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. Step One: Go Organic It’s hard to eat healthy. Strike that: it’s hard to know HOW to eat healthy. First, people are advised to eat a diet that contains plenty of fruits and vegetables. Okay, done. But as we understand more about pesticides and other chemicals used in produce to make it look model-fresh and enhance its shelf life, we … [Read more...]
Ask Whole9 Canada: Where can I find grass-fed dairy in Canada?
Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Joe from Montreal asks us, “Where can I find a Canadian source of grass-fed (pastured) dairy?” In last week's episode, we talked about how you can determine whether or not you can tolerate dairy and what some of the common symptoms are of a diary sensitivity or intolerance are. In our Whole9 Nutrition Seminar we talk about how the fat component of … [Read more...]
Whole9 Visits the Farm
by Erin Handley, Whole9's Director of Operations, who has found that knowledge is always powerful, rarely ever easy, and can sometimes lead to the petting of small farm animals. I have recently been tasked with doing research for our upcoming Conscientious Omnivore post on pigs and pork. I thought I was already fairly knowledgeable and, well... awake when it came to making smart and caring protein choices. But dang, ya'll, I have to admit, this project has been a huge eye-opener for me. I … [Read more...]
WE’RE REALLY REALLY HEALTHY! (The truth about food and health claims.)
A special guest post by Lori Zanteson, editor for Team CrossFit Academy's newsletter (and Whole9 Nutrition Partner). The supermarket is not the place I choose to linger. The last thing I want to do, especially with kids in tow, is choke my way through the food label maze. This isn’t for lack of trying, and mommy guilt dutifully kicks in when I don’t glide down each and every package ingredient. The reality is that lack of time and energy make food decisions a challenge. The result? Reliance … [Read more...]