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Welcome to the Functional Nutrition Alliance!

The Functional Nutrition Alliance (FxNA) is the culmination of Andrea Nakayama’s years in both clinical practice and as an educator. We offer cutting-edge nutrition training programs, clinical guidance, and Functional Medicine thought leadership.

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"We need to change the way healthcare is addressed on a global scale. The Functional Nutrition Alliance is my piece in that revolution."

– Andrea Nakayama,
 Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Founder of the Functional Nutrition Alliance


We teach you how to help the people who need it most

There are a LOT of specialty diets and nutrition programs out there. And there are a lot of practitioners who subscribe to ONE diet or ONE protocol, and have tremendous success with a lot of people. These set protocols DO help people.

Approximately 80% of the population could be helped by these standardized solutions.But then there’s that other 20%.

A full 20% of the millions of people who are chronically ill right now, CAN’T use these set protocols. They need a different approach – one that takes a Full Body System approach.If you want to work with people who haven’t found relief in the trendy, formulaic solutions and need a caring, dedicated and hard-working practitioner to dig deep and go the distance with them, you’re in the right place.

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We offer in-depth Functional Nutrition
training for health providers of all levels

Full Body Systems, our core nutrition immersion program, skillfully blends the art of practice with the science of nutrition. The curriculum is designed by Andrea Nakayama to give you all the skills you need to help anyone, no matter their signs, symptoms, or diagnosis. We also offer Advanced Certification for practitioners and short courses that allow you to experience the benefits of Functional Nutrition.


We teach you Functional Nutrition

Functional Nutrition helps the body to function at its best. It’s a modality that works not just to support, but to educate the patient on what’s going on in their body, what factors may have contributed to their current condition, and how to make uniquely targeted diet and lifestyle modifications that help them to meet their goals. 


We have helped thousands of people regain their health, often when no one else could

Started and directed by Andrea, our Functional Nutrition clinic can help you no
matter how complicated your health issues are and no matter where you’re located.
All of our exceptionally talented nutritionists have been through our Functional
Nutrition training programs, and are hand-selected and personally mentored by
Andrea. The nutrition team is also part of the faculty for Full Body Systems –
providing clinical insights to students of our nutrition training programs.

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We envision a world where patients are empowered to participate in their health outcomes

We believe this empowerment requires a systems-based approach to nutrition and a heart-centric approach to patient and client care.

We call this functional — it’s what we teach and it’s what we practice.

Upon graduation from Full Body Systems, you’ll have everything you need to make the impact in healthcare that you’re most passionate about. Join the thousands of practitioners that are working to change the way we do health care, for those that
need it most.

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Andrea Nakayama is the founder and heart of the Functional Nutrition Alliance

Our founder, Functional Medicine Nutritionist Andrea Nakayama, blends the latest insights from Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition into the training curriculum as well as our clinical practice for optimal outcomes. Andrea is a gifted educator, with an exceptional talent for turning complex concepts into practical insights – so, that you can put the latest thinking in Functional Nutrition to practice, right away.

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Tune-in for bite-sized insights and lessons on Functional Nutrition

The 15-Minute Matrix is our weekly podcast hosted by Functional Medicine nutritionist Andrea Nakayama. Andrea interviews some of the most renowned Functional Medicine practitioners and thought leaders on the scene. The 15-Minute Matrix offers quick, practical lessons on the clinical relevance of the Functional Nutrition matrix, the most important tool in Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition.


Catch the latest Functional Nutrition insights from Andrea

The blog is a treasure trove of guidance for how to put functional nutrition into practice. The FxNA blog explores Functional Nutrition Counseling Best Practices, hot topics in Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition, and clinical gems that stem from the Functional Nutrition Alliance Clinic. Plus, you’ll find inspiration for Diet and Lifestyle Support that you can use with clients now!

Sign up for a free training series to help you begin practicing functionally today!

In this free training with Andrea Nakayama, you will learn her groundbreaking approach to root cause resolution for chronic conditions. It’s full of practical tips and insights into the nature of health, disease, and your unique role in the healthcare revolution.

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