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Diet Culture and Owning Your Own Health

October 4, 2021

Navigating through the world is tricky enough right now and then there are the added pressures of diet culture and the “thin ideal”, although this is nothing new in our society. With so much pressure to look thin, lose weight, and pursue health at all costs, things become even more…

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A Weight Neutral Approach to Nutrition Counselling

December 13, 2020

Have you heard of a ‘weight neutral’ approach? At Ignite, we practice in a Health at Every Size® paradigm, with a weight neutral approach. In this post, we will explain what that means and how it applies to our practice, so you can find the right fit of dietitian. What is…

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The Psychological Impacts of Dieting

November 4, 2019

As dietitians, we get questions about “the best diets” – A LOT. Here’s the truth – the best diet is one you can see yourself doing long term. A diet that doesn’t make you want to pull your hair out or secretly stuff your face in the…

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The Physical Impacts of Dieting

September 19, 2019

There’s no doubt that we live in a world dominated by diet culture. No matter where you turn there is likely to be a conversation about body size, appearance, and the latest diet to “fix” all of the above. But do diets ACTUALLY work? And more importantly – is the only…

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Why We Can’t Help You With Weight Loss

September 16, 2019

I’ve been humming and ha’ing over writing this post for a while. I wanted it to be ‘perfect’ (no surprise) but chances are, I won’t nail everything down and it will continue to be modified and grow over the years. This was inspired by Cheryl Strachan’s post ‘why I can’t…

Ignite Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta is thrilled to add a digestive health psychologist, Kirsten White to our team!

Tackling the Gut Brain Connection

June 12, 2019

Functional gut disorders are multifaceted and therefore require diverse management strategies. Although identifying food triggers is an important part of symptom improvement, there are also other areas of health and lifestyle to consider when it comes to maintaining a healthy gut. At Ignite Nutrition, we prioritize 4 key pillars of gut…

Andrea Registered Dietitian with Ignite Nutrition here in Calgary, Alberta attended the Gut Microbiota 2019 Conference. Here's her takeaway on How to Take Care of Your Gut Microbiota.

Personalized Nutrition

May 1, 2019

Gut Microbiota for Health Conference Update 2019 – Post Series 4 We’re on week 3 of the Gut Microbiota for Health conference update – you will be seeing 5 different articles on the Gut Microbiota for Health conference coming to Ignite. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for the following…

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Why Intuitive Eating Isn’t ‘Eat Whatever You Want’

April 22, 2019

Intuitive eating is in our DNA. Yes, deep down we ALL have the tools to eat intuitively and trust our bodies to guide our food choices. You may be thinking, “that’s crazy! My body would tell me to eat cookies all dang day.” Trust me, I’ve been on the skeptic’s…

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Celery Juice: Good for Our Gut or ‘Gotta Go’?

March 8, 2019

As a dietitian, staying on top of the latest food and diet trends can feel like a whole job in itself. There are constantly new and increasingly bizarre diets, cleanses, and detox programs hitting the market. But do these crazes have scientifically-backed benefits? Or is it all a marketing ploy? This…

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Andrea’s TEDx Talk is up!

February 25, 2019

Hello all! This isn’t a typical blog post. But I wanted to share someplace our clients, patients, and followers could EASILY access my TEDx talk. For those of you who don’t know, in October 2018, I was invited to give a TEDx talk at the University of…