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...
Detox

Detox

Are you wondering what the term “detox” really means and how it can improve health? Or are you someone who has already gone through a detox program at Thriven but are feeling the need to restart your commitment to taking care of yourself? For those of you who have...
Nancy Knauff

Nancy Knauff

When Nancy Knauff began Dr. Anderson’s program, detox was not on her radar. “I wanted her to fix my cholesterol problem,” Knauff said, adding that she went to Dr. Anderson because she was afraid for her health. Knauff had a family history of heart problems. A number...
Why Fiber?

Why Fiber?

We all know we need fiber and we know foods that provide dietary fiber such as: fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. For years we’ve read lists of the benefits of a diet high in fiber which include: bowel health, lower cholesterol, help in controlling blood...