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.


#85: Mapping Fibromyalgia with Dr. David Brady (Replay)

Chronic pain affects nearly 100 million Americans and chronic fatigue affects even more. The combination of these two symptoms is often called “fibromyalgia”. Yet the condition remains both mysterious and confusing to most practitioners, and a startling percentage of sufferers are misdiagnosed. Dr. Brady busts the fibro myths in this exceptional replay episode that we […]



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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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#257: Mapping Gender-Affirming Surgery & Care with Dr. Blair Peters

Today I’m joined by Dr. Blair Peters so that we can scratch the surface of the all-important topic of gender affirming surgery and care. Get ready for a thoughtful and thought provoking discussion on gender and body dysphoria, common misconceptions about gender affirming care, and how we clinicians can support a part of our patient […]


#122: Mapping Inflammatory Root Causes with Andrea Nakayama and Guest Host Eileen Laird (Replay)

Mapping Inflammatory Root Causes with Andrea Nakayama and Guest Host Eileen Laird Today is a Replay of one in our special series where I sat in the guest seat and asked one of my colleagues to interview me! The guest host for this episode is Eileen Laird, and together we bring you deeper into a […]


#256: Mapping Codependent Thinking with Victoria Albina

As a clinician do you ever find yourself thinking it’s your job to “save” or “fix” your client, or that they “need” you to get better? While we all want to help our clients, there’s a fine line between helping and co-dependendent thinking. In today’s podcast episode, Victoria Albina takes us on a journey of […]


#80: Mapping Arthritis with Dr. Susan Blum (Replay)

In Canada, September is Arthritis Awareness Month. We believe this topic deserves more awareness. That’s why we’re cracking open the archives for this gem… Arthritis can be complex. And according to this week’s expert, Dr. Susan Blum, there are 3 buckets of arthritis. She shares these classifications and also weaves the web of interconnections throughout […]


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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.