**Attention – for highly committed individuals only!**  

If you are stuck in a cycle of trial and error with your health, I totally get it. I was there too not long ago. When I came out of college, I was an absolute mess.  

I suffered from:  

• Low Energy • Brain Fog and Memory Problems • Extreme Lack of Motivation • Digestive Issues • Extreme Energy Crashes After Every Meal • No Tolerance for Stress • Chronic Pain Throughout my Body • …and it just felt like my body was falling apart  

As a former collegiate athlete, I was not prepared for the crash my body was enduring during this time. I was frustrated that I couldn’t be present in my everyday life. I was missing out on life. My social interactions and relationships suffered as a result.  

It was at this point in my life that I realized that without my health, nothing else in my life was as enjoyable. Even the most exhilarating and fulfilling activities were dampened by the fog I was living in.  

How many opportunities did I miss just because I didn’t have the energy or the drive to follow through?  

I was always interested in trying to achieve optimal health through natural means. I knew that with optimal health, came a grander experience of life. After years of trial and error, I came across a system that GETS RESULTS (more on this in a moment).  

If you’re like me then you’ve likely tried many things to get well. You go from supplement to supplement, expert to expert, and every time you just don’t get the outcome you were looking for. This can be stressful emotionally and financially.  

The problem is that so many “experts” with good intentions are stuck in the reductionistic treatment of symptoms rather than the resolving of underlying health issues. Without knowing what underlying disease processes are occurring in your body, you might as well be gambling with your money.  

When I say disease processes, I’m not referring to diagnosable diseases. I am talking about conditions that occur in the body several years before you can be deemed “sick” by traditional medicine.  

How many people do you know that were seemingly healthy that all-of-a-sudden suffered a major heart attack or stroke. Mysterious isn’t it? …Or is it?  

By looking at underlying mechanisms in the body, we can uncover hidden disease processes that are occurring and implement strategies that help your body fight off disease before it occurs. You are an INDIVIDUAL with INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. There is no magic-bullet here, just objective observation and science-based action.  

What is awesome is that this process also allows you to achieve higher levels of performance in addition to resolving underlying disease processes. This is the same process I used to not only regain my health, but continue on to push the boundaries of my health and performance every day. As a result, I am healthier than I’ve ever been and I am confident that I will continue to do so for a long time.  

So what is this process? Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®(FDN). This process aims to take out the guesswork so that the cycle of trial and error can be broken.  

The natural health community is growing, which is great… the problem is, not everyone follows the same system. This leads to people receiving well-intentioned care that doesn’t quite meet their specific needs.  

The system I use is one that has been put into practice for decades with predictable results. This is because instead of focusing on symptoms and diagnoses from your doctor, we focus on underlying root mechanisms for why the body is not healing itself.  

The only time disease occurs, is when more stress is placed on the body than it can overcome. 

Stress comes in many forms including:  

Hidden stressors come both from outside and inside the body. By identifying these things, and addressing them properly, the body becomes the magnificent healer it is meant to be.  

My job is to join you in an investigative process as we identify your underlying disease processes and work together to create a plan that works best for you.  

It really is a simple process. This does not mean it is easy though. If you have been led to believe that it only takes a few supplements and a certain diet to fix all your problems, you need to change this mindset.  

We all know a close friend or family member who became a victim of a rapidly developing disease process later in life, only to quickly become dependent on medications and the care of others to maintain some quality of life. I see this happening every day and I empathize with it deeply.  

Things do not have to be this way… But it does take a certain kind of person to take responsibility and ownership of their health in the midst of this process (or even before it begins).  

My coaching plan is for these individuals who do not want to become a victim. If you are beginning to think you are ready, consider the following traits.  

 This may seem harsh but look at it this way…  

It is my passion to work with people who are ready to regain their health and take it to the next level. It takes a certain mindset for someone to accept that what they have done so far has not given them the return they are looking for on their health investment.  

It would not be fair for either party involved for me to accept someone who I did not think was ready to commit to the process.  

This is a team effort!  

I am in the game to put people back in control of their health once and for all.  

This is not for people who are completely new to taking their health into their own hands. I look for people who are already invested in their own health. If you already shop organic and actively seek out healthy eating strategies, you are invested. If you’ve already spent time and money researching and attempting to become self-sufficient in taking care of your body, you are invested. I am here to help you take everything to the next level.  

If this sounds like the program for you, fill out the intake form below.  

I will only be accepting a few new people every month so if you are ready to invest in your health, don’t hesitate!  

My intention is not to bring in every person that applies, only those that are fully committed and ready to put in the work. If this is you, then let’s get started.  

I am excited to work with you on this journey!  

Michael Dugan, FDN-P, AFDNP Member