My History with Anxiety and Depression, Part I: What is Anxiety & Depression?

This post is Part I of a two-part series on anxiety and depression, which came about as a result of requests for more about my story from listeners of a recent podcast where I described my experiences, and from my audience on Instagram, who requested more details.    When I was four years old, my […]

The Ultimate Cauliflower Porridge Bowl

[Winter warmer with added chopped apple, vanilla and cinnamon.] So yes, I imagine you might be wondering about this recipe given its title. Let me start by saying, I grew up as someone who enjoyed a very conventional diet. In fact, I could have been the poster child for the Standard American Diet. Lucky Charms, […]

Why I Love Spirulina

When I first began studying nutrition in 2003, I learned about a class of “superfoods” called blue-green algae (yep, similar to the algae you see on lakes and other sources of standing water. Sounds incredibly appetizing, doesn’t it??). In fact, there are thousands of species of blue-green algae (technically a bacterium called cyanobacteria, but sometimes […]

Cauliflower Tots with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

[Perfect bite-sized snack, appetizer or side dish, these Cauliflower Tots with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] Those of you who’ve been following me for a while may already know that my mom died fairly […]

How to Enjoy the Benefits of Collagen–without Bone Broth

It’s all the rage among holistic health professionals: bone broth. Seems bone broth is a panacea for pretty much every gut-related problem, from leaky gut to autoimmune disorders to indigestion. And the reason why? Its gelatin content (and the collagen yield that occurs as a result of gelatin). .  But what if you can’t, or won’t, […]

Ricki’s Raves 6: Autumn 2016 Edition

I’ve decided to start a little series called Ricki’s Raves, in which I share some of my favorite items (both food and non-food alike) that I truly love and use all the time. Today, I rave about the products I’ve been enjoying since the beginning of autumn over here. But of course you can use […]

Anti-Candida Superstar Foods 3: Anti-Inflammatory Foods

We all know that an anti-candida diet is essential when you’re fighting the beast that is yeast, and there’s a whole list of “do not eat” comestibles. But I think there’s a special category within the anti-candida diet that I refer to as “Anti-Candida Superstar Foods.”  Superstar foods are the ones that can actively help […]

Candida and Magnesium: Are You Getting Enough?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in myriad body systems and offers many health benefits. Sadly, according to some sources, up to 80% of the population is deficient in this common nutrient! If you deal with candida, magnesium becomes even more important. People with candida related complex (CRC) require magnesium to help usher […]

Whole Grains, or Whole Grain Flour? (And a Nifty Trick)

Happy 2016!  I hope you had a wonderful transition to the new year and that things are starting out great for you. For those of you interested in eating more healthfully this year, you might be switching from wheat-based products to more gluten-free, or from refined flours to whole grains. Today’s video talks about the […]

Marbled Matcha-Lemon Raw Vegan Cheesecake

[You’ll flip over this elegant, visually impressive Marbled Matcha-Lemon Raw Vegan Cheesecake! It’s smooth, creamy, and suitable for vegan, sugar-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free, soy-free, yeast-free, low glycemic and anti-candida diets.] There’s a phrase in French, “coup de foudre.” The literal translation is “thunderbolt,” but colloquially, people use it to mean “love at first sight” […]