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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

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EoE 101: Everything you need to know about Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Today we will be discussing all things Eosinophilic Esophagitis. I know. You’re saying… Eo-what? It’s a rare condition – however its occurrence is increasing. In fact, here in my own city, a 4 year study saw occurrence increasing 39% year over year. This is partially attributed to better biopsy techniques – BUT even when accounting for that – the rates are rising. This condition captured my attention – because I’m obsessed with unusual food sensitivities(given I have one of my own), and how our gut microbiota and immune system cause them. And then of course, how we can use nutrition to help manage them! Jump To Contents: What is EoE Who Develops EoE Symptoms of EoE How is EoE Diagnosed Treatment of EoE Can EoE be Cured? Nutrition for EoE Allergies & EoE Prognosis with EoE What we...

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Why the Low FODMAP Diet stops working | #AskADietitian

This week on #AskADietitian we covered Why the Low FODMAP Diet stops working sometimes! This can be SO frustrating - but don't fret - there's many ways you can get back on track! Working with a dietitian to individualize care and get to the bottom of your problems. Work with one of our team today! Watch the short video now! Top Reasons Why the Low FODMAP Diet Stops Working Stress Alterations in gut health Staying on the elimination phase too long Hormonal changes/menstrual cycle Sleep Exercise Medication changes Getting help with your Digestive Issues Ultimately, the low FODMAP diet is challenging. Working with a dietitian, especially when you are having troubles figuring out your symptoms can be SUPER helpful. We can individualize your nutrition recommendations to your symptoms, and really...

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Low FODMAP Parmesan Tomato Soup

Nancy, Andrea's student here! It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be to make a low FODMAP soup. Many of the ingredients found in recipes or store bought soups are high in FODMAPs including garlic and onions, and broths and stocks, which are commonly used as a base for a variety of soups. This formed a unique challenge for me, but with a little research and a lot of experimenting, I found the perfect combination of ingredients to bring you a simple, yet delicious homemade parmesan tomato soup! Fresh fennel was the winner as the substitute for onion! Fennel is a green and white herb that has a distinct liquorice flavour when eaten raw.  Sautéed and browned in butter, the flavour is softened and...

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October is Infertility Awareness Month

Hello hello! Today on the blog, we have a guest post from Justine Dowd sharing her personal story with infertility. Our dietitian, Jen Rawson is participating at the Holistic Fertility Day Retreat this November - it's not too late to sign up here. Thank you to Justine for sharing such a personal story on our blog! Justine's Story About Infertility “There is no such thing as unexplained infertility, just undiagnosed.” Dr. Geoffrey Sher, SIRM When I was little, I thought it was just as simple as deciding it was time to start a family, getting pregnant, and then having the baby (with some icky painful labour in the middle). And there you go – you get to snuggle with your precious little one! Unfortunately, I was one of the 8%...

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Vegetarian Sources of Protein on the Low FODMAP Diet

This week on #AskADietitian we covered Vegetarian Sources of Protein on the Low FODMAP Diet. Often times, I have patients call to ask - 'can I even DO low FODMAP as a vegetarian or vegan?' or they try to do it on their own, and end up really struggling to get enough nutrition in. While the low FODMAP diet is limiting, you can absolutely get enough nutrition, and protein in on a low FODMAP vegetarian or vegan diet. Watch the short video now! Vegetarian sources of protein on the low FODMAP diet Low lactose dairy Lactose free milk Lactose free yogurt Hard cheese Lactose free cottage cheese Nuts and seeds pro tip: use the Monash App or FODMAP Friendly app to check which nuts are low FODMAP and at...