My History with Anxiety and Depression, Part I: What is Anxiety & Depression?

This post is Part I of a two-part series on anxiety and depression, which came about as a result of requests for more about my story from listeners of a recent podcast where I described my experiences, and from my audience on Instagram, who requested more details.   When I was four years old, my […]

Lessons from Living with Candida for 20 Years

What’s it like to be dealing with candida for 20 years? How does that even happen?  I can barely believe it myself, but this month marks 20 years since my first candida diagnosis. In today’s video, I talk about what’s been happening in my candida journey over the past two decades since I was first […]

When Your Diet is Perfect. . . and You’re Still Not Better

It can be incredibly frustrating. Your practitioner commands you to eliminate a whole list of foods from your diet so that you can improve your digestion, symptoms, and overall health. It sounds nearly impossible–you mean, you want me to take out gluten? But what about bread? Bagels? Cereal? Pasta? PIZZA???. Or it could be dairy […]

Staying Healthy When Traveling (Even Last Minute!) on a Restricted Diet

[image source: Pixabay] I recently took an impromptu trip to the US for a dear relative’s funeral. This wasn’t my typical kind of travel when I have my packing list out a week before departure, slowly purchasing all the ingredients so I can prepare dehydrated Alkalizing Kale and Seaweed Crackers or my favorite Breakfast Cookies […]

How Long Does It Take To Get Better?

One of the questions I get asked often is, “How long will it take me to get better?” Like you, when I was first diagnosed with candida, I was eager to find out the answer to that question. I wanted my symptoms to be gone, like, yesterday, so I could finally get back to living […]

Little Known Candida Symptoms, 1: Hair Loss

If you’re dealing with candida, it’s likely you’ve got at least some of the most common symptoms. Foggy thinking, food cravings, or any kind of yeast/fungal infection is considered typical. (If you’re looking for more help, see the Candida Kick-Start). But what about some of the lesser-known symptoms? Sometimes knowing about these can help diagnose […]

My Visit to SOUL7 Healing Center (+ Amazing GIVEAWAY!)

If you’re a long-time reader of the blog, you may have noticed that things here on the RH site have changed a bit recently. Rather than posting recipes exclusively, I’ve begun to focus more on all aspects of health and well-being–a reflection of my own journey with candida and the many different treatments and approaches […]

My Top Tips to Deal with Stress RIGHT NOW

Quick: can you think of anyone you know who isn’t stressed, at least some of the time? (And if you can, are they conscious?). Seriously, I’ve mentioned before that the HH is probably the most laid back person I’ve ever known. In 18 years together, I’ve seen him get upset. . . once. (I know, I […]

Candida and Stress

Take a look at the typical anti-candida diet, and you’ll likely see a long list of things you need to remove from your life: sugar, alcohol, mold, toxins, processed foods. You’ll find a (shorter) list of what to add: probiotics, antifungals, perhaps special supplements or herbs to aid with detoxification. And when people still fail […]

Breakfast Carrot Cake

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]