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 […]
Can Sweet Treats Be Part of a Healthy Holiday?
Do you enjoy all the sweet treats over the holidays? Most often, the story I hear goes like this: you’ve been following a restricted diet, either for candida or another chronic condition like Lyme disease, arthritis, eczema, or something else. You’ve established a pretty good pattern of eating healthy foods, and you’ve stuck with it […]
Are You Addicted to Sugar?
Recent studies have confirmed what many of us have suspected for years: sugar is addictive. In fact, long before “sugar addiction” was even a term, I used to say that I was a “sugarholic,” implying that my addiction to sugar was like an alcoholic’s addiction to alcohol. Turns out, I was right. But feeling compelled […]
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, […]
Candida Diet Myths #2: How Long Will It Take?
One of the first things I’m asked when someone signs up for a program or coaching is, “How long will I have to stay on the diet?” What they’re really asking (I know this because it’s exactly what I asked, too) is, “How long will I have to stay on the diet before I’m completely […]
Does your restricted diet make you feel deprived?
I When I first started following an anti-candida diet, having so many food restrictions made me feel incredibly deprived. I mean, no more cake? No more pasta? No more ice cream? No more CHOCOLATE????
Anti Candida Diet Update and Nacho Supreme Recipe
Are you ready to start an anti-candida diet? The Candida Kick-Start can help! Kickstart your diet and pave the way for success on your anti-candida journey. Find more information and nab your spot here. [Yes, you can eat all of these things on Stage 1 of the diet! Clockwise from upper left: Kale Salad, […]