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By Reed Davis
We bring you interviews from people who have conquered the trickiest of health challenges. This podcast is for those of you who, like us, have felt like they are stuck in a trial of cycle and error.
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#23: Mixing 40 Years of Nursing With Functional Principles w/ Leslie Parran, MS, RN, FDN-P, BCFWC, FMCHC, LEHP, CPG


#29: Panic Atttacks, Acne, and Meniere's Disease w/ Evan Transue, FDN-P
While hosting the FDNthrive podcast, Health Coach Ev has been asked quite a few times when he’d be sharing his own story. Well, today's the day. We hope you all enjoy! You can learn more about FDNthrive by going to 
April 14, 2021
#28: Reversing Breast Implant Illness w/ Sarah Phillipe, RN, FDN-P
Breast implants causing illness? Say WHAT? Yup, you read that right. Our guest in this episode, Sarah Phillipe, shined so much light on this topic for us, and even told us about her own journey of dealing with breast implant illness. This is one you don't want to miss! A little bit about Sarah: Sarah has a passion for restoring health that has taken her along a path from RN, to becoming a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, True Cellular Detox™ Practitioner, and Breast Implant Illness Expert. She believes the solution to Reversing Breast Implant illness is about more than just the explant and that we all need to take personal responsibility for restoring our health by addressing all of the root causes that contribute to chronic illness. It is Sarah’s believe that the body has an innate desire to heal if given what it needs, and she focuses on teaching women how to unlock that innate intelligence and heal themselves. You can find out more about Sarah by going to You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to 
April 13, 2021
#27: Not All Stool Tests Are Created Equal w/ Evan Transue, FDN-P
In this episode, we're continuing Health Coach Ev's mini-series where he talks about why the lab tests we use in the FDNthrive program are chosen with great care. We are NOT lab tests salespeople, so we are mutually interested in spending our client's money intelligently and usefully.  Today, we're talking about why not all stool tests are created equal, and what technology YOUR stool test needs to have to get the best results! You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to 
April 8, 2021
#26: Hormone Health, Digestion, And Detox w/ Laini Gray, FDN-P, CPT, CHEK HLC
Laini Gray is a Functional Health Practitioner and Healthy Living Enthusiast. She has a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition and is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. In addition, she is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach.   She helps clients restore and rebuild health by investigating diet and lifestyle factors, as well as underlying hidden causes and stressors at the root of their complaints, symptoms and lack of well-being. As an FDN Practitioner, Laini uses functional lab tests which allow clients to take a deeper look at their health and uncover opportunities for healing in the underlying systems.   Laini believes that having vibrant health and feeling good is the foundation of happiness. She helps her clients restore and rebuild health so they can reconnect with their natural, happy, energized state of being and get back to living a life they love.   In her practice, she specializes in helping women take control of their hormone health by optimizing digestion, supporting detoxification, incorporating functional nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices. You can find out more about Laini by going to You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to 
April 6, 2021
#25: Stop Wasting Money On Food Sensitivty Tests w/ Evan Transue, FDN-P
With so many food sensitivity tests on the market, it is easy to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars! Worse yet, each test is only testing for ONE of the countless ways your body could have an immune response to a specific food. [LINK to the podcast is in our bio!] BUT WAIT...  What if there was a test that actually looked at all of the ways your body could react to a food, and it did so in a non-specific way? Well, such a test exists, and it's a staple in the FDNthrive program. Listen to this episode to see if that test is right for you, and why you may want to think twice before spending your money elsewhere. You can find out more about the FDNthrive program by going to
April 1, 2021
#24: Overcoming 20 Years Of Ulcerative Colitis w/ Jessica Del Pino, FDN-P
In this interview, we talk to the guest who currently holds the record for the best headshot used for the podcast social media photo (she is wearing a "Test Don't Guess" shirt), Jessica Del Pino!  Having dealt with an autoimmune condition, that being Ulcerative Colitis, for over 20 years, Jess embarked on becoming a certified FDNP in order to help her own health first. After dipping her toe in the field of one-on-one coaching she realized that she could actually bring more value to the wellness community by offering her expertise in customer service, branding and social media to other coaches and companies, which she formerly honed for over 10 years in the entertainment industry in California. Now she works for FDN as their in house brand strategist as well as with other health coaches and small wellness companies to help them get a hold of the branding look, feel and messaging to make sure they are able to bring their vision to the right audience through strategic marketing efforts and social media. You can follow her on Instagram @wholefunctionwellness to inquire more info about how she can help with your branding and marketing strategy! You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to
March 30, 2021
#23: Mixing 40 Years of Nursing With Functional Principles w/ Leslie Parran, MS, RN, FDN-P, BCFWC, FMCHC, LEHP, CPG
In this episode, we talked to Leslie Parran, who is an absolute wealth of knowledge! When you read her bio, you’ll see why this is the case: Leslie Parran is a Board Certified Functional Wellness Coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Licensed Ecclesiastical Holistic Practitioner, health coach, and Registered Nurse. With 40 years of nursing experience as well as certifications in Nursing, oncology, gluten sensitivity, emotional freedom technique(EFT), and essential oils, Leslie's mission is to help physically active, motivated mid-life individuals who are struggling with chronic pain and losing confidence in their body, to naturally reverse pain and find peace so that they can live their fullest lives. Leslie helps clients identify their potential healing opportunities through functional lab testing, analysis, and individualized natural healing protocols. Coaching sessions address client-centered  health goals related to diet, rest, stress reduction and supplementation strategies. Leslie's personal experience over-coming challenges with auto-immune disease and arthritis pain as well as her nursing experience with helping patients with chronic pain, has inspired her journey to help others overcome their health challenges more naturally. Her mission is to move others from pain to peace so that they can feel better (less pain), move better (less inflammation), and live better (a more active, engaged life). We’re especially excited to share this conversation with you all, as Leslie is the EXACT type of person we like in our world. She is someone who understands the benefits of both the western and functional side of things, and when to use both appropriately. Get out your notebooks, because you’ll definitely learn a thing or two in this show. You can find out more about Leslie by going to You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to
March 25, 2021
#22: Diabetes Is A Lifestyle Disease w/ Dr. Beverly Yates, N.D.
In this episode, we interviewd Dr Beverly Yates, and discussed everything and anything you need to know about type-2 diabetes! Here is a little bit about Dr yates: She is a diabetes expert and author who has over 27 years experience of working with those who struggle with blood sugar issues related to type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, and feel like nothing works for them. By addressing the lifestyle factors that trigger blood sugar spikes, Dr. Yates creates breakthrough changes in the habits that cause blood sugar issues. This allows her clients to finally get off of the blood sugar rollercoaster, have more energy, and create the level of health that lets them live the life of their dreams. She is the creator of the Yates Protocol, a simple and effective lifestyle-based program, for people who have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, to lower blood sugar levels, achieve healthy A1C and fasting blood sugar levels, and have more energy to live life the way they want to. She’s worked with 1,000s of people, helping them to lower their blood sugar levels to a healthy range and get control over their health. She was chosen as the lead doctor for a new 3-doctor panel TV show on ABC. They filmed 2 versions of the pilot episode, and the network decided not to greenlight the series. Her journey in Hollywood was fun and taught her a lot of things. When most of us in the health space think about type-2 diabetes, our  minds go immediately to carbs, especially processed ones. But, is there more to the type-2 diabetes epidemic in our modern world? You bet. And, that’s exactly what we dive into today. Check out the interview to learn more! You can find out more about Dr. Yates by going to You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to 
March 23, 2021
#21: Healing Years Of Antibiotic Damage w/ Luna Hart, FDN-P
In this episode, we talk to Luna Hart, FDN-P. Luna’s journey to health and wellness began at the age of 20 in 1999. She decided to do something different and make incredible changes from what she knew growing up. She began to change the way she approached her health. She took the time to actually understand her body. “What does it like and what are my sensitivities?” These were just some of the questions she was asking herself. Then, she began to cleanse and rebalance her body. She eliminated processed sugars, foods and carbohydrates from her daily diet. She found healing with whole foods. This was a journey, and she realized she had a LOT to heal. How did Luna go from having a constant supply of her own personal antibiotics as a kid to having vibrant health in her 40’s? You’ll just have to listen to find out! We hope you enjoy the episode. You can find out more about Luna by going to
March 18, 2021
#20: Traditional Doc Turned Functional Psychiatrist w/ Achina Stein, D.O., DFAPA, FACN, ABIHM, IFMCP
In this interview, we’re talking with Dr. Achina Stein. She is the author of What If It's NOT Depression? Your Guide to Finding Answers and Solutions. She has a busy private practice called Functional Mind LLC in Riverside, Rhode island where she sees patients primarily for functional medicine, but also sees patients for psychotherapy. She is a board-certified psychiatrist and has been in practice for 25 plus years. Propelled by her son’s health crisis in 2010, she found functional medicine which resolved all his health problems as well as her own. Since then, she has been practicing functional medicine. She is also a certified practitioner of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and was awarded the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by NAMI-RI(rhode island) in 2008. She has lived in Rhode Island since 2000 with her husband, and has three adult children. This is an exciting time for her, as she recently launched her online health coaching program, What If It’s Not Depression? Bootcamp as a companion program to her book to provide an alternative to medication for people with chronic depression-like symptoms that don’t respond to antidepressant medications. Ev and Dr. Stein talk about her amazing family story of how her own son’s mental health issues made her change the way she looked at psychiatry forever, which eventually led to managing her own health differently! How cool is it that she was willing to keep an open-mind even after years of being taught one thing? We need more Achinas in the world! You can find out more about Achina by going to You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to
March 16, 2021
#19: Partying, Parasites, and Personal Training w/ Samantha Lander, FDN-P, CPT, CHEK LVL 2
Samantha Adams found her way into the health industry through years of working on her own health.  She first set personal goals for herself as a young athlete who participated in team sports such as synchronized swimming, water polo and field hockey.   In high school she focused her athletic interests on rowing.  As a member of the St. Louis Rowing Club and one of a team of eight young women who were ranked nationally. While a freshman at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor she was a coxswain for the Men’s Division I crew team.  Her sophomore year she became certified as a Johnny G Spinning Instructor and a Group Fitness Instructor.  She worked at a private athletic club in Ann Arbor while attending the University full time. Her experience working in the fitness field was so positive that she decided to major in sports management.  In 2003 Samantha graduated with a degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan with a major in sports management. Following graduation she moved to Los Angeles where she found success working in the music industry as a club dj and producer.   After several years she became disenchanted with her work and began to realize that she missed having athletics in her life.  Always one to tackle a dilemma head on, she decided to take a spinning class and immediately wanted to get back into the fitness industry. She began recording fitness cds and marketing them to a record labels. In 2006 Samantha moved back to St. Louis to pursue her personal training certification. Her certifications include NASM, Functional Diagnostics Nutrition, NESTA and CHEK Level 2 Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Samantha’s desire to do functional Diagnostics came from her own health problems she discovered when she learned she suffered from Adrenal Fatigue, Food sensitivities, Pathogens, Leaky gut and lots of hidden stressors. She spent a good portion of her life struggling with weight despite working out and eating a perfect diet and knew it had to be something more. With the right coaching she slowly began to rebuild her health and realize that she didn’t have to settle for feeling horrible the rest of her life. The long hard road to get better has given her the drive to help others who are suffering with the same. Through her passionate love of health and wellness and natural ability to partner with her clients to tailor their individual workout plans and Holistic protocols, Samantha has found her professional calling as Functional Diagnostics practitioner.  In this role she has a genuine desire to help her clients achieve their goals they believed were never attainable.  Currently she works with a diverse range of clients in terms of age, gender and ability. Whether you are engaged to be married and hope to look and feel your best for your wedding; a corporate executive who wants to reduce stress, lose inches and gain stamina; a college or high school student athlete who needs an extra push to stay in shape; a retiree who wants to keep up with his or her grandkids; or an individual who is just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired after trying everything, Samantha will develop a Health plan that suits your needs and help motivate you to reach your goals! You can find out more about Samantha by going to You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to
March 11, 2021
#18: Why Keto Is Not A Fad w/ Ben Azadi, FDN-P
Ben Azadi, FDN-P, is on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle. Ben is the author of three best-selling books, The Perfect Health Booklet, The Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet, and The Power of Sleep. Ben has been the go-to source for intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet. He is known as ‘The Health Detective’ because he investigates dysfunction, and educates, not medicate, to bring the body back to normal function. You can find out more about Ben by going to You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to 
March 9, 2021
[REUPLOAD] #15: Getting Answers After Decades In The Dark w/ Heather Gray, FDN-P
In this interview, we’re talking with Heather Gray, FDN-P. (We had previously posted this, but it randomly got deleted without an answer as to why!) Heather has a full-time job. She is not here to share her business or self-promote. She came on SOLELY to help people with her story, and that’s pretty cool if you ask us! Heather found FDN shortly after being diagnosed with Lyme disease which she had had for over 27 years. She was working with doctors to help address the Lyme, but nobody was helping to address all of the OTHER issues that this disease is caused. So, how did she get to the bottom of things after all this time? Tune-in to the episode to find out! You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to
March 5, 2021
#17: Why You Can't Trust Regular Bloodwork w/ Kurt Stradtman, FDN-P, AADP
Ooo baby! It's time to dive into some bloodwork! Kurt Stradtman is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Fitness and Nutrition Coach, Holistic Life Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, and a Level 1 Precision Nutrition Graduate. Kurt is board certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. He entered the holistic health arena with the desire to help as many people as possible change their lives for the better by taking a functional approach to lab test interpretations and creating a bio-individualized healing protocol unique to each individual client. You can find out more about Kurt by going to You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to
March 4, 2021
#16: So, You Think You Know Lyme Disesase? w/ Rika Keck, FDN-P, CHEK HCL Level 3
Don't you love talking to people who just 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 know their stuff? Well, if you do, then you're in luck! That's exactly what we experienced during our interview with Rika Keck!⁣ ⁣ Rika Keck, a holistic health coach, specializes in chronic infections such as Lyme disease and mold sickness. She brings more than 20 years of experience into this arena, and diligently maintains ongoing education. In her health practice, her endeavor is to explore possible root causes that contribute to symptoms and prolonged sickness, rather than suppressing symptoms. It is for this reason, that she considers herself a “health investigator.” She is a trusted health advocate to her clients in the US and in Europe.⁣ ⁣ You can find out more about Rika by going to ⁣ ⁣ Her book is also available on amazon by clicking here.⁣ ⁣ You can findo out more about FDNthrive by going to
March 2, 2021
#14: Periods Don't Have To Hurt w/ Shannon MIller, FDN-P
In this episode, we talk with Shannon MIller, FDN-P! She's the founder of 3 Leaf Health + Wellness and is obsessed with all things hormone, digestion, and immune related. She works with driven women who want to get to the root of their fatigue and female issues so they can fall in love with their bodies again. After years of hormone imbalance, adrenal fatigue, and her own battle with an autoimmune disease, she felt like she was constantly at war with her own body. She tried every diet and supplement on the market that promoted increasing energy, reducing inflammation, and giving her the body she wanted. She spent thousands of dollars on trial and error solutions, never finding the right plan that fit her perfectly. She also spent countless hours going to see doctors and specialists, but none of them took the time to listen to her, to actually hear her, to fully understand. They poked and prodded, just to tell her that everything "looked fine" even though she certainly didn't feel fine. Sound familiar? If you said yes, it's probably because you listened to this podcast before (thanks)! What's cool, though, is even though the stories are conceptually similar, the journeys of healing each have their own unique twist, and Shannon's is no exception. Check out this episode to find out how she turned things around! You can find out more about Shannon by going to You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to
February 23, 2021
#13: Lyme Disease - The Silent Killer w/ Carly Herter, FDN-P, AADP
In this episode, we talk to a brand new author, Carly Herter!  Carly is a seasoned, Board Certified FDN-P with experience in working with clients all over the world, primarily with late-stage Lyme disease and autoimmunity. Her new book is titled, When Conventional Health Care Fails You, which is available by clicking here. You can find out more about Carly by going to You can find out more about FDNthrive by going to
February 18, 2021
#12: From Overweight To Hiking The Grand Canyon YEARLY w/ Lori Balue, A-CFHC, FDN-P, LEHP
In this episode, we talk to the incredible Lori Balue! Lori is one of those people who has been studying the topic of natural health for awhile now. These are my favorite types of people to talk to, simply because you get to see what actually works overtime, and skip all the fluff that the quick-fix people of the industry try to sell you.  She is now an FDN-P who helps busy, professional women defeated by diets lose that stubborn belly fat that just won’t budge. She is on a mission to empower women to lose weight and improve their health! You can find out more about Lori at  // You can find out more about FDNthrive at
February 16, 2021
#11: From 9 Diet Cokes A Day To Thriving Health Coach w/ Justine Altman, FDN-P
In this episode, we are talking to Justine Altman! Justine teaches people how to find & eliminate root causes for their symptoms so they can get well and stay well naturally. She believes that you absolutely have the power to be as fit, energetic, and pain-free as you want to be. Before she learned the how to identify & address internal imbalances, she says she was a miserable shell of a human. She suffered from severe belly pain, migraines that lasted months at a time, zero energy, intense neck and back pain, and anxiety attacks so scary that she thought every night was her last. She was overweight and infertile and her outlook was dismal. She had numerous doctors specializing in numerous areas of medicine and nobody could figure out what was wrong with her. All her blood tests came back normal. She didn’t know that the foods she was eating were all wrong for her body chemistry. She needed better sleep habits. She needed to detox. She needed to relax. The kind of exercise she was doing was doing more harm than good. Once she learned how to become a health detective, she found out how to give her body exactly what it needs, and nothing it doesn’t. The trick is using general health principles as a starting point and making modifications to tailor the protocol to your own unique biology. The solution is so simple and the results are life changing! Today she wakes up feeling rested, she feels good all day long, she's slim, she's fertile, and she LOVES LIFE! You can find out more about Justine at  You can find out more about FDNthrive at
February 11, 2021
#10: African Parasites, Mold, and Mental Health w/ Jodie Ellenor, FDN-P, Clinical Social Worker, Yoga Teacher
Well, we're back with one of our own tonight! We'll be talking to Jodie Ellenor, who is a FDN-P, clinical social worker, AND yoga teacher! She started off dealing with some minor health symptoms, but her advernturous self got into some trouble after traveling in her 20's. She picked up a bug (or two, or three) while in Tanzania, and no one was able to help. This would be followed by exposure to mold, as well as mental health challenges. Thankfully, Jodie was able to turn this around. She is now an anxiety expert on a mission to women heal anxiety holistically so they can spend more time enjoying life and less time fearing it. You can find out more about Jodie at You can find out more about FDNthrive at
February 9, 2021
#9: Fixing Your Fatigue w/ Dr. Evan Hirsch, MD
One month into his Family Medicine Residency Training Program (August 2004), Dr. Hirsch met his amazing wife, Stacy. She was full of life, social with friends, a great cook, traveler, small business owner and committed to growth through self-examination.  Four months later, she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and he had no tools to help her. She had adrenal fatigue, her cortisol levels (the main adrenal hormone) were non-existent and she was told to rest up and she would be better within one to two years. She purchased a sauna, took adrenal supplements and coffee enemas and worked on her psycho-spiritual side and she was mostly better in 3 years. Dr. Hirsch felt powerless and began his path of learning everything he could about fatigue. After he graduated residency in 2007, he started his own practice.  He realized that his energy wasn’t like it was prior to residency.  Dr. Hirsch was able to function, but he was tired.  He didn’t have much energy for exercise, nor did he prioritize it. Dr. Hirsch had worked long and hard for his opportunity to create the kind of integrative medical practice that he wanted, so he pushed ahead. He thought it was a post-residency issue that would resolve on its own in a few months. But, these problems didn’t just resolve, and Dr. Hirsch would end up having to do some deep dives into the world of functional medicine to truly understand the causes of fatigue. He shares those insights with us in this amazing episode, and we couldn’t be more grateful! You can find out more about Dr. Hirsch at You can find out more about FDNthrive at
February 4, 2021
#8: A Counselor's View On Functional Health For Mental Health w/ Candace McCallister, FDN-P, Holistic Mental Health Counselor
On this episode of the FDNthrive podcast, we interviewed Candace McCallister! Candace is the daughter of a health food store owner. She thought she had health all figured out by the time she was about 13 years old. She ate lots of fruits and vegetables, didn’t eat hardly any fat, and even became a vegetarian! She was a shy and low energy child, but figured that was just her personality. Unfortunately, she started having some minor health issues which continued to get worse through her college years. This mostly involved getting an inordinate number of cavities, along with some other teeth issues. Also, she would get very light-headed upon standing, have terrible stomach cramps after eating certain foods, and suffer extremely painful menstrual cramps. Throughout these years, Candace also struggled with many low-grade mental health symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and OCD symptoms. You can find out more about Candace at You can find out more about FDNthrive at
February 2, 2021
#7: Women's Hormones and Healthy Periods w/ Jennifer Woodward, FDN-P, BCFWC
Jennifer Woodward is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist and a Board Certified Functional Wellness Coach currently pushing her Master’s degree in Integrative Nutrition. She works with women all over the world to help them soothe their digestive woes, speed up their metabolisms, and stabilize their hormone imbalances. She is also the Executive Director of the Association of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Professionals and loves getting to help new FDNs thrive professionally. She was recently a quarter-long guest lecturer in graduate Endocrinology at Parker University This year, her free time is well spent homeschooling her four children, but when she can sneak out, she loves to play ultimate frisbee or walk with her dog Baxter. You can find out more about Jennifer at You can find out more about FDNthrive at
January 28, 2021
#6: Allergies On Steroids w/ Tamy Anderson, FDN-P
Raise your hand if you've ever dealt with seasonal allergies!  Oh, wow! Most of you it looks like.  Now, I want you to take those allergies, multiply them by 100, and you get the symptoms of our dear friend, Tamy Anderson. Tamy is a functional health coach who helps people who suffer from allergies and asthma achieve long-term relief from their symptoms. Allergy and asthma sufferers come to her when they are seeking answers to why their symptoms keep getting worse.  You can find out more about Tamy at You can find out more about FDNthrive at
January 26, 2021
#5: From Cancer In Her 20's, to Vibrant Health In Her 30's w/ Jenn Malecha
Imagine this:  You walk into the doctor's office in your twenties. You know you aren't feeling so great health-wise, but since you're into fitness and eat "clean," you figure whatever is causing this can't be that bad - until it is. Instead of getting told you have something minor, you get told you have skin cancer.  Now, I have zero idea what I'd do if I was faced with such a diagnosis. But Jenn Malecha? Well, she took a not-so-conventional approach to this diagnosis and, as a result, got some not-so-conventional outcomes. Thankfully, this meant her no longer having cancer. This is one you DEFINITELY don't want to miss! About Jenn Malecha, AKA the "Wholistic Health Boss":  Jenn supports busy, health-minded professionals in taking back control of their health by giving them access to the right lab tests and resources so they can find the missing pieces of their health puzzle, actually fix what is wrong, and get back to feeling like themselves. You can find out more about Jenn at You can find out more about FDNthrive at
January 21, 2021
#4: Finally Getting Answers w/ Brandy Buskow, FDN-P, BCFWC, Master EFT Practitioner
In this episode, we have the privilege of interviewing someone who does SO much fo FDN. Her name is Brandy, and she is the definition of a trooper! When you hear what she's been through health-wise, you'll see why.  Brandy’s health struggles started early on, as a child she struggled with chronic ear infections, chronic colds, and chronic tonsillitis. After having her tonsils and adenoids removed when she was 8 her symptoms seemed to improve for a short while but within a year or two, she began an long term struggle with digestive issues, and weight gain. She was diagnosed with IBS when she was 16 and followed the standard advice of eating more fiber, exercising and worrying less. In her early 20’s she started having severe anxiety and depression. She spent over a year trying several different medications but soon became frustrated by the side effects and with the help of her holistically minded grandmother weened herself off the medication with amino acids, and herbs. After seeing how amazing they worked she became passionate about learning anything and everything she could about holistic and alternative health. You can find out more about Brandy at You can find out more about FDNthrive at
January 19, 2021
#3: How To Fully Break Up With Gluten w/ Whitney Morgan, L.Ac., FDN-P, CGP, PHC
Whitney Morgan is a licensed acupuncturist, functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner, and the founder of Whitney Morgan Nutrition. She also serves as a clinical advisor for FDN where she assists other practitioners with their client cases. You can find out more about Whitney at You can find out more about FDNthrive at
January 14, 2021
#2: Visiting 40 Different Doctors w/ Ryan Monahan
We are SO excited to bring you the first official interview of the FDN podcast. And boy, do we have a story for you today... Ryan Monahan is an FDN-P, Clinical Advisor to the Medical Director Program at FDN, and Certified AIP Coach. He has a passion for uncovering hidden stressors that contribute to thyroid disease. He spent over 10 years visiting more than 40 health professionals to find answers to his chronic health complaints until being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s in 2012. Since then, his mission has been to change the dialogue about chronic disease towards a holistic, functional approach while helping others restore their health to normal function. Typically, his clients are people who have struggled with finding relief from their autoimmune symptoms. Oftentimes, they feel that they’ve “tried everything”, and that traditional medicine hasn’t served them. In his experience, there is a better way. Wow, does that bio sound familiar or what? You can find out more about Ryan at You can find out more about FDNthrive at
January 12, 2021
#1: Welcome To The FDN Thrive Podcast
Welcome to the first official episode of the FDN Thrive Podcast. In this episode, you'll get a chance to meet the hosts, Reed Davis and Evan Transue, and understand why this health podcast is GUARANTEED to be unlike any other you have listened to. We are so excited to share this information with you. To learn more about our program, please visit 
January 7, 2021