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Personal Evidence by Andrea Nakayama | Holistic Nutrition Lab

It’s been over 15 years since my husband Isamu died. Fifteen years… I can remember that morning like it was yesterday. An ending. A beginning. A point in time so clear and finite for each of us — unlike most triggers in our health histories. One thing I learned, through Isamu’s illness and death, in…


what’s missing in healthcare

Last week I shared my own personal journey with health, disease, death, and ultimately the birth of my life’s purpose. In the years of fighting for my husband Isamu’s life, and later in the months of midwifing him to death, I knew that I had to take a stand for the patient. (And remember, we’re…


how Functional Nutrition became my life’s purpose

It was a glorious extended weekend for many of us in the states. A grand old time. Yet for me, July 4th is also one of those milestones in the history of my husband Isamu’s illness that is deeply etched in my memory. It’s an anniversary that summons my careful scrutiny. I tiptoe around it…