Category Archives: functional medicine austin

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Functional Medicine – is this a new thing?

You may have heard the term, “Functional Medicine,” and wondered what this is about.  Functional Medicine describes a form of health care that focuses on the patient as a whole, rather than one organ or system.  It is called “functional” … Continue reading

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Reducing the visible signs of aging with nutrition

Many anti-aging techniques focus on cosmetic solutions, but ignore what is going on inside your body. While cosmetic solutions can mask some of the signs of aging, without addressing nutritional issues, it is difficult to not appear haggard when the body … Continue reading

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Feeling better than your age

One of the biggest issues associated with aging is that a person usually doesn’t feel as energetic as they have in the past. They find that they are unable to participate in activities as they could when they were younger. … Continue reading

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The Anti-Aging Telomerase Enzyme

What is a Telomere? A telomere is a protective cap at the end of our DNA double helix strand which keeps them uniform and tight. As we age, our Telomeres become shorter. Therefore, with each cell replication the DNA strands … Continue reading

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Can Polyamine levels contribute to digestive problems and weight gain?

Polyamine’s role in digestive problems Your body needs polyamines in order to repair certain tissues, and to help you maintain a healthy nervous system. However, polyamines must be kept in balance if we are to remain healthy. Polyamines in high … Continue reading

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What is oxidative stress and how it contributes to cellular damage

Experts say a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help you ward off infections like colds and flu, because they contain immune-boosting antioxidants. Fortunately we can also take in nutrients via supplementation, and we’ll share why this is so … Continue reading

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Healthy Bones are needed for good health

We need healthy bones to be healthy! Besides providing our body a structural framework which allows our muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue to work, our bones provide a mineral reserve that our body calls upon during times of depletion and … Continue reading

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How Lectins contribute to immune system and weight gain issues

Have you ever wondered why other people can use a popular diet, and the pounds shed for them, but when YOU try this diet you end up gaining weight? How can this be?? Lectins are sugar-binding proteins found in all … Continue reading

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The Value of Blood Chemistry – Catching Health Problems Early

There is no general screening test that is more effective and efficient than a comprehensive blood chemistry panel. A comprehensive blood chemistry panel will allow a healthcare provider to quickly assess the degree of health in a patient. This tool … Continue reading

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How your blood type can affect weight loss

We often hear of people who are very careful about the foods they eat.  They will get a balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruits and grains, not drink calorie laden sodas, eat moderate portions of meat and get frequent exercise … Continue reading

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Bone Health for Women

We all know that as we age, many people, especially women, begin to develop brittle and more fragile bones. What are some of the factors involved in this breakdown? Hormones, especially estrogen, play an important role in our bone turnover … Continue reading

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