I hear this story from clients all the time. Maybe you’ve been following a healthy diet because of some condition, like Lyme disease, candida overgrowth, SIBO or something else. Or maybe you need to follow a low-histamine diet, a low-oxalate diet or some other “free-from” diet, like gluten-free, sugar-free, or whatever. You start the diet […]
How your mindset affects your diet
I love stories of people who “made it” later in life. For instance, did you know that Julia Child didn’t publish her first cookbook until she was 50? Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t publish her first Little House book (which became the TV show Little House on the Prairie) until she was 65. Grandma Moses didn’t […]
Does your food do this for you?
Now that I’m an (ahem) mature woman who has been with my spouse for almost two dozen years, I can honestly say that I don’t know a single female friend who doesn’t have at least one cringe-worthy relationship in her past. What’s usually worse, most of us have had the same cringe-worthy relationship. ..several times, […]
How to Deal with Setbacks, Part One
Ever since I first started my anti-candida diet, I’ve been asked this question countless times (before the ACD, the most common question I was asked was, “When are you due?” Yes, really.). This week, on my YouTube channel, I was asked once again in the comments: “Can you show us what you eat?” In this […]
What does it take to quit sugar?
We’ve all been there (except for my husband, apparently): You’re working at home, producing great work. . . but suddenly, mid-afternoon, you’re overtaken by a massive sugar craving, and go searching for something sweet. If you’re anything like I was as a supreme sugar addict, you might even start to ransack the kitchen (looking in […]
Birthday Cake and 2021: How to Get What You Want
How is 2021 going for you so far? Is it living up to expectations? If you were hoping that January 1, 2021 was going act like a magical switch that would change our lives in an instant, you were not alone.
How I Got Out of the Symptom Swamp
One of the worst parts of dealing with candida, for me, was the recurrence of old symptoms each year. Every year around Christmas time (the same time that my symptoms first blew up and my body was covered with a horrible rash), I’d experience a flare-up of the old rash. For the first 6-7 years […]
Two key shifts that helped me clear my candida
The other day, I had a sudden realization: although I often refer to myself as “95% symptom-free, 99% of the time,” it has actually been over a year since my last symptom flare-up. Ever since I first healed from candida in 2010 (I started the diet and protocol in 2009), I always felt that candida […]
If You Worry You’ll Never Love “Healthy” Foods
I often hear from people who’ve adopted healthier diets who tell me, “There are so many weird and new foods. I just can’t see myself ever loving them as much as I love my normal foods.” Have you felt that way about your healthy diet? Do you believe that you will never enjoy eating this […]
The 2 Key Questions to Ask to Stay on Track
For so many of the clients I deal with, the idea of eating healthfully seems fraught with all kinds of hurdles that interfere with the best of intentions. You want to stick with healthy eating, but sometimes it’s too hard when everyone else around you is eating “regular” food. Other times, there are insensitive people […]