Carbohydrate and sugar addiction – a very real threat to your body’s well being.
When we hear the word addiction what first comes to mind is alcohol and drugs. Carbohydrate and sugar addiction is just as real and rampant but without the stigmas. Cravings for sugar and carbohydrates are two-fold. One your brain wants to feel pleasure, and two; candida wants its next meal.
I know this addiction well because I was a sugar addict until I was 18. I remember as a child waking up and going straight to the kitchen excited to eat sugared cereals, donuts, pop tarts, French toast, or pancakes. I distinctly remember eating a sugar sweetened cereal and adding more white sugar. My favorite part of the meal was scooping up the white sugar that was left at the bottom of the bowl. Throughout the day I would have cookies, pastries, sodas, candy, and always desserts after lunch and dinner. By teenage years sugar had a hold of me not only chemically but also emotionally. I started to binge eat and became bulimic. What made it even worse was that I physically couldn’t vomit…I tried each time without success, which brought on more self-hatred because I continued to gain weight. It was a painful destructive cycle because emotionally I felt helpless, and chemically, candida imbalances were driving me to eat more sugar.
Signs of Carb/Sugar Addiction:
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Just experienced my first New York blizzard! That was a lot of snow, but now added to my ever growing list of “firsts” since moving here last month. I’ve loved meeting with new clients in my new office in New York. I know, lots of “news”! For those that would like to see me for an in office visit, I am working Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Manhattan out of Dr. Dean Mitchell’s office at: 57 West 57th St., Suite 601, NY, NY 10019. To schedule an appointment please call (818) 763-8282 or email: email@example.com.
Besides the extreme weather and my new office hours, I’ve got a few other exciting things to share with you. First, I’m totally thrilled to have been asked to be one of the speakers at this year’s Recovery 2.0 Online Conference. (more…)
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Now it’s time to detoxify from all the indulgence. The best way to detoxify is to do my 90-day program found in The Candida Cure book or by seeing me for a consultation.
I am starting my practice in New York City today. (more…)
The holidays offer many opportunities for you to stray from your candida diet plan.
December is a month of merry making and that usually means lots of parties and more eating and drinking than usual. Two big things will set you back. Alcohol and sugar. Keep in mind that all alcohol is a neurotoxin and will slow down your candida program. If you do indulge, vodka is the best choice because it is distilled and has no sugar. Mix it with fresh lime/lemon juice or mineral water. Don’t drink tonic water or juice because they are high in sugar. As for food, don’t be too fanatical, but do try to avoid sauces and bread-y things and make the best choices possible.
If you’re planning on attending a party this holiday season, offer to bring this tasty “ranch-style” dip with plenty of fresh crudites or gluten-free crackers. This recipe, made with nutritious hemp seed, will be included in the upcoming “Candida Cure Cookbook”, due out March 2016. (more…)
I have a big announcement to make. I am moving my practice and myself to Manhattan in New York City at the end of December. Wonderful opportunities await me. I will be collaborating with an integrative MD and doing a lot more speaking and teaching.
I am going to miss everyone in Los Angeles. This has been my home for so many years. For all my clients on the West Coast, be rest assured that you can still seek my services via phone or Skype. And of course if you are in New York, please see me in person…details to come.
I am thrilled to have a beautiful apartment that looks out towards the Hudson River and New Jersey.
NEW! In stores March 15, 2016:
The Candida Cure Cookbook: Delicious Recipes to Reset Your Health and Restore Your Vitality by Ann Boroch
Raw versus Cooked Foods
Since cooking destroys important enzymes that your body needs to digesting and assimilating foods, the more raw vegetables and fruits you eat, the more enzymes and nutrients your body will take in.
One fun way to enjoy raw zucchini is by turning it into “noodles” with a spiralizer. Use the spiralizer to make “noodles” out of other veggies too and serve with your favorite pasta sauces and curb the carbs. Enjoy these zucchini spirals in this recipe for Creamy “Zucchini-Noodle” Salad, another recipe idea from the upcoming “Candida Cure Cookbook”, due out in March, 2016.
Creamy Zucchini-Noodle Salad
“Candida Cure Cookbook” on track for Spring 2016 release!
We’ve been working hard on the upcoming “Candida Cure Cookbook” and we are so excited about how it’s shaping up. We thought we’d share this chili recipe now for you to enjoy this Fall as the weather and the leaves begin to turn….
Turkey or Lamb Chili with Sunflower “Sour Cream”
I hope everyone is having a great summer!
Recently, many more of my clients have been bringing in food allergy tests, saying, “I can’t eat this, I can’t eat that,” and feeling very discouraged. My response is stay positive. Food allergy testing can be valid, but there can be a lot of false positives. What I mean by that is that the reactions some people have to certain foods are acute sensitivities that may dissipate over time once inflammation and infection in the body is addressed. Most of the time, food allergy testing is not necessary when a 90-day program to clear candida overgrowth and heal leaky gut is implemented.
After seeing thousands of clients, I have found on the first visit that most of them have the following conditions (more…)