It's time to get to the root cause of your health concerns so you can finally feel better.


You may have just found the only clinic you'll ever need to finally get better. We specialize in helping people who've tried everything and still aren't at the level of health they desire. If you're ready to do what it takes to get well, we can help you.


Started and directed by acclaimed functional nutritionist Andrea Nakayama, Functional Nutrition Alliance is an online nutrition clinic that can help you no matter how complicated your health issues are and no matter where you’re located.

At FxNA, we know that you are unique, and we've developed the tools and frameworks to meet you where you are in order to help you heal.

We recognize that your insides are as unique as your fingerprint.

We tease apart what's true for YOU, so you can feel better-even when nothing else has worked.

Our tools and frameworks help you no matter where you are on your journey.

How we approach your health:

At FxNA, we've taken the teachings of Functional Medicine and customized them for nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Our unique approach allows us to reveal the source of your suffering and create a customized nutrition and lifestyle solution for you.

We work from two foundational truths:

1. You are unique.

Your physiology, and your symptoms, are the way they are today because of myriad factors which are singular to you. You do not fit into a formula. You are not a statistic. You are an individual with a particular history, body, and lifestyle.You also have goals and dreams that are unique to you. We work with all of these factors to create a custom-made plan for you.

2. There are likely many root causes to your symptoms.

Alzheimer's researcher Dr. Dale Bredesen coined the term "36 holes in the roof" to describe chronic illness. There are many factors to your suffering, and we need to address them all. There is no single pill or protocol that will help you get well. We need to find all the holes in your particular roof, and plug as many of them as we're able. This is our commitment to you.

To ensure that functional nutrition is the next best step for you, please let me know how to reach you!

Then I'll be in touch via email with our next steps (no commitment necessary). I want you to be able to find the resolution that works best for you!

Who is Andrea?

Andrea Nakayama is the heart, soul, and founder of both Functional Nutrition Alliance and Functional Nutrition Lab. Her dedication to helping the chronically ill was born of a tragedy—the death of her young husband to a brain tumor when their only child was just 19 months old. Andrea has made it her mission to help people across the globe who have tried everything to get to the root cause of their symptoms and finally get better.

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What makes our therapeutic plans so successful?

We recognize that you are an individual with unique needs. Rather than trying to fit your symptoms into a one-size-fits-all formula, we take the time to get to know what is really going on in your body and your life.

I've created a specialized counseling approach that looks at all aspects of your history and your health, and our process gives us a deep, intimate understanding of what makes you, you. This enables us to yield the most effective therapeutic plan to meet your goals.

There are four steps in our unique process:

1. We help you remove the top inflammatory culprits in your diet and lifestyle. We call this “clearing the muddy waters.” This step reduces systemic inflammation (the cause of so many symptoms) and helps us see what is going on in your body that is unique to you. We consider this a “non-negotiable.” Without taking this step, it’s hard to go to the next level of treatment and care.

“Through nutritional counseling, laboratory testing, and seasonal cleanses, I have experienced transformational healing and restoration at a cellular and emotional level. It has been astonishing for me to learn how much “food” affects “mood”, and how linked “sugar cravings” were to the food combination of dairy and wheat for me. I have seen my energy, my happiness, and my clarity of thought improve, as well as a return of my agile body”. ~ Kathryn
“Andrea’s system of teaching – combined with actual recipes, healthful protocols, emotional support, and SO much specific, useful information – has really brought enormous changes in my life in a relatively short amount of time. Thank you!” ~ Cassi

2. After we clear the muddy waters, we focus on the symptoms that still remain. We take a careful history, listening to all aspects of your story, in order to identify triggers and root causes in your past and present life. Through this process we also aim to address any deficiencies that might be getting in the way of your healing. These may be nutrient or lifestyle deficiencies.

“I’ve been having such a wonderful and encouraging experience with the FxNA team. It’s a huge contrast to what I’m used to in all my hospital trips. I appreciate that you all reviewed my intake form ahead of our conversations and that you communicate with each other so everyone can be on the same page and work together to make the best plan for me. The correspondence is clear and personal, and the technical tools for scheduling and processing are easy to use. Maybe more than anything, I appreciate the kindness and encouragement.” ~ Ned

3. We work with you, taking into consideration your current situation and life demands, to create a custom plan that feels right to you and evolves with your progress and your needs.

“Rather than adhering to one dietary philosophy, the FxNA nutritionists draw from a variety of different diets, tailoring them to the individual’s needs. By gently “crowding out” the culprits and providing us with delicious, healthy alternatives, they transformed a huge undertaking into a very positive experience. Our healing journey, thanks to FxNA, has been life changing for every member of our family!” ~ Joanna
“I was sick for many years before I found FxNA. They stripped down my diet and built it up again with so much care. I’m as close to remission as is possible for my diagnosis. I tell anyone with Crohn’s that they should call FxNA.” ~ Anthony

4. We’re with you every step of the way! That means partnering with you and any other providers on your healthcare team that understand the need for a collaborative approach. We ultimately believe that today’s health challenges are best served by practitioners and patients working together. You shouldn’t have to go through this alone!

“Andrea is a great health provider because she combines expertise with profound respect for the individual. She does not impose dogma. She adapts relentlessly to a patient’s progress and setbacks. I hesitate to say it, because testimonials lose credibility the bigger the claim they make, but Andrea’s work has changed my life. More directly, her advice resolved a debilitating chronic condition that no allopathic system could. She is a brilliant teacher and guide.” ~ Rachel
“As we began to implement fairly dramatic dietary changes, she described the need to move slowly and she promised to hold my hand every step of the way. Responding to each and every email immediately, tailoring hand outs and the FxNA team has been consistently available to me, so willing to endlessly share her expansive knowledge. It is a process and FxNA is there for the journey, attentive, compassionate and dedicated.” ~ Barbara

Note: Our work is most successful with people who are willing to make significant changes in their diet and lifestyle in order to get better. For more information and details, you can read answers to common questions about the FxNA counseling approach here.

To ensure that functional nutrition is the next best step for you, please let me know how to reach you!

Then I'll be in touch via email with our next steps (no commitment necessary). I want you to be able to find the resolution that works best for you!

the rest of the FxNA clinic team:

Jennifer Baum

Jen, Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner, Certified Bioindividual Nutrition Practitioner, and Certified Holistic Health Coach, combines her passion for whole foods preparation, knowledge of functional nutrition and real-life experience as a mom with two kids with special health needs to help adults, children and whole families create a personalized path to sustainable wellness. She works with clients to facilitate nutrition and lifestyle changes that are manageable and effective for optimum health. (FNLP, CBNP, CHHC)

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Katie Pugh

Katie, a Wellness and Life Coach, is passionate about nutrition and supporting people in their path towards living a life in harmony and partnership with their bodies. With medical knowledge cultivated from her training as a Naturopathic Physician, and a deep reverence for individuality, Katie creates a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to share the details of their history, experiences and symptoms. (ND)

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Sandra Brougher

Sandra, Certified Functional Nutritionist and Lifestyle Practitioner, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified Gluten Practitioner, and Certified Holistic Health Coach, has found through her experience, that no two people are alike. Her passion for helping people feel seen for their uniqueness, along with her understanding of nutrition and bioindividuality, allows her to help clients create their unique paths to wellness. (FNLP, NTP, CGP, CHHC)

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Caroline Stahlschmidt

Caroline, Certified Functional Nutritionist and Lifestyle Practitioner, Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, and Certified Holistic Health Counselor, weaves together her knowledge of functional nutrition, whole foods education, yoga, and transformational coaching to create full-spectrum healing protocols for her clients. She is passionate about helping clients cultivate sustainable lifestyle changes that allow them to take control of their health. (FNLP, MSHNFM, CHHC)

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Brandin Roa

Brandin, Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner, Natural Nutrition - Clinical Practitioner, Certified Professional Cancer Coach and BioIndividual Nutrition FOUNDATIONS Practitioner, is passionate about healing the whole person. With her focus on the individual, Brandin cultivates a compassionate, safe and empathetic connection with clients, creating the space for them to share the story of their health journey and the details of their life history. (FNLP, NNCP, CPCC)

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Amber Robertson

Amber, Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner and Certified Holistic Health Coach, wholeheartedly believes in the power of the individual to participate in their own well-being. Amber enthusiastically supports and educates clients on the impact that food has on their physiology. She integrates her love for whole foods cooking with her education in functional nutrition to teach clients how to use real food to promote optimal health. (FNLP, CHHC)

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Megan Liebmann

Megan Liebmann

Megan, Certified Functional Nutritionist and Lifestyle Practitioner, Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, and Certified Holistic Health Counselor, works as a guide to help each person cultivate their physiological and spiritual nourishment through her work with botanical medicine, Functional Nutrition, food, supplemental therapies and lifestyle modifications. She creates a bridge from the place at which you enter the process of our nutritional support to the place of nourishment and revitalization. (FNLP, MS, CHHC)

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