Epigenetics

Epigenetics | Andrea Nakayama's Field Guide to Functional Nutrition

Listen to this post instead! Let’s talk epigenetics. Epi- is a prefix taken from Greek that means “upon, at, by, near, over, on top of, toward, against, among.” Epigenetics are the factors that bathe our genes and prompt them to express negatively or positively. This contributes to all known dysfunctions. We’ve all got genes. We…


“back it up”

Holistic Nutrition Lab

Listen to this post instead! “Back it up” is like my mantra. It’s a mantra I used to help myself solve cases with my own clients, to support my nutrition team at the Functional Nutrition Alliance Clinic when complex cases stump them, and to guide the practitioners I teach to work with their own clients…


Therapeutic Partnership

Therapeutic Partnership | Holistic Nutrition Lab by functional nutritionist Andrea Nakayama

Listen to this post instead! One of my favorite tenets of the Functional Medicine model is that of the therapeutic partnership—a constructive relationship established between patient and practitioner. Yet my concern with the common interpretation of this term is that we continue to put pressures and expectations on the practitioner to walk over hot coals…