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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


It's happening... The post-holidays health rebound. We have eaten and drank our way through Christmas and have come out the other side ready for a do-over. All of those treats, drinks, and travel have taken a large toll on my health, specifically my energy levels, skin, and digestion. (Refer to Sugar Free Challenge to learn more about how sugar has been negatively affecting me for weeks!) Have you ever heard of a Candida Cleanse? Candida albicans is a yeast that exists in all


It's that time of year again! We are all thinking about how 2019 is going to be different, how it is going to be "our year". We all know how it goes, we set a goal - lose 10lbs, save more money, start going to gym, give up all "bad foods". Have you ever noticed how often we chose things that require us to sacrifice our time and energy? Not to mention they are usually vague with no plan or serious intention. It's no surprise that these resolutions often don't make it to the en


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


Over the holidays last year I was lucky enough to visit my family and friends and indulge in some food and drink outside of my normal routine. #noregrets. When I returned home after 3 weeks of inactivity and overindulgence I could feel the strain I had put on my body. After a few weeks I was still feeling the negative effects. I decided to go to the walk-in clinic to see what was going on. It turned out to be an infection and the antibiotics prescribed would help clear it up


When you cut your finger or scrape your knee what happens? You may feel pain and discomfort, but what do you do to heal yourself? The human body is an amazing organism that is literally programmed to heal itself. That cut or scrape will heal on its own, dependent on it being covered, clean and given the time. Your part in the healing process is to simply provide the environment for the body to do its thing. Since this is the case, why do we feel the need to stifle symptoms o


There is so much information online that is misleading, especially in the realm of nutrition. We all want that "quick fix" secret that has been in our cupboards all along. More than once I have been seduced by that tempting clickbait! Unfortunately, much of this advice is not based on any science whatsoever. Misleading personal stories and advertising dominate the online sphere due to our desperation to believe that our problems can be solved quickly and easily. The truth is