Bill Evans, President, and Chief Test Dummy
By the time I was 30 years old, I had already broken my back, both knees several times, and dislocated my left hip twice. I had managed to break, dislocate and/or separate more ribs, fingers, elbows, shoulders and various extremities than I care to remember.
No, I was not an automotive test dummy... although, some might argue that I was a motorcycle, parachute, and ski dummy. For some reason - even with plenty of time to think about it while in traction - it never occurred to me that the temporary pains and discomfort of my youth were going to translate into immobility and chronic pain later in life. Does any young adrenaline junky really think they will live to see the distant side of 30? Well, somehow I made it, but not without some pops, squeaks and rattles.
Back in the early 1990's, I set upon a quest motivated by my fate of constant pain and the persistent question I would ask each morning upon waking; "Will I be able to stand, today?" After many years of frustration, trying products that failed to meet my demands, I realized I would have to create what I wanted - what I needed.
Applied Health Solutions was founded in 1997 for the purpose of developing highly specialized products from the finest materials available. As a research and development engineer for 15 years, I accepted no compromises. It was this commitment to quality and the desire for perfection that drove me to define high expectations for our products. The products we offer today are the results of many dedicated and enthusiastic professionals, and our collective selfish demand for excellence.
Now that I have reached my 5th decade in life, I am grateful for the opportunity to once again pursue my active hobbies that I had to forfeit years ago, albeit with a bit more wisdom. I no longer take my health for granted, and I hope to be around to see the distant side of many more decades.
So, you see, it is easy to stand behind our products. We stand behind our products simply because our families, our friends, and even our pets rely on them. And, of course, we rely on them as well.
And so can you.
Tamara Jankoski Gaisford, V.P./Customer Service
Tamara grew up being influenced by a mother who believes strongly in nutrition as a viable way to heal the body. Born with a less then perfect immune system, her mother looked for various ways to help strengthen Tamara’s health, including vitamin/mineral supplements and fresh vegetable juice. Though this helped, a strong immune system continued to be quite elusive.
Many medical doctors blamed Tamara’s problems on stress, eating disorders (which she did not have), and being a hypochondriac (which she wasn’t). Not one of the medical doctors ever realized that her problems were due to under-active adrenal and thymus glands, along with a body that was generally out-of-balance.
As Tamara began extensive studying and searching for alternative health physicians, she found that she could take proactive steps to improve her health, as well as the health of her family. As she states:
“My own experiences with alternative healing methods have been extensive on the "patient" level - everything from healing Valley Fever (a fungus indigenous to the Southwest, with symptoms similar to mononucleosis or chronic fatigue syndrome); to saving my daughter from an eye operation for crossed-eyes; to Candida (another fungus with many various symptoms - a repetitive ailment which I constantly battle); to hormonal situations and endless allergies - just to name a few of my experiences. Due to qualified alternative health care professionals and immune building nutrients, I was finally able to start seeing significant improvement in my health. At the age of 53, I am grateful I can honestly say that this last decade has actually been the healthiest of my life. Others may be able to take it for granted, but for me, health is a constant challenge. Consequently, it has to be a full-time commitment.”
This “full-time commitment” is what helps Tamara empathize and focus on the needs of our customers. Nutrition, alternative medical care, and health continues to be a constant passion. When Tamara was invited to become a principal of Applied Health Solutions, she jumped at the chance. Being with the company for the last 8 years has been very rewarding, as Tamara continues to enjoy working with customers, and studying new, innovative ways to encourage great health.
Jennifer Boeyenga, Sales Director
Over the past 10 years I have worked in the fitness and health industry, dedicating my time to bringing awareness to others about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. I have always been very passionate about fitness and being healthy. I love to hike and run with a competitive attitude to do better each time.
Despite all of my knowledge of nutrition, I fell victim to Chronic Fatigue (an auto-immune disease) and severe stomach issues. I was relying heavily on energy drinks to get me through the day when a friend of mine told me about GO Heads Up, an all natural energy supplement with B vitamins, and without all the harmful chemicals I was getting with the energy drinks. I tried it and became Applied Health's #1 fan. Finally, healthy energy throughout the day without the jitters and the crash! After finding out more about Applied Health and their products, I immediately started with the Foundation and Liver Cleanse, and my stomach issues stared to go away!
In fact, the products worked so well for me, I decided I had to meet Bill and find out more about the mission of Applied Health. Upon talking with Bill, it quickly became obvious he was extremely passionate about his company and very dedicated to providing the very best nutrition. With a very diverse Sales background in the health industry, which has taken me all over the world, Bill asked me to become a part of the team. Without any hesitation, I jumped at the opportunity to bring awareness to others about the amazing health benefits of these products!
Richard Tatalovich, Co-Founder/V.P.
Richard is one of the founders of Applied Health Solutions, Inc., and one of the original trail-blazers of the nutritional products industry. He has been involved with the formulation and manufacture of unique, high quality nutritional products for the past 33 years. Richard has also founded and owned numerous other businesses in this industry including natural food stores, a natural foods restaurant and cafes, a natural foods bakery, and a wholesale distribution company that represented many other well known manufacturers in the natural foods and supplement field. His endeavors have helped to educate thousands of consumers about the benefits of a healthier and more holistically oriented lifestyle.
Mr. Tatalovich's extensive experience and knowledge, along with the expertise of his partners, has culminated in his greatest enterprise to date, Applied Health Solutions, Inc. Richard is especially proud of the uncompromising high standards for quality and service that the company adheres to, as well as its cutting-edge products, that are providing safe and effective benefits to so many people.
Steve Hontz, Engineer Extraordinaire, Chief Technology Officer, and Auxiliary Test Dummy.
It’s a sweltering late-afternoon in the Valley of the Sun; 30 miles from water, 2 feet from Hell.
From the West, silhouetted against the setting sun, a small dust-devil is meandering down the dirt road, just ahead of a lumbering tumbleweed.
The mid-day heat is still radiating off the talcum-dry surface of the only route through town… an oven-backed dustbowl someone long ago laughingly named “Easy Street”; obviously, a name coined in jest, but now -- with mocking cruelty -- has become a symbol of hypnotic enticement for easy prey.
Yes, it is Easy Street where hordes of men, mighty and strong, have fallen victim to over-confidence and under-preparation. So many brilliant minds with can-do spirits have tried to tame Easy Street, leaving only the evidence of their doomed attempts by the countless pairs of serpentine furrows that part the dust, scoured by lifeless boot-heals as they are dragged to the bone-yard.
Here, in a place that knows only three seasons (last Summer, this Summer, and next Summer), survival is met by little more than the occasional stirrings of lizards, snakes, and wily coyotes that brave the challenges of such an inhospitable place… except for one man… one man who can take the heat.
The creak of a rusty hinge precedes boot steps as he emerges from the saloon. Steely eyes glance first East, then slowly pan West as the glare reduces his gaze to a mere squint. Experience has long since taught him that implied simplicity can be dangerously alluring. Like all engineering projects before, with Easy Street, the brochure does not match reality. The marketing department had assured all candidates that this place would be a cake-walk; the project on Easy Street was little more than a matter of getting from point A to point B, with a little "magic" in-between.
In the audience, echoes of “trivial”, “no problem”, “I’ll be done tomorrow”, were heard. Those who uttered these words also uttered their last breath face down in the dust.
It seems like every engineering project feels just like standing in the middle of the street under the noon-day sun, staring straight into double-barrels of doubt. All tasks, minor and major, must be brought in on time, on budget, and on target. Most engineers quickly find themselves in trouble when facing this kind of heat, especially if they bought into the Easy Street sales pitch of the marketing department. But not all…
Every once in a while, an unusual engineer strolls into town who knows no fear. He does not come by this through over-confidence, but instead by understanding that success is accomplished when preparation meets commitment.
Meet Steve Hontz, engineer extraordinaire.
In the almost two decades of knowing each other, Bill has never seen Steve shy away from -- or fail -- an attempt to tame a wild project, big or small. Understanding the process of turning a complex task into a series of simple and methodical steps, Steve possesses a rare gift of planning, preparation, self-discipline and self-control matched by dang few in the engineering world.
Steve is the instrumental component to the custom database and customer management systems underlying all of Applied Health’s web sites, including security and mission critical applications. Whether the project calls for taming the dark and dusty corners of Easy Street, or the rough and tumble outlaws on the super-highway, Steve is our guy.
Clearly, this is a man of wit, calm and character. Having braved the heat of another pressing project, Steve emerges victorious yet again.
The poetic ching of his spurs follow his stride to the edge of town. Pausing, he glances back with that knowing look in his eye. Wiping his brow, he quietly mutters,
“There’s a new sheriff in town”.
Applied Health Solutions was incorporated in 1997 to develop and sell nutriceutical supplement formulations. We originally started with 3 main products, each targeting a fundamental aspect of the aging process; arthritis, system toxicity, and immune system support. Our main arthritis solution was (at that time) a patent-pending material that was well ahead of the curve. It was not until much later that it became a mainstream notion that something natural could actually have an effect on arthritis. And the challenge to educate the average population about the importance of detox/cleansing and immune support was yet to be realized. This was the "reality check".
What we learned back in 1997 was that although there was the educational challenge for the average American, there was a developing interest overseas to export health supplement products from the U.S.. Foreign cultures, especially the Asians, were much more advanced and understanding of the preventative and nurturing nature to health care, and the internet was providing the vehicle to communicate that desire. As a result, we chose to devote our early years to export-relations with international distributors. During those years, although we continued to develop anti-aging formulas, we were asked by our international distributors to develop high- end "commodity" products to supply medical clinics with predictable formulas. We had not planned to ever produce multi-vitamins, B-Complexes, or calcium supplements, or any other commodity item when we first began the company. However, with these requests, we learned that our same capabilities to produce very high quality nutriceutical products also gave us the ability to supply common nutritional supplements to satisfy the discriminating buyer; specifically, the pharmacist and medical practitioner.
So here we are, all these years later, with two primary product lines; the Anti-aging (or what we call the RetroAging) line, and the "Applied ProLine" products. Our Flag ship products are still our RetroAging products; the arthritis support formula (CellRenew), the detox formula (Liver Cleanse), and the immune system strengthening formula (Foundation). And we have found that when a customer has a positive response to these products, their confidence in our commitment to excellence makes it an easy choice to buy their daily supplement requirements from us.
We do not claim to try to be everything to everyone. We have decided to do only the most important categories of products. We research very carefully what products we allow to carry our name, and then we stand behind them. All our products carry full money back reliability, and this is a policy we encourage our distributors to recognize and support. We do not try to be "price competitive" because we know that with that mindset, eventually the quality of ingredients will have to be a secondary priority. We have seen it happen too many times. This is not an option for us.
As a company, we still have the goal to continue building our direct-to-consumer sales channel here in the U.S.. Shortly after we began this company, we initiated an effort to maintain a relationship with our customers through the publication of a health related newsletter. We call this the Applied Health Journal. This has been an important instrument to help project our company's personality and to build confidence in our existing customers, as well as our future customers. It is important for our customers to understand that the people behind our products are just like them; we, too, are concerned about the quality of the vitamins and nutriceuticals that we consume for our health.
Frankly, this company began as a selfish venture to supply ourselves with certain antiaging products that we felt we needed for our own health concerns. That is still the primary driving force for our selection process when choosing what direction new product development should take. As another demanding member of the baby-boomer generation, prior to signing off on a new product development project, I ask myself a very simple question: "What would I want?" This attitude helps keep us in contact with our biggest demographic who share the same needs and desires.
The Product of Nature and Science...
The principals of Applied Health Solutions were among the pioneers in the budding natural food/supplement industry. We have been formulating and manufacturing unique and innovative, premium quality natural food products and natural food supplements for over 40 years.
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Drawing upon our years of experience, and a reservoir of shared information among friends and associates in the natural health field, we are proud to offer to you and your family these state-of-the-art nutritional supplements.
We live in an enlightened age that integrates the latest scientific technology with timeless, naturopathic knowledge. We now know that the human body, supported by specific sophisticated nutrient factors, can establish (or re-establish) a healthy, vital condition.
Applied Health Solutions uses this integrated knowledge, along with our industry experience, to develop Nutriceutical Priority Nutrient Products - a new class of nutritional food supplements that offer pharmaceutical powers without the negative side effects of prescription drugs.
Natural Solutions to Chronic Health Problems...
The nutriceuticals offered by Applied Health Solutions are the result of the evolution of decades of research. The use of these priority nutrients have gained almost universal recognition and acceptance.
Applied Health Solutions is committed to the research and development of products that result in a higher quality of life. Through this web site, we want to share our knowledge and the results of our research to help you reach a healthy and vital condition. Good health is a priority for everyone... we hope you will make it a priority to watch this web site.