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January 14, 2019

Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies

I often find that people either love potlucks or hate them. Either you know the perfect dish to bring, or you spend hours worrying about what is an ac

January 7, 2019

How Prebiotics Help Gut Health

Do you take a probiotic for gut health every day? Let me stop you righttttt there. While probiotics may be helpful in managing specific conditions –

December 31, 2018

How to start on the low FODMAP diet

So you’ve been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and have been told to start on the low FODMAP diet? As a dietitian, I’m thrilled that more

December 3, 2018

Low FODMAP Tomato Sauce

Low FODMAP Tomato Sauce can be SO hard to find (especially in Canada!) Quite often ready-made tomato-based sauces bought at the local grocery store co

November 26, 2018

Non-Pharmacological Strategies for IBS-D Management

Believe it or not, roughly 20% of the population have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Of this, we see that about half the IBS patients at Ignite Nutri

November 19, 2018

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

This sponsored recipe is brought to you by BC Tree Fruits. They’ve kindly compensated monetarily me to develop this post – and I couldn’t be mo

November 5, 2018

What You Need to Know About Nutrition and PCOS

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 an

October 24, 2018

Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

These low FODMAP Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats are a go-to in our house (and a HUGE hit on our 5 day low FODMAP and gut health menu plan).  We cre

October 24, 2018

Anything-Goes Energy Balls

To me, the perfect snack is salty and sweet. I LOVE energy balls – especially in the summer when I’m busy, and need something quick I can

October 22, 2018

Allergy Friendly Halloween Treats

Halloween is one of the most fun and creepy times of the year – however, it shouldn’t be the treats that spook us! For many people, holidays t

Top 10 IBS and FODMAP Blogs

Top 10 IBS and FODMAP Blogs

Finding credible IBS and low FODMAP information can be daunting. At Ignite, we really think there is no sense in re-inventing the wheel - which is why we've decided to do a round up post of our FAVOURITE blogs to send clients to for additional, and credible FODMAP information. The COOL thing about the community of FODMAP and IBS experts is, we're all kinda friends. Through social media we've connected, and we share each other's excellent IBS information - because ultimately, our collective goals are to reach more people and help them with their IBS. Without further adieu, let me brag to you about my AMAZING colleagues - in no particular order, since they're all equally as amazing! (co-written by Ignite's Nutrition student, Amy Pun). Top 10 IBS &...

#AskADietitian Facebook Live

Get Over Colds Faster with the Power of your Microbiome | #AskADietitian Facebook Live

This week (November 20th) on #AskADietitian Facebook Live series - talk about some SUPER cool new research on the power of your microbiome to potentially modulate your immune system during a cold or flu - and how you could potentially use nutrition to feel better faster! The research is still in it's infancy but SUPER exciting. HINT: it has to do with one of my favourite topics: polyphenols! I also talk about how to stick low FODMAP when you're sick, and hidden sources of FODMAP's in cold medicines and cough drops. Lastly, I talk about my Instagram-Famous meal that had EVERYONE asking - how can I eat ALL the FODMAP's in one sitting and not get a tummy ache! I talk about that in my #AskADietitian LIVE...

#AskADietitian Facebook Live

Can IBS Kill You & Prebiotics – A New Understanding | #AskADietitian Facebook Live

This week (Oct 23rd) #AskADietitian Facebook Live series - I answer to the media coverage around Mychael Knight's death - Can IBS Kill You? I also cover the definition of prebiotics and what constitutes a prebiotic. Can IBS Kill You? (stop holding that exhale - don't worry - short answer: it can't, BUT there are some things to consider.)    Andrea Hardy is a registered dietitian nutritionist specialized in gut health and GI disorders practicing in Calgary Alberta, as well as globally via online counselling. Our staff at Ignite help people with gastrointestinal disorders feel the best they possibly can with a holistic approach to health!...

Banana Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Banana Chocolate Avocado Pudding

If you are a fan of chocolate pudding… this is a must try! This chocolate pudding includes an avocado and a banana - a great way to get in some fibre, and whole foods. Compared to store bought pudding - it cuts down on added sugar, and if you have a milk allergy or intolerance, it's also lactose free. It's a great vegan alternative to a milk & sugar based pudding the whole family will love. In addition, the pumpkin seed butter adds a little protein to this dessert, in addition to a satisfying twist for the taste buds! It is super simple and quick to make - I whipped mine up in 5 minutes flat. Put all the ingredients into the blender and press the button. Next time you are craving...

Interview With Gut Health Expert Natasha Haskey on Microbiome Research

Interview with Gut Health Expert Natasha Haskey on Microbiome Research

Ok guys. Sorry this has taken SO long! WAY back when, after Natasha and I had attended the Gut Microbiome for Health conference, she and I sat down to talk about up and coming research. Natasha is BRILLIANT and currently doing microbiome research in Kelowna. I'm SO excited to see her findings when she finishes her study! Catch the FULL interview here: Interview with Gut Health Expert Natasha Haskey on Microbiome Research ...