43 episodes

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.

Connect with Andrea to learn and laugh on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @andreahardyrd or at www.andreahardyrd.com, or at her private practice www.ignitenutrition.ca

Let's Gut Real - Easy to Digest Nutrition Science Andrea Hardy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

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.

Connect with Andrea to learn and laugh on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @andreahardyrd or at www.andreahardyrd.com, or at her private practice www.ignitenutrition.ca

    How to Fight Nutrition Misinformation? with Abby Langer, RD

    How to Fight Nutrition Misinformation? with Abby Langer, RD

    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 abbylangernutrition.com on Instagram @langernutrition or on Twitter or on her Facebook here as well!

    • 24 min
    Nutrition for Concussions and Mental Health with Erik Bustillo, RD

    Nutrition for Concussions and Mental Health with Erik Bustillo, RD

    Concussions can have a profound impact on our brains and are not always the result of a direct blow to the head.
    This week I interview Erik Bustillo, RD on concussions, what they are, how they impact the brain, how they can happen, nutrition supported recovery and the impact they can have on mental health.
    Erik Bustillo, MS, RD, FISSN, CISSN, CSC, CPT practices as a Registered Dietitian, Strength Coach, Fitness Trainer, and Health Coach. He attended Florida International University and earned his B.S. in Dietetics & Nutrition and his M.S. in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Nutrition from Concordia University Chicago. Additionally, Erik is the current Co-Vice President and a Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) as well as a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN), a Certified Strength Coach through the National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF), and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).
     
    Erik has experience in research and working with professional, collegiate & tactical athletes, weekend warriors, avid CrossFitters, and in an outpatient setting helping individuals with weight loss/gain as desired outcomes using motivational interviewing and seeing medical nutrition therapy patients.
    We talk about:
    How Erik became interested in sports nutrition  What is a concussion and how does it affect our brain?  Are there any implications on mental health from concussions? What sports are at risk of concussions Long term impacts of concussions How does nutrition play a role following a concussion? Can it impact return to sport? With all the crazy supplements out there focused on enhancing brain health - are there any supplements to take or avoid in concussion recovery? Is there any link between gut health and concussion recovery? What about Probiotic use for concussion recovery?   
    Connect with Erik on Instagram or on Twitter or on his Facebook here as well!

    • 43 min
    Exclusive Enteral Nutrition for IBD with Dr. Healey

    Exclusive Enteral Nutrition for IBD with Dr. Healey

    Our diet, the balance of our gut microbiome, and fibre intake can have significant impacts on our digestive health and disease outcomes. This week I interview Dr. Genelle Healey on the use of exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) treatment for IBD patients.
    Dr Genelle Healey undertook her PhD in Nutritional Science at Massey University in New Zealand. Her research looked at what influence habitual dietary fibre intake has on gut microbiota response to a prebiotic (fibre) intervention. Prior to commencing her PhD, Genelle worked as a New Zealand registered Dietitian caring for patients with various diseases including gastrointestinal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), renal disease and diabetes.
    In 2017, Genelle moved to Vancouver to start a postdoctoral fellowship at University of British Columbia. The focus of her research is to better understand the impact nutrition, particularly fibre, has on the gut microbiome and disease outcomes for patients with IBD. During her postdoctoral fellowship she utilized models of IBD to investigate the therapeutic potential of novel nutritional interventions with the hope that these therapies can one day be used to positively impact the health and wellbeing of patients with IBD. Specifically, she has demonstrated that exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) enriched with fibre leads to beneficial changes in the gut microbiome, less inflammation and better disease outcomes compared to EEN without fibre.
    We talk about:
    How Healey became interested in the field of digestive health What IBD is How diet plays a role in the management of IBD Some prescriptive diets that could put a patient into remission. The role of ‘enteral nutrition’ in IBD The difference between PEN and EEN The mechanism of action in which we believe PEN/EEN can induce remission in IBD patients How the gut microbiome is involved The formulas used in IBD management and their ingredients, including emulsifiers The overall complexity of IBD Connect with Dr. Healey on her researchgate profile or on Twitter
     

    • 31 min
    Navigating the Gluten-Free Diet with Celiac Disease with Selena Devries, RD

    Navigating the Gluten-Free Diet with Celiac Disease with Selena Devries, RD

    Were you recently diagnosed with celiac disease? Having celiac disease can mean something different for each patient. There are many different symptoms and yet some people may not experience any symptoms at all.
    This week I interview RD Selena Devries about different ways to advocate for yourself if you have been diagnosed with celiac disease and helpful ways to encourage your transition into eating gluten-free.
    Selena Devries is a registered dietitian from BC Canada.  She completed her dietetic training at Kelowna General Hospital in 2013 and was, shortly, after diagnosed with celiac disease myself.  Through her diagnosis, she started to volunteer with the Canadian Celiac Association and ended up working on their national board of directors as well as their professional advisory council with other celiac dietitians and gastroenterologists.   She is also trained in the low FODMAP diet for IBS through Monash University.  Her own diagnosis and follow up led her to discover gaps in care for celiac disease which led her to private practice with a focus on the dietary management of celiac disease.   With her online nutrition practice, she helps celiacs fall back in love with food. She helps them resolve persistent symptoms despite a GF diet, help the newly diagnosed get off on their best foot, and help celiacs eat out with confidence.  
    We talk about:
    How Selena became interested in celiac disease What is celiac disease?  The common symptoms of celiac disease and some emerging symptoms (GI and otherwise)  The mainstay in celiac treatment What you see as major gaps as a dietitian working with celiac and living with celiac when it comes to celiac education High risk gluten-free grains Tips for eating out while gluten-free What to do when symptoms don’t improve How to advocate for yourself as a patient with celiac disease Health monitoring protocols like annual blood labs The overlap with IBS and SIBO or other gastrointestinal issues  
    Connect with Selena on her website at Healthbean.ca on Instagram @Celiac_dietitian or on her Twitter here as well!

    • 29 min
    How to Manage Infant Food Sensitivities with Dr. Trill Paullin

    How to Manage Infant Food Sensitivities with Dr. Trill Paullin

    It’s not always easy to identify what may be causing infant colic or infant allergy reactions. Infant food sensitivities are common and can result in projectile vomiting, reflux, mucousy/bloody stool, and more - which can be very distressing to parents and lead to unnecessary dietary restrictions.
    This week I interview Dr. Trill Paullin on Infant Food Sensitivities, how they arise and what we can do to help manage them
    Dr Trill is a Molecular Biologist and mother to two daughters who had severe infant food sensitivities and reactions to proteins transferred from my diet to her breast milk.  After she processed the painful fact that she could hurt my children through breastfeeding, she started researching how to produce breast milk they could properly digest.  She discovered that many parents experience the same troubling situation. Through this experience, she wanted to create a place for parents to find answers to their questions about infant food sensitivities and empower them to continue their breastfeeding journey.  That was how Free to Feed was born.  Free to Feed is starting this mission by first creating an at-home test strip that will allow mothers to analyze their breast milk for allergens.
    We talk about:
    How Trill became interested in the field of infant allergies The origin of Trill’s company Free to Feed What the differences are between non-Ige mediated allergies (FPIAP and FPIES) and IgE mediated allergies How the symptoms between these three diagnoses differ How to identify what may be causing infant allergies What the treatment options are for mothers trying to cope with infant allergies How Trill was able to gather data in this area of research that was largely unrepresented in the literature. The research around transferability and reaction timing The lack of support for families dealing with non-IgE mediated infant allergies and the importance of validating these experiences What Free to Feed offers today to help parents navigate this journey. At-home breastmilk test strips as well as infant allergen friendly multivitamins  
    Connect with Trill on her website at freetofeed.com on Instagram @free.to.free on Twitter or on her Facebook here as well!

    • 36 min
    Gastroparesis and Digestive Look-Alikes with Dr. Linda Nguyen

    Gastroparesis and Digestive Look-Alikes with Dr. Linda Nguyen

    Feeling full, nausea and vomiting are all symptoms of gastroparesis, yet other gut conditions can present like this too – so how do we know which it is? This week I interview Dr. Linda Nguyen on gastroparesis and other digestive disorder look-alikes like IBS, functional dyspepsia, cyclic vomiting syndrome and how she works with patients to improve their quality of life. 
    Dr. Linda Nguyen is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and Clinic Chief in the Digestive Health Center. Her clinical and research interests include GI motility disorders and disorders of gut brain interaction, with an emphasis on gastroparesis, functional dyspepsia and chronic abdominal pain. Her current research includes identifying biomarkers to better diagnose motility disorders, understanding the role/impact of physiologic testing on clinical care, exploring novel therapies for gastroparesis and expanding the role of neuromodulation in the treatment of GI motility disorders and pain. She is also passionate about quality of life, professional development and physician wellness.
    We talk about:
    How Linda came to work in the field of digestive health and her interest in GI motility and gastroparesis What gastroparesis is, how it develops, what the symptoms are, and how common it is The tests for gastroparesis How patients with gastroparesis develop a change in motility or emptying of their stomach Treatment options for gastroparesis Functional dyspepsia, how it similar or different from gastroparesis, and what the symptoms are Cyclic vomiting syndrome, how it similar or different from gastroparesis, and how is it treated / managed The use of implanted gastric stimulators for gastroparesis treatment The nutrition management of gastroparesis You can learn from Dr. Nguyen on Twitter @ LindaNguyenMD
     

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

sarahmorland ,

Fantastic!

Andrea and her guests are such a wealth of information when it comes to new research in the area of gut health. As a fellow gut health RD, this podcast is where I come when I want a quick run-down of new research in this area

Jessica Roocroft ,

It doesn’t “Gut” any better than this...

As a fellow gut health RD, I really appreciate Andrea’s podcast to keep what’s discussed by her, and the experts she invites on as well, in the back of my mind as I work with my clients.
Truly great to have a podcast dedicated to gut health and hosted by an RD.
-Jessica Roocroft, RD
Owner & Founder, Jess Nourishes

intunewithautoimmune ,

Just great.

I listen to a lot of podcasts and most in the functional health space. Andrea’s episodes are so straight forward, understandable language and perfectly timed (no hour+) daunting listens. Her guests have been super knowledgeable and it has opened my eyes to some amazing new practitioners in my local area. Highly recommend.

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