Birthday Cake and 2021: How to Get What You Want

How is 2021 going for you so far? Is it living up to expectations?  If you were hoping that January 1, 2021 was going act like a magical switch that would change our lives in an instant, you were not alone.

How I Got Out of the Symptom Swamp

One of the worst parts of dealing with candida, for me, was the recurrence of old symptoms each year. Every year around Christmas time (the same time that my symptoms first blew up and my body was covered with a horrible rash), I’d experience a flare-up of the old rash. For the first 6-7 years […]

Two key shifts that helped me clear my candida

The other day, I had a sudden realization: although I often refer to myself as “95% symptom-free, 99% of the time,” it has actually been over a year since my last symptom flare-up. Ever since I first healed from candida in 2010 (I started the diet and protocol in 2009), I always felt that candida […]

The 2 Key Questions to Ask to Stay on Track

For so many of the clients I deal with, the idea of eating healthfully seems fraught with all kinds of hurdles that interfere with the best of intentions. You want to stick with healthy eating, but sometimes it’s too hard when everyone else around you is eating “regular” food. Other times, there are insensitive people […]

Why Self-Care Doesn’t Work (and What To Do Instead)

Have you heard that self-care is essential if you want to really want to maintain optimum health and allow yourself the best chance of sticking with healthy habits–including eating a healthy diet? Well, I’ve heard the same thing. And while taking bubble baths or walks in nature are great, it seems to me that what […]

Your Thoughts About Healthy Foods

Quick–when you think of “healthy food,” what comes to mind? Is it flavorless, gummy, chemical-tasting, oddly crunchy, with basically no appeal to anyone? Sadly, for most people, that’s exactly the kind of thing that comes to mind when they think of healthy eating. Whether you’ve had to change your diet because of chronic illness, food […]

Lessons the bank taught me about sticking to your healthy diet

As I write this, much of the world is just heading into Stage 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic (if you’re reading this and don’t know what that is, lucky you! Just Google “2020: the lost year” or something like that). Where I live, just north of Toronto, Stage 3 means mandatory masks in all public […]

Seven things I’ve learned about how to change your diet for good, part 2

“Should I or shouldn’t I. . . . ?” It happened to me countless times in the past: I’d read a book about healthy eating or see an inspiring movie or read an inspiring blog post. I’d go off like a house on fire, buying new foods, planning recipes to make, revamping my entire kitchen. […]

Seven things I’ve learned about how to change for good (Part 1)

Back when I struggled with candida symptoms that ravaged my skin, my sinuses and my digestive tract, I ignored it all at first. As someone who had dealt with candida before, I knew that the solution was to change my diet and lifestyle. But that didn’t matter. In fact, I began to truly change only when I […]

My recipe to deal with anxiety about the future

At the time of this writing, we’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; millions of people worldwide have contracted the virus. Scientists are working furiously on a vaccine and the general public is self-isolating as much as possible at home, “socially distancing” from others (maintaining at least 6 feet or 2 meters from […]