All About Probiotics, Part I

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 […]

Parsley Quinoa Tabbouleh from Protein from Plants

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 […]

Is My Candida Getting Worse?

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 […]

Carrot Cake Ice Cream

[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 […]

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

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 […]

How Long Does It Take To Get Better?

Before I get to today’s post, I wanted to tell you about a NEW FREE CHALLENGE that I’m really excited about! It’s called Learn to LOVE Stevia, and during the 7-day challenge, I’ll be telling you about, well, how to LOVE STEVIA!! Stevia is by far my favorite low glycemic sweetener, and I’ll be sharing […]

Summer Long Weekend Recipe Ideas

It’s officially BBQ season! Maybe you’re having the family over for an outdoor picnic. Or maybe you’re heading north to open up the cottage. But what will you eat? Here’s a list of some of my favorite anti-candida recipes for a summer long weekend from the blog. These will work when you’re grilling, setting out […]

Six Degrees of Susan Peirce Thompson

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with 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 ricki@rickiheller.com, or leave a comment here and let me know! And […]

Cheating on an Anti-Candida Diet: Why It’s a Myth

Quite often in my Living Candida Free Facebook group or The Sweet Life (my private members group for people living with candida), I see comments like these: “I’ve been perfect on the anti-candida diet for over a month. When can I start adding back all the old foods that I had to take out?” Or […]

Quinoa Salad with Buckwheat and Goji Berries

[This light and subtly spiced salad is a perfect side dish for any meal and is always a hit at potlucks and BBQs. It’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]   I remember very clearly the first time I tasted quinoa:  there […]

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