Turning evidence into practice: An interview with Andrea Hardy, Registered Dietitian (II)
During the 7th World Gut Microbiota for Health Summit 2018, Canadian dietitian Andrea Hardy presented her keys points for fighting disinformation, based on transferring scientific evidence relating to gut health into practice.
The role of dietitians is key in translating scientific evidence about gut health into practice. As Andrea Hardy, a Registered Dietitian from Calgary (Canada), explains in the second part of this interview, recorded in Rome during the 7th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2018, “There is a lot of misinformation out there, so we have to be ready to approach it and challenge it.”
The Canadian dietitian talks about how to deal with misinformed patients and build a relationship based on trust. “For example, a gluten-free diet should only be for patients with celiac disease, but it is becoming very trendy right now. We know from the evidence that a diet that removes gluten has a negative impact on the microbiome.”
“When you can show patients the implications of their diet based on a different view, it tends to move them forward in a positive way,” concludes Hardy.
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