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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

Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp

Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp

It is finally that time of the year when we get to dust off the old BBQ and put out the patio chairs! Summer has arrived and it is time to soak up all the sun we can get! Starting the low FODMAP diet in the summer can be frustrating with all the things we typically grill, which is why we created this super simple, crowd-pleasing low FODMAP grilled shrimp recipe! This recipe works great as an appetizer for those Sunday potlucks with friends, or a light dinner when served on top of your favourite grain. It is simple and delicious. What more could you ask for? Give it a try! Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp Recipe adapted from Delicious As It Looks. Save Print Low-FODMAP Grilled...

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Long Term Low FODMAP | A Dietitian Explains

Living with gut symptoms is miserable. They are painful, embarrassing and awkward. It’s not surprising that when people find relief on the low FODMAP diet, they want to stay on it forever. BUT, this is over restrictive, in most cases totally unnecessary and even detrimental to gut health. My name is Joanna Baker, I’m a FODMAP expert dietitian from Everyday Nutrition in Melbourne, Australia and today Andrea has kindly asked me to contribute some info on reintroducing FODMAPs back into your diet. What’s the deal with FODMAP cut offs? You probably know by now that: We can test foods in a laboratory to see what the FODMAP content is. We also have plenty of research telling us what people with IBS will tolerate before they start loosening their...

Homemade Gut Friendly Granola

Homemade Gut Friendly Granola

Hey there, it is Nancy again, and I am excited to share with you a homemade granola recipe made for a special someone found within your gut! Let me explain… Did you know that there is such a thing as good bacteria? Not all bacteria needs to be cleaned away, and killed through sanitization. We as humans contain trillions of good bacteria within our gastrointestinal system most of which have vital tasks to maintain our overall health. Our good bacteria help us in a variety of ways including producing a physical barrier in our gut to protect against bad bacteria, helping us digest nutrients, and even help support an efficient immune system.1  In fact, research is beginning to show - those bacteria may also play a role in...

Sweet & Spicy Bell Pepper Fajitas

Sweet and Spicy Bell Pepper Vegan Fajitas

These sweet and spicy bell pepper vegan fajitas are the PERFECT crowd pleaser for Cinco de Mayo. Guys. I love hosting get-togethers - but even with all my cooking experience, I still get overwhelmed with what to cook for a crowd with multiple food restrictions. What I LOVE about this recipe is it checks ALL the boxes for food restrictions I commonly see. If I can get away with making one delicious recipe for a large crowd, (AND keep it healthy and flavourful) then I'm a happy camper! I've teamed up with Divine Flavor - an amazing fruit and vegetable producer - who I have absolutely LOVED working with on this project. They are family-built producers of these AMAZING (seriously - like the best I've ever had)...

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Microbiome in Pregnancy

Microbiome in Pregnancy

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 - I was ALL over that. As a gut health dietitian - the microbiome, especially in infancy BLOWS my mind. So let’s get to it! Microbiome 101 The human “microbiome” refers to the community of microorganisms living in/on our bodies. It outnumbers our own cells by a factor of 10, contains upwards of 100 trillion cells and a collective 27 times more genes than the human genome. (That’s a LOT of microbes!) The species diversity and abundance vary depending upon the location in/on our bodies: our skin,...