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.


#284: Mapping Mom Shame with Macall Gordon

In today’s episode I’m joined by Macall Gordon, a researcher and sleep coach whose work involves helping parents manage children that need a bit more attention. We discuss the “mom shaming” that can occur when parenting “live-wire” children and how we can best support these parents in their efforts.  Click here to download the completed […]



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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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#283: Mapping HBOT with Dr. Omowunmi Osinubi

Today we welcome Dr. Osinubi back to the mic so that we can take a deep dive into Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (referred to as HBOT), and the myriad benefits HBOT can bring to supporting a body that has suffered oxidative stress. HBOT is a fascinating modality that you may be familiar with from scuba diving, […]


#282: Mapping Lymph with Dr. Ginger Nash

Today I’m joined by Dr. Ginger Nash who takes us on a deep dive into the lymphatic system, detoxification and the importance of movement to maintain optimal health. I truly loved this conversation about the importance of the lymph for gut, hormone, and immune health. It drives the truth about systems biology home! Click here […]


#281: Mapping Mitochondria with Dr. Terry Wahls

In today’s episode we welcome Dr. Terry Wahls back to the mic so that we can discuss all things mitochondria. While testing and supplementation may be the popular go-to in supporting mitochondrial function, Dr. Wahls makes it very clear that proper nutrition (and nutrients) are not enough. In order to optimize mitochondrial function, tune-in to […]


#145: Mapping Sustainable Food Systems with Mary Purdy (Replay)

On this week’s 15-Minute Matrix episode Mary Purdy speaks about Sustainable Food Systems. This leads us to conversations about environmental stewardship, which encompasses both renewing and protecting our natural resources not just for today, but for the future. Food sustainability impacts everything, including the social justice work needed when it comes to food quality and […]


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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.