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Vitamin D: What You Need to Know

Better Health
February 21, 2017

Vitamin D is unique among vitamins working more like a hormone at the level of our DNA. Likely why vitamin D has been linked to so many health outcomes including calcium absorption, bone density, mental well-being, brain health, glucose metabolism, muscle function, cardiovascular outcomes, and immune health to name a few.

By:
Andrea Savard

5Star4Mula - Now Available at FirePower!

Better Health
February 1, 2017

Introducing a new line of supplements to you courtesy of 5Star 4Mula!

By:
David Pinkerton

Competition Day Eating

Better Health
September 29, 2016

Do you ever wonder what you should eat on the days that you’re competing? Well here is a little information that I hope helps along with a couple of Protein Bar recipes. Do you ever wonder what you should eat on the days that you’re competing? Well here is a little information that I hope helps along with a couple of Protein Bar recipes. Do you ever wonder

By:
Karen Silva

10 Natural Ways to Boost Your Feel-Good Hormones!

Better Health
April 4, 2016

We all have days when we feel a little low. Some mornings you wake up and life doesn’t have its usual bright sparkle. Everything seems like an effort. Thankfully, there’s a lot we can do to shift gears from flat to fabulous! Next time you’re feeling under the weather for no particular reason, try these easy tips to boost your feel-good factor.

By:
Andrea Savard

FirePower’s Healthy Pancakes

Better Health
February 8, 2016

Many of you have been asking so here it is! While they aren’t Paleo, they are still packed with yummy-ness and good stuff. Super easy to make!

By:
Andrea Savard

8 Snacks That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

Better Health
January 27, 2016

The healthy snack section of the grocery store is getting bigger and bigger, but does it automatically mean that what’s there is good for us? Not always! In fact, many of the packaged items in that area of the store aren’t as healthy as you think.

By:
Karen Silva

Struggling to Lose Weight? Try These 3 Tips for Success

Better Health
November 27, 2015

The number one cause of obesity is something known as “emotional eating.” Many people have heard this term, but few are aware of just how strong a hold it has on their health and well-being. If food is your way of dealing with stress and anxiety, you are not alone.

By:
Andrea Savard

Vitamin D…Solar Power Your Body

Better Health
October 18, 2015

A while ago I attended an amazing health convention where the main speaker discussed Vitamin D. It was too good to share! The speaker was Dr. Myron Wentz, World-Renowned Microbiologist/Immunologist, Winner of the Albert Einstein Lifetime Achievement Award. Here was my takeaway.

By:
Andrea Savard

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Belly Fat

Better Health
September 11, 2015

Politicians, gossip columnists, doctors, your best friend — they’re all talking about the same thing: fat. Especially belly fat. The great thing about belly fat is that the better you get to know it, the easier it is to make it vanish (if only spam e-mail worked the same way!). Digest these stomach-flattening facts.

By:
Andrea Savard

How Do You Look At Food? How Does It Look Back At You?

Better Health
September 8, 2015

This is it. You are going 100% strict paleo as of tomorrow. No more junk, sweets, processed foods, cheats or alcohol. Everything is going to be clean and natural. Cold turkey you are going to cut it all out for good!

By:
Andrea Savard

Your Mother was right: Eat More!

Better Health
August 20, 2015

I work with a lot of active people. From CrossFitters, Runners, and Martial artists, all the way through moms and dads just looking to stay healthy. At the end of every week, I sit down with their food journals to see what needs tweaking and what can be left to stand.

By:
Karen Silva

7 Things You Aren’t Doing That Affect Your Workouts

Better Health
April 15, 2015

A while back I wrote a post called 25 Ways to Become a Better CrossFitter. When it comes to CrossFit (and most other sports) most people understand that to become better athletes they must train hard, train weaknesses, and train often. But the time you spend in the gym is only one piece of the puzzle that represents your development as an athlete.

By:
Andrea Savard

9 Things To Do When Your All Banged Up

Better Health
February 1, 2015

As a physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach, I’ve spent a good portion of my professional career talking to people about recovery, either in the clinic following an injury or in the gym following a high-intensity workout. Since I believe that brief, high-intensity exercise is the most productive in terms of maximizing fitness and minimizing

By:
Andrea Savard

Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System for the Fall Season

Better Health
August 7, 2014

Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System for the Fall Season:~by Dr. Jaime~Diet: Following a diet abundant in fruits and vegetables will provide the body with plenty of antioxidants and vitamins and minerals. Antioxidants can scavenge the free radicals that may cause us to catch colds and feel run down. In addition fruits and vegetables provide more vitamins

By:
Andrea Savard

7 Foods For Healthy Digestion!

Better Health
March 28, 2014

I believe the digestive system is the core of life energy, intuition and longevity. Unfortunately, we’re turning into a bloated and constipated nation. We spend millions on laxatives, antacids, fiber, and enzymes when often a healthy diet is enough to regulate things. To maintain optimal digestive health and avoid many modern diseases, I recommend adding the

By:
Andrea Savard

Seven Shades of Paleo

Better Health
January 23, 2014

I came across this article from one of my nutritionists, Amy Kubal. We were discussing the challenges people face with “Going Paleo” and how to make it work for them given their lifestyle, family situations, finances, commitment/motivation, etc. Amy shared her article below with me and a few more I’ll post shortly. Hope you find it helpful! In health, AES

By:
Andrea Savard

12 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Better Health
June 21, 2013

Scientists at the University of Washington have affirmed what people transitioning to healthier lifestyles have discovered in the checkout line: eating healthy is expensive, and eating poorly is cheap. In fact, switching to a cleaner diet and remodeling your pantry can be quite a daunting and costly task.

By:
Karen Silva

How To Avoid The Big Screw-Ups: Advice To A 20-Year Old From People Twice His Age

Better Health
January 8, 2013

If you can make a reasonable living doing what you love, DO WHAT YOU LOVE.. You may not get rich, but you’ll get to do what you love. Don’t quit your day job until doing what you love pays the bills, but don’t incur big debt getting a law degree or an MBA if you really want to be an artist.

By:
Andrea Savard
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