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Low-FODMAP Simple Salmon Salad

November 25, 2019

Hey there, it is Nancy, Andrea’s student. This next recipe I want to share with you is a Simple Salmon Salad. It doesn’t need any fancy cooking skills or appliances, and you can have it ready in under 10 minutes. Anyone else agree that sounds like the best recipe? I…

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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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Prunes to Manage Bone Health – A Dietitian Review

October 17, 2019

October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day! One of the top trends I see right now is a movement towards plant-based foods, and I have to say, I’m thrilled. However, I often get asked the question – how can I take care of my bone health with a more plant-based diet?…

Freezer Friendly Burritos

October 7, 2019

Struggling with Meal Prep & Planning? Picture this — you come home from a long day at work and you don’t have much energy left. You know that the kids need to be fed and you only have 30 minutes before they need to be out the door off to…

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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…

This delicious falafel wrap was created by our dietetics student

Falafel Wrap

August 6, 2019

Nancy here – Ignite’s nutrition student coming in today to share a new recipe I developed – Falafel wraps! I was fortunate enough to travel to Montreal this summer. What a unique city! There is so much to see, do and EAT! As a foodie, I loved how many unique…

Work with one of our Registered Dietitians at Ignite Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta to learn more about the benefits of prunes for gut health.

Unlock the Power of Prunes!

March 11, 2019

Hello! March is Nutrition Month – and the theme this year is to unlock the potential of food. What I LOVE about this theme is that it looks at food from all aspects, from micronutrients all the way up to the food system as a whole! When I was in…

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 the University of…

A Planetary Diet can help us be healthier and is good for the planet, our dietitians in Calgary, Alberta are experts in gut health, digestive health and can help manage your digestive issues.

The Planetary Health Diet: Good for our Gut?

February 18, 2019

In a recent summary report from The Lancet, a group of global researchers have put forward a new diet they are calling the ‘planetary health diet.’ While the report is rather lengthy, the concepts are fairly clear, but would require some serious behaviour change for our population and food system. With…