Ricki Heller on Matcha

Ricki Heller, RHN, PhD, is a holistic nutritionist, whole foods chef, writer and diet coach.

Ricki Heller, RHN, PhD is a holistic nutritionist, whole foods chef, writer and diet coach.

Compelled to follow a restricted, gluten-free, anti-candida diet that allows no eggs, no dairy products, and no refined sugars (along with a dozen or so other verboten food types), I have been forced to carefully and consciously manage everything I eat and drink for over a decade.

Luckily, matcha tea is not only allowed, it’s actually recommended for my diet. Besides being extremely healthy, matcha is fermentation free — unlike black tea — which makes it a robustly better ally in my ongoing crusade again candida.

As someone who succumbs to stress more often than I care to admit, matcha provides a mini-oasis of soothing calm every day. If, for some reason, I don’t get my morning cup, I physically feel the difference.

For me, matcha tea is a complete and emotional experience encompassing taste, texture, warmth and color. I really began to appreciate its myriad benefits — like enhanced concentration and focus — following my 50th birthday. It is a daily ritual I rarely neglect.

Today, I can’t imagine my life without matcha tea. And now, having enjoyed it for years, discovering My Matcha Life is another revelation. Their Tea Lover’s Organic Ceremonial Matcha is the smoothest, most flavourful and enjoyable matcha tea I’ve tasted yet. I am definitely a devoted fan!


Ricki Heller, RHN, PhD, is a holistic nutritionist, whole foods chef, writer and special diet coach who shares sugar-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly recipes and healthy living information on her popular blog: RickiHeller.com.

She is the author of two bestselling cookbooks plus the guide and cookbook: Living Candida-Free. Ricki is also an Associate Editor at Simply Gluten-Free magazine. She has written for various magazines and newspapers including Allergic Living, Living Without (now Gluten-Free and More), Clean Eating, The Globe and Mail, and others.

Through live lectures, presentations at various healthy living events plus group courses and individual coaching, Ricki shares her story of learning to live — and thrive — on an anti-candida diet. She demonstrates how easy it is to eat well on a “restricted” diet, proving that a healthy lifestyle can, indeed, be sweet!

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