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.


#244: Mapping Morning Routine with Doug Pucci

What do your mornings look like? Do you have a routine or are they a mad rush? Do you take the time to talk to your clients or patients about their morning routine? Today on the podcast I speak with Dr. Doug Pucci on the benefits of establishing a morning routine and the impact it […]



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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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#243: Mapping Grave’s Disease with Dr. Amy Myers

In today’s episode, I’m joined by the inspiring Dr. Amy Myers. We’ll discuss Grave’s disease, how it differs from Hashimoto’s, and what the identifying root causes might be. Author of the book ‘The Thyroid Connection’, Dr. Myers is very passionate about the thyroid and gives us insight into both her professional and personal stories with […]


#242: Mapping Nutrient-Void Foods with Eugene Trufkin

Today I speak with Eugene Trufkin on what the definition and impacts of nutrient-void foods can look like as we delve into Non-Negotiable living when shopping to ensure that we’re choosing the best options available to us, and helping our clients and patients to do the same. Click here to download the completed Matrix from […]


#241: Mapping Vulnerability in Men with Michael Cazayoux

Today I invite Michael Cazayoux to the mic to discuss vulnerability in men and his own experience tapping into the powers of vulnerability. Typically a taboo subject among men, tune in to how opening up and sharing (and allowing others to do the same) changed Michael for the better and allowed him to experience inner […]


#240: Mapping Hypochlorhydria with Dr. Tyler Jean

The common assumption when someone is dealing with acid reflux, heartburn or GERD is that there is too much stomach acid. But is it really too little stomach acid that’s causing the symptoms? This week I invite Dr. Tyler Jean to the mic to explore the underlying and root causes for low stomach acid and […]


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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.