Matcha White Chocolate Truffles

[Perfect for special occasions or to make any occasion special, these Matcha White Chocolate Truffles are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, optionally nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet; Paleo friendly and Keto friendly.]

Glutenfree, keto, sugarfree matcha white chocolate truffles recipe

As an avowed sweets lover, I honestly think there’s nothing more decadent and indulgent-tasting than truffles (I mean the confection kind, not the fungal kind).

In the old days when I still ate “conventional” treats, my goal was to one day try Godiva chocolate truffles. In my teens, my friend Sterlin and I took a trip to California (on our own! for three weeks!) and made our way to the original Godiva store in San Francisco.

What a kaleidoscope of choice was there! I could barely contain myself, wanting to try every. single. chocolate. in the glass case. In the end, I landed upon a hazelnut fudge-type thing, and relished every bite. But one, it seemed, wasn’t nearly enough.

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3 Essential Keys to Change Your Diet Permanently

3 keys to eat better for life

 

What does it really take to change your diet permanently? 

If you’ve done it, you know it’s not an easy–or a straight–path. But adopting new habits, learning to eat (and love!) new foods, and making the small shifts that are necessary for real, lasting change can be an absolute life saver.

When you restrict your diet for health reasons, whether candida, Lyme, Hashimotos or any other condition, you know that those changes should be non-negotiable.

Falling off the wagon when you’re eating to sustain and improve your health is (in my opinion) more of a danger to you than eating Oreos when you’re healthy but just want to lose a few pounds.

But how do you make it stick?

When I think back to the way I ate 20 years ago before adopting an anti-candida lifestyle, honestly, sometimes I cringe.

But with hard work and key strategies to make those changes in the way I think, the way I eat and the way I behave, well, I’m here 20 years later to tell you that I LOVE my food, I’m happy with the way I eat and I never (seriously, never) feel tempted by any of the old foods.

What does it take to make this switch, and make it permanently? That’s what I’m sharing in today’s video.

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The Ultimate Cauliflower Porridge Bowl

keto friendly, grainfree, sugarfree, dairyfree cauliflower porridge recipe

[Winter warmer with added chopped apple, vanilla and cinnamon.] So yes, I imagine you might be wondering about this recipe given its title. Let me start by saying, I grew up as someone who enjoyed a very conventional diet. In fact, I could have been the poster child for the Standard American Diet. Lucky Charms, […]

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The Number One Question About the Candida Diet

Number One Candida Diet Question Answered on rickiheller.com

Almost every time I begin work with someone, whether as an individual client or part of one of my programs, one of the first questions I get asked is, “When can I go back to eating my normal diet?” This makes total sense, of course: when you’re diagnosed with candida or told that you have […]

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Why I Love Spirulina

vegan, glutenfree, sugarfree spirulina recipes

When I first began studying nutrition in 2003, I learned about a class of “superfoods” called blue-green algae (yep, similar to the algae you see on lakes and other sources of standing water. Sounds incredibly appetizing, doesn’t it??). In fact, there are thousands of species of blue-green algae (technically a bacterium called cyanobacteria, but sometimes […]

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Spirulina Granola Snack Bars

vegan, glutenfree, sugarfree spirulina recipes

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in freshwater lakes and other natural sources of water. Used for thousands of years for its health benefits, it’s undergone a renaissance in recent years, even earning the coveted moniker of “superfood.” In fact, some experts deem spirulina the most nutrient-dense food on the planet! That’s because it […]

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How I deal with the winter blues

how I deal with SAD

For decades, as soon as autumn hit, I’d notice depression start to appear. My mood would basically deteriorate throughout the winter months, and by the time April rolled around, I’d be a mess, barely able to drag myself of out bed in the morning, feeling like a limp dish rag and having gained anywhere from […]

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Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies

candida diet, sugar free, glutenfree sugar cookies recipe

[photo: Celine Saki] I’d been wanting to develop a Christmas sugar cookie for years.  My first attempt was a wonderful variation with spelt flour and agave nectar, but when I reaffirmed my commitment to the anti-candida diet and cut gluten out, I had to find an alternative. I worked on dozens of iterations of this […]

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Spanish Rice from Vegan Meal Prep by JL Fields

JL Fields Vegan Meal Prep Spanish Rice recipe

[Spanish Rice is a great quick and easy side dish that’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] Over the years, I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with meal planning. Of course, we all know that it’s better for your schedule and your wallet […]

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Can Sweet Treats Be Part of a Healthy Holiday?

candida diet, vegan candida diet, sugar free, sweets at the holidays

Do you enjoy all the sweet treats over the holidays?  Most often, the story I hear goes like this: you’ve been following a restricted diet, either for candida or another chronic condition like Lyme disease, arthritis, eczema, or something else. You’ve established a pretty good pattern of eating healthy foods, and you’ve stuck with it […]

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