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May 8 2019

CTLP Episode 115- Nutrition to Thrive with Lahana Vigliano


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Show Notes-

On today’s episode of CTL, host MacKenzie Koppa talks with Lahana Vigliano. Lahana is a board certified nutritionist and founder of Thrival Nutrition. A wife and mother of 2 children, she is passionate about health and nutrition and loves helping moms and women with both. MacKenzie and Lahana have an info-packed episode full of tips and ideas for better health through nutrition, including:

  • Why functional medicine and good nutrition are so important in our lives
  • The challenge of navigating the field of nutrition and learning where to go for good information
  • Bio-individuality means that different people need different types of diets 
  • Thinking about nutrition as a lifestyle instead of jumping on every new fad


  • How cravings can point to nutrient deficiency
  • Why a lot of commercially available food sensitivity tests do not help pinpoint inflammatory foods
  • Practical tips for making better nutrition choices 
    • buy in bulk when you can
    • prioritizing high-quality proteins 
    • buy organic on Dirty Dozen produce
    • shop stores that have good prices on clean options: Costco, Trader Joe’s, Aldi
    • buy produce in season and buy frozen
    • plan meals around sales
    • stick to your shopping list instead of impulse buying
    • shop the perimeter and stay away from processed foods
  • Time-saving food prep tips:
    • have breakfasts and lunches prepped ahead of time
    • meal prep basic ingredients to throw together throughout the week
    • getting out of your usual rut and trying new recipes to motivate you to get in the kitchen
  • Dealing with picky eaters and food issues
  • The role of stress in health problems
  • Adaptogenic herbs for helping the body naturally adapt to stress and cortisol: ashwagandha, rhodiola, tulsi/holy basil 
  • What the coaching process looks like through Thrival with Lahana and her dietitians

Current Lovelies-

Lahana: getting her nails done on a regular basis and reading good books

MacKenzie: enjoying settling into being a homemaker again and being in their own space

Resources Mentioned-

Chews Food Wisely

The Paleo Mom

EWG Dirty Dozen List

Lily’s Chocolate Chips

Thrival Nutrition Daily Multivitamin

Find Lahana-

You can find Lahana Vigliano on her website, You can also follower Lahana and Thrival Nutrition on these social media: FacebookInstagram, Pinterest, and Youtube.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family podcast The Same Page!

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