We've put together some of our favorite sugar-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, dairy-free Holiday recipes from the WholeApproach Support Forum. Enjoy!
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Loving ourselves through healthy choicesBy T L Cornish, CNP
Mind your own wisdom
Cravings for unhealthy foods represent a significant challenge to our healthy path when we get together with family and friends who are less aware of, and less sensitive to, the health impacts of our food choices. When our new food habits are offered up (through togetherness) to the scrutiny of others, it can be difficult to know how to respond to questions or criticism. Without trying to change others around you, I encourage you to find your own tactful strength and to focus inwardly on your knowledge about which foods will have the greatest benefit to the quality of your time with loved ones. Is it the two minutes of bliss from indulging in a craving or is it the fun you will have because you feel so good from making self loving food choices.
Tarilee’s Candida Diet Travel Food Tips By TL Cornish, CNP
Here are a few tips to help you with holiday travel season or for snacking when you can't be at home.
How to Make Sure you Choose Well
It will be easier to choose well when healthy choices are readily available. This is especially helpful if you'll be around others who are likely to be eating things you don't want to eat.
Easy foods to keep in your purse or car include almonds, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, rice cakes and gluten free crackers. Try to remember to rotate your stash so it stays fresh.
Fall harvest is here and we've pulled together ten of our favorite Pumpkin and Carrot recipes from our WholeApproach Support Forum members. There are many more wonderful Holiday recipes on the WholeApproach Support Forum. Enjoy!
By TL Cornish, CNPDo your seasonal allergies feel worse than ever since you've been struggling with candida?
Do you find you've got food allergies that worsen in the spring, summer and/or fall?
Does it seem like your hay fever "gets worse" when you eat certain foods?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be struggling with cross-over allergic or intolerance reactions between fungus/yeast issues, food allergies and seasonal pollens. The connections between these challenges can represent some perplexing allergy relationships. An understanding of how these problems impact each other can empower us to find relief.
There are a number of food and lifestyle adjustments that we can make in order to strengthen the "terrain" of our bodies and thus raise our allergic threshold, (the level of exposure to an allergen required to cause an uncomfortable reaction.). To complement our efforts at strengthening our body terrain, we can utilize specific anti allergy supports. With an understanding of allergies and candida, a gentle candida reduction program combined with a careful process of self observation, food therapy, anti allergy supplements and homeopathy we can gain control over these symptoms and enjoy health indoors and out, even during allergy season.
As most of us know, what we eat can impact our recovery from the candida overgrowth. What is less understood is that some food choices can specifically trigger increased sensitivity to related airborne pollen allergens. There are foods that are actually related to some of the problem pollen plants. There are foods and beverages that create vulnerability to allergies in other ways. Demystifying how to best feed and care for ourselves during allergy season can prevent or minimize the intervention strategies required to cope with allergy symptoms.
Five Step Plan to Enjoy the Spring, Summer and Fall - Allergy Free.
- Candida Reduction ~ to reduce immune stress and inflammatory mycotoxin accumulation caused by the yeast; to clear the colon for better breathing; and to improve intestinal integrity for greater immune strength and digestive power.
- Attention to Food Therapy ~ to emphasize healthy, alkalizing and nutrient rich foods while minimizing foods and drinks (and medication) that amplify allergic propensity or sensitivity to specific pollens via cross-over reactions.
- Detoxify for immune optimization ~ to reduce the overall toxic load and resulting immune suppression to enable a healthful reaction to allergens.
- Use Supplements to strengthen tolerance specific to allergic response~ use herbs that bolster the immune system as well as nutrient supplements that counteract the histamine response and support immune resilience.
- Desensitize with homeopathy ~ to gently trigger the immune and respiratory systems to defend against allergenic irritants.
- Hydrate ~ to supply adequate hydration levels for the mobilization of oxygen carrying red blood cells and to optimize energy production and immune function.
Tarilee's Top Ten Snacks - Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-freeRead More
Tarilee's Top Ten Grain-Free Breakfast Recommendations while on the WholeApproach Candida Diet using the WholeApproach Food Lists
by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
This is a list of a few of my favorite grain-free candida breakfast foods. We often hear from our clients that they need help redesigning their approach to the first meal of the day so that they can incorporate the healing candida food recommendations outlined in thet Whole Approach Diet pages. There are many more amazing recipes in the Breakfast Foods Recipe Section of the Whole Approach forum. including some 'meatier' choices.
Finding your way back to the Healthy PathRead More
by TL Cornish, CNP
Making the necessary dietary changes presents a challenge that requires practice and patience. Most people find that after an initial adjustment period, they feel so good that the efforts expended seem more than worthwhile. You'll discover that the comfort and pleasure you derive from living in a healthier body can be tremendously satisfying.Eventually, your inner wisdom will guide you to choose only the foods that nourish you and starve the candida. You'll probably misunderstand this instinct a few times at the outset. You may even choose to ignore it a time or two. This is all part of the learning process.
The following helpful hints will serve to keep you on track during your transition.
- Remember, you are making dietary choices to nourish you. The diet is designed to deprive the yeast - not you. Counter any feelings of deprivation by exploring exciting new foods and recipes that are delicious and nourishing to the body and the soul.
- Focus on what you can have, instead of what you can't and remember the benefits of your choices.
- Empty your cupboards of those items that are inappropriate for your program, so you won't be tempted.
- Plan ahead; utilize rotation-diet and recipe books that help you to organize your groceries and meal plans. Also, visit our Support Forum pages at http://forum.wholeapproach.com/ for help with diet questions and recipes.
- Ask your loved ones to participate in the diet with you or, at a minimum, to respect your choices.
Once you have felt even a day or two of the reassuring comfort that comes with improving your health, it will be even easier for you to find the inspiration you need to optimize your nutritional self-care.