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...
Kay Engleson

Kay Engleson

When Kay Engleson first met with Dr. Anderson, she said she was a mess. She had gotten both hips replaced and had shoulder issues so was in pain often. Because of the pain and because Engleson was afraid of her hip popping out again, she wasn’t moving. “Last year I...
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...
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...