Crustless Pumpkin Pie Mini Muffins

A clean eating dessert that’s entirely decadent!

Yield: 2 dozen



  • 1 – 15 oz. can pumpkin pure
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk (or coconut milk)
  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • pecans, optional

Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon




  1. To prepare the whipped cream, beat the cream on high until it begins to thicken and gets slightly stiff. Add syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. Continue whipping the cream until it forms stiff peaks. Store in fridge and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin tin with silicone liners, greased foil liners, or spray the cups directly. (Paper liners are too difficult to remove, but all other options work great.)
  3. Mix the pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and milk. Add the flour, pumpkin spice, salt, baking powder and baking soda to the mixture.
  4. Fill each muffin cup with 1/3 cup of the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes, let cool for 20 minutes in the pan. NOTE: If you are making mini muffins, adjust cook time to 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Remove cupcakes from pan and chill for 30 minutes. Top with maple whipped cream and sprinkle more pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon. Garnish with pecan halves.

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A Healthy Alternative To Sugar

You don’t have to look far these days to find sugar-free treats, beverages, and candy. Unfortunately, not all sugar-free products are good! In recent years there’s been an upsurge in products containing harmful synthetic sweeteners such as aspartame.

Luckily, there are lots of natural sweeteners out there that are just fine for including in your Candida diet. In fact, many even have some health benefits!

Xylitol and stevia are already well-known natural sweeteners, with new ones such as monk fruit also on the rise. Let’s take a look at another new kid on the sweetener block: erythritol.

What is Erythritol?

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in certain fruits and some fermented foods. It can also be produced by fermenting glucose with yeast.

Erythritol’s selling point is that it’s 60-70 percent as sweet as table sugar – and yet it’s almost calorie-free. Best of all, it has none of the negative effects of sugar: it doesn’t affect blood sugar levels, doesn’t cause tooth decay, and doesn’t contribute to weight gain.

The reason for this is that the body cannot break erythritol down in the gut. This means you can’t obtain any calories from the erythritol that you eat. Most of the erythritol is simply passed out of the body as waste.

Erythritol is only partially absorbed into the bloodstream in the small intestine, with most being flushed out as urine. Because 90 percent of erythritol is absorbed into the bloodstream before it reaches the large intestine, it doesn’t tend to cause a laxative effect like other sugar alcohols. This is sometimes the case with xylitol and maltitol.

Erythritol is often used to sweeten products such as chewing gum, beverages and some baked goods. It’s also naturally present in grapes, pears, soy sauce and some wines.

Why is Erythritol Suitable On The Candida Diet?

Unlike artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols occur naturally in certain fruits and vegetables. Sugar alcohols contain neither sugar nor alcohol: they just have a similar chemical structure.

Sugar alcohols take much longer to be broken down into glucose than sugar, and don’t require a lot of insulin. This means they don’t cause a spike in blood sugar levels like sucrose. Even better, they provide a sweet taste without the sugar, which can be very helpful for those craving a ‘sweet treat’ while on the Candida Diet.

Benefits of Erythritol on the Candida Diet:

  • Its Sugar-Free
    Because erythritol is a natural sweetener but contains no sugar, it doesn’t feed the yeast that contribute to Candida overgrowth. And it doesn’t promote tooth decay like sugar.
  • It’s An Antioxidant
    Erythritol is also a proven antioxidant that can fight free radicals that cause cellular damage. It’s also been shown to protect blood vessels of diabetic rats against oxidative stress and prevent hardening of the arteries.
  • It’s Naturally Fermented
    Erythritol can be made by fermenting the natural sugar found in corn. Look for a erythritol that is made from non-GMO corn.
  • It’s Great For Baking
    Erythritol is heat stable up to 160 degrees C. This means those on the Candida Diet can still enjoy sweet baked goods!
  • It Has A Low-Glycemic Index
    Because erythritol doesn’t raise plasma sugar or insulin levels in the way that sugar does, it’s a good option for those with diabetes.
  • It’s Satiating
    Erythritol can slow down the passage of food from the stomach to the small intestine. This has been found to improve satiety. One study showed that adults of a healthy weight felt more satisfied after eating a meal containing erythritol than those who had a meal containing sucrose.

How Does Erythritol Compare To Other Sugar Alcohols?

The most well-known sugar alcohols include xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol and erythritol. Of these, erythritol is hailed as the easiest to digest. This is because most of erythritol is absorbed in the small intestine. The amount that does reach the large intestine isn’t enough to have any significant gastrointestinal effects. This makes it a suitable option for those with a sensitive digestive system, particularly those with Candida overgrowth or other digestive complaints..

Other sugar alcohols (such as xylitol) are not so well-absorbed, which means they pass through the digestive system in large amounts without being broken down. Once they reach the colon, they are occasionally known to cause bloating, diarrhea, and digestive upset.

Those who prefer a less intense sweetener may choose erythritol over other natural sweeteners like stevia, as erythritol is not very sweet on its own. Like monk fruit, erythritol has no aftertaste. However, this means erythritol is often added to other foods and beverages or combined with other sweeteners. Unfortunately, some commercial products may include a blend of erythritol and artificial sweeteners – so it pays to read the nutritional information first!

How To Use Erythritol

Being a soluble sugar alcohol, erythritol melts in high heat and doesn’t caramelize. This means it’s not suitable for baked goods that require a chewy texture. In some recipes, it may be necessary to use erythritol alongside other ingredients such as butter to help to retain moisture.

Erythritol can also be used in place of powdered sugar (such as for cake frosting), by adding it to a blender or food processor and pulsing into a fine powder. To thicken the texture, simply add a starch (such as cornstarch or arrowroot starch) to one cup of powdered sweetener. Some recipes also suggest using a pinch of guar gum and blending together.

NOTE: Sugar alcohols such as erythritol and xylitol don’t react with yeast, so they won’t help bread rise.

Where To Find Erythritol

It’s best to buy erythritol from a reputable health food store. Be sure to check that the erythritol product you’re buying is 100 percent pure: many companies add fillers or other ingredients to erythritol products to make it more palatable or to improve the texture. Some commercial products may even add artificial sweeteners such as aspartame. Check the ingredients first!

For more information on how switching to a low-sugar diet can improve your gut health and restore your energy levels, check out the Ultimate Candida Diet program. I co-wrote it with Dr Eric Wood, and designed it as a simple 5-step plan to get back to perfect health.

Get Your Sleep To Beat Candida

There are lots of healthy ways to tackle Candida overgrowth – changing your diet, taking supplements or reducing stress. But did you realize that your sleep has also has a huge impact on your recovery from Candida?

Getting enough sleep each night is becoming more and more problematic. Electronic devices, irregular working hour and daily stress are keeping sleep at bay.  Unfortunately, this is doing more than making us tired. It’s also ruining our health. Studies show that sleep deprivation is linked to weak immune function, causing your body to be more vulnerable to opportunistic yeasts and pathogens such as Candida.

Not only that, but poor sleep also causes – and is caused by – sluggish adrenal function. Our adrenal glands are also intrinsically linked to our immune system, effectively predisposing us to illness and disease when we’re tired and strung-out.

Poor adrenal function and an over-burdened immune system are a recipe for Candida overgrowth. It’s therefore more important than ever to focus on getting the rest you need each night for your body to be strong and healthy. Here’s a list of proven techniques for helping you get the sleep you need.

1. Manage Your Screen Time

Screens are your worst enemy when it comes to trying to get to sleep. Studies show that using screens before bedtime suppresses your body’s production of the sleep hormone, melatonin. Melatonin plays a crucial role in inducing sleep and maintaining your Circadian rhythm.

  • Keep your TV out of your bedroom.
  • Switch off your smartphone, tablet and laptop at least 30 minutes before bed. If possible, leave them out of your room altogether. Otherwise, activate the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode on your phone.
  • Disconnect from your online life at night. This way, your brain will realize that electronic stimulus has finished once you’re in your bedroom, and it is time for rest.

2. Create a Sleep-Easy Environment

The brain is an incredibly sensitive organ. Sometimes, even the smallest amount of light or noise can prevent your brain from switching off.

  • Switch off appliances off at the mains. Standby lights can disturb sensitive sleepers.
  • Invest in heavier, darker curtains. They will help to keep light out of your room. Wearing a sleeping mask can also help.
  • Consider the warmth and comfort of your bed linen.
  • Set the right temperature. Adjust the temperature of your room to suit you – in both summer and winter.
  • Reduce noise. Switch off devices and close windows to block out external noise. If necessary, invest in a good, comfortable pair of earplugs or a white noise generator.

3. Eat Well

These foods may help induce sleep before you hit the hay. Note that while on the Candida Diet you should be limiting your intake of fruits.

  • Cherries: Cherries are a natural source of melatonin, the chemical that regulates your body’s internal clock. A handful of cherries a couple of hours before bedtime may help to establish your sleeping pattern. Cherries are a good choice on a Candida diet because they are low in natural sugars and super-nutritious.
  • Kefir: The old wives’ tale about drinking a warm glass of milk before bed may have real merit. Kefir, just like milk, contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which is a precursor to the brain-produced chemical serotonin. Many experts believe that serotonin and tryptophan can induce sleep.
  • Bananas: The potassium and magnesium content in bananas can help improve relaxation and sleepiness. Note that bananas are on the foods to avoid list, but they might be OK for you if you are further along in the plan.
  • Turkey: Like milk, turkey contains tryptophan. Try having a turkey dinner one evening to see if its effect takes hold.

And these are the foods that WON’T help!

  • Alcohol: Alcohol can play havoc with your blood sugar, which can cause you to wake up several times during the night.
  • Caffeine: Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and elevates your levels of stress hormones. Coffee can reduce the quality of your sleep even when taken six hours before bedtime. Dark chocolate is high in both caffeine and theobromine, two stimulants that can lead to sleeplessness.
  • Spicy Food: These can cause uncomfortable indigestion – which obviously won’t help you rest!

4. Establish A Routine

Setting a morning routine and sticking to it is vital for maintaining a regular sleeping pattern.

  • Set your alarm for 20-30 minutes before you actually have to get up. This allows you to ease in to the morning without too much stress.
  • Keep a regular schedule. Keeping a regular schedule from sunrise to sunset is the best way to regulate your Circadian rhythm and trains your brain to shut off at a specific time.
  • Create a pre-bedtime routine: take a hot bath, read, or carry out your nightly beauty regime. Your brain will come to recognize these actions as a prelude to sleep.

5. Set Sleep-Promoting Habits

These healthy habits will improve your ability to relax and switch off at night.

  • Walking, swimming, jogging or any light exercise. This is just enough to produce the endorphins that make you feel good and burn excess energy.
  • Avoid caffeine six hours before bed. The stimulant effect of caffeine will only delay sleep, and can also contribute to adrenal fatigue. Stick to water or herbal teas.
  • Stabilize your body’s ‘master clock’. Expose yourself to bright light during the day, and total darkness in your bedroom at night.
  • Try not to nap. Although tempting, naps can sometimes be counter-productive.

6. Sleep-Inducing Techniques

Here are a few exercises to help you to fall asleep while in bed.

  • Deep breathing. Close your eyes and take deep, slow breaths, trying to make each breath even deeper than the last. Focus your mind on something other than falling asleep.
  • Progressive muscle relaxation. This is a low impact, full body exercise that can be done whilst lying in bed. Starting at the very tip of your toes, tense all of the muscles as tightly as you can and hold for up to ten seconds before completely relaxing again. This act of intense constriction followed by quick release causes the muscles to relax.
  • Visualization: Close your eyes and imagine an activity or place that is particularly peaceful and calm. Concentrating on this ‘happy place’ sends relaxing vibes from your brain to the rest of your body.

Sleep is essential to good health and overall wellbeing. It’s the chance for your body to repair and heal from the day’s activities. Improving your sleep patterns is the first step in empowering your immune system and adrenal glands to fight off Candida overgrowth.

Remember to check out our Ultimate Candida Diet plan for a comprehensive look at how lifestyle and dietary changes can help to improve your digestion and overall health!

Tasty Salmon Bowl With Arugula Dressing

Meals in a bowl have become quite popular, perhaps as a response to our busy lives. On days when you’re too tired to cook, you still need to eat! These bowls provide something simple and satisfying, hearty and filling – everything you need in just one bowl. They are easy to prepare in just a few steps, without skimping on important nutrition.

This Salmon Bowl with Arugula Dressing is loaded with Candida-fighting super foods – salmon and quinoa, greens, vegetables, berries (as an optional ‘maybe’ food) and seeds. A beautiful feast in a bowl which can easily be doubled or tripled for more than one serving.

Salmon Bowl with Arugula Dressing

Servings: 1 salmon bowl

Calories: 820 kcal

Author: Lisa Richards


Salmon Bowl

  • 1 4-ounce salmon fillet
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil, olive or coconut, melted
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces fresh green beans, stem end trimmed
  • 1/2 cup cooked tricolor quinoa
  • 1 cup arugula, packed
  • 2 ounces yellow pepper, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • Blueberries (optional ‘maybe’ food)
  • Pumpkin seeds

Arugula Dressing

  • 2 cups arugula, packed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Salmon Bowl

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place salmon fillet, skin side down, on a rimmed baking sheet drizzled with oil. Season with dried sage, salt and pepper and roast until just cooked through, about 12 minutes. Remove salmon filet from oven, set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Add green beans and blanch just until bright green and tender crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain green beans and rinse under cold water for 1 to 2 minutes, set aside.
  3. To assemble bowl, first add arugula and cooked tricolor quinoa, then top with roasted salmon filet. Next add green beans and sliced yellow pepper to the side, then drizzle with Arugula Dressing (see recipe below). Finally garnish bowl with a few blueberries (optional ‘maybe’ food) and pumpkin seeds.

Arugula Dressing

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add arugula and minced garlic and pulse until finely chopped. Add lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and process until smooth. With the food processor running, drizzle in olive oil to make a smooth dressing. If necessary, thin with a bit of water to desired consistency.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate unused portion.

A Healthier Alternative To Sugar

Just when you thought you’d tried all the sugar-free natural sweeteners around, along comes a brand-new one: monk fruit! And this may be the best yet.

Although fairly new to the Western market, monk fruit extract has been used as both a sweetener and medicine for centuries. Also known as luo han guo, monk fruit is named for the monks who grew it in southern Chinese mountains hundreds of years ago. It’s part of the gourd family and grows on a vine, but doesn’t usually grow wild.

Monk fruit extract contains some incredible compounds that are 300-400 times sweeter than cane sugar. But, and here’s the real kicker, it’s virtually calorie-free. That means it won’t affect blood sugar levels, and it won’t rot your teeth.

Because monk fruit has a rather short shelf life after being harvested – and an unpleasant rotten taste – it’s rarely eaten fresh. Monk fruit sweetener, on the other hand, is very pleasant and lacks the aftertaste that some other natural sweeteners have.

Why Monk Fruit Is Suitable For The Candida Diet

Monk fruit’s sweet taste is not actually from its sugars but from its antioxidant content! These antioxidants – known as mogrosides – aren’t metabolized by the body in the same way as natural sugar, so they’re not used for energy. The trace amounts of natural sugars in monk fruit – fructose, glucose and other components – are insignificant as a calorie source. This basically means you get the benefits of a sweet taste but in a form that the body doesn’t recognize as calories.

More importantly, the lack of sugars in monk fruit means there’s nothing to feed a Candida overgrowth or indeed any other form of gut dysbiosis. This makes monk fruit a fantastic sugar-free option for satisfying those sugar cravings.

There’s yet another reason for using monk fruit as your anti-Candida sweetener – it’s a proven antimicrobial. Similarly to xylitol, monk fruit has been shown to harbor special properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth. These are the type of bacteria that can cause tooth decay and periodontal disease. There is also some evidence that monk fruit may be effective in treating some forms of candida overgrowth such as oral thrush.

Benefits of Monk Fruit

Monk fruit isn’t just a tasty sugar-free sweetener. Here are some other benefits that you should be aware of.

  • It’s An Antioxidant
    Monk fruit harbors an array of health properties that can boost your body’s free-radical fighting powers. In fact, some cultures refer to it as the ‘longevity fruit’, due to its efficacy as an antioxidant. Studies have shown that mogrosides can significantly block harmful reactive oxygen species and prevent DNA oxidative damage. Being both a calorie-free sweetener AND an antioxidant makes monk fruit something of a superfood!
  • It Relieves Heat-Aggravated Conditions
    Monk fruit’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a popular remedy in traditional medicine to relieve the body of heat-related conditions. Chinese herbalists will make tea from boiled monk fruit to help cool the body from ailments such as fever or sunburn.
  • It Can Help Manage Diabetes
    As an antihyperglycemic, monk fruit has been shown to help reduce blood glucose levels in the body. It’s also believed that its antioxidant compounds can help pancreatic cells function more efficiently, improving insulin secretion. Better insulin secretion is a major part of improving diabetic patients’ health, and monk fruit has even shown results in reducing kidney damage and other diabetes-related issues.
  • It Can Clear The Respiratory Tract
    Monk fruit’s expectorant properties make it useful for respiratory ills such as coughs and colds. It’s used to clear away the inflammation to relieve sore throat, and break up phlegm in the throat and lungs. In Chinese medicine, monk fruit’s indications are referred to as “phlegm-fire cough”, sore throat, tonsillitis, acute gastritis, and constipation.

How Does Monk Fruit Compare To Xylitol, Stevia and Erythritol?

When it comes to natural sweeteners, we’re spoiled for choice these days. Xylitol, stevia, and erythritol all have their benefits and uses.

These are all great options for your Candida diet, or in fact any low-sugar eating plan. However, unlike some sugar alcohols, monk fruit doesn’t cause gastrointestinal issues such as bloating and diarrhea. It also doesn’t have the intensely sweet after-taste that some people dislike about stevia.

If you’ve tried these other sweeteners and found that they’re not for you, monk fruit may be the answer.

What To Look For When Buying Monk Fruit Extract

Monk fruit extract or sweetener can be purchased online or in health food stores. Note that the sweetness depends on the concentration of the extract and the number of mogrosides it contains. These mogrosides are ranked from 1-5 in terms of their sweetness. Number 5 is the sweetest, and conveys the most health benefits.

Of course, certain manufacturers may modify the sweetness of a product by adding other ingredients.  When purchasing monk fruit sweeteners, check the ingredients listing for additives. Some commercial products may blend monk fruit with dextrose, molasses and/or sugar alcohols to balance the sweetness. Check the label and be aware of what you’re purchasing.

How To Use Monk Fruit

As an extract, monk fruit can be added to beverages, baking and desserts. Only a very small amount is required, as the sweetness is so powerful!

Dried monk fruit may also be available at Asian supermarkets, and be used in soups and teas. Make a monk fruit tea by simmering around 9-15g of dried monk fruit in boiling water.

Making monk fruit extract involves harvesting the fresh fruit and infusing it with the juice in a hot water infusion. It is then filtered and dried, and the extract is ground to a powder.

Does Monk Fruit Sweetener Make Sense For Your Diet?

Natural sweeteners such as monk fruit provide the sweet taste that we all crave, yet they have virtually no effect on your blood sugar. It’s no secret that most of us consume far too much sugar – and that this is contributing to a huge increase in gut disorders like Candida overgrowth, obesity, and diabetes.

Monk fruit is a healthy, natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. Some people may find it even better than sugar alcohols, which can cause occasional digestive problems. The only tricky part is finding it: monk fruit extract is not yet as readily available as other sweeteners such as stevia, xylitol and erythritol.

If you’re not sure how to eat on the Candida diet, don’t worry! Dr Eric Wood and I have put together a comprehensive guide to the dietary and lifestyle changes that you need to make to restore your gut health and energy levels. Check it out here.

Buffalo Cauliflower Florets

Buffalo seasoning isn’t just for wings! Believe it or not, it’s delicious on veggies too, like here on these Buffalo Cauliflower Florets. Our seasoning mix uses smoked paprika for a subtle, smoky flavor and perfect color. A pinch of red pepper flakes adds a touch of heat too.

Apple cider vinegar adds that twang you’ve come to know from bottled buffalo sauces, but it’s healthier here without the preservatives and additives. These Buffalo Cauliflower Florets are a tasty, veggie version of the classic pregame (or any time!) snack.

This is a great example of taking a food that’s not particularly healthy (e.g. buffalo wings) and adding in nutritious substitutions. Enjoy!

Buffalo Cauliflower Florets

Servings: 4 servings

Author: Lisa Richards


Cauliflower Florets

  • 3 Tbsp. oil, such as olive or coconut, melted
  • 1 lb. cauliflower florets
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. paprika, smoked variety recommended
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced parsley
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Ranch Dressing

  • 1/4 cup plain kefir
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. finely minced chives
  • 2 tsp. finely minced parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Directions For Cauliflower Florets

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Drizzle a rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add 2 tablespoons oil, apple cider vinegar, paprika, salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Whisk to combine. Add cauliflower florets to bowl and toss to coat thoroughly, about 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Place well seasoned florets on oiled baking sheet and bake, turning once midway, until florets are tender and nicely browned on edges, about 25 minutes.

  4. Remove from oven and transfer florets to a serving platter. Garnish with thinly sliced celery and scallions, minced parsley and a pinch of red pepper flakes (if using). Drizzle with Ranch Dressing (below), and serve.

Directions For Ranch Dressing

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, whisk to combine, serve. Store unused dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

3 Ways You Can Detox Naturally

Today’s modern lifestyle is a minefield of toxins. There are chemicals and pollutants in our air, our food, our drinking water and even the products we apply to our skin. Although there are ways to minimize the amount of toxins we encounter, the truth is that they’re almost impossible to avoid completely.

Unfortunately, these toxins can have a catastrophic effect on your body. Everyday toxins accumulate in the body over time, building up to dangerous levels. They’re absorbed by your cells, muscles, and soft tissues. Eventually, they weaken your entire immune system.

Research has shown that chemical pollutants can suppress normal immune function, increasing your susceptibility to infections and diseases. Considering 70 percent of your immune system is in your gut, this increases your susceptibility to pathogenic bacteria, fungi and yeast – such as Candida overgrowth.

The good news is that there are three ways to detoxify your body naturally: diet, supplements, and daily habits. Make these techniques a regular part of your daily lifestyle and you’ll be on your way to a toxin-free, healthier you!

Natural Detoxification Through Diet

Here are some simple, detoxifying changes that you can make to your diet today.

Increase your water intake

Water helps flush toxins out of your body in the form of sweat, tears, and urine. Choose pure, filtered water from a safe source.

Cut the sugar

Sugar not only increases calorific intake, but can cause inflammation and feed candida. Artificial sweeteners are no better – they’re also toxins!

Eat organic

Many commercially-produced fruits and vegetables contain dangerous pesticides and chemicals, while meats contain antibiotics and hormones. Organic food has more nutrients and fewer pesticides.

Cut processed foods

These often contain preservatives and artificial flavorings that are not only toxic, but increase your appetite.

Add fermented foods and drinks to your diet

These are an excellent source of probiotics which help fight pathogens and yeast. Probiotics also strengthen the immune system, and improve digestion and detoxification.

Sauerkraut is a good source of calcium glucarate, a powerful detoxifier. Research has shown that calcium glucarate helps prevent cancer of the breast and colon.

Natural Liver Detoxification

The liver is the largest organ in the body. It’s also the organ primarily responsible for detoxification: flushing out the various toxins we encounter in our diet, lifestyle and environment. Every one of our body systems is dependent on the liver for ‘cleaning’ the blood of impurities.

The more toxins we ingest, imbibe, and encounter, the greater the burden on the liver. Signs of an overloaded liver include fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, skin problems, and weakened immune function.

A number of supplements can support liver function, including:

Milk thistle

This herb is famous for its active ingredient, silymarin. Silymarin is an important antioxidant and nature’s very own liver nurse. It supports and protects the liver by optimising liver function and detoxification as well as repairing damage done to liver cells caused by disease, alcohol and drugs.

The active ingredients in milk thistle act like your liver’s own personal gatekeeper. It binds to the outside of the liver cell and when toxins enter the body, it fends them off by blocking entry to the liver cell.

Silymarin also takes care of toxins that have already found their way into the cell, seeking them out and neutralising them. Neutralised toxins are then either removed from the bloodstream or converted into water-soluble forms which can be sent out of the body as harmless waste (through the bowels, in your urine or in sweat).

Clinical studies have shown that these mechanisms help to maintain liver health and significantly reduce the risk of long-term liver damage.


Molybdenum is a mineral naturally present in many foods. It’s especially important to the liver in flushing out toxins.

Molybdenum is required for helping the body make several detoxification enzymes, including aldehyde dehydrogenase and aldehyde oxidase. These enzymes work to neutralize acetaldehyde, a harmful metabolic byproduct of alcohol, yeast and fungi.

Candida overgrowth often leads to an excess of this neurotoxin, causing it to build up in the blood, liver and other tissues. This seriously burdens the immune system.

Molybdenum also helps the body synthesize enzymes that oxidize the sulfites in preservatives, as well as neutralizing toxins involved in protein metabolism. In addition molybdenum is involved with expelling excess copper from the body and preventing dental cavities caused by minerals stored in tooth enamel.

Most importantly, molybdenum also helps rid the body of toxins that accumulate when Candida yeast cells die. The die-off process (or Herxheimer reaction) can deplete molybdenum stores very quickly, so it’s important to replace them during your detoxification.


A derivative of vitamin B5, pantethine is vital for healthy detoxification. Pantethine also benefits Candida sufferers by supporting healthy metabolism, particularly when it comes to breaking down acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is a nasty chemical that affects your metabolic, endocrine, neurological and immune systems. It’s produced by the Candida yeast during your Candida infestation, and it is also released by yeast cells during die-off.

Pantethine helps to flush this poison from the body by working with other bodily functions that make co-enzyme A, a nutrient required for metabolic function. Acetyl Coenzyme A is the active form of pantothenic acid, and it is formed when coenzyme A combines with the acetate in your cells.

Regular intake of pantethine can lower overall acetaldehyde levels in the body. A study in Japan showed that the pantethine prevented a rise in blood acetaldehyde in people who had ingested alcohol. 

Natural Detoxification Habits

Go Chemical-Free

Reduce the toxic load on your body by switching to organic, natural personal care and household products. Natural alternatives to chemical-laden products are now widely available and better for the environment, too!

Another great tip is to make sure that you air out your house regularly. Try to open a few doors and windows on a regular basis. That fresh air will help to eliminate the VOCs that are off-gassed by carpets, furniture and paint.

Reduce stress

You can’t avoid all of them, but you can learn to manage them more effectively. Daily exercise such as jogging or yoga is a good start, as is mind-body exercises such as deep breathing. Stress can directly affect your digestive system.


Exercise activates your lymphatic system and increases the level of oxygen in your bloodstream. This helps to optimize immune function, reduce the Candida colonies in your gut and boost digestive transit time.


Sauna treatments increase body temperature, which restricts the survival of viruses and other pathogens. Saunas can also help to increase blood circulation, which oxygenates your cells and assists the removal of toxins from your bloodstream. Not only that, a sauna will open your pores and keep your skin’s elimination pathway running smoothly. Sweating helps to remove toxins and can help to relieve some of the symptoms associated with Candida.

Skin Brushing

This helps to clear away toxic metabolites by stimulating the lymphatic system. Firm but gentle brush strokes across the skin will boost blood circulation, allowing for faster elimination of toxins. Use a brush with natural bristles and start from your feet. Use slow, gentle, circular movements and move up your body, brushing towards your heart.

Detox Yourself Of Candida – Everyday

Detoxification is one of the most important elements of a successful anti-Candida program. With all the toxins we face in everyday life, our body’s natural detoxification pathways can sometimes fall short. That’s why it’s hugely important to give our liver, skin and blood a helping hand!

Reducing the toxic load on your body is a start, but there are real benefits in supplementing body with quality nutrients through diet and supplements. And anyway, who doesn’t love a good sauna?

For more tips on reducing your toxic load, beating Candida, and recovering your health, check out our Ultimate Candida Diet program.

Keep Your Weight under Control with TruVision Weight Loss

Anybody who is into weight loss and is following various discussion boards and websites where the issues of weight loss are discussed has without a doubt heard about TruFix and TruControl. This Tru Weight Loss combination is a set of supplements that help to regulate weight loss. You might have tried dozens of weight loss methods and you have doubts about this one. However, these modern supplements have already proven to be very effective.

There is no need to talk a lot about the negative effects of extra weight. First of all, if a person is overweight he has a high risk of getting one of the serious diseases such as respiratory disorders, cardiovascular distress or high blood pressure.

Secondly, being overweight influences the way we feel about ourselves. People with extra weight may not feel attractive and this leads to a whole range of psychological problems, and among them are such psychological conditions as depression.

The beauty of Tru Weight Loss supplement combination in orange and blue containers is that you only need to take 2 pills a day for a couple of months. No extra effort is required on your part. And you will already see very visible results.

If you decide to start taking TruFix and TruControl supplements you will notice the following four effects:

1. Increased energy level

When you start dieting and reduce your food consumption you usually feel weak and lack energy. The contrary happens with Tru Weight Loss – when you take the supplements you feel as energetic as ever.

2. Decrease in appetite

When taking the supplements you won’t even feel like eating extra food that your body doesn’t need. You will keep your appetite under control at all times.

3. Fewer food cravings

Usually when a person overeats, they develop bad habits of eating too much unhealthy food, which, of course, leads to weigh gain. When taking the supplement, your body’s desire for unhealthy food will be regulated. 4. Maintain insulin level and blood sugar level. Unhealthy eating often leads to diabetes. TruFix and TruControl supplements will help you avoid this disease by regulating the intake of calories. In this way your blood sugar level will be kept within the healthy range.

The Ingredients of TruVision Weight Loss supplements

Let’s have a look at the ingredients in these supplements and how they influence our bodies. TruControl ingredients:

  • Octodrine: This is a stimulant that helps keep us active and energetic.
  • Dendrobium: An energy booster that stimulates us to lose weight.
  • Vitamin B6: Prevents water retention and helps break down fats.
  • Bioperine: Contains an active component that stimulates body’s fat-burning functions.
  • Hordenine: It increases metabolism and grows energy levels. This is a natural compound of phenethylamine.
  • Caffeine: In this supplement caffeine takes on the role of a catalyst for other substances that stimulate weight loss.
  • Ferrous Fumarate: Thanks to the supply of iron it boosts energy levels and helps us to not feel hungry for a long time.
  • Evodiamine: Stimulates metabolism and keeps fat intake at a minimum level.
  • Cocoa Powder: Uplifts your mood, helps you not to feel hungry.
  • Green Tea Extract: Green tea contains Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) which helps us lose calories.

TruFix ingredients:

  • Magnesium Oxide: Helps support various chemical processes in the body.
  • Vanadium Chelate: Produces insulin, which is crucial in regulating glucose and blood sugar levels.
  • Selenium: Boosts an immune system.
  • Chromium Polynicotinate: It helps to lose weight by building lean muscles. Regulates glucose levels and produces energy.
  • Copper: Assists in production of red blood cells and mitigates loss of calcium.
  • Zinc: Gives us strength and stimulates immune system.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid: Helps neutralize potentially harmful radicals. Helps convert glucose and fat into useful energy.
  • Cinnamon Bark Extract: Manages blood sugar levels and thus stimulates weight loss.
  • Raspberry Ketones: This enzyme is used in the production of adiponectin – a hormone that regulates metabolic deviations.
  • Green Coffee Beans: Boosts brain functions, maintains healthy level of blood pressure and regulates blood sugar.

In Summary

Tru Weight Loss is an indispensable combination of supplements that help you to lose weight and thus keep your body healthy and strong. There is no doubt that these supplements stimulate your body functions, keep your energy levels at the right level, reduce appetite and generally help you to feel better. There are thousands of people that have already tried TruFix and TruControl combination and you can do it too. With TruVision Weight Loss supplements, you will start a new life in a new body.

Why Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss Help with Exercise

Bodybuilders know the importance of protein, but you do not need to be a bodybuilder to benefit from protein. Any average man or woman who plans to start a new exercise program can benefit from the protein that is in meal replacement shakes for weight loss.

Protein, Exercise, and Your Body Everyone needs protein every day. It is even more important for men and women who exercise. While every system of your body requires protein to stay healthy, certain organs and systems can be affected by exercise.

Exercise affects your cardiovascular system. This includes your heart, lungs, and blood circulation. You will have a healthier cardiovascular system if you consume plenty of protein.

Your muscles are affected by exercise. While you must exercise so you do not lose muscle mass, you need protein so your muscles heal. Meal replacement shakes for weight loss provide the protein your muscles need to heal after your exercise routines. Protein will also reduce your risk of injury when you exercise.

Protein, Exercise, and Your Hormones

When your hormones are out of balance, it can cause many complications. It can even make your weight loss efforts ineffective. The fat-storing hormone known as cortisol can increase when you exercise. Your body cannot tell the difference between stress from exercise and general stress. You may not lose weight, and may even gain weight.

Protein is the solution. As protein helps balance your hormones, exercise will produce the results you want. Although there are many health benefits to balanced hormones, weight loss from exercise is one example. When it is combined with a healthy diet and daily exercise, the protein in meal replacement shakes for weight loss will help you become slimmer, stronger, and physically fit.

Exercise and Hydration

If you have felt thirsty after exercising, during an exercise routine, or at any other time of the day, you have experienced a minor symptom of dehydration. Dehydration can slow you down, cause a variety of symptoms, and can even be dangerous. The fluid loss can cause electrolyte imbalance, and lead to serious health complications. If you do not take appropriate steps, it is easy to become dehydrated when you exercise.

A refreshing shake can prevent dehydration. When you lose a large amount of water from your body through perspiration, it can quickly be replaced. You will not feel the thirst, headaches, fatigue, or dizziness that accompanies dehydration. You will have a healthier body, and you will feel refreshed.

Obtaining the Most Benefits from Protein Shakes

Any time is a good time for a nutritious shake. However, when you exercise, there are specific times to consider.

High-protein meal replacement shakes for weight loss are especially useful immediately after you exercise. It will replace the fluid you lost while exercising, hydrate your body, and balance your hormones. Your muscles will heal faster after exercise when you have a shake.

Bedtime is another time for a meal replacement shake for weight loss. As your body loses protein during sleep, a shake can keep your muscles supplied with protein throughout the night.

You may have heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but you may not know a protein-based breakfast is the best choice. Breakfast is known as breaking the fast, because you have not eaten in at least eight hours. For the best results, avoid sugary breakfast products and have meal replacement shakes for weight loss.

The protein in a shake is much more useful than sugary and starchy products. It is also healthier than cups of caffeinated coffee. Protein provides energy, and it is a natural, consistent energy. A protein-packed shake is exactly what you need to start the day off right. Whether your day begins with exercise or a different activity, you will be prepared for your day.

Exercise is a part of everyday life when you want to lose weight. You can take a tip from bodybuilders and make protein part of your life, too. Your exercise routine may consist of riding your bike, jogging, or a visit to the gym at lunchtime. You may not lift weights or perform calisthenics, but you know you need to exercise.

Daily exercise will produce better results when you drink meal replacement shakes for weight loss. You can have all the benefits of exercise, and never experience complications. You can feel good after you exercise, and be closer to your goals.

Things You Must Know About Lectin Shield Supplements

Lectins are a mostly a plant-based protein. They have both pros and cons associated with them. Some foods have higher levels of lectins than others. These plant-based foods are whole grains, vegetables, beans, and legumes. It is also contained in other types of foods such as dairy, egg, wheat, soy, nuts, and fish which happen to also be the top allergens.

Studies have shown that a high dose of lectins can be bad for the body. Lectin Shield can help protect you from the lectins that you consume in your everyday healthy diet.

Lectins Explained

Lectin is typically a plant-based protein that acts as a defense system to keep animals from consuming its seeds. While it is beneficial for the plant, lectins are not so good for human consumption. When you eat foods such as peanuts, whole grains, and cucumbers, you are also consuming the lectins that they have inside them.

Smaller amounts of lectins can help bodily functions like immune function and cellular growth, but significant amounts cause “leaky gut” syndrome and damage your intestinal walls. After being eaten, lectins tend to bind themselves to cells inside your body, which causes an irritation.

This irritation will result in diarrhea or vomiting. In doing so, it can prevent your body from absorbing nutrients. When this is a constant cycle, you can develop digestion issues, issues with your immune system, and issues with your skin.

Lectin Shield

Almost every type of food has lectin in it. Grains, tomatoes, and legumes have the most lectin. Even dairy and its products have lectin because cows are fed soybeans. This means that chicken and cows that feed on soybeans and grains also produce poultry, eggs and beef with lectin in them.

Since it’s impossible to avoid the lectin in your diet, there is a way to protect your body. Lectin Shield is a cutting-edge product that boasts the maximum amount of protection against the damage caused by lectin when you consume it. Its ingredients keep lectins from sticking to the cells in the gastrointestinal tract.


Some of the ingredients included are Okra, Larch Arabinogalactans, Sodium Alginate, and Methylsulfonylmethane.

The benefit of Okra extract is that it is useful in blocking toxic lectins from sticking to the gut wall. It also helps to improve the good bacteria in the gut, promotes healthy skin, and acts as a joint pain reliever.

The benefit of Larch Arabinogalactans is that it is an organic extract that protects GI tract lining against lectin damage as well as
strengthens the gut.

The benefit of Sodium Alginate is that it gets rid of absorbed lectins in your system, and releases them into your waste.

The benefit of Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is that is absorbs lectins and reduces joint aches and pains.

The ingredients list on the website also includes Bladderwrack 100mg, N Acetyl D-Glucosamine 300mg, D-Mannose, Sialic Acid 100mg,
and Vegetable Peptase 50mg.

Benefits of Lectin Shield

The benefits you should expect within just a few days of starting to take Lectin Shield are:

  • Better digestion
  • Less gassiness and bloating
  • Better regularity
  • Boosted immune strength
  • Healthier circulation
  • Less food cravings
  • Extra protection for your thyroid, skin, and joints
  • “Full body wellness”

The manufacturer’s website says that there are more dramatic results to come over the course of two to three weeks of taking Lectin Shield.

Things to Like

The manufacturer has a VIP club that is free to join and offers a significant discount on purchases.

The product was created by a physician.

There is a 90-day money back guarantee. This is enough time to try the supplement and see if it truly works for you before you need to reorder. And enough time to return it if it doesn’t.

There are 100s of reviews from people who have had a positive experience with the product on their site.

The benefits of overall health and wellness, improving digestion, improved regularity, healthier circulation, reduction in gassiness and bloating, reduction in food cravings and extra protection for thyroid, skin and joints.

Bottom Line

Above are all the important facts that you need to know about Lectin Shield. It is a healthy and beneficial product to have with many reasons to start using it. There is a risk-free promotion through the manufacturer if you still have not made up your mind.

You will be able to take the product for some time and return it if you are not satisfied with in the three-month period for a refund.