How to get your diet back on track

I was talking with a collegue the other day about our current grocery shopping habits. At the time of this writing, the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing (although many retailers and other services are beginning to open up again), so we were both still “sheltering at home” as much as possible. There were […]

You Are Not Your Symptoms

When you’re not feeling well and dealing with symptoms due to your condition, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. For instance, when I was first diagnosed with candida, I dealt with a rash that covered my torso; recurrent sinus infections (4 infections and 6 courses of antibiotics in 3 months); foggy thinking; overwhelming fatigue; constipation, bloating […]

What We Learned About Food and Why We Must Unlearn It

We’ve all had these kinds of slip-ups: maybe an argument, or a problem at work, or even something fabulous, like your kid just got engaged. And then. . . We eat.  Whether we’re angry, or stressed, or bored, or even happy, so many of us eat when we have strong emotions that are tough to […]

Why “What Am I Doing Wrong?” Isn’t a Helpful Question (What To Think Instead)

When things don’t work out as we wish, it’s natural to ask, “what am I doing wrong?” For most of my life as a teen and through adulthood, that was the question that first occurred to me any time I didn’t see the results I was hoping for in my life.  If I wasn’t promoted […]

The Key to Success with Your Anti-Candida Lifestyle

Last week, I went to the hardware store to have a new key made. Now, a trip to the hardware store by yours truly is, in itself, a rare occurrence, so I admit I’m not entirely familiar with the general store protocol. But what I encountered truly surprised me. In today’s video, I talk about […]

Why It’s So Hard to Say “NO” to Holiday Foods

When I was a kid and through my 30s, I looked forward to the holidays every year. It was a time when I had free rein to eat as much as I wanted–basically, the entire season from October to April was a licence to pig out. Then, when I was diagnosed with candida, I had […]

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. […]

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 […]

Looking Back on 2011: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Not-So-Best of Times*

*Or, a Tale of Two Rickis *Or, How About a Dickens Reference Other Than A Christmas Carol for a Change? [“Happy New Year, Mum!  A saner approach to 2012 sounds good to me, too.  Oh, and kudos on that atypical Dickens reference!”] Happy 2012, everyone! Hope you all had a great time ringing in the new year.  […]