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...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: Strategies to Manage Cravings

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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, Kristina asks, "What strategies would you recommend for dealing with my food cravings?" Cravings or strong desires for certain foods, are something that many people struggle with. We talk a lot about how our desires for food can be the result of our unhealthy psychological response to food, hormonal imbalances and stress in our workshops, and it is … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: Top Uses for Coconut Oil

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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, Michaela asks, "What are your thoughts on coconut oil, and its uses both internally and externally?" Coconut oil is one of our pantry staples and is something we recommend everyone use in their cooking due to its stable saturated fat properties. If you search the internet, you will literally find hundreds of uses and benefits of coconut oil, both … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: What to do about skin breakouts

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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, Corinna in Nuremburg, Germany asks, “What are the common reasons for skin breakouts in adults?” Unfortunately, many adults (especially females) suffer from acne, and the root cause is generally the result of things going awry inside the body. Acne that you find around your jaw line is often the result of hormonal imbalances, specifically low estrogen, … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: Can you get rid of a food sensitivity?

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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, Lisa on the East Coasts who asks, “I have been paleo for over three years but continue to have food sensitivities. Is there a way to get rid of them?” We always encourage you to do your own self-experimentation after you have completed your Whole30 in order to determine what foods you may be sensitive to. However, if you find that you are sensitive to … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: What are the health benefits of gelatin?

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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, Renee from Calgary asks, “I have been reading so much about gelatin, and I was wondering if you could weigh in on the benefits of it?” Gelatin seems to be the new ‘it’ food amongst Paleo experts with good reason. In this episode of S&STV, we talk about the role gelatin plays in maintaining a healthy digestive system, managing homocysteine levels … [Read more...]