Recently, one of the new members in my Facebook group, Food Restrictions Made Easy, asked this question: “I’ve been on the anti-candida diet for several weeks now. How do I know if it’s working?” It struck me that this is a question that might be on your mind, too. For those of us on restricted […][Continue reading…] about How do you know if it’s working?
You might not think of the way you deal with symptoms as a “relationship,” but there are many similarities. Do you treat your health with respect? Do you dump healthy eating when something “better” comes along? In today’s video, I talk about how we sometimes consider our symptoms when we try to decide whether to […][Continue reading…] about What’s your relationship with your symptoms?
It can be a real shock to be told you have to change your diet dramatically, no matter the diagnosis that accompanies it. Whether you have to cut out sugar and simple carbs because of diabetes, or grains and legumes to follow a Paleo diet, or gluten because of Celiac disease, or sugar, gluten, eggs […][Continue reading…] about The First Step to Healing from Candida
Back in the Decade of the Dinner Party, throwing a bash for New Year’s Eve was just a normal occurrence. These days, now that The HH and I are both “of a certain age” (and given the fact that our newest family member, the Zoey pup, is basically equivalent to a 14 year-old teenager, in […][Continue reading…] about Everything Bagel Cheese Ball (Dairy-free, Grain-free, Sugar-free)
“I’m just going to accept that this is the way my life is now.” When I heard those words from my client, my heart sank. Not because I think acceptance is bad–I actually think it’s a good thing–but because the meaning behind her words was, in my opinion, far from accepting. And that, I thought, […][Continue reading…] about Why Acceptance Can Be a Good Thing
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 […][Continue reading…] about Does Candida Influence Your Behavior?
For most people, the holiday season is full of positive experiences. It means anticipation, excitement and looking forward to the parties, meeting with relatives, animated discussions and lots (lots!) of yummy foods. When you’re dealing with dietary restrictions, however, it may be a slightly different scenario. Instead of delighting at seeing your extended family […][Continue reading…] about How to Handle Nosy Questions About Your Food at the Holidays
The other day, I was taking The Girls for a walk through our neighborhood, and I couldn’t help but marvel at all the amazing Halloween decorations. Houses were adorned with streamers, strings of lights, laser shows, witches, faux skeletons and corpses, coffins. . . you name it. It occurred to me how much Halloween has […][Continue reading…] about How to Resist Cultural Pressures to Eat Unhealthy Foods at the Holidays
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. […][Continue reading…] about What You Must Know To Eliminate Cravings
[Who doesn’t love cookie dough? To me, the dough is almost better than the cookies. These bars provide all the joy of raw Chocolate Chip Cookie dough without any of the drawbacks! Plus, they’re vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] One of […][Continue reading…] about Cookie Dough Bars from Incredible Plant-Based Desserts by Anthea Cheng