In Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®, we classify internal stress in the body as H.I.D.D.E.N. stressors which can cause fatigue, autoimmune issues, gastrointestinal issues, weight gain, and many other symptoms. As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Pracitioner, it is how I work to identify the underlying causes of your symptoms instead of just treating at a surface level.
These H.I.D.D.E.N. systems are the foundation of your body's functions and must be working properly for you to feel great and symptom free. If you have an issue in one of these systems, it can spread throughout your entire body creating a cascade of stress and inflammatory responses resulting in Metabolic Chaos®. H.I.D.D.E.N. stressors are found in the:
Our body is made to endure times of short-lived stress. The "fight or flight" signal is necessary for our survival. However, if you are under constant triggers of stress, the signals start to take their toll. Cortisol and adrenaline are hormones that get raised in stressful times (among many others). They are very important for your health and are very necessary, yet when they are too high for too long, they start to break down systems. The result is INFLAMMATION and that is when symptoms start to occur.
Do you have a chronic gut infection? Do you have an imbalance of cortisol in your body? Too much estrogen? Is your liver not being supported and functioning well? Do you have poor melatonin production? Are your mitochondria not producing the energy as they should?
These are all questions that we may encounter when we are looking for hidden stressors.
If they are never identified and addressed, you will never find true health or overcome symptoms.
Overcoming health concerns can be challenging, especially when the issue begins with a lack of thorough investigation into your body and how it is functioning. That is why DIAGNOSTIC LAB TESTING is so important. Finding hidden stressors in the body can help you prevent disease. We are working at the root of your body so you can heal and resolve issues from the core outward, to work in a way that supports true "health care." When you restore balance to these key areas of your biology, great health happens! Illness and disease go away!
How well is the body making and distributing key chemicals that regulate and report on the thousands of essential processes happening every second?
How well is the body able to distinguish friend from foe? How effectively can it neutralize threats? How early is it able to detect disease gaining a foothold?
How well is the body able to tolerate food and how effectively does it break down food and absorb nutrition?
How well is the body able to take out its own garbage from daily metabolic processes and clear the toxins it picks up in its environment?
How well is the body able to make energy, both for its own internal functions and its daily external demands?
How well does this person’s body navigate between the sympathetic and parasympathetic responses?