#531 Conventional Medicine vs Functional Medicine: Detox and Going back to Health Basics with Andrea Nakayama

The US healthcare system is really good at 2 things.

Diagnostics and emergency health care.

Chronic health conditions? Heavy metal testing? Nutrition? Detoxification? Anti aging?.. Not so much.

But there are practitioners that are taking a more holistic approach to healthcare. Renowned Functional Medicine Nutritionist and founder of the Functional Nutrition Alliance, Andrea Nakayama, is one of those practitioners and she’s taught thousands of others to do the same.

On today’s show, Andrea discusses the importance of understanding and addressing the root causes of health issues through a systems-based approach, investigating the roots (genes, digestion, inflammation), and encompassing food, movement, environment, and mindset. 

If you’re on the search for practical tips or you’ve got this gut feeling that there has to be more to healthcare than taking pills, tune in, this episode is for you.

Today’s Episode Explores:

🔹The Limitations of Conventional Medicine

🔹The Three Roots, Many Branches Model

🔹The Circle of Influence and the Role of Genes, Digestion, and Inflammation

🔹The Importance of Self-Inquiry and Understanding Your Health

🔹The Three Tiers to Nutrition Mastery

🔹The Importance of Sleep in Detoxification and Anti-Aging

🔹Functional Nutrition for Detoxification

🔹The Dangers of Industrial Seed Oils

🔹Understanding Unprocessed Fats

🔹The Connection Between Detoxification and Hormones

🔹The Role of Hormones in Anti-Aging

🔹The Importance of Hormone Detoxification

🔹The Importance of Progesterone for Women


Click here to read the transcript from this episode.

“What I like to remind patients is that there are always two experts in the room. And one of those experts is you. The patient. And you can’t be an expert if you don’t do your inquiry, if you’re handing over all your agency to another individual.”

Andrea Nakayama

How Toxic Are You? [Free Quiz]

Heavy metals like lead, arsenic, mercury, and aluminum never went away. They are still present in home building materials, furniture, food, beverages, and more.

Finding ways to reduce exposure to these heavy metals (and many more) is incredibly important. To do that effectively, people first need to know which heavy metals they are being exposed to — if any.

This quiz was designed to evaluate individual risk factors for heavy metal exposure, and to gauge whether getting tested for heavy metals is recommended or not. Believe it or not, there are simple at-home tests people can take if they are being exposed — this quiz will determine if it’s worth it to take one.

About Andrea Nakayama:

Andrea Nakayama is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist and educator, who has led thousands of clients, and now teaches even more coaches and clinicians around the world in a revolution reclaiming ownership of both their own and their clients’ health. 

As the host of the 15-Minute Matrix Podcast and the founder and former CEO of Functional Nutrition Alliance, she is regularly consulted as the nutrition expert for the toughest clinical cases in the practices of many world-renowned doctors. She trains nearly four thousand practitioners each year in her methodologies so that they too can become the last stop for their clients and patients as well as a trusted referral partner for doctors in their area.

in Myers Detox/Podcast

Dr Wendy Myers, ND is a detox expert, functional diagnostic nutritionist, NES Bioenergetic Practitioner, and founder of Myersdetox.com. She is the #1 bestselling author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue . Additionally, Wendy is the host of The Heavy Metals Summit, the Myers Detox Podcast, and the Supercharged Podcast. Passionate about the importance of detox to live a long and healthy life, she created the revolutionary Myers Detox Protocol , and Mitochondria Detox kit after working with thousands of clients, as well as a range of supplements to help you detox from everyday living and maintain a healthy lifestyle!

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