Hi there! I’m so happy you found my website. I am a registered dietitian and food-lover based in London, Ontario. The only thing I love more than food is tea! On my blog, I write about good food, nutrition and digestive health issues (aka tummy troubles).
I am a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario. I completed a Bachelors degree in nutrition at the University of Guelph in 2014, and a combined Masters of Public Health in Nutrition and dietetic internship at the University of Toronto in 2016. I also passed the Canadian Dietetics Registration Exam in 2016. I have a total of 6 years of nutrition post-secondary education and have completed hundreds of hours of supervised dietetic practice during my internship. Additionally, I am a certified Craving Change™ facilitator.
In January 2017 I presented a poster on the Role of Dietitians in IBS Management and the Low FODMAP Diet at the Canadian Nutrition Society Thematic Conference. Click here to read my recap of the conference and my poster presentation! I am also proud to be part of the dietitian team for A Little Bit Yummy, one of the most popular low FODMAP blogs in the world.
Did you know there is actually a big difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist in Ontario?! I wrote a blog post to explain the differences. Always make sure to check a person’s credentials and education before taking any sort of health advice from them.
Note: If someone doesn’t clearly state their credentials and education on their website, that is a big red flag that they may not be a trustworthy source of health information.
I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in 2014 and use the Low FODMAP Diet to manage my symptoms. Since I have completed the reintroduction phase of the diet and have identified my food intolerances, I now personally follow a modified low FODMAP diet. All of my recipes are safe for the elimination phase of the diet. I shared all of the details about my history with IBS in this blog post.
I started this blog to share recipes and information with others who experience any type of tummy troubles. When I was first diagnosed, I found it difficult and frustrating to find credible information and recipes. I don’t want anyone with digestive health issues to feel alone or hopeless. I hope to prove that you can still eat delicious foods when having food intolerances!
Please note that you do not have to be completely gluten-free on the low FODMAP diet unless you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. For example, 1 small slice of white bread is low in fructans. However, I make sure all of my recipes are gluten-free because I know that individuals with many different digestive disorders read this blog, including celiac.
If you have any questions, leave a comment on a blog post or recipe, or contact me via email or social media!
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