Does Candida Influence Your Behavior?

  So often at the holidays, I hear from people who worry that they’ll give in to their own cravings to eat all the holiday foods. More often than not, though, many people do just fine when they’re on their own; it’s only when they find themselves with other people that the temptation feels too […]

What You Must Know To Eliminate Cravings

With the holidays upon us, it’s pretty hard to avoid thinking about all the special, once-a-year, foods that abound right now. And for so many of us, thinking about the foods means that cravings hit. When I hear from readers and clients around the holidays, what I sense more than almost anything else is fear. […]

Where do you draw the line?

For most of my adult life, holiday visits to my family back in Montreal caused me undue anxiety and stress. As a people-pleaser who also hated confrontations of any kind, I’d often acquiesce to my parents’ wishes (even as a “child” in her 30s or 40s), which left me feeling less than festive. Because trips […]

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 […]

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 […]

Discouraged By Holiday Food Restrictions?

It’s a story I hear from my clients far too often: “Everything was going just great! I was eating foods that are 100% compliant with my restricted diet. I was planning my food, taking lunch to the office, cooking extra on weekends so that I wouldn’t have to worry about what to eat for breakfast. . […]

How I Squashed My Cravings and Learned to Eat Healthier

One scenario I hear from readers and clients all the time is what I call the story of the “recidivist eater.” If it sounds really familiar, it’s because so many of us (myself included) have been through this series of events: First, you’re either diagnosed with a condition that requires a change to your diet, […]

Two Weeks with NO Added Sweeteners: Update

We all know that too much sugar is bad for us. In fact, I haven’t eaten sugar since 2009. But why would someone who eats only low glycemic sweeteners cut those out, too? As someone who follows a modified anti-candida diet and has no plans to change that any time soon, I’m already eating a […]

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. […]