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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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Taking Care of Your Gut Health this Back-to-School Season

This sponsored post is brought to you by Danone. They’ve kindly compensated monetarily me to develop this post on how to take care of your gut health this Fall, something you all know I'm super passionate about! Back to school is great for getting the family back into a routine – but often comes with added stress and a busy back to school schedule for moms… even the most experienced ones! Maintain healthy and balanced nutrition can be hard while trying to make sure your family is ready for this back to school season. I have my top tips for you to make nutritious, easy choices during this crazy period, so you can keep taking care of your overall health! Keeping it Convenient With a busy schedule, we often...

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Dietitians as Gut Health Ambassadors

Guys. This is not my usual post. Today, I'm sharing with you my interview with Gut Microbiota for Health. I attended their conference in Rome in March, and spoke to a group of dietitians in a plenary session on dietitians and their role as gut health ambassadors. There were over 80 dietitians and gastroenterologists from around the world, in my session - and I was SO nervous! I was the last talk of the day, and shared with my colleagues how we can connect with patients to get them thinking about their gut health in wellness, and in disease. Get a glimpse of my gut health interview here: If you have a GI disorder - like IBS, Crohn's, colitis, or are interested in reducing your risk of developing...

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,...

Nine IBS Triggers That aren't FODMAPs

IBS Triggers that aren’t FODMAP’s

Have you ever wondered why, despite following the low FODMAP diet 'perfectly', you still have IBS symptoms? IBS is a complex condition where the low FODMAP diet can HELP - however I always explain it like a 'bandaid' solution - and putting all your eggs in one basket is never a good idea. I review the top 9 IBS triggers I see in my practice that aren't FODMAP related - and how to fix them! Catch the replay of my #AskADietitian Facebook Live: IBS Triggers That Aren't FODMAPS My Top 9 Triggers That Aren't FODMAP's Stress Eating Quickly Meal Spacing Hormones Sleep Medications Spicy Foods Alcohol High Fat Foods I go into detail in the video about each one! Be sure to watch it. (Also - I love that on...