Andrea Nakayama is a functional nutritionist based in Portland, Oregon and owner of the online nutrition enterprise Replenish PDX. She’s on a constant journey to support a busy life – to eat well, take the best care of herself, and to learn about the ever-changing needs of her body as she ages. Andrea’s journey to even considering the role of nutrition in health began with a family health crisis. This was in 2000, when her husband was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. At the time she was 7 weeks pregnant. Andrea’s husband was given about 6 months to live. Andrea and her husband researched, learned and changed everything they put in their mouths to optimize its healing potential. Of course Andrea also needed to support her body through the hormonal changes of pregnancy and extreme stress. This has brought her first-hand deeper knowledge of the role of the endocrine system in overall health and the aging processes. Andrea is a passionate spokesperson for the power of food. That passion is driven by the desire to share with her audience the empowering aspects of nutrition and a deeper understanding of the individual and their unique physiology. She offers true transformation through food and diet. Andrea engages the core of each individual; to enliven the natural resources of the digestive system as a pathway to heal all body systems, eradicate deficiencies, and open the channels to invite nourishment and healing.
Andrea has been featured in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine (October 2011) and Thrive Oklahoma Magazine (April 2011) and mentioned in Prevention Magazine (April 2011) and Well & Good NYC (August 2011). She been a key presenter in a number of online TeleSummits and conducts successful online programs for Replenish PDX on a monthly basis.