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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.

May 9, 2023

The number of people who have reached out to me and shared how the podcast has changed their practice, understanding, and life seriously can't be understated. Unfortunately, after three years and so many personal changes, I've decided to put the podcast on a hiatus. I feel so many mixed emotions about this, and given my personality, it's hard to take a step back but I look forward to bringing you more amazing content in the future.

I talk about:

1)    How nutrition science is rarely sensational or extreme. As well as the importance of doing what feels good for your body - without making it dogmatic.

2)    The value in trying to eat as many plant foods as you can each and every day. The importance of choosing a variety of foods that are acceptable to your palate, culture, budget, and lifestyle.

3)    The value of having a member on your health care team that advocates for you, whether that's your dietitian, pharmacist, doctor, or physio. If you're struggling to advocate for yourself and your medical needs, it is important to find an allied health provider that can get the best care possible for you. 

Connect with me on my website at, my clinic website at, on Instagram @andreahardyrd, or Twitter or Facebook here as well!