What is Functional Nutrition Lab?

The Functional Nutrition Lab is a curriculum designed by Andrea Nakayama to teach health professionals of every stripe the practical tools to master both the art and science of Functional Nutrition. As you move along the FNL journey, you’ll learn:

  • How to uncover root causes that other practitioners have missed
  • Leadership skills that enable you to partner with other practitioners, including MDs
  • The anatomy and physiology you need to educate your clients and speak with authority with other practitioners
  • Key mindset shifts that allow you to solve even the most complex cases, and become the best, last stop for your clients

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The Functional Nutrition Lab difference

After working clinically with hundreds of clients and thousands of class participants, Andrea has mastered translating the theoretical into the practical. With your license to practice you already have a wealth of knowledge, but how do you actually APPLY it and make THE difference in your client’s journey?

Andrea teaches you to work in tandem with your client’s medical team, how to gain their respect and trust — and how to be a true partner and advocate for your client. The support and mentorship provided by Andrea and our team is unprecedented. We will hold your hand and guide you through your toughest questions and case studies. This isn't theory; this is applied tools for getting in there and uncovering what's at the root of each of your client's cases. You'll be amazed at the difference it makes to know the right questions to ask, the right time to ask them, and the physiological meaning behind your client's answers. It's a difference not only in your practice, but in the lives of your clients. That's the reason we put all of our students on the front page; it's an invitation to you to join in their success.

Functional Nutrition 101

Practicing Functional Nutrition begins with learning specific tools, and understanding a few key principles. Andrea’s methods are unlike any others, and with her guidance, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a Functional Nutrition master. Andrea’s ebook, Functional Nutrition 101, gives you your first two Functional Nutrition tools, plus practical tips for succeeding in practice — not just in theory!

Functional Nutrition 101 gives you:

  • Andrea’s comprehensive Intake Form (this is what the nutritionists in our clinic use every day to map even the most complex cases)
  • our #1 tracking tool for you to use with your clients
  • key questions to ask each and every client that can lead you to the root causes you’re looking for
  • secrets to start mastering the art of practice (and set yourself apart from other practitioners!)
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Reframe Nutrition

Reframe Nutrition is a practitioner training that gives you the top tool in Functional Medicine, adapted for practitioners committed to diet and lifestyle modification. In the audio course you will learn to use the Functional Nutrition Matrix—the #1 Tool in Functional Nutrition—no matter your scope of practice.

You'll see better results and more easily become the hero on your client’s healthcare team — finding answers that most other practitioners have missed.

  • Uncover the root causes of your clients’ symptoms (even the super complex cases!)
  • Create client compliance without being pushy or overbearing
  • Gain recognition as a valuable and trusted leader on your clients’ healthcare team
  • Establish yourself as a vital player in the healthcare revolution (we need you!)
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Digestive Intensive

This month-long online training teaches you how to get sustainable results with even the toughest chronic cases (and fill your practice with referrals) by practicing true root-cause resolution care. All healing begins in the gut, and no nutritional protocol will work if the digestive system isn't functioning properly. The Digestive Intensive teaches you the four most important skills in healthcare — the skills you need for every client, no matter what their symptoms or diagnoses are, so you can become the go-to practitioner who can help anyone who walks in your door.

Through the Digestive Intensive, you’ll learn how to:

  • Fill your practice through client referrals
  • Get enhanced clinical results by practicing true root-cause resolution medicine
  • Influence your clients to commit to long-term health goals
  • Lead with confidence & expert positioning


BONUS: Liver Health Intensive

With your investment in DI, you’ll also receive the Liver Health Intensive. This crowd favorite is a free mini-course, complete with an audio class with Andrea, extensive handouts, and two expert interviews that highlight some of the main issues that impact detoxification these days. If you want to run a cleanse or a detox with your clients, this is a must. There’s a lot of misinformation online about liver support, and the Liver Health Intensive is your answer to learning what’s really going on in there!

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Full Body Systems

Full Body Systems (FBS) is a comprehensive online Functional Nutrition immersion that shows you how to be the last stop on your client’s health journey and become the go-to health practitioner that other clinicians trust to send any client (even the toughest cases.)

Over the course of ten months online, the FBS curriculum dives deep into the science of nutrition, the anatomy and physiology of the body (where the unique body of your client interacts with the food they eat), and the art of a successful Functional Nutrition practice.

It is the intersection of these three areas — nutrition, physiology, and the art of counseling — that set the graduates of Full Body Systems apart from other practitioners.

The seven intensives of FBS cover the following body systems: Digestive, Immune, Urinary, Cardiovascular, Endocrine, Brain and Reproductive. You’ll learn the anatomy, function, and physiology of each system, how it is affected by nutrition, and its interconnections with all the other systems. Andrea’s teaching style is recognized across the globe as both accessible and deeply informative. Using science, story, and metaphor, Andrea unveils the inner workings of the human body in ways you have never seen before, even if you’ve been to medical school.

FBS is oriented specifically toward practitioners, providing you with tools, sample done-for-you protocols, and a message board that will quickly become your search engine of choice for health questions.

Practicing functionally is the future of healthcare because it's the only method that gets to the heart of what's going on with your clients, no matter which body system is affected, and creates individual treatment plans that work. Full Body Systems gives you the skills you need to truly get to the root causes of your clients' issues and guide them to health, even if they've been everywhere and tried everything. Be the practitioner with a Functional Nutrition practice – one that WORKS.

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FNLP Certification

This 3-month online program in Functional Nutrition is the only one of its kind, offering direct mentorship from acclaimed Functional Medicine Nutritionist Andrea Nakayama and certifying you as a Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner (FNLP).

The curriculum includes weekly teaching sessions, direct mentorship from Andrea on clinical skills, Functional Nutrition systems, and any questions that are coming up in your personal practice. Students will learn how to navigate complex cases by utilizing the Functional Nutrition tools and systems developed by Andrea and used by her nutrition team at the Functional Nutrition Alliance (FxNA).

Through written assignments, collaboration with a partner, and a live case study review with Andrea, students will gain proficiency in all 8 pillars of the Functional Nutrition Mastery Paradigm. Graduates emerge both skilled and confident in assessing client intakes, navigating the terrain of both complex physical symptoms and the delicate client-practitioner relationship, and determining treatment plans for client cases in clinical practice. Students will also learn how to work in partnership with other practitioners, including physicians, and communicate their ideas and insights more effectively so that they can create the change they are most passionate about.

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

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Functional Nutrition mastery begins with an understanding of a specific hierarchy.

When followed properly, this method will help you create unprecedented results with your clients. Without this hierarchy in place, you could be spinning your wheels with your healing efforts.

To become a Functional Nutrition master who gets results with even the toughest cases, start HERE with your Free copy of the 3 Tiers of Epigenetic Mastery.