Food, Mood, and FODMAPs

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

The Daily Workout…You’re Doing It Wrong

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Whole9 guest post by Coach Rut, who participates in the sport of weightlifting and is the current Kansas State Champion and the 2006, 2013 and 2014 National Master Champion at 94kg. Daily Workout Structure for Optimal Results Having spent half my life in the health, fitness and performance industry,  I have observed a number of consistencies. One that constantly stands out is the lack of program structure that exists with the daily workout routine. I’m not talking about long term training … [Read more...]

6 Reasons To Start Using Kettlebells

6 reasons to start using kettlebells

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. I don't know of any experienced kettlebell practitioner that doesn't utilize other tools and gain from their various benefits as well. However, kettlebells can provide certain benefits that nothing else can and are a great tool to include in your regular workout routines. It is my goal to help continue the … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: How To Deal With Food Restrictions In Social Settings

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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 how to manage food restrictions in social settings. Sharing food amongst friends and family is part of our social culture. It’s something that brings us together and connects us. However, it can feel like we are inconveniencing others when we refuse food based on our food sensitivities and we see lots of clients who decide to … [Read more...]

The Truth About Cholesterol

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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. The Inside Story on Cholesterol Looking to lower your risk of heart disease? Conventional wisdom says you should exercise regularly, eat well and keep your cholesterol levels in the recommended range. Sounds simple, right? Not so much. Cholesterol is actually a lousy predictor of whether you're going to have a heart attack. In fact, … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: The Importance Of Defining Health vs. Performance Goals

health vs performance goals

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 the importance of defining health versus performance goals. Having clearly defined goals is important to achieving the success you desire. When there are multiple goals, you risk having to sacrifice one area to achieve the greatest potential in the other. We can bucket the most common goals into three categories: health, … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Avoid Exercise-Related Injury

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A Whole9 guest post by Kate Galliett, creator of Fit for Real Life and The Unbreakable Body, an online strength and mobility program. Getting injured is a very common issue, both at the general population level and the elite level. An injury can be a major sideline to your fitness progress. Injuries are expensive when you consider the money and time spent going from one pain-relief appointment to the next. Plus, injuries have been shown to decrease your total happiness quotient over time (not … [Read more...]