15-Minute Matrix

Andrea Nakayama, functional medicine nutritionist

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The 15-Minute Matrix with functional medicine nutritionist Andrea Nakayama. The podcast that brings you bite-sized insights and lessons on how to use the most important tool in Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition. Download this week's matrix...Show More
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#77: Mapping Systems Thinking with Dr. David Haase

17:34 | May 10th

Dr. David Haase takes two concepts that I’m passionate about -- systems biology and a systems-based approach to health care -- to the next level in this week’s episode. You’re going to want to listen over and over again! Functional thinking is relian...Show More
#76: Mapping EMFs with Nick Pineault

18:49 | May 3rd

Nick is an investigative health journalist and advocate for safe technologies. He curates the budding research on the critical topic of electromagnetic pollution (or “electro smog”) with humour, insight and common sense. He’s keen on making connectio...Show More
#75: Mapping Ovulation with Dr. Lara Briden

17:37 | Apr 26th

Dr. Lara Briden is the “period revolutionary”. She brings a powerful evolutionary biology perspective to her practice and to our understanding of periods, cycles and, in today’s episode, ovulation. I’m pleased to showcase Lara’s wisdom this week in p...Show More
#74: Mapping Fertility Nutrition with Sarah Sandy

15:13 | Apr 26th

Sarah Sandy supports the premise that we can live and eat in a way that creates the best environment for implantation and a healthy baby. With the right food, movement, environment, nutrients, and emotional state, the body is optimized for conception...Show More
#73: Mapping Brain Inflammation with Dr. Datis Kharrazian

15:43 | Apr 18th

Neuroinflammation is one of the most common mechanisms associated with a host of symptoms and chronic disorders. It’s one of the main reasons chronic patients don’t get well. It’s also one of the least understood conditions. Dr. Kharrazian puts that ...Show More
#72: Mapping The Addicted Brain with Christina Veselak

16:51 | Apr 12th

“The addicted brain is a starving brain,” and Christina Veselak takes us inside the body to better understand the brain driven, bio-psycho-social illness that results in cravings and addictions. She swiftly addresses the chemical imbalances underlyin...Show More
#71: Mapping Iron with Dr. Guillermo Ruiz

16:03 | Apr 5th

All anemias are responsible for low oxygen delivery to the tissues. This can result in a number of symptoms, from fatigue to brain fog to cold limbs. Iron is also necessary for a number of biological functions. It can be an indicator of an underlying...Show More
#70: Mapping Breath with Allison Post

18:07 | Mar 28th

Breath work is a powerful tool that every patient has access to. It has the potential to decrease stress, and improve mood, metabolism, cardiovascular function, energy levels, digestion and more. Somatic Educator Allison Post is a master at “unwindin...Show More
#69: Mapping PANS/PANDAS with Dr. Jill Crista

21:46 | Mar 22nd

Dr. Jill Crista recognizes that truly comprehensive techniques and tools are not only helpful, but necessary when addressing our cases of PANS/PANDAS and Autoimmune Encephalitis. Her holistic approach keeps children safe, calm, and aids them in movin...Show More
#68: Mapping Olive Oil with Magdalena Wszelaki

16:31 | Mar 15th

EVOO. We all love it! And extra virgin olive oil is touted for its many medicinal properties, from combating inflammation to supporting cardiovascular health. But does quality matter? Are all olive oils made equal? Our return guest Magdalena Wszelaki...Show More
#67: Mapping Gaming Disorder with Dr. Sam Shay

18:52 | Mar 8th

Gaming disorder is a form of screen disorder and Dr. Shay has battled the ill effects of this addiction firsthand. In this week’s episode he walks us through the definitive warning signs as well as the physiological impacts of this often overlooked c...Show More
#66: Mapping Epigenetic Methylation with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

16:35 | Mar 1st

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald speaks my language in this week’s podcast! She reports that our methylation “toolkit” should incorporate diet, food-based nutrients, sleep, stress reduction, detoxification, exercise and more. Tune-in to better understand how meth...Show More
#65: Mapping Vaginal Dryness with Dr. Anna Cabeca

17:10 | Feb 22nd

Many of our patients will suffer from vaginal dryness and other concerns related to the health of the vaginal lining as they age and their hormones shift with menopause. But our younger clients can also experience these symptoms. Dr. Anna Cabeca maps...Show More
#64: Mapping Metabolism with Dr. Alan Christianson

18:22 | Feb 15th

“Metabolism” is a complex series of chemical reactions that has been culturally reduced to a conversation about how we carry weight. Dr. Christianson helps us digest the facts so that we can better understand how to help clients optimize their own me...Show More
#63: Mapping GABA with Trudy Scott

20:45 | Feb 1st

As Trudy shares in this week’s episode, GABA is a neurotransmitter that should be understood by every clinician. Supplementally, and when needed, it can augment our toolboxes to help patients find hope, and ultimately work toward their unique root ca...Show More
#62: Mapping Group Visits with Dr. Shilpa Saxena

17:15 | Jan 25th

Dr. Saxena’s work to incorporate Group Visits to support clinical care is heralded in Functional Medicine circles and you will quickly understand why. Tune-in to learn more about her paradigm for wellness (or good-ness, as she calls it), and consider...Show More
#61: Mapping Glyphosate with Dr. Ann Shippy

16:26 | Jan 18th

Glyphosate is a synthetic herbicide patented by the Monsanto Company in 1974. It’s now included in hundreds of products around the world and has been associated with myriad health concerns. In this week’s episode, Dr. Ann Shippy shares her scientific...Show More
#60: Mapping Thyroid Health and Low Carb Diets (Part 2) with Lisa Markley

19:24 | Jan 11th

January is National Thyroid Awareness month and this podcast is one of two in our thyroid supporting series for you. Listen to episode #59 with Lisa’s co-author, Jill Grunewald, and then come back here for Lisa’s culinary wisdom regarding the impacts...Show More
#59: Mapping Thyroid Health and Low Carb Diets (Part 1) with Jill Grunewald

19:06 | Jan 11th

January is National Thyroid Awareness month and we’ve got a two part series to kick off our thyroid support for you and your practice. Tune-in to today’s episode with Jill Grunewald and episode #60 with Jill’s co-author to explore the impacts of low ...Show More
#58: Mapping Mental Health & CBD with Dr. Hyla Cass

18:10 | Jan 4th

Dr. Cass maps why CBD is quickly becoming a popular tool used by many practitioners as we discover its myriad benefits. She uses it regularly in her own holistic non-drug psychiatric practice. CBD supports the endocannabinoid system, acting as messen...Show More
#57: Mapping Nutrition with Andrea Nakayama

19:11 | Dec 31st, 2018

Today, in a special New Year’s release of the podcast, I’ll be taking the mic to map Nutrition on the matrix. 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 ...Show More
#56: Mapping ACEs with Niki Gratrix

24:05 | Dec 28th, 2018

Throughout our first year in production of the podcast, one topic has come up as a Functional Trigger for chronic illness more often than any other. That Trigger is the topic of today’s episode. It’s not gluten, MTHFR or mitochondrial disorders. It’s...Show More
#55: Mapping Post-Concussion Syndrome with Dr. Titus Chiu

20:50 | Dec 21st, 2018

Many patients still struggle with the symptoms of concussion months or years after a head injury. Dr. Chiu, who’s suffered several concussions himself and worked with thousands of patients, seamlessly weaves together breakthroughs in neurology, nutri...Show More
#54: Mapping Frankincense with Dr. Mariza Snyder

16:16 | Dec 14th, 2018

I invited Dr. Mariza back to the mic to tell us about another of her favorite oils! Get ready to learn the many benefits of Frankincense (and to add it to your mouthwash, skin cream, and green house cleansers), while also helping your clients and pat...Show More
#53 Mapping the color Red with Deanna Minich

18:47 | Dec 7th, 2018

Beets, tomatoes, red bell peppers and radishes. These are some of the ways in which we might think about the color RED when it comes to diet and lifestyle. Yet as Dr. Deanna Minich maps for us on today’s episode, this powerful color travels much deep...Show More
#52: Mapping Short Chain Fatty Acids with Dr. Michael Ash

24:11 | Nov 30th, 2018

SCFAs affect both immune response and epithelial integrity. As Dr. Michael Ash espouses, when we increase our understanding of interactions between diet, immunity and the microbiota we gain the opportunity to develop food-based approaches to prevent ...Show More
#51: Mapping Nutrient Density with Mickey Trescott

19:54 | Nov 16th, 2018

Mickey Trescott makes an argument for nutrient-dense eating for the majority of our patients suffering with chronic conditions. We may spend too much time focusing on what needs to be removed from the diet without paying heed to what needs to be adde...Show More
#50: Mapping B Vitamins & Thyroid Function with Shannon Garrett

18:57 | Nov 9th, 2018

The complex of B vitamins is vital for good thyroid function but each one has a different role to play. Shannon Garrett walks us through the ways in which deficiencies in each of these key nutrients -- from thiamine to methylcobalamin -- can manifest...Show More
#49: Mapping EBV with Dr. Kasia Kines

21:29 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is one of the eight known herpes viruses. While it’s one of the most common human viruses on the planet, and while most carriers do not have symptoms, others will experience devastating health consequences. Dr. Kasia Kines he...Show More
#48: Mapping Movement Therapy & Autoimmunity with Dr. Bonnie Feldman

17:22 | Oct 26th, 2018

What is your favorite technique for treating patients who have chronic pain and/or an autoimmune disease? In today’s podcast Dr. Bonnie will help us to understand the difference between exercise and movement therapy, and how the latter can effectivel...Show More
#47: Mapping Fluoride with Melissa Gallico

18:21 | Oct 19th, 2018

Melissa Gallico is the perfect person to join us on the podcast and share research, information and her own personal experience about the hidden dangers of fluoride toxicity. Tune in for a tour of the Matrix and the impact of this neurotoxin on the f...Show More
#46: Mapping Wild Orange Essential Oil with Dr. Mariza Snyder

22:13 | Oct 5th, 2018

Wild orange essential oil helps to purify, due to its potent antibacterial properties. But that’s not it. Come join me and Dr. Mariza Snyder who helps us to map the many benefits and applications of this particular (and particularly effective) essent...Show More
#45: Mapping Bee Medicine with Josh Gitalis

20:35 | Sep 28th, 2018

Get ready for a fun and engaging conversation with Josh Gitalis on the natural and curative medicines provided by bees! Honeybee products have been used for centuries to heal and cure disease states. Josh walks us through six favorite bee byproducts ...Show More
#44: Mapping Mold Management with Karen Wright

19:01 | Sep 21st, 2018

You may see clients or patients that are highly sensitive to mold. Repeat exposure can cause their health to fall into a downward spiral, leaving them unable to function. For people with Mold Sensitivity Syndrome, this is the harsh reality every day ...Show More
#43 Mapping Chronic Pain with Dr. Joe Tatta

18:33 | Sep 14th, 2018

As Dr. Joe Tatta, today’s 15MM podcast guest, says so clearly: “Chronic pain is a disease in and of itself.” And while there are over 4,000 genes that can turn on a chronic pain response, diet, lifestyle and mindset have the power to turn that pain o...Show More
#42: Mapping Yoga with Caroline Stahlschmidt

21:41 | Sep 7th, 2018

September is National Yoga month! As yoga is one of my favorite practices—for my mind, body and spirit—I wanted to invite Caroline Stahlschmidt, FxNA team member and certified yoga instructor, to the 15MM table to speak into the myriad health benefit...Show More
#41: Mapping Self-Worth and Eating Behaviors with Dana James

20:53 | Aug 31st, 2018

The female archetypes, defined by nutritionist Dana James, give insight into patient’s instinctual behaviors regarding diet and lifestyle modification. The archetypes illuminate both a sense of identity and a set of thoughts and behaviors that help u...Show More
#40: Mapping Grief and Autoimmunity with Kerry Jeffery

22:18 | Aug 24th, 2018

The grief that surrounds an autoimmune diagnosis should not be overlooked as an impactful Trigger and Mediator in the further expression of signs and symptoms related to the condition. In this week’s episode, Kerry Jeffery walks us through her 9-phas...Show More
#39: Mapping Cognitive Function with Dr. Steven Masley

17:13 | Aug 17th, 2018

Cognitive function is how our brain processes, retrieves and uses information. It’s who we are! Listen to this week’s episode to gain expert recommendations from Dr. Steven Masley about the 5 key areas that most impact cognitive function in our patie...Show More
#38: Mapping Infections and Autoimmunity with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg

18:06 | Aug 10th, 2018

Infections are an emerging health issue in chronically ill patients, connected to a variety of conditions such as autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders, CVD and more. Understanding the connection and where we may need to “back it up” are the co...Show More
#37: Mapping our Favorites

27:01 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Now that we’re over 35 episodes into the podcast, we wanted to step back, introduce you to a handful of the Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioners that are a part of the thriving Functional Nutrition Lab community, and highlight their takea...Show More
#36: Mapping Longevity with Jason Prall

21:23 | Jul 27th, 2018

“We’re putting meaning in the wrong place if we want health and longevity.” These are the words of Jason Prall, health and longevity expert, and my guest on this week’s episode of the 15-Minute Matrix. Listen in to hear what does matter if we want to...Show More
#35: Mapping Therapeutic Love with Dr. Venu Julapalli

23:29 | Jul 20th, 2018

This is the perfect week to spend some time with my good friend Dr. Venu Julapalli, and when you tune-in, you’ll find out why. While Dr. Julapalli is a trained gastroenterologist, he also celebrates and honors the importance of the therapeutic bond b...Show More
#34: Mapping Character Strengths with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum

18:04 | Jul 13th, 2018

Positive psychology is a way of thinking that addresses, “What do we need to thrive? What contributes to a good life?” As Dr. Sheinbaum shares in this week’s episode, character strengths are essential traits that, when used, help us to be and become ...Show More
#33: Mapping Sulfur Reducing Bacteria (SIBO) with Dr. Nirala Jacobi

19:03 | Jul 6th, 2018

Sulfur is a mineral found primarily in proteins and certain vegetables including garlic, onions, broccoli and several others. Sulfur is also produced endogenously. Excesses in sulfur, in the presence of dysbiosis, can turn that sulfur into hydrogen s...Show More
#32: Mapping Oxytocin with Dr. Lindsey Berkson

17:09 | Jun 29th, 2018

This week, tune-in to the podcast to learn how oxytocin has a new job description! This peptide love hormone has many health implications beyond bonding, and Dr. Lindsey Berkson takes us, rapid-fire, through the myriad ways this short-lived neuro-hor...Show More
#31: Mapping Medical Marijuana with Laura Lagano

24:06 | Jun 22nd, 2018

The endocannabinoid system includes receptors in the brain, the gut, and the immune system, among other places throughout the body. Due to clinical deficiencies and an increasing number of studies related to specific conditions, medical marijuana can...Show More
#30: Mapping Functional Lab Testing with Reed Davis

21:19 | Jun 15th, 2018

If anyone can talk about using the wide array of Functional Lab tests available to us today to address signs, symptoms and conditions, it’s Reed Davis. Listen carefully to hear Reed speak into targeting therapies and recommendations in a non-specific...Show More
#29: Mapping Gluten with Dr. Tom O’Bryan [Part 2]

19:37 | Jun 8th, 2018

In today’s podcast we continue the conversation with Dr. Tom O’Bryan to answer the question “Is gluten bad for everyone?” Tune-in to hear the rest of this important conversation and be sure to get your completed Functional Nutrition Matrix on the pod...Show More
#28: Mapping Gluten with Dr. Tom O’Bryan [Part 1]

17:36 | Jun 1st, 2018

Many practitioners want to know “Is gluten bad for everyone?” There’s nobody better to answer this question than Dr. Tom O’Bryan. In Part 1 of this two part episode, Dr. Tom takes us around the Matrix and articulates the impacts of gluten on the huma...Show More
#27: Mapping Toxic Mold with Dr. Jill Carnahan

17:53 | May 25th, 2018

Toxic mold is getting a lot more attention in health and medical circles these days, and for good reason. Dr. Jill Carnahan takes us through the matrix of challenges — from pain to mental health issues to immune dysfunction — that patients face when ...Show More
#26: Mapping Hormesis with Ari Whitten

25:14 | May 18th, 2018

Hormesis is like the Goldilocks amount of every insult that we’re exposed to—from exercise to fasting to those phytochemicals that we aim to eat from the foods we consume. Just the right amount and we support mitochondrial health, longevity and resil...Show More
#25: Mapping Food Cravings with Dr. Dan Kalish

20:30 | May 11th, 2018

What are the triggers and mediators for food cravings? Could there be antecedents contributing to those uncontrollable urges as well? Dr. Kalish takes us well beyond willpower in this week’s episode of the 15-Minute Matrix.
#24: Mapping PCOS with Mindset with Amy Medling

22:27 | May 4th, 2018

PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders, and the most common cause of female infertility, impacting millions of women. While there is no cure for PCOS, we can support women in managing their symptoms, and a mindset shift is key. Amy shows u...Show More
#23: Mapping Precision Medicine with Dr. Grace Terrell

21:08 | Apr 27th, 2018

According to the principles of Precision Medicine, the physician of the future is a precisionist who sees patients not as an average, but as the unique individuals they are. In Precision Care, myriad tools and technologies are used to determine the p...Show More
#22: Mapping Cancer Related Fatigue with Dr. Nalini Chilkov

21:05 | Apr 20th, 2018

When we support a cancer patient and survivor’s full body systems, we can help to improve their outcomes, not just for a long life, but for a life with less of the debilitating symptoms of the all-too-common impacts of cancer related fatigue. Dr. Chi...Show More
#21: Mapping Cortisol & Pelvic Pain with Jessica Drummond

21:00 | Apr 13th, 2018

The web of interconnections in human biology can sometimes be a surprise when we’re taught to think through the narrow lens of addressing X (sign, symptom or diagnosis) with Y (pill or protocol). As Jessica Drummond shares in today’s podcast, high or...Show More
#20: Mapping Mind, Spirit and Emotions with Stacey Robbins

23:46 | Apr 6th, 2018

The doctor is not the patient’s “god”. Instead the doctor or practitioner is the patient’s “guide”. How do we help patients move toward finding the blessings in their signs and symptoms, and find the opportunity for transformation from victim to hero...Show More
#19: Mapping Progesterone with Dr. Carrie Jones

21:28 | Mar 30th, 2018

Progesterone is a happy and calming chemical that’s not just for women and our hormone balance. It has myriad functions including regulating inflammation, mitochondrial function, bone, breast, heart, liver health and more. Tune-in and find out what P...Show More
#18: Mapping Breasts with Florence Williams

21:16 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Today we’re exploring health, breasts, science, history, and your call-to-action in listening in to this week’s episode with science writer Florence Williams is to think about your client’s breast history. It may be more important than you realized!
#17: Mapping Post-Birth Control Syndrome with Dr. Jolene Brighten

23:23 | Mar 16th, 2018

The birth control pill can wreak havoc on the full body systems. Nobody speaks into the myriad impacts of oral contraception use like Dr. Jolene Brighten, who takes us into a rapid fire discussion in this week’s episode of the 15-Minute Matrix.
#16: Mapping Meds vs. No Meds with Eileen Laird

20:56 | Mar 9th, 2018

Sometimes we need to help our patients understand that a ‘yes, and’ approach to managing chronic illness is necessary. (Yes to diet and lifestyle modification And, medical intervention may be necessary.) Eileen speaks to this beautifully. She’s a pat...Show More
#15: Mapping Complex SIBO cases with Dr. Rahbar

19:57 | Mar 2nd, 2018

As practitioners in the realm of Functional Medicine and Nutrition, we will all encounter those cases of SIBO that are not so straight-forward — where the treatment does not work or the patient does not respond. Tune-in here to consider some of the m...Show More
#14: Mapping Flaxseed with Magdalena Wszelaki

19:58 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Flaxseeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, and a powerful addition to your client’s and patient’s diets for myriad reasons which we explore in detail in this week’s episode with this hormone-balancing master coach.
#13: Mapping Prebiotics with Dr. Liz Lipski

22:44 | Feb 16th, 2018

Prebiotics selectively stimulate growth and activity of intestinal bacteria in the gut and promote health & wellbeing. They help keep the microflora balanced and discourage the growth of pathogenic organisms. But are they getting enough of your thera...Show More
#12: Mapping Serotonin with Dr. Kelly Brogan

25:17 | Feb 9th, 2018

According to Dr. Brogan’s research, clinical and personal experiences, the old story that depression is caused by a deficiency of serotonin, which led to widespread treatments using SSRIs, must be debunked. In this episode, Dr. Brogan addresses the a...Show More
#11: Mapping Glutathione with Dr. Ben Lynch

20:48 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Glutathione is thought to be “the mother of all antioxidants”. It’s your primary antioxidant according to Dr. Ben Lynch, who takes us into the inside workings of this powerful compound in today’s episode of the 15-Minute Matrix.
#10: Mapping Sulforaphane with Tom Malterre

19:38 | Jan 26th, 2018

Nobody can talk sulforaphane (with fervor and passion) like my friend and fellow nutritionist, Tom Malterre. Sulforaphane is a chemical compound that increases Phase II enzymes and so much more. As you’ll learn, you can easily encourage your patients...Show More
#9: Mapping Community with James Maskell

17:56 | Jan 19th, 2018

Community and health... Did you know they’re interconnected? Community is at the center of the practitioner based Functional Forum Meet-Ups around the globe, started by today’s guest, James Maskell. Does community drive patient health outcomes? Liste...Show More
#8: Mapping Nutrition & Parkinson’s with Dr. Heather Zwickey

20:20 | Jan 12th, 2018

Dr. Heather Zwickey has combed the medical and nutrition literature for foods that have a specific effect on Parkinson’s. She combines this research along with her experience as an immunologist into her work in the Parkinson’s community and shares he...Show More
#7: Mapping Forest Bathing with Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein

18:02 | Jan 5th, 2018

What should the doctor order to lower blood pressure, increase NK cell production and manage the body’s cortisol response? It’s the ancient practice of shinrin-yoku, of course. Put on your headphones, get out in the woods and join me and Dr. Maya She...Show More
#6: (Part 2) Mapping Microbiome Myths & Misconceptions with Leo Galland

13:35 | Dec 29th, 2017

In today’s episode I continue my conversation with Dr. Leo Galland regarding microbial myths. Clinical pearls abound as Galland takes us into some key interconnections between inflammation, sleep, food and, you guessed it, the microbiome.
#5: (Part 1) Mapping Microbiome Myths & Misconceptions with Leo Galland

17:24 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Is “leaky gut” a myth or are we working with some misconceptions about what this condition actually is? Tune-in to today’s episode to find out some of the hidden triggers that lead to intestinal permeability as well as additional microbial misconcept...Show More
#4: Mapping Obesogens with Lara Adler

21:52 | Dec 15th, 2017

Tune in to this week’s episode of the 15-Minute Matrix to hear from environmental toxins expert, Lara Adler, on the foreign chemical compounds that disrupt lipid metabolism and hormone balance, and can often lead to obesity.
#3: Mapping Mindset Mastery with Sachin Patel

20:58 | Dec 8th, 2017

Bruce Lipton taught us that the mind is the master controller of the body, that perception and belief can instigate healing. In episode #3 of the 15-Minute Matrix
#2: Mapping Offal with Dr. Terry Wahls

19:44 | Dec 8th, 2017

Say the word: offal (pronounced almost like the word ‘awful’ but according to Dr. Terry Wahls, it’s not!) Offal consists of the entrails and internal organs of an animal.
#1: Mapping Magnesium with Dr. Alan Gaby

18:38 | Dec 8th, 2017

Magnesium is involved in over 300 different enzyme functions in the body, including ATP, which is necessary for almost all biological processes.