Functional Nutrition Radio

Functional Nutrition Radio brings evidence-based information to help you and your family live happier and healthier. Lahana Vigliano, CEO of Nuvitru Wellness, wants to arm women with the knowledge to change future generations + put back hope in health issues where all hope was lost. Lahana is functional medicine trained and looks at health diving deep into the root cause and figuring out how we can get to OPTIMAL health!
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Dec 26, 2017

I'm so excited to be launching the Thrival Nutrition Supplement line next month starting with our multivitamin! Whenever a vision becomes a reality, it's such a bittersweet thing. It's what life is all about. I couldn't have done this process without my husband though, he is seriously amazing. He did all the "hard work" of scouting and finding a good manufacturer, signing paperwork, and all the messy business stuff.

He let me just focus on formulating the perfect multivitamin for you! Which I'm so excited to share with you the difference between mine and MANY others on the market.

If you want to read this podcast episode about how we formulated our multivitamin, head over this way to the blog!

If you want to add your name to the email list, so you can stay up to date with the supplement line and be a part of our launch, do that here!

And if you haven't joined our Facebook Group yet, where have you been?! We need and want you in there! A safe place where you can come to ask questions all about healthy living.

Connect with us over on Facebook + Instagram + the blog!

Dec 19, 2017

I'm so excited to have Dietitian Cassie on the podcast this week! She is a rockstar! I love that she left the conventional nutrition thinking. When I was looking for the perfect nutrition program for me to learn from, the RD program made me run for the hills. I've heard from so many RD's about them having to unlearn many of the typical nutrition advice you'd hear.

I love RD's like Cassie that are willing to go out in the world with an open mind + help teach others about truly creating a healthy lifestyle.

What we cover in the podcast today....

  • Why she left the conventional nutrition mindset
  • The most common misconceptions/myths that are believed to be true
  • How exercise affects weight loss
  • A component from diet that surprises people
  • How to help your metabolism

About Dietitian Cassie

Dietitian Cassie is a globally recognized industry leader in weight loss, a highly sought-after speaker, and #1 International Best Selling Author of Why Am I Still Fat? The Hidden Keys to Unlocking That Stubborn Weight Loss.
For more than a decade, she has helped tens of thousands of women and men achieve the bodies they want—not by starving or skimping, but by feeding themselves foods that fuel effective and sustainable weight loss.
Cassie speaks widely and contributes a regular column, “Real Talk with Dietitian Cassie” in Paleo Magazine. She has been featured on CBS, ABC, WCCO, FOX News, CNN, TIME, Parade, Cosmopolitan, SELF, SHAPE, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness and The Huffington Post.
Check out her free training!

Connect with Cassie over on Facebook + Instagram + her website!

Connect with Thrival Nutrition over on Facebook + Instagram + blog!
Don't forget to join our Facebook group!
Dec 12, 2017

Neurodegenerative Diseases

So excited to be sitting down with Dr. Phillip Oubre talking about neurodegenerative diseases - particularly we are speaking about Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Unfortunately the lifestyle that the standard American lives is leading us down the path of developing neurodegenerative diseases.

What we cover in today's episode.....

  • What's going on in the body when someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or any type of neurodegenerative diseases
  • What lifestyle habits are contributed to increasing the risk of getting a neurodegenerative disease
  • Why Alzheimer's is called Type 3 Diabetes 
  • Nutrients + Supplements that can help support an optimal body and reduce the risk of the neurodegenerative disease 

About Dr. Phillip Oubre

Dr. Phillip Oubre is a functional medicine doctor, working in Austin, Texas. He focuses on the root cause of disease, and foster healing and wellness using Nutrition, Movement, Hormone Balance, Digestion, and Stress Management. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and he can see patients of all ages. I have been trained to care for infants, children, adults, elderly, and pregnant patients.

In today’s healthcare, there is an over-emphasis on illness with a “pill for every ill” instead of a focus on wellness and optimization. He believes that everyone has the potential for wellness.

Connect with Dr. Oubre over on Facebook, YouTube, and his website!

Connect with Lahana from Thrival Nutrition over on Facebook, Instagram, and the blog!

Dec 5, 2017

Speech Development In Kids

We're so excited to be sitting down with Emily Cohen and talk about speech development in kids. Emily is answering common questions about speech development! Some things that we cover in this episode....

  • How the typical language development looks like
  • Things parents can watch out for
  • How you can Play with a Purpose
  • Favorite toys that are speech pathologist approved!
  • What we can do as parents to help nurture this speech development skill

About Emily Cohen

Emily Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP pediatric speech-language pathologist Emily Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP is a licensed pediatric speech-language pathologist with an in-home private practice in Austin. Her mission with Tandem Speech Therapy is to provide parents with a tool belt of simple strategies to use during everyday routines and play. She works to empower parents and their children to connect and communicate better as well as face the world with greater confidence.

Connect with Emily over on her website and Facebook!


Connect with Lahana from Thrival Nutrition on the blog, Facebook, Instagram!

Nov 28, 2017


I'm so excited to have McCall McPherson on the podcast this week speaking about testosterone! Testosterone is an important hormone in both men and women. McCall and I go over everything you'd want to know about testosterone (and let me mention, McCall is an AMAZING practitioner!). She answers questions like

  • What testosterone does for our body
  • Symptoms of high or low testosterone
  • How our lifestyle effects testosterone levels
  • Ideal functional medicine ranges in testosterone (NOT the normal reference ranges most doctors use)
  • How we can raise testosterone
  • How we can lower it

Make sure to get your ATX healthy restaurant resource here!!!!!!!

About McCall McPherson

McCall McPherson is the founder and co-owner of Modern Thyroid Clinic, a thyroid-centered functional medicine practice in Austin, Texas, a general functional medicine practice, Modern Medicine, a physician assistant, recent TEDx speaker and a thyroid patient and guru. Her passion for perfecting hormones stemmed from years of her suffering due to the mismanagement of her own hypothyroidism.

Now she lives, breathes and thrives in understanding the nuances of proper hormone care and understands the dramatic difference it can make in the lives of her patients. Her practice is rooted in balance and realistic expectations. Her passion is in helping burnt out fatigued mothers get their lives back. She also spends her time teaching and advocating for the other millions who aren’t her patients suffering from fatigue and hormonal disruption.

Connect with McCall over on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Connect with Lahana at Thrival Nutrition over on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog!

Nov 21, 2017

When you think of healthy living, do you think coffee and chocolate are possible? Because it is! It was such a blast to talk with Dr. Robin Miller. Love her passion for what she does and she makes healthy living fun and delicious with common favorites like coffee and chocolate. She will also have you falling in love with foods like mushrooms because what they can do for your health!

She gives us awesome healthy living tips that can be found in her book HEALED!

You don't want to miss this episode.

About Dr. Robin Miller

Dr. Robin Miller – an established author (The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife and Beyondand Kids Ask the Doctor), Dr. Miller has gathered the knowledge, insights and anecdotes offered in this book over the course of 33 years of treating patients using the principles of integrative medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine, she trained with Andrew Weil as an Integrative Medicine Fellow at University of Arizona.

She is currently Medical Director of Triune Integrative Medicine, a highly innovative integrative medicine clinic in Medford, Oregon. She blogs regularly for, an interactive health and wellness website founded in conjunction with Dr. Mehmet Oz, where she serves as Executive Advisory Board member. Robin is also a medical reporter and a regular correspondent for KOBI-5, the NBC affiliate in Southern Oregon.

Find Dr. Robin Miller over on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and her website!

Check out her book Healed's website!

Find Thrival Nutrition on Facebook, Instagram, and the blog!

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Nov 14, 2017

Reversing Tooth Decay

A HUGE question that I get all the time is "how do you reverse tooth decay? It is possible?" One of my biggest struggles was finding a good dentist that actually understood the whole body approach to dentistry. The word "holistic" dentistry is thrown around and a dentist could be "holistic" by simply just not using mercury. I wanted more. I wanted a dentist to not just fix things when a problem occurred, but to help me keep a healthy mouth and understanding and recommending MORE than just brushing and flossing.

Duh, everyone knows to brush and floss. When I moved to Austin, I was SO happy to find Dr. Carpenter. I finally found a dentist that understand the nutrition side of oral care and how to take the whole body approach in dentistry.

Today, we're speaking about reversing tooth decay. A hot topic among many moms as we search for a natural alternative to take care of our kiddos.

Dr. Matthew Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter is a holistic dentist and naturopathic doctor in Austin, TX. He is the founder of Transcend Dental. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Association of Dental Research, and many more associations and clubs.

Dr. Carpenter has had the opportunity to study and train with some of the finest dentists in clinical practice today. He has additional training in dental digital imaging and routinely performs complimentary dietary analysis to see if diet and/or lifestyle could be contributing to disease.

Dr. Carpenter has a special interest in nutrition and chronic disease prevention and explore alternative approaches to improving overall wellness and quality of the lives of the patients he serves.

Connect with Dr. Carpenter over on Facebook and his website.

Connect with Lahana from Thrival Nutrition on Facebook, Instagram, and the Blog!

Join our holistic natural living Facebook Group to get around like-minded people and get additional support!

Nov 7, 2017

Birth Control

Birth control is very a common prescription medication that is prescribed to women all around the world. The reasons for using birth control can range from protecting against pregnancy, PCOS, dealing with a painful period, "regulating" your period, and more. But, this is just a band-aid for these problems. Nicole helps us dive into common questions about it. In this episode, we cover.....

  • What chronic diseases risks are increased when you're taking the birth control
  • Why birth control isn't the solution for hormonal issues
  • How birth control drains your nutrients
  • How to wean off the pill
  • How to naturally prevent pregnancy

Make sure to tune into this episode this week if you or anyone you know is taking birth control.

About Nicole

Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women’s Health Coach and creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormonal health in a fun and sassy way. She runs a successful group coaching business and has helped thousands of women from all around the world who are struggling with PCOS, infertility, amenorrhea, PMS and much more. Nicole also cohosts The Period Party, a top-rated podcast on iTunes.
Rather than treating problems or symptoms, Nicole treats women by addressing the root cause of what’s really going on in their bodies and minds. She passionately believes that the fundamentals to healing any hormonal imbalance lie in an approach that addresses the unique physiology of every woman. This is essential to reclaiming and maintaining feminine vitality at any age.
Sign up here for her Fix Your Period Quickstart Kit, a FREE 7-Day E-Course, to discover the top secrets doctors don’t tell you about your hormones, your symptoms & how to finally fix them!
Connect with Nicole over on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blog, and her "Know Your Flow" Facebook Group!
Connect with Lahana from Thrival Nutrition on Facebook, Instagram, Blog, and Holistic Living Facebook Group!
Oct 31, 2017

Gaining muscle can be super intimidating, especially if you're new to exercising or going to the gym. We wanted to sit down with Reggie Lopez, who is a personal trainer out here in Austin, TX. We wanted to answer some commonly asked questions about gaining muscle....

  • How nutrition + exercise go hand in hand
  • How do you bypass the "plateau"
  • Best exercises for gaining muscle
  • Importance of rest days

About Reggie

Reggie was Born and raised in the Bronx New York. He spent 8 years as a sales rep and regional manager in the pharmaceutical industry. Selling in Urology, Endocrinology, Primary Care, Pain Management, OBGYN and  covering territories in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York City.

He is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist, who formed Fitregimen 2 years ago to focus on personalized client care with the goal of helping others obtain their goals while finding their passion for health and fitness.

Connect with Reggie at FitRegimen on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and his website.

Connect with Lahana at Thrival Nutrition on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and the blog!

Join our Facebook Group for extra support in living a healthy lifestyle!

Oct 24, 2017

Read this podcast over on the blog!

Connect with Lahana at Thrival Nutrition on Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Group, and Blog!


Oct 17, 2017

Dr. Sethi is a board certified family physician with additional fellowship training and board certification in Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine.  She has studied with Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Dr. Mark Hyman and other thought leaders. She is a national speaker in the field of Integrative Medicine.  She has a special interest in botanical medicine and culinary medicine and teaches cooking classes and workshops in Austin.  She helps her patients achieve health by focusing on sleep, movement, mind-body practices, nutrition, connection to community and spiritual practices. In her practice, she connects the dots for patients between genetics, the environment, lifestyle and the microbiome.

She enjoys the practice of yoga and has studied various methods of meditation for over twenty years.


Read the blog I wrote about my experience with the 23+me genetic test!


Connect with Dr. Shelly Sethi over on her website + Facebook + Twitter + Instagram!


Connect with Lahana at Thrival Nutrition over on the blog + Facebook + Instagram + Facebook Group!

Oct 10, 2017

Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse and a functional nutritionist – helping people take a look at the whole body approach to health. Today, we are talking about her personal experience with heavy metal detoxing, where heavy metals come from and why they accumulate, we touch on vaccines, and various ways to help reduce the toxic load into our body.

Listen to Cynthia + I's past episodes on episode 10 adrenal fatigue + episode 60 heavy metals!


Find Cynthia over on her website + Facebook + Instagram!


Connect with Lahana over at Thrival Nutrition on her blog + Facebook + Instagram + YouTube.


Join Cynthia + I over at Thrival's Facebook Group to discuss this episode!

Oct 3, 2017

Seth Osgood is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Practitioner through the Institute of Functional Medicine. He has helped people from around the world identify the root causes of complex health conditions while working for and training under Functional Medicine expert Dr. Amy Myers. Seth Osgood is an expert in holistic approaches chronic inflammation and specializes in autoimmune conditions and thyroid disorders. His true passion is helping individuals to build a life that revolves about physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. He is blessed with a beautiful wife and four amazing children.


Check out Seth's blog post about autoimmunity!


Learn more about our 1:1 Nutrition/Health Consulting!


Connect with Seth Osgood over at his website + Facebook.

Connect with Lahana from Thrival Nutrition on her blog, Facebook, Facebook Group, Instagram, and YouTube!


Sep 26, 2017
Read about my experience with the 23+me genetic testing! Tara is a Clinical Nutritionist with a diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She also has training from the Institute for Functional Medicine, specifically in hormones, and is currently studying to become a Certified Functional Nutrition Coach in 2017. Tara is an expert at […] The post Episode 83 – MTHFR Gene Mutations, Methylation w/ Tara Thorne appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
Sep 20, 2017
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Sep 19, 2017
Holding a Board Certification in both Internal and Integrative Medicine, Dr. Ashley Maltz practices Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. She earned her MD and Master in Public Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. She completed her residency in Internal and Preventive Medicine at UTMB in 2011 followed by a 2-year […] The post Episode 82 – Acupuncture Benefits, Eastern Medicine Practices w/ Dr. Ashley Maltz appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
Sep 12, 2017
Dr. Nelson D. Bulmash graduated from the University of Michigan in 1987, with a bachelor’s in Biology and minors in both chemistry and psychology. He completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College in 1991, serving as class president during most of his matriculation. Since graduating, he has spent over 25 years building a […] The post Episode 81 – Russian Peptides, Telomeres, Anti-Aging w/ Dr. Nelson Bulmash appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
Sep 5, 2017
Dr. Phillip Oubre is a functional medicine doctor located in Austin, TX who helps patients discover root causes of their symptoms in order to reverse illness + restore wellness. In this episode, we are busting through cholesterol myths + teaching our listeners why cholesterol DOESN’T cause heart disease, what the ketogenic diet is, who it’s […] The post Episode 80 – What Is The Ketogenic Diet, Keto + Epilepsy + Diabetes, Cholesterol Myth Busted w/ Dr. Oubre appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
Aug 29, 2017
*ONLY A COUPLE MORE DAYS LEFT* To grab our $45 initial 60 minute consultation. Make sure to go HERE and use promo code DIGEST at checkout! Nicole Fennell is a registered dietitian that practices a functional + holistic approach to health for prevention + treatment of chronic diseases. She has a “real food” philosophy + believe […] The post Episode 79 – Liver Health : What It Does, How To Support It + The Truth About “Detoxes” w/ Nicole Fennell appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
Aug 22, 2017
Book your $45 initial consultation with me to start living a healthy lifestyle + tune in on your gut health! Use promo code DIGEST over here! Sara Dean is the host of The Shameless Mom Academy Podcast and the Founder & CEO of Sync Fitness Boot Camp and Transformation Center in Seattle, WA. Sync Fitness […] The post Episode 78 – Become A Shameless Mom, Start Growing, Living With Intention w/ Sara Dean appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
Aug 15, 2017
Get our $45 special promotion for the month of August! Use promo code DIGEST Kelli Foulkrod, MS, LPA, RYT, is a therapist and yoga teacher in Austin, TX with a speciality in perinatal mental health. She combines yoga, meditation, and the healing arts with psychology for a true holistic approach to mental health. Connect with Kelli […] The post Episode 77 – Dealing with Postpartum Depression + Avoiding It w/ Kelli Foulkrod appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
Aug 8, 2017
WORK WITH ME : Sign up for your first 1:1 initial consultation for only $45! Use code DIGEST during checkout. Check out our Picky Eating Class! This is a class that you can take with your kids to teach them why eating healthy is important and how you can make it less scary for them! […] The post Episode 76 – Keeping Your Kids Healthy Going Back To School appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
Aug 1, 2017
*Are you ready to book your appointment with me to get your digestive system the support it needs? Go HERE to book your initial consultation appointment + use code DIGEST to get your healthy journey started!!* Dr. Laura Belus is a naturopathic doctor that graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine + practices in […] The post Episode 75 – Sleep + Melatonin + Whole Foods Detox w/ Dr. Laura Belus appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
Jul 25, 2017
Wendy Hendry is the author of an Amazon Best-Seller, W.A.I.T.loss – The Keys To Food Freedom, Heath + Wellness Coach, and an entrepreneur. Wendy’s passion for health + fitness was driven by her own personal struggle with food addiction and obesity. Her W.A.I.T method has influenced thousands more to overcome food addictions + unhealthy habits. […] The post Episode 74 – Mindful Eating, Food Addiction w/ Wendy Hendry appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
Jul 18, 2017
Lauren Allgood is a chiropractor based out of Austin, TX. She has a chiropractic business with her husband, Jimmy Allgood. When she was younger, chiropractor benefited her through back pain from being a competitive athlete, increased energy levels, and a stronger immune system. While she was working with her cousin who is a chiropractor, she […] The post Episode 73 – Benefits of Pediatric + Pregnancy Chiropractic Work appeared first on Thrival Nutrition.
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