acne AND candida safe soy sauce cooking alternatives

so a lot of our asian clients cook with a lot of soy sauce and when they cut down, they clear up.  we realize though how challenging it can be to substitute this in the kitchen – so here are some safe alternatives! – coconut secret’s coconut aminos is a great soy sauce substitute.  it’s many times more nutritious than soy sauce, and is very rich in amino acids.  it takes almost like a spiked teriyaki soy vinegar.  **candida safe – chinese steamed chicken with ginger and green onion is one of my most favorite foods.  i made a batch and found that the ginger/green onion sauce is delicious on EVERYTHING!  try steaming different foods and topping them with this… read more

candida safe noodles (updated 7/7/13)

as we all know, an important part of doing the candida cleanse properly is to avoid processed foods, and stick to whole, nutrient-dense, organic foods.  basically, the closer to the natural state a food is (how it looks when it’s still growing in the field, or on a farm), the healthier it is to eat.  whole grains (like brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat) are a good way to help get fiber while on the cleanse, but should be eaten moderately.  i’d say a 1/4 cup of grain per meal is safe. but sometimes you just CRAVE a noodle.  so here are some candida-safe ones, but remember to eat these like a treat and not as a staple, since they are processed… read more

acne and candida safe – homemade mayonnaise

hey guys.  so i am finally doing the candida cleanse, after making so many of you loyal sS’ers do it for clear skin 🙂  except that i am doing it to help with my allergies, and overall health.  ill post more about my journey, but for now here’s a great recipe for homemade mayo – one of the things that have definitely made the cleanse much easier for me. one of the things i’ve quickly learned is that though the candida-diet can be strict, it just takes a little research and creativity to recreate your favorite recipes.  alls you have to do is substitute ingredients to make it candida friendly. for this recipe, ive included 2 ingredient lists: 1 candida… read more

the CANDIDA cleanse

UPDATED 4/9/13 hello fellow sS’ers! you may recall from a previous post that candida albicans is a yeast that we all naturally have in our digestive systems. a variety of different factors like antibiotic usage, diets excessive in sugar, and even stress can throw off the balance of bacteria in our systems and cause an overgrowth of candida.  this overgrowth can lead to an endless array of symptoms such as chronic yeast infections, depression, bloating, gas, constipation, fatigue, joint pain and of course….ACNE. when kimmy started seeing kim in december of ’09, she literally felt “clear” after the first treatment. but some time passed and she started breaking out again. this time, the breakout didn’t go away no matter how… read more

candida breakfast one!

its intimidating to go from eating whatever you want/have in the house/are craving/can get in your belly before you get out of the house, to the healthy organic and local diet you’re supposed to be eating, when you’re on the candida diet train. the keys are, PLANNING AHEAD, and COOKING AT HOME. it will seem to suck at first but it will save you so much time, frustration and not to mention, money, in the long run! one of the things you are not supposed to have on the candida cleanse is pork and sausages and hot dogs.  according to candidadiet.com, “pork cells contain retroviruses that survive cooking and may be harmful for those with a weakened digestive system. processed… read more