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Let's Gut Real - Easy to Digest Nutrition Science

Making nutrition science accessible and easy-to-digest. Andrea Hardy, Canada’s Gut Health Dietitian, is on a mission to connect people to credible, up-to-date nutrition information about gut health and digestive disorders. Nutrition misinformation is rampant. If nutrition advice online scares you, it’s probably not true. Let’s Gut Real is all taking the fear out of nutrition messaging, cultivating critical thinking, and helping you understand nutrition science. Andrea talks with guests about digestive health, the gut microbiome, hot nutrition topics, and nutrition misinformation, sharing messages that are easy to consume and that inspire sustainable action. Andrea likes to say her goal is to get people to take nutrition a little less seriously – which may come as a surprise coming from a dietitian. Through humour, she injects fun into her science-based media messages. After all, poop jokes aren’t her favourite kinda jokes, but they are a solid #2.

Feb 18, 2020

Dragana Skokovic Sunjic is a clinical pharmacist and the leader in knowledge mobilization for probiotics in Canada and the US. As the author of the Clinical Guide to Probiotic Supplements for both Canada and the US, she has spoken around the world on the latest evidence for the use of probiotics.

This week, Andrea interviews Dragana on the most up-to-date evidence on probiotics. Spoiler alert: It's not enough to say 'pick a probiotic with at least 10 billion bacteria!'

We discuss:

  • what impacts your gut microbiota from a pharmaceutical perspective
  • what probiotics are
  • why patients are taking probiotics, and what health care providers need to discuss with their patients about probiotics
  • why we should start thinking about probiotics like drugs - they're not just natural health products anymore!
  • matching the right strain of bacteria to the right condition
  • how to pick the RIGHT probiotic
  • where to find up to date evidence on probiotics

To access the probiotic chart visit in Canada and in the US.

Or download the app by searching 'probiotic guide'.

Learn more about the Alliance for Education on Probiotics at