How to Enjoy the Benefits of Collagen–without Bone Broth

It’s all the rage among holistic health professionals: bone broth. Seems bone broth is a panacea for pretty much every gut-related problem, from leaky gut to autoimmune disorders to indigestion. And the reason why? Its gelatin content (and the collagen yield that occurs as a result of gelatin). .  But what if you can’t, or won’t, […]

Ricki’s Raves 6: Autumn 2016 Edition

I’ve decided to start a little series called Ricki’s Raves, in which I share some of my favorite items (both food and non-food alike) that I truly love and use all the time. Today, I rave about the products I’ve been enjoying since the beginning of autumn over here. But of course you can use […]

Anti-Candida Superstar Foods 3: Anti-Inflammatory Foods

We all know that an anti-candida diet is essential when you’re fighting the beast that is yeast, and there’s a whole list of “do not eat” comestibles. But I think there’s a special category within the anti-candida diet that I refer to as “Anti-Candida Superstar Foods.”  Superstar foods are the ones that can actively help […]

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 […]

Whole Grains, or Whole Grain Flour? (And a Nifty Trick)

Happy 2016!  I hope you had a wonderful transition to the new year and that things are starting out great for you. For those of you interested in eating more healthfully this year, you might be switching from wheat-based products to more gluten-free, or from refined flours to whole grains. Today’s video talks about the […]

Marbled Matcha-Lemon Raw Vegan Cheesecake

[You’ll flip over this elegant, visually impressive Marbled Matcha-Lemon Raw Vegan Cheesecake! It’s smooth, creamy, and suitable for vegan, sugar-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free, soy-free, yeast-free, low glycemic and anti-candida diets.] There’s a phrase in French, “coup de foudre.” The literal translation is “thunderbolt,” but colloquially, people use it to mean “love at first sight” […]

What Does “Sugar-Free” Really Mean?

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 […]

Candida Corner 2: Which Prepared or Packaged Foods Can You Eat on a Candida Diet?

Even when you have a full list of foods you can or cannot eat on an anti-candida diet, it’s sometimes difficult to know whether a particular packaged food is actually permitted or not. To some extent anyone on a special diet needs to learn how to be an ingredient detective. In today’s Candida Corner hangout, […]

Top Ten Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Sauerkraut Juice

If you follow a whole-foods or traditional diet, you’ve probably eaten your fair share of lacto-fermented sauerkraut (in fact, it’s probably fair to guess that you’ve even made some from scratch, right?). Lacto-fermented sauerkraut–and other naturally fermented foods, like kimchi–are staples on most anti-candida diets, too. They’re bursting with healthy probiotics and taste great as […]

9 Common Herbs & Spices that Reduce Inflammation

[You can fight inflammation with common ingredients from your own kitchen. Here’s a list of the top nine anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, plus some of my favorite recipes using them.] You may think that “inflammation” only occurs after a bee sting, when you scald your hand on a hot pot, or when you unwittingly walk […]

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