Should You Avoid All Sweet Things on a Sugar-Free Diet?

It seems there are two camps when it comes to cutting sugar entirely out of your diet: those who think it’s prudent to satisfy sweet cravings with sugar-free options (such as stevia or xylitol) and those who think you should cut out sweeteners entirely, since they may end up increasing your sugar cravings even more. […]

How to Eat Healthy, Delicious Foods that Support Your Healing through the Holidays

It can be a challenge to continue with your anti-candida diet through the holidays. Even if you’re not strictly anti-candida but are gluten-free, sugar-free, or some other “free-from,” the challenges are real, and having specific strategies to get you through the season are essential to sticking with it. How can you eat well, continue to […]

Which is the Best Anti-Candida Diet to Follow?

How do you know which is the best anti-candida diet to follow? It can be overwhelming when you first start your anti-candida regimen. First off, you’re likely feeling fatigued, foggy-brained, and you might be over-run with cravings for carbs, salty foods, or junk food. Not only do you find out that you must eliminate virtually […]

Candida and Magnesium: Are You Getting Enough?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in myriad body systems and offers many health benefits. Sadly, according to some sources, up to 80% of the population is deficient in this common nutrient! If you deal with candida, magnesium becomes even more important. People with candida related complex (CRC) require magnesium to help usher […]

Six Degrees of Iris and Brittany: Breakfast Carrot Cake, Giveaway, and Interview with The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guides’ Authors!

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]

Looking Back on 2011: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Not-So-Best of Times*

*Or, a Tale of Two Rickis *Or, How About a Dickens Reference Other Than A Christmas Carol for a Change? [“Happy New Year, Mum!  A saner approach to 2012 sounds good to me, too.  Oh, and kudos on that atypical Dickens reference!”] Happy 2012, everyone! Hope you all had a great time ringing in the new year.  […]

Anti-Candida Update: Recalling My First Detox Diet–and Why I’m Ready for Another

Are you following a restricted diet and feel as if you need support? The Sweet Life Club helps you stay motivated, cook great food, and stick with it in a way that feels natural and normal. We’ll be opening up again soon, so be sure to get on the waitlist! Some Personal Sharing: My Detox Experience […]

Living with Candida, Twenty Two Months Later: The Ugly, the Bad–and the Good

Are you ready to start an anti-candida diet? The Candida Kick-Start can help! Kickstart your diet and pave the way for success on your anti-candida journey! Find more information here.   Grrrr! Candida can be pretty scary.] The Ugly: The Monster Returns Here it is, 2011, and it’s already time for a confession (don’t worry, […]

My Way of Eating*

*[Not to be confused with Morris Dithers’ answer in this classic SCTV skit.] [The main course table from my recent holiday potluck with nutritionist friends, clockwise from top left: [out of the photo–Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts]; Southwest Brown Rice Casserole with Beans [white bowl behind cutlery]; Tempeh-Brown Rice Curry and Vegetables; Baby Spinach Salad; Rutabaga […]

All About Stevia*

* with apologies to Bradley Cooper and Sandra Bullock (though from what I hear about the movie, they should be apologizing to us). [Stevia-sweetened giant baked apple pancake] How did it get to be Sunday already, and five days since my last post?  Well, I haven’t been lounging around watching soap operas and eating bon-bons, […]

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