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 […]

All About Probiotics, Part 2

In Part One of the “All About Probiotics” series, I talked about the different types of probiotics and where to find them. But how do you know which types to take? And what about when to take them? We’re learning more and more about probiotics daily, as well as how crucial they are to our good […]

Cheating on an Anti-Candida Diet: Why It’s a Myth

Quite often in my Living Candida Free Facebook group or The Sweet Life (my private members group for people living with candida), I see comments like these: “I’ve been perfect on the anti-candida diet for over a month. When can I start adding back all the old foods that I had to take out?” Or […]

Little Known Candida Symptoms, 4: Depression

Depression and anxiety are two conditions that seem to be overtaking the modern world. In America alone, recent statistics estimated that 16 million people suffered at least one depressive episode, and that depression is the most prevalent psychological condition people face. But what if your depression isn’t connected to any obvious cause, such as the […]

Anti-Candida Superstar Foods 4: Immune-Boosting Foods

We all know that an anti-candida diet is essential when you’re fighting the beast that is yeast, and there’s a whole list of “do not eat” comestibles. But I think there’s a special category within the anti-candida diet that I refer to as “Anti-Candida Superstar Foods.”  Superstar foods are the ones that can actively help […]

My Three Favorite Ways to Alkalinize Your Body

Talk about eating to “alkalize” (or, if you’re in the UK or Canada, you might say “alkaLINize”) and you may just find yourself in a heated conversation.

Ricki’s Raves: Detox and Replenish

I’ve decided to start a little series called Ricki’s Raves, in which I share some of my favorite items (both food and non-food alike) that I truly love and use all the time. Today, I rave about the products I’ve discovered that promote or enhance detoxificaton and general well-being. If you’re interested in the earlier […]

Natural Potato Eye Poultice and Interview with Amelia Ruiz

[Use simple potatoes and cheesecloth to create a relaxing, rejuvenating eye poultice.] Working through an anti-candida diet can be challenging, to say the least. There are new foods to learn, lots of vegetables to eat, and a long list of foods to avoid (I share what I ate when I first started here). Then there […]

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 […]