The Fueled and Free Podcast
S2 Ep. 3: Using Functional Labs to Optimize Your Health & Find the Root Cause of Your Symptoms
Using Functional Labs to Optimize Your Health & Find the Root Cause of Your Symptoms
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In this episode, I dive in and share what you need to know about functional lab testing!
It’s no secret that the world of functional lab testing has gained more popularity and is more common than it was even just a few years ago. As more are becoming aware of the functional side of health and not just masking symptoms with medications, functional lab testing can be incredible for pinpointing what areas of your body need support.
As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P), I use functional labs to help my clients who are dealing with issues like PCOS, endometriosis, food sensitivities, infertility, insulin resistance, thyroid issues, and more.
Functional lab testing often utilizes your hair, saliva, stool, and urine to help catch dysfunction as early as possible so it can be corrected, and bring your body back into a balanced and optimized state.
There are key differences between functional labs and the standard blood work that you get at your doctor’s office. I explain the differences in this episode!
in this episode about using functional labs to optimize your health & find the root cause of your symptoms, i cover:
- What functional labs are, and the goals of utilizing them
- Specific types of functional labs to consider
- An important difference between urine and saliva tests
- When you should do functional lab testing
- How often you should do functional lab testing
- Questions to ask yourself as a ‘check-in’ to see how you’re really doing
Resources and links mentioned in this episode:
- Learn more about working with me 1:1 by visiting my website http://www.fueledandfree.com
- Connect with me on Instagram @margaretannpowell
- For questions or suggestions about the podcast, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about the Fueled & Free Podcast:
Hosted by Margaret Powell, a Holistic Nutritionist, The Fueled & Free Podcast is a women’s health podcast that helps you cut through the noise of the wellness world, ditch diet culture & reclaim your metabolism.
Informative and relatable wisdom + guidance for the everyday woman, we cover topics on nutrition, hormones, gut health, thyroid health, nervous system regulation tools, motherhood, and more.New episodes release every Wednesday! Connect with Margaret on Instagram @margaretannpowell or email email@example.com.To learn more about working with Margaret, head to https://margaretpowell.com.
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