Candida… More Than a Yeast Infection

When I was in the hospital for meningitis a few weeks ago, I got some heavy duty antibiotics thrown at me until they could rule out bacterial meningitis. This caused me to get thrush – a yeast infection in my mouth. Last year when I went through chemo, I also got thrush. Seems like whenever my normal flora is disrupted, I get some nasty yeast that creeps up – could I have a candida problem? Continue reading

Dairy-Free Month Two

Well, I survived the first dairy-free month, on to month two!

Day 31 I hosted our monthly “healthy dinner night” with a gluten-free dairy-free menu.  (This was before my decision to go vegan so meal plan included chicken). Appetizer was kale chips, and dessert was gluten, dairy, and sugar-free blueberry walnut muffins.

Kale chips

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Vegan for Me?

There are a few different diets out there that people follow.   Note, when I say “diet” I don’t mean a quick fix fad diet, I mean a sustained lifestyle change. Today I want to explore the vegan diet.

I just attended Vans Warped Tour outside of Chicago Continue reading

Battle the Blues – Naturally

Depression is a very common health condition.  But how can you treat it without using antidepressant medications which have plenty of side effects and are only slightly more effective than placebo?

Usually disorders of the mind (anxiety, depression) are a reflection of disorders of the gut Continue reading