Does your restricted diet make you feel deprived?

I When I first started following an anti-candida diet, having so many food restrictions made me feel incredibly deprived. I mean, no more cake? No more pasta? No more ice cream? No more CHOCOLATE????

Two Weeks with NO Added Sweeteners (!)

For many of us on sugar-free diets, the reason we got here in the first place is a love of sweets. I’ve made no secret that I consider myself a sugar addict. If I’m honest, I still have issues around most sweet things, even those sweetened with stevia, xylitol or other low- and no-glycemic sweeteners. […]

Why Can Some People Cheat on Their Anti-Candida Diet, While Others Can’t?

It happens every holiday season: I hear from dozens of my coaching clients, people in the Candida Kick-Start program or Sweet Life Club, worried about whether or not they’ll fall off the wagon during the holidays this year. I can totally understand how they’re feeling, too: for most of my life, I dieted like a […]

Should You Avoid All Sweet Things on a Sugar-Free Diet?

It seems there are two camps when it comes to cutting sugar entirely out of your diet: those who think it’s prudent to satisfy sweet cravings with sugar-free options (such as stevia or xylitol) and those who think you should cut out sweeteners entirely, since they may end up increasing your sugar cravings even more. […]

How to Eat Healthy, Delicious Foods that Support Your Healing through the Holidays

It can be a challenge to continue with your anti-candida diet through the holidays. Even if you’re not strictly anti-candida but are gluten-free, sugar-free, or some other “free-from,” the challenges are real, and having specific strategies to get you through the season are essential to sticking with it. How can you eat well, continue to […]

Is it Okay to Cheat on Your Anti-Candida Diet?

The anti-candida diet is one of the most challenging special diets out there. When I first started the diet, I remember wondering how I’d manage to stay within the dietary boundaries and still find enough to eat. Or, how to avoid wandering outside those boundaries. These days, after having eaten this way for around 15 […]

Candida and Stress

Take a look at the typical anti-candida diet, and you’ll likely see a long list of things you need to remove from your life: sugar, alcohol, mold, toxins, processed foods. You’ll find a (shorter) list of what to add: probiotics, antifungals, perhaps special supplements or herbs to aid with detoxification. And when people still fail […]

Fluffy Sweet Potato and Pear Pancakes

It’s no secret that my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. Breakfast early, breakfast late, breakfast for brunch, breakfast on the road, breakfast for dinner–I don’t care; I love them all. And of all the beloved breakfast foods, my favorite is pancakes. Pancakes early, pancakes late, pancakes for brunch–well, you get the idea.  In […]

Anti Candida Diet Update and Nacho Supreme Recipe

Are you ready to start an anti-candida diet? The Candida Kick-Start can help! Kickstart your diet and pave the way for success on your anti-candida journey. Find more information and nab your spot here.   [Yes, you can eat all of these things on Stage 1 of the diet! Clockwise from upper left: Kale Salad, […]

Looking Back on 2011: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Not-So-Best of Times*

*Or, a Tale of Two Rickis *Or, How About a Dickens Reference Other Than A Christmas Carol for a Change? [“Happy New Year, Mum!  A saner approach to 2012 sounds good to me, too.  Oh, and kudos on that atypical Dickens reference!”] Happy 2012, everyone! Hope you all had a great time ringing in the new year.  […]