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.  […]

Anti-Candida Update: Recalling My First Detox Diet–and Why I’m Ready for Another

Are you following a restricted diet and feel as if you need support? The Sweet Life Club helps you stay motivated, cook great food, and stick with it in a way that feels natural and normal. We’ll be opening up again soon, so be sure to get on the waitlist! Some Personal Sharing: My Detox Experience […]

Living with Candida, Twenty Two Months Later: The Ugly, the Bad–and the Good

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 here.   Grrrr! Candida can be pretty scary.] The Ugly: The Monster Returns Here it is, 2011, and it’s already time for a confession (don’t worry, […]

My Way of Eating*

*[Not to be confused with Morris Dithers’ answer in this classic SCTV skit.] [The main course table from my recent holiday potluck with nutritionist friends, clockwise from top left: [out of the photo–Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts]; Southwest Brown Rice Casserole with Beans [white bowl behind cutlery]; Tempeh-Brown Rice Curry and Vegetables; Baby Spinach Salad; Rutabaga […]

Lighten Up: New Year Musings and Crimson Mousse

So.  Are we sick of giveaways yet? 😉 Okay, I guess that the chance to win something you like–especially if it involves food you like–never becomes stale (even if the aforementioned foodstuff does). Still, with 2010 barely upon us, I’ve decided it’s time to give the giveaways a break.  I love being able to supply […]

Anti-Candida Update: Holiday Edition

Are you ready to start an anti-candida diet, but worried about how you’ll stick with it? The Sweet Life club can help. Get the tools and information you need–plus ongoing support from others on the diet (and me!) so that you can really succeed. Find more information here. I rarely post non-recipe entries these days, […]