Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Laurie from Calgary asks us, “How do you know if you can tolerate dairy?” We go into great detail on the reasons why certain constituents of dairy don’t make you healthier in our Whole9 Nutrition Seminar. These points are also summarized in the Dairy Manifesto. However, we always encourage you to do your own self-experimentation post-Whole30 so that … [Read more...]
The Dairy Manifesto
From Whole9, as a preface to our Manifesto series: As we wrote in It Starts With Food, “We have a theory about food that directly influences the rest of this book. The food that you eat either makes you more healthy or less healthy. Those are your options.” Of course, we spend the rest of the book explaining why a concept that sounds so simple is not that simple at all in practice. That’s why our Good Food recommendations are based on not just one foundation, but a combination of … [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...]