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what other practitioners say about functional nutrition lab

Elisa Haggerty

Full Body Systems is an absolutely invaluable tool for any healthcare practitioner who is looking to help their clients on a deeper level by getting to the root cause of health concerns.

Raya Ioffe

Within a month of having taken the Digestive intensive, I had attracted new clients and was able to help them so much more effectively.

Karen Rose Tank

I can sum up Andrea and her FBS program in one word... BRILLIANT!... I now feel so much more confident and qualified to work with my clients, who often come to me with many chronic conditions... My first ah-ha came in the very first module on digestion. I was able to use the Done-4-You handouts immediately with my very next client... and feel confident that I knew how to proceed in following the recommendations for their specific condition. These invaluable condition-specific handouts cover what the condition is, why it is a problem, along with the solutions including foods to eat and not eat, supplements and herbs and lifestyle.

Eveline Rodenburg

I studied for 5 year to become a naturopathic practitioner but I wasn't able to bring results to the growing stream of people with chronic conditions. After one month in FBS my practice started picking up because I got better results!

Liza Dickerson, RN, MSW

The information provided is fundamental to any holistic practice and is presented in a way that a layperson can digest. There are priceless little gems included in this offering and what a student receives goes way beyond the cost of this course.

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Shelly Foland

It's amazing what and how you learn in FNL . I find Andrea to be unique in how she teaches, explaining the underlying biology for health conditions and how to be a detective for your client's underlying condition so that they can heal. This program is a gift, it towers above any other nutritional training that I've taken!

Charlotte Gilbride

I couldn't be more pleased with my decision to complete Functional Nutrition Labs Full Body System course work. Each class helped me connect the dots for myself and my clients. It really helps to understand the WHYs. I have gained so much confidence as a health coach. Highly recommend it!

Selena Maestas Moffitt

I am so grateful that I found out about FNL and Andrea. It has been the BEST education I have received to date and is priceless in growing my business.

Charlotte Hiller

Andrea Nakayama’s Digestive Intensive really blew my mind! Andrea presented the course with such clear explanations and diagrams of the many areas involved in the human digestive system. She made the course material easy to “digest,” so to speak, and added in a fun-loving approach to the month-long program. I loved being part of a large community of like-minded people to be able to hear and listen to various points of view. I was amazed that Andrea answered 95%, if not more, of the questions asked on the message board by the participating audience. And, that, to me, was very comforting as I revered her knowledge on this subject. You can make an investment that is comfortable for you and you come away with way more than you can ever imagine.

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Greg Ashby

One of my go-to learning places. If you want to take your practice to the next level of excellence, you don't want to pass this opportunity up.

Karen Trubner-Kent

Andrea's straightforward and easy to follow teaching style has really transformed my life and my practice. Not only has my confidence increased ten-fold, it has also expanded my vision for how I can best serve my clients. I always knew that healing your body needs to be about so much more than diet alone — encompassing lifestyle and environmental concerns, along with cleaning up your diet. Andrea's teachings gave me the tools and the information I needed, to in turn give my clients exactly what they need.

Jamie Siwinski

Andrea's expertise has helped me reach a new level of understanding what's going on with my clients' health. This new depth in understanding gave me the confidence I needed with clients. It allowed me to truly step into the role of educator, where I am helping clients connect the dots in terms of not only what foods and lifestyle choices will work for them but why those choices are specific to them and their physiology. In addition, the community on the message board was invaluable. Being able to not only interact with Andrea and her nutritionists, but the other participants, made it feel like a real community of learners.

Gina Hickman

FNL has given me so much knowledge. The skills I've acquired through this training have really taken my practice to the next level.

Sally Block

Full Body Systems has grounded my life. I was swimming in a soup of ideas and business niches after getting my CHC. I was stuck in confusion, and I knew I had to take this valuable course. Andrea is artist and genius educator combined. What she has created is a new model of nutritional care for everyone. Without effort I am seeing my business unfold.

Susan M Brooks

My life has transformed because of Andrea and her classes. The combination of the live online classes, expert guest interviews, the message board (for asking every question possible that didn't get answered in class!), the live one-on-one clinicals, and the impeccable complex information into terms we can all understand—these are a few of my favorite things about Functional Nutrition Lab. Andrea's generosity is beyond measure — her time, materials, and mostly how present she is with each of us. And what an amazing community to be a part of!

solve even the most complex client cases

This step-by-step Primer introduces you to 3 Tiers of Client Care so that you can crack complex cases and become the go-to practitioner in your community.

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Kamron Keep

Full Body Systems has been a truly transformative experience! This course is not just more information, it's beyond that. Andrea is a highly intelligent, compassionate and giving teacher. This course has been one of the best investments I have ever made and I would highly recommend it.

Consuelo Davis

I now feel able to embrace my target market and connect with them in a way where I can be a true coach and guide. I was looking for the 'missing link’—something that would give me a more stable foundation to work from with clients in a more professional way—and this course provided that foundation. Andrea is constantly striving to learn more, experiment and share her knowledge with others in a collaborative way that makes continuing this learning exciting. She is passionate about her work and she passes this energy on to her students. She is a gifted teacher who makes complicated Health Science concepts easy to assimilate.

Andie Jones

I jumped at the chance to participate in Full Body Systems and learn from Andrea. She really gets the challenges our clients are faced with and how to approach them. Putting foundational knowledge of physiology and nutrition into practice was more valuable than any textbook or traditional nutrition-training course I’ve attended. My confidence in my abilities as a practitioner has skyrocketed!

Brent Kaluhikaua

I find myself repeatedly going back to her recordings and transcripts to help connect the dots with my clients’ symptoms.

Myra Johnson

Full Body Systems gives me the scientific edge and confidence to "figure it out" when applying whole food nutrition to human physiology. It's not just about getting more greens, exercise and meditation. (Although those things help!)

Cheryl Dexter

After graduating IIN, I was very excited about coaching clients — but didn't have the confidence that I'd be able to support clients with specific health issues. FNL Full Body Systems changed all that! Andrea teaches in a style that makes it easy to grasp complex scenarios. I regularly refer back to the done-for-you protocols and the message boards when working with clients and creating presentations. This is the piece of the puzzle that gave me the education to go out there and coach with confidence!

Elizabeth Hirsh

Digestive Intensive was one of the best investments I made in my business.

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Barbara McNeely

Finally, someone that speaks my language—who wants to talk about why things happen in the body. This was the training that I thought I should have gotten in my initial health coach training. I had been told that I "knew enough" already. But I knew I needed more. As a result, I am finally confident in my abilities as a coach and have found the right direction for my business.

Deb Regan

I would not have a Health Coaching practice today without Andrea Nakayama and her team at Full Body Systems. They “put the meat on the bones” of what I learned when I became a health coach.

Brooke Tidball

Full Body Systems has made such a positive impact in my life. It’s allowed me to become very aware of how my body responds to food. My education through Full Body Systems has propelled me to another level—building my confidence to take on more complex clients.

Caroline Stahlschmidt

When I first learned about Andrea's work and Full Body Systems, I knew it was the ideal program for me. I was successful with my health coaching practice but I had a strong desire to work more in the functional nutrition realm. Full Body Systems has literally transformed my own health and my work. FBS gave me the confidence to work with clients at the deeper, functional nutrition level. Her depth of knowledge is incredible but it's Andrea’s ability to truly listen to clients that is the most inspiring to me.

Sandy Himsworth

Full Body Systems has not only changed my practice but has changed my perspective on what I can accomplish! This series of classes has increased my knowledge base—and I now have the confidence to work with more seriously ill clients that the regular medical community had given up on. It has made me a better coach because I now have a larger understanding of different health issues and conditions. My clients are able to see results and improve their health—all thanks to the training that Full Body Systems offered.

Renee Winston

The decision to invest in Full Body System was one of the best decisions I have made in my wellness career. Andrea Nakayama is extremely giving with her materials and knowledge…For me, there were two big moments of revelation in the program: Nervous/Brain Intensive, which helped me to understand why I struggle with some thought processes and how I can support my brain, and Reproductive Intensive—which helped me to dig deep to free some of that pain with nourishment. Many thanks to Andrea and her team for creating an amazing and empowering program!

what physicians say about working with andrea

“Andrea is a world class nutritionist with a huge depth of experience in not only the biochemistry of food but also actually making the information real for people with recipes, anecdotes and “how to” advice. She is dynamic and brilliant and I am thrilled to call her my colleague.”

Dr. Leigh Ann Chapman

“Andrea is gifted at identifying the root causes of dis-ease and using food as her tool to find a graceful and efficient path back to wellness.”

Dr. Liz Wallace
Naturopathic Physician

“It is rare to find someone so knowledgeable, so thorough, so dedicated, and so effective in helping us understand, as she would say, 'what's going on in there.' Andrea Nakayama is that person. Her gift is to be able to practically teach clients and health coaches alike how to decipher, like Sherlock Holmes, a nutritional riddle that is unique to you. If I myself had a nutritional challenge, I would call Andrea.”
Venu R. Julapalli, M.D., Gastroenterologist, Co-Founder of Conscious Medicine

“Andrea Nakayama is a nutrition goddess. Her knowledge of foods and how they affect the body is mindboggling.”

Dr. Jennifer Karon-Flores
Naturopathic Physician

“Andrea is a wonderful and wise team member. When we work together to co-manage patients' cases, I know that they are getting top-notch nutritional advice from someone who also intimately understands functional medicine. I have confidence that Andrea will understand, support, and enhance my treatment recommendations.”

Dr. Travis J. Elliott

Maria Montemayor Valle

Functional Nutrition Lab's Full Body Systems has been one of the best nutrition courses I've ever taken. Thanks to Andrea and her team, I now have amazing tools to help my clients and it has made me stand out from other health coaches in Latin America. FNL is well worth the investment. Thank you so much for helping my practice grow to the next level!

Brian Hedgpeth

Andrea is the impassioned teacher you never want to leave. She teaches using a perfect blend of emotion, story, faith, science, technicality, and evidence.

Donna Mills

When I review the last 10 months I cannot believe how much I learned from FBS. Even though I have a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition, I found these classes offer more practical and clinical information. Every class was full of "Aha!" moments. I love the way Andrea explains difficult concepts. I have to tell you that there were several times during classes that I was brought to tears! I was learning so much—it was overwhelming!

Maureen Wielansky

Now, when a client comes to me with a health issue, I am confident that I can help them. I am able to take the symptoms and create a protocol that is simple and easy to implement. If you are ready to take your business to the next level, you need Functional Nutrition Lab.

Durga Fuller

My confidence has increased and my practice has filled, as I'm able to meet my clients exactly where they are, and I’m able to see a much broader picture for them.

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Beth Schupanitz

I have been so impressed with Andrea Nakayama and Functional Nutrition Lab. The information in her classes has been invaluable—I feel they are better than some of my college classes. This continues to give me confidence to make great decisions for my clients, knowing that they will gain some of this knowledge that I have learned.

Carla Ferrara

I have been practicing as a Health Coach for a few years but I needed the background of how the body systems work together to make sense of nutrition. Looking at the body and symptoms clinically gave me so much more insight. I have learned that I must stay humble and open-minded in order to connect with each client, keep up with the latest science, and empower each client so that they know they are the expert on their body and I am joining them on their journey to better health.

Tamara Gaitten

Taking this course has transformed my business by elevating my confidence dramatically. It has enabled me to take on clients I would have never felt I could, and get amazing results!

Ellen Allard

Not only did I find that Andrea's teaching style lent itself beautifully to the material, I was also able to immediately put what I learned into action—even after just the first class. The sense of accomplishment that I had after coaching a client newly diagnosed with Celiac, with a myriad of other health issues, was well worth the cost of the intensive ten times over. And when I spoke with my client the next week, seeing how the changes I suggested helped improve her health in such a short time, I was thrilled beyond measure. Anyone interested in furthering their studies on how our bodies impact our health should run, not walk, to study with Andrea Nakayama.

Lisa Gatti

Words can't express how happy I am with the caliber of education I have received. Andrea is not a mentor, but the mentor to choose if you are looking for a strong science-based yet practical education in functional nutrition. As a result, I am partnering confidently with medical practitioners, taking on more clients, and seeing real results.

Megan Liebmann

Functional Nutrition Lab has enabled me to take my nutrition counseling skills above and beyond what I ever could have dreamed of.

Nina Birnbaum

Full Body Systems is a must for every aspiring health coach. Andrea makes complex physiology easy to understand and explains each body system and its maladies from a nutrition perspective. The FNL staff is super-supportive and the forum community offers an additional wealth of perspective and information. I highly recommend!

solve even the most complex client cases

This step-by-step Primer introduces you to 3 Tiers of Client Care so that you can crack complex cases and become the go-to practitioner in your community.

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Sally Gabriel

Andrea's teaching style is delightful; she is witty, interesting, and incredibly smart about how the body works. She peppers classes with interesting tidbits that I never heard anywhere else. Her functional nutrition approach is unique. I know that the time and money spent on the program were a great investment for my practice.

Venessa Rodriguez

I am so grateful to have found Andrea and enrolled in FNL . Best. Decision. Ever. I don't think I've ever learned so much smart and applicable information in such a short amount of time. My confidence and ability to help my clients has skyrocketed and I can now more fully step into that role of practitioner and partner in their health journey.

Tina Hoversten

Signing up for the Digestive Intensive with Andrea and Functional Nutrition Lab was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The material is thorough and well presented. On several occasions I’ve posted questions and all them have been answered quickly by Andrea or her team. Not only are they thorough and helpful responses, but they always offer additional encouragement as well. It feels like you are working with them one on one, even from your living room! Andrea has a wealth of information and a sweet spirit that you don’t want to miss.

Annie Stiefel

I am blown away by how easily Andrea makes complex information "digestible” and how much I learned about my body and brain connection and the food I eat. Andrea is one of my "secret tools" i keep in my tool belt for health!

Julie Felsher

Functional Nutrition Lab is a phenomenal program and it has absolutely changed the way I work with my clients. Andrea is amazing at breaking down complex science and making it completely. You’ll find yourself wanting to listen to the classes when they’re scheduled and then wanting to go back and listen again—they are just that good.

Kara Martin Snyder

Admittedly, I was on the fence about signing-up for FNL . I wanted to be sure that it didn't take my eyes off my own growing, health coaching practice. Well, I'm so glad I carved out the time this year! Not only did Andrea make this course fabulously flexible, but also easy to reference. Not only did you pour your own heart and soul into the course, but you shined a spotlight on other speakers and perspectives. You left the functional medicine door ajar for us to peek in and learn.

Jennifer Engels

I would not have the knowledge base or the confidence to run my own detox program if it weren't for all of the education and experience that I have learned by participating in Andrea’s programs. She has changed my life forever in the best way possible.

Mary Langfield

Andrea is a gifted teacher who makes complicated Health Science concepts easy to assimilate and share with your own clients. I would highly recommend Andrea's classes.Learning from Andrea will enhance whatever knowledge you already have of Health and Nutrition.

Jennifer M. Clark

Functional Nutrition Lab's FBS has breathed new life into my practice. I am now able to offer my clients much more comprehensive and insightful coaching, which helps improve their outcomes. Their lung health improves because they are better able to fight infections and inflammation with the improved coaching I am able to provide.

Laureen Wallravin

I learned something new every single class. I am definitely a hands-on and very visual learner and Andrea's style of teaching and explaining the very complex and intricate workings of body systems was just what I needed to take my business to the next level.

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Diana Wiggins

In a word: Brilliant! Andrea is a gifted teacher as well as clinician. She has the genius of presenting complex information in a way that makes it meaningful, understandable and implementable. While I will continue to learn as a health coach, I can approach learning with a renewed meaning. Thank you Andrea, you are indeed changing lives!

Libby Penrod

Digestive Intensive rekindled my excitement and confidence as a health coach. It opened the door to Functional Nutrition Lab: Full Body Systems and I’m completely inspired to continue learning with Andrea and her team. I could not be more excited to be a part of this community and the ongoing amazing experience!

Michelle Sartor

I come from a research background and often find wellness courses thrown together and rather light. I appreciate Andrea's comprehensive and well-prepared teaching style. Her discussions, handouts, and links are helpful to me when I'm learning as well as later when I help clients. Thank you, Andrea!

Marla Hewitt

I have such a love of learning all this, all because of how Andrea has communicated the materials. Her teaching is outstanding, and I really can't thank her enough. The highlight of every week has been anticipating Andrea's classes. There is just so much wonderful information. When an issue comes up with a client, I now have so many resources to go back to! Taking this class was an easy yes, and I am sooooo grateful beyond words.

Martike de Grip

I was interested in how this course dives deeper into several body systems while still viewing them in relation and as part of a whole. I also was very much interested in learning to “peek under the hood" in a more sensible way than modern medicine does. I noticed a major shift in confidence working with clients! I now feel able to further embrace my target market and connect with them in a way where I can be a true coach—where I can better guide and articulate a plan for where to start.

solve even the most complex client cases

This step-by-step Primer introduces you to 3 Tiers of Client Care so that you can crack complex cases and become the go-to practitioner in your community.

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karen Bernstein Shoshana

I’m hard-pressed to imagine the kind of nutrition coach I would be without Andrea, her well-stocked FBS program and the resultant information marinating in my brain cells.

Chris DeHollander

I now look to get to the root cause of whatever is going on with someone's health instead of focusing on their diagnosis. FBS has given me the tools I need to work confidently with complex clients. This investment paid for itself ten-fold as I now am able partner with functional doctors who send me referrals that I wouldn't have been able to help without the knowledge I gained in FBS. Thank you Andrea and Team!

Liz Wickhart

Andrea is probably one of the brightest and most generous teachers available to us in the world of functional nutrition. In fact, I would say, she is defining player in what it means to work with clients and patients within a functional approach to nutrition. Now that I've been through FBS I have so much more to offer my clients and a whole new way of engaging them in their own wellness journey. I’m excited and they’re excited.

Sherri McHenry

Being a student of FBS and a part of the FNL community has been amazing! The information that Andrea teaches is comprehensive, detailed and informative but also taught in a way that is understandable. This program helped me understand just how interconnected our amazing bodies truly are! Thank you for a wonderful year.

Kathleen DiChiara

What differentiates FNL from other functional medicine and nutrition training programs is Andrea's ability to teach physiology through the lens of nutrition. Andrea blends the functional approach with the clinical experience to give you practical advice and guidance. She offers her students case studies and protocols that apply to specific conditions which helped me become an effective health practitioner and nutrition detective.

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Dana Frost

Andrea Nakayama’s Functional Lab Nutrition program is by far the best online learning experience I’ve ever had. She provided rich content in an educational framework that is well organized and easily accessible. I was impressed by the variety of opportunities for questions and direct interaction with Andrea and her team.

Cyndi Stewart

FNL is a wonderful program and group to be a part of. All the teachings and material are 100% relevant for this work, and has provided me the tools, resources and practical knowledge to move in the direction I've wanted for my career. Not only are you fully supported by the FNL team, you also have opportunities to make many connections with those in the class and build a network. The coursework is targeted to keep the focus on what is most important while providing outside expert speakers to provide other additional aspects and perspectives on health and nutrition.

Hana Renee

I recently realized the power of Full Body Systems and Andrea's approach to teaching. I do not need to be the expert on every condition out there. Having a deep understanding of food and physiology and how those two come together, using the tools that Andrea teaches, and listening deeply to our clients is truly the way we DO CHANGE!

Simran Gosain
Karnataka, India

FNL is an amazing program. It has been a life-changing experience for me and has fundamentally altered the way I work with my clients. The Digestive Intensive, specifically, has had the most impact on my work. I use this with all my clients to help them understand how changing their diet can improve their health and their lives. Not to mention utilizing Andrea's done-for-you protocols, which make everything so much easier. I would recommend this course to anyone starting out in the health industry. You will never regret it!

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Bob Nesbitt

Full Body Systems is an absolutely invaluable tool. It isn’t just about science or physiology. It’s also about functional medicine, reframing nutrition, root resolution, being empathetic; learning to inquire, identify and integrate… I now have so many resources at my fingertips.

Trina Mills

I am unaware of any other program offering such a vast amount of practical and important information. Andrea Nakayama and Full Body Systems prepares us to be more effective in our goals to improve ourselves, serve our communities, and coach others who seek true wellness.

Marina Crispi

I truly love the way Andrea Nakayama teaches!! She is able to bring the topic to life so you are able to absorb the content and reference back to it when working with clients. I recommend Andrea's programs over all the others I have taken to whomever asks. Functional Nutrition Labs is the place to be.

Maggie Reinke

I remember debating whether or not I should spend the money on this program a year ago; knowing what I know now, I would pay double. Andrea's teaching style resonated with me and the way she structures the classes provides a platform for many learning styles to thrive. I plan to attend the classes again this year because the amount of material covered is so in depth.

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