The Seven Primal Movements

The Seven Primal Movements

This is a Whole9 guest post by Peter Hirsh, a nationally certified personal trainer and kettlebell instructor who has been teaching and training with kettlebells for over ten years. The Paleo diet follows the premise that doing what is most in sync with your unique biology will keep you the healthiest. It isn't difficult to see that the standard western diet is completely alien to anyone's biology and health is sacrificed greatly as a result. This philosophy can also be applied to exercise. … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Caring for an Injury

caring for injury

A Whole9 guest post by Kate Galliett, creator of Fit for Real Life and The Unbreakable Body, an online strength and mobility program. You’re being active. You’re slowly ramping up your intensity, duration, or volume. You’re warming up properly and doing mobility drills to improve your overall movement-quality. You’re taking note of things like sleep and stress and adjusting your activity accordingly. But something happened and you got hurt. Ugh. What you do in the days and weeks that … [Read more...]

The Whole9 Holiday Gift Guide

holiday gift guide

It is important to introduce this post by reiterating that we are not fans of over-consumption – whether it be food or stuff. This gift guide is not meant to be a way of advocating a lot of the crazy that happens in December (at least in the U.S). However, because gifts are bought during this season and many people find genuine pleasure in the traditions of holiday gift giving, we wanted to offer some ideas and suggestions for gifts that can support and encourage a Whole9 life. Experiences … [Read more...]

The Truth About Cholesterol, Part 2: Lowering Your LDL

cholesterol

A Whole9 guest post by Dr Sult, medical doctor, medical educator, inspirational speaker & the author of Just Be Well: A Book For Seekers of Vibrant Health. In a recent post we discussed how many of us have mistakenly believed that lowering cholesterol levels is the key to reducing the risk of heart attack. In fact, tracking cholesterol levels does not get to the real culprit: LDL, or low-density lipoprotein. A high level of LDL increases the risk, while a high level of HDL, or … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: Inconsistent Food Reactions

food reactions

Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Summer and Sarah discuss why you make reaction to certain foods sometimes and not others. Have you ever eaten a food and had a reaction to it, whereas on other occasions you can tolerate the food with no issues? Having inconsistent food reactions can make identifying your food sensitivities difficult. This is because symptoms may appear only when you … [Read more...]

8 Critical Health Reasons for Getting Enough Sleep

getting enough sleep

A Whole9 guest post by Dr Sult, medical doctor, medical educator, inspirational speaker & the author of Just Be Well: A Book For Seekers of Vibrant Health. Sleep. Our bodies crave it, but most of us don't get as much of it as we need. The average adult needs seven to eight hours of sleep per night, but according to a 2013 Gallup poll, 40 percent of Americans get less than that. That's over 125 million people operating in a sleep deficit, with nearly half of them experiencing chronic sleep … [Read more...]

Food, Mood, and FODMAPs

fodmaps

A Whole9 guest post by Emily Deans M.D., a board certified psychiatrist with a practice in Massachusetts and a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the gut that can lead to cramping, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. It’s symptoms often come hand in hand with chronic anxiety and depression, so as a psychiatrist, I see lots of patients with IBS symptoms. While some people take the idea that "people … [Read more...]

Lifestyle: The Big Picture Is The Big Deal

paleo lifestyle

A Whole9 guest post by Skyler Tanner, an Efficient Exercise Master Trainer with an MS in Exercise Science. Have you ever wondered why Dallas and Melissa titled their book It Starts With Food? If the “perfect diet” was the only thing that mattered, they could have called it "It’s Just About Food", or "Food: Alpha and Omega." However if you’ve been following the Whole9 for a while, you know that diet is just one part of a larger lifestyle, built on 8 other considerations (hence the “whole” … [Read more...]

How to Handle Sleep Challenges as a New Parent

baby sleep challenges

A Whole9 guest post from a mother-daughter duo who are passionate about prenatal nutrition. Emily Rydbom CN, LE and Dr. Leslie Stone are founders of  GrowBaby®. Read their other Whole9 guest posts here. It’s an all-too-familiar picture, a tip-toeing parent, holding their breath, willing their child to sleep. The pattern never stops, the child doesn’t sleep, so the parents don’t either. I have to admit, my mother was the one who cheerfully mentioned, “Oh, yes, well as a new mother I didn’t … [Read more...]

How Food Is Linked to Mood

How Food is Linked to Mood via Whole9life.com

A Whole9 guest post by Emily Deans M.D., a board certified psychiatrist with a practice in Massachusetts and a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. It’s obvious that mental problems such as depression or anxiety are directly linked to stress. All of us encounter stress in our daily lives, sometimes far more than we think we can handle, but the key to moving on and bouncing back is stress management. Usually when we think of managing stress, we think about yoga … [Read more...]