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, […]

The first step to tackle anxiety

Right now, you might be experiencing anxiety and stress. . . beyond the usual.  At the time of this post, the world is in the very center of the COVID-19 pandemic. My hubby, the Girls and I are at home about 99.9% of the time (we leave the house only to walk the dogs). Since […]

Why you keep slipping up (and what you can do about it)

Just last week, I noticed something different about our (relatively) new puppy, Zoey. Ever since we got her, we’ve been putting Zoey in the crate at night when we go to sleep. Even at a year old, she’s still not mature enough to know that she shouldn’t eat tissues out of the waste paper baskets, […]

How do you know if it’s working?

Recently, one of the new members in my Facebook group, Food Restrictions Made Easy, asked this question:  “I’ve been on the anti-candida diet for several weeks now. How do I know if it’s working?” It struck me that this is a question that might be on your mind, too. For those of us on restricted […]

What’s your relationship with your symptoms?

You might not think of the way you deal with symptoms as a “relationship,” but there are many similarities. Do you treat your health with respect? Do you dump healthy eating when something “better” comes along? In today’s video, I talk about how we sometimes consider our symptoms when we try to decide whether to […]

The First Step to Healing from Candida

It can be a real shock to be told you have to change your diet dramatically, no matter the diagnosis that accompanies it. Whether you have to cut out sugar and simple carbs because of diabetes, or grains and legumes to follow a Paleo diet, or gluten because of Celiac disease, or sugar, gluten, eggs […]

Why Acceptance Can Be a Good Thing

“I’m just going to accept that this is the way my life is now.”  When I heard those words from my client, my heart sank. Not because I think acceptance is bad–I actually think it’s a good thing–but because the meaning behind her words was, in my opinion, far from accepting. And that, I thought, […]

You Are Not Your Symptoms

When you’re not feeling well and dealing with symptoms due to your condition, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. For instance, when I was first diagnosed with candida, I dealt with a rash that covered my torso; recurrent sinus infections (4 infections and 6 courses of antibiotics in 3 months); foggy thinking; overwhelming fatigue; constipation, bloating […]

Where do you draw the line?

For most of my adult life, holiday visits to my family back in Montreal caused me undue anxiety and stress. As a people-pleaser who also hated confrontations of any kind, I’d often acquiesce to my parents’ wishes (even as a “child” in her 30s or 40s), which left me feeling less than festive. Because trips […]

If You Think You’re Too Old to Succeed on a Candida Diet

I hear it all the time. “It’s too late for me, I’ll never be able to change.” “I’m too old.” “I’m too set in my ways to completely change the way I eat.” When people are faced with the changes required to stick with a candida diet, sometimes it feels as if you’re facing an […]