Anti-Candida Superstar Foods 2: Gut Healing 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 […]

Is Chocolate Bad for You?

If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate. So I had to think twice when I answered a recent email from a reader, in which she wrote that she’d just heard an expert mention that “cocoa is high in lead and cadmium and that we should be concerned about this.”

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 […]

My Favorite Low Glycemic Sweeteners and How To Use Them

Okay, show of hands: who else loves sweet things as much as I do? (Wow. That’s a lot of hands!). Let me tell you, when I first started the anti-candida diet back in 2009, it really felt as if the diet put a crimp in my style. As an incorrigible sweets lover, I was worried I’d […]

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. Ah, my first time. . . You know, I remember it like it was […]

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 […]

Foods to Detox: My Top Six Choices (plus Stay Tuned for Guest Posters!)

Now that the holidays are firmly behind us, I’ve started to notice a bit too much evidence of the holidays, er. . .behind me.  And as 2014 begins in earnest, I’m right there with everyone looking to eat cleaner and detox all the excesses of the season. It’s only natural to look ahead with sparkly […]

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