a blog in pursuit of health & happiness

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


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

Sugar Free Challenge

I'm not going to sugarcoat it people. *see what I did there?* I think I have a sugar addiction, and this is new territory. I recently had a dream where I was eating cookies and doughnuts (or was this real life? haha) and I pulled up my shirt shocked to see huge red patches of skin that were completely raw and inflamed. They started to spread across my body and I proceeded to freak the F out. When I woke up from the dream I was left with a question - is this what sugar was doi