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.

Mapping Multiple Sclerosis with Dr. Terry Wahls #361


Mapping Multiple Sclerosis with Dr. Terry Wahls #361

In this episode I welcome Dr. Terry Whals back to the podcast to discuss what she’s best known for, her work and understanding (both personal and professional) of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Dr. Wahls takes us through the matrix, mapping the intricacies of MS and how we can best bring true Functional thinking to the support […]



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Mapping Obesity with Karli Burridge #203

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. […]


Mapping Estrogen Regulation with Dr. Sara Gottfried #197

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 […]


Mapping Safety with Nkem Ndefo #180

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 […]


Mapping Nutrition with Andrea Nakayama (Replay) #57

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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Mapping Light & Vision with Dr. Jacob Liberman #360

This episode is deep and resonant, centering around the topic of light. Join me and my guest, Dr. Jacob Liberman, for a fascinating conversation on the power of light and its function in guiding every single step we take and every single cell in our body.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Liberman and […]


Mapping Polygenic Risk Scoring with Joe Cohen #359

Joe Cohen, founder and CEO of SelfDecode joins me to discuss genomics, but more specifically our polygenic risk score. Joe, flips the script from focusing on one gene (or SNP), and instead shines a lens on how we consider a multitude of genes, along with presenting signs and symptoms, to determine what’s true for the […]


Mapping H.pylori with Jennifer Fugo #358

Jennifer Fugo, Clinical Nutritionist and founder of Skinterrupt discusses all things H.pylori in this episode. This is a true mini “masterclass”, where Jen takes us on a deep dive into causes, symptoms and next steps in working with clients through their myriad H.pylori signs and symptoms. Don’t miss this one! Click here to learn more […]


Mapping Kegels with Kim Vopni #357

Kim Vopni, a pelvic floor specialist (also known as The Vagina Coach), joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss the world of kegels. Our exploration takes us to conversations about incontinence, movement, breathwork, sexual pleasure, and more, and why kegel exercises and the pelvic floor matter. Click here to learn more about […]


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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.