Candida and Daily Detoxification: a Chat with Amie Valpone

Today I’m delighted to share a chat I had with Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple. Amie has dealt with a plethora of health issues over the years, turning to more alternative methods after she’d exhausted her allopathic options without improving her condition.

Over the years, Amie was diagnosed with Lyme disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, leaky gut, heavy metal toxicity and more. And throughout, she maintained a positive attitude and openness to new approaches.  Here, she discusses various treatments she used to heal and how she maintains a productive and happy life while doing so.

Amie is a wealth of knowledge on detoxing and many other topics related to holistic healing. I was thrilled to have this talk as a resource, especially since I’ll be starting my own detox protocol next week! Have a listen–and then let us know what you think.

Do you detox yearly, monthly, or more regularly? Have you ever seen benefits from detoxing? And what does “detoxing” entail for you? 

[Note: there was a small technical glitch about midway and my voice has a slight echo. Apologies! I’m still learning and will find out how to prevent that next time.]

Highlights and links from today’s video:

  • the biofilm protocol for candida (and other issues)
  • anti-fungal rotation she uses for candida
  • why you need to clean up your self-care products and your home
  • Amie’s current diet
  • How to clean up your home: pages on Amie’s blog
  • Amie’s tips to deal with thrush
  • other treatments she’s used for candida
  • Erbaviva organic skin care products
  • coconut oil as a skin moisturizer
  • Amie’s shower filter 
  • Why your protocol should be individualized to you
  • How many OTC drugs a day is “normal”?
  • Bio-mat
  • Amie’s general detox page
  • Amie’s thoughts on clean eating and detoxing

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of; she is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer, Writer and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean Eating’ recipes.  Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain including Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue, Leaky Gut, Heavy Metals and much more exhausting thousands of doctors in the country and Mayo Clinic. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, organic, whole foods. Amie’s work appears on Martha Stewart, Fox News Health, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Glamour Magazine, Clean Eating Magazine, SHAPE Magazine, Prevention Magazine, PBS and many others. Amie’s first cookbook, Eating Clean: Detox, Fight Inflammation, Reset Your Body and Get to the Root Cause of Illness, be published in early 2016.

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Delectable Detox Slaw

They’ll never know this Cauliflower-Broccoli Slaw is actually good for detoxing! This crisp, fresh slaw with a slightly sweet dressing is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.

Sugar-free, vegan, candida diet cauliflower-broccoli detox slaw

Ah, my first time. . . You know, I remember it like it was yesterday.

Initially I felt a little hot and breathless with anticipation of what was to follow. My mouth was dry and I could hardly speak. Next, I felt my knees go weak and practically give out under me. I even began to experience a slight nausea.

I mean, I had heard what to expect from friends, but real life is never exactly the same as your expectations, right? And besides, I was a late bloomer at around 40.

AROUND 40?!! What the heck–???
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Smooth Operator Smoothie from Living Candida-Free

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Stellar Strawberry Ice Cream

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Super Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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How to Stay on Your Special Diet While Traveling, Part 2


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Carob Coconut Bark

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This Carob Coconut Bark is rich and creamy, with a texture very much like chocolate. It’s sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free, and vegan. Suitable for any stage on an anti-candida diet. There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to carob. The first one says it’s a great substitute for chocolate […]

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