Big things have been changing over here at Bentley Massage and Wellness! Since my last post, I've gotten married, started another season working with the Canadian Long Track Speed Skating team and traveled around the world on a 27 day work trip. In short, my body has been running nonstop!
I've also started a new course called Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) to learn how to better identify and treat our bodies' INTERNAL STRESSORS. I'm so excited to incorporate this side of health and wellness into my practice, because people often tell me many of their subclinical symptoms while they are getting treated.
What are subclinical symptoms you ask? These are symptoms that we tend to live with and complain about, but we don't really get relief from. They include bloating, headaches, low energy, mental fog, constipation, diarrhea, low libido, inability to handle stress that we used to handle. The list goes on and on...
What FDN does is allow the client and the practitioner to look at the bodies internal environment and identify healing opportunities for the internal stressors that can cause these kinds of symptoms. Think about it this way; we all know our job or commute (or anything else in our external environment) stresses us, but how many of us know that our cortisol level is crashing at 2pm causing fatigue, or our insomnia is potentially being caused by issues in digestion? So often we get focused on the external stressors; this allows you to look at your internal stressors through salivary, urine and blood testing depending on the complaints.
I will post more information as the course progresses, but if you've been dealing with issues that just don't seem to go away or if your stress levels seem less manageable than ever before FDN may be able to give you a valuable glimpse into your internal environment and how you can strengthen it! I look forward to discussing this more with you if you have questions, and to start implementing this into my practice to help you with your healthcare goals!