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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.

Sep 13, 2022

Although the etiology of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is poorly understood it is a progressive disease characterized by inflammation of the bile ducts.

This week I interview RD Brittany Roman-Green and we discuss primary sclerosing cholangitis, its relationship to ulcerative colitis and what the current research says about it.

Brittany Roman-Green is the founder of Romanwell and is an IBD focused registered dietitian nutritionist, certified personal trainer, and behavior change specialist. Brittany's the national coleader of the diet and nutrition national scientific advisory committee for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and the national leader of the registered dietitians in IBD practice group for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Brittany has lived with ulcerative colitis for over 20 years and also has IBS and PSC. 

We talk about:

  • What is primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • What are the symptoms of PSC?
  • Why do people with IBD develop PSC?
  • Does nutrition influence PSC management?
  • Nutrition management of IBD, including a discussion about inflammatory foods
  • The use of restrictive diets and their potential side effects
  • The 2020 International Organization for the study of IBD guidelines

Connect with Roman-Green on her website at on Instagram @weareromanwell or on her Facebook here as well! You can also checkout their IBD starter kit that's full of tips for advocating for oneself when you have IBD.