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Using Non-Drug Enhancement to Gain an Athletic Competitive Edge

Only an athlete understands why spending a lifetime to shave off a second, claw an extra inch, or lift another pound seems like a fair trade off. Pain, imbalance, and performance issues arise for various reasons.  At Fundamental Health Solutions, … Continue reading

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How alcohol consumption makes you age faster

Having the proper nutrients can affect everything from your DNA to how happy you feel. Proper nutrition is an important factor in maintaining good emotional and physical health. Alcohol consumption and eating refined foods negatively exacerbates both your emotional and … Continue reading

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Vitamin Deficiencies and healthy bones

Having the proper nutrients can affect everything from how healthy and strong your bones are, to how happy you feel. Proper nutrition is an important factor in maintaining good emotional and physical health. Often we think of people who easily … Continue reading

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What is pH and why it is important for your health

We’ve heard the term “pH” but what do we really know about it? Basically, pH refers to the acidity of a substance. The term stands for “potentiometric hydrogen ion concentration”, because acidity means the number of hydrogen ions floating around … Continue reading

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Why Am I Tired?

Are you constantly tired? Fatigue easily? Have little to no stamina? Do you experience fatigue after eating meals? Require caffeine, nicotine, quick energy drinks like “Monster” and “Rock Star,” and refined sugars just to stay mentally alert and be physically … Continue reading

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Successful Ways to Decrease Joint Pain, Versus Managing Joint Pain

Getting relief from joint pain has long been associated with going to the Chiropractor. Chiropractors have been successfully treating back and neck pain for decades. According to the medical journal. Annals of Internal Medicine, Chiropractic care is considered “More effective … Continue reading

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Your Heart Health, your CRP levels, and Inflammation

Have You Had Your C-Reactive Protein Levels Checked Today? C- Reactive Protein, abbreviated “CRP,” is a protein that is produced by the liver as a response to high levels of inflammation in the body. High CRP levels are associated with … Continue reading

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Why do our brains seem to degenerate?

Brain degeneration affects the old and young alike! It can also happen more rapidly in people who have had head trauma. “Neurodegeneration” is a broad term describing the progressive loss of nerve cells in our brain and peripheral nervous system. … Continue reading

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8 Good Reasons Why You Should NOT Take Statin Medications!

Statins have been considered a standard prescription drug by western Medicine practitioners as an effective treatment to reduce or prevent heart disease. Despite the large numbers of Americans taking Statin medications, according to the Centers for Disease Control (2012, CDC), … Continue reading

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Vertebral Disc Degeneration can lead to pain

Anyone who has experienced a degeneration of their vertebral disc knows associated pain, stiffness and discomfort that occur in the spinal area. When our discs degenerate, many things can happen: The outer walls of our discs, which hold everything intact, … Continue reading

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HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) versus Hormone Rejuvenation Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is one, but not the only method for correcting your body’s hormonal imbalance. It is important for you to have your hormones in balance because having hormone imbalances are an indication of poor health. Hormone imbalance … Continue reading

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Insomnia and sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation is a serious problem for most Americans.  Sleep is related to the autonomic nervous system, which enables allows our body to do perform necessary functions without thinking about it.  Examples would be swallowing, blinking, stretching, and sleeping.  Trying … Continue reading

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The Puzzle of Fibromyalgia

To understand what causes Fibromyalgia, we need to first look at the meaning of the word. Fibromyalgia received its name due to its connection with Fibrin. With Fibromyalgia, there is an elevation of a type of protein called fibrin, which … Continue reading

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World Class Nutritional help for athletes

When Dr Phil was researching nutritional supplements, he met and studied with Nobel Prize Finalist Ronald K. Schneider, an Enzymologist. Ron, the founder of Enriching Gifts, was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Science and Medicine in 2001 (Medicine and … Continue reading

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What is GERD and are there non-drug alternative solutions?

GERD, which is short for “Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease” is also known by other common names:  “Acid Reflux” or “Reflux.”  GERD affects an estimated 1 in 4 Americans, according to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Why Do We Produce Stomach Acid? … Continue reading

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Austin Fit 2013 Functional Medicine for Athletic Optimization

Fundamental Health Solutions will be at the July 2013 Naturally Fit Super Show at the Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX located at 923 Barton Springs Road. We will be at Booth #208 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM July 26 (Friday) July … Continue reading

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How to Achieve Better Brain Health

Our brain is the most important organ in our body that helps us interact with the world around us.  Everything we know about ourselves is stored in our brain.  How our brain works in terms of optimal versus sub-optimal can … Continue reading

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Austin Fit 2013 Competitive Optimization for Athletes

We will be at Booth #208 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM July 26 (Friday) July 27 (Saturday) Hope to see you there! (Click on the poster to see the details).

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The Difference Between a Drug and a Nutrient

What is the Difference Between a Drug and a Nutrient? Have you ever wondered what the difference between a drug and a nutrient is?  They are very different!  Although many practitioners and patients consider them interchangeable when it comes to … Continue reading

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Bone Health for Broken Bones

One of our readers asked Dr Phil, “When people break their bones, or have any injury that leave scar tissue such as any trauma or surgery, what can people do to minimize scar tissue? I’m concerned about scar tissue that … Continue reading

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