How your mindset affects your diet

I love stories of people who “made it” later in life. For instance, did you know that Julia Child didn’t publish her first cookbook until she was 50? Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t publish her first Little House book (which became the TV show Little House on the Prairie) until she was 65. Grandma Moses didn’t […]

Does your food do this for you?

Now that I’m an (ahem) mature woman who has been with my spouse for almost two dozen years, I can honestly say that I don’t know a single female friend who doesn’t have at least one cringe-worthy relationship in her past.  What’s usually worse, most of us have had the same cringe-worthy relationship. ..several times, […]

How to Deal with Setbacks, Part One

Ever since I first started my anti-candida diet, I’ve been asked this question countless times (before the ACD, the most common question I was asked was, “When are you due?” Yes, really.). This week, on my YouTube channel, I was asked once again in the comments: “Can you show us what you eat?” In this […]

What does it take to quit sugar?

We’ve all been there (except for my husband, apparently): You’re working at home, producing great work. . . but suddenly, mid-afternoon, you’re overtaken by a massive sugar craving, and go searching for something sweet. If you’re anything like I was as a supreme sugar addict, you might even start to ransack the kitchen (looking in […]

How I Got Out of the Symptom Swamp

One of the worst parts of dealing with candida, for me, was the recurrence of old symptoms each year. Every year around Christmas time (the same time that my symptoms first blew up and my body was covered with a horrible rash), I’d experience a flare-up of the old rash. For the first 6-7 years […]

Two key shifts that helped me clear my candida

The other day, I had a sudden realization: although I often refer to myself as “95% symptom-free, 99% of the time,” it has actually been over a year since my last symptom flare-up. Ever since I first healed from candida in 2010 (I started the diet and protocol in 2009), I always felt that candida […]

If You Worry You’ll Never Love “Healthy” Foods

I often hear from people who’ve adopted healthier diets who tell me, “There are so many weird and new foods. I just can’t see myself ever loving them as much as I love my normal foods.” Have you felt that way about your healthy diet? Do you believe that you will never enjoy eating this […]

My top 4 tips for cooking healthy over the holidays

Does this pattern sound familiar? You take the time to buy all the foods you need to stay healthy throughout the year. It’s sometimes a bit of a challenge, but overall, you manage to stick with it and eat foods that support your health. The more you eat those healthy-for-you foods, the better you feel. […]

Why Self-Care Doesn’t Work (and What To Do Instead)

Have you heard that self-care is essential if you want to really want to maintain optimum health and allow yourself the best chance of sticking with healthy habits–including eating a healthy diet? Well, I’ve heard the same thing. And while taking bubble baths or walks in nature are great, it seems to me that what […]

Your Thoughts About Healthy Foods

Quick–when you think of “healthy food,” what comes to mind? Is it flavorless, gummy, chemical-tasting, oddly crunchy, with basically no appeal to anyone? Sadly, for most people, that’s exactly the kind of thing that comes to mind when they think of healthy eating. Whether you’ve had to change your diet because of chronic illness, food […]