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 […]

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, […]

When People Try to Sabotage Your Candida Diet, Part 1: Why This Happens

It’s happened to all of us on a restricted (or any!) diet. You start to eat a new, healthier way. Maybe you’re following an anti-candida diet, like I am. Maybe you’re just trying to cut out sugars. Or maybe you need to radically change the way you eat because of other health issues. You tell […]

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 […]

Cars and Candida: How to Avoid Temptations on Your Candida Diet

When temptations are all around you, how do you stick with your candida diet? When it’s summertime, as it is now in the Toronto area, there’s a wealth of fresh produce all over, enticing you with its beautiful colors and textures. For many people, summertime means watermelon, fresh cherries, and a bunch of other fruits […]

Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free Fruit Pizza

[A pizza made with a sugar-free cookie crust, dairy-free cream cheese frosting, and lots of colorful fresh fruit. Who wouldn’t love that?! This Fruit Pizza is 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.] Okay, I’m going to age myself here.

Recipes for a Fantastic Father’s Day (Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free and more!)

I was that kid in high school and university that everyone hated because I always got my essays done early. While my friends were pulling all-nighters on the weekend before a due date, I was out partying and whooping it up (though, as it turned out, in the company of strangers–since my friends were home […]

How to Handle Symptom Flare-Ups

When I was first diagnosed with candida overgrowth in 1999 and then again in 2009, I was obsessed with my symptoms. And no wonder: when candida reared its ugly head that second time, it appeared as an angry, red rash that covered most of the front of my body, that hurt and itched at the […]

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 […]