15-Minute Matrix


The award-winning podcast that brings you bite-sized insights and lessons on how to use the most important tool in Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition. Hosted by Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Andrea Nakayama.


#326: Mapping Collagen with Star Khechara

Star Khechara, health and nutrition educator, joins me on this episode to talk about all things collagen. Star educates us on whether there are benefits to supplementing with collagen and how we can best support our skin and natural collagen production through diet and lifestyle modifications.  Click here to learn more about Star Khechara and […]



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#203 Mapping Obesity with Karli Burridge

Karli Burridge defines obesity as “a chronic, relapsing, multi-factorial, progressive medical condition”. Today on the podcast she takes us on a journey around the matrix illustrating how important it is to assess the antecedents, triggers, and mediators for each patient when working with people struggling with obesity. Karli touches on every area of the matrix. […]


#197: Mapping Estrogen Regulation with Dr. Sara Gottfried

Today on the 15-Minute Matrix I’m talking with my colleague Dr. Sara Gottfried about Estrogen Metabolism. We can get hyper focused on estrogen levels, but today, Dr. Gottfried shows us how important it is to look deeper at the full utilization of estrogens (the inside picture). Don’t miss this episode, and be sure to get […]


#180: Mapping Safety with Nkem Ndefo

On today’s podcast I have the pleasure of speaking to Nkem Ndefo about the complex realm of “safety”–particularly in relation to race and the racial injustices that many face and have for generations. “Safety is an internal job,” says Nkem. We cannot create safety for anyone if we ourselves don’t feel internally safe. This episode […]


#57: Mapping Nutrition with Andrea Nakayama

Today on the 15-Minute Matrix special Nutrition Therapy series, we’re re-releasing a foundational episode where I come to mic to map Nutrition. Why? Because I still believe we are getting nutrition all wrong. Tune-in to learn more and ensure that you’re not making diet and lifestyle recommendations without this paradigm-shifting perspective. Click here to download […]



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#325: Mapping Nociplastic Pain with Dr. Deepak Ravindran

Dr. Deepak Ravindran is an ‘upstreamist’ with a trauma informed approach to pain practice. In this episode we discuss the many layers to pain and how working through a thoughtful and functional lens can be beneficial to our clients and patients, and their outcomes.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Ravindran and his book […]


#121: Mapping Prostate Cancer with Dr. Geo Espinosa (Replay)

There are 3 primary types of dysfunction that can occur within the prostate. One of them is cancer. Today I welcome Dr. Geo Espinosa to the mic to discuss the many ways we can support the men we work with who are diagnosed with prostate cancer or looking to prevent it, and the key factors […]


#312: Mapping Genetics and Race with Dr. Janina Jeff (Replay)

Dr. Jeff, a Senior Bioinformatics scientist at Illumina and host of the podcast ‘In Those Genes’, joins us today for an insightful conversation around genetics and race, helping us to understand that race is, indeed, a social construct. What does science tell us and how can we adapt our care both now and in the […]


#305: Mapping Radical Self Care with Sasha and Sable Boykin (Replay)

Today’s episode features twin sisters, Sasha and Sable Boykin and promises twice the wisdom. Sasha and Sable are on a mission to uplift, educate, and activate people into remembering their potent healing power through radical self care. Sit back, listen and absorb what it takes to truly practice self care. It may be different than […]


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Hosted by Andrea Nakayama

Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nakayama leads patients and practitioners around the world in a revolution to reclaim health. Her passion for food as personalized medicine was born from the loss of her husband to a brain tumor in 2002. She now trains thousands of practitioners in her methodologies in her school Functional Nutrition Lab.