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 BCAAs with Dr. Dudley Lamming #373


Mapping BCAAs with Dr. Dudley Lamming #373

Bioindividuality matters. We know this in health and nutrition. Yet increased protein consumption is a hot topic in today’s health space and it can be easy to lose sight of where individuality may play a role in our recommendations — even when it comes to protein intake. Dr. Lamming joins me on this episode to […]



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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 Heart Attacks with Dr. Warrick Bishop #372

Dr. Warren Bishop joins me on this episode to discuss the important topic of heart attacks and heart disease. We explore how to assess risk factors for coronary artery disease, turn cholesterol risk factors upside down, and put our understanding of what we do and don’t know about heart attacks through a more functional lens. […]


Mapping Eating from our Roots with Maya Feller #371

Registered Dietician, Maya Feller, joins me for a delightful conversation around cultures, the foods we eat, and her upcoming cookbook “Eating From Our Roots”. I love so much about this discussion — particularly the ways in which we can unlearn wellness dogma and embrace the messages and traditions of our ancestors as a key part […]


Mapping Air Quality with Michael Rubino #370

We’re all aware of the impact of pollution on our health, but how often do we concern ourselves with the quality of the air within our daily environments? In this episode, Michael Rubino, mold and air quality expert, enlightens us on why home air quality can be the missing puzzle piece in health and health […]


Mapping Heartset with Julie Reisler #369

Julie Reisler, founder of the Life Designer® Coach Academy, joins me on this episode to discuss the heart, and how tuning in to our heart, our “heartset”, and our inner needs can be transformative to our own healing, as well as those we serve. Healing cannot happen when we bypass this important connection. Tune-in to […]


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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.