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Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner (FNLP) Certification

This practicum provides a deep dive into the methods that lead to mastery in your Functional Nutrition practice. This program is exclusively for Full Body Systems (FBS) graduates.

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Step into the true mastery of Functional Nutrition Counseling

The Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner (FNLP) certification course is a 4-month practicum for Full Body Systems graduates. In this course you gain the skills, direct mentorship and a brilliant community to become an even more powerful agent of change as you wish to be.

Upon completion of this program, you will graduate with a level of mastery that may surprise you. FNLP graduates have tremendous confidence and many say this program transformed the way they view themselves in clinical practice. 

Mastery enables you to set yourself apart! This program will give you the ability to…

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Navigate complex cases

Exercise our proven methods for clinical success and gain hands-on, practical experience with the systems and tools.

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Partner with another practitioner

Work in partnership throughout the program with an assigned peer practitioner in your FNLP cohort.

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Stand out as a leader

Position yourself as a nutrition counselor who can make health and nutrition connections that others struggle to make

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Inspire eagerness in clients

Study nuances in the Functional Nutrition Alliance team’s client conversations that model how intuition and mastery lead to amazing outcomes.

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Receive in-depth mentorship

Practice communicating your ideas, insights and inquiries effectively in class and in key postings on the FNLP message board.

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Join a thriving community

Welcome the community, mentorship and encouragement that you receive so that you never have to go it alone again!

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What does it mean to be an FNLP?

As a Full Body Systems graduate you’re already a crucial partner in the healthcare revolution. This subsequent practicum was created to guide you through the next steps to fulfill your potential as a practitioner and make the impact you truly want to make.

Being an FNLP means you’ve received Andrea’s guidance and have Andrea’s personal stamp of approval. It means you’ll be part of an exclusive group of practitioners who are committed to changing the way we do healthcare. You’ll have a group of dedicated, like-minded peers who will support you as you go forward in your career.


Program details

It’s time to become the Functional Nutrition Counselor you’ve always wanted to be—to know your value and trust yourself completely.

Why you’ll love this advanced practicum

  • Mentorship from Andrea Nakayama more than any other program, you will receive high-level guidance from Andrea and become part of her inner circle (along with other incredible FNLP practitioners)

  • Community of dedicated and like-minded Functional Nutrition practitioners that will become part of your support network for years to come

  • Recorded counseling sessions with real clients so that you can hear exactly how Andrea and the FxNA nutrition team speak with patients, enabling you to apply the same techniques in your sessions (This is the Art of Counseling in practice!)

  • Dedicated coaching in practice development sessions where you can receive feedback and support on any aspect of your practice—from attracting more clients to business struggles.

  • Private FNLP message board where you can ask questions, get feedback, and search for answers – as well as engage in high-level conversation and information sharing with an elite group of peers

Meet your Mentors

You’ll learn from our team of skilled and compassionate healers, who use our signature systems and tools to support complex clients daily in the Functional Nutrition Alliance Clinic.

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Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Andrea Nakayama

Andrea Nakayama is the founder and heart of the Functional Nutrition Alliance! Andrea is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist and educator, leading thousands of clients, students, and practitioners around the world in a revolution reclaiming ownership over their own health. Andrea is a gifted educator and has a knack for making complex concepts easy to understand (and therefore easy to relay to your own clients). Her use of frameworks and stories is incredibly powerful, making her teachings beloved by our students and other thought-leaders in fields of Functional and Integrative Medicine and Nutrition. Andrea is also the producer of the award-winning podcast, the 15-Minute Matrix.

Meet Andrea

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Sandra Brougher

Sandra has been with the Functional Nutrition Alliance team since 2015. She works as a lead nutritionist in the FxNA Clinic working with clients through various health challenges through the lens of functional nutrition and lifestyle. Prior to joining FxNA, Sandra started her own nutrition business where she worked with individual clients, hosted workshops and lectures.

“By putting into place the knowledge I’ve learned and practicing what I preach, I’ve been able to transform my own health as well as the health of my family. As I’ve found, it can often be a delicate, illuminating and rich journey and I’m prepared to walk by your side as we uncover the nuances that will lead to your desired health goals.”

Sandra’s Credentials

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Faculty Instructor | Course Manager

Brandin Roa

Brandin has been on the Functional Nutrition Alliance team since 2017. She works as the Intake Specialist in the FxNA Clinic. Prior to joining FxNA, Brandin started and ran her own nutrition counseling practice that included one-on-one counseling, creating and running group programs, and delivering community outreach workshops. She has also contracted as a nutrition consultant to a large wellness facility as well as with a functional medicine doctor’s oncology practice.

“Each person is unique, and there are subtle clues in each person’s complex history. My mission is to heal the whole person, and it begins by listening. With empathy and gentle encouragement, I help clients tell their stories, which creates a foundation for healing to truly begin.”

Brandin’s Credentials

Love notes from the FNLP community!

"I am more confident in the way I work. I use the tools of Functional Nutrition more efficiently and effectively, which I can already see is elevating my level of practice. I love being part of this wonderful community."


"The content, mentorship, support, and community within FNLP is like nothing else out there. All of the expectations I had about FNLP were exponentially exceeded. After completing FNLP, I feel more engaged in my work, with greater clarity of my mission and purpose."


"Being an FNLP is an amazing opportunity to be a part of something bigger. It’s an opportunity to change our environment, our communities and the world! I’m honored to be a part of this movement and I’m eager to continue to create change wherever I go."


"FNLP has stretched and empowered me in ways I never expected, and has provided me the most amazing community of like minded practitioners to converse, grow and move forward with."


"FNLP allows you to put all the steps you learn in FBS together, while having a team guiding you in a practical way. It is a great opportunity for insight and reflection. This course and community have been so valuable to me and my growth as a practitioner."


"I feel that the title of FNLP and being affiliated with Andrea’s program provides me with extra credibility when meeting other medical professionals. Rather than be in the midst of the numerous health coaches, I feel I have that professional edge when presenting to another colleague in the functional medicine community."



Join the FNLP community!

The potential for mastery is in you. Give this program your all, and you will elevate yourself and your career to a level beyond what you thought was possible. Let’s do this!

FNLP applications are currently closed and expected to open in July 2024. At that time, all eligible FBS graduates will receive an invitation to apply by email.