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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.

Oct 20, 2020

EDS is a rare connective tissue disorder that can drive many digestive symptoms. Hannah discusses her journey with digestive dysfunction, how it lead to developing an eating disorder as a way to control her symptoms, finally being diagnosed with EDS, and how she came to practice in cognitive hypnotherapy through her own personal journey when she had exhausted all medical management options. 

Hannah is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and works with women all over the world to overcome struggles with food, their emotions and the fear of not being good enough. She has a BSc Biological Sciences, MSc Psychology, Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP). She has a special interest in the link between food issues and digestive problems and combines mind and body approaches to support her clients holisitically in their journeys. 

We discuss:

- How Hannah’s GI issues led to an eating disorder

- What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) 

- What are the symptoms of EDS?

- How is it diagnosed? 

- How she journeyed from ED, to EDS, to the field of cognitive hypnotherapy

- What is cognitive hypnotherapy?

- How does accessing our subconscious influence our body's reactions to food & symptoms

- How does cognitive hypnotherapy help digestive disorders?

You can find Hannah on Instagram @hani_living_unleashed