WATCH: THRIVE Academy Trailer!

THRIVE Academy was created from my successful journey of overcoming 13 chronic disease conditions (primarily digestive and autoimmune), completely under my own direction, following a natural and holistic lifestyle that effectively removed the two major causes of disease - infections and malnourishment.

Using a carefully laid out nutritional plan, proper supplementation, and important lifestyle hacks, the THRIVE Academy helps you clear biological, chemical, and ethereal infections, while increasing your nourishment to overcome nutrient deficiencies. This process has worked so effectively that it has helped participants and personal clients overcome 20 different chronic disease conditions and counting during its 7 year existence, with a particular focus on digestive and autoimmune issues.

Conditions that have been healed or significantly improved in the THRIVE Academy include acid reflux, allergies, anxiety, candida overgrowth, cardiovascular disease, colitis, Crohn's, diverticulitis, eczema, Graves disease, hypothyroid, IBS, kidney disease, liver disease, pancreatitis, Parkinson's, prostatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, SIBO, Sjogrens, type 2 diabetes, UTIs, and weight issues.

Who are the typical THRIVERS, and how did they collectively overcome so many different chronic disease conditions? Those questions and more are all answered here, starting with the THRIVE Academy trailer above! 

*Note: The THRIVE program structure was created entirely by me and is NOT affiliated with any other services or products with the same namesake, or associated with any MLM products or services.

To revealing your inner health hero,

"If you want what someone has, DO what they DID".

Crohn's Disease, Candidiasis

I have been living with Crohn's disease for nearly three decades now. Over the last 5-10 years issues with adrenal fatigue, candida, thyroid and hormonal imbalances, low energy and many more symptoms have also come into play. I was on various immunosuppressants drugs, as well as various steroids for the better part of my life. Then came along the THRIVE Academy, and it changed my life! Within weeks I noticed changes in the way I was feeling and how my body was reacting. My new “normal” is light years better than how I felt before. I am off all medications at this point and am confident that my body will continue to only improve!

Erin O. 

Moncton, NB

Graves Disease 

I developed extreme hand eczema about 4 months after the birth of my son. While trying to find a remedy, a Naturopath determined that I had also developed Graves Diseasea form of hyperthyroidism. Three weeks into the program, my hair loss reduced substantially, my hands were showing massive improvement and my sugar cravings significantly decreased. This is impressive coming from a refined sugar addict! I continued to implement many of the THRIVE approved foods and supplements in my daily diet. In doing so, my thyroid levels have normalized, my hands are 99% better and my energy levels are amazing. Even after hours a night wakings with a toddler!

Erin F.

Kelowna, BC


Derek helped me heal my very serious case of hypothyroidism. After 4 days in the THRIVE Academy I noticed my symptoms were already reducing. After 8 weeks, he had me off 4 of 5 medications and my symptoms diminished by about 70%. I lost 25 lbs, 5 inches, 4 pant sizes, and increased my mobility and range of motion. I also now have increased energy, better mood, and better clarity. What I love is he takes a complicated and frustrating subject and simplifies it so anyone can understand and take action. Thank you!

Myrtle E.

Calgary, AB.

Irritable Bowel (IBS)

I was diagnosed with IBS at a younger age and always had issues with digestion but I ate “healthy” (or so I thought). The first thing I noticed when I started the THRIVE Academy was the weight started to fall off, and one day I noticed my energy was coming back. I wasn’t as tired and I wasn’t having my mid day crashes at work anymore. By the end of the first month, I have my first round of PMS, which is usually a battle but not that month or anything since then! I was able to get through an entire menstrual cycle without the use of any pain meds, and it had some regularity to it, which was completely abnormal for me. My bloating has gone away and my IBS symptoms have begun to improve. I sleep better at night and have lost about 12 lbs. Thank you!

Michelle B. 

Regina, SK.

Coallagenous Colitis

After years of struggling with debilitating GI issues, I was finally diagnosed with collagenous colitis. Giving my symptoms a name did not improve my life, nor did the prescription steroids and medications help the diarrhea, GI pain and constant exhaustion.  Thankfully, I was introduced to Derek and the THRIVE Academy. With his extensive and practical knowledge, he systematically dealt with each issue I was experiencing through education, diet, detoxification and supplementation.  I now have normal bowel movements, very little GI pain, increased energy, much clearer skin, increased ability to focus (constant brain fog is gone), decreased urgency to urinate (bladder infection gone), and no headaches!

Tanya J.

Olympia, WA


Ever have that burning feeling in your throat or have you ever experienced sharp shooting pain and cramps? Or have you ever had so much built up gas in your stomach that you were throwing up from the pressure? This was me with SIBO. I had tried several different paths seeking healing, and while some things brought temporary relief, all things eventually lost their winning position and I would start over feeling more and more hopeless with each new “this could be it!” possibility. Since being a part of the THRIVE Academy EVERY single change I’ve made has greatly impacted my health physically, emotionally, and mentally. Thanks to Derek's SIBO protocol and guidance, I have energy, a LACK of stomach pain, and I am HEALTHY. THRIVE has changed my life and I am so grateful!

Hannah B.

Eau Claire, WI

Rheumatoid Arthritis

When I started the THRIVE Academy, I had excruciating pain in my thumbs and wrists and some of my fingers. I went to my family doctor, and he put me on naproxin for the pain. Shortly after, my left leg and knee doubled in size. I saw a specialist and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I was put on prescription medications and my hair began to fall out at an alarming rate. After a few drug changes and still no real results, I reached out to Derek to try his THRIVE Academy. I have to say that was the BEST thing I have ever done!! Two weeks into the program my knee was down to normal size. Approximately three to four weeks I was off blood pressure medication and the arthritis meds were reduced! Two months ago I became medication free! Thank you!

Darlene A.

Indianhead, SK.

Sjogren's, Allergies, Asthma

We are finishing our 5th week of THRIVE, and every goal for healing has been achieved! My wife’s fatigue, Sjogren’s, and AMPS (amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome) symptoms are gone. My daughter’s allergies, rashes, and asthma are gone. My acid reflux and snoring are gone, and I lost 19 lbs! We all have so much energy, and are getting neglected farm projects done! We’ve also completely come off all kinds of medications, including estradiol, progesterone, acetazolamid, amitriptyline, Zyrtec, Claritin, Benadryl, nasal sprays, decongestants, Pepcid, Zantac, and Ibuprofen. Praise God and thank you Derek! We have learned a new way to live as a family!

Kirk L. and family


Pancreatitis, Acid Reflux, Skin Disease

Over the last 10+ years I have spent thousands of dollars on doctors and specialist seeking help with numerous health issues such as weight gain, digestive issues, GERD, acid reflux, heartburn, pancreatitis, rosacea, skin itching, fatigue, migraines, and all over body pain. I never received help that resulted in any level of healing. After a short period of time on the THRIVE Academy, my heartburn, acid reflux and GERD were all gone and I was able to eliminate the 4 daily medications I was taking for the issue. Not long after that, my rosacea cleared up and now I have clear, normal skin. Derek has also been able to help me significantly reduce pancreas attacks, and has given me natural protocols to over come UTI's, migraines, and oral health issues. Thank you!

Jadine K.

Jacksonsville, TN


"Clean eating isn't enough to overcome disease. You need HEALING eating."

WATCH: Supercharge Your Nutrition!


"Source, alignment, dosage, and the length of time you take supplements is CRITICAL for results."

WATCH: Strengthen Your Supplement Regime!


"Optimizing your mindset, environment, exercise, and connections are key to a healing LIFESTYLE."

WATCH: Level Up Your Lifestyle!

Program materials are delivered digitally, in downloadable and printable PDF format ONLY (no videos). Program consults are required for THRIVE Launch, Justice, and Revolution.


8 week do-it-yourself holistic health program complete with nutritional plan and recipes.





  • Supercharge Your Nutrition (nutritional plan/recipes)
  • Strengthen Your Supplement Regime (advice/protocols)
  • Knock Out Infections (identification/elimination)
  • Level Up Your Lifestyle (nourish body, mind, & spirit)
  • Transition diet and recipes on completion

8 week holistic health program complete with personalized nutritional plan and supplement regime.

  • THRIVE Lifestyle Academy (PDF)
  • Vitality Report (online assessment)
  • 90 min assessment follow up
  • Focused nutritional plan
  • Catered supplement regime
  • Transition diet and recipes on completion

8 week holistic health program complete with personalized nutritional plan and supplementation regime, plus 1:1 coaching.

  • THRIVE Lifestyle Academy (PDF)
  • Vitality Report (online assessment)
  • 90 min assessment follow up
  • Focused nutritional plan
  • Catered supplement regime
  • 3 - 45 min coaching calls
  • 2 - 15 min "emergency" calls
  • Transition diet and recipes upon completion

12 week holistic health program complete with a catered nutritional plan and supplementation regime, plus 1:1 coaching and unlimited support.

  • THRIVE Lifestyle Academy (PDF)
  • Digging Deeper Into Detox (PDF)
  • Vitality Report (online assessment)
  • 90 min assessment follow up
  • Focused nutritional plan
  • Catered supplement regime
  • 5 - 45 min coaching calls
  • Unlimited messaging support
  • Transition diet and recipes upon completion

* Any testimonials displayed on Healing the Body are provided to us from real people and their personal experiences using our programs. These testimonials are not to suggest that you, or anyone you know, can achieve the same results using our programs. These results are generated from newly acquired knowledge, taking action on the nutritional and lifestyle protocols, and using any available support systems that may be offered. Ultimately, your level of results will be determined by these and many other factors, so we can’t guarantee you’ll have the same success.