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The Candida Diet website is the premier online resource for reliable, up-to-date information on Candida overgrowth, gut health, and the Candida diet.

The articles on this website are written by nutritionist Lisa Richards, along with a team of doctors, naturopaths, and dietitians.

Since 2006, the website has been publishing free information on Candida overgrowth and helping people to follow a healthy, balanced Candida diet.

Research shows that gut imbalances like Candida Related Complex (or Candida overgrowth) can contribute to a weakened immune system, changes in mood, skin conditions, poor digestion, and much more.

The approach used by Lisa and our team at TheCandidaDiet.com is science-backed but people-led. That means we take the latest scientific research into gut dysbiosis, Candida, and digestive health, and present it in a way that is accessible and easy-to-read. There is a particular emphasis on providing dietary advice that can easily be implemented into fast-paced modern lives.

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We work hard to provide content you can trust, so that you can feel confident in taking the next steps to improved digestion and better health.

Our Team of Writers and Reviewers

Lisa Richards, CNC

Lisa Richards, creator of the Candida diet

Lisa Richards is a nutritionist, published author, and creator of the Candida Diet. She has been researching and writing on Candida overgrowth and the Candida diet for over 20 years. Through her website, thecandidadiet.com, she has reached a total audience of over 20 million people.

Lisa created her Ultimate Candida Diet program, along with Dr Eric Wood, to help people on their journey to better digestive health. Too many people suffer from gut dysbiosis and all the symptoms that are related to it. Lisa’s program includes a 5-stage process designed to beat a Candida overgrowth with diet, probiotics, and natural antifungals. More than 60,000 people have used the program to improve their gut health.

You can find Lisa online at the Candida Diet Facebook page, as well as her LinkedinTwitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram accounts.

Dr Eric Wood, ND, MA, LaCH

Dr Eric is a leading US-licensed naturopathic doctor trained at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Georgetown University’s Food as Medicine Program, and Harvard University’s Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.

Before going into private practice, media, and teaching, Dr Eric was a staff specialty doctor for two leading North American supplement companies—Neuroscience and Life Extension– where he worked with several thousand individuals in the areas of hormonal and adrenal balancing, tick-borne illness, and oncology.

He is an Associate professor at Everglades University and Hawthorn University in the areas of Alternative Medicine & Holistic Nutrition. He is a published author and sits on the medical advisory board for Lupavita Inc., Salus Defense, Primal Labs, Anirva, and the Journal of Alternative and Integrative Medicine. You can find him on his Linkedin page.

Katie Stone, ND

Katie completed her training as a naturopath in her home country of New Zealand. She first practiced as a naturopath there, specializing in digestive health and nutrition. More recently, she has begun to develop an online practice and started to help clients from all over the world.

Katie has also worked in an advisory capacity for prominent natural health companies both in NZ and elsewhere. She has developed staff training programs for a major NZ supplement retailer, training staff in providing in-store consultations. In the US, she has worked in advisory roles for several supplement manufacturers.

In her free time, Katie loves to travel, write, and run marathons. You can find her on her Linkedin page.

Zia Sherrell, MPH

ziaZia holds a Master’s in Public Health from Manchester University and a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Nutrition. She has a special interest in the immunological impact of the diet and the therapeutic aspects of clinical nutrition.

Her work in clinical trials and as a researcher for Oxford University and the National Health Service has spanned the fields of immunology and communicable disease.

Zia enjoys spending time with her dogs and horses when she is not in the saddle she can be found reading or experimenting in the kitchen.

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