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.

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#232: Mapping Acne with Sophia Ruiz

Join me and Instagram sensation and Medical Esthetician Sophia Ruiz for a deep dive on a topic that’s near and dear to me and my young healing journey… it’s acne! Learn what the root causes of acne can be, as well as the key nutrients to achieve healthy, glowing skin, and so much more. Click […]



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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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#231: Mapping Diet Culture with Keri Glassman

You’re in for a treat in today’s episode where my friend and guest, Keri Glassman, RD and I dive deep into the topic of diet culture. Is diet culture all about body image, or about which diet theory you subscribe to? Listen in to discover the true meaning of what diet stands for today, and […]


#230: Mapping Enzymes with Wade Lightheart

Today’s episode focuses on the critical role of enzymes in the body. We’re all familiar with digestive enzymes and how they help facilitate the breakdown of food, but how important are enzymes to how the rest of the body functions? Join me and Wade Lightheart for an enlightening conversation around enzymes and the role they […]


#229: Mapping Spearmint with Corey Schuler

Spearmint is an herb that has historical roots going back hundreds of years and can be found in early scribes. While we tend to think of spearmint as a flavoring for ice cream or gum, spearmint has some amazing qualities, especially in helping support brain and cognitive function, among other health benefits. Join me and […]


#228: Mapping Eco-Nutrition with Abby Fammartino

We’re all familiar with eating organic and sustainably, but what does it mean to eat with eco-nutrition in mind? In today’s episode, my old friend Abby Fammartino joins us to speak into why it’s important to consider the environment and region, our heritage, as well as the season as we make the healthiest food choices. […]


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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.