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 24, 2019

Do you or someone you know struggle with PANDAS or PANS? Jana Roso from Neuronutrition Associates is one of the best in the field of bringing this diagnosis to light! We’re talking all about what it is, diet and lifestyle connections, treatment, labs, and so much more! She is bringing strong evidence with PANDAS/PANS.

This is our LAST Thrival Nutrition Podcast episode – we are transitioning to Functional Nutrition Radio, which you don’t have to do much. You’ll just notice different branding and images and mostly solo episodes with me! 🙂

You can always access old podcast episodes on our website!

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About Jana Roso, MSN, APRN, CPNP

Jana is a pediatric nurse practitioner who practiced in primary care for many years before transitioning to functional medicine. She has found her passion in treating the root cause of illness in chronically ill children. She has completed her MAPS fellowship and is also trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine. She and her partner opened their practice Neuronutrition Associates and focus on treating children with autism and PANDAS/PANS. They wrote and released their book The Parent’s Roadmap to Autism in January.

Dec 18, 2019

If you struggle with infertility, this is an episode to listen to! We’re bridging the gap with functional medicine and infertility with Dr. Gandhi!! We answer questions along the lines of…

  • Estrogen’s place in infertility
  • How thyroid relates
  • How environmental toxins impact infertility
  • Labs you need {Pssst, you most likely won’t get in depth functional medicine panels from a conventionally trained doc.}
  • 3 things you can do with your diet to improve infertility
  • Supplementation

Connect with Dr. Gandhi on FacebookInstagram, and her website!

Connect with Lahana over on FacebookInstagram, and her website! Need to book a 1:1 nutrition consultation with our team of registered dietitians and nutritionists? Head over to request your FREE 15 minute appointment with Lahana to go over what you’re looking for and see if we can help you!

P.S. Check out a super old episode that we did on infertility!

About Dr. Gandhi

Dr. Bindiya Gandhi is double boarded by the American Board Family Medicine as well as the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Physicians. She completed her family medicine training from Georgia Regents University/Medical College of Georgia June 2014. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Georgia with Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology in 2004 and her Doctor of Medicine at American University of Antigua College of Medicine in 2010.

She completed an Integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil in 2016. She also completed Functional Medicine Training with the Institute of Functional Medicine in 2017.Her interests include integrative, holistic and functional medicine, women’s health, preventative medicine, international medicine and health care reform. She’s also a certified yoga instructor and reiki master. She used to practice emergency medicine as well. When she’s not working or writing you can find her in the kitchen cooking, doing yoga or enjoying time with her family and pup.

Dec 10, 2019

Menstrual migraines can be frustrating, annoying, painful, and something that you want to say GOODBYE to forever! Listen in to Dr. Reddy’s and I’s conversation about a women’s menstrual cycle and what is happening with migraines. Leave this episode with a some takeaways of some changes and supplements that you can start incorporating to see how it helps!

Don’t let menstrual migraines be something that you suffer with forever.

Work with a functional medicine practitioner to get the root cause and support you using #foodasmedicine. Some of our favorite quotes leaving this episode:

“Keep the liver happy, like eating green tea, beets, and leafy greens.” + “Butterbur and feverfew and ginger are great for treating acute migraines.”

Do you suffer from headaches in general? Check out our list of some natural remedies! Do not forget that Thrival Nutrition Podcast is transitioning to Functional Nutrition Radio – where it will be mostly solo episodes with Lahana and coming to your ears 2x per week, instead of once! Please leave us a review and rating on iTunes + wherever podcasts play. We love to hear your feedback!

Connect with Lahana Vigliano over on FacebookInstagramYouTube, and her blog! Want to move forward with scheduling a FREE appointment? Click here! We work with women all over the U.S. virtually + in-person in our practice in Austin, TX!

Connect with Dr. Reddy over on her website!

About Dr. Reddy

Dr Reddy is a naturopathic doctor practicing in Irvine, CA. She provides primary care services to patients of all ages, specializing in pediatric care and hormone balancing in women. Dr. Reddy received her naturopathic doctorate from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA.

Dec 3, 2019

Mike + I are talking about MOLD today:

  • What molds are + why they grow in the homes
  • Length of time for mold to grow
  • How to prevent mold growth
  • Testing for mold
  • Is DIY mold remediation good?

Connect with Mold Inspection Sciences Texas on their websiteFacebookInstagramYouTube, and their Google Listing!

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About Mike Marshall + Mold Inspection Sciences Texas

As the chief operations officer of Mold Inspection Sciences, Mike Marshall oversees the company’s operational aspects, coordinate with managers and departments to achieve objectives and goals, promote employee growth, and assist in establishing policies that continue to promote company culture and vision.
In his prior role as director of operations, Marshall served as a growth catalyst, negotiating strong business development, and has been well known for infusing productive energy into building high-performance teams. Mike has worked with Mold Inspection Sciences Texas since March of 2018 and brought with him over 20 years of management expertise.
Mike is also a proud family man, married to his wife Dawn for over 20 years who he has raised 4 amazing boys with. Together Mike and Dawn also have 2 dogs, Lucky and Bear and two cats, Leia and Padme. Mike’s passions in addition to his career include physical fitness and coaching and officiating athletics to include football, wrestling and baseball and the youth and high school levels.

Mold Inspection Sciences Texas, was founded in 2007 by CEO Michael Bains with one simple goal in mind: to provide affordable, professional, and high-quality mold inspection and testing services to people across Texas suffering from the nuisance of mold. Over the past 12 years, MISTX has successfully performed and resolved thousands of investigations, providing safer and healthier conditions for a wide variety of clients to thrive in.

Nov 26, 2019


Epigenetics is a hot topic because it gives us control of what we feel like we don’t have control over – our genetics! Dive into this episode with us to know allll about epigenetics + what you can do to support gene expression!

About Dr. Ashley Beckman

Dr. Ashley Beckman is a doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, functional medicine nutritionist and epigenetic coach. She wrote my thesis on epigenetics and the nutritional benefits of green tea, turmeric, broccoli and resveratrol (in grape skins). Her focus is helping women detox on a cellular level, balance their hormones and optimize their energy so they can juggle motherhood and their business! She creates customized functional medicine plans to get to the root cause of their imbalances. Often simple tests can uncover why we are so tired and simple solutions to bring us back to who we used to be and flourish both at home and in our careers.

Find her on Facebook + Instagram!

Connect with Lahana on FacebookInstagramYouTube, and her blog!

Nov 19, 2019

Postpartum Nutrition

Postpartum nutrition can be a tough for mama due to the demand of labor + trying to recover! We cover these questions in the episode….

  1. Why is postpartum a stage that needs to be taken more seriously and why postpartum nutrition is important
  2. Common postpartum issues
  3. How we can influence postpartum issues with lifestyle
  4. How each subsequent birth makes an impact on our body’s nutritional reserves

Connect with Dr. Hayman over on her websiteInstagram, and Facebook!

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About Dr. Jessica Hayman

Dr. Jessica Hayman is Naturopathic Doctor and mom. She has been in practice for nine years and a mom for eight years. She live in Sedona, AZ and really enjoy being part of the community here. When she had my son, she realized there was a real need for nutritional support for moms in the postpartum phase. That’s a main reason why she created Mama Love Wellness Packs, to make it easy to get the nutrients moms need in order to better care for their babies.

Nov 12, 2019

We sit down with Dr. Krenek today to go over how chiropractic can benefit athletes! If you do sports or your kiddo does sports, you don’t want to miss this episode!

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Don’t forget to book that FREE 15 minute phone call Lahana talked about in the beginning of the show!

About Dr. Michelle Krenek

Dr. Krenek is a Chriopractor who has owned her own clinics Back To Life Chiropractic in both San Antonio and Collyville. She was on the board for Parker University for Professional Programs. As a former coach, she is passionate about chiropractic care for athletes of all ages.

Nov 5, 2019

Struggle with insulin resistance?

What we’re addressing in this episode:

  • What is insulin resistance
  • Diets and IR
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Supplements and IR

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About Dr. Darren Schmidt

Dr. Darren is a chiropractor who has been focusing on nutrition since 1998. He has one of the top 1% private nutrition clinics in the country, and he has trained 4,500 doctors all over the U.S. Most importantly, Darren uses nutrition to get to the root cause of health problems.

Oct 29, 2019

We sit down with Susan Bratton + we get SPUNKY in this episode!!

What we chat about:

  • Why Salad Is The New Viagra
  • How To Supercharge Your Sex Drive
  • Reversing The 2 Major Libido Depressants
  • Libido/Arousal/Desire
  • Hormones Are The King, Queen and Joker!
  • The Sexual Soulmate Pact Technique

Connect with Susan on her websiteInstagram, and YouTubeGet her sexual soulmate pact!

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About Susan Bratton

Susan Bratton is a champion and advocate for all who desire passionate relationships.Considered the “Dear Abby of Sex,” Susan’s fresh approach and original ideas have helped millions of people of all ages and across the gender spectrum transform sex into passion.
Married to her husband Tim since 1993, Susan is an author, award-winning speaker, and serial entrepreneur who teaches passionate lovemaking techniques to her fans around the world. Susan has been featured in The New York Times and on CNBC and the TODAY show as well as appearing on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, and on NBC as the “Marriage Magician.”
Susan is Chair Emeritus of the ad:tech conference; she was both CMO and a member of the Board of Directors for an Anthony Robbins tech start-up as well as serving on numerous boards throughout her career. In 2009, Susan was honored as a “Silicon Valley Woman of Influence” by The Business Journal and as a “Top 10 Internet Pioneer” by AdAge Magazine. In 2010, was bestowed the Lifetime Industry Achievement award by dmg World Media.
Susan’s straight-talking, fearless approach is rooted in her personal experience of watching her sex life wither while she and her husband pursued dynamic careers. When their relationship hit a crisis point, the couple made a fierce commitment to do whatever it took to keep their family together and revive the passion in their marriage. Today, she and her husband have the kind of dream relationship most people long-since stopped believing is even possible—until they discover Susan’s teachings.
Susan is CEO and co-founder (with her husband) of Personal Life Media. Through her company, Susan has authored 20 books includingRelationship Magic, The Passion Patchand30 Romance Tricks That Work Like Magic, as well as her International #1 Amazon best-seller,Sexual Soulmates: The 6 Essentials for Connected Sex.
She has also created and published numerous online courses including her wildly popularRevive Her DriveandSteamy Sex Ed® DVD Collection,as well as programs such as:Seduction Trilogy,Expand Her Orgasm Tonight,The Multi-Orgasmic Lover for Men, Female Liquid Orgasm,andKeep Her Coming.
Millions of couples and singles have been touched by her TV appearances and Better Lover YouTube channel. Through her Insider’s Club newsletter at Personal Life, Susan gives away, free of charge, countless MP3 audios, videos, articles, and ebooks.
Susan believes that shame-free, frequent sexual pleasure is every man and woman’s birthright: “After 25 years of marriage, I know from experience that deep, passionate intimacy with my partner is priceless: a priority that tops my list of must-haves alongside good health and the love of family and friends. I have made it my mission to aid anyone who wants the kind of lovemaking that improves with age.”
She and her husband split their time between their home on Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, California and their cozy beach shack in Encinitas, with occasional trips to far-off lands to visit their globe-trotting daughter.
Oct 22, 2019

SIgA is a super important part of our gut health. Learn why you should be supporting this little marker for your health!

Want to read about this information + find the supplements we talked about? Head over to the blog + check it out!

Needing to get your diet back on track? Struggling with hormonal imbalances, stubborn weight, digestive distress? Work with a dietitian or nutritionist on our team! Learn more about what we do!

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

Oct 15, 2019

Autism + Diet

Looking to see how functional nutrition can play into ASD? We sit down with dietitian Brittyn to talk more about this….

  • Triggers
  • Root causes
  • Lab testing
  • How gut health is tied into autism
  • How avoiding food sensitivities can reduce inflammation
  • What nutrient deficiencies are common + what we can do about it
  • Sensory issues

Join Thrival Nutrition’s Facebook group to get into the community of living more naturally + holistically!

About Brittyn Coleman, MS, RDN/LD

Brittyn Coleman, MS, RDN/LD is a dietitian specializing in autism spectrum disorders and is also a sibling of an individual on the autism spectrum. Through her life and her studies, she realized how much overlap there is between nutrition and autism. During graduate school at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, she specialized in autism spectrum disorders and led her thesis research in food aversions and nutrient intake in children with ASD.

There are very few dietitians specializing in ASD across the country, which makes accessibility extremely low. Because of this, she offers video and phone consults to parents and individuals all over the nation to increase the reach of nutrition therapy and nutrition education for families and individuals affected by ASD. She is extremely knowledgeable about autism in relations to diet, biomedical interventions, food selectivity, food sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, and even nutrigenetics.

Connect with Brittyn on her websiteFacebook, and Instagram.

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Oct 8, 2019

Need a dietitian or nutritionist who practices a functional holistic approach? Check out our Work With Us page to see how Thrival Nutrition can help you!

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We’re sitting down with Dr. Connie Jeon + chatting about…

  • Her journey with being diagnosed with lupus + autoimmune conditions
  • Root causes of autoimmunity
  • How gut health is intertwined with it
  • Natural lifestyle + nutrition approach to lupus
  • Did she feel conventional treatments were a must?
  • What yin and yang energy means
  • Alkaline Foods

About Dr. Connie Jeon

Dr. Connie Jeon is a board certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Registered Dietitian. She found the Alkaline Method utilizing her didactic background as well as her experience as a Lupus patient for over 19 years. She’s created holistic solutions for patients living with autoimmune conditions.

Find Dr. Connie on her websiteFacebook, and Instagram!

Check out Lupus Rebel!

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Oct 1, 2019

Want to read this episode on the blog with all the links I mentioned?! Head over to Thrival Nutrition!

If you're wondering what Hands Foot Mouth natural remedies are out there, find out on today's episode on how you can support your kiddos during a virus infection, like HFM, + what foods can be really nourishing + healing!

Connect with Lahana over Facebook, Instagram, Website, and YouTube!

Sep 24, 2019

We’re sitting down with Austin Thermography owner, Gabi Shannan, to talk about this mammogram alternative – breast thermogrpahy! Have you heard of this?

Breast Thermography

  • What is thermography?
  • What can it do for a breast cancer screening?
  • Who can do it? Who can’t do it?
  • What does it show?
  • Cost
  • Is it safe?
  • So much more!

About Gabi Shannan

Gabi holds a BA in Architecture, but discovered her passion for whole-person wellness after meeting her chiropractor/nutritionist husband in 2003. When her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and a dear friend died at age 42 as a result of breast cancer, Gabi began to research breast cancer screening methods and was led to thermography. Upon learning about its numerous benefits, but finding the availability of thermographic screening facilities in the Austin area were limited to a few traveling technicians from other cities, she determined to establish a full-time local facility so men and women of the Austin area could more easily access medical thermographic imaging. Gabi is a Certified Thermographic Technician, as well as the owner of Austin Thermography.

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Sep 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the new reviews over on iTunes on our podcast! We always appreciate the feedback + love. xo If you haven’t already – please leave us a review on iTunes!

Wondering what these float tanks are all about? Tune into Nick + I’s conversation about float tanks..

  • What are they?
  • How they are beneficial towards stress relief, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and more!
  • Best time to use a float tank
  • Are there times you SHOULDN’T use it?

About Nick Janicki

Nick Janicki is the Founder of True REST franchising. Voted #7 best new franchise in 2019 according to Entrepreneur magazine. True REST has 34 locations open and nearly 100 sold in 16 states. True REST offers floatation therapy in luxury private suites and has helped hundreds of thousands of clients with chronic pain, stress, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. Navy seals are using float pods for super-learning. Elite Athletes are using it for Recovery.

Connect with True Rest over on their website + if you’re interested in franchising a True Rest, check them out here!

Find Nick over on Instagram!

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Sep 10, 2019

Purchase the Thrival Nutrition Fish Oil on Amazon!


Learn about how fish oil can impact your health:

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Cellular Membranes
  • Inflammation
  • Eye Health
  • Brain Development
  • Breastfeeding

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

Sep 3, 2019

Are you wondering how ayurveda can work for kids? We sit down with Sapna Fliedner to talk all things holistic wellness + kiddos. Especially with school here again + flu season around, keeping up and supporting your kid’s immune system is the best thing you could do!

We cover….

  • What is Ayurveda
  • 3 different body types + why this is good to know
  • Detecting illness in your child BEFORE it happens
  • Natural Remedies (Examples inside!)
  • Secret routine of preventing disease

About Sapna Fliedner

Sapna Fliedner is a certified Integrative Holistic health coach in Orange County, California. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and she is formally trained as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a wife, mom, researcher, avid recipe modifier and uses real food as medicine. Her passion is using real, whole, local and organic foods to prevent and reverse disease with her kitchen “farmacy,” especially in children. She believes that food is medicine. She is the co-founder of Raising Sages Integrative Pediatrics in Aliso Viejo, California along with her husband, Dr. Dane Fliedner.

Sapna has traveled extensively throughout Asia and has studied various Eastern Healing modalities like Ayurveda, Pranic Healing and medicinal use of herbs, spices, and essential oils. She works in private practice and is a firm believer in individualized dietary therapy to help her clients navigate the confusing theories that are at the forefront of our modern world. Sapna seeks to find the root cause of illness rather than treating only the symptoms with a band aid approach. She works with children and adults to help them reverse and prevent disease using food as medicine and lifestyle interventions.

Connect with Sapna over on her website + Facebook.

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Aug 27, 2019

Book an appointment with Claire to get your health back on track! She LOVES helping pregnant + postpartum mamas, but also does weight loss, hormonal imbalances, and GI issues!

Listen back to Claire’s episode 2 weeks ago about TOP FIVE FOODS FOR PREGNANCY! This week, we’re chatting about the top five foods to AVOID during pregnancy and we’re also talking about alternatives to the glucose drink that they make you do during pregnancy!

Connect with Thrival Nutrition over on FacebookInstagramYouTube, and our website!

About Claire Stewart, RD

Claire is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and graduated from Texas Christian University with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a yoga instructor, and love combining this practice with nutrition to help others achieve true freedom through health – physically, spiritually, and mentally! Some of her other hobbies include hiking with her husband, cooking & creating recipes, and gardening

Aug 20, 2019

Have you seen those super cool salt caves? Are they worth it? What do they even do? We’re talking with Jack Cramer – the owner of Austin Salt Cave – to talk more about what these salt caves area all about!

If you’re local to Austin, check out Jack’s Salt Cave: 2951 Ranch Rd 620 S #102, Lakeway, TX 78738

Check them out online as well!

Are you ready to get your health back on track now that school is in session? No matter if you’re local to here in Austin or somewhere else in the U.S. – we got your back! Head over to our Work With Us page to learn about what we do + how we can help!

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Aug 13, 2019

Want to book an appointment with Claire? She is AWESOME. Learn more about what we do + how you can take the next steps moving forward toward living your best life!

We’re talking about TOP FIVE FOODS to eat during pregnancy! This isn’t just for pregnancy and baby, but also for mama + making sure you’re nourished + ready for recovery post-labor!

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About Claire Stewart, RD

Claire is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and graduated from Texas Christian University with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a yoga instructor, and love combining this practice with nutrition to help others achieve true freedom through health – physically, spiritually, and mentally! Some of her other hobbies include hiking with her husband, cooking & creating recipes, and gardening.

Aug 6, 2019

PCOS can be super tricky! Dr. Ann Barter brings all the hormone talk, lab talk, nutrition talk, to bring you the latest information on PCOS. What you’ll learn in this episode….

  • What your labs could say with PCOS
  • Symptoms of PCOS
  • Relationship with blood sugar regulation + PCOS
  • How mold is related to PCOS

….and so much more! Tune in!!

About Dr. Ann Barter

Dr. Ann-Marie Barter is on the cutting edge of holistic healthcare. As a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner, she helps people get out of pain and reach their maximum potential through her unique approach she has developed after studying under some of the finest minds in her field. Dr. Barter has always had a mind for high level problem solving. In her early 20’s she was introduced to chiropractic, whereas she had been very skeptical until it changed her life. The treatment was like magic – she felt new and light, like a better version of herself. She immersed herself in school, learning not only the art and science of chiropractic modalities, but also functional blood chemistry analysis, nutrition, applied kinesiology and natural remedies. She now specializes in difficult functional medicine cases, helping people with issues concerning their thyroid, blood sugar, gut health and hormone dysfunction as well as other metabolic conditions. Dr. Barter went to Chiropractic school at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, but when she found out her mother was diagnosed with late stage cancer they moved to Colorado to fulfill her mother’s dream and she opened her first practice. These days Dr. Barter can be found dancing, skiing, running, practicing yoga, biking, hiking, practicing barre or walking her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Ritz.

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Jul 30, 2019

Want to meet us at the Moms Meet Conference? We’re speaking this September at their Wow Summit! Get your tickets, mama!

We’re bringing on Doug Vigliano, Lahana’s husband, on the podcast this week! This episode we’re basically rambling about every day life things, all things Thrival, and hopefully you leave this episode with some giggles about the real, raw, working/personal relationship between Lahana and Doug. We wanted to break up the normal “nutrition education” with some rambling fun.

If you want to make Doug’s dreams come true and make him #influencergoals, follow him on Instagram.

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Jul 23, 2019

We’re speaking with Amber Peterson – our AMAZING health coach from Thrival Nutrition on the podcast this week!  We’re diving into more of the emotional side of eating + Amber is an AMAZING lady to walk you through breaking habits, getting reconnected with yourself and your vision, and diving deep into the “why” of things. We love her on our staff! We’re answering some of these questions today…

  • Where her interest came in with mindful eating
  • Biggest problem with yoyo dieters
  • How to improve your relationship with food
  • Navigating food in social situations
  • How to make a way of eating a “lifestyle” and make it sustainable

Don’t forget to read some top clean beauty products that you can find at Target!!

About Amber Peterson

Amber has a BS in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University and have been a health educator for 10 years along with being a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach as well as a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has worked in clinic and virtual settings for over 3 years.

Want to work with Amber? Send her an email over at 

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Jul 17, 2019

Learn about our pricing, packaging, and steps to move forward working with us to change your health – FOR THE BETTER!

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About Lahana Vigliano, CCN

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Thrival Nutrition. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science and currently pursing her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. She creates tons of free resources in her blog ( and the Thrival Nutrition Podcast that share real food recipes + content that helps women who are wanting to feed and take care of their families healthier + more holistically. She is also the creator of Thrival Nutrition Supplements, which she formulates bioavailable and organic supplements to better support women’s lifestyle.


I hope everyone is well + embracing what is left of summer. I can’t believe it’s almost over and my little girl goes to KINDERGARTEN! Ya’ll this is huge. We will have officially two kiddos in regular school. A turning point that is bittersweet.  
Today, I wanted to hop on solo and talk with you guys about a topic that I feel is VERY important when you’re looking at your hormones and it’s not tested by your conventional doctor. This is why in our practice we use the DUTCH test for hormones to get a really deep look into what you’re hormones are actually doing. We’re not just looking at the levels of hormones you have, like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, but we’re looking at the metabolites + how you’re using it through the body and the different phases of detoxification. This shows SO much about not just your hormonal health, but your overall health and can really answer questions if you have mysterious symptoms, but your doctor tells you that your hormone levels are “fine”.

We’re really focusing in on estrogen today. So, let’s get started. The dried urine hormone test we use tests for your three main estrogens: E1, E2, E3. Your doctor will probably only test for E2 when they check hormones via the blood. E1, also known as estrone, is pretty weak + is the estrogen that becomes dominate during menopause. E2, known as estradiol, is the main estrogen during our reproduction years and also is the most potent. E3, known as estriol, is a big estrogen that happens during pregnancy. E1 and E2 can convert to each other, but E3 can’t convert to any of the other estrogens. 

What happens to the estrogen once it’s ready to go through the detoxification pathway? Phase 1 brings out cytochrome P450 enzymes to metabolize them + this can go down three different pathways. You have your 2-OH pathway that is super protective and this pathway should be the MAJORITY of what you metabolize. There is another pathway called 4-OH pathway that can be dangerous as it can cause DNA damage, increasing your risk of estrogen related cancers, like breast cancer. While some of our estrogen will go down this pathway, it should NOT be the majority. This is the more inflammatory pathway. Last, but not least, another pathway called the 16-OH pathway is very symptomatic and can cause you to have estrogen dominant symptoms and it binds very strong to the receptors on our cell. E3 is usually formed in this 16-OH pathway originating from E1. The metabolite going through the 16-OH pathway has been studied to also be a potential tumor initiator causing DNA changes, which also increases your risk of estrogen related health problems.

During phase 1 detoxification, you need to make sure that you have plenty of B vitamins, vitamin C, selenium, zinc, and magnesium. These nutrients are the cofactors to this phase of detox. Without them, you’re phase 1 will be wonky. 
This is WHY you need to make sure when you’re looking into your hormones, LOOK AT THE TOTAL PICTURE. Do not think that your one serum marker tells you everything you need to know about your estrogen levels and your health. This is why we do the lab test we do in our practice. 

Now you might ask, how does food relate to estrogen phase one detox? That’s a great question. When you know which pathway your estrogen is choosing to go down, we can influence the better pathway by eating certain foods, like more crucferious vegetables. That’s like broccoli, kale, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, etc. These foods help increase that protective 2-OH pathway. There are some supplements that can help as well, like DIM or I3C, but I would never recommend taking these until you KNOW your levels because certain supplements like DIM can actually lower estrogen. You wouldn’t want to lower estrogen if you are low or have a low normal amount. Definitely the statement – “test, don’t guess” works here very well. We can help you figure out what your meals should look like + what nutraceuticals can support your body. 
Another thing that we look at in our practice is your environment – such as skincare, cleaning products, things that hold endocrine disrupting ingredients that can change your hormones. We take a holistic approach looking at mainly your diet, but also other lifestyle factors as well.

Jul 4, 2019

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What we’re covering today about thyroid + nutrition…

  • How the thyroid process works
  • Why full thyroid panels are NECESSARY + not falling for just testing TSH
  • 4 nutrients that are needed for optimal thyroid function

About Lahana Vigliano, CCN

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Thrival Nutrition. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science and currently pursing her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. She creates tons of free resources in her blog ( and the Thrival Nutrition Podcast that share real food recipes + content that helps women who are wanting to feed and take care of their families healthier + more holistically. She is also the creator of Thrival Nutrition Supplements, which she formulates bioavailable and organic supplements to better support women’s lifestyle.
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