Hello and Welcome! My name is Mary Tufano and I am a FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC NUTRITION® Practitioner (FDN-P) and founder of THE ROOT CAUSE SOLUTION, a full-service Diagnostic Lab testing company. As a FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC NUTRITION® Practitioner, I don't just treat symptoms. I help to uncover the root causes of your health concerns.
WHAT IS AN FDN PRACTITIONER?
FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC NUTRITION® Practitioners are health detectives. We run non-invasive, state-of-the-art laboratory testing to help identify H.I.D.D.E.N. stressors that are interfering with your health. With clinical correlation between your symptoms and health history, we can uncover the root causes of dysfunction in the body. Rather than simply chasing symptoms in an endless cycle of trial and error, an FDN Practitioner will help you to understand why those symptoms are happening in the first place. We will work to connect the dots between your:
LAB WORK + HEALTH TIMELINE + LIFESTYLE + SYMPTOM HISTORY
We then compile all of these details to find the drivers of stress in the body and identify healing opportunities.
Diagnostic Lab Testing takes a deep dive look into the major organ systems in the body
What is discovered, and uncovered, are healing opportunities that are used to create a "D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success®" program that includes:
Here’s how the program works:
Step 1 – THE DISCOVERY - Our initial consultation involves a comprehensive assessment getting to know you and your health concerns and then determine which lab tests are right for you.
Step 2 – THE PLAN - We use in-depth diagnostic lab testing and analysis to find H.I.D.D.E.N. stressors in the body.
Step 3 – THE JOURNEY - We create a personalized healing plan using the D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success® program.
FDN's 6 FOUNDATIONAL LABS
Although The Root Cause Solution offers dozens of Lab test options for various health issues and concerns, the 6 FOUNDATIONAL LABS are:
1. Stress and Hormone Panel
2. GI Map
3. Metabolic Wellness Panel (Digestion, Detoxification, Oxidative Stress)
4. Mucosal Barrier Assessment (Intestinal Permeability, Leaky Gut, Allergies)
5. MRT Food Sensitivity Test
6. Metabolic Typing Diet
As an FDN Practitioner, many people come to me as a last resort. They have “tried everything” and hit a wall. What they don’t understand is that they are often dealing with several levels of dysfunction in the body and these complications remain hidden from view. These hidden stressors compound over time and create Metabolic Chaos®. Symptom-free living is simply not possible until these issues are identified and properly managed. Are headaches an aspirin deficiency? Is fatigue a caffeine deficiency? In other words, symptoms are not the problem, they are the result of the problem!
Your TWO HOUR consultation visit is all about the “discovery”. We will extensively explore your case getting to the root cause of your symptoms and why you feel the way you do.
Together we will review the Metabolic Chaos Scorecard questionnaire, which takes a deep-dive look into every major organ system of your body. This directs us to the organ systems with which we should be focusing our attention. You are also welcome to bring any past LABS or BLOOD WORK that we can incorporate into the discovery session. We will also discuss the nature of the health coaching relationship and the Lab options recommended for your case.
Lab specimens include saliva, stool, dried urine and blood. Together we will review the process to properly complete each lab kit. You will also be asked to fill out a 7-day food and symptom journal. Once completed, we can schedule your follow-up Results & Recommendations visit.
Once results have arrived, we will schedule a Results & Recommendation session. Your R&R session will include detailed lab analysis and symptom correlation, followed by a comprehensive protocol including Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress Reduction and Supplementation.
Several follow-up sessions will be booked weekly, depending on your package. These sessions are intended to help track progress, troubleshoot, and provide you with any guidance that might be needed to help you through your journey.
During our final session, we will re-assess symptoms and evaluate room for further improvement. Emphasis will be placed on continuing your new healthy habits far beyond our time together. Remember, the road to health is a lifelong journey and doesn’t end with our coaching relationship!
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Respecting the body, how it functions and its desire for homeostasis/balance.
Identify healing opportunities using functional lab work to help resolve most common health complaints.
To nurture and feed the body's cells, tissues, organs and systems. To provide everything the body requires.