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...
Methylation

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...