out! Go to fdntraining.com/graduate to learn more about these programs now.
September 8, 2022
Our guest today, Jenn Cino, is a perfect example of who the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Couse is for!
Having a family history of autoimmune disorders (mom was diagnosed with MS, dad with scleroderma), Jenn knows all too well how real the suffering of those with chronic health issues is. At a young age, Jenn would also find herself dealing with chronic symptoms, and she eventually received a diagnosis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Jenn wasn't just going to throw in the towel on her health, though. She began studying more alternative methods, and found a few things that got the needle moving in the right direction. As you may have already guessed, this led to her finding FDN, and Jenn's health and business completely transformed once she went through the course!
More about Jenn:
Jenn Cino is an FDN-P, Certified Personal Trainer, and the creator of fit + functional, a program dedicated to helping women find the underlying root cause of their health issues. She has been featured in publications such as Byrdie and Sunday Riley and has written for Forbes on the benefits of cycle-syncing your business. Through her own journey of health and healing, Jenn has been able to work 1-to-1 with over 300 women worldwide since 2020.
Where to find Jenn:
Considering becoming a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner? Head to FDNtraining.com/tryfdn to try the course for free!
September 1, 2022
Karen is the CEO and Founder of Holistic Digestive Solutions and sits on the board of the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition. She’s a Supervisor for the North Carolina Board of Nutrition Specialists, a Certified Biological Dental Hygienist, a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, a motivational speaker, educator, and award-winning author of Overwhelmed & Undernourished: Use Food as Medicine and Turn Your Life Around, and the 2020 Recipient of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.
She also holds a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She is also currently enrolled in a doctoral program starting in September.
She currently works with private clients in addition to working with physicians who seek her counsel on finding the root causes of mysterious autoimmune diseases for their own patients. Karen uses functional medicine laboratory testing to accomplish this. She then designs bio-individual protocols to aid in reversing chronic health diseases.
Where to find Karen:
Considering becoming a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner like Detective Ev and Karen? You can try the FDN course completely free (no credit card required) by going to fdntraining.com/tryfdn.
August 29, 2022
After gaining over forty pounds in a matter of MONTHS for seemingly no reason, Shalin knew something was wrong. At the time, she was working as a successful journalist who didn't know much of anything about functional medicine.
She soon found herself stuck in something we frequently talk about on this show: the cycle of trial and error. That is, she was bouncing around from doctor to doctor, trying diet after diet without real, lasting results.
Her hardwork DID lead to something positive eventually, and she was lucky enough to find a practitioner that identified her mold problem (it turns out she had a bad water leak RIGHT before she got sick).
Fast forward several years later, and Shalin is no longer in journalism and NO LONGER sick. She now works as a full-time Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner in her own business. We hope you enjoy listening to this incredible transformation!
Shalin Zapletal is a root cause practitioner who helps women experiencing mystery symptoms and weight gain EVEN WHEN they’re doing all the right diet and lifestyle things (and the doctors have run out of options).
Breakthrough Weight Loss Formula: https://www.shalinvitez.com/breakthrough-weight-loss-formula-silver-tier
August 25, 2022
On today's episode, we're touching on a condition that hasn't been brought up on this show before: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS).
MCAS is a diagnosable condition, but it is something that often goes undetected by western medicine's radars. Doctors and patients are usually quite confused about what is happening, and the best they can offer the patient is to treat it. The patient will end up taking high dosages of anti-histamines amongst other medications, and may even be told to seek disability (as was the case for our guest, Nicole Dube).
But Nicole is a different type of person. She was not ready to accept this recommendation of disability at such a young age. In her eyes, her life was not over yet.
Due to Nicole's trust in her intuition and amazing discipline, she eventually got her health 90% of the way back (and counting). She is NOT on disability, and instead has a list of impressive achievements which you can read below. We hope you enjoy this episode!
About Nicole: Nicole Dube is a state-certified, double board-certified clinical and holistic nutritionist and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She has been in private practice for over nine years and uses her personal experience with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and POTS to help her clients go beyond managing symptoms and look for the underlying pieces to their healing puzzle. Her mission is to teach people to approach healing holistically - addressing body, mind, and spirit in order to give the body the tools it needs to begin healing.
Where to find Nicole:
Ready to become a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and work with people like Detective Ev and Nicole? Try the FDN course completely for free by going to www.fdntraining.com/tryfdn!
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 fdntraining.com/tryfdn to start the course for FREE! No credit card is required.