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8 Ways to Support your Inner Ecosystem

Therapeutic Chef 2013

Support your inner ecosystem (a.k.a digestive system) with some of the ideas I came up with over the years in my role as a nutritionist for people with digestive issues. Pregnant? Check out this article.

  • Unsalted cultured food (i.e. cultured vegetables, coconut kefir) to populate the gut with good flora/probiotics to improve digestion, nutrient absorption, and elimination.
  • Properly soak grains, beans, nuts/seeds to reduce harmful anti-nutrients (i.e. lectins, phytates, inhibitors).
  • Proper food combining which means eating food that combines well in your stomach. This practice aids digestions and helps you more easily assimilate nutrients from the food you eat.
  • Seasonal cooking is a way of adjusting food and cooking styles during the changing year to enjoy food at its freshest peak and more easily keep the inner and outer body in harmony.
  • The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or other ‘gluten-sugar-yeast’ free diet is a way of eating that doesn’t feed pathogenic fungus, bacteria, or viruses. Very good for reversing yeast overgrowth!!
  • Home remedies from natural ingredients to relieve aches/pains.
  • Alkalizing foods are rich in minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium) to keep blood slightly alkaline; a way to prevent infection from settling in.
  • Organic, local whole food made without refined or processed ingredients is easiest for the human body to recognize and digest.

Colonics In My Bathroom

Lunch Ideas on The Body Ecology Diet

Parsley Dressing 💚

May all bellies be happy!

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