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.


#265: Mapping Picky Eating in Children with Dr. Vaish Sarathy

We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Vaish Sarathy back to the podcast for a discussion around picky eating and the complexities involved. Get ready for a rich conversation about how behavior is communication and the value of tuning into children’s actions. You’re going to find so many insights for working with children and anyone struggling with […]



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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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#264: Mapping Celiac Disease with Nikki Yelton

When we think of Celiac Disease, the first thing that comes to mind is gluten, but is there more to managing Celiac beyond just removing gluten from the diet? What about testing? How do we actually know if someone has Celiac? Join me today as I sit down with Nikki Yelton and explore the triggers […]


#262: Mapping Fatigue with Alex Howard

On today’s episode I welcome back one of our favorite guests, Alex Howard. Join us as we discuss the difference between fatigue and unexplained medically diagnosed fatigue. Alex outlines what to look for in our clients and the steps we can take to help them feel better. This is another golden episode you won’t want […]


#262: Mapping Fermentation with Sandor Katz

On today’s episode, I’m thrilled to be joined by the one-and-only, Sandor Katz, author of the iconic book “Wild Fermentation” among other go-to fermentation resources. Sandor takes us into the world of fermentation, speaking into the benefits of fermentation practices and the role bacteria play in our general health. He reminds us that anyone can […]


#261: Mapping Sleep with Deepa Kannan

Join me today as I dive deep into the topic of sleep with Full Body Systems graduate, author, and yogini, Deepa Kannan. Deepa does a masterful job of mapping the external and internal influences that impact sleep, providing some juicy nuggets on how we can best support this Non-Negotiable for our clients and patients. Be […]


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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.