Methylation

Methylation seems to be the new buzzword in health circles, yet most people have never heard this term before and few understand what it means. Dr. Anderson wants her patients at Thriven Functional Medicine to understand methylation because it plays a more vital role...
Methylation: Jodi’s Story

Methylation: Jodi’s Story

When Jodi Knable first began working with Dr. Loy Anderson she had extreme fatigue and many food sensitivities. “I was close to being officially diagnosed with Meniere’s disease,” she said. “I was barely able to get out of the bed in the morning.” She’d also been...
Magnesium – The Powerhouse Mineral

Magnesium – The Powerhouse Mineral

Do you suffer from anxiety? Osteoporosis? Muscle Cramping? Poor Glucose Metabolism? Headaches? Constipation? Magnesium deficiency can contribute to all of these issues. This micro-nutrient is important for overall health and essential for over 300 chemical processes...
How Yoga Can Improve Your Mental Health

How Yoga Can Improve Your Mental Health

Yoga is much more than a form of exercise borrowed from the East and applied in our Western culture. It is also more than stretching and balancing. A consistent practice can be key to our psychological and emotional health and healing.  Yoga uses a series of poses, or...
Coping with Change

Coping with Change

Change is an inevitable part of our lives. Any way you slice change, if we perceive it as good or bad, it can still cause stress. Whether we view a particular change as positive or negative, we always want to come out of it a better person. Sometimes, the change that...
How Functional Medicine Works

How Functional Medicine Works

You may not be familiar with functional medicine. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that we believe better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st Century. It views each person as unique, and engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic...
The Importance of Leading a Balanced Life

The Importance of Leading a Balanced Life

Maintaining balance in our life is essential for living a healthy life. If you want to find a recipe for success when it comes to achieving balance in your life – employ the essential elements of an Olympic athlete. During training, athletes must be disciplined and...
All About Your Metabolism

All About Your Metabolism

Your metabolism is the driving force behind your body’s vitality. Metabolism is the process your body uses to convert food and drink into energy. A high metabolism rate, health factors, good nutrition and physical activities that build muscle all help build a strong...
Stress Management 101

Stress Management 101

In this day and age, with our 24/7 culture and multiple devices and communication platforms demanding attention and response, it is easy to experience stress. Stress can be a short-term reaction to a particular situation, or it can be a long-term response. Either way,...
You Are Healing Yourself

You Are Healing Yourself

Your body is a wonderful invention capable of achieving its own self-healing. That is a fundamental focus of functional medicine practitioners who support patients in accessing their own healing ability when faced with disease or injury. Our belief is that when the...