Summary: 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: 15minutematrix.com
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 off. Join me and Joe for today’s critical discussion, filled with a string of clinical pearls. September 14, 2018 > Click here to download the completed Matrix from this week’s episode > Click here to find Dr. Joe Tatta’s book: ‘Heal Your Pain Now’ > Don’t miss The Healing Pain Podcast with Dr. Joe Tatta > And to learn more about Dr. Joe Tatta’s training program for practitioners, click right here
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 benefits of this ancient healing practice. Don’t miss the printable and completed Matrix for this week’s episode! September 7, 2018 > Click here to download the completed Matrix from this week’s episode > Click here to learn more about Caroline and read her story at the Functional Nutrition Alliance > Click here to see Caroline in action in the yoga studio
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 us to better understand those we support. Dana brilliantly identifies why subtle dietary differences matter! August 31, 2018 > Click here to download the completed Matrix from this week’s episode > To get your hands on Dana James’ new book, ‘The Archetype Diet’, click here > To read more about the connection between ACEs and autoimmunity, you can find my favorite book on the subject here > To learn more about Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) click here
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-phase model of grief related to chronic illness. If you work with patients with autoimmunity, be sure to tune-in! August 24, 2018 > Click here to download the completed Matrix from this week’s episode > Click here to learn more from Kerry Jeffery and her approach to Emotional Autoimmunity (sign-up for her newsletter to get her free ebook on the 9 phase model of moving through grief) > Click here to download a quick outline of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ 5 stages of grief
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 patients. (They may be different than you think!)
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 cornerstone of this week’s episode.
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 takeaways from the podcast along with their favorite episode. Tune-in for this week’s unusual and fun roundtable discussion.
“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 extend life for our clients, patients, and ourselves, and look to mimic the practices in the Blue Zones, where life after 100 is more common than elsewhere.
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 between practitioner and patients. So much so, that he refers to it as therapeutic love. Don’t miss this poignant episode!
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 our best selves. They’re an essential part of healing!
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 sulfide gas. As Dr. Jacobi explains in this week’s episode, this combo. leads to difficult to resolve SIBO cases. Tune-in to learn more.
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-hormone can provide clinical remedy.
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 be an added tool in your clinical toolbox. Tune-in to this week’s episode to understand the role of this stigmatized herb in your practice. June 22, 2018 > Click here to download the completed Matrix from this week’s episode > Click here to learn more about the Holistic Cannabis Academy
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 (vs. a specific) manner in today’s podcast episode.
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 podcast mainpage!