Giveaway: Ricki Heller’s Living Candida Free Cookbook

We are super excited that our friend and contributor, cookbook author Ricki Heller has released her new cookbook, Living Candida Free: 100 Recipes and a 3-Phase Program to Restore Your Health and Vitality! Be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a free copy!

We consume a lot of sugar!
The average North American consumes over seventy pounds of sugar each year! As you can imagine, this causes many health problems—from obesity to diabetes and cancer, to name a few. Candida is one of the most difficult sugar-related disorders to diagnose and can cause many serious complications.

What is candida?
Candida is a yeast that naturally occurs in and on the human body and it is usually harmless; however, once it starts feeding off extra sugar in the body and multiplying rapidly, it can cause a person to become seriously ill. The symptoms are so wide-ranging, making it difficult for many doctors to diagnose it.

How Living Candida Free helps:
In Living Candida Free: 100 Recipes and a 3-Phase Program to Restore Your Health and Vitality, registered holistic nutritionist Ricki Heller, with functional nutritionist Andrea Nakayama, outlines a health plan and diet designed to help others combat candida overgrowth. There are four principles: restoring good digestion, detoxifying the body, repopulating the gut with healthful bacteria, and coping with other imbalances.

Heller outlines a three-phase vegan, sugar-free, and gluten-free Anti-Candida Diet (ACD) designed to starve the yeast while nurturing the rest of the body. The phases of the ACD are flexible and cued by how readers are progressing. Heller’s meal plans feature delicious, nutritious recipes including treats like:

  • Mojito Smoothie
  • Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
  • Emergency Fudge
  • Grain-Free Apple Berry Crumble


Now what are you waiting for? Enter for your chance to win a free copy of Living Candida Free: 100 Recipes and a 3-Phase Program to Restore Your Health and Vitality!

Simply post a comment in the comments box below this post regarding your thoughts/opinions about sugar! A lucky winner chosen by draw will have their free book shipped. Yes, it’s that simple! Enter until midnight on March 31, 2015. We will announce the lucky winner on April 1, 2015. That’s April Fools Day, but don’t worry, we won’t pull your leg.

Good luck!

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17 Responses to Giveaway: Ricki Heller’s Living Candida Free Cookbook

  1. Jennifer Ebbs says:

    Sugar is in everything unfortunately. I now use palm sugar at home. I’ve a sweet tooth so I try not to have sweet treats in the house.

  2. Rich says:

    Would appreciate winning the book, and applying all the knowledge and tricks for cooking without sugar, as well as all the other healthful info and recipes.

  3. shannon c. says:

    Definitely too much sugar in our diets. Been trying to cut back for ages, but isn’t easy. This book would be helpful. 🙂

  4. Barbara says:

    Living without sugar can be SO difficult…at first. What’s needed to make the transition to a sugar-free life is a great cookbook. Living Candida Free looks like it’s the real deal, well thought out, yummy recipes by people who know what they’re talking about. I’d love to win a copy! Repopulating gut bacteria with good ones is key to feeling healthy. Who knows, there may be a whole new approach to dessert just waiting to be discovered!

  5. Sasha says:

    I’ve love finding amazing recipes that are sugar-free and delicious. I’ve also been following Ricki Heller’s blog for a while now, so I would love to own her cookbook! She’s really lovely and a great contributor to the online vegan, healthy food community!

  6. Sugar is a drug and the metaphysical cause for addiction is lack of love

  7. David Reti says:

    Trying to get sugar out of your diet is extremely difficult these days. Not just because we crave it so much, but because it’s in EVERYTHING.

  8. Lucy Cuevad says:

    Sugar tastes great in our buds but it sure is poison. I have developed an umbrella of symptoms and gone to many doctors with no hope…but finally I was told that Candida overgrowth is the contributor in how I’ve been feeling. Now I need to tackle it to a safe range. I am sugar,gluten, dairy and most fruit free, but need more specific food ideas like in the Living Candida Free recipe book. Especially the dessert that
    are prepared in a healthier way:)

  9. Nicole Jubleew says:

    Sugar can often be found in foods you never expected it to be which often makes it hard to tell exactly how much you’re consuming. I find that the more sugar I consume the more my body craves it so I’m trying very hard to cut down on it.

  10. Ricki says:

    Thanks so much, Sasha! Good luck with the giveaway!

  11. I feel better about being sugar free. I made the switch a couple months ago and my thoughts are that food is so naturally sweet nowadays that we just dont need the extra sweetness. And once the tastebuds change from having gone off sugar, food just tastes so naturally sweet again. So skip the sugar i’d say and be happy and healthy.

  12. stefania says:

    Oh my. Would love this book. Need it for more guidance thanks for the opportunity

  13. Tina says:

    Starting looking into Ricki’s FB page to find out more about Candida. I believe my 7 yr old daughter and I have it. Would love to win the cookbook. Thank you!

  14. I’m so glad I saw this on Facebook, Ricki! My thoughts on sugar are simple – sugar is evil. 🙂 Haha. But seriously, I’m so happy to have gotten away from using as much sugar as I used to. Even when I cut back on the amount of processed foods I was eating and tried to go more natural, I was still eating way too much sugar! I had to completely stop processed foods in order to regain my health, and getting rid of all of the sugar they put in everything was what helped the most, I think. Now, I stick with natural sugars when I need them, and I require WAY less. 😉

  15. Ruth says:

    About three years ago, I cut out refined sugar, replacing it with (and reducing) “natural” sugars such as maple syrup, raw honey, and coconut palm sugar. I now have cut out most added sugars (even “natural” ones). Even water tastes sweet, now. I am aware I have more energy and my “gut” feels better without added sugar. It is fun tasting the natural sweetness of food. I would love to have this book by Ricki Heller to get some more recipes to continue my journey to optimal health. 🙂

  16. Sharon VamosRigg says:

    I have been following and making recipes from Ricki’s blog .I have her first book ,her recipes are the best . I would love to have her new book to give to my daughter .
    Thanks for all the wonderful food ideas. Ricki helps to keep us interested in making the best choices for healthy living.

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