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 […]

Spirulina Granola Snack Bars

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in freshwater lakes and other natural sources of water. Used for thousands of years for its health benefits, it’s undergone a renaissance in recent years, even earning the coveted moniker of “superfood.” In fact, some experts deem spirulina the most nutrient-dense food on the planet! That’s because it […]

Is Organic Worth It?

Do you eat organic food? If so, how often? And if not, why not? One of the questions I get asked frequently is, “Is organic food worth the cost?” A quick search online will confirm that this is a common question among health-seekers (Google that exact question today, and you’ll find 3,150,000 results). In recent […]

Mini Sweet Potato and Chocolate Chip Muffins

[Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite baking staples–they add sweetness, density, and fiber to your baked goods. And they taste amazing! These Mini Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Muffins are to die for–and all refined sugar-free, gluten-free,  dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free, too.  Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] [photo credit: […]

Anti-Candida Superstar Foods 2: Gut Healing 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 […]

Is Chocolate Bad for You?

If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate. So I had to think twice when I answered a recent email from a reader, in which she wrote that she’d just heard an expert mention that “cocoa is high in lead and cadmium and that we should be concerned about this.”

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 […]

My Favorite Low Glycemic Sweeteners and How To Use Them

Okay, show of hands: who else loves sweet things as much as I do? (Wow. That’s a lot of hands!). Let me tell you, when I first started the anti-candida diet back in 2009, it really felt as if the diet put a crimp in my style. As an incorrigible sweets lover, I was worried I’d […]

Delectable Detox Slaw

They’ll never know this Cauliflower-Broccoli Slaw is actually good for detoxing! This crisp, fresh slaw with a slightly sweet dressing is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet. Ah, my first time. . . You know, I remember it like it was […]