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.


#344: Mapping the Cost of Caring with Dr. David Kopacz

David R. Kopacz, MD is here to discuss the very important topic of the cost of caring. This cost is one that impacts all healers due to myriad factors, from institutional barriers to isolation. Dr. Kopacz helps us to understand the impact to the self (and the soul) as well as the steps we can […]



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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 (Replay)

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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#343: Mapping the Female Stress-Immune Response with Donna Jackson Nakazawa

On this episode of the podcast I’m thrilled to welcome back author, researcher and friend Donna Jackson Nakazawa. Donna has written another phenomenal book called “Girls on the Brink” exploring the impact today’s societal pressures have on our girls, their brains, and their immune responses. This is an important episode uncovering some critical connections. Click […]


#342: Mapping Continuous Glucose Monitoring with Karen Kennedy

Functional Nutritionist Karen Kennedy joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss the benefits of blood sugar monitoring and more specifically how using a continuous glucose monitor can alter a patient’s outcomes and agency. CGMs are a hot topic today and Karen demystifies the complexities and the how-to’s! Click here to learn more […]


#341: Mapping Labor and Delivery with Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson is a Functional Medicine Practitioner who specializes in maternity care. On this episode of the 15-Minute Matrix she joins me to discuss labor and delivery and the importance of applying a functional medicine approach to maternal care. This is another great master class on a critically important topic! Click here to learn more […]


#340: Mapping Fibroids with Dr. Tabitha Lowry

On this episode I welcome Dr. Tabitha A. Lowry to the mic. Dr. Tabitha is a naturopathic and integrative medicine physician with a strong passion for women’s health. Our discussion today centers around uterine fibroids, what causes fibroids and how we can better understand and address them through a functional medicine lens — moving away […]


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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.