Hi, I’m Paula. Our candida journey, like most people’s, started long before we realized it. We were married right after I finished high school and while Travis was finishing college. Our lives consisted of working, studying, eating boxed or fast food, and late nights.
After a few years we noticed that Travis’s back problems were getting worse. He was starting to suffer from muscle spasms and joint pain. By this time our family had grown. Even though I suffered from severe morning sickness, we’d already welcomed two little boys and were expecting again.
Then suddenly, our lives were turned upside down.
My father-in-law passed away from an intense battle with cancer that took over his body in a matter of months.
We gave birth to a beautiful baby girl – stillborn 4 days before her due date. There aren’t even words. . .
And in the midst of that darkness, Travis’s health was steadily declining. He passed out at work and had multiple tests done in ER. His joint pain became so bad he couldn’t roll over in bed without my help. When he went down stairs in the morning, he had to sit down and scoot down each step.
We saw doctors, specialists, and eventually grew tired of them suggesting it was ‘all in his head’. We found a naturopath and, within the first visit, learned that Travis had Lyme disease and candida overgrowth.
Hearing ‘Lyme disease’ scared us. And when our naturopath said that nearly everyone had candida, we made the quick and foolish decision to ignore it and focus solely on Lyme.
By this time we had four young boys and I’d started experiencing ‘weird’ little things: white coated tongue, a skin rash that was slowly but steadily spreading, weight gain, bloating. . .but in view of Travis’s health issues, they seemed minor and silly to worry about.
We tried juice cleanses, fasting, coffee enemas, and I became ‘obsessed’ with dieting and weight loss. Eventually we travel across the country to an alternative health clinic for Lyme in 2008. I’ll never forget how surprised I was when more than one person thought we were there because of me instead of Travis.
While at the clinic we learned Travis had several allergies, gluten being the main one. Between the clinic and going gluten-free, many of Travis’s symptoms eased. . .for a while.
Then we heard about the book Nourishing Traditions. After devouring it from cover to cover, we realized that eating gluten-free wasn’t a good enough answer. Further research told us that many of the foods we ate (i.e. starches and even natural sugars) were feeding a common and underestimated problem called. . .candida.
Light bulb! There was that word again.
Five years after hearing about candida the first time, we decided it needed a second look and started researching. We found that nearly all of our ‘little’, ongoing issues pointed straight back to candida.
Further research told us that candida was supposed to be a ‘simple’ fix. All we had to do was stop eating sugar and starches. So we found a candida diet that looked strict enough for a monk and were told we needed to follow it for 30 months. IF we cheated even once, we had to start the process all over again.
Suffice it to say, even though we gave it our best shot, we failed miserably.
Our candida journey became a quest beyond diet and anti-fungals. We spent several years digging, researching, reading, experimenting, and eventually I became certified as a health specialist and metabolic nutritional coach.
Over time we started putting the puzzle pieces together and implementing them. Our candida overgrowth and symptoms eased, then disappeared, and have been kept in control since.
The events in our lives change us. We become who we are because of them. Our events taught us to embrace a healthier lifestyle and created a passion to take care of the bodies God gives us.
Travis used to say, “I feel like an 80 year old man in a 20 year old body”. We can both say without hesitation that we feel better in our 40’s than we ever did in our 20’s.
We’d love to help you feel the same.
Phase 1 begins by making simple changes towards healthier eating along with adjusting lifestyle habits to create the building blocks that will support you through the rest of the protocol.
This phase comes last for a reason. You’ll be attacking candida from every angle: how it grows, how it thrives, and the biofilms that protect it. This phase shakes candida to its core.
We offer lifetime access to the Kicking Candida Protocol.
Have questions? Need help with a recipe? Want to talk to someone going through the same phase you are?
As a member of our private Facebook group, you’ll have access to Paula as well as the encouragement, support, and accountability of other members.
Ask questions, connect, and visit with your Kicking Candida family as you move along your journey.
Over 220 delicious candida recipes in three downloadable cookbooks. Healing Candida with Food is brimming with recipes that will grace your table any day of the week.
The Sweeter Side of Candida is the answer to sweets and desserts for any occasion.
Candida on Ice brings you delicious ice creams, smoothies, and frozen treats especially crafted for those with candida.
Paula brings you some of her favorite recipes and cooking techniques in these recorded videos.
You’ll learn about cooking with sugar alternatives, converting recipes, and healthy, traditional cooking practices with whole foods.
Have a recipe or question you want answered? As a member you can make special requests and then cook along with Paula, right in your own kitchen.
Once a month you’ll be able to join Paula and other Kicking Candida members to ask questions and discuss them live for 30 minutes!
Have a question about a phase you’re going through? Need advice from members who’ve already been there?
These live calls are fun, informative, and brings our community together – a family fighting for the same cause.
Join other members of Kicking Candida and connect for a 1 hour, live webinar call with Paula and special guest speakers. Chat face-to-face with experts who share valuable content and actionable steps – with the opportunity to ask them your questions.
Missed part of the webinar when the phone rang? Want to review the topic again?
Each webinar will be recorded with access to view whenever it’s convenient for you. (See a list of previous and upcoming speakers here.)
There are multiple ways to test for candida. I explain my thoughts and the pros and cons of each here: https://wholeintentions.com/candida-testing/
Some tests can get quite expensive and none of them are 100% accurate. My suggestion would be that if you do test, combine it with various candida quizzes based on health history and symptoms as found here: https://wholeintentions.com/what-is-candida/.
This program was created based on our personal experience and success in getting rid of our candida overgrowth along with new research and all the things we wish we would have had access to.
1. is designed with three phases that dig into much more than just the ‘allowed’ and ‘not allowed’ candida food list. It’s a step-by-step guide that walks you through from beginning to end.
2. gives Kicking Candida Members 1-on-1 support: group support via the Facebook group, Facebook Live videos, Q&A webinars, and optional phone consultations.
3. understands that candida isn’t a one-size-fits-all problem or solution. Your symptoms will likely be different than someone else’s. The way your body reacts to the changes we make will likely be different than someone else’s. But one factor that remains the same for everyone is the need for support and guidance.
As a mother of seven, I know how frustrating it can be to have hormones, stress, and lack of energy seemingly encourage more candida symptoms. While it’s hard to wait – the various lifestyle and diet changes involved in the program can potentially stir up toxins that are better left alone until after your pregnancy is over and you’re done breastfeeding.
Until you can join us, I encourage you to focus on improving your immune health with a healthy diet of minimally processed foods and sugars, plenty of sleep (I know this can be hard to do!), light exercise, and stress reduction.
The main course is accessed through your WholeIntentions.com account. If you don’t already have an account, you will be asked to create one at checkout.
Simply log in to your account by clicking on “MEMBERS” at the top of WholeIntentions.com homepage and select “LOG IN”. From there just click on “KICKING CANDIDA MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM” and you’re in!
Support comes when you’re a Kicking Candida Member. If you purchase the Kicking Candida Protocol only, there is NO support.
As a Kicking Candida Member, there are multiple ways to connect and get the guidance you need:
– you can interact with myself and all of our Kicking Candida Members, and ask her your individual questions in the private Facebook group for this program. I’m inside the group multiple times throughout the day (Monday through Friday) and occasionally on weekends.
– included in the Facebook group are live videos often based on common questions and discussions in the group where you can ask questions in real-time.
– each month I host a live Q&A webinar (via ZOOM – it’s free and we show you how to connect)
– if you want to talk privately rather than in a group setting, you have the option to schedule a phone consultation as well ($30/half hour).
Yes. One of the ways we’re different than other candida programs, is that we don’t include a box of supplements. Personally, we feel that’s very generic and doesn’t cater to you as an individual. One size doesn’t fit all.
Instead, we make several suggestions through out the program for supplements, products, apps, etc. that we’d rather you look over and decide for yourself what works best for your situation.
1. you may want to use your favorite probiotic brand that’s just as good, and cheaper, than several that we suggest. You absolutely can!
2. maybe you’re allergic to walnut – then we don’t want to waste your time and money by sending you an anti-fungal with black walnut that you can’t use. Instead, you can look over the options we list and pick the ones you feel will work best.
3. sometimes you have the option of either using a particular supplement or increasing certain foods (i.e. for glutathione) – you may want the ease of a supplement, or you may want the cost efficiency of eating more of a certain food. We want that choice to be yours – as it should be.
We do suggest a variety of cleanses that are an integral part of the program. They’re not required, but we do feel our members get the best results from them. Each cleanse can vary from $70ish to $290ish. This is another reason we don’t limit your access. We want you to be able to pace yourself (and you wallet) depending on what products you choose to use.
You have lifetime access to the Kicking Candida Protocol so there’s no rush to push through and skip important steps.
There are three phases and each phase varies in length based on you as an individual. Some members can complete a phase in a few weeks where others need more time. (We estimate that IF you were to go through the protocol one phase right after another, it would take 6-9 months. BUT – that doesn’t take into consideration. . .life. 😉
The protocol is planned out in a way that is easy and doable for everyone, but it’s important to listen to your body.
Yes! As long as you have internet connection, the program is accessible no matter what time zone you’re in or what your schedule looks like.
As a member you can stream the Cooking Demos and Expert Guest Speaker videos on-demand, and join discussions on our Facebook group and FB videos at your leisure.
Kicking Candida Members have access to three candida cookbooks with over 220 recipes: Healing Candida with Food, The Sweeter Side of Candida, and Candida on Ice. (These are available for purchase on WholeIntentions.com for non-members).
Members are encouraged to share their favorite recipes and meal plans in the private Facebook group. Paula continually shares recipes in the Facebook group and new recipes and cooking tips in the Cooking Demo videos.
This protocol was created for adults. The dietary changes, recommended supplements, cleanses, etc. are written for an adult to follow.
Some lessons DO include my recommendations for a child, but not all of them. For instance, I don’t recommend a child that doesn’t weigh the same as an average adult go through the cleanses, so I list suggestions in their place.
However, some of the supplements recommended state simply, “follow the label for amounts”. Sometimes a label doesn’t specify how much a child should take or IF a child should take it. Because I’m not a doctor, I can’t give amounts or it’s considered a ‘prescription’.
Whether or not it’s possible for your child to go through the protocol is dependent on if you, as the parent, are willing to make modifications. Also consider what your child can handle when it comes to a cleanses, restricted diet, and possible unpleasant side affects.
If you want help in researching, I’m happy to do so for Kicking Candida Members, but there is no support included in the Kicking Candida Protocol alone.
Lifetime access means you have access to the Kicking Candida Protocol for the lifetime of the course. Even after you complete the protocol, you can access it for updates and research that Paula continually adds.
No, you can upgrade to a member at any time.
Yes, you can cancel at any time.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, we’re happy to process the refund within 30 days of your original purchase. For more details, please see our Refund Policy before purchasing.
We can not legally claim that this program will cure your candida. Our goal isn’t to get rid of it (it’s a normal part of your gut flora), but to get it back under control and to create a healthy gut microbiome.
When YOU commit to dealing with candida, WE will do everything needed to help you succeed.