How do you know if it’s working?

Recently, one of the new members in my Facebook group, Food Restrictions Made Easy, asked this question:  “I’ve been on the anti-candida diet for several weeks now. How do I know if it’s working?” It struck me that this is a question that might be on your mind, too. For those of us on restricted […]

What’s your relationship with your symptoms?

You might not think of the way you deal with symptoms as a “relationship,” but there are many similarities. Do you treat your health with respect? Do you dump healthy eating when something “better” comes along? In today’s video, I talk about how we sometimes consider our symptoms when we try to decide whether to […]

The First Step to Healing from Candida

It can be a real shock to be told you have to change your diet dramatically, no matter the diagnosis that accompanies it. Whether you have to cut out sugar and simple carbs because of diabetes, or grains and legumes to follow a Paleo diet, or gluten because of Celiac disease, or sugar, gluten, eggs […]

Everything Bagel Cheese Ball (Dairy-free, Grain-free, Sugar-free)

Back in the Decade of the Dinner Party, throwing a bash for New Year’s Eve was just a normal occurrence. These days, now that The HH and I are both “of a certain age” (and given the fact that our newest family member, the Zoey pup, is basically equivalent to a 14 year-old teenager, in […]

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 […]

What You Must Know To Eliminate Cravings

With the holidays upon us, it’s pretty hard to avoid thinking about all the special, once-a-year, foods that abound right now. And for so many of us, thinking about the foods means that cravings hit. When I hear from readers and clients around the holidays, what I sense more than almost anything else is fear. […]

Cookie Dough Bars from Incredible Plant-Based Desserts by Anthea Cheng

[Who doesn’t love cookie dough? To me, the dough is almost better than the cookies. These bars provide all the joy of raw Chocolate Chip Cookie dough without any of the drawbacks! Plus, they’re 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.] One of […]

Where do you draw the line?

For most of my adult life, holiday visits to my family back in Montreal caused me undue anxiety and stress. As a people-pleaser who also hated confrontations of any kind, I’d often acquiesce to my parents’ wishes (even as a “child” in her 30s or 40s), which left me feeling less than festive. Because trips […]

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, […]