Candida Cleanse: Day 38 ‘The Gratitude Diary, Sitting Here Topless’

Nicole Chayka, co-author of Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift,& Canadian gal on a journey to live off the Grid with Middle Earth HomeI, Nikki, am Blogging my crazy thoughts and cravings during my on-going Candida Cleanse, in a step by step journal titled The Candida Chronicles, so I can share with you the The Dietary Rules, the Meal Plans and Recipes, the Tips and Facts, and most importantly, the Results. If I can lick this problem, letting ‘Food be my Medicine’ and only using Herbals then you can too! Day 1 of my Candida Journal STARTS HERE.

Take the preliminary Candida Quiz to see what Candida is,and if you have the Symptoms of this nasty Yeast condition affecting both women, and men.

Middle Earth Home graphic for website

Middle Earth Home graphic_PC Monica Holy

Newspaper Front Page for Candida Chronicles, The Gratitude Diary, Sitting Here Topless, Alternative Health

…Previous Candida Journal Post

I’m sitting here topless as I write this bit.

Monica’s got the wood stove cranked to the rafters, and she’s thrilled as being 5000 degrees above centigrade is her happy place, however I’m melting into a puddle.

I have the best job (that doesn’t pay anything) in the world sitting at my kitchen table, doing research and writing about it.  I love it.  I hope you’re getting a little something out of this relationship too.  I guess that’s what you’d call gratitude.

Do you know what a wonderful way to start and end your day with to make you feel great is?  It’s called the ‘Gratitude Diary’ and this is how it works.

Every morning before you rise and every night before you go to sleep ask yourself to answer this simple question.  ‘What 5 things do I have in my
life right now that I noticed today that gave me joy, gratitude, appreciation, or a good feeling?’

You will find yourself ‘noticing’ things going on around you as the day progresses with a lot more frequency as your Subconscious actually ‘looks’ for things throughout your day to report back to you.  It is a great way to stay grounded and feel good about what you have in your life rather than focusing on what you don’t have… Chocolate for example.


Acidophilus + Herbals

Sunday Brunch:

Sauteed Pepper and Onion Omelette, Suitable for a Candida Cleanse, image by Monica HolyCoffee, Latte, a food not allowed in the Candida Diet, for the   article 'Dietary Rules for a Candida Cleanse', by Nicole Chayka, for   Middle Earth Home

Soy cheese Omelette with sauteed peppers and Roasted Garlic (yum!)
Coffee with Organic Milk and Stevia

Yes I made a decision to treat myself for Brunch and what an amazing discovery!  My taste buds are so much keener. Monica insists she didn’t make the coffee nearly as strong as we were accustomed to in the past, however it was very flavourful to me nonetheless. No, I’m not reintroducing coffee into my diet on a full time basis but I gave myself a Sunday brunch treat and I enjoyed it thoroughly!

There’s one for the gratitude diary.


60 Pepper Hummus, Suitable for a Candida Cleanse, image by Monica HolyMary's Organic Crackers, for a Candida Cleanse Recipe,an Experiment using Food as Medicine,Chronicled by Nicole Chayka, image by Monica Holy

60 pepper Hummus with Mary’s Organic Crackers

Dandelion Root Tea, for a Candida Cleanse Recipe,an Experiment using Food   as Medicine,Chronicled by Nicole Chayka, image by Monica Holy
Dandelion Tea


Fried Chicken, Marinated Steak and Brussel Sprouts, for a Candida Cleanse Recipe,an Experiment using Food   as Medicine, Chronicled by Nicole Chayka, image by Monica Holy

Marinated Steak in vegetable oil and Roasted Garlic with Mustard Dressing
Chicken Breast strips marinated in mustard dressing
Brussel sprouts drizzled with mustard dressing (another yum!)

I took Digestive Enzymes (Full Spectrum plant Enzymes by Organika) at the end of the meal and oh my are they working. Mother Nature is calling…gotta run.

Next Candida Journal Post…

Image Credits: Monica Holy, newagecrap

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  1. Pingback: Candida Cleanse Day 39/ The Candida Experiment using Food as Alternative Medicine for a Cure | Middle Earth Home

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