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.


#317: Mapping Embodied Neuroscience with Dr. Monique Andrews

Dr. Monique Andrews, aka “Dr. Mo,” joins me to discuss the meaning behind “embodied” neuroscience. Dr. Mo is passionate about helping clients feel better by approaching their care from a bottom-up perspective, incorporating somatic practices, and polyvagal exercises as a route to help patients regain more sovereignty through their health and healing journeys.  Click here […]



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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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#316: Mapping Metaflammation with James LaValle

James LaValle, an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board-certified clinical nutritionist, expert and educator in integrative and precision health, joins me today to discuss “metaflammation”. We’ve all heard of inflammation and today James breaks down how chronic inflammation underlies metabolic dysfunction and why it’s now referred to as metaflammation.  Click here to learn more about […]


#315: Mapping Soluble Fiber with Megan Barnett

Megan Barnett, Functional Medicine Nutritionist and founder of Florasophy™ organic soluble fiber blends, joins me today to discuss the importance of the role soluble fiber plays in our health and health outcomes — from digestive health to blood sugar balance to hormone health and everything in between! Megan sheds critical light on why (and how) […]


#314: Mapping Anti-Nutrients with Desiree Nielsen

In today’s episode, I’m joined by Registered Dietitian Desiree Nielsen to discuss “anti-nutrients”. Do foods like lectins and oxalates really need to be avoided? Desiree’s expertise with plant-based eating allows her to shed light on why plants are good for us, and why our focus needs to shift to the body’s function and away from […]


#313: Mapping Elimination Diets with Ali Segersten

In this episode we take a deep dive into elimination diet Do’s and Don’ts with Functional Nutritionist Ali Segersten. Ali walks us through the concepts outlined in her book “The Elimination Diet”.  She also shares tips and debunks myths on how to be successful with elimination diets in your practice (and in your life!) I’ve […]


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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.