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Functional Nutrition Training Programs

From in-depth Functional Nutrition training programs for coaches and clinicians of all levels, to courses that allow you to experience Functional Nutrition via seasonal functional detoxes and cleanses – we‘ve trained thousands in the science and art of using “food as medicine”.

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Changing the way we do healthcare

We envision a world where patients are empowered to participate in their own 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.

Our Premier Professional Trainings

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Full Body Systems

Functional Nutrition Alliance Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor

  • 10-month online nutrition training program

  • Includes 7 intensives, each covering a different biological system of the body

  • Systems and tools that you need for a successful Functional Nutrition practice

  • Live sessions and mentorship

  • Become a part of an incredible community, changing the way we do healthcare

  • Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and the American Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners (AANWP)

  • Continuing Education Units Available

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Functional Nutrition & Lifestyle Practitioner

FNLP Certification, Application Only

  • 4-month online program in Functional Nutrition

  • Deep-dive into the Functional Nutrition tools, systems and counseling best practices developed by the Functional Nutrition Alliance

  • Receive direct mentorship on your clinical skills and dedicated community support on any aspect of your practice

  • Join a community of dedicated and like-minded Functional Nutrition practitioners

  • Access to monthly office hours with Andrea Nakayama and the whole FNLP community – post-certification

  • FNLP is an application-only program open only to graduates of Full Body Systems.

Talk to an expert about our professional training programs

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Meet the Functional Nutrition Alliance Faculty

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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Andrea Nakayama
Founder and Lead Instructor

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 to reclaim 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 story make her teachings beloved by our students and other thought-leaders in fields of Functional and Integrative Medicine and Nutrition.

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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

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Amber Robertson

Amber has been on the Functional Nutrition Alliance team since 2019. She works on FxNA’s Clinical Nutrition Team and as Clinic Concierge in the FxNA Clinic. Prior to joining FxNA, Amber started and ran her own health coaching practice that included one-on-one counseling, running group programs, creating and delivering workshops for community and corporate clients, and mentoring new coaches in practice development.

“After spending seven years in private practice, I’m thrilled to now be working on Andrea’s team at the Functional Nutrition Alliance. It’s exciting to connect with people who are invested in their own health and I’m honored to help them determine the next steps in their journey.”

Amber’s Credentials

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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.