- Nutrition + Psych for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Health Management
- Digestive Disorders
- Liver Disease
- Microscopic Colitis
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity
- Celiac Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
About Andrea Hardy
Hi! I'm Andrea - Canada's Gut Health Dietitian and owner of Ignite Nutrition. As a business owner of one of the top dietetic digestive health clinics in North America, I spend my time supporting my team, educating health care providers around the world, and sharing important evidence based information on digestive health.
I trained at the University of Alberta. I have a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Nutrition and Food Science with a specialization in dietetics. and have been practicing since 2011 and am registered with the College of Dietitians of Alberta. I'm recognized as one of Canada's top gut health dietitians, and have spoken internationally about all things digestive health related. Prior to starting a private practice I did the majority of my work in oncology and liver disease, publishing 2 research studies here and here with my team!
I specialize in IBS, because I HAVE IBS! I get what it's like to have my quality of life impacted by a poorly understood disease. I want to help others in the most evidence-based, practical way possible. I have completed FODMAP training through Monash University in Australia, and with my expertise have been responsible for the development of curriculum for other accredited dietitian education programs on digestive health too.
With this knowledge and skill, I created an approach to counselling that is more comprehensive than 'just diet' called the 4 Pillar Approach™️. I've trained all my staff on our unique 4 Pillar Approach™️ to digestive health management - which is our evidence-based approach to managing digestive issues.
About The Team I've Built
All of our staff are highly skilled and extensively trained in complex digestive disorders - though you might see more of me in the media - my team is equally as skilled in a variety of areas. When you see a member of my team, you will be seeing a dietitian that has received extensive additional training and support in the field of digestive health. I am proud of the care my team offers and believe it is next-to-none. Book with one of my amazing team today!
Posts written by Andrea Hardy
A Dietitian’s Beginner Guide to IBS
October 4, 2016
Here at Ignite Nutrition, we are known internationally for our work specializing in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). As well as other GI disorders of all kinds. What exactly is IBS? In this helpful guide, hear from Andrea Hardy, registered dietitian and Ignite’s owner about common IBS symptoms. We…
How to Take Care of your IBS with Nutrition Basics
April 29, 2019
When our team of registered dietitians hear clients’ stories of their Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) there’s one thing all clients have in common: frustration. There is so much frustration about living in discomfort, dealing with IBS symptoms, being cautious of food choices, and worrying about embarrassing gas and urgent…
Fermented Foods & Probiotics in Gut Health
February 8, 2018
Fermentation has been used as a preservation method for thousands of years. But, the benefits go beyond keeping your food safe to eat. Fermented vegetables and probiotic yogurt are just a few fermented foods that have recently become popular for their gut health benefits. But what exactly is the role…
Let’s get down and dirty with SIBO – a dietitian explains all you need to know about SIBO
November 8, 2017
I’ve been procrastinating blogging about this. Mainly because I don’t believe a one-size fits all approach works. I don’t think the research is where we need it to be for me to provide you with the ‘best’ information possible. And there is copious amounts of misinformation out there. There are…