“I’m celebrating HUGE today! This is my two-year anniversary of being off sugar, and I am deeply grateful for the amazing ways it’s changed my life. Two years ago I was in a much different place. I got sick all the time, I would wake up tired and feel beat all day, and I even experienced brain fog, which was pretty scary. Then I saw a naturopath, who enlightened me about the culprit: candida. When you have candida you experience yeast and fungal overgrowth. This affects millions of people and is a hidden cause of many health conditions. One out of three people suffer from candida overgrowth. Some common symptoms of candida are brain fog, acne, fatigue, weak immune system, asthma, anxiety, depression, hypothyroid and the list goes on. To learn more about candida and the diet click here. The first step to healing candida is to cut out sugar! As soon as I kicked sugar out of my diet, my life began to change. Today my immune system is strong, I have tons of energy, my digestive system is happy and mind is super clear.
In this video I share my story of quitting sugar and all the ways it’s helped me. If you too want to overcome this addictive pattern, I offer tips on how you can quit sugar to feel healthy and vibrant inside and out. I hope this video serves you.”
Check out some awesome sugar + Gluten Free Dessert Recipes by my friend Chef Steve Anderson!
Sugar Free/Gluten Free Chocolate, Ginger, Orange Bundt Cake
Steve uses 1 Stick of Butter (I prefer 2 tablespoons of butter & 1/2 a cup of coconut oil)
6 Whole Organic Eggs
1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Organic Coco Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Cup Sugar Substitute (Steve’s recipe calls for Swerve) – You will want to experiment with the proportions to cater to your personal taste. Swerve and stevia can be VERY sweet so sometimes less is more. I would us 1/4 a cup.
If you use choose stevia as your sweeter only use 1 tbsp. Stevia is SUPER sweet.
1 Tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
1 Tbsp Fresh Grated Orange Zest
2 Cups Coconut Flour
Mix all of the ingredients together and pour into a greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes and enjoy!
If you need support quitting sugar check out my friend Sarah Wilson’s book, I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook This New York Times bestseller is a week-by-week guide to quitting sugar to lose weight; boost energy; and improve your looks, mood, and overall health, with 108 sugarfree recipes.
For awesome sugar free candida clearing recipes check out Living Candida-Free: 100 Recipes and a 3-Stage Program to Restore Your Health and Vitality
My dear friend Jamie is out with an awesome new book, Juice It, Blend It, Live It: Over 50 Easy Recipes to Energize, Detox, and Nourish Your Mind and Body. There is an entire chapter on juices that don’t include fruit! If you want to go BIG and cut out the fruit too, then you’ll really dig this:)