There’s no single test that will identify the source of metabolic issues. It takes a thorough and holistic approach. Multiple tests are often needed to identify what the true source of a condition is. Once root causes have been identified, handling stress, eating well, and exercising will likely lead to improvements.
Many of the clients that I see have been to several other practitioners already. That might be because their previous practitioners just looked at them as data and test results. Today, I’m speaking with someone who redefined how we approach our patients to actually make sense of the data they provide.
About Reed Davis
Reed Davis is a board-certified holistic health practitioner and a certified nutritional therapist. His vast experience working with numerous autoimmune patients led him to develop Functional Diagnostic Nutrition in order to give practitioners the functional lab training, data-driven protocols, tools, and leadership they need to confidently solve their clients’ health issues.
When a Thyroid Symptom Isn’t actually a Thyroid Condition
Reed and I get into what he has observed about thyroid conditions over the years. In fact, many of the classic thyroid symptoms don’t even originate with that gland. Reed describes the ways in which many thyroid conditions begin in places like the brain or cell-receptors. With that understanding, the actual root causes of conditions can be addressed which will lead to true healing.
Toxins and Metabolic Chaos
Reed understands the huge impact that toxins have on us. There are tens of thousands of them in the environment, from pesticides on crops to off-gassing from furniture. Different toxins will affect different people in different ways. However, they all contribute to metabolic chaos. To mitigate the impact of toxins, Reed recommends eating a wide variety of non-processed food and being aware of your genetic risk factors.
What led Reed to develop Functional Diagnostic Nutrition [3:45]
Why many thyroid symptoms originate elsewhere in the body [8:15]
The effect of environmental toxins on human health [15:46]
The importance of identifying food sensitivities to get Hashimoto’s under control [27:09]
How to make sense of the many tests you may need [31:12]
Identifying gut dysfunctions before it’s too late [37:55]
Why different people respond to stress differently [41:33]
Where to start after a Hashimoto’s diagnosis [47:55]
“If you suffer from ordinary thyroid symptoms, there could be nothing wrong with your thyroid. And yet, the standard treatment is to just replace the T4 and hope your body converts it.” [11:45]
“We have this natural ability to excrete and detox, but it can be overloaded and some people have it worse than others, not just because of their level of exposure but because they’re just different.” [21:14]
“You can’t change your genes. But you can have some control over the expression of those genes.” [23:56]
“We don’t guess and test. We test. We never guess.” [34:53]