Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Susan from Toronto asks, “I get leg cramps every night when I am sleeping. What can I do about it?” Nighttime leg cramps are typically characterized by a seizing pain around your calves when you are sleeping. They can be dreadfully painful and in some cases, can disrupt your sleep. Fortunately, they are pretty easy to resolve and usually the result … [Read more...]
The Whole9 Supplement Evaluation Checklist
The unsupported claims, inflated price points and aggressive sales tactics of products ranging from recovery beverages to "fat burning" pills to meal replacement drinks can make the vast nutrition marketplace more than a little confusing. And it becomes even more challenging when those hawking the products are well-known fitness brands imploring you to put your health in their hands. Understand, the Whole9 doesn't sell any supplements. We actually don’t push supplements in any way – … [Read more...]
What About Calcium?
Any time we mention the whole “we don't do dairy” thing, we inevitably get The Question: “But what about calcium?” The Question is generally coming from the perspective that strong, healthy bones are important, and calcium builds strong healthy bones. We do not disagree. But despite what the Got Milk? ads would lead you to believe, the whole “strong bones” thing is a lot more complicated than that. There are three fallacies when it comes to the dairy/calcium/bones triad. Building … [Read more...]