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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 – from celery juice for IBS to ACV for bloating – the list never ends! There are constantly new and increasingly bizarre diets, cleanses, and detox programs…

Andrea Hardy registered dietitian nutritionist from Calgary Alberta giving her TEDx talk on how we're KILLING human connection with science, and how to make patient care meaningful again!

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…

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Nutrition and PCOS

November 5, 2018

We work with many women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and all too often we hear the same story about their diagnosis. They are told they have PCOS and then left with the advice to just ‘lose weight and eat healthy’. But most women with PCOS have already tried to lose…

Best Books for Intuitive Eating & Food Relationship - Andrea Hardy, registered dietitian nutritionist and gut health expert shares her favourite reads of 2017 and how they impacted her food philosophy | Ignite Nutrition is a private practice in Calgary Alberta focusing on gut health, food relationship. We take a health at every size approach to wellness!

Best Books for Intuitive Eating & Food Relationship

December 27, 2017

I get asked ALL the time – Andrea – what books do you read to learn about intuitive eating and food relationship? I have clients ask, I have friends and family ask, and I have my staff and students ask. Many people wonder where I’ve developed certain skills and counselling…

Why you need to break up with your diet - a dietitian explains what is wrong with weight being the 'ultimate' indicator of health - and WHY it's so hard on us to diet continually | Andrea Hardy, RD from Calgary Alberta

Why You Need to Break Up With Your Diet

July 24, 2017

Have you ever considered dieting? Or maybe dieted more times than you can count? Have you ever thought to stop and ask yourself – what your TRUE motivations are? When we strip away the desire to lose weight – have you considered what is driving your weight loss goals? And…

Orthorexia: A Dietitian Perspective | Andrea Hardy Calgary Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Orthorexia: Why You Aren’t What You Eat

November 25, 2015

Lately in the media, there has been a lot of attention on disordered eating and orthorexia.You’ve likely heard of anorexia and bulimia. You may have even heard the term ‘disordered eating’ – a blanket term to describe those that engage in anorexic/bulimic tendencies, but not quite to the extent of official diagnosis. Lately, I’m sure you’ve heard the term ‘orthorexia’ tossed around – without actually realizing what it means. Hint – its nothing to do with your teeth being too skinny. Learn a bit about orthorexia, and why we as a society need to take action to re-define healthy eating.