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Many women notice an increase in digestive symptoms after having hysterectomy surgery. If this sounds like you, work with one of our registered dietitians at Ignite Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta

Managing Digestive Issues After a Hysterectomy

June 7, 2021

Our Registered Dietitians at Ignite Nutrition specialize in a number of different areas, including gut health and women’s health. For many people, these two areas can overlap. In particular, women who have had a hysterectomy have a high…

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.

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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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IBS and Endometriosis: Are They Related?

March 2, 2020

Our registered dietitians at Ignite Nutrition specialize in a number of topics. Two of them being gut health and women’s health – and often these two areas actually overlap with our patients! For many women, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome worsen during menstruation. Which can of course…

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How to Improve Insulin Resistance in PCOS

October 15, 2019

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder that affects approximately 5-15% of women. Women with PCOS have an excess amount of male reproductive hormones or androgens produced in the ovaries. This leads to a range of symptoms that can include irregular periods, infertility, acne, hair growth, and weight…

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…

Learn how to take care of mom and baby's microbiome - and important part of immune development and health through their lives! | Calgary dietitian Sarah O'Hara guest posts on Ignite Nutrition Blog about gut health in pregnancy

Microbiome in Pregnancy

April 16, 2018

Can I just take a second to introduce my AMAZING colleague, Sarah O’Hara, RD? She runs a private practice here in Calgary specializing in prenatal and PCOS nutrition. When she suggested writing a blog post on the microbiome and pregnancy…