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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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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 amber@thrivalnutrition.com 

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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!

Connect with Lahana over on InstagramFacebookYouTube, and the blog!

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 (www.thrivalnutrition.com) 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.

Transcript

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

Get your FISH OIL from Thrival Nutrition on Amazon Prime RIGHT NOW! Launch day excitement – whooo hooo!

Check out our packages + what we offer over on our website + fill out the form to get your free 15 minute phone call scheduled to do the first step towards better your health!

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 (www.thrivalnutrition.com) 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.
Connect with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thrivalnutrition) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/thrivalnutrition).

Jun 25, 2019

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Book an appointment with one of our dietitians!

Have you heard of HPA Dysfunction? Well, we’re talking about it:

  • The process of HPA axis
  • How it impacts us
  • What is HPA dysfunction?
  • What causes the dysfunction?
  • Top 3 supplements for HPA dysfunction

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 (www.thrivalnutrition.com) 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.
 
Connect with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thrivalnutrition) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/thrivalnutrition).
Jun 4, 2019

Wondering what to get your dad for Father's Day outside of the normal grill or tool set? We share our top 10 HEALTHY Father's Day gifts that will make a dad/husband who is more into health/fitness happy!

Read the list here!

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

May 31, 2019

Have you heard that you can’t eat a steak because it raises your risk of heart disease? We’re calling BS in this episode as Dr. Stephen Hussey lays down the science and truth behind what actually causes heart disease. We’re talking

  • Human Diet Evolution
  • Why “saturated fats” aren’t bad
  • What really causes heart disease
  • Nutrients you get from animals that you can’t get from plants

About Dr. Stephen Hussey

Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner. He attained both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. He is the author of two books on health; The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health and The Heart: Our Most Medically Misunderstood Organ. Dr. Hussey guides clients, or health participants as he likes to call them, from around the world back to health by using the latest research and health attaining strategies. In his down time he likes to be outdoors, playing sports, reading, writing, and spending time with his wife and their pets.

Connect with him over on his websiteFacebookInstagram, and YouTube!

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May 21, 2019

Do you know about the intuitive eating movement? The non-diet, every food has place in your diet, no negative feelings when you eat an "unhealthy" food, etc. I'm not totally against it because the emotional aspect of it is 100% true, but in this episode, I'm challenging some of the things that are taught - such as "every food has a place in your diet".

Dive in with me to hear my opinions and experience in a clinical setting!

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 (www.thrivalnutrition.com) 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.
 
Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram!
May 14, 2019

Wondering what are some natural supplements or nutrients that can help you with your allergies if you find yourself always choosing over the counter antihistamines? We talk about natural alternatives!!

Find the exact supplements we're talking about on our blog! 

Connect with Lahana over on Facebook, Instagram, and our blog

May 7, 2019

I'm SO excited to have Dr. Z and Mama Z on the podcast this week. I first saw Dr. Z's work in his book Healing Power of Essential Oils and fell in love with how he teaches how to apply essential oils and use them in your day to day life! In this episode, we're chatting about..

  • Why you don't need to restrict calories to lose weight
  • How essential oils can help reduce cravings
  • Why you can't use "slow metabolism" as a scapegoat
  • How you can get past bad habits
  • Other ways you can use essential oils in your journey to weight loss

Get a copy of their new book - ESSENTIAL OIL DIET!

About Dr. Z + Mama Z

ERIC ZIELINSKI, DC is the author of the national bestseller The Healing Power of Essential Oils. Dr. Z has pioneered natural living and biblical health education since 2003. Trained as an aromatherapist, public health researcher, and chiropractor, Dr. Z started NaturalLivingFamily.com in 2014 with his wife, Sabrina Ann, to help people learn how to safely and effectively use natural remedies such as essential oils. Now visited by more than six million natural health seekers every year, NaturalLivingFamily.com has rapidly become the number one online source for biblical health and non-branded essential oils education.
 
SABRINA ANN ZIELINSKI is a certified group fitness and martial arts instructor, health coach, lactation consultant, and a natural health guru. The mastermind behind the allergy-friendly food recipes and do-it-yourself remedies featured on their website, she’s known as “Mama Z” to many fellow moms who are looking for natural ways to care for their families.
 
Connect with them on Dr. Z's Facebook, Mama Z's Facebook, Instagram, their website, podcast, YouTube!
 
Interested in learning more? Get in their Essential Oils Masterclass.
 
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Apr 30, 2019

There are SO many magnesium forms on the market - which one works for you and your goals? Tune in to see which one may be right for you!

If you are wanting to dive deep into your bioindividuality, let our team of nutritionist + dietitians help you! We practice functional nutrition specializing in hormone health, digestive health, weight loss, and helping you figure out the root causes to stubborn symptoms + how you can use food as medicine + supplements to upgrade your life!

Book your free 15 minute phone call here!

Want to purchase our Thrival Nutrition Multivitamin over on Amazon? We use magnesium citrate in our multi! 

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

Apr 23, 2019

Are you a newb at EMF?! I am too! I’m so excited to sit down with Dr. Kristin Moore to go into a deep dive to learn allll about EMF.

  • What is EMF? Kinds of EMF?
  • How EMF affects our health
  • Her thoughts on wearables (like Fitbits and Apple Watches)
  • What is going on with this new 5G coming?
  • How we can reduce EMFs with our phones and home
  • Where are some places that we aren’t even thinking that emits EMFs?
  • How we test for EMFs

About Dr. Kristin Moore

As a chiropractor and natural minded health practitioner, I have always been interested in the chemicals and toxins that we are exposed to regularly that could be depleting our health. However, it wasn’t until a family member grew ill from a potentially EMF related issue that I became fully aware of the negative health impacts that EMFs can have. When I started diving into the research, I learned about how wide-spread the effects truly are and that hardly any of us have even been asking the question, “could my electronics be impacting my health?” I have made it my mission to educate others on the harmful effects of EMFs and to empower people to make simple and easy changes that can make a huge difference in their exposure and potentially make a difference in their overall health as well.

Connect with her on her website + Instagram + Facebook!

Connect with Lahana on Instagram + Facebook + her blog!!

Apr 16, 2019

Have you heard of histamine intolerance?! We sit down with Dr. Emily in today’s episode and ya’ll this one is SO good. Unfortunately, we had some connection problems during this interview, so I edited the best I could and stay tuned at the end, so I can share with you some parts of it I had to cut out because of the communication breaking up. I didn’t want you guys to miss out!

  • What is histamine intolerance?
  • How do you feel with histamine intolerance?
  • Why we get a DAO enzyme deficiency?
  • Gut health related to histamine intolerance
  • Foods higher in histamine
  • Testing for histamine intolerance
  • Stress + histamine
  • Supplements for histamine

About Dr. Emily Hecker

Dr. Emily is owner of her clinic, Enlighten Functional Medicine and founder of Your Fertile Solution. She is a board certified chiropractic physician who is passionate about Functional Medicine. Patients seek her out specifically for nutrigenomic support for those who have a genetic polymorphism for MTHFR, histamine intolerance, mycotoxin illness and infertility. She is proud to offer nutritional consults for her patients.

She specializes in supporting those with autoimmune diseases, MTHFR polymorphisms, food sensitivities and inflammation. She has had extensive training in understanding the methylation pathways trained by Dr. Ben Lynch, world leader and expert in MTHFR. She has post doctorate training in Functional Endocrinology, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Neuroimmunology, Thyroid Disorders, Chiropractic Craniopathy, and the Webster Technique.

Connect with Emily over on Facebook + Instagram + YouTube!

Connect with Lahana over on Facebook + Instagram + her blog!

Apr 9, 2019

We’re sitting down with Bridgit Danner about progesterone and women’s cycles this week on the podcast! Some questions we’re answering today…

  • Progesterone’s role in our body
  • Progesterone connected to sleep and anxiety
  • Progestin versus progesterone (Progestin is what is found in birth control)
  • Reasons women get low progesterone
  • Natural ways increasing progesterone
  • Bioidentical progesterone

Want to grab a free phone call with Lahana and her team of dietitans and nutritionists? This phone call we will learn about you and what you’re looking for, along with how we work. Let’s see if we’re a good fit!

About Bridgit Danner

Bridgit Danner has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2004 and certified Functional Diagnostic practitioner since 2015. She gave over 12,000 treatments in her years working as an acupuncturist & led a staff of 10 at her practice.Her interest in natural health grew from an interest in protecting the environment. Even as a child, she was donating her allowance to Greenpeace and writing cosmetic companies to ask about their practices!While busy running an integrative wellness center in Portland, Oregon, she developed an environmental illness due to toxic mold in her home. Already experienced in hormone management and nutrition, she became acutely aware of the powerful impact of the environment on her health.   She and her family lost their house and everything in it to toxic mold, and moved 1,000 miles to the Arizona desert to heal. Bridgit now educates about toxins and detoxification through her blog, online programs, product shop and Facebook group. She also works with private clients on customized functional medicine protocols for healing.

Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and her website!

Connect with Lahana on FacebookInstagram, and her blog!

Apr 2, 2019

Struggling with endometriosis? We’re covering what you can do with your foundation {nutrition, sleep, stress, environment} can impact endometriosis! We’re answering the questions…

  • What foods should I be focusing on with endometriosis {AND what should I be avoiding}
  • Lab tests for endometriosis
  • Supplements for endometriosis

BOOK YOUR FREE PHONE CALL TO GET YOUR PERSONAL NUTRITION PLAN!

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. 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 (www.thrivalnutrition.com) 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.

Connect with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thrivalnutrition) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/thrivalnutrition).

Mar 13, 2019

Depression is rampant in our society. While there are many factors that can influence your mood and cause depression, Beth and I focus in on her journey as a young adult being diagnosed with major depression and how she used nutrition, supplements, and functional lab testing to find out answers and solve depression….FOR GOOD!

  • Link between gut health + depression
  • Depression and thyroid
  • Micronutrient Deficiencies tied to depression
  • Recommended lab testing
  • We answer if anti-depressants are a forever answer

Book a FREE call with us to see how we can help YOU!

About Beth Jameson

A registered and licensed dietitian, Beth earned a B.S. in dietetics and completed a dietetic internship at Iowa State University. After working in a variety of specialties within the hospital, she earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Depaul University. Beth is passionate about helping people feel their best through nutrition intervention.

She believes each person is unique and should approach health individually through lifestyle changes that foster whole health. This includes eating real food and herbs, exercising regularly, maintaining spiritual connectedness, and helping people discover they can cook healthy meals for the entire family in spite of constraints with time, budget or picky eaters.

Connect with us over on Thrival Nutrition at our blogInstagram, and Facebook!

Mar 5, 2019

Have you heard all about the adrenals? Adrenal “fatigue” is the talk of the town in the functional medicine / holistic space, for GOOD reason. It’s important to take care of these little guys + we’re diving into the deets in our session today with Dr. Zgraggen….

  • What is adrenal “fatigue”
  • Why are adrenals important, aka their function!
  • Testing that is done for adrenals
  • Supplements that support adrenal function
  • Foods that support adrenal function
  • Keto diet + adrenals
  • Thyroid + adrenal connection

About Dr. Stephanie Zgraggen

Dr. Stephanie is the clinical director of Lime and Lotus Healing Arts Center in Charleston, South Carolina and is an author and leading expert in women’s health. Her private practice is centered on functional endocrinology, lifestyle modification and whole food supplementation. Her expertise includes functionally evaluating thyroid, adrenals, male and female hormone imbalances, and digestion. Her mission is to empower women on how they can transform their lives and incorporate nutrition, supplements, and positive lifestyle choices. She has written for national publications such as Chiropractic Economics , Natural Awakenings and Nutrition Perspectives and has shared the stage at events with Elizabeth Gilbert and Marianne Williamson.

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Connect With Us!

Connect with Lahana over at FacebookInstagram, and her website|blog!

Connect with Dr. Stephanie at FacebookInstagramYouTubeTwitter, and her website!

Feb 26, 2019

Tired of having low libido? In this week's podcast we're going over...

  • Reasons why you may have low libido {prescription medications, hormones, etc.}
  • What you can do about it {Supplements, foods, nutrients}

Want to book your free 15 minute phone call with us? The Thrival team is accepting new clients!

About Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is a certified clinical nutritionist and owner of Thrival Nutrition. She helps women use food as medicine + functional lab testing to help them learn more about their health + how it relates to diet and lifestyle. She specializes in hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, weight loss, and helping women feed their families healthier!

Connect with Lahana over on Facebook, Instagram, and her website!

Feb 21, 2019

Are you ready to tune into the science behind Ariel’s natural skincare line + why we should be avoiding toxic ingredients in skincare? I LOVE science + I aim for you to learn something in each episode + not give you “fluffy” information…..you know the information that is basic everyone knows. I want to dig with you, so we can learn together. This is what Ariel will go over in today’s episode…

  • Her journey with natural skincare
  • Toothpaste that actually can prevent cavities?
  • Top toxins in traditional skincare
  • How to detox if you’re struggling with switching to natural product (ahem, deodorants!)
  • Favorite natural ingredients that are amazing for your skin!
  • Marketing in skincare – the “organic” and “natural” claims!

About Ariel

Ariel is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Co-Founder of Treat Yourself Inc, a wellness company that creates Holistic Self-Care Inspired by Nature. The Treat Yourself product offerings include whitening Clay Tooth Powders, Natural Deodorants, facial serums (Beauty Nectars), honey masks (Sugar Coats), clay masks (Mud Veils), and more. All ingredients are carefully chosen for purity and potency to create the highest quality and most functional products possible. 

Ariel is passionate about safer skincare, herbal medicine, and nutrition. She studied at UC Santa Cruz where she received a BS in Neuroscience and BA in Psychology, then at the Nutritional Therapy Association where she became a certified NTP. She lives in Northern California where she currently practices Nutritional Therapy and continually researches the science of how herbs and certain foods interact with the body. 

Through her own wellness journey Ariel has discovered the importance of using food as medicine, as well as the magic of plants and nature. She works to empower people to take charge of their health and transform themselves using holistic lifestyle interventions. Ariel is also dedicated to educating the public on cleaner personal care products and nontoxic living.

Connect with her on her websiteFacebook, + Instagram! Don’t forget her skincare’s Instagram too!

Connect with Lahana from Thrival Nutrition on her websiteFacebook, and Instagram!

Feb 13, 2019

Are you a yeller? Do you want to be? Did you grow up with having a parent as a yeller? In the gentle parenting world, parents are trying to be better, have more patience, and stand firm, but gentle. Is that even possible? We sit down with Jeanette Hargreaves, who helps mothers do just that – STOPPING YELLING! We dive into…

  • Does our past make us a yeller?
  • What does a yeller look like?
  • What can we do if we find ourselves yelling?
  • Applicable tips to avert from yelling + stay calm + collected!

About Jeanette Hargreaves

Jeanette Hargreaves, life coach, specializes in helping moms who lose their temper. She teaches them how to be self-regulated and break the hot-temper cycle in the family. She openly talks about her own path learning how to break the cycle (one time, she threw banana bread).

Connect with her on her websiteFacebook, and YouTube!

Connect with Lahana on her blogFacebook, + Instagram!

Feb 5, 2019

I think we’ve all been there. The overwhelming feeling of alllll the things we have to do as women and mothers. It’s so easy to fall into a trap thinking “THIS is motherhood? Ugh!”. Jenni + I are encouraging you to turn that frown upside down! What you’ll learn during this episode…

  • How Jenni has handled the transition to motherhood, while being a wife, working, and running a business
  • Ways that you can reduce overwhelm in motherhood + find joy in it again

About Jenni

Jennifer Blossom is a occupational therapist, mom of one, wife, and founder of Blossoming Mommy and Baby! She was born and raised and currently lives in Alaska with her family. Blossoming Mommy and Baby is founded on helping moms develop the tools and skills to create a meaningful motherhood. She has personally struggled with eating disorders, panic and anxiety attacks, infertility, and postpartum anxiety. Through her valleys, she had no choice but to continue moving forward and in doing so, she discovered the tools to cultivate a gentle and nourishing approach to life and momma-hood.

Connect with Jenni on her websiteInstagram, and Facebook!

Connect with Lahana from Thrival Nutrition over on FacebookInstagram, and her blog!

Jan 22, 2019

Wondering how coffee can be health changing?! We sit down with Emily Morrow this week to talk about this coffee that incorporates Reishi mushroom + what health conditions that she is seeing it helps! We go over…

  • What is Ganoderma Coffee?
  • What health benefits does it have?
  • How you incorporate it into your life?
  • Multilevel Marketing
  • Can you drink this if you’re sensitive to caffeine?

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About Emily Morrow

Emily is a nutritionist in Dallas, Texas and the blogger behind TheEmilyMorrow.com. In her practice, she helps people find the root cause of why they might not feel, look or perform their best, and creates healthy gluten free, whole food based recipes and meal plans.

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Jan 15, 2019

TO ENTER AND WIN THE GIVEAWAY on IG, Find the post on Thrival Nutrition’s Instagram with Carrie’s podcast quote + be the first to say I WANT IT! You’ll get a FREE SIGNED copy of Carrie’s new book!

Today’s podcast, we sit down with Carrie Harper talking about diastasis recit! She is an expert in this area mamas + you’ll love this episode, this is what you’ll learn…

  • What made her first attracted to working with women who had diastasis recti
  • What her new book teaches
  • Tidbits that is inside her new book that you might find REALLY surprising
  • What you can do before or during pregnancy to help reduce/prevent diastasis recti

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About Carrie

Carrie Harper is a fitness professional with over 20 years of experience in group and personal training. She is a writer, speaker, and teacher in all things fitness and a specialist in pre and post natal fitness. Carrie has spent the last 10 years studying and developing therapy systems to help post natal women recover from childbirth, particularly from the very common core injury, Diastasis Recti. She made the Diastasis Recti Recovery and the new best selling book “Flatten my Postpartum Belly”

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Jan 8, 2019

We are SO excited to have Dr. Brighten on the Thrival Nutrition Podcast talking about post birth control syndrome. We cover this hot topic with you right before her book launch at the end of the month – you’ll want to grab yourself a copy! We go over….

  • What birth control does your body
  • Nutrient depletion with the pill
  • Gut and birth control connection
  • What post birth control syndrome is and what you can do if you’re suffering from it
  • Learn about what you can do if you’re wanting to get off the pill
  • Natural birth control alternatives

About Dr. Brighten

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the founder of Rubus Health, a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in women’s hormones. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Brighten is the author of Beyond The Pill, a 30 day plan to support women on birth control, help them transition off, and eliminate symptoms of post-birth control syndrome. She is a speaker, women’s health advocate and a medical advisor for one of the first data-driven apps to offer women personalized birth control recommendations.

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Dec 25, 2018

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Welcome to the Thrival Nutrition Podcast with me as your host, Lahana Vigliano, owner of Thrival Nutrition + board certified clinical nutritionist. We’re on episode 145 talking about lessening your stress in the New Year. Stress is a heath issue often overlooked, but it’s JUST as important as eating healthy and exercising. I want you to leave stress behind this year. Well, as much as possible. I understand sometimes life throws us into crazy situations, scenarios, and things we can’t always control, BUT for the most part, stress from our every day hustle and problems are something that we CAN control.

Before we get started, I wanted to thank ya’ll from the bottom of my heart for waiting patiently for our multivitamin to come back in stock. Hopefully, that is the LAST time we will ever be out of stock and we’ll reorder on time. We’re still getting used to this whole supplement gig. But seriously, thank you for bearing with us + it’s NOW available on Amazon again! If you follow me around social media, you probably already know that, but for people that strictly follow me here on the podcast. IT’S HERE! Finally! Just in time for the New Year! Go into the show notes + order yourself a bottle over on Amazon to start your New Year nourished up!

This podcast is also a hint on what’s to come in the New Year with expanding our supplement line! We’re so excited about it + I’ll let you know more when we start the production process of product #2, but it’s going to be a good one to take if you find your stress levels hard to handle.

What does stress do to our body?

Let’s get a little science-y for a second for all my science nerds out there! I know for me that learning more about the body and what it’s doing helps me understand things better + motivate me to make this a priority! Stress comes in many different ways – emotionally, physically, mentally. It all triggers the basic same stress response. It puts our body into fight or flight and you’ll find that we never really get into rest + digest. Legit, our body thinks it’s running from a tiger 90% of the time. Eventually, this totally wears down on the body leaving us susceptible for health issues.

Why would our body focus on reproducing if it’s in fight or flight? How can the body fight off an illness if it’s run down? Why would it focus on digesting foods if you’re about to run?

You might be feeling extra adrenaline – which increases your heart rate, increases blood sugar due to the body getting ready to have you have access to fuel to “run” if needed, and stimulates that blood flow to areas like your muscles. These are all AMAZING effects for when you really need to “run” and legit fight or flight, BUT most of the time,  our day to day stress doesn’t need extra blood sugar/fuel or our heart rate to increase.

The second hormone that is increased during stressful periods of time is cortisol. Cortisol does the same thing that adrenaline does with increasing blood sugar. Taking glycogen (which is stored blood sugar) from our muscles and turning that into readily available sugar/fuel to again…”run”. 

When we’re chronically stressed, these levels are high ALL THE TIME. This increases cardiovascular disease, cancer, common colds and flus, adrenal issues, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, diabetes, you name it! Stress is the ultimate factor that can make or break your body.

Gut + Stress

I want to dive into the the gut + stress connection really quick because if you’re not new around here, you guys know I’m CONSTANTLY talking about gut health. It’s the foundation to every other organ and system in the body because this is one of the first place where we interact with the outside environment. If our gut doesn’t work, we aren’t able to break down the foods and nutrients we need and aren’t able to absorb them leaving a devastating domino effect with everything else.

When we are in high stress, this slows down the digestive system in the motility, how it digests, the “gates” in the gut barrier being opened leading to permeability, and how our microbiome is. High stress leads to our immune system (which is mostly in our gut) to be downregulated, which helps bad bacteria and yeast to thrive and overgrow leading to dysbiosis. Dysbiosis and gut health is ALSO linked to anxiety and depression, so if you’re struggling with those that can lead you down a rabbit hole rather quickly.

Stress + Thyroid

Another delicate balance that needs to be considered is your adrenals (which produces the cortisol) and your thyroid. I see thyroid issues popping all over the place and women suffering from them, which is TERRIBLE. When we’re in this fight or flight, high cortisol producing mode, our body tells our thyroid – “Hey! Slow your roll for a second!” This is why whenever you hear someone tell you that stress is the reason for your weight gain or stubborn weight loss – your thyroid is a major player in your metabolism. Remember, your body shifts to a state where it’s saving all the energy it needs in order to “run” – it’s not going to sit there and say “this is the perfect time to shed pounds!”.

High stress also triggers hypothalamus + pituitary dysfunction, which these two parts of your brain are the key communicators to your thyroid to produce thyroid hormone. Stress also blocks the conversion between T4 (inactive thyroid hormone that the thyroid makes) to T3 (active thyroid hormone). This causes hypothyroid symptoms!

See, how stress plays a role in our metabolism, thyroid, and weight?

Stress + Blood Sugar

I want to hit this point again because I think this is something SO important that isn’t talked about with diabetes + insulin resistance. So, we now know that stress releases stored glycogen to increase our blood sugar. This ALSO increases the pancreas to release more insulin. If you’re chronically stressed, you’re constantly going to have higher blood sugars + higher insulin levels. Higher insulin levels increase your overall body inflammation too! Our cells can slowly become insulin resistant leading to a more chronic issue called diabetes.

When many people are stressed, they also turn to not the healthiest foods. This can further compound the issue because we’re turning towards more carb heavy + sweetened foods versus the vegetable + proteins.

Now that we understand some really important factors about how stress can affect our health, let’s dive into what we can do.

Stress Relief Recommendations

There are obvious stress relief recommendations that I won’t really go over, but are just as important, like removing yourself from situations or people that cause you stress. Some relationships are just not worth it to have those negative health effects. 

  • Adaptogens. This is one of my favorite ways to keep cortisol levels + my stress levels good – create your body to be come adaptable to stress. My favorite herbs are ashwaganda, rhodiola, holy basil, gingseng, reishi, chaga, maca root, and astragalus. These herbs help our body adapts to stress + reduce the negative side effects that come from stress. I’m going to give ya’ll a big HINT HINT right here about product #2 coming into the Thrival Nutrition Supplement line!!! Keep an eye out because we’re formulating our own blend of adaptogens, so we can help you keep your stress levels ROCKING (in a good way!)!
  • Meditation. Hands down one of the most popular recommendations to help with mental health and stress is meditation. Even if it’s a couple minutes a day morning or evening and working up your something longer – any little bit helps. Even a mid-day break after you eat lunch. A lot of people (myself included) use the excuse “I don’t have time”, honestly you don’t have time NOT to do it. In the Journal of Clinical Psychology, it showed that meditation could help people who struggle with anxiety + stress. It’s not going to be the end all be all solution, but for something free, easy, and you can do it whenever – why NOT do it?! If you’re a new beginner to meditation, start with using an app like Headspace or Insight Timer to use guided meditations.
  • Bible Study. While I have people that follow me from all different religions, reconnecting with your roots + God can help you think about the much bigger picture in the world and it makes things that you might be stressing about seem so small. It’s a great perspective shift + personally, knowing that I only have so much control + there is a higher power out there guiding me and people I love to what we’re called to do keeps me at peace. Doing this consistently has been a GAME CHANGER for how I view and handle stress.
  • Do Something Fun. Yes, I’m giving your permission to get out of your daily to-do list + stressors and get out in the world and do something you LOVE! How simple this sounds, but as humans we were never meant to just work, work, stress, and run around doing errands. We are meant to enjoy the time we have here on this Earth + connect with our loved ones. This can be just hanging out and talking at home or going out and doing an activity – hiking, boating, exercising, going out to eat, playing games (ya’ll we’re really just big kids!), you name it.
  • Nature. In our society, we’re SO bombarded with electronics (and yes I’m guilty here!) and being indoors. I think we forget that our roots is that we’re meant to be out THERE. In the fresh air. In nature. In the water. With the trees. Ya’ll I know that sounds a little hippy, but it’s who we are. There was actually a study that was done by the Environmental Health and Preventative Medicine Journal that showed how “forest bathing” lowered cortisol in the participants of the study!
  • Exercise. One of the stressors that you could be having is simply overexercising. Cut back if you’re overexercising and also be aware of when you are stressed, dial it back on exercise because you’re body doesn’t need that extra stressor during certain periods of intense stress! Aim to get your stress down first + resume to working out.
  • Journaling. Oh man, I refused to do this for the longest time because I swore it wouldn’t have helped my stress, but it totally did! It was like venting to a friend and getting things off my mind and my heart and I felt so much better and less anxious after I journaled my thoughts and feelings. Plus, it’s a great way to organize what you’re thinking. When I’m organized, I’m just a less stressed person in general. I also love journaling things that I’m grateful for. Creating that gratitude list makes you focus on more of the positive things going on versus the things that aren’t going right that you’re fixating on.
  • Take A Break From Caffeine. Since levels of cortisol are higher during stress, you don’t want to drink something that can make this problem worse. Take a break from caffeine, which is a natural stimulant to our body.

If you need help with getting this wheel turning and functioning, I would love to help you and talk with you about figuring out what will work for you, so you don’t have to go into the New Year being stressed out. Use the show notes to book a free call with me to go over how I can help you!

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