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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.

Jun 23, 2020

Are all fermented foods probiotics? Learn the important difference, and how to include them in your diet!

In this episode of Let's Gut Real, I interview Bob Hutkins, PhD and Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD on the important difference between fermented foods and probiotics.

We also talk about:

  • What are fermented foods?
  • What are...

Jun 16, 2020

I interview Dr Suzanne Devkota on her research on the gut microbiota and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and colitis) and the role our diet plays in fostering a healthy microbiome, and possibly reducing the incidence of IBD. We also discuss how microbial changes have been implicated in the pathogenesis of IBD.


Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Armin Alaedini is a faculty member of the Department of Medicine at Columbia University and is on the adjunct faculty of New York Medical College. He is also a faculty member and graduate mentor at the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University. For 20 years his research has focused on the gut...

May 19, 2020

This episode, you get Andrea Hardy, Canada's Gut Health Dietitian (me!) to talk about which diet is best for your gut microbiota.

A bit about me: I'm a registered dietitian and owner of Ignite Nutrition in Calgary Alberta.

This week I give you the update on:

  • The role nutrition plays in your gut microbiota
  • Your gut...

May 5, 2020

Justine Dowd and I chat about

  • Her experience with celiac disease and fertility
  • How her experience shaped her approach to a wholistic approach to care - focusing not just on disease treatment but the role mindset plays
  • How to connect the mind & body through mindfulness
  • How 'making friends' with your digestive health...