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 […]

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????

Two Weeks with NO Added Sweeteners (!)

For many of us on sugar-free diets, the reason we got here in the first place is a love of sweets. I’ve made no secret that I consider myself a sugar addict. If I’m honest, I still have issues around most sweet things, even those sweetened with stevia, xylitol or other low- and no-glycemic sweeteners. […]

Why Can Some People Cheat on Their Anti-Candida Diet, While Others Can’t?

It happens every holiday season: I hear from dozens of my coaching clients, people in the Candida Kick-Start program or Sweet Life Club, worried about whether or not they’ll fall off the wagon during the holidays this year. I can totally understand how they’re feeling, too: for most of my life, I dieted like a […]

Should You Avoid All Sweet Things on a Sugar-Free Diet?

It seems there are two camps when it comes to cutting sugar entirely out of your diet: those who think it’s prudent to satisfy sweet cravings with sugar-free options (such as stevia or xylitol) and those who think you should cut out sweeteners entirely, since they may end up increasing your sugar cravings even more. […]

How to Eat Healthy, Delicious Foods that Support Your Healing through the Holidays

It can be a challenge to continue with your anti-candida diet through the holidays. Even if you’re not strictly anti-candida but are gluten-free, sugar-free, or some other “free-from,” the challenges are real, and having specific strategies to get you through the season are essential to sticking with it. How can you eat well, continue to […]

Is it Okay to Cheat on Your Anti-Candida Diet?

The anti-candida diet is one of the most challenging special diets out there. When I first started the diet, I remember wondering how I’d manage to stay within the dietary boundaries and still find enough to eat. Or, how to avoid wandering outside those boundaries. These days, after having eaten this way for around 15 […]