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Can IBS Cause Weight Gain? Yes and No. Here’s Why.

October 3, 2022

Our gut health dietitians at Ignite Nutrition often get asked about the connection between irritable bowel syndrome and weight – in particular, whether IBS can lead to weight gain. The short answer is yes, IBS and weight gain can be interconnected for some people. However, this topic is much…

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Simplified Low FODMAP: What is the FODMAP Gentle Diet?

August 8, 2022

The low FODMAP diet can be a tricky thing. Not only does it involve a lot of planning and preparation, but it requires cutting out quite a few foods. This is especially true during the elimination phase. This kind of restriction can also lead to disordered…

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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 within a weight inclusive paradigm, often referred to as a weight neutral approach. You may have heard of ‘Health at Every Size’ – this informs some of our principles in weight neutral counselling. In this post, we will…

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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…

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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…

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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 ‘…

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…

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…