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 […]

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 […]

When a new set of eyes can help your perspective…

Sometimes, a different set of eyes can make all the difference. Have you ever had this experience? Think about the last report you wrote, or even the last essay in college. You’ve checked and re-checked the text, ensuring that everything is perfect. Yet, when your colleague or friend reads over the contents, they easily point […]

How to get your diet back on track

I was talking with a collegue the other day about our current grocery shopping habits. At the time of this writing, the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing (although many retailers and other services are beginning to open up again), so we were both still “sheltering at home” as much as possible. There were […]

How to stick with it when you don’t feel like it

You know it’s the best thing for you.  You know that this will make you feel better. You know that your symptoms will remain under control. . . If only you stick to eating within your dietary restrictions. And yet. . . somehow, you keep eating foods that aren’t the best for you. Why is […]

The Comfort Cookie

[Need a cookie, like, now? This quick and easy Comfort Cookie serves one in minutes. And it’s still vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free,  dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, optionally nut-free and low glycemic. Suitable for stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] Raise your hand if this sort of thing happens to you: you find yourself in […]

Easing into the “New Normal,” part 1

 There’s no doubt about it, we’re living in a new reality. It might be one we didn’t ask for, and might be one that is throwing myriad new challenges our way–but whether we like it or not, it’s here. How are you adjusting? Are you finding ways to carve out new routines for yourself, or […]

What to do with negative emotions

When life changes quickly, there’s no doubt it can be stressful. Whether you’re dealing with a once-in-a-century event like COVID-19 and the ramifications to people all over the world, or whether you’re adapting to a new structure in the household once the kids have left for college or you are starting your life in retirement, […]

How to Resist Cultural Pressures to Eat Unhealthy Foods at the Holidays

The other day, I was taking The Girls for a walk through our neighborhood, and I couldn’t help but marvel at all the amazing Halloween decorations. Houses were adorned with streamers, strings of lights, laser shows, witches, faux skeletons and corpses, coffins. . . you name it. It occurred to me how much Halloween has […]

Do You Worry About What To Eat on Your Candida Diet?

Whenever you’re faced with opportunities for lots of food–such as summer BBQs, travel, or the holiday seasons–do you find yourself worrying in advance about what you are going to eat? For so many of my clients, the stress around the specifics of their foods, especially when they’re in social situations and surrounded by others, can […]