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.


#336: Mapping Blood Sugar Balance with Dr. Maggie Yu

Functional Medicine Doctor Maggie Yu joins me today to discuss blood sugar balance and how she found blood sugar management to be so critical in helping patients with chronic health conditions including autoimmunity and hormone imbalances. Blood sugar management… it’s a Non-Negotiable! Click here to learn more about Dr. Maggie Yu Click here to learn […]



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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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#335: Mapping Polyvagal Herbalism with Brunem Warshaw

Brunem Warshaw is a clinical herbalist and wellness educator who weaves scientific and intuitive approaches together to support people through their healing journeys with the assistance of plant medicines. In this episode we discuss their work combining herbalism and polyvagal theory and the profound benefits that come from this synergy, particularly for those who have […]


#334: Mapping Drug-Nutrient Interactions with Amy Lamb

Pharmacist Amy Lamb joins me on this episode to discuss drug nutrient interactions. This can be confusing for some practitioners who may not understand the pharmacodynamics of the drugs that their client or patient is taking but have no fear… Amy breaks down how to think about this and some key interactions to look for […]


#333: Mapping Food Story with Ian Rubin

Today we’re talking about Food Story with Ian Rubin, founder of Wholeself Wellness. Ian flips how we approach working with clients around food and their diet upside down and explores how we can refocus our clinical attention on a client’s personal relationship with food versus what they can and cannot eat. Not only a welcome, […]


#332: Mapping Nutrient Deficiencies with Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser joins me today to discuss nutrient deficiencies — what the most common ones are, why we need to concern ourselves with these deficiencies, and what clinicians need to pay attention to when working clinically with clients or patients with unresolved health challenges. This is a rich discussion that you won’t want to miss! […]


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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.