Meet Melissa

Meet Melissa

Melissa Pyette RDH, MS Health Coach Melissa came to Thriven as a patient and became so interested in functional medicine that she enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, graduating with a health coach certification in January of 2019. Because she is also...
Fear

Fear

Right now, a lot of us are feeling fear, and there are plenty of reasons to feel fearful.  It can be mild, like background noise – maybe just feels like a little anxiety. Or it can be extreme, where we feel paralyzed by terror. You may feel anything in between,...
Healthy Mouth, Healthy You

Healthy Mouth, Healthy You

Healthy Mouth, Healthy You Your mouth is a major pathway that introduces well-being or toxicity into your body. Everything you put in the mouth enters your body, therefore it is one of the first areas to be impacted by poor lifestyle choices. But, we tend to think of...
Sleep Medicine from a Dentist

Sleep Medicine from a Dentist

Dr. Schuyler VanDyke had been treating sleep patients at her dental clinic for about four years when she discovered that, like many of her patients, she had sleep apnea. “I was having a lot of symptoms that were a little different,” Dr. VanDyke said. She was tired...
Who Needs More Sleep? We Do!

Who Needs More Sleep? We Do!

Are you getting enough sleep? If not, you are have a lot of company in a world filled with people who are tired most of the time. Although most people get less than six to seven hours a night, the World Health Organization and National Sleep Foundation recommend eight...
Melatonin and Cortisol

Melatonin and Cortisol

People who are looking for a natural way to improve poor sleep have increasingly turned to melatonin but just what is this compound and how does it work? Melatonin is a hormone that is produced in the pineal gland of our brain. When you take a pill containing...
Golden Milk Recipe

Golden Milk Recipe

GOLDEN MILK (To aid in sleep) Yield: Makes 2 cups Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes   INGREDIENTS 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably coconut milk beverage or almond milk 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly...
Inflammation and Your Bones

Inflammation and Your Bones

Inflammation is our body’s natural response to potentially harmful invaders. It’s a short-term reaction that protects our body during injury or infection. Unfortunately, sometimes this system gets triggered to such an extent that it never turns off. This is called...
Vitamin D

Vitamin D

If you live in the northern part of the United States, you probably don’t get enough Vitamin D from the sun. Indeed, Dr. Anderson said that in Montana, there isn’t a way to get enough Vitamin D from sun exposure and, unfortunately, it’s not easy to get it from dietary...