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.


#275: Mapping Aerobic Deficiency Syndrome with Scott Johnston

Join me today as I dive into the science of aerobic and anaerobic exercise with Scott Johnston. Scott takes us into the world of endurance exercise and dissects what works and what doesn’t for long term health and fitness. He reminds us how we are bio-individual, and also how everything we thought was best, may […]



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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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# 77: Mapping Systems Thinking with Dr. David Haase (Replay)

Dr. David Haase takes two concepts that I’m passionate about — systems biology and a systems-based approach to health care — to the next level in this week’s episode. You’re going to want to listen over and over again! Functional thinking is reliant on systems and you’ll understand why after you tune in to the […]


#274: Mapping Confidence with Dina Scippa

What holds us back from doing the work we’ve been called to do? Is it fear of not being perfect? Is it a comparison to others? Is it a worry that you won’t know the answer? In today’s episode Dina Scippa helps us explore what it means to have confidence, and how to best get […]


#273: Mapping Trauma with Dr. Robert Kachko

When we hear the word “trauma”, our first thoughts are usually related to something big that’s occurred in life. But trauma encompasses any experience that leaves the body feeling unsafe. Join me today as I discuss trauma and trauma-informed care with Dr. Kachko and how we as providers can offer slow and steady resolutions for […]


#272: Mapping Dysbiosis Following Deployment with Dr. Bryan Stepanenko

In honor of Veteran’s Day this week, we’re excited to share this powerful and informative episode with Dr. Bryan Sepanenko. Dr. Stepanenko is an Active Duty Army Family Physician and champion for Functional Medicine and Shared Medical Appointments in the Military Health System. In this episode we discuss the health of our military personnel 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.