"what can an MD learn from me?" | Partnerships by functional nutritionist Andrea Nakayama

“what can an MD learn from me?”

So often I hear practitioners say things like: “I feel self-conscious when I speak to doctors.” “How can I partner with doctors when they know so much more than I do?” “How do I gain respect from doctors?” Whether you’re looking to partner with doctors or not, read on… Feeling more confident, respected, and like…


got cold feet? | by Andrea Nakayama, Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner at Holistic Nutrition Lab

got cold feet?

Do you have cold feet? I’m not talking about the cold feet that come with apprehension on your wedding day or before a job interview. I’m talking about a piercing feeling—almost like frostbite—that just won’t go away, even when tucked under two layers of wool and down blankets. It’s a chill that can be felt…


oh the fumes! | by Andrea Nakayama, Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner at Holistic Nutrition Lab

detoxification & anxiety: a web of interconnections

When I travel to NY, as I do several times a year, I usually fly into Newark airport and take the bus into the city. (Having grown up a Jersey girl, the airport reeks of familiarity and a certain welcome.) On one of my last trips I sat on the bus across the aisle from…