Fruit and Veggie Roll-Ups

[A great chewy snack to deliver a serving of veggies and half serving of fruit on-the-go, Fruit and Veggie Roll-Ups are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]

Sugar-free, vegan, candida diet fruit and veggie roll-ups recipe

If you’ve ever read a post on a news service or gossip site (who, me?) and been appalled at some of the negative comments that appear, you’ve probably also contemplated how certain people are abetted in their vitriol by the fact that the internet is more or less anonymous.

Readers (and writers) in today’s virtual world can assume aliases, pretend to be one gender or the other, or keep their location secret if they choose. In fact, as long as you have a computer and an internet connection, you can interact freely online and no one can detect your location. (Well, unless you actually tell them. Or unless your kid’s friend posts it on Facebook. Or unless they’re a creepy hacker-troll-stalker who digs up the details of your IP address and discovers that information on their own).

Even though I don’t conceal where I’m from, turns out that people are often surprised to learn that I reside near Toronto, in Canada. Not only do I live here, but I’m even a proud Canadian. Despite our many problems (socialized healthcare, anyone? Excessive politeness? Highest raccoon-to-human ratio in the Western world? WINTER IN ONTARIO?), I love my country and really do think it’s one of the best places to live on the planet (except for, well . . . WINTER IN ONTARIO).
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How Chinese Medicine Can Treat Candida (& Stress-Busting Exercise!)

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Hi Everyone!

In today’s video, I share a fun and informative interview with Brodie Welch, LaC, MSOM. Brodie is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, acupuncturist, and holistic health counselor who uses principles of TCM  to help clients with all kinds of health issues.

Some of you may remember that I talked a bit about acupuncture and TCM in my posts about my visit to the Hippocrates Health Institute last year (it made a huge difference to my lymphedema in my legs).

In this video, Brodie and I talk about candida, how TCM interprets and approaches it, dealing with stress, and more. I loved chatting with Brodie and found our talk so incredibly educational, as well as fun!

Have you tried acupuncture, or seen a TCM practitioner? Did you find it helpful?




  • Philosophy, branches and goals of Chinese medicine
  • How Chinese medicine approaches health differently from conventional (Western) medicine
  • Why we’re asking all the wrong questions when it comes to health
  • What to expect if you see a TCM practitioner
  • How TCM considers candida (get ready for some yucky descriptions!)
  • How TCM diagnoses illness
  • How stress affects the body and its impact on healing
  • Why the HH has no health issues (and why we’re a perfect match)
  • Quick de-stress meditation exercise


Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, herbalist, Senior Healing qi gong teacher, and Chinese Medicine expert and compassionate self-Care strategist practicing in Corvallis, Oregon. She loves catalyzing change for her patients and students by helping them understand the links between the body, mind, and spirit as described in Chinese Medicine. She has taught workshops on acupuncture, diet, herbs, psycho-emotional health, stress management, women’s health, and qi gong and yoga nationwide and abroad. Her students appreciate her dynamic style, passion, depth of knowledge, and ability to create a safe space for deep transformation.

Connect with Brodie on her website, Facebook, twitter, Vimeo or LinkedIn.

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Cheesy Cauliflower and Potato Bake from The Abundance Diet

Cheesy Cauliflower and Potato Bake from The Abundance Diet

This rich, creamy vegetable bake is reminiscent of scalloped potatoes, with added cauliflower. It’s sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, vegan, low glycemic and suitable for an anti-candida diet. I’m so excited to have another fabulous recipe to share with you today from my friend Somer McCowan’s new book, The Abundance Diet: The 28-Day Plan to […]

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Anti-Candida Update and My 10-Day Detox Results

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It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these “anti-candida update” posts, and given the changes over the past year, I thought it might be appropriate to share what’s been going on. (If you’re interested in the detox, skip to the video below). I know that many of you out there are going through […]

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Veggie-Grain Power Bowl

gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free veggie grain power bowl

A perfect all-in-one meal, this Veggie Grain Power Bowl is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve just begun a 10-day detox program to support my liver and help shuttle toxins out of my body (one of several […]

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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, […]

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Delectable Detox Slaw

Sugar-free, vegan, candida diet cauliflower-broccoli 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. Ah, my first time. . . You know, I remember it like it was […]

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Alkaline Lime Smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book

Candida diet, sugar-free, dairy-free alkaline lime smoothie

You won’t miss other fruits at all in this Alkaline Lime Smoothie. Perfectly rich, creamy, and tangy, this smoothie is perfect for all stages on an anti-candida diet and is dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free and low glycemic.  Let’s keep the summer smoothie love going today! As I mentioned last time, the vast majority […]

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Smooth Operator Smoothie from Living Candida-Free

Smooth Operator Smoothie from Living Candida-Free

A rich, creamy, sweet smoothie without fruit! Smooth Operator Smoothie is dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, soy-free, yeast-free and low glycemic. So drink up! [Low sugar Mojito Smoothie and Smooth Operator Smoothies from Living Candida-Free. Photo: Nicole Axworthy.] I’m back with another video! (This could become habit-forming). Today’s video, however, was filmed by my […]

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What Does “Sugar-Free” Really Mean?

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As some of you know, I’ve been on a journey with my diet from whole foods-based to strict anti-candida to where I am today–what I call anti-candida “maintenance.” So, if you’ve been reading me for a while, or if you check back through to some of the earlier posts, what you’ll find is a broad […]

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