Anti Candida Diet Myths #1: Weight Loss

For many of us (like me) on an anti-candida diet, losing weight can be a welcome change. After all, if you developed candida after years of over-indulging in certain foods or after eating too much sugar over time, it’s quite possible that excess weight came along with the excess candida. And when you first begin […]

Living with Candida, Twenty Two Months Later: The Ugly, the Bad–and the Good

Are you ready to start an anti-candida diet? The Candida Kick-Start can help! Kickstart your diet and pave the way for success on your anti-candida journey! Find more information here.   Grrrr! Candida can be pretty scary.] The Ugly: The Monster Returns Here it is, 2011, and it’s already time for a confession (don’t worry, […]

ACD Update: A Return to Sweetness

[Recent ACD-friendly dinner:  Gena’s Raw Cream of Zucchini Soup]. It’s now been over ten years since I began this round of the ACD. These days, I no longer even think about my food as “different,” and never worry about what I can or can’t eat. But it wasn’t always that way. It took a series […]

There’s Good News, and There’s Bad News: Quick ACD Update

[Simple dal with basmati rice on dandelion greens. . . definitely ACD friendly!] I have a recipe in the works for later today, but after my last muffin post and all the questions I received about my anti-candida diet, I thought I’d post a quick update.  First, thank you all for your ongoing support and encouragement–it […]

Updates: Diet and Dessert*

*  Or, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (sorry, Girls) [Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from Sweet Freedom] Okay, let’s get to the dessert first (really, we should all eat a meal that way at least once):  I received my cookbook’s (paper) proof in the mail today (the sample that I must approve before […]

Seven Grain Dirty Rice and Beans

[Totally tangential rant: When I woke up this morning, I was sure my eyes were playing tricks on me–it is snowing outside!  Snowing. BIG snow. As in, “little white flakes that fly across your field of vision.”  As in, “icy and slushy and boots weather.”  As in, “everything is coated with rime and appears opaque and goes crunch […]

The Wait is Over/The Weight is Under

I know, that title sounds like something straight out of my Post-Modern Literary Criticism class (oooh, I shudder just re-thinking it!).  But both bits of news cheered me so much that I wanted to share them in the same post! The Wait is Over: Just when I thought I could wait no longer, I received my […]

A Date, a Dilemma and a Diet

[Warning: this post contains material that some might find offensive.  That’s right–I’m going to be serious for once.] Last evening, the HH and I went out for dinner to celebrate our anniversary (eleven years since we met—can it be possible??).  Actually, our true anniversary was last Sunday, but given the unexpected GBR that had me […]

How Elsie Achieved What I Could Not

  [“Can you guess why I’m so happy?”]  Last week, we took Elsie for her annual checkup at the vet (a place she absolutely loves–go figure).  At the end of the appointment, the vet pronounced her an ideal specimen of canine health.  Not only that; Elsie had lost nine pounds since her previous visit.  Nine pounds!  […]

What To Do With The Weight When You Lose It

Here’s how I was going to start this blog entry: I simply can’t believe it–it snowed yet again yesterday.  Will this accursed winter never end? The drifts on the driveway (oh, lord, another few hours of shoveling!) have already enveloped my car in a duvet of white, and little tempests are performing pirouettes in our back yard, propelled […]