Make it a Sweet Life Thanksgiving this Year!

One of the HH‘s favorite holidays is Thanksgiving (which is coming up on October 9th here in Canada!). Although his family did celebrate Christmas, too, when he was a kid, for some reason that holiday didn’t make its mark on his psyche in quite the same way as T-Day (I know, he was a strange kid. . . which explains a few things).

I’m not one to refuse a feast in any situation, but for me, this new focus on Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to experiment with novel recipes as well as spend some time musing on the things in my life for which I’m thankful.

It may sound strange, but one of the things I truly appreciate is my journey with candida. After all, candida led to this blog, a new career and three published books. I’m also incredibly thankful that, through the diet and lifestyle changes I’ve implemented, I’ve been able to live many years relatively candida-free. When flareups do happen (as they sometimes do), I have strategies to get back to a sense of equilibrium as quickly as possible.

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Creamy Malted Fat Bomb Shake

A rich and creamy fat bomb shake that’s not only vegan, but a great source of protein, too.  Plus it’s 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.

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So if you follow holistic health gurus or if you’re simply interested in the latest in the health food realm, you probably know that fat is all the rage. (That’s right. Sugar is the new fat, and fat is now the new darling of the nutrition world).

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Creamy Coleslaw (Dairy-free, Egg-free, Grain-free, Sugar-free)

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[Every home should have at least one recipe for a perfect, classic Creamy Coleslaw.  I’m guessing this will become yours, too. Creamy Coleslaw is 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.] Whenever a magazine or website features an interview with one […]

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All About Probiotics, Part 2

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In Part One of the “All About Probiotics” series, I talked about the different types of probiotics and where to find them. But how do you know which types to take? And what about when to take them? We’re learning more and more about probiotics daily, as well as how crucial they are to our good […]

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Giant Chocolate Chip & Fruit Cookies from Stephanie Belding

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[I don’t know about you, but I can never get enough chocolate chip cookies! This variation contains seeds and dried fruit (plus I’ve made an ACD-friendly version). They’re vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] I’m thrilled today to share what is not […]

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All About Probiotics, Part I

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You may be hearing the word, “probiotic,” more often than usual lately. That’s because modern science and research is finding more and more that probiotics–as an integral part of our gut health–are central to most of our health in general. Probiotics outnumber our own cells in the gut, and they are responsible for a huge […]

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Parsley Quinoa Tabbouleh from Protein from Plants

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I clearly remember that day back in 2003 when, as a keen, bright-eyed student at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, we learned about macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. “All foods contain all three macronutrients to some degree,” my instructor said. “It’s just a matter of ratio. So, for instance, most plants are low in […]

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Is My Candida Getting Worse?

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One of the questions I hear most often from my individual clients and from people in my Facebook groups is something along these lines: “Well, I’ve been following an anti-candida diet perfectly for a few months now. I haven’t cheated on the diet at all! And I got so much better. But recently–I have no […]

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Carrot Cake Ice Cream

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[Who doesn’t love ice cream? This unique and alluring Carrot Cake Ice Cream is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable all stages on an anti-candida diet.] What does summer mean to you? Is it lazing by the pool? Reading a trashy novel? Long walks along the beach? Kids squealing […]

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Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Father’s Day Recipes

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I was that kid in high school and university that everyone hated because I always got my essays done early. While my friends were pulling all-nighters on the weekend before a due date, I was out partying and whooping it up (though, as it turned out, in the company of strangers–since my friends were home […]

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