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, […]

The Number One Question About the Candida Diet

Almost every time I begin work with someone, whether as an individual client or part of one of my programs, one of the first questions I get asked is, “When can I go back to eating my normal diet?” This makes total sense, of course: when you’re diagnosed with candida or told that you have […]

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 […]

How I deal with the winter blues

For decades, as soon as autumn hit, I’d notice depression start to appear. My mood would basically deteriorate throughout the winter months, and by the time April rolled around, I’d be a mess, barely able to drag myself of out bed in the morning, feeling like a limp dish rag and having gained anywhere from […]

When Your Diet is Perfect. . . and You’re Still Not Better

It can be incredibly frustrating. Your practitioner commands you to eliminate a whole list of foods from your diet so that you can improve your digestion, symptoms, and overall health. It sounds nearly impossible–you mean, you want me to take out gluten? But what about bread? Bagels? Cereal? Pasta? PIZZA???. Or it could be dairy […]

Can You Love Food TOO Much?

Is it harder to stick with your restricted diet if you happen to really (really, REALLY) love food?  Being told that you have to cut out most (or all) of your favorite foods because of a health condition can be truly devastating. Besides the fact that you might not know about other foods and new, […]

The Most Important Thing You Need for Success on the Anti Candida Diet

I’ve heard it over and over from so many of my clients. They start out really well on an anti-candida diet and really stick with it. Over time, they begin to feel better (yay!). They’re determined to be clear of candida forever. Over time, their symptoms improve, or maybe disappear entirely. And they really do […]

Ricki’s Raves: Yes, This IS Healthy!

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 discovered that provide healthier alternatives that still taste indulgent.    If you’re used to eating […]

Candida Diet Myths #3: Starchy Vegetables

Recently, while I was going through a 10-day detox (I’ll post about it here anon), I shared some of my meals on instagram. When I posted one of my meals that contained sweet potatoes, almost immediately, I was met with a comment: “You can’t eat sweet potatoes on an anti-candida diet. They’re too high in […]

Staying Healthy When Traveling (Even Last Minute!) on a Restricted Diet

[image source: Pixabay] I recently took an impromptu trip to the US for a dear relative’s funeral. This wasn’t my typical kind of travel when I have my packing list out a week before departure, slowly purchasing all the ingredients so I can prepare dehydrated Alkalizing Kale and Seaweed Crackers or my favorite Breakfast Cookies […]