A Short Break from the Podcast Announcement
Let's Gut Real | Easy to Digest Nutrition Science
by Andrea Hardy
10M ago
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 - withou ..read more
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Cannabis and Pain Disorders: Is there a Role in GI? With Dr. Katia Tonkin
Let's Gut Real | Easy to Digest Nutrition Science
by Andrea Hardy
11M ago
Pain is a predominant feature in the majority of functional gut disorders. The higher risk of anxiety and depression when coping with any chronic illness, including GI disorders, as well as anxiety and depression impacting symptoms and symptom perception in many GI conditions are all very important aspect of medical care. This week I interview Dr. Katia Tonkin on the role that cannabis plays in medical care – including in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and pain. Dr. Tonkin is a medical oncologist who worked at The Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton Alberta Canada for 20 years and in Lon ..read more
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Nutrition & Long COVID what’s the Role, with Marlee Coldwell, RD
Let's Gut Real | Easy to Digest Nutrition Science
by Andrea Hardy
1y ago
Long-COVID is defined by The National Health Service as having symptoms that develop during or after a COVID infection which continue for more than 12 weeks. This week I interview Marlee Coldwell, RD on how long COVID presents and ways that it can be managed in our patients. Marlee has been working with patients who have complex digestive health issues and food intolerances for the past 5 years. Marlee specializes in providing nutritional support for digestive disorders including IBS, IBD, SIBO, fatty liver disease, and much more. Marlee is the team lead dietitian for Ignite Nutrition, on ..read more
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Hypermobility and GI – is it Underrecognized? With Cheryl Harris, RD
Let's Gut Real | Easy to Digest Nutrition Science
by Andrea Hardy
1y ago
Hypermobility spectrum disorders are estimated to be among 3% of the general population. So, every GI practitioner should be aware of hypermobility and the symptoms, because whether we recognize it or not, we’re seeing these patients all the time.This week I interview Cheryl Harris, RD on the overlap between hypermobility and GI disorders to help guide practitioners towards recognizing it in their digestive health patients. Cheryl Harris, MPH RD has been a dietitian for 20 years and has specializing in digestive disorders for 15 years. She was recognized as one of the top nutritionists in the ..read more
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The Role of Nutrition in Immune Function with Doug Cook, RD
Let's Gut Real | Easy to Digest Nutrition Science
by Andrea Hardy
1y ago
Nutrition is central to a functioning immune system. It impacts our ability to fight precancerous cells, ward off pathogens, heal injuries, and support our bodies through disease. This week I interview Doug Cook, RD on the role that nutrition plays in our immune function. Doug Cook is a registered dietitian with over 21 years of experience. With a Master of Health Science in Nutrition, he specializes in functional and integrative nutrition. Doug dives deep into the research on nutrition and science to provide his patients, and the public expert up-to-date information, questioning the way that ..read more
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NAFLD & The Gut Microbiome with Neha Shah, RD
Let's Gut Real | Easy to Digest Nutrition Science
by Andrea Hardy
1y ago
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a chronic disease where fat accumulates in the liver, and can progress to inflammation (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH), and hardening of the liver (cirrhosis). It is a silent disease, often completely symptomless, however, trying to catch it early is important due to its progressive nature. This week I interview RD Neha Shah on what NAFLD is, how it may be reversed and the overlap between gut issues and NAFLD. Neha has been specializing in gastroenterology and hepatology for the past 16 years. She initially began her career as an inpatient d ..read more
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Is IBS a Mental Health Disorder? with Heidi Staudacher, RD
Let's Gut Real | Easy to Digest Nutrition Science
by Andrea Hardy
1y ago
Did you know that it is more common to have anxiety and depressive symptoms if you have IBS compared to if you don’t have IBS? This week I interview dietitian Heidi Staudacher to discuss how patients can often end up in a vicious cycle where they have gastrointestinal symptoms that lead to mental health problems and then that further leads to more gut symptoms. Heidi Staudacher is an accredited practising dietitian and has had extensive experience in the clinical management of people with clinically functional gastrointestinal disorders. Heidi completed her PhD at King’s College London in 2016 ..read more
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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and IBD Nutrition with Brittany Roman-Green, RD
Let's Gut Real | Easy to Digest Nutrition Science
by Andrea Hardy
1y ago
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 ..read more
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Do Digestive Enzymes Help IBS? with Anjie Liu and David Hachuel
Let's Gut Real | Easy to Digest Nutrition Science
by Andrea Hardy
1y ago
Enzymes are important for any living organism and play a huge part in the day-to-day operations of the human body. Enzymes provide a number of very vital processes – not only for digestion but for the nervous system, muscles, and many other important bodily functions. This week I interview Anjie Liu and David Hachuel creators of FODZYME® to discuss how digestive enzymes can specifically help with IBS symptoms. Co-founded by Anjie Liu and David Hachuel, MPH, Kiwi Biosciences is a human-centered biotech company developing elegant scientific solutions for extraordinary gut relief.  FODZYME ..read more
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How do Eating Disorders Impact Digestive Symptoms? with Jessica Begg, RD
Let's Gut Real | Easy to Digest Nutrition Science
by Andrea Hardy
1y ago
Diet culture has a profound impact on our beliefs about nutrition and health. It can impact our behaviours and may lead to disordered eating which can have far reaching impacts on our bodies ability to digest food and further lead to uncomfortable digestive symptoms. This week I interview Jessica Begg, RD on how emotional eating and binge eating influences our digestive symptoms. Jessica Begg is both a Registered Dietitian as well as a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Jessica’s double qualifications make her uniquely suited to helping clients address the psychological issues that underpin their ..read more
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