The Body Ecology Diet, created by Donna Gates, is not just an eating plan; it's a way of life. This holistic approach helps restore and maintain the body's "inner ecology," made up of beneficial bacteria, friendly yeast and even commensal viruses that influence a strong immune system and vital health when balanced.
This diet targets candida (pathogenic yeast) overgrowth by starving it. Candida throws the system completely out of whack, and commonly causes fatigue, brain fog, and mood issues. There are ways to test for this issue; if interested please speak with your physician.
The diet is comprised of two phases, but 3 simple changes will get you started:
1. ADD fermented foods and probiotic liquids
2. CHANGE quality of fats and oils
3. REDUCE carbohydrates and sugars
3-4 months, or until all symptoms of candida overgrowth have disappeared. Troublesome foods are eliminated so the body has a chance to re-calibrate.
Begins when all symptoms of candida overgrowth have disappeared and a strong internal foundation has been reestablished. Gentle, nourishing foods are slowly re-introduced to further support a thriving inner ecology.
What to Expect
When yeast is starved of its food source, die off begins. Each person is different, but some may experience a temporary increase in uncomfortable symptoms, such as fatigue, as the body expels excess waste and toxins created by these pathogens. Rest assured, this too shall pass.
For the full Body Ecology Diet Blueprint, please visit the Body Ecology website.
The Body Ecology Lineup:
Ancient Earth Minerals - A blend of humic, fulvic, micro and macro minerals and amino acids. It's available as a liquid mineral or minerals in capsule form.
Assist Enzymes SI - A super pancreatic enzyme that turns your small intestine into a digestion powerhouse to quickly absorb proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Innergy Biotic Probiotic Beverage - A healthy, low-calorie source of probiotics that's gluten-free and provides loads of energy.
Kefir Starter Culture - Superior to commercial kefir and yogurt, homemade kefir is easy and fun to make using Body Ecology’s Culture.
Vegetable Starter Culture - Make raw, cultured vegetables in your own home.
LivAmend - Promotes increased bile flow, supporting a healthy liver and improving bowel elimination. Here's why healthy bile is SO important.
Vitality SuperGreen Powder - An excellent source of complete, easily assimilated protein, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, lignans, essential fatty acids, nucleic acids, and beneficial microflora. This is a whole-family green drink powder. You can drink it mixed with water or blended into a smoothie for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.