Candida Cleanse Week 4 Recipes!

The final week of the Candida Cleanse! GREAT JOB TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED!!

Disclaimer: I myself have recently transitioned from being a vegetarian. Feel free to add any meat to any and all of the dishes. Candida safe options include all free range + organic meats except for pork. No processed or cured meats are allowed.

Monday

Breakfast: Buckwheat porridge with cinnamon and fresh vanilla

Snack: Guacamole and olives

Lunch: Paleo scallion pancakes with various sautéed veggies

Dinner: Crispy coconut flour chicken tenders with collards and coconut milk ranch

 

Tuesday

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with garlic and zucchini

Snack: Kale chips drizzled in olive oil and sea salt

Lunch: Quinoa salad with veggies, avocado and lemon

Dinner: Turkey lettuce wraps with scallions

 

Wednesday

Breakfast: Buckwheat porridge with cinnamon and fresh vanilla

Snack: Fried almonds

Lunch: Broccoli fritters with a simple salad

Dinner: Curry quinoa with various sautéed veggies

 

Thursday

Breakfast: Egg scramble with avocado

Snack: Zucchini chips

Lunch: Chicken avocado salad with lime

Dinner: Bone broth with veggies

 

Friday

Breakfast: Buckwheat porridge with cinnamon and fresh vanilla

Snack: Almond butter

Lunch: Lemon millet with braised asparagus and cherry tomatoes

Dinner: Pesto zucchini pasta

 

Saturday

Breakfast: Chia pudding

Snack: Walnut or almond milk latte with turmeric and ghee

Lunch: Chickpea salad

Dinner: Paleo empanadas

 

Sunday

Breakfast: Egg crepes

Snack: Rosemary roasted marcona almonds

Lunch: Kale, chicken, olive and avocado salad

Dinner: Herby meatloaf muffins with green beans

POPZIT update

hope your new year is starting off with a bang! we’re still going strong on our team candida cleanse!

we wanted to remind you of some important information regarding our POPZIT appointments.  we are so excited that we can offer you this amazing service with our compliments, as a way to help you in between appointments to prevent picking.

POPZITS are a free service provided on an as needed basis – we are now limiting these appointments to 1 between regular treatments.  (for more severe cases, we will discuss on a case by case basis. after an average of 3-4 months, with a compliant lifestyle, regimen and clear skin, you should no longer need regular POPZITS.

if you find that you need more than 1 appointment in-between treatments, then please try to schedule your treatments closer together and be more honest about (and accountable for!) the choices you are making at home. remember that POPZITS are not an excuse to not doing your best regarding your acne triggers – popzits nor treatments can make up for the lack of what you should be doing at home.

HELPFUL HINTS TO PREVENT THE NEED FOR A POPZIT:

– use icing as a preventative measure.  whether you have inflammation or not, you should be icing according to your needs. if inflammation does occur, try icing the spot before calling us to book an appointment.  use NO pressure (let the temperature itself work for you) and ice specific spots for 1 minute at a time, pull popsicle maker away and let skin warm up for a couple minutes and repeat.  if after doing this several times a day for a couple of days, the inflammation doesn’t subside and/or it comes to a head then give us a call and we’ll see if we can fit you in.

– spot treat.  you can also try very gently spot treating the pimples themselves with extra toner, exfoliating serum or bp by using a cotton swab and applying just to the tip of the pimple; more than that can potentially cause damage to the surrounding tissues, slowing down the healing process.

– good quality rest.  make sure you’re getting a good nights sleep. we like to see 8-9 hours of good quality, uninterrupted sleep every night. lack of quality sleep is a big inflammation factor!

– keep your stress levels down. i know, i know, sometimes it’s easier said than done, but stress plays a much larger role that we give it credit, and is largely responsible for the cascading effects of poor health. our staff has been really excited by a couple of tools that we find super helpful:

  • the headspace app has 10 minute guided meditations.
  • insight timer is another cool free mediation app that allows you to choose how long you want your meditation to be. you can choose from simple bell meditations to guided ones, with voices.  try these while you commute, if you need a time out at work, or any time during the day!
  • herbal remedies blended specifically for stress (you can find a plethora of these are your local health food store)
    stretching.  getting into a pose and breathing into it, hold each pose for at least a minute.
  • deep breathing.  fill up your belly and feel it rise and fall with each inhale and exhale.

all these ideas and more can be found in our blog and on our pinterest pages!

– sugar! sugar is an inflammation offender so back away from the candy jar! other sources of high sugar are sodas, sports drinks, alcohol (especially mixed with fruit juices), fruit juice, fruit and refined carbohydrates. try to eat whole grains, low glycemic fruits like apple, berries and grapefruit, and ditch the sugary beverages for another choice like herbal tea (hot or iced) or carbonated water.

– dairy, soy and coffee. eliminating these from your diet, especially in the beginning, is so important to keep inflammation from flaring and to stop planting the seeds of non-inflamed acne. discuss with your esthetician before reintroducing any of these back into your diet. it may or may not be a good idea for you.

– supplements.  trying out supplements to either keep inflammation down (like zyflamend or optizinc) or to keep stress levels down (your local health food store will have many options!) can also help with calming the nervous system, thus keeping swelling down.  you can find these at sS, both in-clinic and in our online shop.

with that said, we realize that we are not all perfect. stress and life happens. we realize some of you travel for work and that occasionally the timing of your treatments is not ideal.  we love that our relationship with you is open and forthcoming about your regimen, diet and lifestyle.  our support of you is our utmost concern, help us help you, by keeping communication open, regular, and honest.

SCHEDULING FYI

we also want to gently remind you that while it is super important to us at skinSALVATION to support and educate you through this difficult process of clearing your acne, the POPZIT appointments are scheduled at the end of signature acne treatments, immediately before the start of another treatment, or lunch break.  this can be stressful for the estheticians, especially on fully booked schedules, leaving little to no time for rest breaks.

please plan to come early for your popzit appointment, to allow time for parking.  if you come too late, we may have to turn you away, in order to start our scheduled appointments on time.

that said, this service is offered free of charge from the clinic, but gratuities that go directly to your esthetician are very much appreciated – we are hustling harder with our busy schedules to facilitate to your popzit!

we love our sS’ers and your support means the world to us!
keep up the good work, and thank you for your continued support!

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candida cleanse- week 3 menu – step away from the broccoli!

a funny thing happened in the sS lunch room the other day. after appraising all of our lunches we realized we all had a different version of chicken and broccoli. and juan says if he eats another hard boiled egg…. well that’s just not appropriate conversation…

up until now things have been going pretty smoothly. i will admit i’ve had the occasional craving for some bread and i swear i can hear the chocolate chip jar in the lobby calling my name after lunch, but mostly the challenge has been to be organized and prepared. yet, since the acne safe lifestyle requires this as well, it’s not too much different than before.

this week my goal was to try some flavors we haven’t had in the previous weeks but still make meals utilizing what you have in your fridge and pantry, with a couple additions here and there.

 groceries:
1 lb ground turkey
1 whole chicken (or parts but we want the bones)
1 large new york strip steak (per person)
quinoa
buckwheat soba noodles
chia seeds
coconut or almond milk
kale (or southern greens)
head of lettuce (need big leaves)
salad greens
green onions
ginger
sesame oil
zucchini and/or summer squash
avocado
lemons and limes
hibiscus leaves
thyme
dried or fresh tarragon
plain gelatin

prep beginning of the week
  • 1 batch of quinoa for the week
  • poached chicken with broth- got this idea years ago from jaques pepin

in a pasta pot toss in a chicken with aromatics (onion, celery, garlic, herbs, 1 tbsp salt) cover with water, bring to a rapid boil and boil for 20 minutes. turn off heat, cover with lid and let sit for 45 minutes to 1 hour. remove chicken and pull meat off the bone. if any chicken close to bone is uncooked leave it on bones, put bones back in pot and turn heat back on to make stock. now you’ve got flavorful poached chicken and stock on the way.

  • asian style meatballs
    in addition to the recommended substitutions on the pin to make it acne & candida safe, sub out the rice wine vinegar for raw apple cider vinegar. it tastes great!
  • hibiscus tea concentrate- boil 1 quart of water with 1/2 cup hibiscus leaves. for iced tea: use 1 part concentrate to 4 parts water.  add stevia to taste (optional)
  • kale/ greens- braise with chicken stock, onions, sea salt. finish with a dash of raw apple cider vinegar to taste

breakfasts
  • candida safe smoothie- kale, avocado, coconut, lime or lemon juice, chia seeds, coconut or almond milk, stevia (to taste)
 
  • omelet- with avocado, green onion, spinach, kite hill nut cheese, black beans (can only have twice a week so eliminate if needed)
  • kale and olive oil fried eggs

lunches– like the trend liesse started the first week. use protein from your meal the night before for lunch

  • chicken soup- with celery, onions, summer squash
  • lettuce wrap steak tacos- with avocado, kite hill nut cheese, onions, jalapenos and quinoa. (add black beans if you haven’t had more then once this week.)

dinners
  • chicken soup- with celery, zucchini, onions and greens
  • steak and carmelized onions
  • buckwheat soba noodle stir fry- with egg, chicken, green beans and zucchini.

 end of the week and out of food?

roast up some chicken legs marinated in coconut aminos, ginger, garlic and sesame oil. they pack up so easy for lunch. eat them hot or cold!


 

sides and snacks
  • almond butter and celery
  • half an avocado with salt and pepper
  • chopped salad with zucchini, celery, avocado, onion and creamy herb dressing
  • brussel sprouts and walnuts (blanch brussel halves and stir fry them in olive oil with walnuts
  • zucchini noodles tossed with creamy herb dressing

 

dessert

  • hibiscus jello- mix gelatin in with your hibiscus concentrate, stevia and water.
enjoy!

Boost Your Candida Cleanse with Herbs and Probiotics

by kerry watson

taking probiotics, antifungals and detoxifying supplements during the candida cleanse enhances the effectiveness of the cleanse in terms of beating down the candida population in the body and preventing the yeasts from turning into their more destructive fungal form. in the beginning weeks of the cleanse, if you have candida overgrowth, you will experience die-off symptoms while the yeasts are starved of their main fuel source – sugar. you may feel very tired, headachy and irritable among other things. taking supplements that support the liver and other detoxification organs can help to get you through the die-off more quickly and with less intense symptoms. probiotics are important in rebuilding the healthy flora of the digestive tract that has been taken over by candida. the more healthy bacteria that are present in the digestive tract, the less room there is for the yeasts and they essentially get squeezed out. anti-fungal herbs increase the die-off aspect of the cleanse which is what you want. however, its important that you are supporting the body’s detox functions at the same time. if you think you have candida, you will want to stay on the cleanse and supplements for about 3 months for the best effect.

Herbal Supplements:

CAN-SOL is an herbal tincture recommended by naturopath, dr. anstett, to be taken in conjunction with the diet. dr. anstett says there are a lot of candida cleanse kits on the market that are not effective. the manufacturer of can-sol, pure herbs, is the one he trusts and uses in his own practice.  the recommended dosage is 3 dropperfuls 3 times in a glass of distilled water. we have also heard of success with taking oregano oil, but haven’t tested this out.  let us know how if this has worked for you!

the main herb in the can-sol formula is chaparral, a strong anti-fungal and anti-parasitic herb. it is extremely effective in quickly eradicating  fungal yeasts/candida from the body. the herb also helps the body remove heavy metals and toxins. the powerful cleansing action of chaparral increases the liver’s workload. we strongly suggest that anyone with a weakened liver or immune-system work with a qualified practitioner to strengthen the body before embarking on any type of intense cleanse and before taking this supplement. this supplement should not be used by pregnant or nursing women

ZYFLAMEND is an herbal anti-inflammatory supplement that quickly calms systemic inflammation. the recommended dosage is two capsules a day. this is a great supplement to take if you develop headaches early on in the cleanse as the body adjusts to not having caffeine or sugar. in addition to the anti-inflammatory herbs like ginger and turmeric, zyflamend contains herbs that help the body adjust to stress. these include holy basil and chinese skullcap. this herb should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women.

Probiotics:

KYO-DOLPHILUS Probiotics are an important part of clearing candida from the body because they reintroduce beneficial bacteria to your GI tract. Supplementing with a high quality probiotic supplement builds up the good bacteria colonies that can overtake the yeast in number and essentially crowd them out. healthy bacteria also balance the acidity in the stomach and boost immune function.

Please remember that we are not doctors. We do not prescribe supplements or medication. We hope to be able to empower you with knowledge of different tools and alchemy to help sustain the best version of you!

 

sS is hiring

sS is hiring

with natalie becoming a stay-at-home-mom and high levels of activity on the administrative side of sS, we are looking to hire a couple of intelligent, driven and detail-oriented professionals to join our team.  

we currently have 2 full-time positions available: front of house coordinator and esthetician.

the front of house coordinator role entails client facing reception and client care (aka customer service) duties, along with back of house tasks (packing + sending mail orders, inventory, assigned projects, general upkeep of our clinic, among others).  for the right person, this position has the potential to turn into a management role.

the esthetician position requires a CA esthetician license in good standing with the state board, however no prior working esthetician experience is necessary.  we will provide all the training and tools to get you up to speed as one of our highly regarded – and successful – skincare therapists.  (our paid training intensive is 4-8 weeks long, which, unfortunately, is incredibly rare in our industry).

for both positions, a background in holistic, healthy living will definitely help your learning curve – there is much to learn, and put into practice.  a positive, constructive ‘team work makes the dream work’ attitude will make coming into work fun and inspiring, and heavy doses of problem-solving, accountability and professionalism are required.  we are a very small tight-knit team, with a lot to accomplish together as efficiently as possible.

bonus if you: are a quick learner, are proficient with apple machines, mindbody scheduling software, gmail + google docs/sheets, and have acne – we will clear you up.

we offer many benefits including: 100% company sponsored health coverage, 401k + profit sharing, a flexible 4-day work week and, for the right candidates, room to grow within the company.  you take care of us, and we will take care of you.

interested parties may apply by:

1. sending your cover letter and resume to  h r (at) s k i n s a l v a t i o n s f (dot) c o m.

2. in your cover letter, please demonstrate your strong communication skills by responding to the following statements, and include it in your application:

  • for all applicants: please tell us about your personal experience with acne, if any.
  • for estheticians: please tell us why you want to work in a clinical environment versus the conventional spa world.
  • for front of house coordinators: please tell us what customer service means to you, and cite one specific example in which you provided a great experience for the client.

3. finally, call (650) 746-4797 and leave a voicemail with your full name and phone number.

note that your application will be instantly discarded if you do not fulfill the three requirements above.

sS’ers, please feel free to share this post with any of your friends, family, colleagues and social media networks – we thank you in advance for your help in building a strong SF team.