The Pitfalls of Gluten-Free with Jennifer Fugo

In this live Google Hangout, Jennifer will share her experience and key information on important points to remember when you adopt a gluten-free diet. Beware of the common pitfalls: not every food that’s gluten-free is guaranteed to be good for you! Jennifer will talk about why not all gluten-free foods are healthy, and the best way to eat a gluten-free diet.

Join us LIVE on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:30 PM EST (5:30 PM PST) and ask your questions live. OR, type your questions in the chat box below and we’ll do our best to cover them on the hangout!

 

 



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Eggplant and Chickpea Spread

Vegan, sugar-free, grain-free eggplant-chickpea spread on rickiheller.com

In my late teens and early twenties, I spent summers working for my cousin in Montreal, the only one in our family who ever “made it big” (ie, rich). Wealthy Cousin owned a major wholesale operation that supplied non-perishable items to convenience stores across the province. I remember being amazed the first time I toured the warehouse, its rows of boxes stacked higher than the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center with cases upon cases of gummy bears, SweeTarts, Juicy Fruit gum (which used to come in long, thin, sticks and was still packed with sugar back then), Oh Henrys, Glossette Raisins . . . and non-food items, too, like toilet tissue, paper towels, or feminine hygiene products.

My actual job involved filing invoices, filling out forms, and what would today be called data entry in the secretaries’ office. In those days, their “modern” computer system took up almost half the room, and because I had excelled in dactylographie at my French immersion high school, I was a natural choice to use the keyboard-heavy equipment.

As with any workplace (okay, I’m going by The Office here since I’ve never had any other “real” office job from which to draw conclusions), there were in-house politics, personal baggage, and inter-office romance. I remember being scandalized when I found out that Mademoiselle Secretary was dating Monsieur Truck Driver (and Mr. TD was married! Gasp!). I attempted to get along with everyone, of course, but the three summers I spent working there also confirmed for me that I had no knack  ability  patience for office politics, and so a regular 9-to-5 job really wasn’t in the stars.
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Candida Corner Video: Can You Ever Really Heal from Candida?

Today’s video is the first in my “Candida Corner” series, where I answer your most-asked questions about candida and provide tips and strategies for living well on the anti-candida diet. Today’s question is, “Can you ever really be cured of candida? Will you ever be able to go back to eating your ‘regular’ diet?” . […]

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Glorious Green Salad (vegan, candida-diet friendly)

Vegan Green Salad recipe on rickiheller.com

Considering all the greens I’ve been eating lately, you’d think there must be a figurative alignment between my food intake and an equally green explosion of foliage splashed across the springtime landscape here in the Toronto area. You’d think. But, ah, you’d be wrong. You see, after the record-breaking cold, back-breaking bouts of shoveling snow, spirit-breaking endless […]

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Anti-Candida Crusader Success Story: Rachael Abel

Rachael Abel on RickiHeller.com

Every week, I hear from dozens of you asking about candida and how you can clear it from your system. And I’ve repeatedly reassured people that–even though candida is a formidable adversary–there IS hope for recovery with the right treatment, the right diet, persistence and motivation. Yes, you CAN heal from candida, and yes, you […]

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Chocolate Potato Cake Donuts

Candida diet frosted chocolate potato donuts on rickiheller.com

Yes, you read that right. Potato–in a chocolate cake! Well, if potato starch can add binding power and lighten up a cake batter, why not just use the actual potato? (Why not, indeed?). Plus, y’all know how much I love potatoes. And how much I believe they can be part of a healthful diet (even […]

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Keto, Candida and a Vegan Diet, with Leanne Vogel

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Join me as I chat with blogger, nutritionist and cookbook author Leanne Vogel about her transition to a keto diet, and how she works with vegans who want to follow the keto lifestyle. (You can leave your questions in the chat box below, just under the video). The video was broadcast LIVE at 12:00 noon, […]

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Grain-Free Peppermint Nanaimo Bars (vegan and sugar-free)

sugar-free, candida diet, vegan Peppermint Nanaimo Bars on rickiheller.com

Chocolate + mint. Could there be a more divine combination? I’m kinda partial to chocolate + caramel as well, come to think of it. And chocolate + cherry rocks pretty well, too. Oh, and chocolate + pumpkin. And what the heck–chocolate and chocolate is always a winner, isn’t it?) But yeah, chocolate + mint is way […]

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NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!

Vegan, grain-free, sugar-free chocolate protein bites on rickiheller.com

[Peppermint Nanaimo Bars coming up next time! Sweetened with NuNaturals Peppermint Stevia.] If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time at all, you know that stevia is my go-to sweetener (yes, I use xylitol, and yes, I use coconut sugar/nectar, but for most of a candida diet, stevia still trumps them all). […]

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Whole Foods Knockoff Kale and Beet Salad (aka the Easiest Kale Salad You’ll Ever Make)

candida diet kale and beet salad recipe on rickiheller.com

It’s kind of a cliché already; you’re probably familiar with “Whole Paycheck Market” (aka Whole Foods).  Or maybe you’ve heard it referred to as the grocery store where they accept “Yuppie Food Stamps” (aka twenty dollar bills). Where eco-conscious, health conscious, modern parents shop (aka rich folks. Or food bloggers). Tweet Pin It

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