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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 10, 2022

Research around digestive health is constantly changing, and it is one of those areas where we don’t necessarily know all the answers. This week I interview RD Abby Langer on fighting nutrition misinformation and debunking some popular digestive health claims.

Abby Langer has been a Registered Dietitian since 1999. Abby is passionate about all aspects of nutrition, from physiology to teaching to cooking. Her approach to nutrition is permissive and relaxed, and she is a true believer in living your best life without dieting. She has written in depth about debunking fad diets and nutrition myths and focuses on body respect and intuitive-style eating.

When she’s not working, Abby loves running, spinning, discovering new foods, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

We talk about:

  • How Langer became passionate in fighting nutrition misinformation
  • Some of the worst gut health offenders
  • Current claims and popular myths in the digestive health field
  • Tips for dietitians looking to tackle misinformation and what to watch for
  • How to be vigilant when so many things look credible
  • How to address when other dietitians promote things that aren’t evidence based
  • The importance of keeping up to date with scientific research
  • Tips to consider when trying to make sense of research findings and which types of evidence are stronger than others

Connect with Langer on her website at on Instagram @langernutrition or on Twitter or on her Facebook here as well!