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Hormonal health and weight management – Episode 34 with Reed Davis


In this first episode of the new series, Reed Davis provides a fascinating discussion around hormonal health and key principles for managing our health and wellbeing, especially in managing body weight. He discusses the importance of an individualised approach and how hormonal imbalance can lead to weight gain.

Guest biography

Reed Davis, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine.  He is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) and the FDN Certification Course.  Reed served as the Health Director and Case Manager at a Wellness Center in So. California for over 10 years and now teaches the FDN Course with over 2500 trainees or graduates in 50 countries.  Today, Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world, having provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients.  Reed is also a Clinical Advisor for BioHealth Laboratories and lives in the US, teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build robust private practices.

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Episode content: Hormonal health and weight management

In this episode with Reed, we discuss a wide range of vital topics in regards to hormonal health:

  • 1.35 – What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition?
  • 4.45 – Reed defines the acronym DRESS for success
  • 8.34 – The importance of the root cause in preference to relying on symptoms alone
  • 15.47 – Accessible tools for health and fitness professionals to monitor client health
  • 24.50 – What factors are the top priority in managing body weight? Calories? Hormonal health?
  • 33.45 – Which hormones are commonly out of balance in the overweight/obese?
  • 38.02 – Cortisol as a catabolic hormone may still, counter-intuitively, impact weight gain

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Connect with Reed on social media

Reed Davis, or his organisation, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, is available on a range of social media, please click the links below to connect.

 Facebook @FunctionalDiagnosticNutrition

 Instagram @fdntraining

 Twitter @FDNtraining


Weight loss science – Episode 6 with Danny Lennon


In this episode, we discuss a range of important factors related to weight loss and body fat reduction, but with a view to what the scientific evidence really tells us as to their validity and efficacy. If you are looking to understand weight loss science, or serve clients who want weight loss but do not want to waste time trying ineffective methods or poor diets, then this episode of the Fit to Succeed show is a must listen!

Guest biography:

Danny is the founder of Sigma Nutrition and the host of Sigma Nutrition Radio, a highly rated podcast on iTunes, where he has discussed today’s topic, science-based weight loss, several times. Danny earned his master’s degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork, during which time he completed his research thesis directly under the world-renowned vitamin D researcher, Professor Kevin Cashman. He has also completed a BSc. Degree in Biology and Physics Education and spent a year teaching these subjects. In this field, he works as a performance nutritionist to professional MMA fighters, professional boxers and competitive powerlifters and has consulted with several teams across a range of sports. Outside of the nutrition world, Danny is a drug-free powerlifter, BJJ blue belt and a life-long Arsenal fan.

Episode details: Weight loss science

In this episode, we discuss a range of key topics surrounding the hotly contested topic of weight loss science, especially the calorie balance versus carbohydrate restriction debate.

  • Topics discussed include:
  • steps to formulate effective nutrition strategies
  • principles that underpin calorie balance
  • principles that underpin carbohydrate restriction
  • common misconceptions surrounding calorie balance and carbohydrate restriction
  • setting priorities for effect weight loss

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Connect with Danny on social media:

Facebook sigmanutritionandperformance

Instagram sigmanutrition

Twitter @NutritionDanny

Sigma Nutrition Radio

Danny has discussed content that relates to weight loss science on his own radio show that you may be interested in to learn more on the scientific rationale behind effective weight loss. Here are the links to a few relevant episodes of Sigma Nutrition radio:

#166 Stephen Guyanet PhD – The neuroscience of over-eating and regulation of calorie balance

#210 Professor Tim Noakes and Martin McDonald – Carbohydrate intake, insulin resistance and body fat regulation

#223 Professor Chris Gardner – DIETFITS Trial 018

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