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Pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant? Here are the top 10 nutrients for a health pregnancy. For more support work with one of our registered dietitians at Ignite Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta

Top 10 Nutrients for a Healthy Pregnancy

May 24, 2021

Whether you’ve just found out you’re pregnant or are planning on getting pregnant soon, it’s never too early to start thinking about your nutrition. Research now shows that your nutrition while pregnant not only affects your child throughout their lifetime, but it may actually affect your future grandchildren as well.…

Andrea D’Ambrosio with Dietetics Directions guest blogs about the 5 Pitfalls to avoid when prioritizing nutrition.

Prioritizing Nutrition and 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

March 8, 2021

Our colleague Andrea D’Ambrosio has this amazing post on 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Prioritizing Nutrition, we thought it was perfect timing with it being a new year so we decided to guest feature it on our blog! This time of year, people often prioritize healthy eating but struggle with some…

This cinnamon raisin overnight oats is GREAT for gut health because its a source of resistant starch - a prebiotic fibre that feeds your gut microbes! Learn more from Ignite Nutrition Registered Dietitians

Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats

January 25, 2021

Have you noticed a surge in overnight oat recipes recently? They are the latest trend for quick and easy breakfasts, and for good reason. Overnight oats have significant health benefits that make incorporating this simple breakfast into our daily routine advantageous! Hey there, this is Nancy, Andrea’s student. As a…

weight neutral approach to nutrition counselling at Ignite Nutrition - Canadian registered dietitians

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…

The Mediterranean Diet is one of the healthiest, most enjoyable and easiest to sustain. Work with a registered dietitian with Ignite Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta to get started.

Is the Mediterranean diet good for gut health?

September 14, 2020

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets in the world. It is ranked as being healthy, enjoyable, and most importantly, one of the easiest to sustain. The Mediterranean diet is not a fad diet doesn’t make empty promises with a long list of foods or food groups you…

Low FODMAP Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

September 8, 2020

Hey there, it is Nancy here and I am excited to share a Low FODMAP pumpkin muffin recipe with you just in time for back to school (and of course pumpkin spice season)! Everyone should enjoy pumpkin season, even low FODMAPPER’s, which is why I decided to modify Cookie…

How to manage picky eaters - tips from our top paediatric Calgary dietitian

Top Dietitian Tips for Picky Eaters

June 8, 2020

Do you have a picky eater at home? Picky eating for parents can be one of the most challenging and frustrating times. Parents tell me having a picky eater takes the joy out of family meals and the joy out of cooking. I have a lot of parents tell me…

Questions about dairy? Our Registered Dietitians at Ignite Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta can help you navigate through all the mixed nutrition messages you see online.

Is Dairy Deadly?

March 30, 2020

In a world full of health “shock-umentaries” and scathing personal health opinions, dietitians and other medical professionals rely on high quality scientific evidence to debunk pseudoscience for the public. But what happens when trusty science can no longer be trusted? As of late, this is happening more often than it…

Banana Berry Pancakes

March 10, 2020

I LOVE breakfast. Breakfast in the morning, or breakfast for dinner. Yes, I am one of those people who can always go for breakfast! Who says you have to enjoy pancakes in the morning, right? In fact, these pancakes have become one of my favourite go-to dinners as they freeze…

Omega-3’s and Gut Health – Are You Getting Enough?

February 17, 2020

Disclosure: I received financial compensation from Burnbrae Farms to talk about the omega-3’s and health. While the information conveyed may support clients’ objectives, the opinions expressed are my own and based on current scientific evidence. I do not engage in business with companies whose products or services do not match…