Dear Melissa: Food as Love, and Post-Whole30 Crash-and-Burn

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where we answer your questions about transitioning into or or maintaining a healthy Whole9 life, helping you figure out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, we’re talking to an Army wife who needs a healthier way to send Dad off to deployment, and an all-or-nothing kind […]

Introducing “Dear Melissa”

One of our favorite parts of this job is getting to interact with you. We chat on our Whole9 and Whole30 Facebook pages, we answer questions on Twitter, we shout you out on Instagram, and we provide support and encouragement on our Whole30 forum. Oh yeah—and we respond to, like, 823,537 emails every week. Whew. […]

Ken K.’s Whole30® Success Story

We love Whole30® success stories, don’t you? And we especially love this short but sweet story from Ken K. who navigated his way through the program thanks to his Italian wife’s great cooking, his love of cycling, and despite his longing for just one glass of wine (he held off until dinner of day 31). Go Ken! […]

Has it been a year already….?

My, my how time does fly! Exactly one year ago today our book, It Starts With Food, was released into the world, and we haven’t looked back since. We are so grateful to all of you who have purchased ISWF, as well as those who have left reviews on sites like or who’ve done reviews on your […]

Whole30 101: The Official “Can I Have…” Guide to the Whole30

One of the most active sections of our free Whole30 Forum is the “Can I Have…” section. This is where Whole30’ers ask about ingredients that they wish to include as part of their Whole30 program—things like bee pollen, mesquite flour, or banana almond pan-fried discs.* Sometimes, we wonder if people really want to eat these things, […]

Cheryl’s Whole30® Success Story

Note: We received the following success story from our Whole9 Seminar Team members Nick Kirkes and Rachel Miller who own Inner Strength Indy. Nick and Rachel have been using the Whole30® program to lead their gym members toward a healthier overall lifestyle – case-in-point, Cheryl, who is the mother of one the gym’s long time […]

Steal This Meal: Mushroom Soup With Primalfat Coconut Ghee

If you’ve been following us for any amount of time then it’s likely that you’re already familiar with the awesomeness that is Pure Indian Foods ghee – a Whole30® Approved, lusciously delicious cooking (and just plain eating) fat. Recently, owner Sandeep Agarwal launched a new product called PRIMALFAT™ Coconut Ghee. Wait, did you just do a double-take? Yah, […]

Eat, Drink, and Be Whole30

If you’ve done our Whole30® program, then you’ve probably been there…  about to get your groove on at the bar with friends, make small talk with Uncle Chuck at your cousin’s wedding, or grill and chill at your buddy’s backyard BBQ when suddenly, you feel the odd man (or woman) out. Usually you’d have a […]

Finding A Healthy Food Balance For Your Kids

We’re very fortunate to be sharing this wonderful guest post from Dylan Emrys with you today. Finding a healthy Real Food balance for your children in a SAD Food world can be a difficult and emotional journey. But, as Dylan says, you’re already one step ahead by being here.    “I Was Determined To Feed […]