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The Truth About the Candida Cleanse

Oh what a month it has been; a roller coaster of physical, emotional, and psychological challenges and triumphs! To recap: the purpose of a Candida Cleanse is to eliminate excess yeast to relieve symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, acne, skin irritation, PMS, estrogen dominance, bloating, gas, anxiety, etc. The main symptoms I was experiencing were bloating, acne, anxiety, and gas. I won't lie to you, this cleanse was hard. No alcohol, sugar, fruit, gluten, and dairy begs the que

Three Tips to a Successful Candida Cleanse

It's time my friends. Time to head into phase 2 of this cleanse. I am so excited to say that I will be finally adding in some starchy vegetables (e.g. sweet potato, squash, and beets - oh my!) and some low sugar fruits like berries. While it may seem silly to get excited about such things, I have spent the last 20 days without a lick of sugar of any kind. I have also extra-challenged myself to not have sugar substitutes like stevia or erythritol (note: these sugar substitutes

Candida Cleanse: 10-Day Update

Welcome back! I'm not dead! I'm sure you were all very concerned. The past 10 days have been an absolute experience to say the least. I have given up sugar in the past, usually for about a week at a time to help my body reset. I have never gone longer than 7 days and my goodness it has been fascinating. Food & Drink I'm sure your wondering, what can I eat? What is left after you remove sugar, grains, dairy, fruit, and starchy vegetables? I also do not consume conventionally r

SATURATED FAT - REALLY THE ENEMY?

So many people have been misinformed about fats over the years. I remember a time when my mom was told by a doctor she worked with that we should be eating margarine instead of butter because saturated fat is the worst thing for you. Wanting to keep her family healthy, she made the switch. She trusted the professional because she had no reason not to. In actuality, there have been no definitive studies that have shown a direct link of saturated fat to heart disease. It was si