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 […]

How to Handle Nosy Questions About Your Food at the Holidays

  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 […]

How to Resist Cultural Pressures to Eat Unhealthy Foods 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 […]

People Who Try to Derail Your Eating Plan

It seems to be particularly common around the holidays, but truthfully, this can happen any time. You’re at an event, or a party, or a celebration of some sort, and there’s food all around. But you’re dedicated to your healthy way of eating. You know exactly which dishes (if any) you can eat, and which […]

If You Think You’re Too Old to Succeed on a Candida Diet

I hear it all the time. “It’s too late for me, I’ll never be able to change.” “I’m too old.” “I’m too set in my ways to completely change the way I eat.” When people are faced with the changes required to stick with a candida diet, sometimes it feels as if you’re facing an […]

When You Do Everything Right and It’s Still Not Working

You started an anti-candida diet prepared to stick to it 100%. You did all the prep, bought all the special ingredients, cleared out your pantry and scoured the internet for “candida friendly” recipes. You started off full of energy and motivations that this time would be the one. And you plowed through the failed recipes, […]

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 […]

When People Try to Sabotage Your Diet, Part 3: The Benefits of Saying NO

In this third part of this series that deals with other people who try (knowingly or not) to sabotage your candida diet, I share the reasons why it’s so important for your health and well-being to learn to truly say “no” when offered food that’s off the plan. As you saw in Part I and […]

When People Try to Sabotage Your Candida Diet, Part 2: What You Can Do

It’s no fun when you start a new dietary regimen and you feel as if the people around you don’t “get it,” or worse, they deliberately try to sabotage your eating by pushing foods you shouldn’t eat right at you. Last time, I talked about why other people might feel compelled to offer you cakes, […]

A Return to Sweetness

[Chocolate Cinnamon Sandwich Cookies. Aw, so sweet!] It’s now been over ten years since I began this latest round of the ACD. For the past 10 years, I’ve lived 100% compliant with the candida diet, eating neither sugar (nor any other high-glycemic sweeteners), nor gluten, moldy foods, coffee, dairy, or any other “taboo” foods. To […]