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184: Dress Up Your Health with Functional Diagnostic Nutrition – with Reed Davis

Have you ever been frustrated that a medical diagnosis didn’t do anything to fix the problem? Reed Davis talks about how this frustration led him to learning more about how to see and improve the health of the whole person through holistic lifestyle medicine. In this episode you will learn:
  • The difference between functional medicine and diagnostic medicine.
  • The constellation markers that functional medicine uses to connect the dots of your health.
  • The most recognizable patterns that are measurable for improvement.
  • The factors within your own control to change and create a healthy lifestyle.
  • How to preserve and maintain your health.
Unique Constellations Reed’s dad taught him the benefits of “early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.” He has seen how the most effective advertising is the healthy person you helped. “We have a credibility problem in our medical institutions,” says Reed. There are external forces that created the compartmentalization of diagnosis into tiny boxes of specializations that only took 2 dots of information to encompass everyone within broad, “normal” parameters. The holistic approach is to look at the whole person, look at the whole constellation for each unique individual in order to step away from a reductionist mindset and into a program that doesn’t only see one fix for one problem of one part of their lives. “You don’t deserve to be pigeon-holed.” Healing Opportunities Voltaire said, “The art of medicine is distracting the patient long enough for the body to heal itself.” Functional Diagnostics is about identifying healing opportunities so the individual can lift themselves out of the problem with support. You can’t get through your metabolic chaos alone, and you shouldn’t feel like you have to. Some acronym tools that help Reed in his work include: H.I.D.D.E.N. (Hormone, Immune system, Digestion, Detoxification, Energy production, and Nervous system) and D.R.E.S.S. (Diet, Rest, Exercise Stress-reduction, and Supplementation). These tools help you to look at your life through a high resolution lens, and identify the factors that reduce or heighten your longevity potential.”You have to have a program that has an effect on every cell, tissue, and organ in the person.” This is the purpose of a holistic program. As we know, “you can’t empty a bathtub with the water still running.” Reed and Wade will talk you through the process of zooming out in order to see the whole, holistic health potential of a person, with some humor along the way. Come D.R.E.S.S. your health for success! Episode Resources: Follow Reed’s work: Books recommended by Reed:
  • “Healing Ourselves” by Naboru Muramoto
  • “The 120-year Diet: How to Double Your Vital Years” by Roy Walford
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