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

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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 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...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: What To Do About Bloating

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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 what you can do to relieve bloating after eating. There are many reasons why we get bloated after eating including, food sensitivities, impaired digestion and stress. Fortunately, many people see immediate relief from bloating after they have completed a Whole30. However, sometimes bloating can persist and additional work … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: What To Do About Constipation

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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 what you can do about constipation. We want to start this post by asking you a personal question: How many times a day do you visit the bathroom for a bowel movement? If you didn’t answer, “1-2 times a day,” then this means you are likely constipated.  Relieving your bowels at least once a day is sign of good digestion. In … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: How Can You Increase Your Libido?

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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 talk about how to increase your libido naturally. Having a strong libido and healthy sex drive is an important part of our well-being. It signifies healthy neurotransmitter and hormonal function and is a great way to relieve stress, feel connected (to others or yourself) and stimulate endorphins. Unfortunately, so many women (and … [Read more...]

At-home fermentation (no science degree required)

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Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha are trendy right now, but unlike the oh-so-popular cronut, they're trendy for their extensive health-promoting properties. You've probably heard of probiotics—they are healthy bacteria that help our digestive tracts and keep us healthy. But what you may not know is that fermented foods sitting on a grocery store shelf may not contain many (if any) of those good little critters. Want to be sure your fermented foods are fresh, delicious, and … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: Why You Might Need A Break From That “Food You Can’t Live Without”

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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 talk about why you might need a break from that 'food you cannot live without'. Is there one food that you cannot imagine living without? There are both psychological and physical reasons why we have an intense desire for certain foods. However, often the foods that we cannot imagine giving up, are the ones that we need to take a … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: Can You Be Too Stressed To Work Out?

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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 talk about how to know whether you are too stressed to work out.  In the case of exercise, more is not always better. As outlined in the Whole9 Health Equation, it's imperative to take care of your health balance and look at the big picture to make sure you have more deposits going into your health bank than withdrawals. In the face … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: How To Deal With Unsupportive People

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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 talk about how to deal with unsupportive people. Starting a Whole30 or making any big changes in your nutrition or lifestyle to improve your health can be made difficult when you don't have a good support system. We often hear stories from our clients that range from subtle comments from friends such as, "Can't you just have one … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: Are Smoothies Healthy?

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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, Amy asks, "Are smoothies a healthy choice?" People ask us about smoothies in our workshops and in our everyday consulting all the time. The media will have you believe that starting your day with a big tall glass of liquid food is the epitome of health. However, we tend to disagree. In this episode of S&STV, we discuss the research around … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: Help For Cold Sores

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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, Emily asks, "Cold sores are ruining my love life. Help!" Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HV-1). Once you have the virus, it remains in your body permanently and can pop up every now and again. Cold sores are very contagious, so if you don't currently get them, you should be protective of your lips … [Read more...]